DIY tour includes Douitt


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The Big Walnut Conservation Club is on Hartford Road.

The Big Walnut Conservation Club is on Hartford Road.


The Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District presented its first ever free drive-it-yourself Farm Tour on August 18. The idea was to drive to visit one, or more, or all five sites around the county.

Those sites were: Wholesome Harvest CSA, 8628 Todd Street Road, Sunbury; Sherman Farms, 16140 Peerless Road, Centerburg; Bret Davis Seeds, LLC, 4593 Troy Road, Delaware; Hardscrabble Farms, Inc., 2514 Skinner Road, Delaware; and Doutt Reservoir, 9773 Taway Road, Radnor. The latter was of particular interest — Normally closed to the public, the city of Columbus opened the gates for walking tours to the top of the dam. The 850-acre reservoir is in Thompson Township and partly in Union County.

The number one industry in Ohio is agriculture with almost 14 million acres of farmland contributing $105 billion annually to the Buckeye State’s economy.

Annual Fish Sale

August 28, 2018 – From now through September 28, 2018 the SWCD is holding a fish sale. This is our annual sale for those who have a new pond and those who wish to restock an existing pond. An order form with prices can be accessed via or by calling the office at 740-368-1921.

Species include large mouth bass, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, channel catfish, shell crackers, yellow perch, fathead minnows, and triploid white amur. For those who purchase fish, pick up is scheduled for Thursday, October 4, 2018 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Delaware SWCD office, 557 Sunbury Road in Delaware. for the fish sale order form as well as the latest in conservation programming. Remember to check out What is it Wednesday? on our Facebook page.

Big Walnut Conservation Club

The club held its annual picnic on Saturday, August 25th with a Turkey shoot & Make-a-break.

The Big Walnut Conservation Club was established in 1948. The Club is a members only facility and is run by its volunteer members. The public is invited to participate in the following shooting events: Sporting Clays, 5 Stand, Skeet, & Trap.

BWCC is at 12211 Hartford Road, Sunbury. For more information, visit

Kelly Linnabary of Central High School to Continue Women’s Golf Career at Baldwin Wallace University

BEREA, OH (08/24/2018)— Kelly Linnabary (Westerville/Central High School) is one of five first-year student-athletes to continue her women’s golf career at Baldwin Wallace University this fall.

Head coach John Kapusta, who is in his sixth season, returns seven letterwinners from last year’s team that finished eighth at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships.

BW opens the 2018-19 campaign by hosting the Yellow Jacket Invitational Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, at the Mallard Creek Golf Course in Columbia Station.

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 4,000 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in more than 80 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.

The Big Walnut Conservation Club is on Hartford Road. Big Walnut Conservation Club is on Hartford Road.

Compiled by Gary Budzak