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The SamJam Bluegrass Festival, chosen as the winner of the 2018 Momentum Award for Best New Festival by the International Bluegrass Music Association, is scheduled for August 28 through September 1 at the Pike County Fairgrounds in Piketon.

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OSU Extension Pike County will present “Global Climate Change Update” by presenter Dr. Thomas W. Blaine, PhD, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University. The presentation will take place on Monday, Aug. 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Family Life Center, 104 S. …

Sports

The Shawnee State University men's golf program has made modifications to their earlier release on July 7, with the men attending the Indiana-East Invitational instead of the West Virginia Tech Invitational on Aug. 30 and adding in a trip to Jackson, Mich. for the Spring Arbor Tournament on …

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The new turf field was showcased Friday night at Piketon High School, as the Redstreaks played the Minford Falcons in a scrimmage. Prior to the game, the school held “Meet the Team Night” that included a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new field and the playing of the national anthem by the …

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Pike's Past

Pike's Past

By Jim Henry

Pike's Past is a column that runs in the News Watchman every Wednesday. He has been writing for the publication since September of 1976 and is renowned for his knowledge of Pike County history. Henry frequently speaks at gatherings throughout the region to speak about history and present slide shows from his extensive collection of historical photographs.

Rural Rendezvous

Rural Rendezvous

By Sherry M. Stanley

Sherry M. Stanley has resided in the country all her life. She enjoys all aspects of country living, especially gardening and spending time with her animal companions — dogs, goats, horses, and a cat — in Ross County.

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Bill enrolled in our outpatient hospice services with end-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Bill and his wife, Betty, were both in their eighties. Bill was bedridden and required twenty-four hour total care which Betty provided. Betty waited on Bill hand-and-foot even though she desperately needed …

Citing irreconcilable differences, I have filed for divorce from Major League Baseball. Rob Manfred, baseball’s chief bean counter, thinks fans want more excitement, e.g., more home runs, and shorter games, automatic intentional walks and, under consideration, starting extra-inning games wit…

Since the earliest settlers, the people who flocked to what became the United States of America did so in pursuit of the opportunity for self-government. Some came seeking religious liberty. Others came looking for economic opportunity. And many came not because they chose to, but because th…