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Former Kenton superintendent continues to educate community By Amy Scalf

FORT WRIGHT — Tim Hanner has a lot to celebrate. The former Kenton County Schools superintendent recently marked the six-month anniversary of a successful kidney transplant with a new Facebook page, and will receive the Kids Voting Northern Kentucky Civic Leadership Award during a luncheon on Wednesday, March 12, at the Radisson Hotel in Covington. A reception will begin at

11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon, hosted by a former student in Hanner’s classroom, Todd Dykes from WLWT-TV news team. Hanner Tickets cost $30 each, and sponsorships start at $250. Reservations can be made by emailing, by calling 859-578-9720, or by mailing a check by Friday, March 1, to Kids Voting North-

ern Kentucky, c/o 412 Pickett Court., Fort Wright, KY 41011. The civic leadership award is the highest honor from the non-profit non-partisan organization that teaches young people the importance of voting. “Their work, going into schools and making students aware of the democratic process, is critical. I hope this is an opportunity for more people to become aware and involved in that process,” said Hanner. “Knowing who’s been recognized prior to me, I’m very humbled and honored to be in

that group.” Past award recipients include former Kenton County Judge-executive Ralph Drees, former Congressman Ken Lucas and former Secretary of State Trey Grayson. “As former Kenton County Schools district superintendent, Tim was a longtime active board member of Kids Voting Northern Kentucky,” said Carri Chandler, chairperson for the annual luncheon. “Tim continues as a supporter, an advoSee KENTON, Page A2


Sara Aseere and Angi Martin coordinate the Little Treasures kids consignment sale, set for Alexandria March 12-16. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Consignment sale offers everything for children By Amy Scalf

into the calendar, Dykes said. The final day of classes for Kenton County students was scheduled to be Friday, May 23. Adding three makeup-days will move the last day of classes to May 30, after Memorial Day Monday, May 26. Erlanger-Elsmere schools will makeup the five missed days, ending the year on Friday, May 30, said Superinten-

Independence — Like any experienced shopper, Angi Martin likes a two-for-one sale. This year, the children’s consignment sale Martin organizes will offer twice the opportunities for Northern Kentucky parents to participate. The sale includes clothes, shoes, accessories, bedding, equipment, games, books, toys and movies for newborns to teens. For five years, Martin has hosted the Little Treasures Kids Sale, which will be March 12-16, at 7850 Alexandria Pike, the former Thriftway store, in Alexandria. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. An additional sale will take place March 24-30 in Hyde Park Plaza in Cincinnati. Registration and more information about the sales can be found online at Martin, who lives in Independence, said the sale has moved the past few years, from a location in Florence to Hebron and now to Alexandria. “We go where space is available,” said Martin. “This is the biggest one we’ve had yet. There’s 35,000 square feet of space, and we will fill it.” In addition to the consignment items, the sale also features a variety of vendors, including books, tote bags, hair bows. Martin’s neighbor in Inde-

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Snow and below-freezing temperatures delayed the start of construction on the Holland Rosen Group's new $10 million headquarters, which will include a LaRosa’s Pizzeria and a Skyline Chili restaurant. Digging for the 30,000-square-foot building’s basement started on Monday, Jan. 27, at the intersection of Walnut Drive and Taylor Mill Road. The project will be the first structure in The Districts of Taylor Mill, a pedestrian-friendly mixed-use office, commercial and retail development. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

NKY snow days delaying summer vacations By Chris Mayhew

School closures because of extreme weather keep adding days to the end of the school year for Northern Kentucky students as districts plan how to make up lost class time. Through Monday, Feb. 3, Boone, Campbell and Kenton school districts have all missed nine days because of weather this year. Erlanger-Elsmere In-

dependent Schools have missed five days, Beechwood and Bellevue schools have missed four days and Fort Thomas Hutton Independent Schools have missed two days. The state requires all schools to have a minimum of 170 instructional days and 1,062


hours of instruction, said said Connie Pohlgeers, Campbell County Schools spokeswoman. Kenton County Schools students will have to makeup at least four snow days at the end of the school year to meet the minimum 177 days of instruction as defined by the Kentucky Department of Education, according to to Jess Dykes, district spokeswoman. Kenton County had originally built five snow make-up days


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cate and ambassador for our mission of civic literacy and engagement.” Since Hanner retired from the school district in 2011, he has started several businesses including NaviGo College and Career Prep Services. On Jan. 16, he celebrated the six-month anniversary of his successful transplant. “I’m doing well. It’s

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amazing. I honestly feel better and have more energy than I have in probably 10 years,” he said. “This time last year, I was in complete kidney failure and on dialysis. Because it was a gradual process, I knew I felt bad, but I didn’t realize how bad I felt until now. I just feel very blessed and thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given and I hope to make the most of them.” As he shared his health updates on Facebook, where he also searched for a kidney do-

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dent Kathy Burkhardt. “The most we have missed in the past six years was six days,” Burkhardt said. “Right


nor, Hanner said he was “overwhelmed by people sending positive thoughts, vibes and prayers.” He said the abundance of well wishes from family, friends, friends of friends and complete strangers helped him through that difficult time. “Things were up and down. We didn’t know I was going to have the transplant until the day of surgery,” Hanner said. “The number of private messages and posts from people was very hum-

now we plan to add the days to the end of our calendar.” Beechwood Independent Schools Superintendent Steve Hutton said all of the missed days will be made up. The district’s four makeup-days will be


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Friday, March 14, and May 27-29. Any more makeup-days needed will extend the school year beyond Thursday, May 29. “We don’t have calamity days like they do in Ohio,” Hutton said. “Unless a school in Ken-

me and changed me is what I’ve seen from others. They’ve lifted my spirits. Some are friends and family members, workers and staff at the facilities where I’ve been treated, other patients, many of whom had no idea that some small gesture or comment would be so meaningful and important to another person. It’s people who change and influence you. It’s a great gift.”

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Wildwood Inn meet Howard Johnson By Melissa Stewart

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bling and very inspiring.” To share those thoughts, and to create a place for others to find support, Hanner started a new Facebook page, The Power of Positive. “It’s a shared page. It’s not just mine. There are so many negative things in social media. I wanted to create a place where people could have positive support,” he said. “When you go through difficult times, people say it changes your life, and it does, but what really has moved

FLORENCE — The name has changed and the sign out front has changed, but the welcome mat is still out at the Wildwood Inn. The hotel, on U.S. 42 in Florence, popular for its uniquely themed suites, is now the Howard Johnson Florence/Cincinnati. “Everything is the same, except for a few upgrades to the system and operations and the name,” the hotel general manager Robbie Sumpter. The change became

official about a month ago. The hotlel is now part of Wyndham Worldwide, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world with more than 55 brands including Howard Johnson, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada, Days Inn, and Super 8. “It’s a big deal, we’re looking to take advantage of the name of a national brand,” he said. “Everyone knows us locally; about 70 percent of our business is local. Visitors don’t know us as well when they’re on the Internet looking up information on hotels. We’re hop-

ing this will bring more business and an identity.” The hotel is still owned by Gurvir Hira, who has owned Wildwood for the last seven years. He was out of town and could not be reached for comment. Sumpter said he’s worked at the hotel for 10 years and is excited about this new opportunity. “It’s very exciting,” he said. “It’s an opportunity for more growth. We’ve already added a full hot breakfast and looking to continue to upgrade. We’re hoping in the next few years to install a restaurant.”

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pendence, and a consignor herself, Sara Aseere, is helping Martin manage both sales. “My favorite part is that I can get a whole wardrobe for whatever season it is and it would cost one-third of what I would normally spend in a store,” said Aseere. “Plus, we get rid of things we no longer need. It’s a win-win,” said Martin. “A lot of people who sell just want to break even.” She hosts the sale twice a year, once in spring and again in the fall. “This is more than a sale. The people involved really build camaraderie. I’ve definitely built friendships out of this,” said Aseere. “It’s kind of like a fun reunion twice a year.” Martin said sellers earn at least 70 percent of their sales, and those who volunteer to help out can earn up to 80 percent. She said the remainder is used for publicity and overhead expenses. Unsold items can be picked up or donated to local charities. “We help parents find the things they need for their kids at a reasonable price, and we help clear out what they’ve outgrown,” said Martin. “At the same time, we’re making friends and building a stronger community. “Plus, you never know what you’re going to find.” Want to continue the conversation? Tweet @AmyScalfNky

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College celebrates St. Thomas More birthday Concerts, literature readings open to public By Chris Mayhew



Thomas More College students are known as the Saints, and each February the community is invited

