On Feb. 19-21, three members of the Perrysburg Twirling Sophisticates traveled
to Walt Disney World in Orlando to compete in the Twirl Mania baton twirling competition.
The twirlers included Lake High School senior Jayna Kubuske, and Miranda VanHoozen and Meredith Williamson, of Perrysburg.
Kubuske, 18, received sixth place in Advanced Basic Strut. Along with competing in the contest, the girls marched in a Disney parade in Hollywood Studios.
Art on exhibit
Toledo artist Keith A. Hasenbalg is having his first-ever solo show, “Getting to Know Thyself,” a brief retrospective, at the Art & Soul by Phoebe gallery in Muncie, Ind. The show, which runs through March 19, features over 20 paintings by the artist.
Hasenbalg has worked as a professional artist for over 30 years, most of his life as an architectural illustrator. In 2001, he won the contract for his first civic mural – the Harry Stensen Mural in Port Clinton, OH on a 23-foot by 73-foot wall that serves as a place of historic pride for the city. He has since done seven similar large-scale murals across Ohio cities.
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Haar earns Eagle ranking
Brody Ray Haar, a member of Boy Scout Troop 314, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting. The Elmore Kiwanis are the sponsors of the troop, which is led by scoutmaster Kiel Whitcum.
Only two percent of Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Brody has earned 37 merit badges (an Eagle Scout must have earned at least 21). He has held the offices of librarian, patrol leader and senior patrol leader. Currently he is junior assistant scoutmaster.
For his required service project, he led a crew that installed and planted two landscaping beds at Veterans’ Park in Elmore. He was able to raise the $1,300 that was needed to fund the project through donations from area businesses, family and friends.
Brody logged a total of 259 hours on his project, which he completed with the help of American Legion Post 279, the Elmore Parks Board, North Branch Nursery, Boy Scout Troop 314, family and friends.
A member of Troop 314 since 2004, Brody has participated in summer camp for the past five years. In June 2008, he joined a high adventure expedition to Philmont Scout Ranch located in Cimarron, N.M. While there, he hiked 85 miles in a 12-day period while carrying a 50-pound pack on his back. The highlight of his trip was ascending to the top of Baldy Mountain, which has an elevation of 12,441 feet.
A Court of Honor will be convened March 14 at 2 p.m. at the Community Center in Elmore for the presentation of Brody’s Eagle Scout honors.
The son of Nicole Haar, of Elmore, and the late Todd Haar, Brody is a junior at Woodmore High School, where he is active in National Honor Society and Spanish Club.
30 years of service
Eric Unsinger was recently honored for 30 years of service to the Jerusalem Township Fire Department. On Feb. 24, Unsinger received his him his sixth five-year oak leaf pin.
Unsinger joined the department Dec. 1, 1979, and has been very active ever since, serving as a fire fighter, an EMT and Fire Fighter Association president for many years. He has also served as the department chaplain for a number of years. He is also very active in his church, St. Luke’s Lutheran, and in the Choraliers in Oregon.