puzzle piece is one small part of a large picture. It takes hundreds of pieces, linked together with a lot of time and effort, to arrive at the finish. Only after all the pieces have been joined, can you see what the end result is. Prairie High is a picture which has many pieces. To put it together takes a lot of time and effort . Every year new pieces are added, some removed, unique. Over six hundred students . . . more than fifty staff members . . . i: and others remain, making each year the torn up athletic field . . . a leaky roof which blows away from time to time .. . renovation of the boys locker room area ... a newly * painted gym . . . empty halls off the green . .. teachers on hall and cafeteria duty . . . a change in administration . . . these are a few of the new pieces which were added to help link together a new picture. we ' "We're All In This Together" is the title of this puzzle. Special i 1 1 ! I ] Events, Sports, Croups, Academics and People form the border. Now complete the picture by joining the individual pieces. Below: Doug Exline and Angie Stagg take part in one of the many fun activities the cheerleaders staged at pep assemblies. 2 Opening

T-Shirts, Slaves, Greasers, CharacHomecoming— From Greasers to Gorillas On Thursday, a variety of characters, Orange Shirts, and Football. Does it sound like a strange combination ? They all came together on Homecoming Week. On Tuesday, one member of the Student Council found out how it feels to gallop down the hall yelling, "The British are coming, the British are coming!" This was just one of the goofy things that Student Council members did on T-Shirt and Slave Day. Student Council members also sold themselves as slaves. Anyone could buy a slave for ten cents a minute. The slaves did anything their buyer wanted them to do (within reason). Bonnie Benesh, Student Council sponsor, had to crawl Many Student Council it around the cafeteria on her hands and knees. members had to sing, bark, yell, and even beg. Even though these things happened only on the green, added some excitement to Spirit Week. On Wednesday, Grease Day, Greasers, pigtails, bobby sox, leather jackets, and poodle skirts were fashionable. A few girls even wore roller skates. In the afternoon, everyone hopped over to the Sock-Hop in the gym. During the dance a Volkswagon was stuffed with people. Everyone really got into the spirit of the day. Scott Grabe, Below, barks for money on slave day. Bruce Jenner (Scott Appleget) shows his strength, Top Right, by raising the "mummy" ters showed up for Character Day. The Student Council held a contest in the gym to judge the characters. Two clowns, Chris Goetsch and LeaAnn Goodall, won the prize for Best Couple. The Keystone Cops and Charlie Chaplin: Emma Jo Fairlie, Lila Thompson, Clar Kaimrei, Robert Jennings, Ron James, and Darrell Truit, received the prize for Best Group. The Best Teacher was a tie between The Hulk, Robert E. Hawkins, and The Cowboy: Floyd Smith. A gorilla, Deb Dryland, won Best Character. As usual, Spirit Day arrived on Friday. Everyone dressed in the school colors. Girls all wore their Homecoming buttons. If they talked to a boy, they had to give him their button. The boy who had the most buttons at the end of the day won a prize. The halls were imaginatively decorated by each class and the band played through the halls. During the parade and pep rally in the afternoon, the prizes for the hall decorating and the float contests were awarded. The Junior Class won twenty-five dollars for the Best Float and a spirit trophy with the class name engraved for the Best Decorated Hall. Bonnie Benesh awarded the prize for the Hushbutton contest. Dennis Haren, with 121 buttons, won two tickets to the Homecoming Dance. (Jim Booth). Look at those legs! Art Hartin is caught in the act of being a cheerleader for the Powder Puff football game Bottom Right. h f


Above: Don Stroleny anxiously awaits the outcome of the game. Top Right: This practice paid off for Brenda Shramek, Connie Clark, Tia Lins, Becky Mitchell, Tracy Tollefson, Melanie Gade, Janette Odeen, when the Sophomores and Juniors won the Powder Puff game . Middle Right: Kathleen Nutt and Beth Fisher wait for the snap. Right: Trent Ross hopes that Brian Daly can hold onto the ball. Bottom Right: The traditional burning of the "P" with the traditional wind. 8 Homecoming

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4 Players Improvise Fall Play. "Improvise" was a widely used It was perword for students in the fall production of "Story Theatre". formed on October 26 and 27 at 8:00 in the Little Theatre. the new drama director at Prairie, directed the play. He said that he was "very happy and quite satisfied at the ideas that made up this show". The performers were: Debbie Ashbacher, Mike Bach, Darren Bogner, Kathy Volesky, Chris Bell, Bill Christensen, Michelle Kelchen, Jim Brenda Boland, Christopher White, Mike Malik, Booth, Amy Greenlief, Dennis Haren, Tammy Scheib, and Caroline Voss. A special magic show was given by Devin Pipkin and his assistant, Mrs. Pipkin. Jon Gillette was the technical director. Sheryl Pitts took care of all of the set, props, and other details. The stage was managed by Michelle Ray, and Roberta Grommon took care of costumes. The publicity for the show was done by Dawn Maresh and drawings were done by her sister, Dana. Alan Schwab worked on the spotlight, and Gayle Loomis ran the stage lights and special effects, along with taking care of the makeup. Terry Dyrland, Below: "I will let you marry my daughter." says Chris Bell to the thief, Darren Bogner. Kathy Volesky doesn't know what to do! Right: Magician Devin Pipkin does one of his fantastic feats. The ball trick was very popular with the audience. Above: Is this person sleeping or meditating? "Hippy" Debbie Ashbacher is enjoying this scene because of the character change. Above: Bill Christensen plays a cool cat who doesn't let anything bother him. 10 Fall play


Flasher Invades Ski Resort! On Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 11, it was revealed that Bud (Dennis Haren), the janitor/ guru of The Last Resort', was the flasher in Coffeehouse. He had been terrorizing four female senior citizens, among others. These ladies, Isabel Crackin (Kathy Poduska), Gertrude Goose (Sharon Potter), Wilma What (Gayle Loomis), and Mabel Sirup (Amy Greenlief), had reportedly been indulging in some "Charleston, Flappers, and Razamataz". It was Mabel Sirup, along with the manager of the resort, Mr. Finegin (Darrell Truitt), who found the identity of the flasher to be Bud. Bud was dismissed on the spot. However, it was later discovered that Bud was actually the owner of the lodge. Mr. Finegin was then fired. Lisa Crackin (Sarah Hartman) told us "What I Did For Love" by calling "Hey Jude" to Jude, the head ski instructor (Kirk Statler), and telling him she'd always be his "Candle on the Water". Further complicating the plot were Lisa's friends, Sylvia Smith (Susan Marak) and Jane Doe ( Dede Scheetz), ski instructors Bunnie Hill (Caren Jean Batt) and Luke Warm (Kurt Tjelmeland), honeymooners Edward and Agnes Bogdonovitch (Chris Bell and Chris Brentner), Dr. Right: One of the activities the public rarely sees: Lisa Jensen applies makeup to Joanne King. Far Right: "Fancy meeting you here!" Jude (Kirk Statler) and Lisa (Sarah Hartman) "bump" into each other at "The Last Resort". Duck (Darren Bogner) and his nurse (Tammy Scheib), world-famous comedians Mike and Teddy (Jon Gillette and Jerry Bennett), and other assorted guests at the resort. Various members of the group wondered, "How Come" "First We Must Be Friends". The honeymooners had a "Happy Heart" and "Heaven on Their Minds". At one time, skiers wondered "Sunshine, Where Have You Gone?", but soon felt "Everything's Coming up Roses" in the "Tater Patch". Some of the guys gave us a lesson in "Sophomore Philosophy" and everyone felt "The First Thing I Do" is to "Follow the Snow." "Anthem" and "Aquarius/ Let the Sunshine In" were led by Bud with "Amazing Grace". The Coalition performed "Beach Boy's Medley" and "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and the jazz band entertained us with "Traces", also directed the music. Bill Henley directed the jazz band, while Roxene Schreiber, Susan Marak, Caren Jean Batt, Dan Dennis, Dennis Haren, and Kurt Tjelmeland did the choreography. set and supervised the building of it. ¥ ' j V • "Bridge Over Troubled Water", and "Something for Shelley". Russ Price was the director. He 1 Terry Dyrland designed the k 12 Coffeehouse


Children's Play Shows Talent The children' s play was something "completely different". With the entire production created by the cast, it was an example of living improvisation. Some of the material was actually created as the actors performed. There was no set script. The show was directed by Terry Dyrland, who said the reason he did the show in this way was because he wanted to get an idea of the type of acting talent here at Prairie. In his opinion, the show proved that there is so much talent that it gave him the courage to plan two other plays for this spring, "The Glass Menagerie" and "The Importance of Being Earnest". Both of these take good acting abilities. The children' s play was a new experience for Mr. Dyrland, as he had never done a play in living improvisation before. The group began rehearsing in December, and in February traveled to two Cedar Rapids elementary schools: Hayes and Jackson. They were well received by the kids. The final performance was given in the Prairie High School Little Theatre, on February 17. There was a pretty good crowd, about 100 adults and 100-150 students and children. They also enjoyed the play. The cast included: Darrell Truitt, Teri Stockton, John Serbousek, Jim Pitts, Connie O'Connor, Mike Gillette, Jon Gillette, Dian Gallagher, Joan Ely, Tammy Jones, Tom Hofer, Amy Greenlief, Keith Elias, Julie DeNeui, Matthew Clothier, Rhonda Brenda Boland, Chesley, Chris Brentner, Debbie Bottoms, Jim Booth, Mike Bach, Darren Bogner, and Debbie Ashbacher. Student Directors were Dennis Haren and Tammy Scheib. Above:"Me and my Teddy Bear will play and play all day". A little girl (Rhonda Chesley) tries to encourage her Teddy Bear (Julie DeNeui) to dance with her. Right: "Aha! The door says B-E -E -T-H-O-V-EN. That must be the bear' s house/' says Goldilocks (Matthew Clothier). 14 Children's Theatre

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Right: Curly challenges Jud for Laurey' s lunch basket at the box social, by selling his saddle to raise money. Ike Skidmore tries to stop him with " You can' t make a living without a saddle, Curly", as Aunt Eller waits expectantly. In the background are Jim Booth, Dan Dennis, Rachel Hartman, Minnetta Freeburg, Susan Brecht, Jon Gillette . Bottom Right: " Didn' t you say you was going ?", Will Parker hints to Ali Hakim, who is flirting with Ado Annie. "Oklahoma! Draws Record Breaking Crowd " Oklahoma!" is just about the most well-known musical in America. It includes many famous songs, starting with "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning", right down to, of course, "Oklahoma!" Whether because of this, or because of the terrific acting, directing, musicians, lighting, and even curtain pulling, the show drew a record breaking crowd. The show was set for Friday and Saturday, March 10th and 11th, but there was also a dress rehearsal on Thursday (March 9th), which was free for Senior citizens. On Thursday night over 120 people attended the play. crowd of about 600, and around 400 on Saturday, of over 1100 people! One of the highlights of the show was definitely the dream ballet. This is the scene where Laurey' s dreams take over and her worst fears and greatest hopes are danced out for us. 16 Musical This scene is rarely done in most high school productions because of its difficulty. Our dancers did an excellent job with it. For the finale of the play, we had a genuine "Surrey with the Fringe on Top". It was a beautiful, black carriage with yellow wheels and fringe. It was generously loaned to us by Jim Nye. Roxene Schreiber, director, said Friday there was a sell-out for a new record total that this cast had a feeling of cooperation that she hasn't felt in years. The cast worked together, and from the biggest lead down to the smallest extra, everyone cared how the show turned out . Vocal Director Orchestra Director Technical Director Pianist Choreographer Russ Price Bill Henley Terry Dyrland Ruth Ann Poppen Linda James CAST Aunt Eller Curly Laurey Ike Skidmore Slim Will Parker Jud Fry Ado Annie Carnes Ali Hakim Gertie Cummings Andrew Carnes Cord Elam (in order of appearance) Deb Ashbacher Kirk Statler Sarah Ftartman Kurt Tjelmeland Dan Dennis Dennis Haren Jerry Bennet Caren Jean Bat Jon Gillette DeDe Scheetz Darrell Truit Jim Booth Dancers: Darren Bogner, Jim Booth Dan Dennis, Scott Grabe Kurt Tjelmeland, Ellen Dupler Susan Truitt, Angela Stagg Susan Marak, Caroline Voss Dream Ballet Cast: Laurey Curly Jud Fry Angela Stag Jim Booth Kurt Tjelmeland Sarah Hartman, Chris Brentner and

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Three Plays Presented in Repertory Theatre Prairie' s drama department, under the direction of Terry Dyrland, is the first in the state of Iowa to present a three show repertory theatre under one director. When the plays were presented was also a first at Prairie. Two of the shows were given as matinees during school. The students were allowed to attend the plays if their teachers gave permission. Since the shows were all performed on one stage, the background posed a special problem. It was made of nine muslin flats formed into three triangles of three flats each. These were then painted so that when they were assembled they formed a scene for each of the three shows. The shows were: " The Importance 18 Spring Plays of Being Earnest", "The Glass Menagerie", and" P.H.S. Improvisations" . "The Importance of Being Earnest" is an English comedy in which two pretty girls are set on marrying a man named Earnest. The cast included: Mike Gillette Algy Jack Chausable Merriman French Maid.... Lane Lady Bracknell Gwendoline.... Cecily Miss Prism Servant .........Jon Gillette Brice Highley Mike Bach Rhonda Chesley Tom Hofer Michelle Ray ...Sarah Hartman Debbie Bottoms ...Tammy Scheib . ..Bill Christensen " The Glass Menagerie" is a sad It looks at the past play about the memories of Tom, the main character. with his mother and sister. The four people in the cast were: Amanda Laura Jim Tom Debbie Ashbacher DeDe Scheetz .Dennis Haren Jim Booth " P.H.S. Imp r ov i sa t i ons" was created by the cast. This show included a number of sketches on widely varying subjects performed especially for adults. Players were: Dian Gallagher, Darren Bogner, Mike Bach, Brice Highley, Matthew Clothier, Rhonda Chesley, Jon Gillette, and Bill Christensen. Some of the scenes took form on stage before the live audience, and even used some members of the audience.

"Sharing the Night Together" was the theme of Junior-Senior Prom, which was held on May 4th, at the Sheraton. Couples "boogied down" to the music of Spice, an excellent and very versatile band. It went over very well. The setting for the prom was decorated in pastel colors, which fit in well with the decor of the Sheraton Inn. Planning for the prom started very early. The Juniors, who sponsored the prom, began having concessions at sports events when they were still sophomores to raise money. The biggest money raiser, however, was the magazine sales. This was done to make up for not being able to have the football concessions at Kingston Stadium. Juniors sold many different magazines and raised quite a substantial amount. They had meetings nearly every day for two months to plan for the prom. Many, many other people also helped, and a special thanks to them Sharing the Night Together for all their effort. All the Prairie people who attended had a great time. The committee in charge of the prom was: Dan Dennis, Cindy Thrap, Terri Vogt, Scott Appleget, Jill Johnson, Marjean Blaha, Debie Kuda, and Ms. Mulherin and Mr. Bruns, the Junior Class sponsors. Left: Kim Gudenkauf and Roger Vogel take a break from the dancing. Above: Robin Mizaur and Jim Benda got caught up in the romantic mood of the evening.


; Below : Roberta Grommon,Andy Grommon, and jackie Sheely are too full to move after the marvelous feast at the Pig Roast. Right : Eric Ross is glad to receive his award , presented by Mr. Smith ,a member of the Iowa Bar Association. Right :Charles Hining,Gary Leeper ,and Chuck Worsfold dish out the goodies at the Pig Roast , as Ron Sims takes a Pepsi break. Far Right: Steve Smith anxiously awaits getting dunked in the dunking tank. Pig Roast Tops Off Award Day The annual awards assembly was held on May 17, 1979, in the High School gymnasium. The emcee was the Student Council President, Eric Ross. An award presented was a scholarship from the Women 's Improvement League of Swisher, given to Valorie Bowman, and also to Lee Pavlicek. The Roger Freeman Memorial Award was presented to Denny Heintz. Awards were also given for best acting, and they are as follows: Best Actor, Kirk Statler ;Best Actress, Debbie Ashbacher ; Best Supporting Actress, Debbie Bottoms ; Best Sup22 End of Year porting Actor, Jim Booth. Keith Elias received the John Phillip Sousa musiciation Ci t i zensh i p awa r d was presented to Eric Ross,and the KiwaState of Iowa Scholars were Allen Bruns, Sarah Hartman, Lee Pavlicek, Eric Ross, Kirk Statler, and John Vogt. A National Merit Scholarship was awarded to David Kerber. College Scholarships were also presented. Sarah Hartman received a cal award. The "I Dare You Award" scholarship from Northwest College, for Juniors went to Roberta Grommon and Leo Haman. The Bar AssoOrange City, Iowa. Kirk Statler was awarded a scholarship from Bartlesville, Wesleyan, Oklahoma. Wayne State presented Jeff Hare with a nis Citizenship Award was given to scholarship. Don Stroleny and Valorie Bowman. There were 34 students receiving the Prairie Award of Honor. There were ten sophomores : Brenda Boland,Dennis Bruns, Amy Bubon, Lisa Joens, Joe Nekvinda, Pam Ritchie, Mike Scheetz, Kathy Yarbrough, and

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The keynote speaker at the 1979 graduation was Dr. Seniors Told to "Look for the Pony" David Hall, a nior speakers, Michelle Ray, Ki rk Statler, and Caroline Voss. Prairie graduate of 1964. Dr. Hall had many interesting stories to relate to our Seniors, but the "Look for the Pony" story was the favorite of not only the Seniors, but also the rest of the audience. Each of them spoke of the problems, decisions, satisfactions, and challenges facing them as adults in the future. They also commented that they had a memorable three years at Prairie His story told of two young boys; one a pessimist, the other, an optimist. The pessimist was given a roomful of toys for his birthday, the optimist, a roomful of horse manure. The pessimist was looked in on later and was still found worrying. The optimist was also looked in on and was heard to say, "There has got to be a pony in here somewhere". Dr. Hall advised the Senior Class not to live in the past, or hope only for the future, but rather to find happiness in the present. The weather was a perfect background for the Seniors. The band, directed by Bill Henley, played an int roductory Forever", followed by "Festival Prelude". The Seniors were led in by Scott Appleget and Dan Dennis, Junior officers, as the band played "Pomp and Circumstance". The graduation ceremony opened with a prayer led by Dale Crozier, a Senior Class member. Then our boys' was quartet, consisting of Jon Gillette, Tom Hofer, Darrell Truitt, and Kirk Statler, sang "Friendship" and "Sophomore Philosophy". The Coalition, under the direction of Russ Price, sang "Take Your Neighbor by the Hand", a song telling us to help each other out. Pat Chalupsky introduced the SeAbove Right: Rolf Bohman, Deb Dyrland, Keith Elias, jerry Bennett, Dawn Becicka, Caren Jean Batt, and Dawn Allen begin the processional to the ceremonies. Right: Guest speaker, Dr. David Hall, gave the Seniors good advice. Senior Michelle Ray addresses her fellow classmates. Kirk Statler had some good thoughts, including a bad opinion of school lunches. Caroline Voss hoped no matter what her classmates chose to do they would find fulfillment in life. Pat Chalupsky introduced the speakers. 24 Graduation Denise Fairley, "Stars and St r ipes and wished each of their classmates "Good Luck". Mr. Steine recognized the top ten scholars who were, in order of rank: Sarah Hartman, Statler, Lee Pavlicek, Kirk Rolf Bohman, Allen Bruns, David Kerber, Debbie Willis, John Vogt, Eric Ross, and Dawn Faas. Mr. Hynek awarded each of the Seniors with the long awaited diplomas, as Mr. Stein announced and congratulated them. Senior Keith Elias presented his classmates with an instrumental selection, "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life". 163 Seniors participated in the ceremony. Diane Reed and Jean McMenimen were their sponsors. Class Officers were President, Pat Chalupsky; Vice President, Ken Cooperman; Secretary, Pam Patterson; and Treasurer, Don Stroleny. The Seniors chose the red rose as their flower and colors of silver and baby blue. the class motto:. "Life is upon us, Tomorrow we're gone, Our Future is before us, But we've only begun. i Senior Sherry McCurk wrote


Left: Robert Dennis shows that weightlifting is a combination of mental and physical effort . Power lifting meets were an addition to Prairie' s sports calendar. Below Left: Scott Penrod, Doug Penrod and Jim Zalesky display the new banner which will hang in the gym. Below: Sophomore Stacy Ditch gives it her all to get speed and good placement on a volleyball serve.

Renovation of the football field . . . Class AAA state wrestling championship . . . winning Homecoming . . . Mr. Bruns resigns from coaching . . . new weightlifting room . . . track practice on the road . .. experienced boys tennis team .. . Power lifting meets . . . Boys basketball team makes it to district finals . . . A large section of the puzzle which plays a major role in linking together everyone at Prairie is sports . Students, teachers, and administration all join to participate in athletics either by playing or watching. Volleyball, cross-country, football, basketball, wrestling, weightlifting, track, tennis, golf, baseball, and softball are all events which join to construct this section of the puzzle. Athletics at Prairie are a very dominant part of school life, making them an important section in the puzzle. There is practice for some sport every day of the school year. Through a lot of hard practice and a great deal of effort most of the records have been on the winning side. That makes this section of the puzzle especially fun to put together and look at.