ST. THOMAS MORE BIRTHDAY WEEK PUBLIC/FREE EVENTS » Friday, Feb. 7: St. Thomas More’s birthday brown bag lunch talk will be from noon-1 p.m. in the science lecture hall. The college’s music department will perform a mini-recital and the topic of the presentation will be “Women Wind Players in Jazz 1910-1955: A Woman’s Place is in the Groove.” » Feb. 7: Night of Irish Music will be at 7 p.m. at Steigerwald Hall inside Saints Center. Musicians performing will include: Ceol Mhor, Murphy’s Law and Silver Arm. » Monday, Feb. 10: Performance by Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers at noon at Steigerwald Hall. » Saturday, Feb. 15: The college’s observatory open house will include an introductory speech at 7 p.m. in Steigerwald Hall and telescope viewing at 8 p.m. (weather permitting). » Sunday, Feb. 16: The Caden Blincoe Outloud Festival will be 2-4 p.m. in the Science Lecture Hall. A wine and appetizer reception will start at 1:45 p.m. followed by book signings. The festival will include: writers Susan Glassmeyer, the founder of and author of “Body Matters” and “Cook’s Luck”; poet and retired psychiatrist Michael Moran; Pauletta Hansel, the college writer-inresidence and author of “The Lives We Live in Houses” and “What I Did There”; and Jim Webb, Appalshop’s WMMT-FM radio personality and activist and author of “”Get in, Jesus.” » Monday, Feb. 17: Eat and Create: Writing as Activism: conversation with Pauletta Hansel and Jim Webb at noon in a location to be announced. » Friday, Feb. 21: A brown bag lunch talk from noon-1 p.m. in the Science Lecture Hall on the topic: “The Downtown Abbey Mystique: The History, Context and the Reality.”

to celebrate the Feb. 7 birthday of the college’s namesake. The idea of celebrating St. Thomas More started when the college organized a national celebration of the saint’s 500th birthday in 1978, said Raymond G. Hebert, professor of history and former dean of Thomas More College. He has studied St. Thomas More extensively – and students and staff know him by his affinity for researching the saint. “His birthday is also my birthday, which means I can never hide it on this campus,” Hebert said. The list of public events has grown over the years. There is a performance of Irish music at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and an observatory viewing night and open house at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers begin the week at noon Monday, Feb. 10. The Crestview Hills campus is at 333 Thomas More Pkwy. St. Thomas More has always been the patron saint of lawyers, and since 2000 has also been the patron saint of politicians, Hebert said. “We’re proud of being named after him, because I don’t think there is a better name for a liberal arts college than Thomas More, the man known for integrity and who was a layman, husband and father,” he said. First known as Villa Madonna College, the college was founded in 1921 by the Benedictine Sisters of Covington to train women to become Catholic teachers. It became co-ed in 1945. President Lyndon B. Johnson dedicated a new campus of the college Crestview Hills in 1968, the same year the name was changed to Thomas More College. It now has an enrollment of 1,600 students. St. Thomas More birthday events were small and sporadic on campus until the creation of the annual invitation-only lawyer’s brunch in 1982, Hebert said. The event always includes a speaker about the saint; this year’s speaker, Supreme Court of Kentucky Justice Michelle Keller, will speak on “Sir Thomas More – Saint, Judge, Husband, and Father.” Another fixture of the birthday celebration has become the Caden Blincoe Outland Festival, a public reading of works from authors’ writings. The festival, in its 20th year, is named for newspaper journalist who believed people should have access to literature through verbal retelling. English professor Sherry Cook Stanforth

has taken over the annual Outloud Festival, which the college renamed after Blincoe before his death in 2000. Blincoe, a resident of Boone County, was a freelance writer for The Enquirer and for the former Kentucky Post. The festival centers on celebrating writers and lovers of writing about and from Appalachia. “This event reflects the heritage appreciation of a family reunion,” Stanforth said. “It brings people together to appreciate literature in the most genuine way possible.”

Raymond G. Hebert, professor of history and former dean of Thomas More College, teaches all of his classes in the Thomas More Room where a copy of a painting of the Crestview Hills college’s namesake saint adorns the wall. Hebert organizes festivities for the college’s annual celebration of St. Thomas More’s birthday of Feb. 7, 1478. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Notre Dame to honor four alumnae

Notre Dame Academy will honor four graduates on Friday, Feb. 28, who are living the mission of the acadmey and making a difference in the world. This year’s honorees are: » Mary Ann Blewett Robinson, 1955, » Marcia Klaene, 1961, » Joan Kluemper, DMD,1969, and » Gabrielle “Gabe” Summe, 1984.

The 2014 Women Making A Difference Luncheon will be at Receptions in Erlanger. The luncheon will begin with registration at 11:30 a.m. on Klaene Feb. 28 followed by a luncheon and program at noon. Tickets for the Women Making A Difference are $55

and can be purchased by calling 859.292-7729. About 300 Notre Dame alumnae, corporate sponsors, business associates, and friends atKluemper tended last year’s luncheon and a record crowd is expected again this year. In addition to honoring these alum-

nae, Women Making a Difference is a fundraiser benefiting Notre Dame Academy’s Student Tuition Assistance Program. The Women Robinson Making a Difference award program, now in its 13th year, recognizes Notre Dame alumnae who have made

significant contributions to their careers, their families, and their communities. The luncheon also provides an opportunity to reconnect Summe with others in the corporate community and with friends and alumnae of Notre Dame Academy.


Tichenor Middle School students sing holiday songs in the hallways of Villaspring.THANKS TO JENNIFER DAVIS

Tichenor students spread cheer at

Beechwood Schools sixth-grader Lukas Hummeldorf, 11, demonstrates his homemade hover craft at the school’s sixth-grade science fair Thursday, Jan. 23. In its third year, the science fair featured 105 sixth-grade students, science teacher Holly Baker said. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

COLLEGE CORNER Cahill makes UC dean’s list

Genevieve Cahill, a sophomore from Edgewood, made the dean’s list at University of Cincinnati with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the fall 2013 semester. She is majoring in communications sciences and disorders.

Local pair honored at Campbellsville

Tanesha Evon Gadlen, a junior from Independence, and Brett Evan Pierce, a junior from Edgewood, each made the Campbellsville University dean’s academic honors list. The academic honors list recognizes students who achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.

Georgetown dean’s list features locals

The following students made the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Georgetown College.

Lydia B. Allen, of Covington, Stephanie Gurren, of Erlanger, Monica Lynay Lincoln, of Latonia, Zachary Douglas Losey, of Elsmere, Melissa Guadalupe Rodriguez, of Covington, Kristen C. Schellhaas, of Edgewood, Michael Scott Sherrard, of Covington, Zachary William Sowder, of Covington, Brandon Michael Tolliver, of Morning View, Kristen Erin Turner, of Covington, Lindsey L. Walker, of Independence, Erin E. Wentworth, of Covington, and Aaron Michael Wilson, of Covington. The dean’s list honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and at least a 3.7 grade-point average.

VILLASPRING Community Recorder

Tichenor Middle School students from teacher Jennifer Davis’ advisory group recently spread cheer to residents at Villaspring of Erlanger. Prior to their visit, the Tichenor students learned about the aging process through

hands-on sensory activities. The youth also created 200 handmade ornaments that were distributed to each resident during the dinner hour. Davis’ group serenaded the residents with classic holiday carols such as “Frosty the Snowman,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and “We

Wish You a Merry Christmas.” For those Villaspring residents who were not able to leave their room to eat dinner, the Tichenor Middle School students paraded up and down the hallways singing until every corner of Villaspring was ringing with the sounds of the holidays.

Tibbs excels at Marquette

Lauren Tibbs, of Taylor Mill, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Tibbs is pursuing a bachelor of arts in advertising.

Tichenor Middle School students disperse holiday treats at Villaspring.THANKS TO JENNIFER DAVIS



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SK Pioneers gain experience on short learning curve By Adam Turer

Holmes senior Deena Kilburn heads up court. Holmes beat Highlands 56-54 in girls basketball Jan. 30 at Holmes High School in Covington. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

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olmes beat Highlands 56-54 in girls basketball Jan. 30. Sophomore Jynea Harris banked in a 3pointer from in front of the Holmes bench just before time expired. The Bulldogs improved to 12-6 after squandering a 15-point lead in the second half. Harris had seven points in the game, as six players had between seven and 12 points. Amori Gulley had 12 points, Jaynice Stovall 11, Deena Kilburn nine, Shania Parker eight and Tyran Englemon eight. Holmes has several home games in a row, continuing with Ryle (Feb. 7), Williamstown (Feb. 10), Lloyd (Feb. 12) and Conner (Feb. 14).

