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•   Joseph W. McPheeters  11/14
•   Gloria J. Daugherty (Hendrix)  11/15
•   Corwin D. Moore  11/16
•   Barbara E. Grim (Juengel)  11/17
•   Jerry A. Kroeger  11/17
•   Wayne P. Halfar  11/25
•   Robert N. Bettenhausen  11/26
•   Don R. Thomas  11/28
•   Linda C. Pegram (Cole)  11/29
•   John R. Miller  11/30
•   Virginia P. Hodgin (Herrmann)  12/2
•   Allen Quinn  12/2
•   Dixie A. Hufnagle (Evers)  12/4
•   Marion "Bob" Yordt  12/8
•   Judith E. Gruendeman (Carr)  12/10
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•   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
•   Robert H. Failing  9/2
•   Greg Keller  8/27
•   Sherry L. Fellman (Kuebler)  8/26
•   Donna Filbert (Ewoldt)  7/21
•   Lester E. Williams  7/8
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•   Sandra F. Housel (Behm)
•   Thomas L. Tegley


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Welcome to the

Official LHS Class of 1961 Web Site

Since 2009 - 156,200 Site Visits - GO '61 LINKS!


Sadly we announce the passing of our classmate Larry E. Nichols who died Monday, October 22, 2019 in Lincoln. Our condolences go to his family and friends, in particular Bob Failing who had stayed in touch with Larry over the years. Click here for Larry's funeral arrangements and obituary on the "In Memory" page created by Cathy Stump Rauch.


Happy Veterans Day!

This year's theme is SERVICE.  

Thank you all VETS!


Scroll down to see photos of the Nov. 7 LHS Monthy Dinner at Lazlo's, the September Guys Dinner at Mulligans and the October Girls Dinner at Valentino's. Talk of 60th Reunion Planning overheard......


Sadly we share news that another LINK has passed. Stanley Sparling died October 25, 2019. Click here for obituary and funeral details on his "In Memory" page. The Class of 1961 offers our deepest condolences.


The ABBA tribute show at the Rococo (formerly Stuart Theatre) will include these lucky string players from Lincoln High. ABBA members contacted the LHS Orchestra Director and found talent and willingness. Here we go again!

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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.

• Top US women's basketball recruit from Lincoln High is going to Miami! Click here for the LJS article about Nyayongah Sony whose older sister plays for Purdue. Click here for the LJS article and photo.

• 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!

2019 Monthly Dinner Schedule

Always first Thursday at 5 pm, except July 12. 

Due to larger groups, higher gratuities are sometimes requested.

 Holiday Dinner

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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November 7, 2019 LHS Monthly Dinner at Lazlos

21 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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September 11, 2019 Guys Dinner at Mulligan's

11 Guys Attended

Thanks Les McGerr for supplying the photos of the guys this time.


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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