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  • FM grad: working with her animals a “habit”

    by - Aug 22, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “I always cry,” said Leah Allread, 2014 Franklin Monroe High School graduate. She and her brother, Kenton, were prepping their animals for this year’s show at the Darke County Fair. Showing pigs is tough...
  • Hummel and Addis are top kids

    by - Aug 19, 2014
    Congratulations to Little Miss & Mister Darke County Fair Queen & King Ava Hummel, daughter of Jared & Christi Hummel, and Evan Addis, son of Larry & Amy Addis. Congratulations are also extended to the 44...
  • Baleigh says Visitor’s Bureau experience “awesome”

    by - Aug 17, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Nursing? Darke County Visitor’s Bureau Director Deanna York looked at her new marketing intern, Baleigh Reed, OSU freshman going into the university’s nursing program this fall. They were grinning. “Should I give the stock...
  • Living with cancer threat, singer moves forward

    by - Aug 17, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “There’s some evil thing under your bed… wants to grab you every day,” said Jeff Madewell. “You can’t let that paralyze you; you get out of bed on a different side each day.” This...
  • GHS Grad holds court in Arizona

    by - Aug 17, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Dyani Juarez graduated from Greenville High School in 1998. That same year she packed her bags and headed for Casa Grande, Ariz. She didn’t know what opportunities lay ahead, but according to her mom...
  • Bixler to run 3 in this year’s harness racing

    by - Aug 16, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Gavin Bixler, Bixler Racing Stable, will be running three of his six horses at the Darke County Fair this week. “The others will be at Scioto Downs in Columbus,” he said. Bixler, who keeps...
  • New cattle barn, new entry prices at fair

    by - Aug 16, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Contractors wrapped up work on the new cattle barn Aug. 13. It will be functional but not completed until September. According to Daryl Riffle, Fair Manager, work has been completed pretty much on schedule....
  • New fair queen wastes no time in new role

    by - Aug 16, 2014
    GREENVILLE – 2014 Darke County Youth Fair Queen Jenna Cline wasted no time getting involved in her new role. She has already been to nine or 10 county fairs since being crowned in July. “I’ve really...
  • For some – fair a business mainstay

    by - Aug 16, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “The traffic is excellent every year,” said Steven Blocher, owner of Blocher Enterprises in Greenville. “In a good year we get from a half to two-thirds of our annual business during the fair.” Blocher...
  • Welfare fraud, heroin abuse… unproductive citizens a burden on society

    by - Aug 10, 2014
    GREENVILLE – You have to instill an attitude where you know you are responsible for yourself. You have to have a support system behind them. And there has to be a shift in social attitude… commit...
  • Greenville Library kicks off First Friday 

    by - Aug 10, 2014
    GREENVILLE – While Main Street Greenville’s First Friday officially starts at 6 p.m., enjoyment of the monthly activity actually begins at 11:30 a.m. at Greenville Public Library with its “Lunch on the Lawn.” Aug. 1 was...
  • A huge responsibility

    by - Aug 9, 2014
    I was limping by Saturday afternoon of Annie Oakley weekend. For two nights I watched success and heartache in the Miss Annie Oakley shooting contest… congratulations to 14-yr-old Hayley Maher on earning the right to represent...
  • Heritage Days parade honors veterans

    by - Aug 9, 2014
    UNION CITY – Horns and sirens announced its start before the lead vehicles were visible; seconds later flashing red lights in the distance provided their support. At exactly 1 p.m. Aug. 2 the 2014 State Line...
  • 2013 Queen Jenna King says ‘breathe and enjoy it!’

    by - Aug 9, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “Yeah, we’re pretty awesome!” 2013 Junior Fair King Logan Moody said, laughing. Logan and 2013 Junior Fair Queen Jenna King laughed a lot as they talked about their experiences over the past year, including...
  • Bowlin gets 4 years added to current sentence

    by - Aug 5, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Matthew Bowlin, 21, was sentenced Aug. 4 to a four more years in prison on six counts of Burglary and one count of Breaking and Entering following a plea agreement with the Darke County Prosecutor. Bowlin...
  • Arson suspect pleads not guilty

    by - Aug 5, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Cody Bailey, 19, pleaded not guilty Aug. 4 to Felony 4 Arson stemming from charges he started fires with lighter fluid July 15. Bailey’s attorney, Randy Breaden, Greenville, asked for his client to be released...
  • 91-yr-old walks 5K for his granddaughter

    by - Aug 3, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Charles W. Adams, 91, took 79:21 minutes to finish his Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk… and he had a cheering crowd welcoming him across the finish line. He was part of “Mary Beth’s Mob,”...
  • Second Treaty of Greenville’s Bowery dedicated to the public

    by - Aug 3, 2014
    Representatives of Native American nations and re-enactors of the white men of the period circled The Bowery in the opening ceremony of the Peace and Friendship Summit (Bob Robinson photo) GREENVILLE – “In the 1990’s we...
  • Fun on the Stateline

    by - Aug 2, 2014
    UNION CITY – From tractor pulls to flea market and the Grand Parade, visitors enjoyed the past few days in the Hub City. The annual Stateline Heritage Days brought residents from Indiana and Ohio and Darke and...
  • Pilgrimage an emotional experience for many

    by - Aug 2, 2014
    BROCK – “When Annie ran away a man paid her fare home… she always regretted not asking his name,” said Laura Francis, Miss Annie Oakley 2011 and Annie Oakley Committee Member. Francis spoke to about three...

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