Ellis High School - Railroader Yearbook (Ellis, KS)
- Class of 1959
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Text from Pages 1 - 72 of the 1959 volume:
Memories, as numerous as the flakes
of snow, shall not be trodden under the
footsteps of time marching on but shall live
in our minds as vividly as yesterday. In the
hardships of life ahead, these carefree years
at Ellis High School shall be remembered as
the best years of our lives. For the student
whose life was molded through these years,
there will remain an indestructable fondness
for these memories. It will always meanto him
a time when he was accepted as an individual
and given a chance to expand his talents and
to form for himself a state of success.
Ellis Ihgh School
Mrs. Marilyn Wallace-
Mary Louise Romey
Rose Mary Rupp
Sponsored by the Journalism Class
Ellis High School
FACULTY . .
LEFT TO RIGHT: Alice Balcombe, Clerk: Ernest Armbruster, Treasurer: Dr. G. A. Surface, Director
Paul Augustine and Philip Nicholson, Board Members.
DERBY SERVICE STATION
GOLDEN BELT CO-OP ASSN. INC.
We are Celebrating our Sixtieth
Anniversary this year. During our sixty
years of banking service in this
community, we have helped many young
farmers and business men get started in
their careers. All of us from the
Ellis State Bank are anxious to know the
young people of the Ellis Community
and we are interested in your activities
and in your problems.
JAMES MARTIN: Wood-
working, Driver Training.
ALICE BALCOMBE: 7th 8:
8th Mathematics, Latin
I Ka II.
ARLIN MILLS: Math-
DEROY ROGGE: Band,
Chorus, 7th 8: Sth Music.
We hope that when you are in need of
financial advice, you will come to us,
whether you want a safe place to place
your earnings where they will earn a good
guaranteed rate of interest to open a
checking account, or to get financial
Remember you are always welcome at
the friendly Ellis State Bank, Insured by
the Federal Deposit Insurance
LOIS CUMMINGS: Typing
I Rn II, Shorthand, Book-
JANE DUNHAM: Home
Economics, Family Living.
HELEN GURTLER: Eng-
lish, Punctuation, Spelling.
Speech, English, Litera-
LORA LONG: English,
Football, Physical Educa-
LEW HITCH: Basketball,
Physical Education, Bio-
LEROY HIPKINS: Social
Science, Student Adviser.
Other Emplo ees
Mary Kelsch, Wilma Schumacher, Lucille O'Rourke Bob Homler, Blair Furbeck
BUS DRIVERS Mrs. Marge Wiesner
F. Augustine, R, Shubert, R, Eaton, L. Shubert
NICHOLSON BROTHERS Farm Loans - Oil Leases - Insurance
Lumber - Building Material - Coal Real Estate
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Class Secretary St Treasurer 1, 2,
Class President 3, 4, Student Council
1--Y-Teens Representative, Junior
Play, Senior Play, Speech Contest 1,
2, 3, Junior Y-Teen President 1, Y-
Teens 2"', 3"', Kayettes 4"', Pep Club
1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 8, Treasurer 3,
Cheerleader 2, 3, 4, Band 1, 2, 3, 4,
Majorette 1, 2, 3, 4"', Pep Band 1, 4,
Dance Band 2, 3, 4, Girls' Chorus 1,
2, 3,4, Mixed Chorus 1, Orange and Black
Chorale 2, 3, 4, Music Contest 1, 2, 3,
4, Homecoming Queen 4, Snowball
Attendant 3, Twirp Week Attendant 1,
Snowball Server, Prom Server, Girls"
State, Leadership Award 3, D. A, R,
Scholarship 4, Gymnastics Award 3,
Champion Girls' Volleyball Team 3,
League Scholarship Tests, Honorable
mention, plane geometry 2, Englush 3.
Class Vice-President 4, Class Student
Council Representative 2, Junior Play,
Senior Play, Y-Teens 1, 2, 3, Kayettes
4", Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President
3, Cheerleader 4, Girls' Chorus 1, 2, 3,
4, Orange and Black Chorale 4, Music
Contest 4, Snowball Server, Prom
Server, Gymnastics Award 3, Intramural
Basketball 2, Volleyball 4, Champion
Class Secretary 3, 4, Y-Teens 1, 2, 3,
Kayettes Treasurer 4, Pep Club 2, 4,
Band 1, 2, 3, Pep Band 1, 2, 3, Girls'
Chorus 1, 2, 3, Mixed Chorus 1, Orange
and Black Chorale 2, 3, 4, Music Contest
3, Homecoming Attendant 4, Office
Assistant 4, Typing Award 3, Reading
Award 2, 3, Vocabulary Test Award 3,
Gymnastics Award 2, 3, ChampionGirls'
Volleyball 3, Intramural Basketball 3.
Girls' Volleyball 3.
JANIC E PINNEY
Class Treasurer 3 , 4, Junior Play, Senior
Play, Speech Contest 1, Y-Teens 1"',
2, 3', Kayettes 41, Pep Club 1, 3, 4,
Yearbook Editor 4, Newspaper Staff 4,
Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Pell Band 1, 2, 3,4,
Dance Band 2, 3, 4, Girls' Chorusxl, 2,
3, 4, Mixed Chorus 1, Orange and Black
Chorale 4, Music Contest 4, Snowball
Server, Office Assistant 4, Library
Assistant 4, KU Leadership Day 4,
Reading Award 2, 3, Vocabulary Test
Award 3, League Scholarship Tests,
Honorable mention, English 2, 3.
