2012-12-19

Gericke, Smith To Wed Dec. 29



Tony and Tracey Gericke, rural Archbold, announce the engagement of their daughter, Britney, Valparaiso, Ind., to Shane Smith, son of Dwayne and Gennelle Smith, Chesterton, Ind. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Archbold High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics education from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2010. She is an eighth grade math teacher at […]

Text Harassment Reported To PD



Jonathan Pole, 22, 417 North Pointe Drive, told Archbold police on Tuesday, Dec. 11, that he had received unwanted text messages. Police left a message at the suspect’s phone number, asking the person to call offi cers.

PHS Girls Beat Edon, Fall To Edgerton



Pettisville used a 17-7 second quarter to defeat Edon 43-28, Friday, Dec. 14, in a Buckeye Border Conference girls basketball game at Edon. In the Birds’ non-league game at Edgerton, Saturday, Dec. 15, the second quarter was again the difference. The Bulldogs outscored PHS 8-5 while every other quarter was tied, and Edgerton won 40-37. Pettisville is 4-3, 2-1 BBC. […]

Beck’s Celebrate 50th Anniversary



Merle Beck and Marlene Beck, Pettisville, were married Dec. 22, 1962, by Charles Gautsche in the Pettisville home of the bride’s parents. The couple has three children: Randy (Joy) Beck, Pettisville; Sheila (Arlan) Yoder, Pettisville; and Rebecca (Ben) Kohler, Archbold. They have 13 grandchildren. They are celebrating their 50th anniversary by taking their children and grandchildren on a cruise to […]

Diesel Fuel Stolen



William R. Overmier, 55, Archbold, told police on Wednesday, Dec. 12, that someone had stolen diesel fuel from a dump truck owned by Viking Trucking, Ridgeville Corners. Overmier told officers he parked the truck at the Friendship Food Mart parking lot about 4 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 11. When he returned to the vehicle 5:30 the following morning, he said it […]

AHS Girls Raise Record To 8-0



Archbold raised its record to 8-0, 3-0 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League with a 53-32 girls basketball victory at Bryan, Friday, Dec. 14. “It was a nice league win at Bryan,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS head coach. “I thought we did a better job rebounding tonight. “We just finished a stretch of three games this week. I liked the […]

Couple Celebrates Silver Anniversary



Jaret and Kelly McDermott, Pettisville, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Jaret McDermott and Kelly Nofziger married on Dec. 18, 1987, at West Clinton Mennonite Church by Edward Diener. They have three children: Michael, Wauseon; Sarah, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Kaylyn, Wauseon. Paid Announcement

County Sheriff Announces Special Patrols



Darrell Merillat, Fulton County sheriff, has announced two special High Visibility Enforcement Patrols during the month of December. The first will be conducted between the hours of 9 pm and 3 am, Friday, Dec. 21- Monday, Dec. 24, and again Friday, Dec. 28-Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. The patrols will concentrate in Clinton, York, and Swan Creek townships. The sheriff department […]

Birds Bomb Edon 51-38



Pettisville led 24-17 at halftime and outscored Edon 14-8 in the fourth quarter to beat the Bombers 51-38 in a Buckeye Border Conference boys basketball matchup, Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Bird Cage. With PHS (3-2, 2-0 BBC) leading 8-7 after one, Edon’s Kaden Sapp hit a threepointer to open the second period, giving the Bombers their only lead of […]

Nu-Arch Lanes Closes; For Sale



Nu-Arch Lanes, Archbold, closed Tuesday, Dec. 11. Vern Nemire, owner, said he has experienced several health problems in the last year, and felt he wasn’t able to devote proper attention to the business. Nemire is 83; he has been in the bowling business for 54 years. The building and the business are for sale.


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