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2017 Classmate PortraitsPictures of our classmates and their spouses in 2017
Photos by Jed Miller / Missy Miller Photography
Still looking good after 50 years! 1 of 38Reunion Committee Leaders: Pam Birdsall Linn, Krista Meyer Bowersox, and Joetta Geer Johnson 2 of 38Guests of Honor. Faculty members Tom Leimer, Ruth Larson, and Don Brendeland 3 of 38Guests of Honor. Faculty member Don Brendeland and wife Shir 4 of 38Guest of Honor. Faculty member Tom Leimer 5 of 38Barb (Alleman) Kaltenheuser and Rod Kaltenheuser 6 of 38Duane and Claudia Anderson 7 of 38Dan and Christina Billings 8 of 38Pam Birdsall Linn and Jerry Linn 9 of 38Greg Clawson 10 of 38Bernie and Beth Dahl 11 of 38Linda Elder McVicker and Dave McVicker 12 of 38Joetta Geer Johnson 13 of 38Beverly Henryson Miller and Les Miller 14 of 38Ken and Connie Hermann 15 of 38Dixie Kahler Minear and Gary Minear 16 of 38Richard and JoAnn Kinyon 17 of 38Steve Larson and Louella Thompson Larson 18 of 38Chuck and Kathy Lee 19 of 38Terry Legvold 20 of 38Barb Lyon Schendel and Phil Schendel 21 of 38Jean Meeker Hempel and Steve Hempel 22 of 38Krista Meyer Bowersox and Jim Bowersox 23 of 38Phyllis Miller Sedore and Al Sedore 24 of 38Lynn Matson and Lois Nelson Matson 25 of 38Dan and Joyce O'Donnell 26 of 38David and LaDonna Osborn 27 of 38Greg and Connie Peterson 28 of 38Julie Peterson and Jack Wesley 29 of 38Cheryl Pierce Schultz with daughters Teri and Tammy 30 of 38Ralph Ross and Jane Larson Ross 31 of 38Joe and Jean Rubaugh 32 of 38Janice Ryerson Froning and Dan Froning 33 of 38Sandy Sharpnack Flemmer 34 of 38John and Claudia Stensland 35 of 38Rick Sutter and Carolynn Anderson 36 of 38Elaine Thompson Ilvess and Whitey Ilvess 37 of 38Roger and Susie Torgerson 38 of 38
50th Reunion July 1, 2017These are candit shots taken at the 2017 50 year reunion dinner at Ankeny Country Club. Photos by Jed Miller / Missy Miller Photography
1 of 42Class of 1967 at 50th Reunion photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 2 of 42Krista Meyer Bowersox photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 3 of 42L to R: Joetta Geer Johnson, Pam Birdsall Linn, Dan O'Donnell, Joyce O'Donnell, Kathy Lee photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 4 of 42L to R: Joyce O'Donnell, Beverly Henryson Miller, Chuck Lee photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 5 of 42Joetta Geer Johnson and Pam Birdsall Linn at table, Joe Rumbaugh and Greg Clawson photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 6 of 42Kathy and Chuck Lee talking with Jerry Linn photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 7 of 42Lynn and Lois Nelson Matson checking in with Joetta Geer Johnson and Pam Birdsall Linn photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 8 of 42Roger Torgerson, Terry Legvold, Krista Meyer Bowersox. photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 9 of 42Greg Peterson, Tom Leimer photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 10 of 42Jean and Joe Rumbaugh, Ken Hermann and Connie Hermann photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 11 of 42Krista Meyer Bowersox and Jim Bowersox photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 12 of 42Greg and Connie Peterson, JoAnn Kinyon and Sandy Sharpnack Flemmer photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 13 of 42Jerry Linn, Gary Minear and Dixie Kahler Minear photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 14 of 42Pam Birdsall Linn, LaDonna Osborn and David Osborn photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 15 of 42Jack Wesley, Shir Brendeland, and Ruth Larson photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 