Two longtime Albion area residents, Bilse Robinson and Sheriff Denny Johnson, were named the inaugural Distinguished Alumni during the Albion/Boone Central Alumni Banquet Saturday night, June 16, in the Boone Central Gym.
Robinson, a 1955 Albion High graduate, was a teacher, coach and athletic director at Albion Public Schools. He retired in 1997 after 38 years in education and 40 years in coaching.
Johnson, a 1988 Albion High graduate and Boone County Sheriff since 2014, was honored for his ongoing community service.
Myrna Noble, Albion High class of 1938, was honored as the oldest alumnus present. Marina Bloomquist of Helsinki, Finland, exchange student in the class of 1979, was honored for traveling the longest distance to attend.
Winners of the Alumni Scholarships from the class of 2019 were Stephanie Wright and Brenden Beierman.
Honored classes at the banquet were those of 1959, 1964, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2009.
Read more in the June 19 Albion News & Petersburg Press, print and e-editions.