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2012 Annie Oakely Parade, Greenville, Ohio, by Bev Hughes
Parades are for children... and the child in each of us. Editor: And so begins the narrative from Bev Hughes, a Senior Scribe who joined the Scribes early in its formation because of a love for writing. She has steadfastly supported all of the Senior Scribes endeavors, including our latest fundraising project: County News Online. Bev was one of the volunteers who answered the call for photos of the Annie Oakley Parade. She... read more 
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Annie Oakley Festival… It was a Happy Day, By Dylan Hoover
Seeing everyone so happy that day was great... Editor: Dylan covered many summer events for County News Online last year and was one of the students who contributed to Greenville High School’s Digital Waves web site that CNO posted. Once again, he has stepped up to help out. I asked for his thoughts after shooting the photos, and he agreed. Here are his thoughts on a full day... The 5K Run and the Annie Oakley Parade: “Just watching all... read more 
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Fort GreeneVille DAR… DAR holds storytime at Garst Gathering
Fort GreeneVille Chapter recently held a storytime at the Gathering at the Garst encampment tent of DAR member Karen Burkett and husband John. The storytime was based on “The Lewis and Clark for Kids” book written by Janice Herbert. The Burketts were in period dress in order to give a visual of the Lewis and Clark time period. Also included in the storytime was a craft time, making of an Indian buffalo mask. Afterwards there was a drawing for... read more 
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Darke County Animal Shelter... Pets of the week
We have Bob and Kurt at the Darke County Animal Shelter. They are 3-month-old Australian Cattle dog mixes. They are both mostly white with a little brown and have short hair. They are sweet little guys and very playful. We also have their sisters Jenny and Tammy. One is gray and black and the other is red and white. They both have short hair. They are happy little girls and very playful. They are all current on their shots and would love to have a... read more 
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Everyone loves a parade, by George Starks
GREENVILLE- Saturday, as I motored up and down Broadway in my power wheelchair, looking for a prime spot for my grandson Dylan to shoot the Annie Oakley parade, I noticed and remembered. I noticed the crowd that was gathering and seeing many faces that I hadn’t seen for a few years. I also remembered something my granny said to me as a young boy. “Butch,” she would say ... read more 
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Civic Theatre Melodrama… Clear as Mud in Brownsville, By Elaine Bailey
Although he played the role of a blind bobby, 2011 Greenville graduate Kent Holmes clearly saw the elements of a melodrama when he authored the entertaining “Dirt Rush or… Clear as Mud in Brownsville.”  Directed by Dane Leeper, Thursday evening’s Darke County Civic Theatre opening performance drew a large crowd. The audience spurred the actors with traditional boos and hisses for the villain... read more 
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Annie Oakley Festival… Jaysville Mayor: “Annual shooting contest a family affair”
By Bob Robinson - Jaysville Mayor Dennis Soward said he has conducted the annual Miss Annie Oakley shooting contest nine out of the last ten years. “Yeah,” he said. “Someone else wanted to do it once… did it… wasn’t interested the next time.” Jaysville… is that in Darke County? “Oh come on. You kidding me? It’s just down the road on 49.” Blank expression. “You know. Jaysville? Jaysville-St... read more 
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Annual Breast Cancer run brings out the best, By George Starks
GREENVILLE - It’s been said more than once. “We’ve all been affected by cancer.” Saturday morning, 530 walkers and runners, not including animals, and even men in pink, came together for a common cause. Breast Cancer Awareness. “Last year there were 526 finishers,” said Shawn Daugherty. “So we are up a little from a year ago. It’s a very big deal to have this many people registered for the... read more 
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Annie Oakley Days… Favorite Daughter celebration packed with excitement, By Bob Robinson
This editor has often said that he thought Annie Oakley was some fictional character made up to teach little kids good values in the 50s and 60s… kind of like Hopalong Cassidy and the Lone Ranger. Then he discovered she was real… her husband Frank Butler was real… and her goal really was to entertain and teach values to little kids through the generations. Little kids and maybe even a few... read more 
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Kids Learning Place... Final applications... time is short, just a few spaces left
As we are nearing the end of summer and time for children to return to school, Kids Learning Place is taking final applications to begin the 2012-13 school year for preschoolers.  Don’t wait there are just a few spaces still available for children to enroll.  Call for information today to secure your child’s spot in the Head Start program. Preschool and early learning is important in the... read more 
