Friday, August 29, 2008
Labels: Amish Country Information
By JACK BRUBAKER, StaffLancaster Newspapers - Lancaster,PA,USA
The Lancaster Stockyards' old calf barn — or at least the best of what remains of the building — is going to Myerstown, Lebanon County.
The rest of the deteriorating remnants of what once was the largest stockyards east of Chicago will be carted away and ground into mulch.
A group of Amish from the Myerstown area spent today tearing out rafters, sideboards and anything else of value from one of the stockyards' largest buildings.
"We'll use it to build schools, or whatever," said James Peachey, a member of the volunteer force that used Zook's Welding equipment to rip into the sprawling barn that once held thousands of calves, sheep and goats. Click for the article, pictures and video. Lancaster Newspapers - Lancaster,PA,USA Staff writer Jack Brubaker can be reached at jbrubaker@LNPnews.com or 291-8781.
Posted by Watchman at 12:45 PM
Story updated: Aug 28, 2008 at 7:51 PM CDT
By Marc Strauss,
The first thing you notice about the Tremont Turks is the size of their offensive line. The Turks have two hogs, Josh Marron and TRAVIS BEACHY, who weigh over 260 pounds. And a third, in Justin Martin, whose not far behind. All that beef should put some muscle into the Tremont rushing attack. "We love to run the ball," said senior running back Austin Jenkins. " We’ve got the big line and we’ve got the big running backs. That’s what we’ve done the past three years and that’s what we stick to."But according to senior lineman Travis Beachy the Turks they also run out of necessity. Click here for the rest of the article, WEEK-TV - East Peoria,IL,USA
Posted by Watchman at 7:16 AM
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The BEACHY family name has become an Adjective, it is used quite often to describe events and items with beach connections.
The above picture, (only one of several) and note from Vern Beachy, came in this week.
When Vern Beachy was living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Southwest Airlines had an advertising campaign that focused on vacation destinations. These billboards were part of that campaign.
Vern is busy writing a book and said, "My agent says several major publishers are interested in my memoir." Click here to read more about Vern, on his web site.
Posted by Watchman at 9:46 AM
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Standard Giant Pumpkin Seeds from 300-500 lb pumpkin
BeachySeeds.com aims to provide the best gene lines for competition giant pumpkin seeds at a very reasonable cost compared to the market. The seeds provided are premium quality for competition. Click for more details, including prices and shipping.
Posted by Watchman at 8:20 PM
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Labels: Aviation's Firsts
AMERICAN ICARUS: BEACHEY COMES TO SAN DIEGO (Part Two)
By Jeff Smith | Published Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 San Diego Reader - San Diego,CA,USA
He spoke at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, May 12, 1913. “Death was always my opponent,” said Lincoln Beachey at a celebration in his honor, “and I gave tremendous odds.” -- One became known as the “dip of death.” From 5000 feet, Beachey shot straight down and pulled out at the last second. Twenty-two pilots died trying to imitate the maneuver. Shortly before he spoke at the Olympic Club, newspapers called Beachey “the Pacemaker of Death” — and accused him of murder. Click to read about the flying feats of Lincoln Beachey by Jeff Smith.
Posted by Watchman at 1:42 PM
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Labels: Bad Luck Robber
GRANTSVILLE - An alleged robber had the "worst of luck" after allegedly robbing Beachy's Pharmacy. ---- Beachy said at 11:15 a.m. the man entered the store wearing a hood and a mask and carrying what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun. Click to read this article in the Cumberland Times-News - Cumblerland MD, USA August 19, 2008 11:53 am
Posted by Watchman at 8:51 PM
Monday, August 18, 2008
Labels: Science Center
Photo by Donald Danforth Plant Science Center The greenhouse complex is vital to helping scientists gain a greater understanding of how plants grow and develop and offer solutions to meet the global needs of agriculture and human health and nutrition.
Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA Aug. 18, 2008
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will commemorate its 10th anniversary with a public event celebrating science in St. Louis and the center's international culture. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the center. There is no admission charge for the event. "In celebrating our 10th birthday, we are reaffirming our commitment to our mission -- to improve the human condition through plant science -- and to our region," said ROGER BEACHY, president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in a statement. "We are delighted to open our facility to members of our community and celebrate our region as a world center for plant science." Click here to read the article in the Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
Posted by Watchman at 8:01 PM
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Labels: Home built airplane
Phil Beachy of Bonners Ferry Idaho, pictured with the airplane RV9-A he is building. In my conversation with Phil we decided the Beachys may have inherited a gene that sparks the interest in airplanes and flying. It may have started back with Lincoln Beachey making history with his flying exhibitions, drawing the largest crowds in history in his day.
Posted by Watchman at 9:07 PM
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA Published: August 8, 2008 6:00 a.m.
DeKalb junior AUTUMN BEACHY was 12th at the state meet, clocking in at 19:06.08. She has even loftier goals for 2008, coach Rowland Perez said.
“Autumn is going to come out of the gate real hard,” said Perez, whose team finished 13th at state. “She’s really put in a good summer. I think last year was a huge confidence booster for her to get 12th at state. She’s already talking about top 10, if not better, and breaking 18 minutes. She ran 18:30 last year in the first 5K for girls. For as small as she is, she’s one of the toughest girls I’ve ever had. She just does everything she’s supposed to and then some just to make sure she gets it done. She’s going to be our front runner.” Click here for the complete story by Stacy Clardie The Journal Gazette
UPDATE--August 20, 2008, 9:52 p.m. Girls cross country DEKALB INVITATIONAL: The top local finishers included Autumn Beachy of host DeKalb, who was second, and Jessica Dennison of East Noble (fifth). Click to read the article in the journalgazette.net 600 W. Main St. Fort Wayne Ind. 46802
NEW LINK SEPT. 4, 08. Click here for more positive news about Autum Beachy.
Posted by Watchman at 9:40 PM
Labels: Amish - Mennonite History
Bethel College News - North Newton,KS,USA, August 8, 2008 by Melanie Zuercher
NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Laura Camden has been fascinated by Amish and Mennonites from a young age. But it was her journalistic curiosity that finally led her into a particular kind of Mennonite world.
At about the same time as Camden was doing her master’s thesis work, so was another UT-Austin graduate student named Susan Gaetz, who had chosen to focus on the BEACHY AMISH community in Lott, Texas. Later, Gaetz and Camden got together to try and publish a book of their photos, which was eventually taken on by Texas A&M University Press, originally as part of the “Texas Photography” series but ultimately within the Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life. Click to read a great article with a lot of information and history.
Posted by Watchman at 7:54 PM
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in Minot 8/7/2008
"It is great for everybody. It brings adults back to when they were little kids, they say, my grandparents brought me to this and now they are bringing their grandkids so it is a good experience to share with the whole family and a lot of christmas card photos are being taken today, Ill tell you that!" says Larisa Beachy a Hotdogger. Click here for the rest of the story KFYR-TV-Bismarck, ND,USA
Posted by Watchman at 7:17 PM