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A yearbook is customarily dedicated to some individual whom the students or yearbook staff wish to recognize in a special way. Because the members of the 1968 RAMBLER feel that everyone connected with Martin Luther Academy is worthy of this recognition, no individual has been selected. This RAMBLER is dedicated to all parents who are sending their sons and daughters to Martin Luther Academy, a school where the Word of God rules supreme. Because of the extra sacrifices these parents are making, their children are receiving a Christ-centered education, and our Wisconsin Synod will have more pastors, teachers, and dedicated laymen.



Dear Graduates: To those of you that are being graduated this year, permit me to express one wish on behalf of the faculty. We hope, of course, that many of you will eventually become pastors or teachers. But whether you do or not, it is our prayer that in all events you face the future as faithful, confident, cheerful children of God. Whatever your lot may be in the days ahead, may you ever retain a humble, childlike trust in your Redeemer! That, in the last analysis, is the one basic wish which the members of the faculty hold for each of you! 0. Siegler

Academy President Oscar J. Siegler

THOSE WHO GUIDE US Prof. L. Huebner, Dean of Students

Board of Control: Seated: Mr. E. Walz, Pastor G. Birkholz, Pastor E. Schulz, Prof. O. Siegler. Standing: Mr. F. Janke, Pastor T. Henning, Dr. M. Dumke, Pastor M. Lenz, Mr. H. Hasse.


Prof. H. Jaster History

Prof. D. Brick Latin, Religion



u L T

y Prof. E. Hirsch Music, Chorus, Social Science

Prof. J. Micheel Mathematics

Prof. H. Birkholz German

Prof. J. Denninger Chemistry, Physics


Prof. H. Jaster History

Prof. D. Brick Latin, Religion


c u L T y Prof. E. Hirsch Music, Chorus, Social Science

Prof. J. Micheel Mathematics

Prof. H. Birkholz German

Prof. J. Denninger Chemistry, Physics


Prof, L. Hahnke German, Latin, Religion


Prof. O. Siegler History Prof, H. Kaiser Algebra, Drivers' Training, Ph. Ed.

Prof. F. Heiderich Geography, General Science, Drivers' Training

Prof, F. Manthey English, Chorus

Prof. R. Duehlmeier English


Mr. C. Lemke English, Mr. P. Kelm Latin, Mr. D. Weiser Religion, Mr. F. Brand Latin Pastor M. Schwark Religion, Social Science

Miss M. Hilleman Phy. Ed., Mr. M. Duin Biology, Phy. Ed.

Prof. G. Carmichael Physics

Piano Teachers: Prof, o. Schenk, Mrs. A. Schulz, Mrs. W. Nolte, Mrs. T. Otto, Miss M. Krueger, Miss M. Rau, Miss H. Scharf.


Don Hofferburt, head janitor, keeps the school clean.

Mrs. E. Fredrich, secretary to President, and Mrs. M. Zahn, faculty secretary.

Mr. Graham, assisted by Mr. Schroer, sees that the students get plenty of good food to eat.

THESE ALSO SERVE Miss Rixe, matron of Centennial Hall, and her assistants, B. Clememson, C. Boldt, and C. Cook.

Mr. Seifert, business manager, is in charge of all financial affairs. Prof. Sitz, librarian, is assisted in the library and book store by Mrs. Wilbrecht, Miss Schnitker, Mrs. Sperling, Mrs. Hopman, and Mrs. Uhlig.


Mrs. H. Kaiser, R. N., tends to all our ills, aches, and pains.



AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE Senior Class Officers: Karen Hinnenthal, treasurer; Tom Zahn, president; Pat Hagen, secretary; Prof. H. Kaiser, adviser; James Towner, vice-president; Prof. D. Brick, adviser.

Gerald Gene Blobaum Beatrice, Nebraska

Bruce Erwin Ahlers Naper, Nebraska

"Bruce" Choir 4 RAMBLER editor 4 Phlogistons 3, 4 Intramurals 4 Class Play 4 Transferred 3 NWC

Ronald James Besemer New Ulm, Minnesota

"Jerry" Phlogistons 3 Football 4 Track 3 lntramurals 4 Transferred 3 NWC

Lois Ann Brick New Ulm, Minn.

Patricia Ann Brauer Stuan, Nebraska

"Pat" lntramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 Nursing

"Bez" Choir 4 Traveling Ch. 4 RAM-PAGE 4 Class Play 4 DMLC


"Loie" Class Treas. 3 Choir 2, 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 3, 4 "Dirty Dozen" 4 Band 1, 2, 3, 4 Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4 lntramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 DMLC

"Debby" Transferred 4 Foothill JC

David Robert Enter Nicollet, Minn.

"Flower" Choir 2, 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 3, 4 "Dirty Dozen" 4 Band 1, 2 Student Council 3, 4 Track 1, 2, 3, 4 Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 Class Play 4 DMLC

Deborah Lois Byers Palo Alto, Calif.