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They took the challenge, By Bob Robinson
Every year, young ladies from throughout the Miami Valley area take on a unique challenge… to emulate Darke County’s Favorite Daughter, Annie Oakley, for a year. In 2011, an even dozen girls took the challenge. Laura Francis was a junior at Ball State University when she won her title in 2011. This year, nine girls took the challenge. Francis presented the trophies and corsages to this year’s... read more 
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Harless beats out tough competition, By Bob Robinson
“Aim at a high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, nor the second, and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting. Finally you’ll hit the bull’s-eye of success, for only practice will make you perfect.” Annie Oakley. That’s exactly what Elisabeth Harless did over the past 12 months… she set up her targets at 125 feet, the maximum distance that has ever been achieved... read more 
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Harless takes Miss Annie Oakley 2012 Honors, By Bob Robinson
The finalists had to go past 85 feet, then to 90 feet before eliminations began. This despite brief gusting winds that made the challenge more difficult. At 105 feet – a distance not seen in years – Elisabeth Harless emerged as the lone standing contestant… and Miss Annie Oakley 2012. She said later that she practiced at home… the end of her house was exactly 125 feet from the... read more 
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Darke County Parks… Civil War brought to Life at Shawnee Prairie, By Bob Robinson
It was 1863 in mid-June as Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan led raiders into Indiana, Southern Ohio and up into northeastern Ohio over a 46-day span of time (according to Wikipedia). The first photo is what Morgan might have seen as he moved deeper into Ohio. The photos below depict what Morgan and his raiders would eventually see… a determined Union army that finally captured him... read more 
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Master Sgt. “Bub” McDaniel, Mom honored for service, By Lyn Bliss
“If a person will stand in battle to insure our freedom, then we should stand with family and friends to honor them,” said Darke County Engineer Jim Surber. Surber was one of several speakers giving recognition in memory of and honor to Master Sergeant William L. “Bub” McDaniel II. The event was hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion (LAAL) Post 140 and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.... read more 
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Ohio Supreme Court... Students Participate in Court Camp, By Jenna Gant
July 17, 2012 - Ohio high school students thinking about pursuing a legal career recently participated in Court Camp in Dayton. The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas hosted the second annual camp for nine students from the Dayton Early College Academy. Court Camp is a weeklong immersion program designed to familiarize interested students with the courts and the legal... read more 
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Republican Mens Club… Kitchen: Republican Party has much to work on with youth
By Lyn Bliss - Stewart Kitchen who serves as Western Regional Director for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted was the featured speaker at the regularly scheduled Darke County Republican Men’s Club recently. Kitchen is an Ohio native from Kenton having been raised on his family’s Quarter Horse and Livestock Farm. Kitchen broke from tradition to practice twirling his grandfather’s drum major baton in... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… BBBS relationships accomplishes Big Things
Little Sister Heather Whitely and volunteer Big Sister, Kathy Chaffins both of Greenville were matched in 1999 and have had a consistent relationship for nearly 13 years.  Heather, who was just 5 years old at the time of the match, is the daughter of Rhonda Draper of Greenville. Rhonda originally entered her daughter in the program because she wanted Heather to have a support system, someone to offer... read more 
Could your high school choir be the one singing with Foreigner at the fair?
There will be a contest for Darke County High School choirs to have a chance to sing with Foreigner at the Sunday show at The Great Darke County Fair.  All Darke County High School choirs are eligible to win this chance.  The choirs need to record any Foreigner song on video or YouTube and the entries will be voted on by the public.  The Foreigner song that the winning choir will be singing with the band at the Fair is “I want to know what love is”.  The winning choir will also sell Foreigner music cd’s immediately before the Sunday concert.  For winning the contest and for also selling music cd’s, the winning choir will receive $500.00 from Foreigner for the winning school’s music department.  For additional information contact Brian Rismiller at 937-423-2070. 
