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Vol. 123 No. 237

November 28, 2013

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A two-month investigation into illegal sexual activity at the Lockington Reserve in Shelby County has resulted in the arrest of nine individuals including the former Sidney Daily News editor, a former Piqua Park Board member and more arrests are pending. During a press conference on Wednesday morning, Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart, who was joined by Shelby County Commissioners Julie Ehemann and Bob Guillozet, said that “there were 25 to 30 cars per day going in there (the park). This is probably the tip of the iceberg.� Only part of the park was under surveillance during the 60-day investigation. Lenhart said there was

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allegedly “lewd sexual activity� and described it as “anal sex, oral sex, guys running around naked, you name it.� He said that there were no women or children involved in the activity, but it was noted that one man, David Murray, 51, of Sidney, was allegedly seen masturbating in his car as “children were being dropped off� from the school bus in that area. He was previously arrested in October. Lenhart said he was surprised by the age of the men. “Most of them are older,� including a 72-year-old. Another man works for American Airlines as a supervisory gate agent and had allegedly previously been arrested for “lewd public acts� in Texas. In response to a question, Lenhart said the American Airlines employee

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Sarah Steenrod, who is dressed as a Thanksgiving Day turkey, runs with students at Northwood Elementary School Monday during a turkey trot run/walk.

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TODAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S THOUGHT trained to pace themselves for the long distance run. All students that jogged the entire course and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t walk were winners. Following the trot, students received a cup of yogurt donated by Dannon. Students are encouraged to continue working out daily for

60 minutes for the rest of their lives. In attendance at all of the elementary turkey trots and dressed like a turkey was Sarah Steenrod, program coordinator at the Sidney First Presbyterian Church. Steenrod helps coordinate the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Turkey

Trot. The seventh annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Walk/ Run benefits the Alpha Center Food Bank and Holy Angels Soup Kitchen in downtown Sidney. In lieu of registration fees, each participant is asked to bring non-perishable food items for donation.

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Elementary students throughout Sidney City Schools participated in a turkey trot course on their schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property Monday. Fifth-grade students ran a mile while younger classes ran less than a mile. Students had trained for about a month for the event. Students were

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The Ohio Department of Transportation has approved the city of Sidneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal to keep the north leg of Wilkinson Avenue open at the Ohio 47 intersection. The city had requested that ODOT remove the closing of the northern access to Wilkinson from phase II of the Ohio 47 safety improvement project. The project involves $1.4 million in safety improvements on the state route from Franklin Avenue to Vandemark Road. The

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Municipal court In Sidney Municipal Court Monday, Judge Duane Goettemoeller fined Michael D. Miller II, 23, 934 Buckeye Ave., Apt. 211, $250 and $103 costs, sentenced him to 40 days in jail, and ordered him to perform 80 hours of community service for driving under suspension. A speeding case was dismissed. • Kyle T. Fetty, 23, 426 W. Parkwood St., use of unauthorized plates, $75 and $103 costs, five days in jail. • Nicole R. Herron, 35, 928 N. Buckeye Ave., driving under suspension, $75 and $111 costs. • Shacon Barnes, 20, 201 Stewart Ave., drug abuse, $75 and $105 costs, six months license suspension; signal lights, dismissed. • Tammy L. Murray, 45, 2360 Wapakoneta Ave., Apt. 209, speeding, $30 and $105 costs. • Tamren Bunker, 18, 502 S. Miami Ave., failure to control, $25 and $111 costs. • Dale R. Pohlschneider, 57, 725 N. Miami Ave.,

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Apt. B, failure to yield, $25 and $111 costs. • Jeffrey R. Hudnall, 24, 610 E. Pike St., Jackson Center, drug abuse, $50 and $95 costs, six months license suspension; drug abuse, $50, six months license suspension; drug paraphernalia, $50, $10 costs, six months license suspension. • Jessica Castle, 23, 632 Highland Ave., failure to register dog, $25 and $95 costs; confinement/ restraint of dog, $25 and $10 costs. • Alieu Touray, 23, 7640 Port Jefferson Road, no rear-view mirror, $20 and $101 costs. • Amber K. Long, 29, 936 Buckeye Ave., Apt. 134, assured clear distance, $25 and $105 costs. • James Drees, 30, 1822 Daniel Place, failure to reinstate license, dismissed, License Intervention Program successful; assured clear distance, dismissed. • Susan E. Bender, 50, 11571 State Route 362, Minster, resisting arrest, dismissed.

Police log WEDNESDAY -6:35 a.m.: contempt. Jarrett Lee Burton, 19, at large, was arrested on a contempt warrant after he was transported to the emergency room after a drug overdose. -1:09 a.m.: probation violation. David J. Marlow, 19, 343 Wilson Ave., was arrested on a probation violation in Miami County on a warrant from Sidney Municipal Court. TUESDAY -7:42 p.m.: theft. Rachel C. Strohmenger, 519 Culvert St., reported the theft of an amp, stereo faceplate and gift card from her vehicle. Loss was estimated at $449.09. -4:15 p.m.: burglary. Alicia M. Ferguson, 1271 Tully Drive, reported someone attempted to enter her residence while

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• Kayla Burress, 24, 3855 Lindsey Road, was cited for a right of way turning left violation after striking the vehicle driven by Charles Eubank, 33, of Ansonia, Tuesday around 4:52 p.m. According to the crash report, Burress attempted to turn left out of 2500 Michigan St. when she struck the oncoming vehicle driven by Eubank. • Edward Bray, 72, 1215 Constitution Ave., was cited for improper backing after backing into a vehicle driven by Jeremy S. Hamilton, 22, 736 Countryside Lane, Apt. 12, Tuesday at 9:59 a.m. According to the report, Bray was attempting to back out of a parking spot along Ohio Avenue.

WEDNESDAY -7:15 a.m.: fire alarm. Crews responded to 915 Michigan St. on a fire alarm investigation. -4:37 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 200 block of Jefferson Street. TUESDAY -9:20 p.m.: injury. Medics were dispatched to the 100 block of Gemini Drive. -5:38 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 200 block of North Miami Avenue. -5:10 p.m.: clean up. Crews were dispatched to 2500 Michigan Street to clean up fluids from a noninjury crash. -12:51 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 300 block of East North Street.

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she and her husband were at work. -3:11 p.m.: theft. Vickie E. Anderson, 569 Shie Ave., reported the theft of an Xbox, valued at $150. -12:28 p.m.: burglary. Darryl A. VanHook, 214 Piper St., reported a burglary and the theft of two computers, valued at $900, along with damage to the door glass and lock hasp. MONDAY -2:21 p.m.: criminal damaging. Reginald L. Nichols, 306 Monroe St., reported someone broke out a window on his residence. -1:49 p.m.: contempt. Terry E. Harris, 30, at large, was arrested on a warrant out of Darke County. SATURDAY -10:23 p.m.: theft. Justin L. Neville, 723 Campbell Road, reported

Greve, Janell Greve, Aliya Jones, Olivia Lenhart, Grace McCafferty and Connor Stutsman. 3.49 - 3.00 Evan Aufderhaar, Brielle Boroff, Kathryn Egbert, Spencer Heuker, Jessielynn Kellerman, Sarah Klaus, Parker Maurer, Kya Skinner and Tyler Swank. Eighth grade 4.00 Nicholas Buettner, Valerie Christman, Lillian Koenig, Paige Lane and Grace Weatherhead. 3.99 – 3.50 Vincent Bajwa, Joshua Brown, Jamie Carducci, Trevor Frey, Austin Fullenkamp, Grant Greve, Danielle Schneider, Danielle Schwartz and Alexis Vehorn. 3.49 – 3.00 Hanna Bailey, Ethan Butcher, Jimmy Carducci, Zane Egbert, Olivia Ewry, Brooklyn Flora, Jenna Free, Alysha Jenkins, Cassie McGowan and Matthew Oellerman. Freshmen 4.00 Kayla Kohler, Madeline Okuley, Micah Smock, Madison Steinke and Drake Woodruff. 3.99 – 3.50 Crystal Alstaetter, Rachel Creps, Alexis Jones, Damian Metz and Joshua Miller. 3.49 – 3.00 Alex Bergman, Logan Fisher, Madison Haught, Ali’sia

Hoskins, Alexander Jutte, Morgan Law, Paige Oakley, Xavier Pax, Jenna Pitts, Katelyn Pleiman, Joseph Shuga, Casey Woodall and Garrett Williams. Sophomores 4.00 Amber Buehler, Andrew Ewry, Jared Goubeaux, Blake Maurer and Nathan Platfoot. 3.99 – 3.50 Austin Adams, Sierra Butcher, Taylor Doseck, Ryan Egbert, Cameron Flora, Aaron Fullenkamp, Erik Greve, Nolan Greve, Abbey Johnson, Sarah Knoop, Kyle Maurer, Jacob Roberts, Kaitlynn Skinner and Samantha Vehorn. 3.49 – 3.00 Natalie Ambos, Michaela Ary, Jacob Barnett, Chad Bergman, Jacob Cooper, Stephanie Etgen, Chloe Flora, Kayla Heuker, Baylee Johnson, Katie Liesner, Rebecca King, Keirstyn Rogers, Matthew Schipper, Levi Steinke and Jacob Will. Juniors 4.00 Kaitlyn Barhorst, Brooke Bornhorst, Mackenzie Brown, Jocelyn Counts, Mitchell Goubeaux, John-Michael Haught and Corinne Woodruff. 3.99 – 3.5 Kaylee Bailey, Layla Bogart, Whitney Bornhorst, Lucas Buehler,

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TUESDAY -10:48 p.m.: vandalism. Deputies received a report that someone smashed the mailbox at 3044 Sidney Freyburg Road with a pumpkin.

