'He always had that extra minute'

More than 1,000 people showed up for a memorial for late Sandburg High School Athletic Director Bruce Scheidegger in the Eagle Gym Sunday afternoon. The two-hour ceremony featured several speeches including one from boys cross country coach John O'Malley.

O'Malley told the crowd that Scheidegger was very busy, but always had an extra minute for everyone. So he put a minute up on the scoreboard (left photo) and urged everyone to applaud and cheer Mr. Scheidegger for that minute. The crowd followed his instructions (right photo), and what started out as polite applause turned into a wild madhouse the final 15 seconds before the buzzer went off.

Scheidegger died Feb. 9 in a one-vehicle accident north of Mount Carroll.