2008-07-23

BREAKING NEWS

Bil-Jax Purchased By French Firm

Bil-Jax Purchased by French Firm     Brent Hagedorn, director of marketing and national accounts for Bil-Jax, Inc., confirmed Friday, July 25 that the local manufacturer has been purchased by the U.S. subsidiary of the French firm Haulotte Group.     The move could mean new jobs at the Bil-Jax plant in Archbold.     "It all happened relatively quickly," Hagedorn said. The […]

Shirley A. Raker



Shirley A. Raker    Shirley A. Raker, 67, of Coldwater, Mich., and formerly of Stryker and Wauseon, passed away Tuesday evening, July 22, 2008 at her home at Coldwater Lake, Mich.    Prior to retirement, she had helped her husband, Dick, operate the Raker Oil Company in Stryker from 1970-2000. She had also worked at The Candy Cane Christmas Shoppe […]

Autos Collide



Julie E. Torres, 21, Archbold, was cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead, after she was involved in an auto accident, about 10:22 pm, Thursday, July 10. The Fulton County Sheriff Department report said Christopher A. Buehrer, 27, Waterville, was traveling north on St. Rt. 66. Behind him was a car driven by Torres. Buehrer slowed to […]

AHS Fall Sports Start Practices



Fall sports start soon at Archbold High School. Athletes need a physical on file in the athletic office before being allowed to practice. Varsity Football Two-a-days begin Thursday, July 31, 3-8 p.m. at the high school for all football candidates grades 10-12. Questions: contact John Downey, coach Freshman Football Practices begin Thursday, July 31, 3 p.m. at the high school. […]

Fun At Ridgeville Community Day



Ridgeville Corners and area residents enjoyed good food and fun during Ridgeville Community Day, Sunday, July 20. Top left: Amelia Hancock, Stryker, granddaughter of Carl and Charlotte, Ridgeville Corners, holds a chicken up for bid prior to a chicken race. People could “buy” one of the six chickens prior to each race; if their chicken won, they got part of […]

Viola Aeschliman



Viola Aeschliman, age 94 years, of Wauseon, passed away early Wednesday morning, July 16, 2008 at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon. She was born Feb. 25, 1914 near Archbold, a daughter of Samuel and Katie (Nofziger) Sauder. She married Omar Aeschliman on Nov. 5, 1933, and he preceded her in death in 1972. A resident of Wauseon since […]

Western Dist. Court News



(Note: In the listing of speeding offenses, the first number is the illegal speed, the second is the legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine, second, court costs.) Traffic John E. McNally, Jr., Toledo, speeding, 71-55, US20A, $77 fine, $57 costs. Michelle Lynn Dotson, Luna Pier, Mich., speeding, 67-55, US20, $37, $57. Andre Dwayne Taylor, South Haven, Mich., […]

Pony League



Archbold Pony Leaguers recently won the Defiance 13-14- year-old tourney. The tourney consisted of pool play followed by a single elimination tournament. The Streaks lost to Tinora and defeated the Defiance Colt team in pool play. Archbold then defeated Fairview, Tinora, and Anthony Wayne to claim the tourney title. Tinora 2, Archbold 0 The Archbold bats were silenced by good […]

Bud & Gert Hitt Were On Target In Archery World



Bud Hitt, 83, Archbold, who is retired, remembers what a sharpshooter his wife Gertrude was with a bow and arrow. Bud and Gert specialized in building bows and arrows for many years in Archbold. Their product was in demand from all corners of the world. It is possible to say that the bows they made were some of the best […]

Betty L. Blair



Betty L. Blair, 84, of Wauseon, passed away Wednesday evening, July 16, 2008 at the Defi- ance Area Inpatient Hospice. Betty was first a wife and mother, but had also worked as a custodian for the former Evangelical Mennonite Church in Wauseon for many years. She had also served the church in many capacities including as a Sunday School teacher, […]


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