Pages of the Past for May 11, 2022

Jake Ryder
Eclipse News-Review

May 9, 2012

Kenny Johnson and Heiko Janssen were reunited after 52 years apart. “I was 21 years old when I first met Heiko in Germany and he was 12,” commented Kenny.

Olivia Ballhagen of Parkersburg was chosen to attend the annual session of Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. Olivia is the daughter of Brent and Janelle Ballhagen.

Dale and Norma Hassman of Cedar Falls and Leesburg, Florida, established a $50,000 scholarship fund with the Butler County Community Foundation.

Now playing at Center Theatre: October Baby and Disneynature’s Chimpanzee.

Beverly Maas from the New Hartford Food Bank received a $250 donation from Butler County Farm Bureau board member Menard Kemp.

May 15, 2002

Megan Hansmann of A-P High was among 120 students recognized as “Best of the Class” 2002 by KWWL. She is pictured with KWWL anchors Ron Steele and Bobbi Earles, meteorologist Craig Johnson and sports director Rick Coleman.

Jaclyn Wangler of Parkersburg is appearing in the Black Hawk Children’s Theatre production of “Jungalbook,” playing the role of Chatter, a monkey.

Melissa Freeseman, Jay Harkless and Jenna Shurtleff received outstanding performance awards at Drake University’s Mock Trial competition.

Jenna Spree received an all-conference award for finishing in eighth at South Hills Country Club in the NICL East Golf Meet. A-P was third in the team standings. Brynn Thorne was an all-conference golfer for the A-P boys at La Porte City.

May 13, 1992

The Parkersburg ambulance crew is now looking at defibrillators for purchase after raising a total of $14,308 in its fundraising drive, more than double what they had hoped to raise.

The Parkersburg girls were runners-up at the conference track meet in Cedar Falls. Angie Cornelius was a three-time conference champ in the shuttle hurdle, 100 meter dash and 100 meter hurdles. Christina Oldenburger won the discus and Casie Goodrich won the high jump.

Andrea Leigh Oelmann has been named a United States National Award winner in Mathematics, nominated by Johanna Baedke, a Math teacher at the school.

Chuck Kellum has some advice for underclassmen: “Leave it to the beaver” and “Brownnosing doesn’t get you anywhere.”

May 12, 1982

Parkersburg True Value held its grand opening last week. The Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting ceremony and owners Bob and Peg Neavins served lemonade, popcorn and salted peanuts during the four-day celebration.

The new Pronto Market located on the west edge of Parkersburg is planning on opening during the Memorial Day weekend. Owner Jack Perry will keep the convenience store open 18 hours a day and every day of the year.

Juha Raisanan came from the country of Finland to be an exchange student at Parkersburg HS for one year. He now lives with Erico and Shar Denholm.

The American Legion Auxiliary sponsored a poppy poster contest for fourth and fifth graders in Parkersburg. Prize winners included Terry Lewis, Rachel Ingalls and Heidi Mutterman.

Aplington’s Al Roske broke the old 2 mile run school record with a time of 10:37.80.

May 10, 1972

A total of 2.8 inches of rain fell on Parkersburg from Friday to Saturday, May 6, with another .6 of an inch the following day. The No. 3 hole is one of several at Beaver Meadows that is underwater.

Parkersburg FFA Officers: Loren Spree, Chapter Secretary, Ted Junker, Treasurer, Rod Mulder, President, Paul Sherman, Vice President, Randy Olson, Reporter and Duane Alberts, Sentinel.

‘53 was the year / Like his idol, Abe Lincoln, he had a beard / Jesse Gene is his name / He can’t decide among which, drinking, hustling, or rubbing his mustache and beard, is his game / Becoming a professional drinker is his ambition / And a Big Mac is his nutrition.

New Hartford Grade School students getting some spring exercise with rope jumping recently include Pam Schlamp, Lisa Benner, Denise Tobin and Karen Harper.


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