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 — Lift that hose! Milton-Union Public Library gets a special visit from the West Milton Fire Department from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14. The firefighters will be arriving in full uniform on their truck to talk to kindergarten through fifth graders.

Firefighters will share about the fitness program and training course that firefighters have to pass in order to become a firefighter. Attendees will be able to climb into the fire truck, try on equipment and even test their own strength in a fire training drill. Can you beat the combat challenge?

For more information about this or other programs, call 937-698-5515 or visit Milton-Union Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs run through July 30.

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 named to dean’s lists

OXFORD — Miami University students who achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average for second semester 2015-2016 have been named to the dean’s list recognizing academic performance.

• William Asbury of Tipp City

• Morgan Beagle of Tipp City

• Alexandra Prentice of Tipp City

Subler receives degree

IOWA CITY, IA — Lauren Subler, a native of Tipp City, received a bachelor of science in Human Physiology degree from the University of Iowa at the close of the spring 2016 semester.

Students make president’s list

OXFORD — Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2015-16 have been named to the president’s list recognizing academic excellence.

• Courtney Wion of West Milton