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Adams takes part in ceremony

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GREENVILLE - Charles Adams of Greenville is grateful to the life he has lived and is proud to have served his country. He is also proud of the fact that he had the opportunity to participate, for the first time, in the laying of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C.Adams, an aide to Grand Commander Dennis Hughes of the York Rite Masonry in Sidney, took part in the ceremony held on Easter, with Hughes, Hughes’ 12-year-old grandson and Jerry Pugh, who will be the grand commander two years from now. The soldier, who led the Masons to the tomb, did the actual laying on of the wreath.

 

DCSA registration for fall youth soccer now open

DARKE COUNTY — Registration for Darke County Soccer Association fall youth soccer is now open and will run through Sept. 6.The fall season will start on Sept. 10 at Greenville’s North Park (behind Kroger) and run through Oct. 19. Games will be played at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays.The cost is $20 per child. Late registration is $30 after Sept. 6 until Sept. 13.There are several ways to register fo...

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Greenville announces schedule changes for soccer

GREENVILLE — Greenville has announced changes to its high school soccer schedules for Tuesday.The Greenville boys varsity soccer team will play host to Lebanon at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.The Greenville girls varsity soccer team will play host to Indian Lake at 7 p.m. Tuesday in a game that was rescheduled from Aug. 21.

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Green Wave golf defeats Fairborn

FAIRBORN — Greenville boys golf team defeated Fairborn 174-202 on Tuesday at Twin Base Golf Course in Fairborn.Jason Shields led Greenville with a nine-hole round of 39. Also for the Green Wave, Andrew Harshman shot a 43, Parker Allison shot a 45, A.J. Bowers shot a 47, Connor Null shot a 47, and Drew New shot a 56.The Greenville boys are now 1-0 on the season.

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FM boys golf team loses to Covington

PIQUA — The Franklin Monroe boys golf team lost 162-200 to Covington on Tuesday at Echo Hill Golf Course.Jeremy Bridenbaugh led Franklin Monroe with a nine-hole round of 47. Also for the Jets, Hudson Rich shot a 49, Noah Koeffer shot a 50, Derek Lusher shot a 54, Bryce Filbrun shot a 55, and Hunter Rich shot a 56.Covington’s Levi Winn was the match medalist as he shot a round of 37. Also for the Buccaneers, Joe Slusher shot a 38, Jacob Blair shot a 43, Ty Boe...

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Demo derby closes out fair

GREENVILLE – The curtain came down on the Great Darke County Fair but not before a packed house was treated to a crowd-pleasing demolition derby in front of the grandstand.“It is a great event to close the fair out,” Darke County fair board director Dave Niley said. “Everybody wants to come out and see the derby.”On hand was Smash It Demolition Derby’s, Inc., President Tim Clark and crew from London to organize the event....

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Gloria serves up tasty carrots

How swiftly the summer days are passing! School is already starting this week. We enjoy living next door to our little parochial school. This year there will be 22 scholars and 2 teachers. Our 2 1/2-year-old daughter Julia loves to go outside and watch them play softball at recess time.Each morning during the academic year the men and boys in our church take turns going to school to share a brief devotional and have prayer with the teachers and scholars. Julia and I enjoy going wit...

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School is in session; fall is just around corner

Summer seemed to go more quickly this year, even quicker than most, for some reason. Maybe it seemed that way because the temperature was cooler than usual this year. It almost seems like we didn’t have a summer and now Labor Day is upon us.School has started and the kids are busy with homework and friends. It is another school year in progress.

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Lower natural gas prices benefit local governments

The services provided by local governments are very important to our communities and that is why we have spent considerable time in the legislature to reduce their costs of operations and provide them new ways to save tax dollars. In particular, the recent growth in Ohio’s gas industry has lowered natural gas prices for all Ohioans including the community and township halls in western Ohio.The positive effects of natural gas on households around the state and in western Ohio ...

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Fair of 1971 revisited

Several years ago we got an aquarium for Christmas. Then a few months later we got another aquarium. Then a few years later we got rid of both of them. I enjoyed having those aquariums, but I enjoyed not having them even more.Since then I have successfully avoided raising fish of any kind, until the Great Darke County Fair of 1971.Every year the children would throw ping pong balls at little goldfish bowls and miss. That was the one concession where I didn’t mind g...

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Run, Spot, run

The fair was over and school close on its heels. A new notebook, a couple of No. 2, yellow pencils, a new pad of lined paper. New, long, white sticks of chalk sat in the tray at the blackboards.We were ready for school, and school was ready for us.In those first years of school, we started the year with a big, fat, black pencil and paper that was more grey than white with fat lines to accommodate the fat pencil. Our desks were ages old. I remember sitting at a desk that actually ha...

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Dollar General opens new store

ARCANUM - Dollar General opened up a store in Arcanum on Sunday.The store is 7,300 square feet, which is a traditional format for the company, and sits where the bowling alley previously sat.“We were sorry to see the bowling alley leave, because it was recreation for the residents,” Mayor Judith Fourman said.However, she feels that the town’s new addition will be an added strength to the community.“I think it’s quite an...

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$1,000 reward offered for information on robbery

DARKE COUNTY - The Darke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the aggravated robbery and felonious assault of a small business owner in Darke County just east of the City of Greenville.At approximately 5:10 p.m. Monday, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that a male subject at 5740 Jaysville-St. Johns Road had suffered a serious head injury. Darke County Sheriff’s deputies and Greenville Township Rescue were dispatched to the addre...

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The end of summer near

August means the traditional end of summer, especially now that the fair is over. Hard to believe schools have started, and harvest time is not far behind. That also means cold weather is not far behind either. Aren’t we all looking forward to that!?

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Keeping our children safe

The back to school rush is now in full-swing in my home as I’m sure it is in yours as well. It never ceases to surprise me at how quickly this season comes and with how much must be done.This August I will have two children attending universities here in the state of Ohio and another in high school. Over the next week, my family and I will be collecting last minute school supplies and familiarizing ourselves with the school campuses and talking about how to remain safe walkin...

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Good roads?-Of course! Pay for them?-Not!

It is an absolute certainty that working in a public service related to infrastructure is at best challenging, and at worst totally frustrating.I was reminded of this by reading the results of last month’s national AP-GfK poll which revealed that a majority of Americans believe the economic benefits of good transportation outweigh the cost to taxpayers, but they cannot agree on how to pay for new highways or the repairs of old ones.Six of ten people surveyed said t...

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Tri-Village boys golf defeats Ansonia

GREENVILLE — The Tri-Village boys golf team beat Ansonia 187-223 on Monday at White Springs Golf Club.Tri-Village’s Brett Boyter was the match medalist as he shot a nine-hole round of 40. Also for the Patriots, Brandon Peters shot a 46, Tyler VanWinkle shot a 50, Luke Wheeler shot a 51, Knox Morris shot a 54, and Jonny Wilson shot a 54.John Fischer led Ansonia with a round of 50. Also for the Tigers, Trent Rader shot a 54, Logan Miller shot a 57, and Lane Cla...

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Bradford schedules football game

BRADFORD — Bradford has scheduled a junior varsity football game for 7:30 p.m. Friday against Middletown Christian.Admission at the gate will be $4 for adults and students.

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