2008-11-12

AACC Awards Presented To Ground Breakers, Businesses, Lions Club



Seven service awards were presented by the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce during the annual AACC banquet, Wednesday, Nov. 6. Businesses and organizations in the Archbold area were recipients. A special award, the Spirit of Archbold, went to the Ground Breakers, a group of Archbold preteens and teenagers. They were honored for tearing down the small, old house of a […]

Jeffrey Lynn Rashley



Jeffrey Lynn Rashley, 58, of Fayette, passed from our lives on Nov. 10, 2008 at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center after a year and a half of fighting esophageal cancer. Jeff was born in Wauseon, on Jan. 17, 1950, the son of Joan (Henricks) Coressel and the late Clifford Rashley. On Nov. 7, 1970, he married Helen Rae Merillat, who […]

F&M Doesn’t Need Government Money



F&M Doesn’t Need Government Money Farmers & Merchants State Bank is well-capitalized and does not need government bailout funds. That’s what the Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc., holding company for F&M, told the Archbold Buckeye, Friday, Nov. 7. The board of directors and management said it has determined not to participate in the treasury department Capital Purchase Program (CPP), which […]

Letter To The Editor



A roadside sign on the west side of Archbold read, “Tolerant liberals stole my sign, but they can’t steal my vote.” That’s odd. Using the word “tolerant” facetiously reveals that the person(s) who placed the sign thinks tolerance is not a good quality and is using the word as an insult. Yet, tolerance is an admirable quality that any Christian […]

Auditor Reports Problem With Property Tax Booklets



Nancy Yackee, Fulton County auditor, said property owners may or may not have received a booklet advising them of a change in property values for tax purposes. “We sent booklets out about a month ago. Some received them; some didn’t. “We had a problem with our printer. They combined some parcels,” Yackee said. Persons who did not receive a booklet […]

John Jacob Spoerle



John Jacob Spoerle, a Roseville, Calif., resident, passed away on Nov. 4, 2008. He was 80 years old. John, who was born in Archbold, Ohio on Feb. 5, 1928, served in the Army Air Corp during the post World War II period. At the time of his death, he was retired from his work as an insurance salesman. John, a […]

Workers’ Compensation Changes Reviewed



There are changes going on in the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and the BWC is searching for ways to make the state workers’ compensation system more competitive with other states. Deb Schultz, business consultant for the BWC, spoke at the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce noon luncheon program, Monday, Nov. 10. She said BWC officials are talking to other […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998 Teresa Richer, rural Pettisville, spent most of August alone in Vietnam. Lance Nofziger was promoted to branch manager of the F&M State Bank, Montpelier. Curt Spotts, president of Lions Club, and Jim Selgo appear before the marquee the club donated to the elementary school. Members of the Archbold Police Department load up in […]

Watching History Being Made



Grant Park in Chicago, Ill.- home of Lollapalooza and countless corporate softball leagues- was inundated with over 200,000 people for Barack Obama’s acceptance speech as president-elect. Matt Switzer, a 2000 Pettisville High School graduate, and friends had tickets to the main field and a prime vantage point for the speech. “For how long and grueling this election has been, Grant […]

Sanford O. “Mike” Nofziger



Sanford O. “Mike” Nofziger, 93, of Elmira, passed away in the home of his family, Nov. 8, 2008. He was born in Elmira on Jan. 13, 1915, the son of Harvey and Ella (Bernath) Nofziger. On July 4, 1938, he married Bernice Eva Spengler. A man of many jobs, he was a farmer, livestock truck driver, owner of Elmira Cement […]