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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!

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