2019-06-12 E-Edition

Goat Milking

Top: Mason Krumm, 13, Sylvania, tries his hand at milking a goat, Saturday, June 8 at Sauder Village. Looking on and helping is Kyle Tucker, a former Sauder Village junior historian and now-village employee. Left: Pearl, the goat, looks up after the milking is finished. This week, Sauder Village is hosting its annual Agriculture Adventures program, which includes Tractors, Tractors, […]

Train Crash Here A “Worst Case Scenario?”

For Dave Davis, Archbold fire chief, a train crash in Archbold would be a “worstcase scenario,” depending on where it happened. A westbound Norfolk Southern train carrying shipping containers derailed in Swanton about 10:14 pm, Thursday, June 6, sending two locomotives and 14 cars hurtling off the tracks. A statement from NS officials said the train struck an unoccupied passenger […]

Miller’s Trains Come to the End of the Line

For about 40 years, Lawrence Miller of Archbold has handcrafted toy puzzle trains that have sold at benefit auctions across the United States. This weekend, the last train Miller will ever make will be sold at the Black Swamp Benefit at Archbold High School. “I learned woodworking from my dad. I worked for him when I was a teenager, summers, […]

More Corn Planted; Total About 17%

Some area farmers were able to get into their fields late last week. But rain on Sunday, June 9, including up to 1.5 inches north of Archbold, shut down whatever planting had started. “By my loose surveys, we maybe got five more percent of our (corn) crop planted,” said Eric Richer, Fulton County agricultural extension agent. “My survey shows approximately […]

Four Injured In Crash Near Ridgeville Corners

Four people were injured, and one was still in critical condition Monday, June 10, following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of US 6 and St. Rt. 34 west of Ridgeville Corners. The Henry County Sheriff Department report on the crash states a sport-utility vehicle, driven by Jack J. Higgins, 16, Perrysburg, with passenger Ashton M. Borgelt, 16, also of […]

Black Swamp Benefit Makes Big Changes

This year’s Black Swamp Benefit is changing things up. The event on Saturday, June 15, not only goes to a one-day schedule, it also has moved locations, from the Fulton County Fairgrounds to Archbold High School. “The fairgrounds were a big project to set up,” said Lora Ripke, board member. “We needed over 100 volunteers just to get ready for […]

Co. Rd. 24 Stop Signs Discussed

Joe Short, president of the German Township Trustees, said they may want to start discussions on changing some of the stop signs on Co. Rd. 24 during their Monday, June 10 meeting. Several years ago, the trustees converted intersections along Co. Rd. 24 from two-way stops to four-way stops. Now, the trustees want to examine the intersections again, with the […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Pentecost Sunday Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Psalms Of Ascent: Psalm 121,” Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Ed & Karen Stamm, Larry & Melda Richer, greeters; music team, prelude, offertory; Bill Holdsworth, worship leader; Donna King, childrens time. Message, “I Am Content,” Philippians 4:10-20, Ramon Lianes; prayer, Wayne Short. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Dave & […]

Senior Citizen Menu

Week of June 17-21 MONDAY-sausage, egg & cheese breakfast sandwich, hash brown casserole, fruit crisp, fresh fruit. TUESDAY: breaded pork chops, redskin potatoes, winter blend vegetables, pears. WEDNESDAY: beef & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, mixed fruit, cookies. THURSDAY: beef & vegetable soup, turkey sandwich, broccoli salad, 5 cup salad. FRIDAY: ham loaf or meatloaf, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce.