FCCC Student Headed To National Competition

Ethan Brakefield, Pettisville, is one of 10 Four County Career Center students who placed in the top three in the 2015 Business Professionals of America (BPA) state competition. Brakefield is a member of the BPA Web Application Team. He and the other FCCC BPA members will attend the BPA 2015 National Leadership Conference, “Imagine, Believe, Become!” in Anaheim, Calif., May […]

Helen Martha (Shibler) Newcomer

Helen Martha (Shibler) Newcomer, age 81, of Bryan, died at 2:55 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Hillside Country Living near Bryan, where she was a resident. Mrs. Newcomer was a graduate of Ridgeville Corners High School. Follow- ing graduation, she was employed as a secretary with The 7-Up Bottling Company in Napoleon, until her marriage, when she became […]

Wood Recognized

Jonathan Wood, an AHS sophomore, received an honorable mention-defense in the White National division of the Northwest Hockey Conference for the 2014-15 season. Wood, who played for the Lake Flyers, will play for the Toledo Cherokee 16U team this spring.– courtesy photo

Five From Middle School Tops In Music Competition

Five Archbold middle school students received Superior, or I ratings, at the Ohio Music Education Association Solo & Ensemble competition, Saturday, April 11, at Defiance High School. Jeremiah Hartman received Superiors for his performances in the trombone and tuba. Others earning Superiors were Katie Short, performing on bells; Ivan Cobb, horn; Kelly Bilen, clarinet, and Marin Parsley, piano. Earning, Excellent, […]


Jean V. Schnitkey, 85, formerly of Ridgeville Corners, died April 9, 2015. Survivors include three sons. Short Funeral Home, Archbold.


Pettisville Track Monday, April 6, at Liberty Center Girls Liberty Center 69.5, Pettisville 42, Archbold 40.5 100: 1. Dakota Stamm (A) 13.9; 2. Bekah Liechty (P) 14.4; 4. Marias Borton 14.9. 200: 2. Marias Borton (P) 31.6; 3. Kayla Johnson-Dixon (P) 32.9. 400: 1. Stamm (A) 1:07.12; 2. Morgan Leppelmeier (P) 1:08.8; 4. Lily Krieger (A) 1:11.32. 800: 2. Gwynne […]

Addington Among FCCLA Winners

Rebecca Addington, Archbold, was one of seven Four County Career Center students from the Family,Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter that recently competed in regional competition. Four County received a gold rating in the competition. Addington competed in the early childhood education team event. She and the other six winners qualified for state competition in Columbus.

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.) Thomas Maxwell Miller, Jr., Holland, speeding, 78-55, St. Rt. 108, $100, $88. Lynn Marie Rex, Archbold, speeding, 68-55, Co. Rd. C, $37, $88. Mitchell L. Dulaney, rural Wauseon, speeding, 79-55, St. Rt. 108, […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; worship team, offertory. Message, “Light & Love-Love: Practical Pity,” Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Adam & Jen Cobb family, Kevin & Rebecca Short, greeters; Eldon Birky, worship leader; Jan Birky, scripture reader; Kauffman Praise Band, music; Pat Nafziger, prayer. Message by John Cattrell, chaplain at CCNO. Zion Mennonite Sunday: Karen Stuckey, prelude, offering; […]

4-H News

The Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H club held its third meeting at the Pettisville Park Pavilion, Thursday, March 26. Club officers were elected: Dustin Nofziger, president; Claire Foor, vice president; Elizabeth Grieser, secretary; Gretchen Lee, treasurer. Quality assurance was Monday, April 6 at the Pettisville School. Anyone unable to make this needs to get to one at the extension office. The next […]