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When did Ohio officially become a state?, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “Why was General Anthony Wayne called “mad?” “No one really knows,” said Allen Hauberg, docent for Garst Museum, in a recent meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Greenville. He said he thought possibly that it was the result of being a revolutionary war hero and a strict disciplinarian. The Indians called him the general who never sleeps. Or it could be because of actions like when Wayne caught five soldiers who had deserted, Hauberg noted.... read more
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Versailles Area Historical Society Museum dedicated, Photos by Dick Coffield
The Versailles Area Historical Society’s Museum was dedicated on June 13. The theme was “Honoring our past; educating the present; and preserving for the future.” A Welcome Volley was provided by Darke County Parks while the invocation was given by Pam Groff, Member Living Waters Ministry. The Versailles High School Band played the National Anthem. The program included the following: Remarks by the Mayor of the Village of... read more
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Darke County Friends of the Shelter… Pets of the week
We have Missy at the Darke County Animal Shelter. She is an 8-month-old Basset Hound mix. She is brown with short hair. She is a friendly little girl. She is current on her shots. She will grow to around 30 pounds. She is looking for a good home and is ready for adoption. We have Bear at the Darke County Animal Shelter. She is a 6-year-old Collie mix. She might have some lab in her. She is all black with long hair. She is a big girl and very friendly... read more
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Greenville Career Tech Welding Program… Career Tech students visit Hobart School of Welding
Greenville Career Tech Welding students from Instructor John Guttadore's classes toured Hobart School of Welding this past school year.  Students learned about welding careers and opportunities, sample curriculum and course schedules, certifications, and potential salary.  Starting this summer Greenville Career Tech Center will have five students attending the Hobart School of Welding to pursue a future career in welding.  The attached... read more
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Addis crowned Little Miss Poultry Days, By Bob Robinson
VERSAILLES – Alivia Addis of Greenville, 5-year-old daughter of Larry and Amy Addis, was crowned Little Miss Poultry Days 2013. She took top honors out of a field of 29 candidates on June 14. It was the largest group of young ladies, ages 4 to 6, in the event’s 29-year history. According to Kimberly Hecht, contest coordinator, only 25 candidates were accepted in the past. “Last year we had to turn several down, so we decided to open
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Greenville Public Library… Marionettes at the Library
Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Day” last week was wonderful.  Minnetrista Theater brought to life five Aesop fables in a delightful use of shadow puppets, quirky characters costumes, and music.  Audience participation was at a all time high. Another treat is in store this coming Wednesday June 26 at 11:00 a.m.  The Frisch Marionette Company will perform for the first time at the Library.  This show is sure to be lively and entertaining... read more
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Gehret crowned Miss Chick 2013, By Bob Robinson
VERSAILLES – “Do fairy tales have a positive or negative influence on young girls?” Lauren Gehret said she had heard them all as she was growing up. Unrealistic? I don’t think so… “It gives girls something to hope for, to dream about. If there were no fairy tales there would be no magic.” About 15 minutes later Lauren was crowned Miss Chick 2013. Six contestants vied for the crown at Versailles Poultry Days on June 15. All had to pull an “egg,” or question... read more
Poultry Days Parade worth the wait, By Bob Robinson
VERSAILLES – It was 9:45 a.m. on June 16 when people started lining the streets of the parade route, relaxing in the shade on a relatively cool morning. “We wanted to be able to find a place to park,” said Myron and Bonnie Whitted of Greenville. “Any later and we’d have to walk a lot further.” Further down, three girls were dancing in the blocked off street. One stopped… “I know you,” she said. “From Greenville? You must go to Woodland ... read more
Ohio Department of Natural Resources…Don’t Forget to Register for West Central Wildlife Habitat Workshop…Workshop will focus on managing grassland habitat
GREENVILLE, OH – Space is still available at the habitat workshop series being offered to landowners wishing to improve habitat for wildlife and other conservation goals. The workshop series is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, ODNR Division of Forestry, Pheasants Forever (PF), Natural Resources Conservation Service ... read more
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3 Days of Friends, Music & Chicken, By Bob Robinson
VERSAILLES – About 80,000 visitors descended on the Village of Versailles for its 62nd Annual Poultry Days Festival on June 14, 15 and 16. Visitors were hungry, with the chicken line often extending from the serving tent to the Social Tent several hundred feet to the north. Waiting time could be an hour or more. According to an early evening announcement, the four drive-thru lines had been full since they opened at 3:30 p.m. Six thousand ... read more
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OSU Extension, Darke County… Youth on the Farm: What Type of Farm Work Can They Perform?
