PEMBERVILLE — The Eastwood Alumni Association has announced the Eagle Way Hall of Fame Class of 2021.
Tickets to the Sept. 25 Hall of Fame banquet, to be held at the Pemberville American Legion, can be acquired at the Pemberville Library, Eastwood High School, or from Betty Kahlenberg, Marcia Cousino, Mike Godfrey, Joyce Brinker and Janell Vickers.
Tickets for both the chicken evening meal or steak meal are $25 and can be acquired at the Pemberville Library, Eastwood Large School, or from any Eastwood Alumni board member. A lot more information and facts can be identified on the Eastwoodschools.org/alumni.
This year’s 4 honorees are Michelle Kahlenberg, James R. Opelt, Jim Welling and the Bob Frobose family members.
Kahlenberg is a 1994 graduate of Eastwood Superior College. She grew up on a farm positioned on Sugar Ridge Road and learned the worth of really hard work from her mom and dad, John and Betty. The variety of activities she was able to participate in throughout her time at Eastwood — including musicals, volleyball, basketball and track — taught her the importance of locating time to do what you take pleasure in and the worth of teamwork and mentorship.
Kahlenberg was valedictorian of her superior school class. She finished her undergraduate education and learning at Denison University, in which she majored in biology she graduated summa cum laude and as course valedictorian in 1998. She attended Scenario Western Reserve University Faculty of Medicine where by she acquired her M.D. and Ph.D. in molecular mechanisms of disease. Next graduate scientific tests, she trained in interior medication at University Hospitals of Cleveland and then pursued a fellowship in rheumatology at the College of Michigan.
She joined the UM school in 2011, was appointed assistant professor in 2012, and was promoted to affiliate professor with tenure in 2018. Kahlenberg has been functioning her very own laboratory and collaborating as an energetic member of the Immunology Instruction Program considering that 2013.
She enjoys organic and natural gardening and doing work on her possess relatives farm, EMMA Acres, operate by her husband, Mark, and shelling out time with her spouse and young children, 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 Town.” He was the drum main (plus played the flute), primary marching band onto the football subject at halftime and via a lot of parade routes, which includes the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C., and the Neil Armstrong Homecoming Parade in Wapakoneta.
Immediately after graduating, he contacted the Ohio Air Nationwide Guard in Toledo. He was provided a placement in the 555th Air Countrywide Guard band for the following 6 a long time. He traveled to several areas in and close to Ohio with the band to conduct ceremonial concert events and dedications.
Opelt graduated from Bowling Environmentally friendly Point out University with a bachelor of science levels in speech, drama and journalism training. He also attained a master’s diploma in theater and media arts from the University of Kansas in 1988.
He was selected BGSU’s Exceptional Speech Instructor In 1985.
He taught at Clyde Significant University from 1976-81, at Gardner-Edgerton Significant School, Gardner, Kansas, from 1981-87, and at Olathe South Higher College, Olathe, Kansas, from 1987-2002.
He wrote the e-book, “Organizing and Handling the Higher Faculty Theater Software,” (released in 1991), which was marketed through the U.S., Canada, and numerous international locations, and ‘Zombie Jamboree: the Celebration Continues’ (unpublished musical) in 1995.
Opelt was Pemberville may possibly for 8 decades and served on council. He was chairman of the Pemberville Cost-free Reasonable Parade for seven many years member of the Pemberville Opera Residence Guild and trustee for the Pemberville-Liberty Historic Society, as perfectly as church choir director and organist.
Opelt died Sept. 23, 2020.
Welling is the son of Russell “Barney” and Jane Welling. Lifted in Luckey, he has been married 33 a long time to Susan and has elevated a few young children, Chad, Megan and Brooke.
He lettered in basketball, baseball and golf as a co-captain, and was on pupil council, Eagles Eye team, audio forged and crew, and mixed chorus though at Eastwood. After graduation he started out his basketball coaching occupation at Eastwood Junior Significant for two years, which provided an undefeated seventh quality championship.
He attained an affiliate degree at Owens Neighborhood Faculty while actively playing basketball and at that time held the all-time support document. Welling turned an assistant coach in advance of taking charge of the method. He acquired a bachelor’s degree in overall health and physical training at the University of Toledo.
