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PEMBERVILLE — The Eastwood Alumni Affiliation has declared the Eagle Way Corridor of Fame Course of 2021.

Tickets to the Sept. 25 Hall of Fame banquet, to be held at the Pemberville American Legion, can be ordered at the Pemberville Library, Eastwood High Faculty, or from Betty Kahlenberg, Marcia Cousino, Mike Godfrey, Joyce Brinker and Janell Vickers.

Tickets for either the rooster dinner or steak dinner are $25 and can be acquired at the Pemberville Library, Eastwood Superior Faculty, or from any Eastwood Alumni board member. More information and facts can be uncovered on the Eastwoodschools.org/alumni.

This year’s 4 honorees are Michelle Kahlenberg, James R. Opelt, Jim Welling and the Bob Frobose spouse and children.

Kahlenberg is a 1994 graduate of Eastwood Large University. She grew up on a farm positioned on Sugar Ridge Highway and acquired the benefit of challenging work from her mothers and fathers, John and Betty. The wide range of routines she was equipped to participate in during her time at Eastwood — like musicals, volleyball, basketball and monitor — taught her the relevance of discovering time to do what you enjoy and the worth of teamwork and mentorship.

Kahlenberg was valedictorian of her significant university class. She finished her undergraduate education at Denison University, in which she majored in biology she graduated summa cum laude and as class valedictorian in 1998. She attended Situation Western Reserve College School of Medicine in which she earned her M.D. and Ph.D. in molecular mechanisms of condition. Subsequent graduate studies, she educated in inner medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland and then pursued a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Michigan.

She joined the UM college in 2011, was appointed assistant professor in 2012, and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2018. Kahlenberg has been managing her own laboratory and collaborating as an lively member of the Immunology Education Application considering that 2013.

She enjoys natural gardening and functioning on her very own household farm, EMMA Acres, operate by her partner, Mark, and shelling out time with her husband and youngsters, Adyn and Emerson.

Opelt grew up in Pemberville, graduating in 1971. He was active in band and refrain, and was Fagin in “Oliver” and starred in “Our City.” He was the drum big (as well as performed the flute), primary marching band on to the football subject at halftime and via various parade routes, such as the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C., and the Neil Armstrong Homecoming Parade in Wapakoneta.

After graduating, he contacted the Ohio Air National Guard in Toledo. He was made available a posture in the 555th Air National Guard band for the up coming six years. He traveled to numerous destinations in and all-around Ohio with the band to conduct ceremonial concert events and dedications.

Opelt graduated from Bowling Environmentally friendly State University with a bachelor of science degrees in speech, drama and journalism schooling. He also attained a master’s diploma in theater and media arts from the University of Kansas in 1988.

He was selected BGSU’s Superb Speech Instructor In 1985.

He taught at Clyde Large University from 1976-81, at Gardner-Edgerton Substantial College, Gardner, Kansas, from 1981-87, and at Olathe South Higher College, Olathe, Kansas, from 1987-2002.

He wrote the book, “Organizing and Managing the Superior University Theater Program,” (published in 1991), which was sold all through the U.S., Canada, and quite a few countries, and ‘Zombie Jamboree: the Party Continues’ (unpublished musical) in 1995.

Opelt was Pemberville may for eight several years and served on council. He was chairman of the Pemberville Free of charge Truthful Parade for seven a long time member of the Pemberville Opera Residence Guild and trustee for the Pemberville-Flexibility Historic Modern society, as properly as church choir director and organist.

Opelt died Sept. 23, 2020.

Welling is the son of Russell “Barney” and Jane Welling. Elevated in Luckey, he has been married 33 decades to Susan and has raised 3 kids, Chad, Megan and Brooke.

He lettered in basketball, baseball and golfing as a co-captain, and was on scholar council, Eagles Eye staff, audio cast and crew, and mixed chorus when at Eastwood. Immediately after graduation he started out his basketball coaching career at Eastwood Junior Substantial for two a long time, which included an undefeated seventh quality championship.

He attained an affiliate degree at Owens Community Higher education though taking part in basketball and at that time held the all-time guide file. Welling became an assistant coach ahead of taking charge of the method. He gained a bachelor’s degree in wellbeing and physical instruction at the College of Toledo.

