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Minor home rebuilt

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CAMDEN — Camden resident and 21-time International Professional Rodeo Association world champion Shawn Minor lost his home to a fire early in summer 2014. Everything his family owned on the upstairs floor of their house was lost.When Tommie Copper, the active-wear company for which Minor is an ambassador, learned of the fire, company founder Tom Kallish brought a construction crew to Preble County to help Minor rebuild his home.The family, which includes the Minors’ three children, has been sleeping in the trailer they use when they travel to rodeos.“It’s home away from home, but it’s a little tough to live in all the time with the kids, but it’s okay, we made it work,” Minor’s wife Tara Minor said.


Friday Night Football - Week 8

Friday Night Results - Week 8Tri-County North 42, Miami-East 14Twin Valley South 41, Covington 14Eaton 14, Brookville 7National Trail 35, Bethel 14Waynesville 38, Preble Shawnee 15

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Gratis Police Department hires new officer

GRATIS — Dennis Blankenship was approved as a new auxiliary police officer for the Gratis Police Department at the Gratis Village Council’s Thursday, Sept. 18 meeting. He is a Navy veteran who has a degree in criminal justice and has three years of experience in law enforcement when he worked for the village of Harveysburg.“I enjoyed Harveysburg and working in a small town,” Blankenship said. “I’m always open for just about anything so I wanted t...

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North, South square off on soccer field

LEWISBURG — Both the boys and girls soccer teams from Tri-County North and Twin Valley South faced off on Monday, Oct. 6, at North’s Good Samaritan Field.The girls teams managed a 1-1 tie before South boys beat North 1-0 after a lightning delay.On the season, South boys finished 7-8-1 – a huge turnaround from years previous.Moving toward tournament play, the Tri-County North girls will play number one seeded Preble Shawnee at Preble Shawnee o...

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Lady Arrows finish strong

CAMDEN — The Preble Shawnee girls soccer team finished their season at 10-5-1.“In mid-season, we played our worst soccer of the year, going 2-2-1 in that span. We were battling injuries and still finding our niche. Since then, we have really jelled as a team,” said head coach Kevin Schaffer. “We are most definitely playing our best soccer as the tournament rolls around.”The Arrows won five of their last seven games, losing only to Troy Chris...

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Christmas for Kids registration set

EATON — The 2014 Preble County Christmas for Kids program registration will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Grace Lutheran Church located at 111 Lutheran Dr. Eaton, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.Families wishing to receive toys for their children ages 0-15 years should bring with them three months’ proof of income, proof of custody and age of the children, and proof of current address and a picture ID.Examples of proof of custody can include a medical insuran...

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New job search tools available

PREBLE COUNTY — Career-searches and job applications are one of the top uses of the Preble County District Library. Through a partnership with the Preble County Job and Family Services, the library has even more options perfect for anyone seeking a new job, wanting a career change, or breaking into the job market for the first time.PCDL cardholders can now access the Career Cruising and Career Transitions tools with just your library card number. Links to both are on the PCDL...

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South shuts down Bethel, en route to 31-0 victory

BETHEL — Twin Valley South’s football team beat Bethel 31-0 on Friday, Oct. 10, shutting out an opponent for the second week in a row.The Panthers improved to 6-0 on the year.The shutout marked nine-straight scoreless quarters for the Panthers’ defense, as well as 11 of their last 12 quarters of play.Starting out the scoring for South was Sammy Shockey, who ran the ball in from 20-yards out in the first quarter.From there, it was q...

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Shawnee, North face off

LEWISBURG — Preble Shawnee closed out the regular season last week by traveling to inter-county rival Tri-County North on Monday, Oct. 6.The Arrows beat North in straight sets, 25-13, 25-17, 25-13.They also took on Middletown Madison on Tuesday, Oct. 7, and Milton-Union on Thursday, Oct. 9.They beat both Madison (25-6, 25-6, 25-13) and Milton-Union (25-15, 25-11, 25-13) in straight sets.The win took them to 12-3 overall and 10-2 in the Southwe...

