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•   Earl H. True  5/2
•   Jean L. Tilman (Moore)  5/5
•   Donald W. Burns  5/6
•   Karen J. Dahlstrom (Everett)  5/6
•   Monty P. Timm  5/6
•   Michael B. Siedell  5/7
•   Juris Ozols  5/12
•   John T. Mills  5/15
•   Corey Gacusana  5/17
•   Charles C. Province  5/19


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•   Todd Hoover (Hoover)  3/10
•   Marylin J. Gudeker (Griewe)  2/2
•   Joan D. Rockwell (Brannigan)  12/28
•   Sharon Kay Potts (Buskirk)  12/7
•   Nancy E. Huff (Green)  11/30
•   Nancy E. Stark  11/11
•   Steven F. Bassler  11/11
•   Gene A. Schwenke  10/11
•   Gloria J. Kowrack (Schmidt)  9/29
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Welcome to the Official LHS Class of 1961 Website

Since 2009 - over 180,500 Site Visits


To Lincoln area classmates:

A "Blast" email was sent yesterday 3/13/21 to all classmates that included an invitation to attend a monthly LHS Dinner on Thursday, May 6 in a new format "Picnic at Antelope Park". Included below (scroll way down) above the Monthly Dinner Schedule is a short optional survey gauging interest and plans for attendance. We sure would like to hear from you.


LHS Sprinter Hates to Lose!

So far junior Dajaz DeFrand has set fastest state times

in 100 and 200 meters this spring.

Click here for the LJS story.


Robber's Cave ... The Movie!

Robber's Cave is the subject of a new documentary film

with Dick Cavett as the narrator.

Tennesee director picks the cave as his next project.

Click here for the LJS story and photos.


Gold's Department Store Plan shows 180 new apartments. Click here for LJS article and details.


Click here for a down memory lane LJS article about a favorite nice weather past time - Cool Crest Miniature Golf on North 48th St.


Local Pandemic Update 12/28/2020

Lincoln/Lancaster County: 22,083 cases, 148 deaths. 

Nebraska: over 161,974 cases and 1,616 deaths.


Starting in 2021 each update will remain on the list below.


City/County:  22,654 cases, 152 deaths. 

State:  167,128 cases, 1,679 deaths.



City/County:  23,426 cases, 159 deaths.

State:  171,294 cases, 1,734 deaths.



City/County:  24,561 cases, 173 deaths.

State:  177,883 cases, 1,847 deaths.



City/County:  26, 690 cases, 196 deaths.

State:  190,828 cases, 2,011 deaths.



City/County:  27,170 cases, 206 deaths

State:  193,967 cases, 2,075 deaths.



City/County:  27,427 cases, 208 deaths.  

State:  195,697 cases, 2,110 deaths.



City/County:  28,432 cases, 218 deaths

State:  202,871 cases, 2,222 deaths



City/County:  30,264 cases, 230 deaths  

State:  214,936 cases, 2,337 deaths


(Source:  New York Times and/or LJS)

Sheltering at Home/Masking up

for over 1 year.  Enough counting days.  Remember:  

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going!"

(Began counting March 15, 2020)


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! Our 1961 "The Links" Yearbook has been scanned by the LHS Library Media Center and is online in a pdf version. Click here for the 1961 yearbook; the 1960 book is also available. If the page doesn't open automatically you may have to have a newer version of Adobe Reader on your computer. Click here for the free reader download from Adobe. Scroll down to see every page. Prepare for the time warp!


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"


You must be logged in to submit this survey. Please use the login box in the upper right corner.

1)   Have you had your vaccinations and completed the two-week waiting period?

2)   Will you be attending the Picnic at Antelope Park?


LHS Gathering News

Please Join Us - Always Room for More!


Always first Thursday at 5 pm. 

May 6 - Picnic in Antelope Park! Meet north of colorful playground.  Bring sandwich (or whatever) and beverage for dinner.  Vaccinations + 2 week wait period required.  Social distancing and masks will make all feel safe.  Picnic tables available or bring your own lawn chairs.  Cancellation due to weather will be posted here.  Look for RED & BLACK balloons.  Party time!

NOTICE short survey above.  Will you please fill it out?  Thanks! 


June 3 - TBA




Guys Dinner 2nd Wed., odd numbered months, 6 pm, Mulligan's, 56th & Old Cheney

Girls Dinner 3rd Thurs. every month, 5:30 Valentino's, 35th and 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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March 5, 2020 LHS Monthly Dinner at Parker's Smokehouse

24 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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February 6, 2020 Monthly Dinner at The Parthenon

L to R:  Janell Winsor Dreesen, Cathy Marker, Bob Marker, Cathy Stump Rauch, Mary Gilbert Jorgensen, Mary Ann Meisner, John Baker, Vi Marks Baker, Steve Davidson, Bob Dreesen.

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March 11, 2020 Guys Dinner at Mulligan's

10 Guys Attended

Thanks Dave Drevo for supplying the photos.


Click Here or on the Photo Gallery Tab for more "Classmate Gatherings".


We’d like your help to update our classmate contact information prior to our 60th reunion.

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!

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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