Stewardson Strasburg High School - Comet Yearbook (Strasburg, IL)
- Class of 1959
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STEWARDSON-STRASBURG HIGH SCHOOL
This copy belongs to
Class of ..............
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ACTIVITIES CO -EDITOR
BUSINESS MANAGER Mary MCC10ry
Reta Jean Michaels
EDITORS ' NOTE
We, the Annual Staff Editors of 1959, express our sincere
gratitude to the Faculty for their understandingland co-operation.
To the students for
their tolerance and consideration during the
past several months, our deepest appreciation.
Last, but not least, we are indebted to our Adviser, Miss McC1ory
for her time and guidance in the preparation of this another memoir
To everyone, we say, "THANKS",
Reta Jean Michaels
ARTHUR KRUMREICH, President
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LEE ROY STORM ELMER STAEHLI, Secretary IRVIN KESSLER
RAY LAMM ED REEL ALBERT VONDERHEIDE
MR, LLOYD T. ELAM
Eastern Illinois '
University of Illinois
MR. JAMES' T. HARRISON
B. S. , M. S.
University of Illinois
MRS. FRIEDA LADING
MR. JOHN MIDDLESWORTH B. S. M. S.
Health and Safety
BOYS' P. E.
MRS, BERNIECE BUESKING B. S.
Horne Economics I, II, III
Girls' Physical Education
MR, JOE JOHNSON B. A.
MISS AGNES ANDERSON B. S. Ed.
English I, II
MR. JAMES MAXEDON B. S. Ed
Boys' P. E.
MR. CLOIDE CARRUTHERS JR. B.S
Agriculture I, II, III
MISS MARY MC CLORY B. A. M, S,
MR. TOM MC DEVITT B.S, Ed. M.A. Geog.
MRS, MARY KESSLER B.Ed. M.S. Ed.
English III, IV
MR, DON HARRISON B, S. Ed. M.Ed.
MR. IIMMIE JOE SCHMITT B. S. Ed
Grace Renshaw. Edna Kruger
Eddie Stremming Wilbur Snremming
Carl Buesking Donald Harrison
Dean Roley Clinton Friese
JIM ANDERSON Iimml'
Variety is the spice of life.
Basketball 1,2,3,45 Baseball 1,2,3,45 Track 1,2,3,45 Carnival
King Candidate 2,35 Carnival King 25 Letterman's Club 2,3,45
Student Council 1,45 Class Play 35 Cross Country 4.
an BALES I 2142
I was never less alone than when by myself.
Baseball 2,3,45 Basketball 1,2,35 F.F.A. 1,2,3,45 Letterman's
Club 2,3,45 Class Play 35 Carnival 1,2,3,4.
CHARLES BIVINS Booke
Silence gives consent.
Class Play Assistant Stage Manager 3.
IVAN BIVINS Skive
Language is the dress of thought.
Class Play 354.
JOHN BOYER Mort
I saw and loved.
Driver Training 25 Class Play 35 Annual staff, Assistant
Sports Editor 4.
LOIS BROWN Lolie
Three may keep a secret, if two are dead.
Chorus 25 Carnival 1,2,35 Class Play 35 Pep Club 1,2,3,45
Drivers Training 35 Library Club 2,3,45 Christmas Play 25
Cafeteria 1,2,3,45 F.H.A. l,2,3,45 Newspaper Staff 4.
GLORIA BUESKING Shag
For men may come and men may go, butl go on forever.
F.H.A. 1,25 Chorus 1,2,3,45 Student Council 1,25 Square Dance
15 Homecoming Attendant 15 Band 25 Concession Stand 1,25
Carnival Queen Candidate 25 Class Officer 25 Yearbook Assis-
tant Editor 25 Pep Club 2,35 Library Club 3,45 Officer 35
Driver Training 25 School Paper Editor 45 Carnival 1,2,3,45
B.B. Program Chairman 35 Homecoming Committee 1,25 An-
nual Staff 1,25 Play Usher 35 Betty Crocker Award 4.
MARIORIE BUESKING Marge
Her dear five hundred friends.
F.H.A. 1,2,3,45 Library Club 1,2,3,45 Majorette 2,45 Drum
Majorette 35 Pep Club 1,2,3,45 ClassP1ay 3,45Carniva1 1,2,3,45
Newspaper Staff 45 B.B. Program Assistant 3.
I IM CARROLL Case
Life is half spent before we know what it is.
Ag Club 3, Manager 2,3, Ag 1,2.
ARLYN CULVER Bruno
Handsome is as handsome does.
Basketball 2,33 Class Play 3,43 F.F.A. 1,2,3,4, Reporter 3,
President 4, State Livestock Judging Contest 13 Letterman's
KAY DAVIS Katy
Nothing succeeds so well as success.
Library Club 1,2,3,4, President 43 Pep Club 1,2,33 Student
Council 2,31 Driver Training 33 Homecoming Queen Candidate
ROGER DOTY R. D.
