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4252bd2122d41 Hemingford Class of 1985. (Please click on thumbnail to enlarge)
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Class of 1985

by Staff

April 04, 2005


19 Hemingford High School 85

Student and Faculty Highlights of the Year

This page features athletic records, officers, themes, important numbers, important happenings, and other educational information from the year in question. It provides a quick and ready resource for Bobcat Grads and families!

Please use the response function at the bottom of this page to read other comments, or to add your own bit of history or memory. Be sure and sign with your name and e-mail address so your classmates and friends can write you.

 Student Council Highlights – Burning the “H” at homecoming; co-sponsoring the “Desperados” program; giving baked goods to the Boag family, and raising funds to pay for honor society medallions.

Student Council Members – Pete Cullan, Shelly Prochazka, Theron Jensen, Carol Schekall, Pete Jensen, Tricia Turek,  Trent Belknap, Angie Kotschwar,  Todd Turek, Cara Lohmeyer, Jeff Gartig, and Kim Turek

National Honor Society Members – President – Laura Hill; VP – Cynthia Jensen; Secretary – Jennifer  Delsing;  Treasurer – Cindy Craig, and Initiation Chairman – Diane Conroy. New members – Perry Hansen, Tamra Prochazka, Tricia Klemke, Ron Wood, Jill Lynch, Renae Reifschneider, Trish Laeger, Tammy Wiggens, and Juli Loomis. Other members -  Lori Walters, Pete Jensen, Cara Lohmeyer, Tricia Turek, and Angie Kotschwar

Music Department – The band marched in the Box Butte County parade and Chadron State Band Day. At district music contest, they were awarded a superior. Director Sue Shaver also hosted over 140 band members in the annual Panhandle Conference Clinic, held in Hemingford in 1985. 57 members made up the school chorus, who also won a superior at Districts. KCSR Radio of Chadron broadcast the Christmas concert.

Drama and One Acts – Musical was “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, starring Mark Nikont, Cindy Craig, Theron Jensen, Rick Forsstrom, Trish Laeger, and Pete Jensen. The One Act play was, “Crawling Arnold”, and the three act play was “You Can’t Take it With You”. Children’s Theatre play in conjunction with CSC was, “Rumplestiltskin”. Participants included: Dick Harrahill, Laura Hill, Wendy Evans, Stacy Gaertig, Pete Cullan, Dan Hudson, Bruce Garner, Shelly Prochazka, Aric Manion, Tricia Klemke, Paul Hanks, Trevor Williams, Jennifer Delsing, Ron Wood, Tamra Prochazka, Dan Pianalto, and Perry Hansen. Speech team and Reader’s Theatre placed in the conference meets;

Football – Going 5-4 in 1985, and qualifying for the state play-offs with their best record in five years, the Cats were coached by Mr. Stanton. Tim Campbell, fullback and Paul Hanks, receiver, were picked for the Prairie Athletic All Conference team.

Volleyball – Coach Barb Zurn led the lady cats to an 8-10 record, with Loretta Adamson, first team, and Jennifer Delsing, Trish Laeger and Carolyn Banks second team all conference.

Cross Country –

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4252bd2122d41Activities in 1985 (Please click on thumbnail to enlarge)
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Girls Basketball – Winners of their 5th straight Panhandle Conference crown, the Lady cats had a record of 12-6 for Coach Stanton. Jennifer Delsing and Trish Laeger were selected as first team all conference players, with Lori Walters and Laura Klemke on the second team.

Boys Basketball – Coach Tim Lanik’s team finished at 13-7, with Paul Hanks and Tim Campbell selected as first team all conference picks; Perry Hansen and Ron Wood were on the second team.

Wrestling – Coach Ken Brown’s wrestlers finished 2-5 in duals, and had two state qualifiers in Theron Jensen and Mark Nikont. Nine underclassmen lettered, setting the stage for more success in 1986.

Girl’s Track and Field – The Girls Track team won the Hay Springs Invite, and finished second in the Panhandle Conference.  Coach Barb Zurn had two record setters in 1985, with Marcia Puita running a 5:56.1 in the 1600, and Tricia Klemke running a 13.0 100 and 63.3 400 to break those records. Jennifer Delsing was injured, preventing her return to the state meet.

