Don Spohler Named 2015 Citizen Of Year

Don Spohler said he was absolutely shocked, and deeply honored, when he learned he had been selected as the 2015 Archbold Citizen of the Year. Spohler and his wife Sandie had just arrived home from a bus trip Wednesday night, Sept. 30. Don was unloading the car, while Sandie was listening to messages on the answering machine. “She said, ‘When […]

Betty Irene Sauder

Betty Irene Sauder, 65 of Archbold, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in her home, with her family around her. Betty was born on Aug. 25, 1950, in Williams County, the daughter of the late Lewis “Jack” and Viola Huffman. On Sept. 27, 1968, she married Lee E. Sauder, and they resided in […]

AHS Boys Soccer Win Streak At 11

The Archbold boys soccer team (11-2, 3-0 NWOAL) hosted Lima Central Catholic (3-7-2), Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the first-ever meeting of the two schools, with the Streaks dominating 7-0. The Streaks traveled to Wauseon (1-11, 0-4 NWOAL), Thursday, Oct. 1, gaining an 8-0 shutout in league play. Archbold visited Ottawa Hills (9-3), Saturday, Oct. 3, in a battle of the […]

Earns Ribbon

Karsyn Hostetler, a Pettisville sixth grade student, earned a ribbon for her popcorn pumpkin at the Pettisville Pumpkin Fest, Friday, Oct. 2. Decorated pumpkins of all shapes and sizes were on display. Pumpkin Fest is sponsored by the Pettisville FFA Alumni and Friends.– photo by D. J. Neuenschwander

Wyse Improving, Mayor Reports

The condition of Joe Wyse, Archbold police chief, is improving after he suffered a stroke, Tuesday, Sept. 22. Wyse was taken by ambulance to the Fulton County Health Center, then flown by helicopter ambulance from FCHC to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, where he is currently a patient. Jim Wyse, Archbold mayor and Wyse’s brother, said Joe “remains in the […]

Jean L. “Skip” Beck

Jean L. “Skip” Beck, age 81 years, of Pettisville, passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2015. He was born Jan. 18, 1934, near Archbold, the son of Harvey and Leona (Krieger) Beck, and married Maryann Flint on Oct. 12, 1958. A lifelong resident of the Pettisville area, he worked at the Archbold Ladder Factory, the former Hilltop Travel Trailers […]


In the photo caption for the AHS boys soccer photo last week, the Archbold player was misidentified. Trying to gain control of the ball was Andrew Hogrefe. The Buckeye regrets the error.

PHS Boys Soccer Win Streak Stopped At Seven

Napoleon defeated Pettisville 4-1, Saturday, Oct. 3, stopping the Birds’ win streak at seven. The Wildcats had 15 shots on goal to 10 for PHS. Pettisville is 9-3-1. PHS 4, Delta 0 Pettisville shut out Delta 4-0, Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Pettisville. Detric Yoder scored two goals, one with an assist from Connor Wyse. Justin Rupp and Landon Roth each […]

Archbold, Ridgeville Alumni Join AHS Marching Band

Top: With Ridgeville High School alumni joining Archbold High School alumni and current AHS Marching Band members, Friday, Oct. 2, three generations of musicians were able to play together for the first time. From left: Matt Benecke, a senior; Dan Benecke, AHS ‘97; Dexter Benecke, RHS ‘60; Jeff Benecke, AHS ‘89; and Nick Benecke, a sophomore. More than 80 alumni […]

Susanne Sanders Glover Lester

Susanne Sanders Glover Lester, age 87, of Fayette, died Wednesday evening, Sept. 30, 2015, at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born July 18, 1928, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to the late Paul Overton and Susan Eugenia (Dodge) Glover. She married Jack Lester on July 3, 1948, in Fayette, and he preceded her in death on April 15, 2005. Susanne […]

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