School Electric Bill Cut $11,000

Aaron Rex, Archbold School District superintendent, said the electricity bill for the month of November was down roughly $11,000. Speaking to the Archbold School Board during its Monday, Dec. 21 meeting, Rex said the bill for the elementary and high school buildings was just over $2,000. A typical bill for the month of November before the wind turbine was installed […]

Tire Slashed

Rocky D. Filson, 28, Fox Chase, told Archbold police on Sunday, Dec. 20, that a tire on his car had been slashed. Filson believed the damage was done on Friday, Dec. 18, when the vehicle was parked at his workplace in Defiance, or that same evening while it was parked at his home. Police estimated the damage at $50, and […]

First Baby Of 2015 Is Still A Big Boy, Mom Says

When JT Paul Rufenacht was born at 1:01 am, Jan. 9, 2015, he was a big baby. At 10 pounds, 8 ounces, he was well over the U.S. average of 7 1/2 pounds. He was also 22 inches long. Almost a year later, as he prepares to give up his crown as the Archbold Buckeye First Baby of 2015, he’s […]

Public Meetings

Trustees Ridgeville Township Trustees, Monday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station, downtown Ridgeville Corners. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m., Sauder Heritage Inn, St. Rt. 2, Archbold.

County General Fund Appropriations Up 1.68%

Appropriations for the Fulton County general fund for 2016 were approved at 1.68% higher than 2015. In a press release, Toni Schindler, director of marketing and communications for the county, said the appropriations were approved by the Fulton County commissioners Tuesday, Dec. 22. The amount appropriated for 2016 was $13,053,000. Vond Hall, county administrator, said the amount appropriated for 2015 […]

Florida Woman Uninjured After Rd. X Crash

Adrianna Caroline Groves, 19, St. Augustine, Fla., was uninjured after she was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Henry Co. Rd. X about 11:16 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 22. Groves was traveling northeast on Rd. X when the vehicle went off the east side of the road and started to spin. The car struck a utility pole, breaking it off. Part […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Tom Scott, Nick Hudson, worship leaders; worship team, offertory. Message, “How Do We Pray?” Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Gene & Marva Baus, greeters; chimes ensemble arranged by Laura Nafziger, prelude, offertory, postlude; Melissa Valentine, song leader; Brandon & Amy Cover, worship leaders; Aaron Miller, Maddyson Miehls, Abby Elkins, Justice Beck, scripture readers. Message, “Do You Hear […]

Teen Uninjured In Dec. 16 Crash

Brandon Scott Morris, 17, rural Archbold, was uninjured after the sport-utility vehicle he was driving failed to negotiate the curves at Zone about 7:05 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 16. The Fulton County Sheriff Department report on the crash states Morris was driving a sport utility vehicle north on St. Rt. 66, and failed to negotiate the right-hand turn about three-tenths of […]


Rain, sleet, and freezing rain fell on Archbold, Monday morning. In this photo of Co. Rd. 24, the wheel tracks are clear, but there’s ice elsewhere.– photo by David Pugh

AHS Girls Defeat Southview 65-27

Leading 36-8 at halftime, the Archbold girls basketball team defeated Sylvania Southview 65-27 in non-league action, Monday, Dec. 21. “It was a good team win tonight,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS head coach. “We had good balance and rebounded well. “A big second quarter was the key. We moved the ball with some good passing and did a nice job defensively. […]

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