Streaks to play Africentric in Regional Final Saturday

Archbold (24-2) will have a rematch with Columbus Africentric (23-3) in the Div. III regional championship game at Lexington, Saturday, March 8, 1:30 pm. The Nubians defeated Bucyrus Wynford 52-32 in their regional semifinal, Thursday, March 6. The Streaks hope to avenge last year’s 60-42 loss to Africentric in the regional finals.-Updated 3.5, 9:50 pm —— D-III Regional Semifinal: Archbold […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Feb. 20: Daniela Smith, Wauseon, girl. Feb. 22: Darcy & Tyler Krassow, Custar, boy. Feb. 25: Jami Roop, Holland, girl; Jennie Nafziger, Archbold, girl. A daughter, Ellyn Elizabeth, was born Feb. 22, 2014, at Sturgis Hospital, Sturgis, Mich., to Brian and Rachel Oswald, Sturgis, Mich. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches […]

Investigate $2,000 Theft

Archbold police are investigating the theft of more than $2,000 in cash that occurred over a six month period in 2012-13. An official with Deardorf Property Management, Corunna, Ind., told police on Wednesday, Feb. 19, that $2,041 in cash, a camera worth $100, and a table valued at $50 were stolen from the East Gardens apartment complex. The theft occurred […]

Bring Two Sides Together

There is no more controversial issue in our community today than the plan to relocate St. Rt. 66 to Co. Rd. 24. The plan was coasting along, for months, even years. There was quiet, under-the-radar opposition. However, the opposition exploded into the public spotlight, Thursday, Feb. 13, at a public hearing. There was talk about holding a public meeting prior […]

Rollie Britsch – The Man Behind The Microphone

Longtime Announcer Known As The Voice Of The Blue Streaks

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part interview with Rollie Britsch, longtime announcer for Archbold High School football and boys basketball.) If you’ve ever been to an Archbold High School football game on a crisp fall evening, you’ve heard it. If you’ve been to the Thunderdome to catch the AHS boys basketball team in action, you’ve heard it. […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; music by the worship team, offertory. Message, “Have You Shed Blood?” Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Jen Cobb, Buffy Riley, offertory, special music; Eldon Birky, worship leader. Message, “Gleanings from Sabbatical,” Steve Heatwole. David Falls shared about church planting in North Carolina. Zion Mennonite Sunday: Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offering; Kevin Sauder, song […]

Motorist Flees Accident Scene

A motorist fled the scene following a collision that occurred at the intersection of Co. Rds. C and 19 at 5:33 am, Sunday, Feb. 9. The Fulton County Sheriff Department report states Dustin Robert Tanner, 19, Wauseon, was driving a vehicle east on Co. Rd. C, with passengers Mercedes D. Gomez, 22, Wauseon, and Jonathon M. Nelson, 20, Wauseon. The […]

Fairlawn Turns 50

Fairlawn Haven observed a very special anniversary, Thursday, Feb. 27. The day marked 50 years of serving the community. Fairlawn’s beginnings trace back to when church leaders developed the original concept. Area people have supported it, and in some cases, dedicated entire lifetimes to it. Area money has funded it. Over the years, Fairlawn has expanded and grown. Fairlawn leaders […]

Hold Meeting On St. Rt. 66 Move?

As early as 10 months ago, there was at least a brief discussion about an informational meeting on the proposal to relocate St. Rt. 66 to Co. Rd. 24. Julie Brink, director of the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce, said Monday in a telephone interview, in May 2013 she had a casual conversation with Jim Wyse, mayor, about holding an […]

Archbold Police Log

Feb. 21 4:51 pm: Citation to Jared Gillen, 19, Napoleon, speeding, 300 block Miller Ave. 6:12 pm: Citation to Robert Mattin, Jr., 20, Wauseon, improper plates, 1900 block S. Defiance St., arrested on warrant. 11:38 pm: Domestic violence, 205 Brussel St. Feb. 22 12:16 am: Loud noise, East Gardens, quiet when officers arrived. 1:38 am: Check welfare of individual, East […]