Area briefs

Fundraiser to kick-off

TROY — The Cellar in Troy will be kicking off a fundraising campaign on Sept. 1 to help support the Pink Ribbon Girls.

The Cellar will sell approximately 100 pink growler bottles during the month of September for $16 each. Of which, the full amount will go directly to the Pink Ribbon Girls. Customers who purchase a pink growler also will receive $2 off any growler fill through the month of October at The Cellar.

Society has new displays

TIPP CITY — A new display at the Tippecanoe Historical Society Museum is about the Tippecanoe — Civil War connection.

Dr. Abraham Hartman was an assistant surgeon. His son Samuel served along side him, being the youngest from Tippecanoe to serve. John Clark Jr. (son of our founder John Clark) was also an assistant surgeon. Ahijah W. Miles was a flag bearer, participating in some of the most difficult battles. Did you ever wonder what the horse statue on 4th and Main streets was all about? It does have a Civil War connection. There are many more pictures and articles on display and much more information in the society’s files.

A display of Civil War artifacts, on loan by Lonnie Bowen, and a few pieces that belonged to a Capt. Havens, also is on display.

The museum is open from 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 to noon Saturday, or by appointment.

For more information, call Gordon at 667-3051 or Susie at 698-6798.

Covington Elementary plans open house

COVINGTON — The Covington Elementary open house will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21.

Students will be able to visit their classrooms and meet their teachers before the first day of school. Children will be able to take home handbooks and forms that parents can read through and return to school the following day. Representatives from the PTO, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school transportation, PLUS organization, and cafeteria will provide important information in the gymnasium.

Fee payments will be accepted during the open house.

New student registration will not take place during the open house. School staff will be on hand to answer any additional questions.

Vendors sought

CHRISTIANSBURG — In celebration of Christiansburg’s bicentennial, the village will have events Oct. 6-8.

Vendors are needed for Oct. 7-8.

For more information or an application, call (937) 478-6986. The deadline is Sept. 5.

Fall class registrations set

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA will begin taking registrations for Fall I Session classes on Aug. 14 for members and Aug. 17 for non-members. Classes will begin Monday, Aug. 28 and last for seven weeks. This session includes many recreation and fitness options such as swim lessons, group exercise, gymnastics, youth sports and more.

The Y will be taking online registrations at its website To do so, a participant must first register his or her email at the main desk. They can then go online, log in and register for their chosen classes. Registrations will also still be accepted at the desks and over the phone. For more information, call Donn Craig at 440-9622 or visit

Dollar General relocates

WEST MILTON — Dollar General will open its newly-relocated store at 965 S. Miami St., on Saturday, Aug. 12 beginning at 8 a.m.

Customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes at the grand opening event. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples, among other giveaways.

The new store will continue to provide customers with the same value and convenience they have come to rely on, just in a different location.

“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our West Milton customers will continue to enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

Dollar General’s new location features a fresh layout, designed to make shopping easier and simpler for customers. Some of the store’s new features include seasonal products featured in the center of the store, easily recognizable departments with visible signage and coolers that are more conveniently located at the front of the store.