2008-12-31

Millard C. Merillat



Millard C. Merillat    Millard C. Merillat, age 93, of Archbold, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.  Prior to his retirement he had been a life-long area farmer.    He was born Jan. 1, 1916, in Franklin Township, Fulton County, the son of the late Charles and the late Hattie (Colon) Merillat. On Feb. […]

Blue Streak Girls Improve To 8-2



Archbold jumped out to a 21-14 first-quarter lead on its way to a 72-51 non-league girls basketball victory at Bowling Green, Monday, Dec. 22. “This was a good team win,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS coach. “Everyone contributed. “We did a nice job attacking their press and moved the ball well against their zone defense.” The Streaks (8-2) took a 42- […]

Raul O. Rodriguez



Raul O. Rodriguez, age 66 years, of Archbold, passed away early Saturday morning, Dec. 27, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. He was born June 4, 1942, at Uvalde, Texas, the son of Francisco and Maria (Ortis) Rodriguez, and married Rosie Riegsecker on June 5, 1971. An Archbold-area resident 40 years, he worked at Northwest Silo Co. and Lugbill […]

Streaks Defeat Panthers 59-45



Archbold traveled to Stryker, Tuesday, Dec. 22 and used an unwavering defense in the fourth quarter to post a 59-45 boys basketball victory. Holding a 49-43 lead to start the final period, the Streak defense held its host to just two points in the fourth to post the win. Aaron Bontrager led AHS with 17 points. Jordan Jaggers paced Stryker […]

Warren Edward Frey



Warren Edward Frey died on Dec. 27, 2008, in his home surrounded by family in Wauseon, Ohio. He was born Feb. 17, 1923 to Edward B. and Fannie (Rupp) Frey. He was married to Clara Stuckey on Aug. 1, 1946. In his youth he was baptized and became an active member of West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, holding many positions: […]

Supporting The Blackbirds And Blue Streaks



Top: Pettisville fans cheer on the Blackbirds as they defeat the Archbold Blue Streaks 61-51, Saturday, Dec. 27. Bottom: AHS cheerleaders perform their pre-game introduction of the team.- photos by Mary Huber

Death Notices



Esther S. Tilse, 92, rural Stryker, died Dec. 25, 2008, at The Lutheran Home, Napoleon. Survivors include two sons, Delmar (Janet) Tilse, Holgate, and Robert (Susanne) Tilse, Defi- ance; two daughters, Jeanette (Richard) Brandt, Archbold, and Mary Jane (Gary) ReBeau, Napoleon; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandson; and one sister, Lydia Coressel, Napoleon. Interment was in the St. […]

Minimum Wage Increase New Year’s Gift For Ohio Workers



Inflation may be declining, but it is hardly dead. The continuing upward climb in the cost of living challenges everyone. Even if they are employed in recession-proof jobs, workers are concerned about the cost of living and long-term job prospects. One positive factor is the Ohio minimum wage will increase to $7.30 for non-tipped employees and $3.65 per hour for […]

Archbold Police Log



Dec. 19 7:35 am: Assisted Street Department workers with removal of vehicles from roadway to allow snow removal, 100 block E. Holland St. 7:43 am: Assisted Street Dept. workers with removal of vehicles from roadway to allow snow removal, 300 block N. Defi ance St. 8:13 am: Car in field, 200 block S. Clyde’s way, vehicle disabled, owner pushed vehicle […]

Other Editors Say…

Peace And Good Will: The Hope For 2009 Can Be Found In The Spirit Of Generosity In The American Character

In the Christmas story of the Bible, angels appear to poor shepherds and proclaim the news of the birth of Jesus, saying, “Peace on Earth, good will to men!” That was good- and unexpected- news. The shepherds lived in a region that was under the thumb of the Roman empire, the world power of the day, and times were harsh. […]