Friday, 1 January 2016

Hubert H. Herboldsheimer Honored by Northeastern Jr. College, Sterling Co.

Dedicated to Herbert Herboldsheimer, Peetz, CO.
Herboldsheimer and Giacomini honored by NJC
March 19, 2007

At the recent 13th Annual Hoops Homecoming hosted by Northeastern Junior College, Hubert Herboldsheimer and Judy Giacomini were honored by receiving the Service Award presented by the Alumni Association. This award is given to an active member of the Alumni Association each year who has demonstrated outstanding service toward the goals and accomplishments of the Association through significant contributions of time and work. ...

Hubert Herboldsheimer was born on March 10, 1912 and raised near Potter, Nebraska. He graduated from high school in 1929 and attended Nebraska Westlyn College in Lincoln, Nebraska for one year. He then returned home and began farming. He and his wife Luella were married in 1936 and celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last October. They have two sons, two daughters, ten grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

In 1939 they bought two sections of land Northeast of Peetz, Colorado. There were no fences or improvements on the land. They bought an old house for $260 and moved it 35 miles with two tractors and a truck. They drilled a water well that pumped three quarts a minute. Their first wheat crop made seven bushels per acre and brought 50 cents a bushel. They bought 600 ewes and the lambs eventually paid for the farm. Hubert and Luella sold the sheep and started a cow-calf operation in 1958. Hubert was the first farmer in the area to utilize diagonal strip cropping on his wheat land.

Over the years, the Herboldsheimers have enjoyed traveling. They have visited all 50 states and all but two of the provinces in Canada. They are active members of the Peetz Methodist Church. Hubert was named a member of the first Pest Control District when it was formed.

Hubert has many fond memories of the years when he was associated with Northeastern Junior College and counts them as what he says “were the best time of my life! I worked with so many wonderful people that I never would have met otherwise.” Hubert served nine years as a member of the NJC Foundation. He was also elected to serve on the College Board of Trustees from 1968 to 1977.

Shortly after he completed his term on the Board, North Residence Hall was renamed Herboldsheimer Hall. Over the years, the building has been affectionately referred to as “Herbie Hall” by students and others.

In the past few years, Hubert has attended an annual spring fling event on campus at his hall called “Herbie Goes Bananas!” The event includes the building and eating of a 20 feet long banana split. Each year he is presented with a special “Herbie Goes Bananas” shirt and he’s given an opportunity to share with some of the students what his responsibilities were at the college when he was a trustee. He has given these later generations an appreciation for what his volunteer leadership has meant to NJC. ...


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