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Archbold Elevator Pig Operations Sold The sale of the three remaining entities of Archbold Elevator has been approved. Gerald Kowalski, a Toledo attorney acting as receiver for the Elevator and its related businesses, said James Barber, Fulton County Common Pleas Court judge, signed an order authorizing the sale, Monday, Nov. 28. The three properties are the last of the “Archbold Entities” involved in the receivership of Archbold Elevator. Troubles for the elevator and its owner, William Fricke, began when the

Ohio Department of Agriculture suspended the elevator grain handling license on April 11. The following day, Farmers & Merchants State Bank filed a $4.9 million lawsuit against Archbold Elevator, Fricke and other associated businesses. The lawsuit forced the company into receivership. The three remaining entities to be sold were all in the businesses of raising and selling pigs. Fricke attempted to buy back the three entities us-

ing non-traditional financing through a Detroit firm, but after a hearing, Barber disqualified his bids. Sold Sold were: •Henry Pig, a sow operation that raised pigs from birth to the point they were weaned from the sow. The sale included animals, property and other assets at 1678 Co. Rd. K, rural Napoleon, in Henry County. There were two original bids: Mark and Stephanie (Continued on page 12)

Repairs Start At Pettisville School Work to repair problems at the new Pettisville School is underway or is scheduled for completion, said Steve Switzer, school district superintendent. Work started Monday to replace the lights in the new gymnasium. There have been complaints that the original fixtures did not provide enough light for sporting events. Switzer said the original fixtures will be replaced by fixtures holding eight T-5

type fluorescent tubes. Four fixtures, which include security lights, have not been delivered. The curtain that divides the gym was to be used during the replacement. Physical education was to take place in half of the gym, while workers changed the lights on the other side. There were also complaints of sound traveling between classrooms. Switzer said the contractor installed a second level of

ceiling tile in four classrooms as a test, which proved successful. The second level of tiles will be installed in remaining classrooms over Christmas break, Switzer said. Walking Through? Contrary to rumor, Pettisville students are not walking through the under-construction atrium between the new school building and the 1994 gym-library-study (Continued on page 12)

Pettisville 27th, Archbold 94th In New State School Rankings Out of more than 900 school districts, charter and other types of schools, Pettisville had the 27th-highest performance index score in 2011. Archbold was 95th. Pettisville is in the top 3% of schools across Ohio, and Archbold in the top 10%. The rankings are part of a new system based on the performance index scores from Ohio Department of Education school report cards. Speaking to the Archbold Area School Board during its Wednesday, Nov. 16, meeting, David Deskins, district superintendent, told board members the requirement for the new ranking system was included in the last state budget bill. The requirement directs the Ohio Department of Education to prepare statewide rankings, based on perfor-

mance index scores. Performance index scores combine individual student results on all subjects in grades 3 through 8 that are tested on Ohio Achievement Assessments, and on 10th grade results from the Ohio Graduation Test. This year’s rankings are considered by the ODE to be a draft version. The first official ranking list will be released in September 2012. Scores The performance index scores range from 0 to 120. Pettisville’s PI score in 2011 was 107.9093; Archbold’s was 104.5514. The school with the highest PI score was a charter school startup, the Constellation Schools Outreach Academy for Students with Disabilities, in Cleveland. Its PI score was 115.9375.

The lowest PI score was the W.C. Cupe College Preparatory School in Columbus. The score was 35.4867, which ranked the school 936th. Several schools were not included in the rankings. Most are Joint Vocational School Districts. Others had no students tested, or less than 10 students tested. Cost Per Pupil The rankings include the per-pupil cost of instruction. Pettisville’s per-pupil cost was $9,565, fifth-highest among the seven Fulton County school districts. Steve Switzer, Pettisville Local School District superintendent, said of the 30 top-ranked school districts across Ohio, Pettisville ranked eighth in per-pupil spending. (Continued on page 12) There were 48 entries in the Archbold Parade of Lights, including floats, decorated vehicles, lighted tractors, and horse-drawn carriages. There was a good crowd watching the parade,

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Parade Of Lights Draws Crowd Julie Brink, director of the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce, said there were 48 entries in the 2011 Parade of Lights, Friday night, Nov. 25. That’s down four from last year. Previously, the lowest number was 50. Brink had reports that there was a nice crowd both in the downtown historic district and other parts of the parade route. Weather was relatively balmy compared to 22 degrees with a biting wind last

year. Friday's high temperature was 64 degrees. “We were very, very fortunate,” she said. Street Lights One difference from previous years was the downtown street lights remained on. The lights were left on because of liability concerns. “There were complaints last year that people couldn’t see the curbs,” and could trip over them, she said. Brink said the parade started at a fast pace, but

then slowed down with some gaps. “People walking alongside the floats had trouble keeping up.”

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Robert and Linda Sanford, Archbold, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lyn, Archbold, to Mark Andrew Gearig, son of Donald and Ardyth, Wauseon. The bride-elect is a graduate of Archbold High School and Owens Community College. She is employed by Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers-Montpelier Hospital as a physical therapist assistant. Her fiancé is a graduate of Wauseon High School and Bowling Green State University. He is employed by Evergreen Local Schools as a high school science teacher. The couple will exchange wedding vows at 2:30 p.m., Dec. 3, 2011, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stryker. Paid Announcement


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Couple To Wed December 23 John and Susan Grieser, Archbold, announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie, to Michael Jacobs, Bryan, son of the late Richard and Deanna Jacobs. The bride-elect is an Archbold High School graduate. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Bluffton University. She is an adjunct math professor at Northwest State Community College, Archbold. Her fiancé graduated from Fairview High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Defiance College. He is an admissions counselor at Northwest State Community College. The couple will exchange wedding vows at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 23, 2011, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Bryan. Paid Announcement

Simon Roth, an Archbold seventh grader, should have been included in the Archbold Middle School Academic Excellence list in the Nov. 23 edition of the Archbold Buckeye. His name was inadvertently left off of the list sent to the newspaper.

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Council Approves 6-Month Extended Probation Period For Police Officer Archbold Village Council approved an extension of a probationary period for parttime police officer Andrew “Andy” Mosier at its Monday, Nov. 21 meeting. Council agreed to extend it six months. Council approved hiring Mosier for the Archbold police auxiliary on Nov. 8, 2010. Mosier is a Tinora High School graduate, has an associate degree in criminal justice from Northwest State Community College, and is a graduate of the Henry County law enforcement academy. Council voted to allow Dennis Howell, village administrator, to seek bids to rent about 61 acres of farmland in the Archbold Industrial Park. Council also approved an ordinance adjusting balances in the village appropriation ordinance. “There were increases and some decreases,” Howell said. Read about hometown people in the Archbold Buckeye.

Second In JA Competition Three Archbold High School students finished second and won a $2,000 scholarship in the Northwest Ohio Junior Achievement challenge, Friday, Nov. 18. From left are Bria Pelmear, Chandler Tuckerman, Zach Driver, and Kirk Weldy, the team’s business advisor. All three youths are members of Michele Gladieux’s Accounting III class.–courtesy photo

No Changes After Official Election Count The official count of votes cast in the Nov. 8 general election show no changes from official totals, said Melanie Gilders, deputy director of the Fulton County Board of Elections. The result of the Franklin Township Trustee race is unchanged, showing challenger Michael Kinsman defeating incumbent Mark Ballmer by a final tally of 121 to 119,

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Pettisville School Board Commits To Income Tax Hike

Roads Flooding The Archbold Wastewater Treatment Plant recorded 5.6 inches of rainfall from Nov. 19 through Tuesday morning, Nov. 29, and it was still raining. That’s played havoc with some Fulton County roads, as this photo, taken on Co. Rd. 24 south of Short-Buehrer Road illustrates. As of 2 pm, Tuesday, several county roads were closed, including Co. Rd. J between Co. Rds. 22 and 23, and Co. Rd. J between Co. Rd. 23 and St. Rt. 66. There also were several reports of homeowners fighting water in basements with sump pumps.–photo by Mary Huber

October Unemployment 8.7% In Fulton County Fulton County had an unemployment rate of 8.7% during October, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services estimated. It’s the third straight month the county unemployment rate has been under 9%. The current trend started in August, when unemployment fell from July’s 10.5% to 8.6%. ODJFS revised the Fulton County September rate, reducing it from the originally announced rate of 8.3% to 8.2%. The October rate is an increase of a half (.5%). For the second straight month, Fulton County unemployment was the lowest in the four counties of Fulton, Defiance, Henry, Williams. Defiance and Henry counties had identical 8.8% rates. Williams County was 10%, the only one of the four counties in double digits. ODJFS estimated that during October, there were 21,600 people in the county workforce. There were 19,700 employed and 1,900 unemployed and seeking work.

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County Aug11 Sep11 Oct11 Fulton 8.6 8.2 * 8.7 Defiance 9.2 8.9 8.8 Henry 9.0 8.6 8.8 Williams 10.5 9.9 10.0 Ohio-overall 8.8 8.8 * 8.4 *Revised from original announcement. Bold type: lowest unemployment rate in the four county area. Figures are not seasonally adjusted. Statistics are estimates from the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, Bureau of Labor Market Information. Archbold Buckeye chart.

