Dayton Rothrock will be celebrating his 90th birthday with family and friends on Sept. 22. Cards may be sent to him at 1112 Darlow Court, McPherson, KS 67460.
He was born on Sept. 20, 1922, in Davenport, Neb. He was a superintendent of schools in Nebraska before Dr. Bittinger asked him to come to the education department at McPherson College in 1956.
He was head of the Teacher Education Department for 29 years. Many area teachers enjoyed his summer school classes at the college. He was on the state board of education, working with teacher certification. He wrote a grant and started the first Early Childhood Program in McPherson. He was on the Cedars board for many years.
He married Rebecca Spear in 1948. They have three sons, Terry (Chinlee), Craig (Pam) and LaMonte (Brenda); four grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.