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Sarah Poole/News Lanning’s Foods will be selling Polish paczki pastries throughout Mardi Gras and the Lenten season.

Feast on sweets on Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday, or in French, Mardi Gras, is the day before Ash Wednesday. On this day, Christians around the world partake in a feast of sweet treats and savory dinners before the Lenten season begins the following day.

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Virgil Shipley/News Ohio Distinguished Young Women participants presented seven blankets to Knox Community Hospital during Monday’s Kiwanis Club luncheon. From left, are Bruce White, CEO at KCH, Distinguished Young Women, Rachel Brogee, Greater Allen County, and Danielle Vivcharenko, Cuyahoga County, and Jeffrey Scott, Director of Marketing and Development from KCH.

DYW participants helping KCH

On Monday, the 2017 Distinguished Young Women of Ohio Scholarship’s 14 participants attended a luncheon with the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club, held at Ohio Eastern Star Home’s Gallagher Centre.

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Sarah Poole/News Ten-year-old Deacon Binegar of Danville is passionate about fundraising for the Jump Rope for Heart program as well as raising awareness about congenital heart defects in the community.

Binegar jumping for joy, life

Each year, students around the country enjoy participating in the Jump Rope for Heart program, sponsored by the American Heart Association. But for Deacon Binegar of Danville, the program is more than just jump roping during gym class.

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Sarah Poole/News Timothy Robinson, baker at the Ferrari Baking Company, displaying a tray of trendy cake pops.

Baking up a treat for someone special

This past week, the mother-son duo, Denise Davis and Timothy Robinson, at the Ferrari Baking Company, have been baking up a storm, preparing for the fast arrival of Valentine’s Day.

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Thrall Lodge 170 in Fredericktown will be reviving its monthly Saturday morning breakfasts after 17 years.

Breakfasts return to Thrall Lodge

For many years, Thrall Lodge 170, located at 12 E. Sandusky St., hosted a monthly Saturday morning breakfast for lodge members as well as other local community members.

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New restaurant says konnichiwa

Tuesday marked the opening of the much anticipated Ichiban Sushi and Hibachi restaurant, located in the former Kirkland’s Hallmark store at 1558 Coshocton Ave.

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The Hatfield sisters, from left, Georgia Helmick, Sue Zernis, Betty Heil, Marti Stringfellow, Joan McCall, Jean Johnson, and Joyce Calver, at a get-together at Jean’s home in 2003. The sisters will celebrate being in their 80s at the same time this year with a trip to Branson, Missouri.

Hatfield sisters retain strong family bond

This spring, for a short span of six weeks, the seven Hatfield sisters of Fredericktown — Sue Zernis, Betty Heil, Marti Stringfellow, Jean Johnson, Joyce Calver, Joan McCall and Georgia Helmick — will all be in their 80s at the same time.

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