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•   Dagnija M. Lucs (Anders)  2/1
•   Connie K. Reifschneider (Maul)  2/1
•   Jonece K. Debus (Yakus)  2/2
•   Leslie E. McGerr  2/5
•   Todd J. Hoover  2/7
•   Kenneth W. Payne  2/7
•   Sally J. Kennedy (Hennessey)  2/8
•   Peggy A. Lee (Snelling)  2/13
•   Marie-Odile Combes (Allera)  2/16
•   Mary Ann Monroe (Hullinger)  2/17
•   Kathleen A. Kline (Pinson)  2/18
•   Joanne Aldape (Ortiz)  2/22
•   David W. Drevo  2/22
•   Virginia K. Canfield (Walker)  2/23
•   Zaiga Jansons (Moriarty)  2/23
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•   Wayne Ehlers  1/16
•   Sherry L. Fellman (Kuebler)  1/15
•   Donna Vinson (Giebelhaus)  1/9
•   Fred Jesse  1/8
•   Carol A. Gartin (Stewart)  12/11
•   Nancy E. Stark  11/9
•   David R. Wicken  10/29
•   Joan D. Rockwell (Brannigan)  9/25
•   Betty L. Hunt (Foster)  9/11
•   Judy L. Cline (Glathar)  9/4
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•   John C. Akers


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Welcome to the

Official LHS Class of 1961 Website

Since 2009 - 159,600 Site Visits - GO LINKS!


With sadness we report that our classmate, Gary L. Stiles died January 11, 2020 in Lincoln. His late wife Marcia, an LHS classmate her sophmore year, died in 2016.  Click here for his "In Memory" page that contains more details. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.


UNL researchers are seeking National Historic Registry

for Robber's Cave. Click Here


Scroll way down to see photos from the Jan. 8 Guys Dinner.


Frances Buell celebrated her 95th birthday with cake and an open house, Sunday, January 12, 2-4 pm, at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital where she moved three years ago following a stroke. Over a dozen visitors attended and many more sent cards. She enjoys hearing from former students. Send to: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5401 South Street, Lincoln, NE 68506.

She remembered the Class of 1961, but not me! (Donna Filbert Ewoldt)


Our classmate, Michael "Mike" Loos is home struggling to stay upbeat while battling stage 4 lung cancer. His wife MaryAnne thinks that positive messages, calls or cards from LHS classmates would help brighten Mike's day as well as give him encouragement to keep up the fight. Send written messages to 521 Winsor Drive, Lincoln, NE 68528. Call and leave messages for Mike or MaryAnne to return at 402-202-5667. Mike also enjoyed visitors to his home recently. Let's make Mike's day with some good ol' Lincoln High spirit.

Your efforts will be very much appreciated.


Sadly we report that our classmate Anne L. Coffey Eichorn died December 28, 2019. Click here for her "In Memory" page that contains a photo and more details. Our sincere condolences go to her family and special friends from our class.


Click here for photos and memories of familiar old Lincoln places like Miller and Paine, Gold's, Gateway Mall, King's, Ken Eddy's, Valentino's, Tony and Luigi's, Runza and more. Janet Jensen Albers shares her memories of Ideal Grocery.

Thanks Sharon Dumler Gottscher and Les Williams.


Scroll down for photos of LHS Monthly Dinner at

Tico's, Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Thanks Cathy Stump Rauch for choosing and reserving

the 2020 monthly dinner schedule and taking photos.


See top ten stories about Lincoln and Nebraska in the past decade from the viewpoint of the Lincoln Jr. Star. Click here! 


YouTube viral Christmas video from Wales hardware store features music by Lincoln NE artist. Click here for LJS article. Click right arrow on video below.


"Be a Kid This Christmas"


Our classmate Curtis N. Faust died December 7, 2019. Click here for his "In Memory" page with more details and a photo. The Class of 1961 extends our deepest sympathies to Curtis' friends and family.


Scroll down to see new LHS dinner photos from January. Feb. and March locations are posted on the 2020 LHS Dinner Calendar. Stay tuned for more.



• Lincoln High Girls Basketball team has 2-0 start to the season. Highly recruited star, Gony, has 14 points in win over Papillion.  Click here for LJS article and photos.

