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FFA Alumni scrap metal drive this weekend

FFA Alumni members will hold their Fifth Annual Big Walnut/DACC FFA Alumni Scrap Drive at the high school on Saturday and Sunday. Containers will be set up for collection at the south end of Big Walnut High School near the Ag Science entry.Any scrap metal or iron, large items or small, even appliances, will be accepted, including beverage cans, scrap aluminum, copper, insulated copper wire, brass, scrap steel and sheet iron. Items that will not be accepted are microwaves, dehumidif...

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Soil Testing, Water Quality Workshop set Tuesday at Genoa Township Hall

Spring weather has finally arrived, and green thumbs will soon be tending gardens at home and at community plots. Most will tell you that, like any discipline, one can never know enough about their soil and water; and, also like any discipline, it’s best to start a garden right to enjoy a bountiful harvest.But where do you get that fundamental information if you’re a novice, or even an experienced green thumb?One stop on the gardener’s early spring sche...

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Big Walnut girls coming off three meets in four-day stretch

To say last week was a busy week for the Golden Eagle girls track team might just be a bit of an understatement.Joe Evener’s Big Walnut thinclads competed in four road meets, all on the road, beginning last Wednesday (April 16) in a dual meet with Watkins Memorial, last Friday (April 18) in the Kiwanis Invitational at Teays Valley High School and Saturday in the Hank Smith Invitational at Heath High School.The Golden Eagles defeated Watkins Memorial 97-40, placed f...

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Big Walnut’s Brooke Hatfield commits to play softball at Thomas More College

Big Walnut’s Brooke Hatfield, a multiple-varsity letter winner in softball and volleyball for the Golden Eagles, will attend Thomas More College. Hatfield signed to play softball with the Saints on Brooke Hatfield Day held Thursday, April 3, at Big Walnut High School.Hatfield, who will earn her third varsity letter in softball at the conclusion of the 2014 season, was a First Team All-Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division and a Season Team Division II All-Central District ...

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Big Walnut falls to Hayes 9-2 after edging Kilbourne 4-3 in 9

The Pacers dusted off their little ball attack.Delaware Hayes erupted for five runs in the top of the sixth inning to seal a 9-2 Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division victory over Big Walnut in a makeup game played on Thursday, April 17, in Sunbury.Coach Ryan Montgomery’s Pacers, who dropped a 2-1 decision to the Golden Eagles on Tuesday at Delaware, took advantage of three bunts to open the sixth inning. Colin Reed beat out a perfect bunt down the third base li...

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Kate Petty no-hits New Albany 1-0, marks her second career no-hitter

Sophomore left-hander Kate Petty was at the top of her game last Wednesday (April 16), hurling a no-hitter in Big Walnut’s 1-0 Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division victory over visiting New Albany. It marked the second no-hitter of Petty’s Big Walnut career, the first coming her freshman season when she no-hit visiting Westerville South.Petty was on her game from the opening pitch, striking out 11 Lady Eagles en route to the 7-inning complete-game triumph. She was s...

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PBTF Benefit May 3 in Columbus

Sunbury Village Council member Jennifer Witt is teaming up with folks holding a Dance and Auction, Rockin’ For A Cause, to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and in memory of Olivia Nicole Ward.The benefit begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at King Ave 5, 945 King Avenue in Columbus. The evening includes music by four bands, silent auction items, a 50/50 drawing, a lottery board and prizes.A minimum donation is requested: $10 for adult...

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Harlem Twp. Trustees hold special session to clarify items in energy aggregation plan

The following report is culled from an approved draft of the Wednesday, April 9, Harlem Township Board of Trustees special meeting submitted by Harlem Fiscal Officer Bobby Fracasso. Members of the Harlem Township Board of Trustees met in special session on Wednesday, April 9, at the Harlem Township Hall and Firehouse with trustees Jerry Paul, Carl Richison and Dave Jackson present. Also in chambers for the session were the township...

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Galena Clean-Up Day Saturday

To celebrate Earth Day, the Big Walnut Nature Club and the Greater Galena Civic Association (GGCA) are joining forces to clean up Galena on Saturday, April 26. Volunteers are needed and should be at the Galena Village Hall parking lot, 109 Harrison Street, at 10 a.m. Volunteers will be given trash bags, gloves and grabbers courtesy of Keep Delaware Co...

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Big Walnut Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 17

The Big Walnut Alumni Banquet and Reunion will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, beginning at 5 p.m. Special recognition will be given to the graduating classes of 1944, 1954, 1964 and 1989.Please contact Mark at 740-965-5336 for more information.

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Council for Older Adults hosts celebration to recognize its Community Volunteers

Over 250 supporters of the Council for Older Adults attended the organization’s annual volunteer recognition event on Thursday, April 10. Celebrated in conjunction with National Volunteer Week, the event honored the Council’s dedicated team of over 800 active volunteers.Robert Horrocks, Executive Director of the Council for Older Adults, expressed his appreciation for COA volunteers who provided more than 44,000 hours of service in 2013. Karen Pillion, president of the ...

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Three German exchange students will spend a month in Sunbury

Three Big Walnut High School students are hosting three students from Germany during a month-long stay as part of The Friendship Connection, Inc., an exchange program between high schools in the United States and Gymnasien in Germany.Big Walnut High School German language teacher Frau Georgia Craig said the students from Germany will stay through late April; and that host students are the same age and gender and share similar interests as the visit...

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COC Student Recognition Breakfast held at April 11 Bent Tree Golf Club

Last Friday morning the Delaware Area Career Center and Columbus State Community College hosted a Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting on Friday, April 11, at Bent Tree Golf Club honoring four Big Walnut High School juniors, one Columbus State student, and one DACC student who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the combined areas of scholarship, leadership and service.Present for the occasion were Big Walnut Local School District ...

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Galena’s Easter Egg Hunt a very popular event

A huge crowd came out for Galena’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on a beautiful spring day and the children were as eager as ever to find more than 2,000 Easter eggs, candy, coins and lots of treasure.Children from infants to 10 year-olds had fun hunting eggs, and even more fun discovering the 10,000 pieces of candy and pennies inside. Children ages 5 to 10 also participated in a coin and candy toss and infants to 10-year-old children each received a toy.Children in infan...

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Sunbury Tree Commission workshop Saturday; Arbor Day tree planting ceremony at Evening Park

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, members of the Village of Sunbury Tree & Landscape Commission will hold a workshop in council chambers, Sunbury Town Hall. An Arbor Day commemorative tree planting session follows the workshop at Evening Park in Sunbury.ISA certified arborist and member of the commission Aaron Noblet will present a workshop on Care of Urban Trees. During the brief planting ceremony, Sunbury Mayor Tommy Hatfield is scheduled to read a Mayoral Proclamation in recogni...

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Sunbury recognized as a Tree City — again

Sunbury recognized as a Tree City … againA recent press release issued by the Arbor Day Foundation noted that Sunbury has once again been named a Tree City USA Community by the foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry.The Tree City USA Program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Forrester’s and the USDA Forest Service.There are four standards to become a Tre...

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16th Annual Chamber Community Expo tonight

Each year members of the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce and the Big Walnut Local School District join forces to host the Annual Chamber Community Expo. In its 16th year, the Chamber Expo will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight (Thursday, April 24) in the Big Walnut High School Gymnasiums.The event is open to all residents of the Big Walnut community, and best of all admission is free.

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