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Sidney, Ohio

May 28, 2012



92° 70° For a full weather report, turn to Page 16A.


American Profile • About 200 artists and community volunteers convened in June to paint 20 colorful, outdoor murals on buildings in Plymouth, Wis. (pop. 7,781). The annual tradition began in 1993. Inside

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Richard E. Birt • Mary R. Schulze • Cora A. Bulle • Betty Lee Staley • Paul L. Wolfe • Paul M. Stukenborg

INDEX Agriculture.........................14A City, County records ...........2A Classified ...........................1-6 Comics .............................15A Hints from Heloise ..............6A Horoscope..........................8A Localife ............................6-7A Nation/World.......................5A Obituaries ...........................3A Sports............................17-19 State news..........................4A ’Tween 12 and 20...............8A Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue ..16A

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CUB SCOUT Christian Nolen, 9, of Sidney, places a flag on the grave of a veteran in Graceland Cemetery Saturday in preparation for Memorial Day. Christian is the son of Chad and Jennifer Nolen. private inn on Cumberland IsIn Jacksonville, Fla., Sunland, the rooms were nearly day’s jazz festival and Memofull Sunday and everyone was rial Day ceremony were planning to stay put through canceled. Workers were also the wet weather, said Dawn out clearing tree limbs and deDrake, who answered the bris that could be tossed about phone at the inn’s office on the by the storm’s winds, which See BERYL/Page 5A Florida coast.

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s Memorial Day weekend and our national obsession with the price of gasoline is in focus once again. We’ll spend a little less at the pump than a few weeks ago, but that won’t stop us from muttering to ourselves, griping to friends and pointing fingers in many directions. Our rants about gasoline and the oil industry may not always be based on facts, but one thing is undeniable: Americans are obsessed with the price of gasoline. More than any other good or service we buy. In the language of economists, the price of gasoline is “salient.” That means it sticks in our brains. Here’s why: We’re reminded of the price every time we pass a gas station and see those huge, numbered signs. We buy gas every week, unlike bills we pay monthly or a couple times a year. Milk is $4 a gallon, but we buy See GAS/Page 5A

TODAY’S THOUGHT “The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.” — Corra May Harris, American writer (1869-1935) For more on today in history, turn to Page 15A.

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Two different emotions Members of the Sidney High School Class of 2012 (top photo) toss their caps into the air after their commencement ceremony Saturday. Minster High School softball player Hanna Floyd (right photo) gets a hug from her dad, assistant coach Chris Floyd after the team’s loss in the regional final Saturday. For more on area graduations, see Page 2A and Pages 9-13A. For more on the softball game, see Page 17A.


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OLIVIA BREINICH, 4, helps her dad Ben Breinich, both of Sidney, put up a display of flower shaped hair clips on the first day of the farmers market on the courtsquare Saturday. Olivia is the daughter of Amy Breinich, who made the hair clips.


SATURDAY -11:50 p.m.: gunfire. Sheriff ’s deputies responded to a report a gunshot had been fired at Camp Qtokee, 2686 State Route 29 in Franklin Township. -9:25 p.m.: tank leaking. Lockington firefighters and two deputies responded to Crop Production Services, 1555 River Road,

where one of three anhydrous ammonia tanks reportedly was leaking. -3:06 p.m.: accident. Deputies responded to Smith Road at Ohio 66 on a report of a hit-skip accident. -2:59 a.m.: investigation. Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Millcreek Road where a a man was reportedly attempting to strangle himself. No details were available.


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Fire, rescue SUNDAY -1:59 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to the 12500 block of Meranda Road for a medical call. -9:56 a.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue was dispatched to a medical call in the 12400 block of State Route 362. SATURDAY -7:59 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to a medical call in the 100 block of South Main Street. -3:59 p.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to the 200 block of South Main Street for a medical call. -10:46 a.m.: medical. Jackson Center Rescue was dispatched to a medical call in the 18000 block of Ohio 65. -1:34 a.m.: medical. Fort Loramie rescue responded to the 30 block of Greenback Road for a medical call. -12:47 a.m.: medical.Fort Loramie Rescue was dispatched to a medical call in the 80 block of Eastview Drive. FRIDAY -4:11 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue and Botkins firefighters responded to a medical call in the 15200 block of Botkins Road.

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DEATH NOTICES Paul M. Stukenborg MINSTER — Paul M. Stukenborg, 83, of Minster, died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at St. Augustine Catholic Church. by Arrangements Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.

Paul L. Wolfe PIQUA — Paul L. Wolfe, 84, of Piqua, died at 11:40 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Private services for the family will be conducted by Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua.

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AKRON (AP) — An Ohio sheriff ’s office says two off-duty deputies saved a child from drowning while in Arizona this month. The Summit County Sheriff ’s Office says the deputies were in Phoenix to extradite a prisoner back to Ohio and were eating at hotel restaurant when they realized there was a problem at an outdoor pool. Mark Deputies McElroy and William McKinney rushed to the pool and saw a man pulling a child from the water. A sheriff ’s release says the boy didn’t have a pulse and was not breathing when the deputies began resuscitation efforts. The child regained a pulse in about two minutes and was taken to a hospital where he was later reported in good condition. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the deputies never learned the child’s full name.

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ST. PARIS — Richard E. Birt, 86, of Urbana and formerly of New Knoxville and North Lewisburg, died May Sunday, 27, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. in Mercy McAuley Center. Born April 23, 1926 in Champaign County, Richard was a son of the late Leonard and Anna P. (West) Birt. He was preceded in death by two wives, Katherine (Mowen) Birt in 1986 and Jennalee (Estep) Birt in 2008. Richard is survived by four daughters, Barbara (Doug) Moore, of Cable, Deborah (Gary) Bockrath, of Hagerstown, Md., Beverly Schwartz, of Urbana, Marsha (Bill) Pierce ,of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Irene Dickinson, Eileen (Howard) Mossbarger, Nellie (Chuck) Crumley, all of Urbana; and a sister-inlaw, June Birt, of Rushsylvania. In addition to his parents and two wives he was preceded in death by an infant son, Jerry Richard Birt; son-in-law, Rick Schwartz; three brothers and two sistersin-law: Kenneth Birt, Melvin and Joyce Birt, Joe and Judy Birt; and a brother-in-law, Ralph Dickinson.

Richard was a 1945 graduate of Christiansb u r g - Ja c k s o n High School. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He retired from General Motors, Columbus, as a tool and dye maker. Richard was a former member of the I m m a n u e l United Church of Christ in New Knoxville. Currently, he was a member of the First Baptist Church, Urbana. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at noon in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, by the Rev. Chuck Moeller of the Immanuel United Church of Christ, New Knoxville. Burial will follow in Newsom Cemetery, Cowpath Road. St. Paris. An hour of visitation will be held prior to the service in the funeral home in St. Paris beginning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Mercy McAuley Center, 906 Scioto Street, Urbana, OH 43078. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to

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PIQUA — Betty Lee Staley, 73, of Piqua, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at her residence. She was born Dec. 29, 1938, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Robert “Bud” Kritzer and the late Woneta Faye (Cottrell) Kritzer Flora. She married Vincent M. Staley Sept. 24, 1982 in Piqua and he survives. Betty is also survived by three children, Melody Eppley of Sidney, Brian Zimmerman of Piqua, and Angela Hare of Piqua; two son-inlaws, Gail Eppley and Chip Hare; eight grandchildren, Wesley Eppley, Aric Eppley, Abigail Eppley, Brandon Zimmerman, Stephanie Recker, Mason Schneider, Tucker Schneider, Landon Hare; and four sisters and two brothers. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Zimmerman. Betty was a 1956 graduate of Sidney High School and a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Piqua. She re-

tired in 2000 from ExtraHelp Staffing Services and had also previously worked for the city of Piqua, Metal Miami Finishers, and was a stewardess for Eastern Airlines. She enjoyed poetry, shopping, Kazoo Clowns, playing video games and spending time with her grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at St. Boniface Catholic Church by the Rev. Martin Fox. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to7 p.m. Tuesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Accident victim’s condition upgraded The condition of Alan Deloye, 14, of Fort Loramie, seriously injured in a 4-wheel all-terrain vehicle crash early Friday morning near Fort Loramie, was upgraded Sunday to serious at Miami Valley Hospital. The youth, flown by CareFlight to the Dayton hospital from the crash scene, had been listed in critical condition with head injuries Friday. Sheriff ’s deputies are continuing their investigation of the crash which occurred as Deloye and three other Fort Loramie teens were operating ATVs in the 4000 block

of Cardo Road. Deputies’ preliminary investigation of the accident indicates Deloye was thrown from the four-wheeler he was operating after striking the rear of another ATV ahead, driven by Gus Siegel, 14. A third vehicle, carrying Jason Ahrns, 14, with Spencer Bodenmiller, 14, as a passenger, was not involved in the crash. Deputies said none of the youths were wearing safety helmets or other safety equipment and there are indications alcohol may have been involved in the crash.

Cora A. Bulle A, Cora Bulle, 89, of 2500 N. Kuther Road, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012, at 9:45 p.m. at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. She was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Anna, the daughter of the late Joseph and Electa (Young) Freistuhler. On Dec. 23, 1941, she married Albert J. Bulle who survives along with one son, Bruce Bulle and his wife Carol, of Sidney; two grandsons, Mark and Mike Bulle; two great grandsons, Nathan and Nicholas; and one sister, Kathryn Drees, of Sidney. She was preceded in death by one son, Jerry, five brothers and six sisters. Cora was retired from the Stolle Corp. where she had worked for 33 years. She was a member of the Trinity Church of the Brethren. Cora loved her flowers and gardening, but her special thing was making cakes and decorat-

ing them for her family and the grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted We d n e s d a y, May 30, 2012, at 11 a.m. from T r i n i t y Church of the Brethren by Pastor Brent Drive. Burial will take place following the funeral service at Graceland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S.Main Ave. Memorials may be made to The Trinity Church of the Brethren or Wilson Memorial Hospice in memory of Cora Bulle. Envelopes will be available at the church. Condolences may be expressed to the Bulle family at the funeral home’s website,

Mary R. Schulze PIQUA — Mary R. Schulze, 83, of Piqua, died at 7:50 p.m. Friday. May 25, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Piqua, Nov. 30, 1928, the daughter of the late Claude and Irene (Mullenger) Christian. On Aug. 3, 1968 in Piqua, she married Wilfred “Willie” Schulze who survives her. Mary is also survived by one son: Danny Kew of Piqua; a brother: David Christian of Piqua; and a granddaughter, Elayna Kew of Piqua. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Mary graduated from Piqua Catholic High School in 1947. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua. Mary was also a member of the Piqua Leisure Club and St. Clair Society at St. Boniface

Church. She worked at Wright Patterson Air force Base for 26 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at St. Boniface Church by the Rev. Angelo Caserta. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. A prayer service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Dayton Vitas Hospice Care, 3055 Kettering Blvd. Suite 320 Dayton, OH 45439. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Re-created Civil War-era village to reopen CINCINNATI (AP) — A re-created Civil Warera village in central Ohio will reopen to the general public next weekend for the first time in nine years with the help of volunteers. Ohio Village, which is next to the Ohio History Center museum in Columbus, has been open only on a limited basis for special events, private groups and school tours since budget cuts forced it to close to the general public after the 2002 season. The Ohio Historical Society, which operates the village about two hours north of Cincinnati, had eliminated paid staff and vendors in 2001 to try to cut costs and keep the site operating on a regular basis, said Mark Holbrook, the society’s marketing manager. While the budget situation has improved enough to reopen the site for the summer season, officials are depend-

ing on costumed volunteers rather than paid staff to help provide historical interpretation of village life, Holbrook said. Officials have been working for years to reopen Ohio Village, Holbrook said. “But just when we thought we could do something, we would have to put it on hold because of budget cuts,” he added. Self-guided cellphone tours have been added to allow visitors to roam the 19th century replica buildings at their own pace and learn what life was like in a small Ohio town in the 1860s. Visitors will be able to tour buildings, including a church, a hotel, a newspaper office and a school. They also will receive a treasure-hunt book called Ohio Village Quest with questions about daily life they can answer as they stroll through the village.

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Buoy marks where ship sank CLEVELAND (AP) — A ship that went down in a storm on Lake Erie in 1864 near Cleveland now has a buoy marking the wreck that cost the lives of the ship’s captain and six crew members. Divers placed the blue-and-white buoy over the Sultan a few miles from the Cleveland shoreline on Saturday. The sunken ship, which lies in 45 feet of water, perished while sailing from Cleveland. The buoy will make it easier for recreational divers (TSX:DYI.UN) to explore the ship and will protect a significant historical artifact for future generations, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland ( ) reported. Divers found an intact wooden railing on the Sultan, which was carrying grindstones and barrel staves. The most dramatic sight was “all the grindstones still on the deck,” said Chris Kraska of the private nonprofit Maritime Survey Team. “One appeared to be 6 feet across.” The vessel was discovered in the 1980s but went unreported. It was found again last year by the Cleveland Underwater Explorers, said David VanZandt, that group’s chief archaeologist. Van Zandt’s group says the 127-foot, double-masted vessel was launched in 1848 in Chicago. It hauled passengers and cargo on the Great Lakes and along the East Coast for 16 years. Members of the two groups, which receive some support from the Great Lakes Historical Society, made the dive together Saturday. They say the Sultan was identified through extensive research that included gathering news accounts of the day. Only one sailor survived the wreck, they said. VanZandt estimates there are 300 to 400 identified wrecks in Lake Erie and some that cannot be identified.

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Ohio prepares for unknown with pet rules COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio officials are preparing to impose new rules on owners of exotic animals — along with hiring more staff and writing new caretaking standards — without knowing exactly how many lions, leopards, bears and other creatures are living in the state. That’s because until the governor signs the new regulations into law, which is expected in the coming weeks, Ohio’s restrictions on exotic pets have been among the nation’s weakest. Efforts to strengthen the law took on new urgency after owner Terry Thompson released 50 animals, including black bears, mountain lions and Bengal tigers, from his eastern Ohio farm in Zanesville in October, then committed suicide. Authorities killed 48 of the animals as a public

safety measure. Two others were believed to have been eaten by other animals. The state Legislature cleared a bill last week that would immediately ban people from buying new dangerous exotic animals, such as cheetahs and crocodiles, once the measure takes effect. Current owners could keep their creatures by obtaining a new state-issued permit by 2014. They would have to pass a background check, pay permit fees, obtain liability insurance and show inspectors that they can properly contain the animal and adhere to other standards. Within 60 days after the bill’s effective date, owners would have to microchip their dangerous wildlife and register them. They’ll have to tell the state where the animals are, how many they

have, what the creatures look like and who their veterinarian is, among other details. State officials hope the registration process will give them a better handle on Ohio’s exotic animal population. “We’re really kind of dealing with the unknown here,” said Dr. Tony Forshey, the state’s veterinarian, in a recent interview. “We don’t know how many is out there.” Rough estimates by the department put the number of dangerous animals in the state close to 640, which includes venomous snakes. Officials acknowledge that figure is just a guess. It’s based on information from owners who already are licensed with state or the U.S. Department of Agriculture, along with reports from law enforcement.

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Going back in time A union soldier is helped away from battle during a civil war reenactment battle Sunday in Burton. Re-enactors set up camp at Century Village in order to portray the daily life of civil war soldiers and civilians.

24 members of family in military since WWII BOARDMAN (AP) — Memorial Day is especially meaningful for a northeast Ohio man whose family has included 24 members who served in the U.S. military since World War I. The Vindicator in Youngstown reports those members include 20 men and four women in John F. Grantonic’s family from eastern Ohio’s Mingo Junction area. Grantonic, of Boardman, says he traditionally visits his brother’s grave in Steubenville and will attend a Memo-

CINCINNATI (AP) — State agriculture officials are preparing for a new wave of tree-killing beetles that have infested southwest Ohio and other areas of the country to re-emerge. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service predicts that Asian longhorned beetles, which have been feeding for much of the past year under the bark of trees, are about to emerge again in Clermont County east of Cincinnati.

rial Day service Monday in Mingo Junction, where names of residents killed in World War II will be read. Grantonic’s brother, Thomas Grantonic, was killed during World War II. The family’ tradition of military service began with Grantonic’s father, John J. Grantonic, in WWI. John F Grantonic was in the Ohio National Guard in the 1950s. ——— Information from: The V i n d i c a t o r ,

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Syria denies killings BEIRUT (AP) — Syria on Sunday strongly denied allegations that its forces killed scores of people — including women and children — in one of the deadliest days of the country’s uprising, and the U.N. Security Council held an emergency session on the massacre. The killing of more than 100 people in the westcentral area of Houla on Friday brought widespread international criticism of the regime of President Bashar Assad, although differences emerged from world powers over whether his forces were exclusively to blame. Britain and France had proposed issuing a press statement condemning the attack and pointing a finger at the Syrian government, but Russia told Security Council members it could not agree and wanted a briefing first by Norwegian Maj. Gen. Robert Mood, the head of the U.N. observer team in the country. Russia has been Syria’s most powerful ally during the uprising, and along with China has used its veto power to shield Damascus from U.N. sanctions.

Polls not reflected in votes NEW YORK (AP) — Poll after poll shows public support for same-sex marriage steadily increasing, to the point where it’s now a majority viewpoint. Yet in all 32 states where gay marriage has been on the ballot, voters have rejected it. It’s possible the streak could end in November, when Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington state are likely to have closely contested gay marriage measures on their ballots. For now, however, there remains a gap between the national polling results and the way states have voted. It’s a paradox with multiple explanations, from political geography to the likelihood that some conflicted voters tell pollsters one thing and then vote differently. “It’s not that people are lying. It’s an intensely emotional issue,” said Amy Simon, a pollster based in Oakland, Calif.


Cougar didn’t want to go back EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Wildlife agents in Washington state were ready to release a captured cougar back into the wild, but it didn't want to go. They banged on the back of the cage, poked the cougar with a pole, and tried sliding the animal out by tilting the enclosure, but the young cougar wouldn't budge. The Daily Herald reports a puff of pepper spray finally drove the cougar into the woods near Arlington, about 50 miles north of Seattle. Wildlife Officer Dave Jones fired bean-bag rounds to teach the female cougar to stay away from people. It had been captured after wandering too close to homes. Wildlife officers estimated the 100-pound cat was about 2 years old — about the age when cougars are left by their mothers and have to find their own way.

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AP Impact: Almost half of new vets seek disability BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press America’s newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen. A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related. That is more than double the estimate of 21 percent who filed such claims after the Gulf War in the early 1990s, top government officials told The Associated Press. What’s more, these new veterans are claiming eight to nine ailments on average, and the most recent ones over the last year are claiming 11 to 14. By comparison, Vietnam veterans are currently receiving compensation for fewer than four, on average, and those from World War II and Korea, just two. It’s unclear how much worse off these new veterans are than their predecessors. Many factors are driving the dramatic increase in claims — the weak economy, more troops surviving wounds, and more awareness of problems such as concussions and PTSD. Almost one-third have been granted disability so far. Government officials and some veterans’ advocates say that veterans who might have been able to work with certain disabilities may be more inclined to seek benefits now because they lost jobs or can’t find any. Aggressive outreach

and advocacy efforts also have brought more veterans into the system, which must evaluate each claim to see if it is war-related. Payments range from $127 a month for a 10 percent disability to $2,769 for a full one. As the nation commemorates the more than 6,400 troops who died in post9/11 wars, the problems of those who survived also draw attention. These new veterans are seeking a level of help the government did not anticipate, and for which there is no special fund set aside to pay. The Department of Veterans Affairs is mired in backlogged claims, but “our mission is to take care of whatever the population is,” said Allison Hickey, the VA’s undersecretary for benefits. “We want them to have what their entitlement is.” The 21 percent who filed claims in previous wars is Hickey’s estimate of an average for Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield. The VA has details only on the current disability claims being paid to veterans of each war. The AP spent three months reviewing records and talking with doctors, government officials and former troops to take stock of the new veterans. They are different in many ways from those who fought before them. More are from the Reserves and National Guard — 28 percent of those filing disability claims — rather than career military. Reserves and National Guard made up a greater percentage of troops in these wars than they did in previous

ones. About 31 percent of Guard/Reserve new veterans have filed claims compared to 56 percent of career military ones. More of the new veterans are women, accounting for 12 percent of those who have sought care through the VA. Women also served in greater numbers in these wars than in the past. Some female veterans are claiming PTSD due to military sexual trauma — a new challenge from a disability rating standpoint, Hickey said. The new veterans have different types of injuries than previous veterans did. That’s partly because improvised bombs have been the main weapon and because body armor and improved battlefield care allowed many of them to survive wounds that in past wars proved fatal. “They’re being kept alive at unprecedented rates,” said Dr. David Cifu, the VA’s medical rehabilitation chief. More than 95 percent of troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have survived. Larry Bailey II is an example. After tripping a rooftop bomb in Afghanistan last June, the 26-year-old Marine remembers flying into the air, then fellow troops attending to him. “I pretty much knew that my legs were gone. My left hand, from what I remember I still had three fingers on it,” although they didn’t seem right, Bailey said. “I looked a few times but then they told me to stop looking.” Bailey, who is from Zion, Ill., north of Chicago, ended up a triple amputee and expects to get a hand transplant this summer.

BERYL had reached 65 mph (105 kph) late Sunday afternoon. Winds had already knocked down tree limbs and power lines in parts of coastal Georgia, leaving hundreds without electricity. But business was booming at the Red Dog Surf Shop in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., where customers flocked to buy boards and wax in anticipation of the storm’s high waves. Officials all along the coast warned of rip currents, waves and high tides — all of which can be dangerous but also tend to attract adventurous surfers. The waters had already become dangerous in South Carolina, where rescuers were searching for a missing swimmer. In Jacksonville Beach, Fernando Sola said business was booming at his Happy Faces Ice Cream truck. A bus- full of tourists from South Carolina had stopped to buy some ice cream and watch the storm waters churn. “There are actually more people than on a normal day. It’s working out great,” said Sola, taking a few moments away from scooping ice cream to people lined up in front of his truck. Steady, heavy winds kicked up sand across the area, forcing onlookers to shield themselves with towels. Jessica Smith and Chester Jaheeb decided to brave the waters despite many warnings for people to stay out. Jaheeb, who was born in India but lives in Jacksonville, said he had never experienced a tropical storm before.

