Paul E. Bixler

Paul E. Bixler of Saginaw, Mich., passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at Covenant Health Care. He was born Oct. 15, 1937, in Wayne County, Ohio, to the late Reuben and Elma (Nussbaum) Bixler. He married Lavonne Gisel on June 25, 1961, in Wauseon. She survives him. Paul was employed by Saginaw Public Schools and Essexville Public Schools as a […]

Archbold Pool Complies With New Federal Law

Jennifer Kidder, director of the Archbold Parks and Recreation Department, said when the Archbold swimming pool opens next season, it will be compliant with federal law. The law is known as the Virginia Graham Baker act, named after the granddaughter of James A. Baker III, the former U.S. Secretary of State. In 2002, seven-year-old Graham Baker was trapped by the […]


There’s a little-known fact about Barack Obama that, if exposed, would bring untold shame to the president-elect. So far, though, Mr. Obama and his PR team have managed to keep the secret relatively quiet- no incriminating photographs, limited comment in the media. But word is starting to trickle out. Barack Obama is… a smoker. Oh, he’s well aware that such […]

Marguerite A. Miller

Marguerite A. Miller, age 89 years, of Archbold, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 20, 2008, at Hillside Nursing Home at Bryan. She was born Feb. 1, 1919, near Napoleon, the daughter of Charles and Anna Stout. She married Glen M. Miller on Dec. 24, 1938, and he preceded her in death on May 24, 2000. A lifelong resident of the […]

Lersch Rejoins Ohio Port Board

David Lersch, Archbold, has been re-appointed to the Northwest Ohio Port Authority Board. Lersch’s current term on the board expires Wednesday, Dec. 31. The Fulton County Commissioners approved a measure on Monday, Dec. 22, reappointing him to the board for a four-year term.

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998 Speaking of the past 12 months, Chuck Rychener, mayor, said, “We have put so much of our tax dollars into accommodating growth, we haven’t been able to do some of the upgrades to our infrastructure. There’s a standing joke that my street will never get done.” Sometime after the first of the year, […]

Merlin Baumgartner

Merlin Baumgartner, 82, of Archbold, died early Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. Miss Baumgartner was born on April 22, 1926 in Wauseon, the daughter of the late Roland and the late Fern (Stump) Baumgartner. She attended elementary schools in Pettisville and Pike Township Fulton County and graduated from Delta High School in 1944. Following […]

Archbold Tanning Company Opens

Archbold Tanning Company opened at 109 E. Mechanic St., Archbold, on Tuesday, Dec. 16. It is owned by Stacy and Eric Lichtenwald and Leslie and Ashley Repp. The employees are state-certified.

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: combined service: Advent drama, Linda (Doug) Rupp. Chrissy Stuckey, Lori McQuade; offertory, Emmanuel. Message, “Emmanuel, God With Us,” Stuart Rex. Wednesday: Christmas Eve program with adult choir, childrens choir, worship expression, hand mime. Zion Mennonite Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Sherm Kauffman, worship leader; Bonnie Stuckey, prelude, offertory; Jerry and Ladonna Andres, Ned Gisel, Tony Sauder, Howard […]

Death Notices

Mary Frances Brown, 87, Camden, Mich., died Dec. 19, 2008, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold. Survivors include one daughter, Lynette (Robert) Tom, Montpelier; one son, Larry “Doc” (Sheryl) Brown, Camden, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Interment was in the Osborn Cemetery, Camden, Mich. Evelyn J. Schmucker, 90, Stryker, died Dec. 20, 2008 at Community Hospitals and […]

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