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Historic photo donated to Troy 30-C school district

10/5/2016, 10:18 a.m.
The photo was recently donated by the family of former school board member Jack Phelps.
Troy Hofer Elementary School Principal Kristin Copes with an historic photograph of the 1962 Troy Community District 30-C school board, which includes Fred Hofer. The school was named after Fred and his wife Bertha, former Shorewood mayor. The photo was recently donated by the family of former school board member Jack Phelps. Photograph, top from left: Superintendent Don Bacon, Jack Phelps, Roy Fox, Don Larson. Bottom: Fred Hofer, Edwin Meyer, Harvey Lewis, Chuck Ewing. Troy Schools

An historic photograph of the 1962 Troy Community School District 30-C school board was recently presented to Troy School Board President Mark Griglione by former Troy Superintendent Larry Wiers, who is now Director of School Partnerships and Assistant Professor at Lewis University.

Wiers said Mike Phelps, grandson of Jack Phelps, who is in the photograph, donated the photo from his family archives. Troy Middle School was constructed on land purchased from the Phelps, and its baseball field is named, “Phelps Field.”

Also in the photo is Fred Hofer. Troy Hofer Elementary School was named after him and his wife, Bertha, a former Shorewood mayor. Others in the photograph are Superintendent Don Bacon, Roy Fox, Don Larson, Edwin Meyer, Harvey Lewis and Chuck Ewing.

Copies of the photograph now hang in the Troy District Office and in Troy Hofer Elementary School.

Photo: Troy Hofer Elementary School Principal Kristin Copes with an historic photograph of the 1962 Troy Community District 30-C school board, which includes Fred Hofer. The school was named after Fred and his wife Bertha, former Shorewood mayor. The photo was recently donated by the family of former school board member Jack Phelps. Photograph, top from left: Superintendent Don Bacon, Jack Phelps, Roy Fox, Don Larson. Bottom: Fred Hofer, Edwin Meyer, Harvey Lewis, Chuck Ewing.