Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club Is A “Community Thing”

The Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club is an anomaly. In one of the smallest towns in the area, it is the largest 4-H club in Fulton County. With 166 registered members and advisors, club meetings buzz with activity. Split into project groups, youth work hard to prepare for the Fulton County Fair. In the beef group, members give prepared “demonstrations” on […]

John Waller To Perform At Fulton County Fair

Best known for his song “While I’m Waiting” from the movie “Fireproof,” John Waller will perform a free concert, Sunday, Sept. 5, 5 p.m., in the Gospel Music Tent at the Fulton County Fair. With former model Billie Blaire, Waller and more than 50 other individuals scheduled to perform, fairgoers are sure to have plenty of inspirational music to enjoy […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: prelude; offertory, How Great Thou Art. Message, “I Am A Fan,” Jesse Kahler; children’s challenge, Deb Neuenschwander; baptism of Shawn Patterson. Service was followed by a church family picnic. Wednesday: Jr. High Alive, high school small groups, Alive for guys and gals, adult Bible study, worship team practice. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Donna Smith, worship leader; Keith Short, […]

Blackbird Golf Falls To N. Central, Fayette

The Pettisville golf team dropped two Buckeye Border Conference matches to North Central and Fayette last week. North Central crushed the Blackbirds, 177-235, at Wauseon, Monday, Aug. 23. NC’s Brandon Turner led all golfers with a 41; teammate Clayton Vandervoorde was a stroke behind at 42. Tyler Herschberger, a sophomore, led the Blackbirds with a 51. No other Pettisville golfer […]

Archbold, Pettisville Schools Ranked Excellent

The Archbold Area School District and Pettisville Local School District were both designated as Excellent schools on the Ohio Department of Education School District Report Cards. However, Archbold lost the title of Excellent with Distinction. The Wauseon Exempted Village School District is the only Fulton County school district that earned Excellent with Distinction, the highest distinction possible on ODE report […]

Body Mass Testing, Another Unfunded Mandate

An unfunded mandate is when a higher level of government tells a lower level of government it must do something, but the higher level of government won’t pay the bill. Case in point: Body Mass Index, or BMI testing. The State of Ohio wants schools to weigh and measure kindergarteners, plus third, fifth, and ninth graders, then calculate each student’s […]

AHS Class Of 1945 Reunion

Archbold Boys Soccer 2-1 After First Week

The Archbold boys varsity soccer team kicked off its inaugural season with two wins in its first three outings. The Streaks hosted Toledo St. John’s Jesuit, Tuesday, Aug. 24. A Titan foul with 34:56 left in the first half gave Archbold midfielder Aaron Bontrager a free kick from 35 yards. Bontrager’s kick bent into the upper right corner of the […]

Grisier Satisfies His Need For Speed At Bonneville Salt Flats

(Editor’s Note: this is the first of a two-part series about Christian Grisier’s motorcycle run at the Bonneville Salt Flats.) What started out as a crazy idea between a couple of friends resulted in untold hours of preparation, “more money (spent) than I care to think about,” a 37-hour straight-through drive, and a trip across the Bonneville Salt Flats on […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000 Barrett Norton spliced fiber optic cable along East Williams Street Tuesday morning. The splicing was part of a complete update of the Archbold cable TV system. It should be completed this month. Three areas of Fulton County have a critical need for additional water, Ziad Musallum, county sanitary engineer, told Archbold council Monday […]