Articles From March 2011

  • Florence S. Hirsch

    Florence S. Hirsch, former resident of Yellow Springs, passed away peacefully on Sept. 28 at Sycamore Glen Health Center after a brief illness. Born on August 22, 1921, in Dayton, Florence graduated from Steele High School in 1939, and obtained her BFA from the School of the Dayton Art Institute, a bachelors from the University […]

  • John Thomas Geis Sr.

    John Thomas Geis Sr. of Yellow Springs, 93, died Oct. 1 at his home. John was born Jan. 21, 1916, in Springfield. He was preceded in death by his son, John T. Geis Jr., parents Lorenz and Margareta Bergmann Geis, brothers Ferdinand, Leonard and Edward Geis and a sister, Mary Ray. John is survived by […]

  • Virginia McConnell Bush

    Virginia McConnell Bush died September 29 at Kettering Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born January 7, 1919, in Detroit, Mich., to Thomas Henry McConnell and Beatrice Williams McConnell. She grew up in Manhattan, N.Y., and Oliphant, Pa. Virginia acquired a great fondness and expertise for horseback riding as a youngster. She graduated […]

  • Joan W. Brucker

    Joan Wagner Brucker of Yellow Springs died peacefully at home October 2. She was surrounded by family and spent her last day in the care of her community of friends. Joan had been a cancer survivor since 1990. A lifelong believer in the joyful power of books, Joan served as librarian for schools in Springfield, […]

  • Barbara Cornell

    Barbara Esther Greene Cornell, age 88, died in Ithaca, New York, on August 28. She passed away peacefully in the company of her children following a long illness. Barbara was born on May 17, 1921, in Jefferson, Ohio, the daughter of Oakley and Ella Greene. She arrived in Ithaca in 2002, after bringing up her […]

  • Rollin T. Brewer Jr.

    Rollin Brewer, aged 86, died peacefully in Sedona, Ariz., after several illnesses. Born May 6, 1923, he died June 11 of this year. Rollin first came to Yellow Springs as a freshman at Antioch College in 1941. After military service in Japan and Korea, and after marrying Dilsey Arthur in 1944, Rollin graduated with a […]

  • Charles Colbert

    Charles Colbert, resident of Yellow Springs since 1950, died on Sept. 27 at age 90 at Friend’s Care Extended Living facility, surrounded by his family. He was born in Minneapolis on Feb. 19, 1919. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Rita; four of his five children: Kim Colbert of Milwaukee, Wis., Tod (Susie) Colbert […]

  • Bulldog Sports Round-up

    Lois Miller won the third race of her freshman year on Saturday, Sept. 26, taking the title at the 28th annual Bellbrook cross country invitational. The Lady Bulldogs, with 59 points, improved their season record by taking home the second place trophy, just behind Bellbrook with 25 points, and ahead of Wilmington in third with 69.

  • Skeins away! Yarn-bombers strike

    Local artists Corrine Bayraktaroglu and Nancy Mellon, aka the JafaGirls, stand behind a pole they have tagged with knit graffiti on Dayton Street. Their Yellow Springs public fiber art is featured in the new book, ‘Yarn Bombing,’ from Arsenal Pulp Press.

    Forgive this reporter for stating the obvious: Yellow Springs has been yarn bombed.

    Yarn Bombing, a new glossy craft book, has a definite Yellow Springs flavor: the book features full-page spreads of the fiber art of locals Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu — aka the JafaGirls — presented as a radical art practice called knit graffiti.

  • Mad as hell over health care

    Last Wednesday afternoon at the Emporium, a crowd of about 50 villagers stood up and yelled on cue, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take it anymore!” Then they raised their right hands and took an oath to support a single payer health insurance system.

    “On my honor as a health care advocate,” they began in unison, “I will do everything I can to help us develop a system of payment that redirects all current health care monies, both public and private, into a single public fund that covers everyone.”

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