Six new members were inducted into the Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 20 at Fergus Falls VFW Post 612. With the six additions the total number of inductees is now 89.
Linda (Knutson) Brophy, Scott Colbeck, Jon Kretchman, Wendy Metcalf (accepting for her sister, Cindy Harthun Waasdorp), Justin Arneson and Eric Loeffler are the newest inductees. PHOTO by TOM HINTGEN
Fergus Falls High School graduates Cindy (Harthun) Waasdorp (1975), Linda (Knutson) Brophy (1986), Jon Kretchman (1990), Eric Loeffler (1995) and Justin Arneson (2000), and Hillcrest Lutheran Academy graduation Scott Colbeck (1987) were joined by many family members and friends at the ceremony.
The inaugural induction ceremony took place in 1986 with 24 inductees. A permanent display is in place at the front entrance to Kennedy Secondary School. Visitors can sign in at the main office and see the display during regular school hours. The display can also be seen when the school is open for various evening occasions.
Honorees include not only Fergus Falls High School graduates and coaches. Other inductees include Hillcrest Lutheran Academy and M State athletes and coaches, members of the Fergus Falls Red Sox town baseball team, trap shooters, snowmobilers, boxing club coaches, barefoot water ski participants, members of the sports media, outstanding Otter fans and others.