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4637652318fd6 The Class of 1953 Graduatiing Class of Hemingford High School (Click to enlarge)
The Class of 1953 Graduatiing Class of Hemingford High School (Click to enlarge)

Class of 1953

Updated May 2013

19 Hemingford High  53

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!


National Honor Society Members

Hazel Armstrong, Sandra Ball, Margaret Danbom, Beulah Glassmeyer, Ellen Squibb, Eileen Varilek, and Phyllis Wismiller


Music Department 

The forty-one member HHS Band was directed by Harry McNees. Band Captain was Kay Doyle; Drum Major was also Kay Doyle; Mascot was Mary Jane Planansky; and Twirlers were Shirley Langston, Lynn Ustohol, and Judy Caha. The Boy’s Chorus had twenty members, while the Girl’s Chorus had thirty-five members.



Senior Class Play



The Bobcats won ballgames over Chadron Prep (19-12); Morrill (18-0); and Crawford (12-0). Losses were to Chappell (0-26); Gordon (0-6); Rushville (0-34); Minatare (0-6), and Hay Springs (0-19). Team Captains were Don Osborn and Dallas Walla for the twenty-one players.


Boys Basketball          

Coach Lawrence had sixteen players out including seniors Jack Weyland, Gary Heeren, Kenny Langston, Claren Shetler, and LeRoy Wyland.


Pep Club and Cheerleading        

Mrs. Johnson was the sponsor for the Pep Club and the Cheerleaders. Maragret Danbom, Myrna Langston, Loretta Lliteras, and Phyliss Wismiller were the cheerleaders


 “H” Club

Letterman’s Club President Chuck Wood, Vice President Gary Schindler, and Secretary Darrell Kohrman led the boys in many activities. Members included Allen Powell, Bill Herbaugh, Gary Wax, Bob Duncan, Bert Glass, Larry Riggs, Romaine Maiefski, Joe Timblin, Don Osborn, Claren Shetler, Schindler, Gary Heeren, Bob Jensen, LeRoy Wyland, Wood, David Gasseling, Kohrman, Alfred Dicky, Dallas Walla, Dale Sampy, Richard Elliot, Kenneth Langston, jack Gasseling, and Gene Fosket. Faculty Sponsor was Bud Lawrence.


Ag Class

Mr. Scott sponsored the group, which consisted of Dean Schneider, John Ward, Kenneth Langston, Jack Gasseling, Don Osborn, Evan Basse, Richard Elliot, and LeRoy Wyland.


Annual Staff

Editor was Phyllis Wismiller; Business Manager was Don Osborn; Sales Manager was Gary Heeren; Basketball Editor was LeRoy Wyland; Track Editor was Claren Shetler; and Football Editor was Dallas Walla.


Other Clubs

Se-Co Club, Dramatics Club, and National Honor Society


Homecoming(Football)  Royalty

Queen was Margaret Danbom, attended by Kay Doyle


Prom Royalty 

Attendants – Claren Shetler, Dallas Walla and LeRoy





Senior Class Members 

Hazel Armstrong, Sandra Ball, Evan Basse, Bonnie Bergfield, Margaret Danbom, Kay Doyle, Richard Elliot, Jack Gasseling, Beulah Glassmeyer, Gary Heeren,  Martha Keane, Ronald Keefer, Kenneth Langston, Marvin Mundt, Donald Osborn, Dean Schneider, Claren Shetler, Ellen Squibb, Eileen Varilek, LeLagene Votruba, John Ward, Dallas Walla, LaVonne Whelen, Phyliss Wismiller, and LeRoy Wyland


Senior Class Officers 

President – Dallas Walla; VP – Claren Shetler; Secretary -  Kay Doyle; Treasurer – Beulah Glassmeyer


Senior Class Motto 

”We have crossed the foothills, yonder lie the mountains”


Yearbook Dedication

Mr. Fred Lawrence, sponsor and coach.



A.V. Halsted



Josephine Johnson


Secondary Teachers

Fred Lawrence, Harry McNees, Louise Hambley, Virginia Reed, Raymond Scott, Fred Petersen, Mildred Lawrenz, Lavern Fentress


Advertisers of 1953


Hagemeister’s  Grain Elevator

Farmer’s Union Co-op Oil

Guardian  State  Bank

Gross Drug

Schindler’s Hardware

Burney Brothers Implement

White’s Clothing

Gambles Store

Worley’s Studio

Panhandle  R.E.A.

Alliance National Bank

Hemingford Lumber Co.

Bank of Hemingford

Farmer’s Union Grocery

Scoggin Jewelers

Nebraska Typewriter

Lee’s Texaco

Reindl Standard Service

State Refining Co.

Rosenberger’s Farm and Auto

Arrow Freight Lines

Hambach Implement

Alliance Furniture

National Farm Loans

Borror Chevrolet

Alliance Floral

Bushfinck Abstracting

Heeren’s Recreation

Fox Theatre

Holsten’s Pharmacy

Ray and Urig Implement

Wood’s Sewing machine Store

Bix’s Office Supply

Woolworth Co.

Panhandle Packing

Red and White Grocery

Pete’s Army Store

Thiele Jewelers

Dairy King

Armstrong Herefords

Chevron Service Station

Barr Photography

Home Lumber and Coal

Home Bakery

Triangle Service Station

The Flower Nook

Fern’s Café

White’s Liquor Store

Silver Line Salvage

Hydro Gas Inc.

Class of 1953

Date Subject Posted by:
09/30/2009 I see there was a name of Kay Doyle. do you know of her, if she is still around. or any family of Doyles, im doing family history.. thanks Richard Kavanagh Richard Kavanagh rickek06@shaw.ca Calgary Manager

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