Olympic games are times of International celebration. In 1996, Jasper County Indiana got to share a little bit of that spirit as the torch relay passed through DeMotte, Rensselaer and Remington, on its way to the opening of the Atlanta games that July 19.
In honor of the Rensselaer Central High School football team’s 10 – 0 start, the Republican presents a blast from the past photo as Bomber coach Terry Davisson (kneeling) tries to fire up his players before a game in 1970. That Bomber team finished 5 – 5, including wins over Benton Central and North Newton. Seniors on the team included Gordon Edwards, Jerry Feldhaus, Stan Bailey, Steve Bailey, Bruce Wilmington, Denny Sayler, Steve Snyder and Phil Nagel. Photo from Chaos. Rensselaer Republican 10/25/04