2008-08-27

Archbold One Of 74 Ohio School Districts To Earn Excellent With Distinction Rank

Pettisville Earns Excellent Rating On State Report Cards

The Archbold Area School District earned the ranking of Excellent with Distinction on the Ohio Department of Education school district report cards for 2007-08. This is the first year ODE has recognized school districts with the new Excellent with Distinction ranking, the highest available. Only 74 school districts out of Ohio’s 600-plus earned the ranking. This is the eighth consecutive […]

Classmates Find Their Children Are Classmates



Adriana Thompson, 5, and Levi Baus, 6, may not fully understand it, but when they stepped into Kris Warner’s kindergarten class this year, they’re carrying on a tradition of sorts. Adriana’s parents, Todd and Kelly (Hicks) Thompson, and Chad Baus are Archbold natives who went to school together. All three graduated from Archbold High School, members of the Class of […]

Lydia Wyse Named 2008 Beef Queen



Lydia Wyse, daughter of Jerry and Roseanna, Wauseon, has been named the 2008 Fulton County Fair Beef Queen. She is vice president and an eight-year member of the Pike X-L 4-H Club, and takes beef feeder, dairy feeder, dairy steer, and born and raised steer projects. Wyse participates in Junior Fair Board and is a Sauder Village volunteer, among other […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998 Responding to the tremendous growth opportunities in ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture, Sauder Woodworking will begin a comprehensive expansion. Sauder is the leading RTA manufacturer in America. The company will invest more than $100 million in a multi-year space utilization plan. It will produce 1.4 million square feet of distribution space when it moves into […]

Fire-EMS Building Is Newest Fair Addition



One of the newest additions to this year’s Fulton County Fair is not an amazing new carnival ride. It won’t make sounds like an animal, and it won’t roar like a tractor puller or demolition derby car. It isn’t even finished. It’s the new fairgrounds fire station, located on the southwest corner of the Fulton County Fairgrounds. Andy Brodbeck, Archbold […]

Neal M. Burkholder



Neal M. Burkholder, Wauseon, won his longtime battle with cancer and was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. He was born Sept. 30, 1957, in Wauseon, the youngest child of Maynard and Mabel (Short) Burkholder of Archbold. Neal attended Pettisville Public Schools. Following his graduation, he spent time traveling on […]

Winner At State Fair



Nathaniel Ballmer, son of Mark and Jackie, rural Archbold, competed at the 2008 Ohio State Fair. He competed in rabbit skillathon, Breed I.D. and judging, showmanship, and the poster contest. Ballmer received a first place in skillathon, first in the poster contest, and fourth out of 22 participants in showmanship. In rabbit he received three first places, two seconds, and […]

Letter To The Editor



I was reading the Archbold Buckeye article, “Council Okays Beer Tent For Chili Cook-off,” and was disturbed by the seeming trend of Fulton County villages to bow to the economic pressures of today by offering alcohol at what is advertised as a family event. I commend the tight security that the council is proposing; however, the message to our young […]

Chad Nicholls’ RV Gets National Attention



Chad Nicholls, Archbold native and 1995 Archbold High School graduate, always liked computers and electronics. His fifth-wheel family camper is equipped with six flat-panel televisions, computer, Internet links, surround-sound, and a video game. It’s so unique, it was written up in the August issue of Popular Mechanics magazine. The camper is unique for more than just its electronics. Nicholls built […]

Leslie Jo (Bucher) Aschliman



A memorial service for Leslie Jo (Bucher) Aschliman will be Saturday, Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m. at Founder’s Hall, Archbold.


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