Hardy blossoms seem to be surviving the cold snap that interrupted those spring like days. Early color is pleasant and encouraging of buds and blooms ahead.
While March is displaying this patchwork of sunshine, snow and wind, the village moves on with events.
The New Madison Public Library is planning to help fill in time for students on early release from school on Wednesday. A positive program of crafts is going to be available from 1:30 to 3 p.m. It is planned for youngsters from age 5 to teen years. This “create and craft” event is open to all children.
A special program is being sponsored by Friends of the New Madison Public Library on March 25. “Remembering Douglas Eugene Dickey” is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. Dickey was Darke County’s only recipient of the Medal of Honor. Speakers at the program will include Dennis Dickey, Robert Sharp and James Sommers. This special event will be held at the Fellowship Hall (former Masonic Hall) at 118 E. Washington St. Light refreshments will be served. This patriotic salute to Dickey is open to the public to share in the historic background of this Darke countian.
Here is also a reminder that the deadline is here for application to Buckeye Girls State. This week long lesson in how government functions is open to girls in the junior class. The event is planned from June 11-17 at the University of Mt. Union in Alliance. You only have until the 15th to contact Annette Black, guidance counselor at Tri-Village, or Gwen Tinkle at 996-5315. The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring this event.
Tri-Village Elementary School is having kindergarten registration for 2017-18 school year. Registration packets are available in the school office from 7:30 to 3:30 during the week. All students must be registered by May 1. Questions will be answered by Angie Harrington at 937-996-1511.
Congratulations this week to Allie Downing, a senior at Tri-Village, named the Division IV girls basketball player of the year for the Southwest District. Downing led our Patriots to the CCC championship with 17.3 points per game.
Danika Mann, a senior, was named third team all district in District IV. Kelsie Hunt, a senior, and Emma Printz, a sophomore, each made the Division IV honorable mention all district team.