Children, Adults Enjoy Kindergarten Feast

Each year, Archbold kindergarteners don paper costumes as pilgrims or Indians to recreate the first Thanksgiving Feast. Top left: Maria Oyer, in the black coat at right, prepares to take a picture at the elementary school, Friday, Nov. 21. Bottom left: Carson Meyer takes a bite of pumpkin pie. Bottom middle: Hadley Galvin, left, and Emma Dowdy smile for the […]

Local Police Receive Two Reports Of Theft

A purse, which contained $30 in cash, has been stolen from Fairlawn Haven. The Archbold Police report on the theft states the purse was taken sometime between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Thom Ross, Archbold Police assistant chief said the black purse itself was valued at $20. Ross said officers have some leads to follow in […]

Be Thankful

When Thanksgiving morning 2008 dawns, it will find our nation, and our village, in difficult times. The country is gripped in an economic crisis that sees our wealth eroding, our business and industrial sectors heavily threatened. The national press and electronic media are filled with tales of job losses and business failures. There is fear among the people; the fear […]

Ruihley Park Scout Cabin Needs Floor

The Ruihley Park Scout Cabin needs work on the foundation that is expected to cost less than $10,000, Jennifer Kidder, Archbold Parks and Recreation director, said last week. A crack, described by some as "large enough to put your hand in," has developed in the floor in the southeast corner of the building. Kidder said the crack is big enough […]

Vandals Do $500 Damage In Restroom

Archbold police officers are investigating vandalism that occurred in the Ruihley Park men’s restroom. Troy Double, an employee of the Parks and Recreation Department, reported that sometime between 3:30 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 19, and 10:30 am, Thursday, Nov. 20, someone damaged the restroom. Dividers inside the restroom were torn down and the thermostat and its lockbox were damaged, along with […]

Deskins Is Not The Problem

A storm is raging in our school between Archbold Area School District teachers and administrators. That storm seems to have found its lightning rod: David Deskins, the superintendent. Most of what the public knows about the storm comes from off-the-record, behind the-scenes voices. Deskins, the voices say, caused the problems. Deskins poisons the morale of our teachers. Deskins leads by […]

Baciks Grateful For Support During Daughter’s Health Crisis

The Bacik family in the living room of their Archbold home. From left: Jason, three-year-old Brady, nine-month-old Eliza, and Kara. Eliza spent about three months in the hospital battling a rare illness that prevents her body from properly processing fats. Her future may be normal or she may have to restrict fats from her diet. During Eliza’s hospital stay, the […]

Family Reports Suspicious Circumstances

The Kyle VonDeylen family told Archbold police about some suspicious circumstances they had discovered around their residence recently. VonDeylen told police when the family returned to their 105 St. Anne St. home about 8:30 pm, Friday, Nov. 7, they found the door of the walk-through next to his garage standing open. They assumed the door had blown open, as nothing […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998 AHS marching band has been selected to march in the 1998 Marshall Field Jingle Elf Chicago Holiday Parade this Saturday, Nov. 28. Headline- Rex Wyse Sails 37-Foot Boat Across Caribbean Sea, Pacific Ocean At various moments during the past year and a half, Rex Wyse found himself eating limes from a bushel basket, […]

Commissioners Face General Fund Trouble

For what may be the first time ever, the Fulton County Commissioners are not starting the New Year with a final, approved general fund budget. Joe Short, Fulton County commissioner, said under Ohio law, the commissioners have until April 1 to approve a budget. The commissioners are waiting to see what the revenues and expenditures were for 2008 before approving […]

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