He has the face of a benediction.
Band 1,2,3,43 Student Council 33 Driver Training 3.
J IM GIESLER Geese
He hath eaten me out of house and home.
Baseball 1,2,3,43 Basketball 1,2,3,4: Track 33 Class Play 3,41
Library Club 43 Projection Club 1,2,3,43 Driver Training 33
Carnival 1,233.43 Cross Country Team 43 Letterman's Club
1,2,3,43 President 43 Homecoming Usher 33 Attendant 43Master
of Ceremonies of Prom 3.
JR. GROVE J' uney
For they conquer who believe they can.
Driver Training 33 Library Club 4.
RONNIE HASH Ears
The way to be nothing is to do nothing.
Manager 1,2,3,4: Driver Training 23 Student Council 2,33 Car-
nival 2,3,43 Letterman's Club 1,2,3,43 Band 1,2,33 MC Car-
nival 3,41 Recreation Committee 2g Graduation Usher 33Home-
coming Escort 4.
BOB KELLER Clarke
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler.
Student Council 4, Vice-President 43 Basketba111,23Home-
coming Escort 2,43 Letterman's Club 13 Carnival 23 Driver
Training 33 Class 4.
JOYCE KESSLER Joyce
Simplicity is the hardest to be copied.
Pep Club 1,2,3i F.H.A. 33 Library Club 3,43 Driver Training
23 Class Play 3,43 Carnival 2,32 Christmas Play Prompter 2.
DALE KOONTZ HOOl'1i6
Men of few words are the best men.
Basketball 23 Track 13 F.F.A. 1,2,3,43 Driver Training 2.
MARGARET LENZ Zelta
I'll not budge an inch.
Carnival Queen 2s Homecoming Attendant 33 Chorus 1,2,33
Cheerleader 2,3,43 F.H.A. 1,2,3,43 Membership Chairman 2,
Recreation Chairman 43 Pep Club 13 Library Club 13 Class
Vice-President 43 Miss.S-S Comet Candidate 13 Trampoline
Team 1,22 Letterman's Club 2,3,43 Carnival 2,3,43 News-
paper Staff 43 Class Play 4.
DAISY MATHIS Diezy
When arguing with a fool, be sure he isn't similarly engaged.
Driver training 23 Library Club 2,3,43 Christmas Play 23
Class Play 3,43 Carnival 2,31 Newspaper Staff 4.
HAROLD MAYCROFT Craft
Either I find a way or I make one.
Driver Training 33 F.F.A. 1,23 Class Play 43 Band l,2.
RETA MICHAELS Jeannie
I have no superfluous leisure.
Pep Club 1,2,3Q Chorus 1,2,3,43 Band 43 Library 43 Annual
Staff 3,43 Activities Co-Editor 3, Editor 43 Business Manager
43 Driver Training 23 Carnival l,2,3,43 Class Play 3,43 F.
H.A. 1,2,3,4, Treasurer 3, Secretary 4: Assistant Cafeteria
Cashier 2,33 Chorus Contest 13 Christmas Play 23 Prom
Usher 33 Newspaper Staff 43 Chorus Contest 1.
LARRY PAINTER Beaver
Let us talk of graves, worms and epitaphs.
Basketball 13 Annual Staff 3,43 Humor Co-Editor 33 Activities
Co-Editor 43 Homecoming Escort 33 Class Vice-P resident 2,31
Class Treasurer 43 Cross-Country 43 Driver Training 23 Car-
GENE PATTERSON Alvy
Never say more than is necessary.
Track 3,43 F.F.A. 1,22 Driver Training 23 Cross-Country 43
Letterman's Club 4.
MARY ROBERTS Mag
Few minds wear out, more rust out.
Library Club 2,3,43 Carnival 2,33 Class Play 33Ad. Committee
3g Christmas Play Prompter 23 Pep Club 2,32 F.H.A. 3.
SANDRA RUWE Ruwe
Laff everytime you pheel tickled, and laff once in awhile
Class Treasurer 23 StudentCouncilRepresentative43President
43 Annual Staff 43 Typist 43F.H,A. 1,2,3,4, Recreation Chairman
33 Public Relations Chairman 43 Library Club 1,2,Secretary 23
Chorus 1,2,3,43 BoosterClub l,2,3,43 Driver Training23Christ-
mas Play 23 Recreation Committee 2g Majorette 1,2,3,4:
Carnival 1,2,3,43 Class Play 3,41 Girls State Alternate 33
Trampoline Team 1,2,43 Newspaper Staff 43 Concession 4.
KATHRYN SCI-IMITT Schmitty
Girls we love for what they are, men for what they promise
Chorus 1,2,3,43 Pep Club 33 F.H.A. 1,2,3,43ConstitutionChair-
man 43 Driver Training 23 Majorette 2,3,4, Head 43 Library
Club 3,43 Class Secretary 43 Carnival 33 HomecorningQueen 4.
