Arcanum News


It’s a girl! Melodie Rebecca Greve was born June 5, 2015, at 9:45 p.m. to Josh and Jodie Greve of Baltimore, Maryland. Melodie weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. Josh is an AHS graduate and the son of Rev. Greg and Terri Greve of Arcanum.

Little Melodie was welcomed home by big brothers Micah and Malachi. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Becky Overholt of Maryland. Great-grandparents are William Potter Sr. of Kettering and Martha Greve of Greensburg, Indiana. This is the first granddaughter for local pastor Greg and his wife, Terri. Congratulations!

The All 70s Arcanum High School Reunion is for anyone who attended AHS during the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. Organizers Pam (Shiverdecker) Crawford (AHS ’74) and Vickie (Troutwine) Rhodehamel (AHS ’75) state that this is the seventh year for this event and it continues to grow. This year’s annual event will take place on the first Saturday of the Darke County Fair at the Greenville VFW, 219 N. Ohio St., Greenville, on Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No reservations are needed, $7.50 at the door; casual dress, snacks, cash bar, 50/50 raffle and something new this year – Open Mic Night! Greg Stutz (AHS ’74) will be hosting an Open Mic event at this year’s reunion. He hopes other ’70s classmates will join in providing the entertainment. Anyone going to this event that is musically inclined plays an acoustic instrument {guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, bongo’s, harmonica, keyboards, and kazoo} etc. and willing to perform live for your classmates, please contact Greg at 937/818-7496. Do you dare? Don’t be shy! We would love to have former concert, marching, and jazz band members, Trojannaire singers, guitar class members, or anyone else that loves to perform music come and share their talents! For questions about the reunion, please contact Vickie at 937/692-6188 or Pam at 937/548-2247. Invitations are being mailed this week, if you don’t receive one it’s because we do not have a current address for you; please call Vickie with this information. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Abbottsville United Methodist Church invites you to join them for their annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. They will have ice cream, barbecue and chicken sandwiches, salads, desserts and more. The church is located at 4135 State Route 49, Arcanum.

Congratulations to Ed and Jackie Trick as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary! They were married on May 7, 1955, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Dayton. They are the parents of seven children, Ed, Jr., Karen Cline, Tom, Susan Harter, John, David, and Nancy Troutwine. They have 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. They celebrated with family at the home of their son, John.

Former resident Ryan Yingst is engaged to be married to Whitney Wirrig. Ryan is a 2007 graduate of Arcanum High School and a 2011 graduate of Grace College with a double major in business administration and marketing. Whitney is a 2011 graduate of Greenville High School and a 2014 graduate of Franklin University with a degree in business administration. The couple will exchange their vows at St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia on June 27. Ryan is the son of Brett and Shelley Yingst now of DeGraff, and Whitney is the daughter of John and Mary Wirrig of Greenville.

Arcanum School construction progress updates from this week: Masonry demolition began on the east portion of the elementary end of the building. (Playground access not permitted), Roof demolition was set to begin June 17 over the main entrance. Please note this is a change from the previous schedule. Access to the building will be available through the board of education office and door #4 for students/athletes; Please note: The walking path will not be open on the back side of the building due to construction equipment and supplies. As a result of the defective standing seam metal roof and the efflorescence staining of the exterior masonry walls of the building, extensive corrective work is scheduled to begin as early as June 1. Updates will be posted throughout the summer and access to the building will be made available. Thank you for your patience during the completion of the work.

Summer has arrived! Officially, Sunday at 12:39 p.m. the summer solstice has begun! The summer solstice is also known as midsummer, the first day of summer, and the longest day of the year. It is an annual celestial event that has been calculated and celebrated in writing and temple structures by ancient cultures. Stonehenge is one of the most famous of these celestial structures and dates as far back as 8,000 B.C. Enjoy!