The Bismarck High School Class of 1981 monthly update

The purpose of this newsletter is to provide a positive, safe and supportive environment for all classmates in which we can share our personal lives. The staff reserves the right to publish only information that we feel is within the supportive spirit of this newsletter. Information which we feel is intended to be negative, class polarizing, mean-spirited will not be published at this site. That is not the avenue we want to take with this newsletter. The staff.


Volume 61, July 2006

Well, it’s over for another 5 years, bummer! I can truly say that I have a great time visiting with all of those who attend our reunions! What a great crowd! Some of you are as wild as a good poker party, some have mellowed like a good wine, and some of you I’m grateful I have gotten to know, wish I would have known you better 25 years ago! It was great fun, lots of laughter, lots of memories, everyone looks great, (no one has aged one bit), and it is always nice to see so many familiar faces in a crowd. Can’t wait for the 30th- baring no complications in my life, I will be there, ready to do it all again!

Hopefully some day you will ALL choose to come home, I don’t think you realize that we have all grown up, we are genuinely nice people, and all the crap from high school is done and over with! Maybe by the 30th you will be ready to come home and revisit those days from long ago. I sure hope so, we miss you!

I have to tell you that everyone I talked to at the reunion mentioned this web site and the newsletter, they took a moment and thanked us for what we do. We certainly apprecaite the thanks, but as I have said many times, this newsletter is only as good as all the news below and all that news is from YOU! You make us good and you make my job easy! We all thank you for your continued support of what we do and we hope to be here for a long time!

Special thanks for ALL the news this month, you had wonderful things to share and what a great interview - as always you guys are awesome!

Take care, enjoy the summer, see ya in the fall! Lauri, Dan and Wendy


"In-depth and Personal with…Byron Weichel"

