MHS Alumni Wall of Fame induction postponed

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

With icy weather blanketing the roads on Friday night, the Manhattan High Alumni Wall of Fame induction — which was to take place during halftime at the Varsity basketball games against Topeka High — has been postponed to an impending date.

“We have proposed Friday, Feb. 7 for [the rescheduled date],” Athletic Director Mike Marsh said. “But they have not notified me yet whether they are able to do that or not.”

This year, the Wall of Fame will have two new inductees: David Fiser from the Class of 1957 and C. James Balderson from the Class of 1945. 

“We have an extended halftime for the [Varsity boys basketball] game to accommodate them,” Marsh said. “Each person in the induction and their receiving of the award will take approximately six minutes or so for each.”

At the moment, the wall has 28 inductees, ranging from the graduating years of 1917 — which was presented to Clementine Paddleford — to 1982 — which was presented to both Anna Seaton and Rick Steelsmith.

Be sure to keep a lookout for the induction’s rescheduling date to hear from Fiser and Balderson about their impact on the world.

“It’s a great thing for our school recognizing people who have done great things for our school and across the country and the world by the fact,” Marsh said.