WEDNESDAY -8:06 a.m.: fire. Fort Loramie Rescue, Fort Loramie Fire, Anna Fire, Lockington Fire, Sidney Fire and sheriff’s deputies responded to

a structure fire at 6817 Hardin Wapakoneta Road. TUESDAY -6:42 p.m.: carbon monoxide. Fort Loramie Fire responded to a carbon monoxide report at 248 Oakwood Drive.

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Botkins council meets BOTKINS — During its meeting, Nov. 26, the village of Botkins Council approved the following: • The addition of a member, Nate Friestheler, to the Botkins Volunteer Fire Department. • Appropriations in the amount of $1,200 for a laptop computer for the police department. • Appropriations in the amount of $1,940.35 to cover overuns in expenses of that amount in the S. Main Street resurfacing project. The council also gave a second reading to an amended loud noises ordinance; heard reports by the Fire and Safety Committee, the fire department, the police department and the village administrator; and went into executive session to discuss employee compensation. Mayor Steve Woodruff presented a plaque to Dennis Greve commemorating his 43 years of service to the village volunteer fire department.

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JACKSON CENTER — Lowell John Rickert, 79, of Jackson Center, passed away at 6:43 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Shelby County on March 5, 1934, to the late Irvin and Loretta (Evans) Rickert. On June 25, 1955, he married the former Patricia Ambos, and she survives. He is also survived by his son, David Rickert, of Botkins; a daughterin-law, Karen Rickert, of Botkins; five grandchildren, Jason (Julie) Rickert, of Texas, Alyssa Rickert, of Iowa, Stephanie Rickert, of Botkins, Danielle Rickert, of Texas, and Katie Rickert, of Botkins; three greatgrandchildren, J.J., Jaxon and Isabella Rickert; a sister, Lois Davis, and a brother, Gene (Mary) Rickert, both of Kettlersville; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Rickert. Lowell worked 44 years at Copeland and 12 years at Holloway Sportswear before retiring. He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, where he had served on council and as a trustee. He loved fishing, hunting and spending time in the

woods. Lowell loved all sports and was a founding member of the Jackson Center Booster Club. He was especially supportive of his children and grandchildren, attending all of their sporting and extra-curricular activities. P a s t o r S h a n n o n Vo g e l e z a n g will conduct a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Jackson Center. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson. Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 214 W. Pike Street, Jackson Center, and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Home Health and Hospice, 1083 Fairington Drive, Sidney, OH 45365, or Emanuel Lutheran Church, 17714 Montra Road, Jackson Center, OH 45334. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center. Condolences may be expressed at www. edsfh.com.

NK board meets NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Board of Education approved the employment of four people and a snow removal contract during its regular meeting Nov. 25. Keith Kivlin and Mary Dildine were hired as substitute teachers. Ron Reineke was hired to coach Little

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Council eyes tornado siren, taxes, land RUSSIA — Russia Village Council discussed problems with a tornado siren during a recent tornado warning, the village’s income tax, and renting farmland. Council heard a police report from Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Schaffner Jr. and Russia Mayor Terence Daugherty. The mayor asked Schaffner about why there was a delay in sounding the tornado siren in the village following a tornado warning recently. Schaffner said there was a new dispatcher on duty at the Sheriff’s Office that night and it was an operator error. The issue has been addressed with the dispatcher and the problem should not happen again. Village Administrator Rick Simon told council members that he received information from other city administrators asking that the village contact the state representative asking that he oppose House Bill 5. The bill would make changes to the municipal income taxes across the state. That is being proposed as a way to make them more uniform. Simon said he contacted Joy Bond at the city of St. Marys Tax Department, which administers Russia’s income tax. She said the bill would have little effect on Russia. Council decided not to take any action. Council decided to suspend the rules and approve an ordinance to rent farmland owned by the village. A tract of 23.5 acres will be rented to Jason Drees at $275 per acre for a total of $6,462.50. A tract of 50 acres was rented to Dave Ruhenkamp at $280 per acre for a total of $14,000. Fiscal Officer Mary Jo Voisard reported that she completed a threeday Uniform Accounting Network training in Columbus and the equipment was installed. Council approved paying Voisard $300 for the time spent training and the conversion to the new system. Simon reported that he received information regarding Russia’s request for the 2014 Ohio Public Works Commission project and heard that it will likely receive local approval. The village will then have to wait on state approval. Council held the second reading of an ordinance amending an ordinance

regulating the use of public sewers to provide that property owners will be responsible for the maintenance of sanitary sewer laterals. Council suspended the rules, declared an emergency and approved an ordinance authorizing the village to enter an agreement with DP&L Energy Resources Inc. and to enter a street-lighting agreement with Miami Valley Lighting LLC. Simon told council members he is following up on the collection of reimbursement for the village’s expenses for a manure spill in July. Simon reported that the bulk trash rate increased in April and the charge is slightly more than the village is collecting. Residents will not have an increase for now, but in order to cover the increase and the increase scheduled for 2014, Simon suggested that rates should be increased by $2 per month. Council approved raising the rate to $13.50 effective in January. Simon said the computer that was used by the former police chief has now been moved to the industrial building. Utilities Superintendent Mark Shappie asked about the possibility of having Internet access at that site. Simon received a quote of $28 per month for Internet service. Shappie decided to wait several months to see how much the service would be used before a decision is made. Simon reported: • The village should have a records retention policy and establish a records commission. An initial document has been written, but it will be finalized and presented at a future meeting. • Each council member was given a draft copy of the village’s human resources policy manual. Council members were asked to review it and return next month with any questions or concerns. • That council consider using paper invoicing for the water and sewer bills instead of using postcards. He will have a cost comparison at the next meeting. Shappie said the industrial building needs additional shelving. Council approved the purchase of shelving up to a total cost of $1,500.

him involved in sexual activity with a male in the park. • Jeffrey Billiel, 69, of Sidney. Billiel was the former Sidney Daily News editor and resigned his position immediately after his arrest. He faces one count of public indecency after surveillance captured him in sexual activity with an 83-year-old man. • Gerry Drees, 53, of Russia. Drees is a volunteer firefighter with the Russia Fire Department. Drees faces one count of public indecency after surveillance captured him walking around in the park naked. • James Miller, 52, of Bradford. Miller faces one count of public indecency after surveillance captured him involved in sexual activity with a male in the park. • David Murray, 51, of Sidney. Murray was charged with one count of public indecency after he was observed masturbating while sitting in his vehicle in the park’s parking lot. • Michael Perando, 55, of Piqua. Perando is a former member of the City of Piqua Parks Board. Perando faces two counts of public indecency after surveillance captured him involved in sexual activity with a male and another incident

exposing himself. • David Scott Stone, 47, of Vandalia. Stone is employed by American Airlines as a supervisory gate agent at the Dayton International Airport. Stone faces two counts of public indecency. Surveillance captured Stone involved in sexual activity with a male in one incident and in a second incident exposing himself. Both incidents were at the park. • Joshua Taylor, 29, of Piqua. Taylor is charged with one count of public indecency after surveillance captured him involved in sexual activity with a male in the park. • George Treon, 72, of Versailles. Treon faces one count of public indecency after surveillance captured him involved in sexual activity with a male. Public indecency charges are a third degree misdemeanor with a fine up to $500 and a 60-day jail term. Those charged with exposing themselves face a fine up to $250 and a 30-day jail sentence. It is a fourth degree misdemeanor. Others are being sought in the sting and those names and their charges will be made public following their arrests. “It is a sad day,” Lenhart said. “Our job is to protect the public.”

