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Great Darke County Fair… Egg Decorating Contest, From Elaine Bailey
Following are the winners of the Great Darke County Fair Egg Decorating Contest. Ages 5-15… First Place:  Blake Addis, “Beach Peeps”; Second Place:  Rachael Hoying, “Up”; Third Place:  Evan Addis, “Eat More Chikin”; Lukas Francis, “Angry Birds”; Alivia Addis, “Minions Are Eggsperts”; Kole Francis, “Gru’s Minions”; Landen Gower... read more 
Second National Bank introduces new features to mobile app
Instant balance, in-app alerts and more conveniences included in upgrade -- Greenville, Ohio — Second National Bank (SNB) announced new features for its personal banking mobile app today. The upgrade introduces instant balance, new alerts and notifications, and other time-saving conveniences. Approximately 45% of app activity is customers checking their account balance. With the new instant balance feature, those customers... read more 
VHCC looking for photographs
On September 13, 2015, Versailles Health Care Center is celebrating 30 years of serving the Versailles community and surrounding areas, and VHCC is looking for old photographs from the community!  VHCC is seeking old photos of the care center for a collage of the past 30 years!  VHCC is also looking for old photographs of community landmarks and local businesses for display throughout the center.  Current photographs of the community... read more 
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Bluebag Media… SSSF helped 40 students achieve their goals
GREENVILLE – “Seven years. Forty youth. $56,000,” said Elaine Bailey, President of the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund. Bailey talked to members and guests at Kiwanis of Greenville recently about the history and accomplishments of the non-profit organization. The organization has evolved over time, she told the group. It was originally an offshoot of the Senior Advocates... read more 
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Great Darke County Fair… The story of the chairs at the fair
Lawn chairs, sometimes five deep, stand in front of the Grandstand on the Darke County Fairgrounds.  They have been there, some since early July, empty, just waiting, waiting for August 21 and the opening of the Great Darke County Fair. Now, they have some occupants, people enjoying the passing fair goers, observing the little eccentricities of human behavior.  In past years... read more 
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Great Darke County Fair… Chicken Dress Up, By Elaine Bailey
“I appreciate that these kids are participating in the event… they took pride in what they created.”  Barn Secretary and judge for the Chicken Dress Up at the 2015 Darke County Fair, Emily Osborne, was impressed with the creativity and uniqueness of each of the projects. After careful deliberation, Osborne presented ten-year-old Blake Addis, a member of Blue Angels 4-H Club... read more 
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Great Darke County Fair… Subler wins fair family fun pack
Versailles Health Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, recently held a 2015 Great Darke County Fair tour event and invited the public to come in, take a tour, and enter to win a Great Darke County Fair Family Fun Pack.  The pack was valued at over $200 and included items for a fun day at the fair!  Over 50 people toured Versailles Health Care Center, received... read more 
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Great Darke County Fair… Granpa Cratchet Puppet Show, By Elaine Bailey
Watch out for Granpa Cratchet during the 2015 Darke County Fair.  He’ll tickle the funny bone of all ages… but will particularly engage the attention of youngsters with his wit and slapstick.  He can be seen driving his puppetmobile down the midways, leading fair goers to his general store.  It is from the lofty roost of the general store that Granpa Cratchet and his family entertains the... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Spencer Landscaping and others get ready for fair
GREENVILLE – “I do the design but the boys bring it to life,” said Janese Spencer, referring to the landscape work being completed in preparation for the Great Darke County fair opening Aug. 21. The ‘boys’ are her sons, Wes and Austin. Wes owns the business, Spencer Landscaping; Austin works with him. They begin the landscaping about a week before the fair starts and typically... read more 
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Bluebag Media… DCC’s Rich is Edison Employee of the Semester
GREENVILLE – “I was surprised, touched and honored,” said Edison Darke County Campus (DCC) Success Advisor Rhonda Rich. “There’s a lot of reward in my work with students,” she said. “But it’s nice to know your hard work is recognized and appreciated by those you work with.” Rich was awarded Edison Community College Employee of the Semester for Spring 2015... read more 
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Great Darke County Fair… Junior Cake Decorating, By Elaine Bailey
When asked if this was going to be a friendly competition, the girls agreed as Kaitlyn teasingly added, “To the death!” Natalie Beck, a Girl Scout member, invited friends Elizabeth Moss and Kaitlyn Conway to join her in the junior cake decorating competition at the 2015 Darke County Fair. It was the first time any of the girls had participated... read more 
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Pets of the week
