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

Sardinia Church of Christ fitness classes

Sardinia Church of Christ fitness classes are held at the church in Sardinia every Monday and Wednesday and always begin 6:30 p.m. For more information contact the church at 937-446-2794. The next class will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8.

WB Board meeting date changed

The regular meeting of the Western Brown Board of Education has been changed to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 at the district office.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group to meet

The Alzheimer’s/Dementia Family and Caregiver Support Group meet the second Monday of each month. The next meeting will be from1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at Adams County Regional Medical Center. The center is located 230 Medical Center Drive in Seaman. the meeting will take place in the second floor conference room.

Contact Robyn Gleadle to register at 937-779-6990 or for more information. Programs are free of charge and registration is requested.

Brown County Beekeepers to meet

The Brown County Beekeepers will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Western Brown High School.

The guest speaker will be Jim Coss. He will talk about “Increasing your hives inexpensively.”

BC Humane Society to meet

The Brown County Humane Society monthly membership meeting is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 9. This meeting will be held at the ABCAP Building, located 407 W. Plum Street in Georgetown. All members and individuals who would like to help are encouraged to attend.

Men of St. Joseph plan fish frys

The Men of St. Joseph of St. Mary Church, in Bethel, will be sponsoring a fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday from Feb. 12 until March 18. They are held at the church, located on state Route 125, just east of Bethel.

Menu items include fish (baked or fried), shrimp, grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese, French fries, refreshments, homemade pies and cakes and other desserts.

GUMC Valentine Dinner planned

There will be a Valentine Dinner 5-7 pm. Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Georgetown United Methodist Church. The dinner will continue until the food is gone. The church is located 217 S. Main, in Georgetown, at the corner of Main Street and state Route 125. All who attend are asked to use the state Route 125 entrance to the fellowship hall.

The menu is baked spaghetti, breadstick, salad, ice cream sundae, cookie and beverage. All donations go to the building fund to help renovate this historic building.

Music and treats are also planned for the event.

For more information, call 937-378-3353.

Decatur dinner and dance planned

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Decatur Community Center, located on state Route 125.

The evening includes a social hour beginning 5 p.m. with a hospitality table. A catered sit down dinner will be served 6 p.m. including dessert and choice of beef or chicken.

Door prizes, split the pot and a silent auction are also scheduled during the dinner portion of the evening.

Jay Fetters with Sounds Unlimited will DJ the Decatur Valentine Dance from 8 to 11 p.m.

Admission to the dinner and dance is $25 per person and reservations must be made by Feb. 10. To attend the dance only admission is $10 per person and no reservation is required.

To book reservations for the Dinner and Dance contact Jean at 937-373-4655; Susie at 937-373-3975 or Kay at 937-373-3703. All proceeds will go to preserve and maintain the Decatur Community Center.

Introduction to Beekeeping

The Brown County Beekeepers will be offering a special meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Western Brown High School.

“Introduction to Beekeeping” is specific to help people learn and get started.

BCPL meeting to be held

The Personnel Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Brown County Public Library will meeting 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, immediately preceding the regular monthly meeting of the board in the meeting room of the Mt. Orab Library, located 613 South High Street, in Mt. Orab.

The purpose of the meeting is to review personnel policy manual, and to conduct any other business that may come before the committee at that time.

The regular monthly of the Board of Trustees of the Brown County Public Library will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 in the meeting room of the Mt. Orab Library, 613 South High Street, in Mt. Orab, for the purpose of conducting any business that may come before the Board at that time.

BCBDD to meet

The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold its next regular scheduled board meeting 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Brown County Board of DD Center, located 325 West State Street, Building A, Suite 2, in Georgetown.

Meetings are open to the public.

SOESC board to meet

The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board Finance Committee will meet 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, located 3321 Airborne Road, in Wilmington.

For directions to this location or for those with questions, call 937-382-6921 Ext. 1025 or email so_rmeyer@mveca.org.

Brown County Singing Convention

If you have a special song, poem or any other God-given talents you would like to share or you just enjoy a fun time of fellowship, come and join on the third Friday of each month for the singing convention.

The next event 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene, located 4884 state Route 125, in Georgetown.

For questions or more information, contact Larry Downing at 937-446-3259.

Cabin Fever Quarter Craze and dinner will be hosted by the Ripley Women’s Club

Ripley Women’s Club will host Cabin Fever Quarter Craze and dinner. The event will take place Friday, Feb. 26. Doors open 6 p.m., festivities begin 6:30 p.m. and will take place at Ripley Life Squad.

Come out and support the women and community of Ripley. The dinner menu will include pork BBQ, slaw, chips, dessert and drink for $5.

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