Big Tree Winner Named

The Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District and the Division of Forestry have named the winner of the Big Tree Contest. Lynn and Vickie Christenson, Delta, have the biggest Sassafras tree in Fulton County. The tree measures 77 inches in circumference, 75 feet tall, and the average diameter spread of the crown is 30 feet. Any variety of Sassafras tree […]


There were errors in last week’s article about the Archbold Library Board meeting. While the library board can recommend someone be appointed to the board, only the Archbold Area School Board can officially appoint someone to the board. Also, Jay Budde, Archbold was not approached to be a member of the library board, although he was one of the names […]

Sullenberger Passes Bar Exam

Daniel W. Sullenberger, Columbus, formerly of Archbold, has passed the Ohio Bar examination. Of 1,251 applicants, 1,017 received passing scores. Sullenberger was the director of the Outback Youth Center, Archbold, and a youth counselor at the Archbold United Methodist Church in the mid 1990s. A graduate of Capital University, he will be appointed to the bar on Monday, Nov. 5, […]

Cheerleading Association Is Born

Cheerleading coaches from several schools in the fourcounty area have joined together to form the Northwest Ohio Cheerleading Association. The group will promote the image of cheerleading and offer training, resources, and support to local coaches. NOCA will also give at least two scholarships each year to high school senior cheerleaders. Local officers include Monica Miller, Pettisville, vice president, and […]

Recipe Corner

Orange Chicken And Vegetable Rice Bowl

2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips 2 cups broccoli florets 2 carrots, thinly sliced 1 medium onion, sliced 1 each yellow and red bell peppers, sliced 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 can (14 ounces) low-sodium chicken broth 1.2 cup orange juice 1 tablespoon grated orange zest 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons […]

Chew Thoroughly

A pavement grinder, known to some as a “Street Eater,” chews up the old pavement in one of two municipal parking lots in the 100 block of Ditto Street. Construction started last week on the repaving of the two lots. Archbold Village Council awarded the bid for the project to Lingvai Construction, Bryan, at their Monday, Oct. 1 meeting. The […]

Girls Learn Defense

Junior high and high school-aged girls from Fulton County Girl Scout troops attended a class with Steve Franz, karate instructor, last month. Girls from Archbold, Pettisville, Tedrow, Wauseon, Metamora, and Swanton learned about avoiding potentially dangerous situations and self-defense techniques. Girl Scouts could apply what they learned to a badge called “Your Best Defense.”- courtesy photo


The eighth grade football report in this newspaper Aug. 24, 2007, originally appeared on the AMS Sports Report website.

Self-Deprecating Humor

Members of the Archbold High School chapter of the National Honor Society poked a little fun at themselves by coming to the Saturday, Oct. 27 Pumpkin Path event dressed as nerds. Some chose to accessorize their costumes with pocket protectors and thick glasses repaired with tape. Holding the pumpkin is Kelly Wasnich. Sitting, from left: Bekah Ruffer, Kenzie Frank, Joslyn […]

Open Wide

Archbold Rescue workers attempt to pry open the hood of an auto involved in a collision with a semi on Co. Rd. 22 south of St. Rt. 2 about 10:48 pm, Monday, Oct. 29. Rescue workers needed access to the engine compartment to disconnect the battery, which could start a fire. Further information about the crash was unavailable at presstime.- […]