2008-06-25

Black Swamp Benefit Grosses Over $182,000



Rain, wind, thunder, and lightning failed to slow the pace of the seventh annual Black Swamp Benefit Bazaar, Saturday afternoon, June 21. The yearly event that benefi ts Sunshine Children’s Home, Maumee, and the Mennonite Central Committee posted preliminary gross receipts of $182,180. Gross receipts last year were $198,676. The all-time record set in 2005 was $203,613. Robert Aschliman, benefit […]

Western Dist. Court News



(Note: In the listing of speeding offenses, the first number is the illegal speed, the second is legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine, the second, court costs.) Traffic Isadore Andrew Mallar, Wadena, Minn., stop sign, Co. Rd. 18-1 at Co. Rd. H, $37 fine $54 costs. Bobbi Jo Snyder, Walbridge, speeding, 71-55, US20, $47, $57. Jeffrey L. […]

12 Gold Softball



The 12 Gold softball team had two games last week. They traveled to Deshler to take on powerful Patrick Henry, Tuesday, June 17. PH scored two runs in the first inning to take a lead it never gave up. Archbold got on the board in the third with three runs on five straight hits. PH came back in the third […]

Relay For Life Tops Goal, Earns $129,000



Rachel Kinsman, Archbold, co-chairman of the Fulton County Relay For Life, said last week the 2008 event raised about $129,000 for the fight against cancer. Money generated by the event, held at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14, goes to the American Cancer Society. Some of the money stays in Fulton County to support local […]

Grand Jury Indicts 11



Charges ranging from felonious assault and sexual imposition to non-support of dependents were handed down against 11 persons by the Fulton County Grand Jury, Monday, June 16. Indicted: •Candelario Nieto, 36, Delta; indicted on one count each, felonious assault and assault; allegedly on May 25, caused serious physical harm to another. •Raul R. Silva, 29, Lyons; indicted on one count, […]

Hornish 31st At Sonoma



Sam Hornish Jr., 1998 Archbold High School graduate and Indianapolis 500 winner, placed 31st in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, Sunday, June 22 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. He remains 33rd in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner point standings, just 15 points out of 30th place. “I’m glad to have completed my first road course […]

King In Motorcycle Crash



Jim King, 62, Archbold, was involved in a motorcycle accident on St. Rt. 108 about 3:37 pm, Friday, June 20. Information from the Henry County Sheriff Department indicates King was riding a motorcycle on St. Rt. 108, in Freedom Township, Henry County, just north of Napoleon. A second vehicle ahead of King was stopped, waiting to make a left turn, […]

Van Vandalized, June 20



Vandals were caught in the act, a report on file with the Archbold Police Department states. Steven P. Neuenschwander, 213 Dogwood Court, said about 11:57 pm, Friday, June 20, his daughter returned home and observed two males acting suspiciously around his van. The subjects ran off. Investigation revealed they had applied soap to the windows and tires, and put debris […]

EMS Problem, How Did It Happen?



Imagine yourself standing underneath a money tree, in full bloom. All you have to do is jump up and pick the cash off the branches- but you’re too lazy! That’s essentially what happened in the county Emergency Medical Service office. The EMS office bills medical insurers for ambulance runs. Billing is a critical part of the funding formula for our […]

Work On Village Projects Ongoing



Work continues on three major Village of Archbold infrastructure projects, said Jonathan Block, a staff engineer with the Archbold Engineering Department. Block said crews working on the Union Street reconstruction are finishing water service connections, storm sewer leads, and catch basins. They’re about 2 1/2 days ahead of schedule. Curbs were poured last week on the Lafayette Street extension. The […]


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