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ARTIST JASON Wright grabs his tent as winds proceeding Tropical Storm Beryl started to whip through 5 Points lifting the tents of the vendors, Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla. “We were at a certain part that started pulling us out, like the rip current, so we decided to come to shore,” said Smith, 17. Taylor Anderson, captain of Jacksonville Beach’s American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps., said his lifeguards went body-surfing early Sunday to get accli-

mated with the surf conditions for what looked to be a long day. They also reviewed methods to determine where there might be riptides. “They look for discoloration, the water moving paradoxically back to sea, and our lifeguards are trained to spot that, to keep people away from that, especially when the

GAS only one. When we fill up with gas, we spend $50 or more. And the biggest frustration, which comes into focus as the numbers spin ever higher at the pump: There is no alternative. “The oil companies have cornered the market and they are squeezing us for everything we have,” says Bob Simpson, 62, of Lodi, N.J., who pays close to $60 to fill up his Ford Escape. Cheap gas makes the wide open spaces of America seem full of possibility and adventure. When it’s expensive, we think twice before setting out. “Driving is a symbol of freedom in the U.S.,” says Shanjun Li, an economist who studies consumer behavior at Cornell University’s Dyson

surf is this high. It makes those run-outs very dangerous. People can get sucked into those very fast, especially with the high surf and the high wind,” he said. Though the weather was calm earlier Sunday, Anderson’s lifeguards began preparing other equipment in the morning.

From Page 1 School of Applied Economics. At a nationwide average Friday of $3.67 per gallon, gasoline is far cheaper in the U.S. than much of the rest of the world, thanks to relatively low taxes. In Japan, gas costs more than $7 a gallon; in Britain, nearly $9. Yet Americans consider cheap gas a birthright, so it’s a shock when factors beyond our control drive up the price. People understand why a big TV costs more than a small one, or why tickets to a playoff game are more expensive than a regular season game. But it’s harder to appreciate why a local gas station charges more because of high oil demand in China or a remark by an official in Iran. It must be, we reason, that

someone is taking advantage of us. It’s not the case, of course: The market for oil and gasoline is global, so rising demand anywhere can push up prices everywhere. And world oil demand is forecast to rise to a record this year. Also, oil and gasoline are priced on financial exchanges, not by oil companies. Investors can buy oil and gasoline futures contracts — and push up prices — if they fear supplies could be disrupted in the future. But they also can bet that prices will go down. When President Barack Obama promised stricter oversight of oil markets and a crackdown on “speculators” last month, he stopped short of saying market manipula-

tion was responsible for the current high prices. Still, the market forces just don’t feel right. “People like the idea of a free-market economy but they don’t like feeling abused. The fluctuations in the gas prices make people believe this is not an outcome of a free market,” says Daniel Airely, a professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University and author of the book “Predictably Irrational.” Of course, dramatic price rises are common to many markets. The difference with gasoline, and a big part of the reason we are obsessed, is that people who need to get to work or want to visit family may have no choice but to drive.





This Evening • Versailles Health Care Center offers a free Total Joint Replacement class at 6 p.m. in the Rehab Clinic at the center, to provide information about preparation, hospital procedures, risks and rehab to people considering joint replacement. For information, call Shannon Condon at (937) 5260130. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen.

Tuesday Morning • Wagner Manufacturing and General Houseware Corp. retirees meet at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast at Bob Evans.

Tuesday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library Adult Book club meets at 6 p.m. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomeroy Ave. • Minster Civic Association meets at 7 p.m. at the Wooden Shoe Inn, Minster.

Wednesday Morning • The Sidney Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Moose Lodge. Lunch is held until noon, followed by a club meeting and program.

Wednesday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • GriefShare, a recovery seminar and support group, meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Life Center, 101 W. Pearl St., Wapakoneta. All adults experiencing grief are welcome. Call (937) 693-6251 for more information.

Thursday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • The Amos Memorial Public Library offers homework help from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Thursday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St.

Russells mark golden date PASCO — Robert and Marie Russell, of rural Pasco, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a family party Saturday at the Port Jefferson Community Center. Robert and the former Marie Kies were married June 2, 1962, in St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Sidney. The Rev. James Rubright officiated the ceremony on a warm day. Walter “Bud” Courter was the best man. Mary Ann Russell, sister of the bride, was the matron of honor. Other attendants were Lester Russell and Chester Russell, brothers of the bridegroom, Harold Kies and Elmer Kies, brothers of the bride, Betty Barhorst, sister of the bridegroom, and Carolyn Kies and Marilyn Kies, sisters-inlaw of the bride. Charlotte Milhoff, sister of the bridegroom, was the soloist. Marie is the daughter of the late John William and Amanda (Wittenbrink) Kies. She has a sister, Mary Ann, who is married to Robert’s brother, Lester; a living brother and two sistersin-law, Elmer and Cheryl Kies and Carolyn Kies. Another brother, Harold, is deceased. Robert is the son of the late Edward and Mable Russell. He has six living sisters and three brothers-in-law: Esther and Melvin Kiser, Rosemary Lemmon, Betty and Frank Barhorst, Charlotte Milhoff, Caroline Huffman and Patt and Jerry Schaffner. He has a living brother and sister-inlaw, Lester and Mary Ann Russell, of Botkins. A sister, Evelyn Fair; a

Friday Morning • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storytime for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts storytime and crafts for children 3-6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult. • Super Star Storytime takes place at the New Bremen Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for children 6 and under who can sit independently of parent.

Friday Afternoon • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Avenue. All Master Masons are invited.

Friday Evening • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step programs to confront destructive habits and behaviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (937) 548-9006. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St.

Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Port Jefferson, 9 to 11 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Maplewood, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday Evening • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Checkmates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community.

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NEW BREMEN — Viola Roettger, of New Bremen, formerly of Kettlersivlle, celebrated her 98th birthday Sunday with her family. Friends can send cards to her c/o Elmwood Assisted Living, 711 S. Walnut, New Bremen, OH 45869. Roettger was born south of Moulton, May 27, 1914, the daughter of Edward and Caroline Arnett, who are now deceased. She married Marvin Roettger in September 1940. He is now deceased. Together, they founded and ran Roettger Hardwood. They are the parents of Mr. and Mrs. Russell a daughter and son-inWedding Day 1962 law, Carolyn and David brother, Chester Russell; Jensvold, of Kettlersville; four brothers-in-law, Ira Fair, Charlie Lemmon, Richard Milhoff, and Mike Huffman; and a sister-in-law, Marcene Russell, are deceased. NEW BREMEN — A The Russells are the parents of three daugh- card shower is planned ters and two sons-in-law, in addition to an open Tina and Charles Jones, house to celebrate the of Jackson Center; Jayne 100th birthday of HerRussell, who is a mis- bert Boerger. He was born June 5, sionary in Ukraine; and Janice and Glen The- 1912. The open house will bert, of Rosewood; and of a son and daughter-inlaw, Ted and Monica Russell, of Grandville, Mich. LONG Their grandchildren STUTTGART, Gerare Zachary and Zane many — Jason and JanJones, of Jackson Center, ina Long, of Stuttgart, and Katherine and Germany, have anFreddy Nieves and nounced the birth of a Jazmine Russell, of son, Sebastian Vincent Grandville, Mich. Long, born May 9, 2012, Robert retired from at 8:31 a.m. in Stuttgart. Copeland Corp. in SidHe weighed 4.98 ney after 33 years of pounds and was 18.7 service. Marie last inches long. worked at Baumfolder His maternal grandCorp. and Shelby County parents are Georg and Fairhaven Day Care Petra Heisch, of Services in Sidney. Wuerzburg, Bavaria, They are members of Germany. His paternal St. Paul’s United Church grandparents are Linda of Christ, Maplewood and Dean Long, of SidGrange and the Senior ney. Center of Sidney and His great-grandShelby County. mother is Wilhelmine


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Theater finalizes shows Sock & Buskin Community Theatre members held their May meeting recently to finalize plans for the rest of the 2012 shows. Rodney Bertsch reported that the audience for the one-acts was impressive and many took advantage of the “Appetizer and a Show for Two” in conjunction with The Bridge restaurant. Auditions for the summer musical,

Fish taking flight David Loughlin, of Savanah, Ga., adds some art to the town of Port Jefferson in the form of an M.C. Escher- inspired mural on the side of a shed behind his sister’s antique store, The Odd Duck, at 438 W. Main St. Loughlin is a painter who graduated from Fairlawn High School. His sister is Patti Fogt. For photo reprints, visit

to attend the June 2 audition may call Kevin Frazier-Jones at 6382658. Ann Grisez reported that rehearsals for “Dear Edwina” are going well. The show will be June 15-16 at The Historic Sidney Theatre. Directors Rodney Bertsch and Ryan Hurley have tentatively scheduled auditions for “Rocky Horror Live” in August, with the show

to be presented Oct. 2627. Actors in this show must be 18 and older. Sock & Buskin Junior players will present “James and the Giant Peach” Nov. 16-17. The group is looking at scripts and will present a holiday production in December. Paxton Edwards will be awarded the 2012 scholarship. The next meeting will be June 9 at the Historic Sidney Theatre at 9 a.m.



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“School House Rock,” will be June 2 at noon in the Historic Sidney Theatre for actors 13 and older. Callbacks will be June 3 at noon. The show will be presented Aug. 3-5 and is based on the pop culture phenomenon and Emmy Awardwinning 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through songs. Interestd people who are unable

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio named its Dean’s List for Winter Quarter 2012 for the College of Business. The following students received a grade point average of 3.5 or better: Rachel N. Meyer, of Fort Loramie, Jamie E. Barnes and Daye Ashlee Davis, both of Sidney, and Steven E. Homan, of New Bremen.

Couple set date BOTKINS — Tiffany Newman, of Botkins, and Thomas Brown, of Barnwell, S.C., have announced their engagement and plans to marry Aug. 4, 2012, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ted and Cyndi Newman, of Botkins. She graduated from Botkins High School

in 2003 and from Wright State University in 2007. She is employed by Lexington School District One as a health and physical education teacher. Her fiance is the son of Steve and Dianne Brown, of Barnwell, S.C. He is a 2002 graduate of Barnwell High School and a Brown/Newman 2005 graduate of the University of South Carolina- employed by Windsor Salkehatchie. He is Fine Jewelers.

Wilson Memorial Foundation welcomes new board members By unanimous vote during its recent annual and quarterly meetings, Wilson Memorial Foundation board members appointed three new trustees: Cindy Helman, Mitch Kastein and Tom Middleton. Leaving the board are Bruce Dickman and Tom Milligan, both of whom have complete nine years of service on the board. Incoming officers who will serve 2012-14 are Chair Mike Dodds, Chair-Elect Tonya Thieman, Secretary/Treasurer Dave Wolters and Immediate Past Chair Ken Monnier. Helman, a partner with Money Concepts since 1995, is a wealth advisor and insurance broker. She has been active in the Shelby County community for more than 25 years and has served on many organizations and boards including the Edison Community College Board of Trustees and Foundation Board, Shelby County United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Shelby County Toastmasters, Shelby County Community Foundation Development Board, Sidney YMCA Finance Committee, Women In Networking, HOSTS/TEAMS Reading Mentor, Sidney Altrusa Club, and Sidney Kiwanis. Helman chaired the 2009 Shelby County United Way Campaign exceeding a goal of $1.27 million and was also honored in 2009



as a recipient of the Ohio Association of Community College’s Distinguished Alumni Award. She and her husband, Jeff, reside in Sidney and are the parents of two children. Kastein is the site manager of the Plastipak Packaging manufacturing plant in Jackson Center. He started with Plastipak in 1998, opening a new plant in Massachusetts, then moved to Jackson Center in 2003, and has more than 25 years experience in the plastics industry. He and his wife, Diane, reside in Marysville and are the parents of four children. The family recently opened Beacon of Hope & Kairos Koffee, a retail store in Springfield. He has served as president of the Ohio State Volleyball Boosters Club, president of a youth volleyball program, as administrator for CCOP & Reconciliation Ministries in Pittsburgh and has served as a church board member. Middleton was born and raised in Sidney/Shelby County and is the owner and president of Emerson Wagner Realty Co., Inc.



Prior to that, he was president of Greenville Federal Savings and Loan. Middleton has served the community on a variety of boards including Holy Angels School Board chairman; Holy Angels Finance Committee; Board member of Paris Council of Holy Angels Church; Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Certificate board member; Board of Trustees of Wilson Memorial Hospital and chairman of the board; Board of Directors of United Way and chairman; Sidney Chamber of Commerce/chairman of the board; president of Sidney Rotary Club; president of Kiwanis; United Way Board and campaign chairman, Shelby County Board of Realtors/board member; WRIST/Board of Directors and chairman of the board. He also served on the committees for the Five Year Comprehensive Plan for the City of Sidney and Comprehensive Plan for the City of Sidney Firefighters. He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Sidney. Bonnie Faulkner, foundation director, gave a summary of the 2011

foundation accomplishments, citing the successes of the annual golf outing, as well as the 1930 Club annual giving campaign, new Wilson Society members, and Friends of Wilson annual appreciation event for donors. She also recognized the Wilson Auxiliary for giving the foundation $13,000 bringing their total donations to Wilson Memorial to nearly $720,000. Additionally, the auxilians volunteered nearly 26,400 hours of their time, the equivalent of nearly 13 full-time employees. Carol Johnston, cardiac cath lab manager, and Brian Scheid, registered cardiovascular technologist, provided an update on Wilson’s cardiac cath/interventional lab that will open in June. Faulkner gave an update of the Planned Giving Committee activities in the past year and noted that one anonymous new member to

the Wilson Society, those who have included Wilson Memorial Hospital in their estate planning, was inducted at the annual Friends of Wilson reception on May 8. The Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation ex-

ists to contribute to the financial support and betterment of Wilson Memorial Hospital. For information about giving to the Wilson Memorial Foundation, Hospital call Faulkner at 4985575.



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Wait until after graduation —It’s not that far off DR. WALLACE: My boyfriend and I are 18, and we are very much in love. Both of us are seniors and will graduate in June. We are destined to be husband and wife! We love each other so much that it hurts us both to be separated for even an hour. We want to get married now. Jerry’s mother said that we could live with her. She has the room and lives alone with Jerry. Jerry’s dad


died several years ago, and both of us living with her would cause no hardship. My parents are “conditioned” to the fact that Jerry and I will get married. Their only concern is that they would prefer that we wait until after we graduate. They think that married life would place undue stress on us both. I’m a very good student, and they want to see me graduate

with honors. I keep assuring them that I would never neglect my studies and even if I happened to get pregnant, the baby would not be born until after I received my diploma. Regardless of what you say, I think we will get married now. After all, we are legally adults and know what is best for us. — Sophia, Panama City, Fla. SOPHIA: You are writing to

me hoping that I will agree with you. That way you will not have a “guilt trip” feeling in dealing with your parents. Sorry! My advice would be to graduate first and then make plans for the rest of your lives. Is it possible that college could be an option for both Jerry and you? What’s the rush? Why can’t you both wait until after graduation? It’s not that far off.

’Tween 12 & 20 Dr. Robert Wallace


BY FRANCIS DRAKE your lead. LEO What kind of day will (July 23 to Aug. 22) tomorrow be? To find out This is an excellent what the stars say, read day for business and the forecast given for commerce. All financial your birth sign. negotiations should go well. Push for whatever For Tuesday, you want at work, beMay 29, 2012 cause you just might get it. ARIES VIRGO (March 21 to April (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) 19) Today the Moon is in This is a lovely day at your sign, making a work. Co-workers and lovely aspect to lucky anyone else you work Jupiter. This is why you with will be surprisingly have a strong feeling of cooperative. It’s a good well-being as well as day to discuss strategies good wishes for others. for the future. LIBRA TAURUS (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) (April 20 to May 20) You feel quietly conThis is a romantic, tent today. A sense of seflirtatious day! Enjoy so- curity is what soothes cial outings, sports your soul, and this is a events, the arts and good thing. playful activities with SCORPIO children. This is a good (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) day for financial specuYou will be very suclation. cessful in dealing with GEMINI groups today. Conversa(May 21 to June 20) tions with female comYou feel happy and panions will be warm content today. You will and friendly. This is a enjoy time alone at home good day to think about or entertaining others at how to achieve your home — either suits you goals and dreams for the perfectly. future. CANCER SAGITTARIUS (June 21 to July 22) (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) All group activities You will be briefly nowill be joyful and ticed by others today, esfriendly today. Enjoy in- pecially bosses and VIPs. teractions with neigh- People see you as a bors, daily contacts and leader and someone who siblings. In meetings, can rally the troops and people will follow inspire others to action.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Travel anywhere today if you can, because you’re eager to learn something new. You also want to have a little adventure. Avoid boring situations, for sure! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is an excellent day to discuss shared property, inheritances, insurance matters and anything you own jointly with others. You likely will come out ahead in these discussions. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Relations with partners and close friends are warm and friendly today. People are supportive. Join forces with others, because this is not the day to go it alone. YOU BORN TODAY By nature, you’re protective. You’re committed to whatever is dear to you, be it a project or a person. You love new ideas, yet you’re also a traditionalist. You never shy away from confrontation because you see yourself as a defender of just causes; plus, you’re an excellent debater and conversationalist. In the year ahead, an important decision will arise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Linden MacIntyre, author/journalist; John F. Kennedy,

U.S. president; Adrian to avoid upsets with othPaul, actor. ers. It’s almost impossible to get agreement in For Wednesday, any meeting you might May 30, 2012 attend. Just accept this. VIRGO ARIES (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) (March 21 to April Definitely avoid com19) bative situations with Zip thy lip; for sure, bosses, parents, teachers think before you speak and VIPs (also the potoday. It’s so easy for lit- lice). People are just tle arguments with oth- looking for a fight today. ers to break out. Run away! Run away! TAURUS LIBRA (April 20 to May 20) (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Squabbles about fiTouchy subjects like nancial matters or pos- politics, religion and sessions might arise racial issues will trigger today. These might be arguments today. If you about social occasions, want some peace of vacations or money mind, avoid these topics. spent on children. Ro- It’s a good day to discuss mantic partners also the weather. might quibble. SCORPIO GEMINI (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) (May 21 to June 20) This is a poor day to Today Mercury is in settle on matters about your sign and at odds inheritances, shared with fiery Mars. This property, insurance matmeans everyone is in an ters and anything you argumentative mood, in- own jointly with others. cluding you. Do your People will just nitpick best to keep the peace. the silliest details! CANCER SAGITTARIUS (June 21 to July 22) (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Because you feel menBe extra patient with tally frustrated today, partners and close you can channel this en- friends today to avoid ergy into some kind of ugliness. It’s in your best research. In other words, interests to get along use your determination with those who are closto dig for the answers est to you, isn’t it? (The you want. answer is yes.) LEO CAPRICORN (July 23 to Aug. 22) (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Stay calm and patient Relations with coin group situations today workers and people at

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SHS commencement features Dr. Seuss rhyme Commencement exercises for Sidney High School’s graduating class of 2012 were Saturday at Sidney Memorial Stadium. The invocation was given by Lillian Wildermuth, class secretary; Cody Manger, class treasurer, gave the welcome; Rebecca Thornton, class vice president, led the tassel ceremony; and Abigail Eppley, class president, spoke during the ceremony. Valedictorians Jonathan Bowers and Julianne Daltorio also gave remarks. Christopher Douglas spoke at the baccalaureate Tuesday. Eppley recited the Class of 2012’s personal Dr. Seuss rhyme. “One bee, two bee, black bee, gold bee. We are the old bees who pick on the new bees,” said Eppley. “Reading classic literature and understanding Newton’s mind nearly pushed me to the brink, but thanks to our brilliant teachers I realized, oh, the thinks you can think.” Daltorio encouraged her fellow graduates to thank “your teachers, your counselors, your families, your mentors and anyone else who helped you get to where you sit today. There will be more people who impact your lives and may you harbor the humility to thank them with the utmost sincerity.”

Bowers reminded graduates of life long lessons. “Mindless gossip, sports statistics, and even many of the theorems and concepts that our teachers have drilled into us will evaporate with time, but there are many life long lessons we will never forget,” he said. According to Bowers these lessons include never being afraid to ask for help, always telling the truth and never giving up. There were nine valedictorians: Jonathan Bowers, Julianne Daltorio, Taylor Oldiges, Bryan Lloyd, Alexandra Beigel, Douglas, Christopher Blair Wilson, Elizabeth Wildenhaus and Benjamin Winks. The following students were presented diplomas with honors: Ryan Adkins, Rachel Alge, Abigail Ball, Kohl Banas, Alexandra Beigel, Jonathan Bowers, Adam Boyd, Austin Bui, Macey Cartwright, Alexander Climer, Zachary Cole, Ryan Covington, Julianne Daltorio, Crystal Davis, Christopher Douglas, Kassi Edwards, Abigail Eppley, Austin Fogle, Ryan Gates, Morgan Headings, Rachel Huston, Angela Jones, Kaitlyn Kerrigan, Kohl Kirkland, Monica Kislig, Karey Lindsey, Bryan Lloyd, Paxton McDonald, Samuel Millbourn,

Megan Mitchell, Adam Neth, Kayla Oldiges, Taylor Oldiges, Tyler Olson, Tino Rodriguez, Riley Rosengarten, Andrew Slone, Audrey Snavley, Derek Spangler, Amber Thompson, Natasha VanHoose, Carolyn VanMatre, Elizabeth Wildenhaus, Lillian Wildermuth, Blair Wilson, Benjamin Winks and Kaitlyn Yinger. Students graduating with academic high honors include: Ryan Adkins, Christina Akin, Rachel Alge, Abigail Ball, Kohl Banas, Alexandra Beigel, Jonathan Bowers, Adam Boyd, Sarah Brabbin, Austin Bui, Macey Cartwright, Alexander Climer, Zachary Cole, Ryan Covington, Julianne Daltorio, Crystal Davis, Christopher Douglas, Kassie Edwards, Abigail Eppley, Austin Fogle, Ryan Gates, Morgan Headings, Rachel Huston, Angela Jones, Kaitlyn Kerrigan, Monica Kislig, Karey Lindsey, Bryan Lloyd, Angela McBride, Paxton McDonald, Megan Mitchell, Neth, Kayla Adam Oldiges, Taylor Oldiges, Tyler Olson, Tino Rodriguez, Riley Rosengarten, Andrew Slone, Audrey Snavley, Mara Soder, Derek Spangler, Amber Thompson, Natasha VanHoose, Carolyn VanMatre, Donald Elizabeth VanSkiver, Wildenhaus, Lillian Wil-

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DIPLOMA IN hand, Destiny Murphy, of Dayton, hugs her mom, Betty Murphy, of Sidney, after graduating from Sidney High School Saturday. Destiny Murphy is the daughter of Henry Murphy. dermuth, Blair Wilson, Clark, Alexander Climer, Riley Rosengarten, AnBenjamin Winks and Zachary Cole, Ryan Cov- drew Slone, Audrey SnavKaitlyn Yinger. ington, Demi Coy, Ju- ley, Mara Soder, Derek The following students lianne Daltorio, Dalton Spangler, Zachary graduated with college Davis, Crystal Davis, Spence, Amber Thomptech-prep scholar cords: Christopher Douglas, son, Natasha VanHoose, Abigail Ball, Alexandra Kassi Edwards, Abigail Carolyn VanMatre, DonBeigel, Alexander Climer, Eppley, Austin Fogle, ald VanSkiver, Alyssa Zachary Cole, Crystal Austin Folck, Ryan Gates, Walker, Wlizabeth Davis, Monica Kislig, Dillon Gold, Alexander Wildenhaus, Lillian WilTyler Olson, Tino Ro- Hale, Morgan Headings, dermuth, Blair Wilson, driguez, Derek Spangler Angela Marissa Jones, Benjamin Winks and and Benjamin Winks. Ramandip Kaur, Kaitlyn Kaitlyn Yinger. The following students Kerrigan, Monica Kislig, The top ten students received the award of Trent Knoop, Adrianna in the class were merit: Kyle Armstrong, Lambert, Karey Lindsey, Jonathan Bowers, JuAbigail Ball, Kohl Banas, Bryan Lloyd, Samuel lianne Daltorio, Taylor Alexandra Beigel, Joshua Millbourn, Megan Oldiges, Bryan Lloyd, Bell, Alexander Blosser, Mitchell, Adam Neth, Alexandra Beigel, Kayla Bodenmiller, Kayla Oldiges, Taylor Christopher Douglas, Jonathan Bowers, Adam Oldiges, Tyler Olson, Blair Wilson, Elizabeth Boyd, Austin Bui, Macey Bethany Pellman, Taylor Wildenhaus, Benjamin Cartwright, George Rickert, Tino Rodriguez, Winks and Abigail Ball.