State, Nation All county unemployment data is not seasonally adjusted. Comparable rates for Ohio as a whole, and the nation, were 8.4% and 8.5%, respectively. When seasonal adjustments are applied, the unemployment rate for both Ohio and the United States is 9%. ODJFS estimated that during October, there were about 5.86 million people in the state labor force. Almost 5.37 million were working. Other Counties The number of workers Out of 88 Ohio counties, out of a job and seeking emFulton County was in a six- ployment was estimated at way tie with Seneca, Fayette, 491,300. Hamilton, Butler, and Green counties for the 49th-highest unemployment rate. The lowest unemployment was in Geauga County, in Northeast Ohio, at 5.4%. The highest unemployment, 15%, was Pike County in south-central Ohio, near the Ohio River.

The Pettisville School Board has committed to placing an additional 1% income tax before voters; it’s just a question of when. In a special meeting, Monday, Nov. 28, the board passed a resolution of intent to seek an additional 1% income tax for operating expenses. The resolution specifies the tax would be on a continuing basis rather than for a limited term. Voters in the Pettisville School District could face the income tax levy question in March or June. If the State of Ohio goes through with the plan to hold two primary elections in 2012, the school board will postpone putting the income tax levy on the ballot until the June primary. The two-primary plan is made necessary as Democrats and Republicans in the Ohio legislature wrangle over the issue of drawing new districts for the Ohio members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Steve Switzer, district superintendent, said there is still a small chance the state could settle the redistricting issue, making the two primaries unnecessary, but the window to do so is tiny. Kandice Lemley, director of the Fulton County Board of Elections, said state officials were scheduled to discuss the redistricting and two-primary issues today, Wednesday. State officials would need to cancel the June primary by Dec. 7 to allow candidates the required time to file paperwork needed to run for office in March rather than June. While Switzer said that seems unlikely, the Pettisville board scheduled a special meeting for Dec. 7 in case it needs to vote to place the tax levy on the March ballot rather than waiting until June. All board members expressed a preference to wait until the June ballot to allow more time to gather information and educate voters about the district’s need. Income Vs. Property The income tax was chosen over an additional property tax levy because taxpayers in the district are still paying on the 7.85-mill levy that was passed to provide the local share needed to build the new school facility that opened this fall.

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The Pettisville FFA parliamentary procedure team competed recently in the Fulton County FFA Contest at Fayette High School. Members were, front row from left: Annie Eicher, Kelsey Weirauch, Taylor Kruse, Luke Meller. Back row: Travis Beck, Aaron Bruner, Nathan Spotts, Trisha Cousino. The team placed second and earned a Gold rating. Teams must complete an agenda provided by the judges in 15 minutes. The agenda includes four motions and six abilities. A major part of the score is the ability of the team to discuss items thoroughly. A test is also part of the scoring.–courtesy photo

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No Wage, Income Growth The five-year projection is conservative in projection of revenues, showing no growth in the income tax collection for the district and predicting wages and income for area residents will be flat for the next five years. When predicting the expenses, the five-year plan calls for an average of 2.7% annual growth over the five years. “If we wait until June to put the levy on the ballot, that will give us a full year in the new building,” said King. “We will have more information about our operating costs, and our budget will be clearer.” The special meeting scheduled for Dec. 7 will be canceled if the legislature does not resolve the differences that will require the June primary to be held. The board would then meet next for its regular December meeting scheduled for Dec. 12, 7 p.m., in the conference room of the new school.–D.J. Neuenschwander

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The need for the levy is based on the five-year financial projection for the district, which shows the district operating in the red this fiscal year. The projection estimates the district’s cash balance will run out during Fiscal Year 2015. The current income tax is 1%. It is projected to yield $415,000 this year. The additional tax would mean Pettisville would be one of only a few districts in the state to have a 2% income tax. The board considered seeking a 3/4% income tax, but looking at the projection, it concluded that would not meet the district’s need. Even if the new levy passes, the district will still need to “be diligent and find ways to stretch our funds,” said John King, board president. Board members questioned the need for more operating money. They concluded that it was primarily due to decreases in state funding and the elimination of taxes on business.


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Archbold Police Log Nov. 18 1:12 pm: Loose dog, 400 block Vine St., returned to owner, advised of leash law. 2:53 pm: Citation to Dustin Raigan, 19, Stryker, expired plates, 1400 block S. Defiance St. 4:46 pm: Reckless operation, 300 block Beech St., unable to locate. Nov. 19 12:56 am: Disorderly conduct, Nu-Arch Lanes. 5:11 pm: Written warning, speeding and expired registration. 11:47 pm: Assisted Archbold Fire Department, 200 block Farmington Rd. Nov. 20 3:57 am: Assisted Archbold Rescue, 100 block Quail Run. 4:30 pm: Juveniles throwing rocks at scoreboard, Archbold Athletic Complex. 6:53 pm: Telephone harassment. 8:12 pm: Burglary, 300 block S. Lincoln St., unfounded. Nov. 21 1:10 pm: Loose dog, 1600 block S. Defiance St., took to Archbold Animal Hospital; they will contact owner. 4:57 pm: Citation to Melanie Baun, 32, Archbold, speeding, 700 block Stryker St. 6:18 pm: Traffic stop, one headlight out, citation to Ty Cheney, 28, Defiance, seat belt, 1200 block S. Defiance St. Nov. 22 5:05 pm: Unauthorized use of credit card, 901 Walnut St. Nov. 23 8:26 am: Verbal warning,

slow speed impeding traffic, 300 block Short-Buehrer Rd. 8:52 am: A car, driven by Lowell N. Long, 88, Archbold, was traveling south on Ditto St., and was stopped at the stop sign at W. Williams St. A sport-utility vehicle, driven by Kathryn Marie Wanemacher, 27, rural Archbold, was traveling west on W. Williams St., and stopped for Ditto St. stop sign. Both vehicles began to drive into the intersection and collided. Long was cited for failure to yield right-ofway. 11:05 am: Domestic trouble, East Gardens. 11:37 am: Stray dog captured in break room, Sauder Woodworking, 500 block S. Lincoln St., dog escaped before officer arrived. 12:49 pm: A car, driven by Michael Luis Santos, 17, rural Archbold, with passenger Aaron Bowers, 18, rural Archbold, was backing at the Circle K store and collided with a parked car at the gas pumps, driven by Lisa M. Willoughby, 41, Wauseon. 3:45 pm: A minivan, driven by Teresa A. Hurd, 52, rural Bryan, with passengers Mary H. Hitt, 55, Bowling Green, and Dorothy C Davis, 82, Bryan, was traveling north on S. Defiance St., and was stopped in traffic south of South St. A car, driven by Gloria G. Esquibel, 58, Stryker, was stopped behind the minivan. A car, driven by Stacy R. Wyse, 19, Archbold, was traveling north behind the car and the minivan. The Wyse auto collided with the Esquibel car, which pushed into the Hurd minivan. Archbold Rescue was called, but there were no injuries. Wyse was cited for failure to maintain an as-

Fulton County Court News Common Pleas Court Alma Cerda, Fayette, plaintiff vs Katrina Miller, Bedford, Ind., defendant. Other civil. FIA Card Services, Columbus, plaintiff vs Ann Taylor, Swanton, defendant. Other civil. GMAC Mortgage, Washington, Pa., plaintiff vs Virginia First, Swanton, defendant. Foreclosure. Huntington National Bank, Columbus, plaintiff vs Karen Coryell, Montpelier, defendant. Foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank, Ft. Mill, S.C., plaintiff vs David Boyer, Swanton, defendant. Foreclosure. Kara Kilby, Toledo and Patrick Kilby, Maumee, petitioners. Dissolution. Kimberly Eberly, Wauseon, and Larry Eberly, Wauseon, petitioners. Dissolution. Adam Arps, Fayette, plaintiff vs Rachel Arps, Lyons, defendant. Divorce. State of Ohio, ex. rel. vs Gale Dickey, Sr., Archbold, obligor. UIFSA. Marriage Licenses Spencer Rosebrock, 20, Archbold, truck driver, and Brittany Suffel, 20, Archbold, machine operator. Louis Mannebach, IV, 43, Delta, millwright, and Holly Speelman, 38, Delta, direct care. Austin Rodriguez, 26, Archbold, forklift operator, and Brittany Rychener, 22, Wauseon, STNA. Deaths David Budreau, 44, Lake Village, Ind., Nov. 7, cardiovascular disease. Doris M. Rupp, 88, Wauseon, Nov. 19, Parkinson’s. Real Estate Douglas Koch and Constance Koch to James Wolfe, II and Meredith Wolfe, 5480 Co. Rd. 20, Archbold, $153,000. Mae Anna Miller to Andrew Genter & Kisha

Genter, 109 Short Buehrer Rd., Archbold, $10,000. Leta Avers, trustee, to Rosalinda Barrera, 108 Schlatter St., Archbold, $112,000. Susan Wyse, trustee, to Brent Nofziger, Doug Nofziger and Adam Nofziger, 83.5 acres, Co. Rd. E, Archbold, $475,000. Sergio Trina and Ana Reyes to Green Tree Servicing, 534 Ottokee St., Wauseon, $59,518. Renee Liechty to Patricia Miller, 208 Burke St., Archbold, $66,000. Roxanne Burk to Patricia Miller, 208 Burke St., Archbold, $66,000. Linda Rufenacht and Peggy Rufenacht to Brian Rufenacht, 1779 Co. Rd. 21, Archbold, $61,410.

