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Scrapbook of pictures found in the New Ulm Journal Archives

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Edited by Armand Peterson

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1953 Danube Hawks: Kalmon Vos, Howard Mueller, David Kotz 1953 Danube Hawks: Russ Tepfer, Jerome Schwartz, Charlie Krause 1954 212 Conference Champion and Runner-up Coaches of Football and Basketball.  Left to Right:  Marv Mischke - Buffalo Lake, Wayne Dietz - Hector, Rob Baar- Renville, and Jim Worden - Sacred Heart.
1967 Co-Champion Football Coaches, Ken Gulbranson of Stewart and Bob Hage of Hector.  The Stewart-Hector football games were classic match-ups in the late 1950's and 1960's. 1963 Hector Tri-Captains:  Todd Macek, Don Lund , Larry Radloff, Eugene Buboltz, and Coach Bob Hage. Macek and Radloff scored a combined total of 64 touchdowns in their careers. 1961 Stewart Senior Basketball Players:  Willard Carlson, Dick Barnes, Bob Streich, Lenny Weber, and Steve Twite.
1972 Stewart starting five:  Larry Schuette, Chuck Kosek, Elmer Rettig, Parry Syverson, and Larry Syverson.  All starters averaged double figures for the season. 1962 Stewart Basketball Players:  Tyrone Wacker, Gary Meier, Larry Meier, Gary Kirchoff, and Dick Twite.  Kneeling is Coach Merv Elwood.  All five athletes excelled in four sports. Dick Barnes (Stewart 1961), #12 skirts left-end in the 1960 Homecoming game versus Renville.  Renville defender unknown.  Barnes was regarded as one of the most talented quarterbacks in the 212 Conference.
Ted Burke (Stewart 1966) dominated 212 athletics in the mid 60's.  He scored 1801 points in basketball, threw the shot put 52 feet, and played football after his highschool career for the Minnesota Gophers.    
  1965 Stewart Basketball Team:  Merril Zieman, Doug Krienke, Ted Burke, John Kalenberg, Dennis Daniels along with Coach Val Whipple. 1965 Brownton Bear Basketball team: Dave Henke, Pete Jensen, Larry Schwartz, Dennis Schuette, Buster West, Roger Gaulke.
  1958 Basketball Awards Banquet in Brownton High School Lunchroom: Marlin Schauer, Coach Bjelland, Harlan Klitzke, Mox Lindeman, Loren Lundstrom.  
    1964 - The first event held in Stewart's new gymnasium.  The first activity in the gym was the 1964 212 Basketball Jamboree.

1964 action in the 212 Basketball Jamboree. 

Action picture from the Walnut Grove vs Brownton Semi-Final Region Three Basketball Tournament held at Myrum Fieldhouse at Gustavus in 1958. 1958 Brownton Cheerleader, Jean Lundstrom, at State Tournament Basketball Game in Williams Arena - University of Minnesota.
A Brownton time-out during the State Tournament game versus Willmar in 1958. Brownton receives the 1958 District 12 Championship Trophy after their win versus Olivia in the Glencoe gymnasium. Dick Peik, Ken Abram, Jim Vinar, Marlin Schauer, Harlan Klitzke, Don Hantge, Tom Janke. Action from the Hector - Brownton 1958 Semi-final District 12 Game at Olivia.
1958 District Semi-final game - Brownton versus Hector. Hector's Jeff Johnson shoots over Ken Abram of Brownton.  Marlin Schauer of Brownnton - #55, and Curt Halvorson of Hector - #32 are looking on. Brownton's Steve Busler cheering on the Bears in a 1958 District Tournament Basketball game in Olivia.  He later became an outstanding football player for Brownton High School in 1970.   1958 Stewart 880 212 Relay Champions:  Dennis Lade, Alan Rettman, Tommy Koopman, and Pat Maiers. 
Dick Peik's (Brownton) patented jump shot versus Willmar in the 1958 State Tournament.

Brownton's Pep Band cheering on the Bears in Williams Arena.

1959 Region 3 Semi-Final Game between Renville (in dark) and Granite Falls (in white)  at Gustavus Adolphus College.  Granite Falls defeated Renville.
1958 Brownton Basketball athletes: Top to Bottom - Jim Vinar, Marlin Schauer, Ken Abram, Harlan Klitzke, Dick Peik. 

