2011 Hall of Fame Inductees


Fred graduated in 1940 and was drafted into the Army in 1942.  Being deployed with the 3rd Armored Division, Fred went ashore at Omaha Beach, was part of the Battle of the Bulge, and liberation of Stalag 3.  He earned a purple heart, bronze star and Belgian Croix de Guerre.  He continued in the reserves until 1982, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel after being an instructor at Fort Knox, Kentucky Armor School.

At home, Fred was a great husband, father and grandfather.  He was a volunteer for the scouts, his church, The Red Cross, nursing homes, and hunter education.

As a patriot, Fred was an active member of the VFW.  He coordinated military funerals, parades, Voice of Democracy contests, and was often a guest speaker in local history classes.

Dayne Hartman graduated from Benton High School in1946. He graduated from Bloomsburg College in 1950 and attended Oneida State College and Bucknell University.

For 35 years, Dayne devoted himself to the Benton School District. For 15 years he taught various subjects including science and geography. He started the Earth Science, Driver Trainer courses and the wrestling program.

He became Ben Pollock's assistant in 1965 and also Bernard Shultz's assistant until he retired in 1985. Among his many duties were Athletic Director, transportation director, truant officer, school bus director and elementary principal.

Dayne was devoted family man. He and Jeanette had three children - Diane, Patricia and Stuart.

He was a member of West Creek Rod and Gun Club Benton Golf Course. He served on the Benton Council for 12 years.

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