2009-03-11

Unemployment Here At 1984 Level: 15.3%

Officials' Observations Verify January Rate

Unemployment in Fulton County during January was 15.3%, nearly five points higher than December’s revised figure of 10.5%. “I was a little surprised when I saw the number. I thought it was bad, but I didn’t think it was this bad,” said Jim Wyse, Archbold mayor. “I think the biggest shock for me was unemployment jumped nearly five points. A […]

Derald “Bud” W. Aeschliman



Derald “Bud” W. Aeschliman, 86, of Wauseon, passed away on March 8, 2009, at Fulton Manor. He was born on Dec. 4, 1922, to Enos and Dora Aeschliman. He was a lifetime farmer and cattle feeder in Clinton Township. Bud enjoyed his family and grandchildren. He was a member of Crossroads Evan Church, Fulton County Cattle Feeders Association, charter member […]

Blue Streaks Fall To Wayne Trace In District Semifinal



The score was tied at 22 at halftime, but eight Archbold turnovers in the third period helped Wayne Trace pull away for a 56-40 Division III district semifinal girls basketball victory, Thursday, March 5, at Napoleon. Archbold finished its season with an 18-5 record. The Streaks led 11-6 after one period, but the Raiders battled back and tied the score […]

Volleyball With A Twist At Elementary



The Thursday, March 5, volleyball game that wrapped up Archbold Elementary School’s Right To Read Week, was played with a twist. The elementary school teachers played the Archbold High School girls team while wearing swim fins, scuba masks, and inflatable pool toys. The theme for Right To Read Week was “Dive Into Reading.” Top: the teachers, led by Jason Bacik, […]

Death Notices



Donald E. Cripe, 75, Elkhart, Ind., died March 7, 2009, at Elkhart General Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette (Sauder), formerly of Archbold; and two sons, Brett and Greg Cripe, Spokane, Wash. Visitation is Friday, 4-7 p.m., and one hour prior to services Saturday at Beulah Missionary Church, Goshen, Ind. Services are at 11 a.m., Saturday, at the church. Burial […]

Birds Fall To Patriots In District Semifinal



Patrick Henry used a 14-6 second period to defeat topseeded Pettisville 43-31, Thursday, March 5, in a Division IV district semifinal at Archbold. Tied at 7 after one period, the Patriots exploded in the second period for a 21-13 halftime lead. Neither team had a good third quarter, as PH scored only four points and Pettisville, three. The Patriots led […]

PHS Duo Wins Tractor Trouble Competition, Advances To State



Lucas Nofziger and Tim Spiess, Pettisville High School seniors and members of the FFA chapter, have won the District I Agricultural and Industrial Diagnostics competition at Owens Community College, Perrysburg Township. The event, held Thursday, Feb. 26, is also known by its former name, “Tractor Trouble.” In addition to a written test, students are presented with five tractors, each of […]

Archbold Police Log



March 1 3:24 am: Domestic, 500 block Ditto St. 3:49 pm: Citation to Tyler D. Appel, 17, rural Archbold, speeding, 500 block Lafayette St. 4:33 pm: Vandalism, 201 Farmington Rd. March 2 2 pm: Receiving stolen property, 100 West Barre Rd. 5:30 pm: Crash, 1500 block S. Defiance St. March 3 5 pm: Vandalism, 100 block Depot St. 5:46 pm: […]

Goering’s Trey Seals Semifinal Win In Double OT



It couldn’t be done in regulation. It couldn’t be done in one overtime. It took two overtimes for Archbold (12-9) to squeak out a 72-67 win over Fairview (11-10) in a Division III sectional boys basketball semifinal, Tuesday, March 3 at Defiance High School. Doug Krauss, Archbold head coach, called it “surviving.” That’s exactly what AHS did against a much-improved […]

Tornado Spotted In Defiance Sunday Was Headed This Way



Fulton County tornado sirens wailed around 6:12 pm, Sunday, March 8, as the result of a National Weather Service warning. Brett Kolb, Fulton County emergency services director, said the weather service issued a warning for Defiance County around 6 pm. At about 6:12 pm, the county emergency management office and the Fulton County Sheriff Department received a tornado warning via […]


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