Area Graduations were able to be completed before the stormy weather moved into the area Sunday afternoon, although it did force the Marysville Graduation to be moved inside. Valedictorians and Salutatorians were announced at the commencement exercises. There were 4 Valedictorians at Axtell and they were Kendra Holthaus, Aaron Schmelzle, Audry Schmitz, and Laura Heiman. The other Valedictorians were Dani Schwarz of Marysville, Deanna Ambrose at Frankfort, Jessica Olberding at Centralia, Krista Wilgers at Linn, Katelyn Musil at Valley Heights, and Cody Nieman at Hanover. The Salutatorians were Joe McNish at Marysville, Callie Bergmann at Frankfort, Emily Schmitz at Centralia, Zak Voelker at Linn, Jesse Medina at Valley Heights, and Claire Bruna at Hanover.
About Kevin Rippe
Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.