Holmes sophomore Jynea Harris hits a shot. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Players celebrate Jynea Harris’ 3-pointer that won the game. From left, Deena Kilburn (25), Amori Gulley (33), Jaynice Stovall (22) and Megan Beckett (00). Stovall had hit a 3-pointer from nearly 30 feet at the halftime buzzer. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

INDEPENDENCE — Replacing eight seniors was never going to be easy. For Simon Kenton High School’s boys basketball team, the 2013-14 season has been all about gaining experience with a short learning curve. The Pioneers raised expectations by winning 42 games over the past two seasons. An 11-7 start to this year may seem like a setback to outsiders, but consider that this is basically an entirely new varsity roster. “We’re getting kids in new roles and getting them to understand what they have to do to win,” Steiner said. “At the end of the day, we’ve got a couple of nice pieces, but we’re still trying to fit everybody into their roles. We’re starting to fit into ourselves a little more with each practice and each game.” Senior Taylor Morrison leads the Pioneers in scoring. After that, there have been flashes of excellence from the supporting cast. Senior Alex Childers has shown that he can light it up from downtown; he scored 30 points and made five threepointers in the Feb. 1 win over Boone County. Junior Noah Robinson is the team’s second leading scorer and rebounder. Junior Jaeger Pracht has gotten hot for a quarter at a time. Junior Matt Mullins is the team’s top rebounder. Senior Brenan Kuntz is adapting to a bigger role. The key to the Pioneers’ success down the stretch will be getting the best out of each player for four straight quarters on the same night, every game. The Pioneers are still searching for a player or two to take on the role of vocal leader. Despite a rotation that features mostly

Simon Kenton’s Taylor Morrison drives for a lay up during practice. He leads the team in scoring.PATRICK REDDY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

juniors and seniors, this squad is still inexperienced at the varsity level. Even those who saw minutes last year are being asked to take on much bigger roles this year. Steiner is still waiting for his players to take one another to task. “That’s been a void for us. This is probably the nicest group of kids that I’ve been around,” said Steiner. “For them to step on toes and hold each other accountable has been tough. It’s been a learning process.” The varsity team has practiced together in full just 25 times through Feb. 3. The success of the football team led to a late start in the fall, and weather has wreaked havoc in the winter. For a team in need of experience, the Pioneers need to take advantage of every practice opportunity. Usually by this time of year, Steiner would prefer to See HOOPS, Page A6

Noah Robinson of Simon Kenton turns and looks for the hoop as he hits a fade away jumper in a game last season. This season, he is the team’s second leading scorer and rebounder.FILE PHOTO

SK, Scott strike way to state in bowling singles By James Weber

INDEPENDENCE — The Simon Kenton High School boys bowling team won’t be able to defend its 2013 state championship after failing to advance out of the Region 5 championships. Senior Casey Mangold will, however, carry the Pioneer flag when he competes in the KHSAA state singles championship Feb. 13 in Lexington. Mangold emerged as regional sin-

gles champion Jan. 28 at Super Bowl Bellewood in Newport. “It means a lot to me because last year coach didn’t put me on the state team because there were guys who were seniors,” Mangold said. “I really wanted to do well in regionals and I wanted to finish out great.” Mangold was the fourth seed in qualifying after scoring an even 1,000 (200 average) in five qualifying games. He then shot 205-200-279 in heads-up match play to win the title. Mangold

had also shot a 279 in qualifying, and battled a nagging thumb injury the entire day. “I just wanted to get to the top four,” he said. “When I got there I didn’t have a care in the world. I was going to state already. I just tossed the ball and everything was falling for me and things were going my way.” Mangold has been bowling for five years and has three 279 games in his life now. He and the Pioneers had a tough loss in the team championship, losing to

Highlands in the semifinals, one step away from state. SK had won it all last year at state. Now Mangold and several teammates are looking ahead to college bowling. “I’m hoping to reunite with them in college,” he said. “Some of us are going to Northern Kentucky University and I can’t wait to get back on the lanes with them.” But first, the state tourney. “I just want to take a deep breath, relax and focus on the

shot,” he said. “Don’t worry about anything else.” Scott senior Zach Lawson will head to state after finishing fourth in the regional. He averaged 213 in qualifying before losing to Mangold in the first match. In the girls tourney, Eagle Becca Nienaber finished fourth in the regional to advance. She averaged 178 in qualifying. Follow James Weber on Twitter, @RecorderWeber



CCA notches team and individual wins By Marv Price Recorder correspondent

In a rematch with the Somerset Christian Academy Cougars two Community Christian Academy Crusaders were looking for another team victory, as well as reaching the 1,000-point mark in their individual varsity careers. Tyler Turner reached the milestone on the final shot of the game and Austin Hensley came within five points of achieving the goal in a hard-fought, intense game with CCA prevailing 68-62. In a variation of the opening-tip play used by Community, Daniel Helton tipped the ball to Turner who was immediately double teamed. A quick pass to Hensley breaking to the hoop to Turner’s left scored the basket. It was back and forth for the rest of the first half with neither team gaining an upper hand until later in the second quarter. The Cougars took the lead on a trey by Devin Mayne but a thundering dunk by Helton knotted the score at 26 and ignited the Community of-

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fense. When Turner pulled up at the freethrow line and hit a jumper the Crusaders went up for good. His 3 made the halftime count 36-26. Somerset fought back and cut the margin to four by the end of the third. The lead was reduced to two, 52-50, by another Mayne 3-pointer. Matt Marcum countered with a spinning layup, Caleb Wilson scored following a steal and Marcum hit another layup for CCA to give the Crusaders much-needed breath-

ing room. For the CCA senior it was a return to form after beginning the season with a finger injury that limited his effectiveness. With the score 63-59 and time winding down the Cougars were forced to foul. Turner hit 3-of-4. Cougar Hunter Reed was fouled on a 3-point attempt and hit three straight from the freethrow line. On the subsequent inbounds Turner was hacked as he dribbled up court and calmly sank points 999 and 1,000.

“Hopefully, we can get in a groove here and get 15-20 more practices in before the regional tournament begins,” said Steiner. “You have to be able to create pressure

situations in practice.” Simon Kenton closes the season with four of its last six regular season games on the road, beginning at Owen County on Feb. 4.


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Boys basketball

» Covington Catholic beat Boone County 89-56 Jan. 28. Nick Ruthsatz had 38 points including an outstanding eight 3-pointers. Ben Heppler scored 19 points with five made 3pointers. CCH made15 for the game from behind the arc. CCH is17-1after beating Ryle 73-57 Feb. 1. Ruthsatz had 25 points and Mark Schult 15. » Holmes beat Ryle 8767 Jan. 28. Markel McClendon had a careerhigh 29 points. James Bolden had 22 and Marcus Hill 20. Holmes beat Beechwood 90-32 in a 35th District seeding game Jan. 31 to improve to 17-3. » Holy Cross beat Dayton 80-47 Feb. 1. L. Schrand had 24 points. » Ludlow beat Dayton 67-33 Jan. 27. Jerad Howard had 15 points, Jacob Stamper 11 and Mitchell Cody 10. Howard had eight rebounds and Cody nine. The Panthers hit 12 3-point baskets. » Simon Kenton beat Boone County 80-66 Feb. 1. Alex Childers scored 30 points and Taylor Morrison 28. Noah Robinson added 12. Childers had five 3-pointers.

Girls basketball

» Calvary beat Heritage 61-23 Jan. 31. Sarah Roaden had 27 points and Hayley Emmerich 17. » Holy Cross beat Conner 74-45 Jan. 27. Morgan Gabbard had 16 points, Dajah McClendon and Michelle Hungler14 each. Ally Mayhaus had 13 re-

bounds. Mayhaus had 28 points in a 50-30 win over Villa Madonna Jan. 29. » Ludlow beat Covington Latin 55-40 Jan. 29. Tori Wofford had 16 points, Jayna Crawford 13 and Mariah Green-Murphy 10. » Notre Dame beat Campbell County 62-36 Jan. 28. Carlee Clemons had 11 points. » Scott fell 65-53 to Ryle Jan. 28. Jenna Trimpe had 16 points including four 3-pointers. Scott is 12-6 after beating Lloyd 59-32 Jan. 31. Ally Niece had 17 points. » Simon Kenton beat Boone County 64-38 Jan. 27. Abby Owings had 27 points, making 5-of-8 from 3-point range. » Villa Madonna beat Dayton 53-40 Jan. 31. Alex Hengge had 26 points.

Boys bowling

» Scott lost to Campbell County Jan. 27, scoring 2,301 pins. Zach Lawson had a 479.

Girls bowling

» Campbell County beat Scott, scoring 2,151 pins on Jan. 27.


» In the state duals tournament Feb. 1 at Montgomery County, Scott placed fifth in the small-school division, and Simon Kenton was10th in the big-school tourney. Each meet had 12 entries.


» Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference boys meet 1. Harrison (Dixie Heights) 502.30, 2. Fox (Scott) 461.35, 3. Brungs (Covington Catho-

lic) 426.25, 4. Corsmeier (St. Henry) 399.05, 5. Staubitz (Holy Cross) 305.35, 6. Summe (Covington Catholic) 300.75, 7. Craven (Ryle) 297.30, 8. Murphy (Highlands) 252.05, 9. Fugate (St. Henry) 246.85,10. Courtney (Boone County) 246.50, 11. Duell (Covington Catholic) 243.20, 12. Guthier (Highlands) 221.15. » NKAC girls meet 1. Hill (Highlands) 462.80, 2. Crail (Notre Dame Academy) 424.20, 3. Fox (Scott) 371.55, 4. Case (Notre Dame Academy) 366.90, 5. Schilling (Beechwood) 351.65, 6. Miller (Beechwood) 343.95, 7. Jackson (Notre Dame Academy) 324.95, 8. Weyer (Highlands) 318.80, 9. Fox (Scott) 308.20,10. Bloemer (Ryle) 301.80, 11. Brungs (Boone County) 297.15, 12. Butler (Notre Dame Academy) 278.95.


