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Contact: John Johnson or Mike Clifford-- 517.332.5046

Officials' Awards & Alumni Banquet To Honor
20 & 30-Year Officials On April 10

EAST LANSING, Mich. - March 31 - The Michigan High School Athletic Association will honor 182 athletic game officials with 20 or more years of service and 64 with 30-plus years of service to the interscholastic community at its 20th annual Officials' Awards and Alumni Banquet on April 10 at the Sheraton Lansing Hotel at 7 p.m.

The banquet will also feature the announcement of the 1999 recipient of the Vern L. Norris Award. The honor, named for the former MHSAA executive director, will be presented to an official with more than 20 years of experience who has been active in their local officials' association, has mentored other officials and has been involved in officials' education. Ted Wilson of East Detroit was the recipient of the inaugural award in 1992; Fred Briggs of Burton won the award in 1993; the 1994 recipient was Joe Brodie of Flat Rock; Jim Massar of Flint was honored in 1995; the 1996 winner was Jim Lamoreaux of St. Ignace; Ken Myllyla of Escanaba was the 1998 recipient; and last year, Blake Hagman of Kalamazoo received the award.

With the induction of this year's select group, the honor roll of officials who have aided young student-athletes grows to 4,311 since the inception of the banquet in 1979.

The guest speaker for this year's event will be nationally-known motivational speaker Harvey H. Alston. His career has spanned from head football coach of Columbus East High School in Ohio to assistant director of student financial aid at the university level. He's authored four books, including Be The Best and Black Males. His unforgettable words of individual responsibility for achievement have improved spirits, spurred growth, and changed lives.

Tickets for the banquet are available to the public and are priced at $15.00. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For additional information, contact Dolores Lake at 517/332-5046.


The officials on this list will receive their 20 or 30-year service plaques at the 20th Annual Officials Awards & Alumni Banquet in Lansing on April 10, 1999.


Adrian - Darwin L. Hukill
Alpena - Phil C. Schultz

Bangor - Patrick J. Conroy
Bath - Terry L. Ballinger
Battle Creek - David Hart
Battle Creek - David A. Metheny
Battle Creek - John D. Schwartz
Battle Creek - David B. Sellers
Bay City - Brian F. Dugan
Bellaire - Larry L. Cook
Berrien Springs - Jamie L. Stacey
Boyne City - Mark W. Case
Bridgman - Stanley G. Markavitch
Brighton - Barbara A. France
Brighton - Douglas E. Zimmerman
Byron Center - James A. TeBos

Cadillac - William T. Bartholomew
Caledonia - Ray J. Peuler
Caledonia - Conroy Zuiderveen
Cass City - Craig A. Weaver
Charlevoix - Dennis D. VanGuilder
Cheboygan - Lynwood Leightner
Chelsea - David L. Wint
Chesaning - Howard D. Gustafson
Comstock Park - Homer D. Teitsma
Concord - Charles T. Ewing
Coopersville - Ross E. Conran
Crystal - Bruce E. Waldron

Daggett - Michael P. Lyons
Davisburg - William J. Davis
Davison - Gordon S. Hitchcock
Davison - Terry P. Lyons
Dearborn Heights - Gary W. Cox
Dearborn Heights - Kevin P. Kabacinski
Dearborn - Tim K. Turner
Deckerville - Richard D. Walker
Detroit - Frederick Hopgood
Detroit - Ginger K. Kyriazis
Detroit - Leonard Memminger
DeWitt - James A. Lumbert

East Grand Rapids - Theodore V. Burba
Eaton Rapids - Rocco J. Buysse
Eaton Rapids - David E. Harns
Elk Rapids - Thomas L. Nuss
Escanaba - Robert A. Lehouillier
Essexville - Joseph E. Pergande
Essexville - Charles C. Rochow
Essexville- Robert J. Adamowski

