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Praets Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Praet, Archbold, and formerly of Wauseon, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary earlier this month. Wally Praet and Phyllis Bressler were married Feb. 3, 1951, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Napoleon. They have three children: Trudy Bischoff, Angola, Ind., deceased; Becky (Larry) Christy and Tracy (Greg) Kuhlman, all of Archbold. They have six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. […]

Archbold EMS Log

Jan. 28 4:07 pm: Westfield Medical Center, medical, transported to Fulton County Health Center. Jan. 29 8:30 am: Fairlawn Apartments, medical, transported to FCHC. Jan. 30 10:35 am: Fairlawn Apartments, rescue, refused treatment. Jan. 31 4:07 pm: 21000 block US20A, rescue, transported to FCHC. Feb. 1 2:05 am: Ohio Turnpike, 22.2-mile marker, auto accident. Feb. 2 8:03 am: Co. Rd. […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Jan. 28: Samantha Pursel, Archbold, girl. Jan. 29: Katie & Jason Wanemacher, Archbold, girl. Feb. 1: Carrie & Brian Stricklen, Wauseon, boy; Randi Iliff, Napoleon, girl. Feb. 2: Kayla Feathers, Fayette, boy. A daughter, Bianca Gracia, was born Jan. 27, 2011, at Defiance Regional Medical Center, Defiance, to Jessica Gracia and Ramon Rodriguez, Jr., Bryan. She […]

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Couple Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rufenacht, Archbold, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Ken Rufenacht and Evon Moose were married Feb. 11, 1961, in the St. Paul Methodist Church, Napoleon, by Rev. Spitnale. They have four children: Douglas (Laura) Rufenacht, Neapolis; Matthew (Laurie) Rufenacht, Archbold; Christopher (Kate) Rufenacht, Wauseon; and Rebecca Rufenacht, Archbold. They have 13 grandchildren. The couple will celebrate […]

Two Men Given Prison Terms

Two men were recently sentenced to prison terms in Fulton County Common Pleas Court: Tomas Ramos III, 24, Wauseon; pled guilty to one count possession of heroin; had between one and five grams of heroin in his possession on Oct. 2, 2010; sentenced on Monday, Jan. 31, to one year in prison, driver license suspended for one year. Jason Borton, […]


Vehicles Broken Into; Property Recovered

Two vehicles were broken into in the Fox Chase Manufactured Housing Community sometime Saturday or Sunday, Jan. 29-30. Police recovered a black bag containing a pair of athletic shoes, with a total value of $70. The items were taken from a parked car owned by Alexander Alencastro, who resides at Lot 27 in Fox Chase. Alencastro told police papers were […]

Honor Students

Three Archbold High School graduates were named to the dean’s list for the 2010 fall semester at Hesston (Kan.) College. They are Rebecca Short, AHS ‘10, daughter of Randy and Deb; Darin Bontrager, AHS ‘08, son of Phil and Lori; and John Schoenhals, AHS ‘09, son of Walter and Joy.