News briefs

Eaton FFA feed auction scheduled

The Eaton MVCTC FFA Chapter is hosting a Feed, Seed, and More Auction on Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Eaton High School Cafeteria. Breakfast, sponsored by the Preble County Farm Bureau, and a silent auction will take place from 8-9:30 a.m. A live auction will follow at 9:30 a.m. RSVP through email at or by phone at 937-926-0552.

Christmas Caroling at Garber Nature Center

The Preble County Park District will host “Christmas Caroling with Eric Loy” at The Garber Nature Center, 9691 Ohio 503 N., Lewisburg on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 2-2:45 p.m. and 3-3:45 p.m. RSVP by Wednesday, Dec. 8 to or call 937-962-5561. Light refreshments will be provided.

Christmas at the Caboose

In the Village of Lewisburg, the Lewisburg Historical Society will host Christmas at the Caboose, 6318 Depot Lane, from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11. Visit Santa and his elves in the caboose and enjoy the Gingerbread House Showcase. There will be arts and crafts activities, entertainment, and free hot chocolate, cookies, and kettle corn. Weather permitting, families are invited to join in the Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt and Story for children in pre-kindergarten to 6th grade at 6:15 p.m. at the covered bridge in Community Park. This event is BYOF: “Bring your own flashlight.” Everyone is invited to bring their own sweet creation to show off their creativity in the Gingerbread House Showcase. Gingerbread houses should be dropped off at the Depot between 2:30-3:30 p.m. the day of the event. For additional information, email

PCHS hosting Christmas breakfast, dinner

The Preble County Historical Society will host an Old-Fashioned Christmas Breakfast and Dinner, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11-12. Limited seats are available. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Tickets ($25/breakfast, $50/dinner) are available online at

ESC meeting rescheduled

The December regular monthly meeting of the Preble County Educational Service Center Governing Board scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 5:30 p.m. has been changed to Monday, Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Preble County Educational Service Center, Conference Room, 597 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton. The purpose of the meeting will be for all regular general purposes.

Lanier Township Trustees meeting change

The Lanier Township Board of Trustees will conduct the regular December 2021 meeting, the 2022 inventory meeting and the 2022 organizational meeting on Tuesday Dec. 28, at 9 am. The meeting will be held at the Lanier Township Building on the corner of Ohio 503 and Halderman Road. This meeting is open to the public.

Preble Players planning auditions

The Preble Players will present Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (Female Version) in March 2022. Roles are available for six women and two men, all aged 30-plus. This comedy is sure to be fun for the cast and the audiences. Auditions will be held Jan. 15 and 16, 2022 from 2-4 p.m. at The Joy & Whimsy Depot in Lewisburg. Additional details and an audition packet are available online at