Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances

History Day Camp planned

Brown County students completing grades 3, 4 and 5 this school term are welcome to join the Summer History Day Camp, June 8-12, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the John P. Parker Historic Site in Ripley. Campers will engage in a week of informal but stimulating exercises and activities about the remarkable Parker story under the guidance of Kristi Stropes, camp director. The camp is free and boys and girls may enroll the first day at the Parker house.

Bible Chapel UCC to host VBS

Bible Chapel UCC, in Hamersville, will hold Vacation Bible School 1:30-3:30 p.m. during the week of June 8-12.

This year’s program is “G-Force; God’s Love in Action.” Children and youth will explore and experience serving God and others. They will be making crafts, singing, playing games and enjoying refreshments. Children ages four to teens are welcome to join. Bible Chapel is located 119 North Ave., in Hamersville, one block north of state Route 125. For registration information, call 937-515-0907.

Beekeeper meet at new location

The Brown County Beekeepers will meet 7 p.m. June 9 at at the Southern Hills Board of Education Building conference room. This will be the meeting location for June, July and August. The June program will be presented by Jim Higgins on Apitherapy (Bee Therapy). This is the medicinal use of products made by bees. For more information visit the website at www.browncountybeekeepersassociation.org. Honeybees are still swarming. If you see a swarm call the swarm list at 937-618-1332.

Eastern School Board meeting date change

The regular scheduled meeting for the Eastern Local School Board has been changed from June 16 to June 9.

FCCLA Quarter raffle set

A Quarter Raffle will be held on Thursday, June 11 at Georgetown High School to benefit FCCLA. This non-profit organization for young men and women help them develop life skills that they will use in their Family, Career and as Community Leaders. Doors open at 6 the fun starts at 7. Paddles are $1 each, 6 for $5.There will be food available and a split the pot. Products from your favorite vendors. Money raised will help the members attend their national conference.

Catholic Rural Life to meet

On Thursday evening, June 11, Catholic Rural Life of the St. Martin Deanery will hold its regular meeting. On the agenda are urging Congress to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act. The meetings are open to anyone who shares our goals of bringing a Christian perspective to life in rural areas, preserving our rural heritage and working to promote dialogue between rural and urban leaders.

The meeting will be held at St. Mary’s church hall in Arnheim at 7p.m. For directions or more information, call Pat Hornschemeier at 937-378-4769 (day) or 937-378-4560 (evening).

BMHA to meet

The regular meeting of the Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, June 11 at the ABCAP Building, located 406 West Plum Street, Room 102, in Georgetown.

BCIEF quarter raffle

A Quarter Raffle will be held on Friday, June 12 at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center on Hamer Road in Georgetown to benefit BCIEF. Doors open 6 p.m. and the fun begins 7 p.m. Paddles are $1 each or six for $5.

The non-profit group began in 2007 partnering with Dolly’s Imagination Library to provide books to children who reside in Brown County from birth to 5 years of age. Food will be available.

Lake Waynoka plans activities

Lake Waynoka and the surrounding community will be celebrating National Marina Day on June 12-14, 2015, at the Lake Waynoka Marina. All three days have a variety of activities planned. The festival will start at 5p.m. on Friday, June 12 and will continue on Saturday, June 13 (beginning at 10 a.m.) then concluding on Sunday, June 14 (noon to 5 p.m.). This event is open to the public. Guest access to The Health & Recreation Center (including the pools) will be discounted from $7 per guest to $3.

There will be live music, boat tours, activities for kids, exhibitor displays, food and drink available. Contact Mike Napier (937) 446-4429 for more information.

Sardinia UMC holds fun day

The Sardinia United Methodist Church will be having their annual Summer Kick Off 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at the church, 105 S. Main St., Sardinia (behind US Bank). There will be a bouncy house, cotton candy, snow cones, games, food, and lots of other fun stuff to do, all free and open to the public. For more information call Pastor Jaime at 937-446-2944 or visit the church’s Facebook page.

DAR chapter to meet

The Ripley-Lieutenant Byrd Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a meeting 1 p.m. June 13 at the Ripley 50’s Diner in Ripley. If you are interested in joining, the group welcomes your attendance.

Sardinia Historical Society quarter auction

The Sardinia Historical Society is sponsoring a Benefit Quarter Auction from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the Sardinia American Legion Hall. The doors will open 3 p.m. The Hall is located on College Avenue near the Old Sardinia School.

The Auction is being held as a benefit for the Sardinia Cemetery Fence restoration project. The fence has been restored or reconstructed and reinstalled. The project is almost completed, however, the Society is in need of funds to have the project completely paid for. The Legion Auxiliary will have food items for sale during the auction. Proceeds for the food will go to the Legion Auxiliary.

Nazarene Church yard sale

A community yard sale will be hosted by Georgetown Nazarene Church. The church is located on state Route 125, across from McDonalds. The sale will take place beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, June 13. All are welcome to attend and there is no set up fee, just bring your own tables. For more information, call 937-379-5048.

Eastern Star to host Fathers’ Day buffet

The Russellville Easter Star Chapter 461 will serve a Father’s Day buffet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 13.

The menu will include pork tenderloin, meat loaf, scalloped potatoes, green beans, corn, cole slaw, apple sauce, rolls, assorted desserts and drinks. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Call 513-218-6441 or 937-695-0953 to make a reservation. Up to 80 reservations can be accepted.

Decatur Alumni dinner and meeting

The annual Decatur High School Alumni dinner and meeting will be held Saturday, June 13, in the Byrd Township Community Building. Honored classes will be 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960. Social hour will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m., dinner will be served 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $15. Reservations may be made by contacting Anne Morris at 937-377-4854 or Keith Moore at 937-373-2791 or 937-763-2132, by June 8.

Fayetteville Alumni dinner set

Fayetteville High School Alumni will host the alumni dinner in the cafetorium of the high school 7 p.m. Saturday, June 13. Social hour and registration begins 6 p.m. Notify Kathleen Johnson at 513-875-2834 or Carol Rosselot at 513-875-2610 for reservations.

Invitations were not mailed, those who plan to attend are asked to notify their classmates of the event.

BCPL trustees to meet

The Policy Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Brown County Public Library will be held 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, immediately preceding the 6:30 p.m. regular monthly meeting.

Meetings will be held in the meeting room of the Mt. Orab Library, located 613 South High Street, in Mt. Orab.

Fireman’s Festival set

The Annual Fayetteville Fireman’s Festival this year will be held on Sunday, June 21. The festivities begin immediately aft
er the 2 p.m. parade until 11 p.m. Parade line up will be at 12 p.m. at the Fayetteville School Campus.

Vendors are welcome just call the firehouse 513-875-2202 for more information.

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