By Sam Custer - Are you looking for someone to help bale hay, hoe out marestail, apply nitrogen, move livestock or some other task on your farm. These summer tasks create both a high need to employ youth on the farm and the challenging task of understanding farm youth labor laws. Peggy Hall and Catharine Daniels, OSUE Agricultural & Resource Law Program, have compiled the information below to help us understand our responsibilities in hiring ... read more
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Burketts awarded DAR Community Service Award
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR member Karen Burkett and HoDar John were awarded the DAR Community Service Award. The Chapter recognized the Burkets for their outstanding voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, patriotic, and historical endeavors in the community. Pictured with the Burketts accepting their award is Regent Chris Nehring.... read more
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The circus comes to town, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE - The annual Stardust Circus hit town June 7 and 8 with its performing animals, highwire artist, jugglers, balloon and snowcone hawkers, and of course, the clowns. The show was in the Coliseum at the Darke County Fairgrounds. Children were invited to gather around ringside as the performers offered their skills in a variety of areas from the trained monkey to a lady hula-hooping more than two dozen rings at once. The highwire artist... read more
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Garst Museum… Spencer Landscaping Donates to The Gathering at Garst
The Gathering at Garst Committee would like to recognize Spencer Landscaping for their continued support of The Gathering at Garst. This is the third year that Spencer’s has generously donated landscaping around the Lowell Thomas house. They designed, installed and even added an automatic watering system to the project. The beautiful roses are in full bloom and the rest of the landscaping will continue to enhance the Thomas House... read more
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Darke County Red Cross… Mercer Savings Bank Celebrates 125 Days of Giving Back
Darke County, June 14, 2013 —In celebration of Mercer Savings Bank’s 125th Anniversary, the bank is giving back to the community.  Mercer Savings Bank will donate $125 to 125 different charities and organizations for 125 days.  Mercer Savings Bank’s goal is to give back to the communities that have contributed to Mercer Savings Bank’s 125 years of excellence.  On May 29, 2013 Mercer Savings Bank donated $125 to Darke County American... read more
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Darke County Parks…Preschool Picnic in the Park
It’s June, and to start the summer off right, the first annual Preschool Picnic was held. Children who attend the monthly Parent and Preschool Adventures class were invited to stay after class this month for a picnic at Shawnee Prairie Preserve to celebrate the beginning of summer. During class, we discovered what solution made the biggest and best bubbles. We found a winner! Everyone went home with a new bubble wand to use at home. We ... read more
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First Fridays a good way to “support the town”, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE - “The entertainment starts at seven but our First Friday event starts at six… that gives everyone a chance to do some shopping and dining downtown. Then they can enjoy the music afterwards,” said Amber Garrett, Main Street Greenville’s new executive director.  Many of the visitors said they enjoy First Fridays because it’s a good way to support the town. Chelsea Westfall of The Coffee Pot said they have a good crowd on... read more
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Darke County Parks… Free Summer Activities for the whole Family!
The Darke County Park District would like to remind you that you don’t have to travel far for free, fun-for-the-whole- family activities.  The Park District maintains 12 park areas, all with walking trails, scattered throughout  the county.  All parks are open EVERY day from sunrise to sunset.  Shawnee Prairie Preserve is also home to the Nature Education Center which is open Monday-Saturday from 9-5.    From a Bird Observation Area... read more
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Main Street Greenville… New Director a ‘downtown cheerleader’, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Following her first two months on the job, Main Street Greenville’s new executive director Amber Garrett, said she thought she pretty well had a handle on the job. “I was lucky,” she said. “I had a good understanding of the job even before I was offered the position. I’m a cheerleader for downtown.” Garrett said the Main Street program has four major components: Operations, Design, Marketing and Business Enhancement. In operations... read more
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Western Bean Cutworm Monitoring Begins… By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
No it is not a new high tech bluebird house you may have seen along a Darke county roadway this week.  Seven bucket traps have been place around the county with the cooperation of our local farmers. For the 7th straight year, OSU-Extension and OARDC personnel will be trapping for western bean cutworm (WBC).  This is a pest of only corn and dry beans (note: NOT a pest of soybean), and has rapidly expanded from its native range in Colorado... read more
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The Givers… Kids are the Future, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “What’s First Friday?” “It’s a Friday evening event where businesses stay open late. There’s entertainment. Lots of people come out for it on the first Friday of every month.” “Oh. Okay. Well, we’re just hanging out.” Rain Richardson and Jenna Capstick were working on a project. There were several different sheets with drawings and slogans on them. “Kids are the Future. You are the World” and more. The girls said they... read more
