The Coshocton County Beacon January 4, 2017 - Page 8

In Loving Memory of Russell W . ( Russ ) Reed on His 81st Birthday Jan . 04 , 1936 - Nov . 04 , 2015
Mom , Cassie , Alayna , Woody III , Tina , Lauren and Jessica
8 THE BEACON www . coshoctonbeacontoday . com JANUARY 4 , 2017

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DECEMBER 31 , 1956
1956 was quite the year for Coshocton . It saw the construction of a new county hospital and a new power plant near Conesville . A brand new Bell Co . dial building and a brand spanking new Kroger ’ s supermarket that even had air conditioning were also added to the Coshocton community . Expansions to Washington Elementary and Pleasant Valley School were also built .
JANUARY 4 , 1967
The Redskin ’ s basketball season continued strong as they secured their fourth win in their , as of yet , unspoiled season . Their home game against the Cambridge Bobcats saw the skins dominate their opponents with a 78-31 win .
JANUARY 2 , 1977
From a young age , Mike Williams had his hands on the keys to success . Growing up in German Village , near Columbus , he attended a Catholic school where the nuns taught him to play piano , but he sought another instrument . He eventually convinced Sister Corona to let him try the organ . By the end of first grade , he was playing at mass . After high school , he found himself in the Ohio Theater and its 13-year neglected organ . The floundering theatre was in dire straits . After fixing up the organ , he began to play at the theatre . He soon found himself on the Columbus nightclub circuit . Hitchhiking all the way to New York City , Mike found himself at Radio City Hall . He snuck into the famed theatre through an exit and soon found himself face to face with the organist , Jack Ward . Ward invited him to come back and play during rehearsal the next day . Unaware of a schedule change that pushed up that day ’ s performance , Ward took a coffee break . With his organist nowhere to be found the manager asked Mike if he could play Music Man in the key of C . He came to Coshocton as an organ peddler with Glass Music . He had his own firm and occasionally played at the Park Hotel .
JANUARY 5 , 1987
Twelve kachina dolls and a variety of other Southwestern Indian artifacts had been donated to the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum by Mr . and Mrs . Leonard L . Miller of Canton . The kachina dolls were used by the Hopi to teach about their long history . They lacked a writing system , so they used ceremonial dances , put on by Kachina dancers , to tell their stories . The dolls are made in imitation of these dancers .
All information was obtained from microfilm of the Coshocton Tribune at the Coshocton County Library .

Twenty-two teams to compete at CHS wrestling tournament

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In Loving Memory of Russell W . ( Russ ) Reed on His 81st Birthday Jan . 04 , 1936 - Nov . 04 , 2015

We cannot send a birthday card , your hands we cannot touch , but God will send our message to the one we love so much . We Love and Miss You , Judy , Dawn , Ken , Kris and Bell

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COSHOCTON – A Coshocton High School wrestling tradition is set to return this weekend .
The Coshocton Classic will be held at 4 p . m . Friday , Jan . 6 and at 9 a . m . Saturday , Jan . 7 at CHS .
“ It ’ s been going on since the 1990s ,” said Sean Collins , the head wrestling coach at CHS . “ Ed Korns runs it for us and he started it when he was a coach here . It ’ s had various names because of different sponsors , but now we just keep it the Coshocton Classic .”
This is Collins ’ first year leading the team into their home tournament , but he also served as an assistant coach for two years and wrestled for CHS before graduating in 2008 .
“ The Classic has always been right after Christmas or sometimes during Christmas break ,” he said . “ It ’ s our big home meet and a time when family and friends can come watch you . You also get the chance to wrestle multiple matches whether you are a starter or not .”
Twenty-two teams will be at the tournament and the list includes : Coshocton , Barnesville , Canton McKinley , Canton South , Carrollton , Conneaut , Garaway , Heath , Highland , Huron , Indian Valley , Minerva , Newark Catholic , Newcomerstown , New Philadelphia , Ridgewood , River , River View , Tuscarawas CC , Tuscarawas Valley , Union Local , and Waynedale .
“ We don ’ t usually see most of teams and some of them are in Division II and III ,” Collins said . “ It ’ s a pretty grueling and long two days of wrestling .”
Korns has the tournament set up in a pool style and each weight class will be split into pools of four for the first day and matching individuals into pools of six for the second day based on where they finish night one . Each weight class will determine the number of pools .
“ Traditionally tournaments are set up as double elimination ,” Collins said . “ If you lose , especially if you are just starting out in the sport , it ’ s rough to sit around the tournament all day after only having two matches . With this tournament you can wrestle six to eight matches in two days and face kids close to your own ability and experience . It gives you a good indication as to where you are at .”
Since it ’ s a two day tournament , the event also helps the local economy .
“ Some of the teams choose to stay overnight at our hotels and some chose to stay and eat locally ,” Collins said .
He ’ s excited to see how his team responds to two long days of wrestling .
“ It gets you ready for tournaments at the ends of the season like sectionals , districts and state ,” Collins said . “ It makes them aware of how they are going to feel after that many matches .”
Spectators are asked to use the high school ’ s main entrance on the second floor and doors will be open for them one hour before wrestling begins each day . Tickets are $ 6 for adults and $ 4 for students each day and there is a $ 2 charge for parking .
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