Student members of area scouting organizations present a new flag during the Fairfield South Elementary School annual 9/11 commemorative and new flag raising ceremony, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
The news and events that captivated the community this year provided some funny, entertaining and impactful scenes.
Here’s a look at some of the best photos of the year captured in Fairfield and Fairfield Twp.
The Fairfield High School marching band kicked off a rally and meeting for Fairfield School District staff held at the high school Performing Arts Center, Friday, Sept. 1, 2-17. Because of the construction of several new buildings, the start of the school year will be Tuesday, Sept. 5. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
Fairfield Central Elementary School first grader Walter Herbert battled a rare form of cancer. The school district accelerated his journey to graduation with short visits to classrooms in all the grade levels. Central Elementary held a graduation ceremony for him on Sept. 8. He died on Oct. 6. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
Intervention Specialist Dawn Schneider helps students find their classes in the hallway on the first day of classes at the new Fairfield Freshman School Tuesday, Sept. 5 in Fairfield. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
Fairfield's Andrew Sams got a pin to win the match in the 170 pound weight class against Springboro's Joe Froehlich during their dual Thursday, Jan. 19 at Fairfield High School Performing Arts Center in Fairfield. Fairfield won the dual 42-24. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF