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•   James L. Lantz  9/27
•   Sharon A. Schmidt (Neemann)  9/27
•   Loren D. Swanson  9/29
•   Janice Coffia (Seaman)  9/30
•   Donna Filbert (Ewoldt)  9/30
•   Mary Lynn K. Lillie (Chelton)  10/2
•   Marylin J. Gudeker (Griewe)  10/3
•   Gene A. Schwenke  10/3
•   Allen C. Opsahl  10/4
•   Joe L. Juricek  10/6
•   Judith K. Fiala (Rogers)  10/7
•   Sandra F. Housel (Behm)  10/8
•   John H. Rybij  10/10
•   Gae A. Hill (Tennison)  10/12
•   Martha K. Dornberger (Borer)  10/13
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•   John F. Davenport  9/19
•   Karen E. Heckman (Stork)  9/7
•   Larry Phillips  8/11
•   Troy E. Cleveland  8/10
•   Theodore E. Maser  7/13
•   Janice Coffia (Seaman)  7/12
•   Betty L. Hunt (Foster)  7/7
•   Robert H. Failing  6/10
•   Margalean G. Bayless (Bossert)  6/1
•   Cecil E. Harden  5/30
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Welcome to the Official LHS Class of 1961 Web Site

Since 2009 - 114,900 Site Visits - GO '61 LINKS!


Happy 150th Birthday Nebraska!!

Click Here for a virtual tour our (LHS) backyard neighbor!

The Nebraska State Capitol


Thursday, October 5, LHS Dinner, The Outback, 5 pm!


Congratulations Lincoln High!

Named Nebraska's most beautiful high school by Architectual Digest.


Links Football 4-0 - first time in 25 years!

LHS over Omaha Bryan, 63-14!

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#6 Links overwhelm Pius, 62-31 at Beechner Field!

Click here for third Links win, 46-17, over Papillion LV South.


Scroll down for Sept. 7 dinner photos at the Eatery!


The Sunken Gardens 2017 theme is "Purple Reign".

During our LHS years, "Rebecca at the Well" stood in the lower fountain in the Sunken Gardens.  "Rebecca" was created by Ellis Burman, a WPA sponsored sculptor who also created "The Smoke Signal" dedicated Sept. 12, 1935 in Pioneers Park.

Click here for an LJS interview with Ellis Burman's son Tom, a special effects artist, who returned to Lincoln from Hollywood to see his father's work. 


Good News! Mary Thorpe Dolce reported from Naples, Florida that she and husband John are well and safe after riding out Hurricane Irma last weekend. They are still without power, with many downed trees, so are staying with a friend.


See "News and Concerns" Page for a new book announcement by Karen Heckman Stork. Congrats Karen!


Congratulations to Steve and Carole Davidson on celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, August 25, 1967-2017.


Congratulations to the Loos Family for being inducted into the 2017 Lincoln High Athletic Hall of Fame, Family Award. Mike has 22 aunts and uncles, 35 first cousins, and most of them have graduated from LHS over the years. This count doesn't include the children and spouses. There are many sports champions among them. Click Here for the LJS article and list in the Neighborhood Extra. Mike is making great progress after his extensive back surgery and will be attending this honor event! Click Here for article in Neighborhood Extra.


Valentino's celebrates 60 years with $6 pizzas!

Click here for LJS story about Val's history.

Click here for LJS story about the $6 pizza shortage!


Some of our favorite Lincoln Dining Places!


Please note. We update this "Announcements" section by periodically deleting what is no longer current, or moving news to other permanent locations on the website. We honor deceased family members of classmates by posting available information on the News and Concerns page. Deceased LHS faculty information is on the LHS Faculty page. Click on blue highlights.


   Next '61 Classmate Gatherings: 

All are welcome!

Scroll down for the complete 2017 LHS Monthly Dinner Schedule.

Always the first Thursday, except for holidays.

We hope to see you soon!


Click here for a LJS photos of familiar sites around Lincoln: Vals, State Fair, Ken Eddy's,'ll know these places.