Class Student Council Representative 43
Junior Play: Senior PlaygSpeech Contest
45 Kays President 4, E-club 35 Boys'
Chorus 3, 43 Orange and Black Chorale 4:
Football 2, 3"', 4",g Basketball Manager
3, 43 Track 1, 2, 4g Play Oscar 3,
DICK SC HUSTER
Class Student Council Representative 45
E-club Student Council Representative 3:
Senior Playg Kays 49 E-club 2, 3"'g Boys'
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Orange and Black
Chorale 2, 3, 45 Football 1, 2', 3"', 4"':
Basketball 1, 2, 3", Mg Track 1, 21", 31",
4"'g Prom Server.
Class Student Council Representative 4g
Junior Play, Senior Play, Kays 4'g E-
Club 23 Yearbook Staff 4, Newspaper
Staff 4g Boys' Chorus 3, Football Manager
2, Basketball 1, Intramural Basketball3.
JANE DUNHAM, Sponsor
F. A. FITZGERALD, Sponsor
SHIE LA KAY AUGUSTINE
Junior Playg Senior Playg Y-Teens lg
Kayettes 4g Pep Club 3, 49 Gir1s'Chorus
3, 45 Mixed Chorus lg Betty Crocker
Homemaking Award 45 League Scholar-
ship Tests, Honorable Mention in Sewing
and Cooking 3.
ROBERT PHILLIPS, Sponsor
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1, 2, 3, 4.
Dropped out at semester due to illness.
Yearbook Staff 4, Newspaper Staff 4,
Kays 4, F, F. A. 1, 2, Boys' Chorus
2, 3, 4.
St. Mary's at Dodge City Transfer 3
Y-Teens 3, Kayettes 4, YearbookStaff4
Newspaper Staff 4, Girls' Chorus 3, 4
Z EDLA COLBORG
Senior Play, Y-Teens lt, 2, 3, Kayettes
4", Pep Club 1, 2, 3, Secretary Sz
Treasurer 4, Yearbook Assistant Editor
4, Newspaper Staff 4, Band 1, 2, 3, 4,
Majorette 2, 3, 4, Pep Band 1, 2, 3, 4,
Dance Band 2, 3, 4, Girls' Chorus 1,
2, 3,4, Mixed Chorus 1, Orange and Black
2, 3, 4, Music Contest 4, Homecoming
Attendant 4, Office Assistant 4, Typing
Award 3, Reading Award 2, 3, Intramural
Volleyball 2, Intramural Basketball l,2,
Yearbook Staff 4g Newspaper Staff 4,
Kays 4, E-Club 3, Football 1, 2, Zi",
4"g Basketball 1, 2, 3"', 4"g Track
1, 2, St, 4"g Homecoming Attendant 4.
Yearbook Staff 45 Newspaper Staff 4,
Kays 4, E-club 3, Boys' Chorus 1, 2,
Football 311, 4'g Track 3.
Y-Teens 1, 2, 35 Kayettes 45 Yearbook
Staff 4, Newspaper Staff 4, Band 1: Pep
Band lg Girls' Chorus 2, 3, 4.
Great Bend Transfer 2, Kayettes 4,
Pep Club 2, 3, Vice-President 4, Girls'
Chorus 2, 3, 4g Music Contest 4, Twirp
Week Attendant 2, Prom Server.
Class Vice-President 15
Yearbook Staff 45 Newspaper Staff 45
Ka s 4 E Club 3 Football 1 2 341
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4'5 Basketball 1, 2, 33", 4'5 Track 1
35 Homecoming Attendant 4,
F. F. A, 1, 2', 3, 45 President 3,
Football 1, 2, 31, 4'5 Basketball
Track 15 Intramural Basketball 1,
JO ANN GABEL
Girls' Chorus 1, 2, 3.
Senior Playg Y-Teens 1, 2, 3,5 Pep Club
1, 2: Girls' Chorus 1, 2, 3.
Class Vice-President 2g Class Student
Council Representative 33 Student
Council Vice-President 4, Junior Playg
Senior Play Student Directorg Kays
Vice-President 4g E-Club 1, 2, 39 Band
1, 2, 3, 43 Pep Band 2, 3, 4, Dance Band
4, Boys' Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4gMixedChorus
1: Orange and Black Chorale 2, 3, 43
Music Contest 2, 45 Football Manager 1,
2, 3, 4: Basketball 1, 2', 31", 4M Track
1, 21, 342 4"g Prom Server, Boys' State,
Intramural Ping-Pong 3.
Y-Teens 1, 2, 3, Kayettes 4, Girls'
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Yearbook Staff 49
DENNIS KINDERKNEC HT
Junior Play Student Director: Kay 44
Band lg Boys' Chorus 1, 2, 3, Basket-
ball 15 Intramural Volleyball 35 Rifle Club
Newspaper Staff 4.
MARY JANE LANG
Y-Teens lg Kayettes 4, Mixed Chorus 1
Office Assistant 4.
Class President 1, 2, Class Student
Council Representative 3, Student
Council President 4, Junior Play, Senior
Play, Speech Contest 4, Kays 4"', E-
Club 2, 3, Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Pep Band
1, 2, 3, 4, Dance Band 3, 4, Boys'
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Mixed Chorus 1,
Orange and Black Chorale 2, 3, 4, Music
Contest 3, 4, Football 1, 2"', 3", 4"',
Basketball 1, 2, 3"', 4', Track 1, 2",
St, 4', Prom Server, Boys' State,
Leadership Award 3, Play Oscar 3,
Rifle Club 1.
Yearbook Staff 4, Newspaper Assistant
Editor, Editor 4, Girls' Chorus 1, 3, 4:
Mixed Chorus 1.
Junior Play, Senior Play,Kays 4, Boys'
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Football 2, 3, 4",
Play Oscar 3.
