School: Neillsville H.S. 1927 and 1928 (Reunion - 1972)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Keller, Braatz, Treichler, Sturtz, Imislund, Smith, Keach, Barton, Goulet, Chase, Grap, Spieles, Hemp, Slagle, Poler, Kapfer, Mortenson, Warlum, Medicke, Gress, Holt, Meinholdt, Franke, Alden, Ross, Baird, Crocker, Bruss, Georgas, Hartung, Bichler, Hauser, Rogstad, Hemp, Seif , Keach, King, Miller, Kicherer, Alexander, Kissling, Kuechenmeister, Lautenbach, Wall, McDonough, Northup, Olson, Portz, Gallagher, Quinlan, Fritz, Rollins, Lavandowska, Schroeder, Ottow, Swanson, Simonson, Thompson, Larsen, Wagner, Wallace, Acheson, Naedler, Gall, Hagen, Lueck, Hannah, Hoesly, Helwig, Pietenpohl, Krause, Seubert, Parrett, Quinnell, O’Meara, Raine, Reimer, Walker, Selves, Zille, Skroch, Worrell, Timmler, Wetzel, Walk, Zillmer, Wilger, Luther, Quandt, Stoiber, Mertes, Cole, Hauge

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 6/01/1972

NHS 1927 and 1928 (Reunion - 1972)

A total of 94 persons attended the combined reunion of the Neillsville High School classes of 1927 and 1928 held Sunday evening at the Silver Dome supper club. The gathering marked the fourth time the two groups observed a joint anniversary.

Walter Keller, ’27, of Santa Barbara, Calif., acted as master of ceremonies. The opening prayer was led by Mrs. Esther (Braatz) Treichler, ‘27 of Menomonee Falls. The program also featured the reading an appropriate poem written for the occasion by Howie Sturtz, II, and a songfest with Clarence Imislund of Eau Claire, history teacher for both classes, at the piano.

Kenneth Ross Smith, Newhall, Ca, as the classmate coming the longest distance, was awarded a large ceramic motorcycle and rider figurine by Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Keach of Viola. Second and third prizes for coming the farthest distance went, respectively to Walter Keller of Santa Barbara and Albertine Barton Goulet of Toledo, O.

Other prizes awarded as follows: most recently married, Joe Chase and wife, Donna (married May 14), and Alice (Hosely) Grap and husband, Jesse Spieles (Married May 20); first registered, Richard Hemp; most recent grandchild, Harold Slagle; door prize, Helen Poler Kapfer.

A special cake, designed as a replica of the old high school building, was baked and decorated by Mrs. Carol Mortenson. Place cards at each setting consisted of polished pieces of wood work salvaged from the old school, holding what appeared to be tintype photos of the original building. An old school door carved and scrawled with names of many former Neillsville High School students (including member of the 1927 and ’28 classes) was on display.

Each class member present received a “ditty bag” of souvenir items donated by city merchants. “Diplomas” containing complete address lists will be mailed to classmates unable to attend the reunion.

The committee was made up of Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Warlum, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Medicke, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gress, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Holt, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Meinholdt and Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Franke.

Members of the class of 1927 who attended are as follows: Mrs. Laird (Alice Alden) Ross and Mr. Ross, Cochrane; Mrs. William (Esther Baird) Crocker and Mr. Crocker, Madison; Mrs. Leo (Albertine Barton) Goulet, and Mr. Goulet, Toledo, O; Mrs. Esther (Braatz) Treichler, Menomonee Falls; Mrs. Elmer (Edna Bruss) Georgas and Mr. Georgas, Neillsville; Mrs. Anton (Rosaline Hartung) Bichler, and Mr. Bichler, Neillsville; Mrs. Edward (Othilia Hauser) Rogstad and Mr. Rogstad, Loyal; Richard Hemp and Mrs. Gertrude Seif Hemp (’28), Mosinee;