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THE BOTKINS Senior Choir Ensemble perform for their classmates one last time during the high school graduation ceremony Sunday.

Botkins holds 102nd exercises BOTKINS – Botkins celebrated the graduation of its Class of 2012 with the school’s 102nd commencement ceremony held Sunday in the high school gymnasium There were six valedictorians this year: Renee Buehler, Hailey Billing, Jenna Christman, Maria Goettemoeller, Paige Cooper and Amy Grillot. Erin George was the class salutatorian. Seventeen students received diplomas with honors: Amy Grillot,


Maria Goettemoeller, Paige Cooper, Jenna Christman, Hailey Billing, Renee Buehler, Kelly Feasel, Natalie Brown, Christine Johnson, Trevor Barhorst, Elleah Cooper, Jacob VanGundy, Elizabeth Knoop, Brittany Bailey, Tyler Egbert, Hayden Fisher and Kyle Bird. There were 11 students who received diplomas with distinction: Erin George, Seth Aufderhaar, Jordan Marx, Kara Bertsch, Ethan Zimpfer, Jordan Fledderjohann, Jacque-

lyn Smith, Taylor Wallace, Kaitlin Underwood, Amber Russell and Adam Bornhorst. Eighteen students received the state award of merit: Brittany Bailey, Trevor Barhorst, Hailey Billing, Kyle Bird, Natalie Brown, Renee Buehler, Jenna Christman, Elleah Cooper, Paige Cooper, Tyler Egbert, Kelly Feasel, Hayden Fisher, Erin George, Maria Goettemoeller, Amy Grillot, Christine Johnson, Elizabeth Knoop and Jacob VanGundy.


Spicer heads to WSU Lake Campus MAPLEWOOD Coaches Award in — Haleigh Spicer, cross country, was a graduate of in National Honor Lehman Catholic Society, was on High School, has the honor roll, been accepted by earned the Most Wright State UniImproved Runversity Lake Camner’s Award in pus, where she ninth grade, and Spicer plans to study exwon a WOEF ercise biology. Scholarship from The daughter of Beth Wright State. and Terry Spicer, of Her high school activiMaplewood, won the ties included track, cross

country, Interact, Key Club, student government, musical, choir, and Lehman Ambassador. Her extra-curricular activities included ringing bells for the Salvation Army, F.I.S.H., Operation Christmas Child, tutoring, mowing lawns for the elderly and working for Special Olympics, canned food drives and open houses.

Sidney City Schools presented awards and scholarships during Senior Night May 17. The following scholarships were presented: Sidney 200 Club ($500), Scholarships Ryan Adkins, Alex Climer and Taylor Rickert; Sidney 200 Club Scholarships Janet Aschenbach, ($500), Carolyn VanMatre; Sidney VFW Post 4239 ($500), Ryan Covington and Derek Spangler; BaumCorportation folder ($500), Ryan Adkins; FOP Shelby County Sheriff Essay Contest ($500), Kenleigh Immel; Sidney Elks ($1,000), Abigail Ball and Ben Winks; DAR Good Citizen Award, Julianne Daltorio; Pioneer Rural Electric ($1,000), Adam Neth; Honda-OSU Partnership Math Medal Award, Alexandra Beigel; Bowman Football Academic Scholarship ($1,000), Ryan Adkins; Emerson Climate Technology ($8,000), Kohl Banas; Minster State Bank ($1,000), Derek Spangler; Ray A. Kroc Award ($100), Mara Soder; American Legion Post 217 Scholarship ($500), Abigail Ball and Christopher Douglas; Sons of the American Legion ($500), Jonathan Bowers and Kohl Kirkland; YMCA Lee Schauer Memorial ($10,000), Abigail Ball; US Bank - Thomas Herringhaus ($750), Riley Rosengarten; Sidney Kiwanis Scholarship (Key Club) ($500), Abigail Ball and Kayla Oldiges;Sidney Kiwanis Scholarship ($1,000), Paxton McDonald; Sidney Kiwanis Scholarship - Robert Peters ($1,500), Ryan Gates; IUTIS (Brian Landrum Memorial) ($500), Tyler Olson;

IUTIS ($500), Zane Travis; Elaine Laughlin Memorial Scholarship ($500), Paxton McDonald; Board of Education Scholarship ($500), Jonathan Bowers and Paxton McDonald; SHS Office Staff Scholarship ($250), Austin Fogle and Audrey Snavley; SHS Alumni ($500), Zach Goins; Sidney Electric Herbert/Antoinette Schlater ($2,500), Olivia King; Sidney Moose Lodge 568 ($2,000), Carolyn VanMatre; William Ross II Scholarship ($1,000), Paxton McDonald; SHS Student Government Scholarship ($500), Abigail Eppley; SHS Student Government Scholarship ($250), Kenleigh Immel and Cody Manger; Ruese Insurance Scholarship ($1,000), Karey Lindsey; Scott Barker Memorial Scholarship ($1,000), Anita Barton, Kohl Banas, Macey Cartwright and Taylor Oldiges; Goodwill Scholarship ($200), Megan Mitchell; Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister and Shenk Scholarship ($1,000), Sarah Brabbin; First National Bank of New Bremen ($1,000), Adam Boyd; Thomas Given Scholarship, ($1,000), Amber Thompson; Kauffman Family Foundation ($1,500), Kayla Oldiges and Blair Wilson; Sidney Education Association ($500), Julianne Daltorio; Rotary Club ($1,000), Abigail Ball; Sidney Shelby County Black Achievers ($1,500), Ryan Covington; Sidney Shelby County Black Achievers ($1,000), Jasmine Glover, Kenleigh Immel and Keela Taborn; and Sidney Shelby County Black Achievers ($750), Devante Chambers, Metsi Moremi and Tiarra Stewart.

The following students received military awards: Semper Fidelis (Marines), Rachel Huston; Scholastic Excellence (Marines), Paxton McDonald; Distinguished Athlete Award (Marines), Blair Wilson; Army Scholar Athlete (Male), Derek Spangler; Army Scholar Athlete (Female), Morgan Headings; Air Force Recuriting Award (Math), Alexandra Beigel; and Air Force Recuriting (Science), Award Jonathan Bowers. The Athletic Department gave out the following awards and scholarships: Pete Galanic Memorial Scholarship ($500), Alex Climer; OHSAA Sportsmanship Award, Abigail Ball; OHSAA Sportsmanship Award, Justin Subler; OHSAA Courageous Athlete Award, Rebecca Thornton; State Farm Scholar-Athlete Award, Abigail Eppley; State Farm Scholar-Athlete Award, Adam Neth; Wendy’s Heisman Award, Adam Neth; and Wendy’s Heisman Award, Carolyn VanMatre. The Music Department also presented awards during Senior Night. The following students received awards or scholarships: National School Choir Award, Alex Blosser and Paxton McDonald; John Philip Sousa Award, Ryan Gates; National School Orchestra Award, Lillian Wildermuth; Music Booster Scholarship ($1,000), Christopher Douglas and Lillian Wildermuth; Music Booster Scholarship/Helen Spinner ($500), Alex Blosser; Music Booster Scholarship ($500), Ryan Gates; and the Doug Stewart Leadership Award ($500), Alex Blosser.

New Knoxville graduates 26 seniors in Sunday ceremonies NEW KNOXVILLE — Twenty-six seniors received diplomas when New Knoxville High School held commencement ceremonies Sun-

day at 2 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The valedictorian of the class of 2012 is Casey Hovey, the daughter of Gary and Tonnie

Hovey, and the salutatorian is Lucas Leffel, the son of Craig and Esther Leffel. The class officers are John Thompson, president; Andrew

Samuel, vice president; Haley Dillon, treasurer; Jesse Settlage, secretary; and Student Council representatives Donnie Binkley, Gabbi Kuck and

Cassie Robinson. The class song is “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars. The class quote is “Only as high as we

reach, can we grow. Only as far as we seek, can we go. Only as deep as we look, can we see. Only as much as we dream, can we be.”


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Anna class prez quotes Jason Aldean ANNA — A total of 102 Anna High School seniors walked onto the stage at Anna High School to receive their diplomas Sunday and walked off the stage as graduates with the world waiting to greet them. The graduation was held in the Anna High School gymnasium in front of family and friends. The students chose the class song, “How Far We Have Come,” by Match Box 20 and had the class flower was the white rose. The class colors were violet and ivory and the class motto was, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened,” from Dr. Seuss. During the ceremony, the class valedictorians and salutatorian were named: Devon Alexander, son of Jeffery and Lori Alexander; Gabrielle Buehler, daughter of and Sonia Richard Buehler; Brandon Christman, son of Bill and Joyce Christman, ; Jacob Counts, son of Andrew and Michelle Counts; Alexandra Hohlbein, daughter of Paul and Lisa Hohlbein; Katarzyna Krauss, daughter of Bill and Urzula Krauss; Erik Schlagetter, son of Sam and Martha Schlagetter; Ronald Wenrick, son of Ronald and Teresa Wenrick; Marie Witer, daughter of Tony and Jennifer Witer; and Wesley Wolters, son of Ron and Kay Wolters. Named as salutatorian of the class of 2012 was Erik Angus, the son of Doug and Kim Grewe, and Chuck and Mindy Angus. Officers for the class of 2012 include Devon Alexander, president; Erik Angus, vice president; Brandon Christman, secretary; Kara Baker, treasurer and Morgan Huelskamp, news reporter. National Honor Society members graduating were Nicole Albers, Devon Alexander, Erik Angus, Gabrielle Buehler, Brandon Christman, Cassandra Eilerman, Ashley Frohne, Maria Gaier, Amanda Hoehne, Alexandra Hohlbein, Morgan Huelskamp, Luke Kindelin, Katarzyna Krauss, Caleb Maurer, Kyleigh Overbey, Logan Platfoot, Samantha Riffell, Crystal Schmiesing, Megan Smart, Morgan Spence, Ronald Wenrick, Marie Witer and Wesley Wolters. Devon Alexander, senior class president, ad-

dressed his fellow graduates, telling them graduation is “a time to celebrate, a time to remember, and a time to believe … we are celebrating a new beginning in our lives. “As we reflect on the past 13 years of our lives, we realize how grateful we are to have had the opportunity to be a student at Anna Local Schools. Our education at Anna has given us the knowledge to be successful individuals. Our education has molded us into leaders. Our education has provided us with the foundation to build happy and healthy lives. There is no doubt that the education system here at Anna has left its mark on us, but what will be remembered from the graduating class of 2012, is how we left our mark on it.” Alexander shared some funny stories about memories with teachers and talked about the hard work of students. “More than 20 students in our class endured the demanding practice schedule of football to improve an outstanding program that has been on the grow. Talent(ed) musicians composed the Anna Band, which received the highest rating at the state contest. We had students who worked diligently to produce quality school musicals like ‘Good News’ and ‘State Fair.’ We had many officers and members in the Anna FFA, which was ranked as the top chapter in the state of Ohio.” Quoting from a Jason Aldean song, Alexander told the graduates and others, “We laid a lot of memories down, and we’ll be hanging always around, like tattoos on this town … we shouldn’t cry because it’s over, but smile because it happened, because Anna Local Schools will always remember the graduating class of 2012.” Graduate Nicole Albers gave the senior address, telling everyone, “In 10 years, we will be remembering the individual relationships we all created, not the silly drama, or getting a B on a test, or the little mistakes we made. We will remember the individual experiences with our friends, family and teachers.” Albers reminded her classmates of the funny moments they shared, including “when some of the guys bought 56 Chipotle

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ANNA HIGH School Principal Richard Russell greets graduate Kyle Sniffen during the processional at Anna’s 2012 graduation Sunday. burritos and ate them all” and how the Anna classmates are “full of love; well at least we talk about love every two seconds. Maybe that’s why our class has the world record for annoying the most teachers in a high school career.” Albers thanked the people who have helped them achieve their goal of earning their high school diploma. “We want to thank the parents, family and friends that have helped us get here today….we cannot forget where we came from and the people who helped us get to where we are today. Today is an exciting moment, but wherever you may find yourself and whatever challenge you may have chosen to follow and explore, hold true to what shaped your yesterdays, acknowledge and appreciate what you are today and dare to be all that you can be tomorrow. “We made it and it’s our time now, let’s show everybody what we are made of,” Albers said. A number of Anna graduates were awarded scholarships during Sunday afternoon’s graduation ceremony: • Nicole Albers — Kauffman Family Foundation Scholarship • Devon Alexander — Anna Education Foundation Donald Bensman Memorial Scholarship, Anna Future Farmers of America Scholarship, Cargill Community Scholarship, Anna Future Farmers Alumni Scholarship, George W. Hathaway Family Ag Scholarship, Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.

Scholarship, Paul and Ethel Smith 4 — H Scholarship, Federal Pell Grant, Scarlet and Gray Grant, The OSU Food, Ag, Environmental and Scholarship, The OSU Ralph Stolle Academic Scholarship. • Eric Angus — Anna Education Foundation Scholarship • Kara Baker — Anna Education Foundation Scholarship • Taylor Blevins — Ball State Presidential Scholarship • Gabrielle Buehler — Anna Education Foundation Bill and Bonnie Elsass Scholarship, Anna Young Farmers Scholarship, Anna Future Farmers of America Scholarship, Shelby County OSU Alumni Scholarship, Scarlet and Gray Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Bob Evans 4-H Agriculture Scholar Paradise Scholarship, Tomato Kitchen Scholarship, Gleaner Life Insurance Scholarship, Dannon Scholarship. • Brandon Christman — Anna Education Foundation Carl and Delores Bartenstein Memorial Scholarship, Anna Education Foundation Anna Civic Association Scholarship, Anna Athletic Boosters Scholarship, University of Cincinnati Cincinnatus Scholarship, Pioneer Rural Electric Cooperative Scholarship, Altrusa Club of Sidney Scholarship, Sidney Rotary Scholarship, Sacred Heart of Jesus Scholarship, K of C/Vernon Watercutter Memorial Scholarship. • Jacob Counts — Anna Education Foundation Scholarship, Univer-

sity of Dayton President’s Merit Scholarship, Anna Athletic Boosters Scholarship. • Ashley Deiters — Wright State University Lake Campus Recognition Scholarship. • Cassandra Eilerman — Anna Education Foundation Scholarship, Bowling Green State University Academic Scholarship, Bowling Green State University AIMS/BOSEF Scholarship. • Ashley Frohne — University of WisconsinStevens Point Academic Scholarship • Ryan Gehret — Anna Education Foundation Scholarship, Ryan Dentinger Memorial Scholarship, University of Toledo Rocket Scholar Award • Drew Guisinger — Anna Education Foundation Scholarship • Amanda Hoehne — Anna Education Foundation Elizabeth Ehemann Memorial Scholarship, Bowling Green State University Academic Scholarship • Alexandra Hohlbein — Anna Education Foundation Donald Bensman Memorial Scholarship, Academia Scholarship, Anna High School Student Council Scholarship, Bowling Green State University Centennial Scholarship, Bowling Green State University Excellence Scholarship, Bowling Green State University Honors Experience Scholarship. • Morgan Huelskamp — Edison State College Athletic Scholarship • Brooklynn Kerns — Bowling Green State University Academic Scholarship • Luke Kindelin — Anna Education Foundation Jason Banks Memorial Scholarship, Anna Athletic Boosters Scholarship, Otterbein University Trustees Scholarship, Otterbein University Grant • Katarzyna Krauss — Anna Education Foundation Dorothy Kohlmeyer Memorial Scholarship, Anna Education Foundation Anna Civic Assocation Scholarship, Anna Future Farmers of America Scholarship, Anna Future Farmers Alumni Scholarship, Cargill Community Scholarship, Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Scholarship, Bellarmine Scholar Award • Caleb Maurer — Mike Berner Memorial Scholarship, Urbana University Academic Scholar-

ship, Urbana University Football Scholarship, Urbana University Honors Program Scholarship • Nathan Metz — Anna Future Farmers of America Alumni Scholarship • Jay Meyer — Mike Berner Memorial Scholarship, Green and Gold Scholarship • Kyleigh Overbey — Anna Education Foundation Scholarship, Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship, Otterbein University Trustees Scholarship • Max Pulfer — University of Toledo Rocket Scholar Award • Samantha Riffell — Anna Education Foundation Julie Richey Performing Arts Scholarship, Anna Local Teachers Association Scholarship, Ball State Presidential Scholarship • Erik Schlagetter — Wright State University Valedictorian Award • Crystal Schmiesing — Anna Education Foundation Robert Ehemann Memorial Scholarship, Anna Future Farmers of America Scholarship, Anna Young Farmers Scholarship, Cargill ComScholarship, munity OACCS Scholarship, Imagine America Scholarship • Danielle Schulze — Edison State Athletic Scholarship • Ronald Wenrick — Anna Education Foundation Lloyd and Bertha Harshbarger Memorial Scholarship, Anna Future Farmers of America Scholarship, Anna Future Farmers of America Scholarship, Alumni American Legion Heiland Post Scholarship, SidneyShelby County Law Enforcement Grant, Wright State University Valedictorian Scholarship, Built Ford Tough Scholarship, US Bank Scholarship, Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., Scholarship, Sidney First United Methodist Church Scholarship • Marie Witer — Anna Education Foundation Carl and Delores Bartenstein Memorial Scholarship, Wright State Valedictorian Scholarship, Sacred Heart of Jesus Scholarship • Wes Wolters — Anna Education Foundation Marvin Staley Memorial Scholarship, Anna Athletic Boosters Scholarship, The Ohio State University Trustees Scholarship, Anna Student Council Scholarship.

Botkins seniors win grants and scholarships for college BOTKINS — Botkins High School seniors have been awarded the following scholarships: Seth Aufderhaar: Botkins Young Farmers Scholarship, $450, National Wild Turkey Scholarship, $250, Academia Scholarship, $250; Shelby County Sheriff ’s/Sidney Police grant, for $500; First National Bank of Botkins, $500; Julius Greve Scholarship, $500; Ohio State UniversityLima Scholarship, $1,000. Brittany Bailey: Athletic Scholarship, $5,800; Dave Mielke Scholarship, $1,000; Randy Ambos Scholarship, $100. Logan Bauer: Athletic Scholarship, $15,632; Malone University workstudy grant, $2,000. Haley Billing: John Talbott Accounting Leadership, $4,000; valedictorian scholarship, $16,800; competitive honors scholarship, $10,000; Upper Valley Local Government Management Scholarship,

$1,000; Franklin B. Walter Award, $500; Zorn Scholarship, $500; Lola Carmony Scholarship; Louise Sheets Memorial Scholarship, $500; Carol Becker Memorial Scholarship, $500. Adam Bornhorst: Randy Greve Memorial Scholarship, $1,000. Natalie Brown: Bowling Green State University Heritage Scholarship, $3,000; Bowling Green Pride Grant; Student Memorial Scholarship, $500. Renee Buehler: Bowling Green State University Centennial Scholarship, $5,000; Audrey Pitts Memorial, $500; Louise Sheets Scholarship, $500. Jenna Christman: Wright State Academic Scholarship for full tuition, Wright State Competitive Honors Scholarship, $2,500; Jagoditz Estate Scholarship, $3,000; Lahrmer Family Scholarship, $1,000; Academia Scholarship, $250; Lola Carmony Scholarship. Elleah Cooper: Bowl-

ing Green State University Heritage Scholarship, $3,000; Elaine Laughlin Scholarship, $500; Ray Ford Nurses Scholarship, $500; Botkins Trojans Scholarship, $1000; Community Fund Scholarship, $500; Walter F. Snyder Memorial, $2,000. Paige Cooper: FCCLA endowment, $500; Ball State University Presidential Scholarship, $18,000; Ball State University grant, $1,500; Lola Carmony Scholarship; Botkins Community Club Scholarship, $500; FCCLA Community Scholarship, $250. Tyler Egbert: James F. and Patricia C. Dietz Engineering Scholarship, $1,250 per year; Gary Schneider Memorial Scholarship, $300, Jacob Freisthler Bubba’s Pizza Memorial, $500; OSU-Lima Scholarship, $1,500. Kelly Feasel: Trustees Scholarship, $10,000; Music Scholarship, $2,000. Hayden Fisher: Botkins FFA Scholar-

ship, $400; Edison Student Scholarship, $500. Jordan Fledderjohann: Lakeland College Talented Student Award, $25,414; Lacal Equipment Scholarship, $500; Botkins Young Farmer Scholarship, $450. Erin George: Botkins Community Club Scholarship, $500. Maria Goettemoeller: George W. Hathaway Family Agricultural Scholarship, $2,000; Botkins Young Farmer Scholarship, $450: Built Ford Tough FFA scholarship, $1,000; Non-residential Freshman Achievement Award, $7,500 per year; Lola Carmony Scholarship; Harry Emley and Mary Joslin Bennett Scholarship, $300; Chase Fultz Memorial Scholarship, $250; First National Bank Scholarship, $500. Amy Grillot: FCCLA Endowment, $500; Wright State University valedictorian, $3200; Lola Carmony; Botkins Trojans Scholarship, $1000; Ed Counts Memorial Scholarship,

$1,000; Botkins FCCLA, $250. Christine Johnson: Edison Athletic Scholarship, full tuition; Zorn Scholarship, $500; Nick Welker Honorary Award; Ralph Grieves Memorial Scholarship, $500. Elizabeth Knoop: Team Becky Grillot Memorial, $500. Jordan Marx: Botkins Young Farmers Scholarship, $450. Alex McCullough: Botkins Young Farmer Scholarship, $200; Nick Welker Honorary Award. Amber Russell: Zorn Scholarship, $500; Roggenkamp Family Scholarship, $300; Wright State University grant. Kaitlin Underwood: Zorn scholarship, $500; First National Bank of Botkins Scholarship, $500. Jacob VanGundy: Plennie Snyder Memorial, $2,000. Ethan Zimpfer: Wilmington College Achievement Award, $8,500; Wilmington College Pathways grant, $2,500.

