2009-02-04

Honor Students



Jaron Bernath, AHS ’05, was named to the dean’s list at Trine University, Angola, Ind. for the fall semester. To qualify, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5-3.749 while taking at least 15 credit hours. The son of Jan and Linda, rural Wauseon, he is a senior electrical engineering major. —— Levi Stuckey, AHS ’07, was named to […]

Lela F. Shinabery



Lela F. Shinabery, age 85, Archbold, passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold. Born Sept. 22, 1923, near Hudson, Mich., Lela is the daughter of Lawrence and Lela ((Cisco) Zimmerman. She married Robert M. Shinabery on July 3, 1943. He preceded her in death on July 18, 1999. Lela graduated from Fayette High School, attended […]

Collegiate Connection



Dan Borcherdt, AHS ’05, scored a career-high 33 points to help lead the Mount Vernon Nazarene University men’s basketball team to a 76-71 non-conference victory at No. 1 Cedarville University, Thursday, Jan. 29. It snapped the nation’s longest win streak at 14 games. Borcherdt scorched the nets in the first half with 15 points as he went 5-7 from three-point […]

Honor Students



Area students from Archbold were named to the fall semester 2008 dean’s list at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. •Sarah Beck, daughter of Arlan and Brenda, sophomore history major with a special education licensure, K-12. •Andrea Bowman, daughter of Randall and Barbara, junior applied sociology and justice, peace and conflict studies major. •Lara Gautsche, daughter of Luther and Mary Ann, […]

Archbold Police Log



Jan. 25 12:49 am: Domestic, East Gardens; officers could not determine a primary aggressor, no charges filed, case closed. 4:25 pm: Dog at large, 200 block S. Defiance St., owner picked up dog, advised of village leash law. Jan. 26 No reports. Jan. 27 4:54 pm: Citations to Zachariah P. Houck, 18, rural Wauseon, driving while license suspended and failure […]

Jr. High Sports Digest



Archbold 8th Grade Boys Basketball Two convincing wins upped the Archbold eighth grade boys basketball record to 10-1 last week. Tyson Dietrich led the way with 12 points and 10 rebounds as the Blue Streaks beat Liberty Center 40-23, Monday, Jan. 27. Anthony Covarrubias sparked the team off the bench as he was 4-4 from the field, including a three-pointer, […]

Rupp Named Chairman Of Board At F&M



David P. Rupp, Jr., was named chairman of the Farmers & Merchants Bankcorp board. Rupp has been on the board since 2001, and was vice-chairman. He is a partner with Plassman, Rupp, Short & Hagans, and received B.S. and J.D. degrees from Ohio State University. Rupp succeeds Joe Crossgrove, who retired as chairman and member of the board. He was […]

Sport Utility Vandalized



Someone using paint did about $250 damage to a sportutility vehicle owned by Mallorie Vollmer, rural West Unity, while it was parked at Fairlawn Haven, Saturday, Jan. 31. The Archbold police report states paint was applied to the windows, hood, headlights, and other areas, while plastic string covered the vehicle. The damage is believed to have been done sometime between […]

Jr. High Sports Digest



Archbold Wrestling The Archbold junior high wrestling team finished 46 points behind Perrysburg to finish second at the Northwood Junior High Invitational Tournament, Saturday, Jan. 24. Perrysburg won with a team score of 198.5, followed by Archbold 152.5, Port Clinton 139.5, Timberstone 134.5, and McComb 127.5. Place finishers for Archbold: Drew Coffey, 4th, 82 pounds; Ben Eggers, 2nd, 88 lbs.; […]

Radiothon Has Reduced Goal For 2009



Fulton County Heart Radiothon takes to the airwaves Thursday, Feb. 12, with a reduced goal. Rich Batdorf, a member of the board of directors, said the goal has been reduced by about a third. The goal was reduced $6,540, from $27,370 in 2008 to $20,830 for 2009. “The number one reason is because of the economy. We don’t want to […]


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