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Austin Jacobs

Austin Jacobs

Jacobs receives nomination

TROY — Austin Jacobs, a senior at Troy High School, has received a double congressional nomination from former senator and Speaker of the House, John Boehner.

Boehner stated that because Jacobs has proven himself to be, “a person of outstanding character who possesses tremendous academic ability and the strength and integrity to lead others,” he nominated Jacobs for both the US Air Force Academy and the US Naval Academy.

Receiving a congressional nomination is one of many rigorous steps a US Military Academy applicant must complete.

Jacobs is now awaiting an appointment to one of the academies.

Appraisal fair upcoming

TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe Historical Society’s annual appraisal fair is coming up on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Bob Honeyman will again be doing the appraisals. The doors open at 11 a.m. and the appraisals will begin at noon at the American Legion on South Third Street. The ladies auxiliary will offer lunch items for purchase. Bring in an antique piece of any category. The fee is $5 for every two items.

Additional items at $2.50 each will be appraised if time allows. If you don’t have something to bring, come join others for this interesting event.

Dr. Chuck Smith recently donated his dad’s cash register and scales he used all the years he had the drugstore. Many still remember Ross Smith’s smiling face and friendly service.

The Historical Society Museum is on the corner of Third and Walnut streets and will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon all winter, weather and circumstances permitting. Call first to be sure it is open.

For questions about the appraisal fair or the museum call Gordon at 667-3051 or Susie at 698-6798.

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