Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Local ball field named in honor of longtime coach
10/06/2018

Image and video hosting by TinyPic The Hiawatha City Commission, during a special meeting Saturday at Noble Park, approved a resolution naming the ball field "Paul Rockey Field." Photo credit: Greg Bebermeyer/MSC News.

(KNZA)--It’s official---the baseball field at Hiawatha’s Noble Park is now “ Paul Rockey Field.”

During a special meeting Saturday morning at Noble Park, the Hiawatha City Commission unanimously approved a resolution naming the ball field in honor of the memory of the longtime coach and community volunteer who was involved in Hiawatha baseball programs for 38 years and instrumental in the construction of the ball field.

Despite the inclement weather, a large crowd was on hand for the event.  

Longtime family friend, Judd Tritsch, spoke on behalf of the Rockey family and about his friend. “Knowing Paul, I know he would be humbled and honored.  You see Paul loved baseball.  The town is very fortunate to have had a man like Paul who had the ingenuity to build this beautiful field.  Paul put his heart and soul into this field, working countless volunteer hours, making it a showplace for all of us to enjoy”, said Tritsch.  

Hiawatha Parks and Recreation Director Stacy Jasper says she was approached shortly after Rockey’s death in May by members of the baseball association and others about naming the ball field in his honor.  

Local resident John Weingart, who spearheaded the efforts, received Commission approval in July.

At the end of Saturday’s special meeting,  Rockey’s grandchildren unveiled the sign bearing his name.

 

 

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Woman arrested in Hiawatha drug bust
Ambulance wreck injures one
Services set for Madison Taliaferro
Two arrested following search of Falls City home
St. Joseph man killed in wreck
Rural Jackson Co home destroyed by fire
Jackson Co EMT pleads guilty to federal charges
Two arrested on drug charges after traffic stop
Thousands lost in Atchison burglary
Man jailed after Jackson Co pursuit
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Westar scam returns
MDC plans Master Naturalist volunteer training
MDC sets deer and turkey hunting dates for upcoming seasons
KDA to Exercise Foreign Animal Disease Response
Suspect sought in Atchison vehicle theft
Atchison Police arrest Lansing man on drug charges
Decison pending in Marshall Co manslaughter case
Prevent Children’s Exposure to Lead
Sharing Meals Brings Joy to Holiday Season
K-State Soybean Production School
Click Here For All Stories

©2018 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report

Powered by Radio Media Group
172.68.65.204