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  • Thursday, September 03, 2015 12:46 AM

    Hand-breaded cod, kids’ games, a parade, a library centennial celebration, music of all genres, pageants, big wheels and more: the Darlington Fish Fry and Festival has more than a few attractions. The festival is set to take place over the course of Sept. 11 and 12.

    Organizer Mary Lou Weliever said she wanted to make sure there was something for everyone to enjoy at the rich Darlington tradition. She hopes the social aspect, the delicious fish and the wide variety of music will draw in plenty for the two-day festival. “It’s a great chance to see friends you wouldn’t normally get to see and a chance to meet new ones,” she said. “There’s also a chance to listen to new music.”

  • Thursday, September 03, 2015 12:42 AM

    The Montgomery County Election Board chose the higher bid at nearly $287,000 from RBM Consulting for new machines and the proposed switch to vote centers in time for the 2016 presidential election.

    Montgomery County Clerk Jennifer Bentley will recommend to the County Commissioners that they go with the RBM bid for vote centers firstly, or as a second choice, the RBM bid for polling precincts. The Election Board has wanted to switch to vote centers for several years and they hope the commissioners and council will choose that option this time.

    Bentley said the cost of elections will rise if the county sticks with polling precincts, but she said vote centers would keep the budget from rising and pay for the new equipment. “My election costs will not go up if we do vote centers,” Bentley said. “What we save going to vote centers would pay for the equipment.”

  • Thursday, September 03, 2015 12:35 AM
  • Crash sends two to emergency room
    Thursday, September 03, 2015 12:22 AM

    A two-car accident Wednesday night around 10 p.m. at the intersection of Darlington Avenue and Market Street sent both drivers to the emergency room. Police on the scene confirmed that both drivers were conscious upon being transported.

  • Thursday, September 03, 2015 12:12 AM

    The Darlington Public Library is 100 years old this year. The library will celebrate 100 years as well as how far it and the town have come on Sept. 12 as part of the annual Darlington Fish Fry and Festival.

    Library Director John Dale said the library will not officially be 100 years old until December, but he hopes tying it in the two-day festival will bring up attendance. “We want to have a big crowd at the open house,” he said.

    A lot has changed for the library in 100 years, but he said a lot has stayed the same, too. The library is still in the original building that was designed by homegrown architect Hubert Peterson and was funded with a Carnegie grant. The library also still uses the original shelving, library tables and circulation desk. Though the desk has a modern top now, the beauty of the original desk still remains. The grandfather clock that now stands in the newer wing of the library was placed in the library when it opened. 

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 7:41 PM
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 7:39 PM

    The Dorothy Q Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take part in the National DAR Day of Service on October 11 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR, which is comprised of the descendants of the Patriots who won American independence, was founded on October 11, 1890, as a service organization to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.

  • Sharpshooting show comes to Myers
    Tuesday, September 01, 2015 7:38 PM

    Revolution Productions LLC at Myers Dinner Theatre has announced its next show, the historical musical favorite, Annie Get Your Gun, opening on September 11 and running through October 3. Performances are primarily on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, and Friday and Saturday nights. Please call or check the web site for specific dates and times.

    Annie Get Your Gun is a beloved classic, which tells the timeless story of famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her on-again, off-again love, fellow sharpshooter Frank Butler.

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 7:37 PM

    “Oil and Water” will be the final film in the 2015 Green Issues series co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Wabash College Lilly Library. This film will be shown Tuesday, September 8 at 7 p.m. in Korb Classroom at the Fine Arts Center at Wabash College.

    The film’s website describes the movie: “Oil and Water is the true story of two boys coming of age as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the oil pipeline. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as fair trade. Can Hugo become the leader his Cofan tribe so desperately wants him to be? Will David clean up one of the world’s dirtiest industries? Their journeys lead them to explore what could be a more just future, not just for the people of the Amazon, but for all people around the world born with oil beneath their feet.”

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 7:37 PM

    The Waveland-Brown Township Public Library has not changed much cosmetically since it opened in 1915, and it remains a community fixture. The library will hold a centennial celebration on Sept. 26 complete with live music and a book signing.

    The library was built in 1914 with matching funds from Andrew Carnegie. The town was about double the size it is now at that time, Library Director Rick Payne said. The library’s exterior and many facets of the interior are the same as when the building was completed a century ago in 1915.

    The book shelves that line the walls, the library tables and the front desk are original, longtime Library Aide Sandi Greene said. She said though the fireplace is not used anymore, the same T.C. Steele painting hangs above it that was originally hung there in 1915. Steele, a Waveland native impressionist artist, painted the picture for the library in 1915. 


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