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Jan 14, 2017 5:00 AM

The old piano

I won't go into details, but there was a time when we ended up with two pianos in what used to be our tiny dining room. One was a gift from my mother when we moved into our first house because, "it's just not a home without a piano" and the other was passed down from my husband's family.

By Karrie Mcallister Columnist
Jan 14, 2017 5:00 AM

With holidays ended, it's time to get back on track

It feels good to see the holidays come to an end. I just finished packing up all the Christmas decorations and our tiny fake tree, and stuck them back in the closet. It took all of an hour from start to finish and that included looking at all the Christmas cards again.

By Carol Kallberg Columnist
Jan 14, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes Center for the Arts announces January schedule

MILLERSBURG -- Holmes Center for the Arts is offering a new schedule of visual arts classes beginning Jan. 11.

Jan 14, 2017 5:00 AM

Sugarcreek Legion schedules fish fries

American Legion Post 494 announces its winter Family Fish Fry schedule: Saturdays, Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and March 21 at the Post Home, North Broadway Street, 4-7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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A little girl's dream finally comes true
Jan 14, 2017 5:00 AM

A little girl's dream finally comes true

Every little girl dreams of her wedding day. A white gown, a beautiful bouquet, a big cake and a champagne toast with friends and family gathered around; all figure into the vision.

By John Lorson Columnist
Jan 14, 2017 5:00 AM

Calendar

Jan. 7: Wayne Center for the Arts Community Open House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 237 S. Walnut St., Wooster. Meet staff, see what's available in upcoming sessions. Jan. 7: Contra Dance, 7-10 p.m., Valley College Grange, 2411 Shreve Road, Wooster; music by Pocketful O'Gimmick.

Jan 7, 2017 5:00 AM

Resolutions, 2017

I would be lying like the dirty pile of clothes in my closet that I resolved to not let happen in 2016 if I said I wasn't planning on making some sort of New Year's resolution.

By Karrie Mcallister Columnist
Jan 7, 2017 5:00 AM

Calendar

Jan. 7: Wayne Center for the Arts Community Open House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 237 S. Walnut St., Wooster. Meet staff, see what's available in upcoming sessions. Jan. 7: Contra Dance, 7-10 p.m., Valley College Grange, 2411 Shreve Road, Wooster; music by Pocketful O'Gimmick.

Jan 7, 2017 5:00 AM

Every House Should Have a Green Mouse

MILLERSBURG -- There is nothing like adding a little excitement to the Christmas holidays. It was the night before the night before Christmas when The Man of the House said he "felt funny" and he had a burning in his chest.

By Carol Kallberg Columnist
Looks like a zoo for newlyweds, too
Jan 7, 2017 5:00 AM

Looks like a zoo for newlyweds, too

This column was written in a swirling cloud of chaos as our daughter, Charlotte, and her husband, Andrew, have just arrived for "our half" of the holidays with the grand-puppies in tow.

By John Lorson Columnist
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Dec 31, 2016 5:00 AM

Calendar

January Meeting change for Horseman's Council The Ohio Horseman's Council of Holmes County will meet Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Job and Family Service building in Millersburg. This meeting change is due to the holiday on Jan. 1.

Dec 31, 2016 5:00 AM

What's up?

Through Jan. 1: Lake Anna Holiday Light Display, at Lake Anna Park, 615 W. Park Ave., Barberton. Wednesdays through Sundays, 5-9 p.m. (5-10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and holidays). Free. Through Jan. 7: Wooster Camera Club annual exhibition, Wayne Center for the Arts, 237 S.

Wallace and Florence Cullen: 69th wedding anniversary
Dec 31, 2016 5:00 AM

Wallace and Florence Cullen: 69th wedding anniversary

MILLERSBURG -- Wallace and Florence (Vaughn) Cullen, 4831 County Road 314, Millersburg 44654, will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on Jan. 2. They were married in Millersburg Jan. 2, 1948. Mr. Cullen is a retired farmer and Mrs. Cullen is retired from Rice Chadwick Co., Killbuck.

Mark and Bonnie Slater
Dec 31, 2016 5:00 AM

Mark and Bonnie Slater

MILLERSBURG -- Mark Rowland and Bonnie Jean (Watson) Slater celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 24. They were married in 1966 at Millersburg Christian Church by pastor James B. Hunter. Mr. Slater served his country for six years in the U.S. Air Force.

Dec 31, 2016 5:00 AM

Celebrate the 12 months of Christmas

Chances are that by the time this column gets printed, there are quite a few people who will already have their Christmas decorations down and put away until next year. There may be a few lingering souls who will host late parties or the ones who leave things up until Jan. 6 for ritual purposes.

By Karrie Mcallister Columnist
Dec 31, 2016 5:00 AM

Lots of excitement at the grocery store

Now that the holiday shopping season has come to an end it is more enjoyable to do the weekly grocery shopping. I try to go on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning when it seems to be the least crowded.

By Carol Kallberg Columnist
The kitchen of arts and sciences
Dec 31, 2016 5:00 AM

The kitchen of arts and sciences

After watching me spoon up strikingly similar green concoctions from the same rotating set of Tupperware containers each day for the past 52 weeks, one of my co-workers finally had the gumption to ask, "So, do you do all of the cooking in your house?

By John Lorson Columnist
Dec 24, 2016 5:00 AM

Calendar

January Meeting change for Horseman's Council The Ohio Horseman's Council of Holmes County will meet Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Job and Family Service building in Millersburg. This meeting change is due to the holiday on January 1, 2017.

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Dec 24, 2016 5:00 AM

Christmas comes early to Kallberg family

I just returned from mailing three Christmas packages. The line was out the door at the post office, 12 days before Christmas. It's possibly because there were only two clerks working where there should have been three.

By Carol Kallberg Columnist
Dec 24, 2016 5:00 AM

What's up?

Through Jan. 1: Lake Anna Holiday Light Display, at Lake Anna Park, 615 W. Park Ave., Barberton. Wednesdays through Sundays, 5-9 p.m. (5-10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and holidays). Free. Through Jan. 7: Wooster Camera Club annual exhibition, Wayne Center for the Arts, 237 S.