» NKAC girls standings:1. Notre Dame 487, 2. Highlands 238, 3. Ryle142, 4. Dixie Heights 125, 5. Scott 93. » NKAC boys standings: 1. Covington Catholic 492.50, 2. Dixie Heights 226.50, 3. Ryle 153, 4. Highlands 137, 5. Scott 99. » NKAC Combined: 1. Highlands 348, 2. Dixie Heights 335.50. 3. Ryle 285, 4. Scott 163, 5. Simon Kenton 127. » NKAC girls winners: 200 yard medley relayNotre Dame 1:55.40, 200 freestyle-Duffy (Scott) 2:01.92, 200 individual medley-Vonderhaar (ND) 2:15.93, 50 freestyle-Morgan (ND) 25.32,100 butterSee PREPS, Page A7



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The girls for Notre Dame Academy won their 16th consecutive Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference swimming championship on Saturday at Scott without their coach, Emily Knoll, who gave birth to twin boys Jan. 23. Knoll will be out the remainder of the season, missing the regional and state championship meets for the first time since returning to her alma mater as coach. But she’ll be checking in on the team through conversations with interim head coach Karen Poulos. Poulos provided glowing reports from Scott after the Pandas won10 of11 events and totaled 487 points in a runaway victory over runner-up Highlands. Notre Dame’s 200-yard medley relay team started the day with a win over second-place Dixie Heights, beginning a sweep of the relays. The Pandas also won the 200 and 400 freestyle relay races. Their top individual was sophomore Madeleine Vonderhaar, a winner in the 200 individual medley in 2 minutes, 15.93 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.81. She also swam legs on the victorious 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams for

The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame inducted five new members Jan. 15: William Grieme, Patrick Curtis, Daniel Tewes, Kevin Listerman and Andrew Listerman. Guest speaker was former NKU head women’s basketball coach Nancy Winstel. Front row, from left: Grieme, K. Listerman, Tewes. Back row: Board member Ken Shields, Curtis, A. Listerman, Winstel. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Front to back, Samantha Glass of Notre Dame Academy slipped behind Shelby Whitt of Highlands while Markie Duffy of Scott won in the 200 yard Freestyle Feb. 1 in the NKAC championships.TONY JONES/COMMUNITY RECORDER

four wins on the day. “I think the girls all did a really nice job,” Poulos said. “Emily is on their minds. And they’re always asking how the babies are doing; they came home last night for the first time. For us, I’m just happy the girls did well and we got our 16th in a row, and kept that winning tradition alive.” Other individual winners for the Pandas were Lilly Morgan in the 50 freestyle, Maria Novak in the 100 butterfly, Olivia Hagen in the 100 freestyle, Jessica Peck in the 500 freestyle and Amanda Smith in the 100 backstroke. Scott’s Markie Duffy kept it from being a complete sweep with a win in the 200 free, the second girls’ event. Covington Catholic made a triumphant return to Scott with a dominating performance in

the boys’ meet, scoring 492.50 points to far outdistance defending champion Dixie Heights (226.50), the runner-up. CovCath skipped last month’s Scott Eagle Classic, but made itself at home Saturday with nine wins. Dixie Heights won the opening 200 medley relay over CovCath by one second. The rest was all CovCath, which took the relays at less than full strength as coach Richard Dickmann concentrated on getting his seniors involved. CovCath two-time winner Zach Smith took the 200 and 500 freestyle races. Also winning for CovCath were Mike Summe in the 200 IM, Todd Sheets in the 50 free, Matt Eisbernd in the 100 fly, Robbie Newman in the 100 free and Chase Vennefron in the 100 breaststroke.

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS » Four Saints reached double-figure scoring Feb. 1 as the TMC men’s team defeated Waynesburg University, 69-61, in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference game. With the win, the Saints improve to 9-9 overall and 8-2 in the PAC. Sophomore guard/forward Sydney Moss tied the Thomas More College single-game scoring record with 40 points as she led the fifth-ranked Saints to a 95-63 win over Waynesburg. With the win, the Saints remain undefeated at 19-0 overall and 12-0 in the PAC. Moss finished the game with her eighth doubledouble of the season as she pulled down a gamehigh 14 rebounds to go with her 40 points.

1:34.49, 100 backstrokeDownard (Highlands) 57.00, 100 breaststrokeVennefron (CovCath) 1:00.62, 400 freestyle relay-CovCath 3:30.03.

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fly-Novak (ND) 1:01.35, 100 freestyle-Hagen (ND) 55.60, 500 freestylePeck (ND) 5:24.79, 200 freestyle relay-Notre Dame 1:43.96, 100 backstroke-Smith (ND) 1:00.12, 100 breaststrokeVonderhaar (ND) 1:08.81, 400 freestyle relay-ND 3:51.82. » NKAC boys winners: 200 yard medleyDixie Heights 1:45.93, 200 freestyle-Smith (CovCath) 1:45.52, 200 individual medley-Summe (CovCath) 1:57.94, 50 freestyle-Sheets (CovCath) 22.91, 100 butterfly-Eisbernd (CovCath) 55.84, 100 freestyle-Newman (CovCath) 49.02, 500 freestyle-Smith (CovCath) 4:49.01, 200 freestyle relay-CovCath

NKU Notes

» Northern Kentucky University’s Kayla Thacker was the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week for Feb. 3. Thacker averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds as NKU split a pair of Atlantic Sun contests last week, including a 63-43 victory over then-conference leader Florida Gulf Coast. She shot 54.2 percent from the floor and connected on five 3pointers on the week. She also collected three assists and one steal.

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Find out who filed for office in Kentucky Appeals (6th District, Second Division) Joy A. Moore*

Here is the ballot for the May primary and November’s general election. * Denotes incumbent Bold denotes May 20 primary




U.S. Senate Mitch McConnell, R* Matt Bevin, R James Bradley Copas,

Chris Payne, R Shawna Sterling, R Alison Lundergan Grimes, D Burrel Charles Farnsley, D Gregory Brent Leichty, D Tom Recktenwald, D U.S. House Thomas Massie, R* Peter Newberry, D

State General Assembly

House District 61 (Southern Boone, Southern Kenton and Grant counties) Brian Linder, R* House District 63 (Boone and Kenton counties)


Diane St. Onge, R* House District 64 (Kenton County) Tom Kerr, R* House District 65 (Kenton County) Arnold Simpson, D* House District 69 (Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties) Adam Koenig, R* Justice of the Supreme Court (6th District) Teresa L. Cunningham Michelle M. Keller* Judge of the Court of Appeals (6th District, First Division) Allison Jones* Justin Sanders Judge of the Court of

Kenton County Attorney Stacy Tapke, R Donald L. Nageleisen, R Sharif Abdrabbo, R Kenton County Clerk Gabrielle A. Summe, R* Kenton County Commissioner, Dist 1 Daniel Bell, R Beth Sewell, R* Kenton County Commissioner, Dist 2 Jon E. Draud, R* Amy Heeger, R Kenton County Commissioner, Dist 3 Joe Koester, R Joseph E. Nienaber Jr., R Kenton County Constable District 1 Danny D. Cope, R Kenton County Constable District 2 Richard J. Bohl, R Gregory P. O’Gorman, R Kenton County Constable District 3 Michael Joseph Mof-

fitt, R * Kenton County Coroner David W. Suetholz, R* Kenton County Jailer Terry W. Carl, R* Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus, R* Kris Knochelmann, R Kenton County Magistrate District 1 Stephen LJ Hoffman, D* Kenton County Magistrate, Dist 2 Mary Lou Blount, R * Timothy W. Saylor, R Kenton County Magistrate, Dist 3 Katherine W. Shumate, R* Kenton County Property Valuation Administrator Darlene M. Plummer, R Mark E. Vogt, D* Kenton County Sheriff Marc Chapman, D Seymour Fisk, R Charles L. Korzenborn, R* Kenton County Surveyor James M. Shumate, R Gregory Barker, D

City races in Kenton County


Erlanger City Council Randy Blankenship* Kevin Burke* Kathy Cahill* Thomas Cahill* John Dunhoft* Bill Howard* Victoria Kyle* Shane Longshore* Corine Pitts* Renee Skidmore* Jim Speier Patty Suedkamp* James H. Brown Gary Meyer Don Skidmore Erlanger Mayor Tyson Hermes Thomas L. Rouse * Independence Mayor Mike Little Chris Reinersman Margaret Cook Independence Coun-

Jim Bushong* Alan A. Daly Lucas Deaton Donna Yeager* (Currently serving as mayor after mayor resigned mid-term) Thomas Brinker * Carol Franzen * Bill Aseere *

Circuit Judge (16th Circuit, First Division) Jason Hiltz Kathy Lape Mary K. “Kate” Molloy James T. Redwine Robert A. Winter Jr. Circuit Judge (16th Circuit, Third Divison) Gregory M. Bartlett* Circuit Judge (16th Circuit, Fourth Division) Patricia M. Summe* Circuit Judge Family Court (16th Circuit, Second Division) Carl E. Knochelmann Jr. Chris Mehling* Circuit Judge Family Court (16th Circuit, Fifth Division) Lisa Osborne Bushelman* Stephanie A. Dietz District Judge (16th District, First Division) Christopher S. Nordloh Ann Ruttle* District Judge (16th District, Second Division) Kenneth L. Easterling* District Judge (16th District, Third Division) Douglas J. Grothaus*