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The big day Emily Merges relaxes in the media room before the New Knoxville High School graduation ceremony Sunday.


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Lehman Catholic High graduates Class of 2012 The Schlater Family Gymnasium was the setting for Lehman Catholic High School’s 42nd graduation ceremony Sunday afternoon. President Michael Barhorst welcomed the large crowd of family and friends to the ceremony for the Class of 2012. In his remarks, Barhorst asked the members of the class to thank their parents for the sacrifices they had made to send them to the school. The class spontaneously gave their parents a standing ovation. Barhorst then remembered how much he disliked tests when he was a student as a prelude to suggesting that all of life is a test — a test to determine whether we spend life eternal in Heaven. Barhorst introduced the Rev. Daniel Hess, school chaplain, who gave the invocation. Hess offered prayer for the graduates, using a theme that he used in the Baccalaureate Mass the preceding Friday evening. Barhorst then introduced Salutatorian Nicole Larger, daughter of Mark and Maria Larger, of Sidney. She graduates with a total of 29.5 Carnegie units of credit and a weighted grade average of 106.763. Larger plans to attend The Ohio State University and major in biomedical science. her address, For Larger chose a rhyme scheme to remember significant moments from four years of high school. She began by saying “Remember, these last four wonderful years we spent at Lehman as Cavaliers, the drama, our classmates, all the studying, and even some sweat, and tears.” Larger used a light touch to celebrate the many accomplishments of the class. “Our football team made it to the Final Four twice in four years. I still remember the snow and freezing temperatures, but mostly, I remember the cheers. Yes, we have good athletes but that’s not all that can be found. We are involved in our school and community, and 100 percent of us are college bound.” She concluded by saying “It was four years of learning and fun. It was four years of exciting experiences. While we’re moving forward, we should always hang on to our past. I wish you all the best of luck in your lives.” Following the conferring of diplomas, Principal Denise Stauffer

announced scholarships and grants offered to the class totaling more than $2.4 million. Stauffer also announced the future plans of each graduate. Barhorst then introValedictorian duced Daniel Sehlhorst, son of Dan and Marcie Sehlhorst, of Troy. He will graduate with a total of 30.75 Carnegie units of credit and a weighted grade average of 107.006. Sehlhorst plans to attend the University of Notre Dame to study chemical engineering. Sehlhorst began with words written by Henry Stanley Haskins in 1940: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” Sehlhorst went on to reflect on the growth and changes that have occurred within himself and his classmates over the last four years. “Each one of us has endured our own struggles and has fought through our own obstacles. For some of us, that meant pouring our every ounce of our hearts to achieve a goal. Whether success was easy or difficult, we have emerged from the fray stronger and more confident. Glory is fleeting. Report cards are filed away. Awards are forgotten. Medals are put in storage boxes. State championship trophies soon gather dust. What remains is simply ourselves, ever changed by the growth we experienced as we strove for excellence. Our greatest glory will not be in never failing, but in rising up every time we fall.” Sehlhorst mentioned Kairos 32, the religious retreat that all Lehman seniors experience, as one of the highlights of his four years at Lehman. He then thanked his teachers and coaches, those who gave him advice, his friends, and his parents. “The experiences I have had at Lehman have shaped me into who I am today. I can only hope to pay forward the benefits I have received to others throughout my life.” Sehlhorst concluded his remarks by saying, “Parting from this place is bittersweet. Although many of us will miss the times we had here, we are ready for the next step in our lives. Let us, as a Catholic community firm in our knowledge of who we are and what we stand for, take up that standard with pride and ambition, aiming to use our many talents and strong faith for the glory of God.” The ceremonies closed

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DANIEL NATHAN Sehlhorst, son of Dan and Marcie Sehlhorst, valedictorian of the 2012 graduating class of Lehman High School, delivers his inspirational speech to fellow students, family and guests during the commencement ceremony Sunday. with Lehman’s newest alumni singing the school’s alma mater before processing out of the gymnasium. The class then gathered on the school’s front lawn for photos. Five students in the class were inducted into the Lehman Academic Hall of Fame during graduation exercises. They are Meghan Bennett, David Freytag, Nicole Larger, Emily Pax, and Daniel Sehlhorst. Students qualify for the Academic Hall of Fame by gaining valedictorian or salutatorian status, recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, or having a 4.0 grade average. Ninety-two percent of the Class of 2012 will continue their educations at four-year colleges and the other 8 percent will attend two-year colleges. The following awards were presented: • Alex Baker: Miami University Red Hawk Excellence Scholarship. • Meghan Bennett: Ohio State University Scholarship, Trustees’ O.S.U. College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Scholarship, Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District Scholarship and MVLMGI Iternship. • Emily Bensman: University of Dayton President Merit Scholarship, U.D. Textbook Scholarship, J. Richard Harris Journalism Scholarship. • Tyler Bergman: D.J. Smith Accounting Scholarship, Lundgard Scholarship. • Katie Catanzarite: Batelle Research Scholarship. • Abagail Ciriegio: Ohio State University Scarlet and Gray Scholarship. • Michael Comer: University of Cincinnati Cincinnatus Century Scholarship, U.C. University Grant, Piqua Rotary Scholarship, Piqua Kiwanis Scholarship, Lundgard Scholarship.

• Sarah Davidson: Xavier Catholic Heritage Xavier Scholarship, Dean’s Academic Scholarship, Piqua American Legion Earnest John Award, Lundgard Scholarship. • Natalie Davis: Music Department Unverferth Scholarship. • Dan Deafenbaugh: Akron Honors College, University of Akron Scholarship for Excellence, U. of Akron Honors Scholarship, Scott Family McDonald’s Ray Kroc Award. • William Duritsch: University of Dayton Dean’s Merit Scholarship. • Meghan Earhart: Miami University RedHawk Excellence Scholarship, Winslow D. and Eleanor G. Seidel Scholarship, Lundgard Scholarship. • David Freytag: Franciscan University Academic Scholarship, Franciscan University Institutional Grant, Franciscan University Center for Leadership Scholarship, Mark Wurm Memorial Business Scholarship, Kiwanis Club of Sidney Scholarship. • Lexie Froning: Ohio State University Humanities Scholar Program, University of Cincinnati Cincinnatus Scholarship, Piqua Rotary Scholarship, Piqua-Covington Girl Scout Community Service Scholarship. • Paxton Hatcher: Freeland Scholarship, Xavier Presidenttial Scholarship, Xavier Catholic Heritage Scholarship, Studio Eleven Scholarship. • D.J. Hemm: Ohio Wesleyan Bishop Scholarship. • Dana Jenkins: Thomas Given Scholarship, First National Bank of New Bremen Scholarship.• • Kerrie Josefovsky: Franciscan University Dean’s Scholarship, Knights of Columbus Scholarship, Miami County Bar Association Scholarship, Shelby

County Law Enforcement Grant, Piqua Rotary Club Scholarship, Altrusa Club of Sidney Scholarship, Piqua Kiwanis Scholarship. • Victoria King: Piqua Covington Girl Scout Community Service Scholarship. • Colleen Kinninger: Ball State Presidential Scholarship, Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister and Shenk Scholarship. Nicole Larger: Salutatorian, Ohio State University Honors Program, O.S.U. Provost Scholarship, O.S.U. Biomedical Sciences Scholarship, Knights of Columbus Youth of the Year Award, Sidney Rotary Scholarship, O.S.U. Alumni Club of Shelby County Scholarship, O.S.U. School of Engineering Walter H. Kidd Scholarship. • Sean Looney: University of Cincinnati Century Scholarship. • Logan Monnin: Ohio Northern Universtiy Polar Bear Award, O.N.U. John W. Lacey Family Scholarship, O.N.U. AcaAchievement demic Scholarship, William A. Ross Jr. Family Scholarship, Ruese Insurance Scholarship, Ohio College Opportunity Grant. Nhu-y Nguyen: Columbus College of Art and Design Scholarship. Emily Pax, Ohio University Northern Presidential Scholarship, O.N.U. General Grant, O.N.U. Sibling Grant, Academia Scholarship, Lundgard Scholarship, Mary Agnes Brandewie Scholarship. • Kane Pickrel: The Piqua Optimist Club Chuck Wagner Memorial Scholarship. • Kandis Sargeant: Ohio State University Health Sciences Scholar Program, O.S.U. Trustees Scholarship. • Morgan Schmitmeyer: Ohio University Gateway Scholarship, O.U. Gateway Grant. • Amelia Schultz: Franciscan Honors Pro-

gram, Franciscan Dean’s Scholarship, Franciscan Institutional Grant, Fred and Clymena Shane Nursing Scholarhsip. • Daniel Sehlhorst: Valedictorian, Notre Dame Provost Scholarship, Notre Dame University Scholarship, Notre Dame Club of Dayton Scholarship, Ohio Elks Association Most Valuable Student Scholarship, Ohio Academy of Science Governor’s Award for Biotechnology and Biomedical Technologies, Shelby County Right to Life Scholarship, Miami County Right to Life ProLife Educational Foundation Scholarship, Ohio JCI Senate Scholarship, U.S. JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship, Nestle Food Science and Engineering Award, Cargill Community Scholarship, and Miriam Robert Hartzell Scholarship, Elizabeth and Leon Brown and Frank and Sara Montross Scholarship. • Masie Sherman: University of Dayton President’s Merit Scholarship, U.D. Forever Flyer Grant, U.D. Founder’s Grant, US Bank Thomas Heringhaus Scholarship. Alex Smith: National Federation of Independent Businesses Young Entrepreneur Foundation Scholarship, Ashland University Department of Athletics Scholarship. • Lindsey Spearman: University of Cincinnati Cincinnatus Scholarship. • Haleigh Spicer: Western Ohio Education Foundation Scholarship, Minster Bank Scholarship. • Ben Thieman: Ohio Wesleyan Bishop Scholarship. Matt Ulrich: University of Dayton President’s Merit Scholarship, Sidney YMCA Jim Lantz Memorial Scholarship, Kiwanis Club of Sidney Scholarship. • Amy Watercutter: Ohio State University Award, Presidential Lundgard Scholarship. • Ben Weber: Defiance College Dean’s scholarship, Miami County Soil and Water Scholarship. Solomon King White: University of Kentucky William C. Parker Scholarship, The Kauffman Family Scholarship. • Katie Williams: Piqua-Covington Girl Scout Community Service Scholarship, Lundgard Scholarship. • Maria Yannucci: University of Dayton President’s Merit Scholarship, Piqua-Covington Girl Scout Community Service Scholarship, Lundgard Scholarship.

Russia seniors awarded funds for schooling RUSSIA — Russia High School graduates received scholarships and awards during commencement exercises Sunday as follows: • Andrew Art: BGSU Academic Scholarship, $5,000 per year for four years; Thomas V. and Corrine R. Francis Foundation Scholarship, $5,000 for each of four years; Shelby County Academia Scholarship, $150; honors diploma plaque. • Colin Ball: Ball has already earned an associate degree from Edison Community College. University of Daytong President’s Merit Scholarship, $14,500 per year for four years; PepsiCola Scholarship, $300; honors diploma plaque. • Lindsey Ball: Ohio State University Trustees Scholarship, $1,800 per year for four years; Gene and Genie

Guillozet Memorial Scholarship, $500; Russia Wellness Foundation Scholarship, $500; $400 Russia Athletic Boosters Scholarship; honors diploma plaque; Salutatorian Award and plaque. • Tori Borchers: University of Dayton President’s Merit Scholarship, $14,500 per year for four years; Clair and Jeanne Naveau Family Scholarship, $1,000; Valedictorian Award and plaque. • Corey Bremigan: Trine Distinguished Scholarship, $12,500 per year for four years; Edward and Marilyn Borchers Family Foundation Scholarship, $1,250 per year for four years; honors diploma plaque. • Ryan Drees: University of Dayton President’s Merit Scholarship, $13,500 per year for four years; Edward and Mar-

ilyn Borchers Family Foundation Scholarship, $1,250 per year for four years; honors diploma plaque. • Nathan Epperson: Miami Redhawks Excellence Scholarship, $1,300 per year for four years; KTH Parts Industries Scholarship, $500; Russia Music Boosters Award, $125 per year for four years. • Danielle Francis: Ohio State University Provost Scholarship, $3,000 per year for four years; Dr. Yang Gu Chen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; Valedictorian Award and plaque. • Tyler Francis: Wayne Groff Family Scholarship, $3,000. • Blake Gehret: Doc and Hilda Francis Family Scholarship, $1,250 per year for four years; honors diploma plaque. • Katelyn Herron: Russia Businessmen’s

Scholarship, $845; honors diploma plaque. • Dakota Huffman: Bowling Green State University Heritage Scholarship, $3,000 per year for four years. • Alexis Magoto has already earned an associate degree from Edison Community College. Ohio University Gateway Scholarship, $750 per year for four years; Russia Wellness Foundation Scholarship, $500; Versailles Savings and Loan Scholarship, $1,000; Shelby County Academia Scholarship, $150; honors diploma plaque. • Eric Magoto has already earned an associate degree from Edison Community College. University of Cincinnati Cincinnatus Scholarship, $2,000 per year for four years; Michael J. Raterman Memorial Scholarship, $600; hon-

ors diploma plaque. • Colyn McEldowney: Urban Borchers Baseball Scholarship, $500; Russia Athletic Boosters Scholarship, $400. • Jacob Monnin: Russia Staff Scholarship, $575; Wright State University First-Year Recognition Scholarship, $1,000. • Macy Monnin: Ohio State University Maximus Scholarship, $3,500 per year for four years; O.S.U. Walter H. Kidd Scholarship, $750; O.S.U. Shelby County Alumni Scholarship, $600; Doc and Hilda Francis Family Scholarship, $1,250 per year for four years; Valedictorian Award and plaque; honors diploma plaque. • Eli Puthoff: Clopay/Leo H. Francis Memorial Scholarship, $400 per year for four years; honors diploma plaque. • Bryce Rittenhouse:

Kyle R. Magoto Memorial Scholarship, $500 per year for two years. • Ethan Schafer: Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Ginn Agriculture Scholarship, $1,000 per year for four years; Edward and Marilyn Borchers Family Foundation Scholarship, $1,250 per year for two years; honors diploma plaque. • Shane Simons: Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Award, $100; Russia Student Council Scholarship, $200. • Mary Stickel: Shelby County Lawman’s Scholarship, $500. • Felicity Tillman: Russia Board of Education Scholarship, $320. • Brandon Wilson: Capital University Presidential Scholarship, $7,000 per year for four years; Capital Connect Scholarship, $1,600 per year for four years.


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Seniors march to ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie High School awarded diplomas to 59 members of the graduating class of 2012 during commencement exercises Sunday at 1 p.m. Graduates entered the school gymnasium filled with parents, family members and siblings to the traditional strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the high school band and the high school chorus sang “Like an Eagle.” Speakers, class valedictorians Katie Meyer, the daughter of Steve and Marjorie Meyer; and Beth Timmerman, the daughter of Mike and Ann Timmerman; and salutatorian Ryan Humphreys, the son of and Mark Norma Humphreys shared schooltime memories and future challenges with classmates. A class slide presentation was presented by Senior Class President Cody Arkenberg and a class poem was read by Emily Chaney. Class of 2012 scholarships and awards were announced or presented during the high school’s Achievement Banquet and Awards Program held May 21. Remarks by Daniel B. Holland, superintendent of schools and David A. Warvel, high school principal, preceded the presentation of diplomas by James Maurer, president of the board of education. Class of 2012 officers were Cody Arkenberg, president; Austin Luebke, vice president; Ryan Huimphreys, secretary; Elizabeth Timmerman, treasurer and Taylor Middendorf, historian. Sunday’s ceremonies honored the 81st graduating class in the history of Fort Loramie High School. The following awards and scholarships were presented at the banquet May 21: • Megan Ahrns: State Board of Education Award of Merit, Ohio State University Fund, Lima Buckeye Distinction Award, Joe and Mary Borchers Memorial Award, Herb Poeppelman Scholarship, National Honor Society, graduated with honors. • Jared Albers: Lima Buckeye Distinction Award. • Ryan Alexander: Scholar Athlete Award. • Cody Arkenberg: Findlay Merit Scholarship. • Benjamin Barhorst: Scholar Athlete Award, State Board of Education Award of Merit, National Honor Society, Lima Buckeye Distinction Award, Ohio State Lima Spring Scholarship Fund, Fort Loramie High School Outstanding Student of Social Studies, graduated with honors and with state of Ohio honors. • Jae Barhorst: Rocket

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FORT LORAMIE students line up after entering the Fort Loramie High School gym where their high school graduation took place Sunday. Scholar Award. • Johnathan Barhorst: Perfect Attendance Award. • Stephanie Bergman: Fort Loramie Music Boosters Scholarship, Perfect Attendance Award, graduated with honors and with state of Ohio honors. • Cory Brandewie: Scholar Athlete Award. • Matthew Carter: WOEF Scholarship, Father Chaminade Scholarship-University of Dayton; Fort Loramie Community Service Club Scholarship, National Technical Honor Society, State Board of Education Award of Merit Career Technical. • Megan Chaney: OHSAA Courageous Student Award, State Board of Education Award of Merit, Knights of Columbus Youth Fund Scholarship, Presidential ScholarRed and Black ship, Scholarship, National Honor Society, graduated with honors. • Jake Cordordonnier: OHSAA Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award, Scholar Athlete Award, State Board of Education Award of Merit, Lima Buckeye Distinction Award, Fort Loramie Fire Department Michael Hoying Memorial Scholarship, National Honor Society, Perfect Attendance Award, graduated with honors and with state of Ohio honors. • Kylie Drees: Scholar Athlete Award, State Board of Education Award of Merit,

Fort Loramie Athletic Booster Club Scholarship, Faulkner Garmhausen Keister and Shenk Scholarship, Studio Eleven Scholarship, Korean War Vet Scholarship, Industrial Machining Services Inc.-Darren Ruhenkamp Memorial Scholarship, graduated with honors and with state of Ohio honors. • Veronica Eilerman: Amber Detrick Foundation Scholarship. • Josh Frilling: State Board of Education Award of Merit, Lima Buckeye Distinction Awarad, FLEA-Marie Quinlin Scholarship, Brad Meyer Baseball Memorial Scholarship, National Honor Society, graduated with honors and with state of Ohio honors. • Kyle Fullenkamp: OHSAA Archie Griffin Award, Sportsmanship Miami University Scholarship, Academia Scholarship, Studio Eleven Scholarship, Industrial Machining Services Inc.-Darren Ruhenkamp Memorial Scholarship. • Bradley Goldschmidt: National Technical Honor Society, State Board of Education Award of Merit Career Technical, Perfect Attendance Award. • Brent Goldschmidt: Scholar Athlete Award, Cincinnatus Century Scholarship-University of Cincinnati, Urban E. Ratermann Scholarship, Sidney-Shelby County Law Enforcement

Grant, Fort Loramie Teacher’s Scholarship, State Board of Education Award of Merit, graduated with honors and with state of Ohio honors. • Leah Grewe: Scholar Athlete Award, State Board of Education Award of Merit Career Technical. • Joel Hilgefort: Rocket Scholar Award, Red and Black Memorial Scholarship, State Board of Education Award of Merit, graduated with honors. • Julia Holthaus: OHSAA Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award, Scholar Athlete Award, Fort Loramie Liberty Days Miss Independence Scholarship, Dean’s Merit Scholarship-University of Dayton, Don Wehrman Memorial Scholarship, National Honor Society, State Board of Education Award of Merit, graduated with honors. • Mark Ryan Humphreys: OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award, Scholar Athlete Award, Stadium Program, Fort Loramie Athletic Booster Club Scholarship, Elmer Schafer Scholarship, Studio Eleven Scholarship, National Honor Society, State Board of Education Award of Merit, Fort Loramie High School Outstanding Student of Computers, Fort Loramie High School Outstanding Student of Mathematics, Student of the Year, graduated with honors and with state of Ohio honors. • Brett Langenkamp: State Board of Education Award of Merit Career Technical. • Victoria Long: Scholar Athlete Award, Dean Scholarship, Out-of-State Scholarship, Richard Simon Memorial Scholarship, Saints Award, McDonalds Ray A. Kroc Award, National Technical Honor Society, State Board of Education Award of Merit Career Technical, Perfect Attendance Award, graduated with honors. • Austin Luebke: Scholar Athlete Award, Fort Loramie Athletic Booster Club Scholarship, Minster Bank Scholarship, Studio Eleven Scholarship, Fort Loramie Liberty Days Scholarship, Fort Loramie Teacher’s Scholarship, State Board of Education Award of Merit, Fort Loramie High School Outstanding Student of Industrial Arts, graduated with honors. • Brian Luttmer: Wright State Award, Homer and Mary Lou Bornhorst Family Scholarship, Fort Loramie ACE Scholarship, State Board of Education Award of Merit, graduated with honors and with state of Ohio honors. • Katherine Meyer: Eminence Scholarship-Ohio State University, Ethel Barns Scholarship-Miami University, Red Hawks ScholarshipMiami University, Miami Opportunity Grant-Miami

University, Miami University Scholarship, Miami Success University, Grant-Miami Cincinnatus University Scholarship-University of Cincinnati, David and Julie Shuffleton Scholarship, Lola Carmony Fund Detrick Scholarship, Fort Loramie Board of Education Scholarship, National Honor Society, State Board of Education Award of Merit, graduated with honors and with state of Ohio honors. • Taylor Middendorf: Ohio State University Scholarship, National Honor Society, State Board of Education Award of Merit, graduated with honors. • Stacee Osterholt: Fort Loramie Music Boosters Scholarship. • Katelyn Plas: McDonald’s Ray A. Kroc Award, BenMed Fund Scholarship, State Board of Education Award of Merit, graduated with honors. • Amy Pleiman: Wright State University Recognition Scholarship, Findlay Presidential Scholarship, Fort Loramie Music Boosters Scholarship, John and Victoria Albers Memorial Scholarship, Osgood State Bank Volunteer Scholarship, State Board of Education Award of Merit, graduated with honors. • Victoria Pleiman: Capitol Presidential Scholarship, Capitol CAP Grant Award, Lourdes Faculty Scholarship, Lourdes Dean’s Scholarship. • Brett Quinter: Rocket Scholar Award, Father of Chaminade Scholarship-University of Dayton, Ratermann Insurance Agency Scholarship. • Morgan Rethman: Scholar Athlete Award, Fort Loramie Liberty Days Miss Independence First FunnerUp Scholarship, JH Student of the Year Award, Lee Larger Memorial Scholarship, National Honor Society, State Board of Education Award of Merit, Fort Loramie High School Outstanding Student of Art, Fort Loramie High School Outstanding Student of Science, graduated with honors. • Douglas Seger: Ohio Pork Producers Scholarship, Fort Loramie FFA ScholarRabo AgriFinance ship, Scholarship, Fort Loramie High School Outstanding Student of Agriculture. • Taylor Sheipline: Xavier University Scholarship. • Siera Swob: Fort Loramie High School Outstanding Student of English. • Elizabeth Timmerman: Provost Scholarship-Ohio State University, Fort Loramie Community Service Club Scholarship, Lola Detrick Carmony Fund Scholarship, Fort Loramie Board of Education Scholarship, National Honor Society, State Board of Education Award of Merit, graduated with honors and with state of Ohio honors.