Name: Byron Weichel
Career/Occupation: USACE District/Division Maintenance Officer and Chief Warrant 3 US Army Reserve Health Service Maintenance Officer (Bio-Medical Maintenance)
Home: St Paul, MN
Family: Divorced (5 children Brittany, Brent, Brady, Brendan, Dakota)
Greatest Accomplishments: Having five wonderful children and never regretting a moment I get to spend with them.
People whom you admire and why: The people of Iraq who are working for a better tomorrow. The seventeen months in which I watch hundreds of local national come in the gates or worked on projects around the country, working together on building a better tomorrow for the country of Iraq while risking there life, of kidnapping, shooting, vest improvise explosive devices, or even car bombs at the gate. This consistent threat everyday as they come to work just to be part of the history on the rebuilt of Iraq as we work together in building the foundation of Iraq once more. The Bible talks about this part of the world more then any other country so understanding the culture and the people with everything they have endure over the centuries I admire their strength and solidity.
What do you have in your pockets: Too many keys! Flash memory stick and nail clippers. Forget any money to be found in my pockets because either the ex-wife has it or the kids do.
Fantasy (or reality) job: Would love doing International Business.
Latest book you've read: 100 Top Stocks of 2006, Mutual Fund Investment. And I just received a book on from a friend called, "Golfing during the time of War."
Favorite music/musicians: George Strait, Allen Jackson, Garth Brook, Toby Keith, just to mention a few. However, I have enjoyed so much cultural music over the years, it hard to say if I really have a favorite or not anymore.
Recommended movies: Electra, Gladiator; Alexander, Matrix Revolutions, Armageddon, Munich, and Last Man Standing.
Favorite cities and why? Munich during October Fest, San Antonio river walk, Durham during Wine Fest, Heidelberg illumination of the castle, Singapore City the Markets this is just a few to mention.
Where have you traveled? Growing up my parents travel all over the states to included Mexico and Canada. After high school I lived in Germany for three years at which time I traveled all around Europe to country such as England, Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Monaco, Liechtenstein. Other places the military has sent me have been El Salvador, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan.
Favorite place to vacation? Any place you would recommend? What is a vacation? Does this mean you have to stop working and actually sit back and relax to enjoy it? I would have to say Bismarck because that seems like the only place I have been able to sit back relax and forget my work. But really I haven’t done vacation because of the traveling I have done in the military or for my civilian job. As the year goes on and the traveling you have done it seems as if the only thing you want to do is sit back and relax at home. For me right now not having a permanent place of resident since I been waiting to go back to Iraq, my parents place back in Bismarck seem like the only place I can sit back and relax.
Favorite foods: Being around the world and eating in many countries it seems as if the Asian and Arab foods are my favorite especially the fresh spring rolls with peanut sauce. As my friend in Spokane Washington would say Yummy.
Hobbies/second career: Well I could talk about my second career, which would be the military. There was a time in which I had three jobs at once, I did that for two years after my divorce to get bills paid off and be able to afford a place to live. The deployments to Operation Iraq Freedom really help me get out of the hole I was buried in. As for hobbies I haven’t been able to do any of that since graduating from high school unless you count beer drink in that category. By the time I graduate from high school I had over 100 models that I had made anywhere from airplanes to ships, cars to trucks and many other things I had built. One mistake I made when I went into the military and was away from home was leaving them out; my nephews thought they were toys to play with and by the time I got back most of them were in pieces.
What if any community service organizations are you involved with? None, I never really got involved since I was always on the go either with my civilian job or because of the military being on a mission somewhere in the world.
Pet peeves: People that dwell on the same issue over and over again, state your case argue your point then move on. Ten years later I don’t want to hear the same crap. Okay so a little of my divorce came out in that. I am a really easygoing person and can put up with many things but I cannot listen or put up with someone stewing over the same thing for years to come.
Memories of Bismarck (good ones): Growing up in my neighborhood. As a kid there were around 100 kids of all ages within a five-block radius of my house. I know there were five or six families that had 11 kids within two blocks of my house alone. So playing sports or having things to do was always fun. And after a drive-in movie and helping getting a car stuck in a mud puddle a bunch of us ended up going mudding down a road behind what is now the south Wal-Mart. The windows were so cake with mud and there was no window shield wiper fluid in the reservoir so the driver had to drive with his head out of the window just to get his truck home.
Memories of BHS (good ones): Being in industrial arts and having people pretend that the speaker had called them to the office and having the teacher asked us what did they say. Best way of getting out of class if nothing exciting was happening that day.
Who were some of the people you hung out with? Dave Becker, Earl Jensen, Kevin Bender, and Steve Kubisiak were just a few to mention.
Were you involved in any extracurricular activities, if so what? Other then cross-country and track during the school year, I also played baseball in the summer months. Never really got into the school clubs, so sports as about the only other activities I was doing. I did lot fishing and riding bike in the summer months. Forgot about rifle shooting did that for 8 years at the Memorial building as part of a club.
Favorite teachers at BHS and why: I would have to say the industrial art teacher and electronic teacher at the college.
Favorite high school hangouts: Memorial building would spend hours there playing basketball and other activities during the winter months.

The Class Reunion

This could be us! I got this from Penny (Bergquist) House and thought it was perfect! It sums up a reunion experience to a "T". Enjoy!

Every five years, as summertime nears, an announcement arrives in the mail,
A reunion is planned; it'll be really grand; make plans to attend without fail.

I'll never forget the first time we met; we tried so hard to impress.
We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars, and wore our most elegant dress.

It was quite an affair; the whole class was there. It was held at a fancy hotel.
We wined, and we dined, and we acted refined, and everyone thought it was swell.

The men all conversed about who had been first to achieve great fortune and fame.
Meanwhile, their spouses described their fine houses and how beautiful their children became.

No one had heard about the class nerd who'd guided a spacecraft to the  moon;
Or poor little Jane, who's always been plain; she married a shipping  tycoon.