Police Look Into Missing Items Archbold police are looking into a case in which a woman said people in an apartment refused to allow her to have her cell phone or a money order. Police were called to the Holland Court apartments about 2:34 am, Tuesday, Nov. 22. When officers arrived, they spoke to a woman who said she had been shoved out of the apartment. She said all she wanted were her cell phone and a $100 money order, which were inside. The incident is under investigation.

Man Reports Harassment Tony N. Sierra, 39, Archbold, told Archbold police on Sunday, Nov. 20, he was being harassed by telephone. Sierra told officers the harassment started Nov. 1. Officers contacted the suspect and advised her she is not to contact Sierra.


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Nov. 24 9:13 am: Checked on welfare of individual, 200 block Walnut St., all okay. 10 am: Keys found in alley, 1000 block E. Holland St., placed in lost & found. 3:05 pm: Notebook found in roadway, 700 block N. Defiance St., placed in lost & found. Nov. 25 9:10 pm: Desk and orange barrel found in roadway, moved to side of road, 200 block DeGroff Ave. Nov. 26 5:09 pm: Citation to Tristan N. Rhoades, 17, Bryan, speeding, 800 block Stryker St. 9:22 pm: Fight, Nu-Arch Lanes. Nov. 27 8:02 pm: Theft from auto, Marco’s Pizza. Note: During the preceding week, Archbold police officers issued verbal warnings for driving with one headlight out, failure to use a turn signal, speeding, traveling too slow and impeding traffic flow.


Ada. P. Schrock Ada Pauline Schrock, age 88, of Archbold, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 24, 2011, at Greencroft Health Care in Goshen, Ind. She was a loving wife and mother, a hard-working homemaker and a faithful follower of Christ. Ada was born June 26, 1923, near Pettisville, the daughter of Aaron and Anna (Rupp) Frey. She married Joseph M. Schrock on Aug.12, 1950. He preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2000. Ada and Joe operated her father’s farm near Pettisville until 1964, when they moved with their five children to Zone, where she and the kids assisted Joe in the care and maintenance of the Franklin Township School. During that time, Ada was also a bus driver for Archbold Schools. On retirement, Ada and Joe moved to Archbold. Ada was a charter member and elder of Zion Mennonite Church. She is survived by five children: Joseph S. (Mary) Schrock of Goshen, Ind.; Thomas (Cheryl) Schrock of Adrian, Mich.; Norma (Bruce) Hershberger of Canton; Ann Mooney of Portland, Ore., and Douglas (Sarah) Schrock of Fayette; 10 grandchildren; and one sister, Velma Kamp of Archbold. Ada was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Aurelius, Elias, Jesse and A. Dale Frey; and six sisters, Mary Louise Frey, Agnes Schmucker, Violet Aeschliman, Bertha Stuckey, Grace Short and Ivah Beck. Memorial services were held yesterday, Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at the Zion Mennonite Church with Pastors Jeff Kauffman and Mona Sauder officiating. Gravesides services were held at 10 a.m. in the Pettisville Cemetery. Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements. www.

Doris Marie (Gillen) Stutesman Doris Marie (Gillen) Stutesman, age 76, of Wauseon, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Flower Hospital in Sylvania. Prior to her retirement, she had worked at the former McCord Corporation in Wauseon and Wal-Mart in Doris Stutesman Wauseon. Doris was born in Pettisville on July 19, 1935, the daughter of Glenn and Laura (Grieser) Rufenacht. On June 4, 1954, she married Peter Joseph Gillen, and he preceded her in death in 1984. On May 17, 1991, she married Phillip G. Stutesman, and he preceded her in death in 2003. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon. Doris was a life member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Wauseon and a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Wauseon. Surviving is one daughter, Janis (Scott) Chamberlin of Delta; two sons, Joseph (Carla) Gillen of Liberty Center, Jeffrey (Deb) Gillen of Wauseon; grandchildren, Jeremy Chamberlin, Tamra (Justin Komisarek) Chamberlin, Stephanie Gillen, Brittany Gillen and Jacob Gillen. She is also survived by four sisters, Carolyn Gisel of Archbold, Margaret (Daryl) Nofziger of Wauseon, Jane (Carl) Lechlitner of Elkhart, Ind., Myrtie Stoltzfus of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two brothers, Kenneth (Evon) Rufenacht of Archbold, and Max (Linda) Rufenacht of Archbold. Doris was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents, three brothers, Wayne, Willard, and Marlin Rufenacht; and one sister, Thelma Armstrong. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Tim Sonnenberg and Pastor Jen Herrmann, officiating. Interment will follow in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the American Cancer Society, the American Legion Auxiliary, or the VFW Auxiliary. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.

Public Meetings Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. Trustees Ridgeville Township Trustees, Monday, Dec. 5, 8 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station, downtown Ridgeville Corners. Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon. NSCC Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees, Friday, Dec. 2, 12 p.m., Covert Room (Room C200), Archbold campus.

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Peter Kuehn Peter Kuehn, 91, St. Charles, MO, formerly of Archbold, passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 26, 2011, at The Meadowlands, O’Fallon, Mo. Peter was born April 10, 1920, in Poland, the son of Peter and Augusta Peter (Zimmerman) Kuehn Kuehn. He married Emma Bartel on Feb. 24, 1942. She preceded him in death Oct. 11, 2000. Peter, Emma & their sons came to the United States in 1955, lived in Pettisville for four years before moving to Archbold. Peter and Emma later became naturalized citizens of the United States. He worked as assistant foreman in the finishing department at Sauder Manufacturing Co. for over 30 years before retiring. Peter and Emma were members of Zion Mennonite Church. In 2008, due to failing health, Peter moved to the St. Charles, Mo. area. Surviving are two sons, Erick (Karen) Kuehn of Cape Coral, Fla., and Karl (Kathy) Kuehn of St. Charles, Mo.; half-sister Alicea Boss, Germany; nine grandchildren; and 15 greatgrandchildren. Preceding Peter in death was his wife, Emma, and brother, Helmut. Services will be held on Saturday at 11 am at the Zion Mennonite Church with Pastor Mona Sauder officiating. Interment will follow in the Pettisville Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1 at Short Funeral Home in Archbold. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Zion Mennonite Church or St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital. www.ShortFuneralHome. com.

Juveniles Throw Rock At Scoreboard Archbold police turned four juveniles over to their parents after an incident at the Archbold Athletic Complex about 4:20 pm, Sunday, Nov. 20. Police were called to the complex after receiving a report of juveniles throwing rocks at the football stadium scoreboard. When an APD officer arrived, he observed four juveniles leaving the area. When questioned, the youths admitted to throwing one rock at the scoreboard. The youths were taken into custody and transported to their homes, where they were turned over to their parents. -----One ought at least to hear a little melody every day, read a fine poem, see a good picture, and, if possible make a few sensible remarks.–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Berton R. Rowe Berton R. Rowe, age 82, of Edon, passed away at 3:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan, where he had been a patient for one week. Berton was Berton born on June Rowe 22, 1929, in Grundy, Va., to Ervin and Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Rowe. He was an Army veteran, serving his country during the Korean Conflict from 1948 to 1950. During that time he attained the rank of sergeant and served as a medic on the front line. He was awarded several military medals, including a Purple Heart. After leaving the Army, Berton worked as a coal miner until 1962, when he and his family relocated to Bryan. He then worked for Pet Milk Company until 1984, when he moved to Archbold. He was employed by ITT Higbea, Inc. in Archbold until his retirement in 1998. In 2007, he moved to Edon, to be closer to his family. Berton loved spending time outdoors working in his yard and tending his flower gardens. He was an avid bowler in his younger years and also enjoyed playing golf. He was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the VFW. Berton is survived by his daughter, Linda (David) Freed of Edon; two grandsons, Jeremy (Stephanie) Cape of Toledo, and Justin (Kelly) Cape of Chicago, Ill.; two stepgrandsons, Dillon and Dalton Freed, both of New York, and one great-grandson, Julian Christian Cape, of Toledo. He is also survived by one sister, Jean (Tom) Jackson, of Surfside, S.C., and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Solomon Rowe, and three sisters, Delma Compton, Beulah Wood and Geraldine O'Neil. In honor of Berton's wishes, there was no viewing. There was a memorial service to celebrate Berton's life on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, with Reverend John MacFarlane officiating. Interment took place in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan, Ohio with graveside military rites conducted by Bryan VFW Post #2489. Donations in memory of Berton R. Rowe may be made to Bryan VFW Post #2489 or to the First Baptist Church, Bryan. To sign the online register or to send condolences, please visit www.krillfuneralservice. com.

Reports Theft Katelyn J. Whitlock, 17, Stryker, told Archbold police that sometime between 5 and 7:30 pm, Sunday, Nov. 27, someone took $1.50 in change from her car. She also said about seven gallons of gasoline, valued at about $25, was siphoned from the tank.

