2018-09-12

Fair Attendance Up 7,977 From 2017



The Fulton County Fair Board announced attendance at the 2018 Fulton County Fair was up by 7,977 from 2017. Fair board officials released a total estimated attendance of 291,219 for the seven days of the fair, Aug. 31-Sept. 6. In 2017, 283,242 people came through the gates. The increase is 2.8%. The 2018 figure is down 3,492 from the 2016 […]

Helen Muthler Drake



Helen Muthler Drake, of Windsor Heights, Iowa, died Sept. 5, 2018, after a brief illness. She was 88. Helen was born April 13, 1930, to Raymond and Thelma Muthler of Monument, Pa. She graduated from Practical Bible Training School in New York. Helen married Milan Drake, Jr. in 1953, and they remained married until his death in 1998. The family […]

Archbold Girls Soccer Routs Stritch



The Archbold girls soccer team returned to action with a non-league contest at Cardinal Stritch (1-5-0), Thursday, Sept. 6. The Streaks (3-0-1) scored early and often en route to their third win of the season, 10-0. Archbold took a 3-0 lead after the first half and exploded with seven goals in the second half to blow the game wide open. […]

Pettisville Students Raise, Then Release Monarch Butterflies



Dora, Caleb, Sam, Joseph, Jack, Cassidy, Katrina, Bob, and several others have departed Pettisville Elementary School for Mexico. They’re monarch butterflies, raised in Jodi Yeager’s third grade class. In the third grade, “We have to teach life cycles of plants and animals,” Yeager said. “When I started teaching third grade, they had been doing this for a number of years, […]

Public Meetings



School Board Archbold Area School Board, Monday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m., Archbold High School, 600 Lafayette St. Water & Sewer Ridgeville Township Water & Sewage District Board, Thursday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., township building, St. Rt. 6, downtown Ridgeville.

PHS, Wauseon Tie



Pettisville and Wauseon played to a scoreless tie, Thursday, Sept. 6, in boys soccer. Wauseon allowed Pettisville numerous possessions, but the Birds were unable to connect combination plays and score. The Indians created some chances in the counter attack with vertical passes but also were unable to score.

Tax Credits Extended For Sauder Woodworking; Economic Development, Annexation Discussed



Archbold Village Council dealt with two economic development-related issues during its Monday, Sept. 10 meeting. Council voted to extend by two years an income tax credit agreement with Sauder Woodworking. The agreement was first approved in March 2014, then amended in May 2015. Sauder Woodworking receives a credit on a portion of the income taxes paid by new employees hired […]

Police Deal With Parking Space Dispute Aug. 9



Archbold police dealt with a dispute over parking places near the 400 building of East Garden Apartments, Thursday, Aug. 9. Police were called to the complex about 1:30 pm on a report of neighbor trouble The officer wrote in his report, “All parties were spoken with and were advised that there is no assigned parking spaces within the complex. “They […]

Archbold Girls, Ida Boys Repeat As Archbold CC Invite Champions



The Archbold girls cross country team and the Ida boys team won their second straight Archbold Invitational titles, Saturday, Sept. 8. Archbold’s first six runners all finished in the top 10 of the girls race. In the boys race, all six of Ida’s and Archbold’s runners finished in the top 24. The Streaks finished second. Girls Archbold 33, Ida 72, […]

Township To Make Illuminated Stop Signs In-House



The German Township Trustees changed their plans for stop signs with flashing lights at the intersection of Co. Rd. A and Co. Rd. 24 at their Monday, Sept. 10 meeting. Rather than purchasing the signs from a Wisconsin company, the signs will be built in-house. Josh King, township road superintendent, and Jeff Aeschliman, township road maintenance worker, will make the […]


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