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Early Bird Farmers Market to kick off

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Downtown Eaton, Inc. is encouraging residents to support local growers and farmers by shopping at the downtown Eaton Early Bird Farmers Market.On Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., the Eaton Early Bird Farmers Market will open for its 12th year. This event is open every Saturday through mid-September from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The market will offer fresh produce (including organic), honey, fresh baked goods such as rolls, cakes, pies, breads, cookies and homemade noodles. Also available will be greenhouse plants, fresh flowers, crafts and more.There are many benefits to buying local:

 

Church briefs

Community DinnerVisitation Catholic Church, 407 East Main Street, Eaton, will have its monthly (last Thursday of the month) Community Dinner this month on Thursday, April 24. There is no charge for the meal, served from 4- 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The church hall, back entrance off the parking lot, is handicap accessible. For more information call 937-456-3380.Fish Fry at Trinity

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City of Eaton: e-Coli NOT a city issue

City of Eaton Public Works Superintendent Shawn Hollon this morning issued the following Q&A regarding a recent television report which may have led viewers to believe e-Coli could be in the city’s water system:“Re: e-Coli in Surface Water (Twin and Lanier Townships – Glenwood)“Question and Answers“a. Is this in the City of Eaton? No, this is in the County – contact Commissioners.“b. Is the City of Eaton dri...

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Annual Safe Community Days held at YMCA

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Area meetings

Mondays•The Preble County District Library Board of Trustees will meet monthly on Mondays. All board meetings take place at 7:30 p.m. on a Monday night at the Library Administrative Resource Center at 450 S. Barron Street, Eaton.Last Monday •The Preble County Mental Health and Recovery Board meets the last Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the board office, 225 N. Barron St., Eaton. Call 456-6827 to confirm the ...

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Commissioners receive department updates

On Monday, April 14, Preble County Commissioners met with Kyle Cross, Preble County Engineer, to discuss his monthly updates.Cross said work is continuing on Seven Mile Bridge. Commissioners approved the purchase of more road-name signs for the Engineer’s Office. Cross thanked the commissioners for passing Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) Issue 1, “everybody has benefited” from the issue, said Cross.“Every village, township, and city, county ha...

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Preble Shawnee BOE discusses gas leak, Common CORE

Preble Shawnee’s Board of Education met Thursday, April 17, to discuss topics including the recent gas leak, a tennis court replacement project, and more.Preble Shawnee will be receiving an anonymous donation of approximately $400,000 for a “tennis court replacement project” to begin the final week of May, and continuing into the summer.Regarding the natural gas leak, which occurred Wednesday, April 16, Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich said, “Every...

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Camden Elementary evacuated due to gas leak

Walnut Grove Playgrounds, a playground construction company which was working on a playground behind Camden Elementary School, struck a natural gas line Wednesday, April 16, forcing occupants in the school to evacuate the building immediately.Calls of a gas leak reached authorities at approximately 2:09 p.m. and students were immediately taken to First Baptist Church in Camden to evacuate the scene.Residents within one-eighth of a mile west and north of the elementary sc...

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EHS grad returns to play in concert

Laura Mitchell Atkins, a 1994 Eaton High School graduate, returned to her alma mater Wednesday, April 16, to play a newly donated piano.Atkins, a now professional pianist, graduated from Eaton High School in 1994 to attend Weaton College where she earned her degree in Piano Performance. Atkins then returned to the area to attend Miami University to earn her Master’s of Music and Piano Performance.“I had great experiences playing in the band,” said Atkin...

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Camden tractor accident kills West Chester man

The Preble County Sheriff’s Office received a call Monday, April 21, regarding a tractor accident in Camden.Jason Simpson, 33, of West Chester, was assisting family on a property located at the corner of Ohio 732 and Camden College Corner Road. Simpson, attempting to remove a log from his family’s pond drain, had abandoned a tractor he had previously been using. The tractor was located on the bank of the pond.When police arrived, Simpson was partially submerg...

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TCN voters urged to pass earned income tax issue May 6

Bill Derringer has known for a while that some drastic cuts could and will be on the way for his Tri-County North Local School District if Issue 11 isn’t passed on the May 6 ballot.The school district is seeking the passage of a 1 percent Earned Income Tax. If passed, the tax would generate $961,459 per year for five years.Earned Income Tax includes only earned income and self-employment income of the residents of the school district. The tax excludes all other typ...

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Hake found guilty of forging documents for nearly $100k

An area farmer was found guilty of forgery last week, by a Preble County jury.Nathaniel Hake was found guilty of the fifth-degree felony. According to officials, he forged documents granting him, temporarily, nearly $100,000.

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Around the ‘burg

Hello Lewisburg!No more snow!Bring in the sun!Snow? Oh yeah, right! Well, it happened! It wasn’t a surprise because they told us it was coming. Oh well, it helped the water tables. We were already to go shopping for a lawnmower but changed our plans because the snow isn’t over yet. We really don’t mind waiting.

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West Alexandria news

Birthdays: Ross Heisman Lunsford, Steve Byrd, Jim Jellison, Tonya Woods, Zoey Wick, Addy Mohr, Vickie Studebaker, Amanda Thompson, Sue Flora, Logan Woods, Lexi Thompson, Sheryl Byrd, Abigail Schmidt, Jonathon Schmidt, Payton Caplinger, Darci Campbell, Jennifer Fox, Brad UngerAnniversaries: Bryan and Beth Wright, Matt and Shelly LoxleyClass of 1958

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The Scoop

News from the communities of the Preble Shawnee School DistrictNational Day of PrayerThe Gratis Fellowship of Churches will hold a prayer service on May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Gratis Church of the Brethren on the corner of Mack St. and Ohio 503 in Gratis. All are invited to attend and pray for our Country.Boosters MeetingThe Preble Shawnee Athletic Boosters will meet on Monday, April 28 at the main floor of the high school across from the Varsity gym at...

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Lakengren news

Board meetings on tapApril 28 and May 27, 7 p.m. are set for the LPOA Board meetings at the Marina Club House.The April date was inadvertently overlooked on the Viking calendar and the May meeting falls on a Tuesday. The observance of Memorial Day on Monday will close the LPOA and LWA offices.Garden Club ReviewTheresa Kaluga of Stockslagers was a well-informed speaker at the Garden Club meeting last week. To the roo...

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Camden’s water protection plan, bills discussed

Updates regarding the Source Water Protection Plan, an Eagle Scout project, and water bill complaints were brought to the Village of Camden’s council meeting on Thursday, April 17.Allison Reed, a representative from the Ohio EPA spoke to council regarding the Source Water Protection Plan.

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MVCTC student receives award honoring Preble Countian Jonathan Fultz

Electrical Trades senior student, Jared Heitkamp (Versailles), was awarded the fifth annual Jonathan Fultz Memorial Scholarship. Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Jared is the son of Gary and Denise Heitkamp of Versailles.

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