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Jobs mismatch between employers and workers, By Bob Robinson
“Workers can’t pass 8th grade reading levels” - “The southern part of the county is now starting to plant,” said Justin Petrosino, Darke County’s OSU Agricultural Extension Agent. He noted that planting hasn’t started in earnest in the north because of the wet ground. “Some are planting corn, some corn and beans. Those who planted early,” he added, “now have to break up the crust… read more
KitchenAid Ribbon Cutting… 1,100 Sq. Ft. new Retail Space, 10 Year Anniversary
The KitchenAid Experience is one of the gems of Greenville, Ohio, responsible for tour buses bringing hundreds of tourists into the area every year. This year marked 10 years at it’s current downtown location on South Broadway in Greenville. KitchenAid got its start in 1908. From, it was Herbert Johnston, a Hobart Manufacturing engineer in Troy… read more
Buchy Presents House Commendation to Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Inductee
COLUMBUS—Recently, State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) presented a House commendation to Wilbur Mullen of Greenville (left), who was inducted into the Ohio Department of Aging’s 2011 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Mullen has spent his life serving others throughout the world by providing assistance to communities and countries that have been ravaged… read more
June is Adopt-a-Pet Month
The Darke County Commissioners have issued a proclamation making June Adopt-A-Pet Month. The slogan is “Adopt don’t Shop”. This is in conjunction with the Darke County Animal Shelter and the Darke County Humane Society. Darke County is fortunate to have two facilities where cats and dogs can be adopted. One is the Darke County Animal Shelter, located on County Home Rd… read more
State of the Heart Hospice Delivers Birthday Cake to 100 year old
State of the Heart Hospice staff members delivered a birthday cake Thursday, May 19, to Leah Rhoades who turned 100 years old that day.  “My, this is so special,” said Leah when the cake was delivered by State of the Heart Chaplain John Nunnally.  “I don’t want to cut it for awhile. I want people to see it,” added the life-long Darke County resident. The cake was baked by a… read more
Use of Cover Crops, by Justin Petrosino, OSU Extension, Darke County
For my column this week I’m adapting an article written by the great Roger Bender, AgNR of Shelby County. I was going to cover the topic but Roger did such a great job that there is no need for me to reinvent the wheel. I simply polished it to a high gloss for our Darke County farmers. In recent years, more farmers have embraced the use of cover crops for a host of different… read more
Memorial Day 2011... Stelvideo Christian Church holds Memorial Day Service
By Christy Riley - “…It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly… read more
Darke County Animal Shelter Pets of the week
We have Holly at the Darke County Animal Shelter. She is a 5-year-old Cocker Spaniel. She is black and white and had long hair. Her hair was very matted and we had to trim her hair shorter. She is a friendly dog, but didn’t think too highly of the idea of having her hair trimmed around her feet. She is looking for a good home and is ready for adoption… read more
Commissioners issue Proclamation for Steam Threshers
Picture, left to right, back row: Sharon Price, Rob Sando, Larry Simmons, Chuck Price, and Dave Gibson. Sitting: Commissioners Diane Delaplane, Mike Rhoades and Mike Stegall. Commissioners issued a Proclamation for the Darke County Steam Threshers 55th Annual Reunion. It starts June 30 at 10 a.m. at York Woods, at the corner of SR 127… read more
It is the soldier who bought our freedom, Photos & Story by Bob Robinson
“We are fortunate to living in the greatest nation on the face of the earth.” In a hard-hitting speech to attendees and participants in Greenville’s Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony at Greenville-Union Cemetery Monday, Lt. Col. Jesse J. Green, Darke County Asst. Prosecutor, applauded those who serve and gave notice to detractors that it was these men and women who bought… read more
Gettysburg Address, Pres. Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Nov. 19, 1863
Abraham Lincoln gave what is now known as “The Gettysburg Address”; below are the words to Lincoln’s speech: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate… read more
CHIP assistance offered at CAP
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton – Darke County has received funding from the Darke County Commissioners Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) for rental and utility assistance in Darke County for those that are in threat of eviction. A three-day eviction notice with complete wording of why the person is being evicted, copy of your lease, 13 weeks of income, and Social Security cards is necessary to complete an application. Income… read more
