Tiverton Institute schedule announced

| February 25, 2019

TIVERTON – A more than 100 year old tradition is set to return to Tiverton.

The 117th Tiverton Institute will be held Wednesday and Thursday, March 6-7, at the Tiverton Grange, CR 20 and SR 206.

“It’s the people that put it on that make it work,” said Richard Border, who is part of the Tiverton Institute planning committee. “They go the extra mile as far as trying to have speakers that will interest everybody.”

Each day of the institute starts at 10 a.m. with coffee and donuts and there also is a covered dish meal at noon.

Wednesday’s schedule features the chocolate cake baking contest for adults and chocolate chip cookies and woodworking contest for children 16 and under.

“Anyone is welcome to enter the contests,” Border said.

Morning speakers will be Tammi Rogers on recycling and Emily Marrison and David Marrison from OSU Extension.

“It’s always a lot of fun to come to the Tiverton Institute,” Rogers said. “I like seeing the featured desserts for the contest and getting to taste the winner and other ones. They are a good incentive for me to come speak.”

The institute also is a good opportunity for her to educate people on how to properly recycle.

“People like to bag their recycling when they put it in the bins, but we like it loose,” Rogers said. “I’ll give them little tidbits like that to help them become better recyclers.”

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday Chuck Ellis will speak on dairies in Coshocton County. He will be followed by Alice Hoover’s presentation on the birth of the Constitution at 2 p.m. The evening program starts at 7 p.m. and will feature music by Amish school children and magic by Larry Pew.

Thursday’s morning speaker will be Dave Snyder who will discuss historical homes of Coshocton County. In the afternoon Dave Greer will discuss The Village of Greer at 1 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Ken Smailes will give a history talk. A soup supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. there will be music by Gary Rahn and a skit by Tiverton Youth.

“We are the only ones as far as I understand that still have a two-day institute,” Border said. “Originally it was called the Tiverton Farmers’ Institute and was a place for farmers to come sell seed corn, alfalfa, clover or grass seeds and the extension office would come out. It was still called the farmers’ institute when we moved up here in 1977. People thought they couldn’t come because they weren’t farmers. The name along with the topics has changed over the years.”

He added that they are also open for new suggestions on speakers.

“If someone comes and says they want to do a segment next year we will mark them down,” Border said.

117th Tiverton Institute Schedule

March 6 – 7

Tiverton Center, CR 20 and SR 206

10 a.m. Coffee and Donuts

Covered dish meal each day at noon


Baking Contest for adults – Chocolate Cake

16 and under – Chocolate Chip Cookies and Woodworking

Morning Speakers:

Tammi Rogers on Recycling

Emily Marrison and David Marrison from OSU Extension

1 p.m. Speaker: Chuck Ellis – Dairies in Coshocton County

2 p.m. Speaker: Alice Hoover on The Birth of the Constitution

7 p.m. Speaker: Music by Amish School Children and Magic by Larry Pew


Morning Speaker: Dave Snyder – Historical Homes of Coshocton County

1 p.m. Speaker: Dave Greer – The Village of Greer

2 p.m. Speaker: Ken Smailes – History

4 – 6 p.m.: Soup Supper

7 p.m.: Music by Gary Rahn; Skit by Tiverton Youth


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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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