De Pere native and West De Pere High School graduate Jason Berken is back home this week to host his annual baseball camp at the school, which will honor him Saturday, Jan. 12, with the unveiling of this plaque that includes his Baltimore Orioles jersey. Berken made his major-league pitching debut with the Orioles in 2009 and now is with the Chicago Cubs.
It's been 11 years since Jason Berken graduated from West De Pere High School.
"Time does fly by," he said.
The nature and demands of his occupation have kept Berken from attending a class reunion, including a 10-year get-together last summer. ...