2007-12-26

Chelsey Laine Grisier



Chelsey Laine Grisier, 20, of Archbold, passed away in her home, Tuesday evening, Dec. 18, 2007, after a hard-fought battle with brain cancer over the last year and a half. Prior to her illness, Chelsey had been a Music Education Major at the University of Toledo, where she had played saxophone in the “Rocket Marching Band.” During high school she […]

Christmas Humor



Someone went to the post office to buy stamps to mail Christmas cards. They asked the clerk, “May I have 50 Christmas stamps?” The clerk said, “What denomination?” The customer said, “God help us. Has it come to this? Give me 6 Catholic, 12 Presbyterian, 10 Lutheran, and 22 Baptist.” —— Great thoughts come from the heart.- Luc de Clapiers

Wage Hikes: Consider The Whole Story



Archbold Village Council recently granted its employees wage hikes of up to 2.75%. The Archbold Library Board granted employees 3%. Meanwhile, the negotiations between the Archbold Area School Board and the Archbold Education Association are stalled. The last word was teachers rejected a 1.5% increase in base wages. It appears that either council and library board are generous, or school […]

Archbold Police Log



Dec. 16 7:10 am: Representatives of Circle K reported a subject driving a white Mustang pumped $38 of gasoline and drove off. 8:15 am: Norfolk Southern crossing gates down, Defiance St., notified railroad traffic control. 1:42 pm: All-terrain vehicles on roadway, 200 block Wilson St., advised not to ride on road. 8:03 pm: Representatives of Circle K reported a white […]

Earns Degree



Shannon E. Fraker received a doctor of philosophy degree in statistics from Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Va., Friday, Dec. 14. She also completed bachelor’s and master’s studies there. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Fraker, Sr., Archbold, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Fraker, Jr., Phoenixville, Pa.

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1997 In a featured Christmas article, four local ministers recall memorable Christmases: Wayne Pipkin, Central Mennonite Church, Archbold; John Horning, Pettisville Missionary Church; Steve Schick, St. Martin ‘s Lutheran Church, Archbold; Bert Gaines, Kingdom Life Christian Center, Stryker. Archie D. Stamm was named vice president and senior credit officer of Central Bank, N.A., Sylvania. […]

Fulton County Court News



Common Pleas Court Lori Benschoter, Wauseon, plaintiff, vs. James Benschoter, Maumee, defendant. Divorce. Melissa Flores, Archbold, and Jesus Flores, Archbold, petitioners. Dissolution. State of Ohio ex. rel., Patsy Duran, plaintiff, vs. Victor Montes, Delta, defendant. UIFSA. State of Ohio ex. rel., Sheri Kessler, plaintiff, vs. Israel Martinez, Portland, Ore., defendant. UIFSA. Huntington National Bank, Toledo, plaintiff, vs. R.L. Wilson, Inc., […]

Three Races Among County Offices In Primary Election



There are three races for the Republican side of the Tuesday, March 4 Ohio Primary election in the Fulton County Courthouse, Brett Kolb, county Board of Elections director, said Monday. Two Fulton County commissioner seats are up for election in 2008. Dean Genter, Pettisville, one of the two incumbents, has filed for re-election. Challenging him in the Republican primary is […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit



Archbold Evan. Mennonite Sunday: Vicki Gramling, prelude; Brad Bame family, lighting Advent candle; offertory, Christmastime, by adult and kids choirs. Message, “Emmanuel: The Unexpected Gift,” Brad Bame. Second service: Worship through singing led by Worship Team Band; the rest of the service, same as the first. Central Mennonite Sunday: Peg Bruner, preparing for worship, offertory; Jeff and Kathy Smith, welcome […]

Thieves Hit Church Construction Site



A thief or thieves struck construction trailers parked at the Archbold Evangelical Mennonite Church construction site. Archbold Police officers are investigating the incident, which occurred sometime between 2 pm Saturday, Dec. 15, and 8 am Monday, Dec. 17. Police officers know some tools and equipment were taken, but had not compiled a full list of the missing items as of […]


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