Jack C. Planson

Jack C. Planson, age 54, of Stryker, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Defiance Area Hospice. He had worked at Sauder Woodworking in Archbold for the past 33 years.Jack was born in Montpelier on April 15, 1958, the son of Russell and Phyllis (Chandler) Planson.  Surviving are sister and brother-in-law, Penny and Peter Gentit of Stryker; sister and brother-in-law, […]


HOPE Helping Other Parents Experiencing Grief group, Monday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., meeting room, Fulton County Health Center, S. Shoop Ave., Wauseon. OPERS Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1:30 p.m., Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., Wauseon. Parkinson Support Defiance Area Parkinson’s support group, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 1945 E. Second St., […]

Local Woman Sentenced To Community Control

Samantha Poling, 23, Archbold has been sentenced to two years of community control in connection with a Sept. 25, 2012, incident in which she entered a Pettisville area home. Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said in a press release Poling entered the home on Co. Rd. 19. She was indicted by the Fulton County grand jury on Oct. 15, […]

Council Takes Step For Water Plant Upgrade

Archbold village council took the first step toward completing a $2.7 million update of the village’s water treatment plant during its Monday, Feb. 4 meeting. The meeting was held at the plant, with tables set up near some of the massive electrical motors that drive the pumps moving finished water out into the water distribution network. Village officials plan to […]

Prom Dress Dash For Cash

Honor Students

Area students were recently named to the dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester at the Ohio State University: Makenzie Frank, Hannah Schrock, Nathan Stoltzfus, Eric McQuillin, Jay Short, Morgan Ducey, Drew Lange, John Schoenhals, Kellen Seaman, Samantha Burkholder, Archbold; Brittany Seiler, Kalley Martin, Colt Humbert, Sarah Kovar, Fayette. —– Several area students were named to the dean’s list at […]

Blue Streaks Win NWOAL Title Outright

Even though Delta didn’t hit a field goal the entire first half, Archbold led by only seven points going into the locker room before pulling out a 45-33 Northwest Ohio Athletic League girls basketball victory, Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Thunderdome. The 19-1 Streaks, ranked second in Division III by the Associated Press, won the league title outright with an […]

Three Archbold Boys Win District Free Throw Championships

Three Archbold boys were champions in their age divisions in the Knights of Columbus District Free Throw Championship in Defiance, Sunday, Feb. 10. Brandon Taylor won the 10-year-old age division, making 19 of 25. Bryce Williams won the 13-year-old division, making 24 of 25. Alex Short won the 14- year-old division, making 22 of 25. The three compete at the […]

Bailey Mayer Sings At Presidential Inauguration

Some always knew that Bailey Mayer’s musical talents would take her places. And they did, right to Washington, D.C., where she performed as a member of the Lee University Festival Choir during the second inauguration of Barack Obama, U.S. president, Monday, Jan. 21. The 2011 AHS graduate had a seat no more than 50 feet from the inaugural platform, where […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Feb. 2: Gabriela Barajas, Wauseon, boy. Feb. 3: Nicole & Derek Distol, Napoleon, girl. Feb. 6: Pamela & Jacob Young, Delta, boy; Leslie Moose & Adam Camp, Swanton, boy. Feb. 7: Nicole Buchhop, Napoleon, girl.