Scouts Advance

These Boy Scouts, members of Archbold Troop 63, were advanced in rank during a Court of Honor, Tuesday, May 19, at the Ruihley Park Scout Cabin. Seated, from left: Josiah Ruiz and Ben Holley, who crossed over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. First row, standing: Ben Morris, who advanced to Second Class and First Class Scout; Liam Row, advanced […]

Jeannine A. Bates

Jeannine A. Bates, age 79, of Morenci, Mich., passed away in her home on Sunday morning, May 31, 2015. Jeannine was born in Wauseon on April 20, 1936, the daughter of James and Alberta Etta (Eicher) Croninger. On Aug. 19, 1956, she married Alvin F. Bates, and he preceded her in death in 1988. She was a member of St. […]

Williams Named NWOAL Softball Player Of Year

Cassidy Williams, an AHS senior, was named the Player of the Year in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League for the 2015 softball season. Madison Kohler and Alyssa Ziegler, juniors, were also named to First Team All- NWOAL. Cassi Wyse, a junior, and Winter Fricke, a senior, were named Second Team All- NWOAL. Emie Peterson, a freshman, and Brooke Hines, a […]

Scout Counselors

Jacob Sauber, left, and John M. Ruscigno, members of Archbold Boy Scout Troop 63, have been named as counselors in training, or CIT, at Camp Lakota, near Defiance. The two will stay at the camp for two weeks in late June.– courtesy photo

Marthella M. Frey

Marthella M. Frey, age 85 years, of Archbold, passed away Monday night, May 25, 2015, at Fairlawn Care Center in Archbold. She was born May 29, 1929, near Elmira, the daughter of Maurice and Rosella (Leininger) Short, and married Stanley “Pat” Frey on Dec. 25, 1947. A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, she was an Archbold High School graduate, […]


Delanie Driver should have been listed as a member of the Archbold girls 4×200 relay team that won a district track championship in last week’s edition. Morgan Miller ran in the preliminaries. —— Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; worship team, offertory. Message, “Marriage Revisited: Will it last?” Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Wayne & Donna Kauffman, Eldon & Jan Birky, greeters; Todd Schmucker, worship leader; Kauffman Praise Band, music; Stephanie Schmucker, scripture reader. Parent/ child dedication for Kelby & Kendra Beck with Audra, Michael & Crystal Burkholder with Rowen, Galen & […]


Doris L. Kauffman, Coldwater, died May 29, 2015. Survivors include one daughter. Short Funeral Home, Archbold.


Trisha King, AHS ‘11 and a senior at Trine University, Angola, Ind., has been named to the 2015 Academic All- District Women’s Track and Field/ Cross Country team. King qualified for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships for the second consecutive year, where she placed ninth in the 800- meter run. She was […]

Excellence In Music

Two Archbold middle school band students were presented with 2015 Excellence in Music awards, Thursday, May 21. From left: Jeremiah Hartman; Beth Voll, band director; Katie Short.– courtesy photo

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