On Neff Road: This little light of mine

On Neff Road: This little light of mine

Light in just a few moments turned to darkness. A barrier settled in front of the sun. A little moon up there in an orbit manages to block out that gr...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Back Around the House II: My favorite Fair memories

Back Around the House II: My favorite Fair memories

The Great Darke County Fair will end Saturday, but the memories of it will stay forever. I don’t know if my favorite Fair memories were from whe...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Virtue & Mischief: Round the Bend, Part 1

Virtue & Mischief: Round the Bend, Part 1

Abby is beginning to drive. You’ve been warned, Darke County.She and I started our practice sessions in the Greenville Municipal Pool’s pa...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Arcanum News: Enjoy the Fair

Arcanum News: Enjoy the Fair

The last week of summer for Darke County is a great week with the Darke County Fair and then everything turns to fall activities – school, footb...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Organ donor?

Organ donor?

When you renew your driver’s license, the clerk asks, “Would you like to be an organ donor?”How do you respond? If you pass on this ...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Preacher’s Point: Korea and the way Christians think

Preacher’s Point: Korea and the way Christians think

Within hours of North Korea making their threats again Guam and the United States, I started receiving phone calls asking if all that was going on was...

August 20th, 2017 |  


Versailles News: Fair vs. Fare

Versailles News: Fair vs. Fare

It’s Fair time or should I say FareFest time? Fair and Fare are homonyms or two words that sound the same but have different meanings and spelli...

August 18th, 2017 |  


DCCA News: Darke County’s favorite thing

DCCA News: Darke County’s favorite thing

No doubt about it—almost every local citizen’s favorite thing is The Great Darke County Fair. Each year, the Fair is happily anticipated, ...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Amish Cook: Cool summer and garden goodies

Amish Cook: Cool summer and garden goodies

We are having the most pleasant summer that I can remember. I have always thought southern Illinois summers were a bit excruciating at times but so fa...

August 17th, 2017 |  


Along the Garden Path: 65 years of Fair Flower Shows

Along the Garden Path: 65 years of Fair Flower Shows

The 161st annual Darke County Fair is here and time for the 65th year of Flower Shows.We have a collection of fair books that date back to 1924 for th...

August 17th, 2017 |