Sting From page 1 was still employed “as of yesterday” and “had a chance at a promotion” and was worried his arrest could affect his chances. Lenhart said he had seen some of the footage of the surveillance at the park and “some of the films, in my 47 years (in law enforcement)….never seen anything like it…..this was in a public park. It is not tolerated.” The sheriff said there had been “lots of complaints” about the activity at the park, which is part of the Miami Conservancy District and part of the Dayton Flood Plain District. He noted that the illicit activity took place “on park benches” and on the trails. An ad on Craig’s List advertised the illegal activity and Lenhart said, “it was passed from one person to another” by word of mouth. Lenhart said the activity is an “embarrassment. Not good advertising” for Shelby County and he said he has decided more drastic action must be taken. “We’re going to ask that (the) park be closed.” He noted that he is asking the Shelby County Commissioners and Shelby County Engineer Bob Geuy to close that area to the public and only allow

it to be used with a permit. Ehemann said, “We’re not looking forward to closing the park. But we will do what we can” to make sure it is closed. She noted that the Shelby County Commissioners ended funding for the park several years ago. Guillozet agreed, noting, “The county commission will back up the sheriff.” Ehemann said that she called Barb Heilers, Cara Kellersmith and Melissa Clark, all members of the park board, twice and left messages that there was a “pressing” matter she needed to discuss, which was the activity in the park and the arrests. She noted that none of the women returned her calls and that fact was also noted by Lenhart. The Sidney Daily News attempted to reach all three women for comment and was not able to reach them. A message left for Heilers had not been returned. The sheriff ’s office released the names and information of those arrested in the sting operation and the arrests of others are pending. They include: • Dennis Baldwin, 64, of Arcanum. Baldwin faces one count of public indecency after video surveillance captured


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The official. “We went to ing war against Pakistan” in Rising anger over deadly drone Cocoanut Grove nightclub ern alliance rebels backed blaze had gained church,” she wrote, attacks spurred a Pakistani connection with a Nov. 21 drone in Boston. such headway before “and there we saw political party Wednesday to strike on an Islamic seminary in by U.S. airstrikes and On this date: reveal the secret identity of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provit was discovered dignitaries of the special forces quelled an In 1520, Portuguese navince. what it said was the top U.S. that the front part of government openigator Ferdinand Magellan uprising by Taliban and The political party is led spy in the country. It demanded the truck and part of ly weeping as they al-Qaida prisoners. reached the Pacific Ocean he be tried for murder, another by cricket star Imran Khan the body were dam- knelt to pray.” Ten years ago: President blow to already jagged relations and controls the governafter passing through the aged extensively. Bush returned to his ranch 25 years ment in northwest Khyber between the two nations. South American strait that The truck burned in in Crawford, Texas, after Nov. 27, 1988 A pair of U.S. missile strikes Pakhtunkhwa province. It is one now bears his name. the garage where it Shelby County is in recent weeks — including of the main critics of the U.S. In 1861, the Confederate a secret, nearly 36-hour had been placed for ranked 72nd out of drone program and has pushed journey that took him to one that killed the Pakistani Congress admitted the night. 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Sidney Daily News, Thursday, November 28, 2013

Page 5 Editor: Madilyn Brown Reporters: Madilyn Brown Thomas Covault Brooke Jones Adviser: Elaine Schweller-Snyder

Issue #11 - Nov. 28, 2013

Getting Interactive

Water wizards BY: MADILYN BROWN As the fall season and sports come to an end, the time for Lehman Catholic’s winter sports seasons catch up to us quickly. When we think of winter and the snowy cold weather, a pool doesn’t always come to mind, but for the swim team, it becomes their second home. Get out your flippers and goggles, boys and girls. The Lehman Swim Team is back and ready to show their success just like every other team has so far this year. They practice five days a week, with the routine of the down-and- backs across the transparent water. Their arms tirelessly flow through the chlorine filled pool, as they balance their bodies with the kicking of their feet. They do 100’s, 200’s, and they just keep doubling. You would almost think these swimmers have supernatural strength. “When we get to the meets, it is so intense and hearing people cheer for us is so exciting,” said junior Ally Schmidt. The season has just begun and there will be plenty more laps to swim, but as of right now the team can only anticipate their first meet. Senior Rob Heckman, who has been on the swim team for three years, has high hopes for the season. “The practices tend to be late nights which isn’t always fun, but swimming is so good for your physical strength and gives you a sense of responsibility,” said Heckman. With many successes in the past, the team wants to go even farther this year. They hope to place well in individual meets and invitationals as they prepare to make it through sectionals. “If we work super hard and stay focused, there is no doubt in my mind that we can get there and achieve greatness,” said Heckman. The members of this year’s team include seniors Heckman, Lindsay Bundy, and Elaina Snyder; juniors Ally Schmidt, Kyle Caulfield, and Travis Thornton; sophomores Caroline Heitmeyer, Nate Bosway, Cassidy Hemm, Alex Wiseman, and Diana Gibson; freshmen John-Henry Frantz, Kate Hemm, and Eli Baker. Coaching the Cavaliers are Amanda Kiefer and Mike Bosse.

BY: BROOKE JONES Here at Lehman there are a number of clubs for students to join. Interact is a service group where its members participate in service projects to help the community. Interact is the high school version of the service club Rotary International. Interact and its 51 members are led by President Olivia Sehlhorst, Vice President Jordi Emrick, Secretary McKenna Guillozet, Treasurer Brooke Jones, and Advisor Mrs. Liz Maxson. The group participates in many service projects throughout the year, not only in the Lehman community, but also in the Sidney community. For the Thanksgiving holiday, the group is giving thanks to Jacob Hughes, a huge Lehman fan who attends many of our sporting events. The club will be sending him a gas card to thank him for all his support. Other Thanksgiving projects include collecting fruit for F.I.S.H. and sponsoring a family for Project Angel. Interact also does many projects with our Lehman community. Last year, the group put felt pads on the kneelers in the chapel to keep them from making excess noise and they replaced them this year. The group also provides new faculty members with BY: THOMAS COVAULT Lehman lanyards. Another big project the group does Being a twin is not something you can choose. Luckily, if you are like Teddy and Erik Jackson, you wouldfor the school is the Lehman clean-up day. Members n’t want it any other way. Teddy and Erik aren’t the only twins in the school, but one thing that sets them apart come to Lehman and help clean up around the propis that they are part Icelandic. Their mother was from that country and lives there today. erty and make the school look nice. The Jacksons are identical twins, but when it comes to personalities they aren’t so identical. Because it is connected to Rotary International, the In the movies you see twins switching places, but you would not think that would happen in real life. You group does not stop at community service projects. It would be wrong. Teddy and Erik have already switched places once is required that they do at least one international projduring their freshman year, they switched study halls and the teacher ect each year. The group is sponsoring a student in did not even notice! Asked if he would ever do it again, Teddy said, “I Africa through the Tanzania Angel House. This is the don’t know if I would ever want to take it that far.” second year the group is doing this. The Tanzania About the worst part of being a twin, both replied with a simple one Angel House sent a banana leaf wall hanging, which word answer: “sharing.” When asked how they differ, Erik said “I like is displayed in Mrs. Maxson’s room, as a thank you to sports more,” while Teddy said “I’m more talkative.” When it comes to the club for all their help! countries, Erik is more of an America man, while Teddy really enjoys Interact recently approached the administration for his visits to Iceland. approval for a new international project suggested by People always talk about twins having telepathy and these twins junior Maria Pannapara. The project would support might have it. These interviews were taken at different times, but children’s education in India through donation-based when asked the best part about being a twin, they both responded projects. The project is still pending approval. “never being alone, no matter what happens, you always will have a Interact is all about its members helping others. Mrs. buddy by your side.” Maxson put it perfectly by saying, “Interact cannot inErik Jackson and Teddy Jackson teract without its members interacting.” Membership to Interact is always open and the group meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Due to the Kairos retreat in December, the next meeting will be held on December 19.

Twinning

Happy Thanksgiving to all from Lehman Catholic !

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Volume VI

Issue 9

Happy Thanksgiving! “Sometimes in life people just need to be thankful for the little things. Things that are so huge we tend to over look them with our little eyes. I'm thankful that I am breathing today and that I am to go to a school where I can learn and plan for a future. Sometimes it's hard to be thankful when it seems the world is crashing down on us, but then I remember to look at the small things. Not everyone has a flat screen, or a mom and dad, some don't even have a house. We should not take anything for granted and we should be thankful for everything.” -Emilie Dotson “Just to make a list of cliché things I'm thankful of would be empty words on a page. Yes, I am thankful for my friends and family, and every Thanksgiving I say this. In fact, most of us do. However, do we really think about what we are truly thankful for? Whenever things get hectic and chaotic we tend to forget the things we are thankful for. True, we may get into arguments with our parents over a curfew. Yes, our friends might talk about the cute boy at lunch a little too long. What we tend to forget is we have the privilege to have parents who care at what time we are in the house. We have best friends that get swept away with infatuation just as we ourselves will. The memories, good or bad, are exactly what I'm thankful of. All of these things; the fights, young love, new beginnings, and past memories are what I cherish the most.” -Sarah Beck

