Among the players, cheerleaders, managers and coaches who came back for the reunion celebrating the state entry teams of 1970-74 were (from left, front): Wayne Thull, Fred Meyer, Marty Meyer, Tom Gieske, Paul Meyer, Joan (Zirbes), Voigt, Audrey (Barutt) Carter, Deb (Meyer) Klaphake, Frank Shelton and Dennis Rademacher; (second row): Dan Warnberg, Dean Westendorf, Dan Tomesche. Dave Kraker, Marv Thielen, Butch Moening, Dave Linehan, John Thelen, Duane Hiltner and Dennis Wessel;(back) Thomas Gieske and Neal Thelen.
MELROSE LADY DUTCHMEN GYMNASTICS: Melrose finished second at the Brainerd Invite.
More information can be found in the Dec. 25 issue of the Beacon.
Besides district and regional trophies won by the Dutchmen from 1970-74 the team also claimed an overall championship trophy (1974), Class A trophies (1971 and 1974), runner-up trophies (1972 and 73) and consolation trophy (1970).