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MV football team drops down to Division VII

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UNION CITY — Mississinawa Valley’s football team will drop down to Division VII, the division for the smallest schools in the Ohio High School Athletic Association, for the 2014 season.As a result of eight schools adding varsity football teams for the 2014, the OHSAA announced on Thursday that it had realigned regions and divisions for some varsity football teams. Locally the alterations only affect Mississinawa Valley, who had competed in Division VI in 2013.In dropping down a division, Mississinawa Valley joins Ansonia and Bradford as Darke County teams competing in Division VII Region 26. Arcanum and Versailles remain in Division VI Region 22 while Greenville stays in Division II Region 10.

 

Family Health employees collect 2,000 food items, walk 20,000 miles

GREENVILLE — Family Health employees just completed a combined food drive and walking competition.The food drive, it was noted, has been conducted by Family Health since 2008.This is the first year for a wellness theme. The theme, “FH Super Heroes Conquering Hunger Across America,” challenged all employees by placing them in seven competing teams, named the Hulk, Wonder Woman, Superman, Iron Man, Flash Gordon, Batman an Captain America.Teams ...

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Eldora Speedway uses 2014 momentum to announce 2015 dates

ROSSBURG — While plenty of action remains on Eldora Speedway’s robust 2014 schedule of events, track officials are using the momentum of a record-setting year to announce the 2015 dates for their traditional major event spectacles.• The 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream, paying $100,000-to-win, is scheduled for June 4-5-6, 2015.• The 32nd annual Kings Royal Weekend, paying $50,000-to-win the battle between the World of Outlaws and sprint car racin...

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Darke County reports marijuana eradication

DARKE COUNTY - On Tuesday, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), conducted its annual marijuana eradication. More than 200 marijuana plants were located, with an estimated street value of over $200,000. At this time, no criminal charges are being pursued stemming from the recovered marijuana plants.

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Knick remembered by family, friends

GREENVILLE — Norma Fae Knick is already being missed by those who knew and loved her.Darke County’s first female auditor died July 14 at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville at the age of 90.She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville, the first lady on the Wayne Hospital Board of Directors, a member of the advisory board for AAA, as well as being involved in numerous organizations as a member and board member, and was a recipient of numerous awa...

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Arcanum adopts new utility billing policy

ARCANUM — The Arcanum Village Council met Tuesday evening to discuss several items of new business, including a change in utility billing policy, Mayor Judy Foureman said.All utilities are now required to be paid by the 15th of the month, which really is only a change for sewage, she said. After 5 p.m. on the 15th, a 10 percent late fee will be assessed, she said. If residents haven’t paid their utility bills by the 22nd day of the month, they will have until 8:30 a.m. ...

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Group forms for discussion

DARKE COUNTY — Amanda Hans is a Greenville resident, she’s a liberal, and she’s also an elected official; Hans was elected to the county central committee in May to represent the Democratic party for her ward.She’s now working to start a group of women who are liberal-minded, who can come together as often as they’d like to discuss topics of the moment, she said.“I wanted to get the liberals out of hiding (in Darke County),” Hans...

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MV’s Mallory Livingston named IU East Women’s Athlete Of The Year

RICHMOND, Ind. — Mallory Livingston made the transition look easy.Livingston evolved from front row focus as a freshman to all-around excellence as a sophomore.Her reward: Livingston is the Indiana University East women’s Athlete of the Year for the 2013-14 school year, as determined by a vote of the Red Wolves athletics staff.“It’s always nice to get an award,” Livingston said. “But you can never do it without teammates, so...

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Location changed for Arcanum scrimmage

ARCANUM — The Arcanum High School football scrimmage vs. Brookville on Aug. 16 has been moved to Arcanum. It will be at 10 a.m.

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Small town charm and how we are looked upon

We are fortunate to be able to have our three grandchildren from Pennsylvania come to spend time with us each summer. They love to stay at their aunt and uncle’s with their cousin.We plan activities and dinners. Everyone helps to cook and do dishes as well as other chores. It is great family time for all of us.We watch movies, swim, go to the park, shop or just take walks around Union City. They love walking to McDonald’s for ice cream or a snack of some kind...

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Maynard Surber bio now available

GREENVILLE - Darke County Engineer Jim Surber’s father, Maynard, is the focal point of a book that has been published by Amazon and available on Kindle.But most importantly, the book, titled “Steady as a Rock, the Maynard Surber Story,” will be ready in time to be shared at this year’s Surber family reunion.Author of the book is journalist Pat Lawrence, who wrote “The House That Mary Built for Mary Wolfe.”She was contacted b...

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Grammy has her groove

By Pam Drake Early in the morning before the store opens, the young women who work there crank up the music. I ring in and start dancing down the aisle to clock in at the front of the store. Tori looks at me and begins to laugh. Then she starts dancing with me. Yep, I might be 67, but I can still dance.Sometimes I think it shocks our children and grandchildren that we danced rock and roll long before they were born. We danced to The Beatles and Beach Boys. We swayed with...

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Gift-giving memorable

Daddy’s birthday usually stretches over several days around our house. I takes awhile for all eight children to choose an appropriate gift, and when each one manages to do so immediate presentation usually follows.The four oldest have reached the stage of earning their own money and spending it so they shop for a gift without any influence from me. They did quite well this year.Bill Jr. did his shopping at the bait shop and returned with a bait bucket to replace th...

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One City Mission pays it forward

GREENVILLE - One City Mission, is a growing part of Gospel Baptist Church, which “exists to generate a movement of Jesus followers who are passionate about living out the gospel in Greenville,” said Pastor Bill Edwards. One City Mission seeks to “break the chains of spiritual and physical poverty, one family at a time,” Edwards added.

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2 Greenville students earn Light Foundation scholarships

GREENVILLE — Matt Light awarded the top two students from Greenville High School’s class of 2014 with $1,000 scholarships from The Light Foundation on Monday.Greenville’s valedictorian, Sarah Herzog, and salutatorian, Cole Ward, were chosen from more than 50 applicants across Darke County as the recipients of the foundation’s annual scholarships.“We’re not looking for one and two, it just happened to be this way,” Light, a Greenv...

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UPDATE: Missing girl located

**UPDATE: The Missing girl has been foundDARKE COUNTY - The Darke County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing girl.Adrianna “Audri” Jane Glass has gone missing from 8732 Miller-Brumbaugh Road in Arcanum. She was last seen walking from her home today.The Sheriff's Office said she may try to hide in ditches, fields, etc and has eva...

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17 teams compete in Greenville softball tournament

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Girls Softball Association for the second week in a row was host to the Treaty City Shootout girls softball tournament this past weekend.“We had a very successful weekend last week with the 8U and 10U,” GGSA President Eric Fellers said. “We will end up having a total of 40 teams for the two weekends with teams coming from farther away this year than last year.”Saturday had a total of 40 games played at the Greenvi...

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First forget-me-not sold

DARKE COUNTY - Members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 57 of Darke County sold their first forget-me-not to Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers this week.The yearly Forget-Me-Not drive is set for Aug. 8 and 9, with members posted at various businesses around Greenville.

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