Holly Hathaway Thompson and Dick Reed were inducted into Whitko’s Wall of Fame Saturday during the Whitko-Leo boys varsity basketball game half time. Thompson, above,with her family, husband, Eric, and three children, Drew, 11, Emmy, 2, and Jude, 9-months, played basketball and volleyball at Whitko from 1989 to 1993. She currently holds three volleyball records: 19 kills in a game, 238 kills in a season and 22 blocks in a game. She was named a volleyball All Conference player in 1992 and 1993. As a basketball standout, she also holds three records in this sport: most blocked shots in a game – 11, in a season – 98 and for a career – 205. She is eighth in career points with 916. She was a basketball All Conference player in 1990, 1991 and 1992. At the University of Saint Francis, from 1994 to 1997, she played basketball and volleyball earning a master’s degree in guidance in 1998. She was guidance counselor at Peru Community Schools from 2004 to 2008.
Dick Reed was the first Whitko High School principal, from 1971 until 1983. He began his career at Pierceton High School in 1949 as a Vocational Agriculture and Chemistry teacher. He was PHS principal from 1963 to 1971 where he also coached or assisted with basketball, baseball and track. He finished his career teaching science at WHS from 1983 to 1986. Reed has been married to Loma for 63 years. They have six children: Barry (and Elaine) Reed, Steve (and Carol) Reed, Nelson Reed, Brian Reed, Joellen (and Monte) Wilkinson, Teresa (and Jeff) Gable and Jill (and Harold) Wagner, 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In the photograph above, Reed, seated, is surrounded by his family and flanked by Jim Irwin, left, and WHS principal Parrish Kruger, right.
(Tribune-News photos by TRSmith)