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Gusweiler speaks to RULH 8th grade

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ABERDEEN — Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler visited the eighth grade students at Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Middle School Friday, Sept. 19, to discuss a wide range of historical and governmental topics, including voting rights, the election process, the U.S. Constitution, the branches of government, and the ins-and-outs of his judicial role.Gusweiler relayed early U.S. history regarding the Constitution to the students by creating an analogy they were more familiar with:

 

Spotted at the fair!

Fathead Davis performs patriotic ballads for a crowd Wednesday.Sue Brooks Lang, right, hands Dolores Smith the award for being the Oldest Lady in Attendance. At a youthful 95, Smith defeated her runner up by just 25 days.Returning to sweep this year’s award for Oldest Man in Attendance was Marvin Case, who at 97 was born Jan. 27, 1917.Evelyn Freeman returned to the fair this year, which helped her earn the award for Person Attending the Most Brown County...

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New member joins Sons of the American Revolution

Genealogical research has proven that Sam Gilkison, a resident at the Ohio Veterans Home, Georgetown, has an ancestor who fought in the American Revolution. Operation Ancestor Search is a program offered to veterans who want to explore their family ancestry. It has been through OAS volunteer researcher Lee Wilkerson that Gilkison’s ancestor’s Revolutionary War service has been documented.Gilkison’s ancestor was Lt. Col. George Wilson, who served in the 8th Regimen...

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Community Christmas Concert planned in Sardinia

The Sardinia Historical Society is planning a Community Christmas Concert 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. The concert will be held at Sardinia Church of Christ. Those who would like to participate or volunteer time for this event should call Carolyn Carr at 937-446-3191 or Jan Crawford at 937-446-3085 or 937-515-0898. They ask to be notified by Oct. 20 in order to get the program together. They also ask that a list of music to be used be submitted to keep from have duplicate performances.Th...

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Politics were good at the county fair

The cake auction at Floral Hall went off fairly well with Bob Ruggles leading the sale. Bob does a good job with this as he makes it fun for everyone..I didn’t get as many cakes or pies as I usually do this year - prices were up. Guess there’s an election going on. No sooner did I walk out of the auction and the politicking begins.“Hey, there’s no Danny Bubp sign in the Republican booth. Are they not supporting him? You ought to check that out....

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Shower Hanselman with cards

A card shower is planned to celebrate the 90th birthday of Betty Hanselman. Her birthday is Sunday, Oct. 5.Cards may be sent to Betty Hanselman, 55 Hollywood Lane, Georgetown, Ohio 45121.

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First State Bank makes donation to Bronco athletics

MT. ORAB – The First State Bank team has announced the donation of $900 to the Western Brown Athletic Program. The contribution toward the program was made at the Western Brown football game on Friday, Aug. 29.The official check presentation was made during halftime. President and CEO Mike Pell and Mt. Orab Banking Center manager Vince Roades presented the check, on behalf of First State Bank, to Heather Cooper, High School Principal, and Tim Cook, Athletic Director....

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More than dirty politics

To the editor:Something I had hoped would never happen has. The dirty, underhanded politics of Washington D.C., which dictate that one accuses an opponent of a breach of conduct or to claim that he/she has done something harmful that would cause pain and suffering to someone else but to not have any proof whatsoever of any wrongdoing has come to Brown County.How many times have we watched Harry Reid, Senate President, accuse someone of a crime or misdeed...

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Hagedorn book signing coming to Ripley

What does New York City, Kansas City and DC have in common with Ripley? They have hosted Ann Hagedorn for a talk and signing of her newly released book The Invisible Soldiers, How America Outsourced Our SecurityHagedorn, a Ripley resident, will be at the Ripley Library Sunday, Oct.5 at 2:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.Publishers Weekly named The Invisible Soldiers one of the most anticipated books coming out this f...

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Great memories for this fair

The 163rd Annual Brown County Fair came to a close Saturday night after a spectacular showcase by talent from near and afar at the yearly Brown County Talent Show.“We look forward to going to the fair every year,” said Velma Tackett, of Mt. Orab, who brought her family from Florence, Ky., to the fair. “My grandson, Levi, is two weeks old so this is his first fair. It’s always a nice time.”Earlier in the week, Harold and Betty Manning led the...

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Ohio adults say their community is healthy

More than seven in 10 adults say Ohio is rated “excellent,” “very good,” or “good” as a healthy place to live, according to the 2014 Ohio Health Issues Poll.The OHIP is funded by Interact for Health and was conducted May 7-20, by the University of Cincinnati Institute for Policy Research. A random sample of 820 adults from around Ohio was interviewed by telephone, and the analyzing of their responses gives some insight into how “Buckeyes...

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Gardening seminars planned at SSCC

For the past several years the OSUE Brown County Master Gardener Volunteers have partnered with Southern State Community College to present a series of gardening seminars. These seminars are free and open to the public and are usually held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. We are excited to announce that we will be holding the seminars at the new SSCC facility in Mt. Orab.

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Menus

Georgetown School DistrictBreakfastMonday, Sept. 29 - No School; staff inservice; Tuesday, Sept. 30 - Homestyle mini French toast, orange juice, fruit choice; Wednesday, Oct. 1 - Cherry turnovers, cheese stick, orange juice, fruit choice; Thursday, Oct. 2 - Egg breakfast wrap, fruit choice; Friday, Oct. 3 - Cini mini, orange juice, fruit choiceLunchMonday, Sept. 29 - No School; staff inservice; Tuesday, Sept. 30 - Ravioli, green bea...

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Fun visit to Mt. Orab Fire Dept.

To the editor:There are a number of benefits to visiting small town America. One of them has to be a spontaneous and extremely hands-on visit to the local fire department. My daughter and her family, who live in Germany, were recently in Mt. Orab.We went to the Mt. Orab Fire Station. We just showed up and ran the bell. After a friendly welcome, my grandchildren (boy, 3 and girl, 11 months) were given a real treat!A fireman drove a fire truck o...

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Raising big sweet potatoes

Howdy folks;First thing, Ruth Ann is doing good, she is losing her hair, but it will come back in more beautiful than it is now. We went down Monday morning to the doctors building at Anderson Mercy. We got there at 9:05 a.m. and left at about 12:30 p.m. There were two things of chemo and one pack of different kinds of medication. Those folks are doing a super job and each have a big smile for each patient and me. I am always whistling and if I don’t they will ask, “Wha...

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Financial trouble forces SWRMC to close

Southwest Regional Medical Center shut down on Friday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. due to financial issues.Roger Rieger, SWRMC Chief Operating Officer, delivered the news to employees on Friday afternoon after the hospital learned they were unable to make payroll. Employee’s wages were garnished, and in addition to not knowing what lies ahead for the hospital’s future, they were not paid on Friday.An employee was seen leaving the hospital in tears just minutes before ...

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Stop at Classic Federal Credit Union fair booth to vote for First Responder

Classic Federal Credit Union sponsored a First Responders Appreciation Award contest Sept. 22-27 at the Brown County Fair. Classic Federal had people who stopped at the booth vote for their favorite “first responder” (firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement officers).One winner in each category was to win a weekend getaway prize. Nominees included First Responders from Mt. Orab, Russellville, Georgetown, Fayetteville and Aberdeen. Winners names to be released after...

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