Arcanum News: Happy spring!


Historic Bear’s Mill will begin new hours on Tuesday, March 26 – they will be open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays; Happy spring! The mill is located at 6450 Arcanum-Bears Mill Road, just 8 miles north of Arcanum. Beginning this Friday, Art At the Mill starts at 6 p.m. with Michael Glass and Bill Feinberg.

Don’t forget – If you are curious about DNA you’ll want to attend the program on DNA ethics at the Arcanum Public Library on April 2 at 6 p.m. Please contact the library with your questions.

The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society has some spring updates – Please note that their April and May Open hours have changed – They will not be open on the first Saturday, April 6 but instead open on April 13 for the Arcanum Alumni. In May they will be open for Old Fashioned Days Mary 18 and 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. instead of May 4. Coming in June – the first Coffee and Conversation speaker will be our Fire Chief, Kurt Troutwine. This year AWTHS is celebrating 15 years and they will be sharing “Down Memory Lane.” Enjoy and visit them in May and September for special activities.

The Arcanum High School cheerleaders are hosting a 5K Victory Run on May 27. This year they will be donating a portion of our proceeds from the race to a family in our community. Their 4-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia. This year our shirts will be superhero themed in honor of our favorite little superhero, Zane. This is a good opportunity for us to give back to a family in our community, and teaching my young ladies about giving back and thinking of others before themselves. Continue to pray for the Rhodehamel family! Runners and walkers are welcome! Even furry friends. Come out for a fun filled day, and dress up like your favorite superhero! To register:

The Arcanum Business Association is now accepting applications for the 2019 Old Fashioned Days parade in Arcanum. The parade takes place on Saturday, May 18 starting at 11 a.m. If you are interested in participating in the 2019 parade, please send an email to [email protected]. Once they receive your email, they will send back an application with additional instructions. If you do not have email, you can contact Jason Blackburn at 937-621-2166 and an application will be mailed to you. They are also accepting craft vendors, antique dealers, artisans and direct sales reps for the OFD festival; please contact Jason for that as well.

The 2019 Trojan Alumni Homecoming will be held on April 13 at AHS. Reservations are due by April 1. Everyone is welcome to attend. Tickets are $22 per person; if you have any questions, you may contact Nancy (Perrin) Ady via email at [email protected] or phone at 937-269-6318. Many of you may remember Mr. William Combs, who was the band director and later high school principal. The entertainment for the event will be “Two for the Road” (the grandson of Mr. Combs is one part of the duo). Catering by Michael will be presenting a wonderful meal for all who attend.

Congratulations to Mr. Matt Grote for being named the 2018-19 Arcanum-Butler Teach of the Year! Mr. Grote has been teaching at Arcanum-Butler Local Schools since 2011 after starting his career at Northmont City Schools. Matt teaches computers at both the middle and high school levels, including Computer Applications, Digital Design and Advanced Computers. Matt is originally from Kalida, Ohio and is a graduate of The Ohio State University, obtaining both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education with a certificate in Career Technology Education. Upon being named the Teacher of the Year, Matt shared, “I was honored to be nominated to be the teacher of the year, but was truly humbled when I found out my peers had chosen me for this award.” Congratulations on a well-deserved honor!

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” ~Hal Borland

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” ~ Doug Larson

“In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” ~Mark Twain

By Vickie Rhodehamel

Arcanum News

Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The 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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