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Easter memories prevail

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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 the Sunrise service at Rossburg Church and the wonderful breakfast after. Wonderful memories!.”“Hard-boiled Easter egg fight after dinner,” commented Ron Turner of Versailles.


Winning never gets old for Darland as he picks up Eldora victory

ROSSBURG — Winning never seems to get old for Dave Darland. To him, every checkered flag is as important and exciting as the first one and Saturday’s triumph in Eldora Speedway’s Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic was no exception.Victory lane was pure jubilation for the popular Walton, Ind., veteran as he collected his fifth USAC (United States Auto Club) National Sprint Car win on the venerable half-mile clay Eldora oval and in doing so, extended his USAC cumulative...

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Lady Wave win against Covington Buccs

GREENVILLE —The Greenville Lady Wave rung up another victory on Friday, winning 4-3 against the Covington Buccaneers in a neck-and-neck game.Nearly 500 fans filled the Green Wave stadium for the matchup, as the promise of a great game with sunny weather brought the spectators out in droves.“It was just a great atmosphere,” Greenville softball coach Jerrod Newland said.Covington headed into Friday’s game 8-1, with its only loss to Center...

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Bradford, Versailles athletes compete at Minster Memorial

MINSTER — The Bradford and Versailles track and field teams competed at the Minster Memorial Invitational on Saturday, which included multiple wins for the Lady Tigers.The Versailles girls finished fourth in the girls portion of the meet with 74.2 points while the Bradford girls finished 10th with 25.4 points. Versailles’ boys finished 10th in the 15-team meet with 27 points, and Bradford’s boys finished 14th with two points. Minster won both the boys and girls ch...

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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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Famous photographer honors Annie Oakley

DARKE COUNTY - Back in 2011, one of the most well-renowned contemporary photographers paid a very special visit to Darke County’s Garst Museum, in an effort to get to know it’s most famous native.That photographer was Annie Leibovitz, an American portrait photographer, and her goal was to capture Annie Oakley’s unique history and personality through some of her most iconic items and locales.Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz began her career as a photoj...

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Card shower for Gruber

GREENVILLE - Edgar D. Gruber of 1354 Radcliffe Drive, Greenville will turn 85 on May 2.He is looking forward to celebrating this special day with his wife, Joan of 63 years, his four children, 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.The family would like to invite his friends to shower him with birthday greetings as he celebrates his birthday.

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FLOYD, Va. - Edith Marie Passmore, 95, of Floyd, Va., died March 27, 2014.She is survived by her sons, Bruce E. Kemp and wife Olga, and Rudy Kemp and wife Deb; grandchildren, Nathan Kemp and wife Natalie, Hannah Larson and husband Rafe, Rachael Kemp, Bethany Aguirre and husband Jesus, Zac Kemp, Aimee Runner and Maleia Kemp; and great-grandchildren, Abigail, Eli, and Isabella Kemp, Elaina Larson, Armando and Mari Aguirre, and Dalton and Dillon.

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