Wheat Crop Suffered Over Harsh Winter

Eric Richer, Fulton County agriculture extension agent, said this year’s wheat crop suffered higher than usual winter kill, and more acres will be destroyed rather than harvested. “I think the wheat in the county is quite variable. There are pockets where the wheat is good, and pockets where it’s really, really poor,” he said. “I think every field has some […]


Donna May Goehmann, 98, Archbold and formerly of Harsens Island, Mich., died April 26, 2014. Survivors include four children. Short Funeral Home, Archbold. Lowell W. Thomas, 85, Bryan and formerly of Archbold, died April 25, 2014. Survivors include his wife, Donna, and five children.

PHS Softball Wins Two BBC Games

The Pettisville softball team won both of its Buckeye Border Conference games last week, but lost a non-league contest at Evergreen. PHS 27, Fayette 3 The Birds exploded for 12 runs against Fayette (0-6, 0-5 BBC) in the first inning and went on to a 27-3 victory in a game that was called after 2 2/3 innings, Monday, April 21, […]

Quilt Show This Week

Sauder Village employees and volunteers were hard at work, Monday, April 28, in preparation for the 38th annual quilt show. On the scaffold, from left, are Peg Short and Peg Rufenacht, while working from the floor are Linda Stuckey and Suzie Rupp. All are from Archbold, and all are volunteers with the exception of Stuckey, a Sauder Village employee. More […]

Arrested On Menacing Charge

Kevin Lee Demeter, 28, Archbold, was arrested on a charge of aggravated menacing by Archbold police, Saturday, April 19. The police report states officers received a call at 3:36 pm that day, reporting that a male individual had been dropped off in front of 206 La Choy Dr., the residence of Danny M. Smith, age 30. That individual was allegedly […]

AHS Tennis Splits Two

The Archbold boys tennis team defeated Ayersville 5- 0, Tuesday, April 22, but was blanked 5-0 by Ottawa Hills, Thursday, April 24. The Streaks are 2-4-1 on the season. AHS 5, Ayersville 0 Singles: 1. Jereme Rupp (A) def. Quin Fleming 6-0, 6-0. 2. Riley Krueger (A) def. Shauna Stout 6- 1, 6-1. 3. Alex Short (A) def. Alex Whitaker […]

Superior Ratings Go To 12 Middle School Musicians

Twelve Archbold Middle School band members received Superior ratings in the Ohio Music Education Association District I Junior High Solo and Ensemble Contest at Defiance High School, Saturday, April 12. Superior, or I, ratings: Katie Short, bells; the Gold trumpet trio of Hannah Bowers, Connor Hagans, and Kendall Lovejoy; Jeremiah Hartman, tuba; Caitlin Flinkinger, piano; Simon Short, trumpet; Archbold woodwind […]

Cash Stolen

Jesse V. Whitehead, 24, East Gardens, told police on Saturday, April 19, that $150 in cash was stolen. The theft allegedly occurred in the 100 block of Garden Dr. Police marked the case closed, pending new information.

Primary Election Important

Registered voters in Ohio will go to the polls to cast ballots in the primary election on Tuesday. There are 28,786 registered voters in Fulton County, and another 19,191 in Henry County. If you count yourself among those numbers, you should take the time to make a trip to the polls. It’s too easy to scoff and say the primary […]

Local Students Recognized At Honors Convocation

Several area Defiance College students were honored recently at its Honors Day Convocation. •Jessica Flores, Archbold, Tau Mu (social work) Honor Society new member, Omicron Mu/chapter of National Phi Alpha (social work). •Erica King, Pettisville, senior dean’s scholar, senior service leader. •Katherine Knisely, Fay- ette, Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce business scholarship.

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