Income Tax Could Be Down $500,000

Joan Lovejoy, Archbold finance director, said based on current figures she anticipates the Archbold municipal income tax collection will be down $400,000 to $500,000 in 2007, compared to 2006. With the October results, all of the really large collection months are in for 2007; she does not expect large amounts of revenue through the end of the year. At the […]

Crash Sends Teenager To FCHC Emergency Room

Archbold Rescue, Fulton County Paramedic Unit ALS-1, and Archbold Police responded to an accident on North Defiance Street, north of Holland Street, about 3:55 pm Monday, Nov. 5.–photo by David Pugh report on the accident states Shadbolt was driving a car south on North Defiance Street, when a second car, driven by Charles J. Wyse, 82, Archbold, was pulling out […]

Promises At County Airport

M Joe Short, Fulton County commissioner, has made big promises about the Fulton County airport. The most important is the removal of a grove of trees to the south of the main runway. The trees cause wind turbulence to airplanes on the final approach, making it difficult, and dangerous, for aircraft to land. The trees were implicated in the 2003 […]

Heritage Inn Expansion Gets Tax Abatement

Archbold Village Council approved a $1,129,280 10-year property tax abatement for the expansion of the Sauder Heritage Inn. Melanie Nagel, Archbold assistant village administrator, said the taxes on the $7,397,328 property improvement were abated for 10 years. In response to a question from Ed Leininger, council president, Nagel said it was difficult to assign an exact figure on the number […]

Couple Resides In Troy

Kayla Marie Cheney, Troy (formerly of Delta) and Edward Jake Bierly, Troy were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. Sept 29, 2007, at Vandalia Crossroads Church of God with Rick Smith, officiating pastor. The bride wore a strapless candlelight ivory gown, and carried a bouquet of calla lilies. The maid of honor was Catherine Rieck, Troy. Rochelle Wyse, Archbold, cousin […]


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Pettisville Board Offers Contract To Treasurer

Pettisville School Board offered a four-year contract Monday night to Christopher Lee to continue as the district treasurer and chief financial officer. Lee was hired in 2005 following the retirement of long-time treasurer Avon Wyse. The contract did not include a new salary, since it is set by the board each year in June. The new salary becomes effective July […]

Nofzigers Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Ronald L. and Marlene M. (Short) Nofziger were married Nov. 9, 1957, at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold. P.L. Frey was the officiating pastor. They have three children: Doug (Cheryl) Nofziger, Phil (Lisa) Nofziger, and Dawn Tijerina, Archbold. They also have seven grandchildren. They will celebrate their 50th anniversary with their children and grandchildren later in November. —— The Oscar for […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evan. Mennonite Sunday morning: JoAnne Rupp, prelude, Jennifer King, Linda Marihugh, Sheila Yoder, special music, How You Live. Message, “The Purpose of Earthly Marriage.” Second service: praiselude and worship through singing; special music by connection club kids. Wednesday evening: Kids Connection Club, Jr. High Alive, Men Alive, Adult Bible study, Worship Team practice, High School small groups. St. Martin’s […]

ConAgra, Village Get Spirit Awards

Recognizing a spirit that “refused to accept the inevitable,” the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce presented management and workers of the Archbold ConAgra plant, and officials of the Village of Archbold, with the first-ever Spirit of Archbold Award. The award came during the annual chamber banquet, Thursday, Nov. 1. Mari Yoder, AACC executive director, said as the village started 2007, […]

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