2019-08-14

Carolyn S. Walker

Carolyn S. Walker, age 82, of Archbold, passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at the Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. Prior to her retirement, she had worked at the Farmland News for 10 years and then served as school secretary at the Archbold Middle School for over 25 years, retiring in 2006. Carolyn was born in Montpelier, on […]

Robert H. Meyer

Robert H. Meyer, age 62, of Ridgeville Corners, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. He had been a floor covering installer and had worked at Napoleon Lynx in Archbold for many years. Robert was born in Wauseon on Oct. 11, 1956, the son of Henry “Pete” and Laura (Cordes) Meyer. He loved fishing, and when he was younger, enjoyed […]

Jeffrey E. Schmitt

Jeffrey E. Schmitt, age 71, of Archbold, began his eternal nap at home Aug. 13, 2019. Jeff was born Oct. 7, 1947, to Agnes (Davis) and Paul Schmitt. Spending time in Ostrander, Ohio, on his grandparents’ farm, he grew a passion for all things agricultural. Jeff graduated from Buckeye Valley High School in 1965 and went on to Kent State […]

R Stanford Short

R Stanford Short, 91 years, of Bryan,passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold. Stan was born March 22, 1928, in West Unity, the son of the late Harold B. and Anna Marie (Meyers) Short. He was a 1946 graduate of West Unity High School. He continued his education at Cincinnati University and Michigan State College, […]

2019-08-14 E-Edition

Honoring The Fallen

Above: Officers of the Archbold and Ridgeville fire departments and a Fulton County sheriff deputy salute the hearse carrying the remains of Brandon Kreischer, a U.S. Army paratrooper who was killed in Afghanistan, as the procession passed through Burlington-Elmira. Kreischer was escorted Thursday, Aug. 8, from Toledo Express Airport to Bryan High School for funeral services. Left: As the procession, […]

Fryman, Grime To Face Off In Mayoral Race

Also Races For Council, Pettisville School Board

Jeff Fryman, incumbent Archbold mayor, and Brad Grime, former Archbold village councilman, will face off in a race to be the mayor of Archbold in the Tuesday, Nov. 5, general election. There are also contested races for three Archbold Village Council seats and two seats on the Pettisville School Board. Filing deadline for candidates to have their names appear on […]

Bentz Floats Idea For Shopko Building

What if the former Shopko building could be changed with a new roof structure that would eliminate the steel columns inside? Could it then become a more usable building for Archbold Parks & Recreation? That’s the idea Vaughn Bentz, a member of Archbold Village Council and Park Board, suggested at the Monday, Aug. 12 Park Board meeting. The building offers […]

Recycling: What You Can Do To Recycle Better



(Editor’s Note: This is the third of a three-part series about the state of recycling. Pam Graber gives tips on what you can do to make sure the items you recycle don’t end up in the landfill.) What can consumers do to make sure that what they put in their recycle bins actually gets recycled? “Please read and heed the […]

Pettisville Welcomes Five New Teachers

Five new faces join the teaching staff in the Pettisville School District when the bell rings for the first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 21. Jamie Fox, a native of Monroe, Ind., who now lives in Pettisville, joins the staff as an elementary intervention specialist, teaching kindergarten through fifth grade special education. She graduated from Adams Central High School in […]


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