School Construction Workers Served Thanksgiving Dinner At Pettisville

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Staff and students at Pettisville Schools showed appreciation to construction workers building their new school building by hosting them for Thanksgiving dinner. The Tuesday, Nov. 23 meal “was a team effort,” said Donna Meller, PHS science teacher and coordinator of the event. “It was about us putting together (a meal) to show our appreciation for their efforts.” About 40 workers […]

Mailbox Damaged

David Yoder, 123 Pheasant Lane, told Archbold police his mailbox was struck by a vehicle sometime between 6 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 24, and 8 am the following day. It appeared a vehicle backed into the mailbox, doing approximately $140 in damage. —— Let us watch well our beginnings, and the results will manage themselves.–Alexander Clark


Katrina Gobrogge, AHS ‘08, daughter of Neal and Beth, lettered in women’s cross country for the third consecutive year at Hope College, Holland, Mich. She is a junior. Hailey Galvan, AHS ‘10, daughter of Roel and Dana, scored six points in Owens Community College’s 82-39 victory over Kellogg Community College, Tuesday, Nov. 23. The Lady Express, ranked 12th in the […]

Wind Turbine Flies For Archbold Schools

The Archbold Area School Board voted unanimously to seek bids for construction of an electricity-generating wind turbine on school property. In a special meeting, Monday, Nov. 29, board members approved a resolution allowing school district officials “to begin the public bidding process” for the wind turbine. David Deskins, school district superintendent, said district officials will work closely with The Renaissance […]

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the list of speeding offenses, the first number is illegal speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, court costs.) Traffic Brandon D. Clark, rural Lyons, speeding, 73-55, Co. Rd. 14, $47, $88. Lamar J. Eby, Archbold, failed to maintain assured clear distance ahead, St. Rt. 108, $102, $88. Amy J. Leppelmeier, […]

Pettisville Girls Fall In Season Opener

Wauseon jumped out to a 15-11 lead after one quarter, and the four-point difference was enough to give the Indians a one-point 38-37 girls basketball victory at Pettisville, Friday, Nov. 26, in their season opener. The Blackbirds outscored Wauseon by one point in each of the final three quarters for the one-point difference in the end. The Indians led 25-22 […]

William G. Rupp

William G. Rupp, age 75, died peacefully on Nov. 27, 2010, at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center. The son of Peter and Clara Rupp, Bill was born on July 11, 1935, in Archbold. He graduated from Archbold High School in 1953 and from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 1957 with a degree in accounting and a commission in the United […]

Village Employees Get 1% Pay Raise

Full-time employees of the Village of Archbold will receive a 1% raise in pay. But, in order to offset an increase in employee medical insurance, council reduced some of the benefits available to employees. Council approved the changes at its Monday, Nov. 22 meeting. The 1% pay hike will only apply to full-time village employees. Those who work for the […]

Blue Streak Girls Win Season Opener, 57-47

Alicia Drewes scored eight of her team-leading 14 points in the first quarter as Archbold defeated Edgerton 57-47, Saturday, Nov. 27, in the season opener for both girls basketball teams. The Streaks led 20-13 after one quarter and 31-24 at halftime. The difference was 13 points, 42-29, after three. “This was a nice win to start the season against a […]

Doris C. Britsch

Doris C. Britsch, age 85 years, of Archbold, passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 27, 2010, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. She was born May 21, 1925, near Archbold, the daughter of Eli and Jennie (Burkholder) Lugbill. She married Dale Britsch on July 11, 1943 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 1995. A lifelong resident of […]

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