Heckels Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Tom and Sharon Heckel, Stryker, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Tom Heckel and Sharon Wyse were married Feb. 16, 1974, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Archbold, by Pastor Al Siewert. The couple has three children: Amie (Matt) Maynard, Stryker; Ryan (Stacey) Heckel, Ridgeville Corners; and Shelby (Jason) Bower, Findlay. They have six grandchildren. The couple will celebrate by spending […]

Charge Man With Inducing Panic

Heath Michael Armstrong, 26, is currently free on bond after being arrested and charged with inducing panic following an incident that resulted in an open-country search and capture. The police report states that officers were called to a residence at 306 S. Lincoln St. about 9:35 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 5, where there was a report of a man with a […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004 Work on the new Archbold Woodland Park should start next month, according to council. Kenny Cowell, a councilman, requested council place a stop sign at the corner of Vine and Williams streets while North Defiance Street is closed for improvements in 2005. Additional traffic is expected on Vine Street. Two awards in the […]

Honor Student

Tanner Rufenacht, PHS ‘13, son of Brad and Tina, was named to the dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Mich. Students must earn at least a 3.5 gpa to qualify.

Man Charged In Hunting Accident

Robert Heltzel III, 26, rural Wauseon, has been charged with negligent homicide and injuring persons while hunting, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, announced last week. Both charges are misdemeanors of the first degree and were filed in Eastern District Court, Friday, Jan. 31. An arraignment has been set for Thursday, Feb. 20 in Eastern District. In a press release, […]

Perry Rupp Leaving County Commissioners; Jeff Rupp Running

Perry Rupp, incumbent Fulton County commissioner, did not file for reelection for his seat, but Jeffrey L. Rupp has filed to run for the post as a Republican in the Tuesday, May 6 primary election. Brett Kolb, incumbent county auditor, Char Lee, newly-appointed county treasurer, and Michael J. Bumb, juvenile and probate court judge, each filed for their posts in […]


Agriculture Education Pettisville Agriculture Education Adult Ed Advisory Committee, Monday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Pettisville High School ag room. Tour of Riley Tractor Parts and Yoder & Frey Cushion Manufacturing. SAHC Stryker Area Heritage Council Board of Trustees, Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Stryker Depot, 203 N. Depot St., Stryker. Parkinson Support Defiance Area Parkinson’s support group, Tuesday, Feb. 18, […]

Public Meetings

FCBDD Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Monday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., FCBDD, 1210 N. Ottokee St., Wauseon. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. School Board Archbold Area School Board, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m., Archbold High School, 600 Lafayette St. Water & Sewer Ridgeville Township Water […]

Mishap In Parking Lot

A mishap occurred in a Sauder Woodworking parking lot, 801 West Barre Road, at 6:05 am, Friday, Jan. 31, an Archbold police report states. A sport-utility vehicle, driven by Jason D. Roth, 45, rural Wauseon, was backing in the parking lot, and collided with a parked car owned by Gary L. Parry, Wauseon.

Collegiate Connection

Erica King, PHS ‘10, moved into 13th place on the all-time scoring list at Defi- ance College after scoring eight points and grabbing three rebounds in DC’s 71-55 loss to Bluffton University, Wednesday, Jan. 29, in women’s basketball action. King scored eight points in DC’s 61-53 win over Anderson University, Thursday, Feb. 6. The Yellow Jackets are 9- 12, 6-8 […]