Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up Impressive post-season tourney run reaches end for Lady Rockets Rose M Crone Thousands visit Traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown Co. communities for economic growth Road and bridge work planned in county Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Brittany Stykes remembered by friends and family 2018 county budget could be cut by up to ten percent Georgetown Police Chief updates council Over 40 vendors, crafters at 2017 Annual Craft Show Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor Gaslight renovations set to begin Ripley students view mock crash at school ‘Angela’s Curbside Cuisine’ taking area by storm Fisher sentenced to 17 years for child porn possession Fundraiser for Russellville 200th Celebration May 6 Warriors claim SHAC Div. I title in ‘run rule’ fashion Vilvens’ grand slam caps off Lady Rockets’ win over G’town Rockets lead SHAC Div. II at 9-4 WBHS dedicates new softball press box Rodney E Berry Charles D Rice Jr Erma D Painter Alma Cordes Ronald D Latham Some Georgetown School staff members will be armed this fall Local Democrats host Jerry Springer at dinner Chamber of Commerce discusses development Gerald P Morel Lady Broncos capture softball program’s 5th straight SBAAC American Division title Warriors on top in SHAC Division I standings Lady Broncos take first in Western Brown Track Invite Rockets leading way in SHAC Div. II James E Newman Paul E Funk Alan Hanselman Robert V Nash III Frances L Poole Minnie E Fisher Donovan M Pope Irvin E Stiens Myrtle L Lane Ralph L Davidson August J Pace Carl R Brown Phyllis J Beard Lady G-Men complete sweep of Tigers in SBAAC Nat’l Division G-Men pluck Cardinals, 6-4 Warriors climb to 4-1 in SHAC with victory over North Adams Broncos rally in 7th for 5-4 win over Batavia Blue Jays still in search of first win Three million dollar jail expansion planned Higginsport enforcing speed with camera Unemployment rate falls in county, southern Ohio Varnau not restricted from talking online about Goldson case Rockets fall to 4-1 in SHAC with loss to North Adams Bronco tennis team tops Bethel-Tate, 5-0 Lady G-Men rise to 7-4 with win at Goshen Lady Broncos’ big bats hammer out 11-0 win over Batavia G-Men showing improvement Keith Shouse Diane L Steele August Hensley Louise R Murrell Fire strikes Mt. Orab Bible Baptist Church Grant Days 2017 attractions Man accused of sex crime, giving pot to kids Ten indicted by Brown County Grand Jury 5th Annual Rick Eagan Memorial 5K Run/Walk coming up in May Birds of Prey Three sentenced in common pleas court John H Young II Sally A Gibson

Community briefs

Southern Hills JVSD to meet

The Southern Hills JVSD Board of Education will meet in regular session 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30, in the board office located 9231 Hamer Road, in Georgetown.

Dusty Faul Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser

A spaghetti dinner will be held as a fundraiser for the Dusty Faul family on Saturday, Aug. 1. Dinner will include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, drink, and dessert. The cost for the meal is $8.

Doors will open 11 a.m. The fundraiser will include a quarter auction and split the pot raffle.

The event will take place in the Decatur Community Center.

Farm Bureau Family Event

The Brown County Farm Bureau will host the Farm Bureau Family Event from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. The event will be held at the fairgrounds in the carpeted room on the east side of the Administration Building. This is the room beside the farm bureau office.

Vendor set-up time is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 31.

Open Arms Always to hold meeting

Open Arms Always, a veterans support group, will meet 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Mt. Orab La Rosa’s. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information call 937-515-9543, visit the facebook page or visit the website at www.openarmsalways.com.

86th annual Myers Reunion planned

The 86th annual Myers Reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Eagles Lodge in Georgetown. This event celebrates the legacy of Charles and Anna Mary Whitson Myers and their 12 children. A picnic lunch will be shared at 1 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

St. Mary’s Festival

St Mary’s Festival in Arnheim will take place Sunday, Aug 2 . Indoor dining begins at noon and features chicken and roast beef dinners . Dinners run from noon to 4 p.m., outside festival activities conclude 6 p.m. Homemade ice cream will be available and games of chance. Dinner cost for adults is $10 and youth $4.

