Archive for Friday, July 8, 2005

Board approves Johnsmeyer Gym

July 8, 2005

Old gym, new name.

Coach Earl Johnsmeyer, at far left in back row, is pictured with the 1949-50 Lansing High School basketball team, which posted a 29-1 record. The Lansing School Board on Thursday agreed to rename the LHS gym in Johnsmeyer's honor.

Coach Earl Johnsmeyer, at far left in back row, is pictured with the 1949-50 Lansing High School basketball team, which posted a 29-1 record. The Lansing School Board on Thursday agreed to rename the LHS gym in Johnsmeyer's honor.

Lansing School Board on Thursday voted unanimously to name Lansing High School gym after Earl Johnsmeyer, who was a teacher, counselor and coach there for more than 25 years.

About a dozen patrons attended the meeting to show their support for dedicating the gym to Johnsmeyer. Schools Superintendent Randal Bagby said he had only received one phone call opposed to the dedication.

After the vote, board member Craig Gephart asked if there could be some way to post at the gym Johnsmeyer's legacy so visitors would know why the gym was named for him. Bagby recommended that a committee be formed to work out the details of how to display the name and recognition.

For more on Johnsmeyer, check out Thursday's Current.

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