Bruce Robert Fehlauer Nicollet, Minnesota

"Louie" Beg. Band 4 Class Play 4 Transferred 4 Undecided

Jonah Louis Chu Hong Kong

"Dave" Choir 2, 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 3, 4 "Dirty Dozen" 4 Football 1, 2, 3, 4 Track 3 Intramurals 2, 4 Class Play 4 DMLC

"Chris" Choir 4 Band 2, 3, 4 Pep Club 2, 3 RAMBLER 4 Intramurals 1, 2, 3 Class Play 4 DMLC

Christine Marie Fredrich New Ulm, Minnesota

Barb ara Sue Cook Menomonie, Wis.

Barbara Ann Freiboth Medford, Wisconsin

"Cookie" Choir 4 Intramurals 1, 3, 4 DMLC

Linda Joyce Ewerdt Brownsville, Wis.

"Barb" Choir 4 Traveling Ch. 4 Band 1, 2, 3, 4 Student Council 3, 4 Pep Club 2, 3, 4 Intramurals 2, 3, 4 DMLC

Gary Lynn Patzer Rochester, Minn.

Manuel Cruz Whiteriver, Ariz.

"Manuel" Pep Club 3, 4 Intramurals 2, 3, 4 Haskell Institute

"Linda" Choir 4 Band 3, 4 Intramurals 3, 4 Transferred 3 DMLC


"Hunter" Choir 2, 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 3, 4 "Dirty Dozen" 4 Band 2, 3, 4 Student Council 2, 3 President 4 Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4 RAM-PAGE 4 Football 2, 3, 4 Track 1, 2, 3 Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 Class Play 4 DMLC

"Pat" Class Sec, 4 Band 4 Intramurals 1, 2, 3 Undecided

Karen Ann Hinnenthal Minneapolis, Minn.

"Bull" Class Pres. 3 Choir 2 Band 1 Football 1, 2, 3, 4 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 Tennis 1, 2, 3 NWC

Patricia Ann Hagen Hutchinson, Minn.

Philip John Horn Red Wing, Minn.

"Jig" Class Pres. 1, 2 Choir 2, 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 3, 4 "Dirty Dozen" 4 11 6-S's" 2, 3, 4 SU Board 4 Football 1, 2, 3, 4 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 Baseball 4 Track 1, 2, 3 lntramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 NWC Steven Michael Hahnke New Ulm, Minn.

"Linda" lntramurals 2 DMLC "Ratn

Class Treas. 4 Choir 2, 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 4 RAM-PAGE 3 Pep Club 3 Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 U. of Minnesota

Linda Joy Lindloff St. Clair, Minn. Linda Elaine Luckstein Echo, Minn.

Lynda Lou Hanke Watertown, Wis.

"Lynda" Choir 4 Transferred 4 DMLC

Karen Ann Hoff Brownsville, Wis. "Linda" Intramurals 2 DMLC

Grace Rebecca Luetke New Ulm, Minn. "Marty" Choir 4 Traveling Ch. 4 Pep Club 1,2, 3,4 RAM-PAGE 4 Football 3, 4 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 Captain 4 Baseball 1, 2 Tennis 3,4 Class Play 4 NWC

"Hoffy" Choir 4 Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 DMLC "Grace" Choir 4 Traveling Ch. 4 Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 DMLC


"Dan" Choir 2, 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 4 Pep Club 3 RAM-PAGE 4 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4 Co-captain 4 Intrarriurals 1, 2, 3, 4 Class Play 4


Ralph Lee Miller New Ulm, Minn.

"Cindy" Choir 4路 Beginners' Band 2 lntramurals 2, 3 DMLC


Daniel Gale Maas Morton, Minn.

Cynthia Kay Morse New Ulm, Minn. "Curt" Choir 3,4 Traveling Ch. 3, 4 "Dirty Dozen" 4 "6-8's" 3,4 S~udent Council 4 Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4 Football 1, 3, 4 Co-captain 4 Track 2, 3 Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 Class Play 4 DMLC

Curtis James Mantey .Norfolk, Nebr.

"Alph" Choir 4 Tennis 2 Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 DMLC

"Deb" Class Sec. 1 Choir 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 3, 4 "Dirty Dozen" 4 Student Council 2 Secretary 3 Pep Club 1, 2 Intramurals 1, 4 DMLC Deborah Ann Nitz West Columbia, s. c. Carl Stephen Nolte Fairmont, Minn.

Kathleen Ann Mantey Norfolk, Nebr.

"Mom" Choir 2, 3,4 Traveling Ch. 3, 4

Sherill Helen Minth Eagle River, Wis.

"6-8's" 2, 3, 4

Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4 Intramurals 1, 2, 3 DMLC

"Carl" Class V. Pres. 3 Choir 2, 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 2, 3, 4 "6-8's" 2, 3, 4

Student Council 1, 2 V. Pres. 3 Phlogistons 1 V. Pres. 2, 3 President 4 Intramurals 1 Track 1, 2, 4 Class Play 4 DMLC Gary Lynn Patzer Rochester, Minn.

J'ean Ellen Manthe Belle Plaine, Minn.

