2019-03-13

Birds Beat Stryker In District Semi



Each team owned a regular season win over the other, but on Wednesday, March 6, Pettisville and Stryker locked horns in a survive-and-advance game in a Division IV boys basketball district semifinal at Napoleon. The Birds (18-6) owned a 15-point lead in the third but had to hold on as Stryker (17-7) fought to the end before falling 65-56. “It […]

Shirley Ann Wyse

Jan. 17, 1936-Jan. 21, 2019 Santa Clarita, Calif. (Visalia, Calif.)

Shirley Ann Wyse passed away at the age of 83 in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, from complications with Alzheimer’s disease. Her daughter, Teresa, son-in-law, Dean, and granddaughter, Chelsea, were present at her passing. Shirley was born on Jan. 17, 1936, in Archbold (the Buckeye State) to Henry and Lillie Yedica. Shirley is survived by her sisters, […]

District, League Basketball Awards

Frank Receives Several Coach of Year Awards

Austin Wiemken, a 6- 4 senior on the Archbold boys basketball team, has been named First Team All- Northwest District in Division III by the Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association. Wiemken averaged 15.8 points per game. Jeron Williams was named to the second team. Rigo Ramos and Elijah Zimmerman received honorable mentions. Joe Frank, first-year AHS head coach, was named […]

Park Board Discusses Next Memorial Park Ball Diamond



The estimated cost for the next diamond in the new baseball complex in Memorial Park is $186,000. The estimate was given to Park Board during its Wednesday, March 6 meeting. Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, said she and Dexter Krueger, park board member and assistant village engineer, will talk next month to finalize the bidding documents. Krueger […]

AHS Wrestlers Compete At State Tournament



It was a dream come true for three Archbold wrestlers, who began a journey to compete in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division III state wrestling tournament, Thursday, March 7-Saturday, March 9, in Columbus. But the dream ended in heart- break when they were unable to secure top eight placements. Seniors Zach Rocha (132 pounds) and Kasyn Schaffner (160 […]

Cub Scout Racing Action



There were some close finishes during the Archbold Cub Scout Pinewood Derby, Saturday, March 9, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Archbold. Above: Lion Cubs watch as their cars finish a heat race. Note the wheel-to-wheel fight for second place. From left, Josiah Vasko, spectator; Nolan Sefranka, Tiger Cub; and Lion Cubs Auron Monserrat, Bentley Wood, Zack Knight, and Brycen Thompson. […]

NWOAL Represented Well At State

Genoa Wins Second Straight Div. III Title

The Northwest Ohio Athletic League performed valiantly at the state wrestling tournament, Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9. In Division III, Delta led the way with three state placers, including the area’s only state champion, Zach Mattin (106 lbs.). Cole Mattin was runner-up at 132 lbs. The Panthers scored 64.5 points to finish sixth. Patrick Henry scored 29.5 with two place finishers. Liberty […]

Five Generations



Five generations of Colegroves gathered together recently at Nellie Merillat’s home in Archbold. Front: Nellie with greatgreat granddaughter Audrey Mai Colegrove, born Jan. 14. Back row: Ryan Colegrove, Audrey’s grandfather; Mary Colegrove, great-grandmother; Hunter Colegrove, father.– courtesy photo

Cavaliers Upset Streaks, Titans To Win District Title



Nobody expected this. First, the fifth-seeded Coldwater Cavaliers upset topranked and previously undefeated Archbold 35-34 in a Division III district boys basketball semifinal at Lima Senior High School, Thursday, March 7. Then the Cavaliers turned right around and defeated the eighth-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf Titans 70-67 for the district championship, Saturday, March 9. The Titans, who beat Bluffton 68-30 in their district […]

Sunshine Week Celebrates Openess



March 10-16 is Sunshine Week, the one week each year newspapers across the United States celebrate your right to know what’s going on with government. You elect representatives to conduct the business of government. You hand them money, in the form of taxes, to do that business. In short, government works for you. But if those representatives hide the business […]


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