Alumni in the News

Alumni in the News

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September 24, 2018
When you first walk into Amy Wattier’s office, there are two things you might notice. First, the Christian music softly playing from a stereo perched on a bookcase. And second, a desk full of papers — she calls it a “working desk,” smiling wryly. And Wattier, the new Norfolk Catholic High School...Read more
September 13, 2018
When it comes to quilting, Scott Flanagan has found his voice. Flanagan’s personality is reflected in his quilts much like a writer’s individuality appears in his work. This year, Flanagan found his voice in two ways — in producing quilts that won top honors at the Nebraska State Fair and in...Read more
August 8, 2018
Bank of the Valley is proud to announce and welcome Aaron Luneke as the Bank’s Chief Financial Officer. Luneke will be responsible for the leadership and management of the Bank’s financial, accounting, budgeting/forecasting and asset liability functions. He joins Bank of the Valley from Foundation...Read more
June 22, 2018
She’s a cancer previvor because she’s never heard the words “You have cancer,” but she is taking big steps to make sure her risk is significantly smaller. Melissa BeDunnah, 27, of Lexington takes fighting cancer to a new level after learning she is positive for the BRCA2 genetic mutation. She will...Read more
June 15, 2018
Story originally published in the Wahoo Newspaper on June 14, 2018. Dr. Howard Erickson, Manhattan, Kan., has been selected for the 2018 Distinguished Service Award by the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and its Veterinary Medical Alumni Association. This award was presented...Read more
June 1, 2018
Nearly 30 years of Elkhorn students would recall Midland University alumna Katherine Goolsby, '77 as an elementary teacher at Fire Ridge and Skyline Elementary Schools. The District bids Katherine farewell as she prepares to retire from a career that began in 1987. The elementary instructor began...Read more
May 21, 2018
Lyle Fodnes is an institution. Those are the first words you will likely hear when his name is brought up. Starting in the late 1950s, Lyle served the community through Hemingford public schools, first as a junior high English teacher and later as the high school principal until his retirement from...Read more
May 14, 2018
Jose Leon '17 was recently awarded the Columbus Public Schools School Bell Award in recognition for his service to youth at the school. Leon was nominated by Columbus High School wrestling coach Adam Keiswetter, who delivered the letter of notification to Leon in person. Leon was chosen from a pool...Read more
May 10, 2018
Jen Fuchtman '05 opened a new boutique called Love & Threads in April. She graduated from Midland with a degree in marketing and graphic design. She is married to her husband, Kyle, and together they have four children: 8-year old twin daughters, Haydin and Hadley; Knox, who is almost 4 years...Read more
May 9, 2018
Jolene Paasch '73 looks toward retirement with a great deal of anticipation, and also a little anxiety. The 66-year-old has been teaching 34 years total, taking off 10 years when her four children were born. After graduating in 1973 from Midland Lutheran College, she taught for three years in...Read more

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