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 |  


Free Willie

Free Willie

When my wife and I moved to the Hoosier side of Union City last month, we left behind a family member.Here’s how it happened.Sometime in May we ...

August 12th, 2020 |  



Summer maintenance in the garden

Summer maintenance in the garden

Flowering plants serve a number of purposes. A blossom’s nectar and pollen provides food to pollinators like bees, butterflies, beetles and bird...

August 7th, 2020 |  


Trust – where are you?

Trust – where are you?

We have reached a time in our country when trust is nearly nonexistent.As a Pastor, from time to time, I will counsel married couples. Any problem can...

August 7th, 2020 |  


Keeping the arts alive

Keeping the arts alive

Darke County Endowment for the Arts recently announced recipients of the organization’s 2020 grant awards assisting projects promoting, strength...

August 6th, 2020 |  


A Vietnam Veteran remembers

A Vietnam Veteran remembers

Growing up in the Toledo area with one older sister and three younger brothers, Nicholas Essinger of Troy, Ohio, says, “We grew up during World ...

August 5th, 2020 |  


Buy mums for Garden Club fundraiser

Buy mums for Garden Club fundraiser

The Arcanum Garden Club is holding a fall fundraiser. Garden Club members will be taking orders for Belgium mums from August 1 through August 13. Thes...

August 4th, 2020 |  


Hawk haven

Hawk haven

On Tuesday, my wife and I adopted a hawk named Sky at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve and Nature Center in Greenville.Sky is a rescue bird paired with a ...

August 3rd, 2020 |  


Readying for next chapter in life

Readying for next chapter in life

Well, this is it. No more weekly columns coming from me.Who knows what the future will hold. I will just live for the moment.It’s been great doi...

August 3rd, 2020 |