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Ryan Berry

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  • Yay! Their Minds aren’t a Black Hole

    by - Jan 31, 2015
    I came home from work the other day to find my oldest daughter listening to oldies music. No, not the music they call oldies today (80’s), but the oldies from when I was kid – stuff...
  • Faulkner is Baby Book winner

    by - Jan 30, 2015
    GREENVILLE – The Early Bird/Bluebag Media is pleased to announce the winner of its Baby Book drawing. A total of 45 entries were eligible for the drawing with Henry Faulkner winning the random drawing. Faulkner was...
  • Dollar General plans second store in Greenville

    by - Jan 28, 2015
    GREENVILLE – With five stores already in the county, one more Dollar General may be headed our way. The proposed site would mean a second store for the City of Greenville. Dollar General is currently looking...
  • Council changes direction and includes trash bags in bid

    by - Jan 25, 2015
    GREENVILLE – Citizens of Greenville made their position very clear when they approached council over the past couple of months. They wanted to keep trash bags as an option when it comes to waste pick up....
  • Winchester, Ind. preparing for the Traveling Wall

    by - Jan 25, 2015
    WINCHESTER, Ind. – Many people remember historic dates such as Nov. 11, 1918, Dec. 7, 1941 or June 6, 1944 and more recently, Sept. 11, 2001. One date that is often overlooked is April 30, 1975....
  • Football coming to Tri-Village

    by - Jan 20, 2015
    NEW MADISON – “It’s pretty special when you put on your pads and you hear the clicking of your cleats on the concrete,” said Tri-Village Superintendent Josh Sagester. On Jan. 19, Sagester informed the media and...
  • You get to share my nervousness

    by - Jan 17, 2015
    I know a lot of readers of this column have already experienced many of the things I have written about, but for me they are new experiences. Some of those experiences I expected; others…? I must...
  • Delinquent girls may soon find a House of Hope

    by - Jan 15, 2015
    ITHACA – While unruly and delinquent teen boys have had an alternative to juvenile detention through Michael’s Treatment and Resource Center, teen girls have not. That all could change if Amy Raynes gets her way. Raynes,...
  • Council still not convinced trash bags should be an option

    by - Jan 11, 2015
    GREENVILLE – City of Greenville residents will have a couple more weeks to try and persuade council members to keep trash bags as an option for waste collection. Council heard the second reading of a resolution...
  • Audit shows Early Bird exceeds national average

    by - Jan 11, 2015
    GREENVILLE – Thanks to the residents of Darke County, The Early Bird/Bluebag Media has had another successful audit. The audit is important to independently verify distribution circulation figures are accurate; ultimately allowing advertisers to know without...
  • MIDDLETON, THEDA N.

    by - Jan 8, 2015
    Theda N. Middleton, 71, of Greenville, died Thursday, Jan. 8, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. Theda was born in Ary, Ky. on Sept. 20, 1943, daughter of the late Martin Combs and Isabelle (Fugate) Miller. She...
  • Another store leaving Greenville

    by - Jan 7, 2015
    GREENVILLE – JC Penney has announced it will be closing its Greenville store on or around April 4. Carter English, a spokesman for JC Penney, said, “We continually evaluate our store portfolio to determine whether there’s...
  • The 2014 Woohoo and Uuugh Awards

    by - Jan 3, 2015
    Several years ago my cohort here at The Early Bird wrote a weekly column that would pass along praise where due and would gripe about things he didn’t like. There were generally more praises than gripes,...
  • Spiritual/emotional health is part of patient’s overall health

    by - Dec 28, 2014
    GREENVILLE – For as long as Wayne HealthCare has been around the overall health of each patient has been and will continue to be the organization’s number one goal. While providing quality medical care has always...
  • Trying to Help with Holiday Stress

    by - Dec 20, 2014
    With only a few days until Christmas stress levels are up. I’m not stressed, but my wife is starting to feel it a little. I try not to get anxious about anything. My only responsibility during...
  • Benge is new director of UC Chamber

    by - Dec 14, 2014
    UNION CITY, Ind. – Carla Benge is looking forward to helping businesses in the Union City area move forward. The former Lebanon, Ind. resident recently moved to the community and accepted a position with the Union...
  • Celebration in Arcanum expanded

    by - Dec 14, 2014
    ARCANUM – Santa and Mrs. Claus felt like they were home in the North Pole when they arrived in Arcanum on Dec. 6. Chilly temperatures had more than 100 kids trying to stay warm while waiting...
  • Moose gives to DAV #57 hospital fund

    by - Dec 13, 2014
    GREENVILLE – The Greenville Moose Lodge #329 recently made a donation to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #57. According to Larry Rose, sports chairman for the lodge, the $1,000 donation was made possible through proceeds from...
  • I “pass” on passwords

    by - Dec 12, 2014
    Are a lot of people totally frustrated with the necessity and operation of electronic device passwords? Could it just be me, or more likely a function of my age? I hate passwords. I used to dislike...
  • AAA is closing Greenville office

    by - Dec 11, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Do you need to plan a trip, get brochures on your chosen destination or get more information about AAA membership? You won’t be able to pop into the local AAA office beginning next year....

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