16 of 42Chuck and Kathy Lee, Rick Sutter, Louella Thompson Larson, Jane Larson Ross and Julie Peterson photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 17 of 42Whitey Ilvess, Beverly Henryson Miller, Elaine Thompson Ilvess photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 18 of 42Krista Meyer Bowersox, Connie Peterson, Claudia Anderson (back), Christina Billings, Greg Peterson, LaDonna Osborn (back), Dan Billings, David Osborn photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 19 of 42Jean and Joe Rumbaugh photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 20 of 42Pam Birdsall Linn (back), Terry Legvold, Julie Petersonp, Joetta Geer Johnson photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 21 of 42Lynn Matson, Steve Larsonphoto: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 22 of 42At Ankeny Country Club photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 23 of 42Barbara Alleman Keltenheuser photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 24 of 42Pam Birdsall Linn photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 25 of 42Lynn and Lois Nelson Matson photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 26 of 42Dan and Joyce O'Donnell photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 27 of 42Cheryl Pierce Schultz with her daughters Teri and Tammy photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 28 of 42Dinner at the Ankeny Country Club photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 29 of 42Julie Peterson and Kirsta Meyer Bowersox photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 30 of 42backs: Janice Ryerson Froning and Dan Froning, opposite: Ruth Larson, Ralph Ross and Jane Larson Ross photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 31 of 42Joe Rumbaugh, Richard Kinyon and JoAnn Kinyon photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 32 of 42Pam Birdsall Linn and Jerry Linn, Gary Minear and Dixie Kahler Minear. backs: Lois Nelson Matson and Lynn Matson photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 33 of 42Claudia Stensland and Susie Torgerson photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 34 of 42Chuck and Kathy Lee and Carolynn Anderson facing camera. Jim Thompson and Terry Legvold backs to camera photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 35 of 42Les Miller and Jack Wesley photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 36 of 42Jane Larson Ross and Ralph Ross photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 37 of 42Dan Billings and Greg Peterson photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 38 of 42Dan and Christina Billings and Greg and Connie Peterson photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 39 of 42Steve Hempel and Jean Meeker Hempel, Joetta Geer Johnson, Al Sedore, Whitey Ilvess, and Julie Peterson in foreground photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 40 of 42Kathy Lee, Greg Clswson, Duane and Claudia Anderson, and Carolynn Anderson photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 41 of 42Jerry Linn photo: Jed Miller / Missy Miller photography 42 of 42
Ballard Buildings, then and nowHere are pictures of the physical plant(s) of Ballard, along with some of the people charged with taking care of them.
1967 District Map showing facilities 1 of 10Cambridge Elementary Center in the 60's. 2 of 10East Elementary in Cambridge, Today 3 of 10Junior High School in Huxley when we were there 4 of 10Junior-Senior High School Buidling in Huxley, Today 5 of 10Kelley Elementary we attended 6 of 10Slater Elementary we attended 7 of 10West Elementary in Slater, Today 8 of 10 9 of 10 10 of 10
