Back: Tyler Larson, Dan Kerkhoff, Donnie Eischeid, Keith Muhlbauer, Mike Gruhn
Front: Beth Opperman, Carolyn Bruhn, Nancy Wegner, Lori Wanninger, Kathy Klocke
Joan Nissen, Mike Gruhn, Nancy Wegner
Napkin from banquet
Besides members and parents, honored guests included Supt. and Mrs. William Baley, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Euchner, Mr. and Mrs. John Beach, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Standerwick, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Munster, William Robinson, Lois Kemper, Dwane Mickelson, Marian Pantel, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dethlefs, Louis Vennink, A.T. Irlbeck, Lois Vennink and Sally Wanninger.
Members were solicited for the vegetables, potatoes, salads, cake, buns and meat loaf, while ham, ice cream, coffee and milk was furnished by the chapter.
Served Family Style.
The meal was served family style with sisters of members as waitresses, namely, Dorothea Brus, Beverly Genzen, Shannon Mahnke, Darlene Genzen, Darlys Vollstedt, Anna Belle Vennink, Janell Hansen, Pat Irlbeck, Karen Rowedder, Mary Ann Hagedorn, Imogene Haberl, Dorothy Barton, Shirley Venteicher, Sylvia Vollstedt, Carol Beck and Georgia Brus.
Following the meal, Larry Witt extended a welcome and Leo Thielen responded for the guests. Officers conducted opening ceremonies and roll call was answered by members and their parents standing. Darryl Jahn recognized the honored guests.
After roll call Glen Ahrendsen, Hans "Junior" Bonnesen, Dick Bowers, Allen Fonken, Wayne Brus, Billy Genzen, Larry Handlos, Bernard Joens, Ronald Mahnke, James Middendorf, Evans Musfeldt, Allen Nissen, Larry Rowedder, David Sextro, Vernon Sonksen, Stanley Spies, Clifford Stammer, and Ronald Vogl were initiated as greenhands.
Norman Vandehaar, chapter advisor, was awarded the honorary farmer degree. Leroy Venteicher read an article telling about the many acts of kindness, consideration and help Mr. Vandehaar had extended the chapter during the year. Emil Gram escorted Mr. Vandehaar to the president's station where he was presented a gold emblem of the honorary farmer.
Ray Thielen was awarded a $25 savings, bond for being selected the "Star Chapter Farmer." Twelve boys who had previously been "Chapter Farmer of the Month" competed, for the awards. Larry Popp made presentation of the bond and read accomplishments of the "star farmer."
After the meeting a special program was presented on the FFA creed. Eleven scenes were spotlighted, each representing a phase of the creed. Ray Thielen narrated the program. Larry Genzen sang a solo, "God of Our Father," accompanied by Darlene Genzen on the piano.
Mr. Vandehaar showed slides of various FFA activities and of projects of members, closing the evening by thanking parents and guests and all those who helped with the banquet.
Committees were: Food - Larry Genzen, Eugene Haberl, Roger Christensen and Larry Handlos. Table - Roger Barten, Gary Schroeder, Robert Moore and Larry Rowedder. Program - Ray Thielen, Lenus Mundt, Ronald Brus and Evans Musfeldt. Invitations - Darryl Jahn, Larry Klocke, Larry Hansen and Stanley Spies.
FFA float 1955 Homecoming - Darlys Vollstedt & Karen Rix
Looking at the east wall of the old gym - now Rec Center
??, Sylvia Vollstedt, ??, Darlys Vollstedt
Freshman & Sophomore members 1961
Third: Lyle Zinke, Jim Hansen, LeRoy Joens, Pat Knueven, Fred Gruhn, Mr. Luther Thompson, Sponsor
Second: Jerry Hockett, Duane Karstens, Raymond Hagedorn, Kenny Zubrod, Roger Schroeder, Ron Nissen
Front: Kenneth Spies, Russell Stribe, Paul Vogl, Calvin Stammer, Don Mathisen, Merlin Frahm, Duane Rohe
1961 Junior & Senior members
Third: Allen Ehlers, Mahlon Lamp, Roger Kuhl, Ron Odendahl, Gerald Handlos
Second: Gordell Lamp, Pat Kasperbauer, Roger Hansen, Fred Nulle, Ken Doyel, Mr. Luther Thompson - Sponsor
Front: Ken Boell, Dale Koester, Ken Venteicher, Lowell Jahn, Russell Witt, Dean Grimm, Denny Frahm
1949-50 Juniors & Sophomores
Back: Gene Ehrichs, Allen Jensen, Dale Schnirring - instructor, Robert Boell, Richard Boell
Middle: Donald Jackson, Robert Grundmeier, Norman Andresen, Russell Spies, Charles Kruse, LeRoy Dammann
Front: Robert Richards, Charles Frank, Allen Joens, Raymond Christensen, Fredric Dethlefsen, Myron Bogatzke, Leon Hugeback
Judy Genzen 1987
Valda Lamaack FFA Sweetheart May 19, 1961
Keith Vollstedt 1979
Queen Lisa Gruhn, King Brad Otto FFA February 14, 1986
Back: Paul Opperman, Ken Willenborg, Brad Otto, Brian Joens, Craig Langel, Keith Rohe
Front: Jodi Collison, Michell Odendahl, Jill Lamp, Lisa Gruhn, Paula Halbur, Patty Bruch