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Bob Robinson

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  • Garst to unveil Dickey Medal of Honor for Veterans Day

    by - Jul 20, 2014
    GREENVILLE – On Nov. 15 Garst Museum will unveil the Official Display Congressional Medal of Honor awarded posthumously to U.S. Marine PFC Douglas E. Dickey of Ansonia in 1967. Dickey earned the medal for heroism during...
  • Cline, Shaw take Junior Fair Queen & King honors

    by - Jul 19, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “Dedication, determination, ambition… always have a smile on your face; let everyone know you are hardcore and you love it!” This is how 2014 Darke County Youth Fair Queen Jenna Cline responded to the...
  • Farm Power attendance, exhibitors up

    by - Jul 19, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “The guy lost his mind building this,” said Noel “Bud” Carpenter about his tractor train, built from various antique tractor pieces in 2007. He laughed then talked about some of the units, ranging from...
  • Peace Pipe to be on display at Shawnee Prairie

    by - Jul 19, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “There were only three of these presented,” Deb Shiverdecker, assistant director of Darke County Parks said. She was holding the Silver Peace Pipe presented to the Shawanee Indian Tribe by General William Henry Harrison...
  • Weather, petting zoo draw record crowd

    by - Jul 18, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Downtown Greenville was “hopping” Friday evening for the July First Friday event; many families were gathered around baby chicks, baby ducks, kittens and the Darke County Humane Society’s Domer the dog. There was also...
  • County approves balanced mid-year budget

    by - Jul 13, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Darke County Commissioners approved a balanced mid-year budget on June 30 for the first time in three years. The General Fund budget for 2015, at least at this point, is $16,882,522. Because a balanced...
  • TEN VIE TO BE MISS ANNIE OAKLEY 2014

    by - Jul 13, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Ten young women will be vying for the honor of becoming Miss Annie Oakley 2014 during Annie Oakley Days July 25-27 at York Woods. They are (front left) Mariana Ramos, sponsored by Stebbens Excavating;...
  • I’d have done it, too

    by - Jul 13, 2014
    Watching a Little Mr. & Miss competition is never boring; in fact, it’s often hilarious. I had the privilege of covering one at Poultry Days, two over the July 4 weekend and will likely be in...
  • Fourth of July Throughout the County

    by - Jul 12, 2014
    DARKE COUNTY – From the northern part to the southern part of Darke County there was a lot to celebrate over the Independence Day Holiday. Here is a recap of some of the events that took...
  • New Steam Thresher attractions designed to entertain

    by - Jul 12, 2014
    YORK WOODS – Kendra Price was enjoying a family tradition… she was eating a watermelon slice cut with a buzz saw. Actually the watermelon wasn’t the tradition; going to the Steam Threshers Reunion was. Her family...
  • Citizens react to Council’s planned sidewalk project

    by - Jul 6, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Nearly two dozen residents – many of them clearly expressing frustration and anger – attended the Greenville City Council meeting July 1. They are residents of the Gardenwood-Rhoades Avenue area. They had attended the...
  • Wright 80th birthday packs house

    by - Jul 5, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “I have never been to a party like this before…” This seemed to be a popular comment according to Don Wright following his 80th birthday celebration at Eagles Park Shade Road. More than 200...
  • McGreevey new CT director following Peltz resignation

    by - Jul 5, 2014
    GREENVILLE – The Greenville City School District is re-aligning its administrative staff to move Administrative Director Jon McGreevey to Career Technology and Business Operations Director. The restructured position was accepted by McGreevey following the resignation of...
  • GHS remodeling work on schedule for 2015

    by - Jul 5, 2014
    GREENVILLE – The last day of school didn’t lead to a quiet high school campus like it did on the other campuses in the Greenville City School District. Action started immediately after the last official session...
  • Bears Mill offers history and art in a natural setting

    by - Jun 29, 2014
    GREENVILLE – The flow of grain is important… too fast? Not fine enough. Too slow? Burned. So they had to pay attention to the flow of the grain when the French buhr stones were grinding the...
  • Dave Knapp supports local athletes through SSSF

    by - Jun 28, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln has provided two scholarships to graduating seniors who have excelled in their respective high school sports programs. The scholarships, presented through the Senior Scribes Scholarship program, went to Abbey O’Donnell,...
  • Blacksmith most important person in a frontier town

    by - Jun 28, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “The blacksmith is the most important person in town.” Jeff Brocious and Galen Delk, apprentice blacksmiths, were busy fashioning tools and decorative iron from the flames at the Shawnee Prairie Blacksmith Shop, the newest...
  • He brought it on himself

    by - Jun 28, 2014
    My day sometimes starts with college students, then by end of day travels the range of students from a recent high school graduate to two 5-year-olds who will be going into kindergarten in the fall. I...
  • Step into the Darke Co. Parks Time Machine

    by - Jun 27, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Take a trip in the Darke County Park’s time machine this weekend and get a glimpse of what life was like before you could run to one of the big box stores to get...
  • Family Fun Series entertaining and educational

    by - Jun 21, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “This is scientifically called The Cascade!” Tom Sparough was juggling a series of balls. He changed his position. “This is scientifically called… The Cascade!” He changed positions several more times… same answer. He dropped...

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