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Cookie bakers busy preparing for Mill Festival

By CAROL MCINTIRE Editor   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, More »

T-shirt sales help hurricane victims

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 More »

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 More »

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

By Carol McIntire Editor   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 More »

Erich Haas publishes second book in baseball trilogy

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 More »

 

Pending state mandate could mean heavier load of prisoners for county jails

 By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent

 

CARROLLTON – Carroll County Commissioners discussed pending action by the state that would mandate all prisoners with felony five convictions be housed in county jails.

Initially, the county sheriff could receive a $150,000 grant to pay for the cost of housing, but there is no guarantee or plan in place to continue the grant to fund this new initiative.

“This is a precursor to mandatory housing to all counties and courts.  But there is also the expected plan that the funding for this will dry up and the counties will be left to find money to pay for the program,” said Commissioner Bob Wirkner.

Cookie bakers busy preparing for Mill Festival

By CAROL MCINTIRE
Editor

 

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.

Window gets new life with custom made, stained glass replacement

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
Accent Editor

 

Carl Smith holds the completed frame which is ready for installation.

HARLEM SPRINGS – Carl Smith has done carpentry work for 40 years and recently put his skills to work on rebuilding, creating and installing a stained glass window in the Lee Twp. Community Building in Harlem Springs.

The building, a former Methodist Church, was built in 1884 and the bottom of the original window was rotten. Smith and the trustees determined it was not worth repairing and Smith was asked to build a new one. The old window was filled with clear glass and had only five glass panels still intact.

Smith decided to install large panels of stained glass held in place with wood instead of going the traditional way with lead kame. This would be more cost effective and less time consuming.

It took Smith about three months of working in the evenings to complete the window. He chose poplar wood to build the window due to it holding up well outdoors. He drew the pattern on the wood and began cutting the shapes out to make a star. He used a router on the edges and hand carved all the points of the triangle shapes.

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.

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