Fenton - Orley K. Spees
Flint - Thomas J. Mora
Flint - Michael D. Popilek
Flushing - Danny L. Dickerson
Flushing - Kae A. Eidson
Flushing - Dennis L. Harland
Flushing - Frank R. Polehanki
Flushing - Patricia S. Rintamaki
Freland - Matthew J. Bordeaux
Fremont - Kent M. Klomp

Galesburg - William W. Weese
Gaylord - William K. Diekman
Gaylord - Harvey A. Johnecheck
Gaylord - Stephen M. Johnson
Glennie - John F. Katona
Goodrich - Jim L. Sanford
Grand Rapids - Gerald L. Boelema
Grand Rapids - Paul Goulet
Grand Blanc - Roy H. Linkowski
Grand Rapids - Daniel C. Magennis
Grand Rapids - Vince M. Olewinski
Grand Blanc - Robert M. Turmell
Grandville - Ted A. Iciek
Greenville - Bradley J. Hansen

Harrisville - Thomas A. Katona
Hemlock - Richard J. Londry
Hillsdale - Beth A. Caswell
Holland - Kent D. Engle
Holland - Fred C. Schmitt

Jackson - William A. Barone
Jackson - Barbara J. Blair
Jackson - David L. Clouse
Jackson - Christopher Lapinski
Jackson - Chuck D. Walters
Kalamazoo - Jerald J. Jarsma
Kalamazoo - Craig R. Melvin
Kalamazoo - Willie B. Watson
Kent City - Frank R. Hughes

Lansing - Gary L. Steffy
Lewiston - Jim Hilgendorf
Ludington - Fredrick W. Immer

Madison Heights - Frank S. Barket
Manistee - Jo L. Arnold
Marshall - Linda Hoover
Mattawan - David W. Breithaupt
Menominee - Holly L. Bayerl
Middlebury, IN - Jerry J. Hart
Midland - Ken P. Beaudin
Midland - Gregory A. Burrell
Midland - Sherman A. Case
Midland - Melissa A. Crower
Midland - Eldon J. Dean
Midland - James A. Gillis
Midland - Robert L. Sells
Milford - David W. Flammer
Milwaukee, WI - John A. Bertucci
Monroe - Barry P. Little
Montague - Edmundo Flores
Muskegon - Timothy J. Flahive

Nashville - Brian D. Pufpaff
New Era - Warren J. Dirkse
Niles - Alice L. Kring
Niles - Kenneth R. Wisniewski
North Muskegon - Michael D. Robillard

Onaway - Clayton D. Dunn
Onekama - James A. Clouse
Ortonville - Esther M. Schieltz
Otisville - Douglas R. Fillmore

Petoskey - Gary K. Hice
Pleasant Ridge - Mark A. Uhlmann
Plymouth - William I. Faunce
Plymouth - Henry L. George
Plymouth - John C. McGreevy
Plymouth - P. Charles Peters
Pontiac - John W. James
Port Huron - Thomas J. Ridas
Portage - Mike T. Hinga

Ravenna - Thomas C. Wright
Redford - Michael D. McComb
Reese - Donald W. Petro
Rochester Hills - Fred B. Castelvetere
Rochester - Brian E. York
Rockford - Bruce Doane
Rockford - Robert E. Staudacher
Royal Oak - Larry Birkett

Saginaw - Robert Baillie
Saginaw - Michael A. Recob
Saginaw - Brian D. Wakeman
Sandusky - Alan F. DeMott
Saranac - Terry W. Dawson
Schoolcraft - Terry M. Haas
Shelby - Kevin E. Campagna
South Lyon - David L. Harbaugh
South Haven - David A. Waaso
Southgate - Douglas M. Pastor
Spring Arbor - James D. Smith
St. Clair Shores - Tom P. Frattini
St. Ignace - Donald P. Gustafson
St. Johns - Bernie A. Sermak
St. Joseph - David J. Buck
St. Joseph - Burl G. Swain
St. Louis - Kathleen V. Hutfilz
Stockbridge - Andrew A. DeSaeger
Strongsville, Ohio - Gary A. Abel
Sturgis - Richard N. Kraft
Suttons Bay - Clint Kerr

