A LOOK AT BROOKVILLE:BHS Class of 1973 celebrates 50th year


BROOKVILLE — The Brookville High School Class of 1973 will be celebrating their 50th class reunion on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at Rob’s Restaurant at 6 p.m. The following are some happenings during the year of 1973.

In 1973, Boose Chevrolet was advertising the Vega Estate Wagon and the Vega LX Coupe cars. The LK restaurant was offering a basketball special of an ‘Oh Boy’ Sandwich and french fries for 99 cents. Dave’s Brookville Scotties advertised a special of 2 eggs, bacon or sausage for 75 cents. Strawser Jewelry advertised Gold Lance school rings. Ben Franklin held their grand opening on April 5, 1973.

The senior class officers were Mike Parks, president, Sue Harman, vice president, Peggy Shields, secretary and Amy Deisher, treasurer. Carl D. Hammond was superintendent and Robert L. Donaldson was high school principal. The class flower was violet and class colors were purple and white. Sharon Horvath was valedictorian and Kimberlea Haney was salutatorian.

The football homecoming king was Ron Ullery and the queen was Debbie Good. The basketball homecoming king was Randy Shiverdecker and the queen was Rulynn Jackson. The prom theme was ‘Garden of Friendship’ and was held at the Stratford House Ramada Inn Ballroom. The king was Don Dickey and the queen was Peggy Shields.

In March 1973, the Brookville Concert Band received straight ones at the district contest. The Brookville Blue Devils won the AA State Track crown. The football team had a 5-5 record. Don Dickey qualified to the state cross country meet for the second consecutive year. Brookville basketball team member, Mick Sagester was the number one scorer in the SWBL.

Peggy Shields and Sue Harman were the recipients of the 3rd Reno Hilty Memorial Senior award. In February, the Brookville Jaycees sponsored the TV2 Allstars vs Brookville Faculty basketball game.

The Brookville Historical Society was established in April 1973. Roy D. Somers celebrated 60 years of service in the hardware business. Superintendent Carl D. Hammond submitted his resignation to be effective July 31, 1973. William (Bill) Stephan became Brookville Schools Superintendent in August 1973. Marilyn-Sue Super Valu advertised Swanson frozen three course TV dinners for 69 cents. Bill Price was Brookville’s mayor and Robert Wright was the village administrator.

Prominent businessman, Judy Hay passed away in January. Marion Heck and Son advertised the International Scout Truck. In March, the Melody 49 Drive-in was featuring Walt Disney’s Dumbo.

All information and the photo for this Look at Brookville article were supplied by the Brookville Historical Society. Do you have a photo or historical information to share or add? Please contact the Brookville Historical Society at 937-833-0285 or email to [email protected].

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