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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Stephen W. Hayes  7/8
•   Patricia A. Stromer  7/10
•   Lester E. Williams  7/10
•   Martin A. Johns  7/11
•   Karen R. Dahlbeck (Nuttleman)  7/15
•   Karan L. Kuster (Brown)  7/18
•   Marlene Sipes (Sweeney)  7/23
•   Francis M. Allen  7/24
•   Janice M. Westbrook (SACHS)  7/25
•   Donna F. Foreman (Trusty)  7/28
•   Judith K. Thompson (Vidlak)  7/29
•   Margalean G. Bayless (Bossert)  7/31
•   Carol A. Crewdson (Hunt)  8/1
•   Donna R. Condreay (Weaver)  8/2
•   Carolyn A. Jones  8/2

PROFILE UPDATES


•   Tom Young  7/1
•   Joan D. Rockwell (Brannigan)  6/12
•   Barbara J. Goodman (Wentink)  6/4
•   Gloria J. Kowrack (Schmidt)  5/22
•   Michael Beach  5/9
•   Janell D. Winsor (Dressen)  5/6
•   Michelle McGarrett (Daughter Of Wayne Schwindt)  5/2
•   Mary E. Reifschneider (Cox)  4/23
•   Dennis McBride (McBride)  4/18
•   Joe L. Juricek  4/17
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to the Official LHS Class of 1961 Website

Since 2009 - over 208,400 Site Visits!

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Please join other classmates on Thursday, July 7, 5 pm, The Eatery, for our regular monthly dinner meeting. Everyone is welcome to join in. Expect lots of reunion gossip and stories and maybe some thinking about when our class might meet again. Please come!

PHOTOS OF THE 61ST REUNION!!!

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

If you were taking photos at our June 3-5, 2022 61st Class Reunion would you please send them by email to Donna Filbert Ewoldt?  Photography was one job not specifically assigned by the committee to any classmate and we are not sure who may have what.  They will be shared here on the website.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!  

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The 61st reunion of the Class of 1961 is over for now but we'll be posting photos, statistics and information. Steve Davidson donated tee shirts for everone. The black and red lettering against the links statue was striking and so the many wearers got lots of attention. Some hotel guests were surprised that we were still having fun at our "age".  The hospitality room was hopping every evening and lots of snacks went into the record bowls Janell Winsor Dressen made. Our hospitality room "hosts" did a great job of packing in all kinds of food and beverages. Bob Marker, Steve Davidson, Dave Drevo, Harold Monismith and Gary Drager were there the whole weekend to help make eveyone feel welcome.  Our registrar and finance person, Mary Gilbert Jorgensen had lists at the ready of who was doing what. Cathy Stump Rauch did a great job of contacting classmates and encouraging them to come. She handed out a list of 186 deceased classmates and worked with the printer to make a new poster that was on display. Shiela Thomas Alemzadeh and Karen Dahlbeck Nuttleman made name tags with LARGE writing and shared duties with Sharon Dumler Gottsche and Janell to keep the registration table staffed. Vi Marks Baker supplied Lincoln packets from the Chamber of Commerce. The red and black Baker's Chocolates were donated by Barb Pangle Clark and Ken. Embassy meals, chosen by Mary Ann Meisner and Bob Marker, including breakast were plentiful as well as delicious. We didn't come close to running out of food or fun. Classmates who attended and also stayed home sent incredibly generous donations that helped make the reunion more affordable.  More information will be posted about the video put together by Donna Filbert Ewoldt that played during dinner and in the hospitality suite.  A few photos of the hospitality suite are posted in th Photo Gallery. We'd like to have all photos taken by classmates sent in to be uploaded so contact us please.  We are all understandably taking some time off this week to recover!  More Later!

A VERY COOL SHIRT!!!

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The four classmates acknowledged below are the most recent to have passed away.  When you proceed to their "In Memory" pages you will find additional details.  The Class of '61 sends deepest condolences to these families.  

