Sports Hall of Fame – 1996


John Lewin

A 1933 graduate of Senior, John participated in wrestling, chorus, and cheerleading during his years as a student. Following graduation, John worked in the printing department at the Telegraph Herald. In 1964, he retired as a Chief Warrant officer after servicing for 24 years in the U.S. Army. John was later hired as head custodian at Senior High, a position he held until 1974. From 1974 to 1983, he managed the indoor and outdoor concession stands. This was followed by several years of service as ticket manager. John recently retired from his formal duties in the ticket booth although he still helps out when the need arises


Jacqueline Fladoos Peters

Jacque, a 1965 graduate of Senior, was a four-time state medallist in golf from 1962 to 1965, leading the Rams to state team championships in 1962, 1964, and 1965. During that time, the Senior team won four straight district titles with Jacque as the district medallist in all four. She was a state finalist in speech for three straight years, winning a championship in oratory. Jacque also excelled in theatre productions and she was a two-year member of the National Honor Society.


Wilson Saunders

Wilson, a 1937 graduate, was a premier track and field athlete during his high school years. He capped off a brilliant career by winning both the 100 and 220 yard dashes and anchoring the winning 880-yard relay at the state meet. Wilson was touted as the fastest high school track man as he led the Rams to the 1937 state team championship. That team, captained by Wilson, won most of the meets they participated in. His time of 21.7 seconds in the 220 still stands as the school record. Because of his tremendous speed, Wilson was recruited to play football his senior year and he earned a major letter. He was also active in vocal music.


Donovan Ward, M.D.

An all-around athlete in baseball, tack, basketball, and swimming, “Duke” distinguished himself as a two-year starting quarterback in football and he excelled as a wrestler at a time when that sport was just getting established. He was among the first to be awarded a varsity letter in wrestling and one of the first to represent Senior in state competition. The 1923 yearbook describes Donovan as “small but potent” and credits him with participation in a variety of activities, including author’s club, band, and saxophonist in the D.H.S entertainers.


Art Wiegand

As a student as Senior, Art participated in baseball, basketball, football, vocal music, and various clubs and organizations. Graduating in 1959, he lettered his final two years in baseball. During his high school years, Art also distinguished himself in trapshooting at the local, state, and national levels. His professional career in education began in 1965 at Lewis Central in Council Bluffs. In 1973, he started softball at Senior and for the next 22 seasons he directed one of the states premier programs. The Wiegand legacy includes a 686-207 record, nine state tournament trips with championships in 1974 and 1985, seventeen city and six Mississippi Valley Conference championships. Art has been named MVC Coach of the Year three times, the 1985 northeast district coach of the year, and in 1991 he was selected as the national district 6 coach of the year. In 1944, the Iowa Athletic Coaches Association placed him in the Coaches Hall of Fame for softball.


Jane Kremer Vetter

Jane graduated in 1985 after excelling in three sports – volleyball, basketball, and softball. In volleyball, she lettered for four years, won all-conference honors, and played on a state championship team. The Rams were 94-10-8 during her final three years. In basketball, the 1984-85 team was Mississippi Valley Conference champions, consolation champions in the first 5 on 5 state tournament, and finished 22-4. Jane was named first team all-state by both the IDPA and the Des Moines Register. She was also a unanimous all-conference selection. Softball was, perhaps, Jane’s dominant sport with five major letters, four first team all-state honors, and states player of the year for three straight seasons among a long list of accomplishments.