Brad Feick is an English educator at Plymouth High School. He has primarily taught English 1, Literature and Composition, Introduction to British Literature, and Creative Writing. He enjoys engaging his students in literary discussions that draw out personal and unique views of the texts. He earned his B.S. in Education from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (2007) and his M.S. in Education from Walden University (2011).
Shortly after graduation from PHS in 1968, Allen enlisted in the US Army, and was assigned to a helicopter crew in Vietnam. While there, he was the lone survivor of an accident in which two helicopters on a support mission crashed into each other and exploded in flames. Nohl was able to jump from the burning chopper. A rescue helicopter was unable to land, but dropped him a rope; he dangled below it for the 20-mile ride to an aid station. Nohl was awarded a Purple Heart, and was honorably discharged in 1972.
After his Army service, Mr. Nohl had a long career at Johnsonville Sausage as a team leader and a foreman, but he has also freely given his time to serve veterans through the Sheboygan County American Legion for over 40 years. Since 2000, Nohl has served as chairman of the Sheboygan County Veterans Memorial Committee. The memorial is just off highway 23 on the west side of Sheboygan, and displays the names of men and women who participated in wars and conflicts.
Additionally, Mr. Nohl has volunteered his time to support the Johnsonville Fire Department, the Plymouth High School FFA, the Saron UCC Senior Choir, the Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Association, the United States Snowmobile Association and the Sheboygan County Fair.
This fall a plaque honoring Allen Nohl was added to the Plymouth High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
Ken Ristow is a retired social studies teacher who served Sheboygan Area students for 31 years. During that time he also served for eight years as the Sheboygan Area School District as a curriculum coordinator, was a Kohl fellowship recipient, an adjunct instructor at Lakeland University and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Russ Groblewski is a retired educator. He served as a Principal and Administrator in both the Plymouth and Sheboygan school districts and is currently a member of the Plymouth Public Library Board. His favorite realm in the school setting is middle school. Russ worked his way through college by working on a locked psych ward. He tells interesting stories!
Rev. Bill Rishel was born in Sheboygan, went to Sheboygan North High School, and Lakeland College.He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lakeland College, and was awarded the outstanding Student in both History and Religion. After graduation he attended United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cites, New Brighton, MN, and receive his Masters of Divinity degree in 1982. He is currently on leave from his doctoral program at United Seminary.He married Dr. Mary Polchert, P.H.D., who teaches the Nursing Masters Program at Marian University. They have two children, Mason, a recent grad in History and Philosophy from Marian University, and Maren, a senior in Business and Marketing at Marian.He is pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Plymouth, and has served the congregation for 33 years.
Rachel Stoyke is the Reference Librarian at the Plymouth Public Library and has lived and enjoyed being a part of the Plymouth Community for the past 12 years. Among her responsibilities, she facilitates two book discussions at the library, focusing on current bestselling fiction and nonfiction authors. Besides reading, Rachel enjoys baking, scrap-booking, crocheting, playing in the Municipal City Band and singing with the Plymouth Art Signers.
Reverand Philip D. Reifenberg
Native Milwaukeean Father Phil Reifenberg won a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from Congressman Clement J. Zablocki. He graduated from the Academy in 1970 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. During his last year at the Academy, he chose to serve in the Infantry branch and volunteered to go to Vietnam.
He went to Vietnam in September 1971and was assigned to the101st Airborne Infantry Division in I Corps, the 2/11Armored Cavalry Regiment in III Corp, and the 196th Light Infantry Brigade in I Corps. His last overseas assignment was with a reinforced battalion-sized unit named Task Force Gimlet, in which they worked the rocket belt around the U.S. Airfield at Da Nang, where he stepped on a booby trap and was medevaced to Great Lakes Naval Hospital. After that he was with the 95th Civil Affairs Group at Fort Bragg, NC, until retiring on disabled status with the rank of Captain in July 1975. He used the GI Bill to pay his way through four years of Seminary training and was ordained a Catholic priest for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in June 1979. He worked in various parishes in the Milwaukee area until 2012, when he volunteered to be pastor at St. Dominic Parish in Sheboygan. Last year, Father Reifenberg became pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Plymouth and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Elkhart Lake.