TriCounty A former athlete at Notre Dame High School (when it was Bergan), Cindy Clark returned to coach her alma mater's basketball team to its first appearance ever in the Class AA state basketball finals.
Ending the season with a 24-5 record while winning the Galesburg sectional, the Limestone super-sectional and Mid-State 6 conference title, Clark was named the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association District Coach of the Year for 1994.
She began the current basketball season with a 109-58 record in six years at Notre Dame and was 156-93 for nine years of coaching overall.
She has a 141-48 record in volleyball, her 1994 volleyball team winning a third consecutive Mid-State 6 title and third straight Class AA regional crown.
A former Illinois Central College and St. Ambrose athlete, she played softball and basketball at both schools. She made the all-regional basketball team at ICC in 1979 and all-regional softball teams in 1979 and 1980.
A former athlete at Notre Dame High School (when it was Bergan), Cindy Clark returned to coach her alma mater's basketball team to its first appearance ever in the Class AA state basketball finals.
Bud Ruff, a U.S. Navy veteran, retired in 1990 after 43 years as an electrician and electrical contractor. The last 26 years he was co-owner of Bud Ruff Electric with his wife Dorothy. Since his retirement, he has been a dynamo in the world of volunteerism, especially in those areas pertaining to young people. Recent youth-oriented activities include the newly lighted Woodruff Park Baseball Field, the Pioneer Homestead program for youth at Sommer Park, the Park District Youth Baseball Advisory Committee, the Tri-County Sports Board, Bradley Chiefs Club and the Old Timers Baseball Association.