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Sonnenberg Mennonite Church celebrates 200th anniversary

KIDRON  This weekend’s festivities honoring Sonnenberg Mennonite Church’s 200th anniversary is much more than a celebration of the people and the area’s unique past and heritage. History will come alive through many of the bicentennial’s scheduled activities Sept. 24-26 such as a cemetery tour and sing-a-long at the former building. At the same time, seeing…

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Mississippi Catfish Fry returns to Sonnenberg Mennonite Church

Levi Lee gets ready to fry catfish at a previous event at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church. PHOTO PROVIDED Aldine Nussbaum and Sara Obri serve fish at a previous catfish fry event at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church in Kidron. KIDRON  An important fund-raiser to support Sonnenberg Mennonite Church’s missions locally, across the United States and in other countries,…

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Back-to-school supplies donated by Dalton Presbyterian parishioners

Dalton Presbyterian Church parishioners recently donated supplies for local schools. Pastor Sally Fusek blessed the supplies during a recent church service. “It was grand to see all the supplies,” one parishioner said. “We are good people doing God’s work, loving and helping others.” Above is a picture of Pastor Sally and the supplies the parishioners…

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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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Buckets of Care: Kidron community organizes relief effort

PHOTOS BY CHRISTINA McCUNE | DGKN Youth Pastor Craig Strasbaugh and other volunteers pound lids on buckets with a rubber mallet before placing them in a Central American Medical Outreach van. Kyle Schlabach fills buckets at Kidron Mennonite Church.   Kyros Steiner, 7, carries buckets out to a CAMO van. Sofia Steiner helps to put together…

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11th annual Clothing Giveaway Sept. 11 and 12

ORRVILLE  Orrville Christian and Missionary Alliance has its 11th annual Clothing Giveaway Friday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Free clothing and accessories will be available at the Orrville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church lawn, East Chestnut Street. This year’s giveaway will be an all outdoors event.  The following weekend will be the rain date. Masks and social…

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Holy catfish! 400 pounds of fish ordered for 10th church event

PHOTOS PROVIDED Levi and Elmina Lee’s grandson, Tyler Lee, frying fish at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church’s 2019 Mississippi Catfish Fry. John Yoder, Darin Nissley and Dave Geiser breading fish at the 2019 event. KIDRON  Sonnenberg Mennonite Church has made modifications to its Mississippi Catfish Fry for health and safety reasons because of the pandemic. The event is expected…

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Drive-thru, carry-out Catfish Fry Sept. 5 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church

PHOTO PROVIDED Tyler Lee, grandson of Levi and Elmina Lee, fries catfish at Sonnenberg Mennonite’s annual Catfish Fry in 2019. This year’s drive-thru, carry-out only event is Sept. 5. KIDRON  The 10th annual Mississippi Catfish Fry is 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, 14367 Hackett Road, Kidron. The event is drive-thru carry-out only. The…

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Ring the bells: Tones of hope again heard from Dalton UMC

DGKN staff report DALTON  Residents and visitors were treated to the tunes of “Onward Christian Soldiers” and “It is Well with My Soul” during the village’s vehicle-only Memorial Day parade this year. Those melodies rang out from the tower at Dalton United Methodist Church at the northwest corner of Main and Church streets. This was the…

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