29th Carp Fest Adds Biz Expo

Local businesses, from homebased operations to Archbold’s industrial giants, will have the opportunity to showcase their products and services in the Biz Expo, the newest addition to Archbold’s annual Carp Festival. This year’s Carp Fest kicks off Thursday night, July 10, and runs through Saturday, July 12. Biz Expo joins Art in the Park, which was added last year. Art […]

What’s Going On?

According to the July 2008 Ridgeville Township News, a helicopter landed in the grassy area next to the dairy bar just west of Ridgeville Corners on Tuesday, June 24. The pilot came to the order window and ordered food. He was asked, “Didn’t you just land that helicopter?” “Yes, I was hungry,” the pilot said. After eating his food he […]

Crossgrove, Murillo Announce Wedding

Jill Crossgrove, Archbold, and Chuck Murillo, Holland, Mich., announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Roger and Mabelann Crossgrove, Archbold. An Archbold High School graduate, she earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition from Goshen (Ind.) College. She is a dietitian at Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon. Her fiancé is the son of Carol Murillo, Fort Lauderdale, […]

Pettisville Friendship Days Builds Community

Caring, supportive residents are essential building blocks in successful communities. Remove their support, and the community crumbles. Nurture it, and it thrives. People donate their time, talents, and dollars to support Pettisville Friendship Days, a three-day festival held every other year. The festival raises thousands of dollars to support the Pettisville park system. It also builds such a strong sense […]

Villagers Turn Carp Insult Into An Asset

Why does Archbold hold a festival named after a fish? Cal Short has been a lifelong resident of the Archbold area. He said he will be 84 years old on Saturday, July 5. He’s seen a lot of history. He was also one of the originators of the Carp Fest, which, based on best recollection, started in 1979. So how […]

Marvin F. Radabaugh

Marvin F. Radabaugh, age 76, of Edgerton, died at 1:25 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, in his home after an illness of one year. Mr. Radabaugh was a 1949 graduate of Edon High School and a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean Conflict with the 2nd Division, 23rd Regiment from 1952-1953. He was a lifelong […]

Parents Announce July 12 Wedding

Gary and Robin Wyse, Archbold, announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea, to Brett Cordy, son of Sharon and the late Albert Cordy, Archbold. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Archbold High School and will graduate from Bluffton University in Dec. 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and special education. Her fiancé is a 2002 AHS […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, July 1, 1998 A temporary income tax hike of .5 would put the community near the middle of rates collected in communities in the four county area. Even if the park board does not receive a Nature Works Grant, a picnic shelter and restrooms will be built in Memorial Park. When the bidding was over Friday […]


Pettisville held its three-day every-other-year Friendship Days festival, June 27-29 at the Pettisville Park. Gross receipts totaled $59,000; according to Chris Rychener, auction chairman, $15,600 was raised at the Friday night auction. Clockwise from top left: Karen Nofziger, left, and Char Roth, 2008 quilt chairmen, present the Friendship Days quilt titled "Caramel Latte" to the auction crowd. It sold to […]

Ruby Yoder Wyse

Ruby Yoder Wyse was born in Elkhart County, Ind. on Aug. 30, 1921, and died June 25, 2008 at the age of 86. She was the fifth child in a close-knit family of 10 born to Daniel and Magdalena Bontrager Yoder. She proudly accepted Christ Jesus as her savior at the age of 14. Despite frequent family relocations, she successfully […]

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