Aaron Bontrager Presents Work In Senior Art Exhibit

Aaron Bontrager, AHS ‘11, is among 12 senior art majors at Goshen (Ind.) College to showcase work in the Music Center Hershberger Art Gallery through April 26. The son of Phil and Lynette, Bontrager is showing graphic design work, including advertisements influenced by nature, humor and illusion.


Pauline (Nafziger) Rossman, 93, Archbold and formerly of Wauseon, died April 16, 2015. Survivors include three children. Short Funeral Home, Archbold.

AHS Girls Third, Boys Fourth At Napoleon

The Archbold girls track team won three events and finished third at the Napoleon Wildcat Track & Field Invitational, Saturday, April 18. Celina won the title with 127 points. Perrysburg was second with 121, and AHS finished with 87. In the boys meet, Archbold finished fourth, winning four events. Eastwood won its third straight title, finishing with 157.5 points. Ironically, […]

FFA News

Pettisville FFA held its 65th annual FFA Banquet, Tuesday, March 24. Twenty-two freshmen, two sophomores, and two juniors received Greenhand Degrees. The Greenhand Degree is the first degree a FFA member can receive. Gretchen Lee and Jordan Skates received the Star Greenhand Award for their participation in Career Development Events (CDE) and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects. Both are competing […]

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.) Gabriel A. Valdez, rural Wauseon, speeding, 84-55, Co. Rd. 24, $150, $88. Whitney Renea Lee, Napoleon, speeding, 45-25, W. Leggett St., Wauseon, $100, $88. Kimberly L. Cordes, Napoleon, speeding, 55-35, S. Shoop Ave., […]


Pettisville Track Patrick Henry Invitational, Friday, April 17 Girls Pettiville placed fifth out of 14 teams with 44 points. Liberty Center won with 67. 400: 2. Elizabeth Beck 1:08.34; 5. Morgan Leppelmeier 1:10.04. 4×400: 1. Pettisville (Leppelmeier, Bekah Liechty, Marias Borton, Beck) 4:34.98 meet & school records. Pole vault: 1. Leppelmeier 7-0; 4. Liechty 5-6. Long jump: 1. Beck 14-9 […]

Beck Participates In Goshen College Spring Production

Clara Beck, PHS ‘14 and a freshman music major, was the house manager for the Goshen (Ind.) College spring mainstage production, “The Boys Next Door,” March 20, 22, and 27-29. She is the daughter of Duane and Deana.

Wauseon Woman Killed In April 16 Crash

Barbara Gomez, 67, Wauseon, died from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle accident that occurred about 3:13 pm, Thursday, April 16. The Fulton County Sheriff Department report indicates Gomez was driving a car south on Co. Rd 26, and failed to stop for a stop sign at Co. Rd. F. The Gomez auto collided in the intersection with an eastbound […]

AHS Boys Tennis Action

Levi Strawn returns a forehand while doubles partner Alex Short covers the court in AHS tennis action.– photo by Mary Huber

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; Kim Rosales, worship team, offertory. Message, “Light & Love: Love: Test Tolerance,” Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Kevin & Rebecca Short, Adam Cobb family, greeters; Cork Rufenacht, Andrew Spotts, worship leader; Blue Grass Band, prelude, offertory, music; Mike & Peg Short, childrens lesson. Matthew Tschetter from MCC meat canner, John Rich & Harvey […]