The following students were chosen for being outstanding students at Brown Middle School for the month of April.
The Waterloo High School prom was held May 6 at Springlake Party Center. King is senior Bradley Riggle and Queen is senior Alexa Franko. Bradley is the son of Wayne and Kathy Riggle of Randolph. Alexa is the daughter of Keith and Brandi Franko of Lexington Township.
Palmyra United Methodist Church, 3968 S.R. 225, will hold a beef stroganoff dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 19. The menu features beef stroganoff over noodles, green beans, applesauce, rolls, dessert, and beverage for $10 for adults and $5 for children.
The Lifetimes Department of the Record-Courier is seeking people interested in writing a monthly column. There are currently vacancies for the Around Kent and Around Streetsboro columns. Columns are about people and events in the local communities.
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The Portage County Beekeepers will hold a spring field day event at 1 p.m. May 21 at the home of Norm Mack, 8259 S.R. 88, Ravenna. Those attending should bring a veil and a lawn chair. Participants will look at an established bee hive and a new bee hive.
Ravenna Kiwanis Club presents Touch-A-Truck from 1 to 4 p.m. May 21 at Maplewood Career Center, 7075 S.R. 88, Ravenna. Attendees will explore vehicles of all types -- public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, delivery and "just plain cool.
Palmy Chapter No. 114, Order of the Eastern Star will host a Soup 'n' Salad from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 18 at the Deerfield Masonic Hall, 2380 S.R. 225. The menu includes wedding, potato, chicken noodle, vegetable beef, and ham and bean soups, and chili.
Summer Reading Club registration has begun at most branches of the Portage County District Library. Summer Reading Club activities begin the week of June 5 and most run through July 12. Contact a branch library for specific dates.
Brandon Loebick of Rootstown was recognized as an outstanding student at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute's 28th annual student recognition banquet on April 12.
The Atwater Lions are in the final planning stages for the 2017 Memorial Day parade on May 29. The parade lineup will be on Bank Street at noon and step off at 12:30 p.m. The parade will move down Waterloo Road and S.R. 183 to end at the Atwater Town Hall.
By Dan Kolasky
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Members of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post No. 674 will meet at 1 p.m. May 21 at the post home, 9960 E. Center St., Windham. Plans for Memorial Day will be discussed. The group urges members to attend and welcomes new members.
The Portage Trail Walkers will hike at 8:30 a.m. May 20 at the F.A. Seiberling Naturealm. To reach the start of the hike, travel S.R. 303 west out of Hudson into Peninsula. Turn left (south) on Riverview. Go 7.2 miles. Turn right (west) on Smith (follow signs).
Carissa Flint, a senior at Southeast High School, has recently won a full-tuition paid scholarship in the amount of $20,675. The scholarship contest was hosted by Casal Aveda Institute in Austintown.
The 2017 Ravenna All-City Musical "James and the Giant Peach," directed by Ric Hughes, recently was presented in the Ravenna High School auditorium.
Dillon Jaxon Huffman is the newborn son of Nathan and Carey Huffman of Lake Milton. He arrived April 15 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Kamaira Huffman, 10, is the baby's big sister.
Nelson Hughes, the son of Kenneth and Cynthia Hughes of Diamond, was awarded the Newcomb Scholar award at The Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Celebration of Students Banquet.
Murphy Deutsch of Kent was recognized as an outstanding student at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute's 28th annual student recognition banquet on April 12.
Quentin Gump-Burnett and Isabella Castiglione were named Students of the Month at the Dreamsolvers Community Center in Ravenna because of their dedication and hard work.
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Considering how my injuries and illnesses usually go -- from bad to worse to catastrophic -- I'd have to say I'm in a bit of a slump lately. No perfect one-point landings on either knee, no greenstick breaks in any bones, no cracked ribs, no concussions, not even a broken finger or toe.
By Laura Nethken
The Seed Library is now open. The Newton Falls Public Library offers a variety of vegetable, flower and herb seeds available for check out anytime, while supplies last. Tomatoes and peppers should be planted soon.