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1961: Worthington Band Director One of the Top Ten in the Nation

Gerald Niemeyer was named one of the top 10 band directors in the nation in 1961.

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1960: WHS Kids Go to All State Band

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1939: Trojan Staff Ready for Work

Jean Watson, Don Rickers, Edwin Roberts and Blanche Shaw were on the staff of the Trojan in 1939, and they were getting ready to work. For my out-of-town readers: The Trojan was the Worthington High School newspaper for a very … Continue reading

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1985: WHS Homecoming King and Queen

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1960: First Female Commencement Speaker for WHS

Worthington High School’s first female commencement speaker was Mrs. Frank F. Barker, a "housewife," who spoke in 1960. She was also the county recorder for Polk County, and had a catering service and owned and operated a tea room. Yet "housewife" made … Continue reading

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1960: Rickers and Tripp Talk Prom

Don Rickers and H Marvell Tripp talked to Police Chief Shelquist about the proposed route for a car caravan for the Junior-Senior Prom Activity Night. It looks… complicated. Next post at 6 p.m.

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1985: WHS Class Resurrects Old Tractors

The Worthington High School vo-ag class rehabilitated old tractors in 1985.

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1960: Worthington Seniors Produce Play

Worthington students produced presented The Desk Set in 1960, including Maxine Anderson, Sandra Scott, Judy Hvistendahl, Carol Strohm, Barbara Gould, Jerry Kuhl, Mary Hay, Roger Groenewold, Tony Houtsma, Gary Goodwill, Reidar Soderholm, Lucy (or Lacy?) Martin, Daryl Standafer, Bruce McKinnon and Barbara … Continue reading

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1960: School Bus, Car Collide

Worthington High School basketball players escaped injury in 1960 despite a car-bus collision. Next post at noon.

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1959: Choirs Present Annual Concert

Worthington Senior High School presented its annual Christmas Choral Concert in 1959, with the senior high choir, the Worthington junior college choir, the ninth grade choir, as well as the seventh and eighth grade choirs. That would produce a very, … Continue reading

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