Area briefs



Kunkleman speaks to Lions

TROY — The Troy Lions Club members recently learned about the illegal drug trade in Troy.

The informative program was provided by Captain Jeff Kunkleman of the Troy Police Department. In addition to several interesting stories, Kunkleman showed slides illustrating various street drugs and drug paraphernalia. The photos showed the results from several car stops and house raids. Lions were shown marijuana growing in homes and fields, the processing of cocaine and portable meth labs, all found within the city of Troy. Kunkleman also talked about the extensive amount of heroin that flows up from Dayton on a daily basis.

“I always knew there were drugs out there, but it is surprising, in a city like Troy, to see the full scope of the problem,” said Lion Club member Bob Dever. Many club members agreed.

The Troy Lions Club is a non-profit community service organization serving Troy, Covington, Pleasant Hill, Piqua, Tipp City, and surrounding areas of Miami County since 1942. For more information, see or call (937) 335-7345.

Farrand on dean’s list

CARLISLE, Pa. — Alexandra Elizabeth Farrand, a senior international studies major at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. A graduate of Marian High School, she is the daughter of William and Rebecca Farrand of Troy.

All students earning a position on the dean’s list must have a grade-point average of 3.7 or above on a 4.0 GPA scale for the semester.

NASA program to be offered

TROY — WACO Learning Center will offer a new aeronautical program to families with early learners designed by NASA. Fun with Flight is a collection of six STEM learning modules based on children’s books.

Each module focuses on a single children’s book, followed by a STEM thematic lesson. Hands-on activities will engage the child as they make discoveries about Gliders in Nature (Form & Function), Balloons (Sinking & Floating), Parachutes (Fluid Thickness & Drag), Kites (Surface Area & Lift), Helicopters and Airplanes (Force & Thrust), and World Flyers (Geography & Global Trade).

These six lessons will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on March 8, 10, 15, 17, 21, and 24. A $35 materials fee will cover all six modules. Children ages 4-6 can register by calling Nancy Royer at (937) 335-9226 at WACO Air Museum for registration. Class size is limited.