The boy we'd decreed "most apt to succeed" was no where to be seen,
While the one voted "least" now was a priest; Just shows you can be wrong now and then.

They awarded a prize to one of the guys who seemed to have aged the least.
Another was given to the grad who had driven the farthest to attend the feast.

They took a class picture, a curious mixture of beehives, crew cuts and wide ties.
Tall, short, or skinny, the style was the mini; you never saw so many thighs.

At our next get-together, no one cared whether they impressed their classmates or not.
The mood was informal, a whole lot more normal; by this time we'd all gone to pot.

It was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores; we ate hamburgers, coleslaw, and beans.
Then most of us lay around in the shade, in our comfortable t-shirts and jeans.

By  the fortieth year, it was abundantly clear, we were definitely over the  hill.
Those who weren't dead had to crawl out of bed, and be home in time for their pill.

And now I can't wait; they've set the date; Our  fiftieth is coming, I'm told.
It should be a ball, they've rented a hall at the Shady Rest Home for the old.

Repairs have been made on my  hearing aid; my pacemaker's been turned up on high.
My wheelchair is oiled, and my teeth have been boiled; And I've bought a new wig and glass eye.

I'm feeling quite hearty, and I'm ready to party I'm gonna dance 'til dawn's early light.
It'll be lots of fun; but I just hope that there's one other person who can make it that night.

Author Unknown


I Sure Wish I Could Have Been There!

There were many that expressed an interest to be at the reunion, but family and other obligations got in the way, bummer! Here are their well wishes!

"I am not going to be able to make it to the reunion AGAIN!  Family and work demands are beating me down again.  I really wish that I could get up to see some old friends, but do not have the time again this year to get away.  The only thing I am able to get away for is a monthly bass fishing tournament.  Even those are getting tough to get away for.  Say Hi to a couple of the old gang for me though and I hope everyone there has a great time.  Who knows, maybe I will be able to make the next one.  I truly hope so. Demon forever, (in more ways than one probably)"  Wade Marsh

Alan Bain wishes he could be home, but he was traveling on a mission trip with his Boy Scout troop in the Dominican Republic over the 4th of July.  He was sorry to miss it! Alan also took some time to send us an update on his trip, it is below.

David Becker would have loved to been home, but he was in a training class in El Paso, TX.

Wendy (Fuller) Christy, was looking forward to the road trip to ND, but her daughter is expecting a baby in early August, and she didn't want to take the chance of missing this very big day in their lives!  "Grandma" wanted to be there!!!   She mentioned that if the demonuts perform, somebody better tape it!  :)

Larry Kessler would have loved to have been home, but once again his obligation to Camp Happy Days needed to come first! He wished us all well, and can’t wait to see the pictures!

Sheri Halbakken and Linda (Sprenger) Kurtz both had plans to be home, but Sheri had job complications, and Linda was moving into her new home in the Dallas area! They both wished everyone well, and said they would see you at the 30th!


Well, as I said above, it was a great time! I also have some wonderful other news……many of you may remember that we were also collecting donations for a program called Dollars for Scholars with our reunion registrations. These donations were going to be used to sponsor 500.00 scholarships for future BHS grads. Well, we did well! Actaully, we did great! We collected a grand total of……


This in turn will get us one 500.00 scholarship a year for the next 4 years. Dollars for Scholars will pick the scholarship winner and make sure that our donations are used for scholarships that we be available to BHS grads only. So cool! Are we done collecting, no!!! If you would still like to make a donation, please feel free to do so, just contact me for info. We would love to be able to sponsor at least one more 500.00 scholarship, that would help us make our goal of one scholarship for each year until our 30th.

Without your donations this program would have never been so successful, it is greatly appreciated by all of us, and next year there will be one BHS grad. who will be very thankful to the class of 1981! What a great legacy for all of us! Lauri

Rhonda (Levin) Mendieta is our class representative for the Dollars for Scholars program. Rhonda is invovled with this program through her position with the Bank of North Dakota. She was the motivator behind this wonderful opportunity and she wanted to send this specail message!