Up And Over The Net Lay your right hand on top of your left hand, palms up, closing your fingers around your left thumb, keeping your arms even. Watch the ball come to your arms, then bend your knees, and come up bringing the ball up through the air controlling it, while delivering it to the setter, who Step by step, forming the individual talents of each girl, Coach Frank Young develops his team to playing standards. Left: Co-captains Jill Johnson and Shawna Holthaus, showing teamwork up high. The team had three All-Conference members: Shawna Holthaus— second team, Amy Bubon-second team, and Honorable Mention-Jill Johnson. The Major Letter winners were: Shawna Holthaus, Jill Johnson, Amy Bubon, Stacy Ditch, Jackie Sheely, Angie Stagg, and Theresa Zalesky. Special team awards were "Hardest Spiker" Shawna Holthaus, "Best Server" Amy Bubon, "Fastest Hustle" Susan Marak, “Most Improved" Stacy Ditch and "Contributed Most" Jackie Sheely. Susan Marak, Front Row: Dian Gallager, Jody Bright, Amy Bubon, Diane Mouchka, Angie Hastings, Susan Marak, Shawna Holthaus, Stacy Ditch. Row Two: Suzanne Gallagher, Tammie Jones, Susan Reid, Michelle Ray, Michelle Pederson, Angela Stagg, Roberta Grommon, Joan Ely. Row Three: Tami Karaseck, Chris Gallagher, Theresa Zalesky, Lori Vogt, Jackie Sheely, Jill Johnson, Jenise Stolba, Chris Winn, Carol Buresh. Back Row: Sheri Klimes, Heide Anderson, Peg Reid, Karen Wade, Jeni Pederson, Margie Rigel, and Julie Hofmaster, Kim McConaughy, manager. Right: Can Stacy Ditch coax the ball in bounds? 28 Volleyball Above: Susan Reid spikes the ball, with backing from Suzanne Gallagher.

Above: Getting some instructions during a timeout are: Clockwise from Coach Frank Young, Stacy Ditch, Susan Marak, Susan Reid, Angela Stagg, Suzanne Gallagher, Michelle Ray, )oan Ely, Tammie Jones, Jenise Stoba, Jody Bright, Lori Vogt, Angie Hastings . Far Left: A serious moment for Angie Hastings. Left: Jackie Sheely hits the floor to save the ball, as Amy Bubon cheers her on. Prairie 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 2 2 2 0 SCOREBOARD Iowa City Jefferson La Salle Linn-Mar Beckman La Salle Stanwood Marion Lisbon Linn-Mar Beckman Monticello Marion 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Volleyball 29

C.C. and Sophs —Competition Stiff Below: Is Dan Dennis looking for snipe tracks ? The 1978 cross country team proCenter: Brad Luther reflecting back on the race. Right:George Zach running with Prairie Pride. duced five lettermen: George Zach, Brad Luther, Dan Dennis, Blake Leon, and Jack Barger: the latter three will be returning to next year's team . The team had a good year in spite of the small number of people that went out for the sport. Senior George Zach was the highlight of Prairie's cross country team this year. George set a new school record of 9:41 in the two-mile run, which was formerly set in 1968 by Bill Kurtz at 10:08. The first state qualifier from Prairie ever, George, placed 23rd out of 800 at the state cross country meet. Boy's Cross Country 1978 Dual Meets Prairie Prairie Prairie Prairie Prairie 27-28 39-20 46-19 20-38 2828 Iowa City West Jefferson Iowa City High LaSalle Vinton Prairie Benton Community 59 Linn Mar Triangulars 71 Prairie Marion 21 Kennedy Invitationals Fort Madison Invitational Linn Mar Invitational Marion Invitational Cedar Rapids Invitational ECIC Conference Pekin Invitational 8th 6th 5th 10th 4th 4th Front Row: Devin Pipkin, Scott Serovy, Ken Hartman, Kevin Brown Back Row: Coach Robert E. Hawkins, Clark Humble, George Zach, Dan Dennis, Blake Leon, Jack Barger, Brad Luther 68 32 33 30 Cross Country

Although the overall record does not seem “super” impressive, the sophomore football team did have some "super" moments and team members. A highlight of the season was the impressive 20-8 win over Regis AT Regis. This hadn't happened in many years. There were only twenty guys out for the team, but they all pulled together, stressing unity and teamwork. Even though there was a lot of individual sacrifice, some outstanding members deserve recognition. Tim Fairlie was the leading rusher with a season total of 844 yards; he was also named most valuable lineman. Mike Hahesy was credited with the most tackles of the season— 86. Also adding strength to the lineup were jim Shebetka as quarterback and Robert Dennis as kicker and punter. Sophomore Football 78-79 Prairie Prairie Prairie Prairie Prairie Prairie Prairie Prairie Prairie 14- 0 0-16 6-14 8 206-27 8-10 34-12 18- 8 Total Points 106-95 Opposition Mt. Pleasant Marion Benton Comm. Regis Dyersville LaSalle Regina Linn Mar Right: )im Shebetka laterals to Tim Fairlie. Front Row: Steve Smith, Andy Grommon, Todd Staskal, Gerald Eichorn, Sveinn Storm, Doug Roy, Mike Hahesy. Second Row: Coach Floyd Smith, Phillip Nejdl, )im Shebetka, )im Wilcoxon, Matthew Clothier, Brad Hansen, )oe Nekvinda, DeWayne Heintz, Keith Meskimen, Head Coach Ed )ohnson. Back Row: Don Scholl, Andy Kerber, Chuck Strain, Dennis Smetzer, ]oe Ockenfels, Don Schrader, Scott Raim, Tim Fairlie, Robert Dennis. Left: Hawks swoop down on their prey. Pictured: Dennis Smetzer, Jim Wilcoxson, DeWayne Heintz, and Sveinn Storm. Soph Football 31

Fighting Hawks Tie for Second The Varsity football season started with four straight losses , and then completely turned around with the Homecoming game against Beck - man. The Fighting Hawks beat Beckman 22-20, and came back to win four out of the remaining five games. In the conference they tied LaSalle for second place with three wins and two losses. Because of revisions taking place on our own John Wall Memorial Field, home games took place at Kingston Stadium this year. Being on a different field did affect the team, and probably the fans , too. The fans were not as loud and encouraging as usual. According to Coach McCue, however, the band was a big help. "No doubt about it, the band did the best job to encourage the team." Coach McCue also said, "The 1978 football team was loaded with talent and had a large group of guys to build on." The high points of the season were definitely the winning games, especially turning things around by winning the last four out of five. Another high point was the players themselves, who worked hard and played well. Many of the players received special recognition. Wayne Butcher and Ken Cooperman made first team All Conference, offense; Jeff Hare and Trent Ross made first team, defense. Corky Summers, Mitch Porter, and Trent Ross made second team All Conference, offense; Wayne Butcher and Ken Cooperman also made second team, defense. These teams were chosen by the coaches of the conference teams. Ken Cooperman Scott Appleget, Brian Daly and Tony Parsons received honorable mention for the All Conference team. and Wayne Butcher received honorable mention for the All -State team. Awards were also given to the players as voted by their fellow teammates. Most Valuable Player— man; Leading Rusher- Trent Ross; Wayne Butcher; Hustlers Mike Hamilton; Big Golden Hands Award for most pas - ses caughtAward- Ken Cooperman; Best Effort Year 'Round— Play Award- Corky Summers; Most Improved Player Award- Jeff Hare; Rookie Back of the Year-Scott Appleget; Rookie Lineman of the Year— Doug Ockenfels. These are as follows: Ken CooperAbove:Jeff Hare trots off the field for a much needed break. Above Right: Ken Cooperman, who received the Hustlers Award, goes into action to re - cover a loose ball. Right: Denny Heintz says, "I was standing here hitch-hiking when all of a sudden I got hit." Wayne Pavlicek quickly looks to get the number of the truck. 32 Varsity Football

Below: Corky Summers, who, with some help from Scott Lynch, handled the quarterbacking duties for the Fighting Hawks, sets up for a pass. Below Right: Brian Daly, PHS senior, goes up against tough competition as he moves against a Regis team member who received All State team honors. 1978 Varsity Football Prairie Prairie Prairie Prairie Prairie Prairie Prairie Prairie Prairie Final Record ECIC Record 0-20 0-22 12-13 12-19 22-20 14-22 6- 0 47-13 24-13 4 Wins 3 Wins Mt. Pleasant Marion Benton Regis Beckman LaSalle Keokuk Regina Linn Mar 5 Losses 2 Losses Front Row: Robert Christen, Manager; *Ken Cooperman, Jeff Hare, Ed Lamparek, Denny Heintz, *Tony Parsons, Charles "Corky" Summers, *Trent Ross, Wayne Butcher, Brian Daly, Don Stroleny, Manager. Row Two: Assistant Coach Mike McCue; Assistant Coach, Dave Crisman; Ron Smith, Wayne Pavlicek, Brian Howell, Mark Thompson, Dean Richmond, Leo Haman, Lee Pavlicek, Tony Hartin, Charles Reid, Doug McArtor, David Kerber, Rick Wachal, Craig Joens, Head Coach John Oertel. Back Row: Don Clark, Randy Zbanek, Mitch Porter, Mike Cleppe, Rob McClelland, Mike Hamilton, Doug Ockenfels, Scott Lynch, Brad Wicher, John Vogt, Joe Smith, Bob Berstler, Scott Appleget. *Team Captains Varsity Football 33

Below: Dennis Bruns concentrates as he follows through on his shot. Below: Jim Rotter displays good form as he passes over an opponent. Below: Reggie Hastings shows his all conference hustle. Sophs-Front Row: Billy Lefebure, Jeff Kulhavy, Row: Mr. Bruns, David Dougherty, Mike Scheetz, Andy ter, Ron Downs, Mark Ditch, Lynn Schrader. Scott Zach, Doug Yanacek, Luis Butts. 2nd Row: Kerber, Mr. Wessel. Above: Varsity-Front Row: Back Row: Mrg. Scott Appleget, Jeff Stewart, Mike Young, Scott Grabe, Dan Dennis, Mr. Bruns. - Jeff Peck, Gerald Eichhorn, Jim Rotter, Loren Corky Summers, Scott Ollinger, Reggie Hastings, Lippman, Mike Meyers, Kevin Cooling. Back Bob Boots, Dennis Huffer, Al Bruns. 2nd Row: Turner, Monte Lehmkuhl, Dennis Mitch Porter, Don Jansa, Scott Lynch, Mike Por 34

Varsity Makes District Finals "Our '78-'79 team had more potential than any team in the state of Iowa." This statement, made by a senior player, was the general consensus of the other seniors and the coach. The over-all record of the season was 10-10. There were three very close games that could have made a lot of difference in the outcome of the season's record. Two overtime losses were against Linn-Mar, and Marion in the district finals. A very emotional game was against Iowa City West, lost with one second to go. Coach Bruns' comments: worked very hard all year. With just a few breaks we could have had a 1 3-7 record. Prairie BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL 50-72 71-46 55-50 78-58 91-68 69-77 56-65 72-68 66-68 59-61 59-71 82 -48 54-73 97-81 71-68 "The squad as a unit Two overtimes and a one second loss changed that." The six seniors on the varsity were: Allen Bruns, Bob Boots, Reggie Hastings, Dennis Huffer, Scott Ollinger, and Corky Summers. All made a contribution and helped the team . Hastings and Ollinger both shot 46% from the field. Reggie was listed 2nd and Scott 4th in conference scoring. They both made 1st Team All Conference. Bruns led free throw percentage with 78%. Summers led in assists, and set a school record while doing so. He had a total of 136 assists in 20 games, averaging almost seven a game. Al and Corky got honorable mention All Conference. The sophomore team had a good year also. They had a season record of 11-7. Coach Wessel comments: "They worked hard on and off season. Dennis Bruns led in scoring and rebounding, and jim Rotter led in assists. n Four guys had over 100 rebounds apiece, which Wessel says is very rare, especially at the sophomore level. They were: Bruns, Rotter, David Dougherty and Mike Scheetz. David also blocked 36 shots. Right: Al Bruns and Scott Ollinger elbow into a crowd of Marion players to await a rebound that never comes as teammate Bob Boots scores two. Right: Corky Summers drives down the court. 75-67 66 81-85 Season Record 10-10 -84 Regina Monticello Benton Comm. Beckman Marion Regis Kennedy La Salle Linn-Mar I.C. West C.R. Wash. Benton Comm. Jefferson Beckman La Salle Linn-Mar Regina Anamosa

Girls' Basketball On The Grow Although the record, 2 wins and 19 losses, doesn't show it, the varsity girls improved a lot. The team had three seniors. They were Sherry McGurk, Tina Pulver and Beth Fisher. McGurk, Tina Pulver and Beth Fisher. Tina was named Outstanding player on the First Team All Conference, with 170 points in free throws, 501 points with an average of 23.8 points a game. Sherry McGurk had a total of 42.3 percent in field goals. Junior Nancy Cisar had a total of 60 steals and 90 rebounds, while Sherry Hauschild had 89 rebounds. This year's sophomore girls' basketball team had 5 wins and 12 losses. Mr. McCue said that he had a very enjoyable season because they got along well and had fun. They improved a great deal, and ended up very competitive. Laurie Welty led the team in rebounds with 109. Theresa Zalesky had five steals per game. Caroline Osborne had 2 out of 92 free throws, while Shauna Holthaus made 90 out of 208 field goals. The girls had a good time and also improved their games during the season. VARSITY GIRLS' BASKETBALL Home Games Prairie 52-81 49 -82 50-58 62-91 79-72 56-79 52-40 72-84 52-68 Away Games Prairie 41-75 70-72 48-62 58-80 59-62 41-68 43-55 49 -64 Linn-Mar Marion Beckman Washington Regina Regis Benton Comm. LaSalle Kennedy Kennedy Regina La Salle Benton Comm. Linn-Mar Regis Beckman Jefferson Above left: Tina Pulver stretches up to get the ball to one of her teammates, Shauna Holthaus and Sherry McGurk (22) . Left: VarsityKeely Vondracek, Jenise Stolba, Jill Johnson, Cindy Thrap, Nancy Cisar, Tina Pulver, Sherry McGurk, Sheri Hauschild, Beth Fisher, Brenda Shramek, Coach McAreavy, Asst. Emma Jo Fairlie.

Left: Sheri Hauschild works hard in the guard court. Below: Sophomore team- jenny olson, Stephanie Hohensee, Angie Hastings, Dawn Messer, Robin Mizaur, Michelle Pederson, Lori Vogt, Theresa Zalesky, Caroline Osborne, Amy Bubon, Angie Statler, Stacy Ditch, Shauna Holthaus, Sophomore Coach Mike McCue. S ' k' Left: Nancy Cisar was another of Prairie's fine guards. The guard court drew praise all year long for their efforts. Above: Laurie Welty and Caroline Osborne battle for the ball against their opponents. Laurie was a welcome addition to the soph team and Caroline could always be counted on to hit two for the Hawks.

Left: Come on Dale! Do your thing and shake off that wrestler. Dale Crozier, a four year letterman finishes his high school wrestling career with a record of 48-17-2. Below: Jim Zalesky works for a take down and wins his match 184. Jim has broken many records and earned numerous awards. He won the State Championship the last two years . WRESTLERS Front Row: Head Coach Ron Paul Randles, Dennis Heintz, Larry RammelsJames, Joel Thompson, Art Hartin, Barry Davis, berg, Joe Nekvinda, Kurt Jordan, Scott Penrod, Kevin Brown, Mike Scott, Dale Crozier, Doug Assistant Coach Floyd Smith. 3rd Row: Dennis Penrod, Jim Zalesky, Larry Zalesky, Coach Jim Kimball. 2nd Row: Manager Robert Christen, Steve Lindemann, Brad Luther, Jeff Assistant Smetzer, Mike Pond, Marlin Blaha, Jim Porter, Jeff Jilek, Jim Shebetka, Mike Hahesey, Aaron Fisher, Jeff Burkle, Brad Hansen. 4th Row: Phil Spyr, Chuck Reid, Leo Haman, Don Carver, Schulte, Bob Miller, Tom Waldrep, Doug Roy, Mark Hofmaster, Tim Fairlie, Scott Serovy, Bill Christensen, John Bates. Back Row: John Rammelsberg, Larry Kelchen, Sam Selzer, Keith Gudenkauf, Kevin Thompson, Scott Murry, John Randles. 38 Wrestling

Wrestling Team has a Great Season This year's wrestling team had a successful season. They won ten dual meets and lost one to Waterloo West, 24-32. However his loss didn't stop the wrestlers; it only made them work harder. Invitationals proved rewarding. The team took second place in the Newton Invitational trailing the champion team by two and one half points. They placed first in the Bettendorf and Linn-Mar invitationals. The ORANGE CRUSH won the ECIC title with eight champions, and also placed first in districts. There were some individuals ac. Most PinsJim Zalesky; Most Near-falls-Jim Zalesky; Most Take Downs-Barry Davis; Most Reversals-Kevin Brown; Fastest Pin — Scott Penrod; Most Improved Left: Larry Zalesky attempts to break away from his opponent's grip. Larry won big with a match score of 32-2. Wait till you're off the mat to fall asleep! Right: Doug Penrod won his match and ended with a career total of 45 -20 -3. WRESTLING Prairie 45-14 64-0 39-15 26-22 55-6 42-12 39-10 24-32 47-5 41-7 36-20 Newton Invitational Bettendorf Invitational Linn-Mar Invitational ECIC Meet Iowa City West LaSalle CR. Kennedy Waterloo Central Benton Community Linn-Mar CR. Washington Waterloo West Regis CR. Jefferson Marion 2nd place 1st place 1st place 1st place Wrestler-Larry Zalesky; and Most Valuable Wrestler-Jim Zalesky. complishments made by several they never missed a practice, members on the team the last two awards were team voted. Mike Pond and Don Carver became members of the GUTS CLUB because The entire wrestling organization put forth a great deal of effort to make Prairie wrestling a success this year. f' - Above: Dawn Faas, Pam Patterson, Julie Koutny, and Chuck Worsfold are concentrating deeply on?? ? The wrestlettes did various things this year. They hosted a supper at the beginning of the season and kept stats at all the meets and invitationals. season for the girls. It was a busy and fun Above: Front Row: Julie Koutny, Carol Goins, Sponsor. Back Row: Debbie Willis, Pam Ritchie, Pam Patterson, Dawn Faas, Tracy Camp were 1979-80 Wrestlettes. Wrestling 39

Wrestlers Win State Title The ORANGE CRUSH qualified seven wrestlers for the State Tournament. There were four district champions: Barry Davis, Kevin Brown, Doug Penrod, Jim Zalesky-and three who finished second-Scott Penrod, Mark Hofmaster, and Dale Crozier. These seven wrestlers went to Des Moines and scored the points which won the 1979 Class 3A Championship. Freshman Scott Penrod wrestled at 98 pounds and qualified for state by winning 5-2 in districts. He made it to the state finals receiving the secondplace title after getting beat 7-4 in the last 30 seconds of the match. Scott Penrod's record was 23-4 for the season, obviously an asset to the team . Mark Hofmaster, 112 pound sophomore, placed second in districts by wrestling back and winning 3-2, qualifying him for state. Mark came up against a tough match in the preliminary competition at state getting beat 2-4. This was the first year he wrestled varsity and even though his record was 9-8, Mark wrestled many tough matches and gave it all he had. 119 pound Barry Davis defended his state title for the second year in a row. In the district finals, Davis placed first with a 7-1 win in overtime. However, when wrestling in the state tournament, the story was different. Davis, a junior, won his championship match 9-1, finishing with a total season record of 29-0. His goal is to become a three time state champion. Junir Kevin Brown had no problem qualifying for state. Wrestling at 126 pounds, he pinned in district semifinals and won 13-3 in the finals. In the first-round action at state, Kevin pinned his opponent, but lost 7-3 in the second round. Kevin wrestled well all year and had a season record of 18-8. The 132 pound senior, Dale Crozier, placed second in districts after losing 9-5. In the first round at state he had a tough match and lost 9-6. Dale had a good season of 18-5 and always wrestled his best. Anothe senior, Doug Penrod, had a good season. At 138 pounds, he plac40 State Wrestling ed first in districts with a score 5-3, and did a super job at the state tournament. He won his preliminary match 8-5 and ended with the third place title. Doug's seasonal record was 24-3-1 and he plans to continue wrestling at UNI this fall. Jim Zalesky, this his second. He qualified for the state meet by pinning his way through districts. In state competition, Jim had a fall in the first round and ended with a victory of 10- 7 in the finals. Jim's record was 29-0, season and he is considered one of the most outstanding wrestlers in the State of Iowa. These seven guys scored the total of followed by 84 Vi team points, Below: Champion Barry Davis awaits his medal. 145 pound senior, captured the state title again, making Below Center: STATE QUALIFIERS Front Row: Scott Penrod, Mark Hofmaster, Barry Davis, Kevin Brown. Back Row: Dale Crozier, Doug Penrod, )im Zalesky. Charles City with 69. The great effort put forth by the entire wrestling team and coaches won the 1979 Class 3A Championship, something everyone can be proud of. Right: Wrestling in the State Tournament, Kevin Brown looks over his opponent deciding which move he should make a score a take down.