Y-Teens l,' 2, 3, Kayettes 4, Pep Club
1, 3, 4, YearbookStaff4, Newspaper Staff
4, Girls' Chorus 1, 2, 3,4,MixedChorus
1, Music Contest 4.
Y-Teens 1, Kayettes 4, Pep Club 3, 4.
2 . 3.
Kays 49 Boys' Chorus 3g Track 1, 29
Intramural Basketball 19 Intramural
Transfer Ellis to Salt Lake City 39
Salt Lake City to Ellis 49 Speech Con-
test 1,-21 Band 1, 2, 39 Boys' Chorus
MARY LOUISE ROMEY
Y-Teens 1, 2, 39 Kayettes 49 Yearbook
Staff 49 Newspaper Staff 49Girls'Chorus
2, 3, 4.
ROSE MARY RUPP
Kayette Student Council Representative
49 Yearbook Staff 49 Newspaper Staff 49
Y-Teens 1, 2, 39 Kayettes 4"9 Pep Club
3, 49 Girls' Chorus 1, 2. 3, 4g Mixed
Chorus 19 1ntramlu'al Basketball 3.
2, Track 1, 3, 4.
Class Student Council Representative 3,
4, Kays 4, E-Club 2, 3, Football 1, 2',
3", 4", Track 1, 2, 3", 4"f, Homecoming
King 4, Intramural Basketball 2, Chosen
for the Northwestern All-star team.
Kays 4, Boys' Chorus 3, Football 1,
Class Vice-President 3, Senior Play
Prompter, Y-Teens 1', 2", 3", Kayette
Vice-President 4, Pep Club 1, 2, 4,
Yearbook Staff 4, Newspaper Editor 4,
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Majorette 2, 3, Drum
Major 4, Pep Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Dance
Band 3, 4, Girls' Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4,
Mixed Chorus 1, Orange and Black
Chorale 2, 3, 4, Music Contest 3, 4,
Office Assistant 4, Reading Award 2, 3,
Gymnastics 2, Intramural 2, 3, Snow-
Class Student Council Representative 2,
Studeent Council Secretary Sz Treasurer
4, Junior Play, Senior Play and Co-
Student Director, Speech Contest 2, Y-
Teens li, 2', Ii", Secretary 2, Kayette
President 4, Pep Club l, 3, Yearbook
Staff 4, Newspaper Staff 4, Band 2, 3, 4,
Girls' Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4,MixedChorus1,
Orange and Black Chorale 2, 3, 4, Music
Contest 3, 4, Snowball Queen 3, Girls'
Senior Play5 Kays 45 E-Club 2, 35 Boys'
Chorus 35 Orange and Black Chorale 35
Football 3', 41"5 Basketball 315 Track
Enlisted in the Navy at semester.
Y-Teen Student Council Representative
35 Pep Club Student CouncilRepresenta-
tive 45 Junior Playg Senior Play5 Speech
Contest 45 Yearbook Staff 45 Newspaper
Staff 45 Y-Teens 1, 2, 3"'5 Kayettes 4"5
Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4, President 35 Band
2, 3, 45 Pep Band 2, 3, 45 Girls' Chorus
1, 2, 3, 45 Mixed Chorus 15 Orange and
Black Chorale 2, 3,45 Kayette Christmas
Dance Queen 45 Intramural Volleyball 4.
CARO LYN WEIGEL
Victoria Transfer 35 Y-Teens 35 Kayettes
45 Yearbook Staff 45 Newspaper Staff 45
Girls' Chorus 3, 4.
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1, 2, 3, 45 Intramural Volleyball 2.
Kayettes 4g Pep Club 3, 4, Girls'Chorus
2, 3, 43 Snowball Attendant 4.
Senior Play, Kay 41", Yearbook Staff
4, Newspaper Staff 4, Band 1, 2, 3, 4g
Pep Band 1, 2. 3, 44 Dance Band 2, 3:
Boys' Chorus 3, 4, Orange and Black
Chorale 3, 4, Football lg Basketball lg
Track 1, 2, S", 4"'.
We entered high school in September,
1955, with 49 members. Our officers were:
Grant Merritt, president, Henry Fischer,
vice-president: Althea Nelson, secretary-
treasurerg Dennis Augustine, Maryl Kennedy,
Lanny Ocamb, Jean Zimmerman, student
Our class sponsors were: Mr. Parker and
Over the summer we lost: Dennis
Augustine, Lanny Ocamb, and Harold Hagen.
Our chief money raising project was a
We placed first with our float for home-
We began our sophomore year with 51
members, gaining John Channell, Robert
Homler, Bill Sullivan, Karl Battin, and Edna
Officers were: Grant Merritt, president:
David Hurt, vice-presidentg Althea Nelson,
secretary-treasurer: Sondra Smith, Maryl
Kennedy, and Jean Zimmerman, student council
Our class sponsors were: Mr. Meeker and
Defeating the many times State Basket-
ball Champions, Russell, the complete student
body had a "walk-out." Fate wasn't with us,
because a blizzard kept us at home in the
morning and brought us back to school that
We placed first with our float for home-
Over the summer we lost: John Channell,
Karl Battin, Robert Homler, Betty Honas,
Maryl Kennedy, Eddie Ketterman, and
We began our junior year with49 members
gaining Mike Price, and Karl Battin fsecond
Officers were: Althea Nelson, presidentg
Beverly Schumm, vice-presidentgJoan Erbert,
secretary, Janice Pinney, treasurerg Grant
Merritt, David Hurt, and Joseph Riedel, student
Class sponsors were: Mr. Phillips, Miss
Dunham, and Mr. Horacek.
