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25 Years Ago April 5, 1995 The following Bertha-Hewitt band students earned superiors: Andy Mekalson, Shelli Brown, Jill Samuelson, Tracy Smith, Erica Rach, Arron Smith, Becky Ward, Paul Ervasti, Kim Nelson, Matt Ervasti, Michelle Erickson, Carrie Ward, Travis Thiel, Andy Bowman, Amy Ashbaugh, Jason Van Batavia, Kris Cain, Tasha Boehland and Staci Sieling. ********** Bertha-Hewitt speech students advancing to sectional competition in Staples this Saturday are Kim Nelson, alternate in the informative category; Judy Klimek, great speeches; Gail Butler, informative; Scott Rice, poetry; Kari Freyholtz, storytelling; David Hartman, alternate drama; and Nancy Kuperus, original oratory.

75 Years Ago April 5, 1945 Word has been received that Lt. Sylvester Dittbenner has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross Metal, which is among the highest honors bestowed upon a man in the service. Lt. Dittbenner is a prisoner of war in Germany. ********** Due to the fact that two of the Bertha High School prominent cheerleaders will graduate, an election of new cheerleaders will be held for next year. Five will be elected, three of whom will be selected as junior cheerleaders. Eleven candidates have filed for try-outs. They are: Carol Hartung, JoAnn Maine, Maxine Heuer, Jean Harlow, Kathryn Bottemiller, Patty Cameron, Phyllis Bluhm, Delores Steiner, Rosella Bauer, Avis Haase and Marlys Bauer.

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