H1N1 Flu Claims Henry County Woman’s Life

Julie Lauf, director of nursing for the Henry County Health Department, said Tuesday a 47-year-old Henry County woman has died from the flu. Lauf said the woman, who tested positive for the H1N1 flu virus, had underlying health conditions. Her death is considered flu-related. The woman died Jan. 6 while being treated at a Lucas County Hospital, Lauf said. It […]

Woman Jumps From Window To Avoid Capture By Police

An Archbold police report indicated Rebecca Anne Krueger, also known as Lexi A. Hart, 20, East Gardens, jumped from a second-story window at the apartment complex, apparently to avoid capture. Police were called to the East Gardens complex at 4:06 am, Saturday, Jan. 11, on a noise disturbance. The responding officer noted in his report that when he arrived, there […]

PHS Freshman Boys Win Two

The Pettisville freshman boys basketball team is 7- 0 after winning a pair of games. The Birds defeated Edgerton 36-31, Saturday, Jan. 11. Gabe Beck led Pettisville with 14 points. Pettisville beat Wauseon 44-38, Tuesday, Jan. 14. Beck scored 17 and Caleb Rychener had 11.

Krebs To Lead Library Levy Campaign

Terri Krebs, a member of the Archbold Community Library Board since 2012, will lead the campaign for a renewal of the library property tax levy. The levy will go before voters at the May 6 spring primary election. All voters in the Archbold Area School District vote on the library board renewal. The levy is a total of seventenths (.7) […]

Archbold Man Cited In Wreck

Larry J. Wyse, 66, rural Archbold, received a citation from a Fulton County Sheriff Department deputy for improper starting or backing following a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 6:09 pm, Friday, Jan. 10. The FCSD report states Wyse was driving a car north on St. Rt. 108, and was stopped behind a second car, driven by Terry A. Robinson, 44, […]

PHS Boys Improve To 7-6 With Three Wins

The Pettisville boys basketball team defeated a pair of Buckeye Border Conference rivals and non-league opponent Evergreen last week. The Birds traveled to Hilltop, Monday, Jan. 13, and came home with a 62-48 BBC victory. PHS hosted Fayette, Friday, Jan. 17. The Blackbirds kept their BBC record unblemished at 5-0 with a 42- 34 win. Pettisville was on the road […]

Essay Contest Winners

Three Archbold eighth grade students have been selected as finalists in the Elks Americanism Essay Contest. The students prepared essays on the topic, “What Veterans’ Day Means to Me.” Each student received a certificate and a gift certificate, and their essays move forward for district-level competition. From left: Molly Conway, Sam Petersen, Elizabeth Schmucker.– courtesy photo

Juanita Nies

Juanita Reed Nies, 92, passed away peacefully to be with our Lord on Jan. 14, 2014, at Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Hixson, Tenn. Juanita was born October 1, 1921, in Scottsboro, Ala., where she grew up and worked in the bank with her father, C.O. Reed. She attended Wheaton College, where she met Leon H. Nies. They married in […]

Drug Testing Requires Careful Consideration

The idea of testing Archbold High School students in extracurricular activities for illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco is one that deserves careful consideration. There are many factors in favor of testing. It provides school officials a chance to find a student who is abusing substances, and to stop the abuse before it progresses from just a little experimenting to a […]

Archbold School Officials To Hear From OSFC

Officials from the Archbold Area School District will hear a presentation from the Ohio School Facilities Commission. That’s what Aaron Rex, superintendent, told the school board during its Monday Jan. 13 meeting. The OSFC uses money the State of Ohio received from the 1998 settlement of the lawsuit against tobacco companies to build and renovate schools throughout the state. The […]