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  • GJH conducts 13th annual 9-11 ceremony

    by - Sep 14, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “Thirteen years ago our lives were changed forever…” Greenville Junior High School Principal Chris Mortenson addressed nearly 400 students, plus teachers, observers and first responders. It was Sept. 11, 2014. He was talking about...
  • Knowing Joseph & Greta a privilege

    by - Sep 14, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “Raptors get a bad rap because they’re birds of prey… without them we’d be overrun with rats, mice, snakes and the other small animals they eat.” Jeannie Harshbarger and Pam Siegel feel privileged to...
  • Ho scale railroad alive and well in Greenville

    by - Sep 13, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Darke County has many little known nuggets representing unique or historical facets of the area. In a recent First Friday event, participants were able to see some of the offices and merchants of the...
  • Rolling 50’s Classic a car lovers delight

    by - Sep 13, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “No, I don’t plan to paint it,” said Jaron Brock of Knoxville, Tenn. “It would only get uglier.” Brock’s 97 Honda Prelude stood out at the Rolling 50’s Car Show Sept. 6 because it...
  • Vintage posters have story to tell

    by - Sep 13, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “I’ve been trying to convince my son for 20 years,” said Kim Martin. “Now I have proof.” She was standing next to a Red Cross recruiting poster; the woman was holding an injured soldier....
  • Unveiling a Darke Co. Secret

    by - Sep 11, 2014
    One of Darke County’s best kept secrets, the Darke County Model Railroad Club keeps on chugging. Watch for the story this weekend in The Early Bird and on Bluebag Media. Photo by Bob Robinson....Read More
  • What’s mew? Find out this weekend

    by - Sep 10, 2014
    Rather unobtrusive on the outside, what these ‘mews’ house on the inside is much more interesting. Watch for the story this weekend in The Early Bird and on Bluebag Media. Photo by Bob Robinson....Read More
  • Medal of Honor recipient to speak at Dickey display opening

    by - Sep 7, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “This is significant,” said Garst Museum Executive Director Clay Johnson. “You don’t get a Major General to come here and speak, much less a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.” Major General James E. Livingston,...
  • Resident must move clubhouse due to zoning violations

    by - Sep 7, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “It’s a clubhouse!!” said a frustrated Ralph Helmer. He wanted a safe place for his 21-month-old, Liam, to play, so he decided to build one. He asked his wife Casey to look up the...
  • Solving business’ emerging workforce challenges

    by - Sep 7, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “The issue is finding room in the school day… schools struggle to some extent from state and federal regulations,” said Darke County Economic Development Director Marc Saluk. “There are a lot of changes local...
  • Commissioners sign ‘Preparedness’ proclamation

    by - Sep 6, 2014
    GREENVILLE – On Sept. 3 Darke County Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring September 2014 as Darke County Preparedness Month. In its proclamation Commissioners note every community in the county is vulnerable to emergencies and times of...
  • Tomatoes for teacher

    by - Sep 6, 2014
    Summer 2014 is history. School districts are in full swing, as is Edison Community College. This semester I’m working with 45 students, most of whom are in the PSEOP program (high school juniors and seniors taking...
  • GHS bus arrivals are on time; no hitches Day 1

    by - Aug 31, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “We are on time!” said Jon McGreevey, director of Business Services & Career Technology at Greenville High School. It was Aug. 27, the first day of school for Greenville City Schools. Three buses were...
  • Manufacturing drives the local economy

    by - Aug 31, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “Manufacturing is what creates a middle class,” said Lisa Wendel, Career Pathways Coordinator for the Darke County Economic Development Office. She has three primary duties; the one currently on the front burner is to...
  • GHS busy with last-minute preparations

    by - Aug 30, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Some laughed on occasion, a few sauntered up and down the halls to their planned destination, and others rushed from one location to another. Activity was frenzied; last minute things needing to be done...
  • Raising goats a family affair

    by - Aug 30, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “We like the Darke County Fair; we like the atmosphere,” said Kathy Lake from Camden, a small community in southern Preble County. The Lakes show goats… one of the kinds with ‘ears.’ Kathy said...
  • Scavenger Hunt teaches about fair

    by - Aug 29, 2014
    GREENVILLE – How many 4-H clubs are in Darke County? “47!” How many Junior Fairboard buildings were used to house livestock this year? This was the subject of discussion among 4-H members Kaytlin Burchett and Mark...
  • Preble Countian does “well”

    by - Aug 29, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “I was raised in a sheep barn,” said Eli Davidson. The Preble County resident was grooming his 6-month-old Rambovillett for the coming show. The 20-year-old has been showing his sheep since he was six....
  • Wayne Hospital Foundation unveils Veterans Memorial

    by - Aug 24, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “This memorial is dedicated to every man and woman who ever served honorably in a branch of the United States military.” No distinction is made whether the service was one day or career, combat...
  • Fair visitors come from all parts of the country

    by - Aug 24, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “We’ve had people here from Florida, Alabama, New England and all parts of Ohio,” said Deanna York, director of the Darke County Visitors Bureau. This was Monday at their fair booth in the coliseum,...

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