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Lima teen, Billy Foster, earns his Eagle Scout.

LIMA — An Eagle Court of Honor was held for William P. “Billy” Foster on Aug. 12. Foster, 18, is the son of Scoutmaster Bill and Lisa Foster, of Lima, and is a member of Boy Scout Troop 49 of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

A 2012 graduate of Lima Senior High School, Foster graduated with state and national honors.

He has held many positions in his scouting career, including, senior patrol leader, patrol leader, and troop representative of the Order of the Arrow for Troop 49.

Throughout his scouting career, he earned 26 merit badges, attended summer camp at Camp Lakota and Camp Berry, where he earned the five-year camper award. He has also earned the World Conservation Award and two religious medals.

For his Eagle project, Foster repaired and repainted the sacristy of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church after water leakage damaged the ceiling and walls. The project took about 40 hours to complete.

He will be attending The Ohio State University this fall, majoring in business, and then going on to law school.

Wapakoneta boy awarded medal by Lima Kiwanis Club

WAPAKONETA — Jake Turner, 12, of Wapakoneta, was presented with the Robert P. Connelly Medal by the Kiwanis Club of Lima on Tuesday. He is the son of Angela Mosler, of Wapakoneta.

The Connelly Medal is awarded by the Kiwanis International Foundation to those who risk their life or physical harm on behalf of others when they “might just as well have passed along the way.” The medal is named in honor of Robert Connelly, who lost his life Sept. 23, 1966, as he attempted to rescue a woman with a physical disability in the path of a passenger train.

Jake was playing with his siblings Nov. 19 in their grandparents’ yard in Lafayette, when his 4-year-old sister, Jenna, discovered their 2-year-old brother, Noah, was floating in their grandparents’ pond. Jake shouted to alert others and without hesitation went into the waist-deep water and pulled his brother to safety He performed CPR until the medics arrived. Jake had never had formal CPR training, but had seen it on television. This saved his brother’s life.

Symphony presents Amadeus Awards

LIMA — The Lima Symphony Orchestra presented the 2012 Amadeus Awards to volunteers Robert Brown and the late Maryellen Stein.

Brown has a long history of involvement with the Lima Symphony Orchestra as he has been the official florist of the symphony for many years. He had provided flowers for special events and fundraisers, arm bouquets for guest artists, boutonnieres and corsages for underwriters and has decorated the stage at Christmas. His donations of his time and talent have brightened many Lima Symphony Orchestra special events. Brown retired in April from Brown’s Flower Shoppe.

Stein’s affiliation with the Lima Symphony Orchestra began in the 1950s. She played the flute with the orchestra for many seasons, and was the first office manager of the orchestra. Throughout her long relationship with the Lima Symphony Orchestra, she managed the finances, helped with development and did the marketing. Her husband, Bill Stein, accepted the award on her behalf.

Billy Foster

Jake and Noah Turner
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