Our Junior Play, a western comedy,
"Ghost Road" had a cast of thirteen.
Grant Merritt, Francis Merserve, and Leroy
Gnad received outstanding workmanship
awards. The student director was Dennis
Althea Nelson and Grant Merritt received
Our class was the first to receive their
class rings in the junior year.
We chose our class colors, lavender
and white, and our class flower, the orchid.
Our class motto is: "They conquer,who believe
The Junior and Senior Prom was held on
May 9, 1958. A nightclub settingwiththe theme
FLAMINGO was carried out in the colors
pink and black.
Over the stunmer we lost Al Keller,
Mike Price, and Karol Battin.
We began our senior year with 45 mem-
bers, but lost Bill Sullivan at the end of the
Officers were: Althea Nelson, president:
Erbert, secretary: Janice Pinney, treasurer:
Gary Kroeger, Richard Schuster, Leroy Gnad,
student council representative.
Class sponsors were: Miss Dunham, Mr.
Phillips, and Mr. Fitzgerald.
Joseph Riedel was named a member ofthe
All-Star football team in the state of Kansas.
His position was right tackle.
Our Senior Play, a courtroom drama,
"You The Jury" had a cast of fifteen. Student
directors were Sondra Smith and David Hurt.
Grant Merritt received and outstanding work-
The senior class went to Denver,Colorado
for their senior trip, on the weekend of April
25-27. While there, we went to the ice follies.
The senior class of 1959 will take their
last walk ln the high school at Commencement
on May 20, 1959.
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FIRST ROW: Terry Mixer, Pete Peterson, Steve
Wolf, Sharon Henderson, Mary Beth Schuerman, Dixie
Fuller, Cathleen Reidel, Dennis Kinderknecht, David
Hurt, Mary Margaret Brummlt. SECOND ROW: Mrs.
Lucille Rolland, Sandra Smith, Dickie Schuster, Lanny
Ocamb, Carol Weber, Janice Pinney, Phillip Kohn,
Buster Merritt, Althea Nelson, Howard Schmidt,
Ronnie Weigand, Beverly Schumm.
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DEAN DENNING - President
WAYNE BLACKBURN - Vice-Pres
LOLA LUEA - Secretary
BARBARA BITTEL - Treasurer
MR. ARLIN MILLS - Sponsor
MR. LeROY HIPKINS - Sponsor
MR, DeROY ROGGE - Sponsor
BILL HONAS - Rep.
RAY PINNEY - Rep.
GARY WENTLING - Rep.
BILLIE LEE ALLEN
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Members of the Junior Class elected the following students
throughout the year. President, Dean Denningg Vice-President, Wayne
Blackburn: Secretary, Lola Lueag Treasurer, Barbara Pheiferg
Representatives, Ray Pinney, William Honas, Gary Wentling. Sponsors
of the class are: Mr. Hipkins and Mr. Mills.
We are sorry to say that we have lost four students, they are:
Larry Rowland, Bernita Augustalne, Rosita Herman, Beverly Keagy.
We are happy to know that a few new faces were also added. Marilyn
Schoenberger, Mary Lou Bradshaw, Shirley Augustine, Douglas
Activities taking place during the year were as such: Junior
and Senior Prom. Homecoming float which took first place "Orchids
to our Team." The Juniors have sponsored all the dances after
the ball games.
GARY GERBER - President
PATTY PFEIFER - Vice-Presldent
JULIA SHIRCK - Secretary Treas
MR. CLIFF STANSBURY Sponso
MR. ROBERT SCHNEIDER
DIANE KELLER - Rep.
SALLY FULLER - Rep.
DAVID KINGSLEY - Rep
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The Sophomore Class started this year with the
loss of Sharon Chipman, Terry Hillman, Eddie
Thompson, and Robert Rogers. They found they had
gained Gloria Schoenberger, Ronald Bradshaw, and
JACKIE SUE STEBBINS
The class sponsors this year are Mr. Cliff
Stansbury and Mr. Robert Schneider. The class
officers are: President,Gary GerbergVice-President,
Patty Pfieferg Secretary-Treasurer, Julia Shirckg
and Representatives are Sally Fuller, Diane Keller,
and David Kingsley.
This year they had a food sale and party on
October 4. On October 17, they held an assembly
called the "Barry Omo Show." For Homecoming,
they took second place with their float, "It's in
a Nutshell," November 15, they had a box supper
and a party.
ROBERT SCHMIDT - President
VERLIN ENGEL - Vice-Presiden
ROSE ANN LANG - Secretary
DAVLD SCHOECH - Treasurer
BARBARA MAY - Rep.
ALLAIRE HOMBURG - Rep.
GLORIA HELGET - Rep.
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MR, LEW HITCH - Sponsor
The Freshman Class elected for officers: President, Robert
Schmidt: Vice-President, Verlin Engelg Secretary, Rose Ann Langg
Treasurer, David Schoechg Representatives, Barbara May and Allaire
Hornburg. The class had chosen Mrs. GLu't1er and Mr. Hitch for
their class sponsors.
Added to the class were 29 new students bringing the number
The activities throughout the year for the freshmen will be
a Hobo Day, Freshman Assembly and their float for Homecoming.
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Under the leadership of their President, Jimmy Shirk and guid-
ance from their sponsors, Mr. Martin and Mrs. Long, the eighth
grade class won third place on their Homecoming float with the
theme "Ro11 'em in." They also drew names and had a Christmas
party. The class has 24 members this year having lost none and hav-
ing gained J oleen Deutscher.
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ELLEN ARMBRISTER - Vice-Pres.
JOLEEN DEUTSCHER - Sec.-Trea
CAROL LORIMOR - Rep.
