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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
  • Dunkirk, Redkey hit hard by flooding
    It rained.
    And it rained.
    And it kept on raining.
  • JC blanks Union City
    Jay County High School’s boys tennis team picked up its first win of the season Monday in dominating fashion.
  • Chilly cheerleaders
    Jay County High School’s Breea Liette, center, Chelsea Russell and Carlie Ostrowski scream as ice water is dumped on them and the rest of the Patriot cheerleaders by members of the football team Saturday night after the football game against Delta. The cheerleaders participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and upon completion challenged the varsity football team as well as the cheer squads from East Jay and West Jay middle schools.
  • Antiques bid ‘adieu’
    Jeff Roberts, Portland, packs up his tables of antique wares Sunday afternoon along Votaw Street. Roberts took advantage of the traffic during the Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Show last week to market his goods.
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  • Bill Davis is retiring as executive director of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs as of Sept. 2. 
  • Jay County residents and businesses affected by last week’s record rainfall may be eligible for some assistance from the state, Jay County Emergency Management director Ralph Frazee said this morning. 
  • The Portland Foundation is hoping to bring in $500,000 from a Lilly Endowment program, with a fifth of that money targeted for the Portland Water Park project. 
  • Exhibit begins Thursday
    A third generation artist, Julia Wickes paints to capture an emotional response, and she credits that calling to growing up in a semi-rural community. 
  • Water was the focus Monday morning for Jay County Commissioners. 
  • Soccer struggles
    The Patriot boys soccer team was at the wrong end of a lopsided score Tuesday, dropping a 9-2 decision to the visiting New Castle Trojans. 
  • GENEVA — Maddison Baughn of Jay County and South Adams’ Sydney Willis both earned match medalist honors Tuesday at Golf Club of the Limberlost. 
  • UNION CITY, Ohio — Fort Recovery High School’s volleyball team continued its strong start with a win in straight sets Tuesday over the Mississinawa Valley Blackhawks. 
  • WOODBURN — Gabbie Mann recorded her second hat trick in as many games Monday, helping the Jay County High School girls soccer team to a 7-0 blowout of the host Woodlan Warriors. 
  • Football is here.
    Indiana high school football got underway Friday. College football, beginning with three games Thursday, and Ohio high school football join the party this week. 
  • 8:15 a.m. EDT — We are sitting at the South Bend airport, waiting for a train. I know that sounds a little goofy, but the South Shore Railroad — the cheapest, best, no-hassle way to get into Chicago from Indiana — has its eastern-most station at the airport. 
  • To the editor: School has already been in session a few weeks, which means that students have increased daily contact with one another compared to the summer months. 
  • What the heck happened last Monday night? 
  • I completed the ALS ice bucket challenge. 
  • To the editor:
    On Aug. 15, a 12-year-old with talent beyond those years charmed an audience of hundreds, elevating his performance above 15 other worthy contenders to become the second grand prize winner of Stars in the Park. 
  • The opening of the new passenger pigeon exhibit will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva in honor of “Martha,” the last living passenger pigeon. 
  • Couple to celebrate 50 years
    Walter and Barbara Paxson, Harrod, Ohio, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. at Harrod Community Center. 
  • “For better or for worse, in sickness and in health …” those words came to mind as I was setting up the Continuous Passive Motion machine this morning. 
  • Skinny has never been a word to describe me. 
  • To wed in September
    Brittany Christine Manor and Benjamin Edward Vance are planning a Sept. 20 wedding at Bearcreek Farms in Bryant.  
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