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Archbold Rescue workers attend to one of the victims of a Tuesday, Nov. 22 crash at the intersection of St. Rt. 2 and Co. Rd. 22. The mishap involved a car, semi, and pickup truck. Two persons were treated and released from the Fulton County Health Center.–photo by David Pugh

Stryker Woman Struck By Car; Semi In Nov. 22 Three-Vehicle Crash Jennifer E. Perez, 26, rural Stryker, was listed in fair condition at the University of Toledo Medical Center on Monday, Nov. 28, after she was struck by a car. The Ohio State Highway Patrol report states Perez was walking southwest on Williams County Rd. G-40 near Co. Rd. 21-N about 4:40 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 23, when she was struck by a car, also traveling southwest, driven by Russell A. Kelley, 49, rural Archbold. Perez was flown via helicopter ambulance from the accident scene to UTMC. The OSHP report states a citation was not issued to Kelley because his view was partially obstructed by the setting sun. Lois Gombash, 78, and Eugene Gombash, 84, rural Swanton, were taken to the Fulton County Health Center by Archbold Rescue

after their car collided with a semi about 2:41 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 22. The OSHP report on that crash states Douglas Brown, 58, Welland, Canada, was driving the semi south on Co. Rd. 22 as Lois Gombash was driving a car east on St. Rt. 2, with Eugene riding in the front passenger seat. The report states the semi failed to yield at the stop sign, driving into the path of the Gombash auto. The two vehicles collided, forcing the semi into a pickup truck driven by Richard Merillat, Sr., 59, West Unity. The Merillat pickup was stopped at the St. Rt. 2 intersection, in the northbound lane of Co. Rd. 22. Lois and Eugene Gombash were treated and released at FCHC. Brown and Merillat were uninjured. Brown was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.

Police Respond To Two Fights At Bowling Center Archbold Police were called to two reports of fights at Nu-Arch Lanes last week. The first occurred about 1:10 am, Sunday, Nov. 20, when officers were called on a report of several people fighting. Officers said in their report when they arrived, the actual fight had broken up, “but there were still several people yelling at each other in the parking lot.” Two women were transported to Fulton County Health Center by Archbold Rescue for treatment of minor injuries. Officers said in the report that witness statements were taken from all parties involved. The case remains under investigation. The second incident occurred about 9 pm, Saturday, Nov. 26, when officers were dispatched to the bowling center on a report of a fight between two men. Officers encountered two men, Joshua D. Liechty, 30, rural Archbold, and Pablo Perez, 34, Archbold. The pair were issued sum-

monses to appear on charges of disorderly conduct. Liechty was transported to FCHC by Archbold Rescue for treatment of facial bruising.

Police Looking Into Possible Equipment Theft Archbold police officers are looking into the possible theft of $11,000 in equipment from Sauder Village. A representative of Sauder Village told police, village officials offered to place two industrial air conditioners, one valued at $3,000, the second at $4,500, for resale with an unidentified Okolona company. Also included was an industrial transformer, valued at $3,500. The Sauder Village official told police the company purportedly sold the equipment, but Sauder Village has not received payment.

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Ralph J. Rupp, 30, Archbold, will spend 11 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio after being sentenced on a charge of attempted domestic violence. In a press release, Scott A. Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said Rupp was sentenced Tuesday, Nov. 22, after he entered a guilty plea. Rupp was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury on Sept. 19. Documents charging him with the crime state on Sept. 2, he attempted to cause physical harm to a family or household member. They also noted Rupp has a previous conviction for domestic violence, elevating any subsequent domestic violence cases to felony status. In addition to serving 11 days at CCNO, Rupp was placed on community control for two years, and was ordered to pay the cost of prosecution and attorney fees. As part of his sentence, he was ordered not to consume or possess alcohol, not to possess illegal drugs, and stay out of bars or taverns. He was ordered to comply with alcohol treatment. He also was ordered to obtain his general education

Travis G. Beiswenger, 20, 400 Stamm Street, Apartment No. 2, has been indicted on a single count of obstructing justice in connection with the Oct. 28 arrest of James P. Nation. The Fulton County Grand Jury handed down the indictment, Monday, Nov. 21. Nation, 19, no address available, was a suspect in an Adrian, Mich., home invasion robbery. Acting on a tip, police went to Beiswenger’s apartment about 1 am. When Beiswenger answered the door, he denied Nation was in the apartment. However, police officers said they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the apartment, and advised Beiswenger they were going to enter. When they did, they discovered Nation, along with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun, body armor, and what may have been a hand grenade. The indictment against Beiswenger states he “allegedly obstructed justice by communicating false information to another.” Nine other persons were indicted by the grand jury:

•Nathan Jewell, 23, Delta; sentenced Nov. 14 after previously pleading guilty to one count of escape; on June 15, while under detention in Fulton County Eastern District Court, broke detention and fled the courtroom; was apprehended later; ordered to serve 119 days at Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, credit for 119 days served; placed on community control for three years; ordered to pay cost of prosecution, attorney fees, seek and maintain employment, not to consume or possess alcohol, stay out of bars-taverns, abide by 10 pm-6 am curfew; continue to live with his mother in Delta; complete assessment and treatment at a drug-alcohol agency; failure to comply could result in nine-month prison sentence. •James D. Lowe, 58, Toledo; sentenced Nov. 15 after previously pleading guilty to one count possession of cocaine; on April 27, during a traffic stop, Lowe was found to be in possession of the drug; sentenced to two years, non-reportable community control; ordered to pay cost of prosecution, be evaluated and successfully complete drug-alcohol treatment; not to consume alcohol or drugs, stay out of bars-taverns, driver license suspended for year; have no contact with a Delta gas station-convenience store.

•Christopher J. LaPoint, 44, Swanton; one count theft; on or about Oct. 16, allegedly stole blank checks from a person. •J.P. Morgan, 49, Napoleon; one count, possession of cocaine; on or about July 20, he allegedly possessed cocaine. •Darnell D. Robinson, 30, Toledo; one count, identity fraud; on or about Oct. 26, allegedly possessed personal identifying information of another person, with intent to hold himself

Local Woman’s Credit Card Used In Florida Barbara M. Alexander, 56, Archbold, told Archbold police on Tuesday, Nov. 22, her Lowe’s credit card account was illegally used in Florida on Oct. 11. Alexander said she received a statement showing a purchase of $272.16 for building and plumbing supplies at a Lowe’s store in Ormond Beach, Fla. She said she did not make any purchases at the store, nor did she authorize anyone to use her card. The police report states the credit card number was entered manually, and that it was possible a store clerk could have entered Alexander’s number by mistake. Officers advised Alexander to take precautions against identity theft, and told her she could contact law enforcement in Florida. In an unrelated case, a report of possible theft by deception proved to be a mix-up, an Archbold police report states. Representatives of Friendship Foods reported a person purchased $41.82 in fuel, and charged it to a business account. After reviewing the security video from the store, the subject purchasing the fuel was identified. Further investigation showed a mix-

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A man was sentenced Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Fulton County Common Pleas Court:

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out to be the other person. •Ryan A. Smith, 29, Liberty Center; indicted on one count each, breaking and entering, attempted theft; on or about Oct. 18, allegedly attempted to steal a skid-steer loader, a trailer, and a cold-planer. •Carson J. Starnes, 24, Malinta; one count, identity fraud; on or about Nov. 1-7, allegedly possessed personal identifying information of another person, with intent to hold himself out to be the other person. •Joshua J. Vance, 26, Metamora; one count each, illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana; on or about May 13, allegedly cultivated and possessed marijuana. •Brandon A. Whitt, 31, address unknown; one count each, burglary, breaking and entering; on or about Dec. 9-10, allegedly trespassed into an occupied structure with purpose to commit a criminal offense. •Joseph G. Winhoven, Jr., 30, Metamora; one count each, endangering children, permitting drug abuse; on or about May 13, allegedly allowed a child under 18 to be on the same parcel of land where marijuana was being illegally cultivated. •Tina M. Winhoven, 27, Metamora, one count, endangering children; on or about May 13, allegedly allowed a child under 18 to be on the same parcel of land where marijuana was being illegally cultivated.

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OPINIONS/HISTORY Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Our Schools Are Tops

A recent draft report issued by the Ohio Department of Education tells residents of the Archbold and Pettisville school districts what they already have known for years.

The report shows that both school districts are among the best in the State of Ohio.

Not only are the two school districts among the best, they achieved their high rankings without undue cost-per-pupil spending.

The report compares schools based on their performance index scores, which are part of the Ohio Department of Education school report cards.

Out of more than 930 Ohio schools

ranked in the report, Archbold had the 94th-highest performance index score. Archbold’s reported cost per pupil was $9,222. Only 27 out of the top 100 districts reported a lower figure.

Michael L. Kinsman defeated Mark Ballmer by two votes to win a seat on the Franklin Township Board of Trustees in the Nov. 8 General Election.

Two more votes for Ballmer would have tied the race. Two or more people taking time to go to the polls might have changed the

The fourth annual Parade of Lights attracted a large crowd of spectators with temperatures in the 50s and no rain or trains. There were 62 parade units. Six appeared at the ConAgra parking lot that were not registered, but joined the parade. On a 4-1 vote, school board made the Senior Experience, which is a combination research paper and oral presentation, a requirement for AHS graduation.

Pettisville was 27th. Out of 26 Starting Saturday, teleschool districts with higher scores, phone customers in the 419 only five reported spending less per area code must include the area code when dialing. pupil than Pettisville’s $9,565. Such results aren’t the work of one person or group. Credit must go to parents, students, teachers, principals, support staff, and the entire community.

