Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Historic home in Ripley is sold following renovations Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Students speak out in support of Skinner Ripley Council to pay half the cost for Air Evac services John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Air Evac Lifeteam requests contract with Ripley Council and life squad Odyssey Canvas Works, Inc. is back home working in new building Ripley’s Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 29 Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up Impressive post-season tourney run reaches end for Lady Rockets Rose M Crone Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown County communities for economic growth Ripley-Lieutenant Byrd Chapter/DAR looking for new members Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Narcan use becoming a source of debate nationwide Rick Eagan Memorial 5K, Saturday, May 20 Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor RHS students experience mock accident caused by drinking and driving Ripley Council discusses new Lidar system during April 25 session Warriors claim SHAC Div. I title in ‘run rule’ fashion Vilvens’ grand slam caps off Lady Rockets’ win over G’town Rockets lead SHAC Div. II at 9-4 WBHS dedicates new softball press box Rodney E Berry Erma D Painter Alma Cordes Ronald D Latham

Chester W Eyre

Chester W. Eyre, age 78, of the Mowrystown area, passed away, Thursday,  February 16, 2017 at Highland District Hospital in Hillsboro.
 He was born May 9, 1938 in Highland County, Ohio, son of  the late John Raymond and Nettie Elizabeth Bridge Eyre.
Chester graduated Whiteoak High School in 1956. He was a National Guard veteran and attended Sardinia Church of Christ. Chester had been a trustee for Eagle Township for 24 years and a secretary for Southern Ohio Feeder Pig Association for several years. He was a farmer for all his life and drove a gas truck for the Farm Bureau for 8 years.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Eyre, whom he married on July 3, 1961 in Danville, Illinois, a daughter, Jill Eyre of Winchester, two granddaughters, Amberley (Justin) Stacy of Manchester and Regan Elizabeth Inlow of Winchester, great-grandson, Luke, two brothers, Hugh Eyre and Marvin (Shirley) Eyre, both of Mowrystown, several nieces, nephews, and close friends.
In addition to his parents, Chester was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert Alvin Eyre, Harold Eyre, Dene Eyre, and  Gene Eyre.
Services will be held at Sardinia Church of Christ, 7130 Bachman Road, Sardinia, Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11:00 am with Pastor Kevin Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow in the Mowrystown Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the church on Sunday, February 19, 2017,  from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown is serving the family.
Contributions in Chester’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  To sign the online guest book, go to www.edgingtonfuneralhomes.com

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