Community briefs

Bi-plane rides offered

TROY — An opportunity for an open cockpit bi-plane ride is coming up at WACO Air Museum on July 9-10. Cross this off your bucket list as you fly like they did during the Golden Age of Aviation.

This aerial view and experience can’t be beaten. Rides will begin at approximately 10 a.m., weather permitting.

Call WACO for more information. (937) 335-9226

Library summer events set

WEST MILTON — It takes more than a love of space to become an astronaut — it takes a very physically fit person. Armstrong Air and Space Museum will show kids how astronauts train for missions at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 7 at the Milton-Union Public Library. Their interactive “Astronaut Fitness” program is part of the children’s Summer Reading Program.

Learn how astronauts maintain their health in space. Get ready for a mission with activities designed to optimize hand-eye coordination. Plus, get a chance to see what an Apollo-style spacesuit looks like up close — even try on a helmet!

Are you disorganized? Ready for a change? You can start with changing how you think! “Exercise Your Mind and Organize Your Life” with professional organizer Olive Wagar at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the Milton-Union Public Library.

She will offer an interactive and informative program to refresh your thoughts and simplify your life.

For more information about this or other summer programs, call (937) 698-5515 or visit

Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

Donation garage sale set

TIPP CITY — A donation-only garage sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7 and 8, and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9 at The Covenant at Sugar Grove.

All monetary donations will go to help the ministry of Orphan Voice. Orphan Voice is a Christian orphan relief organization providing spiritual, physical and emotional support to impoverished orphans, at-risk and special needs children in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Please come and find out more about Orphan Voice while shopping for great bargains. The Covenant is located at 7875 S. Kessler-Frederick Road., Tipp City.

Vacation in the park continues

TIPP CITY — Want to send your kids to camp but don’t want them too far from home? Tipp Monroe Community Services is offering Summer Vacation at the Park for children 4-9 years. The theme for July 11-15 is Minion Mania, featuring crafts and games involving minions, plus some super treats involving blue icing.

Splash it Up, held July 18-22, will be the wettest week of the summer as campers get wet in oodles of water games plus a visit from COSI called Stormy Science. During the week of July 25- 29 there is a Critter Cruise In with visits from animal ambassadors from Brukner Nature Center.

Aug. 1-5 will be the last week of summer camp, and will celebrate the opening of the Summer Olympics with an Olympic week just for kids. Boonshoft will offer a presentation Hop, Wiggle & Roll, plus Andrea Hoover will show us some exercises to keep us fit.

These programs are held at the Roundhouse at the Tipp City Park from 9 a.m. to noon. Call Tipp Monroe Community Services at (937) 667-8631 or go to for more information.

Church to host VBS

WEST MILTON — West Milton Church of the Nazarene will host Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 11-15.

VBS is open to children ages three through sixth grade. Registration starts at 6 p.m.

The event will feature games, snacks, crafts, and Dave’s Barrel Train.

The church is located at 151 W. Baker Road, West Milton. For more information, call (937) 698-5782.

Women’s defense classes offered

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City Police Department, in cooperation with Tipp Monroe Community Services, is offering Rape Awareness Defense (RAD) classes for Women. Safety and survival in today’s world requires a definite course of action. Learn the RAD system — a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance and progresses to the basics of hands-on self-defense.

These classes are taught by certified RAD instructors. Classes will be held July 11, 12, 18 and 19.

This class is great for girls (ages 12 and up) to take with their mothers and for young women leaving for college or beginning jobs. There is no charge for this class but registration is required.

Please call (937) 667-8631 for more information or go on to

TMCS seeks instructors

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services is a non-profit organization providing recreational, educational and cultural programs at reasonable prices for all ages. We are looking for new ideas and need instructors to teach classes for our 2016 Fall Semester. If f you have a special skill or hobby that you are willing to share, TMCS needs you.

How about a lecture on an interesting topic? Or a cooking or nutrition class? These are our ideas, what are yours?

To have your class or idea considered, call 667-8631 or e-mail Katie Sonnanstine at Our fall term is from Sept. 12 through Dec. 16. Call or e-mail by July 11.

Students confirmed at Good Shepherd Lutheran

WEST MILTON — Four students were confirmed on Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Katelyn Jebens, Ethan Tinnerman, Pr. Steve Gelletaly, Andy Baker and Logan Welhener studied for two years and have met the requirements for this special day in their lives.

A reception was held after the service with family members and guests attending.

Local students graduate UD

DAYTON — More than 1,500 undergraduates received their degrees from the University of Dayton during the spring commencement ceremony.

Graduates included:

Jeanette Quinn of New Carlisle with a bachelor of science in Edu & Health Sciences

Jeanette Quinn of New Carlisle with a bachelor of science in Edu & Health Sciences

Maegan Lewis of New Carlisle with a bachelor of arts

Jenna Schairbaum of Tipp City with a Bachelor of Chemical Engr.

Kelsey Durham of Tipp City with a bachelor of arts

Jordan Watson of Tipp City with a bachelor of science

Students make dean’s lists

• BEREA — The following local college students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester at Baldwin Wallace University, according to Stephen D. Stahl, Provost. Students who receive at least a 3.6 GPA for seven or more graded hours in a single semester are named to the dean’s list.

Belinda Conrad of New Carlisle, an instrumental performance and arts management and entrepreneurship major.

Cesira Miconi of Tipp City, a graduate of Tippecanoe High School, majoring in studio art.

• KENT — Kent State recognizes more than 8900 undergraduate students who have been named to the dean’s list for spring 2016. Undergraduate students who obtain a 3.400 GPA or higher while maintaining 12 or more credit hours during the spring qualify to receive this honor.

The following local students were named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List:

Jason Miller of Tipp City

Tracie Pfrogner of New Carlisle