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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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Community helps to feed the hungry

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church asked the community to “Feed the Hungry” on Sunday, Aug. 24. It was a concert held at Galion Primary School.The Moonlighters headlined the concert. It is a quartet consisting of Rusty Cates, Dalton Derr, Dirk Eachus and Michael Miller. The audience was also treated to performances by the Café Group (another four-piece ensemble), Lynda Wenzel, the Musical Junction Performance Company, Poth Family Singers, Eachus Family Singer...

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87th Neumann family reunion held

The J.O. and Anna Neumann family met on August 24 at Heise Park with around 90 members present for their 87th reunion.Malinda Freeman Slater, president, welcomed all the family and was excited about how “Facebook” helped get so many more family members to come. She had Larry Cramer say a prayer before a delicious meal was enjoyed.Freeman Slater opened the business meeting and anounced that two births, one marriage and five deaths were recorded for the year. E...

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Silver Citizen meals offered

Once again Shirley Wright and volunteers will host meals for Silver Citizens at the Ontario United Methodist Church. The meals will begin Wednesday, Sept. 3.The menu is as follows: Sept. 3 - chicken broccoli casserole, potatoes; Sept.17 - ham, scalloped potatoes green beans; Oct. 1 - sauerkraut & sausage, mashed potatoes, Waldorf salad; Oct. 15 - chicken pot pie, cole slaw; Nov. 5 - spaghetti with meat sauce, salad; Nov. 19 - meat loaf, macaroni & cheese, corn; Dec. 3 - pork chops ...

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Annual bed ready to harvest

The annual flower bed planted by Galion’s North End Garden Club is thriving in Heise Park. Some of the vegetables are ready to harvest - kohlrabi, cabbage and tomatoes especially. This example of edible landscape is available to anyone who wishes to harvest produce as it is ready. For more information on North End Garden Club contact Mary Ellen Heacock at 419-468-6353. The club meets on the third Monday of each month.

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Recycling Drop-Off Sites for Crawford County

Sept. 2 - Lykens Twp. Firehouse, Lykens, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.Sept. 3 - Chatfield Twp. Firehouse, Chatfield, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.Sept. 6 - New Washington Town Hall, New Washington, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.Col. Crawford High School Parking Lot, North Robinson, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.Sept. 8-15 - Timken Company Parking Lot, BucyrusSept. 9 - Wynford High School, Bucyrus, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.Sept. 11 - Galion Middle School, Galion, from ...

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GHS Class of 1947 Reunion

The GHS Class of 1947 recently celebrated their 67th class reunion on August 12, 2014 at Galion Pizza Hut. There were 14 classmates and four guests in attendance. The classmates spent social time reminiscing and remembering past times.Members of the Galion High School Class of 1947 pictured are, Row 1: Phyllis (Quay) Straka, Dawn (Forrest) Gledhill, Naomi (Sibert) Taylor, Carol (Pickering) Arter, Marion (Smith) Hugel, Verna Mae (Deisch) Matthews; Row 2: Jack Cameron, Evelyn (Ruby) ...

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Tips for arriving to school safely and on time

Your children are getting older and with each new grade level they want more independence. You’re OK with that, but you still get a little worried when you think about them getting to school safely each day. Whether they drive themselves, ride in a carpool or they take the bus, safety is paramount.Follow these safety precautions and you’ll make sure your independent student is there and ready to focus on schoolwork each and every morning.

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109th Sherer Family Reunion held

Forty members attended the 109th Sherer Family Reunion on August 10, 2014 at the Galion Free Methodist Christian Life Center.Mark Whiteamire gave the opening prayer, after which everyone enjoyed a delicious pot-luck dinner. Mark then led the business meeting which included treasurer’s report by Lon Leapley, secretary’s report by Katie Leapley, and introduction of families.Nominations for next year’s officers were taken: Linda Gillam nominated for presid...

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Class of ‘67 honors Bartholomew

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, local members and guests of the Class of ‘67 held a “gathering of love” at the Pizza Hut in honor of Galion native and fellow classmate, Si Bartholomew.Si courageously battled cancer for the past 20 years. After his most recent prognosis Si valiantly came home to say goodbye to his family and friends, which exemplified his gentle and loving character and his deep consideration for others.Sadly, Si passed away peacefully on his jour...

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Watt donates 20th gallon of blood

On Wednesday, Aug. 13, Carl Watt, walked into Galion Community Hospital to donate his 20th gallon of blood. No, not a full gallon, but more impressively his 160th pint!Watt started donating blood at the ripe age of seventeen. “[I think it was] the day before my eighteenth birthday,” he said when he recalled his first donation.Watt was inspired to start donating by his dad and sister, and when they passed away he saw it as a way to give back. He has now been d...

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Class of ‘49 holds 65th reunion

Fourteen members and their guests of the Galion High School Class of 1949 met Saturday, August 9th, at The Varsity Grille for lunch, to celebrate their 65th year class reunion.After a short business meeting, members and guests reminisced on how it was “Back in the Day.” Richard Elliker entertained the group with his trombone to the enjoyment of all.The Class Members will meet again on the second Saturday in August, 2015. Members came from University Heights, ...

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News from the Galion Public Library

GIFTS TO THE LIBRARYPresented by Helen Lewis in memory of Alice M. Lewis: Lucky Us, by Amy Bloom; Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, by Chris Bohjalian; Painted Horses, by Malcolm Brooks; For All Time, by Jude Deveraux; Nantucket Sisters, by Nancy Thayer.Presented by Richard and Karen Huth in memory of Ferne Ernst: Cut and Thrust, by Stuart WoodsFICTIONGiving In, by Maya Banks; My Hope Is Found, by Joanne Bischof; Another Summer, by Georgia Bockoven; The ...

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Leesville Grange News

Leesville Grange #2078/Crawford County Pomona Grange #36 met at Jefferson Twp. Fire Department on August 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM. Master/President Donald Graf presided over the meeting. Chaplain Dorothy Eckert gave prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag.The Legislative report was a natural gas pipeline coming through Crawford County and neighboring counties. Also talked about State adopted learning standards.The Family Activities Chairperson reported...

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Community Action hosting farmers market Aug. 14

Ohio Heartland Community Action Center, 124 Buehler Street, Galion, is hosting a farmers market on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. Must be income eligible. Call 419-5121 for eligibility guidelines and more information.

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