MRS. LORA LONG - Sponsor
MARY ANN MAYES
SANDY FULLER - President
CAROL HUBER - Vice-President
GAY PEARSON - Secretary-Treas
DOUGLAS BALCOMBE - Rep.
MR. JIM MARTIN - Sponsor
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Students holding office in the seventh grade were: Sandy Fuller,
Carol Huber, Gay Pearson, and Douglas Balcombe. Their sponsor,
Mr. Martin has been very active in class activities. New members
of the class Mary Ann Dinkel and Keith Schoenthaler. Leaving the
class at 24.
The float "Roll 'Em In" took third place in 1958. The Christmas
party will include both classes, seventh and eighth.
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Semester transfers: Brenda Dirks, Martha Beals, Back In The Lobby
Mike Haas, and Georgia Ridgway.
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Beginning in August, the Orange a.nd Black
Band started preparation for a season full of
Under the direction of DeRoy Rogge, in his
first year at Ellis, the band first appeared at
Hutchison Fair. Two other appearances away
from home were the KU Band Day and
and Armistice Day football game at Wakeeney.
Spring appearances included a concert
March 10, music contest April 3 and 4, and
league band clinic at Palco, April 28,
MAJORETTES: Althea Nelson, Bonnie Kingsley, Gay Pearson, Barbara
EKEY STUDIO May, Nancy Bray, Zelda Colborg, Drum Major, Beverly Schumm
FIRST ROW: Left to Right, Mr. Rogge, Althea Nelson,Janice
Pinney, Sondra Smith, Carol Weber, Mary Bradshaw, Patty Pfiefer,
Susan Scott, Bonnie Kingsley, Janet Bradshaw, Beverly Schumm,
Jeannie Zimmerman, Barbara Pfiefer, Billie Lee Allen, Sheila
Augustine, Mary Jane Augustine, Lola Luea, Phyllis Johnson.
SECOND ROW: Paulette Luea, Ann Kohl, Clara Fanschier, Joy
Kellogg, Georgia Ridgeway, Barbara May, Nancy Bray, Rose Ann
Lang, Shirley Weber, Elgerine Weigel, Julia Shirck, Edna Loflin,
Norma Donizairtz. Jo Ann Bongartz,Viola Kutina,Dixie Fuller, Mary
Louise Romey. THIRD ROW: Kay Weber, Carol King, Betty Kay
Storm, Shirley Augustine, Gloria Helget, Lois Kinderknecht, Linda
Hall, Jackie Sue Stebbins, Carole Baugher, Edna Engel, Patty
Niernberger, Darlene Dinkel, Kathleen Windholz, Barbara Douglas,
Marlene Dinkel, Sharon Henderson, Mary Louise Dorzweiler.
FOURTH ROW: Theresa Vine, Carol Mayes, Diana Luea, Rose
Mary Rupp, Zelda Colborg, Betty Wasingner, Stella Honas, Donna
Luea, Mary Jane Lang, Carrie Weigel, Carol Wiesner, Cynthia
Bittle, Lillian Begler, Doris Luea, Martha Spreen.
B0 so Chorus
BACK ROW: Left to Right: DeRoy Rogge, Director: Clarence Augustine, Francis Meservc, Buster Merritt. FRONT ROW: Stcvc
Rupp, David Schoeck, Dick Ridgway, Allaire Ilomburg, Bruce
Fcldkariip, Norman Rupp. SECOND ROW: Garnis Hagen, Phil
Nicholson. Leon Weigel, Darrell Armbruster, David Hurt, Donald
Wolf, Daniel Geschwcntner, Gary Gerber, Bud Campbell, Mac Recd,
Dick Schuster, Leroy Gnzid,
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FRONT ROW: Patty Pfeifer, Julie Nicholson, Susan Scott,
JOY Kellogg. Joan Erbert, Zelda Colborg, Jean
Zimmerman, Billie Lee Allen, Barbara Pfeifer, SECOND
ROW: Althea Nelson, Sondra Smith, Carol Weber, Bonnie
Kingsley, Janice Pinney, Beverly Schumm, Jackie Sue
Stebbins, Julia Shirck, Sally Fuller, DianeKel1er, THIRD
ROW: Mr. Rogge, Daniel Geschwentner, Bud Campbell,
Leon Weigel, Mac Reed, Gary Gerber, Steve Wolf,
Allaire Homburg, Bruce Ifeldkamp. LAST ROW: Leroy
Gnad, Richard Schuster, David Hurt, Buster Merritt,
Darrell Armbruster, Orval Weigel, Garnis Hagen,
Oran e and Black Chorale
FRONT ROW: Garnis Hagen, Janice Pinney,Sandy Warta, Zelda Colborg, Julie Shirck, LAST ROW: Buster Merritt,
Althea Nelson. SECOND ROW: Mr, Roszqe. David Hurt, Beverly Schumm, Not Shown: Sondra Smith,
BACK ROW: Kenneth Deutscher, Allaire Hornburg, Carol Weber, Lorimar. SITTING: Leroy Gnad, Joe Riedel, Buster Merritt,
Richard Schuster, Gary Kroeger, Gary Wentling, Ray Pinney, David Hurt, Sondra Smith, Mr. Bray, Rose Mary Rupp, Bill
David Kingsley, Douglas Balcombe. STANDING: Gloria Helget, Honas.
Nancy Bray, Barbara May, Sally Fuller, Diane Keller, Carol
Student Con ress
Student Congress, governing body of Ellis High School, is
composed of elected representatives from each class and organiza-
tion. The sponsors are Mr. Bray and Mr. Fitzgerald.
