“I get my photo in the newspaper too much,” Donna Houser lightheartedly lamented this week, after a photo Monday showed her leading a tour of improvements at the football complex in Riverside Park.
If anything, Houser probably doesn’t get enough recognition for all she does. She is a workhorse for the Allen County Historical Society, designing and arranging window displays and conducting well researched and informative tours of any number of historical things by way of the trolley. Recently she raised $44,000 for the football stadium project.
The football gig was special. Husband Ray, who died March 20, 2015, was the love of her life, and special to scores of kids who played football for Iola High School — perhaps even more so with his captivating presentations in the classroom. He coached the Mustangs nine years and also had a hand in basketball and golf.