Boy Gives Up Blankets To Help Trucker Thrown In Pond

When two trucks collided at the intersection of St. Rt. 34 and Co. Rd. 24 in Henry County, one eight-year-old boy gave up his favorite cozy blankets to keep an injured truck driver warm. In return, he gained the love and respect of another family. It was a chilly, foggy morning on Friday, March 31. Parker Bixler and his guardians, […]

Officer Mediates Juvenile Issue

An Archbold police officer mediated a dispute between two boys that ended with the two shaking hands. The officer wrote in his report that he was called to the South Street Park at 5:15 pm, Friday, April 7, for a fight between juveniles. Once there, one boy explained he had passed a basketball to a friend, but the ball hit […]

Thatcher Named All-American

Cameron Thatcher, 17, son of Paul and Kristin, Powell, grandson of Maryann Thatcher, Archbold, and a freshman at Stanford University, recently earned All-American honors at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Swimming and Diving National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. Thatcher earned an honorable mention in the three-meter springboard. He qualified for the B-final after finishing 11th in the preliminaries, eventually finishing […]

Fire Department Compromise Discussed By Village Council

Jeff Fryman, Archbold mayor, said the only way he can support a proposed twomill tax levy for fire protection is if other tax revenue is rolled back. Fryman spoke during the Monday, April 17 village council meeting, when a proposed two-mill firefighting property tax levy to operate the Archbold Fire Department was discussed. Donna Dettling, village administrator, discussed the proposal […]

Archbold EMS Log

March 23 9:28 am: 200 block E. Holland St., ill, transported to FCHC. 10:58 am: 700 block E. Lutz Rd., medical alarm, refused treatment. March 25 3:27 pm: Fairlawn Apartments, ill. transported to FCHC. March 26 11:37 am: Fairlawn Haven, ill, transported to Fulton County Health Center. 2 pm: 200 block Douglas Dr., seizures, transported to FCHC. March 27 9:06 […]

Ranzau Signs Letter Of Intent

Sydney Ranzau, AHS ‘17, seated, center, signs a letter of intent to run track and field at Otterbein University. Seated with her are her parents, Christi and Todd. Standing is Dina Gladieux, AHS head track and field coach.– photo by Mary Huber

Accident Knocks Out Internet To Schools

For those who don’t believe everything is connected, a trailer came loose, struck a utility pole that caused a power outage Monday morning, April 17, and knocked out Internet service to schools in 30 counties. Full details were not available at presstime, but reports say a trailer being towed by a truck on St. Rt. 66 became unhitched. The trailer […]

Archbold Fire Log

March 24 3:33 pm: 26893 Co. Rd. E, barn fire, property owners: Doug & Sue Gerig, same address. Damage: $20,000 to building, $50,000 to contents; full assist from Fayette, tankers from Stryker, West Unity. 9:27 pm: Co. Rd. N at Co. Rd. 21, outdoor fire, mutual aid with Fayette. March 29 1:13 pm: 2120 S. Defiance St., former Nobel Automotive, […]


Tanner Wyse, AHS ‘12 and son of Russ and Sandy, was named the Crossroads League Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 10. A senior at Huntington (Ind.) University, he tossed a complete game shutout, a 5-0 decision, Saturday, April 8, against Bethel College. He scattered just two hits and two walks while striking out eight for his […]

Village Council Buys More Land For Memorial Park

Archbold Village Council agreed to purchase an approximately 9.5-acre parcel of land to add to Memorial Park at its Monday, April 17 meeting. Vaughn Bentz, a councilman, said the property was purchased for $9,500 per acre, making the final price about $90,250. Harley Burkholder, Stryker sold the property. The property is located south of the area that had been used […]