Norma Jean (Moll) Grieser

Norma Jean (Moll) Grieser, 90, of Archbold, entered her eternal home on March 1, 2020. She was born June 19, 1929, to Harvey J. and Clara (Weber) Moll in Bryan. She married Orval D. Grieser on Oct. 28, 1951. During their 68 years of marriage, they enjoyed family, concerts, plays, and traveling to many places around the world. Norma was […]

2020-02-26 E-Edition

Four Escape From Burning Home

Shawn Ishler-Gilbert, 46, and her fiancé, Kevin Vollmar, 55, were settling into bed, Wednesday night, Feb. 19. In the basement her son, Branden Ishler, 23, was with family friend Ethan Young, 22. Shawn’s phone rang. Branden was calling to say the smoke alarm was going off. Kevin got up, opened the bedroom door, and smoke came into the room. The […]

Archbold, Pettisville Schools To Review Security Measures

Man Enters Evergreen High School, Is Arrested

Jayson Selgo, superintendent of the Archbold School District, said he and his staff will review security measures in their buildings after an incident, Friday, Feb. 21, at Evergreen Middle-High School. Keith Seeman, 26, Swanton, was arrested by Swanton police after he entered the Evergreen building via a side door with a group of students at the end of the school […]

‘Housing Issue,’ Co. Rd. 24-St. Rt. 2 Intersection Discussed At German Township Trustees Meeting

Brad Grime, Archbold mayor, and the German Township trustees discussed housing issues and the intersection of St. Rt. 2 and Co. Rd. 24 during the Monday, Feb. 24 trustees meeting. The housing discussion started when Kenneth “Skip” Leupp, trustee, mentioned a United States Department of Agriculture low-interest loan program for housing. Grime said Archbold “does have a little bit of […]

At 64 Years Old, Peabody Is Newest Pettisville Graduate

At the age of 64, Dennis Peabody may be the oldest brand-new graduate Pettisville High School has ever had. Peabody was awarded a 22+ diploma by the Pettisville Board of Education on Nov. 15, 2019. “I did all 12 years of school (the last four at Delta High School), but on the last day I was told, ‘Your diploma is […]

Seven Departments Fight Fire

Firefighters from six area departments assisted Archbold in battling a house fire during the overnight hours of Wednesday night, Feb. 19. Dave Davis, Archbold fire chief, said the department was called to a single-family home at 7176 Co. Rd. 21, about a quarter-mile north of US20A, at 11:39 pm, Wednesday. Davis said the original call was for a chimney fire, […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “The Rich Young Ruler,” Mark 10:17- 31, Byron Dickey. Central Mennonite Sunday: Kirby & Lynette Smith, Marvin & Sharon Lantz, greeters; music team, prelude, singing; Eric Richer, worship leader; Melissa Valentine, song leader. Message, “A Sword We Can’t Wield,” Nahum 1:2-6, Romans 5:8-9, prayer of God’s people, Ramon Lianez. […]

Fast Quizzing at Final Season Meet

“Populars,” North Clinton; “A Little Honey,” Eastland Baptist; and “Without Doubt,” Central, each won all three of their Bible quiz matches at the final season meet on Sunday, Feb. 23. Front row, from left: “Populars” averaged 141 with Levi Short, Alissa Elliot, Ian Armstrong, Violet Thomas and Grace Armstrong. Second row: Also averaging 141, “A Little Honey” teammates are Faith, […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Feb. 16: Dana & Patrick McColley, Napoleon, boy. Feb. 20: Audrey & Taylor Short, Toledo, girl.-