Christmas at the Open Arms Motel

Christmas at the Open Arms Motel

As a freelance writer in 1979, I accompanied a photographer to interview sheepherders out west. These hardy workers stayed with the flock six weeks, v...

December 13th, 2020 |  


Welcome to ‘Zakland’

Welcome to ‘Zakland’

Darke County Center for the Arts’ virtual presentation of Cincinnati-based singer/songwriter Zak Morgan for kindergarten through third grade stu...

December 10th, 2020 |  


Midmark honored as a Healthiest Employer

Midmark honored as a Healthiest Employer

DAYTON — Midmark Corp., a leading clinical environmental design company providing medical, dental and veterinary solutions that enable a better ...

December 9th, 2020 |  



Just 17, and in the Vietnam War

Just 17, and in the Vietnam War

In World War II, the average age of the combat soldier was 26; in the Vietnam War, he was 19.British musician Paul Hardcastle explored this age and th...

December 9th, 2020 |  


Recognition of volunteers in 2020

Recognition of volunteers in 2020

The Distinguished Alumni and Honorary Trojan Hall of Fame was established to honor those individuals who have made a significant impact through achiev...

December 8th, 2020 |  


Strangers to neighbors in Union City

Strangers to neighbors in Union City

My wife Gosia earned her Green Card in October 2019. She gave eight-weeks’ notice at her chief accountant job in Poland and shipped what she cou...

December 6th, 2020 updated: December 6th, 2020. |  


“Power was given him over all…”

“Power was given him over all…”

A time of change is coming. No one knows how quickly the change will come. For example, when I was younger, the Soviet Union and the United States wer...

December 4th, 2020 |  


Something different from DCCA

Something different from DCCA

Darke County Center for the Arts will present a 2020 holiday special tonight, but as in all things 2020, it will be different from past presentations....

December 3rd, 2020 |  


Remember Pearl Harbor

Remember Pearl Harbor

The anniversary of Pearl Harbor is coming up, Dec. 7, 1941, and I think about an uncle who was there at the U.S. Naval base at Honolulu when the Imper...

December 2nd, 2020 |  


Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

How many have heard about Wreaths Across America (wreathsacrossamerica.org)? Basically it is wreaths placed in December on a designated date on vetera...

December 1st, 2020 |