Ruth E. Newman

Ruth E. Newman, Archbold, passed away peacefully on Jan. 26, 2020, at the age of 76. She was born Aug. 25, 1943, to F.N. and Mary (Agan) Searcy in Toledo. She was a 1961 graduate of Troy Luckey School, which became Eastwood High School. Following graduation, she was employed several months for the former Rossford Ordnance Depot. On March 3, […]

2020-01-22 E-Edition

ConAgra To Add 100 Jobs In Archbold

Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, announced ConAgra is bringing new production lines and 100 new jobs to Archbold. Dettling made the announcement during the Archbold Village Council meeting, Monday night, Jan. 20. The project represents a $40 million investment in the Archbold plant, Dettling said. Tax Breaks ConAgra officials announced in 2016 they would close their plant in Trenton, Mo., […]

Pettisville Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of 1970 State Runner-Up Baseball Team

A night of nostalgia and remembrance awaits members of the 1970 Pettisville baseball team, Saturday, Jan. 25. The team will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Class A state runner-up finish between the junior varsity and varsity boys basketball games with Liberty Center. According to Dick Selgo, a pitcher on the squad, it was the first Pettisville team to qualify […]

Sarah Mary Shafer Joins Seven Siblings

Archbold Buckeye First Baby Of 2020

Instead of receiving the title of the Archbold Buckeye First Baby of 2020, Sarah Mary Shafer could have possibly earned the title of Last Baby of 2019. The daughter of Andy & Christine Shafer, Archbold, Sarah was born at 10:27 pm, Jan. 2, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee. She was one week overdue when she garnered the title of […]

Youths Charged With Arson, Burglary

Four Wauseon youths have been charged with juvenile delinquency by way of arson and burglary in connection with a Sunday, Jan. 12 fire in a vacant building. Wauseon police identified the four boys in a press release issued Friday, Jan. 17, after charges were filed in Fulton County Juvenile Court and their parents had been notified verbally, said Kevin Chittenden, […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Affliction and God’s Provision: The Great Interruption,” Romans 8:18- 28, Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Jack Young & Deb Kaufman, Gene & Marva Baus, greeters; prelude, music team; Angie Stuckey, worship leader; Brenda Holdsworth, offertory; moment in mission, “The Gideons International,” Dave Greenwalt. Message, “Will Work for Food,” Matthew […]

Rookie Bible Quizzers

It’s “the more the merrier” at 2020 area Bible Quiz meets. Coming from Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties, 59 area youths– 10 more than last season– are studying the Biblical stories of Joseph and Esther. Forty-four returning quizzers, three of whom had taken a one- to three-year hiatus, along with 15 rookies make up this year’s roster. The ministry […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Jan. 13: Amanda & Kyle Bogart, Swanton, boy.

Earns Degree

Ryan Wiemken, AHS ‘17 and son of Dean and Sharon, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture with a concentration in animal science from Wilmington College in December.