Deaths– Pauline A. Stannard, 82, Archbold; Norman H. Volkman, 74, Archbold; Edmund Schorling, 88, Archbold; Elizabeth J. Kelley, 78, Archbold; Beulah Lambert, 84, Archbold; Dorothy Schult, 94, Ridgeville Corners

Isn’t this proof again our commuKaren Clark Evans, an nities are great places to raise chilAHS grad who lives in Ausdren? tralia, will present two vocal

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For those who say their vote doesn’t make a difference, just look at the Franklin Township Trustee race.

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 Done in white and stainless steel, the two new surgical suites at the Fulton County Health Center are state of the art, said Angie McWaters, manager of surgery. The room is 30 square feet.

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numbers in the Holiday Fest 2001, Dec. 2, in the AHS auditorium. Students participating in the county quiz team tournament are Kirsten Boyer, A.J. Bumgardner, Doerte Glaubitz, Evan Hallett, Sara Leininger, Chris Phelps, Brian Pinkelman, Kyle Rohrs, Jen Ruth, Melissa Sanford, Jeremy Smith, Cole Stringer, Zack Voll. Chris Moore is the advisor. Drew J. Roynon, AHS ‘99, son of James and Nancy, is in Ireland as part of a crosscultural program with Eastern Mennonite University. Six letterwinners return to AHS varsity basketball: Tad Litwiller, Jeremy King, Jason Rose, Chris Baden, Trevor Fruth, Mark Kruse. Five letterwinners return to PHS varsity basketball: Lucas Pennington, Justin Brown, Tyler Roth, Eric Rychener, Jordan Bruner. Editorial topic: New Addition At FCHC Makes Everyone Feel Better The District 7 Volleyball Officials Association gave scholarship awards to three AHS players: Jill Evans, Tess Ziegler, Ashley Beck. Twenty-Five Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1986 Consideration of a Ridgeville Corners area site for a regional jail is “as preliminary as something can be,” said Gary Pence, of the

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Thomas Lauber, AHS ‘53, of Dover, will donate $50,000 to Archbold Area Foundation if matching funds are raised within the next tenyear period. Headline– Council Approves Bids For Park Street, Alley; Total Cost Is $250,000 The Pettisville School Foundation became one of the few schools in the state to have a foundation. It started with $12,000 in donations. Farm land and lots owned by the Blanche Cantwill estate, northwest of Archbold on Lutz Road, were offered Nov. 29: 66.23 acres sold for $1,500 an acre to William Stuckey; 2.55 acres were sold to Roger Grime for $12,000; 1.46 acres were sold to Brian Kammeyer... parcel 3 for $7,500; and parcel 4 for $6,750. The 78.59-acre Minnie M. Heer farm and buildings, US 20-A, sold at auction, Nov. 29, for $1,725 per acre to Tom Rupp. Rick L. Vitte, Fayette, was named trooper of the year of the Toledo Highway State Patrol. Shane Mull, PHS ‘86, was one of 19 freshmen at Miami University to receive a scholarship in paper science and engineering. Fred DeGroff, VFW post commander, presented a United States flag to Fairlawn Haven. Illegal chain letters have surfaced in the Archbold area, according to Al Finch, superintendent of postal operations at the Archbold Post Office. Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor– If the federal deficit continues to increase, there may be a shortage of ink to print all the ciphers.... Since 1960, Columbus in the only continuously growing major city in the northeast quadrant of the United States, according to the U.S. census bureau.... Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, said, “Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.” Fifty Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1961 Edwin Andrew Murbach, 91, died Saturday evening in his home on North Defiance Street. He had been bedfast the past five years. The deceased spent his lifetime in Archbold, except when he studied for the medical profession and during service with the U.S. Army Medical Corps during WWI. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1894; studied in Vienna, and practiced

medicine with his father Andrew J. Murbach; later with his brother C.F., and his son Edwin R. Widening and improving Stryker Street came a step closer at the council meeting Monday evening. Plans call for widening Stryker Street from the west corporation line to North Defiance Street, making it 28 feet wide, except in the front of the high school building where it will be 36 feet to permit parallel parking on the north side. Military address appears for Russel U. Gericke, Fort Lee, Va. Fulton County’s teenage population, which is rapidly growing, is having a profound effect on the local economy. Larry Zuercher, a halfback on the Dalton high school football team, near Wooster, may be the top scorer in the state this year. He scored 178 points on 28 touchdowns in eight games and averaged 15 yards per carry. Seventy-Five Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1936 Forty-eight steers were sold at the Lugbill Auction Sale, south of Archbold, Thursday afternoon. The grand champion steer sold for $16.50 per hundred. The Archbold business district will be in gay holiday attire by Saturday. The committee in charge of the decorations are Theodore W. Dimke, mayor; O.P. Kluepfel, H.F. Stotzer, and E.A. Buehrer. The Daniel D. Rupp farm of 80 acres was sold at public auction Tuesday to Rupp Brothers for $125 per acre.

Alvin J. Stamm sold his residence on South Defiance Street to Earl Short. Mr. Stamm, in turn, purchased the vacant lot of A.E. Theobald on South Defiance Street and plans to erect a modern home as soon as possible next spring. Wilmer Eicher bought the 100-acre farm of the Lydia Short estate for $110 an acre. A 20-acre farm was sold to Henry Short for $3,500. The post office department reports having broken up a gang of swindlers passing as eye specialists who have been going around the country claiming to fit glasses and performing fake operations in kitchens and living rooms of homes where their victims live. It is thought that the swindlers have collected at least a million dollars from their victims. The department advises people to keep away from strangers claiming to be eye specialists. 100 Years Ago Not Available

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Pew & Pulpit “Praise To the Lord The Almighty.” Wednesday: Advent worArchbold Evangelical Sunday: CD prelude; Dan ship service, 7 pm. Borton, song leader; Trey Sonnenberg, worship lead- St. John Lutheran Sunday: Advent One. Brent er; offertory, video testimonies. Jesse Kahler. Message, and Linda Petersen, Doug and “When Ordinary Christians Lori Hogrefe, ushers; Tom and Seep Out On Mission,” Sam Joetta Henry, Dave and KarAndres. Second service: en Keesbery, greeters; Julie praiselude, Anne and Todd Patterson, Mike Weaver, lecKindinger and worship team tors; Megan Petersen, Morgan band; message same as first Miller, Alex Weaver, acolytes; Mary Grime, organist; senior service. Wednesday: Alive for Guys choir, “Light One Candle.” and Gals, worship team Sermon by Travis Orr, semipractice, Connection Club narian. Wednesday: weekday school for pre-K thru grade 6, Jr. High Alive, high school small of religion, 5:45 pm; Advent worship, 7:30 pm; choir, 8:15 groups. pm. compiled by Cookie Short

Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Kathy King, worship leader; music, praise band; Steve Hastings, children’s lesson; Gloria Beck, prayer. Sermon, Steve Heatwole. Wednesday: MYF. Zion Mennonite Sunday: Jim Sauder, song leader; Rhonda Gingerich, worship leader; Caleb, Joshua, and Bekah Liechty, prelude; Al and Ginny Liechty, Lonnie and Carol Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; Duane and Nedra Sauder, Neil and Kathy Nofziger, greeters; Alex Short, Advent candle; Karen Stuckey, offering and offertory; Jane Friesen, prayer; Meg and Gabe Short, children’s time. Sermon by Jeff Kauffman; MYF, communion music, “Revelation Song,” “God, You Reign.” Wednesday: LOGOS, MYF, 5:30 pm; meal, 5:50 pm; CHAOS, 6:45 pm; Zion at prayer, 7:15 pm. Central Mennonite Sunday: Lois Miller, Terry and Donna King, Dean and Jeanette Beck, greeters; Sidney Ramirez, music for gathering, offertory; Duane Beck and music team, song leader; Alysa Short, Advent candle lighting; special music, “Not One Sparrow is Forgotten, Clara Beck; dedication of Haiden Beck, son of Duane and Deana Beck; song, “He Knows My Name,” Clara, Gabe, and Duane Beck; Gabe Beck, Karen Sauder, Corey Short, Shirley Wyse, scripture. Sermon, Jeff Smith; prayer, Steve Nafziger. Wednesday: meal, 5:30; MYF auction, 7 pm. West Clinton Mennonite Sunday: Arlen and Brenda Beck, greeters; MYF praise band, gathering songs; Harris and Kayla King, prelude; Jim and Linda Rufenacht, worship leaders; Brad Rufenacht, song leader; Naomi Engel, prayer. Meditation, “Learning to Pay Attention” Jess Engle. Wednesday: MYF, 6:30 pm. United Methodist Sunday: traditional service: Austin Welch, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Matt and Danielle Welch family, Advent wreath lighters; Matt Welch, liturgist. Message by David David. First Light service: First Light Vocal Band, music; message same as first service. Wednesday: Groundbreakers, 6 pm; Applause bell choir, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:15 pm; high school youth, 7:30 pm. St. John’s Christian Sunday: Brooke Hines, Andrew Wyse, acolytes; Bill Bostelman, Gary and Judy Sears; Dale and Laurie Flint, Rollin and Suzette Nafziger, ushers; Phil and Marilyn Buehrer, Chris and Amy Baden, greeters; Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Linda Rutledge, song leader; Amy Baden, Mindy and Carrie Wanemacher, children’s message; chancel choir with Chris Baden, drum, Amy Christman, claves, “Prepare the Way, O Zion.” Sermon, “Grander Vision Living,” Erich Christman. Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:50 pm; JYF, hand chimes, 6:30 pm; SYF, 7 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm. St. James Lutheran Sunday: First Sunday in Advent service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Anna Strawn, organist; Brass Angels handbell choir directed by Mary Leininger,

St. Peter Catholic Sunday: Masses for vigil and First Sunday of Advent were for intentions of Francis Coressel and Patrick McCallister. Sermon, “Wait, Watch, Prepare.” Gary Ferguson. Travis Jaramillo, Lyndsay Gladieux, Savannah Short, Alexa Wilson, Brittney Ramirez, servers; Sam Jaramillo, Ruth Solarik, Juanita Arend, Susan Saaf, John Briskey, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Evelyn Roth, Peg Hines, lectors; Steve Case, AJ Dammon, Frank Grime, Mike Kennedy, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Pat Cousino, rosary leader. Wednesday: religious education classes.