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Darke County Cancer Association… Mercer Savings Bank Celebrates 125 Days of Giving Back
In celebration of Mercer Savings Bank’s 125th Anniversary, the bank is giving back to the community.  Mercer Savings Bank will donate $125 to 125 different charities and organizations for 125 days.  Mercer Savings Bank’s goal is to give back to the communities that have contributed to Mercer Savings Bank’s 125 years of excellence.  On May 31, 2013 Mercer Savings Bank donated $125 to the Cancer Association of Darke County... read more
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Garst Museum…Darke County’s “Best kept secret”, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “Many have said it’s the best kept secret in Darke County.” Allen Hauberg, “docent” for Greenville’s Garst Museum, noted the museum houses some 300,000 items of interest in about 35,000 square feet. “There are six major venues and three minor ones,” he said. The majors: The Crossroads to Destiny, Annie Oakley, Lowell Thomas, Military (Keepers of Freedom), Village Shops Displays and the Pioneer Artifacts Displays. The ... read more
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Greenville Public Library…Teen Programs at Library
The Greenville Public Library's Teen Programs are in full swing. Local artist Paul Ackley kicked off the summer with an Introduction to Drawing class on Tuesday June 11. Students followed his instructions to create several interesting cartoons. A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Paul has been an active Editorial Cartoonist for over 30 years. In 2009 and 2010 he was awarded “Best Editorial Cartoonist” by the Ohio Associated... read more
Darke County Parks…Find us on Facebook!
Darke County Parks has Facebook! There are many different ways to find out about what is happening at YOUR Darke County Parks from our website, to the newsletter, but Facebook lets you know what is happening each day! Like us on Facebook and you will get the most up to date information about upcoming events and interesting things seen and heard around the Park District! Just search for Darke County Parks. Don’t have Facebook? Check out our website at www.darkecountyparks.org to learn ... read more
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Greenville Public Library...Summer Reading for All Ages
The Greenville Public Library is offering three summer reading programs – for Children, Teens, and Adults. Each one is fun and easy to participate in and great prizes are available. The whole family can stop by the Library and get started reading! “Dig Reading” for Children ages 10 and under: Sign up at the Circulation Desk; request a Reading Sheet; read at least 20 minutes a day for at least 5 days; put a sticker on your Reading Sheet for each day; ... read more
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OSU Extension, Darke County… Crop Insurance and Prevented Planting, By Sam Custer
Although most planting has been completed in Darke County some farmers have has to deal with the pockets of heavy rain that we have received. For crop insurance, the final planting date for corn in Ohio is June 5. The final planting date for soybeans is June 20. Here are some basic guidelines from RMA out of Springfield, Illinois, if you are unable to plant because of an insurable cause of loss by the final planting date. You may: • Plant during the ... read more
Cancer Association of Darke County donation
Cancer Association of Darke County receives donation from The Borderline, The Union City Country Club and Baker’s Motorcycle Shop. The Borderline, The Union City Country Club and Baker’s Motorcycle Shop would like to thank everyone who attended and donated to the May 18th event held to help cancer patients in Darke County. The event featured bands, 3 man golf scramble and benefit auction and hog roast. With everyone’s generous donations, they were able to donate $1800.00 to ... read more
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Darke County Parks—Through the Years
This is the second installment of a series featuring Darke County Park District’s twelve park areas.  The mission of the Darke County Parks is to acquire and preserve land areas possessing special natural and historical features and to manage and maintain these resources for the benefit of its residents through appropriate educational and passive recreational programs and activities.  The Park District was created in 1972 when the honorable Judge... read more
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Gateway Youth Programs…125 Days of Giving
During last month Mercer Savings Bank donated $125 to Gateway Youth Programs of Darke County. This donation is in celebration of Mercer Savings Bank’s 125th Anniversary with the bank is giving back to the community.  Mercer Savings Bank will donate $125 to 125 different charities and organizations for 125 days.  Mercer Savings Bank’s goal is to give back to the communities that have contributed to Mercer Savings Bank’s... read more
June 1-2 was Batten Disease Awareness Weekend
17 year old Samantha Smith, daughter of Brenda Smith and Mike Smith both of Versailles was  diagnosed with Batten disease when she was only 1 year old. Batten disease is named after the British pediatrician who first described it in 1903. Also known as Spielmeyer-Vogt-Sjogren-Batten disease, it is the most common form of a group of disorders called Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (NCL). Although Batten disease is usually regarded as the Juvenile form of NCL, it has now become the term to... read more
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Games, chicken and ice cream highlight Rossburg festival, By Bob Robinson
