Russell and Arlene Shambach of Edinburg have three grandsons serving in the United States Military Forces. This is the second time that three brothers in the family have served their country at the same time.
During World War II, three brothers, James and George Shambach, who were in the Navy and Howard, who was in the Army Air Force, all served at the same time. George was killed in action, but the other two came home safely. Their brother, Russell, was in the Korean Conflict, but was not in the service at the same time as the other three.
Now, Matthew, Scott and Anthony Brogan are making their parents and grandparents proud of them as they are following their uncles footsteps. Matthew and Scott are twins and Anthony is their younger brother. They are the sons of Gail (Shambach) and David Roper of Edinburg and Bruce and Cathy Brogan of Damascus.
Grandparents, in addition to the Shambachs, are Claire and Barbara Brogan of North Benton.
Staff Sgt. Matthew Brogan and his wife, Staff Sgt. Kim Brogan are both serving in the Middle East. They have two sons, Caleb, 11 and Cameron, 2. Cameron was born in Germany.
Sgt. Scott Brogan is in the Corps of Engineers stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. He is with the First Cavalry.
Senior Airman Anthony Brogan is a mechanic at Fairford Air Base in England. He and his wife, Sarah, have a new daughter, MacKenzie Renee, who was born in England on March 9. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth.
Gail Brogan is proud to wear a pin which had belonged to her grandmother, Mrs. J.C. (Anna) Shambach, when her three sons were in the service. It is in the shape of a heart and has three stars on it.
Emily Christine Phile, daughter of Jeff and Debbie Phile of Rock Spring Road, has been inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society at Kent State University.
A graduate of Southeast High School, Emily has achieved high academic honors and is part of an organization whose members are inspired and motivated by the challenge not only to be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments but also to make a positive impact on our world through the Societys commitment to service.
Membership into the Society is by invitation only to the top 15 percent of juniors and seniors in all fields of study.
The 23rd annual Trash, Treasures and Treats Sale, sponsored by the Centurion Sunday School Class of the Edinburg United Church, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the social rooms of the church.
Committee members report that there will be good bargains in clothing, books and household items among the treasures.
Lunch, including sandwiches and homemade pie, will be served in the dining room.
Members of the Edinburg United Church will hear the Rev. Sharon Maddox preach a trial sermon on April 27, during the Worship Service which begins at 10:45 a.m.
Rev. Maddox is presented by the Search Committee after a year of working, reviewing resumes and then hearing Rev. Maddox preach in a nearby church. She is currently serving as minister in two small churches in Indiana and has made application to become the minister of the Edinburg church.
The church has been without a permanent minister since the resignation of the Rev. Ruth Chartier, who left Ohio to return to the East Coast.
The Rev. Joe Peters of Alliance has been interim minister since July 1.
A reception will be held in the church from 2 to 4 p.m. April 26, so members can meet Rev. Maddox.
Following the Sunday worship service, the congregation will vote on whether or not to offer a call to the Rev. Maddox. All members are urged to attend the service to help decide on the future of the church and the minister.
Phone: (330) 296-9657 or (330) 296-7155