Denfeld News

2006 News

Feb. 27
Don Graves has spent months building a scaled-down wooden replica of Denfeld's clock tower.

April 20
Philanthropist Lois Wessman (Larson, class of 1936) has died after a short illness.

May 15
Former Superintendent of Duluth Schools Richard Pearson (class of 1951) has died.

May 20
Laura Bellamy has become Denfeld's go-to pitcher, starting every game and pitching all but two innings through the Hunters’ first 19 games.

May 25
Albert J. Amatuzio (class of 1942) is the founder of AMSOIL, a company that manufactures synthetic motor oil.

May 28
Patrick Schiltz (class of 1978) is about to be sworn in as a federal judge in Minnesota.

June 2
Jack Moon (class of 1946) remembered Denfeld in his will, donating $4.5 million to a scholarship fund.

June 8
Baseball pitcher Ben Jukich (class of 2001) is the 398th pick overall by the Oakland A's.

June 10
Jack Daniel Brown is said to have flown a P-38 through the Aerial Lift Bridge in the summer of 1943 or 1944.

June 19
Family and friends say goodbye to Donald O’Brien (class of 1975), who died after being beaten near his Gary-New Duluth home.

July 29
Duluth News Tribune columnist Chuck Frederick tells the story of the night Carol Beck (Morris, class of 1962) went missing.

Aug. 9
Denfeld’s historic auditorium will regain its original beauty and status in the community after a restoration is complete.

Aug. 11
Greg Anderson (class of 1979) is ranked No. 2 in the National Hot Rod Association's Pro Stock division.

Aug. 18
Two retired Denfeld teachers are working part time to teach other teachers.

Sept. 2
The Hunter football team starts its 2006 season with a 22-0 win over Hermantown.

Sept. 24
Duluth News Tribune columnist Jim Heffernan (class of 1957) thinks the Denfeld vs. Central rivalry of the 1950s was a good preparation for war between nations.

Oct. 11
Timothy Cossalter (class of 1967) is the Minnesota Air National Guard’s senior commanding officer.

Dec. 16
Troy Smith (class of 1992) is a Minnesota National Guard Infantryman stationed in Iraq.

Dec. 18
Denfeld celebrates the end of a six-month, $1.2 million auditorium restoration.

Dec. 18
Duluth News Tribune editorial: Six-month restoration of Denfeld auditorium worthwhile as ornate performance space returns to original glory.

In Loving Memory
A list of Denfeld alums who died in 2006.