Valedictorians speak to Russia graduates RUSSIA — Several 2012 graduates addressed their fellow classmates at the Russia High School graduation ceremony Sunday afternoon at the school in the Claire Naveau Gymnasium. The welcome was by Class President Katelyn Herron. Thirty-seven graduates received their diplomas. There were three valedictorians: • Victoria Borchers, daughter of Doug and Beth Borchers of Russia. She will be attending the Ohio State University. • Danielle Francis, daughter of Brad and Missy Francis of Russia. She plans to attend the Ohio State University. • Macy Monnin, daughter of Jeff and Gina Monnin. She will study engineering at the Ohio State University. The salutatorian was Lindsay Ball, daughter

of Rick and Connie Ball. She will study psychology at the Ohio State University. The class colors are royal blue and gold, and the class song is “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. The class flower is the sunflower. The 2012 class motto is, “Our lives are before us, our pasts are behind us, but our memories are forever with us.” The author of the motto is unknown. Student speaker Alexis Magoto addressed the challenge of the transition from being a high school student to a world in which one is faced by adult expectations. She thanked the teachers she had throughout the years and emphasized the importance of the friendships made at school. In her talk, Tori

Borchers explored the many school memories that will be carried forever into adulthood. At the same time, the graduates can look ahead to their careers, and opportunities to gather and reminisce as alumni. Macy Monnin looked back over the long journey of over 4,600 days that passed from the first day of kindergarten to graduation day. She emphasized that she and her classmates made those days count, providing them with a firm foundation for what lies ahead. Danielle Francis reviewed how the relationships established during the school years left an impression on each of the graduates. Those relationships had some imSDN Photo/Caitlin Stewart pact on each and For photo reprints, visit changed each in some RUSSIA HIGH School graduates throw their caps in the air at the end of the way. graduation ceremony Sunday.


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New Bremen High awards diplomas to 72 NEW BREMEN — New Bremen High School’s graduation ceremonies took place Sunday, with the baccalaureate at the James F. Dicke Auditorium and commencement at the New Bremen High School gymnasium. Neven Michael Frazee, son of Stan and Connie Frazee, represented as valedictorian this class of 72 graduates, while Jenna Ahlers, daughter of Jeff and Jill Ahlers, was named salutatorian. Students earning a total of 182 scholarships and financial aid grants, totaling more than $364,795 with a four-year renewable total of $1,197,816. The following students were awarded scholarships: • Jenna Ahlers: Reuben E. and Leola A. Memorial Wissman Scholarship, Minster Eagles Scholarship, New Bremen Teachers Association Scholarship, Jill Elking Memorial Scholarship, New Bremen Athletic Boosters Scholarship, NBHS National Honor Society Scholarship, Bremenfest Queen Pageant First Runner Up Scholarship, Bremenfest Queen Pageant Talent Award, New Bremen American Legion Scholarship, AMP Ohio Scholarship, Carl H. Linder Honors PLUS Scholarship, Cincinnatus Century. • Gardenia Ayala: Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship. • Sarah Barhorst: John and Dorothy Koeper Scholarship • Brent Bertke: Jane Koenig Memorial Scholarship, Karen and Don Smith Scholarship. • Derek Bornhorst: Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, New Bremen Road Runners Scholarship, Findlay Scholarship. • Allison Bowers: L. R. Elking Family Scholarship. • Audrey Bundy: Orville C. Ruedebusch Memorial Scholarship. • Samantha Bundy: Minster McDonald’s Scholarship, WOEF Academic Excellence Scholarship. • Taylor Carter: Eugene and Janice This Memorial Scholarship, Bowling Green State U.

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NEW BREMEN Schools Board of Education President Kami Fox (left) presents Elinda Lawrence, of New Bremen, her diploma during the New Bremen High School graduation Sunday. Lawrence is the daughter of Darren and Glenda Lawrence. Academic Scholarship. • Holly Champagne: Komminsk Family Scholarship, Knights of Columbus Scholarship, Marian Band Scholarship, Marian San Domiano Scholarship, Fine Arts Talent Scholarship, Dean’s Academic Scholarship. • Benjamin Chaney: Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, Oscar Dicke Scholarship, Grace College Men’s Track Talent Award, Grace Award. • Robert Clark: George and Freda Voress Memorial Scholarship, New Bremen Teachers Association Scholarship. • Aaron Clune: Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, New Bremen Sons of American Legion Scholarship, New Bremen New Knoxville Rotary Scholarship, New Bremen Athletic Boosters Scholarship. • Kelsey Davidson: Eudine H. Waterman Memorial Scholarship, Cardinal Music Boosters Inc. Scholarship, OMEA District III Band Scholarship. • Ethan Elshoff (Miami University - Biochemistry) — Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, Minster Eagles Scholarship, H.A. Schrage Trust Scholarship • Patrick Ferguson: NBHS Drama Club Scholarship • Matthew Flaute: Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, John Garman Memorial Scholarship, New Bremen German Township Fire

Department Scholarship, Raider Scholar Scholarship. • Elizabeth Fleck: Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, Charles Scholarship, Mesloh NBHS Drama Club Scholarship, Raider Scholar, WSU Grant. • Amelia Fox: Tuition Exchange Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Academic Scholarship • Neven Frazee: Casey Hoelscher Memorial Scholarship, Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, Nicholas Piper Memorial Scholarship, Leona Laut Scholarship, NBHS National Honor Society Scholarship, Rose-Hulman Grant, Rose-Hulman Merit Scholarship. • Ashley Frey: Orville C. Ruedebusch Memorial Scholarship. • Alec Frideger: Reuben E. and Leola A. Memorial Wissman Scholarship, Buckeye Distinction Award. • Jared Gilberg: Marie Braun Steiner and Robert Braun Scholarship. • Sydney Goens: (Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, USWA Local 200 Scholarship. • Gina Griesdorn: Eudine H. Waterman Memorial Scholarship, New Bremen Teachers Association Scholarship, New Bremen Athletic Boosters Scholarship, NBHS National Honor Society Scholarship, New Bremen American Legion Scholarship, District 8 Basketball Coaches Association Scholarship, Ohio High School Basketball

Coaches Association Scholarship, Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame Academic Scholarship. • Steven Homan: Alvera and Alton Schelper Memorial Scholarship, WOEF Crown Scholarship, New Bremen New Knoxville Rotary with WSU Lake Match Scholarship. Amy Knapke: • Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, Tender Loving Care OCCL Scholarship, NBHS National Honor Society Scholarship, Vanasse Scholarship. • Jacob Kosch: Jerry and Cindy Newman Scholarship, New Bremen New Knoxville Rotary with WSU Lake Match Scholarship. • Kassandra Krauss: First National Bank Scholarship. • Douglas Kremer: New Bremen Sons of American Legion Scholarship, Frank L. And Helen P. Herkenhoff Memorial Scholarship. • Samantha Kremer: (Marie Braun Steiner and Robert Braun Scholarship, Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, Rhodes State Tech Prep Scholarship. • Elinda Lawrence: Marie and Wilbur Strasburg Memorial ScholarNew Bremen ship, American Legion Scholarship, George Mueller Career Tech Prep Scholarship. • Andrea McGregor: Goldie Schmidt Memorial Scholarship. • Rylie McKinney: Wilson E. Thieman Scholarship, Bremenfest

Queen Pageant Scholarship, Xavier Dean’s Award, Xavier Housing Grant, University Grant, FSEO Grant. • Brandon Meyer: George and Freda Voress Memorial Scholarship, Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, Pepsi Scholarship. • Tara Nosek: Dave and Marie Anthony Memorial Scholarship. • Tyler Nosek: First National Bank Scholarship, BGSU Founders Scholarship. • Lindsey Pape: New Bremen Sons of American Legion Scholarship, Johnsen Family Scholarship held by JTD Hospital Foundation, New Bremen German Township Fire Department Scholarship, New Bremen American Legion Scholarship. • Hannah Rammel: KTH Parts Industries Scholarship • Jill Rhoades: Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, New Bremen Road Runners Scholarship, Southern Scholar Award. • Alexis Richter: Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, Lorna Piper Memorial Scholarship, Charles Mesloh Scholarship, New Bremen German Township Fire Department Scholarship, Bremenfest Queen Scholarship. • Jessica Rindler: Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, Urban and Corinne Schwieterman Family Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship. • Marc Rochotte: Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Crescent Scholarship, Players Scholarship, Cincinnatus Century Scholarship. • Shannon Roediger: Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, New Bremen Sons of American Legion Scholarship, American Legion Post 323 Scholarship, First United Church of Christ Scholarship. • Taylor Schemmel: Becky Koenig Memorial Scholarship, Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, Tender Loving Care OCCL and New Bremen Pumpkin Growers Scholarship, Cardinal Music Boosters Inc. Scholarship, NBHS Drama Club

Scholarship, Bremenfest Queen Pageant Second Runner Up Scholarship, New Bremen American Legion Scholarship, University of Dayton Trustee’s Merit Scholarship. • Elaynne Speckman: Minster Bank Scholarship, Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, Honors Women’s Scholarship, Track Talent Award, FSEO Grant, Grace Grant, Grace OCOG Matching Grant. • Kyleigh Suchland: Reuben E. and Leola A. Memorial Wissman Scholarship, Grace Track and Field Award, Grace Grant. • Matthew Travis: Steven and Opal Jagoditz Memorial Scholarship, Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, HaussHelms Foundation Grant. • Molly Verhoff: Woodmen of the World Lodge 149 Scholarship. • Elliott Westerbeck: Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, The University of Findlay Merit Scholar Scholarship. • Troy Williams: Dan Purdy Scholarship, New Bremen Education Foundation Scholarship, New Bremen Teachers Association Scholarship, New Bremen Student Council Scholarship, New Bremen Athletic Boosters Scholarship, Mount Vernon Nazarene University Heritage Scholar Scholarship, Mount Vernon Church Partnership Scholarship, Mount Vernon Men’s Basketball Scholarship, Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Jim Tressel Scholarship. • Christina Wisvari: Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship, New Bremen Sons of American Legion BGSU Scholarship, Founders Scholarship, Academic Investment in Math and Science (AIMS) Scholarship. • Rachael Wynk: Woodmen of the World Lodge 149 Scholarship, Studio Eleven Scholarship. • Simon Yang: Tom and Ginny Braun Scholarship, Buckeye Distinction Award, Studio Eleven Scholarship. • Evan Zircher: Reuben E. and Leola A. Wissman Memorial Scholarship.

Minster students take part in commencement exercises MINSTER — Minster High School’s graduation was held Sunday, with commencement at Minster Elementary School. Alexandra Monnin was named valedictorian, while Johanna Winner was named salutatorian. Of the 68 graduates, 88 percent plan to continue their education in either a two- or four-year college or technical school. The class earned more than $1,280,000 in scholarships. Receiving them were the following: • Kayla Albers: Toledo Rocket Award. • Nicole Barhors: Schubert Scholarship, Founder’s Scholarship, Ohio Wesleyan University Scholarship. • Courtney Beck: Columbus Rotary Scholarship. • Allison Bensman: Toledo Rocket Award. • Desiree Blair: Presidential Academic Award Scholarship, Johnson and Wales Grant. • Pedro Blanco: Paul Lawrence Dunbar Scholarship, WOEF Scholarship. • Aaron Brandewie: University of Dayton

Merit Scholarship. • Edward Bruns: Miami Redhawk Excellence Scholarship. • Annie Burke: Toledo Rocket Scholarship. • Derek Collins: University of Findlay athletic scholarship. • Drew Elson: University of Dayton Trustees Merit Scholarship, Forever Flyer Grant. • Austin Fischer: University of Dayton Trustees Merit Scholarship. • Hanna Floyd: first year recognition award and an athletic scholarship from Wright State University. • John Freytag: Xavier University Dean’s Award. • Daniel Gusching: Findlay Presidential Scholarship, Findlay Athletic Scholarship. • Megan Hanenkratt: The Ohio State University Trustee’s Scholarship. • Brittany Heitkamp: American Homecoming Queen scholarship. • Samantha Hoelscher: Cincinnatus Scholarship. • Doug Huber: Toledo Rocket award.

• Lauren Jutte: WOHBC Bowling Scholarship, Girl Scout Scholarship. • Austin Knapke: Cincinnatus Century Scholarship. • Austin McKenzie: Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Army ROTC three-year scholarship. • Daniel Mertz: WOEF Scholarship. • Alexandra Monnin: Cincinnatus Scholarship, University of Cincinnati engineering scholarship. • Connor Moorman: Wright State First Year Recognition Award. • Jacquelyn Raible: Xavier University Presidential Scholarship, Xavier University Family and Housing Grant. • Heather Schmiesing: Ohio State’s Trustees Scholarship. • Kody Seger: BGSU Centennial Scholarship, the Midmark Technical Scholarship, HaussHelms Foundation Educational Grant. • Brittany Sherman: University of Dayton Presidential Merit Scholarship, University Founder’s Grant, Forever Flyer Grant.

• Francis Slonkosky: Xavier University Dean’s Award, Xavier University Grant and Housing Grant, Xavier University Athletic Scholarship. • Margo Slonkosky: Belmont Abbey Athletic Scholarship, Kauffman Family Scholarship, Hauss-Helms Foundation Educational Grant, Belmont Abbey Benedictine Academic Scholarship. • Nikki St. Clair: University of Dayton’s President’s Merit Scholarship. • Dana Stucke: Morrill Scholars Program Excellence Scholarship. • Wesley Stueve: Ohio University Gateway Excellence Scholarship. • Megan Timmerman: University of Dayton Presidents Merit Scholarship, the University of Dayton Founder’s Grant, and the Forever Flyer Grant. • Janie Wagner: Printing Industries Educational Fund (PIEF) Scholarship. • Robert Wente: Toledo Rocket Scholarship. • Ryan Will: Toledo Rocket Scholarship. • Johanna Winner: University of Findlay

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MINSTER HIGH School Class President and Salutatorian Johanna Winner addresses her class during their graduation ceremony Sunday. Trustees Scholarship, Findlay Scholarship Day Competition Award, University of Findlay Valedictorian Award. • Kylee Winner: Toledo

Rocket Scholar Award. • Kayla Wuebker: Toledo Rocket Scholar Award. • Matthew Wuebker: Cincinnatus Scholarship.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Based upon recent information that the U.S. Senate and House are both making progress on a Farm Bill, National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) President Gene Schmidt commented on the situation. “We need a 2012 Farm Bill now. The Senate Agriculture Committee deserves high accolades for its swift, bipartisan passage of a common-sense Farm Bill that will soon be taken up by the full senate,” said Schmidt. “We also understand the House Agriculture Committee is making strong progress towards its own bill. “As a conservationist and a producer, I truly believe that the Conservation title is tremendously important to the future of America. The bottom line is, producers want to do the right thing — they just need the right tools and technical assistance to do it. Farm Bill conservation programs are there to help producers implement conservation practices through voluntary, incentive-based methods — rather than through a top-down regulatory approach. These programs play a critical role in protecting our precious air, land and water, while at the same time supporting our nation’s longterm economic and food security. “After all, if we don’t protect and preserve our nation’s natural resources, we won’t have an land on which to produce food, fuel and fiber. I think everyone would agree it’s better to make a longterm investment in our natural resources today, than to be forced to pay escalated costs for repair in the future. “The benefits of a strong Conservation Title provide value to everyone — regardless of whether or not they’re directly involved in agriculture. After all, everyone eats and everyone needs clean air and water. With the world’s population on the rise, the sustainability of our food supply has never been more important. “The Senate bill includes a strong Conservation Title that streamlines and consolidates programs for increased efficiency and ease-ofuse for producers, while maintaining critical funding for all of the conservation purposes needed to implement conservation where it counts. “The time is now — let’s call on Congress to pass a Farm Bill that works for American agriculture and protects natural resources for the future.”

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The National Association of Conservation Districts is the non-profit organization that represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, their state associations and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. For more than 70 years, local conservation districts have worked with cooperating landowners and managers of private working lands to help them plan and apply effective conservation practices. For more information about NACD, visit

Craig Berning elected State FFA secretary BY SHAWNIE RUMP The Anna FFA Chapter made a trip to Columbus for the annual State FFA Convention on May 3 and 4. The two day event was extremely busy for the students and advisors of the Anna FFA Chapter with various presentations, interviews and award ceremonies to be attended. During the first convention session Craig Berning and Devon Alexander were recognized as finalists in the state for the Public Speaking Career Development Events or CDE’s. Devon Alexander placed third overall in the state with his speech titled “Making Waves for Wind Energy” and Craig Berning placed first in the state in the Extemporaneous Speaking division and recited his speech on stage at the State FFA Convention. Craig Berning will represent the Anna FFA Chapter and the state of Ohio at the National FFA Convention in October. Craig Berning and Devon Alexander also ran for state office. Devon Alexander as the retiring District 5 president ran for State FFA President and Craig ran for state secretary. Craig Berning is now serving as the 2012-13 State FFA secretary. Lindsey Koppin is a Star American Degree in Placement recipient and is advancing to Nationals. She was also a finalist in the Star State Degree in Placement. Lindsey Koppin works at Kah’s Nursery for her Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) and is attending currently Wilmington College in Agbusiness. Three members of the Anna FFA Chapter made it to the state in their Proficiency areas. The proficiency awards are based on the students SAE and their accomplishments. Nate Metz placed second in the state in Emerging Agricultural Technol-

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CRAIG BERNING, a member of the Anna FFA Chapter, placed first in the state in the Extemporaneous Speaking division with his speech, “Will Marketing Techniques Need Improvements for the Next Decade?” He will represent the Anna FFA Chapter and the state of Ohio at the National FFA Convention in October. He was also elected State FFA secretary for 2012-13. ogy and his SAE consisted of running soil samples at Brookside Laboratories in New Crystal Knoxville. Schmiesing was fourth in Specialty Animal Production for raising alpacas, and second in Veterinary Medicine for her job at Tri County Veterinary Services. Craig Berning was awarded second in Turf Grass Management for his job placement at Shelby Oaks Golf Course. The Anna FFA Chapter submitted the National Chapter application highlighting nine of their strongest activities in the three divisions of student, chapter, and community development. The Anna FFA Chapter as a whole was named a Gold Medal Chapter and as one of the Top 10 Chapters in the State. The Anna FFA Chapter placed first in two of the three divisions. The first place rankings were in the chapter and community development divisions which places Anna

as one of the top ranking chapters in the state. Shawnie Rump and Adam C. Berning sang in the Ohio FFA State Choir. Summer McCracken was an Ohio FFA talent that sang on stage during the third session, as well as in the Ohio FFA Talent Show. Summer was also awarded a gold rating on her Reporter’s book. Kasia Krauss and Craig Berning were also awarded gold ratings on their officer books: Kasia on her Secretary’s book, and Craig Berning on his Treasurer’s book. Ten students were awarded their State Degrees. This is a record amount for the Anna FFA Chapter. The recipients were Tyler Grimes,

Jacob Becker, Summer McCracken, Shawnie Rump, Brandon Maurer, Adam R. Berning, Crystal Schmiesing, Craig Berning, Ashely Michael, and Elizabeth Wells. The National FFA Organization consists of 540,379 FFA members and 7,489 chapters across the United States and is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth career success and through agricultural education. The writer is the 2012-2013 FFA reporter for the Anna High School FFA Chapter.

