Interest In Art

Emi Pinter, 7, watches as Meg Mello, 13, creates a drawing during the Black Swamp Arts Council Creative Arts Camp, Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, at Archbold Middle School. Both are from Archbold. Campers had the chance to explore several art forms, including two- and three-dimensional art and drama. The theme for this year’s camp was “Art Under […]

Janis K. Benecke

Janis K. Benecke, 72, of Ridgeville Corners, died Thursday, July 12, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo. She was born April 27, 1946, in Wauseon, to the late Howard and Helen (Hoover) Fredrick. On May 7, 1966, she married Dexter Benecke at St. Peter Lutheran, Ridgeville Corners. Janis graduated from Liberty Center High School and the Toledo Academy of […]


No one wants to be threatened. Whether it’s a threat to expose an embarrassing moment, legal action, or physical harm, it’s unpleasant and scary. There are some jobs where threats come regularly. Police officers. Repossession agents. Bill collectors. Newspaper reporters. Staff members of the Archbold Buckeye have been threatened more than once. Most threats used to be shrugged off. But […]

District Has Done Great Job With Finances: Downey

John Downey, an Archbold School Board member, said the school district has done a tremendous job with finances. Speaking at the Monday, July 16 board meeting, Downey said with local revenue staying essentially flat, and money from the state only growing about $50,000 per year for 10 years, the school board has been able to stay off the ballot for […]


Benjamin John Sauber, 43 Hilliard and formerly of Archbold, died July 10, 2018. Survivors include his wife, Trisa, and a daughter. Short Funeral Home, Archbold.

Trump Keeps Allies Off Balance

Other Editors Say...

Half a century ago, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield was NATO’s fiercest critic. Today, Republican President Donald Trump is the one taking up the mantle. Mansfield in 1971 wanted European nations to pay a fairer share for their own defense. Mansfield was correct back then, and Trump is correct on that point today. Our issue is with Trump’s insulting […]

Last School Board Meeting For Rex

Members of the Archbold School Board, and school staff members, praised Aaron Rex, outgoing superintendent, for his work and accomplishments during his 5 1/2 years on the job. That is, everyone except Christine Ziegler, school district treasurer. She said she wished Rex– who constantly could be found at school and community events– would come into the office more, or perhaps […]

Ramey Murder Sentence Indefinite

James Ramey, 28, Toledo, has been sentenced to 27 1/2 years to life in prison, as a result of his negotiated plea entered Friday, July 6. Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said in a press release, “In an effort to ensure accurate reporting regarding the ultimate resolution of this case, and as set forth in a press release dated […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Bud Hitt, 83, remembers what a sharpshooter his wife Gertrude was with a bow and arrow. Bud and Gert specialized in building bows and arrows for many years in Archbold. Their product was in demand from all corners of the world. It is possible to say the bows they made were some of […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Pentecost Eight Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Simple Sunday outdoor service. Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Candidates for baptism: Caitlyn Beldon, Xavia Borden, Eric Brown, Sara Lovejoy, Lexi Sauder, Patrice Smith, Justin St. John. Message, “The Biblical Pattern of New Life: Colossians 2:6-15,” Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Ralph & Carolyn Metzler, Linda Vasvery, Arlene Zaerr, greeters; Beck Quartet, Levi, […]

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