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September 30, 2013

West launches school Hall of Fame

First inductees to be honored this week


• Matthew Drake, a 1989 graduate of West, is a consultant in endocrinology as well as an assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

• Sharon Euerle has 38 years in education. She served as athletic/activities director for 20 years at West.

• Jim Northenscold, graduated from West in 1975. He is a manager at Neubert Millwork Company, where he has worked for 29 years. He was state champion in shot put and still holds the high school record and is one of the top 20 all-time best in Minnesota.

• Louis Todnem (1898-1997) served as football coach at Mankato High School for 40 years, having a winning football record between 1923 and 1962. The West football field is named in his honor.

More detailed biographies can be found at

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