Frankfort Hot Dogs Alumni Hall of Fame Now Has 50 Members After Induction

Here are six of the eight people inducted the Frankfort Hot Dogs Alumni Hall of Fame. From left are Steve Mullin, Chad Buntin, Kelly Good, Dr. Tom Miller, Mark Sawicki an Randall (Boe) Workman.

Eight individuals were enshrined in the Frankfort Hot Dogs Alumni Hall of Fame Saturday night in the cafeteria at Frankfort High School,

That now brings the total in the Frankfort Hall of Fame to 50 for an organization  that has been operating for just five years.

“What this Hall of Fame does is it brings to the community the importance of what this community means to these individuals growing up in it,” said Hall of Fame Chairman Don Stock. “Being in a small community, a small town, is impressive and I’m just glad to be a part of it.”

Some of the crowd that packed into the Frankfort High School Cafeteria for the Hot Dogs Hall of Fame ceremonies Saturday night.

All six living members of the year’s inductees made it back. The other two, Lt. Colonel James Rentschler (Class of 1951) and Mary Gorham Herrick (Class of 1912), was both posthumously inducted.  The six inducted were Chad Buntin (Class of 1996) Kelly Good (Class of 1986), Dr. Tom Miller (Class of 1981) Steve Mullins (Honorary), Mark Sawicki (Class of 1975) and Randall (Boe) Workman (Class of 1970).

Among the inductees, you have a highly successful swim coach whose name is on the aquatic center at Frankfort High School; a state wrestling champion and a member of the United States Coast Guard; an architect; a doctor; a member of the Navy, Top Gun graduate, airline pilot and doing mission work; and a teacher who served as speechwriter in the Reagan-Bush National Campaign.

“Every one of them has gone out and touched the world somehow, someway in all amazing ways,” said Stock. “You just can’t be any prouder as a member of the community of Frankfort.”

Stock hailed the people in their young lives of the inductees who helped shaped who they are.

“It all starts in the high school, it all starts in the elementaries and how the teachers bring students around,” said Stock. “You don’t want to put the pressure on us or all of them. I don’t think all of people understand how these people were formed by their parents and by the school system.”

The following people are in the Frankfort Hot Dog Alumni Hall of Fame:

The Inaugural Class of 2018: Alumni — David Kyle Cook, Janice Gail Koertge Davidson, Andrew J. Detharge, Rana Dogar Foroohar, William Aughe Ghere (Will Geer), Gary Thomas Goode, James William Goodwin, Larry Allen Gosewehr, Vance J. Hinton, Karren Mundell Kowalski, PhD RN; Lawrence J. “Jay” McCreary, Douglas F. Reid, Dr. D. Kevin Scheid. Honorees — Everett Norris Case, Raymond “Buck” Rohrabaugh.

The Class of 2019: Alumni — Charles L. (Chuck) Aidman, Dr. Franko Beardsley, Lt. Gen. Jay Kelley, Dr. Patrick Kersey, Cindy Ward Wine Martinez, Karen McClain Miller, Jim H. Miner, Rawlings “Rawl” Ransom, Richard “Butch” Ricker, Ralph Vaughn. Honorees — John Milholland.

The Class of 2020: Alumni — Steve R. Adams, John Coulter, Phil E. DePoy, Perry Charles Lewis, Dr. David Moore, James Rogers, Jonelle Smith. Honorees — Katherine Howard.

The Class of 2021: Alumni — Dan Cougill, Thomas V. Ranson, Dr. Roger Frank Robison, Robert K. Ryan, Gina Lucas Sheets.

2 Comments

  1. For future consideration recommend:
    HELEN DERRICK SMITH WOODRUFF, A member of the Class of 1922, she was School Nurse 1942 to 1962, Sister Kenney trained Nurse during Polio epidemic in late 40s through the 1950s, successfully treating many victims including Danny Kinder, Founder of the FHS Future Nurses Club, steering and mentoring many RNs from Class of 1955-1960s. Featured in many Frankfort Times articles for her community accomplishments and contributions to the Museum in Old Stoney, including the Elevator in Old Stoney with her Sister, Ruth Derrick Ruch. Many members are familiar with her accomplishments and influence, Dr Frank Beardsley, her next door neighbor for many years, knew her best,

    From the class of 1954, recommend Jim Osterhoff (and older brother Dave) for their accomplishments in Corporate Financial World.

    Please also consider Samuel M Woodruff, Superintendent of schools who formulated replacing Howard Hall, the school building site that became the Sheriffs Office/County Jail, the Band Building and Old Stoney with a single FHS Building with Case Arena. After retiring from the Schools, he was a Consultant with the Architect that designed his vision.

  2. Helen Smith Woodruff was not only a warm , lovely person to all she met, but a positive influence on many of us young girls. She was a shining example, as the school nurse, of a professional woman who also was successfully raising two sons. She demonstrated for us ’50s’ girls that having both a career and wife/motherhood was a possibility.

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