2019-09-11

2019-09-11 E-Edition

Massive Fire Rages Near Delta



A massive fire continued to burn in a large pile of scrap metal at the MetalX scrap yard near Delta, Tuesday morning, Fulton County officials said. Monday night, Sept. 9, those with a clear view of the horizon could easily see the smoke from the fire. The plume could be seen from Archbold and Ridgeville Corners. Two Facebook posters said […]

Dog Groomer Charged With Animal Cruelty Free On Bond

Theresa Taylor, 63, rural Bryan, owner of Theresa Taylor’s Dog Grooming, Archbold, is free on $10,000 bond after she was arrested and charged with two counts of felony cruelty to animals. The arrest prompted well over 100 comments on the Archbold Buckeye Facebook page, and others. Comments range from those defending Taylor to those urging commenters to wait until all […]

Fulton County Fair Sets Record Of 340,549, Fair Board Says

The Fulton County Fair Board has released attendance figures that say more than 340,000 people attended the fair, Aug. 30-Sept. 5. The unofficial figure released by the board was 340,594. That represents an additional 49,375 visitors–almost a 17% jump– from 2018, when the number was 291,219. It’s also 42,248 more than the attendance record set in 2013, when the Fair […]

Two File As Write-Ins For Fiscal Officer

Two people filed declarations of intent to be write-in candidates for the job of German Township fiscal officer. Melanie Gilders, director of the Fulton County Board of Elections, said Monday, Joyce Kinsman and Keith Roth, both of Archbold, filed the necessary paperwork plus a $30 filing fee by the Monday, Aug. 26 filing deadline. One will replace Keith Short, incumbent […]

St. John Lutheran Church Allows Parking Lot To Be Helicopter Landing Zone

St. John Lutheran Church and the Mercy Health Life Flight network have joined together in work they already do– helping people. The church, located at St. Rt. 66 and US 6 south of Archbold, concentrates on the spiritual side, while Life Flight crews are concerned with the medical side. Now the church has offered its parking lot as a safe […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit


Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Do you See, Hear, Understand? Parables The Sower,” Luke 8:5- 15, Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Steve & Laura Nafziger, Marv & Sharon Lantz, greeters; music team, prelude, offertory; Sandy Aeschliman, worship leader; Kristi Miehls, song leader; Jeremy & Gretchen King, childrens time. Message, “Baptism of Blood,” Luke 14:25-33, […]

Wagner, Darow To Marry In Oct.

Tom Wagner and Karen Wagner, both of Pettisville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke, to Jerald Darow, son of Joan Darow and the late Brian Darow, Canton, Mich. The couple will exchange wedding vows at a nuptial mass in late October 2019 at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo.

Couple To Wed In Ridgeville

Mr. and Mrs Benjamin Ripke, Ridgeville Corners, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, McKayla Paige, to Mathias Alexander Petersen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Petersen and the late Jill Petersen. The bride-elect is a 2014 graduate of Archbold High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Bowling Green State University. She is […]

Richers Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Larry and Melda Richer, Wauseon, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Larry A. Richer and Melda K. Nafziger were married on Sept. 13, 1969, at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, by Charles Gautsche. The couple has three children: Tonya (Erin) Harmelink, Goshen, Ind.; Chad (Carla) Richer and Eric (Ami) Richer, both of Wauseon. They have nine grandchildren. The couple will have […]


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