Saturday, November 25, 2006

Earl & Virgina Peachey 50th wedding anniversary

Novemeber 24, 2006
GALESBURG - Earl and Virginia Peachey, 1948 Knox Road 200E, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary today.
Earl Peachey and Virginia Ingold were married Nov. 24, 1956. Earl and Virginia met while working at a children's home in Kansas City, and were married at East Bend Mennonite Church in Fisher.
They are the parents of Kevin (and Julie) Peachey, Keith (and Lindsay) Peachey and Steve (and Gail) Peachey, all of Galesburg. They have nine grandchildren.
The couple enjoyed a family celebration Nov. 5 and will continue the celebration with a family trip to Florida in August.

Earl is the 6th generation from Peter Bitsche who came to America in 1767, Peter's son Moses's decendents go by the name Peachey, Peter's other two sons Abraham & Peter decendents go by the name Beachy.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Joe Beachy---Henry Beachy, 7:30 coffee club @ JW's


Did you know the 7:30 a.m. Coffee Club that meets at JW's each morning has nine members of 90 years of age? They are Harold Yoder, Clayton White, JOE BEACHY, John A. Miller, Paul Gingerich, George Yoder, Lester Yoder, Ed Slabach and HENRY BEACHY.
What is your secret?

Welcome Home! Gordon Beachy

The 842nd Signal Co. received a hero’s welcome Saturday November 18 th. The Army Reserve unit was four days shy of one year in Iraq.
Spc. Gordon Beachy said the area has been supportive. “We thank everyone,” he said. “Not a week went by without getting a care package, sometimes from people we didn’t know.”
Thanks Gordon! It is good to have you safely back home.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Pastor Tom Beachy

Beachy to celebrate final service at Pigeon church
The Huron Daily Tribune, 11/17/06

PIGEON — After serving the congregation of Pigeon River Mennonite Church for 16 years, Pastor Tom Beachy will embark on a new mission. He recently accepted the position of director of communications of the Rosedale Mennonite Missions in Rosedale, Ohio. The mission and Pigeon River Mennonite Church are both members of the Conservative Mennonite Conference.

“It’s been a great 16 years,” Beachy said. “We love the community, the Thumb and the lake. This is a great congregation and they have made our work a joy. “Pastoring has been really rewarding,” Beachy said. “It’s really an honor to work with a group of people like this.”

In his new position, Beachy and his wife will spend about 75 percent of their time traveling and visiting the 140 conference churches, he said. He may spend some time traveling internationally to mission fields as well, he added. “I will be speaking in churches every Sunday, but not as a pastor, as an encourager,” Beachy said. “I will tell stories of the missions and inspire people to give to a great cause.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Five Star Dave Beachy

Nov. 13, 2006
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL
Dave Beachy, a real estate broker with Re/Max Properties, has been recognized with a 5 Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent award by Sarasota
See information and picture about Dave in previous post below.
Good for Dave!

Udate, more about Lincoln Beachey

Lincoln Beachey website.
Thanks to John Lienhard, at the University of Houston, where we're interested in the way inventive minds work.
Beachey perfected every kind of stunt: flying down into the mists of Niagara Falls, flying to an altitude record of over two miles, nose-diving from 3000 feet with his engine off while onlookers screamed, fainted, and vomited. He did one of the first loops in the air and he did it hair-raisingly close to the ground. Prize money amply repaid his costs to the Curtiss flying school.
For more on Lincoln Beachey, see the following website:

Lincoln Beachey,
Bust 'em green,
Tryin' to go to Heaven,
In a green machine.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Lincoln Beachey Nov. 18, 1913

This month, in Nov. 1913, Lincoln Beachey performs the first inside loop with an aircraft. He also drew the largest crowds ever assembled at that time to watch his flying expeditions.