The BHS class of 1981 - amazing then...amazing now!

Remember graduation caps being flung into the air in celebration of actually completing high school -- well, you should once again at least tip them to yourselves.

Through your support for an idea and to education our class will proudly sponsor the first of at least four $500 scholarships to a BHS graduate, beginning in May of 2007. I will keep you posted on each recipient throughout the upcoming years.   The recipients will be awarded the scholarship randomly through an application and scoring process done by a neutral selection committee.  The Bismarck Dollars for Scholars Chapter will facilitate and distribute the scholarship(s) on behalf of our class.

I sincerely thank each of you for keeping our class spirit alive and well. Hats off to each of you! Rhonda (Levin ) Mendieta

sure hope I didn’t miss anyone, if I did, so sorry!

Lance Bauer (ND), Terri Benson-Holmstrom (ND), Wendy (Bosch) Rios(CO), John Brintnell(ND), Scott Carlson(WI), Blaine Clausnitzer(ND), Joe and Linda (Demke) Dietrich(ND), Chris Doerr Wood(GA), Deb (Isaak) Dosch(ND), Lauri Reed Eckmann (WI), Rolf Eggers(ND), Kathy (Bailey) Erickson(ND), Robin (Schiefelbein) Ferderer(ND), Julie (Rask) Fladeland(ND), Rob Fontenot(ND), Sara (Jensen) Fritz(WI), Char (Beck) Garrett(OH), Scott and Jean Dunn Gefroh(ND), Michelle (LaBere) Geiermann(ND), Lori (Jamison) Greer(AZ), Dan and Vonnie (Spier) Grinsteiner(ND), Chris Grondahl(ND), Leroy and Brenda (Jundt) Gross(WI), Janelle (Bahmiller) Haid(ND), Tammy (Eckroth) Haid(ND), Terry Harris(ND), Fred Harvey(ND), Valerie Hinds(MN), Dennis Hopfauf(ND), Penny (Bergquist) House(ND), Lisa Ilse(TX), Delilah (Wald) Jamison(MN), Greg and Beth (Loos) Johnson(MN), Kelly (Falconer) Johnson(ND), Robin (Middaugh) Jossert(ND), Kent Kambeitz(AL), Scott and Terri (Albrecht) Keller(MO), Wally Keller(ND), Kaye (Bibelheimer) Knudson(ND), Steve Kubisiak(ND), Kristi (Backstrand) Learn(ND), Phil Leer(ND), Courtney Lind(ND), Jodi (Ismir) Lockwood(CO), Tim McCrory(ND), Laura McDaniel(ND), Rhonda (Levin) Mendieta(ND), Mary (Ohlhauser) Schmidt(ND), Mary (Fahlsing) Olsen(ND), Marcus Roehrich(ND), Randy Roesler(ND), Shari (Janke) Schmit(ND), Barb (Matejcek) Schmitcke(ND), Pam (Eckroth) Schroeder(ND), Wendy (Cleveland) Siegel(CA), Tammy (Schlinger) Siems(ND), Jennifer (Haines) Skarr(MN), Randy St. Germain(ND), Sherri (Nordstrom) Stastny(ND), Tim Stein(ND), Paula (Springan) Wager(CO), Jean Walton(ND), Bryon Weichel(ND), Maren (Swenson) Waxenberg(NY), Scott and Lori (Schneider) Westbrook(ND), Kaaren (Chase) White(NM), Dean Wulf(ND), Jay Yeager(SD), and Todd Zarfos(WA).


The following was submitted by Chuck Glaser in Mid-April.

Hi everyone, I don't get on a soapbox too often, but this was a pretty cool event for me.