He seems to be searching for the power. Below: Gary Ollinger attempts to do the Squat Right: Check out those muscles Tim, because they are working. Sophomore Tim Fairlie has lift in one of the Power Lifting Meets held at no problem in the early competition of the Prairie. Cleans. WEIGHTLIFTERS Front Row: Brad Wicher, Dean Richmond, Gary Ollinger, Ron Lamparek, Randy Zbanek, Kurt Tjelmeland, Scott Appleget, Joe Smith. 2nd Row: Brian Sankot, Scott Raim, Mike Cleppe, Leo Haman, Rick Wachal, Chuck Reid, Ron Smith, Phillip Nedjl, Bob Berstler, Brad Hansen. Back Row: Coach Smith, Don Schrader, Robert Dennis, Kevin Brown, Don Clark, Tim Fairlie, Scott Lynch, Doug Ockenfels,Ken Cooperman, Craig Joens, Coach Oertel . The weight lifting room took on a new look this year when it was moved into the athletic storage room. Weightlifting itself took on a new look, too. Not only were athletes working out for personal reasons, but Power Lifting Meets were held. This gave a chance for the lifters to compete against athletes from other schools. Weightlifting has become a popular sport and may be an added event in the years to cme. Some of the record lifts were the 135 lb. weight class, Randy Zbanek320 lbs. Squats; 150 lb. weight class, Tom Klith-360 lbs. Squats; 165 lb. weight class, Dean Richmond-265 lbs. Bench; 180 lb. weight class, Leo Haman-265 lbs, Bench and Ron Downs-420 lbs. Squat; HWT class, Scott Appleget-420 lbs. Squat. Prairie won the Linn-Mar meet 32-22. Weightlifting 41

In between all the rain and cold weather, there were exBoys' Track Team Sets New School Records the boys' track team managed to have a fairly successful season. While the team as a whole did not post many wins, cellent performances by some individuals and relay teams. Four new school records were set. George Zach ran the two mile in 9:58 at the District meet. The sprint medley relay team of Tim Fairlie, Denny Heintz and Ron Downs established a mark of 138.8 at the Prairie Relays. The Lion Relays featured Scott Appleget, Dan Byerly, Dan Dennis, and George Zach breaking the old record with a time of 11:02.1. The 440 relay team of Denny Fleintz, DeWayne Heintz, Tom Klith and Ron Downs qualified for the Drake Relays. It was there that they set the new record at 44.1. Prairie also sent this team on to the state meet. On May 1st an amazing thing happened. The 16th running of the Prairie Relays was held without a single drop of rain. It was very cold, but one cannot expect everything. Prairie finished third out of a strong field of twelve schools behind Iowa City West, which took first, and Anamosa. Bob Shebetka was the second Prairie alumnus to be inducted into the track hall of fame. Boys' Track Prairie Washington Marion Vinton Crinnell Linn Mar Prairie District E.C.I .C. Anamosa 64-132 Iowa City West Invitationals 3rd place 4th place 1st place 3rd place 4th place 3rd place 7th place 2nd place 3rd place Right: Reggie Hastings hands off to )im Lewis after running a half. Below: Junior Art Hartin concentrates as he makes an attempt. He, Todd Staskal, and Mark Cray pole vaulted for Prairie. Far Below: Some of the season' s finest moments were caused by these three sprint men. Ron Downs, Vice Logan of Iowa City West and Denny Heintz fight it out in the 100 yard dash. 42 Boys' Track

Left: Tom Klith and DeWayne Heintz (front) and Denny Heintz, Ron Downs and Tim Fairlie (back) competed to see which four would run the sprint relays at each meet. Wicher came on strong as a hurdler. Below: Brad Front Row: Brad Luhrs, Dan Byerly, Scott Serovy, Jack Barger, Tim Fairlie, DeWayne Heintz, Denny Heintz, Tom Klith, Ron Downs, Reggie Hastings, George Zach. 2nd Row: Rodney Reid, Manager, Scott Appleget, Scott Joens, Craig Joens, Brad Luther, Doug Johnson, Scott Raim, Brad Wicher, Brett Waggoner, Ken Cooperman. 3rd Row: Don Scholl, Manager, Todd Staskal, Art Hartin, Don Wayne Pavlicek, Dan Dennis, John Listebarger, Blake Leon, Clark, Tim Appleget, Dave Kerber, John Oertel, Asst. Coach. Back Row: Gary Leeper, Head Boys' Track 43 Coach, Robert Christen, Dale Reif, Jim Lewis, Mark Croy, Brian Kanealy, Andy Kerber, Gary Lamparek, Sam Wilson, Clark Humble, Robert Dennis, Mike Luhrs.

The 440 yard hurdles replaced the 220 yard hurdles. Each time the 440 yard hurdles were run, had a new record. Nancy Cisar set records in several meets . The team went to state indoor for the first time and came in eighth place. Nancy Cisar placed first in the 440 yard dash and third in the 300 yard dash. Three school records were broken during the season. At Mt. Vernon, Kathy Cleaves set a record of 101 feet, three inches in the discus. The 440 relay (Dawn Roy, Heintz, Tammy Toom and Nancy Cisar) set a record of 52.2 at the Comanche Relays. Marianne Julie deNeui set a record in the 440 hurdles at the ECIC meet. Seven meets were cancelled because of the weather. Five of them were home meets. Roger Stigers was the head coach, assisted by Emma Jo Fairlie, Ted Lepic and Debbie Waid. Forty-five girls went out for track during the spring. Nancy Cisar qualified for state in the 440 yard hurdles, 220 yard dash and the 440 yard dash. She placed second in the 440 yard dash, fifth in the 220 yard dash and seventh in the 440 yard hurdles. She had to run all three finals within one hour. GIRLS' TRACK Dual Prairie 39 - 103 jefferson Triangulars Prairie 77 — Anamosa 63 — Maquoketa 39 Prairie 69 - Benton 80 - Belle Plaine 39 Prairie 79 — Mt. Vernon 63 — LaSalle 43 Invitationals State Indoor Gooselake Fr. Soph. ECIC Dewitt Marion District Linn Mar Comanche ECIC 8th Place 6th Place 2nd Place 7th Place 2nd Place Tie 9th Place 5th Place 4th Place 3rd Place the winner New Event In Girls' Track Below: Laurie Welty shows her winning form in the high jump. Laurie's best was five feet. Above: Susann Lebsock gives her all as she runs down the home stretch in the 100 meter dash in a meet against Tipton. Susann also ran on relay teams for the Hawks. 44 Girls' Track Above: Sophomore Becky Mitchell winds up for the softball throw. Becky also long jumped. Any points Becky added in her two field events were always welcomed.

Below: Front Row: Coach Ted Lepic, Margie Britcher, Lori Stockton, jill Goldsberry, Paula Rigel, Linda Kelsey, Kitty Crommon, Chris Winn, Dawn Roy, Tammy Toom, Tammie Jones, Joanne King, Valerie Boots, John Randles, Coach Emma Jo Fairlie, Heidi Anderson, Holly Kemmerer, Susan Beck, Julie Cach, Tracy Klein, Sarah Danielson, Jenny Pederson, Pam McGurk, Becky Mitchell. 3rd Row: Tony Hartin, Manager, Brenda Shramek, Ricki Hayes, Manager, Coach Roger Stigers. 2nd Row: Susan Brecht, Susann Lebsock, Laurie Welty, Kathy Gause, Tammy Roy, Pamela Patterson, Julie deNeui, Caren Jean Batt, Tracie Penrod. Back Row: Theresa Zalesky, Cindy Thrap, Kathy Cleaves, Diane Mouchka, Paula Hernandez, Sherry Hauschild, Cheryl Lowther, Marianne Heintz, Holthaus. Laurie Hasley, Shauna Left: One, Two, Three, Jump. races towards the finish line. Girls' Track 45 Julie deNeui three-steps the hurdles. Julie won the 440 hurdles in the ECIC meet. Above: Tammy Roy

Tennis Team The boys' tennis team finished their 79 season with one of the best records ever. Their record was 8-4 and the year was highlighted with the winning of the Comanche Invitational. Of the seven top players, six were seniors: Chris White, Andy Buresh, Rolf Bohman, Kevin Vondracek, Darrell Truitt, and the junior in the top seven, Lynn Schrader. The addition of two new tennis courts proved to be beneficial to the team's success. Coach Bogner said, "This was our best team ever." BOYS' TENNIS Prairie 8 - 1 7 - 2 6 - 3 8 - - 1 2 0 - 9 7 7 - 2 1 - 8 6 - 3 5 - 4 0 - 9 3 - 6 Linn Mar Linn Mar Mt. Vernon Mt. Vernon I Wins Comanche Tournament Front Row: Coach Darrel Bogner, Rolf Bohman, Lynn Schrader, Darrell Truitt, Kevin Vondracek. Back Row: Darren Bogner, Danny Cray, Chris Bell, Luis Butts, Jeff Peck. .C. High South Tama South Tama Jefferson Waterloo Cen. Kennedy Washington Kennedy aTT. Above: The coach might not care for his technique, but Senior Chris White succeeds in returning the ball. 46 Boys' Tennis Above: Senior Kevin Vondracek's efforts were a big contribution on the winning Boys' Tennis team. Above: Senior Andy Buresh uses every inch and carefully watches the ball to insure an ac curate and powerful serve. -

Front Row: Lynn Saddoris, Angie Hastings, Jackie Sheely, Terri Stockton, Keely Vondracek, Pam Myers. Back Row: Chris Brentner, Kathy Volesky, Brenda Boland, Julie Bell, Patty Stallman, Joyce Snyder, Hixenbaugh. and Coach Lin Below: Sophomore Terri Stockton serves to her opponent on another windy day at the tennis courts. The girls' tennis team lost three of the six varsity players from 1978 and as a result the 1979 team was very young. The Juniors had to take up this slack which made for a tough season of tennis. Many matches were rained out. The girls who received bars are Lynn Saddoris, Angie Hastings, Jackie Sheely, Keely Vondracek, and Terri Stockton. Pam Myers received a letter. Lin Hixenbaugh stated that even though they did not win, it was a successful season, since the girls improved greatly. Prairie 0 - 9 0 - 9 0 - 9 0 - 9 0 - 9 0 - 9 1 - 8 3 - 6 2 - 7 0 - 9 1 - 8 Above: Angie Hastings shows good form on a forehand return in a match against Cedar Rapids Washington. Girls' Tennis 47 GIRLS' TENNIS I.C. High Washington Jefferson I.C. West Jefferson Kennedy I.C. West Waterloo Cen. Mt. Vernon Kennedy Linn Mar

Below Left: Senior Todd Carlson keeps his eye on the ball after he strokes a putt. Below Center: Senior Doug Hofmaster never believed in dressing up for a meet, but he had the low average on the boys' team . Below Right: junior )im Patterson keeps his head down as he hits a wood down the fairway and hopefully towards the green. T/ BOYS' GOLF Prairie 195-186 LaSalle " 191-182 I.C. West " 199-186 Jefferson " 180-155 Kennedy " 185-177 I.C. High " 181-178 Jefferson " 171-159 Washington " 177-163 Marion 187-Marion 159 Washington 167 Metro Tour ECIC Tour Sectional 8th Place 4th Place 6th Place Above: Front Row: Greg Hofmaster, Jim Pat Scott Dougherty, Doug Hofmaster, - terson, John Wachal, Jim Klein. Back Row: Coach Andy Bubon, Todd Carlson, Scott Nissen, Scott 48 Boys' Golf Simon, Jeff Moon, Jim Johnson, and Todd Salat were members of the Prairie Boys' golf team. Both teams played their home meets at Jones Park when weather permitted.

Girls' Golf Team Posts A Winning Season The spring weather made things difficult for lots of people, but the golf teams were at a big disadvantage because of the early start of their schedule. Conditions were very wet, which allowed for little outside practice before the meets. Several meets were postponed because of SNOW. Girls' Coach Ruth Hatcher commented that her team was much improved due to summer playing. She commended the good leadership of the upper classmen, especially Seniors Dawn Faas and Chris Goetsch. Under classmen and Ms. Hatcher are looking forward to next season with five varsity players returning. Girls' Varsity team members and their averages were: Amy Bubon 49.3, fill Johnson 56.2, Dawn Faas 59.9, Caroline Osborne 63.6, Kelly Osborn 64.0, Julie Hofmaster 65.8, and Chris Goetsch 72.0. Leaders on the Boys' team were: Doug Hofmaster 44.0, Todd Carlson 44.4, Above: Front Row: Kelly Osborn, Kelly Lamb, Colleen Vevera. Back Row: Chris Goetsch, jill Johnson, Caroline Osborne, Amy Bubon, and Julie Hofmaster made up the Girls' Golf team . GIRLS' GOLF Prairie 205 " " " " ECIC Tour Metro Tour Sectional - 219 I.C. High 224 - 212 Kennedy 275 LaSalle 211 - 178 Regis 235 - 226 - 228 - " (JV) 212 - 216 Jefferson " 227 - 245 I.C. West 223 - 244 Linn Mar Jefferson 234 Benton 224 I.C. High 227 Marion 248 5th Place 8th Place 4th Place Left: Senior Chris Goetsch hits an approach shot with her iron. Chris and Dawn Faas were valuable leaders for the other team members all season long. Scott Simon 46.9, Greg Hofmaster 48.0, Scott Nissen 49.3, and Jim Patterson 50.7. Dawn Faas, Coach Ruth Hatcher, Below: Amy Bubon tees off. Amy had very good rounds of golf all year and came very close to advancing past sectionals. She tied for second at sectionals, but lost in a playoff. Girls' Golf 49

78 Team Finishes Season as Co-Champs There are two parts to the story on baseball. 1979 season. The 1978 season ended with the varsity team being conference cochamps with a 7-3 record. The following awards went to the varsity team: Leading Pitcher-Jeff Gibney, Leading Hitter-Randy Hurlburt, Most Valuable Player-Jeff Gibney, Most Improved— Don Jansa, Most Inspirational-Matt Schmidt, and the « < coaches award went to Allen Bruns. The Fresh.-Soph. team also received awards as follows: The Most Valuable Player-Jim Rotter, Most Inspirational— Jim Shebetka and Most Improved-Bruce Schrader. The ECIC Team included: Reggie Hastings and Jeff Gibney-Pitchers, Corky Summers— Catcher, Randy Hurlburt-Outfield, The 1978 season and the Below: Front Row: Manager )im Wilcoxson, Bruce Schrader, Craig Voelker, Reggie Hastings, Jim Shebetka, Don Jansa, Dan Schrader, and Manager Randy Nading. Back Row: Coach Mattiace, Corky Summers, Curt Voelker, Allen Bruns, Joe Nekvinda, Phil Schulte, Kurt Tjelmeland, Dennis Bruns, and Jim Rotter. These boys played varsity baseball for the 1979 season. and Matt Schmidt-1st base. The All District North East second team included Jeff Gibney-Pitcher, and Corky Summers— Catcher. The second part of this story concerns the 1979 season. Coach Mattiace felt it would be another good year for Hawk baseball. They again would play ten conference games and hoped to improve over the 7-3 mark in conference play in 1978. Mattiace expected good pitching from Phil Schulte and Reggie Hastings during the summer of 1979. Above: Senior Al Bruns runs around the bases. If Al didn't wear a number on his uniform when he played, most people wouldn't be able to recognize him while he's on the field, with those glasses and the helmet. Above Cen50 Baseball ter: Sophomore Jim Rotter moved up to play first base for the Varsity team during the 1979 season. Right: Phil Schulte follows through as he pitches. In his junior year he saw a lot more action while pitching for the 1979 Varsity team.

Below: Sophomore Joe Nekvinda watches very > sely to make sure that he hits the home ks. Far Below: Senior Reggie Hastings plate while he scores a run for the Prairie -av\ shows his famous pitching form. Reggie continued his winning ways for the Hawks during the summer of 79. Below: Junior Kurt Tjelmeland concentrates hard on the form and strategy he will use as he steps up to bat for the Hawks. The umpire checks first base to see that everyone is ready for another hit from 1978 BASEBALL Prairie V9 A r> $ 9 - 4 7 - - 14 - 5 - 12 3 4 Comm. 2 - 8 7 5 - - 6 - 3 - 1 7 Comm. 13 - 3 - 0 - 7 10 - 6 - - District 5 0 I 3 6 2 3 2 - 1 5 - 8 - 0 5 13 - 14 - 6 - 0 - 6 3 0 I 1 4 0 4 - - 0 3 8 2 12 - 1 10 0 6 - Williamsburg Lisbon Springville Belle Plaine Belle Plaine Linn Mar Kennedy LaSalle (3rd Place in Metro) 5 Benton Comm. Beckman Linn Mar LaSalle Regina Marion Marion I.C. High Beckman Benton Comm. Linn Mar I.C. West Regina Marion Springville Springville LaSalle Regis Regis Anamosa Mt. Pleasant Baseball 51

Softball Team ECIC Champs The 78 Varsity softball season ended well with a record of 24-5. Sheila Lynch had a good year with the varsity squad. She had the highest batting average at highest on base average at .414 and the .573. Tina Pulver had a good year, too. She had the most bases on balls and the most stolen bases. Other varsity members were Cheryl Lowther, Patty Herman, Deanna Bogner, Andi Noeller, Nancy Cisar, Paula Hernandez, Kelly Flood, Sherri Burt, Barb Northrup, Sherri McGurk, Lauri Merta, Kathy juhl, Dawn Becicka, Jenise Stolba, Jill Johnson, and Connie Clark. Even after losing several very talented seniors the team looked forward to the 79 season. Front Row: )oan Ely, Tammie (ones, Cheryl Lowther, Mary Kendall, Theresa Zalesky, )enise Stolba. 2nd Row: Sally Shramek, Caroline Osborne, Connie Clark, Linda Holland, Nancy Cisar, Shauna Holthaus and Coach McAreavy. . Back Row: Assistant Coach Britcher, Becky Mitchell, Pam McGurk, Anne Cleppe, Paula Hernandez, Tina Pulver, Above: Joan Ely fields one for the Hawks. Right: Connie Clark kicks up the dust as she pitches one in. Far Right: Coach McAreavy gives Shauna Holthaus a pep talk before she goes up to bat. 52 Softball

Left: lunior Cheryl Lowther collects her thoughts as she takes her place in the field. Below: junior Paula Hernandez is in good defensive position. There were many juniors who helped the team a lot. GIRLS' SOFTBALL 1978 Prairie 6 - 8 - 22 - 5 - 9 10 12 8 4 - - - - - - " (Metro) 4 " (Metro) 12 - " (Metro) 9 - " " " " " " " " " " " " " Far Above: Senior Tina Pulver up to bat for the Prairie Hawks. Tina was a great asset to both the girls' basketball and softball teams while she was in high school . Above: Junior Mary Kendall concentrates to make sure she catches the ball and keeps her foot on the bag to put out a Washington opponent. " (Sec.) " (Sec.) " ( Dist.) 1 0 1 4 2 1 - 1 4 0 4 - - - 1 5 - 1 1 7 - 1 1 8 - 3 - 5 7 1 0 1 6 - 0 0 2 3 5 0 3 0 - - 1 5 1 3 - - - 1 0 - 1 2 6 5 - ECIC Champions 9 2 2 6 0 6 0 1 1 2 5 0 2 0 Washington Jefferson I.C. West Marion I.C. High Regis Linn Mar jefferson LaSalle Jefferson Regis Kennedy Kennedy Benton Regis Washington Linn Mar LaSalle I.C. West Regina Regina Roland-Story Ames Ottumwa Benton I.C. High Kennedy Jefferson Springville -1 Softball 5.3


* < J , . .. jazz band starts improvising . . . Choir goes to Hawaii . . . Pom Pon girls renewed .. . Drama Club organized . . . Student Council adds Sadie Hawkins Dance . . . Yearbook staff meets deadlines . . . Record number inducted into Thespians . . . Cheerleaders pep up school spirit . . . Every year these organizations are a puzzle within a puzzle. Old members leave and new ones join. It is the groups at Prairie which hold the whole picture together. Organizations like Student Council, the Letter Clubs and Choir Club uphold traditions, and at the same time work for change and improvement. Pom Pon squad and the cheerleaders generate enthusiasm and create a feeling of school spirit. The keepers of the memories are the Hawk Talk and Yearbook staffs. Choir, band and Thespians help keep us entertained with their shows throughout the year. Groups are often not the flashy part of the puzzle; but without them, the picture at Prairie would not be complete. Groups 55

