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A group of students who mentor each other in the Kenton County School District continues to grow. Hanner’s Heroes, a group of older students who work with elementary school students has gone from about 100 volunteers to 300 in its second year. SCHOOLS, A5

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H1N1vaccine clinic at Summit View By Regan Coomer

Vaccinations for the swine flu (H1N1) will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Nov. 21 at Summit View Middle School in Independence. Eight thousand free vaccinations, administered by the Northern Kentucky Health Department, will be available for all people ages 6 months to 24, people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age, pregnant women, health care and emergency services personnel and people age 24-64 who have health conditions associated with a higher risk of medical complications from influenza. Despite the high demand for H1N1 vaccinations, it is unlikely the Independence clinic will run out of shots and nasal sprays, said health department Public Information Officer Emily Gresham Wherle, based on the attendance at the clinic held at Northern Kentucky University Nov. 10. Gresham Wherle said she hopes the department will be able to open up vaccination opportunities to the general public by the holidays or the new year. “Because the vaccine supply isn’t as wide spread, we would ask the few people not in the target groups to wait a couple more weeks and let the target groups get through the line,” she said. Supply of the H1N1 vaccine has been limited due to slow growth of the virus in the lab. Once the virus is grown it can be manufactured into a vaccine, said


Amy Thompson comforts her 6-month-old son Charlie as he gets the H1N1 vaccine at Walton-Verona High School on Nov. 14. Gresham Wherle, who added that while the vaccine was manufactured quickly, that doesn’t mean it’s unsafe. “It’s important to keep in mind there weren’t any corners cut as far as production or safety and this is the same makeup for the vaccine as your seasonable flu shot. It’s just a different strain,” she said. “If this swine flu strain had emerged four months earlier, it would have been in the seasonal shot and there wouldn’t have

been a need to do two vaccines.” In addition to the public clinic at Summit View Middle, children who attend Kenton County schools will also have a chance to receive a vaccination from the health department, with parent permission, some time in early December in all three district high schools, said Kenton County School District Superintendent Tim Hanner. During the day, high school students with parent permission will receive the vaccination. After

school, parents must bring their middle or elementary school students to their community high school to receive a vaccination. Parents will be notified when a vaccination date is set. “We’re happy to help facilitate this for the health department. I want our families to have the opportunity to have these as soon as they can so our kids can be safe,” Hanner said, adding the schools had the parking and space available, so “It just made sense.”

Charities, social services gearing

By Regan Coomer

History project

Residents of Independence will receive a special screening of a film that highlights the city’s past this Sunday, Nov. 22. The film is old home footage of the town from the 1930s and is a kick off to a project by residents and city government to preserve the rapidly changing city’s past. Read more about it in life. LIFE, B1

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Need is up, but local social service agencies and charities are fulfilling demand – for the most part. “The work goes on, the help goes on, whether it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas,” said Becky Ewing, director of United Ministries in Erlanger. In October, United Ministries provided food and financial assistance to 378 families. The average is usually around 200, Ewing said. In the past year, need for their services has increased about 30 percent, she said. “People are losing their homes and their housing. They’re struggling to pay basic bills,” she said. More than 80 volunteers and donations from close to 50 churches as well as schools and individuals have helped keep United Ministries going strong, Ewing said, but toiletries, cleaning products and paper goods are still needed.


Latonia’s Action Ministries volunteer Shirley McKinney, a Fort Wright resident, has been volunteering for the organization for the last three years. Action Ministries will likely feed up to 1,000 families in the month of November. Action Ministries in Latonia will most likely serve between 900 and 1,000 families in November, said director Tom Dornan. Unpaid staff including himself and 130 other volunteers work for Action Ministries monthly, Dornan said, making it possible to

purchase additional food to make up for an increase in families who need their assistance. “We just purchased $16,000 worth of food and we set aside another $10,000 to buy more food, which wasn’t in our budget, but we had to due to the demands,” he said. Besides helping those in need directly, Action Ministries also provides food to several agencies and ministries such as the Brighton Center and Be Concerned. Like United Ministries, Action Ministries is in need of health products, shampoo, toothpaste and food of any kind. Be Concerned in Covington just started its Christmas appeal for donations and support, said Director Paul Gottbrath. More than 800 families have signed up for Christmas assistance in the form of food, toys, clothing and more. About 100 families are on a waiting list for the organization’s Christmas program. “I’m hoping that will stay as strong as it was last year,” Got-

tbrath said of support for the Christmas program. “Until the checks come in I don’t know if that’s the case or not. We budgeted about $40,000 for Christmas donations and we’ve received about $12,000 or $13,000.” If Be Concerned didn’t have a Christmas program some people wouldn’t have Christmas, Gottbrath said. “They wouldn’t have any toys to give their children. It would be a pretty bleak time for them,” he said. “That’s why it’s important for us to generate resources to help those folks. We’re their last recourse to provide some Christmas for their families.” Be Concerned is asking for donations of new toys, food and winter gloves, hats and scarves as well as personal hygiene products. Be Concerned provides assistance year round and serves about 1,200 families a month. For more information or to donate to United Ministries, call 727-0300; to Action Ministries, call 261-3649; to Be Concerned, call 261-6789.

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BRIEFLY Decorating contest

INDEPENDENCE – The city and the Independence Business Association will be sponsoring the first annual Brighten Up the Holidays home decorating contest for the best displays of light and holiday spirit. Contest entry is $10. Registration begins Monday Nov. 30 and ends Friday Dec. 11. Mail-in entries must be postmarked no later than Dec. 11. All proceeds will benefit the Kenton County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers. The contest is open to Independence residents and will be judged by community leaders. Entry forms and fees can be dropped off in person at the Republic Bank on Centennial Boulevard and the city

building. Mail-in entries can be sent to: IBA Brighten Up the Holidays Contest, P.O. Box 694, Independence, KY 41051 Winners will be announced Saturday Dec. 19 at a location to be named. Grand prize winner will receive $100, a certificate, gift basket from IBA members and name(s) on a contest winner’s plaque at the city building.

Agency appointment

KENTON COUNTY – Jennifer Lowder Sauley has been appointed as an agent at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Agency in Kenton County. Sauley will be calling on residents of Kenton County to offer a wide variety of insurance coverage at the office located at 291 Buttermilk Pike in Fort Mitchell. The company,

which was founded in 1944, has offices in all 120 state counties.

Conservation workshop

RYLAND HEIGHTS – Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Environmental Education and the Kentucky Division of Forestry will host a Project WILD and Project Wild Aquatic workshop from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 20 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Nov. 21 at Ryland Heights Elementary School. Project WILD is a widelyused conservation and environmental education program for students K-12. The workshop is free. Each participant will receive a Project WILD and Project WILD Aquatic curriculum guide. The workshop is a To place an ad call 513.242.4000 or 859.283.7290, or visit

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Child literacy fair

KENTON COUNTY – The Northern Kentucky Early Childhood Literacy Fair will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 21 at the Mary Ann Mongan branch of the Kenton County Public Library, 502 Scott Blvd. The event will feature an afternoon full of giveaways, helpful information for parents and childcare providers, children’s activities and concerts by award-winning musicians Zak Morgan and Thaddeus Rex. The first 400 children will receive a free book. For ages six and under. A parent or guardian is required to attend.


Ladies of the Independence Senior & Community Center were decked out in hats for the tea party held Monday Nov. 16.

’Tis the season to be jolly at senior center

By Regan Coomer

Independence senior citizens decked the halls Monday Nov. 16. Seniors decorated the Independence Senior & Community Center’s 15foot-tall tree, hung wreaths, set up snow men and put Bing Crosby on the CD player.

The seniors get the center ready for the holidays every year, but this was the second year for the tea party, which required fancy dress and show-stopping hats. “We just thought if this was a community center we should have a tree fit for the community,” said holiday decorations volunteer Charlotte Thompson.


Independence Senior & Community Center Director Dave Millward stopped by the all-ladies tea party for a chat and photos Nov. 16. Left to right: Faye Powers, Dorothy Mays, Millward, Margaret Robinson and Bonnie Monnig.


Dorothy Mays hung an ornament on the 15-foot Christmas tree at the Independence Senior & Community Center Monday Nov. 16. The seniors decorated the center for the holidays and had a tea party afterward.


