Sometimes it is referred to as a "little pond" in the Midwest, but Lake Cowan will flex its muscles with the biggies when the Cowan Lake Sailing Association makes history this month.
The association will send two semifinalists sailing teams and a wild card to the U.S. Sailing Championships, Oct. 22-25 at Lake Norman, near Charlotte, N.C.
"This will be a first in the 50-year history of the association," said Judy Hearn, skipper for the women's team competing.
Julie Schrand (from left), Judy Hearn and Marian Larison of the Cowan Lake Sailing Association will compete this month for the women's national title.|
(Patrick Reddy photo)
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Hearn, along with Marian Larison and Julie Schrand, beat three other teams from Michigan, New York and Ohio to win the women's semifinals in August at Lake Cowan. They will compete for championship honors in the Adams Cup race.
A men's team, made up of Jim Taylor, Mike Brock, and Eric Brandt, will be competing for championship honors in the Mallory Cup race.
The wild card team is made up of Jamey Carey and his wife, Tanya, and Mike Schayerson.
Shooting for charity
When David Todd organized the Sporting Clays Benefit Shoot in memory of his father, Hawley Todd, he didn't envision raising $28,000. The money will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The benefit shoot was held last month at Sycamore Gun Club, Miamiville.
The senior classes of Tobin Huebner, a teacher at Grant Career Center, Bethel, continue to win National Medals at the Engineering Design Competition.
This year in Kansas City, the class won two golds, a silver and a bronze.
BEHIND THE BADGE
TRENTON - A new look for Trenton police officers captured national attention recently as the department was recognized as one of the best-dressed police agencies by Law and Order magazine.
"I was pleased that we would be recognized on our first try," Trenton Police Chief Rodney Hale said. "The way they appear to the public was a big issue for this staff."
The department issues various styles of uniforms for different jobs and officers have options in the types of uniforms they wear. The new uniforms were issued in 2001.
Before 2001, the department used the same style of uniform for more than 20 years.
Those outfits were modeled after those worn by other Butler County police departments.
GOLDEN GALAXY FINALISTS
The winners of the annual Golden Galaxy Awards will be announced Oct. 22. More than 300 students from 58 high schools were nominated. All 55 finalists will be profiled here.
Name: Jennifer Allen
School: Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
Community: West Chester
Parent: Liza Allen
Jennifer demonstrated leadership as vice president of Mu Alpha Theta. She participated in numerous community service projects and created a math peer tutoring program.
Name: Danielle Corbett
School: Mount Notre Dame High School
Community: West Chester
Parents: Karl and Brenda Corbett
Danielle volunteers at several retirement homes, Cincinnati Zoo, 4-H Horse Club and the Toastmasters Club.
Name: Emily Christine Stover
School: Notre Dame Academy
Community: Villa Hills
Parents: William and Cathy Stover
Emily has won numerous first-place award for science projects, research and experiments, including first place at the Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair.
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