2019-01-30

Man Drives Through Lawn



Two incidents involving Fairlawn Haven were in the preceding week’s police log. An officer was called to Fairlawn about 9:53 am, Saturday, Jan. 19, on a report that a car had driven through the retirement campus lawn from the 800 block of Ringenberg Drive to the 800 block of Murbach St. Witnesses gave a description of the auto. The officer […]

Music, Beer, And The Village Of Archbold



How times change. It wasn’t that many years ago, the idea of selling beer on the streets of downtown Archbold would have caused a major uproar. Now the Archbold Parks & Recreation Department is planning a downtown concert for June, at which plans call for the sale of beer by the can. There is no doubt selling beer is a […]

Man Given Warning



Archbold police were called to the office of Childs Investment Group about 1:50 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 15, on a report of a suspicious subject. Officers were told a male subject was walking around the company office, speaking foreign languages and making comments about political figures. An officer located the subject at a downtown restaurant, where he was given a verbal […]

Old Photo Corner



Members of the 1969 Ridgeville Corners Falcons basketball team are, from left: Neal Kauffman; Tom Hoffman; Bill Fether; Carl Henry; Denny D. Meyer; Dave Pratt, coach; Randy Nelson; Frank Rohrs; Jim Rupp; Greg Wesche; Denny L. Meyer. The team finished 16-6 and won its first Henry County League championship since 1959. The Falcons then won their first two tournament games– […]

No Marijuana Smell



Archbold police failed to find a marijuana smell that was reported at the East Gardens complex about 6 pm, Thursday, Jan. 17. An officer reported he walked an apartment building where it was reported marijuana was being used. The officer could not locate a smell, and did not observe anything out of the ordinary.

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 Council discussed an ordinance requiring property owners to remove snow from sidewalks. Kevin Eicher, a councilman, said he got an earful from a citizen who believed the village should be responsible for removing snow from sidewalks. Another indication the nation’s economy has gone into a tailspin: Calls for assistance by First Call for […]

Investigate Bingo Incident



Archbold police are investing a possible assault that resulted from a bingo game, Wednesday, Jan. 16. Police were told Jillian Topmiller, 67, Wauseon, was playing bingo with another subject at the Community Health Professionals facility on Westfield Dr., when there was a dispute. Things calmed down, but the dispute flared again, and the suspect threw a contain- er of bingo […]

Trustees Discuss Fire-EMS Cost Split



Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, told the German Township Trustees village officials are currently splitting expenses for fire and emergency medical services at a ratio of 18% for fire services to 82% for EMS. Speaking to the trustees at their Monday, Jan. 28 meeting, Dettling said for most expenses for the operation of the Archbold Fire Department, attributing 82% of […]

Deadly Cold Grips Area



As you read this, Archbold is expected to be in the grips of dangerous, even potentially deadly, cold temperatures. As of yesterday morning, Tuesday, Megan Dodson, meteorologist for the Northern Indiana National Weather Service office, said winds are expected to gust to 30 miles an hour this morning, Wednesday, with a temperature of around minus 15 degrees. “We could actually […]

Public Meetings



Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. Trustees Ridgeville Township Trustees, Monday, Feb. 4, 8 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station, downtown Ridgeville Corners.


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