Contest Results: A Snowstorm of I Ratings The concert band had an excellent year. There was a deeper concern on the part of band members during rehearsals. This resulted in fine performances. Audience reaction was very favorable, which made giving concerts a pleasure. The quality of the band was also quite evident at State Small Group Contest where Prairie had the best results in many years. . However, Contest was also memorable because of the weather. Evidence of the severe snowstorm we had was a partly cancelled contest i this was rescheduled for a later date. Despite numerous problems and ten groups being unable to perform, Prairie received twenty-one division I's, fifteen division ll's, and ten division Ill's. Above: Sue Zach and Kathy Uthoff take five. Above Right: Bill Henley seems to like what he hears during rehearsal. Below Front Row: Dian Gallagher, Sue Gallagher, Janice Mackey, Gayle Loomis, Kathy Uthoff, Susan Reid, Kathy Poduska, Minnetta Freeburg, Shelley Dubishar, Julie deNeui, Sherry Schneekloth. 2nd Row: Connie O'Connor, Cheryl Rankin, Jim Buresh, Dawn Maresh, Tracy Tollefson, Kathy Watts, Steph Hohensee, Connie Feldmann, Denise Serbousek, Rachel Hartman. 3rd Row: Dave Kerber, Kim Glass, Susan Truitt, Julie Koutny, Michael Bach, Debbie Ashbacher, Alicia Franks, Diane Mouchka, Amy Bubon, Tim Saddler, Aimee Gregor, Laurie Hasley, Kyle Vondracek, Jim Shebetka, Laurie Eden. 4th Row: Sharon Lockhart, Shelley Glass, Sherry Lockhart, Jerry Bennett, Vince Cross, Tima Whalen, Kathy Yarbrough, Cecilia McCrea, Scott Zach, Don Scholl, Laryn Mumm, Pam Ritchie, Mike Scheetz. 5th Row: Kirk Statler, Pam McGurk, John Randles, Don Shramek, Karen Neal, Tom Hofer, Susann Lebsock, Tim Fairlie, Jon Gillette, Bill Christensen, John Serbousek, Danny Gray, Lynn Schrader, Henley. Bennie Grimm, Mr. 56 Band

The marching band made outstanding progress throughout the year. Everyone's playing was much improved and the students made steady progress in marching fundamentals. The band practiced on soggy ground many mornings, but at least no performances were rained out. Keith Elias was the Drum Major. Keith was chosen for this position because he gets along well with the band members, and also for his exceptional musical ability. State Marching Contest was a disappointment for the Prairie Marching Band as the judging was quite inconsistent. The composite rating was a division II, with individual judges awarding a division I, a division II, and a division III. Below Left: The band shows good formation as they march down the track under the direction of Keith Elias. Below: Members of the flag team were: Chris Goetsch, Sarah Hartman, Dawn Faas, Caroline Voss. Rachel Hartman, Left Front Row: Suzie Gallagher, Dian Gallagher, Sue Zach, Kathy Uthoff, Kathy Poduska, Shelley Dubishar, Minnetta Freeburg, Julie deNeui, Julie Koutny. 2nd Row: Susan Reid, Connie O'Connor, Dave Buresh, Gayle Loomis, Kim Glass, Dave Kerber, Laurie Eden, Aimee Gregor, Amy Bubon, Tracy Tollefson, Pam Ritchie, Janice Mackey. Back Row: Lynn Schrader, Bennie Grimm, Jerry Bennett, Tom Hofer, Keith Elias, Jon Gillette, Doug Tomash, Jerry Fry, Kathy Yarbrough, and Michael Bach all received division I ratings at small group contest. Band 57

Above Right: Pam Ritchie represents the girls in the trombone section of the band. Prairie Jazz Band Swings as Far Above: Danny Gray, Bennie Grimm and Lynn Schrader held down the rhythm section in the )azz Band. Above: Keith Elias won numerous awards for his outstanding solo work with the band. Above: Front Row: Kyle Vondracek, Laurie Eden, Laurie Hasley, )im Shebetka, Kathy Po - duska, Aimee Gregor, Diane Mouchka, Amy Bubon. 2nd Row: Kathy Uthoff, Scott Simon, Don Scholl, Scott Zach, Pam Ritchie, ]on Gillette, Mike Scheetz, Mr. Henley. 3rd Row: )oe Kell, Lynn Schrader, Bennie Grimm, John Serbousek, Tom Hofer, Kirk Statler, Susann Lebsock, Jerry Bennett, Don Shramek, and Tima Whalen were members of Prairie's Jazz Band. In its second year of competition, the Prairie jazz Band was unsurpassed in the quality of its jazz soloists. The highlight of the year was an overnight trip to the Drake Jazz Festival. After competing and hearing the Buddy Rich Band, students relaxed in the pool of the Ramada Inn. School-wide student support was superb. The band performed at many events to thunderous applause and chants of "Keith, Keith, Keith". Some of the soloist awards were: Coe jazz Festival: Keith Elias. Drake Overall Outstanding Soloist Class A: Keith Elias; awards: Kathy Poduska and Joe Kell. N. E.I.B.A. Festival awards: Keith Elias, Kathy Poduska, and Bennie Grimm. 58 Jazz Band

Most of the people of Prairie know what the 76th Street Coalition is: a group of thirty-four students, picked by auditions. It is made up of altos, basses, tenors, sopranos, people, and accompinanists. technical They pe r fo rmed abou t t h i r t y shows throughout the year. Soloists for the group have been: Kirk Statler, Michelle Ray, Dede Scheetz, Darren Bogner, and Nancy Cisar. According to Mr. Price, this group Their sound, Below: Front Row: Angie Statler, Scott Appleget, Kathy Poduska, Jerry Bennett, Connie Feldmann, Matthew Clothier,Chris Bell, Minnetta Freeburg, Darrell Truitt, Nancy Cisar, Jon Gillette, Michelle Ray. 2nd Row: Bennie Grimm. 3rd Row: Scott Simon, Caren Jean Batt, Pam Ritchie, Susan Marak, Joe Kell. Back Row: Sheryl Pitts, Kirk Statler, Tia Lins, Kurt Tjelmeland, Rachel Hartman, Tom Hofer, Susan Truitt, John Serbousek, Sarah Hartman, Jim Booth, Dede Scheetz, Darren Bogner, Amy Greenlief. has been one of the easiest groups he has worked with. technique, and spirit has been outstanding. Everyone put full effort toward making this a fine, entertaining group. Below: Senior Sarah Hartman helped anchor the alto section in Coalition for two years. Far Below: Nancy Cisar and Dennis Haren dance as mindless dolls to “Happy Heart". Dan Dennis and Susan Marak also danced. 76th Street Coalition Sings Below Left: Junior Kurt Tjelmeland swings his cane to "It's Christmas Once Again", one of the many Holiday songs Coalition sang. » ... r

Choir Planning For Hawaii The Choir was very busy all year. Besides preparing for the Hawaii trip, they also had the annual events such as small group contest and concerts. Every three years, the choir and coalition take a trip to some far away place. They decided to go to Hawaii in June of 79. While there, they are doing around five concerts for the public. shop. was put aside to make up any contest entries. There were many groups that went to contest including: Double Boys Quartet, Girls Sextet, Like and Unlike Duets, and Solos. Also, they tour, swim, and Thanks to the Choir Club, such fund raising events as candy, candle, and jewelry sales, raking lawns, and the most popular event, the dance marathon, were very successful. The dance marathon was the last fund raiser of the year, because afterwards everyone was too tired to work any more! It consisted of choir members and their partners getting sponsors to pay them for dancing. hours long, from 7:00 p.m. on a Friday night to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. All the money they received from their sponsors went into their individual accounts. Dan Dennis and Tammy Roy were the winners. Small Group Contest was held in Grinnell in late March. Because of bad weather conditions on Friday night, many students could not get to contest on Saturday. A special day Left: Jerry Bennett and Jon Gillette throw their wit around during Coffeehouse '79 . Above Left: Matthew Clothier plays a "supporting role" to Caroline Voss in "The Last Resort". Much progress was made this year in technique and group spirit. Congratulations went to the soloists and groups who received I ratings. Special thanks to Roxene Schreiber, Ruth Ann Poppen, Pam Ritchie, who accompanied the groups and soloists. Below: Front Row: Amy Greenlief, Kathy Kell, Pam Tollefson, Tammy Miller, Pam Ritchie, Susan Marak, Connie Feldmann, Susann Lebsock, Tima Whalen. 2nd Row: Kathy Poduska, Michelle Kessler, Sandy Lambert, Jenise Stolba, Kim McConaughy, Kathy Yarbrough, )anice Mackey, Joanne King, Terri Stockton, Laurie Rummells, Lisa Jensen, Shelly Northup, Sheri Weidlein, 3rd Row: Susan Misfeldt, Debra Knapp, Gayle Loomis, Pamela Patterson, Alicia Franks. It was fifteen Cindy Suchomel, Susan Brecht, Minnetta Freeburg, Caren Jean Batt, Angela Stagg, Connie O'Connor, Susan Truitt, Craig Voelker, Rex Mitchell, Mike Malik, Bill Christensen, Steve Gunderson, Jerry Bennett, Rachel Hartman, Sheryl Pitts, Sarah Hartman, Carolyn Voss, Angie Statler, Dana Nelson, Elizabeth Buehler. 4th Row: Laurie Eden, Robin Mizaur, Nancy Cisar, Mitchell, Laryn Mumm, John Serbousek, Jon Gillette, Matthew Clothier, Brenda Boland, Chris Brentner, Marie Anderson, Shelly Floyd, Michelle Ray. 5th Row: Valerie Boots, Michelle Kelchen, Kolleen Buol, Cecilia McCrea, Linette Grisham, Tammy Scheib, Dede Scheetz, Darren Bogner, Kurt Tjelmeland, Jim Booth, Tom Hofer, Monte Lehmkuhl, Kirk Statler, Chris Bell, Scott Appleget, Steph Hohensee, Zelda Netolicky, Rhonda Chesley, Kim Kosina, Lynn Saddoris, Tammy Baker, Kathy Neitderhisar. Tia Lins, Barb Kukuk, Kathy Volesky, John Ely, Darrell Truitt, Mike Gillette, Ron Lisa Netolicky,

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That's Entertainment! No matter what evening you stop by Prairie it seems there is always something going on. And, it is some - thing different almost every night. Besides all the sports and fine arts activities, you can visit special events . There were a few sports contests different from the usual ones. Many people enjoyed donkey basketball for the second year. New at Prairie was the Faculty-Senior basketball game. For the dancers in the group there were plenty of chances. The Homecoming celebration dance, the Sadie Hawkins Dance, marathon and prom were just a few of the evenings Prairie kids could "shake their bootie". The Christmas assembly featured the usual fare. Seasonal music, Santa and his elves, the faculty acting foolish and treats for the kiddies entertained everyone on the day before vacation. A new feature at Prairie was the honors banquet. Any student who achieved a three point five grade average first semester was invited to bring his parents to a pot luck. Many families, along with staff and administration, enjoyed the evening. the choir dance Below: John Serbousek accompanies Dede Scheetz on a fine rendition of “The Way You Do the Things You Do" for the Talent Show . Scott Simon provided more guitar backup. It was a very uptown affair, with woodwind ensembles playing during dinner and fine speaking after. Probably the most well known, and well attended, entertainments are the annual Music Parents' Variety Show and the Choir Club Talent Show. The Variety Show was again a huge success, with entertainment everywhere, people eating all kinds of treats and everyone carting home prizes. The Talent Show drew an especially big crowd; and once again featured a wide variety of good acts from all five buildings. Above: Piper Thomas McAreavy was one of the teachers acting out "The Twelve Days of Christmas" at the Christmas assembly. Right: LeaAnn Goodall and Larry Rammelsberg reigned as queen and king at the Student Council sponsored Sadie Hawkins Dance. 62 Entertainment

Below: Parents Gordon Freeburg and jack Hayes, teacher Russ Price, alumnus Kevin Villers, teacher Bill Henley, Dan Dennis and school nurse Mary Hynek ham it up on the finish of "My Blue Heaven". Mary and Phil Britcher performed their annual duties as emcees of another great Variety Show, which featured songs and dances to entertain the ladies after their move to heaven. Below: jerry Bennett makes his grand entrance as Moses leading his Heavenly Choir singing "When the Saints Go Marching In" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands". Above: Bonnie Christensen and Laurie Merta during the Faculty-Senior basketball game. Above: Valorie Bowman and her parents listen to the program after the Honors banquet. Prairie graduate jeff Westrom spoke on his experiences in college. Entertainment 63

Supporting Sports: Pom Pons, Cheerleaders The Pom Pon Squad was once again active at Prairie. They added support for teams by firing up the fans. Everyone really enjoyed their They spent many hours routines during halftime at basketball games. practicing. They will become part of the Marching Band, along with the flag team. Clar Krumrei is their sponsor. Cheerleading is sometimes thought of as a soft sport, but it takes a lot of energy and determination to fire up the crowd. Thanks! Right: Front Row: Susan Brecht, Dana Nelson, Donna Reed, Suzie Gallagher, and Denise Serbousek. 2nd Row: Susan Reid, Susann Lebsock, and Lisa Witte. Back Row: Susan Truitt, Kathy Neitderhisar, Sandy Lambert, and Beth Sankot made up the Pom Pon squad. Above: Susan Truitt is behind Sandy Lambert in line, but they're both on the beat. Right: Entertainment by Pom Pon girl Lisa Witte. 64 Pom Pons

Left: Front Row: Melanie Cade, Dawn Low ther, and Patti Franc. Back Row: Minnetta - Freeburg and Lisa Joens; sophomore basketball cheerleaders. Below Left: Cheerleading is a loud, active sport, but it also has its solemn moments like Dawn Klein, Sandy Daly and Laurie Hasley are now experiencing. Below: Sophomore Wrestling Cheerleaders, Front Row: Sandy Daly, Dawn Klein, and Debbie Fairley. Back Row: Laurie Hasley, Lisa |ensen, and Ellen Dupler. Left: Front Row: Laurie Hasley, Patti Franc, and Dawn Maresh, and Ellen Dupler. Back Row: Lisa |oens, Dawn Klein, Melanie Gade, Sandy Daly; Sophomore Football Squad. Soph Cheerleaders 65

Wanted Dead Or Alive: Representatives Leader Eric Ross Lee "strut" Pavlicek Tammy "curly" Roy Chris "Madwoman" Goetsch 4 want. 4 What is main purpose of student sentatives chosen? All Student Councouncil? Student Council's main purpose is to provide a way for students their homeroom to represent their to improve the school. Representatives are here to express the voice of by the entire student body after candithe student body. Student council is dates gave speeches. here to provide activities, to improve cil representatives were voted on by homeroom. All officers were voted on Student Council started the year off the appearance of the school and a with a homecoming dance parade means of seeing other schools and to and a full week of activities. We have provide the services the students sponsored various breakfasts and assemblies, including a 75-year-old Some of the major goals this year basketball star. A Sadie Hawkins and queen contest. Many more activduring the year. are to again have career days and the dance was given with a special king pig roast. We also have several scholarships to give away and are looking ities are planned for various times into putting some big letters advertising the high school on the building. At the end of the year all money student council has left over will be donated to the school to use in the purchase of something needed by the school. How were Student Council repreRight: Dawn Maresh participates in a student council activity. it Above: Scott Grabe on the lookout for the "bad guys" 66 Student Council

Below: Student Council Representatives: Front Row: Candi Nischwitz, Dawn Maresh, Pam Patterson, Pavlicek, Bonnie Benesh, Eric Ross, Sherry Schneekloth. Second Row: Debbie Kuhn, Sue Zach, Kim Glass, Melanie Gade, Deb Danielson, Amy Bubon, Dean Richmond, Kevin Brown, Jim Shebetka, Jeff Johnson, Cindy Suchomel, Cecilia McCrea, Beth Danielson, Kathy Poduska . Back Row: Sarah Hartman, Chris Goetsch, Tammy Roy, Lee Jenny Olson, Pam Ritchie, Sandy Daly, Cheryl Lowther, Connie Clark, Don Jansa, Leo Haman, Scott Grabe, Ron Smith, Joe Nekvinda, Andy Buresh, Bart Weldon, Jeff Kulhavy, Kathy Uthoff. Below: Sandy Daly, just one part of student council. Above: Cindy Thrap cuddles her man. Above the student council sponsored dance. Right: DeDe Scheetz and Jim Booth dance at Student Council 67

Workshop Ideas Used in Yearbook and Paper The yearbook staff took a trip to Marceline, Missouri, where the yearbook is printed. They were taken through the plant and shown, step by step, how the yearbook is put together. This included people making the final page layout and copy, making the photographs the correct size, shape and density, the fall also. The editors of the Hawk Talk are: Editor-in-Chief-Kevin Vondracek, and Carles Martin, the printing of the pages, and the binding of the book. This visit and workshops which some member attended gave the staff some of the ideas which they used in the yearbook. The yearbook staff has 16 people on it. Six are returning members, and ten are new members. The layout editor is Kathy Gause, copy editor is Deb Ashbacher, photo editor is Mike Terpkosh, and index editor is Amy Greenlief. The newspaper classes, who work on the Hawk Talk, attended a workshop in Co-News-Linette Grisham Feature-Tom Hofer, Editorial-Betsy Pipkin, SportsRon Smith, Layout Manager-Scott Grabe, Circulation Manager— Rhonda Chesley, PhotographerJeff Sadecky. The Editor-in-Chief is in charge of seeing that everyone gets his job done. The page editors are responsible for their pages. They supervise the people and proofread for errors. The purpose of the paper is to bring facts and interesting information to the students. One way they try to do this is through feature columns. These include "What's Up Hawk" by Dawn Becicka, "Food for Thought" by Tom Hofer, "That's Entertainment" by Mike Gillette, and "On the Line" by Jeff Hare. lit . Above: Kyle Vondracek gets some help from Mike Scheetz on the sophomore pages for the Hawk. Above Right: Amy Greenlief, David Kraemer, Kim McConaughy, Amy Greenlief, loan Ely, Gayle Loomis, Dawn Faas, Keely Vondracek. Kim McConaughy and Rachel Hartman assemble the senior pages. Back Row: Mike Terpkosh, Dan Gray, Kevin Rigdon, Tim Saddler, Rachel Hartman, Kathy Gause, Rhonda Chesley, Deb Ashbacher, Kathy Watts, Co-sponsor Jean McMenimen. 68 Yearbook Right: Yearbook — Front Row:

k,ii % W W Left: Tammy Scheib types an article for the paper. Below: Hawk Talk — Front Row: Tom Hofer, Smith, Carles Martin. 2nd Row: loan Ely, Art Hartin, Tracie Penrod, Doug Exline, Sponsor Bonnie Benesh, Mike Gillette, Chris Bell, Linda Holland, Charles Reid. Back Row: Scott Grabe, Ed Lamparek, David Schultz, Rolf Bohman, Tammy Jeff Hare,Kevin Vondracek, Linette Grisham, Ron Scheib, Paula Hernandez, Jeff Sadecky, Tony Hartin, Mike Terpkosh, Kevin Lamparek, Douglas Eide, Rhonda Chesley, Dan Gray, Darrin Grier. Left: Kevin Vondracek checks a layout for Hawk Talk. Above: Shirlee Hamden okays some ideas for the newspaper with Ms. Benesh. Hawk Talk 69

Cheerleading— FOOTBALL Right : Front Row: Tori Smith, Teri Jilek , Marianne Heintz, ( ill Rotter, Caren ) ean Batt. 2nd Row: Marjean Blaha, Mary Kendall, Barb Northrup. Back Row: Cheryl Lowther, Sherry Hauschild. Cheerleaders put forth a great deal of time and effort to promote school spirit and cheer on the athletes. At the football games, wrestling meets, and basketball games the girls were always behind the players supporting them even when the team was losing. This year the cheerleaders were busy with many different activities along with cheering at the many sports events. The football cheerleaders started out the season by attending a camp at Lake Okoboji. They learned many new cheers and got some ideas for pep assemblies. Throughout the school year, Varsity Style the cheerleaders got to put some of their ideas to use. Some of the pep assembly activities were competition cheers between classes, relay races, short contests between athletes, and encouraging wo r ds f r om t he coaches. The girls also sold Spirit Towels and buttons to promote school spirit. The money made from these sales went towards paper supplies which were used to make posters and tee-pee the athletes' houses. The cheerleaders didn't always make posters and cheer at games. They practiced, too. During a sports season they would practice three to four hours a week. A lot of hard work went into cheerleading, yet it was fun being in the organization. The girls did a super job in promoting school spirit and encouraging the teams this year. Gee, Robert, I wish I could cheer as good as that girl over there. Above: Joel Thompson and Robert Christen. Right: Oertel and Crisman are all wrapped up. WRESTLING Right: Teri Smith, Kathleen Nutt, Penny Prunty, Caren Jean Batt, and Marjean Blaha. 70 Varsity Cheerleaders

Below: Marjean Blaha is deeply involved in another wrestling match. Caren lean Batt and Teri Smith watch with smiles on their faces. It can't be that bad, Marjean! Right: junior Cheryl Lowther really shows her Prairie spirit. Cheryl cheered for Football and Boys Basketball. BOYS BASKETBALL Above: Teri |ilek, Cheryl Lowther, Mary Kendall. GIRLS BASKETBALL VARSITY AND JV Left: Front Row: Sherry Schneekloth, Connie Feldmann, Tima Whalen. Back Row: Michelle Terpkosh, Sharon Lockhart. Varsity Cheerleaders 71

Letter Winners Are Club Members Boy's Letter Club. Front Row: Rolf Bohman, Christopher White, Andy Buresh, Don Stroleny, Todd Staskal, Randy Zbanek, DeWayne Heintz, Ken Cooperman, jeff Johnson , Eric Ross. Second Row: Brad Luther, Kevin Vondracek, Lee Pavlicek, Brad Wicher, Dean Richmond, Scott Appleget, Lynn Schrader, Joe Back Row:John Smith, Mitch Porter, Kurt Tjelmeland, Donald Scholl, Don Jansa,Jeff Hare. Oertel, Sponsor, Charles Reid, Reggie Hastings, Scott Grabe, Rick Wachal, Craig Jones, Leo Haman, Scott Ollinger, Ron Downs, David Kerber, Tim Fairlie, Scott Lynch, DougOckenfels, Robert Berstler,Jim Booth,John Vogt,Ed Lamparek. Not Pictured: Charles Summers. Girl's Letter Club. Front Row: Amy Bubon, Pamela Patterson, Paula Belden, Hastings, Jenny Olson, Becky Mitchell, Jill Marianne Heintz, Missy Luther, Jenise Stolba, Shauna Holthaus. Second Row: Laurie Hasley, Angie Johnson, Cheryl Lowther, Kathleen Nutt, Cindy Thrap, Jackie Sheely, Kolleen Buol. Back Row: Emma Jo Fairlie, Sponsor, Julie deNeui, Lynn Saddoris, Tina Pulver, Sherry McGurk, Keely Vondracek, Brenda Shramek, Paula Her - nandez, Sherry Hauschild, Beth Fisher, Kathy Cleaves, Pam McGurk. 72 Letter Clubs

Health Careers Club is an organization that discusses professions in, or related to, the field of health care or volunteer work. Each year the members visit several health related facilities and develop a better understanding of the preparation required and the duties performed in the numerous professions. Recent visits have included: a medical technologist, physical therapist, dental hygienist, pharmacist, optometrist, a tour of the Mayo Clinic, a tour of the Hospital School in Iowa city, and a conference regarding birth defects. It is the hope that Health Careers Club will aid in selecting a vocation or in choosing a job in a people-related field. Left: The future looks good to Tammy Scheib. Students Plan for Their Futures Front Row: Therese Johnson, Sponsor, Debra Danielson, Debbie Osborne. Back Row: Rob Heslop, Beth Danielson, Susan Dryden, Caren Jean Batt, Tammy Scheib, Michelle Ray, Crystal Kyle, Heslop. Valorie Bowman, Elaine HCC Club 73

Left: Scott Simon plays around with his victim in Biology class. Sophomores spent a few weeks dissecting their frogs, with reactions ranging from Scott's playful one to downright distaste. Below: William J. Rieniets demonstrates for his class. "Willy" has been a popular teacher among Prairie students for many years. Below: The look on Lee Pavlicek's face tells it all.

