Dan Kilgallin recently attained scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout. Dan is the son of Wyatt and Sharon Kilgallin of MInerva and a long time member of Boy Scout Troop 150, sponsored by the Minerva First Christian Church. His Eagle Scout project was installing a video surveillance system at the Minerva YMCA so the YMCA can now see all of its facility from the main desk.
Malvern Elementary students raised more than $1,000 for the Pennies for Patience campaign. The children's change will assist other children who are ill. The students were challenged by Principal Matt Rodriguez to raise $1,000. As a reward, three students were able to throw pies at Rodriguez.
This year, Malvern Elementary students "Let Reading Surprise" them during Right to Read Week April 14-18. Students in grades kindergarten through third were visited by Carrollton's Sherry Fritz, author of "Brown Bear's Surprise" and mother of the eight-year-old-illustrator. The students also had books read to them by Joe Gamber's reading students. Students grades four through six were visited by Nancy Hopper, author of "I was a Fifth Grade Zebra" and "What Happened in Mrs Fisher's Room."
At the conclusion of a two week Boundry Breakers study on the Holocaust, Minerva High School students gathered to hear Sam Ron, of Canton, a survivor of the Holocaust talk about his experiences during that time in his life.
Ron, who was born in a small village in Poland in 1925 remembers the day that the German soldiers came into his village. He was 14 years old and in his first year of high school.
The long-anticipated construction of Minerva's public library has finally begun, thanks to the generous donations of area businesses, clubs and individuals. According to the Library Director Betsy Ketchum, "The total cost of construction including furnishings is estimated at $140,000." The stairway built in the former children's section will lead to the new children's and audio-visual wings, housed in the basement. An elevator constructed within the former read computer room is being installed to accomodate disabled library patrons and is wide enough for wheelchairs.
Norma Clark was installed as President of the Carroll County Extension Homemakers during its annual Achievement Day activities held Friday, April 24 at the Malvern United Methodist Church educational building. Former president Kenne Hartong also swore in Penny Hull, vice president; Jane Wingerter, secretary; and Mona Maple, treasurer.
She presented pins to outgoing councilors. "The Accents," a singing group from Malvern High School directed by Shirley Columbo, provided a program of lively music during the afternoon.
Miss Marie Smith, a senior at Minerva High School, was selected as the recipient of the Minerva Women's Club Nursing Scholarship when the club met at St. Paul's Lutheran social hall. She will receive a check in the amount of $300 from the club. Smith has been accepted at Massillon City Hospital School of Nursing. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Smith, RD2.
"Think Metric" has become a familiar term for Malvern Elementary School's sixth-graders according to teacher Mrs. Wolford. Students including Patrick Wingerter shows as trundle wheel, Stacey Simmons shows his metric height, Doug Morris displays a diameter gauge and Larry Rohrer shows the balance scale.
Minerva School band director James W. Lamb was presented American Legion Post 357 community service award plaque. Past Commander Hill Hartman made the presentation. Past Commander Harry Smallwood read the citation.
Three Past Commanders of Post 357 were presented engraved life memberships. Post Commander Smallwood, World War II, made the presentations to World War I veterans William C. Baxter, Alvin R. Richardson and Hill Hartman.
There were 197 fathers, sons and guests in the Christian Church social room and gymnasium to enjoy the annual Father and Son Banquet. The double-feature program included the Carrolltones "Sweet Adeline Chorus" and Cleveland Browns football star Vince Costello from Magnolia.
The little ones lead the way to a glorious day at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Easter morning for services. Standing on the church steps are Mrs. Donald Hines and daughter Mary Jane, Mrs. Marvin Shaffer and daughter Patty, Mrs. Olen McGrew, Jr., and son Michael, Mrs. Carl Gartner and son Keith and Morris McLaughlin, son Denny and holding their 13 day old son Peter.
Minerva High School May Day festivities are scheduled for May 1. The queen, Donna Carson will be crowned by Goddess of Minerva Marilyn Cook. Senior attendants are Rosemary Lutz and Sandra Crouse. Junior attendants are Linda Reed, Kay Garland, Carol Kratz and Marjorie Bixler.
At a meeting of the Memorial Association in City Hall, officers for 1947 were elected. The new officers are Robert Guthrie, president; Harold W. Wagner, vice president; and Mrs. Cecil Bagueros, secretary. During the meeting the group decided to commence the year's May 30 parade and program.
High School operetta, "Musicana," will be presented by the vocal department under the direction of Bruce Robart. A panorama of music in all fields, the operetta written by Mrs. Robart is in five scenes, each with its separate set of featured act, stars and songs.