I did a 4.2 mile run yesterday, the first race event I've ever done, which was for Pat Tillman's charity.  I was hesitant to do it since I just started exercising again to get in shape.  I only worked out for about 2 weeks and so when I logged on today and saw my time, I was pretty excited.  I did the race in 45:59.8, not bad for the little bit of training I did and that's minutes, not hours in case you were wondering!!  This was 15 to 30 minutes better than I thought I would do.   It was interesting to see what goes on before, during and after an event like this.   There were over 8000 people signed up and though not everyone was timed, I finished in position 3551 of those that did get timed.  I saw there was a 3 year old who took 35th place, wow!  There were a lot of people walking the event and I spent a lot of time trying to make my way through and around people, so doing this one race, I can see how easy it would be to get a much better time.  As a comparison, for those of you who know Bruce Sanborn, he did the race in 34:16.5., was 56th in his age group, 40-42, was 907th overall and he was real happy with his time.  Considering he has been running for a while and he did the half marathon in January, I think I did pretty well. 

One of the coolest things was there were a group of men and women from the Army who jogged and chanted the entire race.  Listening to them for part of the race was motivating in itself, but they passed me about the half way point and it would have been nice to keep up with them, but I didn't really want to push it.  I did run probably 75% of the distance, and I know I could have done better, my original goal was to run 50-67%.  The race ended up on the 42 yard line of Sun Devil Stadium, how often do you get on the field of a major college like that??  I'm looking forward to next years race and I may be hitting some of you up to join me? 

It was a very satisfying day and I would encourage everyone to consider volunteering or joining this event or some event in your town to help out a charity and/or to motivate yourself to get in shape.  Running isn't the most fun, but it's tougher to train then it was to run the race, with the adrenaline rush and hearing people yelling encouragement, it certainly helped keep me going. If nothing else, try walking, it's easier on the body. 

The goal is to keep this up and I'm pretty sure I'm going to sign up for the Rock N Roll Half Marathon here in January, that would be 13.1 miles.  I volunteered to hand out water at the event this year and it was interesting to see all the people doing the event.  I remember being surprised by the number of people who weren't in very good shape, but they were out there putting in the effort. Chuck Glaser

Connie (Wiedrick) Samualson’s daughter, Tessia, won the local PBS, Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators contest again this year for the 1st grade division.  She won it last year too for the kindergarten division.  They did not get a sponsor for the National level this year so her project could not be forwarded to the National Level for judging. Bummer! She did win some really cool prizes at the local level though….a 7" portable DVD player, DVD and book.  How cool! Connie also added this message, "Hope you have a great time in Bismarck, I will be thinking of you all!"

Conrad Eggers, son of Rolf Eggers, participated in the National Geographic Bee in Washington DC on May 24th. He was the ND representative. He may not have placed in the top 10, but yeah, he represented the whole state of ND and they had a great trip-how cool is that????

Lori (Grishkowsky) Pettis
let us know that she has a new position. She is now a Home Delivery Developer for ASI, and she manages a team of 22.  She is really enjoying the position so far and is getting to know her team. She said that she has lots to learn, and has lots of paperwork, but she is loving it. She also let us know that her daughter Ashley just celebrated her 1-year wedding anniversary on June 27th.

The following story is paraphrased from a larger story that was reported in the Bismarck Tribune on July 10th

The trustees of the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Center of Western Heritage and Cultures: Native American, Ranching and Rodeo have selected inductees for 2006. They will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame at ceremonies in Medora on Aug. 5 and in Sentinel Butte on Aug. 6. The nine inductees bring to 90 the number who have been inducted since 1998. Under the category of "Modern era rodeo" they have chosen Jack Chase, of Grant County and Bismarck, started work as a cowboy for hire and ultimately served as brand inspector for the state Stockmen's Association for 39 years. He was a four-time state champion steer wrestler, earning his RCA card in 1964. NOTE: Jack Chase is the father of classmate, Jim Chase. Jack passed away in 2001.

