2020-02-19 E-Edition

Gift Of Life Gives Nafziger A Chance To Live Again

When meeting Mike Nafziger, people are greeted not with a handshake, but a fist bump. “That is something that was suggested to me at the University of Michigan,” said Nafziger. “They suggested not shaking hands. They’ve turned me into a germaphobe.” Nafziger has a very good reason to be cautious. On Nov. 15, 2019, the 1970 Wauseon graduate and Pettisville […]

New CEO At Fairlawn

Cristal Vincent, of the Youngstown area, has been named the new chief executive officer of the Fairlawn Retirement Community. Her selection was announced in a press release from the Fairlawn Board of Trustees on Thursday, Feb. 13. “I feel honored to have been chosen as Fairlawn’s next CEO. I look forward to serving the employees, families, and residents of the […]

Preparations Going Well For March 17 Primary Election

Melanie Gilders, director of the Fulton County Board of Elections, said preparations for the Tuesday, March 17 primary election are going well. Early voting starts today. Registered voters can cast ballots in person at the Fulton County Board of Elections office from 8 am-5 pm weekdays through Friday, March 6. Voters also have a chance to cast ballots from 8 […]

Army Brat Visits Chicken Pie Dinner

Wynter Lee Anderson, four months, carries on a conversation with her great-grandfather, Morris Wiemken, Ridgeville Corners, during the Ridgeville Corners American Legion Auxiliary Chicken Pie Dinner, Sunday, Feb. 16. Wynter, an “Army Brat,” lives at Ft. Bragg, N.C., with her parents, the former Kyndl Snow and Chris Anderson. Chris serves in the United States Army. Ted Ripke, post commander for […]

Council Begins $6 Million In Wastewater Plant Work; ConAgra To Share Cost

Archbold Village Council set plans in motion to do as much as $6 million in improvements at the Archbold Wastewater Treatment Plant at its meeting, Monday night, Feb. 17. At least part of the work– expansion of aeration tanks at the plant– will mostly be paid for by ConAgra, said Donna Dettling, village administrator. For ConAgra to add a new […]

Heart Radiothon Tops $1 Million Mark

Ron Murd, a member of the Fulton County Heart Radiothon Board of Directors, said Monday, the event surpassed the $1-million mark in total money raised. The Fulton County Heart Radiothon is a 12-hour fundraiser broadcast on WMTR. Local celebrity disc jockeys play requested music in return for pledges of financial support. Money raised is spent on heart-related programs in Fulton […]

‘A Team of Brothers’ Wins the Day

Bible quiz families enjoy recalling special times at quiz meets. The Norr and Stamm families of Pettisville Missionary Church will have a happy memory of the fifth meet on Sunday, Feb. 16, in which their boys won all four of their matches, moving their team from fourth place to a tie for second and achieving the highest average score of […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “God’s Provision From Affliction,” John 9:1-34, Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Wayne & Marilyn Short, Nick & Ruby Leininger, greeters; Kristi Miehls, song leader; Tyson Stuckey, worship leader. Message, “Church Bored,” Luke 9:28- 36, prayer of God’s people, Dave Elkins; moment in mission, Angie Stuckey & Lora Riegsecker, JYF. […]

Sing With Symphony

Anneka Wesche, left, and Leah Roth, Pettisville sixth grade students, were part of a children’s choir that sang with the Toledo Symphony at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15. The combined choir and symphony performed “Carmina Burana,” which was written in 1935- 36 by German composer Carl Orff and based on a collection of writings […]