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Former Auto Dealership Good Home For Church by David Pugh Buckeye Staff Writer A few weeks ago, Doug Haase and Larry Snow from the West Franklin Church of Christ were out calling on area families, when they drove by the former Yark Automotive building in Archbold. Haase said Snow commented that the vacant building “would make a good church.” “’Right,’” Hasse said at the time. “’Like we’re going to walk into a $2 million facility and start preaching.’” Later, Haase got in touch with Steve Wyse, Archbold, owner of the building. The two worked out an agreement to lease the building for a church. That was the start of Archbold’s newest house of worship, Christ’s Christian Church. The former auto dealership lends itself well to its new role. Haase pointed out the building is on South Defiance Street, making the new church “very visible.” Other positive attributes include seating space for 150 people, plus 250 spaces for parking on a blacktop lot. Growing Churches Haase, a Pettisville resident who served as the interim minister at the First Church of Christ of Waldron, Mich. has become the leader of the group. “They (the congregation at the Waldron Church) asked me to serve for two weeks, and I stayed two-and-a-half years,” he said. The Waldron church grew and a full-time minister was hired. From there, Haase said he helped out at the West Franklin Church of Christ. The church started growing and needed more space, but the congregation didn’t want to alter its historic 1867 building. Haase said he recruited Pete Beck, West Unity, who was part of the leadership at the West Unity Church of Christ. Haase said he and Beck were brainstorming, “and the Lord put us together. “We started dreaming together,” Haase said.

St. Martin’s Lutheran Sunday: Amanda Reyes, acolyte; Susan Dominique, lector; Steve Basselman, organist/pianist; Basselman family, lighting of Advent wreath; chancel choir, accompanied by Beth Reichert and Kenzie Short, “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus.” Children’s sermon and message, “No More Post-Thanksgiving Snooze,” Paul Reichert. Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; informal worship, catechism, Welcome Place Kids, 6 pm; high school Bible study, bell choir, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm. Goal Haase said the new ____________________________ church’s goal is not to draw Paid Announcement people away from Archbold CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our churches. Rather, it’s to minister to deepest gratitude to all our relatives, friends, and neigh- families that aren’t regularly bors for the flowers, food, worshipping in a church. Haase said people from cards, and memorials sent at the time of loss of our hus- Christ’s Christian knocked band, father, and grandfa- on doors within a 10-mile rather, Roger Ziegler. A special dius of Archbold, and found thanks to Pastor Erich and that five out of seven families Pastor Adam along with St. they spoke to aren’t worshipJohn’s Christian Church, and ing regularly. Their reception was gratithe Short Funeral Home. It is such a comfort to know so fying. “We didn’t have any doors closed in our faces,” many people share our loss. Haase said. The Roger Ziegler Family In fact, Haase said the 30

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community has been very welcoming. For example, the Christ’s Christian pulpit came from Central Mennonite Church. “The Gideons stopped in and welcomed us. It’s been a good experience so far,” Haase said. And so far, the church’s budget has been running in the black as well, thanks in part to favorable lease terms provided by Wyse. “This wouldn’t have happened without the grace of God and Mr. Wyse,” he said. That, and perhaps a bit of divine intervention. “The Lord keeps us supplied,” Haase said. As another example of faith, the church recently purchased a used $13,100 photocopier through an Internet auction site for $103. Ministering Mark Eugene Snow is the Christ’s Christian minister. He and his wife moved to Archbold from the Columbus area. Haase said he got to know Snow when both were at the Church of Christ in Waldron. Snow was preaching at the Waldron Church when he was diagnosed with a terminal lung disease. It was Haase, in fact, who took over for Snow. Snow said doctors gave him five to seven years to live. He is now five-and-a-half years past diagnosis, and at this point, “it looks like there is no slowing down. “I can’t do physical things, but I can talk,” he said. Snow said Christ’s Christian is an autonomous church. It is not aligned with a particular conference. The West Franklin and West Unity churches are considered sister churches, he said.

Three men are at the core of Christ’s Christian Church, Archbold’s newest house of worship in the former Yark Automotive building. From left: Pete Beck, Doug Haase, and Mark Snow, minister. The banner over the front of the building appeared Friday, Nov. 25.–photo by David Pugh church,” he said. Sunday school classes are at 9 am, followed by worship at 10 am. Worship on Wednesday and Sunday nights is at 6 pm. At this point, Haase said the church has made some

Organizations Senior Center Fulton County Senior Center, Archbold site, Ruihley Park Scout Cabin, program highlights: Dec. 5, Pat Nafziger Christmas songs & stories; Dec. 7, birthdays celebrated, blood pressure check; Dec. 12, Mary Oyer and her piano students; Dec. 14, Lois Badenhop with seasonal favorites; Dec. 19, holiday ideas with Meredith; Dec. 26, closed; Dec. 28, special memories of 2011.

Blood Drive Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross blood draw: Saturday, Dec. Congregation The first official day of ser- 3, 9 am-2 pm, Harley Davices at Christ’s Christian vidson Sales & Service, 862 was Sunday, Oct. 2. There American Road, Napoleon; Monday, Dec. 5, 1-7 pm, were 66 worshippers. Today, Haase said attendance runs between 20 and 25. “It’s a great root of a

Births Fulton Co. Health Center Nov. 21: Tiffany & Chad Rupp, Napoleon, boy. Nov. 22: Shawnna Knapp, Wauseon, boy; Tara & Nathaniel Meyer, Archbold, girl.

provisions for children. There is a nursery available, but Haase said, “We’re not perfectionists. If the kids are running around, screaming, that’s the future of the church. “Let ‘em scream,” he said.

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PHS Girls Open Season With Loss At Wauseon by Adrienne Schmucker Buckeye Correspondent The Pettisville girls basketball team traveled to Wauseon Friday, Nov. 25, to start its season, only to come back with a 54-42 loss. The Birds were down 1211 at the end of the first quarter, and weren’t able to come out ahead in any of the other quarters as well. Wauseon increased its lead to 27-19 at the half, outscoring Pettisville 15-8, and by the end of the third the lead was 40-32 as both teams scored 13 points. The Indians outscored the Blackbirds 14-10 in the fourth. Tanner Hostetler was the only Blackbird in double figures, with 19 points. Wauseon’s Bailey Creager led all scorers with 25, followed by Annette Stidham’s

15 points. Pettisville shot 15-67 from the field for 22%. The Birds were 10-24 at the foul line for 42%. Wauseon shot 16-39 from the field for 41%, and was 1932 at the foul line for 59%. Wauseon out-rebounded Pettisville 37-31. “We didn’t capitalize on the number of turnovers (20) that we made them commit,” said Jason Waldvogel, PHS head coach. Wauseon won the junior varsity game, 35-30. BOX SCORE PETTISVILLE (42) - T. Hostetler 19, L. Hostetler 3, Bontrager 5, King 5, Nofziger 6, Klopfenstein 1, Frey 3. Totals 15-10-42. WAUSEON (54) - Stidham 2, Creager 25, Reed 6, Gerken 6, Stidham 15. Totals 16-19-54. PHS 11 8 13 10 - 42 WHS 12 15 13 14 - 54 Reserve score: Wauseon won 35-30. Leading scorers: PHS-Dana Fricke 14, WHS-Sariah Yackee 13.

