Delfelder speaks at NHS induction: ‘The hardest thing to learn is to listen’

“Be bold, be tolerant, listen, travel, stay focused, do something nice for someone else and be kind,” Former WHS English teacher Laura Delfelder said.  Delfelder returned to WHS Tuesday night to address the National Honor Society inductees. At the beginning of the year, during the early planning of the NHS ceremony, the officers gathered together to discuss who they wanted to be the keynote speaker. After little discussion the group decided to invite their former english teacher and NHS adviser, Laura Delfelder. Delfelder happily accepted the request and started creating her speech. 

Alma Elementary School book club installs little library

The residents of Alma have a new place to find books. AES third grade teacher Emily Hess and the Alma Elementary Book Club decided to build a Little Library. It is located on Ohio St. between the parking lot and the high school. “We live in an area where books are hard to access without transportation,” Hess said. It offers a few more choices than what there is at the public library. Hess hopes the Little Library will help build community and show that we place value on literacy.

Throwback Thursday: 1987 WHS Styles

This week's Throwback Thursday features a fashion page from the 1987 WHS yearbook: Just a Memory Away. If you want to know more about Wabaunsee County fashion in 1987, talk to Principal Jan Hutley or parent Jared Schultz — both were WHS sophomores at the time.

Barber reflects on time in Navy

In honor of Veterans Day, the Charger spoke with former students and community members about the challenges and benefits of military service. Always wanting to give credit for others work before she gives it to herself is the perfect way to describe Angie Barber. Even when she was asked to do an interview she thought of other people who she seemed more worthy than her, but still felt very honored to share her story.

WHS graduates Natalee Kates, Ian Carroll face challenges in raising young family while in military

In honor of Veterans Day, the Charger spoke with former students and community members about the challenges and benefits of military service. All careers can put pressure on a young family, but when your job is serving the country, you don’t have a choice when duty calls. 2017 graduate Natalee Kates has been married to 2014 graduate Navy Petty officer second class Ian Carroll for two years. Together they have a little boy named Easton who is about to turn one.

Rutledge reflects on football season

Charger football ended its season Thursday night with a 42-0 loss to Jackson Heights. While the team struggled to a 1-8 record, coach Jess Rutledge saw a lot of progress for the football program. How did the football program move forward this season? “Our offseason work that was put in exceeded any previous season since I have been at Wabaunsee. Our numbers in the weight room, at team camp, and at our thud camps were all higher than last year. Our athletes' maxes also increased a phenomenal amount from the summer of 2018. That needs to continue to improve, but we are most definitely on the right track. We also had a lot of younger players step into varsity playing positions, and that is a great thing to have for the upcoming season.

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