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Welcome to the Official LHS Class of 1961 Web Site

Since 2009 - 150,400 Site Visits - GO '61 LINKS!


The Class of 1961 mourns a third classmate this week with the death of Don Betten, age 75, who died Sunday June 16 in Sarasota, FL after a 4 1/2 year battle with cancer. Click here for more information and an obituary available on Don’s “In Memory” page. We send our sincere sympathies to his wife Mary and his family.

Sadly we announce the passing of yet another classmate. The June 13, 2019 death of Julia Akin Boehm was announced in the June 16, 2019 Lincoln Jr Star. Click here for Julia's "In Memory" page for more information. The Class of 1961 sends sympathies to her family and friends.

Theodore “Ted” Maser, age 75,  died June 9, 2019 of cancer. The Class of 1961 offers our sympathies to his family and friends including the LHS Guys who met regularly for dinner and friendship. Click here for his obituary and funeral details on his "In Memory" page.


Lincoln High Students and Faculty are in France honoring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Click Here for the full LJS article and more photos.


LHS Senior Grad Speaker Making Dreams Come True

Angel Tran, Editor of the Advocate and class leader credits her experience at LHS with shaping her into the woman she has become. 

Read her inspiring story by clicking here. 


$20 Million Lincoln Children's Zoo expansion is nearing completion.

Click here for LJS article and photos of exhibits.


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!


Photos from the May 2 LHS Dinner at Applebee's and the May 8 Guys Dinner at Mulligan's are posted below. Scroll down. The remaining 2019 LHS Dinner schedule is also posted.

We hope to see you at a dinner this year! 


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.


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.

June 6 - Fireworks, 85th and Old Cheney

July 11 - La Paloma, 84th & Holdrege

August 1 - 9th St. Chargrill #2, Hickman

1204 Park Drive Mall

Sept. 5 - Cactus, Party Room, Edgewood

Oct. 3 - The Eatery, Party Room, Van Dorn Plaza

 Nov. 7 - Lazlo's, 56th & Old Cheney

Dec. 5 - Granite City Party Room, Gateway


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 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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May 2, 2019 LHS Monthly Dinner at Applebee's

12 Classmates Attended

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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 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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