Archbold Wrestlers Return To Action Expectations are high for the Archbold wrestling team, which returns 18 letterwinners from last year’s 36-6 squad. “We have guys on our team that expect to win because of the amount of work they have put in since the end of last season,” said Brian Becher, ninth-year head coach who has compiled a 297-73-1 record. “With that attitude, they will be winning matches in Columbus.” Lost to graduation were TJ Weirauch, a state placer; Brandon Dennie, a district placer; and Isaac Rosales. Returning seniors are Oliver Stuckey, 145 pounds, district placer; Jordan Cowell, 152 lbs., state placer; Austin Ripke, 160 lbs., state qualifier; Cody Kovnesky, 170 lbs., district placer; and Kellen Seaman, 182 lbs. Four juniors are back: Justin Arce, 113 lbs.; Ben Eggers, 120 lbs., state qualifier; Brendan Manz, 120 lbs.; Justice Zimmerman, 138 lbs. Sophomores returning are Drew Coffey, 106 lbs.; Logan Day, 126 lbs.; Kenny Price, 132 lbs., state qualifier; Koltin Zimmerman, 138 lbs; Cory Rocha, 138 lbs.; Micah Garcia, 145 lbs.; Preston Klopfenstein, 170 lbs.; Eli Hammersmith, 182 lbs.; Travis Jaramillo, 195 lbs. “We have four returning state qualifiers and two other guys that have placed at the

Eighteen letterwinners return to the AHS wrestling program. Sitting, from left: Jordan Cowell, Brendon Manz, Justin Arce, Drew Coffey, Logan Day, Kenny Price. Kneeling: Preston Klopfenstein, Cory Rocha, Justice Zimmerdistrict tournament,” said Becher. “We expect them to provide great leadership, and the other guys follow. “We also had one returning state alternate get injured in football that would have made a big impact in our dual meets and most likely would have qualified for the state tournament. “We have very few upper-weight wrestlers. There are some boys at Archbold, not playing basketball, that could help our team, but with a lack of experience they are under the false per-

ton was 12-19. The Streaks won the rebounding battle, 21-16, led by Abby Short with eight. The Bulldogs committed 31 turnovers to Archbold’s 26. Edgerton won the junior varsity contest, 46-38. BOX SCORE ARCHBOLD (61) - Cody 4, Goebel 7, Wyse 11, Oberlin 3, Hesterman 2, Fidler 10, Rupp 11, Williams 5, Short 8. Totals 23-13-61. EDGERTON (39) - Stark 9, Nihart 9, Newman 9, Schroeder 1, Flower 2, Griffin 6, Sulfridge 3. Totals 12-12-39. AHS 12 14 23 12 - 61 EHS 4 13 7 15 - 39

AHS JV Girls Fall To Edgerton The Archbold junior varsity girls basketball team opened its season, Saturday, Nov. 26, at Edgerton. The team had first-game jitters and got off to a slow start, trailing 10-4 after the first quarter. The Streaks came back in the second with eight points by Hannah Hesterman and took a 20-18 lead at halftime. Too many turnovers doomed the Streaks in the second half and they lost 4638. Hesterman and Winter Fricke led the way with eight points each. Krista Leupp chipped in five; Cayla Walker and Megan Miller added four each. Kayla Leaser had three assists; Leupp grabbed four rebounds.

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Center has three. “With a lack of upper weights, it will be difficult for us to compete with those three teams. Swanton returns state champion Mimmo Lytle, and other teams have some solid individuals.” Kevin Bostelman, Luke Stuckey, and Cody Ruffer assist in the coaching duties. The Streaks open their season, Thursday, Dec. 8, in a quad meet with Swanton, Bryan, and Delta at Swanton.

On Monday, the 5th day of December 2011, at 8:45 THE RIGHT is reserved to A.M., at the office of the reject any and all bids. Commissioners of Jurors of Fulton County, Ohio, Jurors Dated: November 22, 2011 will be publically drawn Letterwinners on the Pettisville boys basketball team are, front for the 2012 Term of the Dennis Howell Village Administrator row from left: Logan Beck, Zach Pursel, Aaron Bruner, Josh Common Pleas court of said 30-7-14 Borton. Back row: Arrin Short, Zach Davis, David Reyes, Aaron County. __________________________ King, Travis Beck.–photo courtesy A New Image Photography Cynthia Grant and Barbara Bockelman Commissioners of Jurors 30 __________________________ Hailey Galvan, AHS ‘10, 82-65 in the Turkey Trot __________________________ flirted with her second tri- Shootout, Friday, Nov. 25. PUBLIC NOTICE Galvan had four points, ple-double of the season in an Owens Community Col- six rebounds, three blocks, SEALED BIDS will be lege 90-65 victory over Mott and one steal. received by the Village The Express (6-2) bounced Administrator at the Office Community College, Monback from Friday’s loss with of the Administrator in the day, Nov. 21. Galvan had 11 points, 10 a 71-54 win over Schoolcraft Municipal Building, 300 N. College, Saturday, Nov. 26. Defiance Street, P.O. Box rebounds, and eight blocks. The Express, ranked 10th Galvan had nine points, five 406, Archbold, Ohio 43502in the National Junior Col- rebounds, five blocks, and 0406, until 12:00 Noon, on lege Athletic Association one steal. the 29th day of December, Galvan is the daughter of 2011 for proposals to farm Division II poll, lost to sixthranked Kalamazoo Valley Roel and Dana. approximately 61.2 tillable acres located in the Archbold Industrial Park. at

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ception that they can’t be successful.” Becher looks for Damian Short (106 lbs.) to contribute. Last season the Streaks tied for second place in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League with a 6-2 record. Becher looks for Wauseon, last year’s champion, to lead the way again this year. “Wauseon lost a number of good wrestlers, yet returns a great group again,” he said. “Delta has five returning state qualifiers and Liberty

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Blue Streak Girls Win Season Opener, 61-39 Archbold used a 23-7 third period to run away from Edgerton 61-39, Saturday, Nov. 26, at Edgerton, in the season opener for both teams. “This was a nice way to start the season,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS head coach. “We were able to get a lot of girls in and got some very nice balance in the scoring column.” All 11 Blue Streaks played, and nine hit the scoring column. Cassidy Wyse and Mindy Rupp led the Streaks with 11 points each. Jesse Fidler also was in double digits, with 10. Archbold jumped out to a 12-4 lead after one period and led 26-17 at the half. “I liked our pressure on the defensive end, especially by the guards,” said Ziegler. “We were able to disrupt their offense. “We came out slow on the offensive end, and once the first-game jitters were gone, we did okay. “The third quarter was a big key, led by several fullcourt transitions by Cassidy Wyse. “I was pleased with our free-throw shooting. We’ll try to cut the mistakes down and keep reinforcing the good things we did.” Shelby Herman, Devin Stark, and Jamie Newman paced the Bulldogs with nine points each. Archbold was 13-17 from the free-throw line; Edger-

man, Oliver Stuckey, Ben Eggers. Standing: Koltin Zimmerman, Travis Jaramillo, Cody Kovnesky, Austin Ripke, Kellen Seaman, Eli Hammersmith. Missing: Micah Garcia.–photo courtesy Brian Becher

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5-BEDROOM smoke-/petfree country home. 2 baths, double-car attached garage, appliances, Archbold schools. $650, references required. 419-460-4510. 16-23-30

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FREEDOM FARM Market. U-Cut Christmas trees. 5747 Co Rd C, Delta. All Fraser Firs, any size, $50; all Douglas Firs, any size, $25. Open daily, Thanksgiving Day-Dec. 20: 10 am-5 pm; Sunday noon-5 pm. 419-654-8712. 23-30-7

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OLD PHOTOS of houses on west and east side of Ditto Street, especially Thomas Allen house (corner of Stryker and Ditto streets), Burkholder house, Harry Lauber house, Edith Sagert house (corner of Holland and Ditto streets), Ora Lauber house where F&M Bank now provides a park. Save all old photos of beautiful Archbold. Submit to Archbold Buckeye, 419-445-4466.12tfn WANTED TO buy: Junk cars, vans and trucks. Top dollar paid in cash. Call 419-3920003. Nv16-Dc21 WANTED TO buy: Unwanted junk cars and trucks. Cash or hauled out. Phone 419-3351358 or 419-392-0899. 30-7-14

LARGE COIN AUCTION Saturday, Dec. 10, 9:30 am

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Ruihley Park Pavilion

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AUCTION SITE: Frey & Sons Building, 210 Westfield Dr., Archbold, Ohio (behind hospital off St. Rt. 2 west of downtown). DESCRIPTION: Approx. 125.78 acres of farmland located in Sec. 31, Franklin Twp., Fulton Co, Ohio (Archbold Schools) with frontage on the east side of Co. Rd. 25 between Co. Rds. J & L. The farmland will be offered in two parcels as described below: PARCEL #1: Approx. 94 acres of farmland. Of the total acres approx. 79.8 are tillable with approx. 14.59 acres in woods & ditch. Soil types are primarily Latty Silty clay and Fulton Silty clay loam. There are no buildings included. OWNERS:


Dale E. & Evelyn J. Quillet

Cal Short, Auctioneer, Archbold 419-445-6846 Terry Short, Auctioneer, Wauseon 419-335-9507

PARCEL #2: Approx. 27.89 acres of farmland north and directly adjacent to Parcel #1. Of the total acres approx. 23.1 are tillable with the balance in woods and waterway. Soil types are primarily Latty Silty clay and Fulton Silty clay loam. OWNER:

Max E. Quillet

NOTE: One farm - 2 Owners! Both to be offered at the same time, but individually, so you have the choice of buying a little or a lot! The auction is inside so you’ll be warm and dry. Come prepared to bid and buy. Sold subject to immediate confirmation! TERMS: 10% down with balance due in 30 days when marketable title will be presented to buyer. Possession at closing.





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AGRICULTURAL LAND AUCTION 420+/- Acres Of Agriculturally Zoned Real Estate Offered In Two Parcels

Belcher McPherson Auction Co. in conjunction with Haines and Associates Auctioneers are pleased to announce the public land offering of the “Benzing Farm,” currently owned by Mr. Joris de Koning. This is a 420+/acre tract of land just west of the city limits of downtown Hillsdale. PROPERTY LOCATION:This large tract of land borders Mechanic Street, North Lake Wilson Road and Bacon Road.DIRECTIONS:Both Bacon Road and Mechanic Street meet M-99 in downtown Hillsdale.Take either street west approximately 1/2 mile to land location. 

