Hall of Fame event set


6 to be inducted

Joel Walker


David Shedloski


William Lukens


Joan and the late Robert Heidelberg


Richard Adams, Ph.D.


Staff Reports

TROY — Six new members will be inducted into the Troy Hall of Fame during ceremonies at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center.

The hall of fame honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the community and who have brought honor and fame to the community through their achievements.

They will join 41 others who have been recognized since the organization’s inception in 1996.

Plaques honoring the members and memorabilia highlighting their accomplishments are on permanent display in the glass cases just inside the main entrance of Hobart Arena.

That location will change and be expanded when the arena is renovated next year.

The 2015 inductees wil be:

• Richard N. Adams, founding superintendent of the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School in Piqua. He later served as a Miami County commissioner for two terms and as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for three terms.

• Robert and Joan Heidelberg, first directors of the Brukner Nature Center located west of Troy. They built the center into a model for wildlife education and a nationally-renowned nature center. Bob died in 1995.

• William E. Lukens, one of Troy’s leading businessmen. Owner and CEO of Stillwater Technologies, and a generous contributor to area business and arts groups.

• David S. Shedloski, an award-winning international golf writer. He’s written three books, including “Golden Twilight,” the story of Jack Nicklaus’ final season.

• Joel H. Walker, founder of the Troy Hall of Fame. Former president, publisher, editor and an owner of the Troy Daily News. Two-time Pulitzer prize juror.

The public is invited to attend. David Wion will be at the piano before and after the ceremony.

Joel Walker
http://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2015/10/web1_Walker1.jpgJoel Walker

David Shedloski
http://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2015/10/web1_Shedloski1.jpgDavid Shedloski

William Lukens
http://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2015/10/web1_Lukens1.jpgWilliam Lukens

Joan and the late Robert Heidelberg
http://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2015/10/web1_Heidelberg1.jpgJoan and the late Robert Heidelberg

Richard Adams, Ph.D.
http://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2015/10/web1_Adams1.jpgRichard Adams, Ph.D.
6 to be inducted