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•   Virginia K. Canfield (Walker)  2/23
•   Zaiga Jansons (Moriarty)  2/23
•   Marilyn K. Weiler (Penning)  2/23
•   Mary Ann Meisner  2/28
•   Carol A. Phelps (Gunlicks)  3/2
•   Artis C. (Artie) Trout (Zimmerman)  3/2
•   Raymond (Dewey) Larson  3/4
•   E. Kay Stuertz  3/4
•   David E. Burk  3/8
•   Ken Haar  3/10
•   Annie Laurie Whitmer (Schapmann)  3/10
•   Katherine Scarlett Zade (Horn)  3/10
•   John H. Pabst  3/15
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•   Troy E. Cleveland  3/17
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•   Marion "Bob" Yordt  11/22
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•   Carol A. Gartin (Stewart)  7/24
•   Theodore E. Maser  7/13
•   Joan D. Rockwell (Brannigan)  7/10
•   Stephen W. Hayes  7/9
•   Margalean G. Bayless (Bossert)  6/11
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Welcome to the Official LHS Class of 1961 Web Site

Since 2009 - 145,800 Site Visits - GO '61 LINKS!


Lincoln Jr Star columinst Cindy Lange Kubik is devoting her February columns to members of Lincoln's African American community to honor Black History Month. Click here for the full article about this successful artist and her accomplishments, one of which is hanging in the LHS Media Center today.

See below.



Before Domino's Italian Village became the Legion Club, there was a fruit stand at the corner of Cotner and "O".

Click here for another great LJS article by Jim McKee.

Keep scrolling down to see some pics of Lincoln's "Lost Restaurants".


Sadly another classmates has passed.  James "Jim" W. Duffy died January 16, 2019 after a long illness related to Agent Orange. Click on his In Memory page for more details, obituary and photos. Comments may be added to his page. Our sympathies go to his family and friends here in Lincoln. 

Condolences also are sent to Marie-Odile Combes Allera, whose husband Rene passed away in December. Marie was an AFS exchange student from France staying with Gretchen Greenwald Bomberberger's family. Messages of sympathy and concern may be posted on Marie's profile page. Click here. More details will be posted as they are available.


Scroll down for the January 3 LHS Monthly Dinner Photos

at Parker's Smokehouse.

Scroll down for the January Guys and Girls Dinner Photos.

2019 Dinner Locations - Always 1st Thursday, 5 pm.

February 7 - Parthenon at Edgewood

March 7, Outback, 48th & Vine

April to Dec. places and dates, TBA

Thanks Steve and Carole Davidson for helping select & phone 2019 restaurants to date. We are still making reservations and taking suggestions. Use the "Contact Us" tab on the left. Restaurants must be able to take advance reservations for 15-20 people, seated in close proximity, and be willing to do separate checks. 


Click here for old LJS photo files of Lincoln Municipal Pool.

The "Muny" pool clubhouse is in the same location, but now adjoins a parking lot for the new "Telegraph District" of shops, homes, restaurants under contruction west of Antelope Creek along 22nd Street. 


For a great article about the new coffee shop at LHS, click here.


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.


Also on the "News and Concerns" page is updated information from Ron Bauers.


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.


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!

2019 Monthly Dinner Schedule

Always first Thursday at 5 pm, except July 12. 

Due to larger groups, higher gratuities are sometimes requested.

Feb. 7,  Parthenon, Edgewood

Mar. 7, Outback, 48th and Vine

April - November TBA

Dec. 5, Granite City Party Room


Guys Dinner 2nd Wed., odd numbered months, 6 pm, Mulligan's in January.

Girls Dinner, 3rd Thurs. of every month, 5:30 pm, Valentino's, 35 & Holdrege.

Please notify Shiela 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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Jan. 3, 2019 LHS Monthly Dinner at Parker's Smokehouse

21 classmates attended.

Cathy Stump Rauch and Mary Gilbert Jorgensen were there, but not included in a photo. Next time!

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

Cold and ice can't keep the ladies away! Join us next time.

Mary Ann Meisner, Sharon Dumler Gottsche, Donna Filbert Ewoldt

Shiela Thomas Alemzadeh, Karen Dahlbeck Nuttleman, Mary Gilbert Jorgensen

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January 9, 2019 Guys Dinner at Mulligan's

Thanks Dave Drevo for always supplying the photos of the guys, including yourself!


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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