• LHS art student wins $1000 scholarship for creating the cocoa cup design for Zoo Lights, a holiday display of over 200,000 lights powered by LES at the Lincoln Children's Zoo. Click here for more from LJS.

• Meet LHS English Teacher Sydney Jensen, Nebraska's 2018 Teacher of the Year and recently, a TED talk presenter. Click here for the LJS article. Click here for  her 11-minute talk about the LINKS in her life. Don't miss it.

Lincoln High Featured in a New York Times Article on Patriotism

• NYT reporters were at LHS on the first day of school and later included the LINKS in a large feature that came out this week.  Click here for 10/29 article in LJS. Click here for the entire "Roadtrip Across America, Patriotism" NYT article.

• Lincoln High now has the largest high school pupil enrollment in Lincoln - 2362 students representing more than 50 nationalities and speaking over 30 languages. For enrollment stats on all schools click here for the LJS article.

• Two US women's basketball recruits from Lincoln High signed letters of intent to play at the college level next year. Nyayongah Gony will be going to the Miami Hurricanes; Nyayien Koang has selected Northwestern State in Louisiana.  Click here for the LJS article and details.  Photo shows LHS basketball team members. They expect a successful season ahead.

• Young Entreprenuers Club was formed recently at LHS in partnership with the University of Nebraska.  The purpose is to give LHS students hands-on experiences in local businesses and to kick start their future working careers. If successful at LHS, the project may expand to the other Lincoln high schools. Click here for video coverage of the story on KOLN-TV. 

• LHS Promotes Global Enrollment with Tee Shirt

• "Kindness" is this year's LHS theme. See video below

• Click here and click on the sub tab "1960's" for a wonderful new source of LHS history brought to you by the Lincoln High Media Center Media Specialist Paula McClung and Carter Hulinsky, Media Technician and School Archivist. Links Yearbooks, 1961 Advocates, programs, photos and other information are being scanned and uploaded to the archives, so keep checking back on this link as it is further updated. Bookmark this link for future visits and enjoy!

Remember those tests we took at LHS in 1960 for Project Talent?

• Click here for a Washington Post article with some surprising outcomes about dementia. Many of you reconnected to the study sponsors at our 50th reunion, and also may have received a follow-up questionnaire. If you haven't returned it, they still want your opinions.  Contact Project Talent for details.

• Lincoln High's many and varied programs are showcased in a recent article in the Washington Post.  Again, the Links shine as one of 20 national Gold Star Schools of Opportunity. Click Here.

January 2018

Lincoln High Receives National Honor

As School of Opportunity!

"Lincoln High School is one of eight U.S. public high schools honored as a “School of Opportunity” by the National Education Policy Center. The honor merited a mention in a Washington Post education blog “Answer Sheet,” which has published the winners of the project for several years and which notes that the project recognizes public high schools that work to close opportunity gaps by “creating learning environments that reach every student.”

Click here for 1/22/18 LJS article. Click here for School of Opportunity website.

Proud to be a LINK!


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 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"

LHS Gathering News

Please Join Us - Always Room for More!

2020 Monthly Dinner Schedule

Always first Thursday at 5 pm. 

Due to larger groups, higher gratuities are sometimes requested.

February 6 - Parthenon, Edgewood Shopping Center

March 5 - Parker's Smokehouse, 8341 O St.

The list will be completed as reservations are confirmed!  Stay tuned!


Guys Dinner 2nd Wed., odd numbered months, 6 pm, Mulligan's, 56th & Old Cheney

Girls Dinner 3rd Thurs. every month, 5:30 Valentino's, 35th and Holdrege.

Please notify Shiela Thomas Alemzadeh to let her know you are coming!

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

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January 2, 2020 LHS Monthly Dinner at Tico's

20 Classmates Attended

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October 17, 2019 Girls Dinner at Valentino's, 33rd and Holdrege.

L to R:  Donna Vinson Gielbelhaus, Donna Filbert Ewoldt, Cathy Stump Rauch, Mary Ann Meisner, Mary Gilbert Jorgensen, Karen Dahlbeck Nuttleman, Shiela Thomas Alemzadeh.

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January 8, 2020 Guys Dinner at Mulligan's

17 Guys Attended

Thanks Dave Drevo for 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 through recalling our LHS days, reconnecting on our website to share news and 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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