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City passes smoke ban resolution By Regan Coomer

Crestview Hills City Council will be asking Kenton, Campbell and Boone fiscal courts to pass a smoking ban in indoor public places. The council passed a resolution urging the fiscal courts to enact the ban at the regular meeting Thursday Nov. 12. The resolution passed 4-3 with a tie break vote cast by Mayor Paul Meier. The city plans to send the resolution to all three fiscal courts.


“It’s the right thing to do for the public,” Meier said. “Drinking is legal; drinking and driving is not legal. Yes, you have a right to smoke, but you don’t have a right to smoke if it’s going to harm someone else.” Council member Thomas Moser cast one of the three dissenting votes on council. “I’m in favor of freedom and not having political people tell people what to do,” he said. “I’m not in favor of politicians telling people what to do on their private property.” The resolution was passed at the recommenda-

tion of the city’s zoning and economic development committee, which hosted a public forum Tuesday Nov. 10 for city business owners and activist groups to weigh in on the issue. At first the city was considering passing a city-wide smoking ban, but some officials felt a ban could negatively impact businesses. “Over half of our restaurants are nonsmoking in the town center, so people do have a choice,” Meier said. “In the long run, if we can pass a ban on a regional basis I think it will make us on an even playing field

with other areas like Lexington, Louisville or Cincinnati.” Chair of Northern Kentucky Action Linda Vogelpohl was pleased with the city’s decision. “I’m hopeful this may very well be a tipping point,” she said. “One city stepping up to the plate and encouraging the fiscal court of all three counties to take action – we’re just very hopeful the counties will really move forward with this.” In a e-mail from NKYchoice on the Crestview Hills resolution, the organi-

“In the long run, if we can pass a ban on a regional basis I think it will make us on an even playing field with other areas like Lexington, Louisville or Cincinnati.” Paul Meier Mayor of Crestview Hills zation stated “In an era of plans for big governmentrun health care, it should be no surprise that there are those who seek to use the force of government to deny people their property rights and freedom of association in the name of the ‘public good.’”

Beechwood billboards spark debate By Jason Brubaker

A potential project involving placing two billboards, visible to I-75, on Beechwood’s property has stirred up a debate amongst some Fort Mitchell residents. The school board presented the idea to the city council at their Nov. 2 meeting, saying they wanted to use the billboards as a way to generate extra revenue without having to raise taxes. Since the board would need a text amendment in order to

place the billboards, they requested the council submit a text amendment on their behalf to the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission. “We want to work together on this, because we want to be a good neighbor,” said board president Michael Dammert at the time. However, several residents turned out at the Nov. 16 meeting to voice their displeasure at the idea. “What if we have to look at these things for the rest of our life, but we

only get two or three years of tax relief?” asked Joe Oka. “I’m just not sure what we’re opening ourselves up to by doing this.” Ann Reis agreed, saying that allowing two billboards now could lead to more down the road. “Once a couple billboards go up, we’re going to see them all over because everyone is going to jump on the bandwagon,” she argued. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.




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Now is the time: thank your local veterans

By Regan Coomer


Twenhofel Middle School eighth-grade student Faith Spegal hugged her father Jerry, a U.S. Navy veteran, at the school’s Veterans’ Day event Nov. 11.

Kenton County School District students honored veterans with hugs, cheers and a standing ovation Wednesday Nov. 11, Veterans’ Day. “I am very proud that our 18 schools are conducting special Veterans’ Day programs and events to honor the ultimate service – the service of sacrifice – honoring those who have giving military service to the United States of America,” said Superintendent Tim Hanner at Twenhofel Middle School’s ceremony. Students at Twenhofel sang “The Star Spangled Banner,” played “Marches of the Armed Forces” and honored their relatives who served in the military. Congressman Geoff Davis, himself an army veteran, was the special guest at Twenhofel. After a presentation of colors by students from the Kenton County Success Academy, Davis said he would have been in the program himself at their age. “Be careful,” he said. “When you work hard and serve others, you don’t know where you’re going to end up.” Davis shared anecdotes about his time in the service and his experience with veterans. “Make yourself indispensable to the people you serve,” he advised.


Congressman Geoff Davis was the special guest at Twenhofel Middle School’s Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11. Davis shared his experiences serving as an army ranger and senior parachutist. Davis asked students what they will do when they are called to service. “You can answer the call by joining a military organization or going down to Covington and teaching someone to read,” he said, stepping down from the podium with a standing ovation from students, faculty and guests. Twenhofel Middle School Principal Cheryl Jones shared a poem written by eighth grader Raemi Robinson, called “When is the Time?” “We ask them to fight, but we never learn/Do we ever give them enough thanks in return...When is the time, you ask me, I say/Now is the time, let’s thank them today.”


Student Makayla Ford hugged her father Bob after Fort Wright Elementary’s Veterans’ Day service Nov. 11.


Kenton County Success Academy students presented the colors, welcomed guests and folded the American flag as part of Twenhofel Middle School’s Veterans’ Day event Nov. 11.


The Twenhofel Middle School Twenhofel Trebel-etts, led by chorus director Sherry Clark, sang “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Veterans’ Day ceremony Nov. 11.


Fort Wright Elementary School invited students’ family members who are military veterans to a Veterans’ Day event Nov. 11. Here students presented certificates of appreciation to their fathers and grandfathers who have been in the service.

Mentoring program reaches 300 mark By Regan Coomer


Tim Hanner asks members of Hanner’s Heroes to give Shining Stars Mentors and One-to-One reading coaches a hand at their monthly meeting Monday Nov. 16 at Simon Kenton High School. The program pairs up high school mentors and coaches with elementary school students who need a little extra help with a particular subject. Hanner’s Heroes has grown from 100 students at the end of last school year to 300 now.

Hanner’s Heroes membership has tripled since the Kenton County School District started the reading coaching and mentoring program one year ago. About 200 students are Shining Star Mentors working at least 35 minutes a week with elementary children grades one through three and 107 work weekly with students specifically on improving reading skills. Reading coaches were trained in the Reading Oneto-One program by district administrators. “It’s student driven, student lead and student empowered,” said Superintendent Tim Hanner. “It shows when you give students an opportunity to do

positive work and make a difference they’ll take advantage of it in positive ways.” There are now heroes in every elementary school. Hanner’s Heroes choose which school they’d like to go to mentor. Many choose to mentor or coach at the elementary school they attended, said program coordinator Sara Callahan. “It’s just so exciting. They e-mail me and say ‘I want to make a difference at the school where I went,’” Callahan said. Scott High School student Alicia Beach said she loves coaching reading at Taylor Mill Elementary School. “It helps me get involved in Taylor Mill since that’s where I want to teach. I feel in love with teaching when

I went there. I decided to be a teacher in first grade and I haven’t changed my mind since,” she said. Last year Beach was a reading coach to a third grader who had trouble taking his grade level reading test. Eventually, with Beach’s help, he passed. “I see him sometimes. It’s really cool when he comes up to me and talks to me. He’s not shy anymore,” Beach said. Success Academy Student Adam Eversole, a reading coach, said he’s already seen improvement in his third grade student. “We’re a big influence on them. We can show them the right direction not only in reading, but also to take school very seriously so their future will be a lot better,” he said.



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PAC champions

The top-seeded Thomas More College volleyball team defeated second-seeded Thiel College, 3-0, Nov. 7, in the championship match of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. The Saints won the match by the scores of 25-22, 25-14 and 25-22. Sophomore outside hitter Amiee Ryan, a Notre Dame Academy graduate, finished with double-figure kills with 11 and 10 kills respectively. With the win the Saints improve to 28-10 on the season and earns the conference’s automatic bid the NCAA Division III Tournament. The tournament field is available at


Before defeated Thiel College in the championship, Thomas More volleyball team defeated No. 4 Washington & Jefferson 3-1, 24-26, 25-22, 25-12, 25-13, Nov. 7. The top-seeded Thomas More College Saints volleyball team split the first two tight sets with the Washington and Jefferson Presidents, before taking control in the final two sets to advance to the PAC Championship on Saturday. Thomas More sophomore Emily Bohman set up 47 assists, while sophomore Aimee Ryan, a Notre Dame Academy graduate from Taylor Mill, added 10 kills and four solo blocks.

