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  • 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,...
  • FM grad provides aid to teachers, kids in Liberia

    by - Aug 24, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Jordan Pridemore, 2008 graduate of Franklin Monroe High School, has a passion for travel. She started with trips out of state while in high school but quickly graduated to trips abroad, mostly to Europe....
  • Sandy Bowman: “We were – and are – the original”

    by - Aug 24, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “We’re in 12 fairs,” said Sandy Bowman, who with her husband Gary founded Bowman’s Concessions 35 years earlier. “When we go back to them each year, it’s like going home.” Gary Bowman worked for...
  • Whiting shows her prize-winning Polish

    by - Aug 23, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Ten-year-old Alli Whiting was busy putting wood shavings into the cages of her prize-winning White Crusted Polish roosters. “These Polish got a first last year,” she said, pointing to the second cage. She finished...
  • Exhibitors give Cattle Barn a ‘thumbs up’

    by - Aug 23, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “I really like it here,” said Ted Schmitmeyer as he was grooming one of his animals Aug. 17. “Much better. Cooler… more room…” And Schmitmeyer isn’t alone. His comments were echoed by everyone who...
  • Hummel, Addis take top “Littles” honors

    by - Aug 23, 2014
    GREENVILLE – At the end of an unexpected long evening, Ava Hummel was crowned Little Miss Darke County Fair Queen; she joined Little Mister Darke County Fair King Evan Addis, who had been crowned earlier in...
  • My first selfie

    by - Aug 23, 2014
    “She’s 9.” Oh, she’s got to be older than nine… looks like she’s 16 or 17. Hands on hips! Half smile! “I am NOT!” she said. “I’m 9!!” Then she grins… “But my birthday’s tomorrow.” Then...

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