Red Cross Survey Shows Nearly 80 Percent of Americans Plan Water-related Summer Activities, but a Third Lack Sufficient Swimming Skills - Darke County, OH May 27, 2011 More than a third of people planning to swim, boat or fish this summer cannot swim well, according to a new American Red Cross survey. The survey1 of more than 1,000 adults, taken earlier this spring, found that 78 percent of households are planning at least one water-related recreational activity this summer. However, 37 percent describe their swimming skills as fair, lacking or non-existent… read more
Darke County Photography Club
Check out our photos around Darke County - If you enjoy the featured photographs from the Darke County Photography Club, be sure to visit one of the friends of the Darke County Photography Club that allows the club to display members' works.  These venues in Darke County are The Winery at Versailles, Double M Diner, and Shawnee Prairie Nature Center… read more
Edison Engages Young Minds With Free Summer Camp
Edison Community College is offering an entertaining and engaging way to kick off summer vacation with its first-ever Summer STEM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) June 13-16 for students entering grades 8-10. Students attending the free STEM Academy will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of sessions ranging from computers and web site design to animated graphics and robotics. There will be a three hour session in the morning… read more
From Carol Ball, Publisher, Early Bird…
Thought I would let you know, before you read it in the paper, John passed away early Friday morning. There will not be a service, as he had donated his body to Boonshoft Medical Center.  Will have a Celebration of Life Service sometime in the near future, depending on when his boys can be here. Do not want any flowers, but if anyone wants to do anything, we are asking that donations be made to any of the following… read more
Economic Development Moves to The Palace
GREENVILLE -  The Darke County Economic Development (DCED) Office has completed the move to its new location in Suite 201 of The Palace at 537 South Broadway in Greenville.  The office, which seeks to facilitate business development in Darke County, took up residency in its new home on Monday, May 23. DCED joins other development-oriented organizations… read more
Edison Police Academy Instructor Receives Range Honors
Edison Community College Basic Peace Officer Academy Commander Joseph Mahan received the highest score in the semi-automatic pistol instructor course at the Ohio Police Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) in London, Ohio. Students who sign up for the course must qualify on the range without prior practice. They must hit 20 out of 25 rounds in a specified area of the… read more
New Coordinator chosen for Area AmeriCorps Program
Council on Rural Services is pleased to welcome Kristy Warren as a new member of the Council on Rural Services team. She has been selected as the project coordinator for the AmeriCorps for Entrepreneurial Success program in Darke, Miami and Shelby counties. The AmeriCorps program, an extension of Gateway Youth Programs, will address the school-to-workforce skills… read more
Canner Gauge Testing Time, Diane Barga, Program Assistant, OSU Extension Darke County
Planning to do some canning this year to take advantage of your garden produce?  That means it’s time to get your home canning equipment in working order.  OSU Extension, Darke County, is now checking dial type pressure canner gauges. There is a $5.00 charge for each gauge tested.  You will need to bring in your dial gauge to our  office and we will test it, or call you to pick it up after it has been tested.  In addition, you will receive the most recent materials available on home food… read more
A Trip in Back in Time for Young and Old, By Christy Riley, Teen Scribe
It goes to show that age knows no boundaries when conversing with new friends and old. More than 100 people threw out the age barriers and got to know each other recently at the Annual Senior Scribes Spring Fling. Young adults took a trip back into time with their senior counterparts, enjoyed 50s and 60s music, dinner, dancing and an evening of... well... just having fun. The event took place at… read more
Girl Scout Troop 31293 Takes Pride in their Community
GREENVILLE – For the past three years, Girl Scout Troop #31293 has assisted Main Street Greenville in cleaning, planting and mulching flower boxes in Downtown Greenville during the Adopt-a-Box Program in May. Pictured getting their hands dirty are… read more
How is the wheat crop doing? By Justin Petrosino, OSU Extension, Darke County
This week there isn’t much to report on corn and soybeans. Acreage is being piecemealed in as rains allow. Some corn fields that were planted in late April are just now emerging. With the potential for several more inches of rain this week, if we believe the weatherman, it may be longer until we see the county planted. So what about our third largest crop in the county? The wheat crop seems… read more
Yahoo Finance... One Small, Surprising Way to Ensure Your Kid Gets to College, by Sarah Lorge Butler
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - Here’s a fascinating bit of research that caught my eye: According to a new report by the College Savings Initiative, kids with a savings account in their own name are six times more likely to attend college than those without an account. Yep, you read that right: six times more likely. This research examined what happens when kids have ownership, so they’re the ones who can make deposits and withdrawals at a bank. (It’s not looking at what happens… read more