"Jeanie" Choir 3,4 Traveling Ch. 3, 4 Beginners' Band 3 RAM-PAGE 4 lntramurals 3 Transferred 3 DMLC

"Sherill" Choir 2, 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 4 Student Council 2, 3 Secretary 4 Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 WLC


"Gar" Basketball Mgr. 4 lntramurals 2, 3, 4 Transferred 2 Rochester JC

"Kathy" Choir 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 4 Pep Club 3, 4 Intrarnurals 1, 2, 3, 4 DMLC

Carolynn Jean Radtke Eagle River, Wis.

"Becky" Choir 4 Band 3, 4 Phlogistons 4 lntramurals 1 DMLC

Re bekah Ann Rosenow Kingston, Wis.

Kathleen Diane Pederson Johnson, Minn.

"Shari" Pep Club 3,4 Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 DMLC

Sharalyn Renae Plamann Hutchinson, Minn.

"Dean" Band 3 Pep Club 1, 2 RAM-PAGE 4 Phlogistons l, 2, 3, 4 lntramurals 1, 2 DMLC "Carolynn" Choir 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 4 Pep Club 2, 3 Treas. 4 Cheerleading 2, 3, 4 Intramurals 1, 2, 4 DMLC

Dean Roger Rux Wausau, Wis.

Dee Ann Raddatz Winthrop, Minn.

Gaylin Ray Schmeling Hutchinson, Minn.

"Dee Dee" Band 3,4 Transferred 3 DMLC

Paul Norman Reede Sleepy Eye, Minn.

"Gaylin" Phlogistons 2, 3, 4 Class Play 4


John Matthew Radloff Milan, Missouri

Mark Loren Schrnugge St. Paul, Minn.

"Sean Football 2 Basketball 1 Track 3 Golf 1, 2 lntramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 Michigan Tech.

"Paul" Football 1, 2, 3, 4 Intramurals 1, 2, 4



"Schmuggs" Pep Club 2 Football 2 Baseball 2, 3, 4 Intramurals 2, 3, 4 Transferred 2 Wis. State U. River Falls

"Tex" Choir 3,4 Traveling Ch. 3, 4 Band-twirler 3, 4 RAM-PAGE 4 Intramurals 3, 4 Transferred 3 DMLC

"Jan" Choir 2, 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 4 "Dirty Dozen" 4 Intramurals 2, 3 Nursing

Rosanne Marie Steil Mayville, Wis. Janice Elizabeth Stoering Courtland, Minn.

Carolyn Elizabeth Schubert Edna, Texas

"Margot" Student Council 1 Pep Club 3, 4 Intramurals 1, 3, 4 WLC

Margaret Jane Seager Yucaipa, Calif.

"Rosie" Band 3,4 RAM-PAGE 4 Pep Club 3 Intramurals 3, 4 Transferred 3 DMLC

"Rog" Choir 3,4 Traveling Ch. 4 RAM-PAGE 4 Pholgistons 2, 3, 4 Intramurals 1, 4 NWC

Roger Allan Stone Gary, S. Dak. Shirley Ann Suter Altura, Minn.

Robert Frederick Seidel Rhinelander, Wis.

"Bob" Phlogistons 1, 2, 3, 4 Golf 1 Intramurals 1 DMLC

Margaret Linda Stindt St. Peter, Minn.

"Corky" Choir 4 Intramurals 1, 3, 4 DMLC

James Adrian Towner Floyd, Iowa

Ann Christine Siegler New Ulm, Minn.



Choir 4 Armed Forces

"Maggie" Choir 4 Intramurals 1, 2, 3 DMLC

"Jamie" Class V. Pres. 4 Choir 2,4 Traveling Ch. 4 Band 4 Football 4 Track 3 Intramurals 2, 3, 4 Class Play 4 NWC


"Linda" Class Treas. 2 Choir 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 3, 4 "Dirty Dozen" 4 "6-S's" 3, 4 RAMBLER 4 RAM-PAGE 4 Intramurals 2, 3, 4 Student Council 4 Class Play 4 Transferred 2 DMLC

Roger Michael Wendt Sleepy Eye, Minn.

"Willy" Class Sec. 3 Choir 2, 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 2, 3, 4 "Dirty Dozen" 4 "6-S's" 2, 3, 4 Band 1, 2, 3, 4 S.C. Sec. 4 Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4 Cheerleading 3, 4 Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 Class Play 4 DMLC Paula Sue Wilbre cht New Ulm, Minn.

Linda Ruth Ungrodt Rhinelander, Wis.

"Jenny" Choir 2, 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 3, 4 "Dirty Dozen" 4 Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4 Cheerleading 1, 2, 3, 4 Intramurals 2 WLC

"Peanuts" Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4 Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 U. of Nebraska "Rag" Football 1 Basketball 2, 3 lntramurals 1, 4 Mankato State

Jennifer Kay Voll Milwaukie, Oregon

Jennifer Sue Wolfe Omaha, Nebraska

Ervin Richard Weinkauf New Ulm, Minn.

