Aaron Rex Named Superintendent Of Archbold Schools

Aaron Rex, principal of Wapakoneta High School for the past seven years, is the new superintendent of the Archbold Area School District. The Archbold school board met in executive session for approximately a half hour before returning and approving motions to sign Rex to a three-year contract, at an annual salary of $101,000. His first day on the job is […]

Grace Luceal King

Grace King, 97, of Wauseon, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at the Fulton Manor in Wauseon. She was born on Aug. 6, 1915, in rural Pettisville, the only daughter of Charles andHannah (Freyenberger) Schmucker. In 1938, Grace married Willard Wyse King. Grace and Willard raised their family on a dairy farm north of Pettisville. In 1980, they moved to […]

Jr. High Sports Digest

Archbold 8th Grade Boys Basketball A very strong Napoleon team downed the Blue Streaks 55-39, Thursday, Dec. 20. Jack Fisher and Ian Radabaugh combined for 18 points, while Lauf powered the Wildcat offense with 20. The Streaks started the 2013 part of the schedule on a much better note as they handed Swanton a 41- 25 setback, Thursday, Jan. 3. […]

STOP For School Busses

If you are driving on roads in the Archbold or Pettisville school districts and a school bus stops with its red lights flashing and stop sign displayed, you must stop. No exceptions. Awesome Linda Schmidt, an Archbold bus driver, said, “This community is awesome, as far as stopping for us and taking care of us while we’re taking care of […]


M. Christine Riegsecker, 94, Fayette, died Dec. 23, 2012. Survivors include five children. Glenford Harold Rupp, 101, Whitehouse and formerly of Pettisville, died Jan. 1, 2013. Survivors include two daughters. Willard E. Friley, 94, Archbold, died Jan. 1, 2013. Survivors include three children.

Pettisville Girls Squeak By Hilltop Cadets 53-52

Leading 49-39 entering the fourth quarter, the Pettisville girls basketball team withstood a 13-4 run by Hilltop to squeak out a 53-52 Buckeye Border Conference victory, Saturday, Jan. 5, at Hilltop. “It was a real nice win for us tonight,” said Jason Waldvogel, PHS head coach. “I thought it was one of our best efforts by the entire team this […]

Stopping for a School Bus

When a school bus is stopped on a roadway to pick up or drop off passengers, the following regulations apply to other drivers on the roadway: 1. When a school bus driver is preparing to stop the bus, he or she activates four amber lights– two on the front and two on the rear of the bus. These lights continue […]

Delta Principal Dies After Crash

Services were yesterday, Tuesday, for Cory Sprow, 38, Delta, principal of Delta Elementary School. Sprow, who had also been the Delta head boys basketball coach, died Thursday, Jan. 3, from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Sprow has family ties to the Archbold area. Crash Fulton County Sheriff Department deputies were still wrapping up details […]

PHS Boys Fall To Ottawa Hills; Beat Hilltop, Patrick Henry

The Pettisville boys basketball team improved to 5- 4, 3-0 in the Buckeye Border Conference with wins over Hilltop and Patrick Henry and a loss at Ottawa Hills. The Birds traveled to Ottawa Hills, Friday, Dec. 28, and came home with a 74-49 loss. The Green Bears led 28-12 after one period and 42-22 at the half. They extended the […]

Gnagey Retires From School Technology Director Post

The Archbold Area School Board accepted the resignation for the purpose of retirement of Brent Gnagey, school district technology coordinator, during its Monday, Jan. 7 meeting. Gnagey, who started with the district as a sixth grade English teacher, has 30 years in education. He spent one year in the Ayersville school district and three years at Pettisville, before joining Archbold […]