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Articles From August 30th, 2019
Barbara Esther Greene Cornell, age 88, died in Ithaca, New York, on August 28. She passed away peacefully in the company of her children following a long illness. Barbara was born on May 17, 1921, in Jefferson, Ohio, the daughter of Oakley and Ella Greene. She arrived in Ithaca in 2002, after bringing up her […]
Rollin Brewer, aged 86, died peacefully in Sedona, Ariz., after several illnesses. Born May 6, 1923, he died June 11 of this year. Rollin first came to Yellow Springs as a freshman at Antioch College in 1941. After military service in Japan and Korea, and after marrying Dilsey Arthur in 1944, Rollin graduated with a […]
Charles Colbert, resident of Yellow Springs since 1950, died on Sept. 27 at age 90 at Friend’s Care Extended Living facility, surrounded by his family. He was born in Minneapolis on Feb. 19, 1919. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Rita; four of his five children: Kim Colbert of Milwaukee, Wis., Tod (Susie) Colbert […]
Lois Miller won the third race of her freshman year on Saturday, Sept. 26, taking the title at the 28th annual Bellbrook cross country invitational. The Lady Bulldogs, with 59 points, improved their season record by taking home the second place trophy, just behind Bellbrook with 25 points, and ahead of Wilmington in third with 69.
Forgive this reporter for stating the obvious: Yellow Springs has been yarn bombed.
Yarn Bombing, a new glossy craft book, has a definite Yellow Springs flavor: the book features full-page spreads of the fiber art of locals Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu — aka the JafaGirls — presented as a radical art practice called knit graffiti.
Last Wednesday afternoon at the Emporium, a crowd of about 50 villagers stood up and yelled on cue, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take it anymore!” Then they raised their right hands and took an oath to support a single payer health insurance system.
“On my honor as a health care advocate,” they began in unison, “I will do everything I can to help us develop a system of payment that redirects all current health care monies, both public and private, into a single public fund that covers everyone.”
At a Sept. 28 special meeting on a possible renewal of the Village property tax levy, several Council members stated their preference for a future levy at a reduced amount.
“Given that we care about affordability and this levy has been a burden on people, I feel we should think about a significant reduction,” Council President Judith Hempfling said.