61st Reunion, GHS Class of 1961

On the floor: Dick Wright, Carole Fairbanks Fourman, and Tim Nealeigh.

Seated: Carolyn Newbauer Davis, Marilyn Newbauer Sedgwick, Pat Sharp Curtis, Nancy Hangen Rexrode, Kathy Ann Schumaker, Judy Malinas McElwain, Becky Christian Zuklich, Karen Aten King, Lester W. Yoder, and Wanda Norris Billenstein.

Middle Row: Alcesta Plummer Subler, Jean Shultz Hughes, Joan Shultz Binstadt, Jim Shuttleworth, Louise Klinger Shade, Hattie Vanata Hunt, Sharon Stevens Warren, Kay McCarthy Reall, Kay Fletcher Leis, Don Shellabarger, Jack Warren, and George Riegle.

Back Row: Bob Nelson, Pat Crider Hopkins, Joe Dispennette, Mike Polczer, Bill Wantz, Bill Hughes, Dick Jones, Tom Wills, Ronda Plessinger Warren, and Larry Brinley.

Held at Jack’s Cabin in Greenville, Aug. 19, 2022. Dick Brown photo.

Richard "Dick" Brown is a Contributor to Darke County Now

Dick Brown / Chairman

Dick has lived most of his life in Greenville, graduating from G.H.S. in 1964. He earned a S.S. in Applied Science from Miami University in 1968 and went to work for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Hartford, CT. After returning to Greenville, he taught one year at the G.J.H.S. before buying McVay's Sporting Goods. He closed McVay's to enter the profession of real estate appraising and did all the work for Greenville Federal Savings and Loan for more than a decade. For more than a decade, he has been President of the Greenville High School Alumni Association and is dedicated to preserving the school's history through research and photography. He passes out thousands of glossy 8" x 10" photos for students to keep as memories of the high school years, and has worked with the school's Yearbook since 2008. His database chronicles many aspects of the school's history and is available on the alumni website: www.greenvillealumni.org under More/G.H.S. History. Dick was Vice President of the Garst Museum for over 20 years and is now an Emeritus Board Member. His father Pete Brown was President of the Museum for 2S years and the family has made many contributions to the Darke County Historical Society. He has an extensive collection of old, area post cards and local history in general. He was voted as the Ohio local History Alliance Champion Award in 2019, receiving the award in Columbus for his extensive work in local history for Greenville and Darke County. His wife Dianne just passed away in 2021, and he has two children, Brandy Hill and husband Dr. Josh Hill of Columbus, and Betsy Reiber and husband Kraig Reiver of Centerville. Each family has two daughters, born since 2017. Dick firmly believes in the new technology that Darke County Now is bringing to Darke County local news scene. The great staff that is in place has gotten our new company off to a fantastic start and will change the landscape of disseminating local news for many years to come. He is proud to be a part of this important new news source.

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