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Welcome to the Official LHS Class of 1961 Website

Since 2009 - over 246,900 Visits

Signs of Spring?

Pleasse let us know what you are seeing in your area.

Seed Packets!


We are sad to report that our classmate Kay E. Michael died Feb. 6, 2024. Click here for her LJS obituary and photos. We send sympathies to her family and friends.

Lincoln's Hidden Talents

•  Did you know that there are over 134 miles of paved trails in Lincoln, helping to make it a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community since 2019?

•  The Lincoln Industries' subsiderary Source One, a well-know metal fabrication business, designed and built the set for use by the CBS's Super Bowl crew in the pre-game, half-time and post game shows?

• Casey's, the nation's third largest pizza chain, has hired the first ever Pizza and Beer Chief Operating Officer who hails from Lincoln. Joe Cruz's first day on the job was last Thursday, National Pizza Day, and he will be promoting the obvious through social media.  Move over Budweiser Clydesdales.

• Omaha man tackled an alleged Kansas City parade shooter immediately after shooting on Feb. 15. Click here for LJS article.


Special Note:  After a recent search, additional deceased 1961 classmates have been listed here.  Though their deaths were not recent, we sadly mourn and honor all of those who have gone before us. An email blast will be sent to all classmates.

Click on the names below for their "In Memory" page with photos and obits if available.  Scroll down on David Allchin's page to see a special remembrance. Please note that four of them were US Veterans. We are grateful for their service.

David G. Allchin, US Army Veteran, 5 tours Vietnam,  died March 11, 2022.

Harold F. Anderson, US Air Force Veteran, died April 21, 2022.

Leland V. Crosby II, US Army Veteran, Vietnam, died July 9 2021.

Micheal D. Crow, died June 20, 2023.

Leland R. Hancock, US Navy Veteran, Vietnam, died October 12, 2021.

Frances A. Kingery, died November 7, 2021.

Sharilyn Lohse Gothier, died May 9, 2014.

Janice Westbrook Sachs, died April 11, 2023.


Join LHS classmates at the March monthly dinner

Thursday, March 7, 5 pm at The Eatery.

Everyone Welcome

Scroll photos below of the Feb. 1 Dinner, Feb. 15 Guys Dinner and 2024 dinner schedule.

Scroll down for 2024 dinner photos. All 2023 and before dinner photos are available on the  Photo Galleries page, sub menu Classmate Gatherings.

Join the girls at Cheddars 11:30 am, Thurs. March 21.


Pioneers Park buffalo photo "Close to Home"

by Lincoln photographer Richard Farrell.

Through this website YOU are always close to home.

Click here for LJS article.

Lincoln High's official enrollment is 2,125 students, making LHS the largest high school in the city, despite the opening of two new high schools. Opened last year, Lincoln Northwest is located just south of Air Park, off NW 48th Street.  Standing Bear opened this fall and is located near 84th and Saltillo Rd in SE Lincoln.


Pictured: LHS ninth graders


Click Here for a slide show of ten of Lincoln's longest running restaurants.

One of our favorites.....


All Deceased Classmates - Click Here

Deceased Family Members - Click Here


A Limited number of Pershing Mural Prints is now for sale: $25 at the From Nebraska Store in the Haymarket, 8th and Q. Proceeds go to ongoing fundraising efforts to install the mural and maintain the mural at Wyuka.



Darius Luff, Lincoln High grad, posted a 7:70 in the 60 meter high hurdles at the Frank Sevigne Track Meet. Considering he is coming off a broken toe injury, it was still his fastest opening season time as a Husker. An amazing athlete.

Click here for the full LJS article.


Congrats to Evelyn Becher, LHS ninth grader who quaified for the State Wrestling Tourney in the 120 lb class. Two other links made the cut. Click here for the details.



Over twenty girls went out this fall for the new LHS wrestling team.


LHS Band featured in the 2023 Veterans Day Parade


LHS Culinary Team placed 4th in the annual district competition.


Lincoln High Mascot, the Links, is featured in a syndicated cartoon "Thatababy" by Paul Tapp. Click here to see the fun article and why the Links were chosen in the "Mascoties" special issue.



Click here for the
Reunion Photo Gallery to date. Send your photos.



