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Volume 30, June 2003

Hi everyone,

Thank you to Dwight Weisz this month for being our June sponsor, so nice to see so many of you getting involved in this project! This month we have our interview, news from home, new photos at ofoto.com, humor and all kinds of stuff! Thanks to all of you who took the time to send things in, we love that!

Next month watch for an interview with Blaine Clausnitzer, one of the many in our class who choose a career helping others! For those of you who know Blaine, you will definitely appreciate his sense of humor in his interview!

Have a great month everyone, enjoy the beautiful weather and the time with your families! Lauri, Dan, Todd and Wendy


"In-depth and Personal with… K. Ray Horner"

Name: K. Ray Horner
Career/occupation: Registered Representative (Financial Services)
Home: Bismarck
Family: Wife: Melissa , Daughter: Skye Monica
Spouses occupation: Just moved back to Bismarck and still looking!!
If applicable, how did you and your spouse meet?
Brad Brosseau and Jennifer (Krogen) Sturlaugsen
Greatest accomplishments: Creating two successful companies from scratch in L.A.
People whom you admire and why: People who are great parents in these difficult times.
What do you have in your pockets: Some pesos to remind me of warm weather.
Fantasy (or reality) job: I think an airline pilot (right Mr. Walker?). Great pay and perks and every day is a sunny day!
Latest book you've read: Who put my life on fast forward? Phil Calloway (highly recommended)
Favorite music/musicians: Eagles, Boston (the older stuff), BTO, CCR
Recommended movies: Need help here!
Favorite cities and why? BISMARCK We’ve lived in several cities in Los Angeles county and I’ve been to cities in most parts of the country and many parts of the world. They all have different great "stuff", but it’s just stuff! We came back because of the people. The people make for the quality of life (for us). Bismarck had great people and karma when we all grew up here and it’s funny how little it’s changed!
Where have you traveled? Most major cities in the US, several in Canada and Mexico, Tahiti, Europe.
Favorite place to vacation? Any place you would recommend? Tahiti (best place so far for R&R)
Favorite foods: Pizza (A&B) and Western Australian Lobster (no butter required)
Hobbies/second career: Trying to keep my body from turning 40.
What if any community service organizations are you involved with? We just started a new Lion’s club called the Ridin’ Lions. We are the 1st Lions club in the world that is dedicated to motorcycle enthusiasts! We are a service organization like the Shriner’s, but Lions is the largest in the world.
Pet peeves: When you tell people you are from North Dakota and they tell you that they know someone from South Dakota! Does this happen to anyone else?
Memories of Bismarck (good ones): Summers at the lake at Steve Pflipsen’s cabin. We used to start skiing in May and the water was so cold you couldn’t even say "hit it".
Memories of BHS (good ones): The parties, man we had some great parties! It’s amazing that most of us are still here to talk about them. Talk about the grace of God.
Who were some of the people you hung out with? Pflipsen, Wolfer, Weisz, Schiermeister & Sowka
Were you involved with any extra curricular activities, if so what? Getting our Ph.D. in causing trouble.
Favorite teachers at BHS and why: I was only allowed to be there as a Sophomore and it’s really blurry!!
Favorite high school hang-outs: Dragging main, of course, and anywhere there was a party.


The oldest daughter of Liz (Tippet) and Robert Ketchum, Terra Christine is graduating this year from Spearfish High School. She plans on attending Black Hills State University this fall. She may be taking some time off later to complete a Discipleship Training course with YWAM. She is also trying to squeeze in a mission trip this summer to Kumchatka, Siberia.


A little ND humor!

I receive so much ND humor, that each month I will try to share something with you! For some reason only people who live in ND or are from ND can appreciate it or relate to it! Some you may have seen, some not, but heck maybe it will make your day! I promise to keep it clean!

Fishing in Minnesota

(this is the first time this has happened, but I honestly can not remember who sent this, so sorry! But, thank you, who ever you are!!! I promise to do better next month!)

Ole was stopped recently by a game warden in northern Minnesota. He was leaving a lake well known for it walleye. He had two buckets of fish. As it was during spawning season, the game warden asked, "Do you have a license to catch those fish?" Ole replied "No Sir! Dese here are my pet fish". "Pet Fish?" the warden replied. "Ya sure, ya betcha" answered ole. "Every night I
take dese fish here down to da lake and let dem svim around for a vhile, den I vhistle and dey yump back into der buckets and I take dem home". "That's a bunch of hooey, fish can't do that" said the game warden. Ole looked at the game warden with an expression of great hurt and then said "Yumpin Yimminy! Vell den, I'll yust show you den, it really does vurk, don'tcha
know? "O.K., I've got to see this", the game warden said and was really curious now. So Ole poured the fish into the lake and stood waiting. After several minutes, the game warden turned to Ole and said, "well?" "Vell what?" replied Ole. When are you going to call them back?
"Call who back?" asked Ole. "The fish" said the game warden. "Vhat fish?" replied Ole.


