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Former area educator retiring after 37 years

Monday, July 4, 2011

After several years teaching at Vincennes Lincoln High School, Marion "Butch" Eveland recently announced his retirement.
Old Sarge Marion Eveland Jr., announced his son's retirement as an industrial arts major after 37 years, at Vincennes Lincoln High School.

Marion the third attended East Side for one year then the old Brazil Junior High School, on to Vincennes where he excelled in football as an end on the team.

He went on to Vincennes University, graduating with honors with an A.S. degree and then Indiana State University for a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree in 1979.

He was a student teacher at the old Brazil Junior High, under principal Marvin Schopmeyer, whom also put him on his bowling team.

While assisting "Sparky Atkinson" in the industrial shop section at the junior high school, "Little" Sarge, whom stood 6-foot-2, was chosen "Who's Who Among American Teachers" in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, as those he taught honored him for contributing to their lives and futures.

Only 250 teachers have been chosen for the honor of outstanding technology teacher award.

During 2002-07, he was also a certified driver's education road tester and coordinator for 2003-2011.

He taught more than 1,200 students how to drive and spent 20 years as a coach (middle school and freshmen level), two years as an assistant girls' basketball coach, and two years as alternative education (2009-2011).

He was a part-time assistant professor of technology at Vincennes University in the machine trades department for two years.

He lettered three years in football, two years in baseball, V-men member from 1967-68 and 1969.

He was a registered teacher for the new Project Lead the Way program in Indiana.

He was an all-around athlete with interests in weight training, golf, football, basketball, baseball, drafting and designing.

He is the son of Sarge and Mrs. Marion Eveland, Knightsville.

Of interest, his son, Shawn Ryan Eveland, ran two return kickoffs in a row against the Washington Hatchets one year.

He too, played end on the Lincoln team.

Mr. Eveland was honored with a plaque mounted in the high school hallway along with three other teachers as the first to be honored in this fashion.

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