Stellman leads Saints

Thomas More senior quarterback Trevor Stellman threw three touchdown pass and had 310 all-purpose yards to lead the 10th-ranked Thomas More College football team to a, 21-12, win over Geneva College, Nov. 7, on Senior Day. With the win the Saints improved to 8-0 on the season. The Saints took a 7-0 lead with 6:53 to play in the second quarter when Stellman connected with freshman wide receiver Austin Studer on a five-yard touchdown pass and junior place kicker junior Dustin Zink added the point-after-attempt. Thomas More retook the lead with 9:15 to play in the third quarter when Stellman connected with senior tight end Jeff Brinck on a five-yard touchdown pass and Zink added the PAT. Thomas More closed out the scoring with 9:06 to play in the game when Stellman connected on a nine-yard touchdown pass to defensive end Justin Smith and Zink added the PAT for the 21-12 win. Offensively, the Saints were led by Stellman, who was 16-of-22 passing for 204 yards and three touchdowns and also had 16 rushes for 106 yards. Senior wide receiver Chris Farley had four catches for 104 yards, while Studer had five catches for 62 yards and one touchdown and Brink had two catches for 19 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, the Saints were led by senior linebacker Brad Steinmetz, who had a game-high 14 tackles, including 11 solo and two and a half for a loss. Junior defensive back Aaron Monk added eight tackles and a fumble recovery and senior linebacker Brandon Kohrs had seven tackles, including one for a loss and one fumble recovery.

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Pioneers tested in regional semis By Adam Turer

Being seriously tested for all four quarters in a playoff game will only benefit the winning team. It is too late in the season to learn lessons from such a game, unless you can come out on top and advance to play another week. After cruising through 10 of their first 11 games, the Simon Kenton Pioneers were tested early and often in their second-round playoff matchup with Louisville’s DuPont Manual. The Pioneers held on for a 39-29 victory to advance to the regional final. “It was tight in the first half,” Simon Kenton head coach Jeff Marksberry said. “Our kids did a great job of hanging in there.” The Pioneers trailed in the second quarter before taking a one-point lead into the locker room at halftime. Manual continued to respond to every Simon Kenton score in the third quarter and the Pioneers did not put the game away until Miles Simpson scored with five minutes left in the game. Marksberry was impressed with the way his starters continued to fight late in the game. Many of them were used to cheering on their backups from the sidelines late in games this season, resting after securing another blowout win. The average margin of victory in the Pioneers’ first 10 wins was 37 points. “We didn’t give in to fatigue,” Marksberry said. “I told them all year that we’d have to play a full 48minute game sooner or later. We had some guys who decided that we


Holmes junior Jesse Jenson throws the ball during Holmes’ 25-7 loss to Lexington Catholic in a 4A playoff game Nov. 13.


Simon Kenton quarterback Chad Lawrence runs on a keeper against Manual.


Holmes freshman Desean Peterson tries to make a catch against Lexington Catholic during Holmes’ 25-7 loss in a 4A playoff game Nov. 13. weren’t going to lose.” Zach Kaiser and Miles Simpson were two of those players who decided to take over the game. Kaiser scored the game’s first points on a 90-yard interception return and helped the Pioneer defense hold Manual scoreless in the final quarter. Simpson continued to take over games seemingly at will, rushing for three second-half touchdowns. He finished with 131 yards on 25 carries, 122 yards in the second half.


Simon Kenton defenders bring down DuPont Manual ballcarrier Ian Wooldridge Nov. 13.

“We started clicking in the second half on both sides of the ball,” said Marksberry. “Most of the adjustments we made at halftime were mental.” The Pioneers (11-1) advance to face Louisville St. Xavier (11-1), the topranked Class 6A team in the state at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in Louisville. Simon Kenton is two wins away from a return trip to the state championship game, but knows it faces its biggest test of the season against one of the most storied programs in the state. “They are a great team and a great program,” Marksberry said of St. X. “We can’t waste any plays.” Simon Kenton had not played in a close game since losing at home in week four to Henry Clay. The Pioneers dominated district play and crushed Butler in the opening round of the playoffs. Trailing by a touchdown in the third quarter to Manual, the Pioneers showed that they have toughness to go with their abundance of talent. They will need to

play their best game of the season on Friday night if they are going to continue their season. “I think this came at a great time in the season to make our kids play a full game,” said Marksberry of the come-from-behind win over Manual. “It helped our kids realize that we aren’t going to be able to win every game by 30 points. It could not have come at a better time.”

Highlands 49, Dixie Heights 0

The Colonels’ season ended at the hands of the Class 5A juggernaut. The Bluebirds returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and never looked back. Dixie Heights finished the season 5-7.

Lexington Catholic 25, Holmes 7

The Bulldogs were worn down by the Eagles’ rushing game, which piled up 238 yards. Jesse Jenson completed 10 of 19 passes for 157 yards and a score. Desaun Peterson caught six passes for 93 yards and a 46-yard first quarter touchdown which tied the game at 7. The Bulldogs were shut

out over the final three quarters, amassing just 197 yards of offense. Holmes finished the season 9-3.

Louisville DeSales 28, Holy Cross 20

The Indians gambled for the win, but fell inches short. Markel Walker rushed for a fourth-quarter score to cut the Desales lead to one. The Indians opted to go for two and the lead, but Walker’s pass fell incomplete. The Indians then allowed a touchdown hoping to get the ball back with enough time to score again and try to tie the game. The final drive ended with an interception. Walker rushed for 165 yards and passed for 146 yards and a touchdown. The Indians finished the season 6-6.

Johnson Central 51, Covington Catholic 32

Johnson Central rushed for 562 yards to eliminate the Colonels from the Class 5A playoffs for the second straight year. Brayden Erpenbeck led the Colonels with 175 yards passing and 108 rushing. The Colonels finished the season 6-6.

Scott senior signs with DII Tusculum College By James Weber

His eventual college basketball team is more than 300 miles away, but Daniel O’Conner won’t have to go far to see two of that team’s games this year. O’Conner, a Scott High School senior, signed to play hoops for NCAA Division II Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn., east of Knoxville. Tusculum is ranked No. 6 in the nation in one preseason Division II poll, and will play twice at Northern Kentucky University in NKU’s John L. Griffin/Lions Club Classic Nov. 20-21. “I liked the coaches a lot,” O’Conner said.

“They’re very open with everything.” O’Conner, a three-year starter, is one of two returning starters from last year’s 23-9 team which made the 10th Region semifinals. A 6-foot-8 senior, O’Conner can shoot from outside and play defense well for his size, said Scott head coach Brad Carr. O’Conner is the first Division II or higher signing in Carr’s tenure. Carr said the family has been proactive in supporting the program. “This is a big day for our basketball program,” Carr said. “Daniel was fortunate enough to be 6-8, but a lot of 6-8 kids don’t work hard enough to get to this level.”


Scott senior Daniel O’Conner signs to play basketball for Tusculum College Nov. 13. Pictured are mother Karen (left), Scott Athletic Director Ken Mueller (standing), father Brian (right) and sister Lauren (far right).

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Runners claim medals at state meet By James Weber

She has been running cross country for barely more than a year. Now, Christina Sandberg will be looking to run in college. The Calvary Christian senior finished 11th in the Class 1A state meet Nov. 14 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. She ran a personal best time of 20 minutes, 32 seconds, earning an individual medal. “I was really excited,” she said. “I didn’t think I’d do that great. It was exciting after having an injury in the middle of the year. I felt a lot better today.” Sandberg, who finished fifth in the regional meet, is hoping to run at Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky. Also in 1A, Holy Cross

runners Gabrielle Bergman and Natalie Jehn medalled in the girls meet by finishing in the top 15. Ludlow senior Jordan Laws finished 15th in the boys’ meet to win a medal. Villa Madonna placed third in the boys’ meet. Pete Miller and Ryan Laber won individual medals by finishing in the top 15. In 2A boys, Covington Catholic finished second as a team. Stephen Schwab was fourth and Kevin Crush 10th. “It’s been a long time since we’ve been a factor at the state level,” said Colonels’ head coach Pat Anneken. “We gave it everything we had. They’ll walk out of here with their head held high.” In 3A girls, Notre Dame junior Mary List medalled with a 14th-place finish. In 3A boys, Dixie Heights senior Ryan Smith finished eighth in 3A to win a state medal.


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From left, Ludlow senior Jordan Laws, Walton-Verona senior Jacob McIntyre and W-V junior Trevin Petersen lead the pack near the beginning of the Class 1A state cross country meet Nov. 14 at Kentucky Horse Park. Petersen would win the state championship.