Don’t forget to check out this month’s recipe, Pam (Eckroth) Schoeder contributed "Platter Apple Dip". It is a dip for apples, which includes caramel, cream cheese, and Heath Bars, how could a person go wrong with that combination! It sounds delicious!

This is an interesting twist on our web site! I received the following letter in Mid-May and thought I would share it with all of you. Not only do we enjoy our newsletter each month, but others enjoy our web site also, especially the recipe section

Thank goodness for your web site! My son came home from school today and said he needs to bring a German dish for his German class tomorrow. I've helped my Grandmother make kucken before so I know it's definitely more of a project than I care to tackle, especially since I'm exhausted after hosting a graduation party yesterday. And, unfortunately, it's very difficult to find the already made product in the stores in the southern part of South Dakota. I had heard about kucken bars before and went through some of my cookbooks, found lots of recipes for kucken, but none for the bars, so I decided to search the Internet and lo and behold I found that a gentleman by the name of Dan Raszler had entered a recipe for Kucken Bars. (Dan, you're a lifesaver and a timesaver). Anyway, just want to say thanks for the recipe and now, I'm off to the kitchen to do my domestic duty. Wish me luck!

Thanks again,
Lori in South Dakota


"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."

- Thomas Jefferson


Happy Birthday to the following people, Kay will be 41 as will Keith, Nadine and Stephen. All the rest are celebrating 40 this month!!! Micheal and Michele share a birth date, of course they are twins, but Laura and Tim and David and Valerie, also share birthdates.

Kaye (Bibelheimer) Knudson
Keith Remmich
Nadine (Schaffer) Morelli
Stephen Larson
Michele (Gross ) Ferguson
Micheal Gross
Tim Nelson
Laura McDaniel
Scott Carlson
Jolyn (Wilson) Palumbo
David Gregware
Valerie (Hinds) Trautman
Scott Keller
Jean (Dunn) Gefroh
Julie (Weinberger) Monzelowsky
David Brown
Lori (Schneider) Westbrook

We hope you have a wonderful day!



Mary (Kerzman) and Arlen Rostad – 2 years
Darrel A. and Patty Bosch – 3 years
Dorothy (Reisenauer) and Kevin Kosse – 4 years
Kaye (Bibelheimer) and Dave Knudson – 5 years
Troy and Jayne Bernhardt – 9 years
Toby and Lisa Schatz – 14 years
Mark and Caroline Roehrich – 14 years
Liz (Wicks) and John Kramer – 14 years
Tim and Laura Williams – 14 years
Jody (Ismir) and Bruce Lockwood – 14 years
Kaaren (Chase) and Robert "Quail" White – 15 years
Carla (Schumacher) and Jim Kelsch – 15 years
Duane and Sue Staus – 16 years
Debbie (Isaak) and Mark Dosch – 16 years
Mike and Mary Ehrmantraut18 years
Beth (Loos) and Greg Johnson – 18 years
Vonnie (Spier) and Dan Greinsteiner – 18 years
Jerry and Barb Lantz - 18 years
Brad and Rene Wolfer – 18 years
Char (Beck) and Keith Garrett – 19 years
Lyle and Karen Schadler – 19 years
Kelly (Malard) and Jim Anderson – 19 years
Tari (Andrusak) and Bryon Fettig – 20 years
Pam (Eckroth) and Sid Schroeder – 21 years

Our sincerest congratulations to all of you!

Here’s looking at you babe

We have hit 40 pictures in our ofofo.com account! Recently Sara Jensen Fritz and Jean Walton added pictures from their "mini-reunion" at Sara’s house! I’m not sure why they are sitting in a bathtub, maybe they will share the story with us, and then again, maybe we do not want to know! This site is really enjoyed by those who have visited it, if you haven’t already I hope you take the time and check out the site. And don’t forget, you can add your photos also!


Todd gives us his view, and he is …..


Compliments of Todd Jueth
Please note: Todd’s views are strictly his own. They are provided for our reading enjoyment and do not necessarily reflect the views of those associated with the Class of 81, it’s newsletter, or its web site. Comments sent to me will be forwarded to Todd or you may e-mail him personally at toddjueth@msn.com. Thanks, Lauri


TODD IS MISSING IN ACTION THIS MONTH!!!! Actually from what I gather he chose to go to the cabin this month rather than write his column!!! BAD, BAD BOY!!! He promises us a much better, much improved and funnier column for July!  He had better come through, I will be home in July and I know where he works and where he lives! Kidding Todd! We look forward to reading July’s column!


Byron Weichel
has let us know that he is well. He is on his way to Kuwait to pick up all the equipment that they never put to use. He expects to be gone a couple of months.
Safe travels Byron!

Don Nelson is hopefully finishing up his tour in the Middle East. His last communication with us was in early May and at that time he hoping to be headed home by Mid-June, though plans do change in the military with virtually no notice. His 179-day temporary duty ends in early August so he is hoping to home by then for sure. We will see! For know he is busy packing supplies, tearing down camp, and preparing for a much deserved trip home!

