Krohn Center

The Beginning of the Richard E. Krohn Center for Excellence

This group of retired graduates from Litchfield community schools class of 1963 ( Bill Nobles, Gary Smith, and Gene Vagg) met for coffee every Friday for a year and tried to come up with some ideas of how to make a difference for their beloved school and get students coming back to Litchfield.

Bill Nobles, Gary Smith, and Gene Vagg

Their first idea started with job shadowing, They started  calling on  local business's and working with the School administration, staff and City Manager. They used their own vehicles to transport students back and forth to the different business who  supported this project, because they  believed in the future of our students and the community.  This process identified a need for highly skilled employees for jobs in welding, CNC programming and other jobs for the future. After a few more cups of coffee and brain storming  they pitched the idea and soon the  entire community has embraced it with open arms.  Their leadership with the enthusiastic support  of the School, the Businesses, and most important the volunteers who have put in so much time and effort to make a difference for the future of Litchfield Community this idea has blossomed.  Their vision is being transformed into reality through the Richard E. Krohn center for excellence.

Paint Crew:
Neal Doty
Gerry Arno
Bill Nobles
Gene Vagg
Gary Smith

Special Thanks To:
David Chapman

County National Bank
Crowley Construction
Griffon Steel
Gutterman – Larry Thomas
Economic Development Partnership of Hillsdale County
Home Depot
Jack Smith Agency
LHS Class of 1953
LHS Class of 1963
Litchfield High School Students
Litchfield TIFA
Lucas Electric
LV2 Partners
M.W. Burns Excavating
Miller Welding Supply
MSC Industrial Supply
Neil Doty
Nex Solutions
Raker & Sons
Steve & Jason Blonde
Teneco Automotive
The Andersons
Vicki Heckel
Wolfinger’s Hardware