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4 generations love riding cycles

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GREENVILLE - Denver Harter, 82, of Greenville and four other male members of his family took part in the same event, a cross-country motorcycle race in Roselawn, Ind., several weekends ago.Taking part with him were his son, Bill; Bill’s son, Kyle; and Kyle and wife Sara’s sons, Hunter, 7, and Jacob, 4.“I was thrilled to ride with my grandkids for the first time,” said Denver. “I never dreamed I’d get to ride with my great-grandsons. A man up there said he thinks we are the first four-generation family ever entered in the same event.”All of the Harters were on Hondas during the event. Jacob rode on the front of his father’s cycle.

 

Recycle right this Earth Day

DARKE COUNTY - Today is Earth Day, marking the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.Sara Cullin, senior corporate communication coordinator for Rumpke Waste and Recycling, was recently in town and offered to provide some tips on recycling right.“You already know recycling is an easy way to ‘be green,’ “Cullin said. “Recycling conserves natural resources, landfill space and even energy. But ...

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Top performers headlined fairs past

DARKE COUNTY – This year’s Darke County Fair concert announcement marks one more act in a long series of high caliber performers.Ranging from classic rock, country, oldies and pop music, the fair never fails to deliver a stellar Sunday night show.In 2012, the Darke County Agricultural Society announced in December that Montgomery Gentry and Florida Georgia Line would headline 2013’s fair.The show was so popular that it took less than four mon...

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Country music hit-makers to headline fair

DARKE COUNTY - The Directors for The Great Darke County Fair are pleased to announce that Josh Turner will headline the Sun., Aug. 17 concert during the 158th Great Darke Fair. Scotty McCreery will be the opening act beginning at 7:30 p.m.One of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers earning numerous CMA, ACM and GRAMMY nominations since the release of his debut album, Long Black Train, Josh Turner has sold more than five million albums and garnered four No. 1 hits (inc...

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Double M serves free Easter dinner

DARKE COUNTY - The Double M Diner hosted its annual Easter Dinner this Sunday morning, hosting around 250 local residents for a free meal and a healthy reminder of the community’s generosity.Double M Diner founder Marcella Murphy and daughter Shelly Walker provided the Easter home-cooked meals for the fifth consecutive year at the downtown Greenville location.“It’s our fifth year of giving back to the community,” Murphy said. “It’s jus...

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Mom struggles and triumphs with Autistic son

ARCANUM - Lora Long, mom of three, noticed her son’s “quirks” at about 18 months, she said, but it took until after his third birthday to have Reed, now 4, tested and diagnosed as being ‘mildly autistic’ with a receptive language delay.Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects one in 68 children according to a 2010 study done by the Centers for Disease Control; it affects boys more frequently, with approximately one out of every 42 boys thought to be on t...

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Easter memories prevail

DARKE COUNTY - Easter traditions vary from family to family…from country to country…from religion to religion.The Daily Advocate decided to ask locals through social media what were their favorite memories of this sacred holiday.Kelly Shane-Van De Grift remarked, “Oh I remember having Easter Sunday at Grandma and Grandpa VanDeGrift’s. A sit-down dinner with the whole family and then, of course, the egg hunt even if it was snowing! This was after t...

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New stroke diagnostic equipment at hospital

GREENVILLE – In cooperation with Wayne HealthCare, Premier Health is expanding its Telestroke Network into Greenville to quickly diagnose patients who are exhibiting signs of a stroke.With the implementation of the Telestroke Network, a stroke patient arriving at the Wayne HealthCare emergency center can be examined via a computer linked to one of six on-call stroke specialists practicing at Premier Health any time of the day or night.The telemedicine system is alr...

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