At the 2019 Hall of Fame banquet USA Softball present other annual Awards
USA Softball of SD UIC Steve Riswold announcing the Leo Nee Umpire of the year award, Ron Smidt of Madison, SD Umpire Ron Smidt. Ron had a prior commitment and could not be in attandance. Ron works both Men's and Youth fastpitch. Ron and his wife are living at Lake Herman at Madison. Prior to retirement Ron was Pipestone County Sheriff. Chuck Buchheim, President of the USA Softball Umpire's awarding the National Indicator Awards. One award winner, Brian Schaefer of Bryant was not able to attend.
Assisant UIC Slowpitch Rich Skorheim, Assistant UIC Fastpitch LeRoy Zafft, and UIC Steve Riswold ready to welcome the award winners.
Indicator Award recipient Dawson Johnson of Sioux Falls
Indicator Award recipient Wayne Cook of Pipestone
Indicator Award recipient Eric Stowell of Sioux Falls
Hall of Fame Director Mike Dykstra intorducing the Disingushed Award winners, Doug and Deb Mahanke, Brookings
2019 Distingushed Service Award winners Doug and Deb Mahanke. Both have played, Deb was a Area Commisioner for Women's Slowpitch and is now Area Commisioner for Youth Fastpitch. Doug was Area Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner for Men's Slowpitch until a new job demanded his attention. Both have coached youth and their daughters all played. A crowd of 200+ braved the first snow/ice storm to attend the event. Varioux photos from the floor. Standing are prior inductees Mike Ferrie and Warren Kramer. some former inductees are Left to Right Dawn Gran, Thez Langbehn, and Judy Harvey Guest enjoy the fellowship and the ceremonies. We have some humorous people in this game, Mr. Kelly.