Leininger, Lange, Serna, Wyse Inducted Into Fulton County Agricultural Hall Of Fame

Four persons were inducted into the 2017 Fulton County Agricultural Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Ruihley Park Pavilion, Monday, Aug. 21. Inductees are Cathy Leininger, inducted posthumously; Walter H. Lange; Bill Serna; and Jane Wyse. Leininger A lifelong resident of Fulton County, Leininger lived in the Fayette area. She spent her lifetime exhibiting dairy cattle and promoting […]

Samuel Warren Frey

Samuel Warren Frey, 60, of Pettisville, passed away peacefully in his home early Monday morning, Aug. 14, 2017. The son of the late Warren Frey and Clara (Stuckey) Frey, he was born in Wauseon on Aug. 30, 1956. Sam graduated from Pettisville High School in 1974. He was a member of West Clinton Mennonite Church. He started his career at […]

Wilma Jean Lemons

Wilma Jean Lemons, age 87, passed away peacefully at Fulton Manor in Wauseon on Aug. 24, 2017 after a brief illness with cancer and while in the care of Hospice.  Wilma was born Feb. 14, 1930, in Ashland, to the late Raymond and Frances Hinkle (Frances Hinkle Miller and stepfather Russel Miller).She is survived by loving husband of 70 years, Carlton (Lem) […]

School Board Okays Coaches And Other Personnel Actions

The Archbold School Board has approved coaches for 2017-2018 spring sports. The board took the action at its Monday, Aug. 14 meeting. Head coaching positions have not changed: Dick Selgo, baseball; Andrea Thiel, softball; Dina Gladieux, indoor and outdoor track; James Kidder, boys tennis. Assistant Coaches Baseball: Jeff Brunswick, assistant; Jon Fether, junior varsity; Mike Fether and Scott Foor, volunteers. […]

Katherine M. (Thorpe) Eash

Katherine M. Eash, age 60, of Wauseon, died Tueday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Toledo Hospital following a heroic battle, winning the fight against cancer, as she fought with bravery and dignity until the end of her life. She was born Jan. 28, 1957, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to the late Jerald C. and and Katherine Ida (Sayer) Thorpe. She married […]

Investment Firm Buys Former Shopko Building

Bruce Roth, Toledo, president of RMP Investments, confirmed the company has purchased the former Shopko building in Archbold. Bids for the building were taken via the Internet; bidding ended Aug. 9. Roth said RMP will close on the property, Monday, Sept. 11. RMP plans to market the building to other businesses, “sale, lease, or build to suit,” Roth said. “We […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Summer In The Psalms Series: Psalm 131-The Joy of Calm,” Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Dean & Jeanette Beck, Bill Holdsworth, greeters; Brenda Holdsworth, gathering music; Duane Beck, song leader, Anita Roth, worship leaders; Ryan Short drama, scripture. Message, “The Big Reveal,” Dave Elkins; prayer by Regina Wenger. Lockport […]

Vuokko “Vicki” E. Cornett


Vuokko “Vicki” Cornett, 65, passed away Aug. 11, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. She fought an incredibly courageous battle with lung cancer for nearly four years. Vicki was known for her inspirational ethic of care, professionalism, and advocacy for her students and children. Vicki was born on June 28, 1952, to the late Paul and Anna Vahala Kallio. She grew up […]

Travis L. Weirauch

Travis L. Weirauch, age 27 of Archbold, passed away at Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017.  Travis was born in Wauseon on Aug. 25, 1990, to the late Mark Weirauch and Lori (Sager) Dunning. He attended and graduated from Wauseon High School.  After high school, Travis worked at the Filling Home in Napoleon.  Travis always had a […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Aug. 11: Kalva Schell, Delta, girl. Aug. 13: Alexa Adams, Napoleon, boy.