Boy’s Track and Field – Keith Jenkins was a district champion in the 400, and placed fourth at State. Dan Hudson also qualified in the hurdles, with Paul Hanks also qualifying in the high jump. Coach Tim Lanik’s team won three meets, including the Hay Springs Invite and the Panhandle Conference Meet.

Golf –

Clubs and Activities –Science club and Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) were also active, with 26-30 members in each. H-Club and GAA also had many members.

Homecoming Royalty – Queen – Diane Conroy; King – Pete Cullan; Attendants – Bruce Garner, Laura Hill, Dan Hudson, and Cindy Craig Mr. Clarence Reindl was honored for his many years of running the score clock. The Bobcats beat undefeated Lusk, Wyoming for their homecoming win.

Prom Royalty – Queen – Trish Laeger; King – Mike Raben. Attendants: Lori Walters and Tim Campbell, Crown Bearers - Diane Conroy, and T.J. Peterson.

Prom Theme – “A Night to Remember”;

Senior Class Motto – “The dawn has brought us this far; where will the sunset take us?” Colors – Pink and grey; Class Flower – Pink Rose; Class song – “Hard Habit to Break” by Chicago.

Senior Class Officers – President – Jennifer Delsing; VP – Diane Conroy; Secretary – Cynthia Jensen; Treasurer – Jeanette Ward

Junior Class Officers – President – Lori Walters; VP – Mark Nikont; Secretary – Juli Loomis; Treasurer – Jerry Schock

Sophomore Class Officers – President – Trish Laeger; VP – Jake Clark; Secretary – Tammy Wiggens; Treasurer – Deb Specht (Sophomores won the class cheer contest during homecoming)

Freshmen Class Officers – President – Chris Baer; VP – Kaylene Kumpf; Secretary – Dan Walters; Treasurer – Stacia Jensen

Valedictorian – Not selected

Salutatorian – Not selected

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Awards - Honor scholarship – Lori Walters; Athletic Award – Theron Jensen; Outstanding Senior Award – Cynthia Jensen; Buddy Roes Memorial Scholarship winners – Jennifer Delsing and Pete Cullan.

State Competitions – SEARCH club had many district gold medal winners: Stephanie Campbell and Tricia Turek in textiles; Michele Heinz in Housing and Home Furnishings; Carol Schekall in Job Interviews; and Angie Kotschwar, Kaylen Kumpf, and Stacia Jensen in Junior High Child Development. FFA highlights included David Elsner, Bryon Williams, and John Elsner qualifying for the state agronomy contest.

Special or Unique Happenings – A foreign exchange teacher from Scotland, Mr. Campbell Boag, spent the year in Hemingford, while Mr. Planansky went there. Vince Rosenberger, a 25 year veteran of the school board, retired, with Joyce Klemke taking his place. Other board members included: Tim Hudson, Bob Moravek, Ken Prochazka, Don Jesperson, and Tom Cullan.  Senior class had won homecoming hall decoration contest two years in a row; Student teachers included John Sexson and Perry Brening.

CSC Scholastic Contest Results –

Senior Class Enrollment – 20 (smallest class in a while)

Kindergarten Class Enrollment – 29

Yearbook Dedication – “Cats Alive in ‘85”

Superintendent – Mr. Don Hanks

Principal – Mr. Lyle Fodnes

Elementary Teachers – Mrs. Davies,  Miss Bieck, Mrs. Stolldorf, Mrs. Engelhaupt,  Mrs. Engel, Mrs. Laeger, Mrs. Hucke, Mrs. Christensen, Mrs. Prochazka, Mrs. Thomas, and Mrs. Zajic.

Secondary Teachers – Mr. Egging, Mr. Boag, Mr. Kotschwar, Mr. Stolldorf, Mrs. Goffena, Miss Zurn, Mr. Lanik, Mrs. Shaver, Mrs. Lliteras,  Mr. Brown, Mrs. Stewart,  Mr. Stanton, Mrs. Gasseling, Miss Jacobsen, Mrs. Stanton, and Mrs. Hanks



Class of 1985 highlights

Date Subject Posted by:
04/15/2005 What a great website!! It is fun to look at all the class pics from each year and see all my relatives as we looked when we were younger!! Hope to see many familiar faces at alumni. Jennifer Jennifer (Delsing) Stahlecker stahlecker@nntc.net ESU #8 Neligh, NE Speech Pathologist
05/11/2008 Wow, this will take you back! It was nice to read about our Senior Year.
Dan Hudson
Los Angeles, Ca

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