2007-12-12

Fred’s Elves



A pair of elves are hard at work making toys in the newest display added to the Archbold Festival of Lights. The display was purchased by the family of the late Fred Witte, who was a local businessman, member of Archbold Village Council, and the first executive director of the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce. – photo by David Pugh

Signs Point To Arson In Dec. 1 Stryker Barn Fire



Kevin Beck, Williams County Sheriff, said while a Dec. 1 barn fire near Stryker has not offi- cially been ruled an arson, “all things are pointing to it.” The fire destroyed the barn, located at 24635 Williams County Rd. F-50. It was also the site of a Sept. 24 fire, which destroyed an unoccupied house. Beck said there was no […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997 Mieka S. Crossgrove, 16, was killed when her car collided head-on with a fuel deliver truck in the 500 block of North Defiance Street at about 8:30 am Tuesday. If all recommendations of the proposed county comprehensive plan go through, it will become more difficult to develop designated farmland. A feature story gives […]

Coated In Snow



The branch of an evergreen tree in Ruihley Park is laden with snow, making for an attractive photo. Between about 8 am Tuesday, Dec. 4, and 8 am the following day, about two inches of snow fell, followed by snow flurries the next day.- photo by David Pugh

Leady Named Top Resident At Fairlawn Haven



Dorothy Leady is the Fairlawn Haven December Resident of the Month. She was born in 1920 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Fairlawn in September 2004 when her health failed. Dorothy’s father died shortly after she was born. Her mother remarried and moved to Bowling Green, where Dorothy graduated from high school in 1936. On Oct. 18, 1937, she married […]

Do Your Part To Improve Our Local Economy



The news that the Archbold municipal income tax will finish 2007 as much as $400,000 behind the 2006 total is cause for concern. Fortunately, village leaders have followed the doctrine of conservative fiscal management, leaving village government in good financial shape. In other words, the sky is not falling. But the tax, which is assessed against personal income and corporate […]

Arthur Y. “Art” Fish



Arthur Young “Art” Fish, age 94 years, died Saturday Dec. 8, 2007 at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold, Ohio where he had resided since Nov. 18, 2002. Arthur was born in Colton, Ohio, March 12, 1913 in the house at the rear of the Red and White General Store. Great-grandson of pioneer John Fish of Stryker, Ohio, grandson of […]

Four Generations Together for Thanksgiving



Sandra Grime, formerly of Archbold, gathered with four generations of family at a Thanksgiving celebration. Grime, who lives in Teller, Texas, holds her 5-month-old great-grandson, Brady Watkins. Kory Watkins, Grime’s grandson and Brady’s father, and Sharon Watkins, Grime’s daughter, lean in behind. The Watkinses live in Mansfield, Texas. Brady is Grime’s first grandchild, “so you know he’s spoiled rotten,” she […]

Streaks vs Blackbirds

Growth & Maturity After 39 Years?

The reason regular-season boys basketball games between the Archbold Blue Streaks and the Pettisville Blackbirds were stopped 39 years ago had nothing to do with the players. The high school boys played the kind of high-quality basketball both teams are known for, the kind of play that comes out when a big rivalry is on the line. What ended up […]

Arlene G. Nelson



Arlene G. Nelson, age 91 years, of Archbold, passed away Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2007, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold, where she had resided since Sept. 8, 2003. She was born June 5, 1916, hear Wauseon, a daughter of Harold and Elsie (Marzolf) Kling. She married Miles H. Nelson on June 14, 1939, and he preceded her in […]