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  • Lady Jets win season opener over National Trail

    by - Aug 29, 2014
    PITSBURG – The Franklin Monroe Lady Jets soccer team opened its season with a victory against National Trail. The Lady Jets got on the board early when senior Allison Flora hit a header past the Blazer’s...
  • Jets kick off season with 1-1 tie

    by - Aug 25, 2014
    The Franklin Monroe Jets Boys Soccer Team played to a 1-1 tie in its season opener against the Yellow Springs Bulldogs at the Columbus Crew Stadium on Aug. 23. Yellow Springs held the lead for most...
  • Ely wins guitar at concert

    by - Aug 24, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Two of country music rising superstars in one venue performed to a packed house at the Great Darke County Fair. Josh Turner and Scotty McCreery had fans on their feet the entire night with...
  • Ag Society Board has new member

    by - Aug 22, 2014
    GREENVILLE – The Darke County Agricultural Society will have a new board member this fall. Ed Erisman had 273, which was enough to oust longtime board member Velma Campbell by 44 votes. Only four seats were...
  • Attendance up at annual Veterans Day service

    by - Aug 22, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “We lost more of our veterans by their own hand than we lost in Afghanistan,” said Dennis Dickey, 1st Vice President for the American Legion 3rd District. “Only those who have been through what...
  • Fitzgerald repeats as oldest at the fair

    by - Aug 22, 2014
    GREENVILLE – She won $100 at age 103 for being the oldest person at the fair in 2013 and she took the title again this year at age 104. Elaine Fitzgerald said she has been coming...
  • St. Mary’s School and Hospice will benefit from 5K

    by - Aug 22, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Join the fun at Greenville City Park on Sept. 13, as the annual SUNshine 5K raises funds for a number of Darke County non-profit organizations. Hosted by the Darke County Foundation, this year’s event...
  • NTPA ready to hit the track

    by - Aug 19, 2014
    You may have missed the Darke County Tractor Pullers show at the fair, but there is still time to enjoy the thunderous sound of the big trucks and tractors as they compete for the top spot....
  • State Champion Drill Team Performs

    by - Aug 19, 2014
    The Darke County 4-H Dog Drill Team earned top honors at the Ohio State Fair a few weeks ago. On Aug. 17 and 18 they performed their award winning show at the Dog Barn. In addition...
  • People at the Concert

    by - Aug 19, 2014
    Josh Turner and Scotty McCreery performed in front of a sold out crowd at the Great Darke County Fair on Aug. 17. Although the music was great, the smiles on the faces of those in attendance...
  • Name change reflects services available from organization

    by - Aug 17, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Darke County Recovery Services has a new name that directly reflects the services it offers its clients. After acquiring Darke County Mental Health, a mental health services facility in Troy and a substance abuse...
  • The Warm Gooey Part of Me and the Fair

    by - Aug 16, 2014
    I like the fair…I like the fair…I like the fair. Nope! It isn’t working. No matter how hard I try to convince myself it just doesn’t work. I really, really, really, want to like the fair....
  • Ribbon cut on 158th Great Darke Co. Fair

    by - Aug 15, 2014
    GREENVILLE – The 158th running of the Great Darke County Fair is now underway. The annual ribbon cutting ceremony held on Aug. 15 signified the opening of the event. The fair expects to host between 180,000...
  • Sample Revamped Vintage on Parade

    by - Aug 15, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Darke County Fair’s Friday Sampler will begin at 9 a.m. on Aug. 22 with a lecture and style show by designer Raine Hunt Longfellow. The event, entitled “Revamped Vintage on Parade,” will be held...
  • Improvements for Sweitzer and Fourth

    by - Aug 14, 2014
    GREENVILLE – The City of Greenville plans to complete a street reconstruction project on Sweitzer and Fourth Streets, from Pine to Sycamore Street. This project will include the widening and reconstruction of the street base and...
  • Workforce praised at KitchenAid’s groundbreaking

    by - Aug 10, 2014
    GREENVILLE – “If you can’t get excited about what we’re about to encounter – check your pulse,” said Ken Hossler, Greenville KitchenAid plant manager. The company broke ground on a $40 million expansion project that will...
  • KitchenAid breaks ground on $40 million expansion

    by - Aug 6, 2014
    GREENVILLE – The message was clear from top officials at KitchenAid and from locally elected government representatives on Aug. 6 as they broke ground on the company’s expansion in Greenville – the reason Whirlpool chose to...
  • Wheat field and airplane equals marriage proposal

    by - Aug 3, 2014
    ARCANUM – The question – Nichole Marry Me? The answer from Nichol Oyler was a resounding yes. “If she didn’t say yes I threatened to throw her out of the airplane,” joked Brent Fourman. The couple...
  • Ramco is Business of the Quarter

    by - Aug 3, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Ramco Motors was recognized as the Business of the Quarter by Partnering for Progress (P4P) at its quarterly meeting on July 25. Marc Saluk, director of Darke County Economic Development, pointed out the award...
  • DNA Says All You Need to Know

    by - Aug 2, 2014
    “Your whole family is bizarre!” is what a co-worker said to me. I thought, “Really! You’re just now figuring that out?” After three years of writing this column I thought I had conveyed that thought fairly...

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