F&M To Ring Opening Bell At NASDAQ Wednesday

Wednesday morning, July 26, Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, INC (FMAO), the holding company for Farmers & Merchants State Bank, will ring the opening bell at NASDAQ. The ceremony begins at 9:22 am and last about 10-15 minutes. The link https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live” is to the live ceremony. This stream is available only during the live event. Prior to the start of the […]

Senior Citizen Menu

Week of July 31-Aug. 4 MONDAY: cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, cook’s choice vegetable, apple slices w/dip. TUESDAY: breaded chicken strips, o’brien potatoes, brussels sprouts, fruit cocktail. WEDNESDAY: chili w/ beans, mexican-style rice, fruit crunch, cornbread, pineapple juice. THURSDAY: ham loaf or meatloaf, sweet potatoes, malibu blend vegetables, applesauce, pound cake. FRIDAY: sloppy joe sandwich, oven fries, mixed vegetables, orange segments.

Leaders Needed

Run For Public Office

Being an elected official is not an easy task, but it is very worthwhile, satisfying and rewarding. The hours are often inconvenient, the pay is disappointing for the level of frustration, but what you can do for your community is very rewarding, and can make you feel good about yourself for years to come. Members of the public who disagree […]

Mom, We Could Be Famous!

Garrett Beck, 7 1/2, son of Brock and Megan Beck, rural Ridgeville Township, found this huge caterpillar in his yard near a tree. He was pretty excited about his find and told his mom, “Send this to the news, we could be famous!” Turns out it is a Cecropia moth caterpillar. According to Internet research, all it does is eat, […]

Archbold Police Log

July 14 4:14 pm: Citation to Joyce Layton, 49, Pettisville, speeding, Miller Ave. at Rosewood Ct. 4:48 pm: Citation to Kirsteen Kopke, 24, Napoleon, speeding, Miller Ave. at Rosewood Ct. 5:06 pm: Citation to Dennis Kauffman, 38, Archbold, speeding, Miller Ave. at Rosewood Ct. 5:13 pm: Citation to Heather Lockwood, 44, Montpelier, wrong way on a one-way street, Depot St. […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007 A violent storm around 10 pm, Thursday, July 26, downed trees, damaged two barns, and stripped corn and soybean fields southeast of Fayette. It caused major damage at the Mark Schaffner farm on Co. Rd. 21-2. Wes Schaffner was holding onto the barn doors when they were picked up by the wind. One […]

Wilson Suggests Joint Meeting, Mediator For Fire Department Talks

John Wilson, 84, Archbold, came before the German Township Trustees at their Monday, July 24 meeting, to ask them his two questions about the Archbold Fire Department debate. Just as he did with Archbold Village Council at its Monday, July 10 meeting, Wilson asked Randy Ruffer and Bruce Lauber, the two members in attendance, where they stand on the issue […]

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court Thomas Miller, Maumee, plaintiff vs International Auto Components, Southfield, Mich., defendant. Worker’s compensation. Bryan Coger, Wauseon, plaintiff vs Robin Coger, Wauseon, defendant. Divorce. Amy Bliss, Wauseon, plaintiff vs Steven VanSlyke, Wauseon, defendant. Other civil. Central Mutual Insurance Company, Van Wert, plaintiff vs Richard Schoch, Orient, defendant. Other civil. Capital One Bank, Columbus, plaintiff vs Joseph Shible, Fayette, […]

Public Officials Should Never Be “Too Busy” For The Public

Other Editors Say...

Recently Toledo City Council members and reporters looking for answers as to how the city of Toledo could bungle the accounting of more than $8 million have asked to speak to the man in charge of that accounting. They have been told “he’s too busy,” and that is the wrong answer. Boy, is it ever the wrong answer. For most […]

Pettisville School Head Cook Resigns

The Pettisville School Board accepted the resignation of Brenda Aeschliman, head cook, at its Monday, July 24 meeting. Aeschliman served as head cook for 22 years, starting in 1995. A prepared statement in the agenda praised her, saying she was “instrumental in the planning for the food services area of the new building” and that she had “worked hard to […]

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