The Herald Times Reporter did a great feature story on retired teacher and principal Paul "Biff" Hansen. Thank you, Biff, for your continued commitment to our youth and community!
MANITOWOC - Paul “Biff” Hansen may be a retired Manitowoc teacher, but he hasn’t left the classroom behind.
Hansen closed his chapter as an assistant principal at Lincoln High School at the end of the 2015-16 school year after nearly 40 years as a Manitowoc educator. But he still spends plenty of time at the high school as a volunteer — serving as the voice of the P.A. system during sports events, coaching basketball and more, or reading with kids during the school day.
Hansen has other interests as well. He's been part of the Out*A*Time rock 'n' roll band for many years and has been involved in city and Manitowoc County politics. But education is his first love.
A hit on Broadway, "A Year with Frog and Toad" was nominated for Three Tony Awards including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled reasons.
Waking from hibernation in the spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. "A Year with Frog and Toad" tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.
Thursday, Feb. 7 @ 6:30 pm
Friday, Feb. 8 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, Feb. 9 @ 2:00 pm
The Manitowoc Lincoln Athletic Department inducted three new members to its Wall of Fame during halftime of the Jan. 25 boys' basketball game against Pulaski High School.
Thanks to our new members for all they have done for our Ships programs!
Current Lincoln High School boys' tennis coach, Feller has been coaching the boys' tennis team for 44 years (since 1975). His teams have earned 14 conference titles, 11 WIAA Sectional championships, a WIAA state runner-up in 1985 and three, third-place finishes at the WIAA State Tournament in 1994, 1996 and 2000. He was named WIAA Coach of the Year three times and National Coach of the Year in 2006.
Feller is a graduate of Antigo High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from UW-Superior, where he competed on the men’s tennis team. Feller lives in Manitowoc and still assists the school district, not only as the boys' tennis coach, but also as a substitute teacher and consultant.
A 1993 Lincoln High School graduate, Wick earned eight varsity letters in football, baseball and basketball. He received most of his accolades in football and baseball. He was named first team all-state as a linebacker and first team all-state as a catcher. He still holds the school record for home runs, batting average, runs batted in, hits and walks. He was more than an outstanding athlete and also excelled in the classroom.
Wick was on the honor roll for three years and was selected as a Badger Boy for his work at the school in the classroom and his volunteer work. He now lives in Iowa with his wife, Shelley, and their four children, Kylie, Brady, Sophia and Kellen.
A 1992 Lincoln High School graduate, Hegg was an eight-time letter-winner in football, basketball and track. He was a National Honor Society member as the class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. He was president of student council and was active in the Show Choir and band. Hegg was second-team all-state and captain of the Ships' football team, captain and MVP of the boys' basketball team, and was also captain and WIAA State Qualifier in boys' track.
“Captain Troy” was a walk-on on the football team at UW-Madison and eventually earned a full scholarship and was a member of the 1995 winning Rose Bowl team.
In addition to honoring our new Hall of Fame members, we also welcomed home our Boys Basketball alumni to celebrate TEAM & FRIENDSHIPS and have some fun with an alumni tournament Saturday. It was great to see everyone!!