A wonderful reunion

CLASS REUNION 1966

Congratulations to the Class of 1966. Do you remember these events in your final year of high school? They were taken from back issues of the Adams County Record. I have heard from a reliable source that this was the best overall class to ever graduate from Hettinger. Their class motto was, “Act well your part, there all the honor lies.”
-Standard Service Stations were giving out Gold Bond Stamps for purchases. One could earn 50 extra Gold Bond Stamps each month for 12 months from any Standard Oil Dealer who displays the Gold Bond Stamp sign.
-Super Value was advertising fryers for 29 cents a pound, ground beef was 2 lbs for 79 cents, bananas were 2 lbs for 25 cents and a 3 lb can of grind coffee was $1.99.
-Cub’s Shoes was offering sales on men’s dress shoes for $4.88 and children’s shoes for $2.88.
-Penneys was having a $5.00 dress event sale.
-Merwin’s was advertising “No cut of meat over 79 cents a pound”.
-The Mecca Bar & Lounge was for sale for $25,000.00.
-Cindy Shapland and Rose Strand had high games of 182 in the Town and Country bowling league for the week of 3 Mar 65.
-Playing at the Hettinger Drive-In Theatre 20-22 Jun 65 was “Fun In Acapulco” starring Elvis Presley.
-Selected to attend Girls State were Peggy Stuart and Cindy Shapland. Alternates were Joan Goplin and Lauralee Adsem.
-A year’s subscription to the Adams County Record was $4.00.
-The Hettinger Black Devils football team downed Watford City 33-0 to run their record to 5-0 in the conference. Gary Schmaltz had three touchdowns and Chuck Holzer two. They finished the season by defeating Bowman 39-18 to capture the Badland Conference championship with a 6-0-1 record.
-St. Mary’s of New England won the 1965 annual Hettinger Invitational Basketball Tournament by defeating Hettinger in double overtime, 89-83 behind the scoring of Joe Roller who had 42 points. Terry Severson led the Hettinger squad with 39.
-On 24 December Snyder’s Bakery will be closing their bakery for good after 33 years in business. Vi and Joe Synder were owners.
-The Selective Service may start drafting college students if the Viet Nam manpower pinch gets worse. Their advice to college students who want to avoid the draft, “Study”.
-Hettinger wrestlers defeated Bowman 36-6 to run their record to 9-1. Dick Vliem, Larry Moe and Burt Lewton recorded pins for Hettinger.
-Hettinger won the 1966 Badlands Conference wrestling tournament. Champions for Hettinger were Curt Gunderson, Larry Moe, Gary Schmaltz, Walt Gerbracht and Burt Lewton. They followed that up by winning the Region 3 tournament and sending seven wrestlers to state.
-Hettinger wrestlers are the 1966 state wrestling champs by outscoring second place Bismarck St. Mary’s 43-41. Gary Schmaltz and Walt Gerbracht were state champs.
-Alton Cornella a 1965 graduate from Hettinger High School is being assigned to Da Nang, Viet Nam, after he completes a three week jungle survival school at San Diego.
-One of the worst blizzards in the history of the area happened on March 3-4, 1966.
-Leah Manning and Peggy Stuart, seniors at HHS, were county winners of the “Know Your State” contest.
-Under construction was the new medical center and due to be completed by 1 Sep. The new building is owned by Drs. Paul Retzer, Donald Lorentzn and Gerald T. Sailer.
-Leah Manning was named Miss Hettinger in the annual Jaycee Queen Pageant. Claudia Moen was the first runner-up and Valerie Lindquist was the 2nd runner-up.
-Shooting one of the first antelope of the Bow season was Alan Norby who lives about 15 miles south of Mott.
-Hettinger High School enrollment for 1966-67 was 286. Grades 1-8 had 434 enrolled.

CLASS REUNION 2006

Congratulations to the Class of 2006. Your class motto was,
“There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why…I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” (Robert Kennedy)
Do you remember these events in your final year of high school? They were taken from back issues of the Adams County Record.
-The Black Devil football team opened the season with a 20-18 win over Underwood played at the Community Bowl in Bismarck. It was also their first season in 9-man football. Cole Miller scored two TDs and Jeff Smith return an interception 88 yards for the final Black Devil TD.
-Regular unleaded gas was selling for $3.14 a gallon.
–    Lemmon downed the Black Devils in football by a 40-0 count.
-Hettinger has three returning letter winners on the volleyball team in Sally Markegard, Lindsey Beattie and Cathryn Clayton. Krista Warbis is the Head Coach.
-The Duckwall store in Hettinger is undergoing remodeling.
-An early October winter storm brought 8 inches of wet snow to Hettinger and stranded the Beach Buccaneers volleyball team for two days.
-Randy and Ruth Corrigan opened a new store on Nov 14, 2005, and named it Corrigan’s. Initially the store will have women and children’s clothing.
-Seniors who were selected on the Roughrider All Conference football first team were Jeff Smith, Josh Wolff and Derrick Stecher.
-The Hettinger High School volleyball team earned the Team Scholar Award for outstanding academic performance.
-The boy’s basketball team won their second straight Hettinger Holiday Basketball tournament by downing Scranton, Lemmon and then Williston Trinity in the championship game. The girl’s basketball team did not fare as well as they finished 8th in the Mott Tournament.
-The Lady Devils girl’s basketball team downed Lemmon 51-49 behind a team leading 13 points from Sally Markegard.
-Mike Clayton renovated the old 1st National Bank on the corner of Main St. and 2nd Avenue.
-Hettinger wrestlers easily won their region tournament as they scored 270.5 points to outdistance 2nd place Watford City by 75.5 points.
-The Lady Devils basketball season ended with a District loss to Beach. They ended with an overall 6-15 record. The only senior on the team was Elizabeth Johnson.
-The Black Devil boy’s basketball season ended with a 1st round Region loss to Killdeer. They ended with an overall 16-6 record. Playing their last game for Hettinger were seniors Mike Fried, Jeff Smith, Ryan Jacobson, Tanner Strand and Lucas Doerr.
-A group of investors purchased the Glassworks building at 102 South Main to pursue a vision of “creating a distinctive community gathering place centered around the energy of the arts, good coffee and conversation, fresh food and friendship.”
-Jeff Smith was named to the 1st Team All-State basketball team.
-Mrs. Lea Kugel was honored as the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year.