December Super Streaks Announced At Assembly

The Archbold Elementary School Super Streaks for December were announced at a Super Streak assembly, Friday, Dec. 16. Super Streaks are elementary students who have demonstrated respectful, responsible, and safe behavior. Each elementary school teacher nominates two to three students a month for the honor. The program started this school year. The theme for the Dec. 16 event was “superheroes.” […]

Western District Court News

(Note: In the listing of traffic offenses, the first number is actual speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Ryan R. Pontious, Wauseon, disorderly conduct, $100, $89.50. Ean Michael Patrick, rural Wauseon, driving without a license, S. Brunell St., Wauseon, $150, $88. Steven James Vasvery, rural Delta, driving while license suspended, N. […]


Luke Fisher, AHS ‘15 and son of Vern and Rosemary, scored seven points and grabbed two rebounds in Bethel College’s 85-82 victory over Saint Thomas University, Monday, Dec. 19. Fisher scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in a 74-73 loss to Southeastern in the second game of the Saint Thomas Classic in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Pilots are 11-3.

82% of AHS Juniors Have Enough Points To Pass Graduation Test

Aaron Rex, superintendent of the Archbold School District, said about 82% of the junior class can pass the new Ohio graduation requirement. Members of the Class of 2018 are required to take seven exams, known as end-of-course exams. The exams are English 9 and 10, Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology, American History, and American Government. Students can earn up to five […]

Archbold Fire Log

Dec. 6 6:17 pm: Electrical fire, 905 N. Defiance St., property owner: Ray Walz; timer on electrical cord caught fire; no damage listed. Dec. 10 5:03 pm: Structure fire, Co. Rd. H and 17, cancelled. 11:07 pm: Possible fuel spill at Co. Rd. D slant crossing resulting from car-train accident, none spilled. Dec. 11 11:57 pm: Water rescue, Williams Co. […]

Village, Township Stick Together– For Now

The Fulton County Commissioners have spoken, and in a split decision, told the village it will not separate from German Township. The decision means Archbold residents won’t get a break on their property taxes; but on the other hand, the township trustees won’t lose about $262,000 a year in revenue. Now comes a very difficult challenge. The two sides must […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Christmas Sunday United Methodist Church Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Jami Nathan, liturgist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Jami Nathan, childrens moments; special music by bell choir. Message, “Time,” Jim Nathan. St. Martin’s Lutheran Sunday: Addison Ziegler, acolyte; Steve Basselman, organist; handbell choir anthem, “Hark The Herald Angels Sing.” Sermon, “Following God’s Plan,” Paul Reichert. St. Peter Catholic Sunday: Masses for […]


Richard Dean “Dick” Saaf, 85, Archbold, died Dec. 22, 2016. Prior to his retirement he had been a plasterer. Survivors include his wife, Susan, and six children. Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold.

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007 Members of the Archbold High School Pep Band entertained the crowd at the Saturday, Dec. 30 game between the Blue Streaks and Ottawa-Glandorf. Band members are Erik Boyers, Sarah Schoenhals, Claire Graber, Becca Smith, Chris Jennings, and Ryan Smith. In another photo the percussion section keeps the beat rolling. Pictured are Jessica Bixler, […]

Honor Students

Area students have been named to the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester at Northwest State Community College, Archbold. Sutdents must earn at least a 3.5 gpa to qualify. A * denotes a 4.0 grade point average. Archbold Alexander Alencastro*, Andrea Avers*, Christian Barhite, Kaiden Bedsole, Sara Bilen*, Katrina Clark, Sunshine Conley, Stephen Delaney*, Nicholas Filipovich*, Johanna Fritz* Adam […]