“I'm thankful for my family, friends, and coaches. They always push me to try harder and achieve my goals. I'm also thankful for my pets; my dogs and horses never fail to make m smile. Last, but not least, I am thankful for school. There are many kids in this world who do not get the privilege of going to school like we do here in the United States.” -Andrea Chrystall “There are many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season. I , myself, am thankful for my loving and caring family. I am also thankful for my friends who stand by me when I am going through a rough time. Finally, I am thankful for my life in general. There are so many people who have had their life taken from them too early. I have been lucky enough to keep mine for this long. And I am very thankful for that.” -Daniel Markin “I am thankful for many things in my life. I have a family that loves me even though we don't always get along. I'm thankful for my bed and blankets that keep me warm at night. But most of all I'm thankful for my life.” -Bethany Erickson “As silly as it sounds, I am thankful for stores like Hot Topic and Spencer's because without them I would not be able to dress in the style I love. When I cannot wear the clothes I love I do not feel like myself, as if a big part of

Mrs. Fulk’s classes use their word processing and art skills to tell what they are thankful for.

who I am is missing. When somebody cannot be who they are then what do they become but a lie. If we did not have individuals in this world then the world would be dull and utterly boring. I am also thankful for music; where would we, I, be without music? It's a means of entertainment, comfort, and self-expression vital to the creativity that mankind possesses.” - Lindsey Dieringer

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SHS Journalism students express their thanks

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Religion Thursday, November 28, 2013

Contact Religion Editor Mike Seffrin with story ideas and press releases by phone at 937-498-5975; email mseffrin@civitasmedia.com; or by fax 937-498-5991. Page 6

Reflect upon the concept of thankfulness I have shared a version of this message with you before, but since I am accorded the privilege of writing for the Thanksgiving week, I wanted to share this again, for it is indeed good to pause to reflect upon the concept of thankfulness. “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! For his mercy endures forever!” These are the words of the 107th Psalm, verse 1, and a favorite mealtime prayer of my grandfather that I remember him saying often when I was young. Offering up thanksgiving to our God is encouraged many places throughout Scripture. In fact, the offering of thanksgiving is the biggest part of what worship and praise is really all about. It is what God really wants from us. Psalm 50:1315, as is rendered in the New Living Translation states. “I don’t need the bulls you sacrifice; I don’t need the blood of goats. What I want instead

is your true thanks to God; I officially made it an annual want you to fulfill your vows observance. In 1941, an act to the Most High. Trust me of the U.S. Congress fixed Thanksgiving Day’s in your times of trouble, observance on the fourth and I will rescue you, and Thursday of November. you will give me glory.” That is when it has been Today we will celebrate celebrated since. the Thanksgiving holiday. Today we are told by It is a time for us to some that anything of pause and reflect upon all a religious nature has those things we have to no place in government, be thankful for. Your It is obvious, however, In the United States Pastor to those who are betwhen we think of the traSpeaks ter informed about the dition of Thanksgiving origin of our nation, and The Rev. Day, our attention is drawn to the pilgrims. David Clem the intent of the framers of our Constitution, that In elementary school, they did not hold that we learned the story of view at all. No indeed, in the first Thanksgiving celebration in the new world fact, the top lawmakers of our at the Plymouth Colony in country intentionally set aside 1621. George Washington one day each year to especially first proclaimed the idea of a give thanks to God. Imagine Thanksgiving Day as an annual that! It is no secret that the national holiday in the United Pilgrims were God-fearing States, for expressing thanks Christian people, as were to God, in 1789, but it was most of the Founding Fathers. President Abraham Lincoln’s Moreover, it certainly seems proclamation of 1863 that they were neither ashamed

of their faith nor unwilling to openly express it. It is only in recent times that opposition to anything faith-based has arisen and garnered any legitimate attention. The Pilgrims knew it was their rightful duty to give thanks to God and they embraced it. Their lives were hard, yet these people, in spite of their daily hardships, were thankful for everything God had given them. Today we have so much by comparison, we live with conveniences that our parents never dreamed of, yet we tend to be chronic complainers about our circumstances, our finances, our families, our workplaces, and even about our church obligations. We, as Christians, should know better, as the Scriptures make it clear that thankfulness is a spiritual virtue highly prized by God. In Philippians 4:6-7 Paul writes, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Now that sounds like a command, but not just a command, it comes with a promise. In short, Paul is telling us that living prayerfully and thankfully is the key to experiencing God’s peace in our lives. Perpetual thankfulness is a mark of a disciple of Christ. But what do we have to be most thankful for? That’s easy, our salvation! Let us think of this and all of God’s wondrous provision for our lives as we gather together with our families this week to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Moreover, let us always remember to live thankfully before our God in his peace that passes all understanding, every day of our lives. “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! For his mercy endures forever!”

The writer is the pastor of Spring Creek Christian Church.

Retirement Fund for Religious collection set Dec. 7-8 The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held Dec. 7-8 in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Now in its 26th year, the collection is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washington, D.C., and benefits more than 34,000 senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. Last year, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati contributed $825,000 to this collection. That was the third largest amount in the country, behind only Chicago and Buffalo. In 2013, the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus, Monastery

of St. Clare, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, and the Ursuline Nuns received financial support made possible by the Retirement Fund for Religious. Additionally, women and men religious who serve or have served in the archdiocese but whose communities are based elsewhere may benefit from the annual appeal. Catholic bishops of the United States initiated the collection in 1988 to address the significant lack of retirement funding among U.S. religious communities. Proceeds are distributed to eligible communities to help underwrite retirement and health-care expens-

es. Since the collection began, Catholics have contributed $698 million. More than 93 percent of donations directly support senior religious and their communities. “I am deeply grateful to the Catholics across the nation who faithfully support the Retirement Fund for Religious,” said Precious Blood Sister Janice Bader, NRRO’s executive director. “Their generosity allows our office to provide vital financial assistance to hundreds of religious communities each year.” The 2012 appeal raised $27 million and enabled the NRRO to distribute $23 million to 440 religious communities

throughout the country. Communities utilize these funds to bolster retirement savings and to subsidize such day-to-day expenses as prescription medications and nursing care. The NRRO also allocated nearly $3.6 million to assist religious communities with the greatest needs and to promote ongoing education in retirement and elder-care delivery. Despite the generosity to the collection, numerous religious communities struggle to provide adequate care. In the past, Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests — known collectively as women and men religious — served for

small stipends that did not include retirement benefits. Their sacrifices now leave their religious communities without adequate savings for retirement. Of 548 communities submitting data to the NRRO in 2012, only eight percent were fully funded for retirement. The rising cost of care compounds funding difficulties. Last year, the average annual cost of care for senior religious was more than $38,000 per person, while skilled care averaged more than $57,000. The total cost of care for senior women and men religious was more than $1.1 billion in 2012 alone.

At the same time, the number of religious needing care is on the rise. In 2012, 61 percent of the religious communities providing data to the NRRO had a median age of 75 or older. Accompanying the higher median age is a decrease in the number of religious able to serve in compensated ministry. By 2023, the NRRO projects that retired religious will outnumber wage-earning religious by four to one. “As the number of wage-earning religious drops, so does income,” said Bader. “Our mission is to help religious communities prepare for the dramatic income reduction that will accompany this demographic shift.”

Church plans holiday walk chair-accessible. Walks will depart every half hour. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. If the weather is inclement, the event will be moved indoors. For information, call 585-4230.

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Christmas programs planned nected with Christmas and gift-giving. The festivities are at the Shrine of the Holy Relics Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. To register, call 419-925-4532 or email a.mcguire@ mariasteinshrine.org Advent Lessons and Carols will be celebrated Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel at the Shrine of the Holy Relics. Local choirs and instrumentalists, with flute, viola,

percussion, handbells will perform. There also will be local readers, festive lighting of candles, and proclamation of Scripture. The service will be followed with refreshments, and the Pilgrim Gift Shop will be open. For more info, contact Anne McGuire at 419-925-4532 or a.mcguire@mariasteinshrine.org.

FORT LORAMIE — St Michael Catholic Church is sponsoring a “fair trade sale” with hand-crafted merchandise from around the world. The International Artisan Fair Trade Sale will be held at St Michael’s Hall, Fort Loramie, on Dec. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. This holiday season, choose gifts that change lives, event organizers said. Shop for beautiful and fair traded home décor, accessories and other unique, hand-crafted items made by artisans and farmers living in

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Happy Thanksgiving! Dear Readers: Happy And quite ignore our daily store Thanksgiving! We hope you are Of pleasures sweet and tender. fortunate enough to be spendOur cares are bold and push ing the holiday with family their way and friends. And our personal Upon our thought and feeling; thanks to those who are spendThey hang about us all the day, ing the day volunteering at Our time from pleasure shelters and soup kitchens, or stealing. going to a nearby nursing home Annie’s So unobtrusive many a joy and bringing conversation We pass by and forget it, Mailbox and attention to the residents. But worry strives to own our lives, Bless you for your kindness and Kathy Mitchell And conquers if we let it. generosity. Here is a poem that & Marcy Sugar There’s not a day in all the year captures the spirit of the day: But holds some hidden pleasure, “Thanksgiving” by Ella Wheeler And, looking back, joys oft appear Wilcox (1850-1919) To brim the past’s wide measure. We walk on starry fields of white But blessings are like friends, I hold, And do not see the daisies, Who love and labour near us. For blessings common in our sight We ought to raise our notes of praise We rarely offer praises. While living hearts can hear us. We sigh for some supreme delight Full many a blessing wears the guise To crown our lives with splendour, Of worry or of trouble;

Far-seeing is the soul, and wise, Who knows the mask is double. But he who has the faith and strength To thank his God for sorrow Has found a joy without alloy To gladden every morrow. We ought to make the moments notes Of happy, glad Thanksgiving; The hours and days a silent phrase Of music we are living. And so the theme should swell and grow As weeks and months pass o’er us, And rise sublime at this good time, A grand Thanksgiving chorus. Annie’s Snippet (credit the late Johnny Carson): Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.

