Area briefs

Board meetings set

• TROY — The Miami County Park District will hold their next board of commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 28.

A work session will begin at 8 a.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy.

For more information, contact the Miami County Park District at (937) 335-6273.

• TROY — The Miami County Board of Health monthly meeting will be held at 9 a.m. July 23 via ZOOM Meeting. To join the Zoom meeting follow the link at

Online art sale continues

TROY — Brukner Nature Center’s online art sale to raise funds to build a new pre-release enclosure for our wildlife rehab patients continues through July 31.

The sale features the work of two accomplished artists. BNC volunteer Elaine Perkins was a valued BNC wildlife volunteer. Her pastel prints exemplify her philosophy of creating beauty, reducing or eliminating suffering and walking lightly on God’s creation. Several framed, signed and numbered prints of conservationist and artist, Don Whitlatch, were also donated to BNC for this fundraiser.

All art work is professionally framed and ready for hanging. See a picture and description of each in the album on the Facebook page, Brukner Nature Center Art Sale and ask to join.

Bids will be accepted through midnight July 31. Simply post your bid, title and artist on the page. BNC will receive any net proceeds above the starting bid. Artwork will need to be picked up at the center and payment can be made by PayPal, cash or check.

Call (937) 698-6493 or email if you have any questions.

Remembering the Bradford Fire

BRADFORD — The 100th Anniversary of the Bradford Fire will be honored with an open house at the Bradford Public Library on Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The walk through display will feature photos from Bradford before the fire, with its bustling business district; photos and artifacts from the fire and days following and photos of Bradford after the tragedy.

The fire, which destroyed over 40 businesses and a dozen homes, started late on Aug. 3, 1920 at the Arnold Lumber Company, forever changing the village.

In addition to the walk through display, Bradford Fire and rescue will have one of their engines and Darke county resident, Mel Hocker, will have his 1922 Model T Ford on display. Each family attending will also receive a free smoke detector as supplies last.

Find ‘Masked Milty’

WEST MILTON — Put on your walking shoes and be on the hunt for Milty, an offering of the Milton-Union Public Library.

Across West Milton in 15 different locations is an image of Milty sporting his face mask. Find all locations to be entered into a prize drawing. Find the bonus unmasked Milty and receive a piece of candy on the spot.

Pick up a sheet at the library to track your journey. Entries must be received by the end of the day on Monday, Aug. 30. Drawing will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Contact the library at (937) 698-5515 or visit for more information.

Virtual race planned this year

TIPP CITY — The Annual Run For The Mums 5K is sponsored by Tipp Monroe Community Services and is usually held in conjunction with the Tipp City Mum Festival. In light of the current COVID-19 concerns, the Run for the Mums for 2020 will be a virtual race. You can run the race anywhere and at any time during the weekend of Sept. 25-27.

The race is free for 2020, but donations will be accepted for the benefit of TMCS recreational programs. Those who register will be able to submit times to see how they stack up against the other runners and may also print a race completion certificate.

For more information, call TMCS at (937) 667-8631. Additional race information and registration information can be found at