Beck Survives New Zealand Earthquake

Larry Beck, an Archbold native and 1967 graduate, said he thought a 6.9 Richterscale earthquake “was the end, and I was going to die.” Beck immigrated from Washington state to New Zealand in January 2002, where he operates an international recruiting firm. The earthquake hit Christchurch (population 380,000), where Beck lives, at about 12:51 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 22 (6:51 pm, […]


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Archbold School Board Fills Coaching Positions

The Archbold School Board voted to fill some, but not all, of the fall supplemental coaching and sportsrelated vacancies during its Monday, Feb. 21 meeting. David Deskins, district superintendent, told board members football, volleyball, and golf coaches were pulled from the agenda, because some slots had not been filled. Jeremy King was named athletic director at Archbold Middle School. Coaching […]

Five Streaks State-Bound

Five Archbold wrestlers will continue their season for another week. Ben Eggers (103 pounds), TJ Weirauch (125 lbs.), Kenny Price (130 lbs.), Jordan Cowell (140 lbs.), and Austin Ripke (152 lbs.) all placed in the top four of their respective weight classes at the Division III district meet. Their placements earned them the right to wrestle at the state meet […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Feb. 18: Alejandra Chapa, Archbold, boy; Tanya Curvas, Napoleon, boy. Feb. 21: Jessica Balser, Defiance, boy. Feb. 22: Kamerch Moore, Whitehouse, girl. Feb. 23: Krysta Smith, Wauseon, girl. Feb. 24: Ashley Mack, Delta, boy.

Stevens Qualifies For State Bowling Tourney

Chandler Stevens, a senior at Archbold High School, qualified individually for the state bowling tournament to be held Friday and Saturday, March 4-5 in Columbus. Stevens finished second overall at the district bowling tournament, Monday, Feb. 28, with scores of 189- 289-237 for a 715 series. The top two teams and top two individuals, not on a qualifying team, advance […]

Schools Looking At Make-Up Days

While youngsters may shout with glee when they hear that school is closed due to snow, the number of “snow days” is becoming problematic for school administrators– not to mention parents and teachers. With more snow than usual this winter, David Deskins, Archbold Area School District superintendent, has cancelled school six times due to weather conditions that made it difficult […]

Archbold Police Log

Feb. 20 8:05 am: Bat in residence, 100 block S. Defiance St., captured bat. 12:45 pm: Wallet found in parking lot, Archbold Super- Valu, contacted owner. Feb. 21 1:10 am: Two juveniles walking past curfew, Douglas Dr. at Walnut St., released to parents. 11:09 am: Subject harassing employees, Archbold Main Stop, advised to call police when subject is on scene. […]

Archbold People All Over The World

An article in this week’s Archbold Buckeye tells of Larry Beck, an AHS graduate living in Christchurch, New Zealand, who survived the recent earthquake that hit the city. Beck’s experience reminds us that Archbold and area natives and former residents are found throughout the world. Europe, Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand. Persons with Archbold ties have […]

Person Dies Of H1N1 In Williams County

Flu Season Peaks

The Williams County Health Department said Friday, Feb. 18, that a person had died as a result of H1N1 influenza. Jim Watkins, Williams County health commissioner, said the person “was a younger individual. “That’s one of the bigger factors. It tends to hit a different age group. We tend to think of the flu as something that hits older folks. […]

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