Articles From March 2011

  • Bender honored for WWII service

    Villager Jonas Bender will be honored soon for his World War II military service, when he was part of the first group of African Americans to join the Marines. Called the Montford Point Marines, the group was subjected to racism and segregation while in the military. The group will receive the Congressional Gold Medal this spring for its contributions to the war effort. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    As a boy growing up in Mississippi, Jonas Bender knew about racism and segregation. But living in “the oasis of integration” that was the college town of Tougaloo, Bender knew about racism mainly from other people’s stories.

  • March 22, 2012 Bulldog Sports Round-up

    Yellow Springs High School athletes, from left, Elizabeth Malone, Antone Truss and Maryah Martin won awards for the winter sports season. Swimmer Malone and girls basketball player Martin were selected as this year’s Bulldog award-winners, while Truss was given sportsmanship and coach’s awards for the boys basketball squad. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    March 22, 2012 Bulldog Sports Round-up

  • Spring has officially, and very quickly, arrived

    The bees were swarming a flowering tree in front of the Yellow Springs train station Wednesday. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Spring has sprung three to four weeks early this year, as evidenced by the billowy white pear trees downtown, which most often bloom in mid April.

  • Schools commit to laptops

    The schools are talking tech this year, with a recently established goal to purchase laptop computers to replace the district’s desktop computers, some of which are 10 to 13 years old.

  • Harlem Quartet in residency here

    The Harlem Quartet will play twice in Yellow Springs this weekend. On Saturday, March 17, the group plays at 7:30 p.m. at the Herndon Gallery on the Antioch College campus. Included in their performance will be an original composition by Yellow Springs native Allen McCullough. On Sunday, March 18, the quartet plays at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church as part of the Chamber Music Yellow Springs series. (Submitted photo)

    Yellow Springs is hosting the Harlem String Quartet in a mini-residency from Thursday through Monday, organized by Chamber Music Yellow Springs.

  • Real watershed moments for area

    Hikers carefully navigated the stepping stones across Birch Creek in the Glen Helen Nature Preserve last weekend. The three local rivers that run through the Glen—Birch Creek, Yellow Springs Creek and the Little Miami River—drain runoff from village streets and area farms. Any contamination in the local watershed eventually makes its way into the Glen, impacting ecosystem health and recreational activities. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Where Yellow Springs begins and ends is defined by clear political boundaries. But the village also exists within an ecosystem that has boundaries of its own. An important one is its watershed, an area of land that drains into a common waterway.

  • Village to begin sidewalk repair

    Village Council took a first step toward implementing its village-wide sidewalk repair project at its March 5 meeting.

  • Glen adjusts course of events

    The annual Glen Helen pancake breakfast is one of several that Glen leaders are evaluating this year in order to streamline their activities

  • Pamela Kaelin

    Pamela Kaelin

    On March 15, sister, friend and Stefany’s grandmother Pamela “Kooki” Kaelin died.

  • Wellness week at McKinney

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    Students at McKinney Middle School are experiencing a “Wellness Week” this week at the school, focused on learning healthy behaviors along with becoming aware of the warning signs for troubled peers.

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