The Manhattan High School Alumni Association will induct alumni Jim Balderson and Dave Fiser to its Wall of Fame.
Balderson, a 1945 MHS graduate and 1952 K-State graduate, served a long career as an architect, founding his own firm, Lund & Balderson in Overland Park. He’s earned several national architecture and local leadership and service awards, including the Distinguished Service Award in Architecture and Design from K-State. He served in the Navy between 1945 and 1946.
Fiser, a 1957 MHS graduate and 1962 K-State graduate, worked at Kansas Farm Bureau for 37 years, including as vice president and sales manager. He was an eight-year member and president of the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education, two-time president of the Manhattan Country Club and eight-year member of the city commission, having served two terms as mayor. He was also selected the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s 1991 Citizen of the Year.
The pair will be inducted into the Wall of Fame at a ceremony during halftime of the Manhattan High men’s basketball game on Jan. 10. A reception will precede the ceremony.