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Little Peace Conferences envision post-war peace
At a time of war, a small Ohio village and the college within it also thought of peace. These thoughts focused on how things should be once the Second World War ended and to be ready for it when it was over.
YS News 2023 Historical Calendar | ‘Peering beyond the frame’
The following commentary appears as the introduction to the newly published Yellow Springs News Historical 2023 Calendar. The calendar, which features photos from the News’ vast archives of negatives and historical materials, is available for sale at the YS News office at 253 ½ Xenia Ave. or online.
Jim Malarkey contextualizes conflict in Ukraine
The News followed up with Malarkey to get his views on the latest developments, and to discuss key factors that Malarkey believes contributed to the war.
On the history, future of Black farming
According to the USDA’s latest census report, released in 2017, Greene County has no Black-owned farms, out of a total 617. Neither does Clark County, with 742 total farms; while Montgomery County charts nine Black-owned farming ventures, of 782 farms overall.
From the Archives: The winter the tower exploded
On Sunday, Jan. 31, 1977, the water tower at Gaunt Park — there was only one then — had blown a seam and released a million gallons of water into the park.
Margaret ‘Peg’ Champney— A life entwined with the News
Margaret “Peg” Champney. whose longtime residence in Yellow Springs was closely intertwined with the life and history of the Yellow Springs News, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 5, after a brief illness. She was 87.
A quiet, steady presence at the News throughout her adult life, Champney’s 68-year tenure at the local paper likely qualified her as its longest serving employee.
The Great War that transformed the village
On Feb. 14, 1919, the Yellow Springs News published a long list on its front page, spanning the entire length of the paper. It was the “Roll of Honor,” a list of all villagers who had served, or were serving, in the Army during the First World War, which had recently ended.
YSHS sports heroes to be honored
State champions, accomplished coaches, professional players. Yellow Springs has cultivated a roster of significant athletic achievement over the decades.
Tales of a forgotten music star
The list of famous musicians who have lived in Yellow Springs is long.
A memorial to Civil War veterans — Local cannon restored, rededicated after 110 years
Exactly 110 years after its first dedication on Memorial Day 1908, a Civil War-era cannon was restored and rededicated by the Yellow Springs Odd Fellow Lodge this weekend.