Play Time!

Recess time is playtime for youngsters at Archbold Elementary School. Lily Krieger, a second grader, was one of dozens of children working off some energy on the playground, Monday, Aug. 25.- photo by David Pugh        

Public Meetings

Trustees Ridgeville Township Trustees, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 8 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station, downtown Ridgeville Corners.

PHS Soccer Starts Season 2-0

The Pettisville soccer team opened its season with a Monday, Aug. 18 home match against Rossford. Pettisville scored two goals in the first half and three in the second half for a 5-0 victory. Next on Pettisville’s schedule were the Continental Pirates, Thursday, Aug. 21. Pettisville scored on a penalty kick in the second half for a 1-0 victory. PHS […]

Recipe Corner

Everyday Pumpkin Parfait

1 cup fat-free or low-fat vanilla yogurt 1.4 cup 100% pure pumpkin 1.4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1.2 to 2.3 cup low-fat or fat-free granola Combine yogurt, pumpkin and pie spice in small bowl. Place 1.2 yogurt mixture into two 1-cup parfait glasses. Top yogurt mixtures with 1.2 of granola. Top each with remaining yogurt mixture and granola.

Archbold Schools Enrollment Up; Pettisville Schools Down

Preliminary numbers from the first few days of school show the Archbold Area School District enrollment is up, while Pettisville is down. David Deskins said there are 1,352 students in kindergarten through high school for the 2008-09 school year. For the same grades, the comparable figure from the start of 2007-08 was 1,304. That works out to an increase of […]

Archbold Men Indicted Aug. 18

Two Archbold residents were among the 18 persons indicted by the Fulton County grand jury Monday, Aug. 18. Joshua K. Bennett, 24, Archbold, was indicted on counts of burglary and theft. Allegedly, on April 28, he broke in to a home and stole a credit card. Eric A. Lichtenwald, 31, Archbold, was indicted on a single count of passing back […]

AHS Soccer Splits Games Last Week

The Archbold High School girls soccer team split a pair of games last week. The Streaks lost their season opener 4-1 at Springfield, Tuesday, Aug. 19. AHS evened its record at 1-1 with a 2-1 home victory over Rossford, Saturday, Aug. 23. Alicia Drewes scored both goals.

Recipe Corner

Corn On The Cob With Basil-Parmesan Butter

1.4 cup (1.2 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1.4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil 1.2 teaspoon kosher salt 1.4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1.4 teaspoon granulated garlic 4 ears corn, husked To make the butter: In a small bowl, mash the butter ingredients together with the back of a fork, then stir to […]


AUG. 29-SEPT. 4, 2008

In 1958, at the suggestion of a young Fulton County Fair Board member named Jim Figy, the Fair added a horseshoe-pitching tournament to its lineup. The tournament was so popular that just one year later it gave rise to the Fulton County Horseshoe Club, which has since run the Fair’s annual pitching competitions. “Back then [in 1958] the fair board […]

Parents Announce Sept. 6 Wedding

Allen and Virginia Liechty, Archbold, announce the engagement and marriage of their daughter, Beth Ann, to Benjamin Joel Hershberger, son of Marvin and Ruth, Sugarcreek. The bride-elect graduated from Bluffton University in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. Her fiancé, a 2007 BU graduate, is employed at Three Rivers Federal Credit Union, Fort Wayne, Ind. […]