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TODAY IN HISTORY HOROSCOPE Monday, May 28, 2012 is Monday, May 28, Today There is a strong chance that you will the 149th dayand of eager 2012. be quite restless to There explore are 217 new days left the year. as many areas as in possible in the year ahead. opens theDay doorobfor This is theThis Memorial numerous exciting developments to servance. occur, leading to some big surprises. Today’s Highlight in HisGEMINI (May 21-June 20) — The tory: best way to influence others is to lead MayPlus, 28, be 1912, theall SenbyOn example. sure that the ate Commerce isdirectives you giveCommittee are explicit and clear. its If you fail inon either you sued report the area, sinking any kindSen. of following. thehave Titanic. William ofwon’t CANCER (June 21-July 22) chair— Just Alden Smith, R-Mich., because you talk about doing someman of the special subcomthing doesn’t mean the job is now mittee that looked into the done. Adopting such a mindset will disaster, citedyour a “state of abseverely dilute productiveness solute imand put unpreparedness,” you far behind. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — safety Be exproperly tested tremely careful regarding to whom equipment and an “indifferyou go for financial advice, especially ence to danger” on the part of if the matter involves a large sum of the ship’s captain, Edward money. Make sure your counselor has Smith, as track being among the an excellent record. causes of 23-Sept. an “unnecessary VIRGO (Aug. 22) — Just because someone disagrees with your tragedy.” ideas opinions doesn’t mean he or Onorthis date: she■isIn the1533, enemy.the Be accepting of inArchbishop with divergent views. ofdividuals Canterbury, Thomas CranLIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Your attimer, declared the marriage of tude will be the determining factor as England’s King Henry VIII to to whether you succeed or fail. If you Anne valid. you, you will feel theBoleyn world is against find to provethe you are right. ■ways In 1863, 54th MasSCORPIO (Oct.Volunteer 24-Nov. 22) —InIf sachusetts someone close to youup doesn’t to fantry, made of want freed discuss a certain matter, instead of blacks, left Boston to fight for badgering him or her, be respectful of the in the Civil War. whatUnion the person wants. She or he has ■ In 1892, valid reasons for the beingSierra secret. Club SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21) — was organized in 23-Dec. San FranBe your own advocate instead of letcisco. ting else speak for you, es■ someone In 1918, the Battle of pecially to an authority figure. No one Cantigny (kahn-tee-NYEE’) can plead your case as well as you. began during World War CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) I—as If American troopsdone captured you want something a certain the French town from way, you should shoulder some ofthe the burden in order to set the example. Germans. Don’t others tothe read your mind ■ expect In 1934, Dionne and do things exactly as you wantCeunquintuplets — Annette, less you show them through effort. cile, Emilie, Marie and AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Yvonne werein anborn to When you’re— involved endeavor Elzire Dionne theit’s family that includes otherat people, smart farm Ontario, Canada. not to in make any changes without first consulting The time it ■ In everyone 1937,else.President takes could saveD. you a big headache. Franklin Roosevelt PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Any pushed a button in Washingdisagreement between you and your ton that matesignaling should only be dealtvehicular with in pritraffic could begin until crossing vate. Hold your tongue you’re the just-opened Golden Gate alone, so that onlookers don’t lose respect for in bothCalifornia. of you. Bridge Neville ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Don’t Chamberlain became prime cause needless problems by making minister of Britain. mountains out of molehills or blowing ■ In 1940, during World a petty infraction way out of proporWar Belgian army surtion. II, Lifethe is already tough enough. rendered to 20-May invading TAURUS (April 20) —GerTwo man thingsforces. could happen to you if you make an impulse could ■ In 1959, buy: theFirst, Army end up withAble, inferior merchandise if launched a rhesus monyou don’t your research, and seckey, anddo Baker, a squirrel ond, you’re likely to spend far more monkey, aboard a Jupiter than you should. missile for suborbital flight COPYRIGHTa2012 United Feature which both Syndicate, Inc. primates sur-









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Testicle cancer is young man’s illness mas are cancers DEAR DR. of the testicle cells DONOHUE: that make sperm. One of my testiMost of the time cles grew much they appear belarger than the tween the ages of other. I only no15 and 35, a ticed it about a young man’s canmonth or so ago. cer. However, anIt didn’t hurt at all. I saw the doc- To your other small spike of seminomas octor just to play it good curs in the 50s safe. I’m glad I did. My doctor health and 60s. Men discover sent me to a urol- Dr. Paul G. them just as you ogist, who said Donohue did. They experithe testicle had to be removed and probably ence enlargement of one was cancer. It was — a testicle. Usually the enlargement is painless. seminoma. Your doctor wasn’t tryWhat’s my prognosis? The doctor told me I have ing to make you feel beta good chance for a com- ter. He was telling you the plete cure. Was he trying truth. A high percentage to make me feel good? I of these cancers are curwould rather know the able. Doctors sometimes truth. I’m 66 years old. — follow up surgery with radiation or chemotherapy. M.S. ANSWER: Semino- When neither is done, the

doctor still continues close surveillance after the operation. The decision on which treatment is the best for an individual hinges on what the pathologist saw in the microscopic examination of the testicle. Usually lymph nodes near the testicle are removed as part of the surgery to gauge any spread of the cancer. Ultrasound exams of the abdomen, pelvis and chest also are taken to determine if those places have become sites where the cancer has traveled. It sounds like none of this applies to you. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: For many, many years, I have eaten prunes every day to keep me from being constipated. Now I wonder if

I’m doing the right thing. Could I be making my colon dependent on prunes? I don’t want to develop the laxative habit. — C.R. ANSWER: Prunes are nature’s laxative. They’re not going to create a colon dependency. Prunes have 12.4 grams of fiber. We should be getting about 30 grams of fiber daily. Fiber keeps undigested food hydrated. That makes it easy to pass. Something other than fiber accounts for prunes’ ability to keep one regular, because prune juice has a similar effect. There’s no fiber in the juice. Sorbitol, a natural sweetener, is one of the other prune ingredients that promote regularity. Keep the prune habit. It works for you.

Dad’s dying wish for burial becomes financial burden DEAR ABBY: deep than sitting How important on a shelf in the are a dying perwork shed. Please son’s last wishes? help. — DISMy dad died reTURBED SON cently and said IN NEVADA that he wanted to DEAR DISbe buried with his TURBED SON: first wife in a Your letter illusstate far from trates why it is Dear where we live. If important for peoAbby his estate — or ple to have their Abigail his current wife wishes in writing. — can’t afford to Van Buren In this case, your comply with his father’s wife request, would it be horri- would have the right to ble to do something else? his ashes, unless it was In today’s economy stated otherwise in black most seniors don’t have and white. any extra income. To folAs far as granting a low Dad’s final wishes personal last wish, you would take a sizable need to use your best chunk of his estate. judgment, particularly if His wife feels it’s not doing so would cause fiimportant to follow his nancial hardship. In this last wishes because of the case, cremation would be cost, but it really bothers a creative way to make me. everyone happy. Your faDad was in the Navy ther’s ashes could be diduring WWII. If his wife vided into thirds, with one isn’t willing to spend the portion placed with his money, would I still be a first wife, another with good guy by scattering his his second wife, and the ashes in the ocean? I rest scattered at sea. know he’d rather be in the DEAR ABBY: My

spouse, “Jack,” and I were married four years ago. Three years ago he made me choose between him and my then 7-yearold son. I haven’t spoken to or seen my son for three years. Not having my child in my life has made me become depressed, but I keep it bottled up inside. Jack has three children — all adults. We rarely see them. I brought two children into our marriage, ages 7 and 14. Jack says he doesn’t want to be a father or grandfather. (We have three grandchildren.) I am scared to question why it is like this. Am I a terrible mother/grandmother? Does this mean he doesn’t really love me since my children are a part of me? I want to be a grandmother and enjoy my grandchildren. He knew I had kids when we were dating, but both of them lived with relatives at the time because of custody

issues. — SAD GRANDMA IN ARIZONA DEAR SAD GRANDMA: It isn’t that Jack doesn’t love you. He appears to be so preoccupied with his own needs, desires and controlling you that he probably doesn’t think about much else. That you are “scared” to question him speaks volumes about your relationship. If you want to be a part of your children’s and grandchildren’s lives, you will have to do so without his blessing or participation. You will also have to strengthen your backbone and emancipate yourself. DEAR READERS: Along with the millions of Americans who are observing this Memorial Day, I would like to add my prayer of thanks to those men and women of our armed services who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. May they rest in peace.

May 28, 1912 At the regular meeting of council last evening, Mr. Oldham presented an ordinance on behalf of the Farmers Telephone Co., permitting the company to install its poles on those alleys, streets and public grounds found necessary in the community. Mr. Oldham pointed out that the courts had granted the telephone company permission to use certain streets and it was now asking for the right to use others. Action on the ordinance was tabled to permit further investigation on the part of council members. ——— Judge H. T. Mathers and James E. Way will make addresses at Oran and Houston on Memorial Day. The meeting at Oran will be at 10 o’clock in the morning and at Houston at 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon. ——— John Oldham and Company are moving their offices from the Fry building at the corner of Main avenue and Poplar street to the Burkhart building at the corner of Main avenue and Court street. While the safe was being taken up the stairs at the Burkhart building yesterday with block and tackle, one of the pulleys broke when the safe was within a few feet of the top of the stairs, but fortunately no one was hurt although the stairs were extensively damaged

gram in the nation’s history began Sunday in Cleveland. The drive, designed to wipe out polio in Cuyahoga County, is aimed at inoculating 1,500,000 persons with Sabin oral vaccine. It is sponsored by the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland. ——— The General Electric Co. is to receive a contract from the city of Sidney for supplying a new police radio system. To be installed are all accessories for a complete police radio system, including a remote controlled base station housed in a small building at the elevated water tower north of Michigan street, between Linden and Sycamore avenues, the station complete with antenna system and a remote control console at police headquarters. ——— A burglar or burglars pried off a window screen on the west side of the building housing Eastview Barber Shop, 313 East Court street, before obtaining loot consisting only of nine bottles of a popular 75 Years brand hair tonic, Owner May 28, 1937 Herman J. Franke reAll efforts to identify ported to police earlier the young man who was this week. instantly killed when he 25 Years was struck by a Big Four 28, 1987 May freight train while walkMary Agnes Braning along the Mix Crossdewie of Sidney, Math IV ing early yesterday and calculus teacher at morning, have proven Lehman High School, fruitless. Finger prints of the dead man were sent has announced this will to the Federal Bureau of be her final year as Investigation at Wash- teacher. Mrs. Branington and to the State dewie,85, who has been Prison Farm at London a volunteer teacher at but no reports have been Lehman for the past 12 received from either years, was honored at a recent surprise party by place. Lehman staff and stu——— dents. After 41 years of The Sidney High teaching, Mrs. BranSchool band and both dewie says she is “tired the boys’ and girls’ glee of doing it,” and has declubs, with their guests, cided it is time to get enjoyed an informal out. dancing party last ——— evening in the high Carroll L. Duckworth, school gym. The party 26, has been named cirwas given for them as a culation manager for the favor for the recently Sidney Daily News, it successfully conducted was announced by John sales campaign they had Amos, publisher. He entered to swell the fund started in his new posifor needed band equip- tion today. Duckworth ment. Emerson Setsor comes to Sidney after and Ralph Brunner were five years of experience the sales captains. in the circulation depart50 Years ment of the Florence, May 28, 1962 Ala., Times Daily, a New The largest mass York Times Company polio immunization pro- newspaper.

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REPLAY 50 years ago May 24, 1962 Janet Schumann scored a 509 series to lead the frontrunning Jidds to a 3-1 victory over the Ten Pins in the Summerette League at Holiday Lanes on Monday.

25 years ago May 289, 1987 Missy Edwards had a little extra motivation when she came to bat in the bottom of the sixth, with two outs and the bases loaded in a scoreless duel. After a baserunning mistake, she said she would have blamed herself if Sidney had lost. But she overcame shaky hands and a lump in her throat to deliver her biggest hit of the year, a single that broke the scoreless deadlock and paved the way for a 4-0 Sidney win over Fairmont in the Class AAA regional semifinals.

NUMBERS GAME 12 — Years since the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers have won a playoff series, the longest stretch in the NBA. $1,200,000 — Annual payments to former player Bobby Bonilla by the New York Mets through 2036. Bonilla is also being paid $500,000 annually by the Baltimore Orioles through 2015.

CALENDAR High school sports This week FRIDAY Baseball Division IV State Tournament At Huntington Park, Columbus 4 p.m. — Minster (24-6) vs. Defiane Tinora (27-3) 7 p.m. — Cuyahoga Heights (23-4) vs. Berlin Hiland (25-4) Championship game — Saturday, 7 p.m. —— Track and field State meet At Jesse Owens Stadium Columbus 9:30 a.m. — Division II field events (5) 9:30 a.m. — Division III running events preliminaries, 4 x 800 relay final 1 p.m. — Division III field events (5) 1:30 p.m. — Division II running preliminaries, 4 x 800 relay final 4 p.m. — Division III field events (5) 4:45 — Division I running preliminaries, 4 x 800 relay final Saturday, June 2 9 a.m. — Division II field events (5) 9:30 a.m. — Division III running finals Noon — Division I field events (5) 1 p.m. — Division II running finals 3 p.m. — Division I field events (5) 4:30 — Division I running finals

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Minster rally falls short Lady Wildcats lose 9-6 in regional finals to Covington BY CHRIS BALLARD TIPP CITY — For the first time ever, the Minster Wildcat softball team had a shot to win a regional championship and earn a trip to state. However, to do so, the Lady Wildcats would have to go through the Covington Lady Buccs. Covington outplayed the Cats and, in the end, found itself leading 9-6 as the final out was made. The Buccs were able to strike first, as they plated two runs in the top of the second inning. Bucc catcher Connor Schaffer led off the second inning by belting a pitch over the left field fence. A few batters later, first baseman Morgan Arbogast powered a ball off the top of the scoreboard behind the left field fence. With this, the Lady Buccs held a 2-0 lead, which lasted until the top of the third inning, when they added another run. Third baseman Heidi Snipes singled to leftcenter, then stole second a couple pitches later. Pitcher Casey Yingst soon singled to centerfield, scoring Snipes. The Buccs then held a 3-0 lead, which lasted until the top of the next inning. In the top of the fourth inning, Covington added five more runs to its lead. However, in the bottom of the inning, the Wildcats scratched a few runs of their own onto the scoreboard. Minster leftfielder Nicole Brandewie drew a walk to begin the Wildcat fourth. Soon after, she stole second. Next, shortstop Hanna Floyd hit an infield single to third base. Third baseman Marissa Conrad then doubled to deep centerfield, scoring Brandewie and advancing Floyd to third. Centerfielder Sara Hosey laid down a sacrifice bunt, which scored Floyd and allowed Conrad to reach third. Two batters later, catcher Regan Hahn singled to shallow right field, which scored Conrad. After four innings, the Lady Wildcats trailed 8-3. After loading the bases with one out in the sixth, the Lady Buccs’ Yingst popped

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MINSTER CATCHER Regan Hahn reaches for a foul tip in Division IV Regional softball championship action Saturday at Tipp City. Hahn made the catch for an out, but the Lady Wildcats came up short to Covington, 9-6.

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MINSTER’S HANNA Floyd puts the tag on Covington’s Heidi Cox for an out in Division IV Regional championship softball Saturday at Tipp City. out to shortstop. Shortly, Haley Adams scored on a throwing error by Floyd. With this, Covington held a 9-3 lead. The Cats were able to chip away at the Buccs’ lead in the bottom of the sixth. Conrad reached first by error. Hosey singled to right field, which advanced Conrad to third, while taking second on an error by the right fielder. Regan Hahn then grounded out to third, scoring Conrad. The Cats reduced their deficit to 9-4. Minster held Covington in the top of the seventh and rallied with two outs in the bot-

tom of the inning. However, the Lady Wildcats were stopped three runs shy of a comeback. When the last out was made, Covington had earned its way to a state semifinal game. The Lady Buccs will play on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Firestone Stadium in Akron. Floyd and Conrad had two hits apiece for Minster, and Conrad drove in two runs. The loss brought an end to the best softball season in school history for Minster. Prior to this season, Minster had never won more than two league games and had

only one tournament win in school history. The Lady Wildcats hit .402 as a team, and their total of 349 hits ranks seventh alltime in the state record book. As for Floyd, who will play at Wright State next year, she finished with a .648 average, 12th all-time in Ohio, and had 59 hits this season, which ranks 16th all-time. Her career batting average at Minster was a phenomenal .525. The linescore: Covington ..............021 501 0_9 12 2 Minster ..................000 301 2_6 7 2 WP: Casey Yingst; LP: Kayla Richard Records: Minster 24-7, Covington 25-4.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Most embarrassing moment? Giving up a home run to Bob Uecker.” — Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry during a chat on twitter with the Seattle Mariners

ON THIS DATE IN 1968 — “Papa Bear” George Halas retires as head coach of the Chicago Bears. 1972 — Mark Donohue wins the Indianapolis 500 over twotime defending champion Al Unser with a record average speed of 162.962 mph. 1981 — Julius Erving of the Philadelphia 76ers is named the NBA's Most Valuable Player, making him the only player to win MVP honors in both the NBA and the ABA.

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TAKUMA SATO, right, of Japan, spins in the first turn under Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, on the final lap of IndyCar's In-

dianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis Sunday.

Third 500 win for Franchitti INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dario Franchitti stamped his name in the record books, the latest three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. But this was not about Franchitti: It was all for Dan Wheldon. Franchitti won a wheel-towheel, last-lap battle Sunday, sailing away to the checkered flag when Takuma Sato spun out trying to make one last pass on the inside and slammed into the wall. Franchitti’s Chip Ganassi Racing

teammate Scott Dixon crossed the finish line right behind the Scotsman. Third went to Tony Kanaan, making it a podium sweep for Wheldon’s three closest friends in the IndyCar series. Wheldon, the defending race winner and a two-time champ, was killed in the October season finale, and the entire day was in honor of D-dub, their fallen friend. “Everybody up there was a friend of Dan’s, and that about

sums it up. Everybody loved him,” said Franchitti as bagpipes played over the public address system. “What a race! What a race!” Franchitti said. “I think Ddub would be proud of that one.” Kanaan, who used a bold move on a late restart to dart from fifth to first, couldn’t hold off Franchitti and Dixon on the last restart. It left him winless in 11 career attempts at Indy, but he was OK with the final result.

“Actually it was good for Dan, his three best friends fighting for the win,” Kanaan said. “Danny, wherever he is right now, I think he’s extremely happy. His three best friends in the top three.” Wheldon’s wife, Susie, went to Victory Lane to congratulate Franchitti, who hid his tears of joy behind a pair of white sunglasses worn in tribute because they were Wheldon’s preference. See INDY 500/Page 18


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Reds, Rockies combine for 9 homers

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CINCINNATI REDS' Ryan Ludwick (48) is forced out at second base as Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) throws to first base completing a double play in the second inning Sunday in Cincinnati.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Here’s how easy it looked to hit home runs at Great American Ball Park on Sunday: Todd Frazier lost his grip on the bat during a swing. The ball wound up in the seats anyway. Frazier’s homer helped the Cincinnati Reds out-bash the Colorado Rockies 7-5 in a game that set a record for the 10-year-old stadium with nine home runs. “I felt the bat slipping out of my hands,” Frazier said. “I looked at the (slow motion) and it looks like my bottom hand is off. At first, I thought it was a short popup, but then I took a couple of steps and said, ‘Oh.’ It’s a pretty interesting way to hit a home run. It was a pretty cool.” Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer and Mat Latos allowed five hits — all of them solo home runs. “You have a day here with this kind of weather, the ball travels real well in this ballpark,” Colorado manager Jim Tracy said. “The ev-

idence of that is the Frazier home run that was hit. It looked to me like he had maybe a handand-a-half on the bat when he hit it, but what are you going to do? The ball went over the fence. It’s that simple.” Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez hit two of them, and Troy Tulowitzki, Michael Cuddyer and Dexter Fowler also took the Cincinnati starter deep. Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier also homered for Cincinnati, which finished 6-1 on a seven-game homestand during which 29 home runs were hit — also a ballpark best. Latos (4-2) had three strikeouts without a walk in a season-high 7 1-3 innings to improve to 4-0 over his last seven starts. “I didn’t walk anybody?” he said. “That makes me feel a little better. As a pitcher, it’s a bummer to let a team go yard five times. I was just in attack mode. I was just throwing strikes. It’s always good when you throw strikes, but I don’t make excuses. If those

pitches are down, maybe they don’t leave the ballpark. Maybe they’re groundouts.” Said Reds manager Dusty Baker: “If you make quality pitches, you can pitch in a shoebox. If you don’t, you can’t pitch in Yellowstone.” Aroldis Chapman pitched 1 2-3 innings for his third save to help the Reds go 6-1 on the homestand. Jamie Moyer (2-5) gave up seven hits and a season-high seven runs with one walk and two strikeouts in five innings. He also hit a batter with a pitch. “I missed my spot to Bruce,” Moyer said. “Probably the pitch to Phillips was up a little bit. I don’t know if the pitch to Votto was a strike. Frazier’s was an interesting swing.” Tracy blamed Moyer’s location as much as the weather. The temperature was 90 degrees — prime longball conditions. “Jamie Moyer is all about location,” Tracy said. “He did get the ball up at times.”

INDY 500 She then sat next to Franchitti’s wife, actress Ashley Judd, in the backseat of the convertible — the same seat she had a year ago for Wheldon’s win — for the victory lap around the 2.5-mile oval. The entire day was a tribute to Wheldon, beginning with car owner Bryan Herta driving a single parade lap around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the car Wheldon drove to victory last year. Fans were given white sunglasses to wear on laps 26 and 98, marking the car numbers Wheldon used in his two wins. It was Susie Wheldon’s first trip to any race track since her husband’s Oct. 16 death, and watched from she Dixon’s pit stand with his wife, Emma. It was the Dixons who relocated after the accident to St. Petersburg, Fla., to provide comfort and support for Susie and her two sons in the months after the accident. So it was fitting on this hot day — the temperature hit 91 degrees, just one shy of the Indy 500 record from 1937 — that one of the most competitive races in history ended with a frantic push from Wheldon’s friends. Ten drivers swapped the lead 35 times, shattering the record of 29 in the 1960 race won by Jim Rathmann. Until the last lap, when Sato made his move for the win, the race was close but uneventful. The only multi-car accident came when a spin by Mike Conway collected Will Power, who came into the race as the

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DARIO FRANCHITTI, of Scotland, and his wife, actress Ashley Judd, celebrate in victory circle after winning IndyCar's Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis Sunday. series points leader and winner of the last three races this season. It was a somewhat frightening accident as Conway, who broke his front wing when he hit one of his crew members on pit road, hit the outside wall and his car tilted on its side before coming to rest. And Helio Castroneves had to deftly maneuver past a bouncing tire that still grazed one of his own wheels. Besides that, though, the race was slowed by just eight cautions — including the one on the last lap — for 39 of the 200 laps.

Marco Andretti, who went into Sunday believing the race “is mine to lose,” was strong at the start, but a series of adjustments were not to his liking and he unraveled on his team radio before spinning to

bring out the final caution with 13 laps remaining. Franchitti and Dixon battled back and forth in the final third of the race, with Sato consistently in the mix. Then came Kanaan, from

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Phillips put Cincinnati ahead 5-1 with his fifth homer of the season, a shot to the leftfield seats with two outs in the third inning. Gonzalez cut into the in the fourth, but Todd Frazier restored the four-run lead in the bottom half and the Reds actually scored a run without a homer on Ryan Hanigan’s single and Zack Cozart’s double that made it 7-2. Michael Cuddyer made it 7-3 with the longest drive of the game, a 448-foot blast off the center field batter’s eye. Gonzalez added his second homer with two outs in the sixth for his third two-homer game of the season and the seventh of his career. Fowler set the record as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. In the second inning, Tulowitzki tied the game after Votto went deep in the first inning, but Bruce put the Reds back on top with his first home run since May 8 at Milwaukee. Before that, he had been 2 for 34.