GREENVILLE - The Darke County Animal Shelter has many pets available for adoption, including several breeds of dogs, as well as cats and kittens. The Shelter chooses pets to feature each week, this week they've selected: Koda is a 6 month old Australian Cattle dog (blue Heeler). She is mostly black and white with a little tan... read more 
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Greenville National Bank Supports Tecumseh Trail
Greenville National Bank recently made another substantial contribution to further the construction of the Tecumseh Trail which is currently in phase 5. They also confirmed an additional commitment for three years, totaling four years of partnership benefiting Darke County residents.  Kent A. James, CPA, President and C.E.O. of Greenville National Bank said, “We believe... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Youth Building workers gear up for fair
GREENVILLE – “She’s doing real good,” said mom. “The cow obeys her most of the time.” And what happens when the cow gets a little spunky? “I say to stop. And he does,” said 9-year-old Dakota Overhouser. She is a member of Versailles Livestock in General 4-H and will be showing in the beef breeding category. So how big is the cow she’s working with? “This big!” she said, stretching... read more 
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Edison Recognizes Employee Excellence at Convocation
Edison Community College recognized two outstanding employees at its annual convocation ceremony on August 17 in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. The awards speak to College’s commitment to quality and sustaining positive employee engagement. “The employee of the semester award is meant to create a culture that recognizes employees and celebrates accomplishments based... read more 
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American Rehab Charleston 2.015, From Keith Fasnacht
Message to his dad from Trent Fasnacht, formerly of Greenville: It looks like we're going to be on TV again next Wednesday, August 19th on the DIY Network from 11pm - Midnight.  This would have been my paternal grandfather's 108th birthday.  (Thanks for supplying me with all those nails Grandpa;) We were on last fall when... read more 
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Edison’s Enrollment Continues to Rise
Edison Community College will be welcoming more students back to fall classes than it has in a number of years. Fall enrollment is up in both credit hours and headcount compared to the same time last year, with the first set of fall classes beginning on August 24. “The closer we get to the start of the semester, the more confidence... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Bridges to College awards 14 scholarships
GREENVILLE – Bridges to College awarded 14 scholarships in a ceremony at Memorial Hall Aug. 10, totaling over $83,000 in scholarships over the past seven years. According to Bridges President Bill LaFramboise, the program which started in 2006, focuses on mentorship through volunteers, college visits and other forms... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Local teacher creates a wildlife habitat
ARCANUM – Turn onto a gravel “Lane” and follow it past the gate into a wooded area. It’s a different world… there’s an outhouse and an old-fashioned water pump at the edge of the woods. Shortly after that is the first sign: “Certified Wildlife Habitat” from the Wildlife Federation. A little further down is another habitat sign. Then the house comes into view. “It’s a blessing to live here,” said Halane... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Message to new court… enjoy every moment
GREENVILLE – “Dear Future Royalty: Live life, enjoying every moment you have. One day you’re going to look back and it will be gone. You can handle it… nothing is too much… the little worries don’t matter.” That was just one of the messages 2015 Darke County Fair Queen Jenna Cline had for the new royal couple, Danielle Hesson... read more 
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Kiwanians continue to support Special Olympics
Kiwanis Club of Greenville has been a long time supporter and donor of Darke County Special Olympics.  Shown are Dale Musser of the Kiwanis Club of Greenville congratulating Michael Seger, of Tri Village Middle while MIke Bowers, Mayor of Greenville is pinning a ribbon on Matt Smith, of Tri Village Elementary.  Both gentlemen were awards presenters at the annual Track... read more 
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Community Foundation awards to BBBS
The Community Impact Fund of the Community Foundation of Shelby County recently awarded a total of $2,000.00 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County.   The funding will be used to aid in Life Skills Curriculum that will be utilized in the “Big Buddies” High School Mentoring program that pairs high school freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors with elementary... read more 
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Agronomic Crops Network: C.O.R.N. Newsletter and Beef Cattle Newsletter, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County - Please find below this week’s CORN Newsletter.  Tips are given on how to approximate yield so that you can take advantage of some of these pricing bumps. Dairies:  Don’t forget you need to make your Margin Protection choice by September 30.  A tool to help you make those decisions can be found... read more 
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Artisan Stroll Success! Downtown Greenville is the place to be!