The LHS library media center staff has completed a huge project of digitizing LHS history and records from their collection. It includes photos, Advocates, LINKS yearbooks and other sources. Click here to reach the web site and enjoy the search through our history. Huge thanks to the media staff from the Class of '61!





LHS's Renee Jones named 2023 Nebraska Teacher of the Year

The award is "bestowed annually to teachers who are exceptionally dedicated, knowledgable, skilled and who have the ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn." Click here for the full LJS article.


Deborah McGinn, LHS Teacher for nearly 40 years, is featured in a front page LJS article about her LHS career and now her retirement at Union College as a writing consultant. Click here for her love story about teaching and Lincoln High. "Another Lincoln High job well done" is used to describe Deb.


  Senior Riek Bol creates his gift to Lincoln High, a video showing the 150 year history of the High. Click here for the LJS article. Riek says there isn't another high school in the state that is more connected than LHS. Update: Riek is one of six LHS students who've been accepted into the Johnny Carson Center for the Emerging Medka Arts. Riek visited our 61st Reunion to get video footage of alums for the 150 anniversary video. Congrats Riek!



Scroll down for gathering photos.

Please Join Us - Always Room for More.

LHS Monthly Dinners will always be on the first Thursday of the month at 5 pm at The Eatery, Van Dorn Plaza. Please join us in 2024. It's always good to see old friends. Next dinner is March 7, 2024.

LHS Guys meet each month at Mulligan's on the 2nd Wednesday at 6 pm.

LHS Girls meet the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:30 am at various locations. We meet at Cheddars March 21. Hope to see you there.


Jan. 4 Jan. 10 Jan. 18
Feb. 1 Feb. 7 Feb. 15
March 7 March 13 March 21
April 4 April 10 April 18
May 2 May 8 May 16
June 6 June 12 June 20
July 11 July 10 July 18
Aug. 1 Aug. 14 Aug. 17
Sept. 5 Sept.11 Sept. 19
Oct. 3 Oct. 921 Oct, 17
Nov. 7 Nov. 13 Nov. 21
Dec. 5 Dec.11 Dec. 19

Join classmates at the any and all events! All classmates are welcome!

LHS Monthly Dinners are always 5 pm at The Eatery Party Room


February 1, 2024 LHS Monthly Dinner at The Eatery

17 Attended

January 4, 2024 LHS Monthly Dinner at the Eatery

13 attended

Girls Lunch

Girls Lunch, March 16, 2023

Valentino's on Holdrege

Photo by Donna E not pictured.

L to R: Karen Dahlbeck Nuttleman, Shiela Thomas Alemzadeh,

Vi Marks Baker, Mary Ann Meisner, Donna Ewoldt, not pictured.

Girl's Lunch at Whole Foods, May 18, 2023

L to R: Donna Filbert Ewoldt, Sharon Dumler Gottsche, Karen Dahlbeck Nuttleman, Mary Ann Meisner, Shiela Thomas Alemzadeh.

Girl's Lunch at Hacienda Real, September 21, 2023

L. to R: Mary Ann Meisner, Vi Marks Baker, Sharon Dumler Gottsche, Mary Gilbert Jorgensen, Karen Dahlstrom Nuttleman, Shiela Thomas Alemzadeh



February 15, 2024 Guys Dinner at Mulligans

5 attended

We’d like your help!

PLEASE pass along addresses, emails, cell phones, land lines and health status regarding our LHS classmates.  Any phone calls you would like us to make, we will do gladly.  

It has always been the goal to compile a complete class list.  All LHS students who attended LHS for part or all of the years of fall 1958 through spring 1961.  This list appears on this website under “Classmate Profiles”.  For most we have their address.  But never sure if we’re current.  So please, pass along what you know.  Any name with no symbol following it, is a classmate who has not joined the website.

Future LHS Class of 1961 Reunion plans will be sent via U.S. Mail to everyone for whom we have an address. The LHS Class of 1961 website may be accessed by any classmate with an email address.  To join the website click on your name under "Classmate Profiles" and follow the directions.  Much more class information is available and shared regularly on the website for those who would like to use it.  

Click "Contact Us" - on the right, top of page.

Thank you!

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Historic 1920 Photo of LHS