ACT Rendition Of “Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus” Is Excellent Fare

Archbold Community Theatre has hit a home run with its production of “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.” Nothing about the play, from the sets to the lighting to the acting, can be faulted. It’s hard to see how professional companies could have done better, especially considering ACT’s reasonable ticket price. The play is built around the story of […]

We Need Santa Claus, More Than Ever

Archbold Community Theatre is currently presenting “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus,” a darling play about a little girl whose faith in Jolly Old St. Nick is shaken. She questioned her local newspaper, and the answer has gone down in history as one of the most beloved pieces of Christmas literature. Francis P. Church, the writer of the famous […]

Flu Season Underway, Health Department Says

Flu Vaccine Still Available

Mark Eckhart, an epidemiologist with the Fulton County Health Department, said sporadic reports of people in Fulton County suffering from the flu are starting to come from area physician offices. An epidemiologist studies the incidence and prevalence of disease in a specified population, with an emphasis on disease detection, and discovering sources of infectious diseases. The number of reports is […]

United Way Drive At 71%

With just over three weeks left, the Fulton County 2011 United Way Fund Drive has collected 71%, or about $230,000, toward its goal of $325,000. “I don’t think we’ll hit our goal, but we’ll probably bring in a little more than we did last year,” said Gina Saaf, Fulton County United Way executive director. In 2010, the Fulton County United […]

Shop Locally For Holiday Giving

The Internet is often a tumultuous tidal wave of useless information (“Forward this message to 10 friends or your nose will fall off your face!”), but recently, a reader brought this newspaper a tidbit that holds a good idea. It suggests rather than rushing out to load up on foreign-made gifts, that we give things that will enrich friends and […]

Fulton County Hunters Harvest 302 Deer; Two Days Of Hunting Left

Fulton County deer hunters who use guns harvested 302 deer during the season that extended from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4. Hunters will have one more weekend of deer-gun hunting, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17-18. Last year, deer-gun hunters in Fulton County harvested 438 deer. So far this year, hunters across Ohio have taken 90,282. During the 2010 deer-gun season, […]

Archbold Police Log

Nov. 28 1:12 pm: Theft, Friendship Food Mart. 3:20 pm: Disabled vehicle, 400 block E. Lutz Rd., pushed into Fairlawn parking lot. Nov. 29 9:50 am: Runaway juvenile, subject returned home. Nov. 30 3:15 pm: Flat tire, stood by to control traffic, 100 block N. Clyde’s Way. Dec. 1 7:23 am: Dogs at large, 1100 block S. Defiance St., advised […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001 Village employees will receive a 3.1% pay increase, and workers paid an hourly rate will get an additional 10 cents an hour. School district officials are planning to move into the AHS classroom addition at the end of March 2002. Rainy days have restricted construction. One problem contractors are facing is obtaining blue […]


Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court Panther Recoveries, Columbus, plaintiff vs Rosemary Parker, Delta, defendant. Other civil. Huntington National Bank, Columbus, plaintiff vs Jeffery Parkhurst, Fayette, defendant. Foreclosure. Samuel Schmitz, Lyons, plaintiff vs Keri Schmitz, Lyons, defendant. Divorce. Tammy Junk, Archbold, plaintiff vs Robert Junk, Jr, Defiance, defendant. Divorce. Brittany Huffman, Swanton vs Adam Foster, Adrian, Mich., obligor. UIFSA. Heather Windisch, Hicksville, vs […]