Don’t let politicians divide and conquer Think of all of the things that divide us: politics, religion, abortion, racism, gay rights, environmentalism, capitalism, militarism, health care, marriage, taxes, war, wealth, poverty, education, ignorance, patriotism and egoism. We separate ourselves from people who disagree with us; and we disdain others with different ambitions, achievements or goals. Yet, our humanity unites us in ways that our differences cannot defeat. A Christian is more like a Muslim than a giraffe. A gay person is more like a straight person than a spider. A Republican is

more like a Democrat than a goldfish. We lose our Janice M. ability to Wurtz improve society COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST in any COLUMNIST way when we lose that “... simple attitude of listening to build on what is common (Cardinal Maradiaga, Honduras).” This is where our government has come to; this is where we all have come to. We cannot even bear to listen to someone with a different opinion

from our own. We have our own clubs, churches and news stations. The issues that divide us call us to consider the simplicity of christian faith: “One cannot be a Christian without being a person first (with) ... traits and possibilities that are the patrimony of no one in particular but instead of humanity as a whole.” We all have needs in common, like food, housing, clothing, health and education. We also have fears in common, those problems that Cardinal Maradiaga describes as robbing us of sleep. We cannot share this deepest part of our humanity

until we stop emphasizing our differences. Cardinal Maradiaga believes in a community that, “... helps to make life intelligible and dignified, and makes it a community of equals without castes or classes, without rich or poor.” I believe in a United States of America that follows the same ideals. “... (I)f we are brothers, we must fight for establishing relations of equality and to eliminate their greatest obstacles: money and power ... consequently it is necessary to create a movement that can bring about such a thing…” Our common humanity should lead us away

from the politics of division. We don’t need to be on the winning side; we need to be on the side of our neighbors, with politics, unions and philosophies all subordinate to people. We need what the Cardinal calls, “a simple attitude of listening to build on what is common.” When a politician tells you that some other group doesn’t care about children, or old people, or the environment, it is a lie. All people desire to nurture and to protect children, to make sure that the elderly or infirmed are cared for, and want the earth to endure beyond our own lifetime.

By insisting upon this basic truth from our politicians, we may begin to make some headway with policies that actually put people ahead of power and ambition. When our government tries to divide us, we can tune that message out, and seek leaders who understand and promote the possibilities that unite us. When our elected officials succeed in dividing us with wild rhetoric, then we lose, they win, and nothing gets fixed. Janice M. Wurtz lives in Crestview Hills.

Use this month to start healthier lifestyle In the United Health Foundation’s 2013 edition of America’s Health Rankings, the great state of Kentucky came in at No. 45 when considering smoking, obesity, physical inactivity and diabetes. (Ohio, by the way, is No. 40.) All of that should, of course, be disturbing to anyone. It’s especially frustrating for those of us in the medical profession who are spending more and more time strategizing on the best ways to educate the community on how to remove risk factors for heart and vascular diseases, as well as how to best manage the consequences. February is Amer-

ican Heart Month, yet another opportunity to remind Guest people Columnist that by eating COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST better, COLUMNIST exercising and not smoking, the quality of your life will improve. I don’t know if it’s become a cliche or background noise, but the messages are not getting out in ways that are effective enough to change behaviors. People continue to smoke. They continue to overeat. They con-



tinue to live sedentary lifestyles. All of that affects their overall health which, in turn, affects family members, work productivity, personal finances, as well as the economics of health care. St. Elizabeth Healthcare offers some of the finest heart-health care in the region. It has state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled medical team that is passionate about serving this community. We have a longstanding history of providing high-quality health care – and we strive to keep getting better. We are presently building a heart and vascular institute that

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will be on par with the best in the country. And yet, we hope you never have to use our facilities – or anyone else’s. We hope you can modify your lifestyle and control your own health destiny. What can you do? I’ll keep it simple and give you two goals for this month: 1. Walk five days a week. It’s free. It’s easy. Develop a routine and/or a great iPod playlist. Go as long as you feel is comfortable. Get your heart rate up. Find someone to walk with you and encourage each other. You will feel better. That will be addictive and spill into your eating and smoking habits.

2. Avoid environments that discourage good health and put yourself in situations where you can succeed. It’s hard to stop smoking when others around you are lighting up. It’s harder to eat healthy when your significant others are eating fast foods. These changes will benefit your entire family. We will do our part as well. Our mobile cardio van, which offers screenings, is out and about more than 150 times a year. We plan to have our heart and vascular education program reach into communities a minimum of 12 times this

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year and to collaborate more closely with your primary care physicians, who are vitally important to your care. We are also working with our valued friends at the acclaimed Mayo Clinic on ideas for the best ways to reach and teach people. We want to be responsive to the community’s needs. We want to be a support system and a resource. Nobody lives forever; we know that. We just want people to live longer and we want people to live better. Dr. Victor Schmelzer is interim director for the St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Institute.

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St. Pius X fourth-grade student Andrew Reynolds, 10, of Edgewood and seventh-grade student Maximilian Bent, 13, of Covington show off their “crazy socks” in honor of Catholic Schools Week. Crazy socks day was one of the themes for the week at the Edgewood school. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Henry Hosea, 4, of Fort Thomas, reacts as his grandmother Annie Bennett of Fort Thomas dishes scoops of ice cream as part of the festivities for National Catholic Schools Week at St. Agnes School in Fort Wright. Bennett volunteers at the school where some of her grandchildren who are not pictured attend. Hosea is a kindergarten student at St. Thomas School in Fort Thomas.CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


Villa Madonna Academy freshman Molly Holt, senior Jared Bockweg, freshman William Martin, sophomore Sean Malone and senior Megan Rose give letters of appreciation to teachers Joe Cordonnier and Caitlin Ingram as part of the school’s Catholic Schools Week activities. Parents and students wrote notes of appreciation for teachers. “We believe a school is only as good as its teachers,” principal Pamela McQueen said. “So we try to take every opportunity to thank our teachers for all they do.”STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER St. Pius X first-grade student Ashley Schuchter, 6, of Crestview Hills and fifth-grade student Madison Matthews, 11, of Erlanger sport their “crazy socks” in honor of Catholic Schools Week. Crazy socks day was one of the themes for the week at the Edgewood school. MELISSA

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Emily Thaman, left, wears a squid hat on crazy hat day at St. Agnes School in Fort Wright as she eats lunch with her seventh-grade classmate Theresa Berling during the school's celebration of National Catholic Schools Week. Both girls are residents of Fort Wright. The school has 401 students enrolled in grades K-8.CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, FEB. 7 Art Events 50/50 Art Show and Sale, 6-8 p.m. Preview reception, no sales., Artisans Enterprise Center, 27 W. Seventh St., Exhibition featuring 50 artists with work for exactly $50 per piece. Opportunity for collectors to add to their collections and artists to showcase their work and make sales. 859-292-2322; Covington.

Art Exhibits Six Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Ohio National Financial Services Main Gallery: Ron Thomas: Take It From Me. Duveneck: So They Say: Northern Kentucky Printmakers. Rieveschl: Trisha Weeks. Hutson: Andrew Dailey. Semmens: David Hartz. Youth: The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts Carnegie Scholarship Winner, Rachel Birrer. 859-491-2030. Covington.

Attractions Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Two children ages 12 and under get free admission with each fullpriced adult ticket: $23. Through Feb. 28. Through Feb. 28. 859261-7444; Newport.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Edgewood Jazzercise Center, 126 Barnwood Drive, $38 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Edgewood. Lean and Mean Circuit Class, 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 7-8 a.m., Yolo Fitness, 1516 Dixie Highway, $15. 859-429-2225. Park Hills. Masala Bhangra Workout, 7-8 p.m., Move Your Body Fitness, 22 Commonwealth Road, Indian dance-based fitness program, designed for people of all ages and fitness levels who love to stay physically active through dance and want to learn about Indian culture. $10. 859-6409055; Erlanger.

On Stage - Comedy John Witherspoon, 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 1 Levee Way, $25. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Theater Seminar, 8-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Area premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s play about writing students struggling to find their creative voice. Beaten down repeatedly by a professor who squandered his talent, these students explore just how far they’ll go to achieve their goal. Ages 18 and up. $18, $15 students and seniors. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through Feb. 15. 513-479-6783; Newport.

Recreation Erlanger Lions Club Bingo, 5:30-10 p.m., Erlanger Lions Park, Sunset Ave., $10. Presented

by Erlanger Lions Club. 859-2829969. Erlanger.


John Witherspoon, 7:30 and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $25. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Art & Craft Classes

On Stage - Theater

Create a Pair of Tall Whimsical Mugs, 10 a.m.-noon, Covington Clay, 16 W. Pike St., Hand build mugs from clay, decorate and glaze them. Ages 18 and up. $65. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 513-556-6932; ce/commu. Covington.

Dead Serious About Life, 6-9 p.m., Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive, Musical to appeal to teenagers. Covers problems associated with teenagers and their different personalities, problems and their views about their lives. Ages 6-12. $9. Presented by Mishpachah, Inc.. Through Feb. 9. 800-459-7268; Park Hills.