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CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Is “Sesame Street” still relevant today, 40 years after its television debut? Why or why not? Do you have any favorite memories of the show? “Sesame was great for my kids and now my grandchildren are learning from and relating to it as well. I like the way this show uses music to enhance learning. I relate most to Oscar the Grouch.” G.G. “Ever since they bowed to political correctness and sent ‘Cookie Monster’ off into the twilight they lost me!” C.J.W. “Sesame Street is still relevant because teaching our youngest learners the basics of reading, math and good behavior never goes out of style. I love that the characters that kept me entertained are still around to entertain my children. The addition of new characters has allowed it to stay current while maintaining the same, loving format we enjoyed years ago. I cried when Big Bird told us that Mr. Hooper had died. No kids show today would take on the tough topic of death or some of the other issues they've handled over the years.” J.H.

Next question: Do you plan to participate in “Black Friday” shopping the day after Thanksgiving Day. Why or why not? If so, how early do you go? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “The mission is the same today as it was then. There are still kids who are being educated by it. Plus it has a following of people who grew up on it and are raising kids today. I always loved the skits with the aliens ... yep yep yep.” A.H. “Sesame Street was a big part of my twin granddaughters’ life. Courtney was very seriously attached to Grover and Sarah was attached to Big Bird. When Courtney had surgery on her left leg, so did Grover. They both came out of surgery sporting a beautiful pink cast on their left leg. Big Bird and Grover made a surprise visit on their fifth birthday and Sarah was frightened so that ended her relationship with him. But at almost 21 years old I am sure Grover is still in someone’s memory. P.S. I dressed as Cookie Monster myself in a Shriner parade 20 years ago and won a prize for our organization.” I.K.

Discover Kentucky’s hunting heritage My brother from Ohio asked me the other day, “John, what’s a deer camp?” In the days of Daniel Boone, a hunting camp was a time when men left home for hunting grounds to harvest meat for the year. Though deer camps have changed in modern times, I am happy to report the tradition is alive and well here in Northern Kentucky. Retired Secret Service Agent and President of the Rabbit Hash Sportsmen Association Bill Murphy is somewhat of a modern day Daniel Boone in today’s deer camps. He has been known to travel from camp to camp enjoying the camaraderie and tall tales around the campfire and offering younger hunters a bit of advice. Rumor has it a bit of “Kentucky brown” is consumed during these evenings. For these Kentucky hunters, mid-November is a special time of year. The air is crisp, trees are ablaze with color and the state’s main deer hunting season has arrived. Every teenage boy hopes that this is the year his dad will say he is old enough to go deer hunting with the men. In many families, hunting brings parents and children closer together. It provides an opportunity to teach responsibility, patience, focus and an appreciation of the natural world. Our state owes many thanks to the sportsman who help care for our state’s land and our wildlife populations, as well as for their efforts to ensure that time-tested values are passed down from generation to generation. Nov. 14 was start of modern gun deer hunting season in Boone, Kenton and Gallatin coun-

ties, as well as other counties in the northern part of the state. It is a reminder to many Kentuckians of how fortunate we are to State Sen. live in a state John with such splenSchickel did beauty and a b u n d a n t Community wildlife. Recorder Kentucky guest enjoys a tradicolumnist tion of hunting, and the beauty of our land and forests is no doubt a big reason why hunting traditions endure. Kentucky’s deer population is one of our state’s success stories. There was a time almost 100 years ago when there were less than 1,000 deer in Kentucky. We have more whitetail deer in Kentucky today than in the time of Daniel Boone. Wise wildlife management practices sustained over the course of years brought the population back to the point where Kentucky is today a top location for trophy whitetail deer. Modern gun deer season in our part of the state lasts until Nov. 29. Late muzzleloader season lasts from Dec. 12 -20. As always, hunters are required to wear orange hats and vests and should review the state’s hunter education requirements. Hunter education is required for Kentucky hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1975. For more information, view the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Web page at State Sen. John Schickel of Union serves in the Kentucky Senate.


Saluting veterans

The Elsmere Honor Guard performs at 21-gun salute during a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 10 at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Burlington. The honor guard is comprised of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6423 and American Legion Post 20.

Spraying firewood is not effective Question: I think there are bugs and spiders coming out of my firewood, since I keep finding them near the fireplace. Is there something I can spray the wood with to kill the bugs in it? Answer: This is the season when many homeowners begin to burn firewood. Firewood is a source of warmth and comfort, but can also be a way for pests to enter homes. Most pests living in firewood pose no harm to people, furniture, or to the structure. Nonetheless, homeowners often become concerned when critters emerge from wood that is brought indoors, and crawl or fly about the house. Several types of insects dwell within firewood. Termites, wood boring beetles, and carpenter ants often tunnel and feed within the logs, but upon emergence, usually will not infest structural wood or furniture indoors. Other kinds of pests hide or overwinter beneath the bark. Examples include centipedes, ground beetles, sowbugs, pillbugs, spiders, scorpions and wood

cockroaches. Typically, they emerge within a few days or weeks of the wood being brought indoors. For the most part they are Mike Klahr harmless other Community than the distress by their Recorder caused mere presence. columnist Control of firewood pests is best accomplished by management of the firewood itself. Spraying/dousing the wood with insecticides is not necessary, effective nor recommended, and could produce harmful vapors when the wood is burned. A better plan is to: 1. Store firewood outdoors, only bringing in what you plan to burn immediately or within a few hours. Storing firewood for extended periods inside the home, garage or basement allows pests in the wood to emerge within the structure. Firewood stacked

indoors can also become a harborage for rodents. 2. Position the woodpile away from the house and off the ground. Firewood stacked against the side of a building impedes ventilation and encourages moisture problems. Storing wood in this manner also provides a direct, hidden avenue for termites and carpenter ants into the building. Stacking firewood off the ground (e.g., on poles suspended between concrete blocks) increases air circulation and drying. 3. Burn older wood first. This shortens the time during which pest infestations can become established. 4. Shake or knock logs together outside to dislodge any pests clinging to loose bark. Don’t forget to also check bottoms of log carriers, since pests often crawl into these when the logs are transported into the home. The occasional insect emerging from firewood can easily be eliminated using a broom or a vacuum. Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.


National honors

Twenty seven juniors at Villa Madonna Academy High School were inducted into the National Honor Society during a candle-lit ceremony on Nov. 2. New NHS members are: Ben Conniff, Erin Deye, Abby Gerst, Elena Hamilton, Cecily Kennedy, Hannah Knochelmann, Ryan Laber, Eric Lamping, Kate Landen, Hawken Lord, Connor Louis, Payton Lutz, Corey Martin, Lauren Mikhail, Anna Neikirk, Kendra Newman, Jessa Plattner, Katie Ransdell, Jacob Schubert, Alexis Simpson, Ben Smith, Sarahmarie Specht-Bird, Caroline Spicker, Matt Stapleton, Lauren Vennefron, Lauren Wagner, and Kimberly Yocom. Here new members Hawken Lord and Connor Louis sign the NHS enrollment book.

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Wayne Beckwith, a volunteer at the Boone County Arboretum, is interested in environmental issues.

Beckwith volunteers at arboretum The Boone County Arboretum has a strong volunteer program to help maintain the grounds enjoyed by everyone in Boone County. The volunteer program consists of all levels of gardening skills and commitment. One strong volunteer in our program is Wayne Beckwith of Erlanger. Beckwith is a world traveler and when he is home, makes time to volunteer at the arboretum. Beckwith is interested in various environmental issues and likes to do his part to make a difference. From planting bulbs in the fall to working with students to spread a message of conservation, he is always eager to help.

The Boone County Arboretum is just one place he volunteers. You can also find Beckwith at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, The Cincinnati Museum Center, and Action Ministries in Covington. Some projects that Beckwith has helped with this year include pruning trees along the walking paths, sculpting the bamboo collection, and working to remove invasive species from the arboretum. To find out how you can volunteer at the arboretum, please visit Catch a Star recognizes people who go the extra mile in volunteering or in customer service at their business. To make a nomination, send an email to

THINGS TO DO Ryle High Craft Show

Approximately 175 craft vendors will be at the Ryle High School Craft Show from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for Friday are $8 (includes readmission for Saturday) and must be bought in advance at the school. Tickets for Saturday are $3 and can be bought at the door. For more information, call 384-5300. Ryle High School is located at 10379 Highway 42.

