Carrying The Cross

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Local Man Faces Charges After March 15 Incident

A mother’s concern resulted in drug-related charges pending against an Archbold man. Police were called to the Holland Court apartments about 3:05 pm, Saturday, March 15, after Heather R. Fruchey, 29, rural Fayette, complained she smelled marijuana at the apartment of her ex-husband, Nichalis R. Biddix. Fruchey and Biddix have a child together. Thom Ross, Archbold Police assistant chief, said […]

State Boys Basketball Tourney

Ottawa-Glandorf Wins Div. III Championship

After Ottawa-Glandorf defeated Archbold 69-58 to win the Division III regional championship at Bowling Green, Sunday, March 9, many Blue Streak fans hoped that the Titans would win the state crown. OG did just that. Before a crowd of 13,371, Saturday, March 15, the 13thranked Titans (23-5) defeated third-ranked Sugarcreek Garaway (24-4) 62-44 for the Division III state championship in […]

$500 To Change A Light Bulb? County Commissioners Say No

The Fulton County Commissioners won’t pay a $500 bill presented to them for changing a standard, common light bulb inside the Burlington-Elmira sewer system pump station. “We’re not paying it. It was basically a misunderstanding,” Joe Short, Fulton County commissioner, said. The $500 bill resulted after a light in the pump station building failed to work. When Lingvai Excavating, Bryan, […]

Ag Mechanics Compete

Trailer Struck By Unknown Driver

Richard Wyse, Archbold, told Archbold Police Friday, March 14, that a cargo trailer, parked at Wyse Motor Repair, 2101 S. Defiance St., was struck by a hit-and-skip driver. The trailer was damaged sometime between 8:30 pm the preceding night, and 6:45 am Friday. The trailer was parked along the south side of the stone parking lot, facing east. The Archbold […]

Frey Signs Letter Of Intent

Fairlawn Auction Bidders Flock To Nafziger’s Special Birdhouses

For Maurice Nafziger, creating amazingly accurate replica birdhouses began by accident when he retired. Having an interest in architecture, he made several from scrap wood. Being self-taught, he says, “I just kept going, and it just kept developing, and they just kept getting more elaborate.” He is one of many local artisans who has supplied arts and crafts to the […]

Recipe Corner

Saffron Potatoes With Red Onions 2 pounds waxy potatoes 10 ounces red onions 1 garlic clove 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped flatleaf parsley (optional) Good pinch of saffron Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Peel the potatoes and cut into longish wedges, depending on their […]