Nanc, so sorry about the loss of your friend. I only just recently joined this board and am enjoying reading both the happy and sad stories. I also knew Charlie Snyder. I grew up on a farm and I knew Charlie from the elevator in Etown where I would go with my Dad. I must have been 5 or 6? He used to lavish attention on children and he told me he would take me for a ride in his Cadillac convertable. I vividly remember sitting in his office with the big plate glass window that looked over the scales.
Sunday Oct. 24 2010. Richard "Dick" Graham died yesterday at 1 a.m. in his home. Obit in the Republic Sunday 24 2010. Nice fella. Always in a good mood and ready to laugh. Top notch fella. I'll miss him. Did not know him well. But, he always remember me at reunions.
Post by Ricky_Berkey on Nov 9, 2010 10:29:24 GMT -5
I think he ran Shorty's Lunchroom for about 65 years! It was by far my favorite Pork Tenderloin sandwich. I still can picture him sitting back there breading each and every one himself. Almost every time I was there , someone would ask him for the recipe.
NEW: Former ISU standout, Indiana Basketball Hall of Famer Steve Hollenbeck dies at 64 Team will honor former Sycamore at Saturday's game Staff Writer The Tribune-Star The Tribune Star Fri Feb 25, 2011, 08:39 PM EST
TERRE HAUTE — Former Indiana State men’s basketball and baseball player Steve Hollenbeck died on Friday in Edinburgh. He was 64.
Hollenbeck was a four-year letterman for the Sycamores from the 1965-68 and played guard on some of the Sycamores’ most accomplished teams. During Hollenbeck’s senior season, ISU advanced to the championship game of the NCAA College Division.
Hollenbeck was also a third baseman for the ISU baseball team.
Hollenbeck was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall Of Fame member in 2005. He led Columbus High School (now Columbus North) to season-ending No. 1 rankings in 1963 and 1964. His teammate with the Bull Dogs was also his most prominent teammate with the Sycamores — Jerry Newsom, a NCAA All-American. Mike Copper and Butch Wade were other Columbus teammates of Hollenbeck’s at various stages of Hollenbeck’s career who joined him with the Sycamores.
Hollenbeck was an all-state basketball, baseball and football player at Columbus.
After his ISU career, Hollenbeck was an educator in the Edinburgh school system for more than 35 years.
ISU will honor Hollenbeck, a regular visitor to ISU games over the years, with a moment of silence and with a patch on its uniform today.
Funeral arrangements for Hollenbeck were pending at press time.
Source: All quoted from Tribune-Star Newspaper, Terre Haute, Indiana.
Mr. Naverne Wille 74, died Tuesday, August 30, 2011 in his home after a long struggle with cancer. He attended Columbus High School, where he won the1955 State Championship in the mile, and continued his education at Indiana University, where he lettered 3 years in both track and cross country.
Mr. Wille went on to teach and coach several sports, ending his career at North Central High School. During his tenure at North Central, he coached several State Championship teams in both Track and Cross Country, retiring in 1992. Mr. Wille is survived by a sister, Shirley Rodgers, two sons, David and Stephen Wille, a daughter, Laurel Moses, and their mother, Doris Wille Calvert.
Also two grandchildren, Jon Fancher and Rachel Ashcraft. At his request no services will be held. Condolences my be sent to 6640 Page Blvd #301 Indianapolis, Indiana. 46220.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Arrangements: Southern Indiana Cremation Society.
Post by David Sechrest on Apr 9, 2012 8:25:14 GMT -5
From The Republic website:
"COLUMBUS, Ind. — Ex-NFL quarterback Blair Kiel, a star signal caller at Columbus East High School in the late 1970s and at the University of Notre Dame in the early 1980s, died Sunday afternoon in the emergency room of Columbus Regional Hospital.
He was 50.
Bartholomew County Coroner Alan Smith said Kiel was taken to the hospital from a relative's home here at about 12:10 p.m.
He died at 12:21 p.m.,, said Clayton Nolting, deputy coroner. Smith said Kiel died of natural causes.
An autopsy was performed, but final results were not available by late Sunday, Smith said.
Kiel led the Olympians to their first state championship as a senior in 1979, the year he was rated the No. 3 quarterback in the nation by Parade magazine.
Kiel finished his high school career by earning All-State honors. He totaled 4,214 passing yards, a record at the time. He threw for 39 touchdowns and rushed for an additional 15 scores. He also kicked 94 extra points and 17 field goals.
Notre Dame coach Dan Devine saw Kiel crack the starting lineup as a freshman, four games into the 1980 season. The team achieved a 9-0-1 record and the No. 1 ranking late in the year before losses at USC and then to Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.
He played seven seasons as a backup in the NFL, including two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts in 1986 and 1987. He recorded his best-as-a-pro passer rating of 104.8 in four games with the Colts. He spent his rookie season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He played his four final seasons in the league with the Green Bay Packers. Kiel also played in the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League.
He was inducted into the Indiana Indiana Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1998."
A sad day in Columbus...
David Sechrest Historic Columbus Indiana Progress should not ignore its roots and pillage our heritage in the process. Cultural, social, and historical should be part of the process, for it is the path and not the destination that is important - S. Givens