Wind Power Talks Exciting

David Deskins, Archbold Area School District superintendent, said talks about a possible wind power project for the school district have been interesting and exciting. During the Archbold Area School Board’s Monday night, Feb. 18 meeting, Deskins said an anonymous donor had contributed $5,000 to assist in funding wind power studies for the district. The school district is in the process […]


Mood Disorders Women’s Mood Disorders support group, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m., Four County ADAMhs Board office, T-761 St. Rt. 66 south of Archbold. NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness Four County, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., ADAMhs Board office, St. Rt. 66, south of Archbold. NwOESC Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center governing board, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Four […]

Eight AHS Wrestlers Advance To Districts

Eight Archbold Blue Streaks will see their seasons continue to the Division III district wrestling tournament at Owens Community College, Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23. Three garnered sectional titles; five others finished in the top four spots in their weight classes to advance. Picking up championships were Ian Redd, Chad Rufenacht and Tyler Short. Placing were TJ Weirauch, […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evan. Mennonite Sunday: Nancy Roth, prelude; offertory, In Thee Do I Live, by Mens Quartet. Message, “The Road To Calvary: Servant Leadership,” Brad Bame. Second: Praiselude and Worship through singing led by Worship Team Band; offertory, Amazing Grace, message same as the first service. Wednesday: Kids Connection Club, Jr. High Alive, Men Alive, adult Bible study, Worship Team practice, […]

Storm Sewer Bid 31% Under Estimate Of Village Engineer

Archbold Village Council awarded Anderzack-Pitzen, a Metamora-based construction company, the bid for a new storm sewer to serve the Lafayette Street area. Dennis Howell, Archbold Village administrator, said council approved the bid at the Monday night, Feb. 18, council meeting. The firm bid $686,835, which was 31.3%, or $313,165 under the engineer’s estimate, which was $1,000,000. The project calls for […]

Crime Stopper

Fulton County Crime Stopper seeks help to solve the theft of a role of carpet and padding. Valued at $500, the material was taken between Jan. 11 and 16 from a trailer parked in Delta. Informants call 1-800- 255-1122. Up to $1,000 cash rewards.

Redd, Rufenacht, Short Win Sectional Championships

It’s that time of year. Days are getting longer; and warmer weather gives us a taste of spring. It is also that time when wrestlers across the state make a last great push, and, hopefully, land them on the podium at the state meet. Sectional tournaments across the state got underway last weekend, and the Division III sectional at Archbold […]


The family of Orval H. Graber would like to express our sincere thanks to all our relatives, friends and neighbors for their kindness, prayers, flowers, cards of sympathy and memorials. We would also like to thank the Archbold Emergency Response Team; Wauseon Hospital staff, doctors and nurses; also, St. Luke’s Hospital for their help and support. To all the reverends […]

Radiothon Collection May Top $30,000

The 2008 Fulton County Heart Radiothon, born out of a desire to provide the best possible care and treatment for persons suffering heart attacks, is projected to raise more than $30,000. This year’s Radiothon, the 34th annual, was held Tuesday, Feb. 12, rather than the traditional Thursday, due to conflicts with basketball tournaments. Rich Batdorf, Radiothon board member, said this […]

Public Meetings

Park Board Archbold Village Park Board, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. Trustees German Township Trustees, Monday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., township building, northwest corner of St. Rts. 2 and 66, north of Archbold. Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon. SWCD Fulton Soil Water Conservation […]