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February 3, 2008
The Advertiser-Tribune
Boy Scout gets Eagle Scout rank

Joseph Mileski, son of Lynne and Dave Mileski, was presented his Eagle Scout rank Jan. 26 during a ceremony at St. Joseph School cafeteria. The ceremony was the Four Winds presentation, performed by members of the Mawat Woakus, Order of the Arrow, ceremony team. C-team members were Jake Musselman, Janssen Lemley, CJ Bruggers, Charles Mayer, Matt Johns and Dan Speer. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mark Dornauer, the invocation was given by The Rev. Joseph Szybka, pastor of St. Joseph, and the Court of Honor was convened by Brad Schimmoeller, district executive, Black Swamp Area Council. The Eagle Charge was given by Joe's brother, Christopher, who received his Eagle rank in 1999.

A reception was held in the cafeteria immediately following the ceremony.

Kara Theis, age 10 and in fourth grade at Mohawk Local Schools, donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. Jim Schum of Tangles Salon did the cutting on Jan. 2. Theis is from Tiffin.

Shellhouse has proven he is an Eagle Scout

Chad Shellhouse has earned the Eagle Scout Award, Scouting's highest achievement.

A member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Tiffin, Shellhouse belongs to McCutchenville Boy Scout Troop 400 which is a member of the Black Swamp Area Council. Led by Scoutmaster Shawn Marschke, Troop 400 is chartered by the McCutchenville Volunteer Fire Department. Shellhouse started scouting as a Tiger Cub in the first grade, crossing over into Boy Scouts in 2004. As a Cub Scout, Shellhouse completed all necessary ranks and requirements, including the WorldÕs Conservation Award and Cub Scouting's highest award, the Arrow of Light.

As a Boy Scout, Shellhouse has had the positions of Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader. He has earned 23 Merit Badges and over the years has participated in summer camp at Camp Berry and Troop 400 Merit Badge Seminars. He has participated in numerous community service projects such as: McCutchenville's Memorial Flag Pole Dedication, Scouting for Food, Trash Pick Up, Food and Supplies collection for North Carolina hurricane victims, assisted with the teddy bearsÕ donation for the Children's Hospital in Columbus, McCutchenville Community Christmas Parade and Grandparents Day at area nursing homes.

For his Eagle Scout project, Shellhouse led the renovation of the bleachers at McCutchenville Ball Field. This consisted of replacement of deteriorated concrete block supports, replacement of foot-boards, and the installation of a safety railing around the back. In addition, he renovated the foul posts with yellow paint, making them more visible. The entire project took over 37 hours of planning and over 231 total participation hours from his helpers. He raised more than $2,250 to complete this project.

The son of Don and Wendy Shellhouse, Chad is the brother of 2007 Eagle Scout, Andrew. Grandparents are Joan and the late Harold Shellhouse and Rita and the late Keith Hossler.

Shellhouse is currently a freshman at Mohawk High School. He has been active in baseball, cross-country, football, track and wrestling as well as a 2007 junior high state qualifier on the Mohawk Wrestling Team. He was also a recipient of the President's Education Award in March of 2005 and has been a member of the Junior High Student Council. He is currently vice president of the Freshman Class.

Shellhouse's Eagle Scout Court of Honor was Jan. 13 at the McCutchenville Community Center and was attended by over 80 family, friends, guest speakers and fellow scouts.

Shellhouse is looking forward to attending Sentinel Career Center to learn building trades during his high school years.

The Northwest Chapter of the Ohio Credit Union League will be awarding two scholarships for post high school studies including college, vocational school and other professional and academic studies. The amounts are $2,000 and $1,500.

The winning application is to also be submitted to the state-wide scholarship program where five scholarships of $2,500 each are to be awarded. Awards are based on an essay question. March 1 is the deadline.

Call Kathy Kanipe, scholarship chairman, at (419) 729-9650 to request an application.

Three Tiffin University business majors scored big during a recent strategy simulation competition involving students from 26 nations worldwide.

“G Group STP,” which comprised TU students Philip Conley (management), Scott Fraker (accounting) and Tristan McLean (finance), placed first among seven local teams after 10 rounds of competition during fall semester 2007, and in the Top 25 in the world in three of the four team performance measures.

Their group performance landed them a spot in December 2007Õs “Business Strategy GameÕs Online Best Strategy Invitational.” The team's earnings per share of $30.54 placed them third in the world for that measure.

Tom Debbink, chair of the Department of Management at TU, says the “Business Strategy Game,” a highly sophisticated simulation that is the most popular of its type in the world, long has been an integral element of the course, Management 495 Organizational Strategy.

“During the last year, over 35,000 students, making up 11,536 teams from 366 schools, and representing 26 countries, played the game,” Debbink said. “In the game, teams of three to four students compete against each other in managing a company that makes athletic footwear. Each week the teams must submit decisions regarding production, marketing, sales, logistics and finance.”

KENT - Peter Alexander of Chatfield was named to the president's list at Kent State University for achieving a 4.0 and completing 15 or more letter-graded credit hours.

Students on the dean's list achieve grade point averages of 3.4 or greater while taking 12 or more letter-graded credit hours. Local residents include Dawn Einsel and Brynna Mussell, Clyde; Kory Bishop, Amber Loomis and Stephanie Moes, Fostoria; Michael Work, Tiffin; and Ashley Miller and Brittney Schuster, Upper Sandusky.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Matthew Kwiatkowski, Clyde, earned academic honors at Purdue University for having at least a 3.5 grade point average.

BLUFFTON - Michael O'Donnell, son of Chris and Kathryn O'Donnell, Tiffin, plays alto saxophone in the concert band at Bluffton University.

