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15th annual homecoming at Sonnenberg Village

The Gerber/Nussbaum barn will be complete for the Sonnenberg Homecoming. A barn dance is scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 13. Each building in the historical village has a rich local history. Glenn and Phyllis Nussbaum Gerber donated the 1847 scribe rule barn to the Kidron Community Historical Society to be taken apart and rebuilt in…

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Children’s theatre kicks off legendary homecoming

Austyn Oswald and Kameryn Troyer play sisters in the play “It Could’A Been” during a recent rehearsal at the Welcome Center at Sonnenberg Village.   Sal Fink, “the Mississippi Screamer,” is played by Olivia Ramseyer, 11, and Brianna Reifsnyder, 12, and Kameryn Troyer, 9, play bears.  Director Christa Wolf fills in during a rehearsal of “It…

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Dalton Kidron Big 4 4H cleans up at historical society

PHOTO PROVIDED BY DALTON COMMUNITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Members of the Dalton Big 4 4-H Club volunteer May 16 to work around the Dalton Community Historical Society. The group’s organizational advisors are Larry and Laurel Strasbaugh. By LEXI MAST DALTON  On May 16, 2022, the Dalton Kidron Big 4 gathered for a meeting and clean-up at…

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Sonnenberg Village marks 15 years of preserving history

PHOTO PROVIDED Sonnenberg Village, under the umbrella of the Kidron Community Historical Society, just outside of Kidron along Hackett Road marks 15 years of continued growth thanks to volunteers and donations and the vision of local residents dedicated to preserving and sharing local history. KIDRON  When someone retires from an organization after 30 years, they…

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Dalton Historical Society welcomes new members in 2022

DALTON  Interested in the history of your town? Anyone is welcome to join members at the Dalton Community Historical Society and learn the history of local businesses, facts about town that you may not know, famous people who have visited and stayed here, and many, many stories about the town. How did Dalton get its…

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Christmas carols Dec. 24 at Sonnenberg Village

KIDRON  Anyone is welcome to enjoy Christmas carols beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at the Welcome Center at Sonnenberg Village, 13497 Hackett Road, Apple Creek, just outside of Kidron. A group from Rock of Ages Church will perform a cappella four-part singing. Light refreshments will be served. The Welcome Center is the former Sonnenberg…

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Kidron players to stage classic

Tickets are $10; $7 for ages 18 and younger. Call 330-466-7439 to reserve tickets or pay at the door. KIDRON  It’s been a rough couple of years. Two local theater groups are collaborating to remind residents that even when times get tough, with support of family and friends — and some help from above —…

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Dalton Historical Society 2022 calendars available

DALTON  The Dalton Community Historical Society has resumed selling calendars. Since the organization did not publish a calendar for 2021, this year’s calendar has class pictures of both 1971 and 1972 Dalton High School graduating classes. This year’s calendar also features military paraphernalia. Pick up a 2022 calendar at Dalton Hardware, Dalton Hair Design, Ambolina’s…

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TRIP BACK IN TIME: Boxing greatness in Dalton Cemetery

By STEPHEN A. ECKINGER Special to the Dalton Gazette Take a stroll through the Dalton Cemetery and you will find the grave of a boxing champion, though his connection to the village is short-lived and tragic. Joe Walcott was born in Guyana and spent his youth in Barbados in March of 1873, but came to…

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