A transonic rocket clears the rail during the four-day Rockets 2016 event. Students from 30 Texas high schools were in the Willow City area Thursday through Sunday to launch approximately 80 rockets that they built and designed as part of the SystemsGo science program. More photos on A16. — Photo by Phil Houseal

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Founders Day events on May 14 included a laying of the wreath near the bust of Fredericksburg founder John O. Meusenbach at Marktplatz. Among Meusenbach’s direct descendants in attendance were, from left), great-great-granddaughter Dr. Cynthia Fuller Frey and great-granddaughters Patsy Marschall Stewart and Dr. Marie M. Fuller. Also at the wreath laying were former Gillespie County Historical Society president Glen Treibs, GCHS board of directors’ president Dr. James Lindley and Pioneer Museum executive director Dr. Jeryl Hoover. For more pictures of Founders Day, go to D1. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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At the conclusion of the 2016 Relay for Life, officials dimmed the lights as participants illuminated individual bags and then walked laps in honor of cancer survivors and in memory of those who lost their battles. This year’s theme was “Paint Your World Purple,” and eight teams and their participants in Gillespie County raised more than $46,000. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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Fredericksburg Community Orchestra members, from left, Jey Ping, Jordan Widener, Nancy Grimes, James Klein, Margaret Duval, Tammy Widener, Sarah Klein, John Reeve and Roise Spangler perform during the group’s Spring Concert, May 14 at Hill Country Evangelical Free Church. Among the songs they performed included “Ghost Riders In The Sky,” “Take the A Train,” “Minnie The Moocher” and “The Entertainer.” — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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Using a fiddle, Logan Pausewang, of Southern Anthem, serenades Edgar and Margaret Priess during the May 14 Relay For Life ceremony. Officials recognized the couple for being married 59 years. Both are also cancer survivors. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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A transonic rocket clears the rail during the four-day Rockets 2016 event. Students from 30 Texas high schools were in the Willow City area Thursday through Sunday to launch approximately 80 rockets that they built and designed as part of the SystemsGo science program. More photos on A16. — Photo by Phil Houseal

Founders Day events on May 14 included a laying of the wreath near the bust of Fredericksburg founder John O. Meusenbach at Marktplatz. Among Meusenbach’s direct descendants in attendance were, from left), great-great-granddaughter Dr. Cynthia Fuller Frey and great-granddaughters Patsy Marschall Stewart and Dr. Marie M. Fuller. Also at the wreath laying were former Gillespie County Historical Society president Glen Treibs, GCHS board of directors’ president Dr. James Lindley and Pioneer Museum executive director Dr. Jeryl Hoover. For more pictures of Founders Day, go to D1. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

At the conclusion of the 2016 Relay for Life, officials dimmed the lights as participants illuminated individual bags and then walked laps in honor of cancer survivors and in memory of those who lost their battles. This year’s theme was “Paint Your World Purple,” and eight teams and their participants in Gillespie County raised more than $46,000. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Fredericksburg Community Orchestra members, from left, Jey Ping, Jordan Widener, Nancy Grimes, James Klein, Margaret Duval, Tammy Widener, Sarah Klein, John Reeve and Roise Spangler perform during the group’s Spring Concert, May 14 at Hill Country Evangelical Free Church. Among the songs they performed included “Ghost Riders In The Sky,” “Take the A Train,” “Minnie The Moocher” and “The Entertainer.” — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Using a fiddle, Logan Pausewang, of Southern Anthem, serenades Edgar and Margaret Priess during the May 14 Relay For Life ceremony. Officials recognized the couple for being married 59 years. Both are also cancer survivors. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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Harper High School shortstop Logan Menzies waits to catch a pop fly marking Weimar’s final out of the first inning in Friday’s UIL Region IV 2A softball action played in Wimberley. The Ladycats, who clawed their way to a 10-0 victory over Harper in the one-game series, will move on to the regional finals contest this coming weekend. — Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt

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