Faculty and Staff, then and nowIf you have photos of Ballard Teachers and Administrators, please submit them!
Our Teachers and Administrators, then and now. 1 of 75Keith Bear, Band 2 of 75Tom Berhow, Cambridge principal 3 of 75Venie Blaskovich, Secretary 4 of 75Don Brendeland, Science 5 of 75Charles Bunn, Social Studies 6 of 75John Burns, band 7 of 75John Burns 8 of 75John Burns, visiting the Ballard High School band room 07/07/07 9 of 75Rosella Christianson, Slater 2nd Grade 10 of 75Rosella Christianson, Today. 11 of 75Russell Davenport, Industrial Arts & Drivers' Ed 12 of 75Russ Davenport, 2006. 13 of 75Margaret Dean, Cambridge 3rd grade 14 of 75Conrad Donahue, Kelley math & P.E., Kelley principal, Junior High social studies 15 of 75Robert Donnelly, History, Girls' Basketball, Drivers' Ed 16 of 75Jessie Dory, 7th Homeroom 17 of 75Delores Douglas, Jr. High Principal's Secretary 18 of 75Wayne Folks, Earth Science 19 of 75Ruth Fausch, Elementary Music 20 of 75Mr. Gibbs, Math 21 of 75Elizabeth Gifford, English 22 of 75Elizabeth and Richard Gifford on their wedding anniversary 23 of 75Norva Gray, Band 24 of 75Marie Green, English, 7th Homeroom 25 of 75Marjorie Griffith, 7th Homeroom 26 of 75Marge Griffith. May 2007 27 of 75Tom Griffith, chemistry 28 of 75Tom Griffith, 2006 Now Dean of Math and Science at North Seattle Community College, Seattle, Washington 29 of 75Stephen Hanson, Science 30 of 75Mrs. Helfert, Art 31 of 75Patty Houge, superintendent's secretary 32 of 75Robert Jensen, History, Boys' Basketball 33 of 75Elsie Johnson, Slater 6th Grade 34 of 75Clifford Kessler, math 35 of 75Jerry Kindhart, Girls' Basketball 36 of 75Cherie Kuhlman, Girls' P.E. 37 of 75David Landswerk, Cambridge or Kelley? Principal 38 of 75Ruth Larson, Secretary 39 of 75Ruth Larson and Jane, 2006 40 of 75Tom Leimer, High School Principal 41 of 75Tom Leimer. Tri-County Times article May 17, 2007 42 of 75O.E. Lester, Superintendant until 1960 43 of 75Linda Ligon, Math 44 of 75Juanita Long, Slater 5th Grade 45 of 75Richard Lowery, P.E. 46 of 75Dick and Ann Lowery at the 07/07/07 reunion at the Ballard Golf and Country Club, Huxley, IA 47 of 75Vera Markt, Commercial 48 of 75Hazel Maywald, English 49 of 75James McNeal, Guidance 50 of 75Dawn Miller, Science 51 of 75James G. Mumper, School Superintendant 1966 and 1967, math 52 of 75Judy Pace, P.E. 53 of 75H.O. Petersen, Slater Elementary Principal and P.E., Junior High Principal 54 of 75Russell Price, Vocal Music 55 of 75Delores Rittgers 56 of 75Charles Rochford, auto mechanics 57 of 75Fred J. Rohde, School Superintendant from 1961 to 1965 58 of 75Fred and Lois Rohde at home on the lake, Alexandria, Minnesota 59 of 75Gresham Roskamp, Science and Jr. High Boys' Basketball 60 of 75Gresham (Ross) and Ruth Roskamp 61 of 75Mrs. Rye, librarian 62 of 75Gaylord Scandrett, Auto Mechanics and Industrial Arts 63 of 75James Selland, Band 64 of 75Mr. Shaeffer, science 65 of 75Madeline Scott, Art 66 of 75James Tayloe, Science 67 of 75Mrs. Tesdall, librarian 68 of 75Jerry Tryon, football, boys' P.E. 69 of 75Jerry Tryon at retirement from AR-WE-VA Community Schools. Jerry also taught and coached at Pomeroy-Palmer, Alta, and Jefferson besides Ballard. 70 of 75Jerry and Jerilyn Tryon. Photo from Tryon webpage: http://www.tryons.com/index511.htm 71 of 75Mrs. Veline, Math 72 of 75Miss Weld, Spanish 73 of 75Robert Whitmore, Spanish 74 of 75Elizabeth Williams, French 75 of 75
BOMBER Classmates and Friends Through the YearsWhy not dig through your old albums and send pictures you have saved from your Ballard days? And what about new pictures of your old friends? If you can scan them, do that. If you want to mail them to us, we will scan them and post them here and return them to you by mail.