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Dowler, Barger awarded for Academic & Athletic Excellence
Dave Knapp Ford joins the County News Online Business Scholarship Program - Jenna Dowler, Greenville High School, and Evan Barger, Tri-Village High School, received the first annual Dave Knapp Business Scholarship for Academic & Athletic Excellence. The presentation was part of the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund’s Business Scholarship Program. Dowler... read more 
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Darke County Friends of the Shelter… Two Winners for Scentral Park
The Darke County Friends of The Shelter recently held a naming contest for the new dog park currently under construction. Over 165 names were submitted. After much discussion Scentral Park was selected. Two local citizens submitted the name Scentral Park. They were Kathy Galentine and Chad Henry. Each winner was presented a gift basket as their prize. Pictured are shelter member Bob Harshbarger with... read more 
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Village Green Healthcare Center… Resident-Centered Senior Living Services to Greenville
Village Green Healthcare Center replaces Gade Healthcare Center as new resource for senior living options - Greenville, OH (July 3, 2012) – Gade Healthcare Center has been renamed Village Green Healthcare Center. Village Green promises to provide a new resource for senior living and healthcare options for Greenville seniors and surrounding communities. “We are thrilled to be... read more 
Council on Rural Services... Local Human Service Agency Recruiting for Board of Trustees
PIQUA – Are you looking for a way to be involved in your community, along with sharing your knowledge and skills?  Apply to become a board member for an organization that demonstrates their commitment to build educational and supportive partnerships, with people of all ages.  We work to expand opportunities for individuals and families that increase their potential for change and growth in their lives.   Join our organization! The Council on Rural Service Programs a non-profit... read more 
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Annie Oakley Festival… Loretta Jones, “Miss Annie Oakley,” to serve her last year
It is with a heavy heart that the members of the Annie Oakley Committee announce today that Loretta Jones, our Annie Oakley impersonator and historian has decided that this year will be her last. Loretta has been “Annie Oakley” for the committee these past 17 years and we will miss her greatly. Be sure to stop by her tent (beside the festival headquarters building) during the festival to let me know how much you will... read more 
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June Fun Match 2012, Reporter Hanna Rice
Canine Capers 4-H club participated in a fun match on June 23rd. The match gave 4H members an opportunity to practice with their dogs at an event before the Ohio State Fair.  The judges take time to interact with the members and their dogs, offering them tips and encouragement. Showmanship results: Jr. A (9-11) - Sierra
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Greenville Friends of the Library... Library ‘Friends’ note successful year and thank supporters
With the help of its many supporters, 2012 gave the Friends of the Greenville Public Library ample opportunity to fulfill its goal of enriching, promoting and sponsoring literacy efforts in our community.  We have endeavored to focus public attention on our Library, to stimulate the use of the Library’s resources and enable more in our community to use its services. Over the years, FOL has enabled the Library to purchase equipment, materials and furnishings over and above its annual budget... read more 
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Shawnee Prairie... A musical portrait of seafarers and the past, By Elaine Bailey
Misty, a rescued gray feline, has had a busy social calendar this week.  She attended the concert in the park this past Sunday and is now enjoying the acoustic folk music of the Ramblin’ Rovers at Shawnee Prairie and Nature Center located on St. Rt. 502 outside the city limits of Greenville. The Ramblin’ Rovers created a musical portrait of pubs, seafaring ventures, and people of the past... read more 
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New Business in Darke County… Lisa Mehaffie brings talent and experience to your design needs - Lisa Mehaffie, letmeDESIGN4U, makes career move into freelance graphic design with an emphasis in commercial print products - Lisa is happy to announce her recent career move into freelance graphic design, but she is not new to the industry, She has more than 20 years combined experience in newspaper design and print, graphic design and commercial printing, as well as advertising and marketing... read more 
Canine Capers 4H Club… June Meeting 2012, by Hanna Rice & Madison Doss
The June 2012 meeting for Canine Capers was called to order on June 18th at 7:10pm by President Hannah Cloyd.  The meeting was held at the Darke County Animal Shelter on County Home Rd, just outside of Greenville. The pledges were led by Hannah Berry and Sara Rice. Secretary Courtney Rose took roll call by saying your favorite color, and she gave the Secretary’s Report.  Twenty-one members were present. Zachary Bevins gave the Treasurer’s Report, and Nicole Berry shared... read more 
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Gathering at Garst… Gathering thanks The Early Bird and Blue Bag Media
The Gathering at Garst Committee would like to thank the Early Bird newspaper and Blue Bag Media for their media contribution to the 2012 Gathering at Garst event. The support and promotion that their donation provides will ensure that the 2012 Gathering will be well attended and appreciated for honoring the history and heritage of our community. Be sure to visit the Gathering at Garst on Saturday, July... read more 
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County News Online’s New Look… CNO Introduces Streamlined Navigation
When County News Online was established as a fundraising arm for the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund, navigation was established that served its purpose, and served it well. Since then, CNO has taken on a life of its own. As readership, sponsors and services have grown, attempts to provide navigation to CNO services and options have become more difficult to follow… No more! Thanks to some... read more 
