Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 38

  • At 90, a wealth of memories

    At age 90, Frank Kakoi looks back on a long and happy life, although it included a period in a U.S. government relocation camp during World War II, since Kakoi and his family are Japanese. Ernest Morgan brought Kakoi to Yellow Springs to work at the Yellow Springs News in order to release him from the camp. Later, Morgan brought the rest of his family to the village. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    At age 90, Frank Kakoi has a good head for numbers, especially those that were meaningful in his life.

  • Barr project forum scheduled

    At their Aug. 15 meeting, members of Village Council agreed to hold a public hearing on the Planned Unit Development, or PUD, request from Home, Inc. to build senior apartments on the Barr property downtown at Council’s Sept. 19 meeting.

  • Cups, dishes meet the sky, artistically

    Corner Cone owner Bob Swaney, left, and local artist Bill Mischler posed recently with the sculpture that Swaney commissioned from Mischler that now stands outside the ice cream restaurant on Dayton Street. Mischler was inspired by piles of dishes stacked in his sink. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    As an artist, Bill Mischler sees beauty where others might miss it. For instance, he’s sometimes struck by the compelling designs created by the dishes stacked up in his kitchen sink.

  • ‘We’re cookin’ ’ at YSHS/McKinney

    Students returned to McKinney and Yellow Springs High School this week to new teachers and returning teachers in different positions, including from left, Principal Tim Krier, athletic director Steve Rossi, guidance counselor Linda Sikes, math and physics teacher Jeff Collins, guidance and main office secretary Pam Stephens, math teacher and assistant principal Jack Hatert, secretary Julie Lorenzo and study hall aide Paul Comstock. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    During Tim Krier’s first year as principal at Yellow Springs High School/McKinney, teachers and staff met in small groups considering how they could serve students better.

  • MLS hits the ground running

    New teachers Dan West, left, and Carol Culbertson joined Mills Lawn Principal Matt Housh at the school this week. School starts on Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    After the challenges of his first year at a new job, Principal Matt Housh has settled in and feels right at home at Mills Lawn School.

  • New senior center considered

    About 60 villagers came out Thursday, Aug. 11, to consider the best way to respond to the needs of the growing population of local senior citizens.

  • Village shake-up considered

    At the Aug. 15 Village Council meeting, several Council members expressed reluctant support for a proposal from Village Manager Mark Cundiff to reorganize the Village staff to add an assistant manager position.

  • Industrial park moves ahead

    Ground for the 35-acre Center for Business and Education industrial park on the western edge of the village may be broken as early as winter or spring 2012.

  • Local author signs books at Saturday’s Book Fair

    Scarlett Rains will sign her new book this Sat., Aug. 20, at the Book Fair at Mills Lawn. (Submitted photo)

    Local author Scarlett Rains will sign her first two books at this Saturday’s Book Fair on the lawn at Mills Lawn School. Both books are historical romances that take place in 18th century England.

  • Village worker raise recommended

    t the Aug. 1 regular Village Council meeting, Village Manager Mark Cundiff recommended that Village staff receive a 2 percent annual raise for all regular full and part-time employees, retroactive to July 3.

  • Parties bond neighborhoods

    Kids and grown-ups alike appeared to enjoy themselves at one of last year’s 19 neighborhood block parties, sponsored by the Human Relations Commission. This year’s block parties take place the week-end of Aug. 19–21, with most on Sunday, Aug. 21, 5–8 p.m. Check the accompanying article for the list of the neighborhoods having parties, and if you wish to host one in your neighborhood, contact Joan Chappelle at 767-7056. (Submitted photo by Susan Gartner)

    Organizers of the annual neighborhood block parties want participants to have a good time. But beyond that, they aim to strengthen the ties between those who live close to each other in Yellow Springs.

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