AKRON - Students on the dean's list at the University of Akron maintain grade point averages of 3.25 or better. Local residents are Emily Bulkowski, Fostoria; Sarah Booster, Republic; and Alexis Pastorella, Tiffin.

ATHENS - Ohio University names students to the dean's list when they earn grade point averages of at least a 3.5 for the quarter and earn a minimum of 16 quarter hours, 12 of which were taken for letter grades. Local residents include Carime Reinhart, Bascom; James Sacksteder, Fostoria; Kristin Harger, Green Springs; Angela Schalk, New Riegel; and Ashley Stephenson, Parker Woods and Sarah Hunt, Tiffin.

KENT - Alexis Popenberg, of Alvada, received a master's degree from Kent State University.

BELLEVUE, Neb. - Annette McGrath of Fostoria received a master's degree in healthcare administration nursing executive from Bellevue University.

Heidelberg College recognized faculty and staff members for years of service to the college at the annual recognition luncheon. The 38 employees who were recognized have served the college a collective 520 years. Each was presented with a gift from President F. Dominic Dottavio and Bob Young- blood, a trustee and president of the college's Alumni Council.

Two staff members received special awards. Jennifer Shetterly, director of the Instructional Media Center, is the recipient of the Jeannine Curns Distinguished Service Award for support staff, and Kurt Huenemann received the Curns award for administrative staff. In its second year, the award recognizes the contributions of Curns, the long-time vice president of administration at the college. Although she retired two years ago, she has continued to work part time in human resources, and she recently filled in as interim VP.

Honorees included: 30 years, Brian Bevelander, professor of music; Kathy Venema, director of Alumni Relations; Katie Wise, administrative assistant for natural sciences; 25 years, Gary Dickerson, professor of communication, director of broadcasting; Karen Miller, administrative assistant to the president; Mike Pratt, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, dean of graduate and professional programs, director of Arrowhead Park campus, professor of anthropology; Bill Reyer, professor of English; Sue Stine, associate director of admission; 20 years, Diane Armstrong, professor of education; Pam Faber, professor of biology; Mark Gridley, professor of psychology; Jean Scott, administrative assistant for the vice president of Institutional Advancement; Brian Tracy, director of the American Junior Year at Heidelberg, Germany; 15 years, Grant Cook, associate professor of music; Bill Grasman, professor of mathematics; Terry Magers, Office Services assistant; Ginny Mesnard, administrative assistant for Admission; JoAnn Porter, mail clerk; Henry Rennie, director of graduate studies in business, professor of business administration and economics; 10 years, David Kimmel, professor of English; Tobey Robison, assistant director of information technology for integrated systems; Jo-Ann Lipford Sanders, associate professor of counseling; Jennifer Shetterly, director of the Instructional Media Center; and five years, Nik Boyer, services manager, transportation and facilities; Dustin Brentlinger, associate dean of students; David Dietrich, associate director of Admission; Sheryl Gannon, Beeghly Library acquisitions coordinator; Lindsay Kagy, administrative assistant for the Honors Program and the Academic Success Center; Wendy Kelbley, administrative assistant for Alumni Relations; Mary Kimmet, custodian; Mary Lilly, adjunct instructor of English; Linda Mapus, Financial Aid assistant, data entry clerk; Ryan Musgrave, clinical education coordinator, athletic trainer; Michelle Palm, customer services representative, Admission Office; Gloria Perin, custodian; Duane Sheldon, interim athletic director, head men's basketball coach; Linda Stine, assistant professor of accounting and business administration; and Jim Troha, vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students, men's golf coach.

The deadline is approaching for Heidelberg College's musical composition contest, a new feature in the upcoming New Music Festival that is to celebrate its 20th anniversary in April.

Young composers between the ages of 16 and 22 who live in Ohio can submit original new works written for piano by Feb. 15 to be considered for the competition. The winning composition is to be performed as part of the New Music Festival April 11-13. The winning composer is to receive an honorarium of $200.

Interested participants should submit pieces between three and five minutes in length, which can be for solo piano, piano four-hand or two pianos. CD recordings are not required for participation, but are encouraged. Electronic or facsimile submissions will not be considered. Clear and legible scores should be postmarked by the deadline.

For the complete list of rules and submission forms, visit or call the Department of Music at (419) 448-2073.

FINDLAY - Area residents can explore career options within the growing field of health care as Owens Community College's Findlay-area campus hosts a health career workshop Monday.

The workshop is free and is to occur 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the college's Findlay-area campus on Bright Road in Findlay.

Starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Center, attendees are to have the opportunity to hear presentations about an array of educational opportunities and career choices available within health care.

Individuals also are to be able to speak to local health care professionals and ask them questions about their respective field of work. Also, area residents are to learn about academic resources specific to higher education degrees and certificates within the areas of medical assistant, massage therapy, registered nursing, practical nursing and nurse assistant training, among others.

For more information, contact the Enrollment Services Office at (567) 429-3509 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3509.

FREMONT - A longtime Fostoria Community Schools Board of Education member and community activist has become the new chairwoman for the Terra Community College Board of Trustees.

Linda R. Anderson assumed the reins from former chair Tom Smith. Charles Knight, also of Fostoria, is to serve as vice chair.

“The goals I have are to continue to support Dr. (Marsha) Bordner,” Anderson said of Terra's president. “The future depends on the growth Terra has seen in the past few months. I hope we can bring new ways to encourage the students in our service area and beyond that Terra has a lot to offer our young people as well as our older adults who must prepare for life changes.”

Anderson and her husband of 37 years, John, live in Fostoria. They have two children, Joseph Anderson and Anissa Price, and two grandchildren.



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