Trains back on track

The Holiday Toy Trains (pictured) are back at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington. A holiday favorite, the exhibit features over 250 feet of track. The museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on the exhibit and the museum itself,

visit or call 491-4003. The Behringer-Crawford Museum is located at 1600 Montague Road.

Lighting up the Levee

More than one million lights will illuminate Newport on the Levee’s exterior riverwalk during the holiday light show, “Light Up the Levee.” During the show, which can be seen daily through Jan. 10, lights dance in synchronization to holiday music. Light shows will take place every 20 minutes beginning at 6:10 p.m. and will end with the last show at 11:50 p.m. For more information, visit

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The Kenton County Motor Car building in Independence was caught on a 1938 home movie that features scenes of downtown Independence, Independence High School and more. The Historic Preservation subcommittee of the Independence Strategic Action Committee are looking for photos, newspaper clippings and memories from long-time residents of the city to aid in the Independence History Project, an effort to preserve the city’s past.

Shared memories, photographs, wanted for city’s history project

By Regan Coomer

Share stories, memories and photos of old-time Independence at the library later this month. The William E. Durr branch of the Kenton County Library will host Memories of Independence, a program that gives residents the chance to tell their stories about the city and view a home movie from the ‘30s, at 1 p.m. Sunday Nov. 22. The program is part of a larger history project the historic preservation subcommittee of the Independence Strategic Action Committee (ISAC) has been working on for the past year and a half. Eventually, historic information could be used in the future to revitalize downtown with signage or a permanent display. Mainly, the committee hopes to collect and record reminisces at the library event to ensure the city’s history isn’t lost. “We’re asking long-term residents to come out and be a part of the Independence History Project. Their help is invaluable,” said committee member Chris Reinersman. Reinersman said there was a historical society in the ‘70s with information on Independence, but it disbanded and now no one knows what happened to their collection. “We’re lacking so much historical information on the city – without them, we’re not going to find it,” he said of life-long residents. Jan Hamilton, a member of the historic preservation committee and a library employee, said there’s much history to be found in Independence. “There’s a lot of history in Independence that is going when a person passes on. This way we will have a record of it for the grandchildren,” she said. Reinersman said the committee is especially looking for information about the city from the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. “I would love to talk to anybody here prior to 1970,” he said. But he and Hamilton agree anyone who has a story about the city can be interviewed. “We will take anybody’s memo-



Members of Independence High School’s basketball team were part of a movie filmed in 1938 that captures scenes of downtown Independence, Independence High School and more. The Historic Preservation subcommittee of the Independence Strategic Action Committee are looking for photos, newspaper clippings and memories from long-time residents of the city to aid in the Independence History Project, an effort to preserve the city’s past.

History Project information Memories of Independence will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library. A 1938 home movie of Independence will be shown at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Residents who would like to share their memories in an interview can set up a time or get more information by calling Chris Reinersman at 356-9833. Walk-ins are welcome. ries,” Hamilton said. Reinersman said the interviewees will be asked about specific spots in Independence such as downtown, the high school and businesses. Memorabilia, photographs and newspaper clippings will also be welcome and a scanner will be set up at the library to allow residents to take everything home with them that day, Reinersman said. In addition to interviews, the committee will also be showing a home movie made in 1938. The movie shows Independence High School, the junior high and downtown. A clip of the 50-minute long movie can be found on if you search “Independence, Ky.” “It gets you excited whether you’re a history buff or not,” Reinersman said.


Independence residents Chris and Jeanette Reinersman, members of the Historic Preservation subcommittee, are asking long-time residents to share their memories of the city prior to the 1970s at a Memories of Independence event at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library. The event is part of the committee’s long-term Independence History Project to preserve the city’s history. The Reinersmans live in a 1800s Victorian home in Independence, pictured here along with their 3-month-old granddaughter Macie Hanna.

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Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Knights of Columbus No. 3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave. Includes fish, shrimp, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and sides. Drinks available. Carry-out available. Benefits charities of Knights of Columbus #3908. $1.25$7. Presented by Knights of Columbus #3908, Fr. Bealer Council. 342-6643. Elsmere. All-You-Can-Eat Prime Rib, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Josh’s Taverne & Grill, 2477 Royal Drive, Josh’s Taverne & Grill. Regular menu and other daily special and children’s menu also available. $22.95. Reservations recommended. Presented by Josh’s Taverne & Grill. 3447850; Fort Mitchell.


Greener Living Series, 10 a.m.-noon Learn about “green” gifts and gift wrapping and how to trim holiday party waste. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Learn easy and fun ways to “go green.”. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 692-4002; Erlanger.


The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebrate this mystical stretch of Dixie Highway from Covington through Florence that was know for its dining establishments such as the White Horse Tavern and Greyhound Grill; first-class entertainment at Lookout House; and illegal gambling. $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 4914003; Covington.


Black Lillies, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Dinner available, 6 p.m. 261-1029. Latonia.


Phil Blank Blues Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. 491-8027. Covington.


Megadeth, 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. With Machine Head, Sucide Silence and Arcanium. The Endgame Tour. $38.50. 800-745-3000; Covington.


Fowler Creek, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence. The Black Lillies, 6 p.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Part of first national tour by Knoxville country music group. $5. 261-1029; Latonia.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Bill Gemmer, director, with Jon Von Ohlen. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365. Covington.


The Modulators, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, 322 Greenup St. Party and dance band. Free. 431-3456. Covington.


The Prince and The Pauper, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive, Performing Arts Center. $10. Tickets required, available via email. 261-4300;; Park Hills.


Angel Street, 8 p.m. Thomas More College Theatre, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Mrs. Manningham is apparently losing her mind and her husband is at his wits’ end. But all is not as it seems, as dark secrets are hidden (literally) in the attic. $10, $8 seniors, $7 students with ID. Presented by Thomas More College Villa Players. Through Nov. 21. 3415800. Crestview Hills.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St. Beginners welcome. $4. Presented by Northern Kentucky Bridge Club. Through March 31. 689-5743; Elsmere. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 2 1


Hot Wax Show and Dinner to Support the Troops, 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post No. 203, 3801 Winston Ave. Buffet dinner and cash bar. Show starts 8 p.m. Benefits Support the Troops Program which sends boxes of supplies on the wish lists of overseas troops. $25. Reservations required, available online. 581-3347; Latonia.


Mulled Cider, Spiced Wine and Other Warm Drinks, 2 p.m. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Chef Leech prepares international warm drinks, including Wassail, Grogg, Spiced Cider and Buttered Rum. Includes drinks sampling and recipes. $20. 426-1042. Crestview Hills.


Appalachian Culture Series, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Weaving with Marlene Jump. Reservations required. Gateway Community and Technical College Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas Moore Parkway, Student Services Center, Room E101. Series celebrates contributions of Appalachian culture. Free. 4421179. Edgewood.


Swine Flu Vaccine Clinic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Summit View Middle School, 5002 Madison Pike, Some 8,000 doses available on first-come, firstserved basis. Pregnant women, caregivers of young children, parents with children ages 6 month-4 years. Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department. 392-0678. Independence.


Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Largest interactive holiday train display in Northern Kentucky with more than 25 stations for children. Layout features 250 feet of track and Lionel, Marx and Plasticville toy trains and sets from past and present. Family friendly. $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; Covington.


Creative Minds: Artistic Discussion, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Sam Hollingsworth: Artistic Views-A Perspective on the Evolutions of Art. $10 advance. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Registration required. 431-0020. Covington.


The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 491-4003; Covington.

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Phil Blank Blues Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chez Nora, 491-8027. Covington.


Reckless, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence.


New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m. Bill Gemmer, director, with Jon Von Ohlen. Dee Felice Cafe, 261-2365. Covington.


Angel Street, 8 p.m. Thomas More College Theatre, $10, $8 seniors, $7 students with ID. 341-5800. Crestview Hills.


College Preview Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Administration Building. Information on how personalized attention, hands-on learning and inclusive faith community prepares you for your whole life. Free. Registration recommended. 3443332; Crestview Hills. S U N D A Y, N O V. 2 2


Karaoke, 10 p.m. Willie’s Sports Cafe - Covington, 401 Crescent Ave. Karaoke with Alecia. $1 Miller longnecks. Free. 581-1500. Covington.


Justice in a Global Economy, 10:30 a.m.noon, St. Joseph Church - Crescent Springs, 2470 Lorraine Court, Free. 341-6609. Crescent Springs.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington.