I Remember Mama, By Nancy Hampshire Rush - Author: My Mother’s Child
The following is a selection from my book, “My Mother’s Child.” It reflects my memories of a mother who lived through some very difficult times raising a family of four while working side-by-side with other family members in OUR local poultry business. It is also a story of her life as a wife and mother and how she dealt with the everyday challenges that life often brings. Even though she has been gone for many… read more
Young Local Artist Draws Pet Portraits
The young local artist Jenny U. Fritsch, a 2008 Greenville High School graduate and current arts student at Edison Community College, just opened her online business and offers charcoal and graphite drawings of pets. Jenny's love for drawing started early. When she was a little kid, she used to draw on everything she could get between her hands (sometimes even the walls in her room… read more
Darke County Commissioners… Commissioners Corner    
The showers that showed up in April are still here in May.  Just a few farmers have been in the fields, and as of this writing on May 23, the forecast is for rain on and off all week.  Hopefully, the weather man is wrong and we can finally see a good stretch of sunshine.  However, the rain has not slowed down things in the Commissioner’s office; we are still continuing… read more
French featured speaker at DCRWC
Judge Judith “Judi” French was the featured speaker at a recent meeting of the Darke County Republican Women’s Club (DCRWC). French sits on the bench for the Tenth District Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from Franklin County courts and state administrative agencies as well as original actions and civil and criminal appeals. French is campaigning to win the Ohio Republican… read more
Summer Youth Employers Needed
You can make a difference in the life of a young person this summer!  The Council on Rural Services and WIA (Workforce Invest Act) is looking for employers in Darke County that would like to serve as host employment sites for the WIA Summer Youth Program. Whether you are a profit or non-profit business, you can become a summer employment/mentoring site… read more
American Legion Post presents Darke County Parks with new flag
 Just in time for Memorial Day, members of the American Legion Post 140, presented Darke County Parks with a new flag.  Members, Dwight Thompson, Carl Wetzel, Robert Foster and John Brumbaugh delivered the donated flag and ceremoniously hung it with pride over the parking lot at Shawnee Prairie Preserve.  Park Director Roger VanFrank stated, “We are honored and thankful for the service these veterans provided… read more
Darke County Animal Shelter… Pets of the week
We have Axle at the Darke County Animal Shelter. He is a 3-year-old Jack Russell terriers mix. He is white with black around his face and has short hair. He is a sweet little guy and will make a great housedog. He weighs around 15 pounds and loves people. He will make a great companion and is ready for adoption. We have April at the Darke County Animal Shelter. She is a 3-year-old Lab mix… read more
Positive Living with Less  Income #2, Living Positive with Less Income
Smaller Retail Stores, By Sharon Hopper - The last article was talking about going grocery shopping and making some different choices. I would like to continue that theme. Today we have groceries at many different retail stores. One can really save some dollars if you shop carefully. You really should watch those expiration dates. But if you are purchasing well within the date posted you will have… read more
Key Club students recognized for service
Thirty-nine Greenville High School Key Club members were among the hundreds of students honored at the annual GHS Underclass Awards Assembly Thursday. The 2010-2011 Key Club, a student-led community service organization sponsored by Greenville High School and Greenville Kiwanis, performed an unprecedented 2087 hours of community and club service. For the first time, the… read more
Edison Community College… Two Darke County students get “Highest Honors” from Edison
Two students received Highest Honors in their class. They are Christina Nicole Tomlin of Pitsburg and Jessica S. Shimp of Versailles. Both earned Associate of Science degrees. Only six students received Highest Honors out of more than 550 students in the 2012 Edison Graduating Class. In Darke County, 127 students… read more
Committee recommends ballot issue in November for GCSD, By Bob Rhoades
The Greenville Schools Facility Meeting was held on Tuesday evening in the Anna Bier room of Memorial Hall with 31 people present from all over the district. There was an enormous amount of discussion on all issues but only two things to vote on: 1. Which building plan to go with? 2. Should we put a bond levy on the ballot in November? The first question was pretty easy. Almost everyone… read more
Darke County Animal Shelter… Mother's Day Raffle Winner
