Articles From March 2011

  • Pastor Hill’s Final Sermon

    Pastor Charles Hill walks to the pulpit on Sunday morning to give his final sermon at the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Eight years ago, Pastor Charles Hill came out of retirement to serve at the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church. Today, he gave his final sermon at the church and in his 52-year career as a pastor.

  • Rodney Bean Day

    Rodney Bean receives a roaring round of applause for his 11 years of service at the Senior Center executive director at a reception in his honor on Friday. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Springs Mayor Dave Fobert declared May 28, 2010 to be “Rodney Bean Day,” in honor of Bean’s 11 years of service as the Executive Director of the Yellow Springs Senior Center.

  • Writing about music…

    A mixed crowd of adults and children watched attentively as the dancers lunged up the library's front steps with colorful umbrellas as props. (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    A mixed crowd of adults and children watched attentively as dancers lunged up the library’s front steps with colorful umbrellas as props.

  • College board looks at challenges, opportunity

    What the newly independent Antioch College is attempting to do — reinventing itself in a faculty-centered liberal arts model — is highly unusual, a consultant told the college pro tem board of trustees on Saturday, May 8, at the board’s first meeting held in the village since the college gained independence in September.

  • A YSHS principal who ‘gets us’

    At a recent lunchtime at Yellow Springs High School, Principal John Gudgel, who retires this year as principal, was joined by a gaggle of students. Shown above are, first row, Zyna Bakari, Anne Weigand, Anna Kahring Khan and Stephanie Scott; middle row, Jacob Trumbull, Nicky Sontag, Mr. Gudgel, Brendan Moore, Elliot Cromer and Adam Zaremsky; and back row, Marion Cosey and Nerak Patterson.

    Of the thousands of youth he has mentored over the past 30 years and the stories that go along with each individual kid, there are a few that stand out in clear relief for Yellow Springs High School Principal John Gudgel.

  • McGregor students learn philanthropy for nonprofits

    Last Friday Antioch University McGregor students in the Health Services Systems class presented the final installment of a grant to three regional non-profit organizations as part of the statewide Pay-it-Forward program, which teaches Ohio college students to how to be philanthropists. From left to right are McGregor students and representatives of the agencies they selected, including Pat Moeller, student, Elaine England, student, John O’Bryan, Womanline of Dayton, Tim Voltz, Springfield Youth Ministries, Lisa Beair, Pregnancy Resource Center of Springfield and Lori Tuttle, student.

    Last semester some students in a class at Antioch University McGregor went beyond learning about pressing social problems to financing the local organizations that address them.

  • Benefit honors former YS musician

    This Saturday, May 29, Peach’s Grill will host a benefit for musician and long-time Yellow Springs resident, J.J. Yates, who was brutally attacked last month in Cincinnati.

  • Community Summit sparks ideas on how to make schools better

    Students, teachers and community members arrived at four main recommendations during a meeting in March at a “Community Summit for Yellow Springs Schools,” an event aimed at “using respectful and innovative methods of discussion to build a successful future for Yellow Springs schools.

  • MBC awards for Bulldog tennis

    The Yellow Springs doubles team of Nicky Sontag and Will Turner made first-team honors in the Metro Buckeye Conference recently.

  • Tender-hearted fun at Perry League

    The Perry League, Yellow Springs’ beginners baseball program, our t-ball program for girls and boys ages 2–9, for all our children regardless of race, color or creed, kicks off its 2010 season Friday night, June 4. As usual, we will have the two Gaunt Park ball diamonds from 6:30–8 p.m. every Friday night, all summer, June 4–August 6.