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'61er News

HERE for congratulations to Carol Olson Gardinier and Scott Winters who were married Sept. 3, 2011.

Some thoughts from Judy Straight Berg on her grandson's death.

What does LHS look like today?

Link to photos of LHS 1960 taken by Life magazine photographers.

Classmate Ward Russell has asked us to post this interview with him to catch us up on what he has been doing over the years.  He has finally settled into photography and lives with his wife Marcay in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Dale Schneider sends a reunion poem.

Fred Hartman sends info on his sculpture project.

First Lt. Arlen Richardson, a Lawrence man killed in combat in Vietnam nearly 40 years ago, was one of five Kansas National Guard officers inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in 2009.

Michael Miner inducted into LHS Hall of Honor.

Vietnam casulties listed by Home of Record: Click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear. Then click on their names. It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals.

Condolences

Condolences to Joan Oswald Crow in the death of her husband, Phillip Stephen Crow, October 22, 2010 in Topeka.

Condolences to Glen Freeman in the death of his father,Glen E. Freeman Sr, who died Jan. 25, 2011.

Condolences to Norman Puckett in the death of his wife, Mary Puckett, on Nov. 15, in Lawrence.

Condolences to Brian Schweda in the death of his wife Henrietta "Hank" Schweda June 16 in New Orleans.

 

 

This page is for news about — or of interest to — members of the Class of 1961. If you have information to include here send to Rich Noever at lhsclass61@gmail.com.

Congratulations to Carol and Scott

Carol Olson Gardinier and Scott Winters were married Sept. 3, 2011, in Lawrence. The following is from Carol:  It's official!  We were married on Saturday afternoon.  Scott really put forth amazing effort to be able to participate in our wedding.  It was such a great afternoon – my daughter and my two grandkids were here from Colorado, my brother and partner, my mother, and Scott's three sisters and their spouses, plus, Judge Pokorny, Jack Maloney (Scott's best man) and my good friend, Mary Gorman, who came over from Kansas City. 

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Judy Straight Berg sends the following:

My grandson (the love of my life) took his life after being in Djibouti, Africa, for the past 4 months’ deployment with the Kansas Army National Guard.  I just want everyone to pray for all our soldiers and to remember that what we have here in the USA is what they give their lives for.  We don’t always agree with the military decisions that are made, but these soldiers are out there everyday facing incredible challenges so that we can remain free.  I pray that everyone will support these soldiers and the missions they are asked to perform. 

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LHS today

A video class at LHS made this "LHS Winter Court Lip Dub". Though the music may not be familiar this is a wonderful opportunity to see what the interior of LHS is like today. Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 3iBK9q8-9do.

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Fred Hartman sends the following from Albuquerque, N.M.

Near the hiking trail I often frequent is a very large rock formation that I have been surreptitiously working on with hammer a chisel for about 17 years.  I had hoped to finish it sooner,  but it looks now to be a life long project. 

There have been setbacks and interruptions from do-good-ers, environmentalists and occasionally the open-space police patrols who no doubt feel I'm despoiling the natural beauty of the open space; however, I feel when they see the finished Jayhawk in full blue, yellow and red regalia that they will think differently, particularly if Jayhawk Nation hangs another banner this year [written before March Madness '10].  In the photo note my work on the eye and beaks (yes Baby Jay will be just behind the Jayhawk). 

It's been a lot of work over the years, but my right forearm is massive, and this project is nothing compared to the full size relief of old Fraser Hall in granite on the side of the Sandia Mountains.  I'll keep you posted on my progress. — fh

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Arlen Richardson

First Lt. Arlen Richardson. a Lawrence man killed in combat in Vietnam nearly 40 years ago, was one of five Kansas National Guard officers inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in 2009.

HERE for the full story.

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Michael Miner inducted into LHS Hall of Honor

Miner, a 1961 Lawrence High graduate who currently is professor of neurosurgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and chief of surgery at North Texas VA Medical Center, said he had fond memories of his high school years.

"I made great grades, had wonderful friends, participated in sports - poorly - but enjoyed it immensely and left here fearless," he said.

HERE for the full article in the Sept. 22, 2008 issue of the Lawrence Journal World.

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