PHS Frosh Girls Fall To Otsego

The Pettisville freshman girls basketball team lost to Otsego 33-27, Monday, Feb. 1. Katie Yoder led the Birds with 15 points.

Auto, Deer Collide

Michael E. Birky, 45, Archbold, was involved in a crash when the minivan he was driving on Co. Rd. F hit a deer about 5:44 am, Friday, Jan. 22. The Fulton County Sheriff Department report states Birky was driving east on the county road when the collision occurred about twotenths of a mile west of Co. Rd. 25. No injuries.

Leukemia Keeps Girl Home, But Computers Keep Her In Classroom

To paraphrase an old saying about Mohammed and the mountain, “If Maddy can’t go to school, the school must go to Maddy.” Six-year-old Maddy Lambert, an Archbold Elementary School first grader, was diagnosed with leukemia on Nov. 12, 2009. “When Maddy was diagnosed, our world was turned upside down,” said her mother, Dorothy Lambert. “One of the first things they […]


Ability Center Ability Center of Defiance Advisory Board, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4:30 p.m., Ability Center of Defiance, 1935 E. Second St., Suite C, Defi- ance. OPERS Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m., Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., Wauseon. HOPE Helping Other Parents Experiencing Grief group, Monday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., meeting room, Fulton County […]

Distrust Of Deskins Why?

There are citizens in this community who are disappointed with David Deskins’ leadership, as superintendent of the Archbold Area School District. They see him as the reason for a lot of changes they don’t like, such as cuts in programs and increases in property taxes. Deskins has been the victim of a rumor-and-whisper campaign for some time. It’s time to […]

Winter’s Biggest Blast Yet

Tuesday’s snowfall was probably the biggest blast of this winter. Workers from the Archbold Street Department were out early Tuesday morning clearing the streets, but Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said they couldn’t keep up with the rate the snow was falling. Their priorities were to keep emergency routes and main streets clear, then work residential streets. “You try to […]


Pettisville 7th Grade Girls Basketball BBC tournament: Pettisville (15- 0, 10-0 BBC) defeated Fayette 38-24, Monday, Feb. 1. Pettisville leading scorers: Mikala Avina, 10 points; Taylor Rychener and Dana Fricke, 9 each. Fayette leading scorers: Denton, 8; Uribes, 7.

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000 Council approved the last of three scheduled increases in water and sewer rates, Feb. 7. Council discussed the extension of Lafayette Street from its current western terminus to Co. Rd. 24. Kevin Morton, councilman, said the street extension planning phase is on the schedule for 2001, but there is no definite date for […]

Federal Program Provides Food For County Seniors

Fulton County senior citizens who meet certain age and income limits could be eligible for 40 to 50 pounds of free food every month. The food comes through a federal-funded program called the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or CSFP. Sandy Griggs, director of the Fulton County Senior Center, said there is a defi- nite need for the program. “Seniors with […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Prelude; offertory, piano and organ duet. Message, “Under Judgement of God,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: Praiselude by worship team and band; offertory, Cameron Bible. Message same as first service. Wednesday: Meal, 6 p.m., Connection Club for pre-K – grade 6, Jr. High Alive, high school small groups, Men Alive, adult Bible study, worship team practice, adult choir […]