Darlene Rose Schweinhagen

Darlene Rose Schweinhagen, age 73, of Archbold, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 4, 2019, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon. Prior to her retirement in 2015, she had worked for many years as a social worker for Fulton County Health Center. Darlene was born in Wauseon on April 20, 1946, the daughter of Orville E. and Rose Ann (Mikota) Roth. On […]

Ellen Lynn Keefer

Ellen Lynn Keefer, age 56, of Tecumseh, Mich., formerly of Archbold, died Oct. 2, 2019, at Tecumseh Place, after a brave battle with a terminal illness.   She was born Jan. 1, 1963, in Adrian, Mich., to LeRoy “Red” and Garnite (Schoonover) Keller.  Ellen had been employed by Sauder Woodworking for over 20 years. Ellen is survived by two daughters, […]

2019-10-02 E-Edition

Barn Fire Does $120,000 Damage

A Friday, Sept. 27 barn fire on Co. Rd. 19 in Henry County did approximately $120,000 in damage, Dan Benecke, Ridgeville fire chief, said Monday. The Ridgeville Fire Department was paged to a structure fire at the farmstead of Gary Short, V-017 Co. Rd. 19, just north of Co. Rd. V, at 10:51 am. Benecke said on any structure fire […]

Citizen Of The Year Shocked At Selection

Ross Wyse, the 2019 Archbold Citizen of the Year, was shocked to be selected for the honor. “It’s last Thursday night (Sept. 26). I came home, and there’s a phone message from a person from the Lions Club. I told Karen (his wife), ‘I don’t have any ties to the Lions Club. I wonder what that’s all about.’ “So I […]

AHS National Honor Society Names 18

The Archbold High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 18 new members, Sunday, Sept. 22. Students were selected based on their ability to demonstrate the four pillars of NHS: character, scholarship, service and leadership. Front row, from left: Auburn Childs, Lucia Rodriguez, Kate Nofziger, Isabella Ruiz, Andrew Francis. Second row: William Nofziger, Camryn Hudson, Erin Reichert, Shylo Richardson, […]

Henricks Says Automotive Business Has Treated Him Well

Terry Henricks has confidence in Archbold, despite what he was told when he first came to town. After 20 years of working for Gaylord Wagner at the former Wagner Motor Sales in Wauseon, Wagner helped Henricks purchase Liechty Motor Sales, the Chrysler dealership in Archbold, from Doris and Wes Liechty in July 1989. “When I came to town, (some people) […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

16th Sunday After Pentecost Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Parables: Do You See, Hear, Understand? The Samaritan,” Luke 10:25- 37, Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Steve & Laura Nofziger, Loyal Briskey, greeters; Terry King & music team, prelude, offertory; Jacob Nafziger, call to worship; Melissa Valentine, song leader. Message, “Content With Our Content,” 1 […]

Couple To Wed In Tennessee

David & Rhonda Spiess, Ridgeville Corners, and Tracy & Amy Hammersmith, Stryker, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Alyssa Nicole Spiess and Eli Hammersmith, Stryker. The bride-elect is a 2014 graduate of Archbold High School and Four County Career Center. She is a dental assistant at Dental Excellence, Napoleon. Her fiancé is also a 2014 graduate of […]

AHS Class Of 1949 Reunion

The Archbold High School Class of 1949 held its 70th reunion Saturday, Sept. 21. Fortyfour graduated and 20 are living. Eight were unable to attend. Front row, from left: Sam Oyer, Marjorie (Waidelich) Gautsche, Dale Quillet, Pauline (Klopfenstein) King, Betty (Storrer) Riegsecker, Glen Burkholder. Back row: Walter Short, Charles Gautsche, Helen (Grieser) Boyers, Barbara (Werder) Rupp, Lois (Traut) Young, Margaret […]