2019-07-31

Alan Lane Hughes

Alan Lane Hughes, 72, of Conway, Mich., passed away at home on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Born in Bryan on Oct. 7, 1946, Alan was the son of Robert and Eileen (Beattie) Hughes. He grew up in Bryan, graduating from Bryan High School and later from radio electronics school. From 1966-1969, Alan served honorably in the U.S. Navy. He was […]

2019-07-31 E-Edition

Three Archbold-Area Boys Confess To County Vandalisms

Four boys ages 13-16, including three from the Archbold area, have confessed to spray paint and other vandalism cases. Aaron Gladieux, a detective with the Fulton County Sheriff Department, said the fourth boy is from the Wauseon area. Charges, which will be filed in Fulton County juvenile court, are pending against all four boys. Reports Gladieux said there were 13 […]

Attack by Hippie Squid?

It appears Kaitlyn Elkins, a member of the Archbold High School Marching Band, is attacked by a large tie-dye squid at practice, Friday, July 26. Fear not, it’s just a hat. The band was hard at work last week preparing its shows for the season.– photo by David Pugh

Youngsters Still Trade Sports Cards

In this era of smart phones and video games, you’d think kids collecting and trading sports cards would be dead, outdated like party lines and rotary phones. Well, you’d be wrong. There are at least 15 Archbold youngsters in third and fourth grades, anywhere from 7 to 10 years old, that are trading football cards “pretty much every single day,” […]

No Candidates Have Filed For Mayor, Two Council Seats

With just eight days left to file nominating petitions for the fall election, several local elected officials have yet to file paperwork for reelection. Further, no challengers have surfaced for local elected positions. Potential candidates have until 4 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 7, to file nominating petitions with the Fulton County Board of Elections. Information from the Board of Elections indicates […]

Glass No Longer To Be Accepted For Recycling



(Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series about the state of recycling today. There have been big changes in recycling, as described by writer Pam Graber in this first article.) February 2017 marked a turning point in the world of recycling, from businesses that made a profit, to businesses struggling to survive. That’s when the People’s Republic […]

Grand Entrance

Members of the Archbold High School Marching Band practice their entrance into the school athletic stadium, Friday, July 26. The practice was part of the annual AHS band camp, when members prepare their shows for the upcoming marching season. A big part of band camp is teaching “rookie” members proper marching techniques.– photo by David Pugh

Unemployment Up In County, Still Under 4%

The Fulton County unemployment rate for June was 3.9%, the third time in six months unemployment in the county has been under 4%. The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services announced new estimated figures recently. Fulton County unemployment has been 3.9% or less 12 times in the last 127 months: Aug. 2015, May 2015, November 2018, June 2019 (3.9%); […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit


Pentecost Seven Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Psalms of Ascent,” Psalm 128, Greg Grimwood, guest pastor. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Jeremy & Meagan Beck family, Art & Mary Lou Thomas, greeters; Jackson Kelley, worship leader; Kauffman Praise Band, music; Jan Birkey, scripture; Keith Short, sharing, prayer. Message “Paul In Tears,” Matt Weaver. West Clinton Mennonite […]


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