Father Malloy’s commitment to Riley was inspired by his grandnephew Henry Scroope V. Henry was transported from Memorial Hospital to Riley shortly after he was born in September 2009. Henry died in February 2010 at Riley.
Paula M. Shively, president and CEO of ADEC Inc., recently announced that she plans to retire in six months. Based in Bristol, ADEC advocates and serves people with developmental and cognitive disabilities. It has been doing great work since 1952. She served in the role of president and CEO for 12 years.
During her time, ADEC expanded services in both Elkhart and St. Joseph counties and took on several new initiatives including a summer day camp, autism resource team and working with United Way of Elkhart County.
Her proudest moment was in 2010, she said. It was the short-notice rescue of 32 clients who were abandoned by the company paid to take care of them. In 12 hours, the staff packed everyone up, moved and found beds for everyone. Good job everyone.
Kevin Boyer, chairman of the board, said a search committee will be looking for a successor who will lead the organization as effectively as Paula did for the past 12 years.
So what are you doing on June 22? Maybe you should head to Jane’s Park in Bremen for a 9 a.m. 5K. It is for an off-road walk and run for an excellent cause.
The run is in honor of Jake Sahlhoff, who lives in Bremen and is going through cancer treatment. He had his right eye removed and has had chemo and radiation. The race is being planned by Ginger Smith, a former resident of Bremen. She lives in Logansport, Ind., now and is an ICU nurse.
Ginger said she went to school with Jake but didn’t know him well. Through the wonders of Facebook she found out what was happening with Jake back in Bremen. “You’re going to think I’m out of my mind, but God told me do something for Jake. As a nurse, you see so much and I had to help.”
Ginger said that they have become friends and she admires his attitude. Interested parties can go to the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Eye
JogForJake5k and find race information and other links.
Julianna Stevenson and Emily Traxler, both Penn High students, received the 2013 Indiana NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The award, sponsored by Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), recognizes young high school women for their computing-related achievements and interests as part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology.
In Indiana there were 20 winners and 20 runners-up. Rodrigo Anadon, computer programming teacher at Penn, is quite proud of the young ladies.