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Kidron festival hard to ‘beet’

Need to know: What: 13th annual Kidron Beet Festival When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 16 Where: Sonnenberg Village, 13497 Hackett Road Schedule: 9 a.m.: Welcome Center opens for entries 10 a.m.: Food and ice cream vendors open; all buildings open; music: Stout Suzuki Studio Players 11 a.m.: Entries close, judging begins Noon: contest winners announced;…

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Swiss speakers sought at Sonnenberg Village

Attention all Swiss speakers:  A team from Penn State are returning to Kidron this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27 and 28, for more interviews with Swiss speaking persons. Also, a professor from the University of Zurich will be at Sonnenberg Village at the Welcome Center. For more information and to be included in the interviews, call…

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Dalton Community Historical Society resumes open houses beginning Sunday

DALTON  The Dalton Community Historical Society trustees have decided to resume open houses again beginning this Sunday. Open houses will run 1-4 p.m., according to a news release from the historical society. All members and the public are welcome to come spend some time at the museum on these Sundays.  Members will use available time to…

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Heritage Center to showcase local artists’ work

PHOTOS PROVIDED Thane Wolf works with a lathe and his work includes mortar and pestle, bowl and plates. Janice Geiser paints on a variety of items and some of her work will be on display at the Heritage Center. The family of the late Rudeen Kratzer, a Kidron artist and Dalton High graduate, donated some…

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Buggy shop to be restored at Sonnenberg Village

PHOTOS PROVIDED Now and then: The Moser Buggy Shop was moved from the Kidron Volunteer Fire Department property, left, and will be renovated at Sonnenberg Village with plans to make it look how it did  originally more than a century ago, right. From left, John Moser, Willis Sommer, and Jack Moser in an Inter-State automobile.…

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Dalton museum to remain closed in spring

After great thought and deliberation, the president, officers and trustees of the Dalton Community Historical Society have decided to keep the museum campus closed for all activities, including monthly meetings. With the current unpredictable medical situation and the advanced age of most of our members, it is felt that this is the best way to…

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KIDRON COMMUNITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Sonnenberg Village begins new year with three ‘gifts’

PHOTO PROVIDED A grant from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission will help with the Gerber Barn to be installed at Sonnenberg Village next to the Lehman House. Christmas came early for the Kidron Community Historical Society and Sonnenberg Village this year. First, Art Neuenschwander, board president of the historical society, announced that the society was…

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Busy historical Society expects to reopen in spring 2021

DALTON Even though the campus has been closed, volunteers have been working at the Dalton Community Historical Society, according to President Vickie Menges. Inside, volunteers have kept busy logging in acquisitions. Outside, work has included bushes and shrubs removed by the village and volunteers, and two large trees by the side of the hotel have…

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Kidron historical society in new hands

PHOTO PROVIDED BY JUDIE NUSSBAUM Wayne Liechty, left, welcomes new KCHS Board President Art Neuenschwander earlier this year. KIDRON  A longtime Kidron business owner who has always had an interest in the history of the area has taken the reins as the president of the Kidron Community Historical Society board. Art Neuenschwander, who is following…

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WHAT’S HAPPENING: The ‘beet’ goes on

  The annual Beet Festival KIDRON  The annual Kidron Beet Festival is Oct. 17 at Sonnenberg Village. Beet contest entries may be dropped off 10-11 a.m. Prizes will be given for Largest Lutz Beet, Largest Organic Lutz Beet, Most Luscious Lutz Beet, Best Heirloom Beet, Best Appetizer/Side, Best Salad, and Best Dessert. The festival will…

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