2015-02-11

Dress Like You’re 100



During the Wednesday, Feb. 4 100 Day celebration at Pettisville Elementary School, students were asked to dress like they were 100 years old. Leah Roth, a first grader, wore this outfit.– Photo by David Pugh

Brenneman Named Full-Time Police Officer



Archbold Village Council voted to name Isaac Brenneman to the Archbold Police Department fulltime force at its Monday, Feb. 2, council meeting. Brenne- man was one of four appointed to the part-time auxiliary force. Dennis Howell, village administrator, said hiring Brenneman returns the department to the same strength of five years ago. Joe Wyse, police chief, said Brenneman is a […]

NSCCEA: Really? Was That Necessary?



About 40 members of the Northwest State Community College Education Association showed up at the Feb. 6 NSCC board of trustees meeting with matching shirts, holding signs saying “Fair Contract Now.” Such a display falls under the heading of free speech. It was within their rights. But what did they think they would accomplish? Did the board of trustees not […]

Five Perform With All-State Choir



Five Archbold High School students performed with the 2015 Ohio Music Education Association All-State Choir, Friday, Feb. 6, during the OEMA Professional Development Conference in Cleveland. Each year, between 750 and 1,000 students apply to be in the choir. This year, 156 were chosen. It is the sixth straight year AHS students were selected for the All-State Choir. From left: […]

Firefighters Stop House Fire At Right Time



Archbold firefighters extinguished a house fire, Monday, Feb. 9, limiting damage. Andy Brodbeck, Archbold Fire Department chief, said firefighters were called to the home of Margaret Frame, 6810 Co. Rd. 26, about 2:02 pm, on a report of a structure fire. Brodbeck said Frame’s son, Tim, who was home at the time, noticed smoke in the house and saw the […]

Overrun With Pit Bulls?



The statement that Archbold is “overrun with pit bulls” is obviously hyperbole, an exaggerated statement used to make a point. Brian Banister, Fulton County dog warden, said he didn’t remember exactly what he said at a meeting of a Wauseon city council committee. Maybe he used the phrase, maybe he didn’t. Suppose he did say Archbold was overrun with pit […]

AHS Vocal Music Students Earn 14 Superior And Six Excellent Ratings



Kent Vandock, director of choral activities for the Archbold Area School District, said 11 AHS students earned 14 Superior ratings during the Ohio Music Education Association High School Solo and Ensemble Contest. The event was held at Bryan Middle School, Saturday, Jan. 31. Will Collins, Hannah Groeneweg, and Moriah Reichert received a Superior rating on two pieces of contest music. […]

Western Dist. Court News



(Note: In the listing of traffic offenses, the first number is actual speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Carl P. Huffman, Toledo, speeding, 69-55, US20A, $37, $88. Jeffrey T. Lewis, Liberty Center, disobeyed stop sign, Co. Rd. D at Co. Rd. 15, $37, $88. Mark A. Schang, rural Wauseon, expired license […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005 Open enrollment students from other districts won’t eliminate the need for a new property tax levy for operating funds. Ken Cline, district superintendent, discussed open enrollment at the board meeting, Monday night. Board members of Sara’s Garden, the nonprofit organization that is seeking to open a hyperbaric oxygen treatment center in Wauseon, are […]

Archbold Band Members Earn Top Ratings



Three members of the Archbold High School band earned top ratings in the Ohio Music Education Association District I solo and ensemble adjudicated event at Bryan Middle School, Saturday, Jan. 31. Students are rated in terms on a system using a Roman numeral scale of I throughV,withaIbeingthe highest score, or superior. Students perform music before judges or adjudicators from a […]


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