On August 5 at noon, Hugh McGovney, 66, filled the last prescription of his long career, retiring from Blake Pharmacy after 50 years.McGovney started working at Blake Pharmacy as a soda jerk and a clerk at the age of 16. When he was old enough, he attended the pharmacology school at the University of Cincinnati. Once he had finished school, he continued working at Blake Pharmacy as a pharmacist.“I plan to take it easy and go to the gym regularly,” McGoveney said, when asked what his plans for retirement are.
One of the oldest churches in Adams County will be celebrating its 200th anniversary at the end of the month.The Countryside Church of Christ will be hosting a celebration Friday through Sunday, August 29 - 31, 2014, bringing back previous ministers from its history for services, including Walt Chamberlain, Larry Pierson, Bob Stevens, and Kevin Ziegler. The Countryside Church of Christ has had more than 50 ministers serve over their 200 year history.A picnic will be held...
Brown County Toastmasters will meet 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, with speeches starting promptly 6:30 p.m. Toastmasters is an international organization known for helping people develop their public speaking skills.Guests are welcome to come to meetings to see what Toastmasters is all about. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Editor’s note: Originally this ran with an incorrect date - please note the correct date.
One of Adams County’s most senior residents will be celebrating her 103rd birthday this weekend. Helen Shultz turned 103 years old on Wednesday, Aug. 13 2014 and birthday party will be thrown for her at the Eagle Creek Nursing Center in West Union on Saturday, August 16 at 3 p.m.The family invites anyone who would like to stop by during her birthday to wish her well or to write a letter or send her a birthday card, as she enjoys reading them. The address is Eagle Creek Nursin...
Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings on Wednesday reflected on the time he spent with Robin Williams on Nov. 16, 2011, when both were guests on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”Williams’ death this week shocked the nation. Officials say Williams apparently took his own life.Williams was the lead guest on “The Tonight Show,” and Hastings, a longtime standup comedian, had been booked following his election as mayor.Although he had b...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles on dairy bars throughout Adams County - sources of pride for many in the communities they serve.It can be hard to figure out the history of dairy bars in Adams County. Several of them opened back in the ’50s, and all have a revered spot in the memory of locals. However, Reid’s Dairy Bar, formerly S & S Dairy Bar and originally a Tastee-Freez, claims to be the oldest in the county, openi...
The Fleming County Tourism Committee is completing plans for the 17th Annual Covered Bridge Festival. Always held the fourth Saturday of August, this year the festival will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 beside the Goddard Covered Bridge just off of Highway 32. The local flavor of the festival can be experienced through various artists, craft and food vendors which set up and through the music of local and regional musicians who play throughout the day. This year the line-up of music...
A Peebles teen qualified for the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championship at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas from Sept. 25 - 28. Gracelyn Kephart, 13, placed in the top five of two recognized horse trials with no cross-country penalties in April and May, the Spring Day and May Days events at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.
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