On The Mend

Liz (Wicks) Kramer has let us know that her brother Tim continues to heal from his injuries. He still has a long way to go, but they are hopefully that he will have a total recovery. She thanks all for you for the continued prayers and positive thoughts!!!

Roxann (Almer) Giles continues to battle lung cancer. She has now finished her 3 chemo. treatment, and in typically Roxann style she is maintaining a positive, upbeat, and fighting spirit! She THANKS all of you for every card, prayer and positive thought that has been sent her way. They are all greatly appreciated and a day brightener for her and her family. She promises to keep fighting and will keep us posted of how she is doing.


Phil Leer
sent us this tidbit of BHS trivia. He lives in Rugby, ND, population about 3,000 and knows of three other 1981 classmates that live in the area. Kathy (Bailey) Erickson, Michelle (Martin) Berube and Betty (Zacher) Laib also call Rugby home. He went on to mention that Paula (McGarvery) Buchman’s sister also lives there. I’m not sure if there is any other "small" town that can lay claim to so many 1981/BHS grads!

Byron Weichel has let us know that he is still in St. Paul, but only temporarily. He is attempting to secure security clearance to go back to IRAQ with the 3rd Medical Command or he may be taking a position with Northland Healthcare Alliance in Bismarck. This would be a permanent position, he would live in Bisamrck and he would travel around ND servicing medical equipment.

Camping in the Caribbean
Alan Bain
wasn’t able to attend the reunion because he was on a trip in the Dominican Republic, here is his story.

The Dominican Republic is a great place to relax as many Europeans and Americans have found over the years. White sand beaches give way to turquoise waters with a pace that is far slower and laid back than we are used to in the United States. The people are friendly and cater to tourists. For me, the DR is far more than beaches.

During late June and early July, I spent 11 days in the DR traveling with my wife Sue and my Children David (16), Erik (13) and Krista (10) and a Boy Scout troop that I lead from Savage. This was my family’s third such trip that combined our love for Jesus Christ and our desire to serve others in His name. Previously we had partnered with missionaries Chad and Krista Wallace to build a private Christian school that provides elite education to the middle and lower classes of Jarabacoa, a small town in the central mountains of the Dominican Republic. (www.doulosdiscovery.org)

Our trip this year was a little different. Our Boy Scout troop wanted to combine a service trip with their love of camping and adventure. We again contacted Chad and he mentioned the need for a campsite in the mountains that his students could use to learn about the environment, ecology and to develop a love for the outdoors. The school has use of a 350 acre coffee plantation near the small town of Manabao. An area was cleared for our use by the workers that run the plantation. Our goal was to build a small outdoor kitchen, a rough shower house, paint an existing latrine and build some picnic tables. My son David planned a project to build a small aqueduct complete with a 250 gallon tank to bring clean, useable water to the campsite.

Our lodging during our 11 day stay was also non-traditional. We stayed for 2 days with families in a small village, sleeping on concrete floors. We spent 6 days camping at ‘our’ campsite in tents that we later donated. Finally, we spent 2 days at a beach resort to celebrate our success.

In the end, we completed our campsite project that included fresh water through a 1,200 foot pipeline dug with hand tools; a shower with running water; and a kitchen complete with equipment water and a wood burning stove. The camp will be used hundreds of kids each year, as well as families that are interested in camping in the beautiful mountains.

Along the way, we made connections and built relationships with many people from the Dominican Republic. These included the missionaries Chad and Krista, families that we stayed with and the plantation workers who helped with our projects. My family and the Boy Scouts agreed that the trip was a very memorable experience and the friendships that we made will be memories that will last forever. Alan Bain


Our sympathies to Brenda (Remmick) Baumann and her family. Her father, Roger, passed away on April 5th, in Bismarck.

Our sympathies to Becky (Gunsch) Gordon and her family. Her father, Martin, passed away on April 21st in Bismarck.

Our sympathies to Rhonda (Tipton) Rapp and her family. Her brother Dennis Tipton passed away on May 20th in Mandan.

