Attracting Workers Constrain Fulton County Businesses

Matt Gilroy, executive director of the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation, said attracting workers to Fulton County constrains county businesses. “The lack of available workforce is the primary conversation that I have when meeting with company officials locally,” he said. The same issue comes up in trade shows and conferences he has attended across the country. “It seems that the […]


Gregory L. Wesche, 65, Napoleon and formerly of Ridgeville Corners, died Dec. 22, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Mary, and two children. Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon.

Christmas Concert

The Archbold schools band concert featuring grades 5-12, Monday, Dec. 18, played to a packed house, said Beth Voll, school band director. Above: Chaina Nafziger plays flute, while Halle Valle and Cameron Yoder play their instruments. Left: Matt Shields, middle school principal, reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas” to his daughter, Marian Shields, 4.­­– courtesy photos

Streaks Hand Birds First Loss

The Thunderdome at Archbold High School was the site for the intra-county boys basketball rivalry between Archbold and Pettisville, Friday, Dec. 22. Coming into the contest, the Blackbirds sported a 6- 0 record while the Streaks were 3-1. A big second period helped Archbold pull away, but the Birds would not go quietly, as they cut a 17-point lead to […]

News from Pew & Pulpit

St. Martin’s Lutheran Sunday: Isaac Reichert, acolyte; worship led by Sunday School youth; Steve Basselman, organist. Offering music, “Angels from the Realms of Glory,” bell choir. Childrens message and sermon, Paul Reichert. West Clinton Mennonite Sunday: Ed & Amy Leichty, Parker Bixler, greeters; Jess Engle, Nick Waidelich, worship leaders; the Becks, prelude, offertory; John King, song leader candle lighting & […]

Williams Nets 1000th Career Point, But AHS Loses To Titans

Down 65-64, Ottawa- Glandorf scored six points in the final four seconds to defeat Archbold 70-65, Saturday, Dec. 23, in non-conference boys basketball action at O-G. Archbold (4-2) led 20-14 after the first quarter, which included a bit of history for Bryce Williams. Needing only five points to join the 1,000 Point Club, the senior hit the 1,000-point mark with […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Dec. 15: Jessica & Alexander Cobb, McClure, boy. Dec. 18: Leah & Kirk Weldy, Archbold, girl.

PHS Boys Stay Perfect In BBC

Hilltop hosted Pettisville, Tuesday, Dec. 19, for a Buckeye Border Conference game. Three Birds scored in double figures as they defeated the defending BBC champions 79-36 to run their record to 6-0, 5-0 BBC. Pettisville jumped out to a 21-9 lead after the first period and increased it to 36-22 at the half. The Birds scored 43 second half points […]


Parkinson Support Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases support group, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1 pm, St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 203 S. Defiance St., Archbold. NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness Four County, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 7 p.m., ADAMhs Board office, St. Rt. 66, south of Archbold. Senior Center Fulton County Senior Center, Archbold site, Ruihley Park Scout Cabin, program highlights: Jan. […]

Archbold Girls Shoot Down Pirates 80-30

Blanking Continental 27-0 in the first quarter, Archbold (7-1) easily defeated the Pirates 80-30 in girls basketball action, Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Continental. “It was nice to see us get off to a good start and shoot the ball well,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS head coach. “I thought our guards did a nice job getting the ball to Lily Krieger […]

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