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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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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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