Thursday, August 27, 2015

Statz Families Host a Party for about 45,000 Friends, Neighbors and Total Strangers: Farm Technology Days

Richard and Veronica Statz and Donnie and Shirley (Krantz ’60) Statz were the 2015 hosts of Dane County Farm Technology Days, August 25-27, at the Statz Brothers Farm near Sun Prairie. More than just a third-generation “farm” the Statz Brothers operation is a technological marvel where about 3,850 cows are maintained and milked in a dou­ble-50 milk­ing par­lor and 6,300 acres of crops. Visi­tors were able to tour the farm in buses that drove around the fa­cil­i­ties and through one of the 640-foot-long free-stall barns. In addition to showing off their impressive host site dairy farm, the event is an opportunity to view equipment, learn about research and practical innovations occurring in agriculture, and visit exhibits by more than 600 commercial and educational vendors.

And of course, since the entire event is like a high-tech county fair (minus the rides and carnival games) there was food to feed the tens of thousands of guests: Angus beef hamburgers and cheeseburgers, brats and hot dogs, baked potatoes, egg and sausage breakfast sandwiches, freshly-made pizza, salads, cheese curds, ice cream and more.

The last time Dane County hosted Farm Tech­nol­ogy Days was in 1986, when the event was still known as Wis­con­sin Farm Progress Days.

For more stories about the Statz family and Farm Technology Days, visit the Wisconsin State Journal, the News links off the Farm Technology Days site, or get an inside look from the family’s FTD event Facebook page.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Class of 1990 Celebrates Its Silver Anniversary Reunion

Members of the Class of 1990 met for a casual evening of sharing high school memories and catching up on life’s changes — who knew so much could happen in 25 years!?! Reservations for the reunion gathering at Sprecher’s Restaurant and Pub in Madison included a selection of scrumptious appetizers and tickets for two beverages.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Class of ’63 Members Celebrate Their (Can you believe it?) 70th Birthday!

Returning to the site of their 50th anniversary reunion, members of the class of 1963 enjoyed catching up with one another at the Madison Curling Club on August 15. In between chatting and nibbling on a buffet of hors d’oeuvres with beverages, someone had the foresight to get everyone to pose for a group photo to record the special event! Happy 70th to one and all!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tess Hackworthy ’15 Honored as She Joins Fellow Golfing Alumnae

The Lou Warobick Junior Golf Foundation announced that it has selected Tess Hackworthy ’15 as one of the recipients of its 2015 Sportsmanship Scholarship awards. Tess, who claimed the Individual State Champion title in her senior year and now attends UW-Madison, earned the award for her volunteer contributions of time for several organizations in her community and at Edgewood High School.

The scholarships, named in memory of Wisconsin State Golf Hall of Fame honoree Lou Warobick, are meant to promote good sportsmanship in junior golf. Golf coaches, athletic departments, golf professionals, associations and other golf officials throughout Wisconsin nominate college bound high school senior boys and girls for the scholarships.

Tess will be playing on the UW-Madison Women’s Golf Team alongside fellow alumna Lexi Greytak ’13. Another EHS alumna, Katie Elliott ’04, also played for the Badgers and is now the Assistant Coach!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

55 Years and Counting!

Members of the class of 1960 held their 55th Anniversary Reunion on August 8 & 9. They celebrated their faith and school memories during a Saturday evening Mass at Edgewood High School (and took advantage of long summer days to have a photo taken on the front steps). After Mass, classmates attended a cocktail reception and buffet dinner at Maple Bluff Country Club, where there was plenty more reminiscing! The following day featured a casual get-together at the home of Dave and Mary Jane Osborne.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sophia Minnaert ’05 Up Front and on the Sidelines

Sophia Minnaert is the sideline reporter 
for the Milwaukee Brewers and 
Milwaukee Bucks.
(Photo: Fox Sports Wisconsin)
Followers of Milwaukee Brewers baseball and Milwaukee Bucks basketball broadcasts are familiar with seeing her sideline reports for Fox Sports Wisconsin. Edgewood alumna Sophia Minnaert ’05. daughter of EHS head football coach/religious studies and physical education teacher Al Minnaert, graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee with degrees in journalism, literature, and Spanish in 2009.

She was recently profiled in a Madison Catholic Herald article that recounts her progress from intern with the newspaper to working on broadcasts of WIAA sports to landing a position with Fox Sports. Read the full story, including her interesting experiences along the way, by clicking the link above.

In a quote from the Catholic Herald story, Sophia says the most important part of her job is "dealing with a lot of different people, personalities, situations. Just trying to go about your job the right way [and] being ethical and being a good person. I think that's just that biggest thing in how you go about your daily life."