2019-09-04 E-Edition

Genter, Thiel, Rufenacht Among Local Winners In Junior Fair Judging At Fulton County Fair

Titus Rufenacht, son of Cory & Kylie, Archbold, showed the grand champion dairy steer at the 2019 Fulton County Junior Fair. He also was the dairy steer showmanship winner for ages 13-under. Ava Genter, daughter of AJ & Kisha, Archbold, had the grand champion market broilers for the second straight year. She also had the barrow reserve champion middleweight gilt […]

Fulton County Fair Attendance Could Be Close To Record

Numbers weren’t available Monday, but Dennis Wyse, president of the Fulton County Fair Board, said attendance at the 162nd edition of the fair could be close to a record. After an increase in the price of season passes, those in charge of calculating attendance figures wanted to wait and verify the attendance before releasing the figures. But Wyse said attendance […]

Liechty Siblings Follow Musical Dream

The phrase “Livin’ the Dream” is taking on a whole new meaning for siblings Caleb, Josh and Bekah Liechty. They are taking a year off to pursue a musical dream instead of an academic one. Graduates of Pettisville High School, both Caleb (‘13) and Josh (‘15) majored in biochemistry and minored in music at Goshen (Ind.) College. Caleb graduated in […]

Summer Color

Sandie Spohler took a break from weeding her front yard flowerbed recently. In front of her are black-eyed Susans that come up every year. She said the weeds come up every year as well.– photo by David Pugh

News from the Pew & Pulpit

12th Sunday After Pentecost Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Psalms of Ascent:” Mark 134, Jesse Kahler. West Clinton Mennonite Sunday: Ed & Jane Waidelich, greeters; Marcia Lehman, prelude/offertory; Doug Yoder, song leader; Ryan & Brenna Harker, childrens moment. Meditation, “It’s Good When It’s Cloudy,” Hebrews 12:1-3, John King; sharing & […]


Blood Drives Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross blood drive: Thursday, Sept. 5, 1-6 p.m., Napoleon Moose Lodge, 1381 Oakwood Ave., Napoleon; Monday, Sept. 9, 12-6 pm, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Napoleon Twp., 16976 Co. Rd. Q1, Napoleon; Thursday, Sept. 12, 12-6 p.m., St. Caspar Church, 1205 N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon. Mood Disorders Women’s Mood Disorders support […]

Pre-Fair Judging Results Announced

The Fulton County 4-H program has announced prefair judging results. Abbreviations: HM, honorable mention; CW, county winner; SFR, state fair representative. Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Zephaniah Siefker, SFR, CW All About Dogs: Katie Moore, SFR, CW All Systems Go!: Sophie Sterken, SFR, CW; Gabriella Hite, CW; Arielle Bernal, HM Am I Ready for Work?: Jenna Hallett, SFR, CW Archery: Shooting […]

Neuenschwanders Named King And Queen Of Golden Wedding Party

Lowell and Velma Neuenschwander, Wauseon, were named king and queen of the 61st annual Fulton County Fair Golden Wedding Party, Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1. They wed on Aug. 18, 1946, and have been married for 73 years. They have six children: Ronnie (Celia), Wauseon; Bob, Delta; Cathy Sherman, Wauseon; Rick (Kris), Wauseon; Randy (Jean), Wauseon; and Cheryl (John) Fitch, Delta. […]

Archbold Police Log

Aug. 23 9:38 am: Assist fire-rescue, 500 block Haven Dr. 1:17 pm: Welfare check, Colony Meadows. 3:15 pm: Accident, high school. 4:18 pm: Issued two bicycle safety awards, 1900 block S. Defiance St. 9:02 pm: Stolen bicycle, 404 S. Defiance St. Aug. 24 11:03 am: Accident, 500 block Fairlawn Dr. 12:56 pm: 911 hang-up, 500 block N. Defiance St. 5:28 […]