Idioms Offer a Creative Way of Expression

The Sugar Grove gym/cafeteria at the former Sugar Grove Elementary School is pictured. The structure no longer stands. Sugar Grove By Paula Mitchell The English language is rich of idiomatic sayings about many things. Take for instance the idioms surrounding the meaning “everything.”  “The whole shooting match” — meaning the...

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Early German Settlers Lived the Simple Life

Relatives of the late James and Frances (Dove) Pitsenbarger were, from left, front row, their three daughters (names unknown); middle row, Amanda Fultz, James Marshall Pitsenbarger and Francis Dove Pitsenbarger; and back row, Ida Rader Mitchell, Waldo Fultz, Columbia Rader, Osborne Bowers and Edna Fultz Mitchell. Sugar Grove By Paula...

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Cat Superstitions Foretell Good, Bad Luck

St. John Lutheran Church's potpie fundraiser workers take a break. Saturday’s fundraiser is one of the church’s many “reaching out to those in need” projects.  This year's fundraiser was to assist with little Charlee Hoover's expenses following her heart transplant. She is the daughter of Danielle and Jamie Hoover of...

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German Dialects Influence English Language

If anyone can identify members of this road crew around 1800 in the Bethel District, contact Jane Conrad at 304-249-5694.  Sugar Grove By Paula Mitchell The Pennsylvania German or Pennsylvania Dutch tongue is a variety of the German spoken by the Amish and Mennonites in Pennsylvania, and later in Pendleton...

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Mt. Hope History, Father Schmucker Honored

Charles Wellington Pitsenbarger (Jan. 5, 1877-Nov. 30, 1952) was married to Martha Virginia (Jennie) Hevener (1875-1959). Their children were Verna, Eva Elizabeth, Clona Myrtle, Julia Ann, Cloda Alice, Iva Belle and Leafy. Sugar Grove By Paula Mitchell Mt. Hope, also formerly known as “Mallow” or “Old Dutch” was organized prior...

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