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NEW LISTING! 603 Shawnee, Stryker - Lovely, like new, 3-BR ranch decorated beautifully. Master has its own bath and walk-in closet. Custom kitchen, another full bath, utility room, very nice 2-car garage, deck and attractive landscaping. All appliances included! This is a must see! $137,900.


NEW LISTING! 313 Buckeye, Archbold. Very cute 3-BR ranch with a full basement. Living room, kitchen, dining room, 11⁄2 baths, 1-car attached garage. All appliances are included. New roof in ‘05, new windows in ‘06. Call today and don’t miss out on this great home. $129,000.

PRICE REDUCED! Quiet Wooded Subdivision. 3522 Gaslight Dr., Archbold. Well maintained 3-BR brick ranch with 2 full baths, family room w/fireplace, central air, 2-car attached garage. Country but close to town. Call today! $129,000.


PRICE REDUCED! 300 Lawrence Lane, Archbold - This 3-BR home is a definite must see! Beautiful, just like new, with tons of amenities including sunken great room with fireplace, eat-in kitchen with island and wet bar, office, master suite w/ jacuzzi tub and glass shower. Full finished basement with large rec room, bath, storage room and mechanical room. Lower level BR and rec room have large egress windows. There is an extra-large finished 3-car garage and wood deck. Call today! $304,900.

NEW LISTING! 3516 Woodlane Dr., Archbold - This lovely home sits on a large wooded lot just 1 mile west of Archbold. Home features 3 BRs, 2 full baths, LR, eat-in kitchen, family room, 2-car garage, and 14x14 storage shed. Invisible fence included, newer patio made with pavers and much more. Call today for an appointment! $185,000.

NEW LISTING! 205 Linda Ct., Archbold. Very nicely decorated and well maintained ranch with open floor plan. 3 BRs, living room, family room, eat-in kitchen with plenty of cupboards and large pantry. 2-car garage, nice sized lot and move-in ready! Call today! $119,000.

NEW LISTING! 208 Burke, Archbold. This nice 3-BR home is handicap accessible. It consists of a living room, family room, dining room, kitchen, 2 fulls baths, and a 3-car garage. Great location on dead end street, close to park. $139,900. NEW LISTING! 21611 St. Rt. 2, Stryker. Lovely split-level home in These homes are just a country setting but also close to town. Open and spacious on beaufew of our listings. tifully landscaped grounds. CatheVisit our new & improved dral ceilings, 2 fireplaces, wall of windows in living room. 3 BRs, website at walnut kitchen cabinets, finished, rec/game room, screened in porch. where you can view photos Many updates including basement waterproofing, furnace, water heater, and the latest information on appliances, windows and roof. our listings and auctions! $235,000.

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Archbold Wastewater Plant Struggles After Days Of Rain

Here’s The Church... This church, complete with steeple, was one of 48 entries in the 2011 Archbold Parade of Lights. While the total number of entries was down, there were several new ones in the

parade. Relatively mild weather conditions helped bolster the crowd.–photo by David Pugh

Crews at the Archbold Wastewater Treatment plant are struggling against high water, after 5.6 inches of rain fell in the past 11 days. Wastewater plant workers recorded 5.6 inches between Saturday, Nov. 19 and Tuesday morning, Nov. 29. It was still raining Tuesday after the last reading was taken. Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said about 2:30 pm, Tuesday, the plant is processing wastewater at capacity, 4.5 million gallons per day. But wastewater is flowing into the plant faster than that. The excess is being diverted to a detention pond at the plant, he said. The plant discharges treated wastewater into Brush Creek. The creek is higher than the discharge point, so a 4,000 gallon-per-minute portable pump is pumping treated wastewater from the

er into the storm sewers. For decades, Archbold officials have tried to find ways to keep storm water out of the sanitary sewers, but several projects have been unable to entirely solve the problem.

outlet into the creek. Howell said several of the sanitary sewer lines were “surcharged” meaning they reached capacity. At one place, a portable pump was pumping wastewater from the sanitary sew-

*Repairs Start Finish When the new Pettisville School was built, the 1994 addition, plus a portion of the elementary school building, were retained. The process of closing off openings left by the demolition, known as the “button up” project, is expected to be completed by the end of December. The atrium project, which will provide an entrance for after-hours school events, will be completed by the end of January.

(Continued from first page) hall addition. Switzer said students access the library by walking along the bus loop in front of the new building, away from the atrium addition. Students in junior high school physical education go to the 1994 gym by walking along the west end of the school buildings, away from atrium construction. The study hall above the library is not in use, but could be accessed through a rear stairway, Switzer said.

*Archbold Elevator

(Continued from first page) Sattler, who have a rural Defiance address, and Fricke, whose bid was disqualified. Since the bid was originally submitted, a limited liability corporation, Flatrock Pork, LLC, was formed to purchase Henry Pig. Mark J. Sattler, rural Defiance, was named the statutory agent for Flatrock Pork. The purchase price was $465,000. •O-MI-O, another sow operation with animals, property and other assets at 17311 Co. Rd. 21-50, Fayette, in Williams County. There were three original bidders: Richard Lange of Republic Mills; Michael E.

Mull, a veterinarian; and Fricke. After negotiations, Centaur Associates, LLC, was the highest bidder for O-MIO. The statutory agent for Centaur is Rex H. Huffman, Rossford. A second LLC, MMDS Investments, LLC, was formed and purchased O-MI-O. Huffman is also the statutory agent for MMDS. The purchase price was $325,000. •Kainos Nursery, which raised pigs from the time they were weaned from the sow to market weight. The sale included real estate, equipment, and machinery located at 12979 Co. Rd. 16, Wauseon, in Fulton

County. There were two original bidders: Kalmbach Feeds and Fricke. With the Fricke bid disqualified, Kalmbach purchased Kainos for $125,000.


Prices In the court documents, Kowalski said, “The receiver believes that these sales are in the best interest of the receivership. “The receiver believes the proposed prices, although low, are commercially reasonable under the circumstances and are not inconsistent with the analysis performed by Veid & Veid (a certified public accounting firm) on May 16.”




*Pettisville 27th, Archbold

(Continued from first page) He said the Ohio Department of Education used a year when Pettisville’s enrollment was down by about 50 students, which pushed up the cost-per-pupil figure. Deskins told the school board Archbold was sixth in Fulton County in cost per pupil. Wauseon was the lowest in the county, at $8,259. Deskins also told board members of the top 100 school districts ranked based on performance index, only 27 spent less per pupil than Archbold. The highest per-pupil expenditure was ISUS, Institute of Construction Technology, in Montgomery County, where $40,026 was spent per pupil on education. The school had a PI score of 106.5. The top-ranked school had a per pupil cost of $24,308; the lowest, $10,029. Most of the per-pupil expenditures were in the $8,000 to $11,000 range. One school reported zero spending, while others were less than $1,000. Some of the schools with the lowest per-pupil costs were

digital academies. Ownership Switzer said he was “very pleased, obviously” with the results of the performance index rankings. When asked how Pettisville schools reached the high ranking, he said, “I think everything goes back to ownership. "The kids take ownership to do well. The teachers take ownership by preparing the students. "The administrators take ownership of preparing the teachers. The parents support the schools.” Everyone, he said, com-

mits themselves to doing well. “It’s not someone else’s job,” he said. Deskins told school board members, “This is an achievement that the entire community should be proud of,” pointing out that of the 100 top-ranked schools, Archbold is 28th lowest in per-pupil spending.


Black Swamp Arts Council Presents

An Evening of Expression at Stella Blue Restaurant 301 N. Defiance St., Archbold

Mon., Dec. 5, 4-8:30 p.m. A professional show and sale of area artists' works.

Free and open to the public. The limited menu at Stella Blue will benefit the Black Swamp Arts Council's many community programs.

Fri., Dec. 2 thru Thur., Dec. 8

Proceeds from the art sale go directly to the artists.

TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 PG-13 Sa/Su/Tu 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 Fr/Mo/We/Th 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 HAPPY FEET 2 PG Sa/Su/Tu 2D 12:30, 5:10, 9:40. 3D 2:50, 7:15. Fr/Mo/We/Th 2D 5:10, 9:40. 3D 7:15. ARTHUR CHRISTMAS PG Sa/Su/Tu 2D 3:00, 7:30. 3D 12:00, 5:20, 9:40. Fr/Mo/We/Th 2D 7:30. 3D 5:20, 9:40 THE MUPPETS PG Sa/Su/Tu 12:15, 2:40, 5:00, 7:35, 10:00 Fr/Mo/We/Th 5:00, 7:35, 10:00 JACK AND JILL PG Sa/Su/Tu 12:10, 2:30, 5:20, 7:25, 9:35 Fr/Mo/We/Th 5:20, 7:25, 9:35 TOWER HEIST PG-13 Sa/Su/Tu 12:00, 7:25, 10:00 Fr/Mo/We/Th 7:25, 10:00 PUSS IN BOOTS PG Sa/Su/Tu 2D 2:25, 5:10 Fr/Mo/We/Th 2D 5:10


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