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Camp can't function without counselors, and counselors make a summer camping experience so memorable for so many youngsters. At this summer's Skyview Ranch experience, the counselors received as much inspiration as they doled out to the kids, in one fun, busy summer of growth.

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Elizabeth Overholt is no stranger to showing animals in the ring. This year, it paid of during the Showman of Showmen contest.

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Killbuck Valley Thrift has always been about helping the community. Now in only seven months, they have gone from just starting out to granting cash contributions to multiple organizations in Killbuck.

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The Holmes County Education Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary in style Tuesday, August 12, when former Notre Dame football coach Gerry Faust served as the keynote speaker at a luncheon which drew together a large number of people who have been instrumental in building the success of the HCEF over the...

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The Yoder family was honored for their continued involvement during the fair. Although Barb Yoder is gone, she and her contributions will definitely not be stopped or forgotten.

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Four family members, one finicky eater

I grew up on a pretty simple rule when it came to eating. If you wanted to eat, you ate what was put in front of you.
So I grew up on the Midwestern meat-and-potatoes diet. And that was fine, because my mom was a great cook.

Thoughts on walks that soothe and challenge

I have found walking soothes the soul. It’s my favorite form of exercise.
As I’ve shared before, I wander regularly on a nearby township road that runs east and west down into a wide, fertile valley. The majority of the land serves as pasture and cropland.

Weigh options when considering dropping life insurance

Dear Savvy Senior,
Is life insurance needed in retirement? I’m about to retire and have been thinking about dropping my policy to escape the premiums. Is this a good idea?
Over Insured
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Shop wisely and go back to school with a bang

Wait, did someone say back to school? I thought it was still June?

Shansville’s got a new queen

You only turn 200 once, and Shanesville made sure to make the most of it. One of the many things Shanesville residents did to celebrate was pick a queen to serve until the next celebration.

Doughty Valley Steam Days provides glimpse into past

Doughty Valley Steam Days is all about the past, and the future of the past. Steam once ruled the roost in America, playing a key role in the economic agricultural realm. The recent Steam Days showcase in Charm helped old-timers relive the good old days, as well as allowed others to be introduced...

Holmes SWCD to host cover crop demo plot tour Aug. 26

The Holmes Soil & Water Conservation District will provide a glimpse into the effectiveness and use of cover crops when they present a cover crop twilight tour August 26.

Spiritual growth at the heart of all that fun at Skyview Ranch

Camp can't function without counselors, and counselors make a summer camping experience so memorable for so many youngsters. At this summer's Skyview Ranch experience, the counselors received as much inspiration as they doled out to the kids, in one fun, busy summer of growth.

Bad faith claims address insurer violations

"Bad faith" occurs when an insurer violates its duty to handle and pay its policyholder's claims in good faith. Learn more about insurer bad faith in this week's Law You Can Use column.

We are loved by God just the way we are

“I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you’re inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you’ve never seen before. If they do, I’m still looking for it.”—Hank Aaron

Sports

Schlabach escapes the danger zone Huge double play paves the way for Kaufman’s 5-1 win over Wood Electric

Usually in big games, people think the key moments come late, with the game on the line.
In the Kaufman Realty versus Wood Electric Tuscarawas Class A Winner’s bracket final Wednesday, August 13, the biggest moment came in the first inning.

Moran continues dominant summer on the hill

At the current pace he is going, driver Devin Moran should be able to cover his car in checkered flags when he puts his race car into storage for the winter.

Pirates doing OK to begin ‘14

Garaway Pirates golf team off to a sizzling hot start to their season.

WHHS volleyball alumni game promises to be a showcase of stars both past and present

Before the West Holmes Lady Knights volleyball team squares off with the likes of rivals like Lexington, Orrville and Triway, they will take on a name that is even more familiar: The West Holmes Lady Knights.

Players from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s will take to the court at...

Lady Knights netting big gains early

By Dave Mast
In any race for office, early results can be very telling for the future of which candidate will win on election night.
If early results of Jason Otto’s West Holmes Lady Knights tennis team is any indication, it should be a very good year.

Hiland baseball golf outing Sept. 7 at Fire Ridge

The Hiland baseball team will be presenting a competition, but instead of balls with stitches, it will be ones with dimples.
The annual Hiland baseball golf outing will take place Sunday, Sept. 7 at Fire Ridge Golf Course in Millersburg.

Stambaugh completes second Hundred Hole Hike

For the second summer, Nate Stambaugh of Wooster and Josh Carlisle have done the unthinkable. The two men walked and played 100 holes of golf at Union Country Club in Dover last week to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio.

The duo were able to...

Hiland Seniors come to a quick, unexpected end in Peru

Perhaps expectations were too high. Could it be this team wasn¿t the juggernaut it appeared to be coming into the Senior League Regional Tournament in Peru, Illinois? Did injuries take their toll? Did nerves get the best of this vaunted 16-U team from Hiland?

Hiland Little League Sr. League tournament comes to an unexpected end

Perhaps expectations were too high. Could it be this team wasn't the juggernaut it appeared to be coming into the Senior League Regional Tournament in Peru, Illinois? Did injuries take their toll? Did nerves get the best of this vaunted 16-U team from Hiland?

Hawks succumb to self, Michigan In Peru

The reigning Senior League State Champions haven't been playing as such in the Regional tournament in Peru, Illinois. In their opener on Saturday, the Hawks outhit a solid Indiana squad 9-3, but imploded in spectacular fashion, giving up a three-run fourth on only one hit on their way to absorbing...



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