Pettisville Pumpkin Festival Winners

Winners at the 24th annual Pettisville Pumpkin Festival, Friday, Oct. 6: 2nd grade, Mrs. Borton: Kendyl Davis, 1st; Kobe Hoylman, 2nd. 2nd grade, Mrs. Holsopple: Hannah Fox, 1st; Camden Hogrefe, 2nd. 4th grade, Mrs. Miller: Olivia Beck, 1st; Rebecca Strauss, 2nd. 4th grade, Mr. Hoops: Evie Heising, 1st; Caroline Sterken, 2nd. 6th grade, Mrs. Walker: Ashlynn Lugbill, 1st; Allison Salmi, […]


Violet Y. “Vi” Grime, 79, Archbold, died Oct. 10, 2017. Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold. Antonio Rosales, 77, Fayette, died Oct. 15, 2017. Survivors include four children. Short Funeral Home, Archbold. Thomas E. Mignin, 90, Columbus and formerly of Archbold, died Oct. 15, 2017. Short Funeral Home, Archbold.

Library Board Interviews Potential New Directors

Members of the Archbold Library Board were scheduled to begin extended interviews with two candidates for the director position this week. The board established a search committee to locate a replacement for Joyce Klingelsmith. Klingelsmith, a library employee for almost 30 years and director for 28, announced her retirement in March. While Klingelsmith’s last official day at the Archbold Community […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Oct. 5: Danielle & Heath Burn, West Unity, boy. Oct. 6: Katelynn Crowell, Napoleon, girl; Cathlene & Matthew Bressler, Napoleon, boy; Amelia Flores-Yarely, Wauseon, girl. Oct. 10: Veronica Beiswenger, Napoleon, boy.

Report Traffic Crashes

Three vehicle crashes were reported to Archbold police between Oct. 6-11. An unknown vehicle was traveling north on South Lincoln Street, Friday afternoon, Oct. 6. The vehicle turned left to go west on East Mechanic Street, but drove over the curb on the north side of the road and struck a large decorative rock. The police report states the vehicle […]


Fairview Def. Archbold 25-20, 17-25, 25-20, 25-21

Fifth-seeded Fairview defeated 10th-seeded Archbold 25-20, 17-25, 25-20, 25-21, in a Div. III sectional volleyball semifinal at Fairview, Tuesday, Oct. 17. The Apaches play sixth-seeded Paulding in the sectional finals, Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 pm.-Posted 10.17, 9:35 pm

Fire Department Issue Waits For Election Results

After months of failed negotiations, it appears the residents of German Township, including the village of Archbold, might have to wait until after the election to find out what will happen to the Archbold Fire Department. There will be at least two new members on Archbold Village Council, with a possibility of three. There could be one or two new […]

Strike A Pose

Justin Howard, left, and Denison Gaona strike a pose during an AHS marching band performance at an AHS football game.– photo by Mario Gomez


Pettisville 3, Lake 2 (OT); Archbold 6, Genoa 0

Pettisville advanced to the Div. III boys soccer district semifinal after defeated Lake 3-2 in overtime, Saturday, Oct. 21, while Archbold defeated Genoa 6-0. The Birds play either Ottawa Hills or Liberty Center, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5 pm, at Rossford. Archbold plays either Ottawa-Glandorf or Maumee Valley Country Day in the nightcap at 7 pm. The district championship game is […]

Old Photo Corner

A photo taken of students at the Spiess School- District 16, which was located at the corner of Co. Rds. B and 24, in 1933-34. Sitting, from left: Myrtie Lugbill, Bernice Beck, Martha Eicher, Mary Eicher, Doris Winzeler. Middle row: Charles Winzeler, Bernice Roth, Donald Buehrer, Leonard Beck, Herbert Buehrer, Wayne Spiess, Doris Lugbill, James Eicher. Back row: Leon Lugbill, […]