Art Exhibits Six Exhibitions, noon-3 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-491-2030. Covington.

Attractions Winter Family Days, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, 859-261-7444; Newport.

Civic Conservation District Office Grand Opening, 1-3 p.m., Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Meet board members and staff. Free. Presented by Kenton County Conservation District. 859-586-7903, ext. 3; Independence.

Cooking Classes Sushi Rolling and Dining, 7 p.m., Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Includes training, choice of at least three sushi rolls, BYOB and recipe/product information. $25. Reservations required. 513-335-0297; Covington.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 8:15-9:15 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m., Edgewood Jazzercise Center, $38 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Edgewood.

SUNDAY, FEB. 9 Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4-5 p.m., Edgewood Jazzercise Center, $38 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-3317778; Edgewood.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., With DJ Will Corson. $10 buckets and $4 grape and cherry bombs. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington.

On Stage - Theater Dead Serious About Life, 3-6 p.m., Notre Dame Academy, $9. 800-459-7268; Park Hills.

MONDAY, FEB. 10 Art Events 50/50 Art Show and Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Works on view, no sales., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322; Covington.

Art Exhibits Six Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-491-2030. Covington.

Health / Wellness


CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit, 9 a.m.-noon, Remke Market Buttermilk Towne Center, 560 Clock Tower Way, $25 for each individual screen, including peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery and abdominal aortic aneurysm. Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. 859-301-9355. Crescent Springs.

Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, 859-261-7444; Newport.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day Valentines Dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Erlanger Lions Park, Sunset Ave., Music, dance, food and open bar. Ages 21 and up. $30. Presented by Erlanger Lions Club. 859-240-9121. Erlanger.

Music - Concerts Rebelution, 9 p.m. With Cris Cab., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $20. 859-4912444; Covington.

Music - Jazz Karl Dappen on Sax, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Bistro, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Variety of music from jazz to soft rock. Free. 859-426-1042; Crestview Hills.

On Stage - Comedy

Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 859-4419155; Covington.

Education Admissions Information Session, 1-2 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Urban Center, 525 Scott Blvd., Room 201. Find out about financial aid, academic programs, advising and more. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. 859-441-4500; Covington.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 8:15-9:15 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4:45-5:45 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Edgewood Jazzercise Center, $38 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Edgewood. Lean and Mean Circuit Class, 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 7-8 a.m., Yolo Fitness, $15. 859-429-2225. Park Hills.

Music - Bluegrass Bluegrass Jam Session, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., All bluegrass pickers invited to participate. Free. 859-491-6659; Covington.

Music - Concerts Arctic Monkeys, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., English alternative rock band. SOLD OUT. 859-491-2444; Covington.

TUESDAY, FEB. 11 Art Events 50/50 Art Show and Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Works on view, no sales., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322; Covington.

Art Exhibits

The Arctic Monkeys play the Madison Theater, 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. 859-491-2444; PHOTO

Six Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-491-2030. Covington.

Attractions Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium,

Footlighters Inc. present “Godspell,” Wednesdays-through-Sundays Feb. 13 through March 1, at the Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St. $20. 859-652-3849; TO MIKKI SCHAFFNER 859-261-7444; Newport.

Drink Tastings Tasting/Meet and Greet, 4-7 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, 501 Crescent Ave., Tapping event of Emancipator, Hostivet (official beer) and 10+161 (Moerlein barrel-aged English-style ale). Meet and greet with Christian Moerlein brewers, trivia and chance to win pair of Cincy Beerfest tickets. $3. Presented by Cork ‘n Bottle. 859-261-8333. Covington.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4:45-5:45 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Edgewood Jazzercise Center, $38 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Edgewood. Yoga, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Yolo Fitness, 1516 Dixie Highway, Master postures while increasing flexibility and strength. $10. 859-429-2225; Park Hills. Lean and Mean Circuit Class, 7-8 a.m., Yolo Fitness, $15. 859-429-2225. Park Hills.

Health / Wellness Weight Loss That Works, 6:30-7 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $60 for 12-week membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-8028965; Independence.

Music - Acoustic Roger Drawdy, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Irish music. Free. 859-491-6659; Covington.


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Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 5:10-6 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Edgewood Jazzercise Center, $38 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Edgewood. Lean and Mean Circuit Class, 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 7-8 a.m., Yolo Fitness, $15. 859-429-2225. Park Hills. R.I.P.P.E.D., 7-8 p.m., Move Your Body Fitness, 22 Commonwealth Road, Each component of workout provides uniquely different emphasis or system response, so your body never gets accustomed to constantly changing format. $6. 859-6409055. Erlanger.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke with Bree, 8 p.m.midnight, Pike St. Lounge, 266 W. Pike St., Free. Presented by Hotwheels Entertainment. 513-402-2733. Covington.

Recreation Ryle Band Bingo, 6:30-10 p.m., Erlanger Lions Club Hall, 5996 Belair Drive, Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Early games begin 6:45 p.m. Regular games begin 7:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Ryle Marching Band Boosters. Presented by Ryle Band Boosters. 859-282-1652. Erlanger.


Six Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-491-2030. Covington.

Attractions Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, 859-261-7444; Newport.

Films Cover Girl: Classic Film with Live Music, 7:30 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Featuring synchronous live performance of Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin songs, including “Long Ago (And Far Away).â€. $20-$14. 859-4912030; Covington.

Music - Jazz Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859261-2365; Covington.

On Stage - Theater Godspell, 8 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, GODSPELL boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.”. $20. Presented by Footlighters Inc.. 859-652-3849; Newport.

Art Exhibits

Art Events 50/50 Art Show and Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Works on view, no sales., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322; Covington.

Art Exhibits Six Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-491-2030. Covington.

Attractions Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, 859-261-7444; Newport.

Education Admissions Information Session, 1-2 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas Moore Parkway, Room E 208, Student Services Center. Find out about financial aid, academic programs, advising and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. 859-441-4500; Edgewood. Financial Aid Workshop, 2-3 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas Moore Parkway, Room E 208, Student Services Center. Attend workshop and get help with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. 859-441-4500; Edgewood.

The Carnegie hosts “Cover Girl: Classic Film with Live Music,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, and Friday, Feb. 14. It features the movie shown with synchronous live performance of Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin songs. $20-$14. 859-491-2030; TO SHANNAN BOYER



Chocolate treats perfect for Valentine’s Day

I always get sentimental around Valentine’s Day. I remember being a kid in second grade, hoping I’d get some Valentine cards from my classmates, particularly Bobby Simpson. It was always fun watching my boys when they were that age choose special cards for Rita their ValHeikenfeld entines. RITA’S KITCHEN Times change, but the message is the same. Anybody can be your Valentine, so remember those folks who have lent a helping hand, or who may just need cheering up. Send them a funny kid’s card with a note and, if you can, share one of these recipes with them. Chocolate rules!

Cappuccino mocha pudding cake aka Upside down hot fudge pudding cake If you’re making this for kids or someone who doesn’t like coffee flavor, leave out espresso. The fun thing about this is you learn a bit of food chemistry: the hot fudge sauce is poured over the top of the cake batter, and as the cake bakes, the sauce turns to pudding and sinks to the bottom while the cake batter rises to the top! Cake: 2 cups flour


⁄3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder 1 tablespoon baking powder 11⁄2 cups sugar 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts or other nuts (optional) 1 cup milk 4 tablespoons melted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Whisk flour, cocoa, espresso powder, baking powder and sugar together. In separate bowl, whisk milk, butter and vanilla. Add this to dry ingredients and blend. Pour into pan. Pudding: 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1 ⁄2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 13⁄4 cup very hot water

Mix sugars and cocoa. Pour water over and whisk. Pour ever so gently and evenly over batter. Pudding will look quite thin but gets real thick as it bakes. Bake 30-35 minutes or until center is set and just firm to touch. Don’t over bake or you won’t get much pudding!

Diabetic chocolate lover’s cheesecake

I remember this recipe from friend and former colleague, Joanna Lund, founder of Healthy Exchanges. 1 pound fat-free cream cheese, room temperature 4 serving package sugar-free instant

Rita’s chocolate pudding cake can be made with or without espresso powder.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD chocolate fudge pudding mix 2 ⁄3 cup nonfat dry milk powder 1 cup water 1 ⁄4 cup Cool Whip Lite 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 chocolate-flavored piecrust, 6 oz.

Garnish: 2 (21⁄2-inch squares) chocolate graham crackers, crushed 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Stir cream cheese with a spoon and add pudding mix, milk powder and water. Mix well using a whisk. Blend in Cool Whip and vanilla. Spread into crust. Sprinkle cracker crumbs and chips over top. Refriger-

ate at least 1 hour. Serves 8. Each serving: Calories 215, Fat 7 gm, Protein 26 gm, Carbs 644 mg

Easy chocolate fondue

This can be made ahead and reheated. Serve with chunks of fruit, cake, etc. I like to ladle some out for the kids before adding liqueur. 4 cups chocolate chips, your choice (approximately 24 oz.) 1 cup whipping cream, unwhipped 1 ⁄2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla or 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract Liqueur: Start with 2 tablespoons and go from


there (optional) - I used orange liqueur

Put chips, cream and milk in pan. Whisk over low heat until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla and liqueur.

