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46376d157cdc8 The HHS Graduating Class of 1960 (Click on pic to enlarge)
The HHS Graduating Class of 1960 (Click on pic to enlarge)

Class of 1960


19 Hemingford High School 60

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 –Members included: D. Yardley, C. Coplen, C. Fisher, P. Stewart, S. Christenson, B. Heinz, M. Dickenson, D. Shaver, B. Stewart, B. Shimek, V. Davies, C. Messersmith, E. Roan, S. Todd, J. Tlamka, B. Dyer, S. Letch, and C. Manion. Sponsor was James McCafferty.







Music Department – The girls Chorus had 41 members; the mixed Chorus had 65 members, the Dance Band had 11 members, the Pep Band 16, and the High School Band had 34 members. All the groups were lead by Mr. Robert Williams.


Drama and One Acts –After changing their minds several times, the Seniors chose “Nuts and Bolts” as their class play. Cast and crew included: Judy Stower, playing Lusie Spinks, Karen Minich, playing Prunella Figg, Velma Davies, playing Martha Grubb, Barbara Krejci, playing Benita Bolt, Carol Uhrig, playing  Gertie Glossup, Richard Kissler, playing Wilber Glossup, Bonnie Shimek, playing Rebecca Bolt, Larry Masat playing Jack Gordon, Bob Parkin playing Henery Gooper, Kent Yardley playing Phineas Plunkett, Ron Rogowski playing Dr. Joy, Vernon Dyer playing Cadwaller Clippy, and Don Banks played Twink Star.

The Junior Play was “Take Three Girls”, and The One Act Play that won a Superior at District Contest was, “High Window”. Cast members included, Betty Heitz, Patty Stewrat, SanDee Todd, Don Banks, and Kent Yardley. Two other plays were also presented, including, “The Running Tide”, and “Home to Mother”.



Football – Coach J.J. Byrum and his team had a successful season with a 5-2-1 record. The Bobcats tied Bridgeport and had wins over Hay Springs, Chadron Prep, Alliance Reserves, Morrill, and Crawford.. One of their losses was 19-20 to Rushville, with the other loss coming against Chadron High. Co-Captains were Bob Stewart and Larry Masat. Asistant Coach was Pete Mirelez. Larry Masat was selected All Conference Tackle, Bob Stewart was selected All Conference Quarterback, with Jim Moravek selected as All Conference End.


Boys Basketball –Coach Pete Mirelez and his Bobcat team won nine games and lost ten. Team Captain was Kent Yardley. Bob Stewart led the team with 247 points, with Larry Masat scoring 151. Varsity team members included: Doug Shaver, Jess Athey, Vern Dyer, Kenneth Wyland, Walt Dyer, Bill Engel, Kent Yardley, Rick Speer, Larry Masat, and Bob Stewart. Assistant Coach was J.J. Byrum.


Boys Track and Field – Coach Pete Mirelez had 26 thinclads out for track and field. He was assited by J.J. Byrum. Rick Speer High Junped, Larry Masat threw the Discus, and Don Banks ran the mile.


Pep Club –


Clubs and Activities – The Bobcat Tales Staff included; Conn

Fickel, Emily Roan, Betty Dyer, SanDee Todd, Becky Kampbell, Jan Vedder, and Joyce Tlamka.






Homecoming Royalty – Queen – Bonnie Shimek; Attendants – Lynda Rosenberger, P. Mundt

Basketball Royalty -  Queen – Karen Minich; Attendants – Lynda Rosenberger, Patty Burney

Prom Royalty –  Queen – Barbara Krejci; King – John Clark

Football Royalty –Queen, Bonnie Shimek; Lady in Waiting , Lynda Rosenberger

Valentines Royalty –Lynda Rosenberger and Larry Masat

Sports Captains – Football, Bob Stewart and Larry Masat; Basketball – Kent Yardley; Track and Field, Don Banks



Prom Theme – “Sayonara”, with a rickshaw as part of the décor. Attendees gave rides to one another as the evening went on.



Senior Class Motto –  “At the Foothills, Climbing Onward”





Classes – Academics – 


Special Awards – “Most Likely to Succeed”-Velma Davies and Ronald Rogowski; “Best Personality” – Bonnie Shimek and Bob Stewart; “Most Athletic” – Carol Uhrig and Larry Masat; “Best Looking” – Lynda Rosenberger and Johnny Clark; “Friendliest” – Patty Burney and Don Banks; “Best Sense of Humor” – Judy Stower and Derald Morgan.

Senior Class Officers – President – Jim Moravek; VP – Don Banks; Secretary – Larry Masat; Treasurer – Bob Stewart

Junior Class Officers – President – Jan Vedder; VP – Betty Dyer; Secretary – Carolee Manion; Treasurer – Rebecca Kampbell; News Reporter – Sandra Todd

Sophomore Class Officers – President – Patty Stewart; VP – Lavonne Campbell; Secretary – Charlotte Fisher; Treasurer – Sharon Christensen

Freshmen Class Officers – President – Arden Rosenberger; VP – Keith Messersmith; Secretary – Joey Planansky; Treasurer – Marcia Hennings; News Reporter – David Danbom

Senior Class Enrollment –28

Kindergarten Class Enrollment –  21


Superintendent – Glenn E Bosley

Principal –  Josephine Johnson

Elementary Teachers – Kindergarten – Patricia Clark; First Grade – Mrs. F. Ball; Second Grade – Mrs. F. Vedder; Third Grade – Agnus Furman; Fourth Grade – Lena Hebbert; Fifth Grade – Evelyn Fendrick; Sixth Grade – Mable Jezek; Seventh Grade – Mrs. Headden; Eighth Grade – Mrs. Fentress