Career Days . . . the movie ' Romeo and Juliet . . . calculus in math class .. . the Honors Banquet .. . dissecting frogs . . . a trip to Missouri . . . Senior Option Physical Education . . . egg babies .. . seeing the play "Peer Gynt" . . . trips to Mexico and Germany . . . improvising jazz . . . were a few of the activities that went together to form the academics portion of the Prairie puzzle. There were new courses offered. Seniors could opt for many different sports activities to satisfy their P.E. requirement. Band students had the chance to gain experience in Jazz Improv. Life Careers Development was offered by the Counselors. Other courses have been around awhile, but were still popular with the students. Special activities helped keep up interest throughout the sometimes long months of the school year. The Sociology students spent an anxious week caring for their egg children. The Senior Seminar classes traveled to Hannibal, Missouri, to see first hand the places they had read about in the works of Mark Twain. Academics are a very important part of the picture. Each class and each student is another piece in the overall puzzle. St* m , ; . t . 1 ; * * Academics 7S . * I

English Has a Lot to Offer A wide variety of classes are ofBelow: Mike Terpkosh, Assistant News Editor, works on the paper in journalism Lab. Far Below: Linette Grisham, Co-News Editor, concentrates on getting a lay-out completed. fered by the English department. They are: Communications 10 designed to help the student be more at ease while communicating with others. It involves giving speeches and other forms of communications; English 10 designed to give students a review of and practice in basic skills. In the second semester the English 10 class saw Romeo and Juliet. It provided experience in drama and literature that they might not know of otherwise. Some of the most popular electives are: Newspaper which gives the student a basic understanding of the nature, the function, the techniques, and the mechanics of simple news, along with a short history Of journalism. Everyday Communications attempts to provide students with a basic understanding of the communication process and its importance. Senior Seminar is a popular class for the college bound students. The class includes work in speech, composition, discussion and literary analysis. Selected Authors is a course in which students are exposed to a variety of contemporary authors. Senior Seminar and Selected Authors students went to Hannibal, Missouri. Both classes had read Mark Twain stories and this gave them a chance to see his hometown and the setting for some of his characters. Values in Literature is a course for the student who is interested in improving his or her reading skills. There are many other electives to choose from. Writing Lab is designed for students who have difficulties with the fundamental writing techniques. Grammar Review tries to help the student with grammar problems. stimulate the imagination and encourage self expression in writing poetry and imaginative prose. Composition is a course which stresses writing clearly and well. Advanced Composition aims to increase awareness, to give students who are already familiar with journalism skills, control, and effectiveness in writing. Journalism Lab is designed the opportunity to produce the newspaper. Editors for the school paper are chosen from the class. Individualized English emphasizes language, reading and composition. Individualized Reading is a course to give students credit for selecting, reading and reporting on books interesting to them. World Literature is mostly concerned with human search for identity, a recurring theme in literature. Students who read Peer Gynt in this class got to see it performed at the University of Iowa in March. Drama is basically a reading and discussion course for students interested in reading plays and learning about the history of the theatre. Mass Media is a course designed to allow the student to become acquainted with print, audio and visual media. Theatre Arts is for the student who is interested in practical experience in the theatre. Independent Study English is a course that offers a chance to study in depth some specific interest in English. Reading Improvement is an individualized course and improves word attack and comprehension abilities. Basic Creative Writing intends to Skills— Survival Skills is a course to improve basic skill area deficiencies and also includes materials emphasizing survival skills such as form completion, usage of telephone directories, income tax form, and other basics.

Below: Joanne King and Valerie Boots work on their English assignments while outside during English 10. Below Middle: David Schultz, Scott Lynch and Jim Zalesky hold a discussion during a Mass Media class. Far Below: Karen Neal and Stacy Ditch find something new and interesting to do during Communications 10. Below: Jeff Moon presents his speech to the class during Communications 10, Scholl writes information on a speech in the background. while Don

Below: Doug Yanacek, Robert Mitchell, Karen Neal, and Patti Franc show they are proud parents. Far Below: Tim Saddler prepares for a World History test. Slog Days, Egg Babies, and More The social studies had many original activities for students to participate in. These activities were to help the students learn more about a certain area of study. They ranged from Slog Day held in the fall to the egg simulation in the spring. Slog Day was an activity to show students the effect of prejudice and bias which minorities must face. The sociology department sponsored the event in which students of the class had to wear special shirts to show they were slogs. Slogs were required to sit in special areas in the library, lunchroom, and classes. The egg simulation was a game in which students carried an egg around to teach them about child care. The experiment which took a week proved to be challenging to those who took part; since keeping an egg that long through a normal week warrants special care by the parents. The eggs had to be cared for throughout the week and if the egg was broken a trial would be held. If found guilty of egg beating, the parents could serve a time in detention. In psychology, Mr . Myers presented a baby of his own. The doll was to help students learn about the new born baby and how it develops. Students had to help in certain activities to show the reflexes a new born baby has. All of these activities showed the students new insight into the area of human development. 78 Social Studies Below: )eff Moon, a Sociology, student takes part in Slog Day. Far Below: Dawn Messer and Mike Luhrs check out each other's eggs.

Left: Jenise Stolba learns about baby growth from Tom Myers. Below Left: Ellen Dupler, Michelle Pedersen, Mary Pond, and Dawn Messer show off their children. Below: World History takes a lot of booking, as shown by Kurt Tjelmeland. Social Studies 79

Eclipse and Physics Olympics Highlight Year Below: Life science students Debbie Kessler, Kevin McArtor, Lisa Witte, Michelle Kelchen, Lori Kessler, and Scott Wieser learn CPR. Below: Denise Serbousek, Mike Scheetz, Far Rachelle Hartman, Jerry Hemphill, Aaron Fisher, Margo Hursh, Mr. Osland, Mr. Steine, DeWayne Heintz, and Andy Grommon watch the eclipse from the Biology room . There are six science classes. They It' are: Biology which is the study of plant and animal life. for college bound students. ssuggested Life Science is similar to biology, but the depth of understanding is less. Chemistry is mostly a college prep class. It involves terminology and applied math in solutions for chemistry problems. Physics gives a better understanding of physical laws and principals and their application in life. Students can participate in the Physics Olympics. It' s the 2nd year for this area and the 1st for the state . Students compete in areas such as paper airplane throwing, slow bike riding, and bridge building. This year it was held at Coe. Jim Booth got 1st place for his bridge. Advanced Science is spent researching a topic and giving oral presentations; areas of interest to stu - dents are also covered . Science, Society, and the Future studies environments, how science affects us, and how to become involved in changes of the future. There are nine math classes. They are: Basic Mathematics which is a re - fresher of basic math. Consumer Math gives a better understanding of the math used every day and its use in solving simple problems. Self Paced Math is designed on an individual self paced basis. Computer Science is mostly a survey of the capabilities of computers and their im - pact on society .Geometry develops A understanding of basic properties of surfaces, points, lines, and solids. Algebra II reviews algebra and geometry, and develops a deeper underr standing of algebra l aws. Trigonometry is the study of linear and quadratic equations, also the study of basic definitions and rela® tionships of trigonometry. Pre-Calculus ties together the other math courses and the student is introduced to basic Analytic Geometry.

Far Below Left: Comparing answers, Doug? Jerilyn jakoubek and Doug Tomash. Far Below: Jeff Spyr figures anything is better than school lunches! Below: Steve Lindemann grits his teeth at his Geometry problem. Below Left: Something every math student must go through: Ron Mitchell battles the dreaded compass. Below Right: John Riddle studies his chemistry diligently.

Far Below: Jeff Spyr, Gerald Eichhorn, Jim Zalesky, Joe Nekvinda, Scott Stark, Danny Gray, Shauna Holthaus, Debbie Kessler, and Luis Butts look on as Mike Cleppe takes a shot at the loser of spud. Below: Scott Appleget runs from the ball (in spud) which is being caught by Rick Murphey as teacher Gary Leeper supervises. Requirements Can Be Fun In driver education classes students see films, talk about laws, rules, and fundamentals of driving. They start out driving by going around the campus. interstate, and city They then practice their right and left turns, merging, lane changes, parking, and finally move on to highway, driving. So many kids are needing Drivers Education that in the summer there are now five teachers to help so as many kids can take Drivers Ed. as possible. In physical education, new activities included handball, crab soccer, and deck tennis. The favorites were dodge ball and handball. A student teacher was here helping Lin Hixenbaugh. Her name is Kim Graber and she was here for the second nine week period. An optional physical education program is offered to seniors only. It is a student-teacher agreement, or contract, that binds the student to specific responsibilities to receive credit by participating in out- of - school activities. Going bowling and jogging are favorites for the seniors. There is also archery, swimming, trap shooting, tennis, taking a CPR course, and many other activities. 82 Physical Education

Far Below: Joe Nekvinda and Keith Meskimen % how they throw in dodge ball. Below: 5«e\ e Smith catches the ball in spud, where «r . fte ball is thrown up, a number is called and person with that number catches the ball i rz tries to hit someone else. Far Below: Larry Schrader concentrates hard on driving. Below: Kevin Rigdon smiles as he gets ready to drive off with teacher Floyd Smith. Students are required to drive twenty minutes per cycle to get all of their hours in while taking drivers education during the school year. Mr. Smith is the only teacher during the year, so he is very busy. Drivers Education 83

Life Career Development class, taught by the counselors, Alan Maas and Bonnie Cejka, was just for seniors this year, but may be open to Below: Mr . John Thomas gives some though! to a question on accounting. Far Below: Ms. Linda Pruitt answers about what it's like to be a nurse. Below Right: Try as she will, Linda Brown can't get Hobee Hansen' s attention. Far Below Right: Dan Dennis proves to be a good hypnosis subject for Earl Amos. sophomores and juniors next year. Twenty-five seniors took the class. Generally a discussion based class, the students learned how to better their futures. Mainly, the discussion topics covered the areas of self-improvement and occupational information . One activity called for each student to become an expert on a chosen occupation. The teachers then interviewed the students, asking them questions as if they were employed at the job. Other areas of study were: exploring self,overcoming barriers to goals, listening skills, selecting an occupation, and becoming more effective and efficient. Students Look 84 Guidance

Career Day s we r e he l d on Wednesday and Thursday, April eleventh and twelfth. The purpose of Career Days was to provide students the opportunity to examine a variety of careers and to be able to ask questions of professionals working in the field. dismissed for Easter break. About seventy careers were repreIt was also to broaden the students' knowledge of what is involved in choosing a career for the future. Wednesday was divided into six one-hour blocks, including a one and a half hour break over the lunch hour that was designated as open campus. Thursday there were three one-hour blocks for careers before school was sented during the two-day experience. Out of the seventy choices available, students picked eight to at - tend. Students and faculty alike had favorable responses about the event. All felt they had learned something they had never known before. Two favorites were the hypnotist and the housewife. The hypnotist used two willing subjects to show his skill and the housewife brought a smorgasbord of goodies to share with those attending her session. seemed to have plenty of "food for thought". Everyone Toward Future Above: Gail Grulke and Ron Sims tackling a problem in class. Above Right: Nancy Zerbee, Mike Terpkosh, Donna Reed, and Debbie Bottoms listen. Right: Sheryl Dougherty gets some advice from Alan Maas and Bonnie Cejka.

Below: Ms. Reed calls in a video tape for Tammie Jones. tapes. Kirkwood offers these learning Below: Working hard to get her assignments done, Junior Linda Stallman takes advantage of all the materials that the library has to offer her. Library and Resource Rooms Offer Services to all Students The resource rooms have some new materials that help kids with various consumer skills and deal with buying a car, banking, applying for a job and magazines that make reading more exciting for the kids, while the Library has added books in the area of sports, and crafts. The program in the resource rooms provides service for students who use these rooms on a scheduled basis and the teacher maintains contact with parents and also meets with classroom teachers to monitor students' work and to provide support and suggestions. In the Library, students can take advantage of the reference books, magazine articles, video tapes, and college catalogues. The library is also used by teachers to help them with materials used in the classrooms and is a great reference help for many kids. Fifty kids use the resource rooms to build up various skills and somewhere around 400 kids come to the library to do homework, read, listen to video tapes and work on projects and reports. These services are greatly appreciated by all. Right: Following the rules in the library, Denny FJeintz is working quietly. Left: Kathy Kidney takes advantage of one of the four quiet study rooms in the library. 86 Library

Below: Ruth Ann Peel is helping Mike Olson and Cary Ollinger with their school work. This is just one of the services the resource rooms offer. Far Below: During their free time, Charlene Hemphill, Rachelle Hartman, Tracey Klein, and Larry Rammelsberg are trying to help each other with their school work in the Library. Below: Dennis Huffer, thinking over one of those hard questions in the resource room where he can study quietly. Resource Room 87

Music, Foreign Languages All Traveling Below Left: David Kerber, in his second year of Individualized Spanish, takes a tape recorded test. Below Right: Amy Creenlief, Mary Kendall, and Meg Schulte take pictures before they leave on their trip to Germany. Far Below: Mike Hamilton and Monte Lehmkuhl studying together during their Spanish II class. The music and foreign language departments have all taken a trip recently or are planning a trip out of state soon. Last August the Spanish classes went to Mexico; last April, German kids went to Germany; in June, the choir went to Hawaii, and the band is planning a trip to Texas. German is one of the foreign languages offered. In high school, students can have an exposure to two years of German. In tenth grade the study of grammar and oral drills are finished and German conversation books are started. During this part of the year little written work is done. In the junior and Senior years the conversation books are finished. Supplements to this include learning customs, history, German cities. and reading about All these things are preparatory for the trip to Germany. Before the students leave for Germany they write a letter in German telling about themselves; then, a family for them to stay with is selected. The trip is 17 days in length. Six days are spent with a family and eleven in travel. Spanish is the other foreign language that you can take. The Individualized Spanish class makes it possible for students to start Spanish in high school, or continue their Spanish if they can't fit the regular class into their schedule. In addition to working on their basic skills, the advanced classes have included other activities during class time. Spanish II students have read a book about the Cival War in Argentina (in Spanish) and watched a television situtation comedy called Que Pasa, U.S.A. The Spanish III class read a mystery which takes place in Mexico and mentions many of the places the students have visited themselves. Reading a four act play kept the seniors busy most of the second semester. 88 Foreign Language

I Left: Jerry Fry blows his horn with the beat. Below: Tracy Tollefson and Gayle Loomis play their music in Jazz Improvisation class. Center Below: Vocal Ensemble members Tammy Miller and Cindy Suchomel sing through a section of a song. Far Below: Linette Grisham and Kathy Neitderhisar go through some songs at the piano. < There are two classes that you can take if you are really interested in music and that are a bit of a challenge. One of them is new this year. It is Jazz Improvisation. Mr. Henley is the instructor. The class had about a dozen students enrolled and meets once a week. Next year it will meet three times a cycle. Jazz Improvisation is where an improvisor creates a musical idea in his head and transfers it immediately to music via an instrument. Improvisation is more dangerous than composing, which is creating a musical idea in your head and transferring it to paper, because mistakes can't be erased or discarded. This makes it a very personal, very scary, and a very exciting art form. The class is intended for students who want to learn to improvise for their own satisfaction. This class is useful for jazz band or for a person becoming a music major in college. The other class is not new. It is Music Theory. The instructor is Mr. Price. This class was taken by about twelve to fifteen students, who meet every other day for two mods. Music Theory is a study of musical notation. Included are letter names, rhythms, both major and minor scales, and how to write music. To complete the course a student must write an original composition. The class should be considered if you are considering music as a career.

Wood, Metal, Grease, Fabric and Food Two of the most popular areas of the building during the day are the Industrial Arts and the Home Economics classes. The friendly atmosphere in the air from fresh baked goods of the kitchen and the power of the welding rod blend to bring a group of students together in class. Home Ec students keep busy making dinners, planning homes and sewing their own clothes; while the folks in shop turn out beautiful projects in wood, maintain their cars, and learn skills like drafting and welding. Right: Leo Haman finds his way through the wood. Below Right: Chuck Reid is using the saw to square a piece of lumber . Below: Before the construction of a building, the layout must be done, and Jeff Grimm is learning to do that in drafting.

Left: Michelle Terpkosh gels ready to serve pancakes with a smile. Left: Donna Carlson is cooking the french toast while Terri Parson washes the dishes. Belw Left: Eating the meal that they prepared are Teresa Baker and Linda Holland. Below: To be done properly a hem must be put in by hand just as Kim Gudenkauf is doing. Home Ec 91

Fundamentals Paint .. . clay . . . wax . . . wheels . . . watercolors . . . metals and more. Do these sound familiar? If you said "Art", you're right. Mr. Hawkins has been teaching art students at Prairie for the last eleven years and he feels that the group of students he had this year was one of the best ever; they were c r ea t i ve and ve r y enthusiastic. When you think of the word "art", what comes to mind? People drawing pictures, right ? That's some but not all of the total picture. There are many areas in which you can use your own particular talents: ceramics, jewelry, crafts, drawing, and painting. Rick Murphey, a senior, summed it all up: "Art is fun! You get to do what you want to do. I get to use my imagination to create things people have never even thought of before. It's a good class— you learn a lot, and not just about art." Left: Loren Ziskovsky holds a steady hand while doing his drawing in ink. Below: Laurie Welty and Marjean Blaha create their own things with clay. Center: Typing class requires a lot of concentradition and it shows on faces of Connie Feldmann and Beth Fisher.