RUTH SPANNAGEL Ruchee
The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.
Class Vice-President 13 Class President 2,3,43 F.H.A. 1,2,3,
4, Treasurer 2, Con. Chairman 3, Historian 43 Pep Club 1,2,3,
43 Cheerleader 2,3,43 Carnival 2,3,43 MissS-S CometCandidate
13 Homecoming Queen Attendant 13 Chorus 1,2,3, Secretary 13
Carnival 2,3,43 Lettermarfs Club 2,3,4, Secretary -Treasurer
43 Driver Training'23 Library Club 13R,ecreationCommittee 23
Trampoline Team 1,23 Class Play 43 D.A.R.
DWIGHT STEINEMAN Stinky
It 'sa wise father that knows his own child.
F.F.A. l,2,3,4, Treasurer 43 Poultryand Grainludging Teams
1,2,3Z International Livestock Show 23 F.F .A. State Convention
Delegate 33 Parliamentary Procedure Team 33 Student Council
43 F.F.A. Fair 43 Class Play 3,42 Band 1,2,3,43 Driver Train-
RICHARD STREMMING Rich
I would rather be right than be President.
F.F .A. 1,2,3,43 Homecoming Escort 33 Driver Training23Class
JANET SYFERT .Tanet
Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing.
Pep Club 1,23 F.H.A. 23 Carnival 2,32 Class Treasurer 3g
Class Play 3,43 Christmas Play 23 Chorus 1,21 Homecoming
Attendant 23 Homecoming Queen Candidate 4.
DARRELL TABBERT Ike
A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.
Driver Training 23 Ag. l,2,3,4.
SANDRA THOMAS Sandy
There's daggers in men's smiles.
Pep Club 1,2,3,45 F .H.A. 1,2,3,45 Cheerleader 25 Library Club
2,3,45 Letterman's Club 2,3,45 Carnival 2,3,45Class Treasurer
15 Class Play 3,45 Chorus 1,2,35 F .H.A. Public Relations 2:
Homecoming Committee 3,45 Recreation Committee 25 Driver
DONALD WALLACE Dood
Whatever you have, spend less.
Basketball 1,2,35 Driver Training 25 Track 15 Class Play 35
Manager 45 Carnival 45 Letterman's Club 4.
CATHERN WALLS Cathy
The course of true love never did run smooth.
F.H.A. 1,2,3,45 Chrous 1,2,3,45 Pep Club 1,2,3,45 Homecoming
Attendant 35 Driver Training 25 Carnival 25 Play Usher 3,4.
DAVID WEBER Louie
For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die.
Concession 1,25 Pep Club 35C'arnival 2,35ClassPlay 35 Christ-
mas Play 2.
WANDA WEBNER 004419-406
Who first invented work, and bound the free?
F.H.A. 1,2,3,4, Con. Chairman 25 Pep Club 1,2,3,45 Student
Council 35 Concession 35 Band 1,2,3,45 Carnival 3,45 Class
Play 35 Carnival Queen Candidate 45 Newspaper staff 45 Driver
GEORGE WILLIAMS Gegrgjhe
This is the short and long of it.
Chorus 1,2,35 Driver Training 25 Football 2,35 Dramatics Club
1,2,35 Track 3,45 Carnival 45 Letterman's Club 45 Class Play
1,45 Baseball 45 Basketball 15 Pep Club 45 Homecoming Escort
45 Valentine Dance Escort 1. K
VIVIAN WITTENBERG Viv
God hangs the greatest weights on the smallest wires.
Class Secretary 1,35 Student Council 1,25TrampolineTeam 1,2,
35 Homecoming Queen Attendant 15 Carnival Queen Candidate
35 Annual Staff 15 F.H.A. 1,2,3,4, Parliamentarian 2,President
3, Vice-P resident 4, Secretary 1,4, Historian 45 Chorus l,2,3,
45 Varsity Cheerleader 1,2,3,4, Captain 45 Driver Training 25
Program Club 25 Letterrnan's Club 3,45 Carnival 1,2,3,45Class
Play 45 Newspaper Staff 4.
