Articles by YS News Staff :: Page 143

  • Simeon Willis


    Simeon Andrew Willis of Yellow Springs died on Wednesday, Aug. 12. He was 81. He was born Sept. 29, 1927, the son of the late Perry and Birdie Shope Willis.

  • Virginia Morrow


    Virginia M. “Sarah” Morrow of Tipp City, formerly of Yellow Springs, died Thursday, Aug. 13, at Hospice of Dayton. She was 86.

  • John Rinehart


    Dr. John McLain Rinehart, composer, concert pianist and professor, died peacefully at age 72 surrounded by family and loved ones on Tuesday, Aug. 4, in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Soccer notices

    The annual Yellow Springs High School girls and boys alumni soccer game will be played Friday, Aug. 21, at the high school game field. The girls will play first at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 7:30 p.m.

  • Track club excels

    Ten athletes from the Miami Valley Track Club traveled to Greensboro, N.C., last week to compete in the USA Junior Olympic Track & Field championships. Five came home as All Americans, having finished in the top eight in the nation in their events.

  • Celebration of life for Petronella Benton set

    A memorial and celebration of life will be held for former resident Petronella Benton on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m., at the home of Nate Cornett and Lisa Wolters, 165 Brookside Drive, Yellow Springs. Friends and acquaintances alike are invited to attend.

  • Dick Miller memorial

    A memorial service for Richard (Dick) Miller will be held Sunday, Aug. 30, at 3 p.m., in the Glen Helen Building. After the service all are invited to a reception in the lobby to view a retrospective show of Dick’s long art career.

  • Evelyn Chiddister

    Evelyn Chiddister, 89, died in Bloomington, Ind., on Tuesday morning, Aug.11, following an illness. A longtime resident of Goshen, Ind., Evelyn moved to Yellow Springs to be near her daughter in June 2007 after she fell and broke her hip, living first in the Friends Care Community Extended Care Center and then in the Friends Assisted Living Center, until her move to Bloomington four months ago.

  • Lucy Fogg


    Lucy Marquerite Van Ness Fogg spent most of her adult life in Yellow Springs until eight years ago, when she moved to Carriage Court Assisted Living in Cincinnati. She died there on Saturday morning, Aug. 8. She was 92.

  • Summer open gym for girls basketball players

    The McKinney School and Yellow Springs High School girls basketball program is offering open gym sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 to 6 p.m. The sessions are open to any middle and high school girls interested in playing basketball. Players or parents with questions can contact Coach Duncan Thomas at 937-580-0152.

  • Dancing near the streets

    Many villagers celebrated dance last weekend, with two special Summer in the Springs events. Former Nonstop Institute dance teacher Jill Becker and friends entertained an appreciative audience Saturday afternoon with whimsical and dramatic improvisations on the Train Station lawn. Shown at top are, from left, Ali Thomas, Jamie Wilke, Dimi Reber, Tricia Gelmini, Melissa Heston, Sandy Mathern, Becker and Marybeth Francesca Wolf. Villagers also enjoyed dancing to the tunes spun by DJ Juju at the dance piazza on Saturday night at the 100 Corry Street plaza. Shown above left, Manzara Reed tried out swing moves with Jade Turner; center, Heston and Mathern improvised on Saturday afternoon; at right, Becker in a humorous piece.

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