JoLyne (Wilson) Palumbo has once again survived the tornadoes that struck Oklahoma City in May. She lives south of Oklahoma City and was only a couple miles south of the destruction. They had to spend some time in the shelters, but that is minor compared to what might have been. Her husband’s employer took a major hit, it is uncertain when they will be up and running again and the children enjoyed an extra day off from school. Springtime in Tornado Alley!



It is official, the "commitment ring" that Terri Benson has been wearing has now become an engagement ring!!! We could not be happier for the two of them! They also recently purchased a new home, and hope to begin planning that very special day for sometime in 2004! We wish you both the very best that life has to offer, you both deserve it!


Remember when……

Last month we offered up a challenge, can you remember the weather beacon and the weather poems associated with it, well here are some ideas, all different but yet somewhat the same! Unfortunately I do not know who is correct, because I have no idea myself!!

Submitted by Maren (Swenson) Waxenberg

Weather beacon red as fire, temperature is going higher,
Weather beacon emerald green, no change foreseen,
Weather beacon white as snow, temperature is going low,
When beacon blinks in agitation, there's going to be precipitation.

Submitted by Kelly (Malard) Anderson

Weather beacon red as fire, temperature is going higher,
Weather beacon emerald green, no change foreseen,
Weather beacon white as snow, temperature is going low,
When beacon blinks in agitation, there's going to be precipitation.

Submitted by Kelly (Malard) Anderson

Weather beacon red as fire, temperature is going higher;
Weather beacon is white as snow, down the temperature will go.
Weather beacon is blinking white, precipitation in sight;
Weather beacon is emerald green, no change foreseen.

Submitted by Julie (Mjolsness) Lindstrom

Weather beacon white as snow; down the temperature will go.
Weather beacon emerald green; no change foreseen.
Weather beacon red as fire; temperature is going higher.

New Phone, New E-Mail Addresses, and
New Postal Addresses

We have new addresses for the following people:
Lyle Schadler, Kevin Nelson, Julie (Weinberger) Monzelowsky and Sara Jensen Fritz.

If you would like any of the new info., contact me!

Personal notes:

UPDATE: Those is red have been located! To all of you who sent in correct information, made phone calls, checked alumni books, etc., THANK YOU! Your help is greatly appreciated!

Donald Grenz, everything in the reunion book is wrong
Karen Anderson - ND, ? phone, ? address
Troy Bailey- ? address, no phone
Beth (Nelson) Schumacher- ? address, no phone
James Barth- ? address, phone is wrong in the reunion book,
Paul Mundell- ? address, no phone
Anthony Roll- wrong number
Robin Diede- no phone, ? address, no e-mail
Brenda (Remmick) Baumann- no phone, ? address
Tim Mattis-phone is disconnected
LeAnn (Leben) Holkan- ? address, phone is disconnected
Sandra Schumacher- ? address, no phone
Rita (Ziegler) Keller - ? address, phone is disconnected
David Gelvin
Eileen Dosch - ? address, phone is disconnected
Wendy (Halpern) Tippett
Penny (Slavik) Meier-phone is disconnected, ? address
Mary (Sweeney) Crompton - phone is disconnected, ? address
Kathy Wilson - no phone listed,
Wade Marsh-in Phoenix, Az, maybe in Mesa, no real clues
Laurie Paul - no phone number, though we do have a confirmation on her address.
Joyce Sperle- ? address, no phone number
Lori Wenger- ? address, no phone number
Jeffrey Conner
Timothy Miller
Timothy Steckler-? address, no phone
Carol Zentner
Richard Hoffman - ? address, no phone
Janet (Cripe) Laudenslager-no phone number
Daniel Froehlich-? address, no phone number listed
Karla Gallagher-? address, no phone number
David Gregware-? address, no phone
Jim Grenz- no phone number
Carla Hanson - no phone number
Roberta (Hellwig) Rivera - ? address, no phone
Gayle Johnson - ? address, no phone
Marilyn (Meidinger) Lysford - ? address, no phone
Laura Minar - ? address, no phone
Sandy (Unruh) Frieze - no phone
Andrew Prussing -? Address, no phone
Debbie Beston
Marco Brecada
Corrine Feist
Debra (Freadhoff) Berger- ? address, no phone
Jerry Hulm
Charles (CD) Johnson
Pamela Krogen
Brenda Loveless
Carlos Machado
Kelly Meyers
Regina Muncy
Joe Poitra
Theresa Ralston
Susan Scott
Cheryl Sparks
Dennis Thompson
Doug Thompson
Mark Werner
Lorraine White Eagle
Richard Wright
If you guys are reading this could you please get in touch with me! Your addresses have changed, your phone numbers are disconnected, your e-mail boxes are full, or we have no clues on how to contact you! I am trying very hard to keep everyone in the loop and my information up to date! Thanks very much! Lauri


We are having great fun doing this for all of you every month! We are more than welcome to your ideas! Feel free to let us know your thoughts and impressions on where you would like this newsletter to go or what you would like to know more about! Also, if you are willing to be interviewed, contact us, we would love to hear from you! See you next month! Lauri, Dan, Todd and Wendy keckmann@packersrock