Robert L. Hartman

Robert L. Hartman   Robert Hartman   Robert L. Hartman, 79, of Wauseon, passed away late Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at the St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.    Prior to his retirement he was a foreman for the former El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline.    Mr. Hartman was born near Archbold on Oct. 31, 1929, the son of the […]

United Way Above $200,000, But Far From 2008 Goal

With six county businesses and manufacturers continuing United Way collections, the Fulton County UW collection was at $201,000 Tuesday morning. The 2008 goal is $320,000. Gina Saaf, UW director, said the continuing employment campaigns would move the campaign closer to the goal. For more information about the campaign, contact Saaf at the Wauseon office of UW.

New Minister Finds Community Friendly

After a few weeks in Northwest Ohio, Jennifer Schmidt, youth and family minister at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Stryker, said she finds this corner of northwest Ohio “a warm and friendly community, with distinctive smalltown character.” People are supportive of each other “and welcome newcomers with open arms,” she said. Schmidt, who is engaged to Brett Grime, Archbold, came […]

Florence Stuckey

Florence Stuckey, 85, Leo, Ind., died Dec. 2, 2008 at The Cedars in Leo, Ind. She was born April 17, 1923 in Archbold to Enos and Emma (Witmer) Stuckey. Florence retired in 1985 after 41 years as a medical assistant and office manager for Dr. Herman Meyer. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Survivors include […]

Brass Plays Christmas Music

Members of the brass section played their horns as the Archbold Middle School eighth grade band performed several Christmas songs during a Monday, Dec. 8, assembly. Members are, front row, from left nearest to the camera: Ricky Ruscigno, Alex Bilen, Adam Steider, Anna Pole, Kinsey Smith, Ryan King, and Ella Weaver. Back row, from left: Mason Gericke, Zach Zimmerman (hidden), […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Nov. 27: Amy Rocha, Swanton, boy. Nov. 29: Satinder and Jaswindeo Kaur, Napoleon, boy; Amanda Ward, Napoleon, girl. Dec. 2: Sandra and Jimmy Dotson, Napoleon, girl; Shauna Henricks, Fayette, girl. Dec. 3: Christine and Jacob Judy, West Unity, boy; Andreya and Anthony Stackhouse, Delta, girl. A son, John Messiha “Mason” James II, was born Thursday, Nov. […]

Death Notices

Adela H. Mahnke, 89, Napoleon, died Dec. 8, 2008, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance. Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Ann Duncan, Martin, Ga., and Wanda (Ken) Wyse, Ridgeville Corners; three sons, Richard (Elaine) Mahnke, Roger (Ruth) Mahnke, and Larry (Patricia) Mahnke, Napoleon; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and a brother, Albert (Mildred) Kruse, Ft. Wayne, Ind. […]

Archbold Native Serves With Goshen College Campus Ministries

Lindsey Beck, a 2005 Archbold High School graduate, is serving as a member of the 2008-2009 campus ministries team at Goshen (Ind.) College. A junior social work major, she is the daughter of Neal and Julia, Archbold. She is an assistant for campus connections and works at developing meaningful student connections among students and with local churches through small groups, […]

Sax Player

Nathaniel Ballmer, Archbold Middle School Jazz Band member, plays baritone sax during the school Christmas music program, Monday, Dec. 8.- photo by David Pugh

Death Notices

Luella J. Makula, 79, Archbold, died Dec. 5, 2008, in her home. Survivors include two sons, Doug (Jeanne) Makula, Claypool, Ind., and Dennis (Dawn) Makula, Blissfield, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Watkins, Archbold; and one sister, Meredyth (Jim) Nott, Fort Wayne, Ind. Memorial services are Saturday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m. at the Fairlawn Chapel, Archbold, with Duane […]