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Standing in front of a wall-size poem by Umvikeli G. Scott Jones are Herndon Gallery Curater Jennifer Wenker, center, and student assistants Daniel Cox and Kathryn Olson. The poem is part of the new exhibit, “Living in Divided States,” which features the work of 50 area artists at Herndon Gallery on the Antioch College campus. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

Art for listening, understanding

Those entering the Herndon Gallery’s “Living in Divided States” exhibit will first hear the voices, female and male, rising and falling in pitch, in intensity.

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Yellow Springs Schools are on two hour delay Thursday, Dec. 15

Yellow Springs Schools are on two hour delay Wednesday, February 10.

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Third-graders Regan Dunn, Ru Robertson and Lily Knopp opened their mouths wide to catch a bit of the surprise snowfall Tuesday morning, Dec. 13, at third- and fourth-grade recess. Eyes, however, were squeezed tight to avoid a direct hit from the massive flakes.  (Photos by Robert Hasek)

A taste of winter

At least three inches of snow fell in the area Tuesday, Dec. 13, causing the first winter havoc.

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Yellow Springs Schools opt for locked doors

At its December meeting, the school board agreed to go forward with plans to add a buzzer and camera to the front doors of Mills Lawn Elementary, a decision spurred by recent events in that school.

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From left, YSHS actors Jonah Trillana (Aramis), Windom Mesure (Athos), Allison Bothwell (Sabine), Grant Crawford (D’Artagnan) and Duard Headley (Porthos) at a recent rehearsal of “The Three Musketeers,” the high school’s fall play. Alexandre Dumas’s classic swashbuckling comedy, updated with a feminist twist, will be performed this weekend and next. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

All for one ... heck of a YSHS play

Fighting, honor, loyalty, love, camaraderie. More fighting. This fall’s Yellow Springs High School production of Alexandre Dumas’s “The Three Musketeers” is not for the faint of heart, but it’s equally full of comedic turns.

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Yellow Springs school district’s long-time custodian Jerry Upton is retiring after 30 years on the job. His tenure with the school has had him driving buses, doing groundskeeping work and working in long-gone buildings. He has learned in a number of different skills via a number of different positions, and still gets greeted warmly by students who have long ago graduated. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

School’s out for district janitor

About halfway through the school year, the district will say goodbye to one of its senior-most employees, longtime custodian, groundskeeper and bus driver Jerry Upton.

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Critters just kept streaming out of the maw of Mills Lawn School. Bringing up the rear, from left, are Miette Murphy, Eloise Murphy,  and Anah Smith watch as wizard Liliana Herzog gestures wildly with her wand, hopefully not transforming co-marcher Alayna Hamilton at her right. (Photo by Matt Minde)

Mills Lawn March Madness

Mills Lawn School’s annual Halloween Parade through downtown Monday brought out the beauty as well as the beast in everyone.

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The 2016 Yellow Springs High School homecoming court was feted on Saturday, Oct. 1, just before the boys’ home soccer game against Franklin Monroe. Joe Plumer was crowned king; Christina Banks, queen. Pictured here, from left, are Elizabeth Smith (from behind), Aaron Stireman, Shekinah Williams, Joe Plumer, Christina Banks and Peter Day. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

Court on the field

The 2016 Yellow Springs High School homecoming court was feted on Saturday, Oct. 1, just before the boys’ home soccer game against Franklin Monroe.

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Mills Lawn puts on its walking shoes

Mills Lawn Elementary School will be one of more than 4,000 schools across the nation to celebration Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5

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About 85 villagers and Antioch College faculty and staff turned out to “meet Tom” last Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Herndon Gallery, where the exhibit “Image: The Public Face” is currently on view. Antioch President Tom Manley, who began at the college in March, chatted with many individual villagers during the event. Here, he spoke about college-community collaboration with the Rev. Aaron Saari, of First Presbyterian Church, and Village Manager Patti Bates. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

Face the public

About 85 villagers and Antioch College faculty and staff turned out to “meet Tom” Manley last Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Herndon Gallery, where the exhibit “Image: The Public Face” is currently on view.

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