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The Berlin Sweet on You event leads up to Valentine's Day.

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The Hiland High School chapter of Future Farmers of America has been quite busy this school year.

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Central Christian School will host "The Frohliche Dorf Show" on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. The variety show features many acts, all playing on the regional culture of Holmes and Wayne counties.

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A local family found an artifact from the now decades-defunct Sugarcreek Hotel in an old hog barn on their Sugarcreek property. They have now donated it, and there are plans to display it at the Alpine Hills Historical Museum and Sugarcreek Information Center.

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Denice Hazlett examines commodity price shifts and how that applies to local agriculture.

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Yellow brick road leads to Hiland High School for 2016 musical ‘The Wizard of Oz’ this month

Hiland High School will present the musical "The Wizard of Oz" in five different performances beginning in late February. The beloved classic features a wonderful cast, some new and incredible props and promises to be an exciting night of fun and entertainment. Tickets for the event are $7 and are...

Eli “Small” Hochstetler steps down from East Holmes board

Eli "Small" Hochstetler steps down from the East Holmes Local Schools' board of education after over a decade of service.

Taking care of oneself is key in order to properly take care of others in our lives

Columnist Kyle Snyder encourages readers to take time for themselves once in a while.

Do you know what you’re paying for your 401(k) plan?

Learn some of the legal issues surrounding a 401(k) plan.

Even buried under feet of snow, agriculture is very important

Columnist Leah Brown writes on how agriculture is still important in Minnesota, even with all the snow.

Something super sweet for everyone

The Berlin Sweet on You event leads up to Valentine's Day.

God’s love is not based on ‘how good’ we are as Christians

Have you ever felt that as a Christian, you had to perform to earn God's approval? Columnist Amber Rice Miller shares the error in that way of thinking and that God's love is unconditional for His children.

The backyard oasis I tend in my mind

Columnist Missy Herrera writes on her experiences with agriculture right in her backyard.

Flights of thought: ‘Free Bird’ and why it really does matter

Flying is out of any passenger¿s control, and that makes it a frightening mode of travel, but what columnist Mike Dewey has discovered ¿ and shares in this column ¿ is that sometimes, missing a flight has nothing to do with planes and everything to do with plain old rock¿n¿roll.

5 secrets to your first-quarter breakthrough

Columnist Kevin West writes on getting through that crazy first quarter of the business year.

Sports

Izzy does it Meese makes the most of her skills in joining 1,000-point club

Garaway’s Izzy Meese came into her high school basketball career known mostly as a defensive stopper. Catlike quickness allowed her to wreak havoc on opposing guards, and despite her tiny frame, she was a ferocious on-ball defender.

Seniors celebrate in style as Lady Pirates get a key win in 61-48 victory over Ridgewood

With a tough and rangy Ridgewood High School team coming to The Hill in Sugarcreek to face the Garaway Lady Pirates Wednesday, Feb. 3, Garaway was facing a must-win situation if they wanted to give meaning to the season-finale showdown with league-leading Hiland.

Knights fall 40-36 to Licking Valley in State Duals regional semifinal

In a back-and-forth affair, the West Holmes Knights varsity wrestling team dropped a heartbreaking 40-36 dual meet to Newark Licking Valley in the 2016 Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II State Team Duals Tournament Region 13 semifinal held Wednesday, Feb. 3 at New Lexington High...

Nightmare in The Dungeon WH held to 1 point in 2 quarters in falling hard to Lex

If high school basketball games lasted for eight minutes, the West Holmes Knights would have had Ohio Cardinal Conference powerhouse Lexington right where they wanted them.

Yoder’s deep game, Kline’s slashing style help Hawks sink Hornets’ hopes

The 3-point shot can do more than just break your heart. It can start rallies, end rallies, get the crowd all jacked up and change a game in a flash.
It can also change the way your opponent plays defense.

Lady Hawks may have found their heart in CitC loss to GlenOak

"Ain't no mountain high enough. Ain't no valley low enough."

In 1970, Diana Ross sang about how no situation is ever big enough, sorrowful enough or tough enough to get out of if you just put your heart into it.

The Hiland High School Lady Hawks put...

Lady Chipps fall hard at CitC but are a study in the learning process

“Win, lose, no matter.”
That was the line spoken by Mr. Miyagi to Daniel Laruso after Daniel had taken a illegal chop to the knee in the movie “The Karate Kid.”

4 champions, 12 placers power WHMS to Knights Invitational title

With four individual champions and 12 other placers, the West Holmes Middle School wrestling team ripped through the field Saturday, Jan. 16 to capture the team title on their home mats at the 2016 Knights Middle School Invitational Tournament held in The Dungeon at West Holmes High School.

Lady P’s overcome a horrendous 1st half to sink Hornets in key IVC tilt

“We are scared to be good.”
Those words came from Malvern High School girls basketball head coach Doug Wackerly after his Malvern Hornets had watched a nice lead and a great effort slip away Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Sugarcreek, where Malvern fell to Garaway 41-32.

Cole Woods places 4th in rugged Top Gun invite

For the most part, anytime three-time state qualifier Cole Woods places fourth, it isn’t anything spectacular; however, there is nothing normal about the ASICS Top Gun Invitational Tournament, and a fourth place there is something to shout out.



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