William V. “Bill” Fricke, 84, Archbold, died April 28, 2011. Survivors include four children.

JV Softball Wins Two

The Archbold junior varsity softball team (7-4) went 2-1 last week. The Streaks hosted Anthony Wayne, Tuesday, April 26. The Generals won 14-1. Scoring the lone Blue Streak run was Ashley Short on a run-batted-in single by Desi Newman. Patrick Henry visited Archbold, Thursday, April 28. Archbold scored six runs in the first inning and won 20-8. Paige Peterson and […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Gloria Beck, sermon; Mark Graber, monologue about Thomas. Music and scripture reading by Praise band: Al Stuckey, Mike Stuckey, Steve Waidelich, Joe Graber, Sherman Hathaway, Mike Mickelson, Kathy King, Pete King, Randy and Becky Kauffman. Wednesday: MYF. Zion Mennonite Sunday: Cheryl Britsch, song leader; CHAOS youth, worship leader; Greg and Michele Nafziger, Dan and Deb Nofziger, Ty […]

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the list of traffi c offenses, the first number is illegal speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Traffic Tonya M. Bailey, West Unity, speeding, 72-55, Co. Rd. G, $47, $88. Randall S. Beck, rural Pettisville, speeding, 50-25, W. Leggett St., Wauseon, $150 fine, $88 costs. Evan J. Farnsworth, Wauseon, […]

Blackbird Softball Raises BBC Record To 5-1

The Pettisville softball team won three straight league games last week to raise its record to 9-4, 5-1 in the Buckeye Border Conference. The Birds opened the week with a 12-0 shutout at North Central, Tuesday, April 26. PHS hosted Hilltop at Wauseon, Friday, April 29, and defeated the Cadets 2-1. Pettisville finished the week with a 9-3 victory at […]


Nursing Mom’s Group Nursing Mom’s Group, Thursday, May 5, 10 a.m., Crossroads Church, 845 E. Leggett St., Wauseon. Humane Society Fulton County Humane Society, Wednesday, May 4, 6:30 p.m., second floor, Fulton County Administration Building, 152 S. Fulton St., Wauseon. Cancer Support Living With Cancer support group, Thursday, May 5,19, 7 p.m., Bryan Community Center, Buffalo Rd. Brunch with Survivors […]

Heavy Rain Causes Flooding

Archbold Wastewater Treatment Plant records indicate between 8 am, Wednesday, April 27, and 8 am the following morning, almost two inches of rain fell. In this photo, water nears the edge of Williams County Rd. 21N, near Lockport Mennonite Church, Thursday afternoon, April 28. In all, it rained 19 of 30 days in April. Total rainfall was 8.3 inches.– photo […]


Pettisville Track Montpelier Invitational, Saturday, April 30 Girls Swanton 95, Evergreen 83, Pettisville 68, Hilltop 42, Stryker 29, Montpelier 24, Toledo Christian 17, North Central 14 Shot put: 6. Kyliah Wallace 27-6 1/2. Discus: 1. Patrice Smith 71-7 1/2; 6. Wallace 61-4 1/2. 100: 2. Jordyn Pursel 13.9; 6. Sarah Christiansen 14.6. 1600: 2. Mikala Avina 6:16.9; 6. Elizabeth Miller […]


Fulton Co. Health Center April 26: Danelle Baumgartner, Wauseon, boy. A son, Antonio Miguel, was born March 30, 2011, in Columbus to Miguel (Mike) and Sadé Rolón, Columbus. He weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 21 1/2 inches long. He has four siblings: Deja, 11; Donmonic, 7; Amaya, 4; and Analiese, 2. Grandparents are Juan and Odette Rolón, Archbold, […]

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