FFA News

Kayla Wyse and Madeleine Wixom of the Pettisville FFA traveled to Washington, D.C., for the FFA Leadership Conference the week of July 18. Tuesday morning was spent at Smithsonian Zoo. The conference started Tuesday afternoon. Wyse’s roommates were from California, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Wixom’s were from southern and mid-Ohio, and Idaho. Attendees traveled to Arlington Cemetery Wednesday morning to the […]

Marian Christner Nafziger

Marian Christner Nafziger, 94, of Archbold, left the halls of her earthly home of 10 1/2 years at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, to walk the streets of glory with her Savior and with her husband, Freeman. Marian was born March 31, 1922, in Elkton, Mich., daughter of Jacob and Mary (Boshart) Christner. On Feb. 9, 1947, […]

PHS Golf Drops Two

The Pettisville golf team dropped two matches last week. Hilltop defeated the Birds 194-221, Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Wauseon. Austin Horning was low man for PHS, shooting a 49. Drew Canada shot a 53; Graeme Jacoby 58; Josh Graber 61; Isaac Norr 62; Dalton Meyers 67. Hilltop’s Skyler Butterfield was match medalist with a 42. Montpelier beat Pettisville 197-208, Thursday, […]

2016 Ohio State Fair Placers

Local 4-Hers who placed at the Ohio State Fair: Clock Trophy Winners Rachel Short: Dress Up Outfit-Day Wear; Mary Elizabeth Thompson: Dog (Rally Novice A) “Outstanding of the Day” Award Winners Zeke Borton: Get Started in Art, Junior Olivia Bonaminio: Cake Decorating, Beginner, Junior Breanna Huffman: Cavies (age 13-18) Madeleine Johnston: Magic of Electricity Laurel Garbers: Welding Mary Miller: The […]

Jared Michael Liechty

Jared Michael Liechty, age 35, of Archbold, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at Toledo Hospital. He was employed at Jacoby Meats in West Unity as a meat cutter. Jared was born in Wauseon on March 17, 1981, the son of Doug and Judy (Howard) Liechty, and they survive. He was a member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church […]


Pettisville 7th Grade Volleyball Montpelier def. Pettisville (0-3, 0- 3 BBC) 25-19, 24-26, 25-22, Tuesday, Aug. 30. Archbold & Pettisville Cross Country Thursday, Sept. 1 Girls Archbold 31, Liberty Center 40, Bryan 55, Pettisville 100 1. Kylie Sauder (A) 13:01; 2. Brittney Ramirez (A) 13:26; 5. Regan Ramirez (A) 14:09; 9. Camryn Hudson (A) 14:38; 10. Karsyn Hostetler (P) 14:39; […]

Fair Fun

Larry Neuenschwander, Wauseon, laughs as he has fun with his family at the Fulton County Fair. He is a Clinton Twp. trustee.– photo by Mary Huber

Edith Mae Mast

Edith Mae Mast, 88, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Archbold, passed peacefully on Aug. 27, 2016. She was a member of Bayshore Mennonite Church. Edith was employed for many years at Religious Book and Supply Center. She also worked for Sauder Woodworking Co., and was self-employed as a house cleaner. Born in Medina, she was preceded in death by her […]

Commissioners Set Oct. 12 For Hearing Date On Archbold Separation Petition

The Fulton County Commissioners have set Wednesday, Oct. 12, as the day they will hear testimony on the village of Archbold petition to separate itself from German Township. The move is a controversial one, undertaken by the village after the township trustees voted 2-1 to withdraw their support from a proposal to reroute St. Rts. 66 and 2 around the […]


Madeleine Wixom, Madeline Vey and Kayla Wyse, from left. Wixom and Wyse are sophomores at Pettisville and attended the Washington Leadership Conference. Vey is a legislative aide with a law degree who represents Robert Latta on agricultural topics.– courtesy photo