Deskins Meets With Teachers, Hears Concerns

David Deskins, Archbold Area School District superintendent, told the school board at its Monday, Nov. 17 meeting that he had met with members of the teaching staff and heard their concerns. Speaking to the board, Deskins said he met with the teaching staff in the district’s three buildings to discuss the vacancy on the school board created by the resignation […]

Helen M. (Geesey) Beatty

Helen M. (Geesey) Beatty, age 101, formerly of West Unity, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold. She was born on Nov. 3, 1907, on the Geesey Homestead on East Plank Road to John Clarence Geesey and Minnie (Misel). After graduating in 1925 at West Unity High School, Helen then attended Bowling Green Normal School for […]

Annual Snowbirds Luncheon In Fla.

The Northwest Ohio Snowbirds annual Florida luncheon is Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, 11 a.m., at Barnhill’s Buffet, 10301 US Hwy. 441, Leesburg, Fla.


Fulton Co. Health Center Nov. 9: Tasha and Darin Seiler, Archbold, boy. Nov. 10: Heather Magnan, Wauseon, boy. Nov. 13: Jennie and Lincoln Nafziger, Archbold, boy; Michelle and John Law, West Unity, girl. Nov. 14: Cynthia and Wyatt Vickery, Wauseon, girl.

Snow Coats Village Sunday Morning

While winter doesn’t technically start until Sunday, Dec. 21, those who peeked out their windows Sunday morning, Nov. 16, certainly thought winter had arrived. The Archbold Wastewater Treatment Plant recorded a half-inch of snow for the 24-hour period ending at 8 am that morning. Top: the woods in Woodland Park were still wearing a coating of snow early Sunday afternoon. […]

Isabelle Fredrick Pursel

Isabelle Fredrick Pursel was born Oct. 15, 1918 in Stryker, (Williams County) Ohio, and died peacefully Nov. 15, 2008. She was the fourth and youngest child of the Reverend and Mrs. Daniel Elias Fredrick, who, along with her brother Emerson and sisters Lovelle and Mary, preceded her in death. On Jan. 16, 1943, she married Orville Pursel, and they lived […]

Bamonte Receives Red Cross Award

Virginia Bamonte, Archbold, has received the American Red Cross Marv Mullholand Leadership Award. Don Baker, chief executive officer of the Red Cross Western Lake Erie Blood Services Region, presented the award at a Thursday, Oct. 30 luncheon. The award was named for Mullholand and his exemplary customer service. The award recognized Bamonte, who was chairman of the March and July […]


Mood Disorders Women’s Mood Disorders support group, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m., Four County ADAMhs Board office, T-761 St. Rt. 66 south of Archbold. NwOESC Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center governing board, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m., Four County Career Center, St. Rt. 34, south of Archbold. SAHC Stryker Area Heritage Council general membership meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m., […]

Eight File For Open School Board Seat

David Deskins, superintendent of the Archbold Area School District, said eight persons filed applications to fill an open seat on the school board. The application deadline was Monday, Nov. 17. The school board met in executive session during its regular Monday night meeting for two hours and 45 minutes. In addition to discussing district employees whose contracts are up for […]

Richard A. Rychener

Richard A. Rychener, age 63, of Smyrna, Tenn., formerly of Archbold, passed away Nov. 9, 2008. Mr. Rychener was the son of the late Nelson and Helen Nafziger Rychener. He is survived by his wife, Martha Tucker Rychener; son, Wade (Theresa) Moore; grandson, Brandon Moore; granddaughter, Jessica Moore; brothers, Tom (Carol) Rychener and Junior (Becky) Rychener; sister, Vicki (Ronnie) Lampert. […]

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