Fowler’s Bp, Valley Home Improvement, Essig Insurance Agency, Security State Bank and the Kingsland Athletic Booster Club were all honored during the recent dedication ceremony for the school’s new scoreboard.  Shown, from left, are Terry Meskill, Tom and Sue Fowler, Bill Rohe, Red Essig, Matt Kolling, Sue Kolling, Kathy Lange, Stacey Rath, Ann Oeltjen, Lori Schlitter and Steve Harder.  SUBMITTED PHOTO
Fowler’s Bp, Valley Home Improvement, Essig Insurance Agency, Security State Bank and the Kingsland Athletic Booster Club were all honored during the recent dedication ceremony for the school’s new scoreboard. Shown, from left, are Terry Meskill, Tom and Sue Fowler, Bill Rohe, Red Essig, Matt Kolling, Sue Kolling, Kathy Lange, Stacey Rath, Ann Oeltjen, Lori Schlitter and Steve Harder. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Students and fans honored the generosity of four local businesses last week during the dedication ceremony of Kingsland's new scoreboard.

The scoreboard, located in the high school gym, was put in its new home just in time for the winter sports season. Its predecessor had served the school well for the last 25 years, but the Kingsland Athletic Booster Club (KABC) felt it was time to make a change.

"This was something we were looking to do for a while and then one of our members took it by the horns. We are very thankful for having such generous local businesses," conveyed KABC member Stacey Rath.

The project was possible thanks to the support of Fowler's Bp, Essig Agency, Valley Home Improvement and Security State Bank, which sponsored the new equipment along with KABC. The total cost of the new scoreboard was $14,195.

"We wanted to support the community and school and Essig Agency being a part of the athletics at the school was a great way to do it," expressed Red Essig, owner of Essig Agency.

Bill Rohe, of Security State Bank, agreed saying after the boosters approached him he felt it would be a good idea, especially since his own children are Kingsland graduates.

The businesses are featured on the scoreboard thanks to the talents of Jayson Smith of Grafix On the Go.