Arcanum News


On Aug. 1, local resident Jason Daugherty suffered an aneurysm and is currently in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital where he has undergone three surgeries. He suffers from AVM-brain arteriovenous malformation-the tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries and veins in the brain. Doctors have found three aneurysms and blocked all of them. The ICU is currently keeping him comfortable while Jason goes through the recover process and further testing. At this time, the family is in need of financial help for medical expenses and for his care once he is released. Friends of Jason and his wife, Christine are organizing a couple of fundraisers to help the family at this time. Both Jason and Christine are both very well-know members of our community. Organizers state that they were overwhelmed when friends began organizing fundraising efforts.

A Garage Sale for the Daugherty’s will be held one-day only on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the home of Brad and Deanna Troutwine, 5 Ivestor Lane, Arcanum, Ohio. Donations for the garage sale are being sought and may be dropped off at the Troutwine’s home by Sept. 4. If you have items and cannot bring them to their home, please let them know and they will arrange for someone to pickup your items.

Additionally, there are donation jars located in many businesses in Arcanum including Miller’s Tavern, Ben Franklin, Huston’s, Arcanum Hardware, Nancy’s, Belle Foile, Suttons, Modern Impressions and in Pitsburg at the Bar and Grill.

Another fundraising campaign is also on the web for the Daugherty Family at .

Happy 50th wedding anniversary to Richard and Barbara (Hayes) Garrison! Richard and Barb were married on Aug. 28, 1965. Both are graduates of Arcanum High School. They have two sons, Tim (Tammy) of Englewood; and Scott of Versailles; and four grandchildren, Tanner, Taylor, Jacob, and Emma. An Open House is planned by the family to celebrate their golden anniversary on August 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Arcanum Historical Society, 123 W. George Street, Arcanum. The couple has requested no gifts. Both are retired and Dick enjoys photography and Barb has been instrumental in the revitalization of the Arcanum Alumni Association and the Trojan Homecoming event. Congratulations!

Arcanum-Butler Schools announce opening information for the new school year. Parents are urged to register students new to the district as soon as possible. Registration for all buildings takes place at the Superintendent’s Office at 2011 Trojan Ave, phone 692-5174 extension 1319. The school building offices will be open as of Monday 8 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

The first day of school for students in the Arcanum-Butler Local School District is Tuesday, Sept. 1. This will be a regular day of school, with all grade levels attending regular sessions. The school day for grades 5-12 is 7:35 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. with breakfast available beginning at 7:20 a.m. Grades K-4 will attend 8:55 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., with breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m. MVCTC juniors begin school on August 13 and MVCTC seniors begin on August 14. The MVCTC bus will depart from the north parking lot at 7:20 a.m.

Just a reminder the Arcanum-Butler Local School District will be hosting its Open House on Monday, Aug. 31 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. That same evening, the Middle School will hold their 5th-Grade Orientation from 6:30 – 7 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium.

The Great Darke County Fair begins in just four days! Can you believe it? The Arcanum A# Music Boosters invite you to come visit them at the fair. The A# Music Boosters and their food concession have been a fixture at the Darke County Fair for a little over 40 years. They are still in the same location next to the miniature golf course, and there is still seating available under the tent. As always they will serve their wonderful sandwiches, french fries, kid’s meals, and Mehaffie’s pies. See you at the A# Tent!

“The Great Darke County Fair is like a holiday. I look forward to it all year long to go back again and see old friends and savor the food delights! Even though, year after year, we do the same things, it never disappoints.” ~anonymous
Strength for the Daugherty Family

By Vickie Rhodehamel

Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves Daily Advocate readers weekly with her Arcanum community column. She can be reached by calling 937-692-6188, by e-mail at [email protected]. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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