Bomber Memories 1 of 27Huxley Kindergarten. Back Row: John Stensland, Lois Nelson, Jane Larson, Beverly Henryson, Chuck Lee, Duane Anderson, Middle Row: Terry Legvold, Janice Ryerson, Ken Herman, Jerry Linn, Bill Brueck, John Ehm, Bill Barber Front Row: Calvin Hennick, Joyce Birkestrand, Oriett Larson, Roger Dahl, Carol Schonhorst, Jim Thompson, Richard Kinyon, David Larson 2 of 27Slater First Grade. Courtesy of Joetta (Geer) Johnson 3 of 27Slater Third Grade (courtesy Pam Linn). Back row: Kathy Swanson, Mary (Chader) Reagh, Roger Torgerson, Joetta (Geer) Johnson, Aurora Jiminez, Dan O'Donnell, Rae Jean (Udorvich) Todd, Richard Severson, Middle Row: LaVern Pritchard, Bob Christianson, Darrell Cross, Rick Sutter, Ralph Ross, John Bjorlie, Krista (Meyer) Bowersox, Jerry Cross, Gary Hines, Front row: Marjean Nerem, Nancy (Michael) Fausch, Donna (Drake) Schafroth, Nancy (Reinertson) Uran, Julie (Peterson) Wesley, Fred Blaskovich, Steve Larson, Craig (help?), Pam (Birdsall) Linn, Mrs. Withrow 4 of 27Slater 6th Grade 5 of 27Seventh Graders. Courtesy Joetta (Geer) Johnson 6 of 27Seventh Graders. Courtesy Joetta (Geer) Johnson 7 of 27Home Ec Class- three future Martha Stewarts! Janice Ryerson, Jane Larson, Lois Nelson 8 of 27Fine Arts Trip to Chicago- May 1967. Be sure to see Dan O'Donnell's film of this trip on the Bombers Video page. 9 of 27Dan Billings. Feb '65......Trust me, I wouldn't do that now. Some notable homes are in the background. 10 of 27Arsenic and Old Lace-Junior Class Play November 1966. Jim Thompson and Jane Larson 11 of 27Louella and Lois primping in the Chicago Hilton 12 of 27A long school bus ride to Chicago. 13 of 27Senior Trip to Minneapolis- Ralph Ross, Tom Purvis, Julie Peterson, John Bjorlie, and Carol Schonhorst 14 of 27Paper Dresses?!? Julie "hems" Janice's dress. Senior Class Trip 15 of 27Prom-1967 16 of 27After-prom 1967! 17 of 27Robing up for Graduation 18 of 27Graduation on the football field. Be sure to see Dan O'Donnell's film version of this on the Bomber Videos page. 19 of 27Baccalaureate, 1967 20 of 27Post High School Reunion at Julie's house 21 of 27Beverly Henryson Miller, Julie Peterson-Wesley, Janice Ryerson Emerson, Lois Nelson Matson, Jane Larson Fischer. Daughters of 'sons. 1980. 22 of 27Jane Larson Fischer, Lois Nelson Matson, Beverly Henryson Miller, Janice Ryerson Emerson, Julie Peterson-Wesley. Daughters of 'sons. 2006 23 of 27Joetta Geer Johnson, Janice Ryerson Emerson, Lois Nelson Matson, Julie Peterson-Wesley, Beverly Henryson Miller. 2006 24 of 27Reunion committee had fun luncheon together at the Ballard Golf and Country Club restaurant on January 20. Back row: Ken Hermann, Bob Christianson, Krista (Meyer) Bowersox, Louella (Thompson) Larson, Steve Larson. Front row: Pam (Birdsall) Linn, Joetta (Geer) Johnson, Dixie (Kahler) Minear, and Sandy (Sharpnack) Flemmer. 25 of 27Slater 6th grader girls' basketball with H.O. Peterson 26 of 27 Back row: Beverly Henryson Miller, Jane Larson Ross, Lois Nelson Matson, Judy Sapp, and Oriett Larson Snider Front row: Joyce Birkestrand Wright, Carol Schonhorst Christianson, Janice Ryerson Froning, and Nancy Stoll Slife 27 of 27
Our Homes and FamiliesWe invite you to upload photos of your family, your home and community, your hobbies and interests, and your pets.
