Four DAHS grads to be inducted into alumni hall of fame

James Kelm

LISBON — Four David Anderson High School graduates will be inducted into the Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame as part of the All-School Reunion scheduled for July 5-7.

The inductees are Jodine Pilmer, Scott Kauffman, Jon Reynolds and Jim Kelm. They are to be inducted at 1 p.m. July 7 at the high school auditorium.

A 1965 DAHS graduate, Pilmer taught music at high schools in several states before returning to Lisbon, where she continued to give private lessons for years. She has been the long-time music director at the New Lisbon Presbyterian Church and serves in the same capacity at South Range High School.

Pilmer is also the resident music director for the Stage Left Players in Lisbon, where she has written the music for 12 original musicals produced in collaboration with Kandace Cleland, resident artistic director for the local theater troupe.

Kauffman, a 1970 graduate, has 40 years of experience in the medical field after serving six years in the military. He has several professional publications to his name and been active with multiple community service organizations, including several related to his tennis — one of his passions — and those focused on assisting college students in need of financial aid.

Jodine Pilmer

Reynolds is a 1955 graduate, and during his life he was an oustanding businessman at Chester Hoist for more than 40 years. Before that, he served as a county game warden and was involved in youth volunteer functions related to his position. For years, Reynolds authored articles for the Morning Journal reflecting his respect for the land. He was also active in Lisbon revitalization projects and served at the Vista Nursing Center.

Kelm, the class of 1967, is a posthumous inductee. After earning a degree in engineering, he embarked on a career that eventually took him to General Electric. At GE, he headed the flight control business, as well as contributed to the development of advance aero propulsion technology, for which he hold several patents.

Outside of work, Kelm was active in the Cincinnati community, serving as a Boy Scout troop leader, mentoring minority students for careers in science, and supporting the arts, including heading the Cincinnati Fine Arts Fund.

As for the All-School Reunion, things will get underway 6 p.m. July 5 with a cornhole tournament and pool tournament at Social 45. Both events are for two-person teams, and at least one of them has to be a Lisbon graduate. The cost is $15 per team, and to register call Randy Crothers at 424-5820.

At 11 a.m. July 6 the grand parade will begin featuring participation by the graduating classes, with trophies given to the top three entries. Entry forms can be obtained by going to lisbonalumni.org.

John Reynolds

Following the parade will be a classic car show in the Columbiana County Courthouse parking lot.

Also on Saturday there will be a poker run. The cost if $20 per bike, a total of $25 if there is a rider. For more information, call Stacey at 853-1384.

The United Methodist Church is holding a chicken barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. All orders must be made beforehand and can be made by calling 424-5212.

Saturday evening at 6 o’clock the All-School Reunion will be held at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds. The price is $10 per person.

For further details, contact alumni president Marilyn McCullough at 692-2394 or go to the alumni website.

Scott Kauffman