Group photo at our 55th Reunion Banquet on September 26, 2015. Row 1 (front): Jim McNeil, Barb Schmidt, Judy Winters Kotzamanis, Marge Rohrer McAllister, Lynn Lewis Glaser, Barbara Frana Nix, Kaaren Holz Nichols, Sandra Tistle Kotlaba, Pam Fox, Pam Porter Duthie. Row 2: Carol Swanson Olsen, Jerry Romes, Karen Acton Truettner, Carol Wooten Kaczanowski, Bonnie Block Prims, Linda Helmick Clark, Sylvia Wright Kete, Gail Erickson Peterson, Lucille Krejci, Marianne Yonus Olson, Nancy Demorest Pujol, Joann Koy Butler, Sharon O’Brien Hoffman, Mellanie Willet Fowler, Carolyn Mustradi Nemeth, Judy Retzer High, Peggy Lambert Seeley, Penny Dean Carduff, Marshall Seese. Row 3: Earl Gebel, Ginny Breit Wood, Christine Nordgren Pfeiffer, Sherry Unger Lane, Trudy Johnson Sheek, Rick Arendt, Karen Zachia Vosmik, Bob Schuwerk, Darle Eichler Tilley, Todd Kantowowicz, Arlene Carlson Messick, Linda Raether Darlington, Rosemary Cleary Tourville, Don Baeuchler. Row 4: Dick Smith, Anita Wikstrom Hansen, Kathy Accola Coomer, Fred Johnson, Judy Plain Robins, Stu Schack, Mark Day, John Hash, Bill Walger, Steve Fox, Bob Kunkel, Bill Russell. Row 5: Barry Rietz, Bob Smith, James McGovern, Peter Paulson, Don Klemt, Alan Bragg, Bob Nemeth, Dick Pickup, Bill Spryison, Dan Nehlsen. Row 6: Joe Sciarra, Jim Coomer, John Masoncup, Eric Brookens, Pete Benda, Jerry Mason, Paul Traficanti Conti, Frank Kuper.
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6/15/2018 Older brother of classmate Sue Riley Zanzarella lived a remarkable life
Michael Riley died on May 30th in La Jolla, California. of heart failure and its complications. He was born on December 14, 1939, in Chicago and grew up in Glenview, Illinois. He graduated f
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4/30/2018 Our former MW class VP, Bev Foss Gollan, has relocated to Arizona
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4/30/2018 Nice news about a living MW Classmate: Louis Garapolo
Mr. Garapolo is a 38 year resident of Oak Park and a licensed Architect. He founded and is principal of the Oak Park architectural firm of Garapolo & Associates Architects. He has been invol
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I have homesteaded on 80 rough Ozark acres for the past thirty-eight years. I am currently working at the Ava high school (545 students in the whole school) where I teach. I am "the old man" teacher - oldest in the system. When I tell students the size of our MTHS high school class they can't fathom it.
Sometimes I still have dreams where I find my hot rod in a garage and take it out for a drive. I built a 1955 Ford Crown Vicky from the ground up during my junior and senior year. It was raked and primered and had a bored out Mercury 312 c.i. V-8 with much modifications under the hood. In my dream though it just doesn't seem to run exactly right anymore - like me Check out the messages at the very bottom of this site-scroll way down- and you can read why there were no BrotherHood Awards in 1960.
Greetings from Ozark Hills and Hollows!
I guess my checkmark on the reunion response form did not survive cyberspace transmission. Unfortunately, school will still be insession through the 23rd of May . I do look forward to seeing a record of the proceeedings and fun on the website. In all honesty, I really can't believe that it has been fifty years. My mind still feels like i'm twenty-three, but often after a day of teaching and farm work until dark afterward I my body feels like I'm ninety-two years old.. I hope everyone has a wonderful time together and many special memories to take down the road.
Best wishes to you all, Rick
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While we were still in high school a national publication ranked our school among the top ten public high schools in the U.S. We all knew that we were privileged to be part of a very special group during our years at Maine. We wondered what path our own life would follow after high school - and what good things might be in store for our classmates and friends. We wondered if all of the stuff we were struggling to learn was really important. After high school, paths diverged and occasionally crossed. Communication with classmates was not as good as we hoped it would be. Fifty years later we think back and wonder not only "whatever happened to good old so-and-so," but also, what in general, did our classmates end up doing with their lives?
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