2008-04-02

Unemployment Falls Slightly In February



Unemployment in Fulton County fell by four-tenths (.4) of a percentage point during the month of February, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced last week. Fulton County’s February rate was 7.8%, as estimated by ODJFS, down from the revised 8.2% figure from January. ODJFS revised Fulton County up a tenth (.1) of a point in February, from […]

Woman Escapes Fire By Jumping From Second Floor Of Burning House



Melissa Molina, 28, Wauseon, was discharged from the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Sunday, March 30, after she was injured jumping from the second floor window to escape a house fire. Marv Wheeler, Wauseon Fire Department Chief, said Molina, was 24 weeks pregnant when her home, at 611 Ottokee Street, caught fire Tuesday night, March 25. After jumping from the […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit



Archbold Evan. Mennonite Sunday: JoAnne Rupp, prelude; Tom and Carol McLennan, missions moment. Message, “Does Character Matter? Jesse Kahler. Second service: praise and worship led by Worship Team Band; missions moment and message same as first service. Wednesday: Kids Connection Club, Jr. High Alive, Men Alive, adult Bible study, worship team practice. St. Martin’s Lutheran Sunday: Mitch Campbell, acolyte; Amy […]

Recipe Corner



Great Plains Kabobs 1 1.2 pounds boneless beef sirloin steak, 1 1.2 inches thick 1.2 cup Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1.4 teaspoon pepper 4 ears of corn, cooked and cooled 6 (10-inch) metal skewers Cut beef into 1 1.2-inch cubes; place in large plastic food storage bag. Combine next four ingredients; reserve […]

Barn Fire Undetermined



Andy Brodbeck, Archbold Fire Department chief, said the cause of a Sunday morning, Feb. 17 barn fire will be listed as undetermined. Firefighters were called to a barn owned by Phillip Stuckey, on Co. Rd. 25-2 after midnight. Five departments assisted; two firefighters injured. The barn was a total loss, along with several farm implements.

Mable Stuckey Celebrates 100th Birthday At Fairlawn



Born on March 27, 1908, Mable Stuckey recently celebrated her 100th birthday at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold. In the 1990s she moved to the Fairlawn complex. Born near Pettisville, she married Lloyd Gisel in 1931. Their family included three daughters, Lois Leidig, Ruth Nafziger and Lavonne Bixler. After her husband died in 1935 Mable raised their daughters. In 1949 she married […]

Happy Hunters



Children who attended the Ridgeville Corners Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 29 were creative in designing their baskets. Above: some carried decorated plastic buckets, while Zane Behnfeldt, 4, left, and little sister Kaylen, 2, brought baskets decorated like a turtle and a duck. The siblings are from Ridgeville Corners. Below: Steve and Sharon Bischoff, Ridgeville Corners, help granddaughter Morgan Hesse, […]

Vehicle Thefts Occur On Union St. And Douglas Dr.



Two persons told Archbold police items were taken from their cars Thursday, March 27. The Archbold Police report states Michelle Rychener, 306 Union Street, told officers that when she went to her vehicle that morning about 7:35 am, she discovered her satellite radio had been pulled from the dash. The theft took place at 6:30 pm the previous day, or […]

Gisel Top Fairlawn Resident



Fannie Gisel is the April Resident of the Month at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold. She was born May 1, 1915 to Amandus and Malinda (Aeschliman) Short and lived a lifetime on the family farm, west of Archbold. Fannie had six brothers and two sisters. She remembers walking or riding with the milkman to a nearby country school during all […]

Making Snow Fly