Three Oaks - William G. Minzghor
Toledo, Ohio - David B. Craven
Toledo, Ohio - Jon Everhart
Toledo, Ohio - James Korogianos
Traverse City - David G. Knudsen
Traverse City - Mark E. Stewart
Trenton - Rich J. Plackowski
Trenton - Kyle F. Stack
Trenton - Edward I. Suchyta
Trenton - Daniel K. Whaley
Troy - Thomas F. Kearney
Twin Lake - Stephen J. Allen

Vernon - William H. Benn
Vulcan - Bruce A. Larsen

Wallace - Bruce A. Pearson
Warren - Richard W. Manos
Waterford - Michael J. Callahan
Waterford - William M. Farrar
Waterford - Mark W. Richer
Wayne - Arthur R. Collyer
Webberville - Joseph J. Marcotullio
Webberville - Todd D. Schultz
West Bloomfield - Benjamin R. Armstrong
Westland - Robert W. Allen
Westland - Kenneth J. Peer
White Cloud - Tony McHattie
Wyandotte - Thomas S. Palamara

Zeeland - Madeline M. Siehling


Ann Arbor - Gary L. Dubisky
Ann Arbor - Jerry W. Treece

Bay City - Terry F. Doyle
Bay City- David J. Hunt

Canton - Pamela G. Yockey
Carson City - James S. Kelly
Cedar - John L. Evans
Charlotte - Macklin H. Haun
Coldwater - Gerald W. Fuller

Dearborn - Ronald C. Bales
Delton - Robert W. Ritchie
Detroit - Angelo L. Gust
Detroit - Edward J. Lojek
Detroit - Emmett Williams
Dimondale - Darwin S. Petersen
Durand - Lloyd D. Lamphere

Edmore - Allen E. Kohn
Escanaba - Daniel T. Flynn
Escanaba - John R. Kelly

Grand Rapids - Robert J. Rodenhouse
Grand Rapids - Frank B. Smith
Grand Rapids - Richard H. VanderKamp

Holland - Philip Persenaire
Holt - Dennis A. Fulk

Jackson - Larry L. Holmes
Jackson - Dennis K. Lautzenheiser
Jenison - Gordon H. Doornbos
Jenison - Thomas W. Nauta

Kalamazoo - Charles E. Bell
Kalamazoo - Thomas F. Gibson
Kalamazoo - Curtis W. Hawkins
Kalamazoo - Ronald J. Winter

Lansing - Donald R. Murray
Lexington - Christopher Zielinski

Marine City - William E. Recor
Marlette - Vern Geister
Marshall - Thomas L. Reynolds
Marysville - Thomas W. Bower
Mio - James R. Houlton
Mt. Pleasant - William Podoll
Munising - Rodney J. Guizzetti

Niles - Barry E. Mead
Niles - Dee C. Stevenson
North Muskegon - Robert W. Bonnette
Norton Shores - Jeffrey A. Smith

Pinckney - Richard J. Knight
Port Huron - Donna H. Frohm
Port Huron - Kenneth J. Mapley
Port Huron - Paul F. Newingham
Portage - William H. Rapley, Jr.

Saginaw - D.J. Clement
Saginaw - William W. Redmond
Southfield - Isaac H. Dansby
Southfield - Al A. Delidow
Spring Lake - Daniel L. Bouma
St. Clair Shores - Patrick J. Hogan
Sterling Heights - Michael J. Murray
Swartz Creek - Jerry R. DeLisle

Toledo, Ohio - William J. Lauer
Traverse City - Ralph Bradley
Traverse City - Waldo T. Keating

Warren - Dolores A. Marquis
Whitehouse, Ohio - Luther G. Bonnouth

Zeeland - Randy E. Johnson