Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pelton Beachy Girls Basketball, Northern Ohio League

With last week's 49-41 win over Upper Sandusky, the Galion girls basketball team ended a decade-long Northern Ohio League losing streak. The Tigers had lost 153 straight NOL games. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PHOTORAMA
GALION -- January 5 might have been just another day on the calendar. "Galion 49, Upper Sandusky 41" might have looked like just another final score in the statewide wire roundup. Yet, for 11 players and a coaching staff, there was nothing ordinary about Jan. 5 or the outcome that night. It was the first time a Galion girls basketball team had won a Northern Ohio League game since 1999. "We wanted to change that record," senior guard Tiffany Reed said. At 153 games, the streak was so long junior Jessie Rodriguez was 4 the last time Galion won a conference game. The two freshmen on the roster, Jordan Kuns and PELTON BEACHY, were barely walking when that 42-36 victory over Bucyrus was recorded Jan. 23, 1999. Click here for the article By ROB MCCURDY News Jourmal January 12, 2010

Floyd Beachy 88, Kalona IW, Obit

Funeral Services for Floyd V. Beachy, 88, of Pleasantview Home, Kalona, will be held Monday, January 18, 2010 at 10:00AM at the Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church, Kalona, with Pastors John King and Floyd Helmuth officiating. Burial will follow in the South Gingerich Cemetery, rural Kalona. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 17 from 2-4 and 5-7 PM at the Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church in Kalona. Floyd died Sunday, January 10, 2010 at Pleasantview Home following a lingering illness. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for the Mennonite Central Committee.
Floyd was born April 23, 1921 in Kokomo, IN, the son of Andrew M. and Elizabeth (Beachy) Beachy. He was united in marriage to Mattie Miller in Amboy, IN on December 18, 1941. Floyd was a farmer most of his life, and worked at the Kalona Sales Barn in Kalona for 15 years. He was a member of the Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church where he served as a trustee and was very involved in the life of the church. Click here for the article in the Iowa City Press.