LORETTA ZALMAN Zalsman
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
F.H.A. l,3,45 Band 1,2,3,45 Class Play 35 Pep Club l,2,3,45
Homecoming Attendant 35 Driver Training 25 Newspaper Staff
45 Carnival 3,4.
Sandra and George
SHORTEST AND TAL!-EST MOST s'rUD1oUs CLASS TEAsEs
Jim and KSY Reta Jean and Larry David and Daisy
LAZIEST QUIETEST MOST INQUISITIVE
Wanda and Harold Joyce and Gene Sandra and Darrell
MOST ATHLETIC NOISIEST MQST INDIVIDUAL
Jim and Margaret Ivan and Kathryn Mary and Ed
Arlene Bauer, Secretary
Sarah Falk.. Vice-President
Janet Friese, Student Council
Doug Lueck, Student Council
Jerry Lugar, Treasurer
Bill Swank, President
Darlene Joyce Sharan Virginia Iyvonne Loretta Jane
Reed Reynolds Rincker Tarrant Thompson Rentfro Gill
Dave Baurngarten, President
Sue Boyer, Treasur
Larry Ensign -
Frank Rincker, Secr
Larry Schultz, Student Council
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Diane Sterling, Vic
Gayle Von Behren
Darlene Ballinger, Secretary
Larry Giertz, President
Terry Lankow, Student Council
Ken Meeker, Student Council
Larry Reynolds -
Ronald Rothrock, Vice- President
Larry Von Behren, Treasurer
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JUNIOR AND SENIOR
"Rendezvous Under the Stars" was the theme chosen by the Junior Class. The gymnasium was
decorated with pastel blue and silver streamers forming false walls. A star-studded sky over the dance
floor consisted of various sized gold and silver Stars intermingled with blue light bulbs. A large yellow
moon hovered over the band, seated at the side of the dance floor. Opposite the band stood a large wishing
well. The roof was covered with blue angel hair sprinkled with gold stars. Decorated card tables were
scattered on the outskirts of the floor.
Streamers divided the dance floor from the banquet area. Iris and spirea decorated the tablesg
all other table decorations were in accordance with the evening's theme.
As the guests entered through a corridor of streamers, Reta Jean Michaels and Sandra Thomas,
Junior ushers, greeted them and invited them to enjoy punch and hors d'oeuvres from the wishing well.
The banquet began at six-thirty o'c1ock. Jokes were presented by ,T im Giesler, "Wizard of the
Stars," the Junior toastmaster. A toast, "Starstudded Welcome" was presented by the Junior Class
president, Ruth Spannagel. The Senior response of thanks, "Moonlight Response," was offered by the
class president, Jim Bales. The "Prophecy of the Stars" was read by Sandra Ruwe and the "Will of
the Passing Comets" was read by Imogene Reel.
The menu was as follows:
f HorsD 'oeuvresl
Dreamboat Adrift Northern Lights
fPotatoes and gravyy fCrab Applesy
f Hot Rollsj fCarrot-celery sticksj
Milky Way and Floating Cloud
QPink Angel Food Cake and Vanilla Ice Creamy
Star Chips and Moonstones
qNuts and Mintsj
Heavenly Mist Dew Drops
After the festive supper. dancing continued until eleven- thirty o 'c1ock. Thus climaxed the beautiful
evening under the stars.
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HOMECOMING QUEEN -- Kathryn Schmitt
QUEEN AND ESCORT
IilTl and Darlene 131-fy and Joyce
Larry and Donna L C. and Janet
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Bill and Carole
Tom and Carol
BACK ROW, Left to Right: Tom Lowry, Larry Shumard, Jim Giesler, Bob Keller, Arlyn Culver, Ronnie
Hash, George Williams, Jerry Lugar, Bill Giesler, J. C. Kessler. FRONT ROW: Bill Swank, Carol Bales,
Donna Spannagel, Darlene Beitz, Janet Syfert, Queen, Kathryn Schmitt: Kay Davis, Joyce Reynolds, Carole
Wallace, Janet Baurngarten, Howard Koontz.
On November 27, 1958, the Stewardson-Strasburg Comets were defeated by the Windsor Blue Devils
by a score of 76-64.
The Windsor ballplayers, cheerleaders, coaches and administration were invited for a luncheon fol-
lowing the game. '
The highlight of the Annual affair was the crowning of the Homecoming Queen. The background for
the throne of Her Majesty was a green frame with a white heart in the center. This was placed on the gym
The attendants approached the throne from the side doors of the gym.
Master of Ceremonies, Doug Lueck, introduced the attendants and their escorts to the audience in the
Howard Koontz and Bill Swank ushered the attendants to the throne.
The Freshman attendants were Lady Carol Bales and Escort Tom Lowry and Lady Janet Baurngarten
and escort'J. C. Kessler. Carol wore a pink ruffled formal and Janet wore an ice blue formal.
The next attendants to appear were the Slophomores. Lady Carole Wallace and Escort Bill Giesler
and Lady Donna Spannagel and Escort Larry Shumard. Carole's formal was of pink lace and Donna's a
light green with tiny white ruffles.
The Junior attendants were Lady Darlene Beitz and Escort Jim Giesler and Lady Joyce Reynolds and
Escort Jerry Lugar. Darlene's formal was blue net ruffles and J oyce's blue eylet lace.
The Senior attendants were Lady Kay Davis and her Escort George Williams and Lady Janet Syfert
and her Escort Bob Keller. Kay's formal was lavender white embroidery on net and J anet's, orchid net
ruffles over taffeta. '
Miss Kay Lading and Master Bradley Friese were the next to appear as the crownbearers.
