Around the ‘Burg

By Janet & Judy - For The Register-Herald

LEWISBURG — Hello Lewisburg! This week’s weather should have satisfied everyone. We had hot temperatures, cold temperatures, rain, wind, and sun. It just took care of all of us.

Upcoming events

May 4 — Neighbor Night. Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. Meals served from 5-6:30 p.m. Thank you Carol and your crew for the delicious spaghetti and fixings. Services begin at 6:30 p.m. and are finished by 7 p.m. Come and join our group.

May 5 — Euchre. Lewisburg Trinity Church. Play this famous card game every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon. Coffee and snacks are provided.

May 7 — Eric Loy will be appearing in Lewisburg to share his talents. The concert will begin at 1 p.m. If weather permits, the concert will be held outside between Ruby Purl’s and Twisted Sisters. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon. We will be collecting cans of food for the LACC Food Bank. Those bringing can foods will be entered into the door prize drawing held on this day. For example: four cans of food equals four entries for the door prizes.

LAA 2016 Scholarship

A scholarship is being offered to technical and undergraduate students who have completed their first year of study. To be considered for this Alumni Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

• Must be a graduate of Tri-County North in 2015 or before.

• Must be enrolled as a full-time returning student at a college or accredited technical school, as a sophomore or above seeking a Bachelor or Associate Degree in the scholarship year of 2016-2017.

• Must show current participation in school and/or community activities.

• Must have financial need.

• Must submit two or three dated letters of recommendation written during the current school year (2015-2016).

• This year’s scholarship will be presented at the annual Lewisburg Area Alumni Banquet, Saturday, June 11. Pick up an application which must be returned to the Alumni Association postmarked no later than Saturday, May 14, to be eligible for consideration. If there are any questions, please call Mary Studebaker.

Bicentennial 2018

In 1853, the Dayton & Western Railway built a depot in Sonora and brought two mail deliveries each day to Lewisburg. When the Cincinnati Northern Railway was built, deliveries increased to four a day. Daily, citizens watched as the two wheeled hand cart piled high with mail bags travelled from the depot to the downtown post office.

Just as important to Lewisburg as railway delivery was the introduction of the rural mail service to farmers. Local shops constructed light, closed wagons for the carriers, and horses were purchased. On Feb. 2, 1902, Benjamin Snyder, Frank Hapner, “Chart” Banta, and Walter Wood left the post office on the first routes into the rural areas and the RFD Mail Service was born.

In 1898 and again in 1910, the post office safe was blown and the contents stolen. These events caused quite a bit of excitement since the robbers were never caught.

We have now evolved intoparcel and post, airmail and zip codes.

April Birthdays & More

April 28 — Pam Baker

April 29 — Happy Anniversary to Diane & Everett Trittschuh. Happy Birthday Roger Blankenship

April 30 — Happy Anniversary to Lou & Shirley Warren

May 1 — Phyllis Root (Always Remembered)

Welcome home Marine Christian Krisher!

Thank you for service our country and keeping us safe. Lewisburg stands with you!


The Lewisburg Historical Society recently held a fundraiser raising monies to build a building to hold Lewisburg historical items. It was decided that cabbage rolls would be sold. Estimated sales — maybe one hundred. Well, we talked to Diane Shrout who led the parade. Some 896 cabbage rolls were made. Some people have had to eat a little crow. Twelve volunteers helped Diane and Dinah Clark to prepare the cabbage rolls for sale. Eight volunteers helped to disperse them on Friday. We forgot to pick ours up on Friday but they made it home on Saturday. All reports that have been shared say that they are delicious. How many can we sell in the next round? I don’t think Diane will be ready for awhile. Thank you, Diane for your part in this great fundraiser.

Evaleena, our little miracle baby, born on March 13, (two months early) is home and growing like a little weed. Grandma says that she is very alert and is beginning to give the “look” when she knows that she is being watched. You go Evaleena! Evaleena thanks all who have prayed for her progress.

In closing

In the words of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “ Everyday we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.” Sounds like a good philosophy for all of us. “There is spirit; there is grace in our peaceful country place.” See you Around the ‘Burg!

By Janet & Judy

For The Register-Herald

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