Can Be Fun Another department-need some hints? Adding machines . . . stencils typewriters and calculators. . . . carbon paper . . . credits . . . debits ... The Business Department — y o u the two business instructors, think that the objective of the department is to give basic background in business related fields, varying the range of experiences offered to the students. This should allow the students a chance to choose from a number of possible career choices by providing a well-rounded background. Two advanced students in business gave their thoughts on this subject. Jenise Stolba: "I'm in Typing III now and plan to take Typing IV, Office Machines, and Accounting. I want to be a secretary and I think the courses will help me get started." Sally Shramek: "I'm taking Office Machines now and hope to become familiar with them if I get a job where I will need to use the machines." Df.Mf W Left: Kim Klein and Ken Hartman seem intent on understanding the instructions for the next assignment. Below: Business Department student teacher Cynthia Still discusses some of the fine points of accounting as Rob Heslop and Doug Eide check it out in the book. guessed it! Mike McCue and Russ Werning, Business 93

Above Left: Instructor Tom Myers questions a line call. Above Right: Jeff Sadecky and Kevin Rigdon check out their cameras for photography. Right: lackie Sheely enjoys bike riding for her mini course. Far Right: Karen Heaverlo hits the ball to score. 94 Mini Courses

Different Kinds of Classes— Mini Courses The last week of May again saw the annual Prairie Mini Courses. This year thirty-two were offered, fifteen in the morning, fourteen in the afternoon and three all day events. Some of the offerings were: badminton, hiking, sunbathing, Hawaii, sand painting, trapshooting and canoeing. Teachers, secretaries, and librarians all helped in supervising and teaching the courses. Activities were held on and off campus; some were as far away as Iowa City and North Liberty. All students were required to attend. It is believed attendance was higher than it had been all year. Most students and instructors agreed that this was a great way to end a school year. Above Left: "Where's the beach?" seems to be the question Laryn Mumm, Bill Christensen, Doug Tomash and Mike Bach are asking. Left: Two new faces at PHS, )ohn Riddle and Tom Porter, enjoying football as their mini course. Below: Phil Schulte, Bob Uphoff, and Don jansa display canoeing skills on Lake MacBride. Mini Courses 95

% I M it ' Left: Sharon Potter stares off into space during science class, although they weren't studying space that day. Below Left: Michael Bach exhibits his ambitious costume on Character Day. Below: Math teacher LaVerne Bruns runs for his team during a pep assembly race. Coach Bruns stepped down from running the boys varsitybasketball team after twelve years of service. n m m

i p m 1 1 : o . * *!1 / m C, A new superintendent . . . the largest sophomore class ever . . . a wild group of senior guys called the Gerbils . . . many new staff members ... super person and custodian Pauline Lamphier . . . juniors planning for prom . . . Within this section, the individual pieces of the puzzle are joined together. Administration, teachers, support staff, sophomores, juniors and seniors are all needed to complete the picture. Without any one of these elements, the puzzle would never stay together. Each plays its own part in making up the whole. Every individual has a role to play, also. At times he may not feel important. He may even feel left out or unneeded. If he takes the time to explore, though, he can find his own place, a function to perform for the group, or some happy moments. There is a feeling of togetherness among the people at Prairie that is not found in many other schools. From the newest sophomore to the most experienced staff member, everyone takes part in piecing together the puzzle. V* m , - , • People 97 m £ -

New Superintendent Comes to Prairie Schools 98 Administration

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Thomas McAreavy Social Studies Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach Mike McCue Business Education Asst. Varsity Football Coach Sophomore Girls' Basketball Coach Marilyn Belman Resource Room Bonnie Benesh English Newspaper Sponsor Student Council Sponsor Kevin Behrends Math Asst. Freshman Football Coach Asst. Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach Darrel Bogner Industrial Arts Boys' Tennis Coach Laverne Bruns Math Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach Jr. Sponsor Gloria Canney German Terry Dyrland English Drama Coach Technical Director Ken Fearing Math Robert E. Hawkins Art Cross Country Coach Asst. Boys' Track Coach Bill Henley Band Charles Hining Auto Mechanics Linda Hixenbaugh P.E. Girls' Tennis Coach Bill Kerfoot Resource Room Gary Leeper P.E. Boys' Track Coach Alan Maas Counselor Mick Mattiace P.E. Varsity Baseball Coach Jean McMenimen English Yearbook Sponsor Sr. Sponsor Patty Miles Home Economics Elaine Mulherin English Jr. Sponsor Tom Myers Social Studies Soph. Sponsor John Oertel Social Studies Varsity Football Coach Asst. Boys' Track Coach 100 Faculty

Teachers Show Real Support Everyone knows the teachers at Prairie are kept really busy teaching classes every day. They also sponsor and coach a wide variety of clubs, groups and teams . In addition, quite a few hours are put in preparing and planning for these classes and activities. What people don't stop to think about is the many other ways the faculty shows its support of the school and its students. This begins in the summer with teachers attending workshops and classes to sharpen their skills. They also chaperone students on various trips. August brings the sophomore lock-in and a night of very little sleep for their advisors. Home visitations are also part of these teachers' extra duties. Throughout the school year the Diane Reed Librarian Sr. Sponsor William Rieniets Math Science Roxene Schreiber Spanish Yearbook Sponsor Musical Director Choreographer r - Osland >g\ — Ann Peel Resource Room Dot Pospischil social Studies ftuss Price Vocal Music Floyd Smith Drivers' Education Soph. Football Coach Soph. Wrestling Coach )r. Advisor Nancy Spector English Karen Towers English Carol Uphoff Science Russ Werning Business Education Soph. Sponsor Chuck Worsfold Industrial Arts Frank Young Social Studies Volleyball Coach Bonnie Cejka Guidance Counselor faculty is expected to do their share of bus, hall, and cafeteria duty. Evenings bring more obligations. Various sponsors organize their students to run concessions at sports events and all the teachers enjoy supporting the athletic and fine arts programs by attending these activities. Special events bring the opportuni ty for teachers to use thei r "unique" talents. They can be found riding a donkey, dribbling a basketball, roasting a pig, or speaking about their present or past careers. Many work on planning mini courses, assemblies, graduat ion and other activities. Teachers find satisfaction in their difficult, but rewarding jobs. This was especially evident on Teacher Appreciation Day when several individuals were honored for over fifteen years of service to Prairie High. They were: Darrel Bogner, Gloria Canney, Russ Werning, Chuck Worsfold, and John Osland. Faculty 101

Right: Charles Stromgren has worked here for eight years, Don Nedrow for three, Naomi Nearad for nine, Pauline Lamphier for four and Patty Berger for one year. This group has the task of keeping the building clean day and night. Pauline started as a substitute janitor and worked her way up to Building Custodian Supervisor. One night, while working, she heard a noise and coming into the hall, saw a burgler. He ran one way and she ran the other! Her favorite nickname for everyone is "Luv”. Pauline is also the inventor of the famous "d r i p mobiles”. Below: You might mistake her for a student, but Bonnie Christensen is the ERC aide . Backbone Staff If it weren't for the custodians, the floors would have a thick, black rubber layer from shoe soles. With bottle in hand, one of the armored janitors rubs out graffitti. Smiling while serving our noon meals, the chefs bustle as they serve the food that they spent all morning preparing. Combining skills as school store manager and lunch ticket monitor, Vicki Hawkins serves double duty during the school day. The opposite of a mean exterior is the soft interior heart of our own structured study hall monitor. When in pain, our smiling nurse always knows what to do. Sitting behind their desks are the people who keep school business runing smoothly and efficiently, the school secretaries. This whole group adds up to support for the school, as the backbone is for the skeleton. Above: Bill Holmes greets you with a smiling face in the SSRC. Above: You can't tell by the smile on her face that Emma )o Fairlie is in charge of the structured study hall. 102 Support Staff Above: Vicki Hawkins' job is accepting change, both in the cafeteria and school store.

Below: Joceil Southward assists in the library as a library aide. Below: Need to check out a book ? Take it to Beth Von Sprecken. Below: Debbie Gaddis, who is an office secretary, writes a pass for a student. Above: Always ready to help is Mrs. Grinder, guidance secretary. Above: Serving as the one and only nurse is Therese Johnson. The strangest experiences she has had are fixing first aid kits for mini courses and teaching horseback riding. The chefs for our school are: Mary Ann Donoghue, Pat Shultz, Luella Morse, Dauna Riley, Leslie Malatele, Marlene Kelso and supervisor, Pam Wirtz. They say the favorite foods of students are hamburgers and burritos. One day we had a new type of salad, Aspic Salad. In case you By the don't remember, it was made with tomato juice and jello. looks of the garbage that day, most of us didn't even try it. Interesting to note is how much food the cooks prepare. When serving fruit cocktail, it takes ten gallons to feed four to five hundred students. Support Staff 103 Above: Clar Krumrei keeps things straight in the main office.

Sophomore Class Largest Ever at PHS The sophomore class that came to the High School this year was the largest ever with 238 students starting the school year. The large class made the lock-in especially useful this year. During the summer, before the start of the school year, the second annual sophomore lock-in was held. The purpose of it was to get new Prairie students, and students who attended Prairie as freshmen, acquainted with the building, teachers, and students. An introduction from Mr. Steine, search for classrooms, meeting your homeroom teacher and classmates, volleyball tournament, and dance were included in the Pres. Tim Fairlie V.P. Matthew Clothier Sec. Lisa Joens Treas. Lisa )ensen Marie Anderson Becky Andrews Ricky Bahr jack Barger Cindy Bascom Paula Beldon )eff Beltz Linda Bentley Denise Biley Brenda Boland Valerie Boots Rob Brashear Susan Brecht Chris Brentner Dennis Bruns Amy Bubon Elizabeth Buehler Corey Butcher Luis Butts Dan Byerly Linda Carlson Bill Christensen Mark Christensen Anne Cleppe activities. Many of the students wore out and fell asleep by midnight; others stuck it out until morning. KCRG was also there to cover the new idea in getting familiar with a new school. More responsibility and maturity was expected of us as we entered the High School and for our class it was not easy (we like to goof around and have fun); but we all tried. We had more free time and could spend it where we wanted; there's also a lounge which was something new for all of us. Students enjoyed the more relaxed atmosphere and communication between teachers and students which seem to make the day go faster. All the students had a wide variety of activities they could get involved in and really took advantage of it. One big change sophomores had was classes they could choose and the variety of classes that they could have. It gave sophomores the chance to plan for the future in classes related to their interests which really made it more interesting for the kids. The sophomores hopefully liked the big change they had this year but the big class may have made it easier for everyone as they could help each other. 104 Sophomores

Below: Susan Reid attempts to hide behind her Foster Grants on 50's day during Homecoming Week. Below: Sophomore cheerleaders Ellen Dupler, Patti Franc, and Dawn Maresh help teacher Carol Uphoff don the latest fashions during a race at a pep assembly. Kevin Cooling Julie Cron Vince Cross Sandy Daly Julie deNeui Robert Dennis Stacy Ditch David Dougherty Sherry Dougherty Ellen Dupler Laurie Eden Gerald Eichhorn Pam Elguezabel Marsha Elliott John Ely Debbie Fairley Doug Farley Aaron Fisher Shelly Floyd Lorie Foubert Patti Franc Minnetta Freeburg Jerry Fry Melanie Gade Suzanne Gallagher Kim Glass Shelley Glass Jim Goetsch Sophomores 105

Scott Crabanski Andy Grommon Tom Grout Steve Gunderson !<* w m Lori Haas Mike Hahesy Mike Hamilton Brad Hansen L. T : WK 5 Rachel Hartman Rachelle Hartman Laurie Hasley Angie Hastings 'LS/ / i Meta Haynes DeWayne Heintz Charlene Hemphill Elaine Heslop CP % Julie Hill Greg Hofmaster Mark Hofmaster Steve Hogan * A A m Stephanie Hohensee Shauna Holthaus Margo Hursh Janette (ones \ §w tfw' Larry Jones Tammie Jones Kurt Jordan Michelle Kelchen < T» V pp* ' 1 Lk 106 Sophomores - sgi ; IP*" *;• \ Above: Lead guitarist Scott Simon rocks and rolls at the Christmas assembly with the jazz band. Sophomores Are Most of the sophomores that are working have just started and are new to the idea. A few have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to work for several years. Most of the sophomores working have not had trouble with school work or sleep depending on when they work and how much they work. Only a few have been fortunate to get jobs related to their future career, but others are making money and like the idea. Most of the working students had to apply and then hope to get a job, but some have had a job offered to them. The majority of the sophomores f L who are working have jobs that are food related, for example, working at local restaurants or grocery stores. Some sophomores working are Stephanie Hohensee, who works at HyVee, Doug Yanacek, who works at the Ox Yoke Inn in Amana, Angie Hastings, who works at the Dairy Queen during the summer. For most of us who don't have a job we sure admire the ones who do . y *, ' 7 - and

Kathy Kell Andy Kerber Debbie Kessler Lorie Kessler ]oanne King Richard King Dawn Klein Tracey Klein Myron Kloubec Julie Koutny David Kraemer Bob Krahmer Paul Kuhlman Jeff Kulhavy Crystal Kyle Bill Lambert Susann Lebsock Billy Lefebure Monte Lehmkuhl Steve Lindemann Loren Lippmann Sharon Lockhart Sherry Lockhart Gayle Loomis Dawn Lowther Mike Luhrs Missy Luther Janice Mackey Sophomores 107

Mike Malik Dawn Maresh Kevin McArtor Kim McConaughy Rose McDonald Mitch McGrath Pam McGurk Mark McQueen Keith Meskimen Dawn Messer Michael Meyers Randy Miller Becky Mitchell Rex Mitchell Ronald Mitchell Robin Mizaur Jeff Moon Kevin Morris Diane Mouchka Laryn Mumm Karen Neal Kenny Nearad David Nedrow Rhonda Neis Phillip Nejdl ]oe Nekvinda Dana Nelson Lisa Netolicky Above: Laurie Hasley, one of the sophomore cheerleaders. Sophomores were enthusiastic in their support of Homecoming week activities. Doug Roy, Greg Riggs and Mark Olson wonder if lunch was this bad in the 50's. 108 Sophomores

At 16 Tim Saddler Tries Something Different some time. Since his father has Most fifteen year olds look longingly to their sixteenth birthday as the occasion they'll finally get to take the family car out minus the family. But a driver's license wasn't enough for Tim Saddler. His sixteenth birthday also marked the first time he was allowed to solo an aircraft. Licenses to drive a car and fly an airplane on his own have been Tim's dreams for a long time. And it was important to him that he accomplish both goals on the same day. A person can take training and \bove: Tim Saddler and one of the planes he fees out of the Cedar Rapids airport. learn to drive and fly before the age of sixteen, but one can't do either alone until he reaches sixteen. Tim took his driver education course last summer and has been taking flying lessons from his father, John Saddler, for quite been a pilot for over twenty years, that's how Tim became interested in flying. He enjoys flying a lot more than driving. "I like to look around. Everything is pretty from up in the sky/' he comments "While most people can drive, not as many are able to fly." He soloed in the plane about eight a.m., and by eleven the same morning, he also had collected his driver's license. He probably is not the first person to solo an aircraft and get his driver's license on his sixteenth birthday, but that really didn't matter to Tim. He had accomplished his own personal goals. Tim's days of dreaming aren't over by a long shot. "My goal is to be a 747 jet pilot or at least an airline pilot," he says. Joe Ockenfels Connie O'Connor Cary Ollinger Jenny Olson Mark Olson Caroline Osborne Debbie Osborne Jeff Peck Michelle Pedersen Kevin Peters Devin Pipkin Mary Pond Theresa Powers Scott Raim John Randles Cheryl Rankin Marlene Ratcliff Susan Reid Kevin Rigdon Greg Riggs Pam Ritchie . Also, he points out, Sophomores 109

Cheryl Robbins )im Rotter Doug Roy Laurie Rummells Tim Saddler Brian Sankot Mike Scheetz Michael Schmidt Stacy Schmitt Donald Scholl Donald Schrader Larry Schrader Troy Schultz Denise Serbousek )ohn Serbousek Christi Shaffer Jim Shebetka Dave Sheely Steve Sherard Donald Shramek Leslie Simmons Scott Simon John Slaton Dennis Smetzer Shelly Smith Steve Smith Mary Spilman Jeff Spyr T: Above: Luis Butts joins the rest of the Prairie student body in sending the wrestlers off to state. IPlfi Sophomore Class Boasts "World Traveler" Luis Butts is one of Prairie's most unique sophomores. Not many of us have lived in more than one country. Luis was born in Lima, Peru; but when he was one his family moved to Lamoni, Iowa. "We have moved back and forth several times because of families in both countries," Luis commented, but he lived in Peru around a total of two and a half years. Luis's dad is American and his mom is Peruvian. He has two brothers and two sisters and all the family speaks a little Spanish, but Luis speaks it better than his brothers or sisters. His mom speaks it the best. The family also speaks a little Spanish now at home. Luis started school in Peru when he was four and then moved back to Iowa during half the year where he attended Hoover grade school. When he was nine he moved to Palo Alto, California where he liked it best because of all it had to offer, but in the middle of fourth grade the family moved back to Iowa where he then attended Cleveland grade school and Roosevelt Jr. High. In the start of ninth grade Luis came to Prairie and has been here ever since. Luis enjoys playing basketball and baseball here but in Peru soccer is popular and he enjoyed playing it there. When Luis was asked what he thinks of Iowa he said that he likes it best because people here are very considerate. 110 Sophomores IT LWt i

Robyn Stacey Todd Staskal Angie Statler Janice Stepanek Terri Stockton Sveinn Storm Michelle Terpkosh Pam Tollefson Susan Truitt Lori Vogt Kathy Volesky Kyle Vondracek Kim Waggener Kathy Watts Tim Weaver Sheri Weidlein Tima Whalen Jim Wilcoxson Kathy Wilford Lisa Witte Doug Vanecek Kathy Yarbrough Charlene Zach Scott Zach Sue Zach Theresa Zalesky Tammy Zerbee Loren Ziskovsky Sophomores Not Pictured Above: At a pep assembly, Theresa Zalesky and Tom Grout, -AO of the sophomore students, set out to prove that curls are back. Above: DeWayne Heintz, one of the sophomore fighting Hawks football players, cools off on the sideline between plays. Mark Becicka Jody Bright Tim Dillard Brian Fairbanks Terry Fite Jeff Gremm Scott Hamilton Tarri Heiter Terry Hoyt Todd Huberty Scott Jackson Kathy Kidney Scott Nischwitz Scott Nissen David Obadahl Tom Porter Jeff Rierson Rod Ross Barb Schmidt Troy Scott Guy Schutzle Alan Schwab Chuck Strain Les Untiedt Debbie Wallerich Laurie Welty Scott Wieser Keith Young Sophomores 111

Juniors Make Clean Sweep of Homecoming Scott Appleget Darren Bogner Debbie Ashbacher Debbie Bottoms Michael Bach Kevin Brown Teresa Baker Chris Brundrett Judy Barta Tina Bunnell Chris Bell Kolleen Buol Robert Berstler Richard Buresh Marjean Blaha Eric Burkle Above: Janet Cuhel, Debie Kuda, Shelley Dubishar and Zelda Netolicky at work. Right: Randy Rohlena, Cheerleader. Khris Burr John Cach 112 Juniors Brian Carlson Donald Carver Craig Cepaitis Rhonda Chesley Robert Christen Nancy Cisar

This year the Junior class got the Homecoming spirit. The class won every event: hall decorations, spirit award, float and the Powder Puff football game. The hall decoration event started off the week. The cheerleaders worked hard putting up posters and toilet paper. "Beat the Blazers" was the motto. I The Junior float took a lot of time, energy and ingenuity. But thirty juniors gave it all they had. They had dancers on their float as they played the song Disco Inferno. The juniors really went all out decorating. They even made a wooden fire with flares and sparkles. The float was built at Tina Bunnell's house and took about a week to complete. Ms. Mulherin W T and Mr. Bruns were the supervisors. The Powder Puff game was held the night before the Homecoming game. The Juniors beat the Seniors with a little help from the Sophomores. The winning team was coached by Mr. James and Mr. McAreavy. It was an exciting game. Some of the boys helped out, too, by wearing cheerleading outfits and cheering the juniors and sophomores to a victory. The Junior class also won the Spirit MM m I f?] 1 %'A ' ft gitj*\ PRA / V c rn'iM %\ «• L*r fi ii - lUt. . ‘i / award with a big help coming from the cheerleaders. It was a Homecoming the Junior class will never forget. Below: Dan Dennis and Lynn Schrader cheer. s V T • rr i 4.. iill Brad Clark Jerry Dennis Don Clark Mark Ditch Connie Clark Kim Douglas Mike Cleppe Ron Downs Janet Cuhel Shelley Dubishar Beth Danielson Jim Dvorak Barry Davis Tom Dvorak % i I % i Dan Dennis Susan Dryden Juniors 113

Three Juniors Win Top Honors at State Band Competition Three band students from Prairie were honored in All-State Band and Orchestra in Des Moines in November. selected. posed of the best high-school musicians in the state. It is quite an achievement to be All-State bands are comAll three students are juniors. They are: Bennie Grimm (drums), Kathy Poduska (flute), and Kathy Uthoff (clarinet). Kathy Uthoff said she was in "utter shock" when she found out she made All State. She got third part in All State Band and her weekend there in Des Moines was lots of fun. Kathy has been playing clarinet since fourth grade, and piano s i nce second. Kathy Poduska was also glad she made All State. She got first chair, first part in the Orchestra. She had made All State once before, in her freshman year. But this time it was better. She found it more enjoyable because she had a very important part in the orchestra and lots of responsibility, which was a little scary too. Kathy has been playing the flute since fourth grade, and had a little piano in second grade. She also plays the saxophone and piccolo, and she has taken private lessons on the flute for four years. Her advice to anyone who wants to be in All State Band or Orchestra is to practice hard. Bennie Grimm said it felt great when he found out that he had made All State. He was fourth drummer out of eleven in the band. He also enjoyed the weekend in Des Moines. Bennie has been playing drums for eight years. He studied for four years at a music studio, but after the first two he started teaching there. All three agreed that one of the fringe benefits of being in All State was getting to eat at Babe's in Des Moines. Douglas Eide Alicia Franks Danny Gray 114 luniors )oan Ely Chris Fults Amy Greenlief Everett Eschen Dian GallagFier Bennie Grimm Jeff Evans KatFiy Gause Roberta Grommon Doug Exline Mike Gillette Deann Gudenkauf Connie Feldmann Kristin Grabe Leo Haman

Sue Art Hamilton Julie Herman Jerilyn Jakoubek Hartin Paula Hernandez Don Jansa Ken Hartman Rob Heslop Craig Joens Sherry Hauschild Ronald Heslop Jill Johnson Karen Heaverlo Brice Highley Brian Kanealy Marianne Heintz Linda Holland Joe Kell Sharon Heller Brian Howell Mary Kendall )erald Hemphil Ron Hunter Kim Klein Above: Donald Carver thinks it over. Far Left: Deann Cudenkauf hard at work. Left: Joe Kell jams out with his guitar. Juniors 115

