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Monday, January 30, 2006

Prizewinning Photographer ~ Dick Gamble

Nature's Best Photography magazine has selected Dick Gamble's underwater entry to be one of twelve photos for publication in their 2005 Fall Collector’s Edition. Moreover, Dick's award-winning photo is now being displayed at the prestigious Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History from November until April.
Dick Gamble is a '58 graduate of BHS. He and his wife Juli now live in San Diego.

Congratulations Dick!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Eric Namesnik~ Butler's Olympic Medalist

When Eric stepped up on the podium to receive his silver medals at the '92 and '96 Olympics everyone in Butler trembled with pride. Eric died in a car accident on his way to swim practice last Saturday. A colleague at the University of Michigan where Eric was a swim coach said: "Eric wasn't flashy, he was kind of a quiet guy, but with a deep, deep resolve. He had the heart of a champion, with all the things you think a great athlete should be. He was just the best."

That's how we feel about you Eric, and bow to you in recognition for your accomplishments.

Our condolences to Eric's wife and two children, Austin, 5, and Madison, 2 who live in Ann Arbor, Michigan and his parents who live here in Butler.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Judge Martin J. O'Brien ~ BHS '48

Judge Martin J. O'Brien is retiring after nineteen-and-a-half years of service to Butler County. He is a 1948 graduate of BHS and a 1955 graduate of Georgetown University Law School. He practiced law for 28 years in Butler before being appointed to the bench. His service has been of untold value to Butler and Butler County. We thank you wholeheartedly, Judge O'Brien.

Match cover from the 1986 campaign.