Bontrager Will Showcase Work In Art Gallery

Aaron Bontrager, AHS ‘11, is one of 12 Goshen (Ind.) College senior art majors who will showcase their work in the Music Center Hershberger Art Gallery. The Senior Art Show I, March 8-24, will display Bontrager’s graphic design work, including advertisements influenced by nature, humor and illusion. A combined exhibition of Senior Art Show I and II will be open […]

Arlene “Tootie” Nafziger

Arlene “Tootie” Nafziger, age 87, of Archbold, passed away early Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Hillside Country Living near Bryan. Prior to her retirement she had worked for Deluxe Cleaners in Archbold for many years. Mrs. Nafziger was born in Stryker on Feb. 13, 1928, the daughter of Elsie A. Mohr and Earl Dierks. On Dec. 25, 1950, she married […]

Blackbirds Defend BBC Title, Share Crown With Stryker Panthers

The Pettisville boys basketball team is sharing the Buckeye Border Conference title for the second straight year after defeating North Central 53-27, Friday, Feb. 27. The Birds and Stryker both finished the BBC season with 8-2 records to share the championship. PHS led 11-3 after one and took a 23-18 advantage into the locker room. Outscoring the Eagles 16-4 in […]


Pettisville 39, Holgate 29

With the score tied at 12 at the half, Pettisville took control in the second half to defeat Holgate 39-29, Saturday, March 7, in the Division IV girls basketball district final at Archbold. The Birds (24-1) play Fostoria St. Wendelin in a regional semifinal at Elida, Thursday, March 12, approximately 8 p.m. St. Wendelin beat Arlington 34-33 in their district […]

4-H News

The Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H club held its first meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Pettisville Park Pavilion. Pins and premiums were handed out as well as recognition of the 2013 Outstanding 4-H members. Election of club officers is at the Friday, March 27 meeting. Anyone interested in becoming an officer and in high school should sign up by the next […]

Walter Vital Praet

Walter “Wally” Vital Praet, 91, formerly of Wauseon, passed away at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold, on Monday, March 2, 2015. Wally was born on Feb. 6, 1924, to the late Elias and Bertha Praet. Wally was born in Detroit, Mich., while on a family visit from Belgium. He lived in Belgium up to the age of 14. While attending school there, […]

Pettisville Freshman Boys Win Two

The Pettisville freshman boys basketball team defeated Hilltop 52-11, Monday, Feb. 16, in tournament action. The Birds beat Fayette 41- 30, Saturday, Feb. 21, to go to 17-2 on the season.


Archbold 49, Evergreen 37

Archbold won its fourth straight Div. III district girls basketball championship with a 49-37 victory over Evergreen, Saturday, March 7, at Anthony Wayne High School. The Streaks (18-7) play Ottawa-Glandorf in a regional semifinal, Tuesday, March 10, 6 pm, at Ohio Northern University. The Titans defeated Liberty-Benton 57-41 in their district final at Elida. Richwood North Union, which defeated Columbus […]

Pool Tournament Winners

Winners of the Feb. 9 pool tournament at Wyse Commons, Fairlawn Haven, are, from left: Hank Schweinhagen, first place; Dave Schaffner, second; Dale Gautsche, third. Bank shot of the day: Schaffner. Run of eight: Schweinhagen.– courtesy photo

Richard Allen “Mouse” Colon

Richard Allen “Mouse” Colon, age 83, of Wauseon, died suddenly, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Prior to his retirement he had worked for Wayne Lammon & Sons, Toledo Edison Company, Colon- Gype Motors, Allan AMC- Jeep, Zehr & Company, Young Spring and Wire, and then retired from the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. In his retirement he had worked for 17 […]

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