State Budget Cuts May Cost Archbold Schools $275,000

The Archbold Area School District could lose $235,000 to $275,000 in revenue next year if the budget proposed by John Kasich, Ohio governor, is approved. Speaking to the Archbold Area School Board, Monday, March 21, David Deskins, school district superintendent, said the budget bill, which is in its very early stages, caps the district’s loss at $235,000 to $275,000. Without […]

Blue Streaks’ Season Ends

Top: Seniors on the Archbold boys basketball team accept the Division III regional runner-up trophy while Doug Krauss, AHS head coach, far right, receives congratulations from Tim Meister, Ohio High School Athletic Association Northwest District Board representative. Seniors are, from left: Garrett Morton, Aaron Bernath, Clay Giesige, Aaron Wyse, and Telly Fricke. Bottom left: Garrett Morton streaks between a trio […]

Trio Still Contributes To Fairlawn Auction After Moving Away

Even though some people live away from the Archbold area, they still maintain ties to the community. For Paul Nafziger, Sue Thatcher, and Steve Meyer, one of the ways they maintain contact is by continuing to donate to the annual Fairlawn Auxiliary Auction. While Paul Nafziger and his wife Ella live near Hudson, Mich., 27 miles from Archbold, he said […]

Senior Housing Proposal For Stryker Gets Positive Feedback

Gary St. John, village administrator of Stryker, said feedback from two recent public meetings generally has been positive toward a proposed senior housing project in the village. Stryker and other officials have had dinner meetings to discuss the project with community members. At a Thursday, March 17 meeting, St. John said about 130 persons attended. The proposal under consideration is […]

“Fierce” Wins Bible Quiz Tourney

Area Bible quizzers and their supporters were treated to a fun day of tournament quizzing for the local quizzing finale, Sunday, March 20. After praise and worship time, Glen Coblentz, North Clinton pastor, gave a rousing welcome to the crowd in attendance. The season’s top 25 individuals and quizzers who recited the most memory verses were recognized, followed by a […]

Walter Scholarships For 2011 Announced

Trisha King, Archbold High School, and Marie Engle, Pettisville High School, both seniors, have been named the 2011 Franklin B. Walter scholarship winners for their school districts. The Walter scholarship honors Franklin B. Walter, state superintendent of schools from 1977 until 1991. The Ohio Educational Service Center Association created the award in 1990. One senior student in each school district […]

February Snowfall Heavier Than Usual

If you thought there was a lot of snow in February, you were right. Archbold Wastewater Treatment Plant workers recorded 20.5 inches of snow for the month. That’s almost double February 2010, when 10.8 inches fell. Between 2005 and 2011, no single February total came close to February 2011. The second-highest snowfall was recorded in 2008, when there was 14.75 […]

Daugherty And Friesen Exhibit Artwork

Breanna Lange Daugherty and Kimberly Friesen are two of 19 Goshen (Ind.) College senior art majors who will display their latest work in the Hershberger Art Gallery music center. Daugherty exhibits her printmaking from March 20- 30. A 2007 AHS graduate, she is the daughter of Daniel and Debra Lange. Friesen exhibits her sculpture from April 3-13. The daughter of […]

Honor Students

Alexa Short, PHS ‘09, daughter of Lynn and Karlene, was named to the dean’s list for the 2010 fall semester at the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Ind. Students must earn at least a 3.5 gpa to qualify. —— In many European countries it was a tradition for a girl to present colored eggs to a boyfriend as an […]

Archbold Band, Choir Qualify For State Competition

Musicians from Archbold High School qualified for state competition in competitions held Friday and Saturday, March 11-12. While the Archbold High School band has been to state competition before, this is the first trip for Tim Booth, band director. Kent Vandock, vocal music director, said it is the third consecutive year the AHS men’s chorus, women’s chorus, and chorale have […]