The 1955 graduating class of Atwater High School held an impromptu reunion at Kinsey's restaurant in Atwater on Aug. 18 after learning that one of their classmates, Ike Randolph, would be in the area that week from Florida.
Classmates attending were Mary (Brady) Dawson, Patty (Green) Matthews, Charles Loudin, Martha (McClay) Howard, Lloyd Myers, Bill Pittman, David Plaskonka, Melva (Randall) Moff, Ike Randolph and class adviser Jack Cordier.
Of the 27 in the graduating class, 12 are deceased and addresses are unknown for Richard Bryant, Beverly Fargo, Nancy Harwell and Richard Russell.
Everyone had a good time talking about old and new times and hope to get together again in the near future.
(photo) The next item is a picture that I forgot last month. The Waterloo Athletic Boosters Club recently donated an elliptical and two exercise bikes to the athletic weight room at Waterloo. Thanks to the boosters for your donation. From left are Lauren Fletcher, Dale Miller, Carmen Dotterer, Brandon Chalmers, and Coach Nathan Peters trying out the new equipment.
Waterloo students and fans were first introduced to "Ike the Vike" when he entered Viking Stadium for the very first time last Friday night. Ike loves Waterloo and all the students, sports and activities that take place there.
He comes to Waterloo full of spirit and great Viking pride. Ike's favorite song is "The Victors" and his favorite food is none other than Bob's Pizza. Come on out to the Viking Stadium and see Ike in action.
Ike wants his fans to have a great time at Waterloo and he wants to support the athletes and students in all that they do! Ike wants to promote school spirit and get students more involved … Show Ike you are proud to be a Viking.
With that being said, a huge thank you goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Brad Miller and Bob's Pizza for their extremely generous donation of "Ike the Vike" to Waterloo Local Schools. Three students share the mascot role: Collin Michalec, Zach Fanning and Allison Conner.
Welcoming "Ike the Vike" are Waterloo students, front row from left, Natalie Kovacich, Leah Hermann, Katlyn LeBeau and Maddie Grimm, and back row, Erika Cash, Nathan Forney, Ike (Collin Michalec), donor Brad Miller, Matt King, Nicole Miller and Stephen Frohnapfel. Go Vikings!
"Looks can be deceiving." That's the message behind a unique traveling exhibit created by the Bath and Copley Township police departments. The display is called "Hidden in Plain Sight."
The departments constructed what appears to be the bedroom of the average teenager. But items that are taken for granted as nothing but the usual accessories can actually be signals that the teenager could be involved in risky and even illegal activity.
"Hidden in Plain Sight" will be on display at Waterloo Elementary School's Cafetorium at 1464 Industry Road, Atwater on Sept. 23. Doors open for browsing at 6:15 p.m. with a presentation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The exhibit is open to adults only. There is no charge for admittance; donations are accepted. Childcare will be provided by the Waterloo Community Action Committee.
The audience is encouraged to explore and interact with items in the display, which may be indicative that a teenager is involved in substance abuse, underage drinking, eating disorders, sexual activity and more. Participants will be enlightened, educated and astonished.
The Portage County Sheriff's Department will also be involved in presenting the exhibit. For further information, contact WCAC at email@example.com or Shawn Renee Miller (WCAC secretary/treasurer) 330-904-0262 or Waterloo Superintendent Matthew Montgomery at 330-947-2664.
The Atwater Lions Club will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Atwater Town Hall. The town hall is located at 1219 S.R. 183 in Atwater. Donations can be made Oct. 4 at the town hall after noon.
Items not accepted are clothes, shoes, TVs or computers. For more information, call Claude Custer at 330-947-3063 or Steve Wilcox at 330-947-2160.