At a recent “gathering” of Champaign County Shriners, Brother Phil Loffing was presented a jacket for his many years in his involvement in the county aluminum can collection. He is not even a Shrine member but he is a member of Harmony #8, Masonic Lodge. He just wants to help the kids. Pictured left to right are Noble Dennis Todd, Aluminum Can Collection Co-Chair Phil Loffing and volunteer Noble Paul Jackson, Club President.
Editor’s note: The author of this story, Dr. Robert Kroeger, will visit the Champaign County Historical Society Museum, 809 E. Lawn Avenue, for a fundraiser on April 10, 2024. Kroeger raises funds with his barn paintings and books for historical societies throughout Ohio and Indiana. He will spend an hour telling intriguing barn stories about both conventional barns and round ones (far less than one percent of all barns built) during the fundraiser.
The Urbana High School Students of the Month for December are sophomores Riley Demoss and Aubre Eggleston.
After qualifying for the UCA Nationals Cheer competition in the Traditional category, which will be held Feb. 9-12, 2024 in Orlando, Fla., the Urbana High School cheerleaders have been hard at work. The two teams, GameDay and Traditional, recently competed at Piqua High School in the “Making Spirits Bright” competition, where the GameDay team placed 1st and the Traditional team placed 2nd. Team members pictured – Back row: Raygen Wilson, Addi Hegyi, Clohee Jordan, Amyah Green, Serrena Hill, Arianna Souders, Addy Sebastinas, Brianna Schuler, Riane Brewer, Baley Smith, Amarah Portis, Brylee Spriggs. Front row: Maddie Long, Mya Mount, Alonah Johnson, Mikala McClung, Riley Smith, Sydnie Hoffman. The teams are coached by Jenny Payne and Amy Russell.
The Urbana Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, in BrownRidge Hall at 10 a.m. Fifteen veterans and two active-duty members were guests, as well as five other guests. Twenty-four members attended. A social time preceded the meeting.
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