Maurice E. King

May 24, 1922-Oct. 25, 2011

Maurice E. King was born in the Lockport area on May 24, 1922, to William (Bill) and Carrie (Nofzinger) King, their fifth child. He entered his heavenly home on Oct. 25, 2011, at the age of 89 years. Maurice was a charter member of Zion Mennonite Church and later joined Donelson Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tenn. As a young boy, Maurice […]

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Streaks Fall To Kalida In District Semifinal

The Kalida Wildcats came from behind to edge Archbold 2-1, Tuesday, Oct. 25, in a Division III district semifi nal battle of state-ranked boys soccer teams. The Blue Streaks grabbed a 1-0 lead just 3:16 into the game when sophomore midfi elder Brodie Nofziger was tripped inside the penalty area, resulting in a penalty kick opportunity. Junior forward David Bontrager […]

Bruce M. Bly

Bruce M. Bly, 62, Archbold, passed away peacefully at Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, Defiance, at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, with his family by his side. Bruce had a passion for flying and received his Commercial Pilot’s license at Bolivar Aviation, Bolivar, Tenn., in 1985. He was currently employed by Flight Safety International at Toledo Express Airport, […]

Thatcher Named To Diving Team

Cameron Thatcher, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thatcher, Sylvania, and grandson of Maryann Thatcher, Archbold, has been named to the Junior Olympic Elite Performance Diving Team. He placed second in the one- and three- meter springboard events at the USA National Diving Championship in Knoxville, Tenn., in August. He is in eighth grade at Timberstone Junior High School, […]


Jenni Beck, AHS ‘10, made seven saves as goalkeeper as Eastern Mennonite University closed its season with a 4-1 victory at Hollins, Tuesday, Oct. 25. EMU finished 3-15, 3-8 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Beck is the daughter of Arlan and Brenda, Archbold.

Marlan Kenneth Burkholder

Marlan Kenneth Burkholder, age 86, of Wauseon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Prior to his retirement, Marlan had been a lifelong area livestock and grain farmer. Marlan was born in Fulton County, Ohio on Jan. 13, 1925, the son of the late Daniel and the late Erma (Rupp) Burkholder. On March 5, […]

Fun In The Straw

Archbold kindergarten students had fun with straw during their fall festival, at the home of Kris Warner, a kindergarten teacher, Friday, Oct. 28.

LC Beats AHS, Claims NWOAL Outright Title

A lot was riding on the final regular-season football game between Liberty Center and Archbold, Friday, Oct. 28. For LC: a perfect season and an outright Northwest Ohio Athletic League title. On the other side of the field, the Streaks, looking to play spoilers for LC’s perfect season, needed a win to get into postseason play. The Tigers captured an […]

Lona Jane (Wagner) Franz

Lona Jane Franz, age 94, of Archbold, peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday morning, Oct. 25, 2011, at Defiance Inpatient Hospice. She was born Jan. 28, 1917, in Swanton, to Charles E. and Florence (Gilbert) Jacobs. She married William L. Wagner, and he preceded her in death in July of 1967. She remarried to John […]

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