DELPHOS —Julia Pohlman, a graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School, will be cheering at Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl. She is the daughter of Keith and Mary Lou Pohlman, of Delphos.
Pohlman just completed her third season as an Indianapolis Colts cheerleader. She was captain this year of her squad, and was selected from the Colts cheerleading squad to represent them at the Pro Bowl. Her fellow cheerleaders and coaches voted for her. One woman from each of the 26 cheerleading squads in the NFL are selected to attend the weeklong event.
“It was an honor for her to be chosen,” said her mom, Mary Lou Pohlman.
Pohlman was a basketball cheerleader while attending St. John’s High School, and was a member of the competitive cheer squad.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton, where she studied exercise science. She received her master’s degree in sports administration from Ball State University. It was during her first year at Ball State that she decided to audition for the Colts.
Watch the 2014 Pro Bowl at 7:30 p.m. Sunday from Aloha Stadium live on NBC.
Crestview High School donates to local family
CONVOY — Crestview High School held its annual Penny Pitch contest in December. The proceeds, which amounted to $275, was donated to the Jasmine Coleman transplant fund. Coleman is a 2012 graduate, who is facing a lung transplant later this year. She is the daughter of Don and Faith Coleman, of Convoy.
“I have been here four years, and the Penny Pitch has been held each year. It’s a tradition that has gone on for quite some time,” said Keith Rydell, public relations director for Crestview Local Schools.
“Each class in the high school, grades nine through 12, have a bucket where they can put in different coins. If you get the most amount of silver coins in your bucket, you win. If you get the most amount of pennies in your bucket, you lose. You want to put pennies in other buckets,” Rydell said.
Jasmine Coleman faces three issues with her health, Von Willebrand disease, an immune deficiency, and bronchiectasis. She has completed about 80 percent of the pretransplant workup.
The Coleman family is in the process of planning a benefit for Coleman to offset the medical costs of her transplant. Checks can be made payable to Woodforest National Bank with Jasmine Coleman benefit written on the memo line. They can be mailed to: 301 Town Center Blvd., Van Wert, OH 45891.
“We have had support from every angle, and this is something you can expect from small-town love,” Faith Coleman said.
Sidney author, Terry Pellman releases new book
SIDNEY — Sidney author, Terry Pellman, released the sequel to his book “Looking Toward Eden,” titled “Eden’s Dawn.”
“Looking Toward Eden” was released in March and “Eden’s Dawn” has just been released.
“Looking Toward Eden” takes place in 2017, when a group of states leaves the United States to form a new nation.
“Eden’s Dawn” is about the aftermath of what happens within the new nation and the remaining U.S. states. It conveys Pellman’s fictional take on what could happen to America in the wake of a dissolution.
Pellman’s books are available on Amazon.com and as e-books for Kindle users.