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Even war couldn’t keep them apart

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Reporter

Dean Miller

Dean Miller

When the guns of war were raging during World War II, two local brothers joined and served together for their country.

Twin brothers Dean and Charles Miller have lived their lives side by side and served their country in the same way.

The brothers were born May 22, 1922, and will turn 95 on Memorial Day this year. They grew up and lived their entire lives on the family farm on Plum Run just outside of Bowerston. They are the sons of the late Clyde and Gladys Brown Miller. They graduated from Bowerston High School in 1940.

Dean was drafted in March of 1943, and Charles insisted he was going along. They were always together. From childhood, school days, milking the cows on the farm, even double dates, they were side by side and they were going to war together, too. They even had special orders that traveled with them stating they were not to be split up.

Civil War era quilts on display at McCook House

Dave Lewis (left) and Charlene Good hold a McCook Family themed quilt which will be on display in the McCook House through July.

Dave Lewis (left) and Charlene Good hold a McCook Family themed quilt which will be on display in the McCook House through July.

The McCook House Civil War Museum will open Memorial Day weekend for the summer season.

A quilt exhibit with over 50 quilts will be on display beginning May 26 through July during regular business hours. The museum is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

The first floor will feature quilts pertaining to the Civil War, such as cot quilts, quilts with Civil War themes, such as honoring the McCook Family and Mother Bickerdyke. Two original Civil War era quilts, one from the north and one from the south, will be on display along with a “crazy quilt” dating to the period after the war. The second floor will feature other quilts.

Each quilt will be identified with the owner’s name, year made if known, type such as pieced or appliqued, original design or made from a pattern, hand or machine quilted and maker’s name.

A cotton quilt will be placed on a frame and quilters will be able to quilt on it. Once it is completed it will become part of the museum’s collection.

Admission is $3 for adult and $1 for children age 6-12 years. Donations are welcome.

The McCook House is located at the top of Public Square in Carrollton.

 

Looking Back…in our files

60 YEARS AGO
From 1957 FPS Files

For the first time, a prom queen was chosen by the junior class at Carrollton High School. Miss Charlene McCully, a senior, was crowned by N. K. Blosser, high school principal.

Dr. Carl A. Lincke, a Carrollton physician, was elected Governor of District 665 of Rotary International, world-wide service club organization, at Rotary’s 48th annual convention in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The newly-organized youth choir at Trinity Lutheran Church, organized by Mrs. Arthur Theil, presented its last anthem before summer vacation.

Three Carrollton High School seniors were recognized for having not missed a day of school during their four years at Carrollton High School. They included Glenda Kohler, Florence Beckley and Pat Moore.

Commencement exercises were held May 24 for 102 Minerva High School seniors. Rosemary Lotz was class valedictorian and Carole Jean Scott was the class salutatorian.

Effort underway to recognize historic farms

Carroll County Recorder Patricia Oyer is continuing her effort to boost the number of historic farms in Carroll County.

A program known as Ohio’s Historic Family Farms was established in 1991 by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). The program strives to recognize farms that have been in the same family for more than 100 years. In 2016, the program expanded to include the Ohio Sesquicentennial Farm designation. To include all three designations now awarded – century (100-149 years), sesquicentennial (150-199) and bicentennial (200 years and more) – the program title was changed to Ohio Historic Family Farms. More than 1,350 family farms have been recognized across the state.

Qualified registrants receive an heirloom certificate signed by the governor and director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Racers bound for Soap Box Derby challenge

Brown Local students who built soap box derby cars are shown above. They include (standing): Melanie Koch, lead teacher, and Ryan Schoeppner. Middle row (from left): Tommy Poole and Derrick Richard. Back row: Isabella Evans, Madalyn Partain, Manny Walker, Eve Richard and Kathryn Poole. Not Pictured:Josh Eshelman, lead teacher.

Brown Local students who built soap box derby cars are shown above.
They include (standing): Melanie Koch, lead teacher, and Ryan Schoeppner. Middle row (from left): Tommy Poole and Derrick Richard. Back row: Isabella Evans, Madalyn Partain, Manny Walker, Eve Richard and Kathryn Poole.
Not Pictured:Josh Eshelman, lead teacher.

Brown Local Schools, in collaboration with NEOMED, are in year four of a five year, 21st Century Community Learning Centers Federal grant, providing academic extension and enrichment opportunities for Malvern students.

The program, which operates before and after school, provides science and technology opportunities including 3-D printing, robotics and Soap Box Derby’s Gravity Racing Challenge.

This year Malvern 4th and 5th grade students participating in the program built two Soap Box Derby cars and raced in Cleveland April 29th. The cars were driven by Tommy Poole and Ryan Schoeppner.  Ryan raced to an impressive 3rd place finish and brought back Malvern’s first Soap Box Derby trophy.  The next race is May 20, in Akron.

The 21st Century program runs throughout the school year and three weeks in the summer.  This year’s summer program begins June 5 and ends June 23.  Program hours for summer are 9 am – 3 pm with some variance on field trip days.

Field trips planned include science museums in Youngstown and Pittsburgh and, in conjunction with Space Camp Week, the group will go on a special low-gravity field trip.  Summer session will also include activities in chemistry and nutrition.

Registration packets will be available at the school or online at the Brown Local web page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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