Barry is CHAMP Again! Not many Juniors can make the claim that they have a classmate who has already been state champion twice. Thanks to Barry Davis, PHS juniors can. Champion at 112 pounds as a sophomore and took the crown at 119 as a junior. It has not come easily. Barry started wrestling way back in third grade at the YMCA. His conditioning program is rigorous. He lifts weights every other day and runs every day. He conditions for approximately two hours a day year round. In addition, he wrestles for another hour or hour and a half daily. Moving up a weight has made it tougher. Since height is not one of Barry's assets, he has found himself wrestling against many taller opponents. Barry lives with his folks, Elmer and Carol Davis, in Lincolnway. He has two older brothers, both of whom wrestled, and a younger brother. He said school was all right, since a person needs to get a good education. His favorite subject is English. In his rare moments of spare time, he likes to play softball and hunt. Coach James and his teammates both draw praise from Davis. "You can't find a better coach than James," he commented. "He teaches you everything you need to know. Barry was AAA State He gets you in good condition and encourages you to do more than you thought you could." He added that he and his teammates get along well and that everyone helps each other out. When asked how Lennie's fame affected him, the champ noted that he saw the hard work both Zaleskys put into wrestling and the results. Lennie and Jim helped teach him moves and gave him lots of support. Having achieved his goal of topping the state at 119, Barry wants to win first again next year. He hopes his future plans will include wrestling for Iowa and becoming a coach. Tom Klith Kathy Kyle Debie Kuda Neal Lacher Teri Kuhn Sandy Lambert Becky Larson Susan Marak Blake Leon Laura Martens 116 Juniors Darren Lewis Dan Mauck Tia Lins Debbie Mauck Cheryl Lowther John McCorkle Katrina Ludwig Cecilia McCrea Scott Lynch Rick McNabb Mickey Machacek Tammy Miller Teresa Madden Susan Misfeldt

Lisa Mitchell Jim Patterson Todd Neis Wayne Pavlicek Kathy Neitderhisar Terry Pavlis Zelda Netolicky Tracie Penrod Ed Newland Sheri Petrie Dan Novak Jim Pitts Doug Ockenfels Kathryn Poduska Janette Odeen John Pontius Jeannette Owens Ronda Porazil Far Left: Barry takes down another opponent on his way to an undefeated season. Left: Barry Davis talks over team strategy with fellow wrestler Dale Crozier. JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS Dan Dennis— President Scott Appleget— Vice President Debbie Kuda-Secretary Jill Johnson— Treasurer Mike Sorter Lloyd Reif Mitch Porter Dean Richmond Sharon Potter Randy Rohlena Todd Poulson Tammy Roy Lisa Prachar Lynn Saddoris Penny Prunty Jeff Sadecky Larry Sankot Rammelsberg Reed Beth Donna Sherry Schneekloth Rodney Reid Lisa Schmidt Juniors 117

Bruce Dan Schrader David Skeesick Jenise Stolba Doug Tomash Schrader Joe Smith Cindy Suchomel Kathy Uthoff Lynn Schrader Laurie Smith Donna Sweet Roger Van Cleave Phil Schulte Teresa Smith Mike Terpkosh Bill Velky David Schultz Scott Spidle Joel Thompson Craig Voelker Brenda Shramek Linda Stallman Mark Thompson Curt Voelker Jackie Sheely Cindy Stangland Cindy Thrap Terri Vogt Sally Shramek Scott Stark Kurt Tjelmeland Keely Vondracek Juniors Take Test Qualify for Scholarships Mr. Maas gave the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test to twenty-five juniors in the fall. test serves two purposes. It acts as a The kind of a pre-college entrance exam and tests a student's abilities to succeed in college. It is also a qualifying test for a National Merit Scholarship. According to Maas, all in all, Prairie students did pretty well. The test included verbal and math sections. Some of the testtakers were interviewed. Here are their opinions of the test. Kathy Gause: "I didn't think they really tested your ability. In the vocabulary part, I there were words I have never heard of. In the Math part you couldn't use scratch paper (you could use the test sheet); it was hard to figure out the problems. didn't think there was enough time to do the math section." Amy Greenlief: "I thought the verbal part was hard, but the math was pretty easy. I did pretty well, I guess, and I'm hoping I can win a scholarship." Mike Terpkosh: "The test took one morning and was a different kind of test . They tested more for our thinking ability than that of our concepts of a subject. We who took it had no idea of what to expect." Brett Simonsen Jeffery Stewart Tracy Tollefson Becky Von Lienen 118 Juniors

B Above: Roger VanCleave, Doug Tomash, Brice Highley and Mike Terpkosh talk it over with Mr. Maas. ini Walker Brett Aerling Bruce Wright Larry Zalesky Dan Wallerich Brad Wicher Cary Young Randy Zbanek Bart Weldon Bill Wims Mike Young Judy Zenisek Juniors Not Pictured: Anita Damone Kelly Harger Mark Homewood Chuck Jacobson Dee Matteson Robert Mitchell Randy Nading Barb Northrup Correen Peterson Barbara Radcliffe Karolee Redington John Riddle Jeff Sigmund Tim Snell John Whitters Above: Randy Rohlena and Todd Paulson study the solar eclipse. Above: Penny Prunty thinking it over. Juniors 119

Jim Booth was in "Fiddler Community Theatre in on the Roof" presented by the C.R. December. Jim tried out because he thought it would be fun. To try out he had to sing, dance and do back flips. He was a dancer and singer and put in 190 hours of practice. Jim saw the differences between acting in high school drama and a professional show as: more respect for everyone, and you have to want to do it, and put it before everything else to do your best. Caren Jean Batt Dawn Becicka Jerry Bennett Richard Berstler O'* O'* C/) ns U O c0) cS) 120 Seniors Rolf Bohman Jim Booth Two Prairie girls, Deb Willis ( for Armstrong's) and Dawn Allen (for Seifert's) served on Fashion Boards. Along with a select group of girls from other Metro schools, they spent their senior year doing various projects for their stores. They work as sales The clerks, gaining pay and experience in fashion sales. Boards also take part in charitable causes such as distributing baskets to the needy in town and manning telephones during the MS telethon. Al Bruns

Mary Brust Senior Bob Boots started off his last year at Prairie with a unique experience. He had a part in the movie “Dribble" which was shot in Cedar Rapids. Bob played the trainer of the men's basketball team which included Pistol Pete Maravitch. paid, Bob enjoyed spending three days with stars like Maravitch. Although, in his opinion, nationally, he thought it was good publicity for Cedar Rapids. Wayne Butcher LeeAnn Calkins Tracy Camp the movie was not big Besides getting Dawn Carlson Todd Carlson Connie S. Cech Ron Cech Shiela K. Childers David Christen Seniors 121

Kathy Cleaves Ken Cooperman Dale Crozier Brian Daly Debra Danielson Being a page in Des But Pat Only 21 students Moines is not the most fun thing in the world. Chalupsky thinks it' s worth it . To be a page you have to fill out a lot of forms and be interviewed. from Iowa were chosen. The job involves running errands, copying bills and running messages to and from people in the Capitol. You earn $2.90 an hour and get valuable education and experience in gov - ernment. But it's not all work. Pat got to have supper with many representatives. Keith Elias Dawn Faas Dennis Dunkel Deb Dyrland Denise Fairley Todd Fisher 122 Seniors jamie Flood

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Jeff Hare Dennis Haren Senior varsity basketball player Reggie Hastings was given the honor of being named Prep of the Week on Thursday, December 14, 1978, by the Cedar Rapids Gazette. He was named Prep of the Week for his outstanding basketball talents. Reggie was the Metro leading scorer with an average of 20.8 points a game. He also had a rebound average of 8.2 a game. Reggie was also an outstanding player his junior year. Sarah Hartman Reggie Hastings Denny Heintz Tony Hartin Ellen Highley Dawn Hinton Tom Hofer Darcey Hubler Dennis Huffer 124 Seniors Sara Imsland

Teri jilek Doug Johnson Jeff Johnson The senior class every year 79 graduates Hobee Hansen, provides many bus drivers for the district. Keith Elias, Tony Hartin, Scott Crabe, Denny Heintz, Doug Johnson and Ron Lamparek had the "privilege" of getting to school by 7:00 each morning and driving about 65 little "darlings" to school. Elias said the pay was nice and that he got used to the noise after the first three days. "A lot of re sponsibility" - was Scott 's comment. Wendy Jones Lori Kabela Eva Rae Kacher David Kerber Michelle Kessler Two Prairie seniors have made significant academic achievements. The PSAT/ National Merit Qualifying Tests were taken and Dave Kerber and Sarah Hartman received commendation on them. Kerber went on to become a semi-finalist. Both students also ranked in the top five percent in the nation on the American College Test. Dave and Sarah were rewarded for this by being taken out to lunch to meet Dr. school superintendent. Cathy Koutny Debbie Kuhn Barb Kukuk Seniors 125 Bach,

On March 20 the senior vs. faculty basketball game was held. The lead changed hands several times, but the faculty ended up winning 58 to 48 . Referees were: Tina Pulver, Sheri McGurk, Scott Ollinger, Corky Summers, and Reggie Hastings. The leading scorers for each team were: Rolf Bowman, Wayne Butcher, DeDe Scheetz, Candi Nischwitz, Mr. Young, Mr . Oertel and Bon nie Christenson. Cindy Kyle Kevin Lamparek Ronald Edward Lamparek - Debbie Lemburg Leslie Lewis John Listebarger Brad Luhrs Brad Luther Carles Martin Doug McArtor Bob McClelland 126 Seniors Sherry McGurk

Vicki Nelson Scott Ollinger Kathleen R. Nutt Kim Kosina has been drawing since she was two years old. She drew the cover for the last two student hand books, and got a blue ribbon on a pastel (colored chalk) drawing she entered in an Iowa High School Art Contest. Kim's favorite medium is pastel, and her favorite subjects are Indians and wild life. She plans to go to Hawkeye Tech, in Cedar Falls and take a 2 year course in commercial art, then hopefully make a career. Mike Olson Terri Parson Seniors 127

Carla Peters Betsy Pipkin Victoria Prachar The Gerbils were formed originally to play intermural volleyball. They became 2 time intermural champs. They do many wild and crazy things including painting their faces at the last home boys basketball game, entering their own float in the Home - coming Parade and placing Gerbil bumper stickers in 4 countries and 6 states. The Eric Paul Randles 128 Seniors Gerbils are: Al Bruns, Andy Buresh, Jeff Johnson, Ross, Mark Schrader, and Chris White.

r Dvvaine Walters came to Prairie last February. His father is project manager for building malls. His father is working on the Westdale Mall that will open in August. Then he'll move to Utah or Tennes - see. He has also lived in San Diego, Modesto and San Marcos; all in California. When asked if he likes or dislikes moving around, he said he likes to see different places, but he does not like starting school in the middle of the year. Charles Reid Trent Ross jim Rotter DeDe Marguerite Scheetz Tammy Dee Scheib Mark Schrader Meg Schulte Mike Scott Brenda Sedlacek Lori Sigmund Ron Smith joann Snyder Seniors 129

Sheila Stanley Jeff Staskal Kirk Statler Marilyn Stockman George Storm Jim Zalesky has been wrestling for 6 years. He is one of Prairie's best wrestlers. Some of his honors have been 2 time state champ, 1 time State Champ Freestyle, Central Nationals in 1978. His wrestling record is 99-12 ( in high school). He feels that to be a good wrestler you have to have determination for the sport. He says many times after the other wrestlers leave he stays and continues to work out. His plans in the near future are to continue his wrestling at Iowa. Don Stroleny Darrell Truitt Roger Vogel Kevin Vondracek 130 Seniors Caroline Voss

Seniors Not Pictured )im Benda Kelly Don Scott Scott Griffith Ann Votroubek Final Day School bell rings As the Blue Bird sings Students leave on their final day As the Flying Blue Bird sails away The Blue Bird can fly because of his feathers And the friendships of school will last forever Dennis FHaren Class of 79 Jill Weston Christopher White Geri Williams Rick Wachal Dwaine Walters Shirley )ohn Marilyn Bob Shelly Northup Michelle Rene Ray Kim Barb Tim Ron Schlitter Shimek Simonsen Sims Laurie Slager Carolyn Slaton Tim Snell Edward Starrs Susan Straka Charles John Vogt Alan Denise Waddell Wilborn Summers Harnden Jackson Krahmer Lockhart Brewer Clark Grabe Debbie Willis David Wolf LuElla Womochil George Zach Jim Zalesky Darlene Zbanek Nancy Zerbee Seniors 131

he puzzle is together. The picture is complete. Quite a few of the pieces came out of the box already joined. Sophomore Lock In . . . football games . .. halftime shows . . . Character Day . . . the Burning of the P . . . play practice . . . research papers . . . beefburger on a bun . . . the yellow Volkswagon in front of the school . . . the never ending stream of announcements over the intercom . . . and Fred's jokes . . . were some of the clusters which already had their place in the puzzle. Other pieces needed careful fitting. They may have been new pieces which had to be worked in to the picture; or, old pieces which had grown or changed shape until they no longer fit as well. There were a few pieces which never could be used and had to be left out of the final puzzle. Although it was a challenge to complete the picture, happy times and good memories made the task easier. After taking one final look at the finished puzzle, it has to be stored away and saved for another time. Closing

A ADMINISTRATION 98 Allen, Rebecca Dawn 24, 120 Anderson, John Jr. 99 Anderson, Marie 60, 104 Andrews, Becky 104 Appleget, Scott 6, 13, 33, 34, 41, 43, 59, 60, 61, 72, 82, 112 Ashbacher, Debbie 4, 10, 16, 54, 56, 68, 112 B Bach, Michael 4, 11, 15. 56, 57, 95, 96, 112 Bach, William 25, 98 Bahr, Ricky 104 Baker, Teresa 60, 91, 112 Baker, Wanda 120 BAND 56 Barger, Jack 30, 43, 104 Barta, Judy 112 Bascom, Cindy 104 BASEBALL 50 Batt, Caren Jean 9, 16, 17, 24, 45, 59, 60, 61, 70, 71, 73, 120 Becicka, Dawn 3, 24, 120 Behrends, Kevin 100 Belden, Paula 72, 104 Bell, Chris 10, 13, 46, 59, 60, 69, 112 Belman, Marilyn 100 Beltz, Jeff 104 Benda, Jim 20 Benesh, Bonnie 67, 69, 100 Bennett, Jerry 12, 16, 17, 24, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 63, 120 Bentley, Linda 104 Berger, Patty 102 Berstler, Richard 120 Berstler, Robert 33, 41, 72, 112 Biley, Denise 104 Blaha, Marjean 70, 71, 92, Bruns, LaVerne 34, 96, 100 Brust, Mary 121 Bubon, Amy 28, 29, 37, 49, 56, 58, 67, 72, 104 Bubon, Andy 48 Buehler, Elizabeth 60, 104 Bunnell, Tina 4, 13, 112 Buol, Kolleen 60, 72, 112 Buresh, Andy 46, 67, 72 Buresh, Dave 57, 121 Buresh, Jim 56, 121 Buresh, Scott 112 Burkle, Eric 112 Burr, Khris 112 Butcher, Corey 104 Butcher, Wayne 9, 33, 121 Butts, Luis 34, 46, 82, 104, 110 Byerly, Dan 43, 104 C Cach, John 112 Calkins, LeeAnn 121 Camp, Tracy 39, 121 Canney, Gloria 100 Carlson, Brian 112 Carlson, Dawn 91, 121 Carlson, Linda 104 Carlson, Todd 48, 121 Carver, Donald 38, 112, 115 Cech, Connie S. 121 Cech, Ron 121 Cejka, Bonnie 85, 101 Cepaitis, Craig 112 Chadima, Milton 99 Chalupsky, Patricia Lee 121 CHEERLEADERS 70 Chesley, Rhonda 4, 14, 15, 19, 60, 68, 69, 112 1 12 Bogner, Darrel 46, 100 Bogner, Darren 4, 10, 15, 46, 59, 60, 61, 112 Bohman, Rolf 24, 46, 69, 72, 120 Boland, Brenda 4, 11, 13, 47, 60, 104 Boland, William Jr. 99 Booth, Jim 4, 6, 11,16, 17, 18, 59, 60, 61, 67, 72, 120 Boots, Bob 34, 35, 120 Boots, Valerie 13, 45, 60, 77, 104 Bostwick, Robert 99 Bottoms, Debbie 4, 15, 19, 112 Bowman, Valorie 63, 73, 120 BOYS' BASKETBALL 34 BOYS' CROSS-COUNTRY 30 BOYS' GOLF 48 BOYS' TENNIS 46 BOYS' TRACK 42 Brashear, Rob 104 Brecht, Susan 13, 16, 45, 60, 64, 104 Brentner, Chris 4, 15, 16, 47, 60, 104 Bright, Jody 28, 29 Britcher, Phyllis 52 Brown, Kevin 1, 4, 30, 38, 40, 41, 67, 112 Brown, Linda 84, 120 Brundrett, Chris 112 Bruns, Al 34, 35, 50, 120 Bruns, Dennis 34. 50. 104 134 Index Childers, Shiela K. 121 CHILDREN'S THEATRE 14 CHOIR 60 CHOIR CLUB TALENT SHOW 63 Christen, David 121 Christen, Robert 33, 38, 43, 70, 112 Christensen, Bill 7, 10, 19, 38, 56, 60, 95, 104 Christensen, Bonnie 63, 102 Christensen, Mark 104 Cisar, Nancy 17, 36, 37, 52, 59, 60, 61, 112 Clark, Brad 113 Clark, Connie 8, 52, 67, 113 Clark, Don 33, 41, 43, 112 Cleaves, Kathy 25, 45, 72, 122 Cleppe, Anne 52 Cleppe, Mike 33, 41, 82, 104, 113 Clothier, Matthew 4, 14, 31, 59, 60, 61, 104 COALITION 59 COFFEE HOUSE 12 Cooling, Kevin 34, 105 Cooperman, Ken 25, 32, 41, 43, 72, 122 Crisman, Dave 33, 70 Cron, Julie 105 Cross, Vince 56, 105 Crozier, Dale 1, 38, 40, 122 Cuhel, Janet 7, 112 D Daly, Brian 8, 9, 33, 122 Daly, Sandy 54, 65, 67, 105 Danielson, Beth 67, 73, 113 Danielson, Debra 23, 67, 73, 122 Davis, Barry 1, 38, 40, 113, 116, 117 deNeui, Julie 4, 14, 15, 45, 56, 57, 72, 105 Dennis, Dan 12, 13, 16, 30, 34, 43, 61, 84, 113 Dennis, Jerry 113 Dennis, Robert 26, 31, 41, 43, 105 Ditch, Mark 34, 113 Ditch, Stacy 26, 28, 29, 37, 77, 105 Donoghue, Mary Ann 103 Dougherty, David 34, 105 Dougherty, Sherry 85, 105 Douglas, Kim 113 Downs, Ron 34, 42, 43, 72, 113 Dryden, Susan 73, 113 Dubishar, Shelley 7, 56, 57, 112 Dunkel, Dennis 122 Dupler, Ellen 65, 79, 105, 107 Dvorak, Jim 113 Dvorak, Tom 113 Dyrland, Deb 24, 122 Dyrland, Terry 100, 132 E Eden, Laurie 56, 57, 58, 60, 105 Eichhorn, GeTald 31, 34, 82, 105 Eide, Douglas 69, 93, 114 Elguezabal, Pam 105 Elias, Keith 4, 9, 24, 57, 58, 122 Elliott, Marsha 105 Ely, Joan 28, 29, 52, 68, 69, 114 Ely, John 4, 13, 15, 60, 105 END OF YEAR HONORS 22 Eschen, Everett 114 Evans, Jeff 114 Exline, Doug 2, 69, 114 F H Faas, Dawn 39, 49, 57, 68, 122 FACULTY 100 Fairley, Debbie 65, 105 Fairley, Denise 24, 54, 122 Fairlie, Emma Jo 36, 45, 72, 102 Fairlie, Tim 31, 38, 41, 43, 56, 72, 104 FALL PLAY 10 Farley, Doug 105 Fearing, Ken 100 Feldmann, Connie 56, 59, 60, 71, 92, 114 Fisher, Aaron 38, 80, 105 Fisher, Beth 3, 8, 36, 72, 122 Fisher, Todd 122 FLAG TEAM 57 Flood, Jamie 122 FOOTBALL 31 Foubert, Lorie 105 Floyd, Shelly 13, 21, 60, 105 Franc, Patti 65, 78, 105 Franks, Alicia 54, 56, 60, 114 Freeburg,Minnetta 16, 17, 56, 59, 60, 61, 65, 105 Fry, Jerry 57, 89, 105 Fults, Chris 114 G Gaddis, Debbie 103 Gade, Melanie 8, 65, 67, 105 Gallagher, Dian 4, 19, 28, 56, 57, 114 Gallagher, Suzanne 28, 29, 56, 57, Haas, Lori 106 Hahesy, Mike 31, 38, 106 Hall, Dr. David 24 Haman, Leo 33, 38, 41, 67, 72, 90, 114 Hamilton, Mike 88, 106 Hamilton, Mike 33 Hamilton, Sue 115 Hammond, Randy 123 Hansen, Brad 31, 38, 41, 106 Hansen, Hobee 21, 84, 123 Hare, Jeff 32, 33, 69, 72, 124 Haren, Dennis 4, 7, 13, 16, 17, 18, 59, 61, 124 Harger, Richard 99 Hamden, Shirlee 69 Harris, Steve 123 Hartin, Art 6, 38, 42, 43, 69, 115 Hartin, Tony 21, 33, 45, 69, 124 Hartman, Ken 30, 93, 115 Hartman, Rachel 16, 56, 57, 60, 61, 68, 106 Hartman, Rachelle 13, 80, 87, 106, 107 Hartman, Sarah 13, 16, 17, 19, 57, 59, 60, 61, 67, 124 Hasley, Laurie 45, 56, 58, 65, 72, 106, 107, 108 Hastings, Angie 28, 29, 37, 47, 72, 106 Hastings, Reggie 23, 34, 42, 43, 50, 51, 124 Hatcher, Ruth 49 64, 105 Gause, Kathy 45, 68, 114 Gillette, Jon 4, 13, 15, 16, 19, 56, 57, 60, 61, 123 Gillette, Mike 4, 13, 15, 58, 59, 60, 69, 114 GIRLS' BASKETBALL 36 GIRLS' GOLF 49 GIRLS' TENNIS 47 GIRLS' TRACK 44 Glass, Kim 56, 57, 67, 105 Glass, Shelley 56, 105 Goetsch, Chris 21, 49, 57, 66, 67, 123 Goetsch, J1m 105 Goins, Carol 39 Goodall, LeaAnn 62, 123 Grabanski, Scott 106 Grabe, Kristin 114 Grabe, Scott 6, 34, 66, 67, 69, 72 GRADUATION 24 Gray, Danny 19, 46, 56, 58, 68, 69, 82, 114, 132 Greenlief, Amy 4, 12, 13, 15, 59, 60, 61, 68, 88, 114 Gregor, Aimee 56, 57, 58, 123 Gregory, Debbie 123 Grier, Darrin L. 69, 123 Grimm, Bennie 56, 57, 58, 59, 114 Grimm, Jeff 90 Grinder, Eileen 103 Grisham, Linette 60, 69, 76, 89, 123 Grommon, Andy 22, 31, 80, 106 Grommon, Roberta 4, 22, 28, 114 Grout, Tom 106, 111 Grulke, Gail 85, 123 Gudenkauf, Deann 114, 115 Gudenkauf, Kim 20, 91, 123 Gunderson, Steve 60, 106

