Doubly dedicated:Tabor College dedicates the new Joel H. Wiens Stadium during homecoming

The 3,000-seat stadium, a joint venture between Tabor College and USD 410, includes new artificial football and soccer turf, synthetic track and a throwing area for field events, new bleachers on the home side, a new press box and a new concession stand and restroom facilities.

USD 410 had its dedication ceremony during high school homecoming Sept. 25.

Team locker rooms and athletic offices were also constructed at the north end of the stadium at college expense.

At the ceremony, Tabor Board Chairman Lyndon Vix introduced key members of the Joint Task Force who worked together to complete the unique project, including Steve Noble, USD 410 superintendent; Gordon Mohn, former superintendent and Max Heinrichs, Hillsboro High School principal and former activities director.

Andrew Wiens, Tabor student body president, spoke on behalf of current students, and Rusty Allen, vice president of athletics, spoke on behalf of the faculty and staff.

Following a prayer of dedication led by Tabor President Jules Glanzer, the audience was led in singing the Tabor alma mater by the Tabor College pep band.

Project vendors and contractors recognized for their work on the stadium project included the following: Coonrod & Associates, general contractor; Howard & Helmer Associates PA, architect; Smith Construction Co. Inc.; ATG Sports Industries Inc.; Atlas Electric LLC; Brady Nursery; CBS Constructors; Elcon Services; Flaming’s Inc.; Hett Construction; Jantz Construc­tion Inc.; LaFarge Inc.; Midland Fence Co.; Schroeder Nursery; Smoky Valley Nursery; Stone Creek Nursery; The Garden Center; Tree Top Nursery; and Vogts/Parga Construction LLC.

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