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Weirton Hall of Fame Class of 2012 announced

February 19, 2012
By ANGELINA DICKSON - Staff writer ( , Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON -The Weirton Hall of Fame Committee has announced the names of the honorees selected to be a part of the Class of 2012 for the Weirton Hall of Fame.

Seven individuals were selected to be a part of this year's group of honorees in the Weirton Hall of Fame.

This year's class will include Delbert "Duke" Horstemeyer and Gus Monezis in the category of Public Service; Joseph Krivak and Robert Kelly in the category of Sports; Mary Ann Psaros in the category of Music and Fine Arts; Irene Kucan in the category of Business and Dolores Pickens in the category of Education.

The induction ceremony is set to take place on April 15 at 2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in Weirton. Tickets will be $25 each and can be purchased at Marsh's Hardware, the Weirton Municipal Building and the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce.

According to the Weirton Hall of Fame Committee bylaws, all honoree nominations can be individuals with "outstanding" accomplishments, starting with the incorporation of the City of Weirton in 1947, and had to be a resident within the city limits for at least five years.

The Weirton Hall of Fame Committee traditionally accepted nominations from July 1 through Sept. 31 and planned to continue to do so each year; however, the deadline this past year was extended.

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This year's Weirton Hall of Fame class includes:

Delbert "Duke" Horstemeyer, public service

Gus Monezis, public service

Joseph Krivak, sports

Robert Kelly, sports

Mary Ann Psaros, music and fine arts

Irene Kucan, business

Dolores Pickens, education

Individuals could be nominated into one of six categories for philanthropy; public service; music and fine arts; education and religion; sports and athletics; and business, industry and professionals. All nominations also had to be submitted in writing, signed and dated by the individuals making the nominations.

Individuals selected for nomination could be nominated for more than one category but picked for only one category for the hall of fame. Each nominee also had to receive a "seven out of nine in favor" vote to be accepted.

A special tribute will also be made for former board member Bob Rossel.

For more information contact Frank Bohach at (304) 479-7419.

(Dickson can be contacted at

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