Mayers Overwhelmed By Community Response To House Fire Tragedy

Wendy and Martin Mayer are simply overwhelmed by what the Archbold community has done for them. After the Mayers lost their home at 25475 US20A, north of Archbold, to a fire, the community swung into action to support them and their four children. “The whole response we have felt from this community is incredibly humbling,” Wendy said. “Yes,” Martin agreed. […]


In a caption about a Veterans Day program at Pettisville, the rank of Collin Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army, was incorrectly presented. Wagner is a staff sergeant.

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 Dan Pfahl, superintendent of the Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities, was named in equal employment complaints filed by DD board employees. Anita Smith, county equal employment officer, said Pfahl allegedly “handles many situations in a demeaning, insulting, and harassing tone.” Crowds braved chilly temperatures and a light drizzle Friday evening, Nov. 26, […]

Bingo Winners

Bruce Baden won his first-ever bingo at the Ridgeville American Legion Feather Party, Friday, Nov. 21. With him are two other winners, Carter Kruse, 7, and his sister Kennedy, 4. All are from Ridgeville Corners.– photo by Mary Huber

Excitement Builds For Friday Night

Run- Walk Adds To Fun Of Parade, Festival Of Lights

Excitement is building for Friday night, Amy Krueger, assistant administrator of the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce, said Monday. Traditionally Archbold hosts the Parade of Lights on the day after Thanksgiving, followed by the opening of the Festival of Lights in Ruihley Park. This year, Krueger said more and more people are talking about the new addition to the lineup, […]

Archbold Police Log

Nov. 14 9:47 am: Juvenile crossing Norfolk Southern railroad tracks not at a crossing, 700 block Stryker St., advised only to cross at designated crossing. 9:48 am: Citation to Nicholas Brown, 19, Wauseon, passing a stopped school bus with its lights flashing, 200 block West Barre Rd. 12:43 pm: Scam, Hawthorn Dr., no report requested. 2 pm: Citation to Lee […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

St. James Lutheran Sunday: last Sunday of the church year. Service led by James Strawn. Brayden Herman, acolyte; Garrett Leininger, organist. Altar flowers given by Einstein & Nisha Francis in honor of Isabella Francis’ birthday. St. John Lutheran Sunday: Last Sunday of the church year, with Holy Communion. Brent & Linda Petersen, Doug & Lori Hogrefe, ushers; Tom & Joetta […]

Out In The Snow

Three boys, brothers Isaac and Eli Riegsecker, 10 and 8, respectively, and neighbor Steven Miller, 8, Archbold, from left, were playing in the first significant snowfall to hit the village this year on Monday, Nov. 17. The trio are home-school students. The Archbold Wastewater Treatment Plant recorded a snowfall of 1.5 inches, which fell starting Sunday, Nov. 16.– photo by […]

Archbold To Pursue Collection Of $449,968 Ruralogic Judgment

Mark Hagans, legal counsel of the village of Archbold, said last week the village is “exploring proceedings in aid of execution” to collect a judgment against Ruralogic, a failed Information Technology company. Ruralogic was established in 2010 with the goal of taking IT work from foreign firms. Company officials had announced plans to employ as many as 500 people in […]

Archbold EMS Log

Oct. 24 8:56 am: Rescue, US20A, two subjects refused treatment. Oct. 25 8:32 pm: 19000 block Co. Rd. C, injury, transported to Fulton County Health Center. Oct. 28 9:26 am: 500 block Haven Dr., illness, transported to FCHC. 11:45 am: 300 block Ditto St., public assist. 2:52 pm: Accident, 1100 block S. Defiance St., transported one to FCHC. Oct. 29 […]