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Five persons to be inducted into Pirate Hall of Fame

by Jalana Robinson
Landmark reporter


The Platte County Pirate Hall of Fame announces the Hall of Fame class of 2001. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Friday, Sept 28 prior to the Chillicothe football game at the Platte County R-3 Stadium.

Balloting for the Hall of Fame was recently completed and the following individuals were selected:

Jerre Blankenship-A graduate of Platte County R-3, Jerre was a two sport letterman in high school and is an ardent supporter of Pirate athletics.

David R. Clevenger-The late Mr. Clevenger was an attorney and civic leader in Platte County. He served the Platte City School Board as president for 17 years.

J. Michael Hartegan-Mike served on the Platte County R-3 School Board for 15 years as member and president. He was also activie with Booster club and other school groups.

Loneta Wilson Schmollinger-Mrs. Schmollinger, a graduate of Platte County High School, played basketball as a student and has kept score for countless basketball games since 1975.

Bill Williams-Bill has kept the clock and scoreboard for Pirate football games since 1970. He also served as Platte City alderman and mayor pro tem.

This will mark the third year the Pirate Hall of Fame will induct new members.

Current members of that Hall of Fame are: Howard Brazelton (2000), Jack Coots (2000), David Fisher (1999), Richard Foster (1999), Tom Morgan (1999), Grundy Newton (2000), Jack Swaney (1999), Scotty Williams (2000), the late Ralph Wittmeyer (1999) and Jay B. Wilson, Jr. (2000).