Welling is the winningest men’s basketball coach in Owens historical past with a record of 550-127 (81.2%). As the head mentor from 1986-2006, his teams received back-to-back titles as National Junior Higher education Athletic Affiliation Division II Countrywide Championships in 1992 and 1993. He also led the Specific to a countrywide second and third-place finishes from 1993-2000. His teams gained 20 online games in 19 of his 20 seasons, like winning 30 game titles in all those 9 seasons. He was named OCCAC Mentor of the Calendar year eight instances, and Location XII Mentor of the Year 7 times. He was honored by his peers as National Mentor of the Year twice.

Following his time at Owens, he was named head mentor at Central Catholic Significant College in Toledo from 2008-14. In 2010 he led the team to its initially Toledo Town League Championship given that 1968. The adhering to season his group won the initial regional and had the initial Final Four state look considering that 1947. He guided the Irish to 3 3 Rivers titles and five sectional championships with a history of 111-30 (78.7%) in six seasons.

Due to the fact staying honored as National Mentor of the Yr two times, Welling was voted into the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Affiliation Corridor of Fame. He was inducted into Owens Community School Corridor of Fame in 2019 and Central Catholic’s Corridor of Fame in 2020.

Frobose was born on March 10, 1953 to Loren and Ruth Frobose and is the youngest of seven little ones. He attended Webster Elementary Faculty, Eastwood Junior Higher and graduated in 1971 from the large school.

In significant university Frobose participated in basketball, cross nation and band.

Just after significant college, Tom Meyer supplied him an apprenticeship with Latham’s Markets. He started out operating in Clyde and uncovered the meat cutting trade from Lowell Frobose. About the a long time he has labored in 17 various spots in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. He worked in administration in many spots and then was presented the meat supervisor place from Miller’s Marketplaces centered in LaGrange, Indiana. The meat supervisor position was in cost of 10 stores in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. While doing work for Millers Sector he was instrumental in creating the Accredited Hereford Beef Application as a Nationwide Brand.

In July of 1999, he and his wife, Elaine, acquired Perkins’s meat locker and ordered Pemberville IGA in Oct 2012 and Pemberville Carryout in 2017,

In 2015 they had been awarded the IGA retailer of the calendar year out of 275 suppliers.

Frobose has been past President of Wood County Beef producers, founding member of Terrific Lake Relatives Farms, a beef co-op that marketplaces all-normal beef to Whole Food items and other markets. He has been on Webster Township Zoning Board and board of appeals. Bob is a board member of the Eastwood Group Advancement Corporation.

The Frobose spouse and children are Honorary Eastwood FFA associates. In 2014, they were honored with the Wood County Beef Producers award.

The relatives are lifelong customers of St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Rochester. Bob and Elaine Frobose met at church and ended up married in 1975. Elaine graduated from Elmwood Superior Faculty in 1973.

They have 4 small children that are all Eastwood graduates.

Benjamin Loren is a 1997 graduate. He was a member of Eastwood FFA and served as vice president. Ben gained his Condition FFA degree and then his American FFA degree in 1998. He played basketball all 4 yrs. He was a member of the 1996-97 championship crew. He graduated from Owens with a diploma in agribusiness administration. Ben and Brianne married in August 2005. They have three sons, William Robert, Henry Eugene and Prescott Jacob. Ben has been “Dr. Bratwurst” and main procedure officer at Frobose Meat Locker.

Jacob Robert is a 1999 graduate and is an Eastwood FFA member. Through substantial university, He played varsity baseball and soccer. Following graduation, he went joined the family members company. In 2009 when the spouse and children purchased the IGA, Jacob managed the retail store entire time. In 2015 Laurel Grocery named him the Supervisor of the Calendar year with the household obtaining the Retailer of the Year award. Jacob also manages the Pemberville Carryout. Jacob and Dana married in 2006 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. They have three little ones, Lauren Jo, Nathan William and Adison Ann.

Abigail Ann graduated in 2007 from Eastwood. She performed varsity soccer. In October 2015 Abby and Buster Wilcox had been married at St. Paul. They have three young children, Molly Jane, Eve Grace and Lucas John.

Zachary James graduated from Eastwood in 2009. He played soccer and basketball and gained the American Diploma in FFA. In 2011 Zach graduated from Ohio State University/ATI with a degree in agriculture commerce. In April 2016, Zach married Stephanie (Hankish) Frobose. He functions as the make manager and allows at the two the IGA and the meat locker.