Tips from readers’ kitchens

Tortellini soup update. Sandy, a loyal reader, made the tortellini soup with spinach and used a 19 oz. bag of tortellini and found it was way too much for the quart of broth. She decided to add more broth, which worked. Sandy asked me to specify how much tortellini to put in. I would say start with 2 cups tortellini and go

from there. John Pancoast’s eggplant casserole. Mary Lou K. made this healthier by substituting whole wheat crackers for the topping and low-fat yogurt for the whipping cream. “It was very delicious and would make a great main dish, though we had it with trout and considered it our vegetable and starch,” she said. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator, Jungle Jim's culinary professional and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/ blogs. Email her at with "Rita's kitchen" in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.



Remke hosting hearthealthy sessions This February marks the 50th anniversary of American Heart Month, and as Remke Markets has done over the last 11 years, they’ve given customers the opportunity to add to their grocery order the benefit to donate to the American Heart Association. To date Remke customers have donated more than $85,000 to the association. Remke customers have a long history of donating to various organizations and disaster reliefs. “We love our customers for their acts of kindness, when we bring an opportunity to them we

can always count on their generosity.” says, Matthew Remke, Remke president. The American Heart Association is dedicated to reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease in the U.S. They also provide funding for medical research, education and community services. In honor of American Heart Month, Remke is hosting its third annual Heart Healthy session – A Taste of Health – with its partner, St. Elizabeth Healthcare from 11 a.m.noon, Saturday Feb. 8, at the Remke Crescent Springs store, 560 Clock Tower Way, Crescent

Spring. There will be a live food demonstration from Remke Markets Chef Larry Anderson, heart healthy tips from a St. Elizabeth cardiac specialist and get a chance to speak with Amanda Mills from the American Heart Association. The sesssion is free and open to the public. Register by Friday, Feb. 7, at 859-301-6300 or Pre-register to be entered for a drawing. In addition, the Cardio Van will be parked in the lot from 9 a.m.-noon for anyone wanting a checkup, no appointment necessary.

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Carnegie has dinner and movie and songs A romantic dinner in an art gallery twinkling with guitar music, the timeless chemistry of Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly, and masterful songs by Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin performed by some of Greater Cincinnati’s top theatrical talent. The perfect Valentine’s date? The Carnegie and Cincinnati World Cinema proudly present a unique screening of the classic movie musical “Cover Girl,” featuring synchronous live performance of the Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin score. A dinner precedes the film, served by Jeff Thomas Catering in The Carnegie Galleries. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., the film is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, and Friday, Feb. 14. Tickets are $57-60 ($17$20 for film only) and are available online at or by calling The Carnegie Box Office at 859-957-1940 form noon- 5p.m. TAuesday through Friday. “Cover Girl” is presented as part of the 2013-14 Carnegie in Concert series, sponsored by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. “Cover Girl” Synopsis: Night club chorus girl Rusty Parker (Rita Hayworth) gets the chance of a

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lifetime when a powerful magazine editor offers to catapult her to instant fame as a “cover girl,” to the chagrin of her boyfriend and club owner Danny Maguire (Gene Kelly). Torn between the bright lights and her love for Danny, Rusty leaves the club for a Broadway show and a marriage proposal from its wealthy producer. Will love prevail, or will Rusty embrace the lavish promise of celebrity? The film was nominat-

ed for five Academy Awards after its 1944 premiere, winning for Best Musical Scoring. During the showing, as each of the 10 songs come up, the film’s sound goes down and lights will rise on pianist Brian D. Hoffman and an ensemble of Greater Cincinnati’s top musical theater talent, who will perform the songs live, synchronously with the film. As each song concludes, lights and sound will crossfade back to the film, creating a seamless integration of live singing with classic film acting.

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BRIEFLY Irish music playing at Thomas More

The ninth annual Concert of Irish Music will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Steigerwald Hall in the Student Center at Thomas More College. Admission is free, and there will be free Irish stew. Performing are: » Ceol Mohr, playing traditional music with an Irish, Welsh, English and American twist. » Silver Arm, which has played at the Cincinnati Celtic and international music festivals. Band leader Cindy Matyi is a speaker on Irish music, art and mythology. » Murphy’s Law, which plays pubs and festivals throughout the area. For information about the concert, contact Ray Hebert at Thomas More College at 859-344-3310 to email

Erlanger Lions Club to host dance

The Erlanger Lions Club host its annual Valentine’s Dance, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Erlanger Lions Club, at the end of Sunset Ave. The event includes an open bar, food, door prizes and music provided by Brian Marshall. Cost is $30 per person, or $25 per person for a party of six or more. To purchase tickets, call Julie Kreimborg at 859-240-9121. All proceeds benefit the community through the Lions Club’s various charity programs during the year.

Beekeeping school gives all the buzz

The Northern Kentucky Beekeepers Association will have its annual Beekeeping 101 School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Campbell County Environmental Education Center, 1261 Race Track Road, Alexandria. The event is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch. The guest speaker will be state apiarist, Sean Burgess.

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Unbridled talks

The Unbridled Liberty Tour will be at the METS Center, on Olympic Boulevard, Erlanger, Saturday, Feb. 8. Organizers say they are hoping to connect candidates who support the Constitution and the prinicples of limited goverment, free makets and fiscal responsibility. The tour is a series of events across Kentucky to connect freedom-loving Americans with candidates that support the principles of liberty. Doors open at 1 p.m. with speakers beginning at 1:45 p.m. Doc Thompson from The Blaze Radio will be the emcee for the day. Others scheduled to appear are: » Deneen Borelli, author of Blacklash and Outreach Director with FreedomWorks. » Dr. Tom Borelli, Senior Fellow with FreedomWorks and director of Market Freedom Project. » Harald Zieger, author and former East German citizen » Scott Hofstra, with the United Kentucky Tea Party. » Joe Kalil, from POST, Protecting our Students and Teachers » Rev. Lee Watts, of Religious Liberty » Matt Bevin, a candidate for Kentucky Senate. More information on Unbridled Liberty on Facebook

gather at the event in July to recognize the winners of this year’s awards. Area young professionals under the age of 40 are nominated for an award in their distinctive industry and are then judged by a panel of community leaders and experts. Categories include Arts, Entertainment & Recreation, Business & Financial Services, Community & Social Services, Communications, Marketing & Sales, Design & Construction Professionals, Education, Legal Services, Government & Public Affairs, Manufacturing/Technology/Science, and Medical & Health Care Services. The judges will then select three finalists in each category with the winner to be announced at the ceremony in July. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb 14, and can be completed by going to: awards/nominate/.

Learn to manage diabetes

If you have diabetes, the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s diabetes program is offering comprehensive education at an all-day workshop, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Campbell County Fire House, 4113 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring. Registration is required. Lunch and a diabetes toolkit will be provided. Topics will include:

geared toward coaches and athletes who want to improve performance. Attendees also will receive a 40-plus page Explosive Seminar guide. Cost is $50 adults; $25 ages14-18. There is limited seating with registration required. Bring your own water and snacks. For info, go to or-

call 859-905-0171.

Shelter volunteers needed

The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky, 634 Scott St. in Covington, needs volunteers. For more information, visit www.emergency, or call 859291-4555.

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DEATHS Fred Brooks

Amy Christman

Fred William Brooks, 76, of Ludlow, died Jan. 28, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He retired as the owner of Ludlow Chevron and Auto Repair Co., previously owned Overhead Door Co. in Covington and T&H Grocery in Bromley, previously was an employee for Hemmer Construction Co., was an Air Force veteran, member of St. Ann’s Church in West Covington, and former member of Ludlow City Council. His wife, Carmelita Brooks, died previously. Survivors include his son, Fred Brooks Jr. of Villa Hills; two grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright. Memorials: St. Ann’s Church, 1274 Parkway Ave., West Covington, KY 41011.

