Thursday, April 24th, 2014

2011 December

64 years as a waitress at the Red Brick

On her last shift as a waitress at the Red Brick Tavern, Neval Pennell waits on Sally Hoey who was enjoying lunch during a recent meeting of the London Rotary Club. Neval Pennells first job turned out to be her only job. On Dec. 15, she hung up her apron for the last time after 64 years as a waitress at the Red Brick Tavern. Neval, 79, served her f...

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Two wheeled freedom

A bicycle meant freedom to a 10-year-old growing up in Groveport in the 1960s. Once you had those two wheels under you, every street, alley, dirt path and open lot was yours to explore. Nearly every kid had some kind of bike back then, but it was rare anyone ever had a new bicycle because bikes were an expensive luxury. Most of the kids had old han...

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Sweepin’ Santa

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove After a long night delivering Christmas presents, Santa Claus relaxed on Christmas Day by sweeping the artificial turf at Canal Winchester High School’s Mike Locke Stadium. The field is swept once a week during the busy seasons and periodically the rest of the year. Sweeping the artificial turf helps preserve...

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Blacklick Estates water plant meeting

Ohio American Water has scheduled a meeting at the Blacklick Estates water treatment plant, 5577 Newport Court, at 6 p.m. on Jan. 5.   The purpose of the meeting is to provide information to interested members of the public and Ohio American Water’s customers. Ohio American Water representatives will respond to questions about:  ...

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At the Southeast Library

  The Southeast Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3980 S. Hamilton Road, offers the following programs (for information call 645-2275):   Baby Laptime and Storytime:   •Baby Laptime is for ages birth to 18 months and their caregivers. Twenty minutes of fun bouncing rhymes, stories and songs, and time for play. Wednesd...

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Longtime county clerk of courts, Marie Parks, retires

Messenger photo by Jim Durban Marie Parks, Madison Countys clerk of courts for the past 34 years, retired on Dec. 30. After 34 years of keeping the law in order, Marie Parks, Madison Countys clerk of courts, is retiring. “The contact with the attorneys and judges has been wonderful. Its been a privilege to work with them, said Parks, 84, whos...

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BHS Show Choir receives charitable donation

Kiwanis member Linda Helm presents a check to Kathy Leonard, director of the Briggs High School Show Choir. The Hilltop Kiwanis Club made this donation to help defray costs of equipment and supplies....

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Stringtown Road project to begin in 2012

  Commuters should expect to see construction work along Stringtown Road early next year.   During the Dec. 19 meeting, Grove City council approved $195,000 in appropriations to relocate the utilities between McDowell and Hoover roads to begin Phase II of the Stringtown Road Reconstruction Improvement Project.   According to Les Spri...

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Madison Township road crew ready for winter

Madison Township Road Superintendent Terry Spangler is a happy man, as long as the snow stays away.   "This is the first time in three years we didn’t have to worry about being called out on Christmas for snow removal," said Spangler prior to the start of the Madison Township trustees’ Dec. 21 meeting. "We’re l...

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Canal Winchester gets state funding for Tanktown project

  The city of Canal Winchester will receive $2.1 million in state funding from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) for the Tanktown Waterline and Roadway Reconstruction Project.   Of the total award, $1.05 million will be in the form of a grant and $1.07 million will be in the form of a zero percent interest loan. The remaining amount...

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