Friendship Days Fun

Left: Canyon Brown, 7, Pettisville, holds the fish he pulled out of the pond during the Pettisville Friendship Days Fishing Derby at the Pettisville Park. Right: Hannah Fox, 9, Pettisville, blows a giant bubble using dishwashing detergent and water. Held every other year, Friendship Days were Friday- Sunday, June 22-24. For more photos from Pettisville Friendship Days, see page 3.– […]

Home Provides Training Opportunities Until The End

A house in Wauseon provided training opportunities up until the end, when it was burned to the ground by the Wauseon Fire Department, Sunday, June 24. Chris Liechty, of Liechty, Inc., said the business purchased the two-story home and about two acres of property at 1325 North Shoop Ave., Wauseon, to expand the Kenn-Feld Group store next door, just to […]

Skies Clear For Friendship Days After Raining On Parade

“It literally rained on our parade,” said Amy Leppelmeier, president of the Pettisville Parks & Recreation Committee. She was speaking of the parade of youngsters involved in the Pettisville summer recreation program. The group marched in a parade Saturday morning as part of Pettisville Friendship days, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 22-24. It rained on the Friday night events, which […]

Summer Campers Get Cooking

The Four County Career Center sponsored a week long “Summer Camp” for seventh, eighth and ninth grade students. Youngsters had the opportunity to explore art, math, cooking and the animal kingdom from experienced instructors. Shown doing hands-on learning in the “Let’s Get Cooking” class are, from left: Callie Stellhorn, Kyra Kreiner, Garrison Cobb, Tayanna Bagrowski, Ava Knapp, Jaci Ripke, Sydney […]

Investigate Census Worker

Archbold police discovered a subject who said he or she worked for the United States Census Bureau really was a census bureau worker. Police were called to the 100 block of Pheasant Lane about 9:21 pm, Tuesday, June 19, after a subject claiming to work for the bureau stopped at a house and asked to confirm a person lived in […]

Radio Club Contacts 575 Stations

The Fulton County Amateur Radio Club contacted 575 stations during the annual Ham Radio Field Day event, Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24. Field Day is a demonstration and a contest. Amateur radio operators set up temporary antennas and alternate power sources to demonstrate how they would operate in an emergency. The Fulton County club set up operations with five transmitters […]

Playing Field Leveled Between Local, Internet Retailers

The U.S. Supreme Court did some leveling of the playing field between local “bricks and mortar” merchants and Internet retailers last week. At the same time, the court gave a boost to state and local governments. The decision involves sales taxes. The court decided 5-4 that states can now force Internet retailers to collect sales taxes and return them to […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Pete Rupp, Allie McQuade and worship team, music, offertory; Nathaniel Miles, worship leader. Message, “The SIMPLE LIFE lived well: Ecclesiastes 2:1- 13, Purpose and The Pursuit of Happiness,” Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Steve & Barb Crossgrove, Ruth Ann Yoder, Gloria Graber, greeters; Buffy Riley, prelude, offertory, chorister; Elaine Frey, worship leader; Kent […]

When A Foolish Tariff Hits Close To Home

Tariffs like those the Trump administration is imposing on imports invite trade wars– in this case, foolishly, with U.S. allies and neighbors. Thursday’s (June 7) rollout of new tariffs on steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico have us baffled. One reason: Friday’s (June 8) federal employment report, reflecting strong May hiring and unemployment at an 18-year […]


Fulton Co. Health Center June 14: Emily & Ryan Schaufele, Evansport, boy; Jordanne Baumgartner, Wauseon, girl. June 19: Paige & Louis Martin, Archbold, boy. June 20: Allyssa Martinez, Wauseon, girl. June 21: Cassandra Medina, Pettisville, boy.

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