MASON CITY – Eddie Kline was given a standing ovation Friday night at the Mohawk football game.
Friday, September 6th, 2013 was designated “EDDIE D. KLINE DAY” in Mason City, the Mayor and City Council proclaimed last Tuesday evening.
Mr. Kline was decked out – as usual – in his red and black Mohawk gear and was taking tickets before the game as he always does, accepting well-wishes from the fans.
At halftime, the Mason City School Board and Superintendent Anita Micich presented Eddie with a plaque, which stated “Always a Mohawk.”
Eddie told NorthIowaToday.com that he was honored to have all this attention, and that “I believe I retired after the 1993 school year. It’s a great night and I’m glad to be here with everyone.”
Eddie Kline was a 3-time state champion wrestler who only lost one match his entire career. He also served in the military right out of high school before coming back to work for Mason City schools as a custodian. Many Mohawks over the years remember Eddie from their days at the High School and all the events and activities he helped out at.
If anyone deserved a day in their honor, it is Eddie Kline.