2011-02-09

AHS “We The People” Team Third In Ohio



The Archbold High School advanced placement government class placed third in “We The People,” a competition that simulates a congressional hearing. Andrea Badenhop, AHS advanced placement government teacher, said of the nine schools represented in the event, held Friday, Jan. 28, Archbold was the smallest. The competition is held at the Ohio Statehouse. It is sponsored by the Ohio Center […]

Marvin H. Nagel



Marvin H. Nagel, 73, of Union City, Mich., passed away Jan. 31, 2011, at the Community Health Center of Branch County. He was born July 3, 1937, in Ridgeville, Ohio to Harold and Luella Elizabeth (Behrman) Nagel. He married Marlene F. Miller on June 16, 1956 in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio. They were remarried on Oct. 16, 2002 in Albion, Ind. […]

Ladies Revelation Bible Study Mar. 2



Christ Community Church, Ridgeville Corners, conducts an interdenominational Bible Study on Revelation for 11 weeks beginning Wednesday, March 2, 7 p.m.

OHSAA Board Of Directors Tackles Competitive Balance Concerns



The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors is placing a new bylaw up for vote of the OHSAA membership that would be the first step toward possible changes on how schools are assigned to tournament divisions. The board is acting on a recommendation from the OHSAA Competitive Balance Committee. The proposed new bylaw, which will be voted upon […]

Beck On Study-Service Term In Peru



Jackson Beck, son of William and Kathy, Archbold, is participating in the Goshen (Ind.) College Study- Service Term in Peru this spring, along with 13 other students. A 2009 Archbold High School graduate, Beck is majoring in history. He left for Peru on Jan. 12 and returns to the United States on April 12. Located in South America along the […]

Helen Ruth Merillat



Helen Ruth Merillat, age 87 years, of Archbold, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 1, 2011, in her home. She was born Feb. 15, 1923, near Elmira, the daughter of Clarence and Ruth (Leu) Clingaman, and married Harold Merillat on Jan. 24, 1942. She lived her life with Harold around the United States, eventually settling in the Baltimore, Md. area, where […]

Division III, IV Girls Tournament Pairings



Tournament pairings were drawn Sunday for the Ohio girls basketball tournament. In Division III action at Defiance, Evergreen (14-2) received the number one seed. Tinora (14-2) is seeded second, and Archbold (14-4) is third. The Streaks play Liberty Center (5-12), Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. The winner plays the Vikings, Saturday, Feb. 26, 6:15 p.m., for a sectional title. […]

NSCC President’s Salary Hiked To $129,000



Thomas L. Stuckey, president of Northwest State Community College, received a pay hike of 1.99% from the Board of Trustees, Friday, Feb. 4. During their February meeting, the trustees approved a three-year contract for Stuckey. The new contract is retroactive to July 1, 2010, and lasts until June 30, 2013. Under his old contract, Stuckey was earning $126,480. His new […]

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Duane A. VanDeVoorde



Duane A. VanDeVoorde, 67 years, of West Unity, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Florida Hospital-Heartland Division in Sebring, Fla. Duane was born Sept. 7, 1943, in Mt. Clemons, Mich., to the late Rene and Beatrice (Rolph) VanDeVoorde. He was a 1962 graduate of Edon High School and a 1964 graduate of DeVry University. Duane taught electricity at Four County […]


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