Area briefs




Golden Boys hold spring meeting

PIQUA — The Golden Boys Golf Club of Piqua held their spring meeting on Wednesday, April 19, at the Fort Piqua Plaza, with a luncheon catered by Mulligan’s Pub.

They will start their 27-week schedule on Wednesday, April 26, at Echo Hills and will play 10 different courses.

PHS choirs fare well at state

PIQUA — The Piqua High School Women’s Chorus, Concert Choir, and Men’s Chorus participated in The OMEA Southwest State Choir Contest held April 21-22 at Tippecanoe High School. Both the Women’s Chorus and Concert Choir received Superior ratings for their performances, and the Men’s Chorus received an Excellent rating.

The Concert Choir turned in another exceptional performance in particular by once again receiving Superior ratings from each one of their adjudicators. The choir was awarded four Superior ratings from the three judges evaluating their song selections, as well as the judge who evaluated their sight reading skills.

All three choirs will be performing their contest programs once again as part of the Spring Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Piqua High School. The choirs are under the direction of Tom Westfall, accompanied by Carol Palmer, and assisted by Beth Fair.

Premier opens new practice

PIQUA — Premier Physician Network announces the opening of Upper Valley Family Medicine in Piqua.

Upper Valley Family Medicine includes Stuart Edmiston, DO, and Wendy L. Wolfe, FNP. Dr. Edmiston received his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Doctors Hospital of Stark County. Ms. Wolfe is a certified nurse practitioner who received both her bachelor’s and master’s of nursing degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Upper Valley Family Medicine is dedicated to the Miami County and northern Dayton communities and is located inside Upper Valley Medical Center’s Outpatient Care Center-North, at 280 Looney Road in Piqua. The practice is accepting new patients and can be contacted by calling (937) 778-0360.

Music Warehouse hosting boot camp

PIQUA — Music Warehouse is hosting its second annual summer boot camp, limited to students entering third grade up through eighth grade. Only 100 students may participate and the deadline to register is May 13.

The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 26-30 at Piqua High School’s Hartzell Center for the Performing Arts. A performance for the public will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 30 at Piqua High School.

Registrations will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 26. Athletic shoes need to worn daily because dancing will be done each day. Students may bring a water bottle. Parents are encouraged to volunteer.

The participation fee is $10, which covers the cost of the tee shirt. Each student will need white shorts and white tennis shoes for the performance. Only one absence is allowed.

Forms may be downloaded from the Music Warehouse website at or contact Sena Alberts (937)773-8198.

Kiwanis set May meetings

PIQUA — The Piqua Kiwanis Club has scheduled the following meetings for May:

May 3: “Miami County’s Virtual Market: How it Works and What is Available” with Jennifer Ruff

May 10: “Lehman High School’s STEM program” with Denny Maas, STEM and MM coordinator and Missy Bennett, executive director

May 17: “Upcoming and Completed Engineering Projects in Piqua” with Amy Havenar, Piqua city engineer

May 25: “Engineering Projects in the County” with Miami County engineer, Paul Huelskamp

Kiwanis meetings are open to the public. Luncheon and meetings take place at noon on Wednesdays at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, in Piqua. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips at (937) 778-1586 or visit