News from the Pew & Pulpit

First Sunday in Advent and the Church Year Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Silence: Eternity Past (Genesis 1:12; Galatians 4:4-5; John 1:1-5; 2 Corinthians 4:6),” Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Music team, prelude, offertory; Duane Beck, song leader; Melissa Valentine, worship leader; Lynette Smith, childrens time; Lora Riegsecker, scripture. Moment […]

Investigate Domestic Violence Report

Archbold police investigated a domestic violence complaint and other issues recently. Police were dispatched to an apartment in the East Gardens complex about 10:37 pm, Monday, Nov. 26. Damien A. Marshall, 25, a resident of the complex, notified the officer of the incident. The investigating officer obtained written statements from both Marshall and the suspect. The officer wrote in his […]

Income Tax Under Prediction

Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, told council the village municipal income tax is not going to bring in as much revenue as originally anticipated. Dettling told council during its Monday, Dec. 3 meeting, village officials predict the tax will bring in about $4.625 million for the year, about 1.5% over the total 2017 collection. It was originally anticipated tax revenue […]

Ribbon Cut For Coaching, Counseling Facility

The ribbon was cut for Parable Coaching and Counseling Resources Thursday, Nov. 29, at their new facility at T-825 St. Rt. 66, south of Archbold near the Four County Career Center. On hand for the event were, from left, Jennifer Wolfe, counselor; Janet Miller, business owner and lead counselor; Lora Ripke, executive director, Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce; Janet Ball, […]

AHS Boys Hold Off Wauseon Comeback

It was the beginning of a new era in Archbold boys basketball, Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Thunderdome. Joe Frank roamed the sidelines as the new AHS head coach in the season opener against Wauseon. The Streaks started fast and took an 18-point lead, and then held off a fierce comeback attempt to win the non-league contest 56-50 and snap […]

New Township Stop Signs Stopped Flashing

The German Township Trustees discussed the flashing stop signs at the intersection of Co. Rd. 24 and Fulton County Rd. A/Henry Co. Rd. W, which stopped flashing for a time. The trustees met Monday, Nov. 26. The signs, built by Josh King, township road superintendent, and Jeff Aeschliman, township road maintenance worker, mimic commercially available signs. Flashing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) […]


Jake Myers, PHS ‘18 and son of Timothy and Heather, and Tessa Waidelich, PHS ‘17 and daughter of John and Sheri, performed at the annual music gala, Saturday, Nov. 17, at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Myers performed in the University Choir and Chamber Singers; Waidelich performed in the University Choir.

JV Boys Open With Win

The Archbold junior varsity boys basketball team opened up the season with a 42-30 victory over visiting Wauseon, Saturday, Dec. 1. The Streaks outscored the Indians 12-4 in the second quarter. Pressure defense and timely offense led to the victory. The Streaks won the turnover battle, committing only one, while Wauseon…….. had….13. D.J. Newman, Trey Theobald, and Austin Roth stood […]

Pettisville School Board Approves Contracts

The Pettisville School Board approved three personnel contracts at its Monday, Nov. 19 meeting. The board approved a two-year contract for Heidi Klingensmith and a oneyear contract for Paula King to serve as transportation aides. It also approved a supplemental contract for Kevin Clark for his work on the sets for the fall play. Brent King, board member, abstained on […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Nov. 16: Elisa & Brook Dunham, Wauseon, boy. Nov. 28: Brianna Schlosser, Wauseon, girl.