New Madison News


You can learn the facts about the Longtown settlement when Connor Keiser relates the story of this settlement in the Tri-Village school district when he appears as guest speaker at the Fourth Tuesday Adult Program at the New Madison Public Library. Keiser will present material from his personal research at 6:30 p.m. on June 23. If you are interested, then you are invited to attend.

The 5K race last week was a success as 83 runners and walkers crossed the finish line on a chilly June morning at the United Methodist Church. Proceeds will support local ministries with children as a focal point.

The summer program for children will have its kick off on Sunday. Macy Fraylick, local graduate and now a student at Miami University, has developed a curriculum that is varied and valuable. The summer program is titled Camp Growth. There will be classes devoted to enhance math, science and problem solving but also gardening and health. Music and Bible enrichment are included. Meals are served each day. Wednesday will be family day.

There is no charge and youngsters can contact the church for more information. The concept of the summer work is making every child feel a part of the puzzle of life — around us, in the community at large—-and universally. Classes will meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and it continues through July 30. You can also contact Macy at 996-8908. The New Madison Public Library is working with the summer program.

The winners of the Marilyn Hofacker memorial award at graduation were Jenna Spurrier, Jenna Cline, Alex Bietry, Raya Mikesell and Rachel Fickert. The Sarah Bevins award was given to Rochelle Weimer and Rachel Marker.

Congratulations to faculty and staff that retired at the conclusion of this academic year. Best wishes to Becky Middleton, John Wise, Karen Chronister, Karen Friar and Kathy Kutter.

Congratulations to Gene and Dorothy Cloyd as they celebrate 65 years of marriage this month. The couple were a part of our community for most of those years and now reside in Greenville.

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