Secondary Teachers –Lyle Fodnes, Lee Beem, Dorothy Burns, James, McCafferty, Adelyn Headden, Pete Mirelez, Robert Williams, Leonard Schult, JJ Byrum, Ray Scott

Other Staff Members –Edna Reidl, Mr. Herbough


Advertisers –                                       


                                        Haskell’s Mobile Station

                                        Chadron Tire Shop

                                        Darlington Electric

                                        Chuck Wagon Café

                                        The Little Shop

                                        Dr. and Mrs. Keith C. Thomas

                                        Sioux Skillet – Red and Juanita

                                        Chadron Livestock Sales Service

                                        Tom Ormesher

                                        Prey Chevrolet

                                        Henkin’s Implement

                                        Frock Shop

                                        Chadron Mobile Service

                                        Red and Ray’s Barber Shop

                                        OK Barber Shop

                                        Byerly’s Bakery

                                        Blundell’s Standard Service

                                        Dr. Vern D. Holmes, DDS

                                        Midwest Furniture

                                        Piggly Wiggly

                                        F & M Bootery

                                        Chadron Milling – Lily White Flour

                                        Calclon’s Supper Club

                                        Frontier Drive Inn

                                        The Style Shop

                                        Mac’s “66” service

                                        Down’s Paint and Wallpaper

                                        Blundell Plumbing and Heating

                                        Bank of Chadron



                                         Sta-Nu Cleaners

                                        Alliance Consumers

                                        First National Bank

                                        Famous Clothing

                                        Ideal Frozen Food

                                        A & W Drive In


                                        Elmer R. Kissack Company

                                        Alliance Steam Laundry

                                        Cover-Jones Motor Co.

                                        Box Butte Equipment Co.

                                        Keep You Neat Cleaners

                                        Dr. B.G. Bauman, Optometrist

                                        Reynold’s Auto Parts


                                        Neil’s Truck Service

                                        Meder-Smith Well Service

                                        Worely’s Studio

                                        Candy Shop

                                        Buchfinch Grain Inc.

                                        Leonard’s Barber Shop

                                        Rex Hamburger Factory

                                        Coast to Coast

                                        G & L Dairy King

                                        Proper Pontiac

                                        Dick’s Café

                                        Alliance Cleaners

                                        Borror’s Chevrolet

                                        Texaco Sales and Service

                                        Richard Lyman

                                        Harris Sales

                                        Steam Laundry

                                        Alliance Tractor

                                        Jack and Jill

                                        Box Butte County Med Assoc.

                                        Alliance Ready Mix

                                        A.H. Jones Co. Plymouth

                                        Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.

                                        Guardian State Bank

                                        Pete’s Clothing & Army Store

                                        Alliance Livestock Comm. Co.

                                        Montgomery Ward

                                        Mike’s Barber Shop

                                        Sidles & Chambers Auto Supply



                                        Sunset Motel

                                        Mode “O” Day

                                        Newberry’s Store – Hardware

                                        J.C. Penney’s

                                        Lenla’s Style Shop

                                        F & M Bootery

                                        Missouri Market

                                        Howard’s Shoe Shop

                                        Dr. Donald Kennedy, DDS

                                        Kenneth Wildt – State Farm

                                        Reynold’s Salvage

                                        Deluxe Radiator

                                        Northern Plains Land & Cattle

                                        Alliance Trailer Sales



                                        Shindler’s Hardware

                                        Lee’s Texaco Service

                                        Bate’s Fountain Store

                                        Clark Radio and TV Service

                                        Hemingford Equipment –

                                        John Deere

                                        Lamar Johnson –

                                        Watkin’s Products

                                        Glass Brothers Conoco Service

                                        Cecil’s Mobile

                                        Gross Drug

                                        Furman’s Oil Co.

                                        Ray & Uhrig – International

                                        Hewitt’s Blacksmith & Welding

                                        City Cleaners

                                        Don’s Conoco

                                        Gambles – Hugh and Jean


                                        Farmer’s Co-op and Oil

                                        Bank of Hemingford

                                        Hemingford Veterinary Clinic

                                        Hemingford Dairy King

                                        S & S LP gas

                                        Nebraska Certified Potato Growers

                                        Roxy Theatre

                                        Cut and Curl

                                        Rosenberger’s Farm Equipment

                                        Hagemeister’s Grain Elevator

                                        Purd’s Liquor – E.W. Purdum

                                        Triangle Motel

                                        Home Bakery

                                        E.W. Anderson Garage

                                        Chas. R. Fentress –  Irrigation

                                        Wayne Shaver – Conoco

                                        Drake Hotel and Coffee Shop

                                        Hemingford Furniture –

                                        Dee McCune

                                        Standard Oil – Lee Overstreet

                                        Russell C. Miller –

                                        Neb. Certified Seed

                                        Clarence Reindl – Banking

                                        Heinz Electric – Louis Heinz

                                        Hemingford Lumber Co.

                                        –G.L. Osborne

                                        Engels Powell-Meyers

                                         Milk Products

                                        Joe Zak Mobil Service

                                        Gloria’s Beauty Shop

                                        Home Lumber and Coal Co.

                                        Western Implement Co.

                                        Manion’s Conoco Service

                                        Farmer’s Union Co-op Oil



                                        Vic Asmus Real Estate


                                        Deaver Grain



Class of 1960

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