2009-05-13

Village Finances Debt Through One-Year Notes



In a special meeting, Thursday, April 30, Archbold Village Council agreed to finance $4.2 million in debt, using one-year notes, at an annual interest rate of 1.495%. Steve Szanto, managing director of Sudsina & Associates, LLC, financial advisors, Aurora, said there were three bids. The winning bidder was Jefferies & Company, a New York City-based investment firm. Farmers & Merchants […]

Couple To Marry At North Clinton



Jane Sauder, Archbold, and Warren and Cindy Sauder, Archbold, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alysa, to Mark Short, son of Larry and Elaine Short, Pettisville. The bride-elect received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish education from Bluffton College. She earned a master’s degree in Spanish from Bowling Green State University. She is a Spanish teacher and English as a second […]

Pettisville Junior High Girls Win BBC Meet



Mike Lecklider



  Michael B. "Link" Lecklider, 53, of Napoleon, died Tuesday, May 12, at the Toledo University Medical Center.    He was born Jan. 24, 1956, in Napoleon to the late Austin II and Rufina (Vajen) Lecklider. On May 11, 1979, he married Debra Spengler at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ridgeville Corners.    Mike was a sales manager at Don’s […]

Genters Celebrate 30th Anniversary



Dean Genter and Kathy Gunn were married on May 12, 1979, in St. John’s United Church of Christ, Archbold, by Rev. Gary Hodges. The couple has three children, Andrea (Rich) Thiel, A.J. (Kisha) Genter, and Aimee Genter, all of Archbold. The couple also has three granddaughters. Paid Announcement

Pettisville Junior High Boys Place Second



Ralph L. Rupp



Ralph L. Rupp, age 86, of Archbold, went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 9, 2009, after a valiant battle with heart and lung disease. Ralph was born in Elmira, Ohio on Nov. 11, 1922, the son of the late Sam C. and the late Vernie (Bowman) Rupp. On Sept. 11, 1948, he married June Avon Barton […]

4-H News



The Countryside Clovers met in Elmira, Tuesday, May 5. Lisa King did a demonstration on farm safety. If any member wants to attend the Mud Hens game, sign up for tickets by May 19, which is our next meeting. Check the 4H newsletter for coming events.- Malinda Lugbill, reporter

Herschberger Sweeps Jackson Race Track



After dealing with everything from electrical gremlins to a blown engine last year, Pettisville’s Tyler Herschberger, 13, started the 2009 racing season strong. He was the fastest qualifier in the 600 cubic centimeter restricted mini-sprint class at the dirt track at Jackson, Mich., Saturday, May 9. He won the heat race and feature. In other kart racing: Friday, May 1: […]

Elnora (Ellie) Figy



Elnora (Ellie) Figy of Greenville, S.C., passed away May 2, 2009, at the Elizabeth House in Hendersonville, N.C. She was born July 7, 1924, in Ft Wayne, Ind., the daughter of George F. and Viola (Mavis) Billow. She married William H. (Bill) Figy on May 15, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2006. Ellie was a […]


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