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Bowery a place of peace, friendship

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GREENVILLE - A ceremony to commemorate the opening of a bowery near the Darke County Parks’ Council House was held Friday during the Bicentennial Commission’s Peace and Friendship Summit, bringing together officials from Ohio and representatives of Native American Tribes to celebrate 200 years of peace, brought about by the second Treaty of GreeneVille, held July 22, 1814.Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) emceed the event, reminiscing about his childhood on the very land where the bowery now stands, herding cattle up to his grandfather’s meat-packing company; but he also looked back to what had happened on that land 200 years ago, when the treaty was signed.

 

Little Miss, Mister Fair contest continues pageantry traditions

DARKE COUNTY - The Great Darke County Fair brings with it many traditions, including the tradition of pageantry; the Little Miss and Mister pageant has been a steadfast tradition of the fair for at least 25 years, noted Katie Netzley, coordinator.“It’s a tradition at the fair,” Netzley commented. “It’s been going on for at least 25 years, and it’s nice to see that tradition continue…We are doing it a bit differently this year - we’ve ...

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Oakley festival deemed success

GREENVILLE - Despite a new venue this year, the Annie Oakley Festival has been dubbed a success by its committee members.“We’ve had fantastic attendance,” said President Bill Gunkle. “I think it’s done fantastic. I’m very pleased with the turnout.”Miss Annie Oakley 2014 Hayley Maher welcomed guests at the opening ceremony on Friday and Country Harmony, comprised of sisters JoEllen Melling and Jennifer Peck, sang the National Anth...

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No fear

Two years ago I had the privilege of walking in a local Labor Day Parade. Directly behind the group I was with, a church had a float. On the float a man was on a cross. He had white cloth around his midsection, red paint over much of his body and a crown of thorns upon his head; obviously, a representation of Jesus dying on the cross. The top of the cross was about twelve feet in the air, there was no way any spectator along the three mile parade route could miss it.

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Take time to rest

The hot, humid summer days are upon us, county fairs are getting into full swing, and parents are heading to the stores to buy back-to-school supplies … all reminders to us that summer is winding down!A friend and I were discussing this recently and maybe you’ve noticed it too … it’s a change that has been taking place over recent years. The change is that summer time is now a hectic time instead of a relaxing time.It used to be that ‘summer...

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New fire department opens

NORTH STAR - The new North Star Fire Department has been open “for business” for a little over a month.“We moved in on June 17 this year,” said Fire Chief Bill Roll. “Everybody really likes it. Several fire departments have come by to look at it.” He said the final cost of the project is $300,000.“We already had $100,000 in savings,” he said.He also noted they bought the land from the American Legion for $10,000 ...

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Wayne Cancer Center celebrates first year of service

GREENVILLE - On July 1, the Wayne Cancer Center celebrated one year of serving cancer patients in the Darke and surrounding counties, and they’re “very pleased” to continue bringing quality, comprehensive cancer services to the area, said Melissa Meyer, CNS, nurse practitioner with radiation oncology services at Wayne Cancer Center.It began as a partnership between Wayne HealthCare, Dayton Physicians Network, and Premier Health Partners, Meyer explained. In the ye...

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Open house set for Ayettes

GREENVILLE - Randy and Coleen Ayette will be celebrating their 40th anniversary at an open house with friends and family from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Elks Lodge in Greenville.The couple, who have lived in Greenville their whole lives, was married Aug. 13, 1974, at the St. Clair House in Greenville.They have two daughters, Robin (Austin) Sharp and Becky (Chris Ballweg) Tennant, and five grandchildren, Wyatt Sharp, Evan and Kiley Tennant and Carter and Cayden Ballweg....

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Delaplanes celebrate 40 years

Joe and Shirley Delaplane of Greenville are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.The couple was married Aug. 9, 1974, at Grace Lutheran Church in Greenville.Delaplane has been farming all his life, starting out milking cows and raising sheep. Now, he still farms the land that’s been in the family for five generations and stays busy raising dairy replacement heifers with his son and hired helper.His wife work as a clerk for the Darke County treasure...

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Wilsons mark 40th anniversary

Rusty and Teresa (Brewer) Wilson will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 9, 1974, at Oakland Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Fred Bernhard.They are the parents of two children, D.J. of West Virginia and Danielle of Kansas. They have five grandchildren.Family and friends are invited to a picnic-style celebration from 4 to 7 p.m.on Aug. 9 at New Weston Park The couple asks that gifts be omitted.

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NICKOLAS DALE LEE CAIN

Age: 10Birthday: July 22, 2004Parents: Tim and Jennifer Cain of Tipp CityGrandparents: Cheryl and Dale Swartz of Litchfield, Minn., and Marty and Bev Cain, ArcanumGreat-grandmother: Shirley Fletcher, Bentonville, Va.

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ARACELI JADE ROBLES

Age: 8Birthday: July 12, 2006Parents: Delia Robles and Daniel Rodriguez of Union City, Ind.Grandparents: Linda Robles and the late Joe Huerkamp of Union City, Ohio

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BENTLEY DALE GREER

Age: 3Birthday; Aug. 3, 2011Parents: Ryan and Lacey Greer, RossburgGrandparents: Ken and Karla Greer, Rossburg, and Pete and Tammy Pitsenbarger, GreenvilleGreat-grandparents: Chuck and Mary Greer, Union City, Maxine Brumbaugh, Rossburg, and Dennis and Mary Brown, Greenville

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Calling out to God

I was going through some old files today and ran across the following saying, “Never is there a knock at Heaven’s gate, that it is not heard in Hell and the devil rushes out to silence it.”That saying has a lot of meaning if you stop and think about it for a moment. When is the last time you “knocked at heaven’s gate?” What am I talking about? When is the last time you talked with God? When is the last time you spent time praying and communing wi...

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Woman diagnosed with cancer joins hunderds in 5K

GREENVILLE — A Greenville woman diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in April and more than 300 other runners and walkers participated in The Breast Cancer Awareness 5K on Saturday morning in downtown Greenville.Mary Beth Bozarth, who is going through chemotherapy and radiation, had approximately 30 friends and family join her in the 5K. Among those joining her was her 91-year-old grandfather, Charlie Adams, a World War II veteran.

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More leaders graduate from Light’s camp

GREENVILLE — Three young men from Nashville, Tennessee, graduated from The Light Foundation’s Outdoor Leadership Camp Wednesday, leaving Darke County better prepared to be leaders back home.The Light Foundation hosted 14 campers from Nashville, Tennessee; Providence, Rhode Island; Worcester, Massachusetts and New Orleans for 10 days at Chenoweth Trails, which is the foundation’s facility near Greenville.“They’ll remember Darke County for man...

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Greenville goes 4-0 in scrimmages at Celina

CELINA — Aaron Shaffer saw the Greenville football team as having a run-oriented offense, but after Friday’s seven-on-seven passing scrimmage at Celina the Green Wave coach left feeling more confident in his team’s passing.Greenville traveled to Celina Friday to scrimmage against Bryan, Celina, Crestview and Fort Loramie — a group that includes three 2013 Ohio High School Athletic Association playoff teams in Bryan, Crestview and Fort Loramie. Score was kept...

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Council to study generation rates

Staff ReportVERSAILLES - Versailles Village Council okayed a recommendation from the personnel and policies committee on customer-owned electrical generation at its meeting Monday night to prepare legislation to adopt the new energy standards and rates.

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