2014-01-29

Wind & Snow



Wind-driven snow created unusual snowdrift sculptures along Co. Rd. 19 north of Pettisville, Saturday, Jan. 25. Wind from the west, blowing around the evergreen trees, piled snow on the east side. Blowing and drifting snow caused problems for motorists and road crews several times this month.– photo by Michelle Pugh

Willard James Frey



Willard James Frey, born June 20, 1924, died Jan. 21, 2014, at age 89. He was born to Edward B. and Fannie (Rupp) Frey in Fulton County, Ohio. He was married to Delores Ann (Short) on Aug. 14, 1946, in a lawn ceremony officiated by his father at the bride’s home. He owned and operated a trucking business and farmed […]

PHS Girls Win Two, Raise Record To 14-2



With victories over Montpelier and North Central last week, the Pettisville girls basketball team raised its record to 14-2, 6-1 in the Buckeye Border Conference. The Birds traveled to Montpelier, Tuesday, Jan. 21, and came home with a 56-30 non-league victory. North Central visited the Bird Cage, Thursday, Jan. 23, for a BBC matchup. Pettisville jumped out to a 13-2 […]

Johnson Honored For Work With Fair



Curtis Johnson, rural Fayette, was honored with the Innovation and Excellence Award from the Ohio Fair Managers Association during a recent convention in Columbus for his service to the Fulton County Fair. He was one of eight persons honored. Johnson was a director of the fair for 32 years, from 1981 through 2012. He volunteered during the 2013 fair to […]

Marjorie Mae Baus



Marjorie Mae Baus, 95, born Feb. 12, 1918, passed away at Signature Health Care in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. After college, she taught in a one-room school house at Chesterfield School. Later, she was a homemaker and worked part time at the Don (Pete) Nofziger Insurance Agency. She was very active in her church and was […]

Schnitkey Signs Letter Of Intent



Tyson Schnitkey, an Archbold High School senior, signs a letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Dayton, an NCAA Division I school that competes in the Atlantic Conference. Seated with Schnitkey are his parents, Brent and Lynda. Standing is Dick Selgo, AHS head baseball coach.– photo by Mary Huber

Siebenmorgen To Head Banking Group



Paul S. Siebenmorgen, president and chief executive officer of The Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Archbold, has been elected to serve as chairman of the Ohio Bankers League board of directors for 2014. The OBL, made up of bank executives from across Ohio, serves as the governing body for the state banking trade association. It represents all Ohio banks and […]

Texas Man Sentenced



A man was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 23 in Fulton County Common Pleas Court: •Justo Arce, 47, Port Arthur, Texas; pled guilty to nonsupport of dependents; from Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012, failed to provide child support; owes total arrearage of $46,246.43 as of Oct. 31, 2013; sentenced to 180 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, jail […]

AHS Grapplers Win Thunderbird Invite



Archbold competed in the 38-team Thunderbird Invitational at Lima Central Catholic High School, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25. The Streaks brought home the gold, winning the team championship with 186 points. Covington finished just half a point behind Archbold with 185.5. Norwalk St. Paul was third with 150, followed by Mechanicsburg, 144, and Greenview, 130. Logan Day led the charge […]

Fun In The Snow



Clockwise from front: Chase Kohler, 12, and brothers Kade Kern, 12, and Krayton Kern, 9, all of Archbold, were enjoying some time on the sledding hill at North Pointe Park, Sunday, Jan. 26. Records indicate there’s been plenty of snow for sledding this year.– photo by David Pugh