The activities sponsored by Student Congress are Homecoming
and Twirp Week,
Twirp Week, May 11 to 15, is the time the girls play the part of
the gentlemen. The theme for 1959 was "Sadie Hawkins Week."
Climaxed by a dance ruled byaking and queen, the week is the time
for wearing fads. Persons violating the Twirp Week code are
tried by a Kangaroo Court.
Buster Merritt, presidentg Sondra Smith, secretary-treasurerg
and David Hurt, vice-president.
BACK ROW: Carol Mayes, Linda Gurtler, Sandy Warta,
Kay Reeves, Sheryl Simminger, Sherry Olmstead, Sandy
Fuller, Shiela Augustine, Mary Jane Augustine, Billie
Lee Allen, Beverly Schumm, Betty Ann Wasinger, Barbara
Bittel, Mrs. Wallace, Sponsor. THIRD ROW: Barbara
Vine, Ann Nelson, Carol Lorimor, Ellen Armbruster,
Anita Franta, Juanita Roth, Judy Helget, Phyllis Gnad,
Betty Jo Weaver, Nancy Bray, Jeannie Riffel, Jackie
Sue Stebbins, Zelda Colborg, Secretary-Treasurer,
Lorrene Brown, Stella Honas, SECOND ROW: Phyllis
Johnson, Jeanne Storm, Ann Kohl, Joy Kellog, Cynthia
Bittel, Linda Hall, Lois Kinderknecht, Doris Luea,
Lillian Beglcr, Diana Luea, Julia Shirck, Rose Mary
Rupp, Kathleen Windholz. FIRST ROW: Edna Engel,
Vice-President, Pat Niernberger, Gladys Augustine,
Nora Wiesner, Edna Loflin, Claudia Deutscher, Janice
Pinney, Carol Weber, Representativeg Mary Dorzwieler,
Barbara May, Betty Kay Storm, Lillian Fisher, Lola
Luea, FRONT ROW: Patty Pfeifer, Jean Zimmerman,
Bonnie Kingsley, Althea Nelson, Barbara Pfeifer,
Barbara Pfeifer, Althea Nelson, Bonnie Kingsley, Head Cheerleader, Jean Zimmerman, Patty Pfeifer.
CITY CAFE AND ELLIS HOTEL
HOLDING BANNER: Virgil Augustine, Ronald Bradshaw. FOURTH Engel, Richard Ridgway, Verlin Armbrister, Ronald King, Dean
ROW: John Jacques, Dennis Boos, Sig Lang, Charles Weigel. Denning, Terry Fitzgerald, Virgil Schuster. FRONT ROW: David
Leon Weigel, David Armbrister. THIRD ROW: Kenneth Deutscher, Fischer, Mr, Robert Schneider, Orval Weigel, Gary Wentling,
Ronald Armbruster, Alvin Armbrister, Ronald Zachman, Jerry Henry Fischer, Ernie Honas, Darrell Armbruster.
Keller, David Hayes, Robert Bradshaw. SECOND ROW: Verlin
Future Farmers of America
O 'LOUGHLIN MOTOR SALES
Buy - Sell - Trade - Service
All Makes of Cars and Trucks
OFFICERS: David Fischer, Sentinel, Mr. Schneider, Advisor, Fischer, President, Ernie Honas, Secretary, Darrell Armbruster
Orval Weigel, Reporter, Gary Wentling, Vice-President, Henry Treasurer.
Vickie Romey, Cynthia Young
Mary Sue Walters, Rita Kisner
Mary Bradshaw, Martha Spring
TEXACO SE RVIC E ST ATION
Lois Kinderknechet, Linda Hall
DEUTSCHER'S HANDY MARKET
FRONT ROW: Miss Lois Cummings, Sponsorg Janice
Pinney, World Service: Joan Erbert, Treasurer, Beverly
Schumm, Vice-President, Sondra Smith, President: Julia
Schirk, Parlimentary Procedure, Jackie Sue Stebbins,
Secretary, Billie Lee Allen, Reg. Programs: Barbara
Pfiefer, Point System. SECOND ROW: Zelda Colborg,
Piano: Althea Nelson, Special Programs: Jean Zimmerman,
Publicity, Carol Weber, Recreationg Rosie Rupp, Rep-
resentative: Barbara Bittel, Finance: Bonnie Kingsley,
School Service, Miss Jane Dunham, Sponsor, THIRD ROVS:
Clara Franshier, Shirley Augustine, Betty Kay Storm,
Lillian Fisher, Lola Luea, Mary Bradshaw,Shiela Augustine,
Marilyn Schoenberger, Mary Jane Lang. FOURTH ROW:
Edna Loflin, Carol Mayes, Marlene Dinkel, Dixie Fuller,
Mary Louise Romey, Kathleen Windholz, Barbara Douglas,
Mary Dorzweiler, Darlene Dinkel. BACK ROW:Sally Fuller,
Diane Keller, Carrie Weigel, Donna Luea, Carol King,
Carol Baugher, Edna Engel, Pat Niernberger, Martha Sprecn.
NOT SHOWN: Julie Nucholson, Comm. Service, Diana Luea,
Teresa Vine, Susan Scott, Patty Pfiefer, Viola Kutina, Lois
Kinderkneeht, Sharon Henderson, Linda Hall, Joyce
Deutscher, Gladys Augustine, Nora Wiesner.
FRONT ROW: Barbara May, Treasurer, Kathy Homburg,
President: Judy Helget, Betty Jo Weaver, Phyllis Gnad,
Mary Sue Walters, Beulah Fischer, MargaretKeller, Nancy
Bray, Representative: Rita Kisner, Mrs. Long, Sponsor.
