2019-05-01

Helen Marie (Potts) Grisier

Helen Marie (Potts) Grisier, age 81, of Stryker, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at CHP-Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Along with her husband, Fred, they owned and operated the Grisier Funeral Homes for nearly 50 years. Helen was born in Defiance on April 20, 1938, the daughter of Lawrence and Mary (Shisler) Potts. On Sept. 1, 1956, she married […]

2019-05-01 E-Edition

Ritchey Wins Gold!

~ Pan Am Weightlifting Championships ~

Alyssa Ritchey, PHS ‘07 and a member of Team USA Weightlifting, won gold in the 49-kilogram (108 pound) weight category at the 2019 Pan American Weightlifting Championships last week in Guatemala City, Guatemala. She had a perfect six-for-six performance, completing all six opportunities to lift an amount of weight. She won all three lifts: the Snatch, Clean & Jerk, and […]

Shake, Rattle And Roll At Pettisville Prom

“Shake, Rattle And Roll” was the theme of the Pettisville High School prom, Saturday, April 27. Top: Showing off their colorful gowns are, from left: Marais Borton, Rebekah Holsopple, Jordan Eyer, Lindsey Crossgrove, and Emily Dimick. All are seniors except for Dimick, who is a junior. Bottom: seniors Brandi Schnitkey and Jack Stuber, left, and Canidate Vickery and Morgan Leppelmeier, […]

Committee Recommends Changing Block Of Vine Street To Two-Way Traffic

Hold Off On Warning System For Blocked Crossing

The village of Archbold will not install a system of lights warning motorists the Defiance Street Norfolk Southern railroad crossing is blocked, and the 100 block of Vine Street will convert back to two-way traffic. Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, said in a meeting, Tuesday, April 23, the Archbold village council streets and sidewalks committee decided to recommend the change […]

Arbor Day Helper

Archbold fifth grader Lars Soles adds a shovel of dirt to a newly planted tree in Ruihley Park, Friday, April 26, in honor of Arbor Day. This year, the tree honors Dave Schrock for his years of service to the Archbold Tree Board. The board oversees planting and care of trees on village property.– photo by David Pugh

Construction Underway At Sauder Village, Turnpike

Construction is underway on projects at Sauder Village and the Ohio Turnpike. Kim Krieger, Sauder Village media relations, said, “We are looking forward to an exciting 2019 season at Sauder Village as we continue the construction of our 1920s Main Street and other changes to the historic Village. “Early this spring, guests will have an opportunity to visit the relocated […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit


Easter Two Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory; Gordon Schumacher, worship leader. Message, “the Crux-recovering and celebrating the significance of the death of Jesus: the purchase,” Mark 10:45, Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: J. Mark & Karen Beck, Leslie & Annemarie Nafziger, greeters; music team, prelude; Kristi Miehls & Jim Richer, offertory; Nancy Beck, worship leader; […]

FFA News

The Pettisville FFA chapter held its 69th Parent- Member banquet, Thursday, April 11, where students were awarded for their work they put in over the year. There were 20 Greenhand FFA Degree recipients. The Greenhand Degree is given out as the first degree. The star Greenhand this year was Baden Skates. He got the award for his attendance at multiple […]

Walker Receives Awards at DC

Cayla Walker, AHS ‘15 and daughter of Greg and Kim, received several awards during the annual Honors Day Convocation recently at Defiance College. Walker received awards for civic engagement honors, was a senior dean’s scholar, and was a senior service leader.


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