NeveHarms If you couldn't see the scoreboard, you could tell how much longer the game was by the length of Dr. Kenny's cigar. He always brought one for each half.
A lifelong Peorian, Dr James N. Kenny, Sr. graduated from Spalding where he participated in football and boxing. He graduated from Notre Dame with a B.S. in Biological Services, and received his M.D. from St. Louis University in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 until 1946, attaining the rank of Captain.
Completing his internship and residency in General Surgery in 1950, he practiced surgery in Peoria until 1990, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
A "fill-in" for Dr Cusack, he took over the Spalding Irish job in 1966 and served until 1986. He took care of injuries, supplied the team with Gatorade, and furnished player photos at the end of season Sports Banquet. Three sons played football for Spalding, and two daughters were cheerleaders.
In 1976, Dr. Kenny received the University of Notre Dame Award of the Year for his commitment to family, his contributions to his community, and his desire to help and serve his fellow man. He was commended for the unselfish and charitable work that he performed throughout his career.
If you couldn't see the scoreboard, you could tell how much longer the game was by the length of Dr. Kenny's cigar. He always brought one for each half.
1990 Tremont Boys Cross Country Team
Front Row, left to right: Chad Gingrich, Brad Horton, Ty Petro, Brad Kaufmann
The 1990-1991 Tremont Cross Country team provided a great example of resiliency. Although the team enjoyed a second place showing at state in 1988, they finished a disappointing 12th in 1989. This served as motivation to achieve both individual and team goals as they rose like a great Phoenix from the ashes to bring home a state championship in 1990. Coach Mike Lynn, York Cross Country Alumni, inspired the team and held them together with his calm demeanor during this roller coaster season.