Ten Years To Life For Rape

Skiver Sentenced Sept. 15

Jamie A. Skiver, 18, Archbold, was sentenced to 10 years to life in prison on a charge of rape in Fulton County Common Pleas Court. Archbold police arrested Skiver Jan. 21 after he had sex with a girl under the age of 13 the night before. A two-count indictment against Skiver was handed down on Feb. 28. He pled guilty […]

Giant Puffball

District Appropriations Up About 1.6%

The Archbold Area School District approved general fund appropriations of about $12.3 million for the 2011-12 fiscal school year. The board took action at its Monday, Sept. 19 meeting. Appropriations are up 1.6% from the 2010-11 fiscal school year. Christine Ziegler, district treasurer, said typically the district does not spend all the money it appropriates, so the 1.6% increase may […]

AHS, PHS Boys Teams Place Second At Ottawa

The Archbold and Pettisville boys cross country teams placed second in their respective divisions at the Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 17. The Streaks finished with 77 points in the Blue Division. Van Wert won with 64. The Blackbirds finished with 128 points in the Gold Division. St. Henry won with 38. The AHS girls finished 11th in the Blue […]

AHS 2011 Homecoming Court

Council Approves Christine Drive Parking Change

Archbold Village Council voted to allow parking on both sides of Christine Drive at its Tuesday, Sept. 6 meeting. Council discussed the Christine Drive parking issue during their Aug. 1 meeting when Reilly Short, 103 Christine Drive, asked why he could no longer park his car in front of his home. In the past, parking was allowed on the west […]

Swimming Pool Has Leak, Kidder Says

Jennifer Kidder, director of the Archbold Parks and Recreation Department, said the Archbold swimming pool has developed a leak. “We have been unable to isolate it, but we’ll get it figured out and taken care of this fall, so we won’t be scrambling around next year,” she said. The pool closed Monday, Aug. 22. The leak became noticeable Tuesday, Aug. […]

Hole In One

Terry Sidle, Stryker, aced the 130-yard par-3 third hole at the golf course in Stryker on Sept. 1. His club of choice was a 9-iron.

Food, Fun At Fall Festival

The Archbold Fall Festival is a fun event for the community, not a commemoration or celebration of anything other than fall, said Julie Brink, director of the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce. The festival is a “feel-good community event, the purpose being fun and fellowship,” Brink said. Representatives of a statewide magazine that selected Archbold for a special award will […]

Archbold Schools Earn Excellent With Distinction Through Safe Harbor Provision

The Archbold Area School District earned the Excellent with Distinction rating on the state school report cards because of Safe Harbor. Michelle Bagrowski, district curriculum director, gave that information to members of Archbold Area School Board at the Monday, Sept. 19 board meeting. Safe Harbor is a provision under the Adequate Yearly Progress portion of the state report cards. AYP, […]

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