Human Hungry Hippos

Pettisville elementary teachers put on a show for students, Wednesday, March 25, during their Spring Fling event. The teachers played “Human Hungry Hippos,” a variation on the old table game for kids. The goal of the game is to use laundry baskets to trap as many balls as possible. John Horning, health and physical education teacher, steers his wife, Rachel, […]

Wilmer Jacob Hartman

Wilmer Jacob Hartman, 79, passed away Saturday morning, March 28, 2015, at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen, Ind. He was born May 24, 1935, in Elida, to Jacob and Esther (Diller) Hartman. On July 15, 1956, he married Lois Ann Miller in Plain City. She died Sept. 28, 2013. He is survived by four daughters, Marcia Weaver and Evie (Dan) Nafziger, both […]

PHS Girls Track Letterwinners

Letterwinners on the PHS girls track team are, front row from left: Krystine Davis, Elizabeth Miller, Jordyn Pursel, Rebekah Steele, Hannah Herring. Back row: Aubri Reiniche, Tessa Waidelich, Morgan Sauder, Alayna Jones, Alexa Leppelmeier.– photo courtesy A New Image Photography

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; worship team, offertory. Message, “The Passion Through Peter’s Eyes: Absent-Couldn’t Bear It,” Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Ross Wyse, worship leader; Jen Cobb, chorister; Elaine Frey, childrens lesson; Emma & Sydney Cobb, special music. Zion Mennonite Sunday: Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offering; Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Karen Ruth, worship leader; Howard & Carolyn […]

Larry E. Frey

Larry E. Frey, age 70 years, of Archbold, passed away Monday morning, March 30, 2015, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. He was born Oct. 30, 1944, at Wauseon, the son of Aurelius Frey and Virginia Batdorf. He married Sharon (Armstrong) Beaverson on Oct. 4, 1980. A resident of the Archbold area most of his lifetime, he owned and […]

Dana Fricke Named Second Team All-Ohio

The Associated Press named Dana Fricke, a Pettisville senior, a Second Team All-Ohio selection in Division IV girls basketball for the 2014-15 season. Mikala Avina, also a PHS senior, received an honorable mention. Cassidy Williams, an Archbold senior, received an honorable mention in Div. III. Boys Luke Fisher, a senior on the Archbold boys basketball team, was named Honorable Mention […]

Auction Scene

Top: Griffen Valentine, 6, Archbold, helps his grandfather, Neil Beck, master of ceremonies for the Fairlawn Auxiliary Auction, Thursday and Friday, March 26-27. This photo was taken during the auction itself, on Friday night. Right: Bob Frey, auctioneer, drums up bids during the quilt portion of the auction.– photos by David Pugh


Lucy Louise Gerken, 59, Archbold, died March 26, 2015. Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold.

Defiance Wins Div. II State Title

Defiance (27-2) claimed the school’s first state boys basketball title when the Bulldogs defeated Cleveland Central Catholic (24-5) 49- 45, Saturday, March 28, in the Division II state championship game in Columbus. “A lot of excitement for a whole lot of people– players, coaching staff, and for the community. Really excited and proud to be part of this program,” said […]


NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness Four County, Tuesday, April 7, 7 p.m., ADAMhs Board office, St. Rt. 66, south of Archbold. Single & Parenting Single & Parenting group, Mondays through April 20, 6:30 p.m., West Clinton Mennonite Church, 18029 Co. Rd. C, Wauseon. Cancer Support Living With Cancer support group, Thursday, April 2 & 16, 7 p.m., Bryan Community […]

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