Tracy L Dodson Dorothy Thomas Broncos are BC Holiday Tourney champs Lady Warriors win 3rd straight BC Holiday Tournament Jays take two in Pepsi Classic Lady Jays cap off Pepsi Classic with victory over St. Patrick Michael N Davis Alan P Johnson Paul Nevels James L Ballein Top ten stories of 2017 Chamber discusses plans for 2018 Marcy’s Country Kitchen holiday gifts Lawrence J Reynolds Chester L Sininger John E Wilson Lewis recognized by EHS Athletic Dept. Western Brown wrestling team tops Tigers in regular season dual Broncos even at 3-3 Lady Rockets blast past CCP, fall to Bethel-Tate Angela L Shuler John C Otten Shop With a Cop 2017 Teen charged with multiple rapes G’Town Council plans to raise water rates Rita Tarvin Rocket win streak reaches five G-Men ascend to 4-0 in SBAAC National Division with win at Williamsburg Jays soar to 3-1 with win at North Adams Young Lady Jays improving as season progresses Mary J Yockey Callie J Maynard Windle Blanton Daisy D Nevels Regional disaster drill held Jacob honored Sardinia joins new fire district County pays 10K in Varnau attorney fees Gast’s three-point shower drowns the Tigers Lady Rockets capture wins over Ripley, Batavia Keplinger signs with Shawnee State Warriors down the Devils, fall to the Greyhounds Broncos edge out Williamsburg, 53-50 Carol S Newman John E Short $200M Solar Farm discussed Adult education continues to grow at Southern Hills Georgetown 2017 Christmas parade Donald C Vance John C Morris Rebecca E Simpon Hot start sets pace for Broncos’ 85-40 win over CNE G-Men get off to 1-1 start Lady Rockets start off season with tough string of road games Basketball Special: 2017-18 Katherine J Wolfe Virginia J Germann Rev Commadora Manning Mona K Kirker Anderson pleads guilty Mt. Orab Christmas Parade Senior Playground now open Unemployment rate up slightly in October Bonita Planck Carol J Wagner Christopher O Richey Sr Five new members to enter WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Blue Jays ready to soar under Woodward Fischer named to OPSWA All-Ohio First Team of football all-stars High school girls’ hoop action kicks off in Brown County Man charged with killing grandson Orscheln holds grand opening in Mt. Orab New joint Fire & EMS District discussed Dale G Ferriel John E Slack Nicholas A Arthur Bonnie J Roush Charles E Faul Phyllis A Mills Carl L Watson Marc W Bolce Robert R Moore Robert K King June R Williams William T Ishmael Sr Deborah J Napier High school hoop action begins Fayetteville SAY Girls Wing Soccer Team finishes season among state’s Final Four Devils visit Georgetown for OHSAA Foundation Games Grandfather charged in boy’s death Reward for Stykes info doubles Veterans honored at Western Brown Wenstrup to run for re-election Shop With A Cop Donation Kenneth M McKinley Vilvens signs with Mount St. Joseph SBAAC awards girls tennis all-stars Layman inducted into Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame SBAAC hands out awards to First Team girls’ soccer all-stars John D Marks

Community briefs

Community Thanksgiving service in Ripley

The Community Thanksgiving Service for the community of Ripley will take place Wednesday, Nov. 25, at St, Michael’s Catholic Church, located 16 North Fourth Street in Ripley. The service begins 7 p.m. Pastor Dohrman, of Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Ripley, will be the speaker.

Everyone is invited to join.

Rumpke Thanksgiving Day collection schedule

Rumpke collection service will run as scheduled on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. Service will remain uninterrupted during the week of Nov. 22 – 28.

This holiday schedule affects Rumpke customers in Ohio counties: Adams, Brown, Clinton, Clermont, Highland, with the exception for the city of Greenfield residents only: Waste collection will not occur on Thanksgiving Day. Customers with service on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday will not be affected by Thanksgiving. Thursday collection will move to Friday, and Friday collection will move to Saturday. Rumpke will return to its regular collection schedule the following week.

Kentucky counties: Bracken, Lewis, Mason are also on a regular schedule.

Contact Rumpke’s customer service with additional questions at 1-877-786-7537 or visit www.rumpke.com.

GUMC serving Thanksgiving dinner

Georgetown United Methodist Church will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner to the community from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day). The menu will be turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll and pumpkin pie.

All are welcome. Enter through the Fellowship Hall door on the state Route 125 side of the building. There will be no carry-out. Call 937-378-3353 and leave a message for more information or donations.

Zoning meeting to be held for Georgetown

A Public Hearing for the Village of Georgetown Proposed Zoning will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Town Hall Building, located 301 S. Main Street, in Georgetown. A public record request can be made at the Village Offices to receive a paper copy of the proposed zoning packet. A free digital copy can be viewed on the Village website at www.georgetownohio.us.

Grange to hold craft fair and bazaar

The Mowrystown Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar will be held at Whiteoak High School, on North High Street, in Mowrystown, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

Lunch will be served. Menu to include soups, sandwiches, chips, pies, cakes and drinks.

Santa will be making an appearance following the holiday parade which will begin at Crop Production (west Main Street) 1 p.m. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served while pictures with Santa are being taken.

Vendor spaces are still available. Call 937-442-4704 or 937-446-2070 for more information or to reserve a space.

Christmas Craft Show at Georgetown Presbyterian Church

Vendor are needed for the Christmas Craft Show sponsored by Georgetown Presbyterian Church. The show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

The church is located 401 S. Main Street, in Georgetown.

For more information and a registration form, visit www.georgetownchristmasassociationinc.org or call Kim at 937-213-2135 after 4:30 p.m.

Board of Mental Health to hold meeting

The Brown County Board of Mental Health will meet 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 at the board office, located 85 Banting Drive, in Georgetown.

Call 937-378-3504 with any questions or for more information.

Conservation District meeting reset

The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors announces the rescheduling of the December board meeting. This meeting, originally scheduled for Dec. 16, will now take place 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. Meetings are held at the Brown SWCD office located 706 South Main Street, in Georgetown.

Meetings are open to the public.

Wreaths Across America at OVH

Wreaths Across America will take place 2 p.m Saturday, Dec. 12, in the great room at the Ohio Veterans Home, located in Georgetown.

Open House will take place beginning 1 p.m. in the new multi-purpose building.

Refreshments will be provided by the Ohio Veterans home Volunteer Committee.

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