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  • Ridenour chosen Little Miss Poultry Days 2014

    by - Jun 21, 2014
    VERSAILLES – Ken DeMange warned a packed house they never know what’s going to happen or sometimes even what they’ll say as he prepared to introduce the 28 candidates for the 2014 Little Miss Poultry Days...
  • Elizabeth White crowned Miss Chick 2014

    by - Jun 21, 2014
    VERSAILLES – “I went into this hoping to at least get onto the court… I can’t believe this! The community has given me so much. I want to give back!” An excited Elizabeth White couldn’t stop...
  • Parade and chicken were top Poultry Days attractions

    by - Jun 21, 2014
    VERSAILLES – “I came here for the candy,” said the young man. His little sister echoed him. For Annabelle Menke, it was her third trip to the annual Versailles Poultry Days Parade, while brother Michael boasted...
  • Ridenour is Little Miss Poultry Days 2014

    by - Jun 16, 2014
    VERSAILLES – Twenty-eight young ladies vied for the title of Miss Poultry Days 2014. It was captured June 13 by Star Ridenour, 6, of Versailles. First and second runners-up were Josie Ward, 4, Miamisburg and Gracie...
  • Graduation options added for high school students

    by - Jun 15, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “If this allows other doors to open for more people to advance in their training, I’m all for it,” said Greenville City Schools Superintendent Doug Fries. An added bonus from his perspective is the...
  • UC Wall of History a reality

    by - Jun 15, 2014
    UNION CITY, OH – “We want the citizens’ participation… we want to preserve our history for present and future generations.” Betty Grimes showed some of the memorabilia in a display case at the Union City Administration...
  • A lifetime of memories

    by - Jun 14, 2014
    “See that big kid sitting over there? Yeah, him. You need to take a lesson from him and study real hard… you don’t want to be like him. He’s been trying to get out of the...
  • Versailles rodeo teaches bicycle safety

    by - Jun 14, 2014
    VERSAILLES – Most kids did the bike safety course once then headed into the firehouse to check out the bicycles to be given away and grab a hot dog (or three or four). Not Isabella Kilburn....
  • June First Friday draws about 1,500 visitors

    by - Jun 14, 2014
    GREENVILLE – A young girl in front of the courthouse was enjoying the attentions of five grandparents and great grandparents while across the street visitors were attracted to a steady ‘putt putt putt.’ “That’s my son-in-law...
  • Play area promotes ‘No Kids Left Inside’

    by - Jun 8, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “What I like about this is it gets kids off their computers… no carpal tunnel with thumbs,” said Darke County Parks Director Roger VanFrank. “It’s a text-free zone.” The Natural Play Area at Shawnee...
  • Ansonia schools proclaimed “Wild School” site

    by - Jun 8, 2014
    ANSONIA – The Ohio Division of Wildlife has proclaimed Ansonia schools as a “Wild School” site – the first in Darke County, according to Darke County Game Warden Jeff Wenning. The Ansonia School District officially opened...
  • OFRW directors enjoy KitchenAid Experience

    by - Jun 8, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “Don’t eat too much at Montage – I know that’s going to be hard… the food is delicious – but you will be eating your apple dumpling with ice cream for dessert afterwards.” The...
  • Symbolic groundbreaking kicks off GCSD construction

    by - Jun 1, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “We are ready to begin our 27-month process of construction…” Greenville City Schools Superintendent Doug Fries stood before the microphone one final time as a 40-minute symbolic groundbreaking ceremony taking place May 27 at...
  • “We should appreciate them more than we do”

    by - Jun 1, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Jordyn Warren comes from a family of Navy veterans… both great grandmothers, both great grandfathers… grandfather a Marine… uncle in the Navy. She understands Memorial Day. “They gave me the freedom to stand here...
  • Moose Lodge distributes profits from ID event

    by - Jun 1, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “No man is so tall as when he stoops to help a child…” This cartoon of a quote from President Abraham Lincoln was given to first responders and other service organizations – along with...
  • A tease and a bully

    by - Jun 1, 2014
    “So… would you be here if you didn’t have to?” She said she didn’t have to… she was a Wavette and one of my former students at Edison. “This is volunteer,” she added, “for all of...
  • 161 year-old building gets new life

    by - May 31, 2014
    ARCANUM – The Old Arcana Eating House & Events had its official opening May 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Darke County Chamber of Commerce. According to Jeffery Besecker, the Arcana is “Arcanum’s little secret.”...
  • Job Well Done by Scouts

    by - May 31, 2014
    GREENVILLE – About a dozen young scouts were rewarded for a “Job Well Done” by their leaders for selling 1,493 boxes of cookies during the recent Girl Scout Cookie campaign. They are Troop No. 35045, a...
  • Herzog, Ward to speak to GHS Class of 2014

    by - May 31, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “These kids are awesome! Studious, well-rounded… diverse!” Greenville High School Principal Ken Neff was enthusiastic in his praise of this year’s seniors, the Class of 2014. “It’s remarkable how much they’re involved.” Following scholarship...
  • Koenig gets P&Z approval

    by - May 30, 2014
    GREENVILLE – On May 20 the Greenville Planning & Zoning Board gave final approval to Koenig Equipment Inc. for a new facility at 5155 Childrens Home Bradford Road. The process, which according to Planning & Zoning...

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