Blood Drive Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross blood draw: Saturday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Fayette Church of the Nazarene, 511 S. Fayette St., Fayette. Divorce DivorceCare, a help seminar and support group, and DC4K, a program for children ages 5-12 in families of divorce, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 810 Scott Street, Napoleon. NWOESC […]

School Board Land Decision A Good Move

The Archbold Area School Board made a good decision by not purchasing property owned by the Archbold Evangelical Church. There are dozens of good reasons to buy the 3.5-acre parcel adjacent to land already owned by the school district. Any other time, it would have been a good move. But these are difficult financial times for everyone, including the school […]

Seven Vie For Three Seats

Archbold School Board

The election of members to the Archbold Area School Board is among the most contested on the Tuesday, Nov. 3 ballot. Four challengers face three incumbents for three seats on the board. Tony Warncke, who was appointed to fill an unexpired term, now seeks election for the remainder of the term. He is unopposed, and did not submit a questionnaire. […]


The McGuire family would like to extend a belated thank you to the Archbold Fire Department and EMS team that responded to the Young residence on July 20. Their prompt response and genuine concern was above and beyond what we could have expected. A firefighter was the first to arrive and reassured us that the EMS was on its way. […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999 David Von Deylen, Ridgeville Corners, was inducted into the Four County Career Center Wall of Fame Monday evening. Mums and other late blooming flowers decorate the front yard of the Zimmerman residence on West Holland Street. For over a year, Quadco Rehabilitation Center has had a transitional work site at Bil-Jax, Inc. The […]

Sectional Champions

Pettisville and Archbold both won sectional volleyball championships, Saturday, Oct. 24. Top: the ecstatic Blackbirds celebrate after defeating Stryker in the fifth game to win the Division IV title at PHS. From left: Mackenzie Nofziger (8), Lauren Bontrager, Tessa Yoder (3), Ashley Eicher (5), and Stephanie Yoder. Chelsea Schmucker is hidden behind Tessa Yoder. Bottom: Hailey Galvan (24) and Nicole […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Oct. 16: Katie and Michael Whiteman, Archbold, girl; Nikki and Eric Wiemken, Defiance, girl. Oct. 17: Monica and Christopher Fogarty, Bryan, girl. Oct. 20: Megan and Israel Lerma, Fayette, boy; Emily Conrad, Wauseon, boy. Oct. 21: Amanda and Casey Mohler, Napoleon, girl; Rebecca Hatton and John Crawford, Wauseon, girl.

Choose Constitutional Amendments Carefully

Seems like every time Ohio voters go to the polls, they’re asked to make changes, also known as amendments, to the Ohio Constitution. The constitutional amendment process is attractive to some because it bypasses the state legislature and the Ohio Supreme Court. Once an amendment passes, it can only be removed or altered by another amendment. To put an amendment […]

Polling Places, Voting Hours For Election Day On Nov. 3

Voting places across Ohio will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. for the Tuesday, Nov. 3 fall general election. Voting locations are unchanged for registered voters in the three Archbold precincts and German Township (Archbold School District). Those voters will cast ballots at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 700 West Lutz Road, Archbold. Voting areas for each […]

Archbold Police Log

Oct. 18 2:29 am: Domestic dispute, 400 block West St. 2:52 pm: Loose dog, Monterey Ct., took to kennel, released to owner. Oct. 19 12:35 pm: Found license plate, E. Beech St. at S. Defi ance St., notified owner. Oct. 20 10:50 am: Disabled pickup, 600 block S. Defiance St., pushed off road, towing service contacted. 5:28 pm: Loose dog, […]

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