2019-07-03

Archbold Smacked By Storm; Most Power Back On

Update 12:30 pm: Following an intense thunderstorm Tuesday night, July 2, reports say power was restored to most of the village by around 5 am Wednesday morning, July 3. At about 12:30 pm Wednesday, Toledo Edison’s outage map was showing 510 Fulton County resident without power. There were 43 still out of electrical service in Archbold, 284 in German Township, […]

2019-07-03 E-Edition

AHS Wrestling Coach Gains International Experience



The opportunity to coach wrestling at the international level has been available to Brian Becher many times, but the timing was never in agreement for the 18-year AHS head mentor. “In the past I have been asked a few times to coach the cadet- as well as the junior-level wrestlers at both the world championships and the Pan American championships,” […]

What A Difference!

Grayden Rufenacht, 5, rural Archbold, illustrates how much corn has grown based on when it was planted. Above: In this photo taken Thursday, June 27, Grayden kneels in one of his family’s fields that was planted on June 12. Below: He stands in corn that was planted on May 10. Frequent spring rains kept most farmers out of their fields […]

Truck Driver Killed At St. Rt. 66 And Henry Co. Rd. A

A semi driver who stepped out of the cab of his truck onto the highway was struck and killed by a pickup truck about 10:43 am, Thursday, June 27. Justen Vocke, Henry County sheriff deputy, said Evan Baka, 37, Sterling Heights, Mich., had apparently stopped his truck to ask directions when the accident occurred. Michael D. Bodenbender, Henry County sheriff, […]

Safe Cycling Could Bring Sweet Treat



  The average person’s reaction to being stopped by an Archbold police officer is not usually delight. The past few years, though, certain bicyclists have been pleasantly surprised when they have been stopped and gifted with Bicycle Safety Awards. The award, sponsored by McDonald’s and Beck Insurance, entitles the bicyclist to a free ice cream treat at the restaurant. “All […]

County Seeks Senior Center Levy Renewal

The Fulton County Commissioners have placed a property tax levy renewal for the Fulton County Senior Center – with an increase– on the November ballot. The senior center currently collects a 1.6-mill countywide levy that generates $1,449,012. The renewal will increase the millage to 1.7 mills. Annie Hernandez, fiscal supervisor for the Fulton County auditor office, said the one-tenth (.1) […]

Drewes, Eicher To Wed July 27

Curt and Elaine Eicher, Pettisville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley, to Landon Drewes, son of Greg and Kara, rural Defiance. The bride-elect is a Pettisville High School graduate. She earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance in 2014 from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in accounting in 2015 from BGSU. A Certified Public Accountant, she […]

Honor Student

Lauren Miller, AHS ‘18 and daughter of Bradley and Marcia, was named to the president’s list recognizing academic excellence for the 2018-19 second semester at Miami University, Oxford. Students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division receive the honor.

Senior Citizen Menu

Week of July 8-12 MONDAY-baked ham or pork roast, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, fruit crisp. TUESDAY: goulash, cooked cabbage, mixed vegetables, peaches. WEDNESDAY: turkey salad, lettuce & tomato, cheese cubes, sunshine salad, fresh apple. THURSDAY: stuffed pepper soup, ground bologna or chicken salad sandwich, kidney bean salad, fresh fruit salad. FRIDAY: steamed franks or chicken breast, macaroni & cheese, california blend […]


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