State: Archbold, Pettisville Tops On Report Cards

Archbold and Pettisville School districts were again ranked as “excellent” on the Ohio Department of Education school district report card. The report cards were released yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 14. It is the seventh consecutive year Archbold received the state’s top rating, and the fourth straight year for Pettisville. Pettisville has been ranked excellent in six of the last seven years, […]

Paul M. Short

Paul M. Short, age 88 years, of Archbold, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 13, 2007, at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice, where he was admitted Friday. He was born Dec. 3, 1918, near Archbold, a son of Amandus and Malinda (Aeschliman) Short, and married Pauline Wyse on Sept. 6, 1938. An Archbold area resident most of his lifetime, he was a […]

Lecklider Competes In Scholarship Pageant

Whitney Lecklider was one of 14 contestants in the 48th annual Tomato Festival Pageant at the Henry County Fair in Napoleon, Sunday, Aug. 12. Representing Ridgeville Township, Lecklider is a 2007 Archbold High School graduate and daughter of Mike and Deb. Her escort for the parade and pageant was Toby Spengler. All are from rural Ridgeville Corners.-courtesy photo


Cancer Support Living With Cancer support group meets Thursday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Bryan Community Center, Buffalo Rd. Call Jean Geesey, 419-445-4181 for more information. Blood Draw Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross holds blood draws in Fulton County; Thursday, Aug. 23, 7 a.m.- 1 p.m., Fulton County Health Center, 725 S. Shoop Ave., Wauseon; Henry County: […]

Sales Tax Decision This Week

Fulton County Commissioners will decide this week whether to ask county voters to increase the county sales tax by one-half (.5) percent. That’s what the commissioners told the German Township Trustees, at a Monday night, Aug. 13 meeting. The next commissioner meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 16, to discuss whether the sales tax will go before Fulton County voters. The […]


Deaths Leon D. Rupp, 76, Wauseon, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, in his home. Survivors include his wife, Clara Pletcher Rupp, Wauseon; a son, Vernon (Elaine) Rupp, Wauseon; four daughters, Mrs. Duane (Roselyn) Short, Wauseon, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Alexander, Archbold, Carolyn Duncan and Mrs. Lamar (Charlene) Miller, Wauseon; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Beth) Rupp, Wauseon; four sisters, […]

Beck Up For National FFA Proficiency Award

Amanda Beck, 2007 Archbold High School graduate, is one of four finalists for the National FFA Proficiency Award in grain production-entrepreneurship. She competes in the finals during the FFA national convention, Wednesday Saturday, Oct. 24-27, in Indianapolis, Ind. A member of the Archbold FFA chapter, Beck won the competition at the state level earlier this year to become eligible for […]

Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Salad

Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Salad 2 medium zucchini or yellow squash (or 1 of each), sliced 1.2-inch thick 2 red or yellow bell peppers (or 1 of each), cut into 1-inch chunks 4 large shallots, peeled, quartered lengthwise 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed 1.2 teaspoon salt […]

Follow The Leader

The Archbold High School Marching Band prepares for another show season, and that includes marching practice. At top, Justin Hines, AHS senior, leads the trumpet section through a formation Thursday, Aug. 9. Making the turn behind Hines is Seth Nofziger, senior, Ashley Davis, freshman, and Jared Hite, junior. Below left, trombone players go through a routine. From left: Jen Lindsay, […]

Archbold Police Log

Aug. 5 1:03 am: Fight, East Gardens, unwanted subject, advised subject to leave. 3:03 pm: Traffic stop, all-terrain vehicle on roadway, advised not to ride ATV on road. 7:40 pm: Juvenile throwing apples, East Gardens, advised six-year-old to stay off cars and not throw things. 8:27 pm: Refuse placed at curb, 200 block S. Lincoln St., advised subject of village […]

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