Horoscope HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013: This year, remaining goaloriented serves you well. You easily could witness one or two of your life’s aspirations become a reality. Your friendships might be changing as other dimensions of your life open up. If you are single, you might meet someone who could end up sharing part of your life history with you. If you are attached, the two of you can be found spending time together frequently. Take that special trip you have always spoken about. LIBRA is always gracious, but he or she can be superficial at times. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-Soso; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Sociability surrounds you this Thanksgiving. Many people will tend to emote, yet they still will be enjoyable company. You might discover that you have very little to complain about. It is your job to enjoy yourself. Tonight: Let it all hang out. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Your expectations for Thanksgiving are grounded in your past. You’ll enjoy making the social rounds, so to speak, in that you like visiting with everyone and catching up on news. A loved one will be instrumental to the success of this Thanksgiving. Tonight: Help clean up. GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

HHHH Others always dominate on Thanksgiving. Let the stress of the day fall to the wayside. A loved one will demand your time. Though you might grumble about possibly missing a game on TV, you’ll give this person your attention. Tonight: Put on your dancing shoes. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You’ll see life from a renewed, upbeat perspective. You won’t mind doing all the holiday prep work, because family is what is important. For many of you, Thanksgiving is one of your favorite holidays. Tonight: Once you are done, kick back and enjoy your company. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You seem to have a naughty perspective on almost everything that happens right now. Your light playfulness will be contagious, but others seem to take it to extremes. A loved one might surprise you with his or her actions. Give this person the space to grow. Tonight: Swap jokes. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH You will have a tendency to go to extremes right now. You might indulge in way too much turkey or some other slightly addictive behavior. If you saw this type of behavior from others, you would be very critical. Be less judgmental in the future. Tonight: Rein yourself in. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH Some Thanksgivings are better than others. You have tremendous potential

this year. Enjoying a loved one happens naturally. You could be jolted by some element of this Thanksgiving’s celebration. Relax. You don’t need to make a correction. Tonight: All smiles. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH You’ll need to break free at some point during the day. That is not to say that you won’t have a good time; you just need to indulge in a nap or take some “you” time. News about the possibility of a trip and/or visit will make you happy. Tonight: Mum’s the word. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21) HHHH You might want to spend some extra time with a friend, but because of the nature of the holiday, it could be difficult to do. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. A relationship could heat up, and you finally will see a desire become a reality. Tonight: Zero in on what you want. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Take the lead and carve the turkey, especially if others have trepidations. It seems that whatever you do, loved ones find your actions nearly perfect. Enjoy this short period in which it seems as if you can do no wrong. Tonight: Everyone turns to you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Reach out to someone at a distance whom you care a lot about. This person might be a longtime friend. Open up to new possibilities,

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Today’s sports Replay 10 years ago Nov. 28, 2003 “We’re all fit and ready to go,” Versailles head football coach Al Hetrick said earlier this week about his team during a statewide media teleconference phone session. The longtime coach spoke of his players and the memorable season that has led Versailles to the edge of a perfect 15-0 season and another state championship. They will play Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph on Saturday. 25 years ago Nov. 28, 1988 Botkins fell to 1-1 on the year as the Lady Trojans were unable to generate much offense in losing to Allen East in non-conference play Saturday at home. Chris Manger had eight and Nikki Buehler seven for the Lady Trojans. 50 years ago Nov. 8, 1963 The Sidney Yellow Jackets cage squad will open tonight against Bellefontaine. The team includes Butch Ward, Freddy Hudgins, Larry Strunk, Mike Sherlock, Bob Sims, Phil Steenrod, Mike Maurer, Fred Williams, Jay Kastan, Don McDaniels, Stan Billing, Barry Shatto and Mike Leckey. The coach is Bil Gallagher.

On the Internet High school sports On the Internet Scoresbroadcast.com Friday Boys basketball — Jackson Center at Houston. Air time 7:40 Saturday Boys basketball — Beavercreek at Sidney. Air time 7:10 Tuesday Boys basketball — Botkins at Russia. Air time 7:10

Calendar Boys basketball FRIDAY New Knoxville at Fort Loramie Anna at Fairlawn Jackson Center at Houston New Bremen at Allen East Botkins vs. Ben Logan at BenLogan Tip-Off, 6 p.m. Riverside vs. Mechanicsburg at Ben-Logan Tip-Off, 4 p.m. SATURDAY Wrestling Sidney Dual Tournament Girls basketball Riverside at WL-Salem New Knoxville at Lehman Covington at Versailles Russia at Jackson Center Houston at Anna Fairlawn at Fort Loramie New Bremen at Celina Boys basketball Beavercreek at Sidney New Bremen at Troy Christian Riverside at Ben Logan Tip-Off Botkins at Ben Logan Tip-Off Celina at Versailles Houston at Newton Russia at St. Henry Minster at Spencerville Swimming Lehman at Lima Catholic

Quote of the Day “I was in killer mode, but my heart goes out to Shane, I know he’s a winner. He’s not one to pull out for nothing. He’s one of the greatest fighters to have ever lived.”

— Boxer Anthony Mundane, after 42-year-old Shane Mosley retired before the 7th round of their WBA international super welterweight title fight Wednesday.

On this date in 1980 — Dave Williams returns Eddie Murray’s opening kickoff in overtime 95 yards to give the Chicago Bears a 23-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day. The Bears tied the game with no time remaining in regulation. 1998 — Texas’ Ricky Williams becomes the leading rusher in Division I-A history, breaking Tony Dorsett’s record set 22 years earlier. 2002 — Michael Finley has his way against the league’s best defensive team scoring a career-high 42 as the unbeaten Dallas Mavericks (14-0) come within one victory of making NBA history with a 102-82 win over the Detroit Pistons. 2006 — Shaun Alexander rushes for 201 yards to rally the Seattle Seahawks to a 34-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

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Stadium turf project at 82% of goal The drive to raise $600,000 to install synthetic turf in Sidney Memorial Stadium has enjoyed a solid month of November, according to the Sidney Vespa Quarterback Club, which is leading the effort. At the most recent public update in late October, signed pledge cards and cash had been received totaling $411,080. That total now stands at $490,680 entering Thanksgiving weekend, representing almost 82 percent of goal. The club is hopeful of a late December announcement of a signed construction contract and a completion goal of early May 2014 in time for Sidney

High School commencement on May 24. In its most recent press release, Vespa-QB indicates that a strong finish is imperative to meet the goal and also include include a few extras such as spelling out SIDNEY in one end zone and LEHMAN in the other. “While we’re hopeful of a few more large donations, we’ll need to bundle many smaller ones to get to the finish line,” said President and Turf Chairman Dave Rose. “Our solicitors will remain active in December. We’ll also have a ‘last call’ in midDecember for anyone who was missed.” While Sidney, Lehman, and

OHSAA playoff football will continue to be be the most visible uses of an enhanced Sidney Memorial Stadium, synthetic turf allows many potential additional activities that are detailed on the Vespa-QB website www.vespaquarterbackclub.com . The turf donor segment of the website has been updated to reflect today’s pledged total. Sixty-eight donors ranging from $100-to-$100,000 are currently included. “We’d like to expand this donor list at all levels,” Rose commented. “Everyone can make a difference.” The stadium hosted a Lehman home football first-

round playoff game almost three weeks ago but can’t be in the mix for neutral site matchups in rounds two, three, and four without synthetic turf. The OHSAA adopted this policy in 2011. With synthetic turf SMS would likely host on all three of those weekends, including state semifinals (round four on Thanksgiving weekend). “We continue to believe that the addition of synthetic turf will make Sidney Memorial Stadium the best high school football facility in Ohio for teams, fans, and the media. Our location, sight lines, and amenities are already second to none,” Rose concluded.

