Brodbeck Retires After 22 Years As Fire Chief

Fire Department Has Seen Many Changes, But Is Still Like A Big Family

Andy Brodbeck said so many things changed in the 40 years he was a member of the Archbold Fire Department– 22 as department chief. He officially retired from AFD, Friday, Feb. 24. For one, training for firefighters has increased from 36 hours to 120-130 hours. “The increase in training has kept people safer. In 36 hours, you learn the bare […]

Charged For Marijuana

Two boys from Archbold, one 16 years old and one 15, are being charged with juvenile delinquency by way of possession of marijuana. Police were called to the high school about 10:33 am, Wednesday, Feb. 22, when Royal Short, principal, reported he found marijuana in a student’s book bag. Short reported a teacher at the school spotted the owner of […]

PHS Boys Win Big Over North Central

The Pettisville boys basketball team scored in double digits every quarter to score its biggest win of the season, a 75-35 blasting of North Central, Friday, Feb. 24, in Buckeye Border Conference play. Pettisville ends the regular season with a 12-10 record, 9-3 in the BBC. After scoring 24 points in the first quarter, the Birds led 38-19 at the […]


Archbold 62, Paulding 52

Archbold advanced to the Division III district boys basketball tournament with a 62-52 sectional final victory over Paulding, Friday, March 3, at Wauseon. The Streaks play Elmwood in a district semifinal, Thursday, March 9, 8 pm, at Napoleon. The Royals defeated Patrick Henry 47-44 in their sectional final at Wauseon. In the early game on Thursday, Van Buren plays Liberty-Benton. […]

Pettisville School Board Holds Special Meeting After Board Member’s Death

The Pettisville School Board met in executive session for about 35 minutes during a special meeting, Thursday, Feb. 23, its first meeting since the death of Loren Roth. Roth, a fellow board member, died Monday, Feb. 13, after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. The stated purpose of the closed-door session was “discussing the appointment, employment or compensation of a […]

Car Vandalized

Douglas P. Krieger, 46, 610 N. Defiance St., reported his vehicle had been vandalized sometime before 6:58 pm, Monday, Feb. 20. The police report states someone had painted “crude words” on the car windows. Krieger told police neighbors had recently noticed what appeared to be juveniles coming around into backyards. The officer wrote other officers will be notified. The case […]


Jesse Fidler and Cassidy Wyse, AHS ‘14 and teammates on the Blue Streak girls basketball squad that advanced to the regional finals their junior and senior years, have both received accolades for the seasons they had on their respective college women’s basketball teams this year. Fidler, a junior at Lourdes University, Sylvania, earned Second Team All-Wolverine- Hoosier Athletic Conference honors. […]


Mattin, Grime Advance To State Tourney

Gavin Grime (132 lbs. ) and Noah Mattin (138 lbs.) punched their ticket to the Div. III state wrestling tournament, as both finished third at the district tournament, Saturday, March 4, at Waite High School.-Posted 3.4, 5:55 pm

Sectional Champions

Top: Blue Streak senior Noah Mattin locks up a cradle on Swanton’s Noah Saunders in the Div. III sectional semifinals of the 138-pound weight class, Saturday, Feb. 25. Mattin pinned the Bulldog, then defeated Delta’s Colin Hoffman by a 20-5 technical fall to win a sectional title. Bottom: AHS junior Gavin Grime counters a takedown attempt by Fairview’s Reilly Heater […]


Adrienna M. Young, 19, Archbold, filed a complaint with Archbold police over alleged harassment via phone. Police took the report on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at about 1:49 pm. Officers advised Young they would contact the suspect and advise him to stop.

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