Fulton Co. Health Center Nov. 16: Yolanda Escamilla & Manuel Esqueda, Wauseon, girl. Nov. 18: Courtney & Jeremie Fisher, Wauseon, boy. —— When work is pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.–Maxim Gorky —— The first “test tube baby” was born in the United Kingdom in 1978. Paid Announcement CARD OF THANKS At this […]

Russell E. Gericke

Russell E. Gericke, age 71 years, of Archbold, passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 21, 2009, in his home. He was born March 1, 1938, in Napoleon, the son of Leo and Frances (Behnfeldt) Gericke, and married Marilyn Miller on Dec. 25, 1961. A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, he was part owner of the former Miller Gas Co. […]

Kindergarten Feast 2009

Archbold Elementary School held its traditional Thanksgiving feast for kindergarten students, Friday, Nov. 20. With construction paper and grocery sack costumes, the boys and girls recreated the first Thanksgiving dinner. Top left: Jalyn Tijerina, left, and Mya Stuckey, representing an Indian and a Pilgrim. Top right: Tyler Apt, left, and Blake Rupp, share a laugh. Bottom right: Dylan Wendt prepares […]

Archbold Police Log

Nov. 15 7:40 pm: Theft, Sauder Heritage Inn. Nov. 16 7:14 am: Vehicle off the road, 22000 block St. Rt. 2, unable to locate. 8:38 am: Criminal mischief, N. Defiance St. at Stryker St. 8:30 am: A car driven by Cody M. Miller, 17, rural Fayette, with passengers Andrew R. Stannard, 16, Sean M. Norwak, 17, Luke Merillat, 17, and […]

Albert Purje

Albert Purje, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at the Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon. Albert was born in Estonia and came to this country in 1955. He worked for Dinner Bell Foods for 29 years. Surviving is his loving wife, Helve; two sons, Kalev, in Archbold, and Lembit (Jacky) in Florida; one brother, Eerik (Ilme) and […]

Parade Of Lights Entries Pour In

Nanette Buehrer, director of the Archbold Area Chamber of commerce, said entries for the Archbold Parade of Lights, which starts at 6:30 pm, Friday, Nov. 27, are coming in at a rapid pace. “People are busy building their floats, and suddenly they realize the registration form is still hanging on the bulletin board,” she said. Currently, there are more than […]

Mielke In Fair Condition At Dayton Hospital

Cathy Mielke, 53, Wauseon, a junior high English and social studies teacher in the Pettisville Local School District, was still hospitalized in Dayton on Friday. She was listed in fair condition. Mielke was injured when her auto collided with a car driven by Angela Thompson, 39, Englewood. Press reports say Mielke was driving south on State Route 48 when Thompson’s […]


Marian Fletcher, 60, Wauseon, died Nov. 16, 2009. Survivors include her husband, Juan Espinoza.

State Won’t Send Notices On Sales Tax Hike

The Fulton County sales tax rate is going up to 7% on Jan. 1, 2010, but don’t expect to get any notification from the State of Ohio. In years past, the Ohio Department of Taxation had sent mailed written notices to all Ohio vendors about four times a year concerning changes in sales tax rates. “That’s something we discontinued several […]

Recipe Corner

Pureed Squash and Ginger Sauce

12-ounce package frozen,   cooked and pureed squash (thawed) 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger root 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons honey Combine ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Stir together well.