Music Commission Gets $10,000 Commitment From Council, Park Board

The Archbold Music Commission, which brought musicians from Austin, Texas, to Archbold audiences, has received a $10,000 financial commitment from Archbold. Archbold Village Council approved contributing $5,000 to AMC at its Monday, Nov. 6 meeting. The Archbold Park Board matched the amount, giving its approval Wednesday, Nov. 1. During the Park Board meeting, Jennifer Kidder, Archbold Parks & Recreation director, […]

Man Who Shot Deputy Enters Guilty Pleas

Jeshua Leto Gilmore, 18, Toledo, the man who shot a Fulton County sheriff deputy, entered guilty pleas to charges ranging from theft to attempted murder. In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said Gilmore entered his pleas during a pre-trial hearing on Monday, Nov. 6. He was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury March 20 on […]

Marching Band Award Winners

The Archbold High School Blue Streak marching band announced its award winners at the Thursday, Nov. 2 Sights & Sounds concert. From left: Tony Pole, Senior Marcher of the Year; Beth Voll, AHS band director; and Kate Nofziger, Freshman Marcher of the Year.– courtesy photo

Reborn Dolls Incredibly Lifelike

Donna Thompson’s baby dolls look so incredibly real, you think they’re real children until you get close and realize they don’t move. “And I feel good with that,” she said, because getting them to look that real is hard work. They’re called reborn dolls, or reborns. Thompson, a 1968 AHS graduate who lives in the Harrison Lake area, builds and […]


A Delta man was sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, Monday, Nov. 6: •Leonardo Alvarado, 29; indicted May 15 on one count, burglary; entered guilty plea; on March 25, trespassed in an occupied structure with the purpose to commit a criminal offense; sentenced to two years community control; ordered to pay restitution of $400 to victim, have no contact […]

Income Tax Down, But Don’t Be Alarmed:Dettling

Revenue from the Archbold Municipal Income Tax is down, but Donna Dettling, village administrator, told council not to be alarmed. Speaking at the Monday, Nov. 6 council meeting, Dettling said while the year-todate figures for September and October were down from the same months in 2016, and “you can’t compare (2017 to) 2016.” She explained that in 2016, state law […]

Local Girl Scouts Spread Kindness With Rocks

It’s hard to believe that something as simple as a painted rock can communicate, inspire, comfort– even uplift. But that’s exactly what Archbold Junior Girl Scout Troop 10513 hopes to do, as it has joined the Kindness Rocks project. All the girls, save one, are Archbold Middle School students. Estella Martin, a junior scout, is a fourth grader. Augusta Martin […]

Public Meetings

FCBDD Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Monday, Nov. 20, 4 p.m., FCBDD, 1210 N. Ottokee St., Wauseon. Trustees Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon. School Board Archbold Area School Board, Monday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m., Archbold High School, 600 Lafayette St. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., council […]

Chamber Getting Ready For Annual Night of Lights

Preparation is underway for the 2017 Annual Night of Lights festivities in Archbold, including the 19th annual Parade of Lights and 29th annual Festival of Lights, Friday, Nov. 24.   There will also be the annual Lite the Nite 5K Run and Pre-Parade fun with music. Santa Claus is expected to be on scene as well.   Amy Krueger, Archbold […]

Citizen Of the Year: ‘Celebrating All Of You’

Ed Leininger, the Archbold 2017 Citizen of the Year, was lauded by many as an honest, compassionate, caring man; a humble man who is about teamwork, who has mentored those around him. So it is only fitting that he turned the celebration in his acceptance speech back on others. “This is not about my celebration. To me, it’s about celebrating […]

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