Veterans Day Assembly and high school drama


Attention all local veterans, Arcanum Butler Local Schools will have their annual Veterans Day assembly on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. All veterans and their families are welcome to attend this event and the reception after the event. Please plan on attending. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the high school office at 937-692-5174.

The Arcanum High School Drama department presents “The Groom Has Cold Feet” this weekend at the cafetorium. The play will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. The play has all kinds of fun characters that turns into a murder mystery, this show is a real hoot. When the reviled Albert Webster turns up murdered the morning of his wedding to local sweetheart Kayla May Blossom, there’s no shortage of suspects in the sleepy town of Pine Grove. Luckily, there’s also no shortage of town gossips, each with her own theory acted out in hilarious slow-mo fashion for the audience to see! Could it have been saloon girl Darleen, the last one to see Albert and the girl he dumped for Kayla May? Was it Virgil, the reluctant best man and ex-boyfriend of Kayla May? Maybe it was lonely Harley, who snuffed out Albert to steal his bride? How about Hazel, the about-to-be-evicted mother of the bride?

It’s going to take all of Sheriff Tickle’s investigative skills, along with his sidekick daughter Sarah and extra help from the audience, to solve this animated mystery. Tickets are $6 adults and children ages 3-17 $4 at the door or from any cast member.

Arcanum School District is now accepting nominations for the TROJAN HALL OF FAME for an Honorary Trojan and a Distinguished Alumnus until Feb. 1, 2023. The awards will be presented at the April 15 Arcanum Alumni Banquet. The criteria for each award is listed below. If you know of someone who you think should be nominated, you can access the form on the school website at:

CRITERIA FOR DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI: An honoree must be a graduate of Arcanum High School or graduates who attended schools which subsequently became a part of Arcanum-Butler Local Schools and for not less than 10 years prior to nomination. Recipients shall be selected based on any or all of the following criteria: 1. Significant achievement while attending Arcanum-Butler Local Schools 2. Actively lives out the mission of Arcanum-Butler Local Schools 3. Outstanding leader in his/her field 4. Outstanding contributions in community and/or recognition from local, state, national organizations 5. Significant volunteer and philanthropic activities

CRITERIA FOR HONORARY TROJAN: An honoree who did not graduate from Arcanum High School, but has made significant, positive contributions to the Arcanum-Butler Local Schools. Recipients shall be selected based on any or all of the following criteria: 1. Community members who have provided extraordinary service to the Arcanum-Butler Local Schools 2. Former School Staff who have provided outstanding service to the Arcanum-Butler Local Schools 3. Actively lives out the mission of Arcanum-Butler Local Schools

The Board of Trustees of the Arcanum Public Library is pleased to announce that Peggy Grim has been named as its new Library Director. In her role, Peggy will continue leading the team in providing quality services, programming and materials. Peggy has more than 20 years of service with the library and has worked for three different directors. With this experience in the library and her passion for the community, she is excited about the opportunity to find new ways to serve the public, particularly through programming and outreach.

Peggy enjoys being able to work with the patrons and appreciates spending time with fellow book lovers. She believes in the importance of the mission of public libraries and the services they provide to the community. She notes that one of the newest offerings, wi-fi mobile hotspots which may be borrowed, has been extremely beneficial for the public. She has been a member of the community all her life and currently resides in Arcanum with her family. Please stop by the library and congratulate her on this new opportunity.

“No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds—November!” – Thomas Hood

“November is the month to remind us to be thankful for the many positive things happening in our life.” – Anonymous

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