Milestone birthday for Betty Kuhn


Happy Birthday March 8 to Mrs. Betty Kuhn! Betty will celebrate her 95th birthday this coming weekend. Betty’s family would like those of you who know her to shower her with a card or note to make her day special. Please mail it to 3736 St. Rt. 49, Arcanum, OH 45304.

Betty is a life-long resident of Darke County. She is the daughter of the late William and Vergie Paff. She and her husband the late Perry Kuhn, are the parents of five children: Leora Minnich of Nappanee, Indiana, Janet Dunwoody of Ansonia, Ohio, William Kuhn of Indianapolis, Indiana, Eva Custer of Greenville, Ohio, and the late Marilyn Shellabarger. Her daughters were the well-known Kuhn Sisters who sang gospel music for over 30 years. Betty also considered Janet Wiemer as an “adopted” daughter; Janet was the pianist for the Kuhn Sisters. Betty also has 16 grandchildren, multiple great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Support Arcanum Schools on Monday, March 29 at Greenville Buffalo Wild Wings! EAT WINGS, Buffalo Wild Wings® strives to support our community and the organizations and sports teams within it. Together BW3 and Arcanum Schools can make a positive impact and help keep our community working and playing together. On March 29 from 4 to 9 p.m., present a ticket to your server and BuffaloWild Wings will donate 15 percent of your total bill (not including tax, gratuity, alcohol orpromotional discounts) to Arcanum Schools dine-in or take-out at the Greenville BW3. The 15 percent donation is contingent on the organization raising at least $300 of pre-tax sales during the promotion (subject to change in our discretion). Other restrictions may apply. Here is the link to print out your ticket!

Thank you all for your kind comments concerning last week’s article about the Sutton Family and the grocery store. I did receive a message from Josh Urlage after the article ran that I wanted to share with you all. “From the entire Sutton/Urlage family. Thank you so much for this wonderfully written article! We are all doing well, and we MISS you all so much! We trust in God’s plan for us, and will continue to follow His way!” ~ Josh Urlage

Ohio Representative Warren Davidson has announced Ohio’s Eighth District’s service academy nominations for the class of 2025. Arcanum High School has one student that was nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Congratulations to Carter Vincent Edward Rhodehamel; he is the son of Shane Rhodehamel and Darlene Barga of Arcanum.

The Arcanum Early Learning Center and Arcanum Elementary are excited to welcome new students for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in enrolling your child in the AELC, please attend an informational parent meeting on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Field House Gymnasium. Registration information will be given at that time.

Kindergarten screening for all children who will turn 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2021, and plan to attend Arcanum Elementary will take place on March 25. Please call Arcanum Elementary at 937-692-5174 ext. 1339 to schedule a screening appointment. The screening and conference time will last approximately one to two hours. A parent and the child will need to be here the entire time. Following the screening, the results and recommendations will be reviewed with the parent. Information will be given at that time on how to register your child for kindergarten.

Franklin Monroe Elementary kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. March 6 in the cafetorium. Parents are encouraged to bring their kindergarten-aged child. Guests should park in the south parking lot and enter through the cafetorium doors.

The students will be able to meet the kindergarten teachers. Children being registered for kindergarten must be 5 years of age by Aug. 1, 2021 to be eligible to enter. Parents registering children are reminded they need to bring their child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, proof of residency (copy of utility bill, bank statement, lease agreement, etc.) and custody papers (if applicable). In the event of inclement weather that evening, Franklin Monroe would reschedule. Parents should check the FM website for a cancellation at

“As church attendance numbers fade across the nation and online services become very convenient (who doesn’t love not getting ready in the morning or leaving the home?), it’s important to remember why church attendance for you and your family matters so much.

“You can’t serve from your sofa. You can’t have community of faith on your sofa. You can’t experience the power of a room full of believers worshipping together on your sofa. Christians aren’t consumers either. We are contributors. We don’t watch. We engage. We give. We sacrifice. We encourage. We do life together. The church needs you. And you need the church. Wherever you are, find a local church where you and your family can be part of community and use your talents to advance the kingdom and reach others. To come alongside one another physically, not just through a screen. While I’m grateful for technology to keep people connected that can’t physically come to a facility or need to be away, it’s absolutely not like being in the building. Never will be. Yes, church on the sofa is nice. But it’ll never be the same as church in the sanctuary.” ~ Jeff McNeill

By Vickie Rhodehamel

Arcanum News for the week of March 1, 2021

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 937-423-3763, 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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