God needs gap people

God needs gap people

God may be looking for someone to tell Him what for. Upon hearing that you may think, “We should not talk to God that way, it is disrespectful.&...

August 20th, 2020 |  


The stateline jewel

The stateline jewel

“Books…are like TV for smart people,” actor Robert Redford declares in the film “A Walk in the Woods.”Patrons from Union...

August 20th, 2020 updated: August 20th, 2020. |  


A timeless asset

A timeless asset

A significant contributor to the success of Darke County Center for the Arts is that its signature Artists Series and other special events take place ...

August 19th, 2020 |  



An Arkansas traveller in Vietnam

An Arkansas traveller in Vietnam

In 1969 at age 18, Charlie Meeker graduated from Bentonville High School (Arkansas) and received an invitation he preferred not to get. He was drafted...

August 19th, 2020 |  


Workday planned at Ithaca Cemetery

Workday planned at Ithaca Cemetery

Did you know the founder of Arcanum and Ithaca are buried at Ithaca Cemetery? Early settlers are also buried there including the family surnames of Al...

August 18th, 2020 |  


Heroic dogs and peaceful hearts

Heroic dogs and peaceful hearts

Because I love books and community journalism so much, I was pleased when this paper’s editor assigned me a weekly column.Let me introduce mysel...

August 14th, 2020 |  


There comes a point

There comes a point

God is love (1 John 4:8), but God is also “a consuming fire” (Deuteronomy 4:24; Hebrews 12:29).Both aspects, love and consuming fire, are ...

August 14th, 2020 |  


Resilience in the arts

Resilience in the arts

Usually during the first few weeks of August this column is full of laudatory verbiage extolling the wonders of Missoula Children’s Theatre and ...

August 13th, 2020 |  


School start date moved back

School start date moved back

Upon the recommendation from the Darke County Health Department, Arcanum-Butler Schools have moved the first day of school back to Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2...

August 12th, 2020 |  


75th anniversary of Japanese surrender

75th anniversary of Japanese surrender

To gain Japan’s surrender and end World War II, the threat was “prompt and utter destruction,” and Japan’s Emperor Hirohito an...

August 12th, 2020 |