Thank you Arcanum Garden Club for all your hard work – the flower pots on the corners uptown are so beautiful and inviting to welcome everyone into to town. The flower boxes on the bridge on North Main Street are also lovely.
From the residents of this town, we are truly appreciative for all the time and hard it takes to continue the planting and watering of all the flower pots and flowers in the garden at the site of the old school and also in Ivestor Park around the gazebo. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you to Butler Township trustees for the new sign at Beech Grove Cemetery on State Route 503 in Butler Township. This area formerly known as Beech Grove contained a cemetery, old school house, the Reformed Church and also a store. The second church remains but that is now a residence. The oldest stone in the cemetery is for Susannah Karn and was the first burial recording. There are around 15 different last names listed from the stones and burials: Henninger, Camblin, Gauby, Bobenmeyer, Karn, Shafer, Vogt, Long, Borger, Werkle, Bruss, Gebhart, Hileman, Bruss and Hursh.
AHS 1969 graduate, Dave Gray has been named interim commissioner of the Ohio High School Athletic Association following action by the OHSAA Board of Directors at a special meeting last week. Gray, who spent 37 in the Franklin Monroe Local School District in Pitsburg before retiring in 2012, will fill in for Dr. Dan Ross who is recovering from a series of health setbacks.
Congrats! He is now an Olympian — Tri-Village grad Clayton Murphy won the 800 meters at the US Olympic Trials and will travel to Rio for the upcoming international games.
Faith United Methodist Church of Arcanum will host a community pool party at the Arcanum Community Pool for members of the Arcanum Community on July 23 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. There is no admission to attend the pool party as this is a gift of love from Faith Church to the community. The event planners ask that children 12 and under be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Invite your friends and join us for a night of free family fun at the Arcanum Community Pool on July 23. For more information, the church can be contacted at 692-8934 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Old Arcana was featured in Ohio Magazine once again. Last year, they named The Old Arcana’s fabulous French Toast as the best in Ohio and now again they are giving accolades to Chef Jeff Besecker’s Peach Hand Pies! Chef Jeff was one of four chefs from across Ohio asked to share their recipes to make your backyard gatherings a little more delicious. Be sure to check out a copy of the July Edition of Ohio Magazine for the article and the recipe!
Congratulations to Kylee Freeman and Crockett Parsons, who were awarded the Larissa Beisner and Zach Garbig awards respectively, presented by Mrs. Pitzer at the end of the Arcanum Elementary school year awards event. Each year a student each chosen to honor the memory of former students Larrisa and Zach who left us much too early in their young lives.
The annual AHS Music Awards Banquet took place at the end of the school year. Awards were given to each music student for years of service in either band or choir. Megan McFaddin received the John Phillip Sousa Award. Joe Heiser received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, and the Tiffany Furgason Memorial Band Scholarship was presented to Michaela McGaffic. This year also brought to a close the distinguished career of Mr. Doug Albright; to conclude his career, many alumni band members came to the final concert to celebrate the end of his outstanding career!
At Butler Middle School the end of year awards banquet, every middle school student wrote a paragraph nominating one boy and one girl in their grade for the Trojan Way Award. These winners share the characteristics of what makes a Trojan –Respect, Responsibility, and Academic Performance. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Fifth grade –Allison Brumbaugh and Ashton Paul; sixth grade – Eliza Smith and Tyler Pfahler; seventh grade – Josie McCullough and Charlie Rippee; and eigthth Grade – Kayla O’Daniel and Austen Cutarelli. Congrats to all!
“Summer: Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.” ~unknown
“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” ~Anton Chekhov
Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her Arcanum community column. She can be reached by calling 937-692-6188, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.