Opening Ceremonies Parade Marshal



2017 - Tom Kropp

Kropp, a native of Aurora, is a member of six Halls of Fame, including the Aurora High School Hall of Fame, the Natoinal High School Hall of Fame, University of Nebraska Kearney, NAIA, Nebraska Football and Nebraska High School Sports. 

Sports Illustrated named him one of Nebraska’s 50 greatest athletes of the 20th century, and in 2005, he was ranked 9th on the Omaha World-Herald’s Nebraska 100 ranking of the state’s best athletes of all-time.

Past Parade Marshals:

1989--Ed Weir
1990--Carol Frost
1991--Fischer Family of St. Edward
1992--Bill Ramsey
1993--Lloyd Cardwell
1994--Dr. Richard Hammer, Jerry McGinn & O.W. "Bill" Smith
1995--George Sullivan
1996--E.Lee Todd
1997--Don Bryant
1998--Conde Sargent
1999--Alden Johnson
2000--Al Papik
2001--Jim Riley & Rex Jones
2002--Nebraska Public Safety Agencies
2003--Milt Tenopir & Dan Young
2004--Tom Ash
2005--Bobby Mancuso
2006--Larry Emery
2007--U.S. Naval Captain Carl Lahti
2008--Clayton Anderson
2009--Athletes of the Year from the past 25 years, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary
2010--Francis Allen
2011--Mike Denney
2012--Tom McCann
Ed McPherren
2014--Joy Patten
2015--Doug McDermott
2016--Harland Johnson
2017--Tom Kropp

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