July 23, 2015 |
Richard K. Bohlen, 74, a salesman who was mayor of Lumberton Township in the 1980s, died of heart failure Saturday, July 18, at his home there. Mr. Bohlen also was a Lumberton Township Committee member from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, his son, Scott, said. Mr. Bohlen grew up in Villanova and earned a bachelor's degree in business at Temple University. He served as a Navy medic. "When he started out," his son said, "he owned a cheese shop in Haddonfield in the mid- to late 1960s," his son said.
July 16, 2015 |
When Erin Donohue lined up to run the 1,000 meters at the Diamond League Grand Prix in New York on June 13, she was not considered a major force in middle distance track - at least not anymore. Dressed all in black, Donohue, who ran the 1,500 meters for the United States in the 2008 Olympics, no longer had a sponsor. Major track meets, world championships and competitions had gone on without her for years. At 32, she was 13 years older than the youngest person on the line, 19-year-old Mary Cain.
July 9, 2015 |
The college transition brings with it the stress of packing, making friends, and getting adjusted to a new learning environment. For international students, coming to a new country also involves an additional anxiety: fitting in. For the first time, the Haddonfield School District is working to ease that transition for some high-achieving students from China, Superintendent Richard Perry said. In September, Haddonfield Memorial High School plans to enroll four students - one junior and three seniors - from southern China's Guangdong Country Garden School for stays of 10 to 12 months.
July 8, 2015 |
As an administrator for the Washington Township School District, Susan Rodgers Reintzel "was really effective at being a calming presence," said Jan Giel, the student information manager there. Mrs. Reintzel was Washington Township's director of secondary education from May 2001, and then its director of student services and community outreach from January 2003 to her retirement in 2007. "She was tremendously calm and reasonable with parents," Giel said, especially in "volatile situations.
June 1, 2015 |
Nearly 70 years ago, Mary Previte was liberated from a Japanese prison camp in China during World War II by a daring group of seven rescuers she called her heroes. Over the years, she managed to find them all, one by one, until there was only one name remaining on her must-find list. It took 18 years for Previte to locate the last man - Wang Cheng-Han, who was the Chinese interpreter for the liberation team. They were reunited last month when they spoke by telephone. She called the twist of fate a miracle - with a little help from the Internet and Wang's doting grandson, who connected Previte to cherished family-history stories told by his grandfather growing up in China.
May 23, 2015 |
Haddonfield baseball star Charlie Clarke did something special at the ballpark. His coach was amazed. But Clarke didn't make a diving catch in center field, steal a base or rope a game-winning hit to the gap. The senior stood up in front of a room filled with more than 200 people and spoke from the heart about his appreciation for their contributions to his special cause. "I couldn't believe it," Haddonfield coach Bob Bickel said. "Here was this young guy and he handled himself so well in front of so many people.
May 22, 2015 |
For the second straight year, the Haddonfield tennis team will be advancing to the Tournament of Champions. The Bulldawgs beat Mountain Lakes, 5-0, in the final of the NJSIAA Group 1 tournament at Mercer County Park in West Windsor Wednesday. Haddonfield beat New Providence, 5-0, in the semifinals. Tommy Dodson, Sam Oberholtzer, and Mike Alberto each won in straight sets in the final. In doubles play, Stephen Quickel and Cameron Kohs won the first match, 6-4 and 6-1. Alex Samaha and Nick Dante won the second-doubles match, 6-4 and 6-3. Dodson, Oberholtzer, and Alberto didn't drop a game in the semifinals.
May 21, 2015 |
Never mind. Paul Wiedeman , the highly successful boys' basketball coach at Haddonfield High School, has decided that the grass isn't always greener, after all. Wiedeman accepted a teaching and coaching position at Cherokee High School on May 13. The next day, the Haddonfield Board of Education accepted his resignation, effective June 30. Now, Wiedeman wants to stay at Haddonfield. He has sent a request to the Haddonfield Board of Education to rescind his resignation at the May 28 meeting, according to Haddonfield athletic director Lefty Banos.
May 18, 2015 |
Kevin Welsh was trying to bunt. He ended up delivering the biggest hit of the game. After fouling off two bunt attempts in falling behind 0-2 in the count, Welsh lined an RBI triple to power Northern Burlington County to a 6-4 victory over Haddonfield in nine innings in the quarterfinals of the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic on Saturday. "That's Kevin," Northern Burlington coach Rich Doppler said of his senior shortstop. Welsh, the team's No. 9 hitter, collected a double and triple and scored two runs as Northern Burlington (22-3)
May 15, 2015 |
Katarina Ostbye and Katie Pileggi scored four goals each Wednesday as host Haddonfield, the eighth seed, defeated No. 9 Cinnaminson, 12-8, in the first round of the South Jersey Group 1 girls' lacrosse playoffs. Gracie Grimes added three goals and Claudia Brong also scored. Camden Catholic 12, Collingswood 8 - Megan Kilpatrick tallied seven goals to help the sixth-seeded Irish beat the visiting 11th seed. Saige-Lyn Gidzinski had two goals. Bishop Eustace 19, Donavan Catholic 5 - Kristen Biche and Ally Criscuolo each scored five goals to lead the fourth-seeded Crusaders to a win over the No. 13 Griffins.