Beginnings and endings: Preschool teacher retires after 28 years

Beverly McGinty, who has taught preschool the past 28 years, works with Cassidy Ramsay at Bright Beginnings. PHOTOS PROVIDED The Bright Beginnings afternoon class puts on their spring program. Beverly McGinty taught her grandson, Miles, this past year before she retired. DALTON  One thing’s for sure. After retiring from teaching preschool for 28 years, Beverly…

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Seniors provide day of service

PHOTO BY CHRISTINA McCUNE | DGKN From left, Andrew Stitt, Parker Englerth, Monte Mikes, Patrick McCarthy, Bryce Clark, Trenton Annen, Seth Barnett and Cameron Steiner pose for a quick photo Friday morning while spreading mulch at Ida Mast’s house during Senior Service Day. From left, Miki Fath, Skip Olsen, Katie Good, Makenna Stoller, Charity Green,…

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Local 4-H club helps historical society clean up

PHOTOS BY ROBERT McCUNE | DGKN Members of the Dalton-Kidron Big 4 4-H Club resumed their annual tradition of cleaning up around the Dalton Community Historical Society. DALTON  Tears sprang to Laurel Strasbaugh’s eyes but they rivaled the big smile on her face as more children, parents and other helpers greeted her in the yard…

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‘Sonnenberg girls’ stage reunion

PHOTO BY CHRISTINA McCUNE | DGKN From left bottom clockwise: Margaret Himes, Lillie Steffen, Virgene Steffen, Eunice Paul, Ruth Bontrager and Ella Amstutz. SUGAR CREEK TWP.  They laughed and hugged and teased each other. When six women who call themselves the “Sonnenberg Girls” had a unique reunion earlier this month at the Dutch Kitchen, one…

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U.S. 30 corridor under scrutiny

Local officials had an opportunity to express concerns and ideas about traffic issues along the U.S. 30 corridor in the Sugar Creek Township area at a stakeholders meeting last week hosted by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Local leaders chimed in to the virtual meeting with comments and questions including Dalton Mayor Dennis Finley, Sugar…

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DGKN owners mark 5 years

DALTON  This month, The Dalton Gazette & Kidron News marks five years of printing under its latest ownership. Since Kurt and Heather Immler took the reins in 2016, they have given The Dalton Gazette & Kidron News an updated look, and a website with an e-edition – and they have done much more behind the…

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Maple syrup festival returns as drive-thru

PHOTO PROVIDED Ken Neuenschwander cooks up some delicious-looking, thick fluffy pancakes at a past Maple Syrup Festival at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church. KIDRON  The pandemic has presented some sticky challenges to keeping people safe, but Sonnenberg Mennonite Church has found a sweet solution so it can offer its annual Maple Syrup Festival this year. Similar to…

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Documentary puts spotlight on Wayne County sports history

PHOTO BY CHRISTINA McCUNE | DGKN From left, Northwestern High School seniors Max Albright, Ben Nichols and Jimmy Cooke have been working diligently since the fall to put together the Wayne County Sports Documentary to be released early next month to the public on YouTube. Max Albright is the “camera guy.” Jimmy Cooke is the…

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