2019-10-16

2019-10-16 E-Edition

Helicopter Ambulance Visits AFD Open House

A crowd gathers around the Mercy St. Vincent Life Flight helicopter ambulance during the 2019 Archbold Fire Department open house, Sunday, Oct. 13. The appearance was just one of the activities during the event.– photo by David Pugh

Roads Closed Through Saturday

County Road D between roads 20 and 21 as well as County Road 21 between roads C and D are closed at the Norfolk Southern Railroad crossings for rail crossing improvements, according to Frank Onweller, Fulton County Engineer. Work is scheduled to be complete and roads back open to traffic on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Pettisville School Board Takes Step Toward New Levy

The Pettisville School Board took the first step toward placing a tax levy on the ballot for the March 2020 primary election. During its Monday, Oct. 14 meeting, the board approved a measure requesting the Fulton County Auditor estimate how much money levies of 3, 3.5, and 4 mills would generate. The levy under consideration would be a continuing levy […]

Longer School Day At Pettisville?

The Pettisville School Board considered a proposal to extend the school day by 20 minutes during its Monday, Oct. 14 meeting. If the length of the school day is increased, the number of days school is in session will be reduced. An extended day would allow more time for additional labs, resource periods, and intervention time for those in need […]

Wixom Eyes The Target, Places Eighth In Nation In Archery



For Madeleine Wixom, PHS ‘19, archery is more than just a sport. It’s a family legacy. Her father, Archbold police chief Leo Wixom III, and her grandfather, Fayette High School assistant archery coach Leo Wixom II, are experienced archers. Archery is a sport at which Madeleine has excelled and experienced a great deal of success for one so young. She […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit


Pentecost 18 Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Parables: Do You See, Hear, Understand? Parables: The Party,” Luke 14: 1-14, Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Art & Donna Chupp, Vern & Bette Dahl, greeters; Pat King, worship leader; Karen Wyse, chorister; Jackson Kelley, prelude & offertory; Ross Wyse, scripture; Kathy King, childrens lesson. Parent/child dedication […]

Village Council Hires Consultant

Archbold Village Council has hired Reveille, a Bowling Green-based consulting firm, to assist the village with the transition from one village engineer to another. Donna Dettling, village administrator, said Bob Seaman, village engineer since Aug. 2, 1999, announced he will retire from the post in February 2020. He will be replaced by Dexter Krueger, assistant village engineer. Attending the meeting […]

Elvis Is In The Building

Martie Yunker, Archbold Community Library childrens librarian, introduces Archbold kindergarten students to her coworker, Elvis the Rooster, Thursday, Oct. 10. With Yunker is Dawn Stolte, sign language interpreter.– photo by David Pugh

Pettisville School Board Learns New Graduation Requirements Monday

Graduation requirements for freshmen students in the state of Ohio have changed, Mike Lane, high school principal, told the Pettisville School Board, Monday, Oct. 14. “I think this is the fourth change in the requirements in four years,” Lane said. The new requirements include students earning a minimum of 20 credits in specified subjects and taking required exams in some […]