Nothing guaranteed about UM’s offense Jim Naveau Civitas Media

COLUMBUS – Devin Gardner insisted it wasn’t a prediction, just confidence. Michigan’s quarterback, while on a syndicated radio program called “The Huge Show” in June, said, “I mean, we always have room for improvement, but this is definitely a championship-caliber football team that will win in the Big House, you know, against Ohio State.” When that was interpreted as a prediction – maybe even a guarantee – of a Michigan victory, Gardner said he was misunderstood. “I was very surprised because I never said that word, I never said guaranteed, I never said promised,” Gardner said at the Big Ten preseason media days. “I was not trying to make a statement. The only statement I was trying to make was that I trust my teammates, I trust my coaches and I trust myself. That’s it,” he said. With the OSU-Michigan game at Michigan Stadium only two days away, beating Ohio State is about the only one of the lofty goals Gardner talked about that is still available to the Wolverines. This game is the last chance for Michigan to make a statement this season.

A 7-4 overall record and sitting in fifth place in the Big Ten’s Legends Division is not what Michigan (7-4, 3-4 Big Ten) expected heading into its game against No. 3 OSU (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten). And the struggles Gardner and Michigan’s offense have had are among the biggest reasons the Wolverines haven’t been contenders. Before the season, Gardner described himself as a quarterback who “has displayed a great deal of mental toughness throughout my whole career here.” That toughness has been tested often this season. Gardner has passed for 2,509 yards and 17 touchdowns and rushed for 473 yards. But he has thrown 11 interceptions and lost 5 fumbles. The offensive line hasn’t been effective in the running game or at protecting its quarterback. Michigan Lon Horwedel | AP has allowed 103 tackles for Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner throws a pass in the rain against Indiana losses, ranks No. 100 nation- in Ann Arbor, Mich. ally in rushing and No. 95 overall offensively. It has to Michigan State, Nebraska him,” Ohio State defensive allowed 32 sacks, 20 of them and Iowa and a win over lineman Michael Bennett in November. Northwestern, he is averag- said. “He seems like he gets Gardner has had some big ing 182.5 yards a game pass- flustered but he has a lot of games, like throwing for 294 ing and has a total of -47 talent. When you let him sit yards and four touchdowns yards rushing. Michigan has in the pocket he can make in a win over Notre Dame scored 6, 9, 13 and 21 points some plays. He can scramble and passing for 503 yards in those four games. and he can run. You just and two TDs and rushing for Ohio State knows Gardner have to bring pressure to three more against Indiana. can still be a threat, though. him and let him know you’re But in November in losses “You just have to get to there.”

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Fear of the unknown on opening night Ken Barhorst

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That first game of the season is always different from the rest of the season, in obvious ways. There’s the nerves of the youngsters in that first foray into varsity play, the shock of playing in front of big crowds, coaches wishing they had just a little more time to prepare, and, most importantly, the unknown. There’s an unwritten rule that while coaches are free to scout future opponents once the season starts, it’s not exactly an accepted thing to do to peek in on a preseason scrimmage. So when Friday brings in the opening of the boys basketball season, surprises will no doubt be in store. In County games, coaches are familiar enough with their opponents from years past. But there is still the inevitable change in personnel, and even playing styles, to wonder about. Six of the seven County teams will be in action Friday, but there will be only two league games, including Anna at Fairlawn and Jackson

Center at Houston. Botkins will again be playing in the Benjamin Logan TipOff Tournament, which alters the league schedule a bit. In fact, the Trojans will play some league opponents twice before playing others the first time. The other non-league game finds Fort Loramie at home against New Knoxville. Russia can spend Friday scouting before opening play on Saturday night at St. Henry. Other County teams in action Saturday are Botkins in the Ben Logan tournament, and Houston visiting Newton. JACKSON CENTER Head coach Scott Elchert has a lot of new faces this season, and jumps right into the fire with a trip to Houston, where the Wildcats are expecting big things this season. “Things went pretty well in preseason,” said Elchert, whose team is working on two straight County titles. There were good moments and some not-so-good moments. Now it’s a matter of neutralizing and limiting the bad moments.

“It’s quite a bit different,” he said. “We’re crawling and not sprinting. For the last two years, we had a lot of experience and you can do a lot more. Now we slow things down, and that’s okay. At times we’ve been inconsistent, and sometimes we were rushing things instead of allowing the offense to run through.” He knows his team has a tough challenge in the opener. “We’re the complete opposites to a certain degree,” he said of Houston. “They have a lot of seniors, and (Jesse) Phlipot might be the best player in the league. He presents problems with his size and ability to score inside and outside. They’re seniors, so we’ve played against them and know them. But you never quite know what teams will change.” HOUSTON Longtime Houston coach John Willoughby was pleased with his team’s play in preseason. “Great attitudes, they’re working hard, and they’re playing well together,” he said. “The kids have picked up on a couple new things with

the style we’re playing, and they’re all playing pretty well. I don’t have anybody to complain about.” But he said the Wildcats need to improve their rebounding, though. “We’re not dominating the boards like I think we should,” he said. “If Jesse isn’t rebounding, we’re not getting them. We’re looking to run and everybody is just taking off down the floor. And we don’t have anybody going to the boards. We have to concentrate on that and do a better job.” The Wildcats have a senior-laden team led by Phlipot, a secondteam All-County performer last season. But he’s wary of that season opener. “It always worries me,” he said. “I feel much more secure if I know what an opponent is going to do. Scott has a lot of new personnel, so that’s tougher on me. With the kids he has now, we really don’t know what to expect out of them. “I’m sure the not knowing leads to teams not looking their best that first night out,” he added. “It makes you rely on the coaching.

You hope you coach well enough that nothing will surpass you, and you hope the players will follow through on what you ask of them.” BOTKINS Brett Meyer doesn’t even have the luxury of familiarity of a league opponent. His Trojans venture to the Ben Logan Tip-Off Tournament Friday and Saturday. The Trojans will play the second game against the host team at 6 p.m. The first game between Mechanicsburg and Riverside has been moved to 4 p.m., so the Mechanicsburg fans can get to Wapakoneta by 7:30 for the school’s playoff football game. “It’s kinda nice to play a non-league team to start the year,” he said. “It’s got its benefits, even though I know it’s probably a headache for the ADs (in the league). We play some teams twice before we play Fairlawn for the first time.” He’s going in not knowing what to expect, so he’s more concerned about his own team. “We have a young and inexperienced team, so I’m more concerned See ROUNDUP | 11


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Sports

Sidney Daily News, Thursday, November 28, 2013

Local swimmers have good day in YMCA Pentathlon The Sidney-Shelby County YMCA held its annual Pentathlon Invitational over the weekend, and the local team had an outstanding day, with eight swimmers placing in the top overall age groups. Eight teams participated from the Southwest YMCA District, plus one team from Kentucky. Sidney’s success started with Jarrett Payne, a sevenyear-old who won the gold medal in the 8-and-under boys. He has three first-place awards, a second and a fourth to take the gold. The Sidney 13-14 boys dominated their age group with eight scoring in all the events. Award are given to the top 12 swimmers in each event and six of them places in each event. Chase VanTilburgh took the gold for the 13-14 boys, scoring first in four events and second in another. Sidney placed second in the combined scores of boys and girls. The girls were fourth of seven teams and the boys were second of eight teams. “It was a great day for the team with so many swimmers getting best times and scoring in their events,” said Sidney coach Mary Jannides. “This is one of the first times in many years that so many members of the team placed in the overall medals and in the top six places.” Following are the top medal winners for Sidney: Gold medals — Jarrett Payne, 8-and-under boys; Chase VanTilburgh, 13-14 boys. Silver medals — Lillyen Watkins, 8-and-under girls; Logan Frasure, 9-10 girls Photo provided Bronze medals —Jaden Humphrey, 9-10 boys; The top medal-winners at last weekend’s annual Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Pentathlon show off their medals. In the front, left to right, are Chase VanTilburgh, Caleb Weslee Brubaker, 11-12 Johnson and Alex Rose. In the back (l-r) are Weslee Brubaker, Jarrett Payne, Logan Searcy and Jaden Humphrey. Not pictured: Lillyen Watkins. boys; Caleb Johnson, 13-14 boys; Alex Rose 13-14 Darcy Maxson — 4th in 50 back, 4th in 50 free, Weslee Brubaker — stroke and 2nd in 100 fly. 100 free and 100 back, boys. in 100 IM, 6th in25 free, 5th in 100 IM, 6th in 50 3rd in 100 IM, 4th in Caleb Johnson — 3rd 5th in 100 breast stroke, Other Sidney results 50 free, 50 back and 50 in 100 breast stroke, 4th 8th in 100 fly, 9th in 200 8-and-under girls — 25 back and 25 fly, 7th in fly. 9-10 boys breast stroke, and 6th in in 200 IM, 100 fly, 8th in IM. Lexee Brewer 4th, Darcy 25 breast stroke. 8-and-under boys Jadon Humphrey — 50 fly. 100 free and 9th in 100 Andrew Balling — Maxson 5th. Jarrett Payne — 1st 2nd in 100 IM and 50 Brennen McClain — back. 11th in 100 fly, 12th in 9-10 boys — Jahvon in 100 IM, 25 fly, 25 free, 3rd in 50 fly, 4th 8th in 50 fly, 9th in 100 Alex Rose — 3rd in 200 IM. Lloyd 6th. Parker Russell — 13-14 boys — Logan back, 2nd in 25 free, 4th in 50 back and 50 breast IM and 50 back, 11th in 100 free and 100 fly, 6th in 25 breast stroke. stroke. 50 free. in 200 IM and 100 back, 11th in 100 breast stroke. Searcy 13th. Aaron Simpson — 7th Jahvon Lloyd — 5th Justin Shuga — 6th in 9th in 100 breast stroke. 15-18 girls 15-18 girls — Madeline in 100 IM, 25 free, 5th in in 50 back and 50 breast, 50 back, 10th in 50 free, Logan Searcy — 2nd Madeline Homan — Homan 6th. 25 breast stroke, 8th in 7th in 50 free, 8th in 100 11th in 100 IM. in 100 breast stroke, 3rd 4th in 100 free, 5th in Event finishes 25 fly. IM and 10th in 50 fly. Nobel Zhou — 6th in in 100 back, 7th in 200 100 breaststroke, 11th in 8-and-under girls Aiden Russell — 11th N a t h a n i e l 50 free IM, 9th in 100 free and 200 IM. Lillyen Watkins — 1st Eichelberger — 10th in 13-14 girls 100 fly. 15-18 boys in 25 free and 25 back, 2nd in 100 IM. Blaine Simpson — 100 IM, 50 free, 50 breast Sofia Martinez — Collin McClain — 6th Andrew Sluss — 5th in 25 fly, 3rd in 25 breast 10th in 25 breast stroke; stroke, 12th in 50 back. 12th in 100 free in 100 free, 7th in 100 fly, in 100 breast stroke, 10th stroke. 11-12 girls 13-14 boys 8th in 200 IM and 100 in 100 fly, 12th in 200 Lexee Brewer — 3rd 11th in 25 free and 25 fly. 9-10 girls Maura Rose — 12th in Chase VanTilburgh back, 10th in 100 breast IM, 100 free, 100 fly. in 100 IM, 25 free, 25 fly, Logan Frasure — 1st 50 breast stroke — 1st in 200 IM, 100 stroke. Logan Johnson — 9th 25 back, 6th in 25 breast in 50 breast stroke, 2nd 11-12 boys free, 100 back, 100 breast Joe Shuga — 4th in in 100 breast stroke. stroke.

