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Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Making the world's greatest soup

The story itself reads like a fable or a twisted children's book that ends up with the entire town dining on soup. In reality, it ended up in our basement freezer where just our family had the pleasure of dining on it for months to come.

By Karrie Mcallister Columnist
Five easy DIY projects to tackle this winter
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Five easy DIY projects to tackle this winter

(BPT) -- The winter months are the perfect time to dig in and tackle easy DIY projects for an updated home you'll enjoy all year long. These five simple home improvement projects are incredibly easy, affordable and can be completed in three hours or less.

Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

From amateur to expert: Gardening hacks you need to know

(BPT) -- Gardening isn't just a hobby, it's a lifestyle. Connecting with nature, being outdoors and putting in the needed work for a beautiful result is the ultimate reward.

Harvest might be impossible to 'beet'
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Harvest might be impossible to 'beet'

They stood transfixed in the blustery gray of late January to bear witness to history. It was an epic moment to say the least, the crowd gathered and swelled to three times the size of those that had come before.

By John Lorson Columnist
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Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Cutting calories means cutting recipe file

It has occurred to me, now that I am five weeks into being a repeat member of Weight Watchers, I need to purge my recipe file of some of the things that got me back on this journey again.

By Carol Kallberg Columnist
Paul and Judy Kiner
Feb 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Paul and Judy Kiner

LAKEVILLE -- Paul and Judy Kiner, 7869 Township Road 466, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary 0n Feb.10. Paul Kiner and Judy Jacot were married Feb. 10, 1957, in Shreve United Methodist Church by the Rev. F.A. Shiltz.

Feb 11, 2017 5:00 AM

New arrival: Brady Micheal Landfair

A SON, Brady Micheal, was born Jan. 13 to Josh and Rachel Landfair of Big Prairie. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches. Grandparents are Mike and Terri Landfair of Big Prairie; Heidi Truit of Millersburg and Bill Patterson of Millersburg.

Ricketts-Morr
Feb 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Ricketts-Morr

LAKEVILLE -- Steve Ricketts and Cheryl Dawson, both of Lakeville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sally Kay Ricketts of Lakeville, to Adam Patrick Morr. He is the son of Lester and Melissa Morr of West Salem.

Feb 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes Center for the Arts ready to start fundraising for a facility of its own

MILLERSBURG -- Though it's just two years since its incorporation, the Holmes Center for the Arts already is bursting at the seams at its temporary home on North Washington Street.

By Tami Mosser Staff Writer
Feb 11, 2017 5:00 AM

My own candy wishes

If you ask my husband, I tell my dog how much I love her way more than anyone else. At least 400 times a day, he thinks. He might be right -- she is rather soft and warm and fuzzy and magnificent. But I also tell each of my kids that I love them before they go to school every day.

By Karrie Mcallister Columnist
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'Art' keeps watchful eye over his own exhibit
Feb 11, 2017 5:00 AM

'Art' keeps watchful eye over his own exhibit

Art is a strange beast. So many forms. So many tastes. Sometimes you have no idea what great art is until it sneaks up and taps you on the shoulder.

By John Lorson Columnist
Author reading and signing is on Feb. 21
Feb 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Author reading and signing is on Feb. 21 

BERLIN -- Author Ken Reed of San Jose, California, will be performing and speaking at Gospel Book Store, 4900 Oak St., Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Reed's appearance and book signing is part of a four-state author's tour planned by his publisher.

Yoder-Basting
Feb 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Yoder-Basting

MILLERSBURG -- Wayne and Kaye Yoder of Millersburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie, to Lee Basting. He is the son of Rick and Diane Basting of Mansfield.

Feb 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Neither dieter nor dog doing too well

I reported a couple weeks ago that Shiloh, our dog, was having health problems that theretofore had cost us a whopping $1,700. At that time we were waiting for the results of blood and fecal tests that had been sent to a special lab in Texas to learn what was causing his diarrhea.

By Carolkallberg Columnist
A light at the end of a tunnel of a day
Feb 4, 2017 5:00 AM

A light at the end of a tunnel of a day

A long day was just about to get longer as we loaded all of Kristin's painting class supplies into the back of her car. I had left the house that morning in a predawn funk.

By John Lorson Columnist
Feb 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Old mom, new tricks

If you add up the ages of all of my children, I've been a mom for almost 38 years, which is almost as long as I've been on this Earth. You might think I have most things figured out. I know I did. But as it turns out, you're never too old a mom to learn new tricks.

By Karrie Mcallister Columnist
Jan 28, 2017 5:00 AM

Monday routines

I used to make fun of my Grandparents. My Grandma would tell anyone who asked, "Your Grandpa gets up at 6:30. He takes his walk, gets the newspaper, makes coffee, and works the crossword puzzle. I get up at 8.

By Karrie Mcallister Columnist
Jan 28, 2017 5:00 AM

Personals

A SON, Matthew Michael, was born Dec. 29 to Michael and Jennifer Mosher of Lakeville. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches. He joins siblings Madison, 10 and Mylee, 3. Grandparents are Jim and Linda Mosher of Lakeville and Stephen and Tamara Pearce of Loudonville.

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Send Help! Finding himself akin to insanity
Jan 28, 2017 5:00 AM

Send Help! Finding himself akin to insanity

Mother and daughter were still cackling like a couple of crows sorting out a dead o'possum as I squirted away.

By John Lorson Columnist
Jan 28, 2017 5:00 AM

Sugarcreek Legion schedules fish fries

American Legion Post 494 announces its winter Family Fish Fry schedule: Saturdays, Feb. 18 and March 21 at the Post Home, North Broadway Street, 4-7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.