Fire Dept. Trained For Tank Car Fires

Television screens throughout Northwest Ohio and the nation have been showing images of fireballs erupting into the sky from a derailed train near Arcadia, in Hancock County. Andy Brodbeck, Archbold Fire Department chief, said sometimes, evacuating the area and allowing the fire to burn itself out is the best approach in such a situation. “You never know what’s in those […]

Two Hit Deer

There were two accidents involving vehicles striking deer reported to the Fulton County Sheriff Department recently. Logan J. Stuckey, 22, rural Archbold, 2:13 am, Saturday, Jan. 22, on Co. Rd. 25-2 about 100 feet south of Co. Rd. J. Lisa M. Kohv, 53, rural Stryker, 1:35 am, Tuesday, Jan. 25, on Co. Rd. E about 1/4 mile west of Co. […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: prelude; childrens challenge, Deb Neuenschwander. Message, “The Storm of the Gospel,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praiselude by worship team band; childrens challenge and message same as first service. Wednesday: Jr. High Alive, high school small groups, Alive for Guys and Gals, Journey 4 All Bible study, worship team practice, Connection Club for pre-K thru grade 6, choir […]

Recipe Corner

S’mores Pizza 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 envelope pizza crust yeast or RapidRise yeast 2 tablespoons sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup very warm water (120 to 130 degrees) 2 tablespoons butter or margarine Toppings: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups mini-marshmallows Preheat oven to 425 degrees. […]

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 […]

Snowmen Survive Storm

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, […]