Raffle Winner, June Wampler, (left), is shown with Darke County Friends of the Shelter member, Jeanie Harshbarger, (right), receiving her 1st prize, the 5qt Kitchenaid stand mixer. Not shown is Kelley Yount, 2nd prize winner of a 5 speed Kitchenaid blender. Also not shown is Sherri Feitshans, 3rd prize winner of a 3 cup Kitchenaid chef's chopper. The Darke County Friends of the… read more
Visitors Bureau rolls out New Look
GREENVILLE – The Darke County Visitors Bureau previewed its new logo today, supporting its mission to enhance the economic growth of Darke County through the promotion and development of tourism. The new logo captures the legendary spirit of Darke County in the script and icons, as well as the future of nature-based tourism in the community with the… read more
Help Students and Families with the College Search
Council on Rural Services, HandsOn West Central Ohio - Have you ever wondered what impact you have made on one person’s life?  Now you have an opportunity to directly impact the path a local student embarks upon following his or her high school graduation. Bridges to College invites volunteers to work one-on-one with local high school juniors and seniors, as well as their parents… read more
Summer Fever Pandemic To Follow Frigid Winter
(NAPSI)—For most of the United States, it has been a long, cold winter. Many cities, in fact, reported their coldest, wettest winters in history, which experts say is the source of a “Summer Fever” pandemic not seen in decades. Summer Fever symptoms include a sudden urge to indulge in new experiences and find new sources of fun. It’s akin to the feeling of freedom after the last day of… read more
Health and Mental Health Professionals Needed for Disaster Relief Operations
Darke County, OH May 12, 2011 Being able to deliver meals, provide a safe and dry place to sleep and material items only partially meets the needs of those whose lives have been destroyed by disaster; just as important is the crucial mental health casework and meeting medical needs.  Imagine a city during a time of crisis without basic health care or mental health support, imagine the chaos of immediately losing all you… read more
Memorial Hall… an interesting and varied history
Since its dedication in 1912, Memorial Hall has been an icon of Arts and Education in Darke County, ranging from study hall space and graduation exercises to countless music, stage, and recital performances held “within its majestic walls.” According to Dr. Steve Gruber, Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Education Department at Cedarville University… read more
What Your Age Means To Your Money, by Linda Descano, CFA®
(NAPSI)—Age is more than just a number when it comes to financial planning. Starting early can help provide a leg up on a comfortable retirement and keep you prepared for life’s curve balls. This is particularly important for women, who live longer than men, are more likely to require long-term care services and take more time out from work to care for a loved one… read more
Historic Bears Mill… Yes! We’re open for business!
The Arcanum-Bears Mill Road closing at the bridge at Bears Mill has caused a slow-down in traffic… but the historic mill is still open for business and has great “buys” for the interested consumer, along with exhibits from three talented artists. Bridge work is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will likely continue until sometime in June. Traffic on Arcanum-Bears Mill Road can resume after 3 p.m. daily, as well as… read more
Edison Commencement Speaker Emphasizes Attitude, Support for Success
Edison Community College commencement keynote speaker Valorie R. Welbaum is well aware of the hard work and sacrifice it takes to get an education, as well as the attitude and spirit it takes to turn that experience into success. It was her experience, and the advice given to her from friends, family and mentors over the years that she wanted to share with… read more
GHS Key Club introduces 2011-12 officers
The 2011-12 officers for Greenville High School Key Club were introduced to Kiwanis recently. Left to right with Kiwanis President Joe Payne are: Scott Wirrig, Vice President; Natasha Swank, KCI Div. 3 Lt. Gov. Ohio District; Jenilee Braun, Bulletin Editor; Pankti Bhavsar, Co-Secretary; and Daniel Cox, Treasurer. Not pictured… read more
Darke County Parks... Preschoolers go back in time
Preschoolers at Darke County Parks Parent and Preschooler Adventure program went back in time this month.  They started class by taking a long hike back to the 18th Century Log House.  Each preschooler had the opportunity to make their own butter and try out a butter churn.  When the butter was finally finished, they got to enjoy their hard work.  To make them look like pioneer… read more
Kiwanis initiates new members
Greenville Kiwanis Vice President Betsy Ward (left) initiates new members: Christina Chalmers, Mary Lane, Shawn Daugherty and Mike Stegall. Kiwanis is an organization dedicated to serving the local community and its young people through community service, sponsorship and donations. Community service projects and donations include Christmas Bell Ringing, Kiwanis… read more
Darke County Parks… Outdoor toys and tools for your child
