Student Teacher Selected For Substitute Job

Brandon Behnfeldt, a student teacher at Archbold High School, has been selected to become a long-term substitute in science classes. The Archbold Area School Board approved the move, pending Behnfeldt receiving an appropriate teaching license, during the board’s Monday night, Dec. 15, meeting. David Deskins, school district superintendent, said Behnfeldt will fill in while a teacher is on maternity leave. […]


In an article in the Dec. 3 edition of this newspaper, incorrect information was given for an applicant for a vacant seat on the Archbold Area School Board. Russ Wyse, an applicant, has a sister, Julie Nofziger, who is an employee of the school district. Nofziger is a teacher at Archbold High School. His wife is named Sandy.

Birds Beat Bombers, Slip By Tinora Rams

The Pettisville boys basketball team remained undefeated last week, winning two games to push the Birds’ record to 3-0, 1-0 in the Buckeye Border Conference. The Blackbirds traveled to Edon, Thursday, Dec. 11 for a BBC contest. PHS outscored the Bombers three of four quarters on its way to a 73-45 win. PHS traveled to Tinora, Saturday, Dec. 13, and […]

“Who Would You Like To Spend Christmas With And Why?”

Jeff Benecke Grade 4, Archbold I would spend Christmas with my grandma. We could make Christmas cookies together. I like her because she is fun. She has lots of candy and she lets me take some. I also want to spend Christmas day with her because I haven’t seen her in a while. Emily Roth My first pick to spend […]

Middle School Talent Show Benefits Christmas Cheer

What started out as “just random thoughts” on a school bus turned into a talent show that raised more than $200 for the Fulton County Christmas Cheer program. Four Archbold Middle School sixth graders- Paige Merillat, Presley Pennington, Madison Campbell, and Shannon Neuenschwander- put together the show for fifth and sixth graders, which ran over three lunch hours at the […]

Archbold EMS Log

Dec. 1 3:33 pm: St. Rt. 66 at Co. Rd. 34, mutual aid with Ridgeville, transported to Community Hospitals of Williams County- Bryan. Dec. 5 12:39 am: Archbold Hospital, transported one patient to Community Hospitals of Williams County-Bryan. 1:40 pm: 500 block Fairlawn Dr., medical emergency, did not transport. Dec. 9 3:41 am: 100 block N. Franklin St., medical emergency, […]

Fear In The Air

USA Today, a national newspaper, said that the air quality in Archbold elementary and high schools is so bad, it’s among the worst in the nation. Local officials say, “There is no reason for concern in Fulton County.” Parents, fearing for their precious children, ask who are they to believe? This newspaper sides with the locals. They, and this newspaper, […]

Everyone At School Has Been Asked To Place An Ornament On The School Christmas Tree That Best Represents Him/Herself. What Would Your Ornament Look Like?

Miss Stockburger Grade 4, Archbold On the tree I would put a carrot. It represents me because I have a vegetable garden. I plant all kinds of vegetables like sweet corn, beans, peas, and radishes. It is going to be an orange carrot with a green stem. Gardening is kind of a hobby to me. Amber Wendt The ornament I […]

Hands Full

Meredith Grime has her hands full with sons Carter, 2, left, and Jason, 1, at the Ruihley Park Pavilion Saturday night, Dec. 13, to meet with Santa Claus.- photo by David Pugh

Archbold Fire Log

Dec. 1 1:14 pm: Fairlawn Haven, false alarm. Dec. 11 5:29 am: mutual aid for Holgate, call cancelled. Dec. 12 10:54 am: Fairlawn Haven, false alarm.

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