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Mar
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2021

Articles by Lauren Shows

Lauren Shows was born to a preacher and a preacher's wife, and spent the majority of her earliest childhood years rollin' 'round the bible belt, to end up in Panama City, Florida. After graduating from Florida State University in Tallahassee, she spent the next several months in existential crisis, making lattes for snowbirds and spring-breakers, before moving to Kentucky to get an MFA in writing from Spalding University. A chance meeting at Spalding landed her in Yellow Springs. She was graciously hired by the News, though her only previous dealing with newspaper publication was in third grade, when she wrote a story about a bunch of skeletons rising from the dead on Halloween, which was printed in the Owenton News-Herald. Lauren enjoys cheese, giant squid, and Michael J. Fox.

More Articles by Lauren Shows
  • Annual Gaunt event honors foundation, author

    The third annual Wheeling Gaunt Community Service Award presentation event, sponsored by the Wheeling Gaunt Sculpture Project Committee and the YS Arts Council, was held virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

  • New small business incubator— Coactive YS offer room to grow

    The newly opened Coactive Yellow Springs, a collaborative working space, is the first small business incubator of its kind in the village.

  • Tracy Phillips takes reins at library

    Yellow Springs native Tracy Phillps began her position as head librarian at the local branch of the Greene County Public Library in October of 2020.

  • ‘small ohio town’— See filmmaker work-in-progress

    Filmmaker Steve Bognar wasn’t initially intending to document the life of a small town when he set out — but for over 12 years, that’s just what he’s done as he’s continued to film the cycles of Yellow Springs life.

  • Rumpke now accepting some #5 plastics

    Rumpke will now accept some #5 plastics — in the form of tubs and fruit and yogurt cups — for recycling.

    Beginning this month, villagers can divert a few more items away from their trash cans: Along with the previously accepted plastic items like bottles and jugs, Yellow Springs residents can now fill their recycling bins with fruit and yogurt cups and butter, sour cream, cottage cheese and whipped topping tubs.

  • 2020 Year in Review: Feature Stories

    2020 was anything but ordinary. This year’s feature stories mostly covered all of the unique ways villagers coped with — and still managed to thrive despite — the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 2020 in six words or one picture

    This year, as in years past, the YS News asked its readers to write a little something in response to a question about the year that’s ending.

  • 30 years of letters to Santa

    For nearly all of the last three decades, former villager Peggy Barker has compiled these letters as Santa’s assistant. She said she took up the job in 1989 when she found herself with some extra time on her hands.

  • Digital ‘Dracula’— High School takes stage to film

    YSHS performing arts teacher Sparrow-Knapp decided to stick her neck out this year — so to speak — and take a chance with a filmed version of “Dracula,” a show she said she’s long wanted to stage.

  • Your 2020 in six words (or one photo)

    A computer with an open, blank document, flanked by a December 2020 calendar and a copy of the YS News.

    It’s easy to write a lot when there’s so much to say about 2020. We challenge you to distill your year into just six words and send those words to us.