ROSSBURG – “Nobody goes away empty-handed,” said Carla Cothran after she awarded a prize to a youngster for tossing a bean bag into a large basket a couple feet away. Cothran ran the kiddie games portion of the 56th annual Rossburg Ice Cream Social June 1. The prizes are donated by the community. “We make a big deal out of it,” she said. “I think the parents get more of a kick out of it than the children… they just want... read more
Darke County Endowment for the Arts announces grant recipients
Darke County Endowment for the Arts recently awarded funds to St. Mary's School, Greenville Municipal Band, Bear's Mill, and the Darke County Park District to support their arts-related programs. Endowment funds are disbursed annually to assist local organizations and individuals in meeting needs that will further the arts in Darke County. St. Mary's School requested and received funding for their art education program which is led by a volunteer teacher, Mrs. Sherry Myers. Arts ... read more
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College students research Prophetstown as Treaty Bicentenntial is planned, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Two college students, Mark Ressl and Karl Schulz, prepare to embark on a journey of the historical Prophetstowns that had their origination in Darke County. They spoke June 1 at a Treaty of GreeneVille Bicentennial Commission meeting at Shawnee Prairie. Ressl and Schulz, students at The Cooper Union ... read more
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“Joining Together for Darke County Youth” event raises over $800
GREENVILLE - Over two-thirds of the Paul Ackley cartoons available for auction went out the door, most with a signature and note from the artist, during the Silent Auction held at Bistro Off Broadway on May 31. “We were pleased with the public response to Paul’s cartoons,” said Fred Foutz, publisher of the Early Bird. Ted Abney of the Bistro Off Broadway and Bob Robinson, County News Online and Associate Editor of the Early... read more
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Garst Museum… The Gathering At Garst - A fitting Tribute
The 2013 Gathering at Garst Committee would like to thank Pam Carpenter-Summers and the late Dan Summers for once again sponsoring the Beatles tribute band, The Cavern Beat. Pam is a Greenville native, now living in San Diego. Pam began searching for a way to honor her husband when he lost his battle with cancer early in 2012. Although Dan was not a Darke County native, he had a special place in his heart for Greenville and... read more
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From donuts to history, Payne takes great memories with him, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “I will always have great memories of this area,” said Joe Payne, pastor of the First United Methodist Church. He is being transferred to Hilliard, on the west side of Columbus. “It’s a rapidly growing area,” Payne said. “A different setting.” Payne’s last day will be June 16. He will be replaced by Angela Meeks on June 24, who is being transferred from Brookville. “We are ‘connectual,’ as opposed to congregational,” Payne... read more
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Darke SWCD… $500 scholarship awarded to local student
GREENVILLE – The board of supervisors for the Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is pleased to announce the 2013 scholarship recipient, Micaela Wright from Arcanum High School.  Micaela will be attending Wilmington College in the fall to pursue a degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in nutrition.  Micaela is a 10-year 4-H member, National Honor Society member and has participated in community service... read more
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Greenville Public Library… Steyer Family Donate to Library
This year the Greenville Public Library received a very special donation for its summer Family Fun Days.  Matt & Mindy Steyer established the Greyson James Steyer Memorial Trust with the HOPE Foundation as a lasting endowment in their infant son’s name following his tragic death. “Something good and positive must come from this tragedy,” they said. As they expressed “Out of darkness, must come light. We must do something for... read more
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Ten happy kids get new bikes at the Versailles Bicycle Rodeo, By Bob Robinson
VERSAILLES - “I want the number seven,” said Abby Cromwell. Her brother, Matt, said he wanted number four. Brook Timmerman wanted number one while Lily Fullenkamp pointed to number seven as her choice. “I want number two,” said Seth Rinderle a little later in the morning. About 70-80 children, from toddlers up to age 10 and older, entered the Versailles Bike Rodeo drawings for one of 10 bicycles to be given away as they rode and ... read more
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Darke County OSU Alumn… Scholarship recipients announced at Spring GalaOSU Marching Band director speaks
Turtle Creek alight in scarlet and gray with echios of OH-I-O was the scene of The Ohio State University Alumni of Darke County’s annual Spring Gala. The naming of their 2013 scholarship recipients and the chance to hear Jon Waters, the new director of the OSU Marching Band were the main attractions for the... read more
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Greenville Career Technology…Hospitality Students Bring Home State Honors
Eight Greenville Senior High School Hospitality students recently competed at the Ohio Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Leadership Conference skill event competition in Columbus, Ohio. Kelsey Brandenburg and Jessica Setser, juniors in the Greenville Hospitality Program earned a Gold rating and took home the 1st place state trophy in the Creative Banquet Table Design competition. In addition to... read more
OSU Extension, Darke County… Canner Gauge Testing Time
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 food preservation... read more
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… Big Buddies Is A BIG Success in Area Schools in 2012-13!
