Monday, October 24, 2016

Doug Moe to interview Martinelli and Mentzer

Columnist Doug Moe will interview the authors of
Unbreakable Bonds:
Edgewood Football, Life Lessons: 1927-2015 on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Mystery to Me Bookstore, Monroe St., Madison

Open to the Public

Mike Mentzer and Tom Martinelli, Edgewood High School classmates of 1967 and football teammates, have written a book on the history of the Madison Edgewood High School football program.

More than 120 hours of face-to-face interviews were conducted with former players, coaches and supporters of the football program. In addition, more than 30 detailed written responses were received. Countless historical documents, statistics, game reports and photos have been assembled into a 375-page book, with twelve chapters, illustrated with 225 photos.

The book encompasses Edgewood football history from its first year in 1927, under the direction of Coach Willis Jones, through the Earl Wilke era and his 37 seasons at the football helm, and continuing until the present time. However, the authors stress that it is a much larger and more important story than records, statistics and the game itself. It encompasses the history of the historic Edgewood site, life lessons and unbreakable bonds of teammates.

The book is available for sale in Eddie’s Outfitters, the General Office, and at area bookstores. Proceeds benefit the EHS Crusaders Football program.

Monday, October 10, 2016

This Halloween, “Ve vant your blood” to save lives

On October 31, Edgewood High School will partner with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive. 

The Red Cross has provided humanitarian aid for more than 130 years—almost since Edgewood’s founding— including more than 70 years of supplying blood to those in need. Each pint of blood we collect can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country.

It’s not every day that we do something that has such a lifesaving importance. Let’s show the community and the patients in need of blood just how much we can do! 

If you are interested in donating blood, the process typically takes 1 hour, and the Red Cross prefers appointments to avoid longer wait times. Please schedule an appointment by clicking this link or go to and type in the sponsor code: edgewood high in the "Find a Blood Drive" box.

How fast two decades fly by!

Members of the Class of 1996 met for their 20-year reunion, sharing memories, laughing at yearbook pictures, and catching one another up on their lives since graduation.