Honor Students

Ryan King, AHS ‘13 and son of Pete and Luana, was named a graduating senior with a gpa of 3.6 or above during the University of Findlay annual Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity. —— Miriam Beck, Archbold, and Kathryn Kauffman, Pettisville, were named to the dean’s list for the 2017 spring semester at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Students must […]

Local Woman Arrested, Jailed

Erin S. Eickmeier, 34, Archbold, was arrested and charged with domestic violence during the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 17. Police were called to Eickmeier’s home in Fox Chase about 5:14 am on a report of a physical disturbance. “Upon arrival and speaking with all subjects, a female was arrested for domestic violence and transported to CCNO,” the police […]

Pettisville Baseball Ends Season With Win

The baseball season came to a close for Pettisville after a pair of games with Montpelier in the Buckeye Border Conference last week. The Birds dropped a road contest to the Locomotives, and then scored a win at home against the Locos to end the season with a record of 9-13, 6-6 BBC. Montpelier 4, PHS 2 Pettisville traveled to […]

4-H News

The Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club held its fifth meeting, Thursday, May 18, at the Pettisville Park Pavilion. The deadline for dropping a project is Thursday, June 1. The mandatory tag-in day is Saturday, June 3, and will be at the fairgrounds. Junior fair animal entries are due by Aug. 1 and are online only. All animal projects must submit an […]

Disorderly Conduct, Unwanted Subject

Archbold police received reports of an unwanted person and disorderly conduct recently. Teresa L. Felix, 35, a resident of Fox Chase, told officers at 3:37 am, Saturday, May 13, of an unwanted person at her home. When an officer arrived, the person had left but damaged the front door. Felix said she did not want the person, a male, back […]

Kauffman Named Fairview Head Coach

Bodi Kauffman, a 1995 graduate of Archbold High School, was named the new head boys basketball coach at Fairview last week. Kauffman was an assistant coach the past two years, and takes over for Rob Mahnke, who stepped down in April for family reasons after two years at the helm. Mahnke has been a teacher in the Archbold school district […]

Admiring Art

From left, Eric Voll, an Archbold first grade student; Denton Yoder, his grandfather; and his sister, Dana Voll, an AHS freshman, admire artwork at the AHS Art and Industrial Arts Show, Sunday, May 21.– photo by David Pugh

Western Dist. 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.) Jared Mitchel Bell, Morenci, Mich., unsecure load, US20, $102, $88. Ryan L. Birr, Napoleon, seat belt, Co. Rd. C, $20, $51. Bryce J. Rufenacht, rural Archbold, failed to maintain assured clear distance ahead, […]


Tanner Wyse, AHS ‘12 and son of Russ and Sandy, was named to the All-Crossroads League Team for the 2017 season. Earlier this season, Wyse was named the Crossroads League Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 10. He is a senior at Huntington (Ind.) University. The Foresters won the regular-season CL title with a 22-5 record. They […]

Harsh Words at Pettisville School Board; Cooks II, III Denied Health Insurance

The husband of a Pettisville school employee said administrators had threatened her over her attendance at a Pettisville School Board meeting. Max Aeschliman, husband of Brenda Aeschliman, school cafeteria manager, appeared with his wife at the Monday, May 22 board meeting. “I want to know why my wife was told that it was not in her best interest to attend […]