Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Southwest Messenger

SWCS grad follows in father’s footsteps

Samuel Reynolds Sr. and Samuel Reynolds Jr. stand in the Westland High School music room. They made school history when both, father and son, won the Louis Armstrong award. Westland High School graduate Samuel Reynolds Jr. shares a love for the trumpet with a long line of family members.   His passion earned him the Louis Armstrong award at We...

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Jackson Middle track team takes district title

The girls track team at Jackson Middle School won the 2012 district championships for South-Western City Schools. Pictured here (top, left to right) Andrea Luchini, Natalie Cooper, Janelle Cossin, coach Needham, Riley Bowyer, Lindsay Jones, Carly Dunn; (bottom) Brandy Keith and Megan Barr....

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GCKA soccer team goes undefeated

  The GCKA Lady Magic U14 team finished its final season as tournament champions in the Mid-Ohio Select Soccer League tournament. Playing in both the Buckeye Premier and MOSSL Leagues this season, the Lady Magic team went undefeated.  Team members include (top row, left to right) coach Tim Cox, Rachel Neff, Amanda Baker, Anna Lilly, Xochi...

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Grove City police embrace social media

The Grove City Division of Police launched a Facebook page, using the social media tool as another way to communicate with residents, businesses and others interested in the Grove City Division of Police. The Grove City Division of Police will use its new Facebook page to update the community on information that might be useful, such as timely safe...

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Importance of pool safety

Messenger photo by Dedra Cordle Instructor Paul Hover tests the skills of 4-year-old Scarlett Evans during a swim ability evaluation at the Vaughn E Hairston YMCA. With the hazy days of summer ahead, swimming pools will become a popular destination for children looking for ways to beat the heat and pass the time. While a day playing in the water ma...

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Flags of Honor

Grove Citys Henceroth Park will be the gathering place for residents to visit the traveling memorial of more than 400 full-size flags honoring Ohio soldiers who gave their lives for our freedom in Afghanistan, Iraq and throughout the world. Ohio Flags of Honor grew out of the Operation Iraqi Freedom Chopper Fund created by the parents of a Hilliard...

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Urbancrest recognized for ‘green’ efforts

The village of Urbancrest has been recognized for their efforts in promoting green practices in waste reduction and recycling by the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio. At the June 5 meeting, council announced that the village was one of SWACOs three finalists for the EMERALD Award for Community Excellence. The village was up against Westerville...

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A lesson in history

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle It was a team effort to make sure the bean soup served at the Encampment didnt burn and stick to the bottom. Here, Bev Babbert (stirring) and Joan Eyerman (pouring) take their turn tending to the mass amount of bean soup. Babbert said over 30 pounds of beans were used for the soup. Babbert was also tasked with clean...

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Eagle Pavilion grand opening set

Celebrate the grand opening of Eagle Pavilion at Rotary Lake from 8 to 9 p.m. on June 14 at Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Road. The community is invited to the ribbon cutting with a special presentation thanking the Grove City Rotary Club and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Grand Aerie at 8:15 p.m. The celebration kicks off the summer movie series, Fryer Flic...

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Flicks at Fryer back to entertain

Grove Citys Fryer Flicks on the Hill is back. Free, family-friendly movies will be shown on a large inflatable screen at dusk on the sledding hill at Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Road each Thursday, from June 14 through Aug. 2. The 2012 outdoor movie series schedule is: •June 14,Cars 2 •June 21,Bed Time Stories •June 28,Dolphin Tale...

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