Kenneth Keach and Mrs. Keach, Viola; Walter Keller, Santa Barbara, Ca; Mr. Albert (Mildred King) Miller and Mr. Miller, Neillsville; Mrs. Bernard (Ruth Kicherer) Alexander and Mr. Alexander, Minneapolis, Mn; Mrs. Eleanor (Kissling) Kuechenmeister, Granton; Mrs. Fred (Laura Lautenbach) Wall and Mr. Wall, Neillsville; Mrs. Kurt (Helen McDonough) Franke and Mr. Franke, Neillsville; Warren Medicke and Mr. Medicke, Neillsville; Raymond Northup, Neillsville; Mrs. Albert (Fern Olson) Holt and Mr. Holt, Neillsville; Mrs. Albert (Helen Poler) Kapfer and Mr. Kapfer, West Bend;

Mrs. Mabel (Portz) Gallagher, Neillsville; Mrs. Arlie (Emma Quinlan) Fritz and Mr. Fritz, Evergreen Park, Il; Mrs. Helmuth (Vera Rollins) Lavandowska, Holcombe; Mrs. Frieda (Schroeder) Ottow, Neillsville; Mrs. Hulda (Swanson) Simonson, Chicago, Il; Mrs. Gerelda (Thomson) Larsen, Neillsville; Mrs. Louis (Agnes Wagner) Meinholdt, Neillsville; Mildred Wallace, Minneapolis, Mn; Elliot Warlum and Mrs. Mida (Quinlan) Warlum (both ’27), Neillsville;

Members of the class of 1928 who attended are as follows; Mrs. Hilbert (Hazel Acheson) Naedler and Mr. Naedler, Neillsville; Joseph Chase and Mrs. Chase, Granton; Arthur Gall and Mrs. Gall, Waupaca;
Arthur Gress and Mrs. Gress, Neillsville; Mrs. Walter (Erna Hagen) Lueck and Mr. Lueck, Marshfield; Wilbur Hannan, Mineral Point; Mrs. Jesse (Alice Hosely) Spieles and Mr. Spieles, Neillsville; Mrs. Bernard (Isabel Helwig) Pietenpohl and Mr. Pietenpohl, Neillsville; Mrs. Joe (Ida Krause) Seubert, Cedarburg; Clifford Parrett and Mrs. Parrett, Wisconsin Rapids; Mrs. John (Frances Quinnell) O’Meara and Dr. O’Meara, Durand; Lela Raine, Appleton;

Mrs. Joseph (Eleanor Reimer) Walker and Mr. Walker, Green Bay; Mrs. Richard (Gertrude Seif) Hemp and Mr. Hemp (’27), Mosinee; Mrs. Earl (Orvilla Selves) Zille and Mr. Zille, Merrillan; Everett Skroch and Mrs. Skroch, Neillsville; Harold Slagle and Mrs. Slagle, Garner, Ia; Mrs. Sydney (Bernice Smith) Worrell and Mr. Worrell, Rockford, Il; Kenneth Ross Smith, Newhall, Ca; Edwin Timmler and Mrs. Timmler, Loyal; Theodore Wagner and Mrs. Wagner, Cadott; Mr. Oscar (Evelyn Wetzel) Walk and Mr. Walk, Neillsville; Mrs. Alfred (Marie Walk) Zillmer, Greenwood; Clarence Wilger, Elkhorn (Assemblyman for Walworth County); Mrs. August (Verna Luther) Quandt and Rev. Quandt, Oconomowoc (post-graduate).

Teachers present were Clarence Imislund of Eau Claire (history), Mrs. Floyd (Nellie Mare Stoiber) Mertes of Knapp (home economics) and Mrs. Harry (Sadie Cole) Hauge (Librarian) and Mr. Hauge of Mosinee.

Mr. Imislund, who was also a class of ’28 advisor, was a house guest at the Warren Medicke home and Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Fritz were guests at the Elliot Warlum home.



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