Approaching the throne was Her Majesty, Miss Kathryn Schmitt escorted by Arlyn Culver.
Miss Beverly Underwood, the retiring Queen, approached the throne and crowned Miss Schmitt the
1958 Homecoming Queen and presented her with a bouquet of red roses.
Mr. Ronnie Hash served as Beverly's Escort.
Each attendant received a three red rose corsage and each escort received a white carnation boutonniere .
A public dance followed the coronation.
Jim Giesler Ronnie Hash
LEFT TO RIGHT: Linda Anderson, Wanda Webner, Janet Friese, Lisa Falk, Queen, Carol Lowryg King,
Ronnie J ohnsong Dwayne Lueck, Douglas Lueck, Dwight Steineman, Frank Rincker.
The Annual Fall Carnival sponsored by the Lettermen's Club was held on November 7, 1958. Con-
cessions were available during the evening. Highlighting the entertainment of the evening was a trampo-
line exhibition by four senior girls. Also, a "Burlesque Show" by members of the Lettermen's Club. The
Chorus sang two numbers-and a short skit ended the entertainment. Ronnie Hash served as Master of Cere-
The crowning of the King and Queen was the highlight of the evening. Candidates for this occasion
were elected by each class. ' '
Soft music was heard in the background as the candidates took their places beside the throne.
Miss Linda Anderson and Mr. Frank Rincker, the Sophomore candidates, were the first to appear.
Miss Wanda Webner and Mr. Dwight Steineman, the Senior candidates, were next to make an appear-
ance. - ,
They were followed by the Junior candidates, Miss Janet Friese and Mr. Douglas Lueck,
The crown bearers, Miss Lisa Falk and Master Dwayne Lueck, were next to advance to the throne.
The big moment had arrived. The Freshmen candidates, Miss Carol Lowry and Mr. Ronnie Johnson
were approaching the throne to be crowned King and Queen of the 1958-59 Stewardson-Strasburg Carnival
by Jim Giesler and Ronnie Hash. The King and Queen each received a gift from the Lettermen's Club.
Each Queen candidate was presented with a corsage of white carnations and each King candidate re-
ceived a boutonniere.
KING AND QUEEN
Carol Lowry and Ronnie Johnson
Linda Anderson, Frank Rincker
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Lisa Falk, Dwayne Lueck
Wanda Webner, Dwight Steinernan
Janet Friese, Douglas Lueck
Jim Anderson . . . . .. Doug Lueck
Margaret Anderson . . . . Phyllis Kull
Betty ...... . . Bonnie Elliott
Kathy . . . . .Janet Friese
Bud . . . . Tom Lowry
Janie. . . . . Connie Lading
Ramona . . . Jeanette Alwardt
Patty .... . . Peggy Schultz
Repair Man . . . . Jerry Lugar
Ralph .... . . . Bill Swank
Officer Johnson. . . .
Bud 's Friend .
Mrs. Jones .
Perkins . . .
. . .Fred Manhart
. . .Kieth Kessler
. . . . Sarah Falk
. . . Arlene Bauer
. . Joyce Reynolds
FRONT ROW, Left to Right: ,Tanet Syfert, Ruth Spannagel, Cathern Walls, Sandra Thomas, Vivian Wit-
tenberg. SECOND ROW: Sandra Ruwe, Marjorie Buesking, Daisy Mathis, Margaret Lenz. THIRD ROW
Arlyn Culver, Bob Keller, Jim Giesler, Dwight Steineman, Richard Stremming, George Williams.
Mountain Maggie . .
Maw Fry . . .
Emmy Fry . .
Izzie Fry ....
Clem Fry .....
Rosie Belle Fry , , ,
Aunt Harry Hornhonker
Willy Hornhonker ....
Pappy Popoff . .... .
Zeke Popoff .....
FEUDIN ' OVER YONDER
. . . Margaret Lenz
. . . Sandra Thomas
. . . Ruth Spannagel
. Dwight Steineman
. . . . ..TimGiesler
. . . . Sandra Ruwe
. Vivian Wittenberg
. . . . Arlyn Culver
Travelin' Preacher . . . . . George Williams
Wedding Guests - - . . . Daisy Mathis
The plot of this play revolves around the Popoff family and the Fry family who have been feuding for
years because one of the Popoff boys said that he was going out to shoot an old skunk one day and acciden-
tally shot Paw Fry instead. Periodically, Mountain Maggie must patch someone who is hurt in the feud.
Rosie Belle takes the only unattached male in the hills from under her sister Emmy's nose. Emmy, who
would like to get "hitched", enlists the aid of Mountain Maggie to put an end to the feud. Mountain Maggie
convinces Maw Fry and Pappy Popoff that some plain sugar water that she gives them is a "love-potion"
which will make them fall in love. They are tired of being lonely and have just about decided to marry and
end the feud, when Rosie Belle arrives with the news that it was all a trick. Once again the feud is going
full force. In the end, the feud is ended and everybody is happy, but not before thereare several merry
mix-ups and rib-tickling situations.
