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Cookie bakers busy preparing for Mill Festival



Early morning cookie bakers at the Algonquin Mill Sept. 19 started their day baking peanut butter cookies. Shown putting the dough on trays are (clockwise from top left): Ann Lloyd, Deloris Kean, Michele Rutledge and Carole Wohlwend.

PETERSBURG – It’s cookie baking time at the Algonquin Mill. Volunteers are busy baking 10 different varieties of cookies for the annual Algonquin Mill Festival, scheduled Oct. 13, 14 and 15 at the farm, located on SR 332 in Petersburg.

Michele Rutledge, who heads up the cookie house, said Monday (the first day of baking) volunteers made 568.5 dozen cookies, including chocolate chip, M&M and peanut butter.

Tuesday’s baking included peanut butter, oatmeal and oatmeal raisin.

“Last year we had 1,175 dozen cookies and we were sold out by noon Sunday,” Rutledge noted. “The number of cookies we have is dependent on the number of volunteers who help bake.”

Rutledge has been heading up the Cookie House at the festival the past 15 years. Anyone who would like to volunteer, can contact her by calling 330-627-5910 and leaving a message.

T-shirt sales help hurricane victims

Riley Sprague (left), Celia Meek and Alaina Ulman model “Warrriors Give Back” t-shirts.

CARROLLTON – Residents can buy a t-shirt locally and help those displaced by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Carrollton High School junior Celia Meek was on social media watching reports of the destruction and what was happening in the areas hit by Hurricane Harvey.

“I thought, we do fundraisers all the time,” Meek explained. “Why not do one and give back to the hurricane victims.”

She approached Renee Sprague at Pieces with Purpose about working together on the fundraiser. Sprague gave Meek three designs to choose from. By the time the design was chosen, Hurricane Irma roared through. Both decided to add Irma victims to the fundraiser.

The shirts are $15 each regardless of size. They can be purchased through Meek or by stopping at Pieces with Purpose located at 581 6th St. NW, in Carrollton. Sales will be ongoing through the end of October.

Proceeds will be given to the American Red Cross and split between Texas and Florida.

Candidates announced for Carrollton homecoming queen

The student body at Carrollton High School selected five ladies to serve on the 2017 homecoming court.

One of those ladies will be crowned homecoming queen during a ceremony prior to the Carrollton vs. Marlington football game Sept. 22 at Community Field. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:35 p.m.

Queen candidates include: Cassidy Laizure, daughter of Shane and Shelli Laizure of Carrollton; Jazzlyn Pidgeon, daughter of Jim and Tracie Pidgeon of Mechanicstown; Bailey McKarns, daughter of Kris and Jim Miller of Stow and Dan McKarns of Kensington; Grace Bartlow, daughter of Greg and Kristin Bartlow of Carrollton; and Kira Anderson, daughter of Eric and Rani Anderson of Carrollton.

Queen candidates, shown in the photo, from left are: Pidgeon, Anderson, McKarns, Bartlow and Laizure.

Turnovers costly as Quakers down Warriors 27-14 in NBC opener

By Carol McIntire


Carrollton blockers Colby Moore (16) and Austin McIntire (58) clear a path for quarterback Parker Crim (14) during the league opener Friday at Community Field.

CARROLLTON – On paper, the Carrollton Warriors and Salem Quakers were virtually locked in a dead heat Friday at Community Field.

On the football field, Salem was a 27-14 winner.

The two teams were separated by one first down: Salem with 15, Carrollton with 14. The yards the Quakers fell short of in the running game, they made up for in the passing game. Carrollton runners rushed for 160 yards and Salem finished with 10 yards. In the passing game, Warrior quarterback Parker Crim threw for 64 yards, compared to 244 for Salem quarterback Mitch Davidson.

Salem was penalized eight times for 55 yards and the Warriors nine times for 65 yards.

The Warriors held a 26:29 to 21:31 edge in time of possession.

The difference was in turnovers.

Erich Haas publishes second book in baseball trilogy

Erich Haas holds son, Alex, and a copy of his second book in the baseball trilogy “The Quest for the Tri-County Trophy.”

CARROLL COUNTY – Erich Haas has come out swinging in the second inning.

He has completed book two in the three-book series based on a fictional high school baseball team. “The Quest for the Tri-County Trophy: The Season” is available for purchase.

Main character Ricky Cooper returns in book two as the catcher and senior captain for the Beaver Falls High baseball team. Winning the Tri County Trophy has been his goal since he was a child, after seeing the great Louie Parker and his teammates celebrate atop a hay wagon while parading the award through the streets of Beaver Falls.

Cooper, along with a seasoned team of ball players, have the ability to capture the coveted trophy. However when the season begins, so do the distractions.

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