2008-05-21

Rain Slows Corn Planting



Rainfall spaced every other day last week has impeded corn planting, Greg LaBarge, Fulton County agricultural extension agent said Monday. “Lots of years in the past, we had the corn done by now. This year, we’re at 40% to 50% on corn, and 1% or 2% on soybeans. “We continue to have wet pockets in the fields. Last week’s every-other-day […]

Dale King



Dale King, age 90 years, of Stryker, passed away Saturday morning, May 17, 2008, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. He was born Aug. 18, 1917, near Archbold, a son of Henry and Ida (Weber) King. He married Lucille Leichty on Aug. 18, 1940, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 2002. A resident of the Stryker […]

Earn Degrees



David Bennett, a 2004 Pettisville High School graduate, graduated from Cedarville University on May 3 with honor. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He is the son of Jim and Linda Bennett, Montpelier, formerly of Pettisville. —— Gina King, Archbold, and Mary Bentacur, Fayette, were awarded degrees from the University of Findlay, Saturday, May 3. King […]

Mann, Huffman Win At Fremont Track



Jeremy Mann, 12, and John Huffman were winners in their classes at the Fremont kart racing track, Sunday, May 18. Fremont went to a different format, requiring racers to qualify for starting spots, run one heat, then run a 30-lap feature, 10 laps longer than usual. Running in junior econo, Mann went out and set fast time, and then swept […]

Council Talks About Wind Turbine Ordinance



Archbold Village Council held the first reading on a proposed village ordinance designed to regulate wind turbines, or windmills. Council took the action at the Monday night, May 19, meeting, which was held at the Archbold Wastewater Treatment plant. Council toured the facility following the meeting. Ed Leininger, councilman and member of Archbold Planning Commission, said the first concern of […]

Marjorie M. Taylor



Marjorie M. Taylor, age 88, of Wauseon, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon. Marjorie was born in Wauseon on June 22, 1919, the daughter of the late Harold and the late Elsie (Marzolf) Kling. On Nov. 19, 1941, she married Donald Taylor, and he preceded her in death in 1990. She was a member of the […]

4-H News



The Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club met for its fifth meeting, Tuesday, May 13. There were 108 4-Hers who took a quality assurance class, Monday, April 28, which is mandatory for all livestock projects. The Fulton County Extension Office will hold a QA class, Friday, June 27; 4-Hers must call the extension office to set up an appointment. Members who have […]

Blue Streak Soccer Club



Boys U-14 The Archbold boys U-14 soccer team hosted the Napoleon Wildcats, Friday, May 16, besting the visitors 5-2. Clayton Lehman started the scoring in the fourth minute with a goal from the left side with Caleb Liechty assisting. In the 31st minute David Bontrager fired a shot from beyond the 18-yard box that bent around the diving Napoleon keeper […]

Parks, Recreation Board Talks About Survey



Archbold Parks and Recreation Board members reviewed a survey related to public programs during a meeting, Tuesday, May 13. With just three board members, they agreed to continue the discussion at the June 17 meeting. Although, the survey has been conducted several times, it is reviewed and revised before it is reissued. Survey questions relate to present and future, programs […]

Death Notices



Dora W. Gericke, 93, rural Defiance, died May 15, 2008, at the Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon. Funeral services were Monday at St. John Lutheran Church, Stryker. Interment followed in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Winonah R. Sanford, 87, Stryker, died May 15, 2008 at Hillside Country Living, Bryan. Survivors include a son, Michael (Paula) Sanford, Stryker; two daughters, Susan (Mike) […]


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