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nowhere it seemed, but he was unable to hang on to the lead on the restart after Marco Andretti’s crash brought out the yellow with 13 laps to go. Andretti said the wreck “definitely rang my bell.” Everyone thought the race would go to a Chevrolet driver for either Andretti Autosport or Penske Racing, which won the first four races of the season and swept the front two rows in qualifying. But in the end, it was three Hondas fighting for their first win of the season. After the restart with six laps remaining, Franchitti pulled past Dixon for the final time. Sato went with him and slid in front of Dixon to split the Ganassi teammates. The Japanese then went for the lead going into the first turn, pulling even with Franchitti. “Job done,” he said he thought, but he went in too low, the tires appearing to touch. “It looks like he didn’t give me enough room to go there,” Sato said. “I was a little below the white line. I had nowhere to go.” Sato said the cars never actually hit but the white line marking the inside of the track “was less than touching

my own car — so, you know, I mean almost on the grass.” coasted Franchitti across the line under a yellow caution flag to become the 10th driver to win at least three Indy 500s. All three of Franchitti’s wins have ended under caution. This was the second year in a row that a crash on the final lap affected the outcome. In 2011, rookie JR Hildebrand was leading going into the final turn when his car slammed into the wall, allowing Wheldon to cruise past and take the checkered flag. “I was side by side with Takuma,” Franchitti said. “We hit and I managed to keep it out of trouble.” It snaps a disappointing start to the season for Franchitti, who has won the last three championships but seemed stumped by IndyCar’s new car through the first four races. In breaking out Sunday for his 31st victory, he’s now in a tie with Sebastien Bourdais and Paul Tracy on the all-time wins list. One more win will move Franchitti into seventh place in the record books. The only drivers ahead of him? The giants of open-wheel racing: three Unsers, two Andrettis and A.J. Foyt, the all-time wins leader.


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SCOREBOARD Feature 20 laps: 1. Daniel Wirrick 2. Brandon Bayse 3. Greg Sparks 4. Jesse Gade 5. Connie Indy 500 Smith 6. Zachary Herald Compacts IRL-Indianapolis 500 Results Fast qualifier: Dylan Troyer The Associated Press Feature 10 laps: 1. Dylan Sunday Troyer 2. Steve Anderson 3. Matt At Indianapolis Motor Jackson Speedway Street stocks Indianapolis, Ind. Feature: 1. Jeff Lane, 2. Jim Lap length: 2.5 miles Crabtree Jr., 3. Josh Smith, 4. Tyler (Starting position Marsh, 5. Brian Hopkins, 6. Jimmy in parentheses) Kirby, 7. J.J. Schaffner, 8. Robby AllAll cars Dallara chassis 1. (16) Dario Franchitti, Honda, man, 9. Brad Yelton, 10. Jesse Gade, 11. Jason Burnside, 12. Je200 laps. 2. (15) Scott Dixon, Honda, 200. remy Stocker, 13. T.J. Flynn, 14. 3. (8) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, Mike Snapp, 15. Steve Snapp, 16. Ricky Young, 17. Scott Sullenberger, 200. 4. (27) Oriol Servia, Chevrolet, 18. Buck Purtee, 19. Bret Miles Jr., 20. Rodney Rousch 200. 5. (1) Ryan Briscoe, Chevrolet, Limaland 200. 6. (2) James Hinchcliffe, Chevrolet, 200. Limaland Motorsports Park 7. (21) Justin Wilson, Honda, Memorial Cup 200. Sprints 8. (14) Charlie Kimball, Honda, Heat winners: Kyle Sauder; 200. Dennis Yoakam; Hud Horton; 9. (20) Townsend Bell, Honda, Shane Stewart; Luke Hall. 200. B-Main 1: 1. 11-Tim Allison; 2. 10. (6) Helio Castroneves, 49T-Gregg Dalman; 3. 18-Todd Chevrolet, 200. Heuerman; 4. 46-Roert Huisken Jr.; 11. (10) Rubens Barrichello, 5. 31-Andy Teunessen; 6. 10-Jason Chevrolet, 200. Blonde; 7. B20-Butch Schroeder; 8. 12. (11) Alex Tagliani, Honda, 4J-Bob Gehr; 9. 23M-Jack Miller; 200. 10. 16C-Greg Wheeler 13. (12) Graham Rahal, Honda, B-Main 2: 1. 7-Darren Long; 2. 200. 49-Shawn Dancer; 3. 27-Beau 14. (18) J.R. Hildebrand, Stewart; 4. 10J-Jarrod Delong; 5. Chevrolet, 200. 15. (17) James Jakes, Honda, F37-Kyle Moffit; 6. 11N-Ed Neumeister; 7. 34-Jimmy Sneed; 8. 200. 16. (23) Simon Pagenaud, 2-Brent Gehr; 9. 50B-Mike Burns; 10. 12-Kent Wolters Honda, 200. B-Main 3: 1. 2MD-Dustin 17. (19) Takuma Sato, Honda, Daggett; 2. 35-Ron Blair; 3. 3W199, contact. 18. (9) E.J. Viso, Chevrolet, 199. Brett Mann; 4. 27B-Brad Lamber19. (22) Michel Jourdain, son; 5. 2G-Joe Geibe; 6. 70-Jim Lingar; 7. 4S-Eric Smith; 8. 23Honda, 199. 20. (25) Sebastien Bourdais, Devon Dobie; 9. 82-Mike Miller; 10. Chevrolet, 199. 98J-John Kettlewell 21. (28) Ed Carpenter, ChevroA-Main: 1. 22H-Randy Hannalet, 199. gan [2]; 2. 3G-Shane Stewart [6]; 3. 22. (30) Katherine Legge, 22-Ben Rutan [4]; 4. 17-Jared Chevrolet, 199. Horstman [13]; 5. 28H-Hud Horton 23. (13) Ana Beatriz, Chevrolet, [7]; 6. 11-Tim Allison [16]; 7. 40190. Caleb Helms [10]; 8. OO-Ryan 24. (4) Marco Andretti, Chevro- Grobaugh [11]; 9. 49T-Gregg Dallet, 187, contact. man [19]; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer 25. (7) Josef Newgarden, [20]; 11. 2M-Dallas Hewitt [1]; 12. Honda, 161, mechanical. 34H-Luke Hall [5]; 13. 5M-Max 26. (24) Sebastian Saavedra, Stambaugh [14]; 14. 7K-Kyle Chevrolet, 143, electrical. Sauder [9]; 15. 27K-Mark Aldridge 27. (3) Ryan Hunter-Reay, [12]; 16. 7-Darren Long [17]; 17. Chevrolet, 123, suspension. 22D-Dennis Yoakam [8]; 18. 1628. (5) Will Power, Chevrolet, Ryan Ruhl [15]; 19. 35-Ron Blair 79, contact. 29. (29) Mike Conway, Honda, [21]; 20. 4-Josh Turner [3]; 21. 2MD-Dustin Daggett [18] 78, contact. Modifieds 30. (31) Bryan Clauson, Honda, Heat winners: Cory Seeling; 46, mechanical. 31. (26) Wade Cunningham, Andy Bibler; Jerry Bowersock. Dash: 1. 5X-Jerry Bowersock; Honda, 42, electrical. 32. (32) Simona de Silvestro, 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 65-Todd Sherman; 4. 40-Terry Hull Lotus, 10, 105 percent rule. A-Main: 1. 40-Terry Hull [3]; 2. 33. (33) Jean Alesi, Lotus, 9, 105 5X-Jerry Bowersock [4]; 3. F16percent rule. Jake Reufer [2]; 4. 65-Todd SherRace Statistics Winners average speed: man [21]; 5. 20W-Matt Westfall [1]; 167.734 mph. 6. O1-Ryan O’Dette [15]; 7. 93-Tyler Time of Race: 2:58:51.2532. Stump [7]; 8. 19-Ryan Ordway [10]; Margin of Victory: Under 9. 28-Chad Rosenbeck [11]; 10. 188Caution. Aaron Orr [9]; 11. 19B-Brandon OrCautions: 8 for 39 laps. dway [20]; 12. 20K-Bill Keeler[13]; Lead Changes: 34 among 10 13. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger [18]; 14. drivers. 100-Jim Brown [17]; 15. 22B-Andy Lap Leaders: Hinchcliffe 1, Bibler [5]; 16. O3-Cory Seeling [6]; Briscoe 2-4, Hinchcliffe 5-6, Briscoe 17. 22T-Tony Anderson [8]; 18. OO7-15, Hinchcliffe 16-17, Briscoe 18- Kody Weisner [12]; 19. 88-Scott Orr 19, Andretti 20-21, Briscoe 22, An- [14]; 20. 47-Nick Rosselit [16]; 21. dretti 23-44, Tagliani 45-46, Dixon L5-Casey Luedeke [19] 47, Kimball 48-49, Andretti 50-73, Budweiser Thunderstocks Dixon 74-78, Kimball 79, Andretti Heat winners: Jeff Koz; Tony 80-90, Dixon 91-118, Sato 119-123, Barrichello 124-125, Sato 126-146, Anderson. A-Main: 1. 16-Jeff Koz [7] 2. Dixon 147, Sato 148-152, Franchitti 153-159, Dixon 160, Franchitti 161- 82-Chris Douglas [3] 3. 22T-Tony 162, Dixon 163-171, Franchitti 172- Anderson [6] 4. 7B-Shawn Valenti 173, Dixon 174-176, Franchitti 177, [5] 5. 57S-Billy Siferd [1] 6. 99Dixon 178, Franchitti 179-186, Andy King [11] 7. 93-Zach Kanaan 187-193, Franchitti 194, Gustafson [13] 8. O1-Joel Ortberg Dixon 195-198, Franchitti 199-200. [10] 9. 2-Shane Wolf [4] 10. 89Points: Power 200, Castron- Keith Shockency [17] 11. 327eves 164, Hinchcliffe 164, Dixon Randy Crossley [12] 12. 1-Austin 153, Hunter-Reay 143, Franchitti Frankart [8] 13. 52B-Sam Bodine 136, Pagenaud 136, Briscoe 128, [14] 14. 27-Frank Paladino[2] 15. Kanaan 113, Hildebrand 103. 1W-Mark Wooten 16. OOM-Bryan Martin [15] 17. OON-Dwight Shady Bowl Niehoff [9] 18. 22X-R.K. Smith [18]


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Hall of Fame induction Justin Swiger (left) of Whitsett, N.C., accept a plaque on behalf of his brother from USSSA state director Scott Kuhnen of Beavercreek Saturday at Flanagan Softball Complex. The plaque was in honor of Justin’s brother Josh Swiger, who died of cancer. Josh was inducted into the local softball Hall of Fame during the ceremony.

Cubs drop 12th straight PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs didn’t come to close to ending their longest losing streak in more than 15 years. Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones homered, Erik Bedard pitched six shutout innings and the Pirates beat Chicago 104, sending the Cubs to their 12th consecutive loss. Pittsburgh used a sixrun sixth inning to take a 10-0 lead before the Cubs saved some face by scoring all their runs in the final two innings. “Not only to not get results, but to feel like you are getting embarrassed, it is frustrating,” Cubs catcher Koyie Hill said. Of the prior 11 losses, six were by one run — including the first two games of this series. The Cubs managed two hits against Bedard, and Chicago starter Matt Garza (2-3) was tagged for six runs on three home runs in fiveplus innings. “It’s upsetting and frustrating, and we need someone to stop this snowballing,” Garza said. “There are no excuses,” Garza added. “We are going to turn it around, and we are going to keep plugging away until it turns.” Since McCutchen made his majors debut in June 2009, Pittsburgh has had 18 losing streaks of at least five games. The Pirates lost 12 consecutive in 2010 during their 105-loss season. “We’ve been there be-

fore, we know how it feels, so we knew if we were able to get on the board early, we pretty much would have them,” McCutchen said. “Just because we’ve been there. When you’re (struggling), and then you’re down early, it kind of knocks the breath out of you.”

Indians swept CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Konerko hit a goahead three-run homer and the Chicago White Sox routed the Cleveland Indians 12-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Konerko battled back from an 0-2 count against Ubaldo Jimenez in the fourth inning and deposited the eighth pitch of the at-bat into the left-center field seats to give Chicago a 7-4 lead. Konerko finished with two hits and four RBIs, and raised his average to a majors-best .399. Johnny Damon hit a three-run homer for the Indians, his first of the season, and Jimenez (54) struggled over fourplus innings. He gave up seven runs and seven hits, walked four and struck out three. Gavin Floyd (4-5) wasn’t much better. He allowed five runs on 10 hits over five-plus innings. He also hit three batters with pitches.

Cards avoid sweep ST. LOUIS (AP) — Another Philadelphia Phillies star is ailing. Two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay gave up a grand slam to Yadier Molina in an ab-

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Shady Bowl Speedway Saturday’s results Modifieds Fast qualifier: Greg Stapleton 13.368 Dash winner: Chad Poole Heat winners: Austin Troyer, Mike Schaffer and Buck Purtee Feature 30 laps: 1. Chad Poole 2. Bill Burba 3. Greg Stapleton 4. Bud Perry 5. Shane Shirk 6. Rob Yelton 7. Buck Purtee 8. Brad Yelton 9. Brad Williams 10. Rob Schaeff 11. Don Skaggs 12. Jason Timmerman 13. Austin Troyer 14. Chris Prater 15. Jerry Stapleton 16. Mike Schaffer 17. Josh Sage 18. Gregg Jackson 19. Chris Crosier 20. Mike Carroll 21. Jim Lewis Jr. Ohio Valley Dwarf Cars Fast qualifier: Brandon Bayse 13.956 Dash winner: Daniel Wirrick

BASEBALL Major Leagues National League The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Washington . . 28 18 .609 — 2 New York . . . . 27 21 .563 Atlanta . . . . . . 26 22 .542 3 Miami. . . . . . . 26 22 .542 3 Philadelphia . 25 24 .510 4½ Central Division Cincinnati . . . 27 20 .574 — St. Louis . . . . . 26 22 .542 1½ Pittsburgh . . . 23 24 .489 4 Houston . . . . . 22 24 .478 4½ Milwaukee . . . 19 27 .413 7½ Chicago . . . . . 15 32 .319 12 West Division Los Angeles . . 31 15 .674 —

7 San Francisco 25 23 .521 Arizona. . . . . . 21 26 .447 10½ 14 Colorado . . . . . 17 29 .370 San Diego. . . . 17 32 .347 15½ Saturday’s Games N.Y. Mets 9, San Diego 0 Washington 8, Atlanta 4 Miami 5, San Francisco 3 Pittsburgh 3, Chicago Cubs 2 Cincinnati 10, Colorado 3 Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 0 L.A. Dodgers 6, Houston 3 Arizona 8, Milwaukee 5 Sunday’s Games Cincinnati 7, Colorado 5 N.Y. Mets 2, San Diego 0 San Francisco 3, Miami 2 Pittsburgh 10, Chicago Cubs 4 St. Louis 8, Philadelphia 3 Houston at L.A. Dodgers, inc. Milwaukee at Arizona, inc. Washington at Atlanta, n Monday’s Games Philadelphia (Hamels 7-1) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 3-2), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 7-1) at Atlanta (Hanson 5-3), 1:10 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 3-4) at Miami (Zambrano 2-3), 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 2-2) at Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 3-2), 1:35 p.m. San Diego (Suppan 2-3) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 0-1), 2:20 p.m. Houston (W.Rodriguez 4-4) at Colorado (Nicasio 2-2), 3:10 p.m., 1st game Arizona (Cahill 2-4) at San Francisco (Zito 3-2), 5:05 p.m. Houston (Undecided) at Colorado (White 1-3), 8:10 p.m., 2nd game Milwaukee (Marcum 2-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Harang 3-2), 8:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore . . . . 29 19 .604 — Tampa Bay. . . 29 19 .604 — New York . . . . 25 21 .543 3 5 Toronto . . . . . . 24 24 .500 Boston . . . . . . 23 24 .489 5½ Central Division — Cleveland . . . . 26 21 .553 ½ Chicago . . . . . 26 22 .542 Detroit . . . . . . 23 24 .489 3 Kansas City . . 19 27 .413 6½ 11 Minnesota . . . 15 32 .319 West Division Texas . . . . . . . 30 18 .625 — Los Angeles . . 24 25 .490 6½ Oakland . . . . . 22 25 .468 7½ 10 Seattle . . . . . . 21 29 .420 Saturday’s Games Detroit 6, Minnesota 3 Texas 8, Toronto 7, 13 innings Kansas City 4, Baltimore 3 N.Y. Yankees 9, Oakland 2 Chicago White Sox 14, Cleveland 7 L.A. Angels 5, Seattle 3 Boston 3, Tampa Bay 2 Sunday’s Games Kansas City 4, Baltimore 2 Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3 Chicago White Sox 12, Cleveland 6 Detroit 4, Minnesota 3 Texas 12, Toronto 6 N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, inc. L.A. Angels 4, Seattle 2 Monday’s Games Detroit (Fister 0-2) at Boston (Doubront 4-2), 1:35 p.m. Oakland (Blackley 0-0) at Minnesota (Diamond 3-1), 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 5-2) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 1-4), 3:10 p.m. Kansas City (Adcock 0-2) at Cleveland (Tomlin 1-2), 4:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 2-2) at Toronto (Hutchison 3-2), 7:07 p.m. Seattle (Millwood 3-4) at Texas (M.Harrison 5-3), 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-5) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-1), 9:05 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Oakland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.

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breviated two-inning start before leaving with shoulder soreness in an 8-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Halladay pitched with the injury the last few innings of his last start, and cutting back on throwing between outings didn’t help. “Worried? Yeah, definitely, I’m concerned,” manager Charlie Manuel said. “Pitching is one of the big things on our club and when guys miss a turn, it concerns me.” The Phillies, already without stars Ryan Howard and Chase Utley all year, missed a chance for their first four-game sweep in St. Louis in 99 years. Manuel declined to lay out a scenario if Halladay can’t make his next start or worse, saying only: “If we have to fill a rotation spot, we’ll get somebody and fill it. The games will go on.” Asked about his level of concern, pitching coach Rich Dubee said: “I don’t know. I’m not a doctor.” Dubee told Halladay (4-5) that his day was done in the dugout after chatting with the pitcher. “I know he’s had a cranky shoulder and he hasn’t looked right, and didn’t look right today,” Dubee said. “And I knew he wasn’t going to come out of the game, so I basically said ‘That’s enough.’” Halladay said the soreness comes from the back of the shoulder. He anticipates an examination on Tuesday.


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In Loving Memory We remember those who have passed away and are especially dear to us. They may be gone, but not forgotten.

Mark L. Barlage

Chuck Barthauer

Bob P. Gross

Eva V. Elsass

Ivan L. Elsass

Joseal Sweigart

February 4, 1960 thru May 27, 2002

October 17, 1944 thru June 4, 2006

August 12, 1926 thru April 21, 2011

March 7, 1919 thru April 28, 2003

November 6, 1940 thru May 15, 2007

September 20, 1927 thru January 5, 1999

Mark, tenderly we treasure the past, with memories, that will always last.

The memory of you will always be in our hearts.

It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

Your courage and bravery still inspire us and your memory will always be in our hearts.

Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts.

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

We will always love you, Wife Anna, Loretta & Family

Your Loving Daughters and Family

Geneva Bennett

Gary R. Snyder

Missed by Gary & Grace, Larry & Barb, Verdon & Nancy & families

Bill Lenhart

Rita K. Funk

Joey (Joe) J. Rudy

James J. Rudy, Sr.

April 28, 1932 thru May 28, 2010

January 25,1945 thru February 11, 2011

August 11, 1964 thru November 28, 2009

October 8, 1941 thru August 29, 2000

Your courage and bravery still inspire us all, and the memory of your smile fills us with joy and laughter.

Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.

No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.

Love Always, Wife, Children, Family & Friends

Jerry and Family & Friends

Always in our thoughts, Mom & Family

Roy Gene Coleman

Joyce Heitkamp

September 6, 1947 thru April 16, 2010

Your spirit remains, Bob, Mindy & Joyce

November 24, 1939 thru March 31, 2012 It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. Missing you much! Love always, Your husband, children, family & friends

Charles Wayne Thomas

John R. Echols

Brian Chad Ostendorf

July 21, 1954 thru June 21, 2009

May 3, 1926 thru May 5, 2000

July 16, 1987 thru October 7, 2009

Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within me, forever in my heart.

A hero is an ordinary man who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within me, forever in my heart.

We love you, Dad, Mike, Holly, Alex & Katie

Love always, Wife, children & family

Sadly missed by: Elaine, Rick, all of your family & friends

Jaxin A. Steward

Alfred Schlater

February 8, 2010 thru June 27, 2010

February 8, 1923 thru April 22, 1996

You will be loved and in our hearts forever.

The memory of you will always be in our hearts.

Love, Grandpa Roger & Grandma Joyce Williams

Sadly missed by Family & Friends

Ronald I. Doak

Opal Mazingo

As you danced in the light with joy, love lifted you. As you brushed against this world so gently, you lifted us.

January 11, 1950 thru November 17, 2011

January 12, 1921 thru May 12, 2008

Gone yet not forgotten, Although we are apart your spirit lives within us. Forever in our hearts.

Our hearts still ache in sadness, our silent tears still flow. For what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.

Love Alwyas, Diane, Kids & Grandkids

Always in our hearts, Jackie, Ray, Jennifer & family

Love from your fiance, Norma

Always remembered & loved, Anna, Loretta & Your Family

Always in our thoughts, Sharon & Family

March 4, 1931 thru March 23, 2012 Thank you for loving and sharing, for giving and for caring. God bless you and keep you, until we meet again. Your loving children, Robert, Vicki, Bill, Chuck, Michelle

Thank you for loving and sharing, for giving and for caring. God bless you and keep you, until we meet again. Love, Wife, Kids, Grandkids, Family & Friends

Albert R. Saunders

Nelson (Jake) Wildermuth

Brett Wildermuth

Cheryl (Pellman) Cook

May 28, 1928 thru January 27, 2009

November 28, 1933 thru March 10, 1997

October 19, 1961 thru July 8, 1999

August 14, 1955 thru September 27, 1980

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

We hold you in our thoughs and memories forever

The times we shared are treasured in our hearts forever.

Always in our hearts, Jean & Family

Always in our thoughts and memories, Sheila & children, Jean & family

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Always in our hearts, Mother, Brothers, Sister & Family

Leo K. “Lee”

Lindell Douglas

Rosemary Phelps

October 25, 1936 thru June 5, 1992

October 21, 1942 thru April 1, 2009

You were a light in our lives that burns forever in our hearts.

Beautiful memories are the notes God has taken of what He does not want me to forget.

Thank you for always being you, Always in our hearts, Earl and Family

Sadly missed by: Carol, Charlene, Richard and Derek

Terry, Children, Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and adopted daughter

Brent Knouff

Anthony Orndorff

Christopher Hoffman

March 2, 1964 thru December 5, 2009 Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Always in our hearts, Dad, Mom, Dawn, Children, Grandchildren & Family

February 1, 1960 thru February 27, 1995 Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Love forever, Mom, Dad, Brothers & Families

Ralph “Speed” Varno

Juanita Lehman

Noel (Pat) Shank


September 29, 1921 thru April 2, 2011 If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

Miss you so much, Charlotte & Family

Always in our hearts, Tish, Sam, Missi, Lorry, Lola, Loralei


March 2, 1923 thru May 16, 2002 Your courage and bravery still inspire us all, and the memory of your smile fills us with joy and laughter.

