Blackbird Soccer Wins One, Ties One

The Pettisville soccer team had two games last week, winning one and tying one while only allowing one goal to raise its record to 3-4-3. The Blackbirds traveled to Swanton, Monday, Sept. 21. Pettisville allowed an early goal but then scored four straight for a 4-1 win. The Birds hosted Eastwood, Saturday, Sept. 26. Thanks to excellent defense the game […]


Due to incorrect information received by the Archbold Buckeye, the deadline for written requests for absentee ballots was incorrect in the Sept. 23 edition. Written requests must be received at the Fulton County Board of Elections office by Saturday, Oct. 31, 12 noon. The office will be open for additional absentee voting Saturday, Oct. 31, 9 am-12 noon. —— The […]

Burkholder Travels To Germany For Special Stem Cell Treatment

“I believe this, today, is a perfect picture of how the body of Christ is supposed to work,” said Jay Burkholder, Archbold. He was speaking of a benefit for his seven-year-old son, Jackson, held Sunday, Sept. 13, at Archbold Evangelical Church. The facility was filled. It was staged to defray the costs of Jackson’s trip to Germany for adult stem […]

Stryker Wins BBC Golf Tourney Title

Stryker won its fourth straight Buckeye Border Conference golf tournament title, shooting a 320 at Wauseon, Friday, Sept. 25. The Panthers bested a determined North Central team by 16 strokes and the rest of the league by more than 60. Stryker’s Hayden Doehrmann won medalist honors, shooting a 78. Four other Stryker golfers, Troy Saunders 80, Josh DeGroff 80, Jared […]

What’s Going On?

Three grandchildren of August Ruihley visited Archbold Sunday afternoon, Sept. 27. Ruihley, a former Archbold mayor who is deceased, promoted the village park, which was named in his memory. Beatrice and Wayne live in Toledo, and Glen lives in Ann Arbor, Mich. They visited their childhood friend, Marilyn Smith, at 502 Vine St. —— A lion’s life expectancy is 30 […]

Huffman Has Close Encounter With Hawk

John Huffman, Archbold, had a once-in-a-lifetime experience about 2 pm, Sunday, Sept. 27, when a hawk flew directly over him and crashed against a wall in his garage. Huffman said he was in the garage working on a race kart, and was bent over adjusting the front end, when, “this thing flies over the top of my head and smacks […]

AHS Golfers Second At NWOAL Meet

For the second straight year, the Archbold golf team finished second in the Northwest Ohio Athletic league golf tournament, Friday, Sept. 25 at Auglaize Country Club, Defiance. Bryan defended last year’s title, winning with a team score of 294. The Streaks finished with 332, while Wauseon took third with 333. Jacob Nafziger, who shot 36-37-73, was First Team All- NWOAL. […]

Be Important, Register To Vote!

You heard it before– the voter registration deadline is coming. You need to register to vote. You need to cast a ballot. Voting is important. It makes you an active participant in the system of government: local, state, and national. The government acts on your behalf to do everything from paving highways and building sidewalks and schools, to caring for […]

Lovejoy To Leave Village Office Job After 32 Years

Joan Lovejoy worked her way up the ladder. In 1978, she started working for the Village of Archbold two weeks a month, collecting water bills. Today, almost 32 years later, she is the village finance director, keeping track of budgets totaling $27 to $28 million. But on Feb. 1, 2010, Lovejoy will walk out of her office for the last […]

Blackbird Girls Win BBC Jamboree, Boys Third

Pettisville cross country teams competed in two meets last week, including the first of three Buckeye Border Conference meets, Tuesday, Sept. 22, and the Van Wert Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 26. At the BBC Jamboree in Edon, the PHS girls team won with a score of 45 points, followed by Stryker with 78. The PHS boys team placed third with 88, […]