OSU Extension Darke County… Canner Gauge Testing Time
July 12, 2012 - 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, will check 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 immediately, or call you to pick it up after it has been tested.  In addition, you will receive the most recent materials available on home... read more 
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SSSF... Knapp Ford establishes an annual scholarship to help scholar athletes
Dave Knapp Ford joins the Senior Scribes family of scholarship donors to help Darke County teens achieve their college goals. “I have always been a part of the community and I believe in giving back to the community. The community has been good to me,” Knapp said in making the donation to Senior Scribes volunteer and County News Online Sports Editor George Starks. As a Business... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters... BBBS gets donations for Agency Information Mgmt System
The Harry Stephens Memorial recently made a donation of $1,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County. Additionally, the Greenville Rotary donated $500.00 to the local agency. Both of these donations are specific to the Darke County program and will assist the agency in the implementation of a new Agency Information Management System. This system which is mandated by our national office, will help us... read more 
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Darke County Friends of the Shelter… Coloring Contest Winners
The winners of the children’s coloring contest at the open house of the Darke County Animal Shelter, held on June 16, 2012, have been chosen. All of the participants did a great job and it was a hard decision. The winners were Luke Swenson, Kiana Satterwhite, & Abby Swenson (pictured from left to right). All winners received a gift basket (to the parents of Kiana: please come with Kiana to the shelter for her basket.). Thanks to all... read more 
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Greenville Concert in the Park... Everyone definitely “In the Mood”, By Elaine Bailey
Not a note nor a stitch were dropped as Emma and Kathi kept time with their own instruments during the concert presented by The Greenville Municipal Big Band on Sunday evening at the Marling Band Shell in the Greenville City Park. Kathi’s knitting needles kept time as her husband JR Price performed on an alto sax. The audience enjoyed his solo, Elvis impersonation in “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and his solo during “The Girl from Ipanema.”... read more 
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Bridges to College... Annual Karlh McCallister Golf Tournament a huge success
With the efforts of 100 local business people and golf enthuesists, along with three time Super Bowl Champion Matt Light, the Third Annual Karlh McCallister Golf Tournament raised $25,000. “This was a huge success,” said Marlise McCallister. “”Without the help of the people that played and Matt Light coming in as the guest auctioneer, none of this would have been possible. I just want to thank everyone who made... read more 
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Darke County Animal Shelter… Pets of the week
We have Dozer at the Darke County Animal Shelter. He is a 6 year old Golden Retriever. He is reddish brown with long hair. He is housebroken and good with kids. He is very friendly and will make a great buddy and life long friend. He is looking for a good home. We have Charlie at the Darke County Animal Shelter. He is a 4 year old Dachshund. He is reddish brown with short hair. He is current on his shots and is... read more 
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Gathering at Garst... The Lowell Thomas House Gets new Landscaping
For the second year in a row, Spencer Landscaping Inc. of Greenville, Ohio has generously donated their products and services to enhance the Lowell Thomas house located on the back lawn of the Garst Museum. Spencer Landscaping’s support of both the Museum and the Gathering at Garst event is part of their four year plan to surround the Lowell Thomas house with beautifully sculpted landscape beds... read more 
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Village Green Healthcare Center... Village Green brings Resident-Centered Senior Living to Greenville - Replaces Gade Healthcare Center - Greenville, OH (July 3, 2012) – Gade Healthcare Center has been renamed Village Green Healthcare Center. Village Green promises to provide a new resource for senior living and healthcare options for Greenville seniors and surrounding communities. “We are thrilled to be serving residents of Greenville and the surrounding... read more 
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Farm Power of the Past... Early farm equipment “told” stories of the past, By Bob Robinson
I took my second bath of the day on Saturday… the first was a ‘welcome to the morning’ wake-up shower. The second wasn’t so welcome. I wasn’t on the Darke County Fairgrounds more than five minutes when I was soaked in perspiration. I didn’t pay much attention to it, however – it’s been that way for nearly a week - as the familiar rhythmic chugging of old farm equipment made its presence... read more 
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Business Professional Women... Delaplane named BPW Woman of the Year
Greenville, OH.  June 28, 2012 – The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club is proud to announce that Diane Delaplane has been named the Club’s ‘Woman of the Year’. “She has taken on chair duties as well as an officer of the club...she is very active in the community and is on numerous boards of organizations…she has helped fill in for getting speakers…and good ones at our... read more 
Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority… DCMHA receives Auditor of State Award
GREENVILLE, OH – A recent financial audit of Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority (DCMHA) by the Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. DCMHA’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award. Melissa Sparks, Assistant Director at Community Action Partnership-Darke County, stated, “We are very excited that DCMHA has been selected for the second year in a row for the Auditor of State Award. We take great pride in being good stewards... read more 
