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    Spring Break @ DCPL

    by Kim Mattingly Spring Break will be here soon!  Now is the perfect time to start planning your week.  The Daviess County Public Library will be offering a variety of fun activities for children of all ages. MONDAY, APRIL 1st Fly Away with Captain Underpants Two sessions available: 2 pm and 3 pm You have the underpants- now you just need a cape!  Join us in the Programming Room to hear some of Captain Underpants’…

    The Derringer Presents: The mystery of the stray balloon.

    By Leslie McCarty While looking at the current issue of the Kentucky Explorer Magazine, there was listed a newspaper clipping about a stray balloon that had flew over Daviess County and mysteriously crashed. The only date given for this was December 1887. I checked our archives of the Owensboro Messenger and found three articles that cover this strange incident. The first article was listed on Sunday December 11, 1887. According to the article, “the citizens…

    Looking for Yankee and Confederate Soldiers?

    The Derringer may have some answers! By Leslie McCarty Since this is the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, many people are curious to know if their ancestors took up arms during the War Between the States. Because Kentucky was a border state, many families were divided against each other. One could reason that it would not be uncommon to find a Civil War soldier when researching your genealogy. How do you know if your ancestor…

    The Derringer – First Christian Church made with artificial stone

    by Courtney Hatley On May 21, 1905, an article in the Owensboro Messenger reports that the first artificial stone is on exhibition at the Artificial Stone Works, located on the river front at the foot of St. Elizabeth Street. This unique, pinkish tinted stone was used to build the recently destroyed First Christian Church and several houses in Owensboro, including the Rev. R. H. Crossfield’s, pastor of the church in 1905. The artificial block was…

    The Derringer- James H. Davis Funeral Home Celebrates 100 Years of Service

    By Leslie McCarty James H. Davis Funeral Home, located at 3009 Frederica Street, can now say it is a centenarian. James H. Davis Sr. opened his first mortuary residence in 1913 at 120 Frederica Street. In connection with the undertaking establishment a livery barn was installed. Mr. Davis was born July 15, 1884 in Utica, KY. According the Messenger-Inquirer, for about seven years prior to opening the James H. Davis Undertaker establishment, Mr. Davis worked…

    Smart911 and DCPL

    If you’re lucky you’ll never have to call 911 in an emergency situation. In the event you do there is little doubt the person on the other end will do everything within their power to assist you, as will the emergency personal dispatched to help you. But that doesn’t mean more attention can’t be paid to improve how emergency response serves you. The Owensboro-Daviess County Dispatch is sponsoring a service called Smart 911 which allows…

    iCloud & Find My iPhone

    Greetings and salutations! Wesley here; I’m the IT Assistant at the Daviess County Public Library. In this edition of the Smart Phone companion, I discuss Apple’s iCloud and Find My iPhone – two very useful tools for Apple iDevice owners. I also offer a few suggestions for those looking for a similar experience on Google Android-based devices. Enjoy! Let’s face it: modern-day gadgets are getting more expensive and miniscule each year. This, of course, means…

     
     
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