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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:54 AM
The first meeting of Highland Lodge No. 38 was held in Hillsboro on March 3, 1817. Yes, that was more than 200 years ago – the lodge received its dispensation in the 1817, but didn’t receive its charter until 1819, so it was decided at the state level that this year, 2019, would be the year the lodge would celebrate its bicentennial with a Reconsecration Ceremony by the Grand Lodge of Ohio.
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:54 AM
    The first meeting of Highland Lodge No. 38 was held in Hillsboro on March 3, 1817. Yes, that was more than 200 years ago – the lodge received its dispensation in the 1817, but didn’t receive its charter until 1819, so it was decided at the state level that this year, 2019, would be the year the lodge would celebrate its bicentennial with a Reconsecration Ceremony by the Grand Lodge of Ohio.
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  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019 1:17 PM
    Ladies and gentlemen, as we put a proverbial bow on this series of confabulations, it should be mentioned that while the C.S. Bell Co. is no longer in Hillsboro – or in the bell- making business for that matter – C.S. Bell Co. bells are still being produced to this very day.
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  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:23 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, since we began this series of offerings on Hillsboro businessman Charles Singleton Bell (1829-1905) and the company he founded back in the 1800s, C.S. Bell Co. bells have been featured in news articles in places as far away as India.
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  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 8:07 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, when we left off from last week’s confabulation, Hillsboro businessman Charles Singleton Bell (1829-1905) had experienced a fortuitous accident that led to his discovery of a metal that produced a ringing sound of a bell.
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  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:46 AM
    Our good friend and Highland County Historical Society founding member Bob Hodson just this week provided me with some more fascinating information about the manufacturing company. Mr. Hodson at one time was a minority partner of the C.S. Bell Co. and shared some background on the company and C.S. Bell himself that I would like to share with you.
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  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:39 PM
    Linda hasn’t been the only one who has reached out with great information on the C.S. Bell Co. and the bells the company produced for generations. Quite a few have shared some really fascinating odds and ends on the company that was a mainstay in Highland County, and we’ll share those particulars in the very near future (and if you have any stories, please drop me a line), but let’s pause for now, and we’ll continue next week.
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  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 2:01 PM
    Ladies and gentlemen, there is still a C.S. Bell Co. in existence as we’ve mentioned in an earlier confabulation, but the company that’s no longer based in Hillsboro and is now located in Tiffin, Ohio no longer manufactures bells and focuses instead on milling and grinding, conveyors, crushers and recycling. However, there are still C.S. Bell Co. bells that were made right here in Hillsboro all over the world – and even all over the Internet.
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  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:48 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, in our confabulations about the C.S. Bell Co. of Hillsboro, we’ve examined how the venerable bell merchant of yore maintained that churches and farms are incomplete without a bell, and you might surmise that old 1894 catalog we’ve referenced asserts the same thing about schools.
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  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:00 AM
    Since last week’s offering, I have become the proud owner of my very own C.S. Bell Co. farm bell. When we last spoke, our confabulation centered on how a church is incomplete without a bell – this according to a 125-year-old catalog distributed by the C.S. Bell Co. of Hillsboro in 1894.
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  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019 4:21 PM
    Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve rung in another New Year, and on that note, let’s continue for a moment with our look back at the C.S. Bell Co., which was part of the Hillsboro landscape for multiple generations.
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