Genealogical Society Fulton County Genealogical Society, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 Taylor St., Delta. Topic: Obituary work night. Nursing Mom’s Group Nursing Mom’s Group, Thursday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m., Crossroads Church, 845 E. Leggett St., Wauseon. Survivors After Suicide Survivors after suicide for anyone 15 or older who lost someone to suicide, Thursday, Feb. 7, 7 […]

Falcons Night

John Downey, Archbold, at left, examines some of the Ridgeville High School memorabilia that was on display, Saturday, Feb. 2, for Ridgeville Falcons Night. Downey is a former coach at Archbold and is a current school board member.– photo by Mary Huber

Kathryn Crossgrove

Kathryn Crossgrove, 97, of Archbold, entered into Eternal Rest, Jan. 31, 2019, at home following several years of failing health. She was born June 26, 1921, to Frank and Ada (Schmucker) Roth. She married Chauncey Crossgrove in 1942, and he preceded her in death in 1998. Surviving are five children: Steve (Barb) of West Unity, and Nancy, Ruth Ann Yoder, […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Jan. 25: Melissa & Matthew Smith, Archbold, boy. A son, Declan Shay, was born Jan. 24, 2019, at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Ind., to Jonathon and Leah Rupp, Upland, Ind. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Beckett, 6, and Milo, 22 months. Grandparents are Doug and Linda […]

PHS Girls Stand Second In BBC

Above: Mikayla Graber eyes the basket in Pettisville’s game with Wauseon, Tuesday, Jan. 22. Right: Elizabeth Beck drives for a layup. The Blackbirds’ only game last week was cancelled due to weather. Pettisville is 11- 6, 8-2 in the Buckeye Border Conference with five regularseason games left. They are one game behind Stryker in the BBC; the Panthers are 16- […]


Margaret A. Penrod, 94, Wauseon, died Jan. 30, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold. Thomas Lee Evans, 77, Archbold and Bonita Springs, Fla., died Jan. 22, 2019. Survivors include his wife, Diana. Shikany Funeral Home, Bonita Springs, Fla.

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Epiphany Four Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “ABRAHAM: The Story of Isaac & Rebekah,” Genesis 24, Roger Andrews. Central Mennonite Sunday: Bev Miller, Lee & Jan Short, greeters; Nafziger family, prelude, offertory; Duane Beck & music team, song leader; Mary Lou Beck, worship leader; Jeff & Chris Wyse, childrens time. […]

Remember The Falcons

Conventional wisdom says when a small town loses its school, the town is on the road to oblivion, destined to become a wide spot on the highway with some vacant storefronts and a defunct gas station. Ridgeville Corners has proven conventional wisdom wrong. Ridgeville remains a vibrant community, with a solid foundation based on agriculture and manufacturing. There are still […]

Tuba Player Earns Class A Superior

Jeremiah Hartman, an Archbold High School student, received a Superior “I” rating in Class A at the Ohio Music Educators Solo & Ensemble adjudicated event, Saturday, Jan. 26. Student performances were judged in Classes A through C, with Class A being the most challenging, and were rated from Superior (I) through Good (III). Hartman earned the top rating for his […]

Honor Students

Area students named to the dean’s list for the 2018 fall semester at Bowling Green State University: Scarlette Niese, Mackenna Whitacre, Andrea Avers, Mitchell Hogrefe, Nicolas Rodriguez, Hannah Bowers, Garrett Grime, Logan Roth, Katarina Hauter, all of Archbold; Matthew Benecke, Ridgeville Corners; Jacob Hauter, Sarah Christiansen, Grace Friend, all of Pettisville; Deven Girdham, Zachary Torres, Wauseon; Sydney Rupp, Fayette. Students […]

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