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LEE Award is presented to Goins

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Several Brown County teachers were honored at the Brown County In-Service held at Western Brown High School on Aug. 18.More than 600 teachers, administrators, and staff members were in attendance to acknowledge and applaud the nominees for the LEE Excellence in Education Award. The LEE Excellence in Education Award, initiated by Dr. J.W. Lee of Georgetown in conjunction with the Brown County Educational Service Center, recognizes the most outstanding teachers in the Brown County Schools.


Deer control starts in September

Deer damage is a special concern during fall and winter, starting in September. The first problem is “buck rubs” during the fall rut season. Bucks can’t resist sapling trees and will shred them as part of their mating ritual. Later this season when there’s less natural forage, hungry deer will become bolder about nibbling the tender tips of your trees and shrubs.Preventing deer damage before it starts is much easier than changing existing behavior. Deer are ...

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Community dinner planned in Sardinia

Sardinia United Methodist Church will host the next monthly Community Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Bring your classic cars and motorcycles for a cruise-in to be held at the same time. The church is located 105 S. Main Street, behind US Bank, in Sardinia.

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Shinkles Ridge Union Chapel to hold homecoming

Shinkles Ridge Union Chapel announces their annual homecoming.Homecoming services will be 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. Dinner will follow at 12:30 p.m.Music will be provided by Kinner Express and Chassity Wear.All are invited to attend.

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Uecker to speak at GOP meeting

The Brown County Republican Club will meet 7:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 28. The meeting will be held at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, located on Hamer Road.The guest speaker for the meeting will be State Senator Joe Uecker.All are welcome to attend.

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Lady Broncos net 2 to top Lady G-Men

MT. ORAB - The Lady Broncos improved their record to 2-0 with a win over the G-Men of Georgetown on Thursday night. The Lady Broncos had ample opportunities to take advantage on the scoreboard, but only managed to net two goals on the stingy defense of the G-Men.Western Brown had 13 corner kick attempts and yielded zero goals on the evening. The first half was a stalemate between Georgetown and Western Brown. A 0-0 halftime score may have been a surprise to the Western Brown fans t...

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Broncos out leg G-Men in rout

MT. ORAB - The Western Brown Broncos entered the game with the Georgetown G-Men having scored just one goal in the first two games, they well exceeded that total in the first half against the G-Men as they Broncos ended the battle with a 7-0 win over Georgetown.It was clear from the beginning of the game the Broncos would control the time of possession and the ultimately control the outcome of the game. Western’s offense played as much defense as the defense played defense. T...

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Belmont’s goal lifts Eastern over RULH

RIPLEY - Traveling to the river banks at RULH in humid weather, the Eastern Lady Warriors left it all on the field as they competed physically through all 80 minute of the game.The Lady Jays hopped on the score bored first by a goal from Lexi Conley. Lady Warriors rallied back with goals from Kayla Tomlin, which were unassisted. RULH tied the score at two-all with a goal from Shawnee Bruce then went ahead 3-2 with another goal from Bruce.With just 23 seconds left in the ...

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Wilson Sroufe VFW to hold car show in Mt. Orab

Wilson Sroufe VFW Post 9772, of Mount Orab, will hold its first Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Mount Orab Park. Registration will begin 9 a.m., judging starts 12:30pm and awards will be presented at 4 p.m. Top 20 trophies, Best Ford, GM, Chrysler, Rat Rod and Foreign Tuner and Military will be presented as well a Veterans Favorite Trophy. The entry fee for participants is $10. There will also be door prizes, split the pot, vendors and a DJ playing music.The post appreciates th...

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Lady Jays split tri-match

RIPLEY - The Lady Jays had a busy Saturday afternoon as they faced off with the Cardinals of Felicity and the Tigers of Bethel-Tate in a tri-match in Ripley.During the Jays first match-up, the faced off with Felicity. The Jays fell to the Cardinals in two games 23-17 and 25-8. During the first game, the Jays looked strong against the Cardinals. After a Cardinals 8-4 lead and Ripley retained the serve, the side judge questioned the rotation of the Lady Jays, particularly Kristen Abb...

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Sardinia UMW rummage sale is Sept. 5-6

Sardinia United Methodist Women invite everyone to attend their annual rummage sale to be held at the SUM church annex starting 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6.Many items including school clothing will be available. All items in the rummage sale are “sold” by donation only, pay as much as you can or as little as you need.Proceeds benefit the Agape Christian Emergency Fund and local community food pantry.

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About the Toledo water crisis

Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to travel across our state and meet with Ohioans from all walks of life, from veterans to teachers to business owners, workers, farmers and families. They told me about the problems they are facing in their lives and what Washington can do to help. And while I was happy to see how much progress we are making in the Buckeye State, it was also apparent to me that the federal government isn’t living up to its responsibilities—either...

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Kentucky native finds passion in farming

GEORGETOWN — Tammy Montgomery isn’t your average farmer.Most farmers come from established backgrounds, with farming running in their family for generation after generation. But Montgomery had a different career path that led her to farming.Three years ago, Montgomery traded a comfortable job working in an air-conditioned building for the back-breaking labor involved in maintaining her two-acre farm on Free Soil Road. From there, she took her surplus crop to ...

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Farm Bureau holds annual meeting

GEORGETOWN — The Brown County Farm Bureau hosted their annual meeting on Monday, Aug. 18, in a packed cafeteria at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center.Farm Bureau members, old and young, came together to enjoy a meal provided by Estel Newberry’s Big “E” BBQ, elect new trustees and delegates, as well as listen to the keynote speaker, Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President John C. “Jack” Fisher. The evening’s festivities included ho...

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SSCC in Mt. Orab opens for classes

Southern State Community College held a dedication ceremony Wednesday for its new Mt. Orab campus, with the school’s president calling the facility a part of “fulfilling Southern State’s mission and vision.”In a press release, SSCC said that when the ground was broken last summer for the school’s new campus in Brown County, it seemed implausible that the facility would be completed in just one year. The construction project finished ahead of schedule, ...

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Having fun at River Days

I was talking to a neighbor and he has chickens and two roosters. One of the roosters and one hen are always together. The other rooster jumped on a “lady.” The rooster with the hen flogged the one that jumped on her real good. Now the “lady” can go around the flock and that rooster will run the other way. Now they called the big rooster, “Big John.” Well, he got sick and was laying around and the hen would stay close to him and when he died, she quit eatin...

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There’s not many like Brian

Usually when I sit down at the computer to write this column the words come quite freely. Today, I am struggling somewhat to find the words to say what I am thinking.I enjoyed most of the festivities at the Shake it, Bake it, Grill it event in Georgetown Saturday, Aug. 16. I bounced around between two events, one was the Southern Ohio Fitness benefit 5k run/walk for the Humane Society at the fairgrounds and a painting project my son and wife were working on. So I toted the painting...

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Eastern FFA alumni hosts tractor pull

SARDINIA - Eastern Brown FFA Alumni held their second annual truck and tractor pulls at Eastern High School on Aug. 15 and 16. The event could not have been successful without the support of all the Eastern FFA members and parents, all truck and tractor pulling participants, and the sponsors.The sponsors this year included Armstrong Crop Insurance, Semple’s Service Center, Russellville Feed, Precision Contracting, Beck’s Hybrids/Cody Clifton, Linda’s Embroidery an...

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