Does your child love to play outdoors?  Do you wish your child loved to play outdoors, more?  Come on over to the Nature Center Gift Shop at Shawnee Prairie Preserve to supply your nature nut with all of the necessary equipment for a summer full of outdoor exploration!  The Friends of the Darke County Parks gift shop is fully stocked with everything from beginning birdwatcher… read more
Amazing Examples of Community Spirit
DARKE COUNTY, OH May 9, 2011 The American Red Cross is gearing up to respond to major flooding along the Mississippi River even as more than 5,000 Red Cross workers continue to help the thousands of people in tornado-ravaged neighborhoods across the South. Potentially catastrophic flooding could occur next week along the Mississippi River, and the Red Cross is responding; thousands of cots, blankets and comfort kits are en route to the area. Shelters are open… read more
Edison Offers Web Resources to Help with Job Searches and Career Direction
Edison Community College’s Career Services Department strives to meet the needs of area job seekers and employers through career expos, one on one counseling and its enhanced career services website. Through its web component, the Career Services Department is now able to assist students and community members as they search for job openings in their field and prepare for interviews. “Career Services at Edison is on the front lines of national and state-wide… read more
VFW Auxiliary donates to Darke County Cancer Assn
Ladies Auxiliary, Inc. to V. F. W. Greenville Memorial Post 7262 (LAVFW) recently presented an $800 donation to the Cancer Association of Darke County (CADC). Additionally, the Auxiliary made a $100 donation to the Monte Carlo Night fund raiser held by the CADC.  Pictured (L to R) are Marilyn Emmons (LAVFW Treasurer and CADC Board Member), Lyn… read more
Edison Commencement Celebrates Historic Milestones for College
Edison Community College will close out the spring term with its 2011 commencement ceremony this Friday, a day that will celebrate several significant firsts for the school. This will be the first graduation in 23 years without Dr. Kenneth Yowell, Edison’s former president, who retired in April. Dr. Cristobal Valdez, Edison’s fourth president in its 38-year history… read more
Celebrate your local treasures
Celebrate your local treasures during Historic Preservation Month and Save! Support Bear’s Mill, Garst Museum and Main Street Greenville for one low price of $50 ($100 value). Become a part of each organization’s mission and help protect your heritage!… read more
Safety Counts on the Farm, By Justin Petrosino, OSU Extension
While giving a presentation at the Versailles FFA Flower sale on Saturday morning I mentioned that farmers are delayed with field work this year. That may be a grievous understatement. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service we typically average fifteen days suitable for field work in April. This year we had five, last year was twenty days. According to our state Climatologist, Jim Noel, we will continue to see rain through May, but rainfall patterns… read more
Living Positive with Less Income... The Grocery Store, By Sharon Hopper
Many of us today are living in a situation where everything is going up and our income seems to be shrinking.   As a senior our medical bills have increased, and our living expenses have become seemingly catastrophic.      Our income has not raised a cent in a couple years. Everything we need from travel to utilities has risen.    It occurred to me that seniors are not the only ones struggling to maintain a… read more
California Girl returns to Ohio, By Bob Robinson
Sara Hall (Berrey) brought her husband more than 3,000 miles to say “hi” to a couple of old friends – and mentors – Monday evening… and to sample the delights of a Maid Rite. Sara was an intern at the Advocate during the spring term of 2009 and made significant contributions to our local news and feature offerings… as did all interns during my seven years as editor… read more
Players enjoy supporting Cancer Association
About 80 enthusiastic “players” generated nearly $2,500 for the Cancer Association of Darke County Saturday night at the Greenville VFW. Proceeds help local cancer patients with their treatment and other expenses. All games were hits - from the electronic bandits on the wall to two Blackjack tables that stayed busy the entire evening. Other options included a crowded craps table, playing… read more
Darke County Parks... Mountain Dulcimer Class
Thursday, April 28th the Darke County Parks’ Nature Center was filled with the sounds of the mountains.  With a full house, volunteer Margaret Hensel hosted an informative lesson on the mountain dulcimer, a folk instrument from the Appalachian Mountains.  She began the class with a bit of history about this fretted string instrument.  Even if they arrived without any musical background… read more
Darke County Animal Shelter, Pets of the week
We have Patti at the Darke County Animal Shelter. She is a 2-year-old Boxer mix. She is mostly brown and white with a black mask. She has short hair. She is a sweet girl and gets along well with other dogs. She loves to play and will make a great friend. She is ready for adoption. We have Hank at the Darke County Animal Shelter. He is a 5-month-old Black and Tan coon dog. He is black… read more