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Shawnee tennis places fourth in SWBL tourney

WEST CARROLLTON —The The Preble Shawnee tennis team participated in the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division tournament on Thursday, Sept. 23, prior to making up a match in West Carrollton on Wednesday, Sept. 24.The Arrows won the match 5-0.The results against West Carrollton are as follows:Singles:1) Brooklyn Hubbard (PS) d. Aryane Trent (WC) 6-0, 6-12) Ashlyn Hubbard (PS) d. Lucy Shriver (WC) 6-0, Defaulted 2nd Set...

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PS FFA takes part in Pork Fest contest

EATON — Three members of the Preble Shawnee FFA Chapter were challenged by their advisor Carmen Kennel to paint a concrete pig in the 2014 Oinkers for Art Contest.The three FFA members included Samantha Burns, Sawyer Hacker, and Sidney Hacker . Their artistic skills took the honor of Grand Champion. The pig the FFA members designed and painted received the most votes by 2014 Pork Festival goers. This earned $100 cash for the Preble Shawnee FFA chapter.The pig was a...

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Trail XC boys win Cross County Conference

NEW MADISON — National Trail boys won the cross country Cross County Conference championship for the second year, running during the race at Tri-Village High School on Saturday, Oct. 11.Leading the Blazers was senior Cole Dudley. Dudley placed fourth with a time of 17:39, which was good enough to earn him All-Conference honors. Lane Unger was also All-Conference as we placed eighth on the day with a time of 18:25.Rounding out the top five finishes for the Trail boy...

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Preble County Liberty Group plan meet the candidates night

CAMDEN — The leadership team of the Preble County Liberty Group has confirmed arrangements for a “Meet the Candidates Night” to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.The event will be held at Christ Commission Temple, 155 North Main St., Camden. All the local candidates on the November General Election ballot have been invited to participate in the event or to send a representative.This meeting, like all Preble County Liberty Group meetings, is open to ...

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LEU, LFD contributions named

LEWISBURG — Fire and LEU Chief B.J. Sewert has reported recent contributions to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit and Fire Department:LEU:In Memory of Marion F. Hill – Pamela and James Houck, Steve and Joann Combs, Children of Marion F. HillIn Appreciation – Phillip and Sandra FrancisLFD:In Memory of John Salisbury - Joseph BradleyIn Appreciation – Sandra Johnson / Jordan Lynn Johnson Benefit Scholarship Fund...

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Eaton FFA celebrates successes of two members

EATON — In May, the Eaton FFA Chapter celebrated the success of two members.Garrett Eiler and Katie Orr each received their State FFA Degrees, the highest award given by the Ohio FFA Association. In order to earn and receive this prestigious award, members must have gross earnings of more than $3,000 or worked more than 1000 hours of job placement as their supervised agriculture experience (SAE).Recipients may also complete a combination of job placement and entrep...

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Sinclair awards PCYF scholarship

­­­Eaton – The Preble County Youth Foundation (PCYF)has announced Sinclair College awarded a $1,000 Bright Horizons Scholarship to Chuck Long for the 2014 fall semester.Each year, the Preble County Youth Foundation offers $5,000 in scholarship awards to help make higher education more attainable to students residing in Preble County. To find out more about the Bright Horizons scholarships and eligibility, contact the Preble County branch of Sinclair ...

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Willis places 10th

COLUMBUS — Eaton freshman Sarah Willis finished tenth overall during the Division II State Golf Championship held at The Ohio State University Gray Course on Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11.Willis finished her first round of 18 at seven shots over par. She shot a 41 on the front nine, paring four, bogeying four, and taking a double on the sixth hole. She shot a 36 for one over on the back nine — parring six out of the nine holes. She also birdeed the first hole on...

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‘Squatch on:’ Bigfoot investigator shares wisdom

EATON — Marc DeWerth, a Bigfoot investigator in Ohio for more than 20 years, paid a visit to the Preble County District Library’s Eaton branch on Saturday, Sept. 27. He shared his experiences in the field with a crowd of approximately 90 people — Bigfoot believers and skeptics alike.The room was split in half on who was a believer and who was a skeptic, something which wouldn’t have happened even just 10 years ago, according to DeWerth.

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