2019-08-28 E-Edition

Truck Driver Ticketed In March Crash With Archbold School Bus

The Henry County Sheriff Department has filed traffic charges against Kelly Jay Braden, 48, Monroe, Mich. after the semi he was driving struck an Archbold school bus. A spokesman for the Napoleon Municipal Court said a traffic ticket charging Braden with failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead, failure to stop for a stopped school bus, and speeding, was […]

Knowledge, Friendships Are Big Parts Of 4-H

Families are preparing to haul 4-H projects to the Fulton County Fair, which begins Friday, Aug. 30. One family that has been heavily involved in Fulton County 4-H includes sisters Joyce Nofziger and Marilyn Rychener; Marilyn’s daughter, Mindy Borer; and Mindy’s son, Wyatt, 12. “I thought 4-H was the greatest when I was in it, so when Mindy was in […]

Common Pleas Court Back In Session At Fulton County Courthouse

Gorgeous. That’s the word Jeff Robinson, Fulton County Common Pleas Court judge, uses to describe the newly restored courtroom. Restoration of the courtroom and renovation of the other parts of the county courthouse building are wrapping up, as part of a $4 million-plus project. The common pleas court and the county magistrate court have partially moved back into the building. […]

More Students At Archbold, Pettisville

Archbold and Pettisville school districts have both increased total enrollments for 2019-20 when compared to the previous school year. First-week totals show the number of K-12 students in Archbold was 1,266. That figure is up 31 students from 2018-19, or 2.51%. In Pettisville, there were 540 students, up five, or 0.9%. Schools Jayson Selgo, Archbold superintendent, reported the middle school […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

11th Sunday After Pentecost Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Tent worship. Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Psalms of Ascent: How Good; How Pleasant,” Psalm 133, Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Art Chupp, worship leader; Jen Cobb, chorister; Caleb & Joilyn Waidelich, music; Mike Stuckey, scripture; Matt Weaver, sharing, prayer. Message by Steve Heatwole. West Clinton Mennonite Sunday: Wes Graber, […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Aug. 21: Tabitha Zeadker, Delta, girl; Makenna Miller, Delta, girl.


Senior Center Fulton County Senior Center, Archbold site, Ruihley Park Scout Cabin, program highlights: Sept. 6, birthday cake; Sept. 17, day trip to Hobby Lobby, Defiance; Sept. 24, Lynn Ritter, Alzheimer’s Association, understanding and responding to dementiarelated behavior. Parkinson Support Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases support group, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1 pm, St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 203 S. Defiance St., […]

Parents Announce September Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Nye, Hicksville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Zoe Gabrielle, to Jonathan Ryan Gigax, son of Greg Gigax, Archbold, and Sarah Klinger, Archbold. The bride-elect is an X-ray technologist at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville. Her fiancé is the owner of Twin Cities Lawn and Landscape, Archbold. A September 2019 wedding will be held at Barn On […]


Molly Seibert, a preschool student at Archbold Elementary School, tries out the playground slide on the first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 21.– photo by David Pugh