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Connections Weekend Banquet to induct 8

The Connections Weekend Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Galion Middle School. This Banquet and all Connections Weekend events are open to the public, not just Galion graduates.The ceremony following the dinner will see these individuals inducted into the Galion City Schools Hall of Fame: Mrs. Joice Hayden-Cating, Miss Josephine Tracht, Mr. Herbert Miller, Mr. Richard Hottenroth, Mr. Richard Ekin, Dr. Victor Cooley, Mr. Mark Rodman...

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Health Dept. to hold flu clinics

The Galion City Health Department has announced several upcoming flu clinics.Monday, October 6 - Stop by the Golden Age Center from 1 – 5 p.m. It is located at 301 South Market Street, Galion.Wednesday, October 29 - Stop by the Free Methodist Church from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. The church is located at 683 Portland Way North, Galion.Monday, November 3 - Stop by the Golden Age Center from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.Wednesday, November 5 - Stop by the F...

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CONTACT volunteer training starts next week

It is not too late to register for the fall training class for CONTACT volunteers. Classes start on Monday, September 22 at 6:30 at the Council on Aging at 200 S. Spring Street in Bucyrus. Sessions will continue on Monday and Tuesday evenings for six weeks. Please call to register.The initial training provides 30 hours of classroom preparation with an emphasis on good listening skills and knowledge of local services. Other topics addressed include domestic violence, mental illness,...

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Galion Oktoberfest celebrates 39 years

It is time once again for Galion Oktoberfest, to be held September 25, 26 and 27. This year marks 39 years of a fall festival with music, food, and rides.Galion has held some form of a fall festival since 1920. As in the past, Oktoberfest will feature some of the finest musical entertainment the state has to offer on two stages plus great food and fun rides.On Thursday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 PM, the Main Stage at Harding Way W. and Union St. will feature the John Kennedy Orc...

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Fall book sale announced

The Friends of the Library will be holding their Fall book sale on September 25, 26, & 27. The Wednesday evening before the sale will be for members only to preview and purchase books of their choice.Due to the generous donation from the public of their quality books throughout the year there will be hundreds available for the public-including: Hardback, cookbooks, biographies, novels, history, crafts, vintage, children, romance, paperbacks, etc. Many would make nice gifts....

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5th Annual Galion Historical Society Car Show

The Galion Historical Society will host their 2014 Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. at 200 West Walnut Street, on the Historic Union Schoolyard.There will be music, concessions by Katering Kountry Style, a 50/50 drawing and lots of classic cars. Dash plaques and goody bags to the first 100 participants. Donley Ford of Galion is a corporate sponsor of this event and will be displaying a few brand new cars as well.If you are interested in being a participant,...

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2014 Connections Weekend Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 25Bon fire behind the YMCA - 7 p.m.Friday, Sept. 26Career Day and Galion High School and Middle School - 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.Homecoming football game at Unckrich Field - 6 p.m. (pre-game), 7 p.m. (kick off)Saturday, Sept. 27Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Galion Intermediate School - 7-11 a.m.PTO/Boy Scout activities, bounce houses and walk-a-thon at Galion I...

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Volunteers needed for Senior Olympics

Signature HealthCARE of Galion (SHC of Galion) is hosting a Senior Olympics on September 25 at the Galion Free Methodist Church, located at 635 Portland Way North.SHC of Galion’s Hometown Division has been selected to host the annual tradition of the Senior Olympics. As Signature HealthCARE provides yearly vacations of the elder’s choice, this year’s Olympic theme will be “Destination Vacation.”Over 100 elders are expected to participate fro...

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Colonel Crawford Lions look ahead to pancake breakfast after festival success

The Colonel Crawford Lions’ Club had a busy month.In September, they held their annual picnic for the club hosted by Carl and Margie Watt’s in Galion. This was not only a celebration of the great job done by the Lions for a successful project at the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival, but also an opportunity to give thanks to chairmen Jim Erwin and Dave Schwenning. The two were responsible for many hours of planning, shopping and making sure everything went smoothly. They were ...

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Speece family holds reunion

The 2014 annual reunion of the descendants of Linus and Mae Speece was held at the home of Ed and Dee Ann Speece on the grounds of the former Seccaium Park, 1727 St. Rt. 19, Bucyrus. Many of the children of the late Irvin and Desta Speece from Galion, worked at Seccaium Park when it was an active amusement park.

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Corwin family holds reunion

The 2014 Annual Corwin Reunion was held July 27th at the home of Ed and Dee Ann Speece, 1727 St. Rt. 19, Bucyrus. All attending are descendants of the late Paul and Bertha Corwin of Galion.

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Kiwanis Pancake Day Set

The annual Kiwanis Pancake Day is set for Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Galion Intermediate School. Serving hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $6.00. However a child under the age of 12 accompanied by a paying adult is free! The event features sausage, juice, coffee and of course all the pancakes you can eat. Proceeds from the Kiwanis Pancake Day go for the many community projects that the Kiwanis Club supports. The biggest activity for the Galion Kiwanis is Toys for...

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Only a few 300 Club tickets left!

The first drawing for the 300 Club saw Fred McCumber and Tim Vose each win $100! There are less than 30 tickets left for the sale by the Galion Alumni Association for this raffle drawing.Tickets are $20 and are available from Alumni Association members or by calling 419-566-5326. There are 14 home football and basketball games left for you to have a chance at the two $100 prizes award at each of these contest. The next drawing will be Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Homecoming fo...

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Fall Clean Up Workday scheduled for Gill House

A Fall Clean Up Workday is scheduled for Sunday, September 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the historic Gill House at the corner of Gill Avenue and Harding Way West. The Workday is planned to make a major effort to clean the house and work on the exterior as part of preparations for the activities planned for this fall. All are welcome to volunteer for this workday. Volunteers are asked to bring cleaning supplies or tools to assist with this project.

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Galion cat featured in Friskies contest

Buddy is a very luck feline. Adopted from the Richland County Humane Society when he was just five weeks old, his handler, Leah Lester, thought it would be smooth sailing. She had a chance to offer a worthy animal its forever home and she had a companion.Instead she learned from her vet, Dr. Shuler of Horizon Animal Hospital in Galion, that their fluff ball was ill. At seven months old, their cat was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Faced with options, the family decided to t...

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Community Events: Month of September

Send your events to galnews@civitasmedia.comPhil’s Cookout Sept. 2Phil’s Deli, 814 Harding Way West, will host a cookout from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. A portion of the sales will benefit United Way’s fundraising campaign. Supporters of the UWCC are encouraged to stop by an enjoy hot dogs, brats and Waldo’s Bologna.KFC Farmers Market Sept. 2KFC Farmers Market meets every Tuesday from 4-6 ...

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Weekend Activities

Gill House Yard Sale Aug. 30On Saturday, August 30 from 8:00 a.m. to noon, there will be a large yard sale on the lawn of the Gill House and also inside. Wide variety of items. House tours also available. The Gill House is located at 342 Harding Way West.God’s Little Acre Aug. 30

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