•Tom W. Beach died in Hot Springs, Arkansas on November 19, 2021.  News has reached us through classmate Bob Bettenhausen.  Please click here for Tom's "In Memory" page.  The Class of 1961 sends sincere condolences to Tom's family.

• David Mitchell died Wednesday, March 16, 2022.  Please click here to see David's "In Memory" page for further details.  The Class of 1961 sends condolences to David's three children and their families.

•David E. Burk died March 19, 2022.  His sister, Carole Burk Hampsh, was kind enough to pass along this information.  Please click here to read David's "In Memory" page.

 •Nancy E. Stark of Kamas, UT, died March 25, 2022. Please click here for Nancy's "In Memory" page where there will be additional information soon.

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Old Muny Pool bath house building - 2022

Nice photo here was probably taken from an upper level apartment unit in the Telegraph district that houses the new Lincoln Journal Star offices. It's in the news because of renovations. Click here for the article and scroll down for the section on Muny Pool.  Does this bring back memories for summers way back when?

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Click here for an LJS article about saving the Pershing Auditorium Mural. Donations are needed to raise funds to remove, restore and rebuild the mural at the Lancaster Event Center.

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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!

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Scroll way down for photos of the May 11, 2022 Guy's Dinner. Thanks Dave Drevo for taking pics all these years!
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LINKS IN THE NEWS

CONGRATS!!

  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. Go Links!

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LHS Track Stars

•  LHS Senior, Dajaz DeFrand tied the all-time Class A state record in 100 meter dash at 11.60, broke the state record in the 200 and ran the winning anchor leg in rhe 40 meter relay. She will compete on Florida State Track Team next year.

• Links Jr. Javon Luety wins gold Class A medal at stste in 100 meter hurdles. Worked with LHS grad Darius Luff, now UNL hurdler, on his starts.

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The Scribe is back!

From 1930 on, with the exception of a few years in the 40's and the last two years due to Covid, The Scribe has been published every year.  Now it's back through the persistence of Deb McGinn, Creative Writing and English Teacher at LHS.  Click here for the LJS story. Let us hear if you contributed to The Scribe or helped with the publication.

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The Lincoln High women's basketball team is ranked 4th having had their best season to date in 21 years. Senior guard, J'Unti Franklin has emerged as a points leader in an already talented line up.  Click here for the LJS article.

Lincoln High grad and holder of several state high school records in the hurdles Darius Luff is making a national name for himself as a Husker track and field star. Now in his 3rd year with UNL, Darius hopes to keep lowering his times and his coaches say it will most likely happen this spring. Go Links!

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The "Thank You Donors" page (left tab, third down) has been updated as of JUNE 2022 with donations since the last reunion. We sincerely appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness. Your donations are used to cover website & licensing and reunion costs enabling us, most recently, to host the upcoming 61st reunion of the 61st Class. If you made a donation, please check to make sure your name is on the updated list.

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LHS Gathering News

Please Join Us - Always Room for More!

2021-22 DINNER SCHEDULE

LHS Monthly Dinners for this reunion year will always be on the first Thursday of the month at 5 pm at The Eatery, Van Dorn Plaza.

2022

JUNE 3-5

61st Class Reunion - Embassy Hotel

JULY 7

AUGUST 4

SEPTEMBER 1

OCTOBER 6

NOVEMBER 3

DECEMBER 1

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DINNER GROUPS ARE BACK!

Join classmates at the any and all events!

Photos from March 3, 2022 LHS Monthly Dinner and Reunion Planning Committee

Photos from April 7, 2022 Dinner/Planning Meeting, The Eatery

GUYS DINNERS

Photos below from Guys Dinner, May 11, 6:00 pm, Mulligan's, 56th & Old Cheney.  Next dinner second Wednesday, July 13, 6 pm, Mulligan's.

Girls Lunch, every 3rd Thursday of the month, 11:30 am, Valentino's, 35th and Holdrege. Please notify Shiela Thomas Alemzadeh to let her know you are coming so she can reserve seats.

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

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We’d like your help to update our classmate contact information prior to our 61 + 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!

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Historic 1920 Photo of LHS