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New Addition to the Darke County Animal Shelter
A new outdoor fenced in enclosure has been added to the Darke County Animal Shelter.
This project was totally funded by the Darke County Friends of The Shelter. The purpose of this enclosure is to allow a new adopting family time to get acquainted with a dog in a controlled and safe environment. Maintenance and upkeep for the enclosure will be provided... read more
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Mr. Henry St. Clair, a Community Icon
How could a student go to school in shabby clothes one day, then a few days later become one of the best dressed kids in school? Mr. Henry St. Clair. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, the school system had a practice of sending home students who wore “shabby” clothing. This was unacceptable to Mr. St. Clair. He had a standing order with a number of people in the community – his “secret agents” – to... read more
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Bush book donated to support Mandy’s Sunshine Run
Decision Points,  a book written by President George W. Bush was offered for bidding to benefit “Mandy’s Sunshine Run”.  The sixth annual running of this race will be held in the Greenville city park on September 17, 2011.  Mandy Green's family and friends organized this 5K Run/Walk to help fund the Mandy Green Class of 2013 Memorial Scholarship Fund... read more
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Alpin Hong to perform at Memorial Hall
Darke County Center for the Arts will present pianist Alpin Hong in a workshop performance for area junior high students at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall on Thursday, February 3 and Friday, February 4. A part of DCCA's Arts In Education series which reaches youngsters in each grade level of all local public schools at no charge to the students, this workshop entitled... read more
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Kiwanis honors Students of the Month
Three Greenville High School seniors were honored as Students of the Month by Greenville Kiwanis Wednesday. They are, left to right, Prital Mehta, Greenville, Audrey Garber, Bradford, and Chase Albright, Greenville. The fourth Student of the Month for November and December, 2010, Ian Brown of Greenville, was recognized last... read more
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Buchy offers a surprise for a Carefree Connection Tours group
Greenville’s very own Carefree Connection Tours had a HUGE surprise waiting for everyone on their tour of the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, January 25th. State Representative Jim Buchy of Ohio’s 77th House District, made a special appearance to answer questions and join along with Carefree Connection Tours on their private tour of the Statehouse.  Mr. Buchy graciously... read more
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Kids Learning Place needs volunteers
Programs for childhood education are important for helping children learn and grow. Kids Learning Place, sponsored by Council on Rural Services, is one of these programs that serves many local families. Council on Rural Services is looking for up to 15 volunteers to directly help staff and help provide a safe, clean environment for children in Bradford... read more
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Greenville 2010 Adopt a Box
Although it is winter outside, the Main Street Greenville Adopt-a-Box Committee is thinking Spring! Email County News Online for a 2011 Adopt A Box Program application form. This is the fifth year for this successful program. It wouldn’t be so successful without local folks like you who believe in our community. The committee is always in need of more adoptees, as well as volunteers for planting day and weekly watering... read more
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Buchy Foods… Five Generations of Service - By Kate Kerg
Editor's Note: Kate Kerg, Vice President of Buchy Food Service, gave the following presentation to Greenville Kiwanis Wednesday. She was kind enough to share the text of her talk with us. It was a fascinating look at the history of one of Darke County's oldest contining businesses... Greenville Kiwanis Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Jim Ward invited me to speak on behalf of Buchy Food Service... read more
Second National Bank sponsors Alpin Hong and Family Theatre Series
Darke County Center for the Arts is grateful for funds donated by Second National Bank as an Impressario sponsor of concert pianist ALPIN HONG, the fourth and final Artists Series performance of DCCA’s 2010-2011 season.  A "Pianistic Firebrand” according to The New York Times, Alpin Hong’s expansive musical training is only enhanced by his diverse accomplishments in skateboarding, martial arts, and videogames... read more
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Ian Brown Kiwanis Student of the Month
Greenville High School Senior Ian Brown was awarded Greenville Kiwanis Student of the Month last week. Ian is the son of Thomas and Suzanne Brown, Greenville. Three other students were re-scheduled for a later date due to the weather. Pictured, left to right, Kiwanis President Joe Payne, Brown, and GHS Principal Chris Mortensen... see enlarged pix
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The Uniqueness & Beauty of Darke County
Photo by Lyn Bliss - Did you happen to get a photo of a news event? Let us share it with our readers. See something beautiful and unique for Darke County? Let us share that also. See examples on many of our pages. We have lots of room, and Darke County has lots to offer. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. Let's share a few "thousand words" with the outside world.