Blessings of God observed in local Day of Prayer, By Bob Robinson
“Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord..." And so ended the annual local Day of Prayer that was held Thursday in front of the Greenville City Building at noon. About 50-60 people attended the event, which dispersed following the singing of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. The local observance of the National Day of Prayer is sponsored by the Greater Greenville Ministerial… read more
Presidential Proclamation--National Day of Prayer
Throughout our history, Americans have turned to prayer for strength, inspiration, and solidarity. Prayer has played an important role in the American story and in shaping our Nation's leaders.  President Abraham Lincoln once said, "I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.  My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day."  The late Coretta Scott King recounted a particularly difficult night, during… read more
SafeHaven needs computer volunteers
One local organization provides a center for adults to participate in educational, social and vocational support. Since it is a consumer-operated center, the program needs the help of volunteers to provide their services to adults in the community. SafeHaven, Inc. is looking for a few volunteers to do computer work for the organization. Volunteers would assist with keeping computers updated, updating the organization’s Web site, computer programming and any… read more
Edison Student Wins National Honor Award
Edison Community College medical lab technician student Veronica Lukey has been selected to receive the National Student Honor Award from the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Lukey, who will graduate this spring with an associate of applied science degree, graduated from Houston High School and attended the Upper Valley JVS. She started taking classes at Edison in January of 2009… read more
Weather, uninsured drivers & Washington top topics, By Bob Robinson
“Kansas isn’t planting because they are burning up. We aren’t planting because we’re too wet.” That was Darke County Commissioner Diane Delaplane’s last comment before OSU Extension Educator Justin Petrosino closed the monthly ag extension meeting Thursday morning. Someone said maybe we should “share” the weather conditions so that everyone has a little of each… read more
Getting a Late Start, By Justin Petrosino, OSU Extension, Darke County
With the final rain gauge emptying in April the rainfall total was a few hundredths over eight inches. May is not looking much better with just under an inch and a quarter so far. So what does all this mean for our crops this year? Let’s dive into wheat. It’s been a season of extremes for wheat, a warm dry fall and a cool wet spring. Most of our fields have been top dressed with spring nitrogen… read more
Kiwanis honors its Students of the Month
Greenville Kiwanis honored three Greenville High School seniors last week as its Students of the Month. Josh Kerns (center) was a March Student of the Month but was unable to attend the presentation at the time. His parents are Brian and Michelle Kerns. Rachel Lyle and Dustin Frederick are the April Students of the Month. Rachel’s parents are Bill and Annette Lyle… read more
Eagles Opens early for breakfast
Beginning Monday, May 2, the Greenville Eagles, FOE 2177 on 3rd Street in downtown Greenville, will be open to the public for breakfast at 8 a.m. According to Eagles Trustees, they were doing it so downtown business people could stop in for a quick breakfast before opening their businesses for the day. It will be a 3-month trial for the early opening. The Eagles will remain open until 1:30 p.m. each day for both breakfast and lunch. Breakfast and lunches are open to the public… read more
The Darke County Animal Shelter Pets of the Week
We have Sparkle at the Darke County Animal Shelter. She is a 1-year-old Lab mix. She is black with a little white on her chest. She is a friendly girl and loves to play. She was found South of Greenville on 127. She is ready for adoption and looking for a new home. We have Toby at the Darke County Animal Shelter. He is a 9 month old Shepherd mix. He is mostly brown with a little black and… read more
Troop 31293 Keeps Girl Scout Promise
GREENVILLE – The Girl Scout Promise states, “On my honor, I will try: to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law.” Girl Scout Troop #31293 recites this promise at their meeting twice a month, as well as the Pledge of Allegiance and the Girl Scout Law. “Our troop has been together for three years,” shared troop leader, Deanna York. “The girls… read more
Bunny winners awarded prizes for best drawings
Easy or hard? Answers varied… but all said they had fun drawing their bunnies. The six were winners of Gade Health Care’s annual Bunny Drawing contest. First Grade winner Hunter Class (Woodland Heights) said it was hard, but she kept drawing until she got it right. “The nose was too big, and the teeth too big,” she said. She added she had to make sure she had room for whiskers and big ears… read more
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