Myrtice W. Leininger

Myrtice W. Leininger, Archbold, 95, passed away on September 11, 2023. She was born in Hartsfield, Georgia, to Johnny and Ruby (Prevatt) Simpson on June 21, 1928. She married Albert Leininger on March 1, 1947 and they were married until his death in May 1992. Surviving are sons Dwayne (Terri) Leininger, Lake Suzy, FL; John (Deb) Leininger, Angola, IN; Dan […]

2023-09-06 E-Edition

Walker Takes A Dive For 18th Birthday… From 14,000 Feet

Gavin Walker wasn’t scared when he was pushed out of an airplane at 14,000 feet on Saturday, Aug. 19. “I was excited,” he said. Gavin did a tandem jump with a professional skydiver. And he wasn’t alone. Also jumping out of planes that day were his father, Kenneth Walker; brother, Kenny; Kenny’s girlfriend, Karley Mansfield, Napoleon; and cousins Jamison Grime […]

Several Defendants In Pettisville School Lawsuit Dismissed

Several defendants in the federal lawsuit about alleged sexual harassment of an elementary school-age boy at Pettisville School have been dismissed. Specifically named in the dismissal were Erin Thompson, an elementary teacher; Ken Boyer, interim superintendent during the time the alleged abuse occurred; Jason Waldvogel, elementary principal, and Tori Montry (formerly Jordan), elementary guidance counselor. Specifically not named in the […]

Moyer Shows Grand Champion Hog At Fulton County Fair

Brooklyn Moyer, daughter of Andrew & Jacki, Archbold, showed the grand champion hog at the Fulton County Junior Fair. Moyer also showed the gilt champion heavyweight hog. She was one of several Archbold and area youths to win awards. Alec Genter, son of Kisha & A.J, Archbold, was the reserve champion hog winner. He received the hog showmanship award for […]

Schmitzes Crowned King And Queen Of County Fair Golden Wedding Party

William R. & Romona Schmitz, Lyons, were named king and queen of the 64th annual Fulton County Fair Golden Wedding Party, Sunday afternoon, Sept. 3. They got married on June 21, 1952– which was a little more than 71 years ago. The couple has known each other most of their lives. They met in school– then known as St. Mary’s […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

West Clinton Mennonite Sunday: Sarah Short, scripture; Janet Myers, worship leader; Arlan Beck, song leader; Linda Riegsecker, childrens moment. Sermon, John 5:31-47, Ryan Harker. Discipleship group testimony Sawyer Miller. St. Peter Catholic Sunday: Masses for vigil and 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Matt & Joyce Britenriker, Pat & Juanita Arend. Brook & Sherri Bosco, Drew & Melissa […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Aug. 25: Lydia & Peter Rupp, Archbold, girl.

Earn Degrees

Three 2019 AHS graduates earned degrees during commencement exercises at Kent State University, May 11-13 and May 19. Holden Galvan, son of Roel & Dana, and Thaddeus Rice, son of Ron & Karen, earned Bachelor of Business Administration degreed. Mitchell Grosjean, son of Todd & Shelley, earned an Associate of Science degree.

Only One Tax Issue Before Local Voters

There are 15 separate tax issues and ballot questions before Fulton County voters in the Tuesday, Nov. 7 general election. Voters in the Archbold area will only have to vote on one: a renewal of a seven-tenths (.7) mill, five-year property tax levy for the Four County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services, or ADAMhs Board. Rob […]