News from the Pew & Pulpit

The Third Sunday of Lent Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Mark, The Short Story Part 2: The Worth of Jesus, Big Idea: Behold the great worth of the blood of Jesus: Mark 14:1-25,” Jesse Kahler. Receiving of new members: Angela Bennett, Cassie Bennett, Glenn Bennett, Tyler Jagielski, Whitney Jagielski, McKenna Lantz, Harper Nolander, Stella […]

Captains Meet

Toby Walker and Austin Welch, AHS senior co-captains, meet at center court with officials and Marion Local co-captains prior to the start of their Div. III regional final, Saturday, March 18, at the University of Toledo. Archbold won the regional title with a 48-24 victory.– photo by Mary Huber

Rick Hodges Resigns As Director Of State Health Department

Rick Hodges, an Archbold native and 1981 AHS graduate, has announced his resignation as the director of the Ohio Department of Health. In a telephone interview with this newspaper, Hodges said, “I’ve been in state government for six years, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I am truly grateful to the governor. “Now I want to look at new […]

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Mood Disorders Women’s Mood Disorders support group, Tuesday, March 28, 11 a.m., Four County ADAMhs Board office, T-761 St. Rt. 66 south of Archbold.

Wauseon Wins Regional Crown

Wauseon punched its ticket to the Division II state boys basketball tournament with a 54-45 overtime victory over Elida in the regional championship game at the University of Toledo, Saturday, March 18. The Bulldogs (17-10) came back from a 38-28 deficit late in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 40 after regulation, but Wauseon took control in the […]

Beck Is Second Straight County Walter Scholar From Pettisville

About two weeks ago, Michael Lane, Pettisville High School principal, walked into the choir class and announced that Gabe Beck, a senior, had been named the Franklin B. Walter Scholar for Fulton County. “He announced it in front of the choir–which is about half the high school,” Beck said. Beck knew he had been selected as the Walter scholarship winner […]

Archbold Police Log

March 9 8:35 am: Unlock, McDonald’s. 12:02 pm: 911 hang-up, 200 block Bankey Ave., unable to locate subject that made calls. 1:17 pm: 911 hang-up, 200 block DeGroff Ave. March 11 3:20 am: Disabled vehicle, Farmers & Merchants State Bank, South Defiance Street. 8:44 am: Special detail, St. John’s Christian Church. March 12 2:26 pm: Written warning, expired registration, Stryker […]

Archbold Baseball Returns Eight

Old Man Winter may have not brushed us off yet, but that doesn’t stop area baseball teams from taking the field. For the Archbold baseball team, under Dick Selgo, head coach, youth will lead this year’s team. Despite having eight letterwinners returning, Selgo, in his ninth year as head coach, has just two seniors from a team that finished 22-9 […]

Tempers Flare In Joint Council, Township Meeting

Nothing was decided during a joint meeting with the Archbold Village Council and the German Township Trustees, but there were plenty of fireworks. At one point during the Monday, March 20 meeting, Joe Short, former German Township Trustee and Fulton County Commissioner, said he couldn’t understand why council is set on owning the fire equipment. “If you’re talking about dollars, […]