Well, that sure was the BEST First Friday we have ever had! Over 4,000 people attended our Artisan Stroll last Friday, the weather was about as perfect as it could have been, and the vendors were top notch! I want to give a HUGE thank you to my committee of volunteers who have been planning this event since March. These... read more 
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“The Two Dollar Tip that Meant a Million”, By Art Garland
"I can't wait to get my hair cut with my birthday money!" exclaimed Heather who turned 38 on June 7.  She had been saving her money for her visit to her Mamaw Honeycutt’s where she is officially “On vacation for three weeks”!  However, before coming to Darke County she was busy participating and winning medals at the Special Olympics... read more 
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Lawmakers Pay Tribute To Ohio Agriculture
Members of the Ohio Senate Agriculture Committee experienced a change of scenery Tuesday, replacing suits and ties with short sleeves and boots as they convened during a special committee meeting held at the Ohio State Fair. Surrounded by the sites, sounds and even smells of the Ohio State Fair, legislators met in the Donahey Nationwide Agriculture and Horticulture Building... read more 
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Edison Welcomes Olivieri as Early Child Development Center Director
Holly Olivieri will take the helm of Edison Community College’s highly acclaimed Early Child Development Center (ECDC) as Director beginning August 10. Olivieri, of Troy, is a 2004 Wright State University graduate who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a focus on Early Childhood Education. With over eleven years of direct experience under her belt, Olivieri is enthusiastic... read more 
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T-V Girl Scout Kohl Francis donates to Cancer Association
Eleven year old, Kohl Francis, wanted to do something for cancer patients.  She states “I thought it would be a good idea since my grandmother died of cancer.”  Kohl is in Girl Scouts and is working toward her Bronze Award.  She said her mom helped her to find an activity called a Care Package and she made several of them and donated them to the local cancer association... read more 
Whirlpool Foundation Scholarship Winners
Each spring, the Whirlpool Foundation bestows several scholarships to the children of Whirlpool Corporation employees.  A total of eighteen $24,000 Scholarships, thirteen $2,500 Honor Awards, and seven $1,000 Incentive Awards draw out the best and brightest among high school seniors across Whirlpool locations in the United States. “I am consistently impressed by the caliber of students applying for this scholarship each year” says Jeff Noel... read more 
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Darke County Center for the Arts… DCEA sponsors King Arthur’s Quest
DCCA recognizes the Darke County Endowment for the Arts for their support the Missoula Children’s Theatre Residency and production of KING ARTHUR’S QUEST.  “Thanks to the Darke County Endowment for the Arts students in Darke County are able to experience every aspect of a musical theater production in one week, at no cost to the participants.”  Shared DCCA... read more 
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New OSU student picnic held
Students, new to The Ohio State University this fall, gathered in the Greenvillle City Park last Monday for a picnic and get acquainted session, sponsored by the OSU Alumni Association of Darke County. Those first time students as well as transfer students were invited to the outing to learn more about campus life.  Alumni shared their insights gained from experience on campus with the... read more 
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DCMHA accepting applications
The Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority is currently accepting applications for housing assistance and has announced the waiting list is less than a year. Preference points will be given for individuals and families who are Veterans, widowed spouses and families of Veterans and preference points will also be given to individuals/families meeting HUD’s definition... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Gathering visitors say event is ‘awesome’!
GREENVILLE – “It’s awesome,” said Stephanie Klingshirn of Rossburg on July 25. “The number of vendors they have… it’s awesome,” she repeated. “I’ve already spent too much money.” Klingshirn is not alone in her view of this year’s Gathering at Garst. Carri Prinkey of Union City dittoed the ‘awesome,’ adding “there’s nothing else like it around.” Husband Ryan agreed it’s great... read more 
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BRC inducted into The Annie Oakley Golf Tournament Hall Of Fame
The Annie Oakley Golf Tournament Committee recently inducted Brethren Retirement Community into the Hall of Fame, which was established in 2006, the year of the tournament’s 25th anniversary. Criteria for this honor was decided by the committee and consists of long term participation, enthusiasm, and support of the committee’s goals in helping Darke County cancer patients... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Annie Oakley Festival attendance more than doubles
YORK WOODS – By noon July 25 The Annie Oakley Festival had over 600 visitors, a number they reached only after the full Saturday in 2014. By the end of the day, committee members estimated well over 1,500 visitors. The festival is open Friday through Sunday but the high traffic day is always Saturday after the parade. Judy Hathaway, Annie Oakley Committee First Vice President... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Community help requested to replace Honor Guard van
GREENVILLE – “We have two options,” said Veterans Honor Guard member Fred Dean. “We can get a retired transit bus owned by the City of Greenville or we can get a new one.” Either way, the old one has to be replaced. Dean was referring to the van he drives to carry Honor Guard members in parades and to ceremonies for veterans who have passed away. “It looks great inside... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Shriners, 100-yr-old Model T highlight AO parade
GREENVILLE – Between 80 and 90 entries composed the 2015 Annie Oakley Festival Parade, starting at the Darke County Fairgrounds and working its way to the Greenville Circle on July 25. Returning after a year’s absence, it had all the necessary ingredients for success… bands, community groups, first responders, public servants... read more 
CORN Newsletter, From Sam Custer
Please find below this week’s CORN Newsletter.  There is a link in both newsletters for the Manure Science Review to be held here on August 12.  Get signed up now to take advantage of the reduced rate. The July 29, issue # 945, of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter is now posted to the web at: http://beef.osu.edu/beef/beefJul2915.html The record setting rainfall totals over the past couple of months, compounded by traffic on wet soils, has caused... read more 
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Larson Highlights Value of Edison’s Programs to Dayton Region
Edison Community College’s new president Dr. Doreen Larson took the stage to address the crowd at the second annual Innovation Index Awards held at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton on July 23, 2015. The awards, co-hosted by the Dayton Business Journal and Dayton Development Coalition, celebrate nominated teams and companies that make a significant impact... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Annie Oakley… an inspiration to young women
BROCK – “Annie Oakley was not just a marksman,” said Hannah Linebaugh. “She was an activist for women, children and education.” Hannah was Miss Annie Oakley 2006 and has taken the lead on the Pilgrimage tradition each year. She spoke about the history and life of Darke County’s famous daughter. A gathering of about 30 people attended the Pilgrimage to the graves... read more 
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