2017-12-20

Ground Broken For Sauder Village Main Street Project



Sauder Village managers and contractors broke ground, Thursday, Dec. 14, for the 1920s Main Street project. The project will replicate a portion of a 1920s Main Street typical to Northwest Ohio. In a press release, village officials said the project is the next phase of the Sauder Village “Walk Through Time Experience.” Kim Krieger, Sauder Village public and media relations […]

Ricker Guilty In Bench Trial



Dean A. Ricker, 48, Napoleon, was found guilty of domestic violence in a bench trial held in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, Tuesday, Dec. 12. Ricker was originally indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury on June 19. In a press release at the time, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said on or about June 3, Ricker allegedly caused […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 Lifelong Archbold resident Larry Baus took an unusual path in public office. Starting in 1976, he was a member of village council eight years, leaving at the end of 1983 after two fouryear terms. He said at that time, his two sons, Chad and Aaron, needed him at home. Then 17 years later, […]

F&M Added to NASDAQ Banking Index



The Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, the holding company for Farmers & Merchants State Bank, has been added to an index within the NASDAQ stock exchange. F&M was added to the American Bankers Association NASDAQ stock index on Friday, Dec. 1. At that time, there were 341 community banks in the index with $294 billion in market capitalization. The ABA index […]

Dolores P. Welke



Dolores P. Welke, age 85 years, of Archbold, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 16, 2017, at Fairlawn Haven Care Center in Archbold. She was born March 17, 1932, at Plymouth, Mich., the daughter of Joseph and Catherine Hulack. She married Donus E. Welke on June 21, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 2010. An Archbold area […]

Streaks Keep Holgate In Single Digits



Archbold prevented Holgate from scoring in double digits as the Streaks (3-1) thumped the Tigers (0-5) 61- 9, Saturday, Dec. 16, in a nonleague contest at Holgate. The Tigers are coached by Brad Hurst, AHS ‘05, who played under Doug Krauss, AHS head coach. Archbold jumped out to a 5-0 lead with Austin Wiemken scoring four of the five points […]

Village Municipal Tax Will Hit $4.6 Million, For 2017, Says Dettling



Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, said the village municipal income tax will “most definitely hit $4.6 million by the end of the year.” The total income tax collection for 2016 was $4,936,066.89, a record. However, Dettling said during 2016, the village converted from a quarterly-based collection system to monthly collections as a result of a change in state law, which […]

Evelyn M. Weber



Evelyn M. Weber, age 76, of Wauseon, passed away early Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon. Prior to her retirement she had worked for the Rychener Seed Company and Chief Supermarket as well as being a lifelong homemaker. Mrs. Weber was born on Dec. 16, 1941, in Decatur, Ind., the daughter of the late Calvin and the […]

Streaks Fall To Defiance In Dpt Classic Finals



Going for its eighth Defiance Physical Therapy Classic title and sixth in the past seven years, Archbold slammed into a Defiance team that shot 48% in the semifinals and 51% in the championship game, falling 58-48, Tuesday, Dec. 12. It was the first Classic title for the Bulldogs in 11 years, since 2006. “Defiance handled our pressure pretty well,” said […]

Ripkes Celebrate 50th Anniversary



David and Marilynn Ripke, Pettisville, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. David Ripke and Marilynn Bowditch were married Dec. 23, 1967, at First Church of God, Defiance, by Rev. Russell Bowditch, the father of the bride. They have three children: Shannon (Doug) Krieger, Archbold; Tami Mast, Goshen, Ind.; and Ryan (Sarah) Ripke, Pettisville. They have 13 grandchildren. The couple will […]


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