Our sympathies to Tom Handtmann and his family. His mother, Helen passed away on May 20th in Bismarck.

Our sympathies to Mary (Sweeney) Crompton and her family. Her mother, Gloria, passed away on May 25th in Bismarck.

Our sympathies to Beth (Loos) Johnson and her family. Beth’s dad, Douglas, passed away on May 28th in Bismarck.

Our sympathies to Wanda Palenberg. Her nephew, Curtis Mehrer, a member of the 188th National Guard member, died in action in eastern Afghanistan, on June 6, 2006. His mother is Joyce Palenberg (BHS 1982).

Our sympathies to Myra (Kordonowy) Le Captain and her family. Her mother, Viola, passed away on July 4th in Bismarck.


1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life,
is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.
10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.
11. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
12. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.
13. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
14. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.
AND NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself!


David Horner was the only person we know of who is turning 44 in July, all the rest, they are turning 43! Dawn (Allmendinger) Nelson, Darrel A. Bosch, Dwight Weisz, Barb (Morlock) Steinke, Dana (Stahlberg) Ward, Melody (Carlson) Karlberg, Linda (Sprenger) Kurtz, Mark Brostrom, Blaine Clooten, Lauri (Reed) Eckmann, and DeAnn (Stack) Balanga.

Happy 43rd to many, these are our August birthday’s! Sue (Seitz) Ott, Deanna (Geisinger)Dailey, Della Boutrous, Randy Roesler, Jim Chase, Ken Horner,
Dennis Hopfauf, Scott Fettig, Timothy Mattis, Tammy (Sclinger) Siems, Wendy (Cleveland) Siegel, Dean Wolf, Deb Kirpach, Lisa (Stratton) Lewis, Kerry (Morris) Wagner, Sandy Gross, Terri (Wilson) Hodgin, and Dan Greinsteiner.

September Birthdays: Happy 44th to Dannette Henrikson, Denise (Rebel) Frieze, and Barb (Matecjek) Schmitcke. Everyone is celebrating 43! Paula (Perry) Williams, Debbie (Isaak) Dosch, Julie (Msjolness) Lindstrom, Jean Walton, Joe Dietrich, Tammy (Rebel) Wagner, Laura (Gulbrandson) Bronson, and Cheryl (Weichel) Streifel.
We hope you have a wonderful day!



25 years
Terri (Wilson) and Pete Hodgin

22 years
Todd and Tammie Zarfos

21 years
Sandy (Johnson) and Cleary Johs

20 years
Scott and Jean (Dunn) Gefroh

17 years
Tim and Laura Williams

12 years
Wanda (Ferderer) and Gaylen Dvorsak
Chris and Andrea Grondahl

8 years
Nadine (Schafer) and Aaron Morelli

4 years
Laura McDaniel and Terry Steen


22 years
Scott and Terri (Albrecht) Keller
Corrine (McLean) and Dale Zerr

21 years
Lori (Grishkowsky) and Arlo Pettis

20 years
Heidi (Krenz) and Steve Pflipsen
Curt and Denise (Rebel) Frieze

18 years
Ray and Melissa Horner

13 years
George and Peggy Piehl

12 years
Paula (Whitlock) and Albert Ludwig

4 years
Mark and Christine Peltz


22 years
Blaine and Coleen Clooten

21 years
Dale and Barb (Matejcek) Schmitcke
Connie (Wiedrick) and Scott Samuelson

18 years
Kristi (Backstrand) and Dean Learn
Dirk and Holly Kienzle

17 years
Lew and Kelly Harter

16 years
Laurie (Zacher) and Dan Savageau
Blaine and Denise Clausnitzer

15 years
Dawn (Allmendinger) and Garrett Nelson

11 years
Jim and Lori Chase
Rod and Tanya Wetsch

10 years
Wendy (Cleveland) and Lance Siegel

Our sincerest congratulations to all of you!