ROW ONE, Left to Right: Janet Friese, Carole Wallace, Johnny Wittenberg. ROW TWO: Sandra Ruwe,
Peggy Schultz, Terry,Lankow, LarryR.Schu1tz.ROW THREE: Bob Keller, Dwight Steineman, J im Anderson,
Doug Lueck, Ken Meeker. ROW FOUR: Donald Harrison, Adviser.
ROW ONE, Left to Right: Kay Davis, Darlene Reed, Joyce Kessler, Gloria Buesking, Sandra Thomas,
Lois Brown, Sharan Rincker, Karen Boldt, Mrs. Kessler, Adviser. ROW TWO: Virginia Tarrant, Kathryn
Schmitt, Gayle Von Behren, Joyce Reynolds, Janet Friese, Carole Wallace, Ruth Onken. ROW THREE:
Wanda Webner, Marjorie Buesking, Peggy Schultz, Junior Grove, Reta Michaels, Daisy Mathis, Mary
Roberts. ROW FOUR: Jim Giesler, Dean Kessler, Tom Lowry, Doug Lueck, Bill Swank, Connie Lading,
Fl HI Al
ROW ONE, Left to Right: Ruth Spannagel, Sandra Ruwe,Margaret Lenz, Carole Wal1ace,Sarah Falk
Phyllis Kull. ROW TWO: Janet Friese, Arlene Bauer, Reta Michaels, Peggy Schultz, Vivian Wittenberg,
Mrs. Buesking, Adviser. ROW THREE: Kathryn Schmitt, Cathern Walls, Sandra Thomas, Loretta Zalman,
Sharon Culver, Donna Schlechte, Janet Kessler, Marie Lueck, .Sue Boyer, Judy Harrison, Carol Lowry,
Carol Bales, Darlene Beitz. ROW FOUR: Lois Brown, Ginny Lou Klepzig, Shary Brummerstedt, Connie
Lading, Bonnie Elliott, Ruth Onken, Linda Anderson, Joyce Jones, Belva Peifer, Carol Michaels, Janet
Batungarten. ROW FIVE: Marvelle Alwardt, Doris Lugar, Janice Kessler, Jeanette Alwardt, Wanda
Webner, Judy Doehring, Marjorie Buesking, Paulette Rauch, Joyce Reynolds, Loretta Rentfro, Sharan
Rincker, Linda Boyer, Donna Spannagel, Karen Boldt.
'I'he Stewardson-Strasburg Future Homemakers of America was under the leadership of Mrs. Berniece
Buesking. Club activities consisted of: September, watermelon feast for new freshman members, Hobo
Day, and bake saleg October, family nightg December, gift exchange and Christmas party with FFA boys,
Christmas caroling, and fixing boxes for shut-insg January, formal initiation of new membersg February,
chili supperg March, Daddy-Date Night: April, Hobo Day and FHA Week: May, Mother-Daughter Banquet,
bake sale, and trip. We sponsored hat and coat check at basketball-games. Officers Training School is held
each year for club officers. All members are urged to attend the Spring Rally each year. Each member
earning 100 points by participating in activities was eligible to attend the club trip. We also performed
services for other organizations.
FHA Week consisted of: wearing FHA pins every dayg Monday, wearing red and whiteg Tuesday,
presenting a rose to teachers, Wednesday, Mothers' Teag Thursday, dress-up dayg Friday, dress sillyg
Sunday, attend church together. I
Our chapter consisted of fifty members, our Adviser, three chapter mothers, and two chapter fathers.
F. F. A.
ROW ONE, Left toRight: TomVonderheide, Dwight Steineman, Keith Kessler, Arlyn Culver, Frank Rincker,
Ronnie Beitz, Mr. Carruthers,Adviser. ROW TWO: Howard Koontz, Norman Everett, Melvin Mueller,
'Larry R, Schultz, Paul Manhart, Larry Reynolds, Dwane Koontz, Dave Baumgarten, Richard Strernming.
ROW THREE: George Waters, Ronnie Johnson, Richard Reel, Wayne Walden, David Durbin, Larry Lading,
Gene Krumreich, Eddie Bales, Wayne Mingus. ROW FOUR: Dale Everett, Larry Shumard, Roger Reel,
Virgil Prosser,,T erry Bill Kessler, KarlZalman, David Volkman, Dale Koontz. ROW FIVE: Gene Stremming,
Kenny Kessler, Donald Huffmaster, F red Manhart, MaxSlifer,Larry Ensign, Ronnie Boldt, Gene Steineman,
The Stewardson-Strasburg Future Farmers of America, a non-compulsory organization, consists of
boys enrolled in agriculture. Our club is under the leadership of Mr. Cloide Carruthers. All agriculture
students are urged to join FFA. Our club activities consist of: money-making projects, FFA contests,
chapter awards. parties with FHA girls, and other service activities. Parliamentary procedure and public
speaking contests, individual farming activity awards, grain, stock, poultry, and dairy judging contests
are sponsored by this club. The FFA degrees are awarded by the achievement shown in individual farming
programs supervised by each boy.
