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2018 Hotdog Hall of Fame Inductees


(Alumni) Class of 1994

Lead guitarist for multi-platinum, Grammy nominated band Matchbox 20. Kyle has recorded five albums that have produced numerous hit songs including, “3AM”, “Unwell” and “Push”.

Kyle has also contributed to Mick Jagger’s song “Visions of Paradise” and produced several songs with John Waite.



(Alumni) Class of 1962

First Clinton County Junior Miss. Graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Communications.

She went on to receive her Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland in Communication and a Doctorate in American Studies.

In 1982, Jan founded Davidson & Associates, the educational software company that published award-winning products like, Math Blaster, Word Attack and a SAT Vocabulary.

In 1999, she co-founded with her husband the Davidson Institute for Talent Development and later the Davidson Academy which support the nation’s profoundly gifted youth.


(Alumni) Class of 1983

Graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

In 2017, ranked among the top litigation attorneys in Chamber s USA. A partner of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, a member of two Management Committees, and co-chair of the firm’s Insurance Recovery and Counseling Practice Group which was named by Law360 as a Practice Group of the Year.


(Alumni) Class of 1988

Graduated from Bernard College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature.

She began her professional career as a writer for Self Magazine . She has also written for Newsweek in their New York and London bureaus, Time Magazine , and the Financial Times . She is a CNN Global Economics Analyst and is a frequent financial expert.

In 2016 authored the book Makers and Takers which was shortlisted for the FT McKinsey Award as the Best Financial Book of the Year.


(Alumni) Class of 1919

Graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master’s Degree in botany.

He started his career with a touring company performing tent shows and riverboats. His best-known role was also his last, Grandpa Zebulon Walton, in the long running television series The Waltons .

In 1951, he formed the Theatricum Botanicum, a repertory theater in Topanga Canyon, California, where he not only coached actors but also encouraged outdoor philosophical discussion and, of course, folk singing.


(Alumni) Class of 1985

Graduated from Bellarmine University with Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education in English. He ranks third on the basketball all-time scoring list at Frankfort with 1,511 points. He also ranks first in season scoring aver age with 27.3 points per game during the 1984-85 season.

In 1985 he was selected to the Indiana All-Star Team. During his tenure as the head basketball coach at Bardstown High School in Kentucky he won the class A basketball state title in 2006.


(Alumni) Class of 1922

Graduated from the University of Illinois in 1926.

He became a well-known businessman working with his father at the Goodwin Funeral Home. He was active in many service organizations and a philanthropist to all in Clinton County.

As an avid tennis player, he actively supported the high school team, the city tennis tournament, and the summer tennis program. The Goodwin Tennis Picnic was an annual event, usually hosting more than 100 tennis players per year for over 40 years.


(Alumni) Class of 1979

As a Hot Dog, Larry was an I.H.S.A.A. State Golf Champion in 1978, All State, State Jr. Champion, Big “I” National Champion, International Junior Masters Champion, Ranked #3 Jr. Golfer in the United States, and was selected as a Prep All-American.

At Purdue, he was a member of the Big 10 Champions in 1981. He was inducted into the Indiana High School Golf Hall of Fame in 1995 and has been a member of the PGA of America for more than 23 years.


(Alumni) Class of 1975

Graduated from Purdue with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. An accomplished entrepreneur, created numerous successful electrical manufacturing companies, and currently serves as an owner and Chairman of the Board of Loadbanks Direct.

In addition to electrical endeavors, also owns and manages a diversified real estate and investment portfolio. These business achievements rank among the 99.9 net worth percentile in the United States.

Enjoys the restoration of the Historic Faust Hotel, and the recent expansion into the beverage industry with the Faust Brewing Company, both in New Braunfels, Texas.


(Alumni) Class of 1961

Graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She has a Master’s Degree and a PhD from the University of Colorado. She was the first women from Indiana to serve in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in Vietnam.

She is now the President & CEO of the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence and has served as Project Director for three HRSA Grants on Leadership Development.

In 2010 she received the Florence Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence. She has also been selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Women of America and is a charter member of the Colorado Nurses Association Hall of Fame. She was elected to the American Academy of Nursing in 1981 and as a fellow of the Academy of Nurse Educators in 2015.

In 2014 she was selected as a TOP 100 Alumni Legacy Leader in the first 100 years of the I.U. School of Nursing.


(Alumni) Class of 1936

Graduated from Indiana University. He was a member of the 1940 Indiana University N.C.A.A. National Championship in Men's Basketball and a member of the 1936 I.H.S.A.A. Boys State Basketball championship. He was also selected as 1st Team All State.

After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army serving during World War II.

He went on to coach the Muncie Central High School boy’s basketball team to the I.H.S.A.A. State Championship in 1952.

He was later named the head men’s Basketball Coach at LSU (1957-1965).


(Alumni) Class of 1961

Graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and a minor in Business. Elected to the Ball State Hall of Fame playing onthe 1965 undefeated football team.

He was a three-sport athlete at Frankfort and was selected All State in Football in 1961 as well as Indiana All Star in basketball. He ranks fourth on the all time scoring list in basketball with 1,449 career points. He’s an All American at Louisberg Junior College in North Carolina.


(Alumni) Class of 1975

Graduated magna cum laude from Wabash College, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics, 4 year All-American Swimmer, Lilly Scholar. Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine.

Residency in Orthopedic Surgery St. Louis University Medical Center. Orthopedic Surgeon at Ortho Indy Indianapolis star ting in 1990.

Medical Consultant for the Indy Car Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway starting in 1997.


(Honorary Inductee)

Graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was the Boy’s Basketball Coach for 17 seasons compiling a 384-96-1  record including winning four Indiana state championships (1925, 1929, 1936, 1939).

Everett Case is one of only five coaches to win at least four state titles in I.H.S.A.A. Indiana Basketball Tournament.

After leaving Frankfort, he continued his coaching career at North Carolina State University (1946-1963). He holds the school record at North Carolina State for highest career winning percentage (.737).

Today, the nationally recognized Frankfort High School gymnasium is named in his honor.


(Honorary Inductee)

Graduated from Franklin College. He was Head Football Coach for 17 seasons (1929-1946) with a record of 64-65-16. He restarted the football program in 1929.

Appointed Sagamore of the Wabash in 1966 by Gove nor Roger Branigin. Elected to Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1976.

In 1981 the Raymond “Buck” Rohrabaugh award was started and is still presented to a senior member of the football team each year.



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