Columbus Marathon — it’s kind of a big deal The motto for last Columbus is the place to month’s Columbus go. The October temperMarathon and Half atures in Ohio are typiMarathon was “It’s Kind cally ideal for distance Of a Big Deal.” running and the course Talk about being right is flat and straight. The on the money with the route avoids unnecessary description of that one. sharp turns or pretty “ The Nationwide much any type of elevaChildren’s Hospital tion hike and the result Columbus is often a raceMarathon and track of a Half-Marathon course. Circle has become a this one on the must-do event calendar as a on the calenpotential race dars of runners burner. nationwide and The atmoresidents of sphere is Central Ohio,” booming said Darris Things get Blackford, race in full swing Tony director. The right away Arnold race embodies with an electhe spirit of tric atmoColumbus.” sphere at the The annual event, starting line near the now in its 34th year, has Columbus City Center, gained a well-respected just a few blocks away reputation that spans from the Scioto River. across the country. The Danger Brothers, a staple race continues to sell out at tailgate parties before earlier each year, includ- and after Buckeye footing over 18,000 partici- ball games, is rocking at pants in last month’s the start line. Fireworks race. I’ve participated in blast into the dark mornthe event multiple times ing sky to help signify including this year’s half the start of the race for marathon along with sev- participants in different eral other Shelby County corrals. Bands, singers, participants. Below are and disk jockeys are lined some observations: up almost consecutively This course is fast throughout the entire If you are looking to race in an entertainment challenge a personal venue hard to be matched record, qualify for the by any other race. The Boston Marathon, or just scenery features a blend see how fast you can go of downtown, the scenic in either the half mara- German village, a dash thon or full marathon, across the field at Ohio

These are the medals handed out at the Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon.

Stadium (in the full marathon), and a finish in the arena district. Shoulder to shoulder support It’s a big-time running party as large crowds of enthusiastic spectators toting encouraging signs line up the streets around Columbus. One sign read, “You are running better than the government”, but it’s quite clear where the motivation comes from in this race. Each mile features

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a ‘Miracle Mile Patient,’ which includes a different child that has been treated at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The race was packed with inspiring children who came out to provide support to the race participants. Additionally, a special section of the race was called ‘The Angel Mile’ dedicated to children who have passed away. Awe-inspiring, motivating, and plenty impressive!

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Next Year The event is scheduled for Sunday, October 19, 2014 next year and the streak of consecutive sell outs promises to continue. Sign up early (when available) to not only reserve a spot but to take advantage of a lower registration fee. For more information visit www. columbusmarathon.com . Marathons fill Ohio All together there are over forty marathons or half marathons through-

out the course of the year in Ohio – ranging from smaller races to the much larger Columbus event. Typically they take place in the spring or fall (to avoid the summer heat). Some of the larger ones in the spring include the Glass City Marathon in Toledo in April along with events in May that include the Capital City Half Marathon (Columbus) and the Flying Pig Marathon (Cincinnati).

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Baylor rallies to nip Dayton 67-66 in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Baylor led Dayton for a little more than 16 seconds in the second half Tuesday night. They were the right 16 seconds. Cory Jefferson had a goahead putback in the waning moments and the 18thranked Bears rallied for a 67-66 victory in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We led 1-zip and we fin-

ished leading by one,â&#x20AC;? Baylor coach Scott Drew said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything else was chasing Dayton.â&#x20AC;? The Bears will play No. 8 Syracuse for the tournament championship Wednesday night. After trailing nearly the entire game, Baylor (6-0) whittled away a 10-point deficit over the final 7 minutes. The Bears were down

by one when Kenny Chery missed a jumper off the front of the rim, but Jefferson was all alone for the rebound and his layup gave Baylor a 67-66 lead with 16 seconds to go. Vee Sanford missed a contested shot in close for Dayton with 2 seconds left, Devin Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tip-in attempt bounced off the rim and Baylor grabbed the rebound as the final buzzer sounded.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how I missed it,â&#x20AC;? Oliver said. Royce Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neale and Chery had 13 points each for the Bears. Jefferson, Gary Franklin and Isaiah Austin added 10 apiece. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just wanted to be tough. Our mental toughness was in question as a team, so we just wanted to stay together, be tough and try to pull one out and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what

we did,â&#x20AC;? Chery said. Jordan Sibert led Dayton (5-1) with 20 points and Oliver had 14. Baylor trailed by 14 with less than 5 minutes left in the first half before going on a nine-point run to cut it to 33-28 at halftime. The Flyers built the lead back up over the first part of the second half behind Sibert, but missed seven of

their last 10 shots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For about 30 minutes in that game our guys looked about as good as any team in college basketball,â&#x20AC;? Dayton coach Archie Miller said. But he thought the Flyers lost the necessary intensity in the final minutes of the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just gave them too many opportunities to slice into us,â&#x20AC;? Miller said.

things with rebounding,â&#x20AC;? he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was a key thing. I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re improving on that. We kinda want to get up and down the court more, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting guys in the shape they need to be in.â&#x20AC;? He said Grant Glover stepped up his game in preseason, and junior guard Evan Romieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play means a starting spot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grant is believing in himself as far as handling the ball,â&#x20AC;? Barhorst said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And Evan really works hard and his shot really came along.â&#x20AC;? Like other coaches, he said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to expect out of the Jets Friday night. But heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certain of one thing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know JT (Tidwell) will have those kids ready to play and I know they will battle. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never easy to win on the road in this league.â&#x20AC;? FORT LORAMIE The Redskins are probably the least prepared for the season opener in light of the football team again making it to postseason. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had exactly nine practices with our football guys,â&#x20AC;? said head coach Karl Ratermann, who added that about 75 percent of his players play football. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just limited on how much time you have to work on conditioning. Fortunately, we have a lot of guys that are returning from last year, so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a lot of teaching we have to do.â&#x20AC;? The Redskins also

face a strong challenge in the opener, with New Knoxville coming to town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much size, but they have excellent guard play, guys that can

shoot it well,â&#x20AC;? Ratermann said of the Rangers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be fun playing in a game. It would be nice to have a little more preparation time, though. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have our basketball legs yet.â&#x20AC;?

He praised the preseason play of some of his players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Craig Fullenkamp has done a nice job of leading,â&#x20AC;? said the coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading by example, pick-

ing up where he left off last year. Kyle Pleiman has been a pleasant surprise inside for us, and Grant Olberding has had some moments this preseason, too.â&#x20AC;?

