Lots Of Fun At Ridgeville Community Day

Ridgeville Community Day raised about $5,200, which will be divided equally between the Ridgeville Township Park Board and the Ridgeville Community Improvement Committee. Top: The American Legion color guard leads the parade. Middle left: Carson Baden, 2 1/2, Pettisville, competes in the kids tractor pull. Middle right: Brooke Wachtman, 7, rural Napoleon, rides a pony in the parade. Bottom left: […]

Vern L. Ruffer

Vern L. Ruffer, age 94, of Archbold, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Prior to his retirement he had been a farmer, a carpenter, and worked road construction. Vern was born near Archbold on Nov. 2, 1919, the son of Amiel and Mary Martha (Kohl) Ruffer. On June 6, 1942, he married […]


ACT Archbold Community Theatre auditions for “Miracle On 34th Street,” Tuesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Giffey Hall, Ridgeville Corners. Need three men, two women, one girl, 14 men or women, and a few children and teenagers. Must be between 6-80. Memorize a 45-75-second monologue and be prepared to read from the script. Mood Disorders Women’s Mood […]

Method To Determine Fair Attendance A ‘Secret’

The Fulton County Fair Board contends fair attendance topped 291,000 people this year, and 298,000 in 2013. Some are asking how the Fulton County Fair Board came up with those figures. There are no turnstiles at the gates to count the people, ticket-takers don’t use handheld counters, and there are no other counters, like electric eyes or pressure-sensitive mats. It […]

Regina Marie Knape

Regina M. Knape, 92, of Defiance, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at FairlawnHaven Nursing Home in Archbold. She was born Jan. 11, 1922, to Henry and Emma (Gerken) Bischoff in their home, Freedom Township. Regina married Paul R. Knape on June 20, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1979. She was a devoted […]

Streaks Slip To 0-3 With Loss At Bryan

Looking for its first win of the season, the Archbold football team made the trip to Bryan, Friday, Sept. 12, but fell short 34-19 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League contest. The last time the Streaks started 0-3 was in 2005, when the Streaks lost to Bryan and Fairview and defeated Evergreen 14-7, but due to an ineligible player AHS […]

Lodging Tax Considered By County Commissioners

The Fulton County Commissioners will consider a lodging tax during their Thursday, Sept. 25 meeting. The tax would be charged to people who stay overnight in one of Fulton County’s five hotels and motels. Two of the facilities are the Arch Motel and the Sauder Heritage Inn. The Heritage Inn is within the Archbold village limits; the Arch Motel is […]

Beth A. Sigg

Beth A. Sigg, artist, beloved wife and treasured friend, daughter, sister and aunt, was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Mich., lived in California, and then Ohio, and is now in Heaven with our Savior. She was 63 when she passed away on Sept. 3, 2014, and is survived by her husband, David J. Sigg; his parents, Paul E. and […]

AHS Volleyball Beats Swanton, Falls To Delta

The Archbold volleyball team raised its record to 6-2, 3-1 NWOAL with three victories and one loss last week. The Streaks opened the week with a 21-25, 27-25, 21-25, 25-23, 9-15 Northwest Ohio Athletic League loss at Delta, Tuesday, Sept. 9. They rebounded with a 21- 25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-14, 15-9 NWOAL win over Swanton, Thursday, Sept. 11, at AHS. […]

Five ‘A’s for Archbold Schools, Pettisville Gets Four ‘A’s


Archbold Schools got five As, while Pettisville had the highest performance index score in the county. That’s part of the data in the annual school report cards released by the Ohio Department of Education Friday, Sept. 12. ODE is in the process of overhauling its report card format for individual schools and school districts. No overall grades for school districts […]

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