School: Dorchester High All Class (Reunion - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Anderson, Goldamer, Hartman, Herman, Jantsch, Lindau

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 9/30/2015

One-hundred and eighty-five former students of Dorchester High School attended the all-high school reunion September 5, at Stetsonville Centennial Hall.

“The ladies of Stetsonville once again outdid themselves in preparing an outstanding home-cooked meal,” said reunion chairman Jim Jantsch.

The main speaker was Ken Anderson, class of 1964, who did his “Mayberry Guru” presentation, which highlights the good life that small towns provide. Anderson made numerous comparisons between how people in Mayberry, NC, and Dorchester live their lives, and how people in these communities care for and look out for one another. When people need help, there is always someone there to provide that help.

Anderson himself dresses up and plays the role of Barney Fife (Don Knotts), the local constable of Mayberry RFD in the TV series, which aired in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Former students were from the classed of 1941 though 1965. The 1941 graduate and oldest member present was Arletta (Lindau) Goldamer. The oldest living graduate of Dorchester High School was Dorothy (Herman) Hartman, who graduated in 1934 and was unable to attend.

The class of 1963 won the prize for having the most members of their class present.

“Everyone has a good time and all expressed their desire to attend the next reunion, which will be in the next two or three years,” Jantsch said.



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