Home and Family 1 of 33It's great to live, work and ride in the SW Forida sun! .......And you don't have to move when you retire! Dan Billings 2 of 33Pam (Birdsall) Linn. My granddaughter, Ella 3 of 33Pam (Birdsall) Linn on her farm with four of her five grandchildren. Jarrett Miller, Jadyn Miller, Pam, Ella Toot, and Jed Miller (behind soccer ball.) 4 of 33Bill Brueck. Aaron and Nicole's wedding 2005: Bill, Chandler, Aaron, Nicole, Linda, Bailey, and Carrie. 5 of 33Bill and Linda Brueck, spelunkers. 6 of 33Bob and Linda Christianson with Phil (left) and Jeff (right). 7 of 33Bob Christianson with 18 pound salmon in Door County Wisconsin (Lake Michigan). 8 of 33Bob and Jeff Christianson shooting "5-Stand" 9 of 33Bob Christianson. Here I am with my friend Dale's Chevy. OK, I'll just go ahead and admit that I'm a NASCAR fan. But really, who isn't part of the Junior Nation nowadays? 10 of 33Sheryl (Erickson) Fischer. Brad, Drew, Scott and myself back in Iowa in October of 2000. I've been the shortest, since they all were in the 6th grade. 11 of 33Visiting the Alamo in San Antonio 12 of 33Jane (Larson) Fischer with new Mini Cooper 13 of 33Jane Larson Fischer. My son Joel, daughter Sarah, daughter-in-law Esther, granddaughter Amy, and son Chris at Sarah's graduation from Northwestern in Chicago, 2006 14 of 33Jane Larson Fischer. Daughter Sarah and her husband Eric Roane on their wedding day, November 18, 2006 15 of 33Steve and Louella (Thompson) Larson, at reunion planning committee meeting. 16 of 33Chuck Lee pictured with wife, Kathy, and her son Jeff Christian 17 of 33Chuck Lee. 19 pound northern I caught in Canada 18 of 33Matson family. Lynn, our daughter Laurie, her husband Andrew Muller, their son Kalen, Lois and our son Garrett. 19 of 33Jean (Meeker) Hempel. L to R: Jean, Jon, Steve, and Daniel 20 of 33The retiring Dan and Joyce O'Donnell 21 of 33Dan and Joyce O'Donnell's daughter Nora recieving her Master's Degree from Northwestern University, June 2006 22 of 33Here's a picture of Julie Peterson's family-husband, Jack, & children, John&Carolyn:Easter 05 23 of 33Julie Peterson& husband Jack Wesley on "empty-nest' bike trip in Austria 2006(thanks Jane for recommending Vt.BicycleTours!!) 24 of 33Ralph Ross and son Oliver at Ballard Golf and Country Club 25 of 33Joe Rumbaugh. Hi everyone. This is a picture of Jean and I in front of our home with our 38 Chevy [ hopefully someday I can afford to buy her a newer car .] We both retired this spring and are enjoying spending our extra time with our family, attending some car shows , fishing, traveling more and doing a lot of nothing. We look forward to seeing everyone on July 7th. Best wishes, Joe 26 of 33John Stensland. Fishing up at Pierre sd last summer 27 of 33John Stensland. Claudia and me in mexico last winter. 28 of 33John Stensland. Claudia, my oldest daughter Sarah and me last winter 29 of 33John Stensland. Me catching a world record sail fish. 30 of 33Jim Thompson. Nick (Ballard '07, Freshman to be at ISU), Linda, Jim, Lindsay (Ballard '04, Senior to be art ISU). 31 of 33Allen and Nancy Uran 32 of 33New home in North Carolina 33 of 33
BOMBER Careers and AccomplishmentsTell us about your job, your profession, your career or your proudest work accomplishment by sending a photo about it. If you just want to send your company logo, that would be great, too.