The Big Brothers Big Sisters High School mentoring program concluded its Thirteenth year of providing after-school mentoring this month. The program, which began in September of 1998, started with nine high school volunteers and since has grown to over 100 volunteer mentors from Shelby & Darke County.  Through the program, sophomores, juniors and seniors are matched up with local youth and the “matches” meet twice a month throughout... read more
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Council on Rural Services… ACES program graduates 16 students
GREENVILLE – Council on Rural Services is proud to applaud the sixteen students that graduated from the Achievement Center for Educational Success (ACES) program at a graduation event last week with all their family and friends in attendance. The students will also be involved in graduation ceremonies and receive diplomas from their home school. ACES is an alternative education program for high school students in Darke... read more
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Kiwanis presents scholarships to GHS seniors
GREENVILLE - Greenville High School seniors Erica Waller and Tara Guillozet received Kiwanis of Greenville’s annual scholarships on GHS Senior Awards night. The awards were presented by Kiwanis Past President Mike Snyder. Waller had over a 5.0 GPA. Guillozet had over a 4.0 GPA. Kiwanis honors two GHS senior Students of the Month throughout the school year. They are chosen by the principal of the high school. Any GHS senior... read more
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Gateway youth giving back
Young people do volunteer! It is reported that more than half of teenagers in the US participate in volunteer work of some kind and most have an interest in making a difference in the lives of others. The Gateway Youth recently been working on a “giving back initiative” that shows appreciation of the support they have received from community members. They are finding ways to get involved in the community that also develops their skills ... read more
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OSU Extension, Darke County…Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2012-13, By Sam Custer
Calls to the OSU Extension, Darke County office vary to a great deal with information needed by you the citizens of Darke County. But without a doubt, the majority of the calls this past winter and spring have been about cash rent and land values in the county. Values have been shared based on what we have heard in the office. Below... read more
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Bridges to College…Dave Knapp Ford sponsors Hole-in-One contest
(Greenville) Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln Mercury is sponsoring the hole-in-one contest for a car at the fourth annual Karlh McCallister Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, June 22, at Turtle Creek Golf Course. Proceeds benefit Bridges to College. “We still have spots open for a few teams,” said Marlise McCallister, Bridges to College board member and organizer of the event. “It should be a fun afternoon. We’re fortunate to have great sponsors... read more
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Brethren Retirement Community… Senior FITness… wellness into the future, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE - “We want to help everyone die young at an old age,” said Dr. Tom Sattler on May 23. He was a speaker at Brethren Retirement Community’s introductory luncheon for its new Senior FITness Center. That afternoon a Ribbon Cutting was held by the Darke County Chamber of Commerce. Sattler, a member of the National Fitness Hall of Fame and spokesperson for Reliance Rehabilitation, said “we don’t stop giving because we stop living... read more
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Darke County Friends of the Shelter… Pets of the week
We have Emma at the Darke County Animal Shelter. She is a 5-year-old Dachshund. She is mostly black with some brown. She has short hair. She is a sweet little girl and loves people. She will make a super companion and friend. She is ready for adoption. We have Diesel at the Darke County Animal Shelter. He is a 2-year-old Lab/Border Collie/Newfoundland mix. He is mostly black with some white. He has long hair. He is a big guy, is... read more
Tenant Based Rental Subsidy
Community Action Partnership (CAP) has received funding from the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) in partnership with Darke County Commissioners for tenant based rental subsidy in Darke County. Housing located within the city of Greenville is not eligible for this funding. Preference will be given to those who are homeless, veterans, elderly, disabled, and whose income is at or below 30% area median income. Applications will be screened for preference and the rest date and... read more
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Memorial Day 2013 Versailles… Fallen honored in Darke County
VERSAILLES - Day is done, gone the sun, From the hills, from the lake, From the skies. All is well, safely rest, God is nigh… The mournful strains of Taps floated through the air in many areas around Darke County over Memorial Day Weekend. In Versailles, the parade and service was conducted by the Versailles American Legion. It lined up at the Vets Club on Center Street. It began at 10:30 a.m. and reached the bridge at the creek on So West... read more
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The Workshop Learning Center… Workshop is Moving, Growing & Expanding!
The Workshop Learning Center is moving to its new location at 732 Jackson in Greenville. The Workshop currently offers private music lessons, academic tutoring and a part-time preschool. “Our new location will allow us to better serve our current students and expand to offer additional programs,” says director Michelle Drees. The new location will open June 3rd with individual sessions and June 10th for group classes. The Summer of Music... read more
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