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Mike Critelli Retirement

July 4, 2017 by Mike Critelli (Register to contact)

Mike Critelli, TRHS Class of 1976 retires after a distinguished 30 year career at Silver Eagle Distributors in Houston, Texas. Silver Eagle is the nations largest Anheuser-Busch distributor and carries Modelo brands as well dozens of local, regional and national craft beers. While Mike was directing SED's Marketing Department, he helped move their market share from 24% in 1987 to 64% in 2005. Since 2005, Mike has been a Key Account Manager calling on national and regional chains. Today, two out of every three beers sold in greater Houston area comes through Silver Eagle's warehouse. Mike is retiring in July 2017 and will take an extended vacation at family home at Lake Okoboji, IA.

Class of 56

October 17, 2012 by Jack Harkness (Register to contact)

About 30 alumni from the class of 1956 will gather in Scottsdale, AZ on November 14th. There will be two days of a golf match between the Jewish alumni and the Gentile alumni, which is a rematch from our 50th reunion played at Wauconda and Waveland golf courses in September of 2006. I would be happy to report to you highlites of this fun
event, along with a photo or two. Organizers and co-hosts include Max and Carolyn (Bookey) Lettween, Marty and Cris Waldinger, Dorie (Onthank) Fisher, Bill and Sharon Wenner. You have my e:mail contact info.

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CIML Football Outlook: Storylines from the first day of practice

August 7, 2017 by

DesMoinesRegister.comMonday was the first official day of practice for high school football teams in Iowa (the majority of them, at least; a slew of teams that are scheduled to play a Week 0 game opened practice a week ago). As such, the .... 25: at Des Moines Roosevelt ...

Margaret Mossberg, 100, Indianola

August 7, 2017 by

DesMoinesRegister.comPrivate burial will be held in the Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, Des Moines. Born at home in Des Moines on May 5, 1917. She attended Roosevelt High School. Margaret worked as the bookkeeper for Cownie Furs. LeRoy H. Mossberg and Margaret ...

Leading the Jaguars

August 4, 2017 by Fort Dodge Messenger

Fort Dodge MessengerKetcham studied at Iowa State University to become a U.S. history teacher, and eventually transferred to Roosevelt High School in Des Moines to take up his preferred subject. He went on to teach numerous subjects and A.P. history, but he also kept his ...

Antics of All Center Bums long gone but still remembered

August 4, 2017 by

DesMoinesRegister.comBack in their heyday, circa 1966-67, it was simply The Center, as in the Roosevelt Shopping Center, the state's first such marketplace when it opened for business in 1933, next door to the Des Moines Community Playhouse. The playhouse ... The ACBs were ...

New principals for 2 DMPS schools

July 29, 2017 by

DesMoinesRegister.comTwo Des Moines schools will have new principals when classes begin next month, the district has announced. ... Graeber, a Roosevelt High School graduate, was named the Rod Vahl Teacher of the Year by the Iowa High School Press Association in 2013.

F. Carolyn Hughes Kirkwood

July 28, 2017 by Daily Herald

Daily HeraldShe was raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1942. She attended Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri, and Drake University in Des Moines. During the summers of her youth, she went to Camp Hantesa (Boone, ...

State board resurrects former teacher's sexual abuse case

July 27, 2017 by KCCI Des Moines

KCCI Des MoinesA former Des Moines Roosevelt High School teacher and girls' basketball coach made sexual advances toward an underage student in 2015, according to an investigative report from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, resurrecting what was thought to ...

State investigators: Former Roosevelt girls' basketball coach had sexual contact with student

July 27, 2017 by

DesMoinesRegister.comA former Des Moines Roosevelt High School teacher and girls' basketball coach had sexual contact with a student in 2015, according to a state board's investigation of an incident that had appeared resolved when criminal charges against the teacher were ...

The Elbert Files: A career worth remembering

June 30, 2017 by Business Record

Shiffler's interest in history is evident in many of his projects, which include renovating Harry and Pam Bookey's Temple for Performing Arts in downtown Des Moines, converting a former General Motors parts warehouse in the East Village into high-tech ...

'Not at all, nope:' Roosevelt's Swanda still waiting for MLB future to sink in

June 20, 2017 by

DesMoinesRegister.comThe parking lots surrounding Des Moines Roosevelt High School were packed on Monday night. Cars were parked where they shouldn't have been, and some even spilled out onto the streets near the baseball field. They all came to see John Swanda one ...

Woman flees war in West Africa to earn her diploma in Iowa

June 16, 2017 by

DesMoinesRegister.comNepheria Pyne scribbled answers on a geometry test on a recent morning at Roosevelt High School. Summer school was in session and for Pyne, each answer about angles and circumferences brought her closer to the end of a long journey to a high school ...

NU Signee Swanda Drafted by Angels

June 13, 2017 by 1011now

1011nowA product of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Swanda was recently named Iowa's 2016-17 Gatorade Player of the Year. The 6-2 right hander led the Roughriders to a 33-11 record and a trip to the Class 4A semifinals last season. A threat both ...

Bernie Sanders grills Trump appointee about his Christian beliefs

June 10, 2017 by The Christian Times

The Christian Times(Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein)Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, January 28, 2016. Sen. Bernie Sanders drew controversy this week after he questioned ...

School news: Des Moines

June 8, 2017 by

DesMoinesRegister.comThat evening Cowles presented its annual spring music program at Roosevelt High. Our Field Day was Friday, May 12. May 16 was the school production of “Afternoon at the Museum.” Each classroom presented a .... Students from the Abraham Lincoln High ...

Meet the Register's All-Iowa boys' golf team

June 2, 2017 by

DesMoinesRegister.comWillis Gaer, sr., D.M. Roosevelt: Earned the Class 4A state championship last fall, shooting rounds of 72 and 73. He finished with a 145 total. Gaer, whose father and uncle were high school standouts, is a two-time Des Moines Register Elite All-Iowa ...

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