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Van Dell’s to return; show benefits YMCA Annual Campaign

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The Van Dell’s are returning — and tickets are going fast.With a show designed to please audiences of all ages, The Van-Dells, “The Nation’s #1 Rock & Roll Review,” are coming to Preble County later this month as part of a benefit concert for the second consecutive year.The second annual Sweet Carole-line Memorial Concert will be held Saturday, April 26, at the Eaton Community Performing Arts Center. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Preble County YMCA Annual Campaign. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.The show is in memory of Carole (Caylor) Smith, who was a life-long Van-Dells fan, said her daughter Edie Steel.


ODNR to recognize conservation leaders in agriculture

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is accepting nominations to honor Ohio farm families who are leaders in conservation for the 2014 Conservation Farm Family Awards.“Many Ohio farmers are committed to conservation, and we want to honor them for efforts they have made to protect Ohio’s natural resources,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer. “With these awards, ODNR is able to recognize farmers who have taken extra steps toward protecting the land...

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Reid’s April Ambassador ‘provides a breath of fresh air’

Deanna Raper, Reid Hospital’s April Ambassador, has been a Reid team member for over 11 years in the Respiratory Care department. She is currently a clinical instructor for Respiratory Care and has been a respiratory therapist for 26 years. Deanna previously worked at the Children’s Hospital in Dayton, University of Kentucky Medical Hospital and McCullough-Hyde Hospital. She received her in training respiratory care from the Kettering College of Medical Arts.

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Library news

One-on-one helpNeed some help with that job search, navigating that new tablet, basic computer instruction, or (just about) anything? The Preble County District Library has the ‘Book a Librarian’ program. Call 937-456-5562 to schedule an appointment with the Reference Librarian. Appointments are available every Monday in April at 4 or 5 p.m.‘The Big Read’ book discussion

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Commissioners approve new zoning for vacant property

Last week, Preble County Commissioners heard a zoning case which will bring new business to the now-vacant former Carter Lumber facility in Eaton.Greg O’Connor spoke on behalf of the industrial rental property, south of Eaton, owned by Carter Jones. The property is currently classified as Agricultural Business, and requested to become a Limited Industrial District.MSD Environmental, the lessee of the property, is a water filtration company which would be utilizing ...

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TVS discusses school calendar, wellness program

The Twin Valley Community Local School Board of Education met Monday, March 24, to discuss make up missed school days due to inclement-weather, school lunch policy, and the 2014-2015 school calendar.Superintendent Dr. Clint Moore discussed the plan for calamity make-up days for 2014.“Basically we just tacked on another day at the end. You had to use four contingency plan days before you could accept four additional waived days,” said Moore. The school distric...

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Campbell named Hoosier Educator of the Year

Kathy Campbell, Ivy Tech Community College Richmond associate professor of Early Childhood Education and School of Education Preschool Coordinator, received the Hoosier Educator of the Year Award at the recent Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC) annual conference in Indianapolis.

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Downtown Eaton, Inc. planning events for 2014

Downtown Eaton Inc. will continue to sponsor a number of community events in 2014, as well as the Adopt-a-Pot program.During the week of May 19, before Memorial Day, 24 beautiful pots of flowers will brighten the downtown area. The pots are sponsored by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Jim Simon of Simon Insurance Agency in Eaton has sponsored a pot for years.“It really brightens the downtown – It tells people, ‘we’re here, we̵...

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