Our motto is:
Learning to do
Doing to learn
Earning to live
Living to serve.
ROW ONE: Ronnie Boldt, Sandra Thomas, Lorena Zalman, Karen Boldt, Gloria Buesking, Imogene Culver,
Kathryn Schmitt, Cathern Walls, Phyllis Kull, Arlene Bauer. ROW TWO: Virginia Tarrant, Jennie Lou
McCormick, Ginny Lou Klepzig, Kay Davis, Lois Brown, Ruth Spannagel, Loretta Rentfro, Ruth Onken,
Miss McC1ory, Adviser. ROW THREE: Dean Debolt, Margaret Lenz, Connie Lading, Sandra Ruwe, Peggy
SCTIUIIZ. Jeanette Alwardt, Reta Michaels, Wanda Webner, Marjorie Buesking, Donna Spannagel, Larry
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Mr. Maxedon, Adviser: Larry R. Schultz, Paul Manhart, Margaret Lenz, Shary Brummerstedt, Ruth
Spannagel, Carole Wallace, John Rincker, David Durbin, John T. Middlesworth, Adviser. ROW THREE:
Bill Swank, Larry Giertz, Frank Rincker, Ronnie J' ohnson, Larry D. Schultz, Larry Shumard, Eddie
Bales. ROW FOUR: Jim Anderson, Donald Huffrnaster, Leonard Rentfro, J'.C. Kessler, Ronnie Rothrock,
Gene Patterson, Doug Lueck, Fred Manhart, DonWa1lace. ROW FIVE: .Tim Giesler, George Williams, David
Moran, Jerry Lugar, Tom Lowry, Bill Giesler, Herb Russell, Dean Kessler, Ronnie Hash, George Waters.
ROW ONE: James Engel, Larry R. Schultz, Johnny Wittenberg. ROW TWO: Norman Everett, Ken Meeker,
Dale Moran, Miss McClory, Adviser. ROW THREE: LarryVon Behren, Donald Huffmaster, Rick Patterson,
Melvin Mueller. ROW FOUR: David Volkman, Jerry Lugar, J.C.Kess1er, Lowell Moomaw.
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The Comets were defeated in a close gamewith Find-
lay winning by a score of 76 - 75. Anderson was high
point man with 37 points.
T -Town defeated the Comets by a large margin of
105 - 60. Anderson led the scoring with 22 points.
Lakeview of Decatur defeated the Comets by a score
of 58 - 52. Anderson and Lugar led the scoring with
22 and 19 points respectively.
The Comets met with Brownstown on the home floor.
Brownstown proved victorious with a score of 28 - 25 .
Lugar scored 10 points, while teammates Russell and
Anderson each hit 5 points apiece for the Comets.
The Comets and St. Elmo met in a close battle with
St. Elmo proving to bethevictorbya score of 56 - 55.
Anderson led the scoring with 21 points. Team-
mates Lugar and Moran scored 16 and 10 respectively
for the Comets. Cameron scored 26 points for St.
Comets season opened on the home floor with Neoga
defeating the Comets by a score of 67 - 60. Anderson
led with 30 points.
The Comets took their first win from Beecher City
with a score of 67 - 53. Lugar led the scoring widi
Windsor defeated the Comets in their Gameby a score
of 76 - 64. Lugar was high point man with 21 points.-
The Comets were defeated by St. Anthony by a score
of 69 - 58. Anderson led the Comets with 29 points,
while Sur and Bryant each had 26 for the victors.
After winning First Place in the Wayne City Holiday
Tournament, the Comets came back to play Patoka,
their first game after me big victory. Patoka de-
feated the Comets by a score of 75 - 63. Lugar led
the Comets scoring with 22 points.
The Comets met the Blue Devils at Windsor with the
Windsor squad proving the victor. The score was
72 - 58. Anderson led the Comets scoring 'with 23
points and Lugar netting 12. Edwards scored 19
with teammate Honn netting 18 for the victors.
The Hearts of Effingham met the Comet! on their
home floor with Effingham the victor. The Score was
62 - 44. Anderson scored 14 with J. Gies er scoring
13 for the Comets. Sherrick for the Hearts had 14.
'I'he Bombers defeated the Comets by a score of
51-47. High point man was Lugar with 15 and And-
erson followed with 12.
The Comets defeated the Cowden Hornets by a score
of 62-37. Herb Russell was high point man with
Sullivan defeated the Comets 88-58. Anderson led
the Comet scoring with 20 points.
The Wooden Shoes defeated the Comets by a score
of 24-20. Anderson scored 10 points for the Comets
and Funneman scored 8 for the Wooden Shoes.