Thomas Ray Zahn Wautoma, Wis.

"Erv" Choir 2 lntramurals 2, 4

Diana Lynn Wilson Sioux City, Iowa


"Tom" Class V. Pres. 2 Class Pres. 4 Choir 3,4 Traveling Ch. 4 RAM-PAGE Editor 4 Pep Club 1, 2, 3 Pres. 4 Football Mgr. 3, 4 Basketball 1, 2 Baseball! Track 2, 3 Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 NWC

Sharon Marie Zanto Golden, Colorado

Joyce LaDonna Weishahn Norfolk, Nebraska "Joyce" Class Sec. 2 Choir 2, 3, 4 Traveling Ch. 2, 3, 4 "Dirty Dozen" 4 Pep Club 4 Sec. - Treas. 3 RAM-PAGE 4 lntramurals 1, 2, 3, 4 Class Play 4 Norfolk JC

"Diane" Intramurals 1, 2, 3 DMLC


"Sharon" lntramurals 1, 4 Undecided



Junior Class Officers: Sandy Boettcher, -secretary; Mary Lou Kennedy, treasurer; Prof. J. Micheel, adviser; Pete Dorn, president; Prof. R. Duehlmeier, adviser; Randy Mehlberg, vice-president.

Alice Ackerman Cathy Ade Chris Aufderheide Doris Baglo Richard Batzlaff Joyce Bode Sandy Boettcher Margo Braun Joyce Brei Monica Bremer Pam Coffin Sheila Damm Kathy Deines Ruth Dobbertin Pete Dorn Al Enter Arnie Enter Mark Enter Byron Erickson Sandy Fehlauer Roger Fenner .Tom Fischer Sherry Goodrich Sandy Grandt Dean Grussing Merrilee Guillaume 18

Dave Hahnke Mark Hempel Dan Kemnitz Mary Lou Kennedy Judy Kopitzke Janice Krenz Carol Kretsinger Marsha Lange Doug Leerssen Al Lindke Roberta Martin Yvonne Mattfeld Randy Mehlberg Gerry Meyer Eunice Micheel Joan Moritz Rodney Mueller Dan Nitz Sharon Nolte Jim Oldfield Diane Orth

Debbie Panning Ken Peterson Jerry Pietsch Pat Raddatz Beth Radtke

Cindy Ritchie Tim Russow

Dale Schaefer Steve Schuetze Ron Sosinski Bonnie Stelter Cheryl Stoltenburg Becky Stoltenburg S~ott Stone Ralph Swantz Debbie 1'escb. Mike Traudt Eileen Wehausen John Weimer Tim Weimer

Diane Wels Sara Wendt Wafdo Wendt Paul Wichmann Richard Wulf Mark Zand,er



Sophomore Class Officers: Prof. F. Manthey, adviser; Bob Jensen, vice-president; Becky Hansen, secretary; Carol Hartwig, treasurer; Steve Schenk, president; Prof. L. Hahnke, adviser.


Dave Allerheiligen Steve Bamesberger Dean Bartsch Kathy Baur Brian Bechtold Denis Becker Kris Boettcher Val Bossow Rich Brauer Mary Brick Dennis Clobes Randi Cushing Brenda Dahl Lynn Dahlke Linda Dew Rita Dobberstein Naomi Duehlmeier Jerry Ehlers Linn Fahning Kathy Freiboth


Sharon Friedrich Detlef Gartzke Rhonda Glaser Shirley Goodrich Dave Gordon Linda Gosewisch Ken Grakauskas Lois Gregory Glenn Gruenhagen Mary Gurgel Sandy Hahn Becky Hansen Carol Hartwig Fritz Horn Janet Huebner Bob Jensen Phil Koestler Barbara Lange Lois Lindke Diane Lortscher Joel Luetke Marla Mantey Marc Manthey Barb Maves Gloria McCoy Robert McDonald

HALF WAY Dave Mielke Bob Moeller Bill Muesing Vonni Nelson Ken Ness Mark Neujahr Annette Nolte Bob Ourada Faye Passow Dennis Przybyla Mike Ragan Laurie Rathke Ellen Sauer Steve Schenk Colleen Schmidt Gregg Schoeneck Tom Schulz Elaine Schwichtenberg Larry Sosinski Kathy Sullivan Faith Tews Marilyn Timian Marilyn Wagner Dave Wiese Karen Wolpern James Zander


Freshman Class Officers: Prof. J. Denninger, adviser; Ken Zahn, president; Karen Schleiff, treasurer; Jana Wulf, secretary; Mark Brunner, vice president, Prof. E. Hirsch, adviser.

