2009-07-01

Kern Drives For World Golf Title

Tiger Woods, Watch Out!

Kade Kern’s favorite professional golfer is Tiger Woods. The eight-year-old gets a chance to play the same tournament Woods won when he was younger after qualifying for the 2009 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship. Kade, son of Keith and Kim Kern, Archbold, won the boys seven-year-old age group title at the Michigan World Championship Regional Qualifier, Wednesday, June 24, at […]

Robert B. Parnell, Jr.



Robert B. Parnell, Jr. Robert B. Parnell, Jr., age 60, of Archbold, passed away Tuesday evening, June 30, 2009, at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice.  Bob’s career started in Patrol and Investigation in Detroit, Mich. In 1974 he relocated to Archbold, and along with his father started Associated Patrol & Investigation. He drove heavy equipment for Mil-Co in Archbold and worked […]

Blue Streak Girls Softball



The 14 Gold softball team entertained Ayersville, Thursday, June 23. The Streaks were unable to score the first two innings when they were thrown out at home twice. They got one run across in the third when Caroline Vonier walked and Paige Peterson hit her in. Archbold (7-0) came alive the next inning, scoring four more runs, and added another […]

Six Vendors Committed To First Farmers Market



The turnout of vendors for the first night of the Archbold Farmer’s Market, which opens tomorrow night, Thursday, will be light, said Nanette Buehrer, Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce director. Cool, wet weather delayed the ripening of some locallygrown vegetables. Rules for the Farmers Market require that the fruits and vegetables offered for sale be grown within 50 miles of […]

Arthur J. Spiess



Arthur J. Spiess, age 89 years, of Archbold and formerly of Maumee, passed away Tuesday morning, June 23, 2009, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. He was born Aug. 21, 1919, in Archbold, the son of Alfred and Aleta (Fox) Spiess. He married Ruthalee Holliday in 1951, and she preceded him in death in 2003. A resident of Maumee […]

Antique Tractors Travel To Threshers Reunion



Members of the Unity Antique Power Club drive their tractors through the Lockport Bridge, Wednesday, June 24, to the National Threshers Association Reunion at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. The 65th NTA reunion was held June 25-28.- photo by David Pugh

Pettisville Board Hears About Geothermal Heat



If zoning variances are approved by Clinton Township, the new Pettisville High School will get its heat from water. In a special board Wednesday, June 24, Brent Buehrer, lead architect for the new school building, described the proposed geothermal heating system to board members. If zoning variances are approved, the new school will be heated by a geothermal system that […]

Ora W. Richer



Ora W. Richer, age 83, of Archbold, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009, following a heart attack. He was born on May 5, 1926, near Pettisville, Ohio, the son of David and Ida (Sauder) Richer. Ora served in California and Virginia in Civilian Public Service following high school. He returned to the Archbold community and married Marjorie J. Brenneman from […]

Drewes In National Soccer Tournament



Alicia Drewes, a junior at Archbold High School and a member of the Cleveland International Soccer Club U17 team, has advanced to the National Soccer Tournament, July 21- 26, in Lancaster, Mass. The team began its journey in May, playing in the Ohio Youth Soccer Association State Cup, and was on a mission to repeat as State Cup champions. The […]

Pettisville School Board Hires Jacinta Nafziger As New Guidance Counselor



The Pettisville School Board has named Jacinta Nafziger as the new guidance counselor of the school district. Nafziger replaces Dave Ripke, who retired. The action came during a special Pettisville Local School District board meeting, Wednesday, June 24. Nafziger, an Archbold High School graduate, holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va., and a master’s degree in guidance […]


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