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Gathering at Garst... Advocate thanked for its support
The Gathering at Garst Committee would like to thank the Greenville Daily Advocate for their media contribution to our annual event. It takes more than money to plan a Community event and the Daily Advocate has stepped up with their commitment to provide media coverage and services leading up to and throughout the July 28th and 29th festivities. The Greenville Daily Advocate is a significant... read more 
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New Madison July 4 Parade… Community in a celebratory mood despite heat
By Bob Robinson - Temps were playing tag with three digits by the time the New Madison Independence Day parade kicked off at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Gone was the breeze that provided brief relief earlier in the day at Ansonia. The heat didn’t stop residents of the small community from setting up for the annual parade. Like their counterparts up north, they grouped into the shaded areas on both sides of the... read more 
Darke County Solid Waste… Wind Storm Debris Collection Site Established
The Darke County Solid Waste District, Darke County Office of Homeland Security and EMA and the Darke County Park District are partnering to offer Darke County residents a place to take their brush and limbs from the June 29 & 30, 2012 wind storm. Homeowners working to clear their yards of trees and woody debris can take it to The Shawnee Prairie Preserve.  The Preserve is located at 4267 St. Rt. 502 in Greenville.  There will be no cost to residents.  The Park District asks that you place... read more 
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Great Darke County Fair... Shuttle Ad Sponsors Needed
The 156th Great Darke County Fair will take place August 17 – 25, 2012.  We are looking for 4 (four) Shuttle Bus ad sponsors.  Our three (3) Shuttle Buses run for all 9 days of the Fair carrying fairgoers to the Midway from the various parking areas. These ads are highly visible as the people movers pass through the south end of the Fairgrounds, the Horse Show Arena area, and south-end camp area... read more 
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Solid Waste District... Reduce, reuse, reeducate: Contamination hurts recycling
Consider this: a construction contractor finishes a job siding a house. It’s time to dispose of the vinyl siding scrap. He could throw it in the trash can, but he opts for the recycling bin — to do otherwise would be to waste plastic, right? Wrong. He’s just contaminated the whole recycling bin, and now it’s destined for the garbage. In Darke County, vinyl siding falls into the non-recyclable category.  Even... read more 
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Independence Day Celebrations... New Madison fireworks entertains 3,000-5,000
CNO Saturday… New Madison Independence Day Parade photos - CBS carried the Boston fireworks Wednesday evening. On Thursday morning the CBS News showed clips from the Washington DC fireworks on Capitol Lawn. Comparatively speaking? For pure entertainment and love of country (and community) value, the best shows were right here in Darke County. As promised... read more 
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Independence Day Celebrations… The parade route was hot; the water “nice and cool”
By Bob Robinson - Spectators started lining up along Hwy 118 downtown around noon. The community of Ansonia was getting ready for its annual Fourth of July Parade. There was some early activity at “The Legion” (American Legion) with softball players warming up for the tournament, set to begin at 1 p.m. Some of the vendors were open, waiting for the rush that would take place after the parade... read more 
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Gathering at Garst... Volunteer!!
The Gathering at Garst is just around the corner on July 28th & 29th. Due to the success of our first event in 2011 we are growing and will need some extra help in all areas of the event including Hospitality, Parking, and Dipping Ice Cream to name a few. Shifts are 2 hours long and give you the opportunity to be a part of our amazing community event. To learn more about the Gathering at Garst event... read more 
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Darke County Cancer Association... Auto Show makes donation to Cancer Association
The 2nd Annual Auto Show was held Friday, June 22,  2012 at the Greenville Auction Center at 5239 St. Rt. 49 S, Greenville, Ohio.  Trophies were awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and “Best of Show”.  Every car received a special plaque for entry and 100% of the proceeds were donated to Cancer Association of Darke County.  The association is most appreciative of all donations that help the... read more 
Timothy Clopp Photography to sponsor the Annie Oakley Days Photo Shoot Out.
This years Photo contest is being sponsored by Timothy Clopp Photography of Arcanum and will consist of 5 categories: Portrait, Landscape, Architecture, Enhanced, and Misc. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention in each category as well as a Best of Show and an Annie’s pick award. Entries will be taken at the Fine Arts building at the fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 4pm to 7pm and on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 9am to 11am. Doors will close promptly.... read more 
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Eagles fireworks a success despite weather!
The heck with the weather! The Eagles simply moved its fireworks from an uncooperative night to a cooperative one… and the community showed up. More than 2,000 people attended the annual Greenville Eagles Independence Day Celebration at Shade Road and got the show of their lives. The 25-minute display capped off with a shower of lights, colors and sounds that filled the sky and brought the crowd to its feet with.... read more 
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Edison Community College... Board of Trustee Members Honored by OACC
Edison Community College is proud to announce that three members from the college’s Board of Trustees were honored during the recent Ohio Association of Community Colleges Excellence Awards. James Thompson, trustee and vice chair of the college’s Board of Trustees, and Ed Curry, trustee and past chair of the board were winners of the Richard N. Adams Educational... read more 
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