Dinsmore Homestead, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Dinsmore Homestead, $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 586-6117; Burlington.


The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards will take place at the Madison Theater in Covington, Sunday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. Voting for the awards was conducted online. The event, seen here at the Emery Theatre in 2008, benefits the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation. Tickets are $18, $15 advance. Tickets available online. Call 491-2444 or visit The Madison Theater is located at 730 Madison Ave. M O N D A Y, N O V. 2 3

ART EXHIBITS PREFAB77’s Shot at from Both Sides, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. The BLDG, 491-4228. Covington. Something for Everyone, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 957-1940. Covington. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7 p.m. William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Open to area residents interested in improving speaking, listening, and leadership skills in supportive environment. No charge to visitors and guests. Presented by Voice of Independence Toastmasters. 802-9320. Independence.


Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30 p.m. Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Casual dress. Smooth-soled shoes required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.



Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; Covington.


The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 491-4003; Covington.


Sing We and Chant, 3 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave. Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Music based on Gregorian chant. With Michael Chertock, pianist and KSO Chorale. $28, $23; $18 ages 60 and up, $10 students. Tickets required, available online. 431-6216; Covington.

Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 586-6101. Burlington.


ACE Beginner Tennis Lessons, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Five Seasons Country Club Crestview Hills, 345 Thomas More Parkway, Instruction on fundamentals of forehand, backhand, serve, volley and overhead. Play points and implement strategy and tactics. Includes racket. For beginner adults. Ages 18 and up. $140. Reservations required. Presented by Five Seasons Sports Club. 341-3687; Crestview Hills. T U E S D A Y, N O V. 2 4

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Cycle Series: Mixed Media Drawings and Collages by Cynthis Gregory, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 491-3942. Covington.


Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; Covington.


Turkey Bash, 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Drawbridge Inn Hotel, 2477 Royal Drive, London Hall. Music by DJ Doug. Cash bar available. Family friendly. $5. 341-2800. Fort Mitchell. Thanksgiving Eve Blowout, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Party with Doghouse. $8. 426-0490. Fort Wright.



American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; Elsmere.


Classic Films Program, 1 p.m. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Friends, theater-style snacks and discussion. Free. 962-4002; Erlanger. T H U R S D A Y, N O V. 2 6


Jellyfish Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission; $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport. Frog Bog, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 212. 261-7444. Newport. Holiday Light Show, 6 p.m. Newport on the Levee, Free. 291-0550; Newport.

Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Willie’s Sports Cafe Covington, 401 Crescent Ave. With $1 Budweiser longnecks and half-price select appetizers from 10 p.m.-midnight. Free. 5811500. Covington.


The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 491-4003; Covington.


Franksgiving Bash, 9 p.m. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. $5. 888-428-7311; Covington.

COMMUNITY DANCE Line Dancing, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 727-0904. Fort Wright. HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; Covington.


The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 491-4003; Covington.


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Rhonda Coullet is Vera Sanders, Christopher Marchant is Dennis Sanders, Bobby Taylor is Stanley Sanders and Tess Hartman is June Sanders in Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's production of “Sanders Family Christmas: More Smoke on the Mountain.” The comedy runs through Dec. 31 in the Playhouse’s Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre. For tickets call 513-4213888 or visit


Scrabble Rama!, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Scrabble tournament; prizes. 431-2326; Covington.


Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” will play the Aronoff Center through Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday; and at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. It is the musical story of showbiz buddies putting on a show at a Vermont inn. Tickets are $24.50-$64.50. Call 1-800-982-2787 or visit


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Has marriage become too frail to carry our dreams? age 15 than Swedish kids born to unmarried parents. “Remember, we’re talking about the ‘avant-garde’ Swedes compared to the ‘conservative’ Americans,” Cherlin says. The bottom line is that while marriage is good for kids, it’s best when it results in a stable home. Or, as Cherlin puts it, “Many of the problems faced by American’s children stem not from parents marrying too little but rather too often.” What’s gone wrong? It would take volumes to try to assess. One factor is that most couples still embark on the marriage journey believing that “all we need is love and good sex.” Interestingly, too many still mistake infatuation and active hormones as convincing proof that love exists. Nor do they realize what else is needed even when genuine love is present. M. Bridget Brennan and Jerome L. Shen, in their book “Claiming Our Deepest Desires,” point out important elements missing in today’s new marriages: “Navigational tools of communication, conflict resolution, deep listening, willingness to admit errors and wrongdoings, a sense of humor, trust and emotional maturity are all necessary in a good and lasting marriage.” To these I would add a



A marriage relationship is a dynamic living organism undergoing various stages, cycles, rhythms and moods. Despite superficial pre-marriage “preparation courses” most go into a marriage relationship at a rather superficial level. solid sense of commitment. That’s not just a casual promise but a vow from the deepest core of ourself, that come good times or bad, we’ll both work on our relationship throughout life. A marriage relationship is a dynamic living organism undergoing various stages, cycles, rhythms and moods. Despite superficial premarriage “preparation

courses” most go into a marriage relationship at a rather superficial level. Few expect a lifetime of work. We do not know our self or our spouse as well as we think we do. And what we don’t know can hurt us. Marriage is a process of self-discovery as well as spouse-discovery. That’s why Gary and Betsy Ricucci quipped to newlyweds, “One of the

best wedding gifts God gave you was a full-length mirror called your spouse. Had there been a card attached, it would have said, ‘Here’s to helping you discover what you’re really like.’ ” Psychologically and spiritually the other human we marry is, in the truest sense, to be a helpmate in our self-awareness and growth. The process of self-discovery and spouse discovery is an unending challenge. We are either going forward, going backward, or trying to live our relationship on cruise control – which means coasting

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Marriage is being scrutinized today because of its disappearing stability. So is the earth being scrutinized because of its disappearing glaciers. So is organized religion because of its disappearing congregations. Whenever crucial elements of life start fading our concern for them escalates. We worry about marriage because of its immense impact on the collective and individual welfare of society. Our country has the highest divorce rate in the world. “We divorce, re-partner and remarry faster than people in any other country,” says Andrew Cherlin, a Johns Hopkins sociologist, in his book, “The Marriage-Go-Round.” A recent column in Time magazine (Aug. 24 and 31) addressed the same concern titled, “Americans Marry Too Much.” It expressed a legitimate worry about our kids, “American kids are more likely than those in other developed countries to live in a household with a revolving cast of parents, stepparents, and live-in partners moving in and out of their lives – a pattern which is definitely not good for children.” Cherlin was amazed to find out that American kids born to married couples experienced 6 percent more household disruption by

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Rita’s readers resurrect Fern’s beloved chili Writing this column week after week never gets “old” to me. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s the sharing of recipes and stories that make it a popular read. Apparently Fern Storer, food editor at the Cincinnati Post for a very long time, had the same relationship with Rita her readHeikenfeld ers. Rita s kitchen P Wa h emn Ti m m e asked for Fern’s chili recipe, I had no idea the response would be so great. I figured a few of you might have a copy. Well, not only did I get a couple dozen responses; one reader offered to send me a copy of Fern’s cookbook (and I will definitely accept!).

So thanks, thanks, thanks to all of you who shared recipes and stories of this unique lady. I wish I had met her. I understand she was an enthusiastic gardener, as well. I know my Mom liked Fern’s recipes, and that to me was a great endorsement. I made the chili during a demo at Macy’s on Saturday, and everyone loved the mild taste and thick consistency.

Fern Storer’s chili

Jean King, a Loveland reader, brought this in personally to me. By the way, Fern was a very detailed recipe writer. She wanted her readers to be able to recreate her recipes without one problem. Here’s my adaptation from her 1989 cookbook. Mount Healthy reader Rob Hiller sent me the recipe, as well, along with

the Cincinnati chili story Fern had as a sideline. Rob substituted 1⁄4 each ground cloves and allspice for the 6 whole called in the recipe. 1 pound ground beef (not hamburger – I used sirloin) 6 each: whole cloves and allspice, tied in cheesecloth, coffee filter, tea ball, etc. or 1 ⁄4 teaspoon each ground 1 ⁄2 of a medium-size onion, more if you like, chopped (I used about 1 cup) 1 clove garlic, finely minced, or 1⁄4 teaspoon powdered garlic or garlic salt (I used a teaspoon fresh garlic) Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon chili powder (start with 2 teaspoons) 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 28 oz. diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon brown sugar (I didn’t use) 1 ⁄4 teaspoon liquid hot pepper sauce, optional (I

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St. Anthony of Padua Church’s fall festival will take place noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22. The church is located at 2530 Victory Parkway, East Walnut Hills. Food items are purchased à la carte and carryout is available. Parking is free. For details, call 513-961-0120.

didn’t use) 1-2 regular size cans kidney beans with their liquid 1 ⁄2 cup dry red wine (a mellow burgundy), optional but good (I didn’t use) Cook ground beef until red color is almost gone. Add everything but beans and wine. Simmer gently and cook uncovered, about 20 minutes. Add beans and wine and cook another 15 minutes or so. It will be fairly thick. If it becomes thicker than you like, a cup or so of water may be added.

