2017-03-08

Fire Department Earns Better Rating From Insurance Group



The Archbold Fire Department has been given a new higher ranking that could result in savings on fire insurance. The Archbold police and fire committee discussed both the higher ranking and the possibility going up another step at its Monday, March 6 meeting. The Insurance Services Office ranks fire departments nationally based on a 1-10 scale. Archbold was rated a […]

Lawrence H. King



Lawrence H. King, age 94 years, of Wauseon, passed away Saturday morning, March 4, 2017, at the Toledo Hospital. He was born Aug. 30, 1922, near Wauseon, the son of Simon and Katie (Wyse) King. He married Berneda Short on June 24, 1943, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 5, 2011. A lifelong resident of the Wauseon area, […]

Kudos To Archbold Fire Department



This newspaper has often heaped praise upon the Archbold Fire Department because the men and women who make up the organization, and those who support its continued updating of training and equipment, deserve praise. Recently, the department notched another accomplishment. The ISO, or Insurance Services Office, raised the AFD rating. Essentially, the department was moved from a 5 rating to […]

Pettisville Thespians Present “The King And I”




It’s a musical with several simple, familiar tunes. It’s a fun show that will entertain all age groups. Yet at the same time, it is about a man, a king, trying to bring his country into the modern age, and learning about love and relationships. It’s “The King and I,” the Pettisville High School musical for 2017. Internet research indicates […]

Ilva Bontrager



Ilva Marie Beck Stuckey Bontrager, 93, departed this world and entered her eternal home on March 2, 2017, which was her desire for the last number of years. She was born Jan. 13, 1924, to Solomon and Clara Beck in Archbold, the second of seven children. Survivors include four daughters, Kay (Jamey) Bontrager Singer and “Bj” Betty Jo (Rol) Leichty, […]

Don’t Let Disabled Children Be Forsaken By Trump Administration

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During the George W. Bush administration, the Department of Education set up a web page providing an explanation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The page was praiseworthy. Instead of merely posting the 159-page act and forcing people to interpret it, the department distilled the act into a “one-stop” overview that offered plain language to parents, students, advocates […]

So Close



Brian Becher, Archbold head wrestling coach, buries his face in his hands after Austin Wilson lost his chance to be an alternate to the Div. III state wrestling tournament. The senior finished sixth at 152 lbs., after losing a 6-1 decision to Sandusky St. Mary’s Jacob Near in the consolation finals at the distict tournament, Saturday, March 4.– photo by […]

Annabelle L. Watts



Annabelle L. Watts, age 81, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, 2017, in CHP Defiance Area Hospice, Defiance. She was born June 27, 1935, in Bryan, to the late Frank and Willabelle (Fetters) Beck. She married Dale W. Watts, Jr., on Dec. 21, 1962, in Bryan, and he survives. Annabelle was employed in Dr. Brown’s office in Stryker for 10 years […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2007 A typographical error, compounded by other problems, resulted in the German Township Trustees removing their fire levy request from the May 8 spring primary election ballot. School board voted to take the next step to offer a retirement incentive to veteran teachers at its Monday evening meeting. David Deskins, superintendent, said the board […]

AHS Student Musicians Earn A Superior At District Competition



Students in the Archbold High School band and three different chorus groups all earned Superior (I) ratings at district competitions. For the band students, the Ohio Music Education Association District I large group adjudicated event, held last weekend at Bowling Green High School, marked a big change. The band moved from Class C to Class B level competition. Beth Voll, […]