Saying goodbye to Jennie Jaynes


Alan McCurdy takes one last photo of the Jennie Jaynes Stadium press box, after hanging up a 92.3 BOB FM sign, Saturday afternoon during the open house hosted by the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Department. The press box is full of memories for McCurdy, who spent countless years broadcasting the games for the local radio station. “The press box has been a Friday night home for me for a lot of years,” he said. “There’s a lot of memories there.” Security Guard Greg Katzing said only about 30 people came to Saturday’s open house, which was organized to allow local residents one last look at the stadium before demolition.


Troy Johnson, of Denton, Texas, takes a closer look at some old newspaper clippings hung on the wall of the coachs’ office in Jennie Jaynes Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Johnson played soccer for Smith-Cotton High School in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He and his family are in Sedalia this week to visit his mother-in-law, which just happened to coincide with the stadium’s open house.


The locker rooms at Jennie Jaynes Stadium are filled with signatures of athletes past and present, including encouraging quotes and athletic achievements.


Sedalia Parks and Recreation security Guard Greg Katzing shows his wife around the inside of Jennie Jaynes Stadium on Saturday. Their twin sons played in the marching band and were on the track team during their time at Smith-Cotton, graduating in 2008. Katzing’s wife hadn’t seen the inside before, so he said he wanted to show her around before demolition takes place later this week.


The offices and locker rooms at Jennie Jaynes Stadium are filled with remnants of past Tiger athletes, including this motivational sign.


Alan McCurdy takes one last photo of the Jennie Jaynes Stadium press box, after hanging up a 92.3 BOB FM sign, Saturday afternoon during the open house hosted by the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Department. The press box is full of memories for McCurdy, who spent countless years broadcasting the games for the local radio station. “The press box has been a Friday night home for me for a lot of years,” he said. “There’s a lot of memories there.” Security Guard Greg Katzing said only about 30 people came to Saturday’s open house, which was organized to allow local residents one last look at the stadium before demolition.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_OpenHouse.jpgAlan McCurdy takes one last photo of the Jennie Jaynes Stadium press box, after hanging up a 92.3 BOB FM sign, Saturday afternoon during the open house hosted by the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Department. The press box is full of memories for McCurdy, who spent countless years broadcasting the games for the local radio station. “The press box has been a Friday night home for me for a lot of years,” he said. “There’s a lot of memories there.” Security Guard Greg Katzing said only about 30 people came to Saturday’s open house, which was organized to allow local residents one last look at the stadium before demolition.

Troy Johnson, of Denton, Texas, takes a closer look at some old newspaper clippings hung on the wall of the coachs’ office in Jennie Jaynes Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Johnson played soccer for Smith-Cotton High School in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He and his family are in Sedalia this week to visit his mother-in-law, which just happened to coincide with the stadium’s open house.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_OpenHouse2.jpgTroy Johnson, of Denton, Texas, takes a closer look at some old newspaper clippings hung on the wall of the coachs’ office in Jennie Jaynes Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Johnson played soccer for Smith-Cotton High School in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He and his family are in Sedalia this week to visit his mother-in-law, which just happened to coincide with the stadium’s open house.

The locker rooms at Jennie Jaynes Stadium are filled with signatures of athletes past and present, including encouraging quotes and athletic achievements.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_OpenHouse3.jpgThe locker rooms at Jennie Jaynes Stadium are filled with signatures of athletes past and present, including encouraging quotes and athletic achievements.

Sedalia Parks and Recreation security Guard Greg Katzing shows his wife around the inside of Jennie Jaynes Stadium on Saturday. Their twin sons played in the marching band and were on the track team during their time at Smith-Cotton, graduating in 2008. Katzing’s wife hadn’t seen the inside before, so he said he wanted to show her around before demolition takes place later this week.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_OpenHouse4.jpgSedalia Parks and Recreation security Guard Greg Katzing shows his wife around the inside of Jennie Jaynes Stadium on Saturday. Their twin sons played in the marching band and were on the track team during their time at Smith-Cotton, graduating in 2008. Katzing’s wife hadn’t seen the inside before, so he said he wanted to show her around before demolition takes place later this week.

The offices and locker rooms at Jennie Jaynes Stadium are filled with remnants of past Tiger athletes, including this motivational sign.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_JennieJaynes.jpgThe offices and locker rooms at Jennie Jaynes Stadium are filled with remnants of past Tiger athletes, including this motivational sign.

Alan McCurdy takes one last photo of the Jennie Jaynes Stadium press box, after hanging up a 92.3 BOB FM sign, Saturday afternoon during the open house hosted by the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Department. The press box is full of memories for McCurdy, who spent countless years broadcasting the games for the local radio station. “The press box has been a Friday night home for me for a lot of years,” he said. “There’s a lot of memories there.” Security Guard Greg Katzing said only about 30 people came to Saturday’s open house, which was organized to allow local residents one last look at the stadium before demolition.

Troy Johnson, of Denton, Texas, takes a closer look at some old newspaper clippings hung on the wall of the coachs’ office in Jennie Jaynes Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Johnson played soccer for Smith-Cotton High School in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He and his family are in Sedalia this week to visit his mother-in-law, which just happened to coincide with the stadium’s open house.

The locker rooms at Jennie Jaynes Stadium are filled with signatures of athletes past and present, including encouraging quotes and athletic achievements.

Sedalia Parks and Recreation security Guard Greg Katzing shows his wife around the inside of Jennie Jaynes Stadium on Saturday. Their twin sons played in the marching band and were on the track team during their time at Smith-Cotton, graduating in 2008. Katzing’s wife hadn’t seen the inside before, so he said he wanted to show her around before demolition takes place later this week.

The offices and locker rooms at Jennie Jaynes Stadium are filled with remnants of past Tiger athletes, including this motivational sign.

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