2008-11-19

Finance Pettisville New School With Notes, Not Bonds?



Steve Switzer, superintendent of the Pettisville Local School district, said the district is considering selling notes, rather than bonds, to finance the new school building. The Pettisville School Board held a special meeting, Monday, Nov. 10, in Columbus with Bricker and Eckler, a legal firm acting as bond counsel, and Wachovia, a financial firm. Switzer said the board was told […]

Fire Damage Estimated At $80,000, Brodbeck Says



Andy Brodbeck, Archbold Fire Department chief, said the Friday, Oct. 31 fire that destroyed a workshop on Co. Rd. B did an estimated $80,000 in damage. Jack Stover, 22081 Co. Rd. B, owned the building, which was located at that address. Brodbeck said firefighters could not determine the cause. Damage estimates were $50,000 for the structure, plus another $30,000 in […]

Gun Powder Case Serious Incident



When an Archbold High School student brought a quantity of material represented to be gunpowder to school, it was a serious infraction of school rules and state law. Apparently one of the two boys involved was showing the material to a friend, or just plain showing off. Whatever the case, the pair now face a mandatory one-year expulsion from school. […]

Dr. Hal Charles Hackett



Dr. Hal Charles Hackett, age 82 years, of Archbold, Ohio, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 11, 2008, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born March 15, 1926 in Adrian, Mich., the son of Lowell and Helen (Pifer) Hackett and married Carol Louis Schwall on Sept. 6, 1947. He was a 1944 graduate of Wauseon High School, and […]

Blooms Celebrate 70th Anniversary



Robert Bloom and Pauline Lirot exchanged wedding vows Nov. 4, 1938, in the parsonage of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bryan. He owned the Clark Oil Company for many years and worked for Aro Corporation and Detter’s Furniture in Archbold. She was head cook and nutritionist at Stryker Schools for 14 years. They have two daughters, Carole (Kenneth) Wyse, Waterford, Mich., […]

Central Mennonite Church An Inspirational Place



Hundreds of guests attended the Sunday evening open house of Central Mennonite Church, St. Rt. 2. The new sanctuary is warm, inviting, peaceful, and comfortable. An ultramodern infrastructure supports the new improvements and offers great convenience. It is the third major construction since the original frame church was built. Guests were happy to view the model of the original church […]

Howard L. Pfost



Howard L. Pfost, age 95, of Wauseon, passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 13, 2008 at Heartland of Wauseon. Mr. Pfost, a former teacher at Haviland, Oregon and Toledo schools, had been superintendent of schools of Tontogany and high school principal at Swanton before becoming superintendent of Fulton County Schools in 1954. During his 18 years in that offi ce, he […]

Couple Celebrates Golden Anniversary



Duane and Onalee (Hershiser) Knisely, rural West Unity, were married Nov. 22, 1958, by J.J. Nofzinger, in the home where they now reside. They have four children: Marc (Barbara), New London, Minn.; Michael (Teresa), Perrysburg; Melissa (Stan) Harris, rural Fayette; Murray (Vicki), Columbus; and 11 grandchildren. An open house is Saturday, Nov. 22, 2:30-5:30 pm, at the Solid Rock Community […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998 Div. III state volleyball champions appear in a front page color photograph: Alyssa Beck, Kristin Rupp, Jamie Selgo, Kylie Ruffer, Katie Cline, Jill Evans, Emily Schroeder, Lana Nofziger, Tina Aschliman, Gina Dominique, Angie Gomez, Karah Weldy, Kacy Stevens. About 100 people, including elected officials, dignitaries, newsmen, and the public, were on hand when […]

Susan Gould Stotzer



On Nov. 14, 2008, Susan Gould Stotzer made her Journey Home. She was no doubt welcomed by her loving husband, Don Anthony Stotzer; her parents, Allen and Mildred Gould; and by her many other friends and relatives who preceded her on Triumphant. and Jr., world gardener. time immensity to many this Journey. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 22, 1932, Susan […]


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