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1978 and again in 1979 Jurine represented Iowa and the IGH- SAU at the national annual meeting of Girls' and Women's Sports in Washington D.C. to determine the fate of the six or five player girls basketball game nationwide.

After a 25 year career in education, including two years in ISU County Extension work in Iowa and Linn Counties, Jurine served as a mediator during the Iowa farm crises in 1985. That experience provided the background for another 20 year career as a business consultant in Iowa. During those years she also helped in 15 other states, driving 40+K miles a year.

While on the Iowa Wesleyan College Alumni Board from 2001-2007 Jurine helped initiate the IWC Athletic Hall of Fame and promoted that all 12 All-American Female IWC Athletes and Coach Olan Ruble and football Coach Edd Bowers be the initial Inductees in 2004.

Jurine was a charter member of three youth groups: the Story County 4-H Builders Club in 1952-'53, the Story County 4-H Chorus and the Luther League at the Nevada Lutheran Church. See page 242.

Jurine has always been grateful for her Milford Twp experiences, the teachers and 4-H leaders. Since the early nineties Jurine has become known by the friends and alumni of Milford Twp Cons School as the "go-to" person for reunions or any other information concerning Milford Township Consolidated High School.

Supt Keith D. Hopkins
Master In Charge
Supt Keith Hopkins 1954-1957
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Keith Hopkins served at Milford Twp as Superintendent from the fall of 1954 through the spring of 1957. Keith Dean Hopkins, son of Delbert and Lillian Hopkins, passed away with leukemia at the age of 76 years and seven months on the first of August 2000 in Ankeny Iowa. He attended Dysart Community School District in Dysart, Iowa and graduated in 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy for three years. He received his BA degree from Upper Iowa University at Fayette, Iowa and his Masters degree in School Administration in 1954 from Drake University. His professional background includes teaching at Barnes City, Iowa, and Melcher, Iowa. During his first superintendency, which was at Milford Twp (1954-1957), the new gymnasium was approved on the first vote in the winter of 1955- '56, and was ready for use in December of 1956 despite a steel strike that hampered it's opening as expected in the early fall. Following his tenure at Milford Twp, he was Supt at Kanawha, Iowa, for three years.

In July of 1960 Keith was hired by the Ankeny Community School Board and served 26 years as Superintendent of Ankeny Community Schools before retiring in June 1986. He actively served on the Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino Board of Directors from 1984 until his death in 2000 from Leukemia.

Keith Hopkins was one of few school administrators in Iowa to serve on the boards of both the IGH- SAU and the boys IHSAA. He was a highly regarded as a natural leader, and served at the helm in everything he touched. He served as chair for 24 consecutive years (at the helm) for Story, Hancock, and Polk County Superintendents' groups, conducted 14 successful school bond issues beginning with that of the new Milford Twp gym and remodeling addition in 1956. The 1957 "Spotlight", the school annual, was dedicated affectionately to "Hoppy", Mr Keith D. Hopkins, 3 year Superintendent at Milford Twp.

Mr Hopkins was also very active in community affairs, being honored as citizen of the year for Ankeny in 1967. He was very athletic as well as a competitive person. In 1979 he was the Iowa Association of School Administrators Golf Champion!

He always had much pride in his family. His wife, Colleen, served as a leader for the Milford Merry Maids 4-H Club and his young children, Robin, Renee, and Michael were a part of Milford Twp school. He retained his pride in the Milford Community and always spoke highly of our community when he was asked to speak at our township reunions.

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