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  • Nearly 300 motorcycles escort The Wall into Winchester

    by - Apr 29, 2015
    WINCHESTER, Ind. – It has been 40 years since the end of the war in Vietnam. By April 30, 1974, over 58,000 American soldiers were dead and over 300,000 were injured. Those that were lucky enough...
  • Versailles and Greenville win invitational

    by - Apr 29, 2015
    VERSAILLES – All of Darke County’s high school track and field teams were in attendance for the Stillwater Valley Invitational at Versailles on April 28. Joining those schools were Covington, Troy Christian and Newton. Versailles took...
  • GHS Alumni plan annual Open House

    by - Apr 28, 2015
    GREENVILLE – The Greenville High School Alumni Association will have its seventh annual Open House on May 4, at the GHS Cafeteria. The event is free and will last from 6:30-9 p.m. There is no program...
  • Halley wants city to keep leaves and limbs

    by - Apr 26, 2015
    GREENVILLE – Is there a better way to handle leaves, brush and limbs in the City of Greenville? Richard Halley believes there is and he presented an alternative during the Greenville City Council’s April 21 meeting....
  • Students see county government at work

    by - Apr 26, 2015
    GREENVILLE – Students from local schools got a taste of how local government works on Student Government Day in Darke County. On April 22, 20 students from nearly every school district in the county were given...
  • Ansonia and Houston win Tiger Relays

    by - Apr 25, 2015
    ANSONIA – The Ansonia Varsity Girls and Houston Varsity Boys came out on top at the Ansonia Tiger Relay on Friday. Ten teams from Ansonia, Houston, Franklin Monroe, South Adams, Covington, Bethel, Arcanum, Bradford, Tri-County North...
  • Candidates for Teacher of the Year

    by - Apr 25, 2015
    GREENVILLE – Who will be Darke County’s Teacher of the Year? The nominees have been selected, but it will be a few weeks before a decision will be announced. Seven teachers from area schools came to...
  • There’s Not Much on My Bucket List

    by - Apr 25, 2015
    My daughter’s near-death experience a few weeks ago… I guess I wouldn’t call it near-death, but more like a Fred Sanford “I’m coming to meet you Elizabeth” type of moment. There were tears and fears from...
  • FM and Ansonia top tri-meet

    by - Apr 21, 2015
    ANSONIA – Franklin Monroe’s girls and Ansonia’s boys took top honors in Ansonia’s Track and Field Tri-Meet. Also competing was Tri-Village. Franklin Monroe’s distance runners, along with a strong showing from their jumpers and throwers, the...
  • Crowder,Mandisa to headline Illumination

    by - Apr 21, 2015
    GREENVILLE – The Illumination Festival Committee is getting ready for one of its biggest line-ups in the event’s history. The festival that has brought some of the top artists in Contemporary Christian music to Darke County,...
  • Local teams compete at Durkle Invitational

    by - Apr 20, 2015
    WEST ALEXANDRIA – Sixteen teams from across the Miami Valley converged on Twin Valley South for the annual Fred Durkle Invitational. Several Cross County Conference teams, including Twin Valley South, Covington, Franklin Monroe,  Ansonia, Arcanum, Tri-Village,...
  • House of Hope is closer to being reality

    by - Apr 19, 2015
    GREENVILLE – House of Hope Dayton is well on its way to becoming a reality in Darke County. The program held its biggest fundraiser to date on April 11 and over 150 persons came together to...
  • Readers Write – Other Genocides Relegated

    by - Apr 19, 2015
    Dear Editor: Every time I read an extended reminder about the importance of Holocaust Remembrance Day such as appeared in this space last week, I am baffled as to why this particular episode takes such precedence...
  • Russia sweeps FM Quad

    by - Apr 15, 2015
    PITSBURG – The Franklin Monroe High School Track Teams hosted Bradford, Ft. Recovery and Russia on April 14 for the FM Quad. Russia swept the meet with first place victories for their girls and boys teams...
  • Things are better, but frustration still there

    by - Apr 12, 2015
    GREENVILLE – Some residents in the Central Avenue area of Greenville continue to be frustrated, but they do admit things are getting better. Over the past few years, the area has witnessed its share of drug...
  • I have regret, but it’s still awesome

    by - Apr 11, 2015
    I finally got my way! I got what I wanted! I only had to grovel at my wife’s feet for a few minutes, but it was worth it, right? Yes it was! For 31 hours, the...
  • Trash, grants and donations discussed

    by - Apr 10, 2015
    Exclusive to Bluebag Media GREENVILLE – After months of debate and changes to the requirements for a new waste removal contract, Greenville City Council agreed to enter into contract with Rumpke Waste Disposal for at least...
  • GGMA remembers Christ’s walk

    by - Apr 6, 2015
    GREENVILLE – Remembering the walk Christ took in his finals hours before being nailed to the cross. It is an important message for area Christians and they have been symbolically following that path down the Via...
  • Henry has been a big part of a lot of lives

    by - Apr 5, 2015
    GREENVILLE – For eight years Lauren Henry has been the face of the Darke County United Way as its executive director. Prior to that, she served on the board of directors for nearly five years under...
  • Efforts of P4P paying off in a lot of ways

    by - Apr 5, 2015
    GREENVILLE – Over 1,600 jobs created or retained, $121.5 million in capital expenditures, and $47.5 million in payroll – all of that since Partnering for Progress (P4P) began a few years ago. During the annual P4P...
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