Red Cross safety tips for fun 4th

DARKE COUNTY — The Fourth of July is just ahead, a time when people typically enjoy the summer holiday with backyard barbecues, fireworks or wat...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


Have you see the Traveling Picnic Basket?

Have you see the Traveling Picnic Basket?

The “Traveling Picnic Basket” has been all over town inviting everyone to the Old Time Fourth of July event in Ivestor Park. The Arcanum P...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


The girl who knew Emmett Till

The girl who knew Emmett Till

June 26, 2020. It’s been 65 years since that summer of 1955, and Pearl Lofton, 76, is talking to me from her home in Birmingham , Alabama, where...

July 2nd, 2020 |  



Celebrating America

Celebrating America

The Fourth of July, a sparkling a celebration of the qualities that define this country, epitomizes the quintessential American holiday. But this year...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


Happy 97th Birthday Helen North!

Happy 97th Birthday Helen North!

We all know 2020 has been a bummer of a year so far. But I have heard of another milestone birthday coming up on July 8th! Her family is requesting a ...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


Congratulations to Abbey Moore

Congratulations to Abbey Moore

The Arcanum-Butler Local School Board appointed Abbey Moore as its new Athletic Director and Head Girls Basketball Coach at a special Board of Educati...

June 17th, 2020 |  


Father’s Day — one dad’s story

Father’s Day — one dad’s story

The role of fathers continues to change in American society with divorce, single parents, sperm donors, incarceration and a host of factors that mean ...

June 17th, 2020 |  


We’re in this together, for better or worse

We’re in this together, for better or worse

I thought for sure we would all come out of this pandemic changed people since we had so much time to think about life in a new perspective for the pa...

June 11th, 2020 |  


Creation brings hope, joy

Creation brings hope, joy

“I hope art will help other people express themselves and help them get through tough times like art has helped me to do.” So said 10-year...

June 11th, 2020 |  


June 14 is Flag Day

June 14 is Flag Day

As we look around our neighborhoods, in cemeteries, and in public places, we see an abundance of flags. At times they are flying at half mast, and we ...

June 11th, 2020 |