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  • A closer look at local school taxes

    Currently near the top third of school districts in a tri-county area for its combined school income and property tax, Yellow Springs Schools would rise even higher in comparison if a 4.7-mill/0.25 percent income tax levy is passed May 8.

  • Fundraiser to feature Muslim comic

    Arab-American standup comedian Mo Amer will be the featured performer for the Antioch School’s annual Auction Gala event, Saturday, March 3, at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater. (Submitted Photo)

    A comedian who recently made his network TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert after performing as the opening act on Dave Chappelle’s 2015 national tour, has been snagged to perform in Yellow Springs for the Antioch School’s annual Auction Gala event.

  • School facilities, levy info meeting set

    by Yellow Springs School Board The Yellow Springs school board voted unanimously at its Dec. 14 meeting to seek a May 2018 levy for a proposed $18.5 million rebuild/renovation of McKinney Middle/YSHS. Pictured here is a concept design, prepared by Ruetschle Architects and presented at the meeting, showing the buildings targeted for demolition, as well as those where renovations only are planned. (Rendering submitted)

    YS Schools and the Levy Committee will hold an informational meeting about the district’s combined renovation/rebuild plan for the middle/high school facilities on Thursday, March 1, 6:30 p.m., in the YSHS cafeteria.

  • ‘High School Musical’ coming soon to Mills Lawn stage

    The YSHS and McKinney spring musical, “Disney’s High School Musical, On Stage!” will be performed Friday–Sunday, March 9–11 and 16–18, at Mills Lawn.

  • Education journalist, author to speak

    Award-winning education journalist and author John Merrow will be in Yellow Springs on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

  • Tickets to Antioch School’s Auction Gala are still available

    The Antioch School’s Older Group was recently immersed in storytelling and theater, thanks to special guest Christopher Westhoff, of the Mad River Theater Works performing arts company, who spent a portion of each day last week at the school. Westhoff helped students develop their own play about the life and influence of retired Older Group teacher Bill Mullins, which they performed last Friday. Pictured, from left, are Max Florkey, Merida Kuder-Wexler, Ayla Current, Lucy Dennis, Jackson Grote and Antonio Chaiten. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Seating is limited, but tickets to this live auction and performance by Mo Amer are still available.

  • Visit the News’ school levy tax calculator

    If it passes in May, how much would the Yellow Springs School District’s new levy cost your household? Visit our new interactive tax calculator to find out.

  • Levy committee forming

    The Yellow Springs school district is ramping up efforts in support of passing its May 8 ballot request of a combined 4.7-mill property levy and 0.25 percent income tax. A crucial piece in that effort is the formation of a levy committee.

  • Great chili, with a side of dancing

    Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp, right, served up one of the 20 chilis on offer at last year’s McKinney chili cook-off, an annual fundraiser for the eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. This year’s cook-off is Saturday, Feb. 17, and includes a barn dance. (Submitted photo by Maria Booth)

    A celebration of Americana to send eighth-graders to America’s capital, this year’s annual McKinney Chili Cook-Off is doubling down on national nostalgia with the addition of square dancing and bluegrass music.

  • Square meal

    The 2018 McKinney Chili contest this year featured a side of square dancing. Swinging their partners above are, in foreground from left, Era Creepingbear and Matthew Collins, Shane Creepingbear with Tiger Collins (going ‘round the outside). (Photos by Matt Minde)

    This year’s YSHS/McKinney Annual Chili Cook-off had a special twist — and turn — for patrons, namely square dancing.

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