For the past 50-plus years, I’ve tried to keep life lively on the Bethel College campus. Whether it’s cows in Mantz Library or a snow lodge on the front steps of the Ad Building, there’s rarely a dull moment at Bethel. Though my wife Wilcia Knutz claims to be the brains behind many of my pranks, the guiding principles are always the same—pranks must not be harmful or destructive, participation in clean-up is a must, and no keys can be used. Oh, and it helps to keep Peter Goerzen, church relations director, in the loop so the administration doesn’t get too worked up.
As I’m getting on in years, I’ve begun collecting accounts of my pranks, but am afraid I may have missed a few. Perhaps you can help me out by adding your own photos and memories? Feel free to comment, add details and even rate the stories shared here. I wonder what would be the favorite Bethel College prank?
Thanks for your help,
—Bethel College’s perennial prankster
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