March 4, 1928 thru June 18, 1993

April 10, 1953 thru July 15, 2009

November 12, 1979 thru January 10, 2012

Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Our hearts still ache in sadness, our silent tears still flow. For what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.

Always in our heart, Pat & Family

Love and miss you always, Amanda & Kids

John M.

Bill Uppenkamp

March 21, 1948 thru November 8, 2009

November 27, 1934 thru April 9, 2008

September 29, 1931 thru July 15, 2010

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

Memory is a lovely lane, where hearts are ever true. A lane we so often travel down, because it leads to you.

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Love always, Wife Reba and Family

Always in our hearts, Wife, Family & Friends

Always in our hearts, Bill & Lois


Always in our hearts, Allen A. Barlage Family

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In Loving Memory We remember those who have passed away and are especially dear to us. They may be gone, but not forgotten.

September 1, 1928 thru April 3, 2012

Albert & Helen Bollinger September 23, 1904 thru November 13, 1974

March 16, 1912 thru May 29, 1993

Martin Bender May 16, 1917 thru May 22, 1999

Our hearts still ache in sadness, our silent tears still flow. For what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.

You’re gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within us, forever in our hearts. God saw you two getting tired, so he put his arms around you, and said come with me, he only takes the best.

We miss hearing you play the harmonica and accordion, your sense of humor and playing cards with you!

Always in our hearts, Wife, Children, Family & Friends

Daughters & Sons-in-law: Sis & Fred Schwable, Sherry & Roger Woods

Always in our hearts, Melba & Family

Chase B. Fultz November 19, 1976 thru January 23, 1997

Richard Covault January 28, 1936 thru September 20, 2002

You were a light in our life that burns forever in our hearts.

The memory of you will always be in our hearts.

With our love always, Dad, Mom and Family

Carol & Family

Alice A. Funk

Russell L. Funk

Linda Crusey

Bryan Sturgill

Billy B. Sturgill

Betty Lawson

January 27, 1940 thru June 22, 2009

August 3, 1965 thru December 1, 2007

June 1, 1940 thru September 30, 2007

September 2, 1961 thru March 11, 2011

November 6, 1934 thru October 8, 2011

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Always in our hearts, Brianna & Family

Your courage and bravery still inspire us all, and the memory of your smile fills us with joy and laughter.

It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

Bob, Jon, Carla, & Granddaughters

Love & miss you so much, Mom, Kimba & Family

May 26, 1926 thru November 14, 1995 In our hearts your memory lingers, sweetly tender, fond and true. There is not a day, dear Father, that we do not think of you. (Happy Birthday Dad) Love & miss you so much, Kim & Family

Harry Glenn Krugh

Harold Simon

Kyle Burch

Harry Krugh January 11, 1947 thru June 15, 2011 It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

Always in our hearts, Leonard & Family

Bryan & Anna Sturgill

Our hearts still ache in sadness, our silent tears still flow. For what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. Always in our hearts, Family & Friends

September 2, 1961 thru March 11, 2011

September 7, 1961 thru April 19, 2012

January 11, 1947 thru June 15, 2011

July 8, 1925 thru December 25, 2011

May 25, 1994 thru November 15, 2005

Those we love we never lose, for always they will be, loved, remembered, treasured, always in our memory.

Our hearts still ache in sadness, our silent tears still flow. For what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

Thank you for loving and sharing, for giving and for caring. God bless you and keep you, until we meet again.

Our hearts still ache in sadness, our silent tears still flow. For what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.

Always in our hearts, Your Sisters

Always in our hearts, Mart & Family

Miss you so much, Mom, Dad & Ashley

Forever in our hearts, Barb, Susan, Melanie, Jennifer & Families

Juanita Lehman

Rodney S. Reier

Jo Grewe

January 3, 1979 thru April 8, 2000

August 9, 1952 thru February 20, 2011

No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Love, Debi, Steve, Nick & Matt

Together again, Love Always, Mom, Kimba & Sturgill Family

Albert R. Saunders

Eileen M. Wright

Thomas D. Thompson

May 23, 1928 thru January 27, 2009

December 11, 1928 thru October 2, 2011

June 23, 1945 thru August 10, 2010

In the hearts of those who loved you, you will always be there.

It broke my heart to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of me went with you, the day God called you home.

My heart still aches in sadness, my silent tears still flow. For what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.

Missing you, Dad & Mom, Your loving daughter, Eileen Thompson

September 29, 1921 thru April 2, 2011 It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

I think of you everyday, your loving wife, Eileen Thompson

Till we meet again, Wayne & Sharon Wones, Terry Wones, Wayne & Tori Jones, Butch & Melanie Smith & family

Love always, Son, Mom & Dad, Shelly & Nieces

Stephen Freeman

Karen L. Reed Berry

Mary Louise (Davis) Ryan

Rhonda A. O’Quinn

Michael W. Ferguson

November 13, 1989 thru May 26, 2011

October 13, 1957 thru September 19, 2011

February 13, 1978 thru December 29, 1999

May 22, 1955 thru October 19, 2011

May 22, 1955 thru October 19, 2011

It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

In the hearts of those who loved you, you will always be there.

February 8, 1956 thru December 7, 2011 Our hearts still ache in sadness, our silent tears still flow. For what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.

Michael W. Ferguson

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

You left beautiful memories. Your love is still our guide although we cannot see you, you’re always by our side.

Bigger than the big blue sky!

We miss you so, Mom, Dad, Shawna & Shari & Austin

Love always, Larry, Travis & Family

Sadly missed by, Mother, Son, Sisters, Family and Friends

We love you & miss you, Mom & Jay

Forever in our hearts, Darlene, Brandon, Mandy, Alicia, Nathan

Donald G. Cox

Rev. William Hovestreydt

Erica M. Lewis

June 14, 1945 thru November 15, 2001

May 14, 1926 thru October 22, 1996 Gone, but here living in our hearts and shining your light into our lives still today. Until we meet again in Glory, Your loving wife Virginia, Helen, Dave & Deb, grandchildren and great-grandchildren

October 14, 1985 thru May 17, 2006

Our hearts still ache in sadness, our silent tears still flow. For what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. Always in our hearts, Wife, Children & Grandchildren

Joshua Douglas Swiger February 21, 1979 thru April 16, 2005

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

Loved beyond earth, Collette, Mike, Nicole & Family

Lovingly missed by his family and friends

We love you so big Papaw. Love & Hugs, Kealsey Marie & Henry Michael

Gary Smith

Jo Grewe

December 20, 1941 thru February 6, 2012

August 9, 1952 thru February 20, 2011

Never will we forget, The time we spent together. You are missed, and words cannot express the emptiness we feel.

No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.

With love, Rena & Sons

Love Always & Forever, Charlene & Mark


Edward L. Bell

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PRIVATE SETTING 2 bedroom townhouse. No one above or below! Appliances, washer & dryer, fireplace, garage, water & trash included. (937)498-4747

19TH CENTURY Vintage 2 story brick home for rent. Modernized interior and very well insulated. Truly unique setting overlooking horse pasture, beautiful winding creek and country fishing pond. $1500 per month 2 year lease. 1.5 Miles south of Wapak. Call for showing (419)738-7452 2 BEDROOM, NEW! Townhome, 962 Winter Ridge Sidney, 2 bath, 2 car, Air, Stove, Refrigerator, washer/ dryer hookup, lawn care, NO PETS, $850, (937)498-8000 3 BEDROOM, air conditioned, $550 deposit, $550 rent. Must have good references. (937)710-4620

3 bedroom house, Sidney. 2 stall detached garage, fenced in backyard, full basement, Central A/C, $675 plus deposit plus utilities 890-5696. AIR CONDITIONER, window style, works good, $75 (937)418-4639. 2323-2 CAMPBELL Road, Sidney. 4050 square foot 2 offices $1000 monthly Call (937)606-1147 PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE, 121 E North Street. 1-8 offices with A/C. Large reception area. $200 monthly (407)579-0874

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FREEZER Frigidaire upright, frost free, 5 years old. Like new. 13.7 cubic foot. $245, (937)335-7826

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, solid cherry, 7'x4', will hold 42" TV, $300. Bookcase, solid cherry, 7'x4', $300. Rocker/ recliner, ocean blue, good shape, $50. Kitchen cabinet, white wood, room for microwave, $100. Christmas tree, 7', pre-lit green with pinecones, 1 year old, $75. New Christmas Village, several buildings, trees, lights, etc, $50. (937)492-8899.

4 BEDROOM, 2 1/2 car garage, AC and vinyl siding, newer paint, carpet, windows, and roof, 811 Clinton Ave. For sale, or short term rent to own. Call (937)526-3264

POND PLANTS, Potted Lillies & bog plants. Free goldfish and umbrella palm w/purchase. (937)676-3455 or (937)417-5272 Laura, OH

SCOOTER, Atlante DX worth over $3000, used very little, inside only, $1200. Drive go lite walker with wheels, $60, like new. Ipod used very little, $120, (937)492-7785.

BATTERIES New 6 volt golf cart batteries. $79.99 while supplies last. (937)394-2223

TRAILER, Tandem axle trailer, 6'8" wide, 16' long, flatbed, used to haul bobcats, $1050. Call (937)339-3353

CEMETERY LOTS, Shelby Memory Gardens, 3 lots together, $200 each, (937)710-4899 FREE HAULING! Refrigerators, freezers, batteries, washers, dryers, tanning beds, water heater, metal/ steel. JunkBGone. (937)538-6202 HOME GYM, 3 Station Weider Pro 9645, 2 independent stacks of weights, use for toning, muscle size/ strength & cardio, $250, (937)296-6791 HOSPITAL BED with mattress. Hoyer lift. Wheel chair. (937)492-1120. LOVESEAT, Blue $50.00 OBO (937)498-1020

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KITTENS, need good inside homes, approximately 4 months, (1) all black male, (1) female with unusual color pattern. Call Norma for details (937)676-3455 or (937) 417-5272

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EXERCISE BIKE New BioDyno 250 Schwinn exercise bike. Paid $500, will let go for $350. (937)552-7657 Judy GERMAN SHEPARD, saddle back, 1 year old, AKC, female, black. Good with kids and adults. All shots. $250. ( 9 3 7 ) 4 1 8 - 2 1 6 6 (937)418-9446 MINI DACHSHUND puppies, short haired. First shots. Reds and piebald. Adorable! Males, $200. Females, $225. (937)418-4353.

WIRE SAW Gryphon Diamond wire saw for cutting glass. $125. (937)658-3551

that work .com POODLE/ SHI-TZU puppies, shots & wormed. Ready May 26th. $50 deposit will hold until then. $200, (419)236-8749. SHIH TZU Poodle mix, 1 year old female, spayed, Free to good home, 3 adult cats, females, spayed, 2 kittens 9 months old Not spayed, Free to good homes, (937)498-0021


1997 FORD COACHMAN CATALINA RV New Price, 460 gas engine, slide-out, 34 feet, dual air, generator, 26K original miles, newer tires. (937)773-9526

1999 CHEVY TAHOE LT 2-tone grey body, great shape, must see! Rebuilt transmission, new parts (have receipts). Can email pics. (402)340-0509


1999 CHRYSLER SEBRING Sharp, chrome wheels, runs great, good gas mileage. $5500 or best offer. (937)526-3308

Power sunroof, seats etc leather, Chrome wheels, Blue, 170,000 miles. Car is ready to go! $3800 (937)726-0273

2001 FORD XLS V6 EXPLORER automatic, Carfax, 4 door, AC, power steering, brakes, windows, locks, tilt, cruise, garaged, no rust, AM/FM, $5500 OBO. (248)694-1242

2002 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE 98,000 miles, black, leather interior, CD, A/C, Onstar, 7 passenger, very well maintained, super clean. $6000 OBO. (937)335-5058

2006 BUICK LACROSSE New tires and battery, runs great, 91,000 miles. $7800 or best offer (937)773-3564 or (937)418-0641

BUYING! Pre-1980’s Comic Books, Star Wars, GI Joe, Marvel, He-Man, Transformers and More. Call (937)638-3188.

The Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services is seeking proposals from temporary staffing agencies to aid in the delivery of public assistance programs in Shelby County. The temporary staffing agreement may be in effect for the period of July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013. Proposal documents are available electronically or via mail from Nick Finch of the Shelby County Department of Job & Family Services at 227 South Ohio Avenue, Sidney, Ohio 45365; phone (937) 498-4981, ext 245. Completed proposals must be submitted to the above address by 3:00pm, June 8, 2012, to be considered. May 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

2006 SUZUKI Burgman 400 scooter. Like new. 2,900 miles. $3800. Get 60 miles per gallon! (937)538-0650

1996 COLEMAN Cheyenne popup, stove, sink, awning, new tires, nonsmoking unit, front storage, stored indoors, sleeps 6-7, $3100. (937)885-1166.


2010 KAWASAKI NINJA 250R SPECIAL EDITION New condition, only 1700 mi. New Yoshimura exhaust, great gas mile, purchased at Rehmert's. A great graduation gift! $3000 OBO. (937)489-3560

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The Ghost in the Courthouse Statue Written by Bill Bailey Illustrated by Michelle Duckworth Chapter 9 Donnie meets ‘ze great Felix LaBauve’

STORY SO FAR: Jake Passmore, the new editor of The Jefferson Times, creates some unusual stories for his readers. Unbeknownst to him, he has received assistance from Felix LaBauve, a French ghost. But when Jake gets Donnie to act like a space alien in a flying saucer, Felix no longer helps out. When Jake's scam is revealed, the crowd pummels him and Donnie with fruits and vegetables. Three bullies give Donnie a hard time at school, but Lolly, a girl he likes, makes a sympathetic gesture toward him. At The Times staff meeting after school, my bad day got worse. Jake told us he had assured Police Chief Banks we wouldn't be pulling any more stunts that would get the town all stirred up. "No harm, no foul, right?" Jake said to his staff. "Wrong!" Mom snapped. "Donnie could've been seriously hurt!" Irene and Mrs. Buntin voiced their agreement. "Relax, everybody.... He was safe enough," said Jake. "I had it all under control." "He totally did, Mom. No problem," I said, hoping to calm her down. She didn't buy it for a second. "Oh, there's a problem all right," Mom said. "He's teaching you to lie for him. And even worse, how to be a con artist." "Don't beat around the bush," Jake said. "Tell us how you really feel." "All right, I will," she said. "As of this instant, Donnie is no longer part of your staff. Is that clear enough?" Then, she marched out, tugging me with her. Catching a glimpse of Jake's stunned face, I reached back with my free hand to close the front door behind us. Its bell jangled loudly. Now that the ride of my life had bottomed out, I was feeling pretty sorry for myself. Later, that night, Humpty and I sat on the bench next to Felix's statue, trying to sort it all out. "It just goes to show, you can't trust nobody," I said. "Anybody," Humpty said. "What?" I said. "Anybody. You can't trust anybody," said Humpty. "Except me." "To be honest, I'm not even sure about you any more," I said. Humpty looked hurt. "Well, you'll have to admit you're acting strange lately," I said. "I can't tell whether you're you or you're Felix." "To tell you the truth, I'm having a hard time figuring that out myself," Humpty said. "And I've gone from being assistant editor to being a bad joke," I said. "Everybody at school – no, make that

the whole town – thinks I'm a loser now." Looking at the statue, I said, "It's all your fault, you useless hunka stone. You're one sorry excuse for a ghost." "Excusez-moi?!" a voice said. I looked at Humpty, but the voice wasn't coming from him. "Some friend you are," I said, speaking at the statue. "I asked you to save me, and you did nothing. You just stood by, while I got stuck in a food blizzard." "Theese ees ze thanks I get for – how you say – saving your editor's sausage ze other day." The voice wasn't coming from the statue, but from some other place nearby. "Bacon," I said. "What?" he said. "The saying is 'I saved your bacon' – not your sausage. But I've got a different saying for you. You're full of baloney." "You, sir... are an ungrateful nincompoop!" he said. "Nincompoop!" I laughed. "Wow, that cuts deep. You French ghosts really know how to hurt a guy." "Aren't you forgetting something, my friend?" he said. "No, I remember it like it was the day before yesterday – which it was. You left me hanging," I said. "I felt like a duck at one of those carnival shooting games." "Au contraire, mon frère," he said. "If I hadn't brought Meester Passmore's preposterous turnip to life, you never would have gotten ze asseestant editor job. And did I not earn you $300 by sending my spirit into theese ludicrous egg puppet?" "Ludicrous?! You'd better watch your mouth, you French-fried freak," Humpty said. "Hold on, Humpty. He does have a

point about how he helped me before," I said. "But -" "And what about earlier, with ze mean bullies? That rock would have smashed your impertinent leetle face - if I hadn't given it ze ol' boomerang. You never once said 'merci.' " "Whoa, slow down," I said. "All of that's true. But why didn't you help me out when I was stuck in the saucer, and the crowd at the Jefferson Farmers Market was throwing a whole garden of veggies at me?" "Did I not inform you in ze clearest possible terms that you were now to be on your own?" he asked. "You set me up, Felix," I said. "You helped me get this crazy job, then left me high and dry when the going got tough." "Eet ees not that simple," Felix said. "Allow me to explain, si'l vous plaît. I used ze turnip een an effort to scare ze crooks into leaving town. But they did not leave. And why should they? They realize ze new editor ees a fool. I say to myself, why risk my freedom for theese ridiculous loser?" "You lost me there. Risk your freedom?" "There are ghost rules, mon ami. Eef I – how you say – push on ze envelope too much, I weel become imprisoned in ze statue. That ees ze punishment for interfering in human affairs. Eef I had saved you from ze fruity mob, eet might have been too much meddling. Perhaps even ze last straw that broke ze camel's backside." "Enough with the American sayings already," I said. "You're butchering the English language." At that point, I smelled a smoky aroma that was sweet like cherries, and it

was coming from the gazebo nearby. The glow of a pipe lit up a face in the darkness. It was a dignifiedlooking old man with a trimmed mustache and goatee. "Eet ees you Americans who have butchered ze language," he said. "I have worked hard to learn your idioms through the years, but you create more and more of theese abominations. Please to remember, I have not spoken with a human in more than 130 years." He rose to his feet and glided out of the gazebo, puffing a giant smoke ring into the air. He wore an elegant, long, gray coat. A sword hung from a scabbard at his waist. His eyes shined, as his gaze fixed on me. "You're not – " I gasped. " – Ze great Felix LaBauve. At your service, monsieur." He was the spitting image of the statue. "But you're a spirit. I didn't think I would actually be able to see you." "You're ze only one who has that honor," he said. "I bent a ghost rule to do theese, but eet was necessary." Then it hit me what was going on. For his next scam, Jake had gotten someone to pretend to be Felix LaBauve, just like he got me to impersonate an alien. Knowing how I talk to Felix's statue sometimes, Jake thought I'd be the perfect sucker to spread a news story – about a ghost loose in Jefferson. What kind of fool did he take me for? "I gotta hand it to you, sir. You're good, whoever you are," I said. "Excusez-moi. I do not understand," he said. "Awesome costume," I said. "But the accent's a little cheesy." His eyes glared, burning right into me. If I didn't know better, I would have believed he was really hacked off. "Are you calling me a phony, monsieur?" he said. "I challenge you to a duel." He whipped out an incredibly sharp sword and assumed a bowlegged fencing stance. That did it. I fell out laughing. What a hoot this guy was! "Come on! Seriously. How much is Jake paying you?" "You have insulted me, monsieur. Prepare yourself... for annihilation!" Grasping the hilt with both hands, he raised the sword high above his head. Looking into his eyes, I suddenly began to think I had made a big mistake. Nobody could act this well. This madman actually thought he was Felix LaBauve. Either that – or he was the real deal. Either way, he was about to slice me in two like an apple! I closed my eyes as the blade fell fast and hard, right toward the top of my head.

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Newspaper Knowledge HOW MANY NAMES ARE ON THE MEMORIAL? With the addition of six names added in 2010 the total is now 58,272 names listed on the Memorial. Approximately 1200 of these are listed as missing (MIAs, POWs, and others).

On This Day May 28 In 1984, President Reagan led a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for an unidentified American soldier killed in the Vietnam War.

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Building a memorial to the veterans of the Vietnam War was the idea of Jan Scruggs. Scruggs was a former infantry corporal during the Vietnam War. A group of Vietnam veterans established the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. in 1979. The founders wanted to make sure that the memorial chosen would not offend the opinion of any American. They knew they wanted the names of all the Americans who had died in the Vietnam War or who remained missing to be included in this memorial. Maya Ying Lin designed the memorial wall. Her choice of polished black granite for the walls proved to be an excellent material for this memorial. There are 58,229 names engraved on the walls. The names are arranged according to the date of their death. Each name with a confirmed death has a diamond shape after the name. This memorial is a place where family members can go to remember their loved ones who died or were lost in the war. People leave items to memorialize these veterans. It is a place of healing for many Americans. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial consists of the walls of names, a statue of three men fighting in Vietnam, and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. Frederick Hart created the statue, which is located at the entrance

of the memorial, along with a 60foot flagpole. The Women’s Memorial was designed by Glenna Goodacre, and depicts three uniformed women and a wounded soldier. The memorial is located in Washington, D.C., and is administered by the National Park Service.

WHAT ARE THE STATISTICS OF THE MEMORIAL? Each of the walls is 246.75 feet long, composed of 70 separate inscribed granite panels, plus 4 at the end without names; the panels themselves are 40 inches in width; the largest panels have 137 lines of names, while the shortest have one; there are five names on each line, although with new additions of names, some lines now have six; the walls are supported by 140 concrete pilings driven approximately 35 feet (some are at 20 feet) to bedrock; at the vertex the walls are 10.1 feet in height.

Answer the questions about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial 1. Who was the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Wall? a. Glenna Goodacre b. Frederick Hart c. Jan Scruggs d. Maya Ying Lin

3. Who is given credit for the idea of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial? a. Frederick Hart b. Maya Ying Lin c. Jan Scruggs d. Glenna Goodacre

2. The second paragraph of this page mainly discusses ______. a. The Wall of Names b. The Women’s Memorial c. The organization of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. d. The healing of America

4. Where is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial located? a. New York City b. Vietnam c. California d. Washing, D.C.

5. According to the passage, it was important to the organizers of the memorial that ______. a. the names of the veterans who had died or were missing be included in the memorial b. the memorial not offend Americans or their opinions about the Vietnam War c. it should be located in Texas d. both a and b 6. Why do you think this memorial is important?

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