The butternut (Juglans cinerea) in the southeast corner of President Yarosewick's lawn is one of the more mature trees on the Keene State campus. Often mistaken for its better known cousin, the walnut, the butternut is a common tree in the Northeast. Its large, egg-shaped, hard nut is both desirable and a nuisance. The oily nut can be eaten by humans, but other animals, such as squirrels, cause problems by burying the nuts in inappropriate places and scattering the husks everywhere. The whitish gray, furrowed bark of the butternut is an interesting feature in any landscape. The inner bark and leaves have other cathartic qualities; for example, many Native Americans used the bark to treat rheumatism.
– Jeff Garland, KSC Arborist
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Coach of Champions
It took 41 years, but Salem (N.H.) High School earned a second state baseball championship this year, on the watch of Coach Daniel Keleher '91. Keleher teaches physical education at Salem and, since 1993, has coached varsity baseball, football, and indoor track. He knows them all well, as he played all three sports as a student at Salem High School.
Keleher came to Keene State in the late '80s as a transfer student and played on the KSC team under Coach Ken Howe for two years. He missed out on a third year only because of his student teaching schedule.
But now the former Salem shortstop and KSC outfielder has a place in his high school's history. The last time the school earned state baseball honors was in 1962. At that time, the school was named Woodbury High School and competed in the Class M league. Now named Salem High School and, due to its larger size, competing in the Class L league, the school beat Keene High School's baseball team for the state honors.
Keleher is married to Susan DuMont Keleher '91 and the couple has three daughters, Katherine, 7; Mary, 6; and Elizabeth, 3.
– Barbara Hall '89
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