FRESHMEN Pat Ade Connie Apitz Stan Aufderheide Betty Barcus Tim Barnes Martin Baur Todd Bechtold Cindy Benac Mary Bonow Loren Braun Mark Brunner 1 Bob Brunz Roger Busiahn Clayton Cushing Debbie Finnern Steve Floy Renee Gatzlaff Sue Gierke Paul Grebe Larry Groehler Mike Haase Sue Hagen Daryl Hanneman Nancy Hertler Rachel Horn Phil Hoyer Jim Huebner Randy Huht 22

Helen Jaehnke Lynne Jeffcoat Linda Jensen Michael Johansen Phil Jurgenson Dave Karnitz Karen Kilchenmann Vickie Kittel Sandy Kramer Jim Krause Kathy Kunert Mary La'ub Joan Lindemann Lyless Lindloff Nancy Lombardo Greg Miller Carol Nolte Anne Oldfield Paul Olson Julie Olvik Louise Panitske


Cathy Patzer Beverly Plamann Tim Popp Pauline Raasch Dave Radtke Karen Schleiff Lorrie Schwan Jon Schroeder Debbie Schulz Jim Schwartz Bob Siirila John Spiess Lenettte Stoltenburg 路 Alan Struss Twila Tews Julie Thorson Alice Wagner Cheryl Wandersee Stan Weinrich Ron Wels Cindi Werner Carla Wiese Jon Winkel Jana Wulf Ken Zahn Candy Zimpelmann


"Not so fast!" Faster!

"My poor tummy."

When the cat's away, the mice will sleep.

Beats piano! That illegible handwriting

I want to be in on this one too.

Fuchses are a close- knit group I, a poor, humble freshman 24


The eighty-one voice choir from grades 10-12 commemorated the 450th anniversary of Luther's Reformation.


The "Dirty Dozen" represented MLA at the Onalaska choral festival.

The Dirty Dozen: Bruce Fehlauer, Lois Brick, Dave Enter, Paula Wilbrecht, Linda Ungrodt, Joyce Weishahn, Ned Goede, Jan Stoeripg, Debbie Nitz, Steve Hahnke, Jenny Voll, Curt Mantey.


The Academy chorus of grades 10, 11, and 12 performed in various concerts throughout the year.

IN SONGS OF PRAISE Directors Prof. E. Hirsch and Prof. F. Manthey look over a selection for June night.

Always the last one on the bus!


SYMPHONY BAND Back Row: .S. Goodrich, M. Bremer, A. Nolte, D. Ross, R. Steil, L. Ewerdt, J. Huebner. Third Row: D. Schaefer, L. Jensen, P. Raddatz, C. Kretsinger, D. Gordon, H. Janke, E. Zimmermann, D. Sulzle, R. Martin, D. Schulz, M. Brick. Second Row: C. Hartwig, S. Damm, P. Clout, C. Schumacher, D. Raddatz, M. Timian, P. Hagen, K. Kenny, J. Warnecke. Front Row: E. Micheel, J. Krenz, L. Brick, B. Rosenow, M. Meyer, S. Fehlauer.

SYMPHONY BAND IN ITS SECOND YEAR Beginners' band under the direction of Prof. E. Hirsch.

Mr. Luedtke puts his heart and soul into it.


THE VOICE OF MLA Prof. Hahnke and Ned discuss student activities.

Back Row: D. Radtke, P. Hoyer, D. Becker, S. Stone, B. Fehlauer, J. Oldfield, A. Enter, N. Goede, M. Manthey, Prof. Hahnke, Adviser. Middle Row: s. Gierke, D. Schulz, s. Friedrich. Front Row: P. Wilbrecht, L. Ungrodt, s. Minth, M. Lange, P. Coffin, B. Freiboth.


RAM-PAGE Staff: Standing; Ron Besemer, Joyce Weishahn, Paul Hartwig, Linda Ungrodt, Dean Rux Seated: Grace Luetke, Jenny Voll, Ned Goede, Diane Wilson, Carolyn Schubert, Torn Zahn.


THE STAFF Editor-in-Chief News Editor Feature Story Editor Features Editor Sports Editor Exchange Editor Art Editor Humor Editor Publications Manager Circulation Manager Faculty Adviser Prof. Manthey shows Editor Torn some guide points.


Tom Zahn Paul Hartwig Jenni Voll Linda Ungrodt Ned Goede Grace Luetke Carolyn Schubert Ronald Besemer Dean Rux Joyce Weishahn Prof. F. Manthey

RAMBLER Staff: Standing: Prof. J. Denninger, Prof. R. Duehlmeier Seated: Becky Hansen, Linda Ungrodt, Bruce Ahlers, Chris Fredrich, Sandy Boettcher, Al Lindke.

RAMBLER IN ITS FIRST YEAR THE STAFF Bruce Ahlers, editor-in-chief Chris Fredrich, copy editor Linda Ungrodt, layout editor Sandy Boettcher Becky Hans en Al Lindke

Our advisers, Prof. J. Denninger and Prof. R. Duehlmeier.

Editor Bruce looks over some pictures,



Bruce Ahlers and Carl Nolte decide how to crop a picture for enlarging.

Philogiston officers: Gaylin Schmeling, vice-president; Carl Nolte, president; Norma Kionka, librarian; Johanna Witte, secretary-treasurer; Prof. J. Denninger, advisor.

