Archbold Wind Study Reduces Electricity Bills

Discussions between the Archbold Area School District and Toledo Edison that started as part of the school district’s wind energy project have already yielded cost savings. Speaking to the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce at the group’s Monday, Dec. 3 noon luncheon, David Deskins, school district superintendent, said TE officials had made changes in rates charged to the district, resulting […]

Crop Yields Are Average Despite Low Rainfall

Crop Yields Are Average Despite Low Rainfall Despite the low rainfall this growing season, the Fulton County 2007 crop yields are similar to past county yields, said Greg LaBarge, county Ohio State University Extension agent. “This year was probably right at our five-year average as far as corn goes,” he said. “The fiveto six-year average for soybeans would be above.” […]

Council Extends Rate Agreements To Firm

Archbold Village Council approved extending water rates for the ConAgra plant at the Monday night, Dec. 3 meeting. After ConAgra announced the closing of the Archbold facility in 2006, local plant managers, working with the village, came up with incentives and adjustments in water rates. That, along with work within the plant convinced ConAgra to keep the Archbold facility open. […]

Jr. High Sports Digest

Archbold 7th Boys Grade Basketball Archbold Middle School opened its season with Stryker visiting AMS. The Streaks caught fire early, racing out to an 11-2 lead after one period. The second quarter saw more of the same as the Blue Streaks outscored the Panthers 10-2 to take a commanding 21-4 lead into the locker room. During the second half, the […]

It’s A Party At School!

Students and faculty at the Archbold Elementary School threw birthday parties for their school building last week because it’s 10 years old. It was the first grade’s turn to celebrate on Thursday, Nov. 29. Top left: Sue Westendorf, a member of the State Board of Education, joins, from left, first graders Clay Gerig, Natalie Roth, Antonio Crawford, Blair Bucklew, and […]

Jacquelyn C. Bechtold

Jacquelyn C. “Jacquie” Bechtold, age 81, of Archbold, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. She was born in Collinsville, Ill., the daughter of the late Arthur and the late Ione (Ostle) Opp. On June 23, 1948 she married Louis F. Bechtold, and he preceded her in death in 2001. Mrs. Bechtold attended the Archbold […]

Miller Retires From Bank

Marv Miller retired last Wednesday, Nov. 28, from Huntington Bank, formerly Sky Bank, after 35 years of service. An Archbold native, Miller began a career in finance with The City Loan and Savings Company, Archbold, and later was transferred to the Bryan office. In 1972 he became In 1972 he became consumer-lending officer with First National Bank, Bryan, and was […]

One Vote Makes A Difference

How important is one vote? In 1649, one vote caused Charles I of England to be executed. In 1776, one vote gave America the English language instead of German. In 1800, one vote in the Electoral College gave Thomas Jefferson the presidency over Aaron Burr. In 1845, one vote brought Texas into the Union. In 1868, one vote saved President […]

Fulton County Meets Fulton Street

The roof on the Fulton Street home has leaked for seven years. Yet a water-damaged home on Toledo’s north side usually has little effect on Archbold. But this time, it did. Quite a big effect, in fact, since Archbold provided the solution after all other options failed. But how did six Archbold men and donated supplies end up on Minnie […]

Death Notice

Death Notice Edward A. Wiemken, 71, Defiance, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at the Henry County Hospital, Napoleon. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette (Bartels) Wiemken; two daughters, Julie (Sam) Bok and Julie Wiemken, Defiance; four sons, Timothy (Molly) Wiemken, Thomas (Pam) Wiemken, and Dennis (Anita) Wiemken, Defi- ance, Dean (Sharon) Wiemken of Napoleon; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Henry (Rose) Wiemken, […]