SECOND ROW: Carol Lorirnor, Claudia Deutscher, Martha
Beals, Judy Dorzweiler, Juanita Roth, Anita Franta, Ellen
Armbrister, Ann Nelson, Vice-President: Barbara Vine,
Mary Ann Mayes, Vickey Romey, Cynthia Young. THIRD
ROW: Kay Reeves, Sandy Warta, Linda Gurtler, Sandy Fuller,
Gay Person, Brenda Dirks, Peggy Douglas, Carol Huber,
Peggy Blackburn, Mary Ann Dinkel, Barbara Brown. LAST
ROW: Phyllis Johnson, Elaine King, Olivia Snider, Cheryl
Simminger, Sherry Olmstead, Rose Ann Lang, Shirley Weber,
Jean Storm, Ann Kohl, Joy Kellogg, Secretaryg Cynthia Bittel,
Gloria Helget. NOT SHOWN: Carol Wiesner, Margaret Honas,
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Queen Althea Nelson and her attendants, Zelda Colborg, left, and Joan Erbert.
A Halloween Homecoming was planned tor
E.H.S. this year beginning the festivities with a
parade at 3 o'c1ock that afternoon, and cllmaxing
it with an Ellis Railroader - Hill City Ringneck
football game that evening. This Mid-Continent
League game proved to be quite a thriller as
the Railroaders came through with a 24-7 victory.
Riding a horse, and carrying the American
Flag, was David Fischer leading a parade of
floats made by classes, various school organ-
izations, and cars from down-town dealers. The
Student Council awarded a first prize of S10
to the Junior Class for displaying the best float.
Second prize of S5 went to the Sophomore Class,
and a third prize of S3 went to the Junior High.
Along with all the other seasonal decorating,
the Pep Club white-washed the streets and side-
walks with VICTORY slogans.
NELSON'S FOOD MARKET
MAX THE CLEANER
ELLIS FLOWER AND GIFT
Her Majesty, Althea Nelson, was crowned by
King Joe Riedel, in a pre-game ceremony at
7:45 that evening, announcing for the first time,
the queen chosen by the football squad. The attend-
ants were: Zelda Colborg and Gilbert Brungardtg
Joan Erbert and Kenny Haas.
The flower-bearers, chosen by a Student
Council committee, were Jimmy Bray, son of
Mr. and Mrs. George Bray, and Elonda Renee'
Hipkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Hipkins.
The snappy, Orange and Black Band prepared
a special program in honor of the queen. The
marching 50 formed a heart and played the tra-
ditional number, "Let Me Call You Sweetheart."
The band provided a special halftime show which
was enjoyed by everyone
After the game, a Homecoming dance was
sponsored by the Junior Class.
HAROLD'S MENS' WEAR
PARADE OF CANDIDATES
FLOWERBEARERS ELONDA AND JIMMY
Jum0rSen1or Prom 1958
A flashing neon sign, "The Flamingo," an-
nounced the theme for the 1958 Junior-Senior
Banquet and Prom. Waiters met the guests at
the door and seated them at quartet tables. The
evening menu included baked ham with spiced
peaches, scalloped potatoes, corn, jello salad,
hot rolls and butter with ice cream for dessert.
Following the banquet a program was given
by the servers. The music included "The Flamingo,"
"26 Mi1es" and "Sentimental Reasons." The even-
ing was climaxed by a Prom with music furnished
by Dave Emery and the Starlighters.
The room was decorated in pink and black
with a swamp scene on the stage.
DAVE EMERY AND THE STARLIGHTERS
SERVERS AND WAITERS
"SENTIME NTAL REASONS
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Isn't it wonderful!
Annie Oakley ?
It is I, Septimus Jepson!
Ah! Drinking again, Leroy.
I Pocanti, come to warn you!
Matt Walters . .
Millie Berry . .
Cleo Patra . . .
Elmer Berry . .
Bessie Berry .
Junior Class '59 Presents GHOST ROAD
Manuel Lopez .
Pocanti . . .
Old Bones ....
Petunia Potter . . .
Student Director--Dennis Kinderknect
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. . Shiela Augustine
. Jean Zimmerman
. Frances Meserve
. . . Carol Weber
Goochy Goochy Goo!
. Gary Kroeger
. Althea Nelson
. . Leroy Gnad
. Janice Pinney
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Allan Woodward, B. Merrittg Edith Scott, J. Zimmermang Miss Carver, J. Pinneyg Clerk of
Court, S. Wolfg Court Stenographer, S. Smithg Bailiff, B. Weberg Barbara Scott, A, Nelsong
Mrs. Lake, B. Groffg Judge Tomas Findlay, L. Gnadg Robert McPherson, F. Meserveg
Lewis Rennie, G. Kroegerg Gwendolyn Kelton, C. Weberg Sheila Vencent, Z. Colborgg Janice
Scott, S. Augustineg Jimmy Perry, D, Schuster.
Everyday you are assuming more and more
responsibility in making decisions regarding
your life. You are receiving help in making
these decisions from loving parents and
teachers who are very much interested inyour
welfare, Soon you will be out of school and
entering into the business, professional, and
To be SAFE in your undertakings you will
need INSURANCE of ma.ny kinds. REMEMBER
when you need insurance to check with an
Independent Insurance Agent who lives in
your home community and who is interested
in seeing that you always get a square deal.
SC HNEIDER 'S
Wash and Dry
The Nicholson-Zerfas Insurance Agency
can take care of all your insurance needs.