Phlogistons is a science club open to academy and college students interested in science. The Phlogistons Club sponsors an annual science fair and a photo club as its main projects. Interested spectators examine exhibits in the annual science fair.

STAMP COLLECTORS FIND RARE STAMPS Prof. Heiderich, adviser, Bob Jensen, Doug Leerssen, Mike Ragan, Jerry Ehlers talk about some new stamps.

The stamp club is a small but growing organization. Its members meet to discuss various topics about philately and to trade stamps with each other.



Football Cheerleaders: Front Row: Carol Kretsinger, Jenni Voll, Beth Radtke. Back Row: Carolynn Radtke, Val Bossow, Paula Wilbrecht. "We got a victory!"

Pep Club Officers: Tom Zahn, President; Carolynn Radtke, Secretary-Treasurer; Pam Coffin, Vice-President; Prof. J. Micheel, Adviser.


"A" Team Cheerleaders: Beth Radtke, Jenni Voll, Paula Wilbrecht, Carolynn Radtke. "Is everybody happy?"

"Raise that score!"

"B" Team Cheerleaders: Kris Boettcher, Carol Hartwig, Elaine Schwichtenberg.


STANDING: Asst. Coach Lemke, Coach Heiderich, W. Wendt, D. Nitz, G. Blobaum, G. Pietsch, P. Wichman, J. Oldfield, P. Hartwig. KNEELING: Manager T. Zahn, T. Popp, W. Muesing, R. Jensen, K. Grakauskas, P. Hoyer, A. Struss, R. Siirila, D. Radtke, D. Gordon.

FOOTBALL 196 7 Hit him hard! Coach Heiderich



STANDING: J. Towner, S. Hahnke, C. Mantey, P. Horn, D. Jaech, D. Enter, R. Sosinski, P. Reede, N. Goede, A. Enter, T. Weimer, M. Traudt, Asst. Coach Kelm. KNEELING: M. Manthey, R. Ourada, R. Moeller, G. Gruenhagen, s. Aufderheide, G. Schoeneck, D. Mielke, J. Luetke.


Run for a touchdown!


18 0

0 0

18 19 6 20

196 7_Record 3-5 Jeffers Sanborn SE St. Mary's NU Cathedral Brewster Butterfield Storden Comfrey

0 20 40 42 6 46

32 0

"A" Team: Standing: Coach Kaiser, Waldo Wendt, Jim Oldfield, Scott Stone, Paul Hartwig, Phil Horn, Pete Dorn. Kneeling: Mgr. Al Lindke, Dan Maas, Tim Weimer, Dave Hahnke, Steve Hahnke, Randy Mehlberg, Mgr. Steve Schuetze. Missing: Paul Wichmann. Jump ball!

LUTHER RAMS WIN 1967-68 Record 17-7 OPPONENT "B"

Comfrey 40-28 Winthrop 26-39 SE St. Mary's 50-57 Onalaska Lutheran NU Cathedral 34-65 BI St. Mary's 49-37 Fairfax 33-23 BI St. Mary's 53-46 38-17 St. Croix Lutheran Franklin 26-33 NWLA, Mobridge SE St. Mary's 39-43 Edgerton Christian 39-49 Manitowoc Lutheran Fox Valley Lutheran 35-52 Nicollet Comfrey 56-39 38-40 NU Cathedral 52-49 Sanborn Wessington Springs Acad. Edgerton Christian LUTHERAN INV!. TOURN. NWLA, Mobridge Lakeside Lutheran Waupun Christian

Who blew the whistle? 38

"A" 71-46 68-92 82-65 82-75 48-60 77-87 64-76 73-56 61-50 60-54 64-45 64-55 61-73 63-60 40-56 59-56 54-47 70-52 81-54 74-62 56-7 5 69-45 55-48 49-43

Where's the ball? Team's in the huddle!


Paul Hartwig, senior captain of the Luther Rams, set a city scoring record of 621, 2 3 more than the old record of 598.

"B" Team: Standing: Coach Duin, Mgr. Bob Jensen, Mike Hasse, Dave Radtke, Bob Moeller, Jon Schroeder, Marc Manthey, Phil Jurgenson, Mike Ragan, Coach Kelm. Kneeling: Tom Schulz, Phil Koestler, Phil Hoyer, Bob Siirila, Denis Becker, Bob Ourada, Fritz Horn, Bob Mielke, Jim Huebner. Missing: Larry Sosinski.


Standing: Coach Duin, Paul Wichmann, Ron Sosinski, Jim Oldfield, Mark Schmugge, Waldo Wendt, Pete Dorn, Denis Becker, Dan Maas, Mark Brunner, Mgr. Mark Zander. Kneeling: Tom Schulz, Detlef Gartzke, Phil Jurgenson, Dave Mielke, Mike Haase, Bob Siirila, Steve Hahnke, Tim Weimer, Dave Hahnke.

RAMS FIELD A YOUNG TEAM 1968 Record 5-6-1 Nicollet New Ulm Cathedral Sleepy Eye St. Mary St. Croix Lutheran Senior pitcher Dan Maas winds up and throws for the Rams.