Thanks for sending Dewey Larson. 


Extra copies of the "Lincoln High School Class of 1961, Class Reunion Roster of Classmates" (20 pgs) are available for $5.00. It brings all classmate contact information up-to-date, as much as possible. Click on "Contact Us" to request a copy from author, Cathy Stump Rauch.




Here's a sample of the fun in the hospitality room.

• 121 Classmates & Guests attended our reunion at the Embassy Suites. Click here for final "Attendees" list.

• THANK YOU donors!  Click here for list that is still being updated. 

• Upload your reunion photos in Photo Gallery or send them to Donna Filbert Ewoldt. Contact Cathy Stump Rauch for a copy of the "55th Reunion Roster of Classmates"


History of Lincoln High School

Click Here for great photos and commentary: 

"Lincoln High School, An Architecturlal Historian's
Point of View with Ed Zimmer


Time to Update Your Profile!
Click on "Edit Profile" left tab & add/delete as you wish.
Do you have a new address, phone or email?
Grandkids, anniversaries, adventures, or old stories to share?
Photos, graduations, news, hobbies? Send us your favorite to upload!

LHS Gathering News

2017 LHS Monthly Dinner Calendar

Please Join Us - Always Lots of Room!

First Thursdays of the Month

October 5, Outback, 48th & Vine

November 2, Dino's  (Party Room) 84th & Van Dorn

December 7, Granite City (Party Room) Gateway


See photos of all LHS Gatherings in "Photo Gallery" (left tab), under "Classmate Gatherings" 

Come to dinner, 1st Thursday of every month, 5 pm, see calendar.

Guys meet the 2nd Wednesday, odd numbered months, at 6 pm, Mulligan's

Girls meet the 3rd Thursday of every month, 5:30, Cheddar's

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September 7, 2017 LHS Monthly Dinner at the Eatery

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Sept. 21, 2017, Girls Dinner - Cheddar's

Clockwise from left: Mary Ann Meisner, Cathy Stump Rauch (Birthday Girl-Sept. 22!), Donna Filbert Ewoldt, Shiela Thomas Alemzadeh, Janell Winsor Dreesen, Mary Gilbert Jorgesen, Karen Dahlbeck Nuttleman, Gretchen Greenwald Bomberger, Sharon Dumler Gottsch.

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July 12, 2017 Guys Dinner, Mulligans

Thanks Dave Drevo for always supplying the photos!


Click Here or on the Photo Gallery Tab for more "Classmate Gatherings".

Click Here for Jukebox Music of the 50's!
Thanks to Les Williams


Lincoln NE Class Web Sites

Click on sites below for links to other class web sites or contact info.

We'd be happy to add other schools. Just send us the information.

Lincoln High

LHS Class of 1957 - Larry Klein, site admin.

LHS Class of 1959 - Henry Schuman, site admin.

LHS Class of 1963 - 

Lincoln Northeast 

LNE Class of 1959 - Vern Good, site admin.

LNE Class of 1961 - Evan Haydon, site admin.




There are places I remember,

All my life, though some have changed,

Some forever, not for better,

Some have gone and some remain,

All these places had their moments,

With lovers and friends I still can recall.

Some are dead and some are living...

In my life, I've loved them all.

..."In My Life" written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Thanks to Betty Hunt Foster for sending this song.

Help Us Remember


Our mascot, the LINKS, exemplifies perfectly the idea of connection, reliance and trust.  As time passes, these connections are strengthened by recalling memories, conversations, creating new website messages and in sharing photos. 

In life and death, we honor our classmates.  The “In Memory” section is dedicated to our deceased classmates.  Here, we celebrate and pay tribute to their lives.

Your input is appreciated.  Please click on “Contact Us” to reach Cathy Stump Rauch or Donna Filbert Ewoldt.


Thank you for sharing your personal stories about our deceased classmates on our IN MEMORY page. Your comments brighten the memories of those who have gone before us and help us to better connect with each other. We will always remember these special friends. 


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Historic 1920 Photo of LHS

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