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about how well weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And in our last scrimmage, we had four kids on the sidelines, and two of them are still questionable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we had other guys step up, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a matter of finding the guys that are playing well that night,â&#x20AC;? he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still looking at going 9, 10, 11 deep.â&#x20AC;? RUSSIA According to his preseason story, Raider coach Paul Bremigan really needed preseason for evaluation purposes, since he felt he had a long list of players capable of seeing a lot of floor time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting better,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We kinda settled into a rotation, and I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting better and getting used to everybody. But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still pretty young, so it will take some time. People talk about going deep on your bench, but you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play 10, 11, 12 kids. Pretty soon you look down and your leading scorer has been on the bench for six minutes. So itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working at. It is what it is and it can always change.â&#x20AC;? He said the Raiders were competitive against pretty much everyone they saw in preseason. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought we got a lot out of our scrimmages,â&#x20AC;? he said. They face a tough test in the opener. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mikesell kid from St. Henry is being recruited by a lot of D-1s,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They lost quite a bit off last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team, but any time you go over there, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a good atmosphere. It will be good for our kids to have a game like that right off the bat.â&#x20AC;? FAIRLAWN Fairlawn coach Justin Tidwell lost 95 percent of his offense when players like Trey Everett and Anthony Gillem, two of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top players, graduated. And to make matters worse, things havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gone real smoothly in preseason, with his depth taking a hit by players deciding not to play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With our current numbers, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not very deep,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We still have our core group, and still have our senior leadership, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to come down to that.â&#x20AC;? He said the Jets struggled offensively in preseason, but he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t surprised, in light of the loss of his top players from a year ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like the things weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing offensively, looking to get everybody involved,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still looking to score easy baskets. We hope to get quick turnovers and force bad shots.â&#x20AC;? The Jets take on one of the preseason County favorites, with Anna coming to town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nate (Barhorst) has a lot of weapons,â&#x20AC;? Tidwell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has a lot of big guys, and a lot of guards. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just going to look at playing our game and playing good defense. But we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to get in a half-court game with them. (Joel) Albers can be tough to handle inside.â&#x20AC;? ANNA The Rockets have the makings of a strong squad, with inside and outside talent. And coach Nate Barhorst likes the progress in preseason. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Preseason went pretty well,â&#x20AC;? Barhorst said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought we got better. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always trying to get the kids out of football mode, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting closer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We shored up some

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MIKE HAVENAR - AUCTIONEER Saturday, December 7, 2013 9:30 A.M. LOCATION OF LAND AUCTION Banquet Room “Buffalo Jack’s” 137 High Street, Covington, Ohio 45318 71.825 Acres with approx. 70 acres tillable. The property is located on the North/East corner of St. Rt. 48 and Versailles Rd. Parcel: H17-22610, Newberry Township, Covington, Ohio. Easy A access from the North and South on St. Rt. 48.

PUBLIC AUCTION Sunday, December 8-12:00 Noon Located at VanDemark Farms 2401 South VanDemark Rd Sidney, Ohio 45365 1998 Easy Go golf cart, street legal, back fold down seat, 4 inch lift kit, radio, ready to go, has been licensed; John Deere D130 Lawn tractor, purchased in fall of 2013, 42 inch cut, 22 Hp, 3.1 hours, tax and all over $2000, has a very reasonable reserve; large Craftsman stackable tool box with plenty of storage, like new, looking for a great Christmas present? This is it! Craftsman 30 gallon upright, 150 PSI air compressor, also like new; walnut dining room table; buffet; coffee and end tables; 4-antique fiddle back chairs; up-right freezer; oak rocker and chest of drawers; old metal toys; one green and one white porch rockers; anti-gravity chairs; 6 ash straight chairs; Wagner Ware CI skillets; fiberglass stepladder; aluminum folding ladder; fishing poles; misc cooking and baking; Kitchen Aid food processor w/attachments, barely used and like new stand mixer, just in time for of your holiday baking; like new box springs and pillow top mattress, double; Rainbow sweeper; Red overstuffed chair; 65 Longaberger baskets; much, much more. All merchandise is extremely clean and ready for your use, no JUNK, gifts galore. You will not be disappointed, be on time as it is not a large auction. Owners: Jim and Nancy Steinke, Rhonda Zirkle, et al Auctioneers: Tom Roll 937-638-7847, Justin Vondenhuevel, and David Shields Clerks: Milanese, Marchal, Roll

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Dad I’m holding back the tears today Remembering anew Those wonderful and precious years Spent happily with you. And I can’t think of anything I wouldn’t give to see The lovable, familiar face That meant so much to me. Just to spend a day with you And laugh with you again For since you’ve been gone,DAD life’s never been the same. Always in our hearts Love Marvin, Teresa, Andy and Mitch

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We had a few days of for anyone. I probably baked my sunshine this week. The girls took advantage of it first and last gooseberry and raked up the rest of pie. It was not a hit with the leaves in our yard. We Joe and the children. I still have some here and wasn’t too fond of the there but the most part of gooseberry taste but am them are picked up. What glad I got to try it. Today is laundry day. It a relief before the weather looks like we will have to gets too much cooler! Daughter Elizabeth hang it in the basement. Looks like rain. is off all week We had a from the factory storm go through and the schoolSunday afterage children noon while we will only have a were at Jacob and three-day school Emma’s house week. I bought after church sertwo turkeys for vices. The tornaour Thanksgiving do sirens in the dinner. Both are nearby town went around 20 pounds. On Monday, I have only one The Amish off. this area was oven so hopefully Cook without electricI can figure out a way to cook both Lovina Eicher ity, so the public school was closed at the same time. for the day. The It seems like after Thanksgiving Day children were excited to is over, Christmas seems have a day off. Everything really close already. Every looked dark outside year just seems to go fast- Monday morning with all er than the one before. the neighbor’s yard lights Every year we are all out. How thankful we are another year older. Our when a bad storm passes third oldest child, Verena, through and not much will be 16 in a few weeks. damage. Other areas I cannot believe she is were not quite so fortuthat old already. Next nate. May God be with year, daughter Elizabeth them and His blessings will leave her teenage to all, and everyone have years. Daughter Susan a wonderful and blessed will turn 18 in January. Thanksgiving Day. This is a great soup for Son Benjamin is in his last year of school and a cold winter’s day after daughter Loretta has only all the turkey leftovers are gone! one more after this one. CABBAGE SOUP I treasure evenings A couple meaty beef when we all gather around our table to eat bones 1 small head cabbage supper. Everyone shares about how their days (chopped) 4 big carrots (chopped) went. Making memories! 12 stalks celery The girls enjoy singing 2 onions (chopped) as they wash the supper 4 – 6 potatoes dishes. It makes you want to stay right in this stage (chopped) 2 quarts tomato chunks of life. We know it won’t Cook until all is tenalways be like this but trust the Lord will guide der. Instead of using beef us through the years. bones, chunks of beef can Time does not stand still also be used.

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Vehicle gifts help charity DAYTON — The Ronald McDonald House of Dayton is accepting vehicle donations to provide funding to continue its mission to serve as a home-away-from-home to families of ill and hospitalized babies and children. Ronald McDonald House of Dayton has partnered with Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. and One Car One Difference to manage the vehicle donation program. One Car One Difference is a national, publicawareness program presented by the Insurance Auto Auctions’ Donation Division to support car donations to charities nationwide. Vehicle donors receive IRS tax deductions for their donations and funds generated from the sale of the donated vehicles will support Ronald McDonald House of Dayton’s programs and services. There is no cost to the donor. All qualified vehi-

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Legion names Americanism winners Sidney American Legion Post Commander Tom Clay recently announced the winners of the Ohio American Legion Americanism and Government testing program. Certificates and checks were presented to the winners at their respective schools. The winners are the following:

12th grade: Rhett Rosengarten, Sidney High School, son of Mike and Kim Rosengarten; and Karena Berning, Christian Academy High School, daughter of Phil and Jill Berning. 11th grade: Kyle Szwajkos, Christian Academy High School, son of Brian and Becky Szwajkos; and Emily

McCroskey, Sidney High School, daughter of William and Brenda McCroskey. 10th grade: Aaron Jenson, Sidney High School, son of Ken and Sherri Jenson; and Hanna Renner, Christian Academy High School, daughter of Gregory and Jennifer Renner. The test is administered

in November to students in grades 10-12 throughout Ohio. The test comprises 50 questions about federal, state and local government, the U.S. flag code, Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. A boy and girl winner from each grade were selected by Post 217. They will compete at

the Shelby County level against winners from the three other legion posts in the county. Winners will then compete at the district level against 13 other counties. Those winners compete at the state level for a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to Gettysburg and Washington, D.C.

Chairman Chuck Craynon congratulated the winners and stated the test was difficult and he appreciates the efforts of these students in achieving their winning scores. Clay said the post is proud of these young men and women and they are a credit to their schools and the community.

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