This past Saturday, I was invited to attend a once in a lifetime event at the National Museum of the U. S. Air Force. After two years of building and planning, the Presidential Collection would be moving from a remote hanger on the grounds to a new permanent home in what is commonly referred to as Building 4.
One of the nation’s most popular and revered musicals is coming to Bethel as the students travel back to France in 1830 for Les Misérables. It’s the biggest, most daunting show the school has ever staged and the results are expected to leave the audience impressed and moved by the emotional journey. Performances of Les Miserables in the Bethel auditorium will be April 15 – 17.
This year marked the 40th Anniversary of the Strawberry Festival Queen’s Pageant at Troy High School on Friday, April 8. Troy senior, Jasmeen Gill, was crowned the 2016 Strawberry Queen and has the distinction of being the first Strawberry Queen of Indian descent. She was followed by First Attendant, Shannon Cothran of Troy High School and Second Attendant, Kaitlyn Park from Bethel. With each position, the ladies of the court are awarded sponsored scholarships ranging from $600 to $1200 in addition to the opportunity of welcoming visiting guests and residents as ambassadors for the upcoming Strawberry Festival.
Runners and walkers from across the U.S. made their way to Wittenberg University on the frigid morning of April 9 for the second annual Standing Up to POTS 5K Run/Walk coordinated by the Pre-Health Club of Wittenberg University. The race was held in order to raise awareness of the little-known illness and was inspired by the story of Lily Pederson, a Northwestern Middle school student who suffers from the debilitating, chronic condition.
“What time is it?” is a question never asked in one New Carlisle home, as George Thorne is the city’s resident watch enthusiast, with a collection of nearly 800 timepieces. Having worked in the Army and Air Force as a repairman for high-altitude and deep-sea watches, Thorne has turned his one-time profession into a full-time hobby that has spanned nearly 40 years.
One New Carlisle couple recently retired from careers that allowed them to serve the community through the local school system and city wastewater plant. Carol and Scott Strayer, married for 39 years, officially retired from their respective long-term positions last week, and while Carol plans to spend more time babysitting their grandchildren, Scott said he won’t stay officially retired for long.
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Arrestee Information:
Samuel P. Conkel
Age: 23
Charges: Sexual Battery - Felony of the 3rd Degree
Gross Sexual Imposition - Felony of the 4th Degree
An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) has been charged with sexually assaulting a 52 year-old female patient while in transport from a hospital in Dayton, Ohio to a care facility in Springfield , Ohio on December 11, 2015.
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It’s Honor Flight season again, as the first flight of 2016 took off for Washington, D.C. early Saturday morning with 89 veterans on-board, three of whom reside in New Carlisle. Kendall Dechaene, Ruth Keller, and Ron Manemann were given a first-class tour of the nation’s capital as they traveled all around the D.C. and Arlington with the men and women from Honor Flight Dayton.
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Former City Council member Barry Kilburn addressed City Council on the deplorable condition of a home on Madison St. across from the old school.
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