2019-08-21 E-Edition

Hoops, Nafziger, Leininger, Schmitz Inducted Into Fulton County Agricultural Hall of Fame

Four men were inducted into the 2019 Fulton County Agricultural Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Ruihley Park Pavilion, Monday, Aug. 19. The annual event recognizes selected farmers or agribusiness leaders from Fulton County who have committed 25 years or more of service to the agricultural industry in the county, state or region. Inductees are the late William […]

Konst Leaving Fairlawn

Donna Konst, chief executive officer of the Fairlawn Haven Retirement Campus, will leave her post at the end of the month. Mari Yoder, Fairlawn Director of Dev elopment, said Konst notified the Fairlawn Board of her resignation, Tuesday, July 23. Her last official day is Aug. 31, but she is taking vacation days, so her last day on campus is […]

Negative Feedback On Downtown Mural Idea: Morton

A mural on a blank downtown wall could easily alienate people, Kevin Morton, Archbold village councilman, said during the Monday, Aug. 19, council meeting. The council buildings and grounds committee recommended spending $5,000 with Project Allure, a start-up company based at Northwest State Community College, to conduct interviews with 30 people to determine if there is interest in a mural. […]

Short Goes To Border To Witness Treatment Of Migrants

Marlin Short, Wauseon and originally from Pettisville, decided part of his retirement celebration would include traveling to the Texas Mexico border to witness the treatment of migrants by the U.S. government. “I was going to retire from Sauder’s and go to the border in May, but I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s,” he said. Short retired a bit earlier than planned, […]

German Township Okays Drainage Project

The German Township trustees entered into a contract for drainage improvement work on Co. Rd. B during a special meeting, Monday, August 19. The low bid of $165,420.05 was tendered by Blausey Truck Service & Excavating, of Elmore. The trustees had accepted its bid at their regular meeting, Monday, Aug. 12. The bid was $21,579.95, about 11.5%, under the estimated […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Pentecost 10 Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Psalms of Ascent: Promises,” Psalm 132, Byron Dickey. Central Mennonite Sunday: William Beck & Justice Beck, greeters; Kristi Miehls and music team, song leader; Carol Nofziger & Anita Roth, prelude, offertory; Charles Nafziger, worship leader. Blessing of the backpacks. Sermon, “How to Make a Giving,” 1 John […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Aug. 12: Kristin Hayward, Swanton, boy. Aug. 14: Sarah Perkins, Wauseon, girl.

Pettisville School Board Approves New Contracts

The Pettisville School Board dealt with personnel matters during its Monday, Aug. 19 meeting. The board offered a one-year contract to Carla Davis as an educational aide. She replaces Deb Herring, who resigned. Davis has a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational management from Bluffton University, and has served as an aide in the preschool at Archbold for the past […]

Pettisville School Board Okays Settlement

The Pettisville School Board approved a settlement agreement over items that were omitted from, or changed in, the district school building, which opened in 2011. The document releases The Buehrer Group Architecture and Engineering, Maumee, and SecurCom, Inc., Minster, from all claims between the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission and the district. Each company will pay $10,000 for items that should […]