Archive for September, 2008

Searings (formerly) in Politics

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Searing, Edward — of Milton, Rock County, Wis. Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction, 1874-78. Burial location unknown.  (I know this in one of my relatives….Dan)

Searings just pop up everywhere..ran across this by accident in a Google search for something else.  thanks to:  Haven’t had time to do any additional research…hope I can at some point.

Searings on eBay – September 2008

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Several Searing items have surfaced recently.  A 1994 Dennis Searing pool cue was offered and bid up to $2855.00, but failed to meet the reserve!   And on September 22 The Land of Rip Van Winkle, A Tour Through the Romantic Parts of the Catskills, 1884, by AEP Searing was offered and at the last minute was bid up and sold at $16.01.  Still a good buy for someone.

Searings in Sports – September Entries

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

The Franklin News-Post, September 22, 2008  Once again Matt Searing is in the golf news, featured as a member of the Franklin County High School team in tournament play against other local teams.

More September Searings on the Internet

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

 From the Alliance News Headlines, Sept 19, 2008:

One week after Hurricane Ike ravaged the Texas and Louisiana coastlines, Alliance first responders have visited several C&MA churches. Southwestern District superintendent Mark Searing commissioned Chaplain Paul Northcutt, who is a full-time police chaplain and the district’s emergency response “go-to guy,” and his wife, Blossom, into hurricane affected areas with Alliance churches.

Adam Searing is writing again on North Carolina health issues.  See the Progressive Pulse under the blogroll sidebar.  He can also be seen on YouTube.


From The Alliance News Headlines, Sept 15, 2008:

Hurricane Ike may have devastated the Texas landscape but not Alliance family members who rode out the storm. The following is a report from Mark Searing, Southwestern district superintendent.


From the Times of Trenton (NJ) of September 13, 2008, by Chris Sturgis

HIGHTSTOWN — The former Minute Maid property has been rezoned to highway-commercial despite a request from the site’s owner that it stay zoned for industrial uses to keep more development options open.

There were no votes against the rezoning in Monday’s action, but planning board member Bill Searing abstained and members Warren Olsen and Fred Monferrat were absent.

Genealogy Notes

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

I will post, under the above topic, occasional notes, sites that have turned up on Google “Searing” searches, inquiries, and individual names that I run across.  Broader or more detailed postings will have a more descriptive title.

From an inquiry that showed up through Google about a Sarah Searing, NY, b. 1804 (originally posted in May, 2000, so the responses are very dated)


In a Google search, the name below came up in an Order of Battle document

30th New York: Col. William M. Searing, in the first Brigade, First Army Corps, under Gen Hooker

Obviously during the Civil War…does anyone know more about him..I will be glad to post…

September Finds

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

The Aspen Times Weekly,  9/6/2008, in a long (and good) article by Katie Redding, Minding the Gap, the opening sentences contain a teacher Searing:

ASPEN — In Dee Searing’s writing class at Aspen Elementary School, nobody has to sit in their seats. And students never have to write about what they did on their summer vacation.  (emphasis added)

Instead, they’re allowed to write about cartoons and adventures, to draw pictures before they write, and to lie on a bright pastel rug if it helps them come up with better words.   (Google for the rest of the article)

Dee Searing is also mentioned as the ‘elementary school’s writing specialist’ in an other piece by Ms Redding on Sept 18, 2008

Fishing is a sport, right?

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

A post near to my heart, as I still do fish occasionally – from the blog Preserve our Watershed, at:     celebrating Searings in a fishing tournament in PA

While the fishing hasn’t been great overall, there were still some nice bass at the end of last night’s final competition. Out of 13 boats, first place went to the team of Russell and Russell with 2 fish weighing in at 9.05 total lbs. Second place went to Newton and Newton for 3 fish totaling 7.58 lbs. Lunker (the heaviest fish) went to Searing and Searing for their bass weighing 4.32 lbs. The BIG BAG of the Year Prize of some really nice gear went to the team of Searing and Padden for their catch on the very first night of the Tournament (total weight 13.88lbs). Congratulations to all! (emphasis added)

Searing Artists – Broadly Defined

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Is making the perfect drink an artistic achievement? See the following story for a new bartenders guild that thinks it is..and mentioning Dan Searing (Jr) as a contributing artist and spokesman.