Randy Lee Rupp

Randy Lee Rupp, 48, of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and formerly of Stryker, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 in Peru, Ind., while working. He was a Union Carpenter. Randy was born in Bryan on Nov. 25, 1959, the son of Ralph and June (Barton) Rupp of Archbold, who survive. Also surviving are two sisters, Alana (David) Newcomer of […]

Ridgeville Fire Department Gets Grant, Loan Money

The Ridgeville Township Fire Department is scheduled to receive $27,000 in grant funds, and a $200,000 zero-interest loan. Dexter Benecke, Ridgeville Fire Department chief, said the $27,000 grant will be used to replace the tops on two of three underground cisterns in the downtown area. The cisterns store about 13,000 gallons of water each for firefighting purposes. Benecke said the […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Zion Mennonite Sunday: Jim Sauder, song leader, interlude and offertory; Stewart Nafziger, worship leader; Jerry and Ladonna Andres, Duane and Tony Sauder, Ruben Yoder, ushers; Larry and Evelyn Rychener, Brad and Rachel Short and family, greeters. Sermon, “Tending the Earth vs. Treehuggers,” by Sherm Kauffman. Central Mennonite Sunday: Brad Mosier, welcome; Kristi Miehls and Music Team, song leader; Bill Holsopple […]

Aurora L. Leyva

Aurora L. Leyva, age 75, of Archbold, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at The Lutheran Home in Napoleon. Prior to her retirement she had worked at Fulton Industries in Wauseon for over 20 years. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 18, 1933, the daughter of the late Marcos and the late Jacinta (Sandoval) Lopez. On Dec. 2, […]

Tyler Priest Transferred To Toledo Children’s Hospital

Tyler Priest, 13, formerly of Archbold, was transferred to Toledo Children’s Hospital, Monday, Aug. 4. He is in room 1508. He has been at Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Ind., since July 6, when he was injured after attempting to climb onto a moving tractor. He slipped and fell, and was run over. Tyler is the son of Bob Priest and […]

Senior Citizens Menu

Week of Aug. 11-15

MONDAY – liver & onions, boiled potatoes, beets, fresh fruit. TUESDAY – beef manhattan, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, fruited jello. WEDNESDAY – chicken salad, corn & pea salad, texas toast, mixed fruit. THURSDAY – potato & bacon soup, pears & cottage cheese salad, tossed salad, corn bread. FRIDAY – smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cherry muffin.

Elsie P. Meyer

Elsie P. Meyer, 96, of Archbold, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 in her home. Mrs. Meyer was born in Williams County, Ohio on Nov. 17, 1911, the daughter of the late Fred and the late Mary (Valentine) Norris. On May 16, 1943 she married Raymond O. Meyer, and he preceded her in death in 1991. She was a member […]

Ridgeville Man Involved With Miss Sudan Beauty Pageant

Talk about a small world… Robert Freeman, of Ridgeville Corners, was recently a judge and master of ceremonies for a beauty pageant. But it wasn’t just any beauty pageant; it was the Miss Sudan beauty pageant, held in Kansas City, Mo., early last month. Freeman, an actor, author, substitute teacher, and former working mechanical engineer, got involved in the Miss […]


Fulton Co. Health Center July 18: Skye and Stephen Buehrer, Bryan, boy; Jodi and Tyler Sommers, Wauseon, girl. July 19: Jessica and Andrew Moser, Archbold, girl. July 21: Heather Ballard, Napoleon, girl; Anthony and Jasmine Balser, West Unity, boy; Tiffany and John Carter, Delta, boy. July 23: Ashley and Carl Branson, Wauseon, girl. July 28: Annamarie Plata, Wauseon, boy. July […]

Archbold Police Log

July 27 3:37 pm: Burglary, Holland Court apartments. 6:58 pm: Dispute, 800 block West St. July 28 2:50 pm: Assault, East Gardens. 5:33 pm: Dog without food or water, 400 block West St., spoke to dog owner; dog owner said dog keeps knocking water over; advised owner dog must have water. July 30 9:50 am: Pickup truck, driven by Robert […]

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