Community briefs

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

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.

Road to close

TIPP CITY — It is tentatively scheduled that beginning on Aug. 14, County Road 25-A from Evanston Road to Michaels Road will be closed to all traffic due to the County Road 25-A Reconstruction Project. Evanston Road intersection will be open both directions on Evanston Road and south bound on County Road 25-A.

The city expects a 90-day closure for this phase of the project and then will proceed to phase 2 of the Reconstruction Project, which will again change traffic pattems·and access. An updated posting will follow.

Evanston Road, Peters Road, and State Route 571 will be posted as the local detour route.

The city apologizes for the inconvenience during this time and asks for your patience and understanding while construction is underway. Please contact City of Tipp City at (937) 667-6305 with any questions about the closure.

Grant application deadline approaching

MIAMI COUNTY — Not-for-profit organizations are reminded the next grant deadline for the Miami County Foundation is August 31. Applicants must provide services directly to the citizens of Miami County. All must be certified federally tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service and preferably be a 501(c) organization.

Historically, grants have been awarded to human and social service organizations, schools, healthcare providers, libraries, youth and senior groups as well as the arts. Application forms are available online at or by contacting the office at 773-9012. Guidelines restrict organizations to one grant annually. If you received a grant in the spring, you are not eligible to reapply until next year. Schools are exempt from this restriction. Successful applicants will receive notification of the fall distribution date.

The Foundation was established in 1985 by Richard E. Hunt, founder of WPTW-AM/WCLR radio.

Artists sought for show

TIPP CITY — Applications are being accepted for artists and craftspeople to participate in the twelfth annual Autumn Artisans Showcase, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This show features fine quality art produced by local artists, including paintings, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry, lapidary, woodcrafts, and polymer clay. Homemade food will also be available. The show will be held at the Monroe Grange, 4729 Peters Road, Tipp City, a quarter mile north of State Route 571. For more information, please contact Lilian Nichols at (937) 667-2655 or by email, or call Margie Anderson at (937) 667- 6281. No buy/sell or manufactured items please.

TMCS and GOON Brothers partner for sale

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services and the GOON Brothers are partnering to raise money to support TMCS Outreach Programs. TMCS will be selling GOON Brothers’ t-shirts. For each GOON Brothers’ shirt TMCS sells, the Brothers will donate a portion of the proceeds to the TMCS outreach program. T-shirts, sweatshirts and bumper stickers are for sale now. Prices range from $3 to $25.

The Brothers are three friends from Tipp City that give through random acts of kindness and weekly giveaways. They hide gifts around Tipp City and then give clues to help the residents find them. They also partner with organizations, such as TMCS, to help them raise money.