Hamilton, Altman To Marry July 7

Carl and Kathy Hamilton, rural Archbold, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jamie, to Michael Altman, Hicksville, son of Dick and Sandy, Hicksville. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Pettisville High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education from Defiance College in 2010. She is a third grade teacher at Hicksville […]

James L. (Jim) Provost

James L. (Jim) Provost was born April 14, 1928, in Malinta, the son of Dallas and Josephine (Dietrich) Provost. Jim passed awaypeacefully to be with his Lord on June 26, 2012, surrounded by his loving family after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Jim was a co-owner of Dyer & McDermott, Inc., a wholesale electrical business for over 43 […]


In last week’s issue of this newspaper, an article about the expansion and renovation at Fairlawn Haven included the statement that Fairlawn had “raised” $5.5 million. Stated more specifically, Fairlawn collected $1.5 million in fund-raising efforts, then sold bonds, through the Village of Archbold bonding authority, for $4 million.

Couple Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Roger LaPlante and Marilyn Pile were married June 2, 1962, at Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, Toledo, by Richard L. Smith. The Archbold couple has three children, Pat (Jon) Dennis, Salado, Texas; Steve LaPlante, Archbold; and Jeff (Tammy) LaPlante, Houston, Texas. They have three grandchildren. The family celebrated with a get-together on June 2. Paid Announcement

Tristan W. Lewis

Tristan W Lewis, 26, of Guilford, Ind., formerly from Archbold, died unexpectedly on June 21, 2012, in Apache Junction, Ariz. Tristan was born June 22, 1985, in Lawrenceburg, Ind., to Julie (Schultz Rychener) and Jeffrey T Lewis, Guilford, Ind. He graduated from Archbold High School in 2003. He was a loving and caring soul. Tristan is survived by his mother […]

White Paint Must Wear Off Defiance St.

There is no practical way to remove white paint that spilled onto Defiance Street, said Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator. Archbold police were notifi ed of the spill about 3:26 pm, Thursday, June 28. They followed the spill to a pickup truck parked in the 400 block of Walnut Street. The vehicle owner said a can of paint in the […]

Parents Announce July 20 Wedding

Jeff and Melodie Rupp, Archbold, and Darren and Jane Sonnenberg, Archbold, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Nikki Rupp and Trey Sonnenberg. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Archbold High School. She will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education from Taylor University, Upland, Ind., in January 2013. Her fianc√© is a […]

Public Meetings

FCBDD Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities special meeting, Tuesday, July 10, 8:30 a.m., Fulton County Health Department meeting room. Purpose: strategic planning session. Trustees Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, July 5, 8 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon. German Township Trustees, Monday, July 9, 7 p.m., township building, northwest corner of St. Rts. 2 and 66, north of Archbold. Franklin […]

Yoder To Be Named Fulton Co. Coroner

Following Harry Murtiff’s resignation as Fulton County coroner, the Fulton County Republican Party will name Rick Yoder, an Archbold physician, as the acting coroner, Tuesday, July 10. Murtiff’s resignation takes effect at midnight, Sunday, July 29. While the county commissioners have already appointed Yoder as interim coroner, state law requires the political party that the previous coroner was affi liated […]

Honor Students

Michal Strawn and Janelle Homier, both of Archbold, were named to the president’s list for the 2012 spring semester at Capital University. Heaven Randolph, Pettisville, was named to the provost’s list. Students must earn at least a 3.85 gpa to qualify for the president’s list, and at least a 3.7 gpa to qualify for the provost’s list.