Hauschild, Sherry 36, 37, 45, 70, 72, 115, 132 Hawkins, Robert E. 30, 100 Hawkins, Vicki 3, 102 HAWK TALK 69 Haynes, Meta 106 HEALTH CAREERS CLUB 73 Heaverlo, Karen 94, 115 Heintz, Denny 9, 32, 33, 38, 42, 43, 86, 124 Heintz, DeWayne 31, 43, 72, 80, 106, 111 Heintz, Marianne 45, 70, 72, 115 Heller, Sharon 115 Hemphill, Charlene 80, 86, 106 Hemphill, Jerald 80, 115 Henley, Bill 56, 58, 63, 100 Herman, Julie 115 Hernandez, Paula 21, 45, 52, 53, 69, 72, 115 Heslop, Elaine 73, 106 Heslop, Rob 73, 93, 115 Heslop, Ron 115 Highley, Brice 19, 115, 119 Highley, Ellen 124 Hill, Julie 106 Hining, Charles 22, 100 Hinton, Dawn 124 Hixenbaugh, Lin 47, 100 Hoter, Tom 4, 15, 19, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 69, 124 Hofmaster, Doug 48, 124 Hofmaster, Greg 48, 106 Hofmaster, Mark 38, 40, 106 Hogan, Steve 106 Hohensee, Stephanie 37, 56, 60, 106 Holland, Linda 52, 69, 91, 115 Holmes, Bill 102 Holthaus, Shauna 28, 36, 37, 45, 52, 72, 82, 106 HOMECOMING 6 Howell, Brian 33, 115 Hubler, Darcey 124 Huffer, Dennis 34, 87, 124 Hunter, Ron 115 Hursh, Margo 80 Hynek, Daryl 25, 99 Hynek, Mary 63 / Imsland, Sara 124 Jakoubek, Jerilyn 81, 115 James, Ron 1, 38, 98 Jansa, Don 34, 50, 67, 72, 95, 115 JAZZ BAND 58 Jennings, Robert 98 Jensen, Lisa 12, 13, 54, 60, 65, 104 Jilek, Teri 9, 70, 71, 125 Joens, Craig 33, 41, 43, 72, 115 Joens, Lisa 65, 104 Johnson, Doug 43, 125 Johnson, Ed 31 Johnson, Jeff 67, 72, 125 Johnson, Jill 28, 36, 49, 72, 115 Johnson, Therese 73, 103 Jones, Janette 106 Jones, Larry 106 Jones, Tammie 4, 28, 29, 45, 52, 86, 106 Jones, Wendy 125 Jordan, Kurt 38, 106 JUNIOR CLASS 112 61, 68, 89, 107 Lowther, Cheryl 45, 52, 53, 67, 70 71, 72, 116 K Kabela, Lori 125 Kacher, Eva Rae 125 Kanealy, Brian 43, 115 Kelchen, Michelle 60, 80, 10(5 Kell, Joe 58, 59, 115 Kell, Kathy 60, 107 Kelso, Marlene 103 Kendall, Mary 52, 53, 70, 71, 88, 115 Kerber, Andy 31, 34, 43, 107 Kerber, David 33, 43, 56, 57, 72, 88, 125 Kerfoot, Bill 100 Kessler, Debbie 80, 82, 106 Kessler, Lorie 80, 106 Kessler, Michele 60, 125 Kidney, Kathy 86 Kimball, Jim 38 King, Joanne 12, 45, 60, 77, 107 King, Richard 107 Klein, Dawn 65, 107 Klein, Kim 93, 115 Klein, Tracey 87, 107 Klith, Tom 43, 116 Kloubec, Myron 107 Knapp, Debra 60, 125 Kosina, Kim 60, 125 Koutny, Cathy 3, 125 Koutny, Julie 39, 56, 57, 107 Kraemer, David 68, 107, 132 Krahmer, Bob 107 Krumrei, Clar 103 Kuda, Debie 7, 112, 116 Kuhlman, Paul 107 Kuhn, Debbie 3, 67, 125 Kuhn, Teri 116 Kukuk, Barb 60, 125 Kulhavy, Jeff 34, 67, 107 Kyle, Cindy 126 Kyle, Crystal 73, 107 Kyle, Kathy 116 L Lacher, Neal 116 Lambert, Bill 107 Lambert, Sandy 60, 64, 116 Lamparek, Ed 33, 41, 69, 72, 126 Lamparek, Kevin 69, 126 Lamphier, Pauline 102 Larson, Becky 116 Lebsock, Susann 44, 45, 56, 58, 60, 64, 107 Leeper, Gary 22, 43, 82, 100 Lefebure, Billy 34, 107 Lehmkuhl, Monte 12, 34, 60, 88, 107 Lemburg, Debbie 126 Leon, Blake 30, 43, 116, 132 Leonard, Cliff 98 Lepic, Ted 45 LETTER CLUBS 72 Lewis, Darren 116 Lewis, Leslie 126 Lindemann, Steve 38, 81, 107 Lins, Tia 8, 13, 59, 60, 61, 116 Lippman, Loren 34, 107 Listebarger, John 43, 126 Lockhart, Sharon 56, 107 Lockhart, Sherry 56, 107 Loomis, Gayle 4, 13, 56, 57, 60, Lowther, Dawn 65, 107 Ludwig, Katrina 116 Luhrs, Brad 43, 126 Luhrs, Mike 43, 78, 107 Luther, Brad 21, 30, 38, 43, 72, 126 Luther, Missy 72, 107 Lynch, Scott 33, 34, 41, 72, 77, 116 M Maas, Alan 85, 100, 119 Machacek, Mickey 116 Mackey, Janice 13, 56, 57, 60, 107 Madden, Teresa 116 Malatele, Leslie 103 Malik, Mike 11, 19, 60, 61, 108 Marak, Chris 126 Marak, Susan 28, 29, 59, 60, 61, 116 Maresh, Dawn 56, 65, 66, 67, 105, 108, 132 Martens, Laura 116 Martin, Carles 69, 126 Mattiace, Mick 50, 100 Mauck, Dan 116 Mauck, Debbie 116 McAreavy, Thomas 36, 52, 62, 100 McArtor, Doug 33,126 McArtor, Kevin 80, 108 McClelland, Bob 33, 126 McConaughy, Kim 26, 60, 68, 108 McCorkle, John 116 McCrea, Cecilia 56, 60, 67, 116 McCue, Mike 33, 37, 100 McDonald, Rose 108 McGrath, Mitch 108 McGurk, Pam 45, 52, 56, 72 McGurk, Sherry 36, 72, 126 McMenimen, Jean 68, 100 McNabb, Rick 116 McQueen, Mark 108 Melsha, Joe 127 Merta, Laurie 63, 127 Meskimen, Keith 31, 83, 108 Messer, Dawn 37, 54, 78, 79, 108 Meyers, Mike 34, 108 Miles, Patty 100 Miller, Randy 108 Miller, Tammy 60, 89, 116 MINI COURSES 94 Misfeldt, Susan 12, 60, 116 Mitchell, Becky 8, 44, 45, 52, 72, 108 Mitchell, Lisa 117 Mitchell, Rex 60. 108 Mitchell, Robert 78 Mitchell, Ron 60 . 81 Morris, Kevin 106 Morse, Glenda 1Z7 Morse, Luella 103 Mouchka.Dan 127 Mouchka 106 . 106 Mizaur. Robin 13,20 Moon, Jeff 48 . 37. 60.106 . 77.78, 108 .Diane 28.45 Mulherin. Elaine 100 Mumm, Larvn 56. 60 Murphev, Rick 82 N . 127 MUSICAL 16 Myers, Tom 79, 94, 100 . 56 . 95 . 58 .106 Nading, Randy 50 Neal, Karen 56, 77, 78, 108 Nearad, Kenny 108 Nearad, Naomi 102 Nedjl, Phillip 31, 41, 108 Nedrow, David 108 Nedrow, Donald 102 Neis, Rhonda 108 Neis, Todd 117 Neitderhisar, Kathy 60, 64, 89, 117 Nekvinda, Joe 31, 38, 50, 51, 67, 82, 83, 108 Nelson, Dana 60, 64, 108 Nelson, Vicki 127 Netolicky, Lisa 60, 108 Netolicky, Zelda 2, 60, 61, 112, 117 Newland, Ed 117 Nischwitz, Candi 4, 9, 67, 127 Nissen, Scott 48 Northrup, Barb 70 Northup, Shelly 60 Novak, Dan 117 Novak, Nancy 127 Nove, Ronald 99 Nutt, Kathleen R. 8, 70, 72, 127 O Ockenfels, Doug 33, 41, 72, 1 1 7 Ockenfels, Joe 31. 109 O'Connor, Connie 4, 15, 56, 57, 60, 109 Odeen, Janette 8, 117 Oertel, John 33, 41, 43, 70, 72, 100 Ollinger, Gary 41, 87, 109 Ollinger, Scott 34, 35, 72, 127 Olson, Jenny 37, 67, 72, 109 Olson, Mark 108, 109 Olson, Mike 87, 127 Osborne, Caroline 37, 49, 52, 109 Osborne, Debbie 73, 109 Osland, John 80, 101 Owens, Jeannette 117 P Parson, Terri 91, 127 Parsons, Tony 33, 127 Patterson, Jim 48, 117 Patterson, Pamela 39, 45, 60, 67, 72, 128 Pavlicek, Lee 33, 66, 67, 72, 74, 128 Pavlicek. V\ avne 32, 33, 43, 117 Pavlis. Terry 117 Peck. Jen 34, 46. 109 Peck, kathv 128 Pedersen. Michele 28.17. 79.109 Peel. Ruth Ann 87. 101 Penrod, Doug1 .3b 128 Penrod. Trace -6. 6®.117 Pderka. E£zabe * . km 4. 1T7 i A.I2B Peters. Carta 138 Peters. Kevin 109 Feme. 5»wr 117 PIG ROAST 22 Pipkin. Bets* '28 Pipkin. Devin ML 30 109 Pitts, Pitts. Sherd 39.60.138 Poduska . kathrvn 12.13 . 5e _ 57 Index 135 .38 . 39 .40.

58, 59, 60, 61, 67, 117 POM PON GIRLS 64 Pond,Mary 79, 109 Pontius , John117 Pontius, Pam 128 Porazil, Ronda 117 Porter,Mike 34, 117 Porter,Mitch 33, 34, 72, 117 Porter, Tom Daryl 95 Pospischil, Dot 101 Potter, Sharon 61, 96,117 Poulson, Todd 117, 119 Powers, Theresa 109 Prachar, Lisa117 Prachar, Victoria 128 Price, Cindy 128 Price, Russ 63, 100 PROM 20 Prunty, Penny 70, 117,119 Pulver, Tina9, 23, 36, 52, 53, 72, 128 R Raim, Scott 31,41,43, 109 Rammelsberg, Larry 38, 62, 87, 117 Randles, John45, 56, 109 Randles, Paul 38, 128 Rankin, Cheryl 56, 109 Ratcliff, Marlene 109 Ray,Michelle Rene 12, 24, 28, 29, 59, 60, 61, 73 Reed, Diane 86, 101 Reed, Donna 64, 117 Reid, Charles 33, 38, 41,69, 72, 90, 129 Reid, Rodney 43, 117 Reid,Susan 28,29, 56,57,64, 105, 109 Reif, Lloyd 117 Richmond, Dean 33, 41, 67, 72, 117 Riddle, John81, 95 Rieniets, William .74, 101 Rigdon, Kevin 68, 83,94, 109 Riggs, Greg 108, 109 Riley, Dauna 103 Ritchie, Pam 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 67, 109 Robbins, Cheryl 110 Rohlena, Randy 112, 117, 119 Ross, Eric 22, 66, 67, 72, 129 Ross, Trent 8, 9, 33, 129 Rotter, Jill9, 70, 129 Rotter, Jim 34, 50 Roy, Doug 31, 38, 108, 110 Roy, Tammy 45, 66, 67, 117 Rummells, Laurie 13, 60, 110 J S Saddler, Tim 56, 68, 78 Saddoris, Lynn 47,60, 72, 117 Sadecky, Jeff 69, 94, 117 Sankot, Beth 64, 117 Sankot, Brian 41, 110 Scheetz, Dede Marguerite 18, 59, 60, 62, 67, 129 Scheetz, Mike 13, 34, 56, 58, 68, 80, 110 Scheib, Tammy Dee 4, 60, 61, 69, 73, 129 Schmidt, Lisa 117 Schmidt, Michael 110 Schmitt, Stacy 110 136 Index Schneekloth, Sherry 56,67, 71, 117 Scholl, Donald 31, 43, 56, 58, 72, 77 ,110 Schrader, Bruce 50, 118 Schrader, Dan 50, 118 Schrader, Donald 31, 41, 110 Schrader, Larry 83, 110 Schrader, Lynn 34, 46, 56, 57, 58, 72, 113, 118 Schrader, Mark 129 Schreiber, Roxene 101 Schulte, Meg 3, 88, 129 Schulte, Phil 38, 50, 95, 118 Schultz,David 69, 77, 118 Schultz, Troy 110 Scott, Mike 38, 129 Sedlacek, Brenda 21,129 Selzer, Glenn 99 SENIOR CLASS 120 Serbousek, Denise 56, 62, 64, 80, 110 Serbousek, John 4, 7, 15, 56, 58, 59, 60, 110 Shaffer,Christi 110 Shebetka, Jim 31, 38, 50, 56, 58, 67, 110 Sheely, David 110 Sheely, Jackie22, 28, 29, 47, 72, 94, 118 Sherard, Steve 110 Shramek,Brenda 8, 36,45,72, 118 Shramek, Don 56, 58, 110 Shramek, Sally 52, 118 Shultz, Pat 103 Sigmund, Lori 129 Simmons, Leslie 110 Simon,Scott 48, 58, 59,74, 106, 110 Simonsen, Brett 118 Sims, Ron 22, 85 Skeesick, David 118 Slaton, John 110 Smetzer, Dennis 31, 38, 110 Smith, Floyd 31,38,41,83, 101 Smith, Joe 33, 41, 72, 118 Smith, Laurie 118 Smith, Ron 33, 41, 67, 69, 129 Smith, Shelley 110 Smith, Steve 23, 31, 83, 110 Smith, Teresa 70, 71, 117 Snyder, Joann129 SOFTBALL 52 SOPHOMORE CLASS 104 Southward, Joceil103 Spector, Nancy 101 Spidle, Scott 118 Spilman, Mary 110 SPRING PLAY 18 Spyr, Jeff 38, 81, 82, 110 Stacey, Robyn 111 STAFF 102 Stagg, Angela 2, 9, 17, 28, 29, 60, 130 Stallman, Linda 86, 118 Stangland, Cindy 118 Stanley, Sheila 130 Stark, Scott 82, 118 Staskal, Jeff 130 Staskal, Todd 31, 43, 72, 111 Statler, Angie 13, 37, 59, 60, 61, 111 Statler, Kirk 12, 16, 24, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 130 Stearns,Terri 130 Steine, K.G .80, 98 Stepanek, Janice111 Stewart, Jeffery 34, 118 Stigers, Roger 45 Still, Cynthia 93 Stockman, Marilyn 130 Stockton, Terri 4, 23, 47, 60, 111 Stolba, Jenise 29, 36, 52, 60, 61, 72, 79,118 Storm,George 130 Storm, Sola 130 Storm, Sveinn 31, 111 Strain, Chuck 31 Stroleny,Don 8, 33, 72,130 Stroleny, Mary 99 Stromgren, Charles 102 STUDENT COUNCIL 66 Suchomel, Cindy 60, 61, 67, 89, 118 Summers, Charles 32, 34, 35, 50 Sweet, Donna 118 T Terpkosh, Michelle 71, 91, 111 Terpkosh, Mike 68, 69, 76, 118, 119 Thompson, Joel38, 70,118 Thompson, Mark 33, 118 Thrap, Cindy 7, 36, 45, 67, 72, 118,132 Tjelmeland, Kurt 16, 41, 50, 51, 59, 60, 61, 72, 79, 118 Tollefson, Pam 60, 111 Tollefson, Tracy 8, 56, 89, 118 Tomash, Doug 57, 81, 95, 118, 119 Towers, Karen 101 Truitt, Darrell 4, 15, 17, 46, 59, 60, 61, 130 Truitt, Susan 56, 59, 60, 64, III Turner, Tim 34 U Uphoff, Bob 95 Uphoff, Carol S. 20, 101, 105 Uthoff, Katherine 56, 57, 58, 67, 118 V Van Cleave, Roger 118, 119 VARIETY SHOW 62 Velky, Bill 118 Voelker, Craig 50, 60, 118 Voelker, Curt 13, 50, 118 Vogel, Roger 20, 25, 130 Vogt, John 25, 33, 72 Vogt, Lori 28, 29, 37 Vogt, Terri 118 Volesky, Kathy 10, 47, 60,111 VOLLEYBALL 28 Vondracek, Keely 36, 47, 68, 72, 118 Vondracek, Kevin 46, 69, 72, 130 Vondracek, Kyle 56 , 58, 68, 111 Von Lienen, Becky 118 Von Sprecken, Beth 103 Voss, Caroline 13, 24, 57, 60, 61, 130 Votroubek, Ann 131 W Wachal, Rick 33, 41, 72, 131 Waggener, Kim 111 Walker, Jim119 Wallerich, Dan 119 Walters, Dwaine 131 Watts, Kathy 56, 68,111 Weaver, Tim 111 Weidlein, Sheri 60, 111 WEIGHT LIFTING 41 Weldon, Bart 67, 119 Welty, Laurie 37, 44, 45, 92 Werling, Brett 119 Werning, Russ101 Wessel, Jeff34 Weston, Jill131 Whalen, Tima 7, 56, 60, 71, 111 White, Christopher 11, 46, 72, 131 Wicher, Brad 33, 41, 43, 72,119 Wieser, Scott 80 Wilcoxson, Jim 31, 50, 111 Wilford, Kathy 111 Williams,Geri 131 Willis, Debbie 39, 131 Wims, Bill 119 Wirtz, Pam 103 Witte, Lisa 64, 80, 111 Wolf, David 21, 131 Womochil, Luella 131 Worsfold, Chuck 22, 39,101 WRESTLETTES 40 WRESTLING 38 Wright, Bruce 119 Y Yanecek,Doug 34, 78, 111 Yarbrough, Kathy 56, 57, 60, 111 YEARBOOK 68 Young, Frank 29, 101 Young, Gary 119 Young, Mike 34, 119 Z Zach, Charlene 13, 111 Zach, George 23, 30, 43, 131 Zach, Scott 34, 56, 58, 111 Zach, Sue 56, 57, 67, 111 Zalesky, Jim1, 9, 23, 26, 38, 40 77,82,131 Zalesky, Larry 38, 39, 119 Zalesky, Theresa 28, 37, 45, 52, 111 Zbanek, Darlene 20, 131 Zbanek, Randy 33, 41, 72, 119 Zenisek, Judy 119 Zerbee,Nancy 131 Zerbee, Tammy 111 Ziskovsky, Loren 92, 111 / .

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