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Title: Emmaus News

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... might see that happen this year at Emmaus Bible College Dubuque IA Paul Ruter age 55 attended Emmaus and played for the Eagles 32 years ago nabbing the MVP title his freshman year He was unable to finish his one year degree as he was called home to take over the family farm I loved farming Paul said about his decision That s what I wanted to do I wanted to raise my family on the farm and that took precedence over schooling Since then it s always been Paul s dream to return and complete his degree Little did he know that six kids and over 30 years later he would return and be playing basketball shoulder to shoulder with his youngest son Caleb I knew I wanted to come back to Emmaus and finish my degree I always had it in the back of my mind ever since I came here But the opportunity to come back here with my son made it even more appealing But I wanted to make sure it was ok with him Paul s son nineteen year old Caleb Ruter is a stand out starter at Emmaus last year averaging 20 points and leading the team in steals He also was named 2nd Team All American in the ACCA conference You might think it would be hard for a college student to play basketball on the same team as his father but not for Caleb He s my best friend He s been my best friend my whole life and it s a blast having him on the team Luke Wilkerson Emmaus Athletic Director had good things to say about Paul and Caleb and their relationship Having been involved in the recruiting process for both Caleb and Paul I can attest to the character of both men You would be hard pressed to find another college freshman who not only doesn t have a problem with his dad joining him for his experience but is actually excited about it Emmaus Bible College enrolling mostly traditional 18 to 22 year old students has the rare opportunity of educating a senior citizen as a junior in the classroom His age and life experience puts Paul in a unique spot as well In classes and on the court this dedicated husband and father and grandfather is an incredible example to the younger students and players surrounding him Emmaus men s basketball coach Robert Kimble agrees The Lord has blessed Emmaus Bible College with the father son example of Paul and Caleb Ruter I have a tremendous amount of respect for their commitment to their school their team and each other It s been a pleasure coaching these guys Father and son are in the Teacher Education program at Emmaus both aspiring to become teachers Paul in elementary education and Caleb in secondary education For years Paul s own father dreamed that his son would one day become a teacher and that dream will soon be fulfilled as Paul sets up his own classroom Both Caleb and Paul are surprised at the press their story has received The original story that aired on CBS Minnesota station WCCO has been picked up by over 60 stations across the country and the duo will be interviewed on Fox News morning show Fox Friends this Sunday January 12 at around 8 20am The emotional appeal of this story has undoubtedly played a part in its viral spread For a father who loves his kids and loves sports this is a dream come true I kind of pinch myself all the time Paul says I get to play ball with my son UPDATE Here is the link to the Fox Friends interview http video foxnews com v 3044930432001 unlikely college basketball court companions sp show clips Posted 4 months ago 3 notes Emmaus Father Son Duo on ESPN A great article about father son duo Paul and Caleb Ruter at Emmaus What a unique and incredible opportunity for these two Watch read enjoy and share UPDATE This story made national news The Ruters and Emmaus are featured on national sports news network ESPN Posted 4 months ago Emmaus Remembers Beloved Board Member Lew Clarkson Lewis Clarkson age 94 went home to be with his Savior on November 23 2013 Lew had a long commitment to Emmaus Bible College serving on the Board of Trustees of Emmaus for nearly 20 years and as a Trustee Emeritus until he passed into the presence of his Lord He was instrumental in executing the move of Emmaus to Dubuque spending extended time in traveling around the country to share Vision 84 Lew was born on May 13 1919 in Buxton Iowa in Monroe County His family moved to Hocking and later to Des Moines where he graduated from East High School Lew served in the Army during World War II earning the Purple Heart Following the war he began his real estate career operating Lew Clarkson Real Estate Service for 30 years Lew was a lifelong member of Creekside Church formerly Cornerstone Community Church where he served in various leadership capacities He gave much time and resources to Christian activities His passion was to help young people and he supported several camps for kids He was a long time resident of Johnston Iowa where he helped in the chartering process and played a major role in bringing Little League baseball to Johnston He was a faithful booster of Johnston Schools Lew was preceded in death by his wife Margaret to whom he was married for 63 years He is survived by five sons Rodney Carole of Ankeny Richard Ann Marie of Bristol RI Randall Kathy of Johnston Rollie Debbie of Johnston and Ronald Ann of Colorado Springs CO He has 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren Dave Glock former Dean of Education and current Bible faculty member at Emmaus Bible College remembers Lew For many years I have been privileged to serve the Lord with...

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