Fran’s Favorites: Amish Barn Soup & Peanut Butter Pie

Fran’s Favorites: Amish Barn Soup & Peanut Butter Pie

I had another great week traveling around Ohio opening up new counties to the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library.This week I travelled northeas...

February 3rd, 2020 |  


Been there, done it, on to the next (mis)adventure

Been there, done it, on to the next (mis)adventure

Let’s set the scene — circa 1983 (ish) when blinding neon, football-size shoulder pads, and poodle perms was all the rage. The Atari was t...

January 30th, 2020 |  


Sublime transformations made by music

Sublime transformations made by music

Famed maestro Gustavo Dudamel, who grew up in an impoverished Venezuelan neighborhood, believes that music saved him.The classical music star who has ...

January 29th, 2020 |  



Keeping Ohioans safe on the road

Keeping Ohioans safe on the road

Every day, Americans take more than 1.5 million motorcoach trips, and parents sending their children on field trips or on the road to away games shoul...

January 28th, 2020 |  


A touch of spring in winter

A touch of spring in winter

Of course, it is not spring! Of course! Just ask your calendar! Yet here I sit inside our house, thinking that perhaps in a week or so, I will be sitt...

January 28th, 2020 |  


Penny-wise grandson entertains

Penny-wise grandson entertains

Do you remember the old adage, “See a pin, pick it up, and all the day you’ll have good luck.”? At least I think that was the origin...

January 28th, 2020 |  


Levy dollars provide opportunity

I am writing in support of the March 17, 2020, 1-mil levy request by the Darke County Parks. Since the DCP district was formed in 1972, they have grow...

January 28th, 2020 |  


Tribulation worketh patience

Tribulation worketh patience

You may or may not want to join us on last night’s adventures. I was deep into my first sleep when I was awakened by a vomiting sound down the h...

January 27th, 2020 |  


Butsch wins Bee; booksigning planned in New Madison

Butsch wins Bee; booksigning planned in New Madison

Spell it WOW -and spell it CONGRATULATIONS! We have a winner. Mekedes Butsch is the Darke County Spelling Bee champ. Our Tri-Village student was the 2...

January 27th, 2020 |  


Congratulations in order for Randy Baker

Congratulations in order for Randy Baker

Randy Baker, our high school boys’ baseball coach for many years will be inducted into the Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fam...

January 27th, 2020 updated: January 28th, 2020. |