Times Past

20 Years Ago Week of January 23, 2003 Winter Games  Offer Alternative to Snowman/Snow Angels As popular as snowmen are, there are only so many that a child can create in one season. But don’t give up and just place offspring in front of the television until spring. “Snow brings...

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Smith Creek / Friends Run

By Dave Ellis   In one more week, it will be the halfway point of winter (Groundhog Day). The first month of winter has been cold, but no big snowfalls. With the rain the area is getting, it is the time to burn 24/7, but make sure the wind is...

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Gillespie Voices Concern About EMS Systems

The following letter addressing emergency service issues was sent to Governor Justice and legislative leaders. Dear Governor Justice & Legislative Leaders,  Pendleton County and many other counties are experiencing failures of our EMS Systems.  Our volunteer organization has few active members and is struggling to serve.  We applaud those who...

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Sugar Grove

By Paula Mitchell It’s that time of year when volunteers begin to gather at St. John Lutheran Church to knot quilts, which will be shipped where needed in disaster areas around the world.  The first gathering was scheduled for Wednesday with a soup and sandwich luncheon to be served.  All...

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Times Past

10 Years Ago Week of January 17, 2013 SUGAR GROVE Brandywine Area  Has Seen Much Change So much can be said for the sleepy town of Brandywine. Times have certainly changed things. At one time, Brandywine had two grocery stores and several beer joints and dance halls. The late Mary...

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Candles Making Is a Lengthy Process

Antique tin plate candle mold Sugar Grove By Paula Mitchell Electricity certainly didn’t exist when the pioneers settled in this community. Candle making was certainly an important trade.  Usually, the women made the candles. Making these candles for the dark nights was a yearly chore. It was an absolute necessity because they...

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Farm Chores Garnered the Attention of the Entire Family

Students attending the Lone Poplar School around 1919 – 1920 were, from left, first row, Laura Mitchell, Beulah Kiser, Carl Swadley, Blanche Harold, Luther Pitsenbarger (teacher), Russell Hoover, Cleo Harold, Luther Mitchell and Verna Puffenbarger; second row, Celeste Mitchell, Mae Kiser, Berlie Dove, Ruth Kiser, Lottie Kiser, Clona Mitchell, Verdilla...

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Times Past

10 Years Ago Week of January 10, 2013 SUGAR GROVE Tollgates Maintained Early Roadways Here Many early roads were trails of dust in dry weather and mud holes in wet weather. Inspite of these inconveniences, the forefathers traveled distances to accomplish their daily routines of visiting, attending church and engaging...

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