Archbold junior Dakota Stamm, center, wins the girls 400-meter dash at the Division III State Track and Field Championships, Saturday, June 2, in Columbus. She ran the race in a school-record time of 56.4 seconds. Portsmouth’s Lynsey Shipley, right, who was last year’s state champion, finished second, four-tenths (.4) of a second behind Stamm. Covington’s Rayna Horner, left, finished third […]


Mood Disorders Women’s Mood Disorders support group, Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m., & June 26, 11 a.m., Four County ADAMhs Board office, T-761 St. Rt. 66 south of Archbold. Survivors After Suicide Survivors after suicide for anyone 15 or older who lost someone to suicide, Thursday, June 7, 7 pm, Four County ADAMhs Board, T- 761 St. Rt. 66, Archbold. […]

2018 Pettisville Junior High Award Winners

Outstanding Student Awards Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 8: Karsen Pursel and Harley Crossgrove Art 8: Clara Damman and Lyla Heising English 7: Rylee Beltz and Isabella Strauss English 8: Carson Bennett Health 7: Isabella Strauss History 8: Mason Stickley Math 7: Isabella Strauss Math 8: Taylor Boger Math 8 Algebra 1: Lyla Heising Music 7: Kate Roth Music 8: […]

Affordable Housing Needed

During the Monday, June 4, Archbold Village Council meeting, councilmen talked about housing in Archbold. While there have been a few new single-family homes built in the village, council says there is a need for affordable lots, ready for new homes. Council said people drive in and out of the village every day. Some of them want to live in […]

Heising Knocked Out Of National Spelling Bee On ‘Finial’

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary states a finial is “a usually foliated ornament forming an upper extremity, especially in Gothic architecture.” For Lyla Heising, 13, Pettisville, who is a freshman next year, it’s the word that knocked her out of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 30. She made her way through the first two rounds in National Harbor, Md., […]

Nofziger Talks About Music Commission

Max Nofziger, an Archbold area native, former politician in Austin, Texas, and music promoter, discussed plans for live music in the village this summer. Speaking to Archbold Village Council at its Monday, June 4 meeting, Nofziger laid out dates for shows in the village, discussed Wednesday night informal jam sessions at the Ruihley Park Scout Cabin, and about developing opportunities […]

FFA News

May was a busy month for the Archbold FFA. The FFA invited the area grain and livestock producers to the ag shop for its annual Producer’s Luncheon, Tuesday, May 1. The purpose of the lunch is to stay connected to the population that produces our food and fibers, and to let them know how much we appreciate what they do. […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, June 11, 2008 High winds Friday night, June 6, brought down a rotted tree on the garage roof of Mark and Lisa Allison, 505 North Defiance Street. Another rotted tree fell on a pickup truck next door, 503 North Defiance St., on Monday, June 9. The home is owned by Jeffrey Bumgardner, Vandalia, Mich. In another […]

From A Grateful Nation

During Memorial Day services at the Ridgeville Corners American Legion Post 454, veterans of the Vietnam War period– Nov. 1, 1955-May 15, 1975– received commemorative lapel pins and certificates, thanking and honoring them for their service to the country. The Secretary of Defense was empowered and authorized to conduct the program by congressional legislation. Above, Jim Hogrefe, rural Ridgeville Corners, […]

Teacher Has Lead In ‘Beauty And The Beast’

Courtney Froehlich, an Archbold elementary music teacher, will play the lead role of Belle in the Archbold Community Theatre production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Other Archbold actors cast in the summertime production are Steve Van Sickle as Beast; Caleb Wyse as Lefou, and Lexa Richardson as Enchantress. Chelsea Reecer, Pettisville, is Madame De La Grande Bouche, and Eddie Bialorucki, […]

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