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Worthington Kilbourne handles Big Walnut

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After spending the last two weeks on the road, the Big Walnut Golden Eagles return home to play Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division rival Mount Vernon on Homecoming Friday night at Golden Eagle Stadium.The Eagles (3-3-0, 1-2-0 OCC) suffered their first road loss of the season last Friday, 23-13, at the hands of the Worthington Kilbourne Wolves in OCc Capital Division action last Friday night.Josh Stoner scored a pair of touchdowns for the Wolves (4-2-0, 2-1-0 OCC), including a fourth quarter score on a 13-yard run that extended a 13-6 deficit for the Eagles to 20-6.

 

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Bill Havens, alias Mr. Clean, 79, of Central Ohio, passed away Sunday, October 12. Bill was a former teacher and coach, winning two Mid-Ohio Conference football championships at Big Walnut High School in 1968 and 1975. After that, he decided to venture into the motivational field, eventually becoming Mr. Clean of Procter and Gamble and later producing a book called Developing Your Winner Within.

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The Big Walnut freshman football game, scheduled for Saturday, October 25, has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 23 at 5 p.m. at Olentangy Orange High School.

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Unforgettable BW Fall Homecoming!

Big Walnut High School students celebrated a Fall Homecoming last Friday that few will ever forget. Tied 40 to 40 with the favored Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets, three seconds left in regulation time, the ball at mid-field, a Hail Mary pass from Jordan Wall to Joe Muench, Muench crosses the goal line with zero time left on the clock for a 46 to 40 Big Walnut victory.Following the earlier Homecoming Parade through Sunbury with fan-packed streets, senior Makenna Hammond, escorted by Jo...

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Sunbury PD’s Lt. Tom Daniels retiring

Sunbury Police Department Lieutenant Tom Daniels is retiring November 6. During an interview at the department last week he spoke about his life-long connection to the Sunbury community and how it has grown and changed.When Daniels was growing up in Sunbury, much of today’s Village was still farmland. Daniels said he had a paper route that was 13 houses on Village Square, Vernon Street and Columbus Street. He remembers delivering papers to the Miller dairy farm where Kroger&#...

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Becky Princehorn of Bricker & Eckler, the Big Walnut Local School District’s legal counsel, attended last Thursday (October 9) evening’s Board of Education meeting to explain levy options when the District returns to voters in May 5 of next year.In 2010 District voters approved a $4.9 million, 7.5-mil emergency operating levy. Members of the Board of Education and District administrators promised not to return to voters for additional dollars for the 5-year life of the ...

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Vasquez named National Merit Commended Student

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named Big Walnut High School senior Kevin Vazquez as a Commended Student in the 2014-15 school year National Merit Scholarship Program.The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately...

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Boys and Girls State representatives visit Post 457

Every summer, members of the Sunbury’s Col. Benson W. Hough American Legion Post 457 sponsors several students who attend Buckeye Boys State and Buckeye Girls State. This summer, Post 457 sent one girl to Girl’s State, Reagan Nemec, and three boys to Boys State, A’donis Johnson, Nick Gerwig and Max Kaiser.On Thursday, September 25, Nemec, Johnson, and Gerwig attended the Post 457 meeting to share their Boys and Girls State experiences with post members....

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Sofie Erndt, a second grade student at BWE recognized as a BW Board Student of Month

Sofie Erndt, a second grade student at Big Walnut Elementary, was honored as a Big Walnut Board of Education Student of the Month at the Thursday, October 9, Big Walnut Board of Education Meeting. Erndt, whose hobbies include reading and competitive cheerleading lists Language Arts and Reading as her favorite subjects at BWE. She has won numerous spirit awards in competitive cheerleading. Sofie is the daughter of Dr. Aaron and Mrs. Cynthia Erndt. Sofie’s brother, Sam, is also a member o...

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Big Walnut slates Three Challenge Days this year; annual program grows with freshman class

For the past seven years all Big Walnut High School incoming freshmen students have experienced Challenge Day. Typically, to accommodate the high school’s freshmen class, two days of Challenge Day were needed; but with student body growth and a larger freshman class, this year Challenge Day will be held over three days – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 13, 14 and 15.Challenge Day is a nationally recognized motivation program that brings students together in a ser...

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Delaware County Special Needs Registry

First responders understand that in an emergency situation most average adults find themselves stretched to their limits before the situation is under control or has been resolved. First responders are trained to deal with stressed adults and children. They do it almost every day.However, there are few situations more terrifying to a first responder than entering an emergency situation that may call for rarely used knowledge and skills, especially when the patient is a child or som...

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Wall, Muench share Edward Jones Football Player of the Week award

Joe Muench and Jordan Wall were named Edward Jones Players of the Week for their respective performances in Big Walnut’s 46-40 Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division victory over visiting Mount Vernon on Friday night.Jordan Wall connected with Joe Muench with a 53-yard touchdown pass as time expired to give the Eagles an upset win over Mount Vernon (5-2, 3-1 OCC Capital).“When it was in the air, I was pretty nervous – thinking that I couldn’t dr...

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HSDC Pets Of The Week

Young Primrose was brought to us when she showed up at a home in Delaware; we believe she was dumped in the neighborhood. Her rescuers say she is friendly and good with kids. Come in and check out the striped calico coloring on her tail and stay for a petting session. UPDATED OCT 7, 2014Primrose, a Calico 1-year-old 7.7-pound spayed female Domestic Shorthair mix, joins Buckeye, a black and white 54.6-pound 6-year-old spayed female Black Labrador/Ba...

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The Golden Eagles know how to throw a Fall Homecoming celebration.Big Walnut (4-3, 2-2 OCC Capital) rallied from a 27-23 halftime deficit, outscoring visiting Mount Vernon (5-3, 3-1 OCC Capital) by 10 points (23-13) in the second half to escape with a 46-40 Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division victory in front of a gathering of supportive Golden Eagle fans Friday night at Golden Eagle Stadium.

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Annual YoungLife fund-raising Banquet set for Sunday, October 25 in Westerville

Help your teen learn about Jesus Christ! YoungLife of Westerville and Big Walnut is having its annual Information/Fund-raising Fall Banquet to show parents how we engage high school kids to earn the right to tell them about the Gospel.The banquet will be held in Kirk Hall at Central College Presbyterian Church, 975 South Sunbury Road, Westerville on Sunday, October 26 from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.The banquet is free to attend, but RSVPs are required before Friday, October 17,...

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BW’s Gose scores ‘albatross’ at Sectional golf tourney

Big Walnut’s Kyle Gose, who qualified to the recent Boys Division I Sectional Golf Tournament at Apple Valley, accomplished a truly amazingly rare feat occurred at the event. Kyle, scored an “albatross”, also known as a “Double Eagle” which is scoring a two on a par five hole — a feat which is much more rare than a hole-in-one. For the amateur golfer, the odds for a hole in one are about 13,000 to 1 and about $1million to 1 for an ‘albatro...

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2014 BIG WALNUTWEEKLY FALL SPORTSSCORES, SCHEDULESFriday, October 10FOOTBALLOhio Capital ConferenceCapital DivisionAt SunburyBIG WALNUT 46, Mount Vernon 40 — HomecomingSaturday, October 11BOYS CROSS COUN...

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Preservation Parks Activity Schedule

Beginning November 1, Preservation Parks preserves will move to a Winter/Summer schedule, rather than tying the closing to sunset times. Parks will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., November through February, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., March through October. The change will allow access the parks into the early evening, and is an easier schedule for the public to remember. Open hours for facilities will not change; the Lodge at Deer Haven Preserve is open 12 noon to 5 p.m., daily; and Gallant Farm...

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