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Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund Seeks Help from Local School Districts
January 17, 2011 - Dear Superintendent - This request is being sent to every Superintendent in Darke County. The Senior Scribes are asking for your help in two related areas. First, we need a contact person from each School District that will act as a source of information relative to students that enjoy and are active in areas related to journalism. It is a... read more
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Greenville High School – Fact vs Fiction - By Chris Mortensen, Principal
Several questions were asked about the Greenville educational system and how this compares with the past, its future and other educational institutions.  I will explain each question and in doing so I would emphasize that no statements are being made about any aspects or educational programs being better than another, but only unique in the method of delivering services... read more
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KitchenAid Division Supports Cross County Recreational Trail Plan
On November 9, 2010 the KitchenAid division of Whirlpool Corporation presented a donation to Roger Van Frank, Director of Darke County Park District on behalf of the Friends of the Parks Recreational Trail Phoenix Committee to be used toward the Park District’s groundbreaking cross county trail plan which began this past summer... read more
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Martin Luther King Day Food Drive
Hunger doesn’t end with the holiday season.  It’s a year-round problem affecting thousands of families in our region, and this Monday you have the opportunity to make a difference. HandsOn West Central Ohio, including the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, is teaming up with Hits 105.5 for its second annual Martin Luther King Day food drive.  This drive... read more
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Classic Children’s Books Come Alive on Memorial Hall Stage
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Mermaid Theatre’s production of Swimmy, Frederick, and Inch by Inch at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Sunday, January 23 at 2 p.m.  “These beloved Leo Lionni books will spring to life right before your very eyes,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins.  “The beautiful images and whimsical texts of these classics... read more
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Local businesses partner with DCCA for its ‘A Taste of Wine and Jazz XX’
Darke County Center for the Arts announces A Taste Of Wine & Jazz XX, set for Friday, January 23, 2011, 6:30 P.M. at Montage.  Event sponsors include Edward Jones local Investment Representatives Steve Litchfield, Todd Subler, Aaron Ward, and Bill Wolke along with Fry & Company partners Beverly Delk, Rodney Oda, and Jim Ward... read more
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Darke County Parks Needs YOU!
Are you looking for something to help break up your stress at work or have you stayed inside all winter long with nothing to do? Please join us on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 10AM at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, Nature Center for a Volunteer Workshop! We will share with you what, when, and where we can use your assistance, and inform you of what you have missed out on!  The opportunities are endless! photos enlarged
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Greenville Eagles Awards Scholarships
Four $1,000 scholarships were awarded Dec. 24 to children of Greenville Eagles members pursuing higher education. Congratulations to: Ryan Rose, Brittany Bowers, Zac Guillozet and Holly Bruner. Pictured left to right with the recipients are Aerie officers and family members. Back row: Trustee Anna Humphrey, Rose, Larry (Rosebud) Rose, Guillozet, Sue Burnette, Kim Bowers and Worthy President Joe Shumaker. Front: Worthy Vice President Steffanie Baker, Bowers, Bruner and Teresa Bruner.
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Kiwanis delivers as promised
Just before Christmas break, Kiwanis fulfilled its promise to deliver cookies and juice to kindergarten, first and second graders who read a new book at home with an adult in their family. The book, “The Joy of Giving,” was handed out before the Thanksgiving break with the requirement that the older students read the book to an adult at home, and the younger students have the book read to them. They had to return a slip, signed by the adult...
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2011 Good Tidings for Horner
"There are so many things to be grateful for", said Elizabeth Horner, a rising student of Greenville Senior High School.  Horner has several reasons to be especially grateful in 2011. She thanks Superintendent Susie Riegle for bringing the Power of the Pen Program to Greenville.  "As we welcome the New Year, Greenville Junior High will not only have a team competing but will be gearing up to host the 2011 district tournament, a preparatory to the state-wide competition, on January 8th".  
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Memorial Hall soon to be 100 years old
Help celebrate Darke County’s history… On May 3, 2012 St. Clair Memorial Hall will celebrate its first 100 years. Do you have photos, programs, stories or other memorabilia from the Memorial Hall of years past? Memorial Hall, built with a $100,000 donation by Henry St. Clair and given to Greenville City Schools, is on the National Register of Historic Places. St. Clair insisted, however, that it be built next to the Carnegie Greenville Public Library... read more
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East Echoes performs for Kiwanis
East Echoes, fourth grade students from Greenville’s East School, performed a Christmas concert for Greenville Kiwanis Wednesday. Boasting more than 30 members, the group will be giving 11 performances in the community by the Christmas holidays. Kiwanis meets each Wednesday at 12 noon at Chestnut Village Center, Brethren Retirement Community... more photos
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Eagles Christmas Party for Kids
Greenville Eagles 2177 held its annual Christmas Party for 107 children and grandchildren of members Sunday. Kids got to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas, and received a toy especially purchased for them, an orange and candy. New this year was a chance to decorate their own Christmas cookie and get their faces painted for the holidays. Several Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary volunteers worked as many as 60 hours getting ready for the annual event...  photos

 
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