The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

August 28, 2013

Welcome back, CHS graduates

Let the fun begin!

This is the weekend during which hundreds of Clinton High School graduates will watch the Clinton River Kings play their football season opener on the new turf in their renovated stadium, celebrate the inaugural class of the CHS Hall of Fame, and get reacquainted at an all-school reunion.

The CHS Hall of Fame’s first class will include eight former CHS athletes, four coaches and two others who made significant contributions to Clinton High athletics over the years. The athletes are Duke Slater, Carl Nelson, Chuck Vogt, Ken Ploen, Gary Morris, Richard Farwell, Dan Roushar and Dan Knight. Coaches in the inaugural Hall class are Bill Holsclaw, Howard Judd, Bob Lueders and Max Lynn. Contributors are Bill Holmstrom and Hank Dihlman.

The induction is set to start at 7 p.m., with the game featuring Clinton High against Davenport North to follow.

That game will showcase the hard work of Restoring Royalty, a group of volunteers dedicated to upgrading CHS sports facilities. Work has been done throughout the summer to place the new field turf to have it ready in time for Friday night’s game.

Because of those two events, it is the perfect weekend to host the high school’s first all-class reunion, which is similar to Lyons High School’s reunion. It was the announced upcoming induction of the CHS Hall of Fame that spurred two local residents, Bruce Kamer and Jeanette Petersen, into taking their idea of having an all-school reunion and turning it into reality.

As part of the weekend’s event, alumni will tour Clinton High School, attend an open house at Clinton High School on Saturday and then catch up at the reunion on Sunday.

It will be a great time for all and a way for graduates to share memories with students who weren’t in their class but walked the same halls with them throughout their years of high school.

So here’s to a fun weekend. Welcome home!

1
Text Only
Opinion
  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Expectations too high for a rehabbing Woods

    Tiger Woods finished near bottom last weekend at Royal Liverpool, drawing out his drought of major tournament wins. Despite the disappointing showing, Woods' return to form remains a matter of when, not if.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Todd Akin's back again to talk of rape So, Todd Akin is back and he’s talking rape again.You remember what happened last time. The would-be Missouri senator torpedoed his campaign two years ago after suggesting in a TV interview that if a woman is a victim of “legitimate rape,” she is unl

    July 22, 2014

  • Sadness remains as two-year mark passes in cousins' case As most citizens of the Cedar Valley are well aware, July 13 marked two years since the disappearance of cousins Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook-Morrissey of Evansdale.The passage of time provides some semblance of healing, but the sadness, particul

    July 22, 2014

  • UI needs to keep its admission standards high There’s been a lot of talk lately — most of it coming from the leadership of the Iowa state Board of Regents — about the University of Iowa not being passionate enough about its recruitment of in-state undergraduates. Regent president Bruce Rastetter

    July 21, 2014

  • Vote fraud myths meet voting rights reality Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, North Carolina, Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse.Eaton is black. The thr

    July 21, 2014 1 Story

  • 7-21-14 David Helscher mug Prepare for possible effects of Fed's decisions It has been more than 5 years since the Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps to support the economy through purchases of Treasury and mortgage-backed debt securities. This has generally been called quantitative easing and has not been withou

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • What it was like as a teen

    Ten years ago today, I’d like to think I was checking out educational books to prepare myself for my upcoming journey through college.

    In reality, I was probably playing video games and thinking of ways to have fun, while trying not to get into too much trouble.

    July 20, 2014

  • Randy Meier Spoofing practices resurface Spoofing is the practice deliberately falsifying a telephone number and/or name relayed to the caller ID feature of a phone. This type of call right now is the number one phone scam I receive. Many people report receiving calls appearing on caller ID

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Impeaching the president Sarah Palin is right about impeaching President Obama.No, not that the president should be impeached. But Palin is correct in arguing that, for those who assert that Obama has grievously abused his executive authority, impeachment is the proper cours

    July 18, 2014

  • Celebrate the renovated bandshell? Yes, but... I attended the ribbon cutting for the renovated bandshell on July 1. I was a proud member of the Vision 8 team that enabled the project. However, the previous Friday night, June 27, I was also a member of the cast of “Annie Get Your Gun.”When the Nat

    July 18, 2014

Poll

With the Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission and the Clinton County Board of Supervisors discussing proposals to construct a new jail, do you think the time has come for Clinton County to construct such a facility?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook