RHS 73 News
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April 30th, 2006 - Entry by Daryl Muellenberg
The following article about the web site appeared in the Redfield Press on April 5th, 2006. The atricle was written by Melissa Kauth.
RHS Graduate Develops Websiteby Melissa Kauth
Daryl Muellenberg, a 1973 graduate of Redfield High School, recently found himself with some extra time on his hands. The company he was working for, Agris (an affiliate of John Deere), chose to downsize, so, needless to say, after almost 30 years on the job Daryl was laid off. His enforced retirement came complete with a yearís severance package and health insurance.
Knowing of Darylís knowledge of computers, some of his classmates approached him about designing a possible website for their class. So, in November of last year, he sat down to tackle the project, and in a short time the website was up and running.
Now, this is not just a simple website. This piece of artistry serves as a history of the past and a guide to the present. When entering the website, you immediately see a picture of RHS as it was in the 1970ís, along with guides to the various pages within the website. This page also includes the Class Motto: "The Future is a Not a Gift-It is an Achievement," the class colors: Ice Blue and Sapphire Blue, and the class flower: Blue Daisy.
On the biography page you will find a biography of each student of the class of 1973, which was taken directly from the 10-, 20- and 30- year booklets that were put together for the reunions. Since the website made its official appearance many biographies have been updated.
Muellenberg has even set aside a special page to pay tribute to the class members that are no longer living, many of which include biographies and pictures.
The website also includes a reunion page, giving details of past reunions and a page with pictures of events that many classmates have attended together. There is also a page entitled "News" which gives any updated information of classmates.
The feature that provides the most history is the page entitled "Pheasant Call". Within this page are additional pages that include a copy of every "Pheasant Call" published between Sept. 14, 1970 and May 16, 1973. "I have my mother to thank for these," said Muellenberg. "She is the one that saved every one of them for me."
"It only took me two or three weeks to put everything on the site," said Muellenberg. "I scanned most of it in rather than type." It is obvious the end result was well worth all of his hard efforts. The site can be seen at: www.73rhs.com.
Now that the website is complete, Daryl fills his time with walking in the Mall of America and a lot of reading. "I get to do things now that I didnít have time to before," he said. In a few months he knows that he will have to think seriously about going back to work but for now he is enjoying the freedom he has.
Muellenberg is the father of twin boys, Tony and Troy. Daryl is the son of Wallace and Eileen Muellenberg of Redfield.
March 16th, 2006 - Entry by Sally Filipek
Barb (Brand) Dickhaut had surgery at the Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls on Wednesday the 15th for a brain aneurysm. The surgery went as expected and Barb is doing well. Please remember Barb and her family in your prayers for a complete recovery.
If you want to find out how Barb is doing in the future, visit www.caringbridge.com and click on Visit Site and then enter barbdickhaut for the site to visit. You can also leave Barb a message by signing the guest book.
March 4th, 2006 - Entry by Sally Filipek
The Redfield high school basketball team defeated heavily favored Roncalli to win the district championship, their first in 10 years. They play Sisseton on Tuesday for the region championship. Sally's son, Colby, is #13 and Dean Jankord's nephew, Bradley, is #23.