Dick Peik goes in for a lay-up versus Olivia in the 1958 District Finals at Glencoe.

Olivia's outstanding athlete, Jerry Dirks, scores against Brownton in the 1958 District 12 Final at Glencoe.  
Hector against Brownton in the 1958 Semi-Final at Olivia.  #33 - Bruce Reuber of Hector, #32 - Curt Halvorson of Hector, #45 - Darrol Streich of Brownton. Lee Raitz of Hector competing in the Long Jump at the 212 Conference Track Meet in 1958 at Glencoe.  Raitz won the Long Jump with a leap of 19' 11".    Bob Bruggers and Red Zaske hold the Region 3 Championship Trophy in the locker room at Gustavus in 1961.
Danube Cheerleaders with Bob Bruggers following the 1961 Regional Championship at Myrum Fieldhouse on the Gustavus campus.  Left to right:  Nancy Kaiser, Pay Dykema, Judy Schrupp and Mary Jane Schnichels.  Jerome Roelofs is watching in the background. Danube's senior guards Larry Kleinhuizen and Don (Red) Zaske with Region 3 Trophy.

The 1961 Danube Hawks celebrate their Region 3 Championship at Gustavus: Sheldon Manthei, Bob VanDenEinde, Tom Svobodny, Jerome Roelofs (directly behind Svobodny) Larry Kleinhuizen, Gary Hoffman (directly behind Kleinhuizen, Gary Hotovec, Bob Bruggers, Woody Schemmel.  Directly behind Schemmel are coaches Rod Black and Chuck Erickson  

1958 Semi-final Region 3 Tournament at Gustavus.  Brownton versus Walnut Grove.  Brownton is wearing the Gustavus Adolphus basketball uniform tops in whtie because both teams came with their black uniforms.  1960 District 12 880 yard relay.   Hector's Tom Haspert (in the middle) has received the baton. Merle Bryan of Buffalo Lake wins the 880 yard run in the 1960 Conference Meet held at Glencoe.
Ed Roepke of Buffalo Lake clears the last hurdle in the 1960 District 12 180 yard low hurdles at Hutchinson.  Roepke went on to place 4th in the State Meet. Ron Koopman - Buffalo Lake - takes a practice jump before the 1958 Conference Meet at Glencoe.  Danube's Gary Kaiser jumps in the 1958 Conference Meet held at Glencoe.  Kaiser finished 3rd in this event.
Two of the best athletes in the area in 1958 - Lee Raitz of Hector on the left and Gary Kaiser of Danube - finish 1st and 2nd in the 220 yard dash.  Allen Rettman of Stewart (no visible behind Kaiser), finished 3rd.  Jim Schimming of Sacred Heart (pictured behind Raitz) finished 4th.  Alan Krumrey of Buffalo Lake (pictured to the right of Kaiser) finished 5th. Brownton's State Tournament Welcome Home celebration in 1958. Pictured on the fire truck are: Ken Abram, Jim Vinar, Harlan Klitzke, Dick Peik, Bill Kreie, Marlin Schauer. 1957 Brownton Bears:  Front Row: Unknown, Harlan Klitzke, Stan Lindeman, Marlin Schauer, Ken Abram, Dick Peik.  Back Row: Loren Lundstrom, Bill Kreie, Jerome Streich, Jim Vinar, Ken Ribar, Butch Bartels, Daryl Streich, and Coach Don Bjelland.
1958 Brownton Bears Welcome Home.  Front Row: Loren Lundstrom, Daryl Streich, Bob Alsleban, Tom Janke.  Back Row: Unknown, Don Hantge, Stan Katzenmayer. 1961 Brownton Basketball team:  Gene Ribar, Roger Roepke, Lynn Berry, Jim Zaske, Dave Wendlandt. 1962 Brownton Basketball Captains Roger Roepke and Dave Wendlandt with Coach Scott Koch.
1961 Brownton Basketball Captains Gary Waller and Jerry Mantheny with Coach Scott Koch. 1963 Brownton Basketball Team: Bob Zaske, Rod Schwarze, Ron Kelm, Glen Paehlke, Chuck Peik. Coach Don Bjelland riding a Brownton Fire Truck at the 1958 Basketball Welcome Home Parade. 
  1958 Brownton Lettermen's Club Car Wash fund raiser:  Marlin Schauer, Jim Vinar and Tom Janke. All Around Brownton Student- Athletes Bill Kreie and Dick Peik of the class of 1959.
1959 Brownton Basketball Captains Dick Peik and Ken Abram with Coach Bob Robinson a 1954 graduate of Bird Island High School.  Robinson was one of the great 212 Conference Athletes. 1954 Stewart - Hector football game at Stewart.  Stewart's Jim Karg #5 is running with the ball, Arlie Kirchoff is #70.  Hector athletes are:  #22 Steve Spreiter, #20 Corky Ahl, #30 Don Hennessey, #31 Forest Broderius, and #41 Gary Raitz. 1954 Stewart fullback Jim Karg is being tackled by all state Linebacker #30 Don Hennessey and D. Klenzman of Hector.  Other Stewart athletes are #61 Larry Lade, #63 Don Schultz, #1 Jim Kirchoff and #3 Arvin Buss. Other Hector athletes are #40 Gary Torbert and #32 Gene Torbert.
Hector Bulldog 1961 Basketball players: Tom Haspert, Larry Scholla, Steve Broderius,and John Jurisch shown with Coach Froiland.  The four formed one of the best football backfields in Conference History.    
  The Johnson brothers of Hector:  Steve, Galen, and Jay.  All three of the brothers were outstanding athletes in the mid 60's. 1957 Stewart - Hector football game.  Hector's quarterback, Lee Raitz is tackled by Stewart's Delano Wacker.  Other Stewart athletes are Pat Maiers, Jim Trettin, and Jerry Vacek.
Action picture from a 1956 Stewart-Hector football game at Stewart. Stewart's 210 lb. fullback, Leroy Karg (#48) runs the ball versus Hector in the fall of 1956.  Hector's quarterback, Lee Raitz (#21) scores the winning touchdown in a 13-7 win over Stewart in 1957.  Delano Wacker of Stewart (#41) tries in vain to stop the play on the goal line.
The last play of the classic Hector - Stewart game of 1957.  Hector (wearing white)won the game 13-7.  Halfback Delano Wacker was stopped on the 15 yard line by George Beske. 1961 Hector gridders:  Gary Leff, Mike Roebke, Dennis Pedersen, and Ken Nicolai shown with coach Bob Hage.

