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50 years in the making

At 17, Jonathan Walters purchased plans to build a plane; at 67, he flew it for the first time By Carol McIntire Editor Advice from a longtime friend, a little inspiration from another and a deep-seated love for aviation nudged Jonathan Walters to complete a project he started 50 years ago:

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Thanksgiving dinner moves to drive-thru event

The community Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Amsterdam Community Church of God is taking on a new format this year, due to COVID-19. The meal, traditionally a sit-down dinner, will be a drive-thru event for this year only, according to church officials. Community residents are invited to pick up a free

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AA&M to close Malvern Colfor plant

CCM Staff Report Jason Lowe, Malvern plant manager for American Axle and Manufacturing’s (AA&M) Malvern Plant (Colfor), announced plans to close the facility  in a letter sent to local media last week. The letter expressed thanks to residents of Malvern and the surrounding communities for their support since a devastating

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Organic dairy farm named SWCD cooperator of the year

Award announced during virtual annual banquet Misty Valley Farm was named “Cooperator of the Year” by Carroll Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) during the 76th annual meeting held virtually Oct. 22. Misty Valley Farm, located in Washington Twp., is owned and operated by Matthew and Martha Miller, their four

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COVID-19 death toll rises to nine in Carroll County

By Carol McIntire Editor Carroll County General Health District officials reported two additional COVID-19 -related deaths during a report to county commissioners Nov. 5. Director of Nursing Kelly Engelhart said both of the deceased are in the 65-and-over age category. As of the morning of Nov. 9, there were 296

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Teens receive FFA American Degree via virtual service

Three area high school graduates recently received the FFA American Degree during a virtual ceremony, during what was scheduled to be the National FFA  Convention. Ida Eglie and Autumn Whiteleather are both 2019 honor graduates of Minerva High School and Lynden Ferguson is a 2019 graduate of Carrollton High School.

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PPE distribution set in Union Twp.

Union Township trustees plan to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to township residents Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. until noon at the township hall, located at 4155 Scio Rd. SW, Carrollton. The event is open to all township residents. Kits will be available while supplies last.  Each resident of the

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Chamber welcomes new director

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau officials welcomed  Anna Bolanz as the new executive director last week. A Carroll County native, Bolanz brings several years of experience in sales, marketing and management to the position. “This is my dream job,” she said. “I grew up here

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New local business is ‘Knotty by Nature’

Woodcrafter’s dream comes true with opening of Carrollton store By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor Each time visitors walk into Knotty by Nature Wood Works LLC, they can expect the scenery to be different. The new business, located at 86 W. Main St., Carrollton, features tantalizing window displays of the

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