All-County Choir Members

Nineteen Archbold High School students, part of the music program at the school, were members of the All-County Choir, which performed Sunday, Feb. 7, at Wauseon High School. The students were selected to join other top music students from Fulton County. Front row, from left: Cam Short, Marin Parsley, Hannah Bowers, Hannah Groeneweg, Hayden Weber. Second row: Jeremiah Hartman, Will […]

Grand Jury Indicts 28 People

The Fulton County Grand Jury handed down indictments against 28 people, including an Archbold man, during a meeting on Monday, Feb. 8. Of those indicted, 11 face charges related to drug crimes. The Archbold man, Jaime E. Rodas, also known as Jaime Rodas-Bravo, 36, was indicted on a single count of trespass in a habitation when a person is present […]

Making 100 Fun

Youngsters in the Archbold and Pettisville elementary schools recently completed 100 Day celebrations. An annual event at both schools, 100 Day is designed to celebrate the 100th day of school, even if it doesn’t fall on the 100th day. For both schools, 100 Day is about games, and projects, and fun. It’s a day away from the usual routine of […]

PHS Student Advances In Writing Competition

Starr Kessinger, a PHS freshman, has advanced to national writing competition in the Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Kessinger is a recipient of a regional gold key award in poetry. Several other Pettisville students received regional silver key awards in writing: Christian Barhite, a senior, received a silver key in flash fiction; Hannah Herring, senior, poetry, short story; Taylor Herschberger, […]


Coleen M. Beaverson, 73, Archbold, died Feb. 9, 2016. Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier. Gerald M. “Jerry” Dominique, 74, Archbold, died Feb. 8, 2016. Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold.

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 The new operational levy for Archbold Area School District, if approved by district voters, will cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $342.30 per year in property taxes. Ken Cline, superintendent, presented the board with figures on how the $2.4 million, 9.78-mill property tax levy will impact homeowners. More than 100 […]

Honor Students

Dana Fricke, PHS ‘15, daughter of Bill and Lynette, and Ryan King, AHS ‘13 and son of Pete and Luana, were named to the dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester at the University of Findlay. Students must earn at least a 3.5 gpa to qualify. King earned a 4.0 gpa.

Three Departments Battle House Fire South Of Wauseon Monday Night

Three fire departments battled a house fire on St. Rt. 108 south of Wauseon, Monday night, Feb. 15. A passerby spotted smoke and flames coming from the house and called in the alarm at 8:22 pm, said Rick Sluder, Wauseon Fire Department chief. Under Fulton County firefighting protocols, Delta was automatically dispatched for mutual aid, and the Morenci, Mich., fire […]

Old Photo Corner

St. Peter Catholic Church appeared on a postcard in Barre, Mass., recently at a card show. It was discovered by Larry and Karen Tatro, early American historians who reside on Bridge Street, Northampton, Mass. The photo depicts the original Archbold Catholic Church on North Defiance Street, an important historic landmark.

4-H News

The Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club will hold its first meeting on Monday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. at the Pettisville Park Pavilion.

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