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Welcome to the Official LHS Class of 1961 Web Site

Since 2009 - 122,200 Site Visits - GO '61 LINKS!


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!


"Whatever he took on, he put his whole heart into."

Appearing in Lincoln Journal Star on February 10, an article about the father of classmate Donna Peterson Waller.  Harry "Pete" Peterson, entrepreneur, Lincoln Police Officer (often patrolling traffic at King's!) and Lincoln City Council Member is remembered.  

Please click here for the LJS article.


Include the LHS Dinner dates/locations in your 2018 calendar! 

Come Thursday, March 1, Cheddar's at 54th and O.

 Everyone Welcome!

Scroll down for complete 2018 dinner schedule with 4 new locations. 

No photos of Jan. 4 Mazatlan dinner, but scroll down for Dec. 7 LHS Dinner photos at Granite City.

New - Scroll down for photos of Jan. 11 Guys Dinner!


Click here for video footage of Capitol Beach Stock Car Racing.  Courtesy of Aaron Wilson.  He's received several comments since posting this on YouTube.




It's the first STATE trip for our girls in 14 years.  Click here for LJS article.


Taken just after the LINKS won Districts, beating Lincoln Pius!


Click here for an article about the Links Gony sisters!

Senior sister Nyagoa signed to play basketball at Purdue.


Click here for video of the Dec. 22 implosion of Cather and Pound Residence Halls in Lincoln. Completed in 1963, they were the first high rise dorms in the state. Note the old Stuart Theatre bldg. in the background.


LHS and UNL Grad Channy Chhi Laux has written her own immigration story, Short Hair Detention.  Click here for LJS story and photos.


Ron Bauers is experiencing a serious illness. Click here for more details and his contact information on the "News and Concerns" page. Ron has been happy to hear from friends and is grateful for the cards. Note that Ron will not be able to receive any messages left on his profile page.


The Dutch Mill at SE Corner of Cotner & "O"

Famous for Root Beer!

Click here for the LJS article by Jim McKee about prohibition and the rise of root beer.  Remember the Mug and A&W? 



Some of our favorite Lincoln Dining Places!

Note: We update this current "Announcements" section of our home page by periodically deleting what is no longer current. We archive some of the news in other permanent locations on the website. We honor deceased classmates with an "In Memory" page and also by posting information on the home page. Information about deceased family members of classmates is posted briefly on the home page and stored permanently on the "News and Information" page. Deceased LHS faculty information is found on the LHS Faculty page.


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 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

Please Join Us - Always Room for More!

2018 Monthly Dinner Schedule

Always first Thursday at 5 pm, except July 12. 

Due to larger groups, higher gratuities are sometimes requested.

Feb. 1     Parker’s Smokehouse, 84th & O

Mar. 1     Cheddars, 54th & O

April 5     Outback, 48th & Vine

May 3      The Eatery, Party Room, So. 48th & Van Dorn

June 7     Lazlos, Library Room, 56th & Hwy 2

July 12    Green Gateau, Party Room, 10th & L

Aug. 2      Florio’s Italian, 7300 So. 13th, South of Pine Lake

Sept. 6     Texas T-Bone, Party Room, 70th and O

Oct. 4       La Paloma, 84th & Holdrege

Nov. 1      Bethany Cafe, 1113 No.Cotner

Dec. 6      Granite City, Party Room, Gateway


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

Girls Dnner, 3rd Thurs. of every month, 5:30pm, Cheddar's

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

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December 7, 2017 LHS Monthly Dinner at Granite City

28 classmates attended!

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

Clockwise from left: Mary Ann Meisner, Cathy Stump Rauch, 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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January 11, 2018 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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