Bomber Success 1 of 12View From Our New Digital TV Broadcast Tower. Dan Billings 2 of 12Test Flight of my Experimental Aircraft. Fortunately Nothing fell off. Dan Billings 3 of 12Bill Brueck has been a very active member of Greater Rochester Rotary since February1990. He served as president for 2004-2005 after serving previously as "Webmaster", Treasurer, & Vocational Service Chair. Bill's claim to fame in GRR is as the resident expert on spelunking. He has guided many members on spelunking expeditions in some of the local caves. Bill is shown here with the Minnesota District Governor Ken Crabb of Rotary. 4 of 12Bob Christianson's company 5 of 12In 2005 Bernie was honored by the American Society of Landscape Architects with his election to the Council of Fellows for his service to the profession. His life and passion has been and is teaching landscape architecture. 6 of 12Rod Halverson. 2004 International Retread Rally was at Spearfish, SD and Rod as North Central Regional Director was in charge of it. 7 of 12Elaine (Thompson) Ilvess. My work with the State of Iowa has evolved into a very diverse and enjoyable career as Program Planner. Earlier this year I had the privilege of co-producing a video on Iowa's Conservation Partnership and in working one on one with former Governor Robert D. Ray. It was an honor and such a memorable endeavor. 8 of 12Steve and Louella Larson were recognized by Senator Quirmbach for their advocacy for veterans. Steve is Commander of the Madrid, IA V.F.W. -- Madrid Register News photo/article 9 of 12Dan O'Donnell. This picture is of me receiving a plaque for chairing the Oklahoma American Chemical Society meeting. I spent a year planning and organizing the event, then broke my collar bone the day before and missed the whole thing! At least I got the plaque! 10 of 12Ralph Ross. In case you missed my picture in this month's Latina Style magazine, the Empowering Entrepreneurs Business Series. Access to Capital panel:Rosina Seip, Minority/Women Business Enterprise Alliance; Ralph Ross, US SBA; Brenda Bowers, Banco Popular 11 of 12Attached is a photo I had taken today. It is the best I can do. The town of Wall is having their 100th birthday this July 10th. All of the men in town were to enter a â€œUgly Beard Contest.â€ It is kind of fun but Iâ€™ll be glad to get rid of it. I might even be the winner. Rick Sutter 12 of 12
Tour of High School on 07/07/07Doug Schroeder gave a very interesting tour of the Ballard High School in conjunction with the 07/07/07 40 year reunion for the Class of 1967.
Ballard High School, Huxley, Iowa Tour 07/07/07 1 of 24This is Doug Schroeder, Ballard Community School District's head of custodial services. Doug took a large group of reunion guests on a complete and interesting tour of the Ballard Junior-Senior High School complex on 07/07/07 as part of our reunion celebration. Many things have changed in the last 40 years. 2 of 24Dan and Christina Billings 3 of 24Tour participants 07/07/07 4 of 24Cheryl Pierce and kids and grandkids eager to explore Cheryl's old school. 5 of 24Front entrance of High School (Trophy Room) Dan O'Donnell, Christina Billings, Bev (Henryson) Miller, Joetta (Geer) Johnson, Jean (Meeker) Hempel 6 of 24Ready for tour of Ballard Junior-Senior High School. 7 of 24Joetta (Geer) Johnson and Jean (Meeker) Hempel 8 of 24High School computer lab. 9 of 24Cheryl (Pierce) Schultz showing her grandchildren the Ballard High School. 10 of 24Room 100. Looks very much like it did in 1967, minus the windows to the east. Now there are new classrooms where the lawn used to be. Note Dan O'Donnell is holding his original bomber letter jacket. 11 of 24John Burns was the band director until 1962 for all 3 original elementary centers and he taught private lessons to Ballard students every summer. John is looking over the band room in the new part of the high school. 12 of 24One-time trombone player, Dan O'Donnell approves of the current Ballard High School band room. 13 of 24John Burns and some former Ballard band members. Front row: Julie Peterson, flute, Jean (Meeker) Hempel, clarinet, Joetta (Geer) Johnson, clarinet, Bev (Henryson) Miller, baritone horn. Back row: Roger Larson, trombone, Bob Christianson, alto saxophone, Dan O'Donnell, trombone, and John Burns, Director. 14 of 24Bev (Henryson) Miller and Joetta (Geer) Johnson happily discover their old locker is still in use with a fresh coat of paint. 15 of 24Gymnasium. Still looks the same, but new. They have replaced the bleachers, the floor, the hoops, and the divider curtain. 16 of 24Junior High Class room 17 of 24Doug Schroeder answering questions about Ballard Community Schools. 18 of 24Lunch room is where it always was, but now serves 3 lunch settings per day and they are considering a 4th to accomodate the growth in student populaton. 19 of 24 20 of 24Dan O'Donnell, Bob Christianson, Julie Peterson. Next door neighbors in childhood. Now living in Oklahoma, Urbandale, Vermont. 21 of 24 22 of 24Auditorium 23 of 24Tour attendees in the auditorium 24 of 24
Faculty & Staff Open House, Program, and Banquet 07/07/07These photos were taken at the Open House and Banquet on Saturday evening July 7, 2007. There were 97 people in attendance, including 17 faculty and staff and their spouses and 81 classmates and their spouses or guests. 45 of our original classmates came.