RULH BOE special meeting

RULH Board of Education will hold a special meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 in the administration office (enter back of the elementary school) to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee or officials, finance and budgeting and any other business that may come before the board.

Benefit yard and bake sale

A benefit yard and bake sale will be held for the family of Pastor Duke Franklin, who died unexpectedly in June.

The sale will be held beginning 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8, at New Life Church of God, located on E. Main Street, in Hamersville.

Those with items to donate or who would like to donate baked goods should call Peggy at 937-213-3848.

St. Mary Church to host pig roast

The St. Mary Church Pig Roast will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the church. The church is located 3398 state Route 125, in Bethel.

On the menu will be barbecue pulled pork and chicken, farm fresh corn, sides, dessert and beverage.

Presale tickets are adult $7, child $3. Tickets sold at door are adult $9, child $4 (5-10), Children 4 and under eat free.

Call the church office at 513-734-4041 regarding tickets or for more information.

Young Reunion set

The Young Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Clinton Highland Joint Fire District, located 676 West Street, in New Vienna. Doors open 11:30 a.m., the family will eat at 1 p.m.

Those who attend are asked to bring a covered dish and your own silverware and plates.

There will be a balloon dart board, cornhole and door prizes to be awarded.

Everyone is asked to pass reunion information to all family members.

Catholic Rural Life to meet

Catholic Rural Life of the St. Martin Deanery will hold a regular meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13.

The first 45 minutes will be devoted to a special presentation: “Hunger in Ohio or Food for All” by Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio. Learn how to make a difference in the community and be a voice for the poor.

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

Western Brown Class of 190 reunion planned

The Western Brown Class of 1990 will be celebrating the 25th class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 15. It will be held at at the pavilion at Lake Waynoka Campgrounds.

Adult dinner 6 p.m., group picture 7 p.m. Meat will be provided, those who attend are asked to bring a covered dish. This is a BYOB event. The pavilion is reserved from 10 a.m.-midnight.

For those who want to camp the price is $6.25 for traditional campers and tents and $8.25 for full hook-up.

The beach and fishing areas are around the corner and are free and the recreation center is available (pool, gym, hot tub) for $7 a day for non-members.

There is a corn hole tournament the same day in the field next to the pavilion. There are tennis courts and a softball field. There will be music.

Visit online at www.lakewaynoka.com for more information on Lake Waynoka .

Those with any questions, contact via the reunion Facebook page under “Western Brown Class of 1990 25th Reunion.”

Manchester Fire Department Horse Show

The 22nd annual Manchester Fire Department horse show will be held starting 4 p.m. Aug. 15, at the old baseball field, in Manchester.

There will be 32 classes total.

For more information, call Penny at 937-217-8744.

Ohio Rural Heritage Festival Baby Show and Little Mister and Miss

The Ohio Rural Heritage Association Baby Show and little Mister and Miss contest will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, on Front Street. Registration will begin 8 a.m. The show will begin 9 a.m.

There will be boy and girl age divisions, birth to four years old. Little Mister and Miss Contest is for boys and girls four to six years old. There will also be Best of Show classes including Best Heritage Attire.

For more details, contact Amy at 513-646-6130.

Ohio Rural Heritage Quilt Show

The Ohio Rural Heritage Festival is hosting a quilt show from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22.

It will be held at the Union Township Library Meeting Room. Admission is free and the meeting room is handicap accessible.

The quilts will not be judged, however, each person may vote on their favorite quilt. Chairperson for this event is Judith L. Gray.

To exhibit a quilt, contact Gray at 937-392-0245; visit her shop at 111 N. Second St. in Ripley; or contact her by email at jlgray39@yahoo.com.

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