Welling is the winningest men’s basketball mentor in Owens record with a document of 550-127 (81.2%). As the head coach from 1986-2006, his groups gained again-to-again titles as National Junior College Athletic Affiliation Division II Countrywide Championships in 1992 and 1993. He also led the Categorical to a nationwide 2nd and 3rd-place finishes from 1993-2000. His groups gained 20 game titles in 19 of his 20 seasons, such as winning 30 online games in individuals nine seasons. He was named OCCAC Coach of the Yr 8 occasions, and Region XII Coach of the Calendar year seven instances. He was honored by his friends as National Mentor of the 12 months 2 times.
Next his time at Owens, he was named head coach at Central Catholic Substantial College in Toledo from 2008-14. In 2010 he led the crew to its initial Toledo City League Championship considering the fact that 1968. The pursuing season his team gained the initially regional and had the to start with Ultimate 4 state visual appeal since 1947. He guided the Irish to 3 3 Rivers titles and five sectional championships with a record of 111-30 (78.7%) in six seasons.
Because currently being honored as Nationwide Coach of the Calendar year 2 times, Welling was voted into the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Affiliation Corridor of Fame. He was inducted into Owens Local community Higher education 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 7 little ones. He attended Webster Elementary Faculty, Eastwood Junior Large and graduated in 1971 from the superior school.
In significant school Frobose participated in basketball, cross nation and band.
Immediately after large school, Tom Meyer made available him an apprenticeship with Latham’s Marketplaces. He started functioning in Clyde and realized the meat chopping trade from Lowell Frobose. Over the yrs he has worked in 17 various areas in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. He worked in administration in a lot of places and then was supplied the meat supervisor posture from Miller’s Markets based mostly in LaGrange, Indiana. The meat supervisor placement was in demand of 10 merchants in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. When doing work for Millers Marketplace he was instrumental in building the Certified Hereford Beef System as a Nationwide Brand name.
In July of 1999, he and his spouse, Elaine, acquired Perkins’s meat locker and procured Pemberville IGA in Oct 2012 and Pemberville Carryout in 2017,
In 2015 they have been awarded the IGA retailer of the 12 months out of 275 shops.
Frobose has been previous President of Wooden County Beef producers, founding member of Terrific Lake Family Farms, a beef co-op that markets all-natural beef to Complete Foods and other markets. He has been on Webster Township Zoning Board and board of appeals. Bob is a board member of the Eastwood Neighborhood Enhancement Company.
The Frobose family members are Honorary Eastwood FFA members. In 2014, they had been honored with the Wooden County Beef Producers award.
The spouse and children are lifelong members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Rochester. Bob and Elaine Frobose satisfied at church and had been married in 1975. Elaine graduated from Elmwood Large University in 1973.
They have four young 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 attained his Condition FFA diploma and then his American FFA diploma in 1998. He performed basketball all 4 yrs. He was a member of the 1996-97 championship workforce. He graduated from Owens with a diploma in agribusiness administration. Ben and Brianne married in August 2005. They have 3 sons, William Robert, Henry Eugene and Prescott Jacob. Ben has been “Dr. Bratwurst” and main operation officer at Frobose Meat Locker.
Jacob Robert is a 1999 graduate and is an Eastwood FFA member. In the course of significant college, He played varsity baseball and soccer. Right after graduation, he went joined the family organization. In 2009 when the household ordered the IGA, Jacob managed the retail store entire time. In 2015 Laurel Grocery named him the Supervisor of the 12 months with the family members receiving 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 children, Lauren Jo, Nathan William and Adison Ann.
Abigail Ann graduated in 2007 from Eastwood. She played varsity soccer. In October 2015 Abby and Buster Wilcox ended up married at St. Paul. They have 3 young children, Molly Jane, Eve Grace and Lucas John.
Zachary James graduated from Eastwood in 2009. He played football and basketball and obtained the American Degree in FFA. In 2011 Zach graduated from Ohio Condition College/ATI with a degree in agriculture commerce. In April 2016, Zach married Stephanie (Hankish) Frobose. He functions as the develop supervisor and can help at each the IGA and the meat locker.