Tiger Roar – Class Notes

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1940s
Edna (House) Boyd ’41, Medicine Lodge, passed away August 23, 2011.

1950s
Herschel Betts ’51, Oberlin, was honored the 2012 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award.
William C. Kitchen ’50 ’51, Lawrence, died December 22, 2011.  
Darrell G. Seibel ’55, Hays, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Annual Awards Luncheon for the Hays Rotary club.

1960s
Patricia "Pat" (Sheets) Florence ’68, Lincoln, retired from Lincoln USD 289.
Joe D. McLeland ’69, Wichita, retired from the Kansas House of Representatives after 12 years of service to the citizens of Kansas.
Maynard Oliverius ’66, Hays, retired as CEO of Stormont-Vail Healthcare after 15 years of service.
S. Alene (Renner) Yeradi ’67, LaCrosse, passed away January 31, 2011.

1970s
Michael Kreller ’78, ’82, Victoria, was re-elected to the board of directors and management of Document Resources, Inc.
George Dennis Martin ’70, Larned, died January 21, 2012.
Charles C. Skilling ’79, Garden City, published Job Hunting Techniques for Everyone in 2011.
John Vogt ’76, ’77, Haven, is an agriculture loan officer for Mid-Kansas Credit Union.

1980s
Steve E. Gillispie ’88, Jacksonville, Ala., was named head baseball coach for Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.
Kraig Gross ’82, Hays, was reappointed to a third term for The Sunflower Foundation board of trustees.
Eva (VonLintel) Junk ’88, ’93, Hays, received the honor of being named the Hays Master Teacher, an award that requires a nominee to be a member of NEA and have been teaching for at least five years.
Rebecca "Becky" Kiser ’80, ’94, Hays, received first place from the Mid-America Cable Show organization for community programming series for fewer than 10,000 subscribers.
James Leiker ’84, ’92 and Cherie Pitts, were married Jan. 7, 2012.
Michael Wade ’86, Arvada, Colo., was promoted to vice president of Global Information Technologies for Terumo BCT.

1990s
Howard B. Peters ’97, Olathe, passed away February 4, 2012.
Cinthia "Cindy" (Adelhardt) Hertel ’95, Hays, was promoted to communications manager at Sunflower Electric Power Corp.
Christopher “Chris” Meiers ’97, ’99 and Mysti Byrd, were united in marriage May 19, 2012.
Derek Riner ’95, Lamar, Colo., is the owner and operator of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel located in Holly and Lamar, Colo.
Gregory "Greg" Schwartz ’97, Hays, was elected vice-president of USD 489 school board.

2000s
Theresa (Riddle) Clark ’01, Hays, has joined the staff at TMP Junior High as a counselor.
Kylee Colson ’05,’05, Oakley, accepted the position of housing consultant for the Logan County Economic Development office.
Katherine "Katie" (Rausch) Herrman ’09, ’11, ’12, Saint John, is a school psychologist with the Rice County Special Services Cooperative.
Rhett Kaufman and Mary Wilson ’04 ’06, were married June 1, 2011.
Jon Kennedy and Erin Michaelis ’06, were united in marriage July 6, 2011.
Taylor M. Klug ’08, Great Bend, is the assistant information technology and compliance officer for First Kansas Bank.
Bill and Jamie (Helget) Liles ’02, Hays, welcomed a baby boy, Austin James, January 27, 2012.
Dane ’07 and Kayla (Martin) Lonnon ’04, ’06, Hays, welcomed a son, Mason Joshua, December 30, 2011.
Nola (Hill) Ochs ’07, ’10, Jetmore, at the age of 100 is writing a book of her life story to be entitled Nola Remembers.
Eric Pretz and Kathleen “Katie” Steinert ’09, ’09, were married June 23, 2012.
Lesley A. Schmidt ’08, Park City, was elected to serve as the second vice president for Kansas Agri-Women. She also participated in the Syngenta's Leadership at It's Best (LAIB) program.
Alex Toepfer ’08, ’08 and Alyssa Nance, were united in marriage April 14, 2012.
Kevin N. Windholz ’00, Edmond, Okla., is the vice president of enrollment management for Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Okla.

2010s
Haley Crosier ’12, Liberal, is a Kindergarten teacher for USD 480.
Kyle Crossland and Katie Hudson ’10, were married Aug. 20, 2011.
Corey E. David ’11, Sharon Springs, is a deputy for the Wallace County Sheriff's Department.
Dawna Evers ’12, Olathe, works as a professional mobile DJ for Complete Music.
Ashlee (Lingle) Gann ’12, Tahlequah, Okla., was hired as director of Families and Communities Together (FACT).
Daniel Grater ’10 and Jenna Rudell ’10, ’10, were united in marriage May 26, 2012.
Rhonda Williams ’11, El Dorado, is the BSN coordinator for Bethel College, Newton.