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Chuck Martin/News Karen Locke of the Walhonding Rube Band presents Ron Geese, complete with scepter, crown and sash, as the “Bean King” of the 151st Grand Army of the Republic Bean Dinner at McAlwee Park in New Castle, Sunday.

Tradition continues at Bean Dinner

The tradition started in 1867 when the Charles C. Nichols Post of the Grand Army of the Republic began holding an annual bean dinner to benefit the widows and orphans of those who had fought in the Civil War.

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August 20, 2018

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Fredericktown UMC celebrates 200 years

The Fredericktown United Methodist Church, located at 123 Columbus Road, will be celebrating its 200th anniversary in September with activities during the Tomato Show, a Sunday dinner, and fundraising for its $2.4 million building project.

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August 18, 2018

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COTC nursing program now dual accredited

The associate degree nursing program at Central Ohio Technical College recently received accreditation from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, making it the first dual accredited program in the state. The program already holds full accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

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August 16, 2018

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