Stewart's speedy halfback Arvin Buss running around left end against Hector in 1954.

The play that could have been.  With the score 13-7 in favor of Hector, the Stewart Gophers tried a halfback pass from Delano Wacker to end, Francis Kasal.  With Kasal being wide open on the play, Hector's Lee Raitz appeared out of nowhere at the last second to knock the ball away to save the game.
    1961 Buffalo Lake Laker Basketball Team: Kneeling, Mgr., Lee Johnson, Ken Ovald, Denton Jakobitz, Don Roepke, Dennis Peterson, and Roger Wendorff.  Standing:  Coach Bruce Douglas, Leland Buboltz, Don Koebnick, Ron Koebnick, Richard Bleick, Steve Glaser, and Coach Clint Perkins.
Bird Island's outstanding all around athlete, Bob Robinson, shown here winning the 180 yard low hurdles in the 1954 Conference Track Meet held at the Bird Island Fairgrounds.   1953 Danube Hawks: Red Reetz and Larry Good.  Reetz and Good were two of the best athletes in DHS history.

Coach Guy Kelly and Jerome Schwartz in the Danube locker room.

1953 starting line-up for the Danube Hawks:  Quarterback Howard Mueller, #45 Dave Kotz, #46 Les Jakel, #53 Kalmon Vos.  Back Row:  George Reetz, Jerome Schwartz, Red Reetz, #74 Larry Good. 1953 Danube gridders in the Danube locker room after a practice.  Dave Kotz, Larry Good, Red Reetz.
Danube cheerleaders Shirley Zaske, Mary Ann Manthei, Jeanette Dolezal, and Charlene Caldwell display the many trophies won by the Danube athletes during the 1953 - 1954 season. Larry Seehusen (1956 - Danube) was the first outstanding shot put athlete in the area.  Seehusen threw the shot put 51 feet 8 inches in the 1956 Conference Track Meet held at the County Fairgrounds in Bird Island. 1961 Stewart Gopher mile relay conference champions: Steve Twite, Dick Twite, Allen Hahn, Tyrone Wacker.