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A field of their own: Dalton softball players, alumnae break in new field dedicated to Howard J. Wenger

PHOTO BY KURT IMMLER | DGKN Front, Howard and Sandy Wenger; back from left, Jeff Wenger and wife, Jill, Preston Wenger, Coy Wenger, H.J. Wenger, Stephanie Wenger and Greg at the field dedicated to Howard J. Wenger. PHOTO BY THE DGKN A nice crowd showed up July 12 for the dedication of Dalton High School’s new softball field. PHOTO…

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Kidron Fun Night returns July 19

DGKN ARCHIVE PHOTO Local children enjoy the popular train rides and games at a previous Kidron Fun Night. KIDRON  A traditional family-friendly event with old-fashioned games, softball, food and more returns to this community this year with fun beginning at 6 p.m. July 19. All the favorite activities return to Kidron Community Park including the…

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Gerber’s Poultry celebrates 70 years

  Dwight Gerber and Gilbert Nussbaum help with the first chicken barbecue fundraiser put on by Kidron Volunteer Fire Department, which continues as a tradition decades later. Former Fire Chief John Sprunger is in the background.     Gerber’s Poultry celebrates 70 years. With more than 500 employees and more than 3 million chickens raised…

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Dalton mayor, EWFD fire chief: ‘Neighbors helping neighbors’

DALTON  A risk of explosions that potentially could have resulted from smoldering feed in a bin at MARS Horsecare Friday afternoon led to the surrounding area being evacuated overnight, businesses shutting down, roads closing, and other people having to shelter in place. At the beginning of this week, the building was still being carefully monitored…

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Hall of Fame inducts Coach Ramsay

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY HALLY SCHOBY Former Dalton football coach Bob Ramsay was inducted June 10 into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in Columbus. His family and former players and a former assistant came to cheer him on.   A former Dalton teacher and head Bulldogs football coach was inducted Friday into…

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Road to proposed safety improvements paved with concerns

Comments can be provided by July 2 to: Email: Donald. Rostofer@dot.ohio.gov Direct line: 419-207-7178; Online at www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/projects/projects/113035. PHOTO BY CHRISTINA McCUNE | DGKN Public officials, residents and business owners attended a public input meeting June 2 at Dalton Elementary & Middle School hosted by Ohio Department of Transportation regarding proposed changes at intersections along U.S. 30 in Wayne…

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Open firehouse: Kidron VFD dedicates new station

PHOTOS BY CHRISTINA McCUNE | DGKN Instead of a ribbon being cut, a firehose was uncoupled to mark the grand opening of the new Kidron Volunteer Fire Department station during an open house event. Residents crowd the apparatus bays at the new station. The Kidron Volunteer Fire Department station before it was torn down in 2021. The new…

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