A Luther slugger waits for the pitch.

Nicollet Faribault New Ulm Cathedral Sleepy Eye St. Mary Comfrey Bethany

11-0 6-7* 6-7* 5-12** 6-11 11-9 0-7** 6-5 2-11 8-6 17-17 8-6

*denotes extra innings **denotes double-header

"He was out!" 40

The Rams had a young track team this year with only six returning lettermen. They made up for this lack of experience with a lot of hustle and won fifth place in the M LA Invitational Track Meet.

Senior lettermen Bruce Fehlauer and Carl Nolte.

Arnie Enter puts the shot.

Phil Hoyer clears the bar.

TRACK Over the hurdles. Back row: Coach Heiderich, P. Hoyer, B. Moeller, G. Gruenhagen, T. Popp, B. Bechtold, M. Ragan, D. Kemnitz, Mgr. Middle row: S. Weinrich, M. Baur, D. Allerheiligen, D. Radke, J. Luetke, B. Fehlauer, c. Nolte. Front row: M. Manthey, B. Jensen, A. Enter, B. Erickson, D. Schaefer, M. Traudt, K. Ness.


Coach Kaiser gives instructions. Standing: Ken Peterson, Scott Stone, Paul Hartwig, Coach Kaiser. Kneeling: Phil Koestler, Billy Muesing, Fritz Horn, Gary Patzer.

"15-love, service one!"

Paul and Fritz get ready in a doubles match.


1968 Record

Coach gives Billy a few pointers.

7-2 New Ulm Morgan Mankato Wilson Madelia Shattuck (Faribault) St. John Invitational 13th place MIA Invitational First place New Ulm Blue Earth St. Cloud Cathedral Morgan

9-0 9-0 9-0

7-0 2-7 5-0 1-6 8-1 9-0

PG 46-47 42

Dan Maas won the academy free throw tournament, sinking 44 out ot 50.

Volleyball champions: Standing: Ned Goede, Tom Zahn, Gary Patzer, Steve Hahnke. Seated: Paul Hartwig, Mark Schmugge, Curt Mantey, Jamie Towner.

MEN'S 路1NTRAMURALS HELD IN NEW GYM Badminton contestants: Mike Hasse, Ron Sosinski, Tim Weimer. Basketball champions: Standing: John Radloff, Ralph Miller, Bruce Fehlauer. Seated: Gary Patzer, Rog Wendt, Mark Schmugge.

Softball team: Back row: Bruce Fehlauer, John Radloff, Curt Mantey, Paul Hartwig, Rog Wendt, Mark Schmugge. Front row: Ned Goede, Jamie Towner, Ralph Miller, Gary Patzer, Tom Zahn.


Ille Guillaume gets a hit as the juniors lose to the sophomores. The tennis doubles participants were Kathy Deines, Carol Kretsinger, Beth Radtke, Sandy Boettcher, and Kris Boettcher. Carol Hartwig also participated.


The junior volleyball team, composed of Carol Kretsinger, Ruth Dobbertin, Margo Braun, Marsha Lange, Kathy Deines, Sandy Boettcher, Sara Wendt, Diane Wels, Pam Coffin and Ille Guillaume, was champion with a 19-2 record.

Carol Hartwig set a new record in the high jump as the sophomores won the girls' intramural track meet.

The junior girls won the girls' basketball championship. Ba.c k row: Cindy Ritchie, Carol Kretsinger, Ruth Dobertin, Margo Braun. Middle row: Kathy Deines, Chris Aufderheide, Sandy Boettcher, Debbie Tesch. Front row: Beth Radtke, Cathy Ade, Merrilee Guillaume.



"Come Fry Comfrey!" Homecoming float by sophomores.

St. Croix's Coach Oldfield, guest speaker.

RAMS' HOMECOMING Guests enjoy Juniors' entertainment.

Seniors win Spirit Award. Team breaks through to victory.


Our Rams receive championship trophy!


Coach Kaiser plans winning strategy.

TOURNEY HELD AT MLA MLA hosted the Lutheran Invitational Tournament this year. The tournament was held in the new Luther Memorial Union. The participating teams which came from three states--Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota--were Manitowoc Lutheran, Northwestern Preps, Winnebago Lutheran, Onalaska Lutheran, Lakeside Lutheran, Waupun Christian, NWLA of Mobridge, and our own MLA. The trophy winners were Manitowoc Lutheran, consolation; Northwestern Preps, third place; Waupun Christian, runners-up; and MLA, championship. Paul puts it up for the Rams.

Jamie entertains during halftime.

Paul and Steve make A11-tournament Team.



Mr. Kuhns educates the students.

Liquid. air and vaseline are powerful.

The Lyceum programs this year were held during the regular school hours instead of at night which had been the case in past years. The lyceums were held on the stage in the new Luther Memorial Union. Featured were programs which were both educational and entertaining. The students enjoyed the programs; these were "Africa," "Birds of Prey, " "Musical Trio," "Liquid Air, " "World of Robert Benchley," and "Space Ball and Trampoline."