Also, if you cool and refrigerate it, you will probably need to add a little water to the amount you reheat. This will make eight to 10 generous servings.

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Reader Laurel Muhlenbruch shares this favorite recipe. She also shared a wonderful carrot cake recipe from her mother-in-law, Doris Szegda, who lives in Canandaigua, N.Y. The carrot cake is a much requested holiday and birthday cake recipe. It’s in our online version of this column at 20 oz. pineapple chunks or crushed 2 cups mini-marshmallows 2 tablespoon flour 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 11⁄2 tablespoon white or cider vinegar


Fern Storer’s chili with Rita's homemade cheddar cheese crackers 1 egg, well beaten 8 oz. Cool Whip 11⁄2 cups chopped cocktail nuts 2 cups diced Jonathan apples, unpeeled Drain pineapple, keep juice. Mix pineapple chunks and marshmallows, refrigerate overnight. In saucepan over low heat, heat juice, sugar, flour, egg and vinegar. Stir continually and cook until thick. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

County animal shelter seeks donations for holidays This holiday season the Kenton County Animal Shelter is asking community members to make donations to the shelter that will brighten the life of a homeless pet. Difficult financial times have forced many families to relinquish their pets; and, as a result, more pets than ever have found themselves homeless and waiting for adoption at the shelter. Monetary donations collected during this holiday season will be used to purchase several items that

the shelter desperately needs to improve the quality of life for resident dogs and cats while they await adoption. Some of these items include: • Padded fleece beds for cat kennels • Sturdy and reusable Kong® toys to keep the shelter dogs busy and entertained • No-spill bowls for the cat kennels • Special collars and leashes for making the shelter dogs' daily walks more comfortable

• Sound system for the kennels to play soothing music and help relax the dogs For animal lovers who may be short on cash, the shelter is also seeing the donation of volunteer time. Shelter volunteers can fill a variety of roles that run the gamut from walking dogs and cuddling cats, to assisting with adoptions and answering the phone. All volunteers must complete an application, pass a background check,

and attend volunteer orientation and training. Additionally, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and willing to commit a minimum of 50 hours to the shelter over a sixmonth period. To make an online donation to shelter, visit and follow the links to the “Animal Shelter” page. Click on the “Donations Online” button. Or, simply call the

shelter at 859-356-7400 or stop by the shelter to make a donation. The shelter also welcomes donations of pet food and gently used blankets and towels. Donations may be dropped off at the shelter at 1020 Mary Laidley Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 during regular business. Shelter hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



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RELIGION NOTES Christ United Methodist Church in Florence will be having a church craft and fine arts bazaar Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Besides arts and crafts, there will be silent auction baskets, a bake sale and lunch available. For more information, call 525-8878. Christ United Methodist Church is located at 1440 Boone Aire Road.


The Cornerstone Church of God in Erlanger presents Christmas Mosaic by Marty Parks Dec. 10-12 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. each night. Christmas Mosaic is a musical portrait of Christmas and also includes a live nativity. Admission is free. Inclement weather dates are Dec. 17-19. For more information, call 727-0111. The Cornerstone Church of God is located at 3413 Hillcrest Dr.

Fort Mitchell Baptist

The Fort Mitchell Baptist Church will ring in the Christmas season with a celebration of “Christmas Memories,” which is a musical presentation that will be held Dec. 5-6 at 7 p.m. each night. The concert is free to

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than noon Friday, for possible consideration in the following edition. If you are having a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation, holiday services or special activity that is open to the public, send us the information. E-mail announcements to, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 283-7285. Call 283-0404. Mail to: The Community Recorder, Religion news, 228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017. attend. For more information, call 331-2160 or email

Immanuel United Methodist

The Sanity Singers will perform in a free concert, “Sing We Now of Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Lakeside Park and at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at Latonia Baptist Church. Reservations are not required and free parking will be available at both churches. The Sanity Singers will

be taking donations. For information on the group, visit Immanuel UMC is located at 2551 Dixie Hwy and Latonia Baptist is located at 38th and Church Streets.

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena Church in Fort Thomas will host Father Donald Calloway Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Calloway will give two talks: One on his amazing conversion and the second on the Blessed Virgin Mary. The cost is $5 at the door. For more information, call Terri at 441-3438 or Sharon at 441-1069.

St. John’s

St. John’s Congregational Church welcomed in its 12th pastor Nov. 14 in Rev. Paul M. Burden. St. John’s Congregational Church is an independent Congregational church committed to a traditional Protestant worship. St. John’s is located at 1235 Highway Avenue in Covington. For more information, contact Bob Dilts at 609-1275.

St. Mary Parish

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish is hosting a No Limit Texas Hold’em tour-

nament Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Undercroft. The pre-registration cost is $60 in advance and $80 at the door. Free pizza and soft drinks will be provided. All proceeds benefit St. Mary School Scholarships. For registration, visit Card players must be at least 18 years old to participate. The church is also look-


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DEATHS Lee Bunch

Lee Ray Bunch, 82, Covington, a coal miner, died Nov. 11, 2009, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Judith Hinerness Bunch; daughter, Carla Kennett of Covington; stepson, Joey Kennett of Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Helen Heidel

Helen M. Heidel, 88, of Cincinnati, formerly of Independence, died Nov. 10, 2009, at her home. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Henry F. Heidel,

He was a waiter for Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Pigalls in Cincinnati and a Korean War Army veteran. Survivors include his son, Guy Mattingly of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Sharon R. Courtney of Cincinnati; sons, Eugene Heidel of Taylor Mill and Jeffrey Heidel of Union; eight grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Patricia McCleese

Patricia Ann Switzer McCleese, 66, Independence, died Nov. 12, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a homemaker, worked in the cafeteria for Kenton County Schools and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Latonia. Survivors include her husband, Wilburn McCleese; son, Dale McCleese of Hebron; father, Richard Switzer Sr. of Independence; brother, Richard Switzer Jr. of Florence; and two grandchildren.

William Mattingly

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James Porter

James A. Porter, 91, Independence, died Nov. 7, 2009, at Gallatin Health Care Center, Warsaw. He was a supervisor for Auto Sun Product Co. in Cincinnati, maintenance person for Parkview Manor in Williamstown, a World War II Army veteran, member of Wesleyan Christian Church in Covington, Sons of American Legion Post 275, Moon Brothers, in Independence and president of the Independence Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Porter; son, John Porter of Homosassa Springs, Fla.; daughter, Kellie Willoughby of Burlington; brother, Ray Porter of Williamstown; sister, Isabelle Smith of Lexington; eight grandchildren; seven great-

grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Son of the American Legion Post 275 Moon Brothers, P.O. Box 18791, Erlanger, KY 41018.

John Ryan Jr.

John J. Ryan Jr., 81, Covington, died Nov. 13, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a Systems Analyst for the U.S. Government. His sons, John J. Ryan III and James Ryan, died previously. Survivors include a son, William Ryan; daughters, Ann Pond, Darnell Ryan, Tami Bullock and Mary McKinley; brother, William Ryan; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp and Erschell Funeral Home in Newport handled arrangements.

Arthur Spicer

Arthur J. Spicer, 82, Morning View, died Nov. 8, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a conductor for CSX Railroad, a Marine veteran, and member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Thelma C. Dennis Spicer; daughter, Deborah Sue Finnell of Burlington; sons, Arthur J. Spicer of Corinth, Michael Lewis and David Wayne Spicer both of Morning View; brothers, Wayne Spicer of Cedarville, Ga. and Donald L. Spicer of Miamisburg, Ohio; sisters, Opal Marie Clouse of Kettering, Ohio and Beulah Mays of Irvine; five grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Morning View United Methodist Church, S.R. 177 and Rich Road, Morning View, KY 41063.