Amy Feldkamp Christman, 53, of Walton, died Jan. 25, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a realtor. Her mother, Carol Feldkamp, and sister, Jody Lukey, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Chris Christman of Walton; father, Albert Feldkamp of Fort Mitchell; stepbrothers, Scott, Mark, and Paul Schlosser; stepsister, Linda Teubner; sons, Will Christman of Harlan, and Sam Christman of Walton; daughter, Carlee Clark of Villa Hills; brothers, Michael Behnen of Washington, and David Behnen of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Laura Futral of Korea, and Teresa Venable of California; and nine grandchildren. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; or Lakeside

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previously. Survivors include her brother, Philip; children, Jeff, Melissa and Ben; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Carol Ann Clark, 72, of Lido Key, Fla., formerly of Erlanger, died Jan. 16, in her home. She had a strong faith in God, and loved the beach, gardening and reading. Her husband, Paul Clark, died

Evelyn Clark, 88, of Erlanger, died Jan. 23. She was a clerical employee for insurance companies, and member of Calvary Baptist Church. Her husband, John Clark, and cousin Velma Evans, died previously. Survivors include her cousins, Franklin Simpson, Lawson Simpson and Charles Simpson. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: Missions, care of

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Douglas Cornett Sr. Douglas Cornett Sr., 70, of Latonia, died Jan. 25, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He retired after 25 years as owner and operator of D&D Cleaning in Latonia, was employed by St. Elizabeth Hospital North in the housekeeping department, was a member of Holy Cross Church, and enjoyed gardening and his pets. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Cornett of Latonia; daughters, Brenda Levan of Erlanger, and Tesla Cornett of Latonia; son, Douglas Cornett Jr. of Latonia; and one grandchild. Interment was at Linden Grove Cemetery in Covington. Memorials: Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

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Marcella Finnell Marcella “Penny” McNeese Finnell, 82, of Taylor Mill, died Jan. 24. She was the middle child of 15, helping to raise many of her younger siblings before starting her own family, was a member of DeMossville Baptist Church, a 58-year member of Rosebud Chapter No. 39, Order of the Eastern Star, and enjoyed entertaining family and traveling with friends to Buckhorn Lake and on bus trips across the country. Her brothers, Ira, Melvin, Bill, Paul, Edward, David, Charles and Marvin; and sisters, Kathleen, Oma, Evelyn and Mary, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Raymond; sons, David of Burlington, and Mark of Jefferson City, Mo.; brother, John McNeese; sister, Bonnie Day; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

Calista Geise Calista Gay Geise, 78, of Ludlow, died Jan. 25, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker, member of Sts. Boniface and James Church and Alter Society, and took an active role in her children’s activities as a Girl Scout leader, member of Ludlow High School PTA and athletic boosters, and an organizer of the Ludlow Buffalo Youth Football Program. In her youth she was a member and past queen of Job’s Daughter. Her husband, Paul D. Geise, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Phillip D. Geise of New Albany, Ind., Charles E. Geise of Independence, and C. Michael Geise of St. Paul, Minn.; daughters, Rebecca A. Aud of Philpot, and Patricia M. Bradley of Hillsboro, Ore.; sister, Joy Miller of Cahokia, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs, KY 41017.

Sylvia Griffis Sylvia Lee Griffis, 92, of Erlanger, died Jan. 25, at her home. She was a member of Roger’s Grove Baptist Church in Monticello, Ky., owned and operated Ward and Sylvia’s Restaurant in Ludlow, and later in life owned and operated Rick’s Market in Elsmere before retiring in her 80s. Her husband, Ward Griffis; daughters, Sue Johnson and Billie Jean Kinser; and sons, Ricky Griffis, Paul Griffis and Jessie Griffis. Survivors include her son, Ward Lee Griffis of Loveland, Ohio; daughters, Peggy Anne Drohan of Erlanger, Mary E. Sims of Lenoir, N.C., Judie Gaston of Erlanger, and Rebecca Crabtree of Somerset; 21 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Interment was at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Mount Healthy, Ohio. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Mary Gronefeld Mary Jule Gronefeld, 74, of Erlanger, died Jan. 24, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a 1960 graduate of the St. Elizabeth Nursing School, worked as a registered nurse for 28 years, and was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church. Her daughter, Julia Steffen; and sisters, Joann Flannery and Patricia Bunner, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Paul E. Gronefeld; children, Paul Jeffery “Jeff” Gronefeld of Crescent Springs, Jennifer Lynn Gable of Frederick, Md., and Jo

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Lorraine Hinton Lorraine Schaefer Hinton, 90, of Covington, formerly of Villa Hills, died Jan. 24, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a graduate of Dixie Heights High School. Survivors include her husband, Russell Hinton; and several nieces and nephews. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Lynn Kresser Lynn Charles Kresser, 73, of Independence, died Jan. 28. He owned and retired from Budget Print in Florence, and was a member of St. Barbara Church in Erlanger. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Kresser of Independence; children; Marilyn Gurren of Union, Scott Kresser of Fort Mitchell, and Mary Ellen Pennington of Union; brother, Greg Kresser of Florence; and eight grandchildren. Burial was at St. John Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Neediest Kids of All, 312 Elm St. No. 20, Cincinnati, OH 45202; or The Parish Kitchen, 141 West Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

Bernard Landwehr Dr. Bernard J. Landwehr, 89, of Edgewood, formerly of Wheeling, W. Va., and Lakeland, Fla., died Jan. 25. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific, was a graduate of Delphos St. John’s, received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University, earned his master’s degree from Bowling Green State University, and his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. He taught high school in Pioneer and Wauseon, Ohio,

before accepting a position at West Liberty (College) University, West Liberty, W.Va., as a professor in the business department where he taught for 30 years. After retiring in 1989, he and his wife moved to Florida where they enjoyed cruises, trips, and playing golf. He also loved making wood crafts, especially toys for his grandchildren. During tax season, he worked as a volunteer to help prepare taxes for those that needed assistance. His wife, Verda L. Landwehr; sisters, Mary Hiller, Lois Keck, Ruth Bensman and Jeanne Bendele; and brother, Donald Landwehr, died previously. Survivors include children, James Landwehr Sr., Janice Landwehr, CSJ, JoAnne Harris, David Landwehr and Betty Kellas; brother, Harold Landwehr; sister, Helen Haehn; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorials: the charity of donor’s choice.

Mary McGetrick Mary Imelda “Ricki” McGetrick, 82, of Fort Wright, died Jan. 29, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was born in Providence, R.I., was an elementary-school teacher in the Diocese of Covington and Covington Public Schools, a past president and member of Dixie Gateway Chapter of American Business Women, and member of N. Ky. Retired Teachers Association. Her sisters, Arline McGetrick and Marjorie Young; brothers, James, Gerald and Steven McGetrick; siblings, Elizabeth C. McLaughlin and Patricia Costa, all from Rhode Island. Memorials: Mary, Queen of Heaven Church, Adopt-a-Student program, 1150 Donaldson Road, Erlanger, KY 41018.

Charles Meyer Charles E. “Chuck” Meyer, 65, of Ottawa, Ontario, formerly of Erlanger, died Jan. 13, at his residence. He had a band called The Weeds that enjoyed popularity in the Greater Cincinnati area during the early 1960s, and he later moved to Ottawa during the 1980s to pursue his music

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Harry Newby Harry “Gene” Newby, 81, of Florence, died Jan. 22, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired truck driver with Pennsylvania Truck Lines, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. His daughter, Lynda Byrne, and several brothers and sisters, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Virgie Love of Erlanger, and Phyllis Newby of Florence; four grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. Memorials: American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Pwy., Louisville, KY 40222.

John North John Gilmore North, 91, of Erlanger, died Jan. 18, at Florence Park Care Center. He was a Navy veteran, retired as a coin machine mechanic for

Singer Industries, and enjoyed many hobbies, including baseball cards, animals, antiques and coins. His son, David Michael North, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Frances of Erlanger; daughters, Carol North of Carroll, Iowa, and Penny Miller of Florence; sons, Les North of Minnesota, and Tom North of Hebron; sister, Evelyn Douglas of St. Louis; brother, Verne North of Omaha, Neb.; 14 grandchildren, eight greatgrandchildren. Memorials: Boone County Animal Shelter, 5643 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY.

Amy Overbay Amy M. Overbay, 36, of Aurora, Ind., formerly of Latonia, died Jan. 28, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Survivors include her daughters, Ashley and Allison Overbay; mother, Patsy Kennedy; father and stepmother, John E. and Kelli C. Kennedy; brother, Scott Kennedy; half-brother, Starkey Hedger; grandparents, Mary Jean Kennedy and Gilbert and Belinda Hensley; and fiance, Tony Bevis. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: Amy Overbay Children’s Education Fund, care

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Nancy Parton Nancy L. Parton, 71, of Villa Hills, died Jan. 22, at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was a retired preschool teacher of 38 years at the Sonshine School in Immanuel United Methodist Church, worked for 10 years at McAlpin’s Department Store as a sales associate, and spent countless hours supporting her children especially at Dixie Heights High School in the Mom Group for the football team. Her son, Jay Parton, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Parton of Villa Hills; daughters, Jill Baeten of Verona, and Wendy Butler of Atlanta; son, Wes Parton of Florence; brother, Sonny Vielhuer of Newtown, Ohio; sister, Judy Low of Cincinnati; and seven grandchildren.

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Donald Shattuck Donald V. Shattuck, 88, died Jan. 26, at Villaspring Care Center of Erlanger. He retired as vice president of Ingersoll-Rand Corporation where he worked for 40 years, and served in the Air Force as a tail gunner on a B-24 bomber, flying missions to protect the east coast of the United States during World War II. His first wife, Pauline Shattuck; second wife, Jane Shattuck; and daughter, Jane Eacret, died previously. Survivors include sons, Paul Shattuck of Livermore, Calif., and

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Gertrude Twehues Gertrude Twehues, 76, of Park Hills, died Jan. 26, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She attended Oakridge Baptist Church, was a retired assistant housekeeper, was a league bowler for more than 40 years, and loved sewing and her grandchildren. Her brothers, Edward and Raymond Fields; and sister, Emma Lee Gadd, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Donald Allen Twehues; son, Michael Twehues of Park Hills; daughters, Jennifer Carnes of Circleville, Ohio, and Becky Tomlin of Independence; sister, Geneva Gadd of Florence; and six grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or St. Jude Children`s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

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