Faculty & Staff Open House, Program, and Banquet 07/07/07 1 of 38Lynn Matson performed flawlessly as Master of Ceremonies. 2 of 38Goerge and Jean Sandquist, Huxley, the spirit of Mrs. Maywald, and emcee and assistant, Lynn and Lois Matson, Loveland, CO. 3 of 38Guests of Honor: Ed and Ruth Larson of Des Moines. Ruth was High School Secretary. 4 of 38Guest of Honor: Tom Leimer, Slater, IA. Tom was High School principal 5 of 38Guests of Honor: Dick and Ann Lowery of Nora Springs, Iowa. Dick was boys' P.E. teacher and Coach. 6 of 38Guests of Honor: Jim and Dolores Douglas of Huxley. Dolores was Junior High School secretary. 7 of 38Front row in audience at program: Dan Froning, Jan (Ryerson) Emerson, LaVern Pritchard. Back row: Linda (Jim) Thompson, Rick Sutter and his guest Carolyn Anderson. Visible in background: Bernie Dahl, Vicki and Terry Legvold, Ralph Ross, Dale and Pat Dyvig. 8 of 38Audience. Sheryl (Erickson) Fischer, closest to camera, Doneta Fleenor, Cathy Kappos, Todd and Sandy (Sharpnack) Flemmor (with camera), Greg Peterson, Rod and Janice Halverson. 9 of 38Audience, This side of table: Greg Peterson, Janice and Rod Halverson, Gary and Dixie (Kahler) Minear. Other side: Allen Uran, Joyce O'Donnell, Dan O'Donnell, Gary Peterson. Standing: Joetta (Geer) Johnson, Dan Billings. Seated: George Sandquist. 10 of 38Sandy (Sharpnack) Flemmer and Todd Flemmer, Huxley, IA. Sandy won the 2nd prize drawing of $109 cash. 11 of 38Rod and Janice Halverson, Slater, IA 12 of 38George and Jean Sandquist, Huxley, IA 13 of 38In audience: Front row: LaVern Pritchard, Jack Wesley, Julie Peterson. 2nd row: Bernie Dahl, Les Miller. Standing: Christina Billings, Jim Douglas. At table: Ed and Ruth Larson, Dolores Douglas. 14 of 38Ken and Connie Hermann and Greg Peterson 15 of 38Ken and Connie Hermann and Greg Peterson 16 of 38Len and Rita (Denton) Hilgenberg, Forest City, Iowa 17 of 38Jack Wesley and Julie Peterson, Brattleboro, Vt. 18 of 38Phil and Linda (Gardner) Janke, Randleman, NC 19 of 38Cathy (Kappos) Stowe and Doneta Fleenor, Elkhart, Iowa 20 of 38Louella (Thompson) and Steve Larson, Slater, Iowa 21 of 38LaVern Pritchard, Minneapolis, MN 22 of 38Chuck and Kathy Lee, Huxley, IA 23 of 38Ralph Ross, Terry and Vicki Legvold, Lovejoy, GA 24 of 38 25 of 38Louella (Thompson) Larson, Slater, IA 26 of 38 27 of 38Dave and Linda (Elder) McVicker, Story City, IA 28 of 38Bev (Henryson) Miller, Linda (Elder) McVicker, and Paul Fischer 29 of 38Dan and Joyce O'Donnell, Bartlesville, OK 30 of 38David and Ladonna Osborn, Boone, IA 31 of 38Joe and Jean Rumbaugh, Bondurant, Iowa 32 of 38Allen and Nancy (Reinertson) Uran 33 of 38Roger and Susie Torgerson, Mesa, AZ 34 of 38Emcee Lynn Matson, gracious assistant, Lois (Nelson) Matson and $219 cash prize winner, Jane (Larson) Fischer 35 of 38Lois (Nelson) Matson reaches in for prize drawing. Lynn Matson, emcee. 36 of 38Lynn and Lois (Nelson) Matson, Jane (Larson) Fischer, Julie Peterson, Bev (Henryson) Miller, Linda (Elder) McVicker, Paul and Sheri (Erickson) Fischer. 37 of 38Tri-County Times clipping 7/19/07 38 of 38