Memorial Day has always been honored in the Johnstown area. Our township and surrounding towns have sent many young men off to war, and currently there are many serving. Memorial Day in the spring is when area cemeteries were usually cleaned and trimmed, flags put on the graves of soldiers and so on. Many see it as the day to honor all Veterans but its intent was to honor those who have passed before. Veterans Day is the day to honor those with us. This Memorial Day take time out of your schedule to visit an area cemetery, you will enjoy the day. Also take a moment and look back in time as Villa offers a Civil War letter from Johnstown resident Sovain Wood who served with the 18th U.S. Infantry. We have scanned a 1929 Memorial Day program also, enjoy! (READ MORE)
According to Northridge High School coach Gene Weil, reaching a regional track and field meet takes effort and confidence, but the ratio of those factors changes when an athlete attempts to qualify for state.
Three members of the Vikings girls team tried to do just that when they competed in the Division II regional that concluded May 26 at Lexington. The top four finishers in each event advanced to the state meet Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at Ohio State.
“I think track is probably 60 percent physical and 40 percent mental,” said Weil, who is in his first season at Northridge but has coached cross country and track for more than 30 years at the high school and college levels. “But when you get to that (regional) level, it’s so much mental. Everyone there has talent, so you’re not going to get any stronger or faster, but it becomes more upstairs.”
Junior Caitlyn Tulloss, sophomore Hayley Menix and freshman Ellie Shedloski advanced to regional after finishing in the top four in the district 1 meet that concluded May 19 at Westerville South.
Menix finished third in the long jump (15 feet, 2 3/4 inches) and fourth in the high jump (4-10). Shedloski was fourth in the long jump (15-2 3/4) and Tulloss placed fourth in the 400 meters (1 minute, 1.61 seconds).
“I want competitors (on the team), and these girls have shown me that they are competitors,” said Weil, whose team finished eighth in district 1 with 28 points as 13 teams scored and Granville (176.5) was champion. “Caitlyn dropped her time by two seconds (at district) and really had a great performance.”
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High school graduation is a milestone you will want to celebrate, so make the graduation party fun and memorable with graduation party decorations and food.
Years from now, friends and family will remember your high school graduation party as one of the most remarkable graduation parties of the year! Your grad will thank you!
Planning the graduation party menu depends on the time of day you are having your graduation party.
Is your high school graduation party for brunch, in the afternoon as an open house, in the evening, or just for dessert? You can have appetizers, snacks or a buffet menu for your graduation party.
Ask your graduate what they would like to have for food. If your grad’s favorite food is Chicken Wings, for example, serve Chicken Wings.
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The tournament teams include champions from 31 Division I conferences (which receive automatic bids), and 37 teams which are awarded at-large berths. These “at-large” teams are chosen by an NCAA selection committee, as detailed below. The 68 teams are divided into four regions and organized into a single elimination “bracket”, which predetermines, when a team wins a game, which team it will face next. Each team is “seeded”, or ranked, within its region. After an initial four games between eight lower-seeded teams, the tournament takes place over the course of three weekends, at pre-selected neutral sites around the United States. Lower-seeded teams are placed in the bracket against higher seeded teams. Each weekend cuts three-fourths of the teams, from a Round of 64, to a “Sweet Sixteen”, to a “Final Four”; the Final four is usually played on the first weekend in April. These four teams, one from each region, battle it out in one destination for the national championship.
Sixty-eight years ago, paratrooper Don Jakeway of Johnstown helped liberate a Jewish family from the German-occupied Netherlands during World War II. Last week, Jakeway met the last survivor of that family, thanks to New Albany resident Mark Easton.
Easton said he met Jakeway through a veterans’ organization. After hearing Jakeway’s story about liberating the Jakobs family from Holland, he set out to find any surviving members of the family.
Through an Internet search, he found Bert Jakobs living in California.
“I called him and said there’s someone I think you’ve got to meet,” Easton said.
Jakobs, 78, said he was surprised, especially when he found out that Jakeway had at one time corresponded with Edith Jakobs, his older sister. Jakeway wrote to Edith many years after the war was over.
“I appreciated the opportunity to meet (Jakeway),” Jakobs said. “Mark (Easton) was extremely instrumental in bringing us together. Without him, we never would have met.”
The two men shared their stories and some tears Feb. 2 when they spoke at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts to New Albany seventh- and eighth-graders, as well as some high school students taking American history. Easton said the two men also were scheduled to speak to students at the Columbus Jewish Day School Feb. 3 and at schools in the Johnstown-Monroe School District and Granville Exempted Village School District the week of Feb. 6.
By Lori Wince
ThisWeek Community Newspapers Saturday February 11, 2012 10:45 AM