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Articles From March 2011

  • Midwest, union still at odds

    Almost two years have passed since Antioch University Midwest and its 13-member union staff began negotiating a new contract, which is yet to be reconciled. After dozens of meetings and mediation sessions, last month Midwest gave the union a deadline of Friday, May 24, to accept its best final offer. According to representatives of United […]

  • BLOG — Le Fabuleux Destin de Moi

    Several weeks ago, I went to a screening of Amelie at the Little Art’s “Last Reel Film Festival.” Then I got married. I’ll explain how these two things are, vaguely, related.

  • Records crushed at MBC meet

    The McKinney track team broke 15 school records this season, including at last week’s league meet.

  • BLOG-Big Feeling

    At downtown’s Friday night kick off to Memorial Day Weekend, we found friends, good music, and a generous source of renewal.

  • Johnson memorial held

    James Johnson of Yellow Springs died May 21. He was 92. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 10–11 a.m., at First Baptist Church, followed by a celebration of life, from 11 a.m.–noon. Interment will follow at Dayton National Cemetery. A full obituary will appear in the May 30 issue of the News.

  • YSHS athletes win scholarships

    Six Yellow Springs High School seniors committed to play collegiate sports in recent months.

  • Local Girl Scouts sponsor film on girl bullying

    The eight members of local Girl Scout Troop 30349 have organized a community showing of Finding Kind, a documentary about girls bullying girls. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Bryan Center gym.

  • Shot in the bark

    On May 3 a Tree Care Inc. technician treated white ash and blue ash trees in the Ellis Park and Lloyd Kenney Arboretum by injection into the tree trunk.

  • Guest learned by teaching

    Ellen Guest retires after 35 years in the Yellow Springs School District. A first and second grade teacher at Mills Lawn for the last 12 years, Guest encouraged nature observation and incorporated project-based learning into the classroom. Guest is pictured at one of the many gardens she planted with students at Mills Lawn. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    While the district will begin so-called project-based learning (PBL) next school year, Ellen Guest has been exploring similar methods for decades, squeezing in projects wherever she could. That’s one reason her retirement at the end of this school year is tinged with sadness.

  • Schools forecast solvent budgets

    At their meeting Thursday, May 9, the Yellow Springs school board approved the rosiest five-year forecast that they’ve seen in the past three years.

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