New Madison News: Ready, set and get going!

New Madison News: Ready, set and get going!

Camp Growth is ready to welcome youngsters for a summer of fun and learning at the United Methodist Church. The opening day will be Tuesday, June 19. ...

June 18th, 2018 updated: June 18th, 2018. |  


Arcanum News: New head boys basketball coach and athletic director at AHS

Arcanum News: New head boys basketball coach and athletic director at AHS

The Arcanum-Butler Local School Board appointed Mr. James Melton as its new head boys basketball coach at a special Board of Education meeting held on...

June 18th, 2018 |  


Preacher’s Point: Hell

Preacher’s Point: Hell

Watching the destruction of Paradise by Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano reminds me of the first part of Isaiah 5:14, “Therefore hell hath enlarge...

June 15th, 2018 |  



Versailles News: Father’s Day is Sunday

Versailles News: Father’s Day is Sunday

This Sunday is Father’s Day, and up until now I have taken for granted that everyone has a father, but sadly that is no longer true. Although, b...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Never too late for a daughter to find her father

Never too late for a daughter to find her father

We all have fairly good odds of knowing our biological mothers unless we were adopted. The odds of knowing our biological fathers are less. Five-plus ...

June 14th, 2018 updated: June 15th, 2018. |  


DCCA News: Something worth celebrating

DCCA News: Something worth celebrating

With their just-announced 2018-19 season, Darke County Center for the Arts will celebrate its 40th year of presenting high-quality professional perfor...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Along the Garden Path: Pawpaw tree

Along the Garden Path: Pawpaw tree

Father’s Day is approaching, and I think of all of the work my parents, Frank and Louise Sheffer, put into their garden on Pine Ridge Farm outsi...

June 14th, 2018 |  


The hole-in-one: A Father’s Day story

The hole-in-one: A Father’s Day story

My dad passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2010. Tough day, horrible for the fact that he was gone. Good for the fact that he was no longer suffering. ...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Commissioner’s Corner — May

Commissioner’s Corner — May

May has certainly been an entertaining month in the Commissioner’s office! It seemed like every day there was a new challenge to deal with! We a...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Back Around the House II: New addition completed

Back Around the House II: New addition completed

Our new addition is complete, at least from the construction point of view. The weeks it took to get it done were well worth it. The bathroom, laundry...

June 13th, 2018 |