The Rams defeated the Comets by a score- of 81-
61. Anderson led the Comets with 30 points and
Holland scored 28 for the Rams.
Casey outshined the Comets with a score of '76-
48. Lugar led the Comet scoring with 13 points
and teammate Russell 10.
The Comets traveled to Robinson and were defeated
by a score of 113-92. Anderson led the Comets
with 35 points.
The Comets handed the Altamont Indians a defeat
by a scoreof 83-63.
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LEFT TO RIGHT: Larry Schultz, Bill Giesler, ,T im Anderson, David Moran, .T im Giesler,
Jerry Lugar, Bill Swank, Herb Russell, Fred Manhart, Tom Lowry. KNEELING: George
Waters, Coach, John T. Middlesworthg Assistant Coach, .Tim Maxedon, Larry Giertz.
T0 URNAME NTS 58-59
In the WAYNE CITY TOURNAMENT the Comets won first place.
Mills Prarie 60 - 43 . Anderson high point man with 24 points.
Crossville 54 - 53. Anderson was high point scorer with 24 points.
Thompsonville 54 - 47. Anderson led with 20 points.
Elkville 59 - 57. Lugar led the Comets with 22 points.
The Comets were defeated the second night in the NATIONAL TRAIL CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT.
Altamont 41 - 34. Anderson was high scorer with 17 points. 2
Windsor 73, S.S. 61. Anderson scored 30 points.
The Comets were favored fourth in the DISTRICT TOURNAMENT at Beecher City but proved to be the
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Herrick 85 - 64.
Mulberry Grove 71 - 61.
Brownstown 45 - 41.
The Comets were knocked out of the VANDALIA REGIONAL TOURNAMENT the first night by Ramsey.
Ramsey won the game by a score of 86 - 67.
This ended the Comets basketball season.
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FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Paul Manhart, John Rincker, Frank Rincker, Larry Shumard, Bill Giesler, Bill
Swank. SECOND ROW: Herb Russell, Jim Anderson, Gene Patterson, Leonard Rentfro, Jerry Lugar, Fred
Manhart, Sam Moran, Ronnie Rothrock. THIRD ROW: Jim Giesler, Dean Kessler, Larry Lading, Larry
Painner, Larry Reynolds, Kenton Noffke, David Durbin, Tom Lowry, George Waters. FOURTH ROW: Dar-
rell Cress, J. C. Kessler, Lowell Moomaw, Terry Lankow, Larry Giertz, Ronnie J ohnson, Larry Schultz.
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The Stewardson-Strasburg Comets placed fourth in the National Trail Conference with a record of
three wins and five defeats.
The Comets first game was with Neoga. Neoga won by a score of 1-0.
On September 12, the Comets traveled to Windsor, We defeated Windsor by a score of 11-1.
On September 18, the Comets played Cowden at Strasburg. The Comets won by a score of 3-2.
On September 19, the Comets played Brownstown at Strasburg. Brownstown won by a score of 4-3.
On September 23, the Comets traveled to Effingham. The Comets defeated St. Anthony by a
score of 12 -0.
On September 26, the Comets traveled to Beecher City and lost another game by a score of 713.
On October 1, the Comets played Altamont on the high school diamond. Altamont won by a score
of 3- 1 .
On October 3, the Comets played T-Town on the high school diamond. T-Town won the game by
a score of 4'3.
1957 BASEBALL SUMMARY
Record 3 wins 5 defeats
B., Giesler AB 23 Hits 9 Ave. . 391 Schultz AB 24 Hits 3 Ave,
I. Giesler AB 23 Hits 7 Ave. . 304 Swank AB 28 Hits 3 Ave.
Bales AB 15 Hits 4 Ave. . 267 Giertz AB 5 Hits 0 Ave.
Anderson AB 23 Hits 6 Ave. . 261 Kessler AB 3 Hits 0 Ave.
Lugar AB 21 Hits 5 Ave. .238 Williams AB 1 Hits 0 Ave.
Rothrock AB 19 Hits 3 Ave. . 158 Johnson AB 1 Hits o Ave.
Lowry AB 21 Hits 3 Ave. . 143
ROW ONE: Leonard Rentfro, Gary Baumgarten, Ted Anderson, Donald Huffmaster, Bill Swank, David
Durbin. ROW TWO: Herb Russell, Gene Patterson, Mr.Maxedon,Coachg George Williams, Jim Giesler,
Jerry Lugarz Missing from the picture is I im Anderson.
1958 TRACK S UMMARY
The Comets participated in ten track meets inthe Spring of 1958. The Comets won two dual meets, and
finished second in three triangular meets. The team finished third in the Shelby County Meet and sixth in the
National Trail Meet.
In the District Track Meet Jim Anderson placed third in the low hurdles and Ted Anderson placed
fourth in the pole vault class.
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