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Dorothy E. Muehlenkamp, 100, of Covington, formerly of Fort Thomas, died July 22, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was an accountant and secretary for M. Link Distributing Co. in Newport and member of St. Thomas Church, Fort Thomas. Survivors include her sister, Betty Royce of Bend, Ore., and brother, G. Thomas Muehlenkamp of Cincinnati. Muehlenkamp-Erschell Fort Thomas Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Dorothy Muehlenkamp Scholarship Fund to benefit students at Bishop Brossart and Newport Central Catholic high schools, c/o Bishop Brossart High School, 4 Grove St., Alexandria, KY 41001.




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phy of Covington and Tim Murphy of Lakeside Park; daughter, Margie “Maggie” Murphy of Los Angeles; brothers, William and Richard Herzog of Covington; sisters, JoAnn Hacker and Rita Kramer of Covington; six grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Latonia. Linnemann Funeral Home, Erlanger, handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Benedict Church, 338 E. 17th St., Covington, KY 41014.

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Robert W. Struve, 42, Independence, died Nov. 6, 2009, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Thornberry Struve; daughters, Amanda Trusty, Stephanie Struve and Cecily Thornberry, all of Covington, and Haley Thornberry of Independence; sons, Robert Struve Jr. of Covington and Clifford Struve of Independence; father; Steve Struve of Florence; mother, Peggy Ward of Florence; sisters, Pam Struve of Florence and Mary Hollingworth of Newport; and seven grandchildren.

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Police reports Robert London, 1501 Scott St., trafficking a controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school, second degree fleeing or evading police at Craig St., Nov. 2. Peter A. Macconachie, No Address Given, theft at 613 W. 4th St., Nov. 2. Joseph M. Griffith, 2718 Alexandria Dr., giving officer false name or address at W. 43rd St. and Boron Dr., Nov. 3. Arnett D. Hayes, 2606 Todd Ct., giving officer false name or address, theft of identity at 2600 Muse Dr., Nov. 4. Patrick R. Dennler, 218 E. 24th St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at 800 block of Madison Ave., Nov. 8. Cara L. Hemmer, 2512 Moorman Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, theft of services at 418 Wallace Ave., Nov. 7. Michael McCracken, 3924 Leslie, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana at 3924 Winston Ave., Nov. 7. Quenton D. Walker, 1415 Tampa Ave., possession of marijuana at 600 block of 5th St., Nov. 6. Karen Y. Powers, 4441 W. 8th St., Apt. 6C, first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 613 4th St., Nov. 6. Jeremy R. Creekmore, 416 Johnson St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 416 Johnson St., Nov. 5. Christopher G. Riley, 201 Clay St., possession of marijuana, disregarding stop sign, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance at 1400 S. Garrard St., Nov. 5. Shawn D. Hamant, 422 River Rd., alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest at I-75 S. Exit 192, Nov. 8. Allison R. Walsh, 1846 Beacon Hill Dr., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 613 4th St., Nov. 8. Larry D. Cullom, 1928 Denver St., third degree terroristic threatening at 303 Court St., Nov. 8. Chamika S. Judkins, 2522 Todd Ct., theft at 4293 Winston Ave., Nov. 7.

Incidents/investigations Assault

A man was assaulted with a tire iron at 438 Greenup St., Nov. 3. A man was assaulted at John Roebling Bridge, Nov. 2. A man was assaulted at W. 3rd St., Nov. 7. A woman reported being assaulted at

E. 18th St., Nov. 5. A man was struck several times. at Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, Nov. 8. A woman was struck at Emery Pl., Nov. 7. A man was struck in the face at Bakewell St., Nov. 6.

Assault, criminal mischief

Woman was assaulted and a vehicle was damaged at 344 E. 13th St., Nov. 2.


Several electronic items were stolen at 3933 Winston Ave., Nov. 2. Electric wire was stolen at 1553 Banklick St., Nov. 4. A stove top and kitchen sink were stolen at 1602 Banklick St., Nov. 3. Power tools, copper piping, and wiring was stolen at 302 W. 12th St., Nov. 4. A TV and jewelry were stolen at 2315 Greenup St., Nov. 4. A stereo was stolen from a residence at 539 Muse Dr., Nov. 5. Copper pipes, power tools, and paint was stolen at 1024 Lee St., Nov. 7.

Criminal mischief

A rock was thrown through a window at 254 8th St., Nov. 2. Grass was set on fire at 2901 Sugarcamp Rd., Nov. 2. Two windows and a fan of two excavators were broken at 1500 block of Water St., Nov. 2. A vehicle was keyed at 1621 Holman Ave., Nov. 2. The door of a church was spraypainted at 16 E. 4th St., Nov. 2. A bottle was thrown through the window of a residence at 1417 Scott Blvd., Nov. 2. A vehicle was scratched at 333 Scott St., Nov. 2. A storefront window was damaged at 214 Pike St., Nov. 3. A landscaping block was thrown through an apartment's front window at 2231 Hanser Dr., no. 3, Nov. 3. A vehicle's tires were damaged at 3980 Madison Pike, Nov. 5. A window was damaged at 254 W. 8th St., Nov. 7. A window was damaged at 3612 Decoursey Ave., Nov. 7. An air rifle was used to break a window at 719 Lewis St., Nov. 6. A vehicle was kicked and dented at 929 Western Ave., Nov. 5. Rear window of a vehicle was shattered at 3526 Glenn Ave., Nov. 8. A vehicle was damaged when kicked at 980 Emery Dr. , Nov. 8.

ing text messages at 781 Highland Ave., Nov. 5.

Improper display of registration plates, improper parking violations A vehicle blocking a sidewalk displayed a plate that was registered to another vehicle at 314 E. 12th St., Nov. 7.

Leaving scene of accident, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, second degree wanton endangerment, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs A person having a suspected overdose of heroin was in an accident and failed to stop at I-75 S., Nov. 2.


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Approximately $1000 in cash was taken at knifepoint at 3929 Winston Ave., Nov. 4. A man had his wallet taken at 837 Main St., Nov. 4. $50 was taken from a man at 1500 Holman Ave., Nov. 6. $60 in cash was stolen at Maryland Ave., Nov. 5. $300 in cash was stolen at 1500 Maryland Ave., Nov. 8. A woman was assaulted and had her purse taken at 1000 Madison Ave., Nov. 7. A man was robbed of soda and a cell phone at 2000 Madison Ave., Nov. 6.

Terroristic threatening

Possession of marijuana

A woman reported being threatened at 104 E. 25th St., Nov. 2. A woman's life was threatened at 34 W. 34th St., Nov. 5. A woman was threatened at 3005 Madison Pike, Nov. 8.


A man was threatened and pushed at 933 Main St., Nov. 3.

A dispute lead to persons from two groups brandishing knives at 1226 Pike St., Nov. 7. A man reported being menaced at 107 Meadow Hill Dr., Nov. 5.

Marijuana was found in a vehicle at Evergreen Dr., Nov. 8. A woman was raped at Pike St., Nov. 7.

Rape, theft

A woman was raped and had a phone, camera, $30 in cash, and food taken from her at Madison

$300 in cash was stolen at 1515 E. 15th St., Nov. 2. A power tool was stolen at 3161 Clifford Ave., Nov. 2.

Theft, criminal mischief

Steel cables were stolen damaging a retaining wall. at 935 Philadelphia St., Nov. 3. Construction equipment was stolen and damaged at 3000 Decker Crane Ln., Nov. 2.







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Two counterfeit $100 bills were passed at 134 Martin St., No.2, Nov. 2. A counterfeit $5 bill was passed. at 1525 Madison Ave., Nov. 5.


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A purse was stolen at Pike St., Nov. 3. Prescription medication and $100 in change was stolen at 2039 Madison Ave., Nov. 2. A box of checks were stolen at 223 E. 20th St., Nov. 5. A purse was stolen at 1616 Madison Ave., Nov. 4. $750 in cash and a check were stolen from a vehicle at 116A Promontory Dr., Nov. 7. A game system was stolen at 24 Sterrett Ave., Nov. 7. A vehicle's battery was stolen at 600 W. 9th St., Nov. 6. Jewelry was stolen at 3601 Glenn Ave., Nov. 6. A cell phone and keys were stolen at 980 Emery Dr., no.18, Nov. 8. $600 in cash was stolen at 844 Philadelphia St., Nov. 6.






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