April 23, 2014

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Hear2Heal: South Dearborn students collaborate with Blessid Union of Souls singer
Written by Erika Schmidt Russell   
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:01 PM


Hear 2 Heal is all of those and more. The name itself is quite deliberately a play on words. Hear as in hearing, listening. Here as in present, as in being there to hear, to listen.

Teenagers have a lot to say, they have a lot to deal with adults have forgotten. The production at South Dearborn High School of Hear 2 Heal next week aims to start a dialogue and to heal the wounds caused by tragedies, by not hearing.

“It’s not a concert. It’s not a musical. It’s, well, a musical project,” said SDHS choral director Justin Selmeyer.

Hear 2 Heal is a collaboration with Blessid Union of Souls frontman Eliot Sloan. It was the brainchild of Sloan’s friend and collaborator Brian Halsey, and started out at Brownsburg High School, Ind., in 2012. Since then it’s been performed at schools around Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky as well as a few others in the Midwest.

The “musical project” isn’t just a bunch of Blessid Union songs, it features songs by local teens or choral directors, including SDHS’s own Selmeyer.

Aurora Little League welcomes celebrity
Written by Staff Report   
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:00 PM

Teddy Kremer is the Grand Marshal for the Aurora Little League Opening Day parade/festivities on April 26.  

The parade will start at 9 a.m. and take the Aurora Farmers Fair parade route through downtown Aurora.  Kramer will then lead the player’s parade onto the main field, behind the Aurora Community Center at 404 Green Blvd., for the Opening Day festivities including team/player introductions and our Home Run Derbies.

Opening Day for Aurora Little League is open to everyone.  There will be over 200 players participating as well as family and friends at our complex.

“We are expecting crowds in excess of 500 people.  We will have full concessions available as well as sponsor booths, balloon animals and a Sno-Cone truck.  This is a family event and will have something for everyone,” said ALL board member Paul Kunkle.

Opening day for Lawrenceburg Little League
Written by Staff Report   
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:59 PM

Before the City of Lawrenceburg had a riverboat casino, and its tax revenue, its residents and workers were dedicated to the children of Lawrenceburg and went above and beyond the duties of work, parenthood, coaching or community.

During the big Little League kick off parade and festivities starting with the parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, Lawrenceburg will recognize the contributions of some of those folks.

One of them is longtime parks foreman Dennis Lewis, who will have a Little League field dedicated in his honor.

French WWII historian speaks at LHS May 1
Written by Submitted   
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:59 PM

A World War II historian who recently guided local teachers to battle sites in France will speak Thursday, May 1, at Lawrenceburg High School.

Lise Pommois' free presentation on WW II in Alsace is open to the public, including veterans, but folks who plan to attend should call the LHS main office ahead of time at 812-537-7219.

Five sessions are scheduled, starting at approximately 8:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 a.m. Most will last about an hour.

An English teacher, Pommois started her research because she was grateful to the American and Allied soldiers who liberated her village in Northern France, said LHS counselor Rita Kirchgassner. Pommois was just a small child at the time, and at one point she was hidden, naked, in a cornfield to escape the Nazis.

LHS construction zone, not a playground
Written by Submitted   
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:58 PM

Lawrenceburg Schools’ Superintendent Karl Galey reminds folks the fenced area around the gymnasium at Lawrenceburg High School is a construction zone.

There is NO admittance inside the fenced area without approval by the construction superintendent, said Galey.