2009-04-01

Evelyn L. Wolken



Evelyn L. Wolken, age 76, of Archbold, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009, at the Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. Prior to her retirement she had worked at the former Handy and Harmon in Archbold. Evelyn was born in South Dakota on Aug. 20, 1932, the daughter of the late Andrew and the late Mary (Anderson) Peterson. She married […]

Parents Announce May 23 Wedding



Gary and Robin Wyse, Archbold, announce the engagement of their daughter, Abby Leigh, to Caleb John Nafziger, Fayetteville, N.C., son of Leonard and Margaret Nafziger, rural Bryan, and the late Jo Nafziger. The bride-elect is an Archbold High School graduate. She is majoring in nursing at Mercy College, Toledo. Her fiancé is serving in the U.S. Army and is stationed […]

Boat Proves Its Value



There is an odd dichotomy involving rescue equipment. Thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of dollars are spent purchasing something that hopefully, will never be needed. But, when it is, it needs to be there, ready to go, at a moment’s notice. There’s no time to buy it, rent it, or lease it. It is needed, now. Such is the case […]

Garold D. Beck



Garold D. Beck, 70 years, of Archbold, passed away suddenly Monday evening, March 23, 2009. He was a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Neva; children, Tom (Jamie) Beck, Ann (Rich) King, and Linda (Rod) Klopfenstein; foster son, Rudy (Cindy) Saldivar; 17 grandchildren; his mother, Meredith Beck; brothers, Wendell (Bonnie) and Conrad (Peggy); sister, Marlene (Merle) Beck; and sister-inlaw, […]

Shorts Celebrate 50th Anniversary



Rex and Dorothy Short, Archbold, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Rex Short and Dorothy Troyer exchanged wedding vows March 28, 1959, at the Evangelical Free Church, Wayland, Iowa. They have four children, Kelly (Brian) Carpenter, Pickerington; Jodi (Andy) Herman, Edgerton; Wendy (Ron) Speiser, Paulding; and Eric (Jessica) Short, Sandusky; four grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren. The couple celebrated with their […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, March 31, 1999 Fulton County property taxes have nearly doubled since 1987, according to figures from the Ohio Public Expenditure Council. Fulton County received $29,739,000 from property taxes, the highest in the four counties of Fulton, Defiance, Henry, and Williams. The figure was up $3,115,000, or 11.7%, from the previous year. Early spring means it’s time […]

George R. Emmons



George R. Emmons, age 87, of Fayette, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. Prior to his retirement in 1983, he had been the manager of the Ohio Gas Company in Archbold. George was born in Bristol, New Hampshire on Dec. 15, 1921, the son of the late Ralph R. and the late Myra […]

Badenhop To Present Senior Art Exhibit



Keri Badenhop, AHS ’05, is one of four Huntington (Ind.) University seniors highlighted in a graduating visual arts majors exhibit, April 1-16. A senior graphic design major, Badenhop’s work includes a calendar of the university softball team, T-shirt designs and a cookbook. The monthly calendar is made up of photographs capturing the softball team in play throughout the fall season, […]

Letter To The Editor



Your editorial was correct that many citizens were disappointed when the Archbold School Board voted against adding boys soccer as a varsity sport. I am one of them. I respectfully disagree that the decision by the school board was correct on several points. First, this was an opportunity for something positive to happen in the economic times we are presently […]

Archbold Police Log



March 22 2:35 pm: A representative of Archbold Main Stop reported a subject driving a red Honda, with front damage, pumped $15 worth of gasoline and drove off without paying. 6:20 pm: Domestic, 100 block Monumental St., verbal only. 10:12 pm: Loud music, East Gardens, advised to turn it down. 12:09 pm: Loud music, 400 block S. Defiance St., advised […]


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