Articles From March 2011

  • Floyd E. Merritt

    Floyd E. “Catfish” Merritt of Xenia died Sunday, May 30, in his residence surrounded by family. He was 70.

  • From Beirut to a bicycle village

    Author and Central State professor Jayson Iwen and yoga teacher Jovana Bouche Iwen are new residents of Yellow Springs. They’re shown with their son, Marlow. (Photo by Brooke Bryan)

    The Iwens are used to feeling the air move against their faces, and to these new villagers, the air in Yellow Springs has seemed sweet since the first encounter.

  • Class of 2010 encouraged to seek lives of value

    Presiding over his last Yellow Springs High School commencement, Principal John Gudgel congratulated the 56 members of the class of 2010 on their graduation day. The class made fond and frequent reference to their senior trip to New Orleans and their corresponding class motto, “Laissez les bons temps roulez!” They were serenaded by senior Molly […]

  • Cosey, 4×200 head to state

    At the Division III regional meet in Troy on Wednesday, May 26, the YSHS boys track team qualified runners in two events to advance to the state competition next week. In the boys 100-meter dash, junior Mario Cosey fought to the tape with Anna’s Kameron Knight and finished third in 11:24 (just a hair behind […]

  • A stormy but jubilant eighth-grade promotion

    A gym full of proud moms, dads, grandmas, aunts, uncles and friends attended the McKinney Middle School eighth-grade promotion ceremony on Wednesday, June 2, at the high school gym. Even a fierce thunderstorm and close lightning strikes couldn’t darken the mood of the 47 eighth-graders who received certificates of promotion that marked the passage from middle school to high school. The students also heard a presentation by guest speaker Jodi Pettiford and “Gudge’s 10 Tips to Eighth-graders” by retiring school principal John Gudgel, who advised the young people to turn their school work in on time, talk to their parents and be their own person. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    A gym full of proud moms, dads, grandmas, aunts, uncles and friends attended the McKinney Middle School eighth-grade promotion ceremony on Wednesday, June 2, at the high school gym. Even a fierce thunderstorm and close lightning strikes couldn’t darken the mood of the 47 eighth-graders who received certificates of promotion that marked the passage from […]

  • A new leader for Methodists

    Yellow Springs native Sherri Blackwell, the new pastor at the United Methodist Church, gives her first sermon on Sunday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m. Blackwell plans to lead the church with a focus on “faith in action.” (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    In the last eight years the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church has transformed from a small, aging congregation to an active and renewed church under the leadership of Pastor Charles Hill. As the 76-year-old Hill retires, the church looks to a new pastor, Yellow Springs native Sherri Blackwell, to build on his accomplishments.

  • CSAs for good food, local focus

    Doug Christen plants summer squash seeds at Smaller Footprint Farm, a certified “naturally-grown” farm that supplies vegetables for 30 local families. Farm shares, which cost $425 for 20 weeks of fresh produce, are available for the 2010 season. (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Both Smaller Footprint Farm and Heartbeat Community Farm have thrived since going into business in 2006 by growing vegetables directly for their members using a model called Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA for short.

  • McGregor eyes green degree

    The Catholic nuns who taught Joe Cronin, director of undergraduate studies at Antioch University McGregor, as a little boy might be pleased to know they made an impression. Those milk cartons passed out to collect pennies to feed the starving people of India? He took that seriously.

  • Fishbein’s year of ‘good challenges’

    Antioch University McGregor President Michael Fishbein will be inaugurated on Saturday, June 12.

    On the job for almost a year, Antioch University McGregor President Michael Fishbein has found that his new position has offered “both a wonderful learning experience and a sense of good challenge.”

  • Village of Yellow Springs Public Meetings

    Village of Yellow Springs Public Meetings, June 7–9, 2010