Up, Up and Away

How about a game of spaceball?


View of the choirs from the balcony of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.


ONE AND ALL REJOICE Our Christmas concerts this year were held in St. Paul's Lutheran Church because the auditorium was being remodeled. One concert was held Monday night, December 18, and two concerts were held the following evening. The Symphony Band, under the direction of Mr. Charles Luedtke, played some Yuletide selections. The combined academy choir and chorus also participated in song.


The completed Luther Memorial Union. Luther Memorial Union under construction.

LUTHER MEMORIAL UNION This beautiful multi-purpose building, . 路 erected as part of the Mis sio Dei effort, was dedicated to the glory of God on April 28, 1968. Ground was broken for this building on July 3 0, 19 6 6, and cornerstone laying took place on July 16, 路 1967. The . building was opened for use in early 1968. The students of MIA thank the members of our Wisconsin Synod for providing this much-needed building.

Dedication of Luther Memorial Union.

Portion of rr:eal serving line in new building. 路



Jonathan gives orders to Teddy and Elaine.

Installing the sideboard was no easy job.



Mort and Elaine have a lovers' quarrel. Abby and Martha.

LACE Cosmetology is an art.

The Brewster Horne.

Prof. Hirsch, Ned, and Chris directed the play.


Linda Ungrodt and Paula Wilbrecht performed in a duo piano recital in the Music Center.

Ned Goede soloed in a piano recital.

PIANO RECITALS These Luther piano students gave public recitals. Back row: Carl Nolte, Ken Graukauskas, Ron Besemer, Debby Schulz, Mark Brick, Jean Manthe, Lois Brick, Eunice Micheel, Joan Moritz. Front row: Carolynn Radtke, Grace Luetke, Jenni Voll, Sherrill Minth, Becky Hanson, Elaine Schwichtenberg, Doris Baglo, Janet Huebner.


Seniors toast their four years at MLA

SENIOR CLASS TRIP Class advisers enjoy the atmosphere of the Camelot.

"Gone With the Wind" was a tear-jerker.


Musical entertainment was supplied by the "6-8's."

The Academy Faculty-Graduate Banquet was held at the Orchid Inn in Sleepy Eye. After a delicious smorgasbord, the group enjoyed hearing the Class Will and Class Prophecy and seeing pictures of campus life during the past four years. James Towner served as Master of Ceremonies, and the "Dirty Dozen" and the "6-8 1 s" provided entertainment in song.

A smorgasbord dinner goes over big.

LUTHER STUDENTS ENJOY BANQUETS "The Orient" was the theme for the annual Junior-Senior tea, held on May 18 on the stage of Luther Memorial Union. Surrounded by murals depicting Oriental scenes, the shoeless girls seated on the floor enjoyed the fortune cookies, egg rolls, and tea served by the hostess. A world style show provided entertainment for the group.

Chinese food is enjoyed by all.

Geisha girls serve the meal.


Pastor Birkholz from Lake Benton was our guest speaker,

A Grecian fountain was the centerpiece.

Prof. Hahnke receives gift from Student Council.


Beautiful Grecian scenes were enjoyed by all.

Steve Hahnke wins Harmon Award.


"Try to Remember," "Fifty Nifty," "Dixie," and "Put on a Happy Face" were some of the songs sung by the Academy Chorus and Choir.

Parents come to hear the concert and take students home.


For many this is the last June Night.


At least they're packed; that's the main thing!


The graduating class of Martin Luther Academy. Pres. Siegler with commencement speaker, Prof. H. Kaesmeyer.


Last goodbyes to good friends bring tears. Never to be forgotten by the Class of '68.

Part of every graduation - pictures!


Seniors participated in the "Speak for a Scholarship" contest conducted by Radio Station KNUJ. Ned Goede, chosen as a finalist from MLA, received a radio from a representative of KNUJ. Prof. Manthey, speech instructor, beams with pride.

Mug shots. "Eh?"

Familiar sight on Sunday morning.

The Rotarians of New Ulm provided a banquet to honor seniors of the three local high schools who had a cumulative average of B or higher for their four high-school years. Twenty-three MLA students were honored guests.

Guest speaker, Dr. Mittau, is well received. 58


Another Atlas? Safe!

Happy landing!

The Three Musketeers.

Easy on the bed!

Are You Kidding?


Up and over.

Throughout the year, students have been going somewhere, doing something. MLA is a busy place. Now the hurry is over; the halls are empty while MLA rests for the summer. The staff has been busy looking for a picture here, thinking of the right caption there. We have tried to capture the highlights of the 6768 school year at MLA in pictures. We also hope that you will excuse any errors we have made in this, the first yearbook of MIA. We thank all those who have made this yearbook a reality. Special thanks are in order for our adviser, Prof.路 Duehlmeier, and our photographer, Prof. Denninger, who spent hours helping and guiding us. Thank you again. It has been work but also fun producing this, the 1968 RAMBLER. We hope you like it. Bruce Ahlers, editor


MLA Yearbook 1967-1968  
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