What A Doll!

Nagel's Doll-Making Hobby Becomes Business At Show

During the day, Melanie Nagel is assistant administrator of the Village of Archbold. Evenings, she works in a home “salon.” Only this “salon” isn’t for real people. It’s for dolls- dolls that look like real people. Nagel and her sister were introduced to the lifelike dolls through doll collecting. “We got interested in seeing the process of making them,” she […]

Learning Macramé

Georgienne Westrick, a volunteer at Sauder Village, shows siblings Scott Holland and Rebecca Modrowski, Archbold, how to do macramé

Council Grants ConAgra Break On Water, Sewer Bills

Water and wastewater rate cuts for the Archbold ConAgra plant advantage was approved by Archbold Village Council, giving company managers a competitive edge. Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, told councilmen at the Monday night, Aug. 6 meeting, that he was approached by the ConAgra plant manager. The manager, Howell said, asked that the village give the plant some help, as […]

Dog Owners: Be Responsible

While a dog provides wonderful companionship to all members of the family, not everyone wants one. Dogs require lots of responsibility. Having a pet gives parents an opportunity to instruct children in responsibility, and the joy thereof. It teaches duty, like taking care of one’s house and yard. It follows that townspeople who choose not to own dogs should not […]

Ice Cream Treat

Hot Work

Grandad Sees Third Generation Lead Business

Even at 90, Ed Baus, Archbold, still is in the family automobile business. He sold Nofzinger Motor Sales to his son and daughterin law, Larry and Eileen, in 1986, originally located on E. Mechanic St., Archbold. Today, Ed retrieves the cars to be sold at the family used car dealership, now on S. Defiance St. When he walks through the […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997 Following a 20-minute executive session, council approved naming Grant Bernath, street commissioner, as the new zoning inspector. Council was presented with an ordinance that would place a tax levy on the ballot to pay for a new combination cable television and high-speed data network to be constructed in Archbold, but took no action. […]


– – – Humor- Two blind pilots walked into the cockpit. One had a dog the other a tap cane. When the passengers saw a large body of water they screamed and the plane lifted. The one blind pilot said to the other, “Ya know, Bob, one day, they’re gonna scream too late and we’re all gonna die.” – – […]

Deskins Wants Focus on Education

Dave Deskins’ introduction to the superintendent position was anything but typical when he accepted the job in Archbold Area Schools last July. Sure, he had to acquaint himself with the community’s “local flavor” like any new superintendent, but there was also a controversial school levy pending in the face of a tighter Archbold economy. Talk about diving in headfirst. “It […]

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