NICHOLSON-ZERFAS INSURANCE AGENCY
Ellis State Bank Building
Let us help you get all your washdone in
the regular time of one lead by using
several machines and follow it with a
warm, indoor trip to an all-weather
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DEFENSIVE TEAM: Robert Weber, L.E.: Gary Wentling, L.T.: William Honas, R.E.g Gilbert Brungardt, L,Lb.: Harold Weber, C.
Joe Riedel, L,G,g Henry Fischer, R,G.: Norman Dreher, R,T.g Lb.: Grant Merritt, R.Lb.: Leroy Gnad,L,S,gRlcha.rdSchuster, R.S.
BACK ROW: Allalre Hornburg, Robert Schmidt, Gary Gerber, Weber, Joe Riedel, Henry Fischer, Francis Meserve, David Erbert,
Richard Waldschmldt, Philip Nicholson, David Schoech, Jack Emmett Fuller, Daniel Geschwentner, Robert Kohlrus. FRONT
Balcombe. THIRD ROW: Richard Brown, Ernest Honas, Bonaventure ROW: David Fischer, Grant Merritt, LeRoy Gnad, Richard Schuster,
Brmlglrdi, R211Ph Burns, David Kingsley, Gary Augustine, Norman Dwayne Ashbaugh, Harold Weber, Gary Wentling, William Honas.
RuPP. Francis Augustine, Ronald Bradshaw, Ray Pinney. SECOND Darrell Moore, Kenneth Haas.
ROW: Wayne Blackburn, Gilbert Brungardt, Norman Dreher,Robert
Football Team of 1958
OFFENSIVE TEAM: William Honas, LEE.: Norman Dreher, L.T.: Joe Riedel, R.T.: Gary Went1ing,R,E.g Leroy Gnad, Q.B.: Buster
Robert Weber, L.G,g Harold Weber, C.: Henry Fischer, R,G.: Merritt, L,H.g Gilbert Brungardt, F,B,g Richard Schuster, R.H.
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MESERVE ROBERT WEBER HENRY FISCHER
Tackle Guard Guard Tackle
The Ellis Railroaders have posted a re-
spectable record the past year with 3 wins,
3 losses, and 2 ties.
The strong teams in the league this year
were Phillipsburg and Wakeeney.
The Ellis Railroaders fought off a tough
Wakeeney club and nearly pulled one of the
biggest upsets in the state. The Railroaders
were the only team which scored more than
one touchdown against the Golden Eagles as
they went down in a 20-24 defeat.
The top three teams in the Mid Continent
League this year were: Wakeeney, firstg
Phillipsburg, secondg and the Ellis Railroad-
ELLIS RAILROADERS FOOTBALL GAMES
BACK ROW: Left to Right, Leroy Gnad, Ernie Honas, Wayne FRONT ROW: Left to Right, Mr. Lew Hitch,Gib Brungardt, Richard
Blackburn, Harry Weber, Gary Wentling, Willy Honas, Ray Pinney. Schuster, David Hurt, Kenny Haas, Buster Merritt.
ALLOWAY BODY SHOP AND GABEL'S BARBER SHOP
BACK ROW: Left to Right, Barry Dubach,Francis Augustine, Kenny FRONT ROW: Mr. Cliff Stansbury, Daniel Geschwentner, David
Hladek, Richard Brown,Jim Aust, Bud Campbell, Verlin Armbrister. Kingsley, Dwayne Ashbaugh, Gary Gerber, Robert Kohlrus.
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BACK ROW: Mr. Martin, Coach: Jimmy Shirck, Larry
Mallorv, Verlin Schuster, Steve Roper, Dennis Wolf.
FRONT ROW: Dick Battin, Richard Roberts, Ronald Miller,
Bill Seibel, Skipper Mattison, John Armbruster.
DISNEY SERVICE STATION
CENTERAL POWER CO.
BACK ROW: Mr. Hitch, Coach: Jack Balcombe, Phil
Nicholson, Gary Miller, David Hays. MIDDLE ROW: Jerry
Keller, Ronald Armbruster, Alvin Armbruster, Emmett
Fuller, Robert Schmidt. BOTTOM ROW: Edwin Dorzweiler,
Bob Bradshaw, Alfred Bollig, Layne Anderson, Bruce
Ei hth Grade
7th GRADE TEAM
BACK ROW: Donald Bennett, Richard Fries, Douglas
Balcombe, Terry Schoenthaler, Dick Weatherholt, Douglas
Young. FRONT ROW: Mr. Martin, Coach: William
Armbrister, Steve Deutscher, Richard Robertson, Paul
Armbruster, Douglas Hurt, Leon May.
DISTANCE: Ronald Hubbs, David Hubbs,
David Erbert, Richard Schuster, Robert
Weber, Larry Ptaschek, Steve Wolf.
MARIES SNACK SHOP
JAVELIN: Bill Honas, Terry
Mixer, Dennis Kinderknecht,
Emmett Fuller, Danial
Geschwentner, Steve Wolf.
HURDLERS: Gary Augustine,
Dwayne Ashbaugh, Gary
Wentling, Larry Ptaschek, Ricky
Brown, Ernie Honas, Leroy
Jacobs, Norman Rupp.
POLE VAULT: Richard Weber
HIGH JUMP AND BROAD JUMP: Ricky
Brown, Bud Campbell, Gary Wentling,
Joe Riedel, Gary Gerber, Gib Brungardt.
SHOT PUT AND DISCUS: Sonny Brungardt
Emmett Fuller, Robert Kolhrus, Gib
Brungardt, Kenny Hladek, Ray Pinney, Francis
Augustine, Earl Alloway.
Ray Pinney, Dean Denning
DASH MEN: Wayne
Gary Gerber, Bud
Robert Kolhrus, Joe
by master craftsmen
FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS
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