Three big supporters of Marshalltown athletics were honored with the Iowa High School Athletic Association Friend of the School award on July 3.
Marshalltown High School Activities Director Rollie Ackerman presented the awards to Tim and Angie Kuehner and Kevin Lageschulte (accepted by his son, Kraig Lageschulte).
The IHSAA provides the Friend of the School award to allow schools to honor individuals who support school activities in their respective district and enjoys working on behalf of students.
Kevin is a longtime Bobcat supporter of track, wrestling and cross country. He has volunteered for over 25 years as a finish line clerk, home wrestling meet announcer and cross country course manager.
According to Bobcat wrestling coach Mike Mann, one would be hard pressed to find someone more truly dedicated to Bobcat athletics.
“For someone to serve voluntarily like that for more than 25 years – that is true dedication to the sport – he is doing something that he loves to do,” Mann said. “Kevin is especially appreciated by Bobcat wrestling nation.”
Tim and Angie Kuehner
Tim Kuehner has been a long time baseball advocate for this community and has orchestrated very successful city youth and little league programs. Angie Kuehner just finished her term as president of the Bobcat Booster Club and in her final year of service generated more than $50,000 for the MHS athletic programs and student support.
“It’s impossible to calculate the number of young people in our community that the Kuehners have helped,” said MHS varsity baseball coach Steve Hanson. “Their efforts have directly impacted high school programs and made the baseball experience at MHS a better one for anyone who has had the privilege of putting on a Bobcat uniform.”
Tim and Angie’s son Tate is a current Bobcat baseball player and daughter Chloe is a 2014 MHS graduate currently attending the School of Law at Creighton University.
“My parents are very humble and would downplay what they do in the community, but I’m so proud of the work they do,” Tate said. “They try to make a difference in the numerous organizations they are involved in, and are great role models for me and my sister.”