School: NHS Class of 1925 (55 Years - 1980)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Gallagher, Bramble, Christiansen, Frantz, Cole, Hauge, Garbush, Smiley, Stacey, Stephens, Stoffel, Burnie, Wendt, Stuhlman, Ormond, Vale, Woelffer, Covell, Hrasky, Mattson, Mills, Wall, Winters, Vincent, Gluck, Poppe, Hemp, Hoesly, Morse, Ruchaber, Hansen, Reineke, Barnes, Carl, Borde, Reichert, Davis, Schwanebeck, Linster, Schierholz, Schweinler, Skroch, Tompkins, Wetzel, Weaver, May, Dean, Horswill, Riplinger, Rush, Miller, Smale, Topdahl, Helwig, Wagner, Wegner, Elmhorst, Farning, Gehrke, Glasow, Pflughoeft, Robinson, Tragsdorf, Waterman

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/24/1980

NHS Class of 1925 (55 Years - 1980)

The Scopes-Monkey trial was just about to occur in Dayton, Tennessee, when the Neillsville High School Class of 1925 graduated. Those seniors later read about the courtroom exploits of William Jennings Bryan and Charles Darrow as they argued the pros and cons of teaching evolution in the schools.

Since that time, Bryan and Darrow have passed from the scene but many of that class of ’25 returned to Neillsville this past Saturday evening for their 55th reunion. A total of 36, including spouses, friend and a former principal, attend ed the evening event held at the Arbutus Café.

Calvin Mills, Neillsville, presided at the meeting and Helen (Stacy) Stephens led the group in prayer. Marie (Woelffer) Covell read letters from classmates who were unable to attend.

Special guest for the evening was retired Professor William Hansen, who served as principal for the class.

The group agreed to have another reunion picnic in Schuster Park on July 12 of next year.

Attending the reunion were Mr./Mrs. George (Virginia Gallagher) Bramble, Janesville; Mr./Mrs. Harley V. Christiansen, Marshfield; Mr./Mrs. Harry Frantz, Hudson; Mr./Mrs. Harry (Sadie Cole) Hauge, Mosinee; Mr./Mrs. Len (Elva Garbush) Smiley, Ontario, Ca.; Helen (Stacey) Stephens, Mr./Mrs. C. J. (Eva Ormond) Vale, Cottage Grove.

Attending from the Neillsville area were Marie (Woelffer) Covell, Mr./Mrs. William Hrasky, Mr./Mrs. John Mattson, Mr./Mrs. Calvin Mills, Mr./Mrs. Fred Wall, Mr./Mrs. Jim (Merrille Winters) Vincent, Oscar Gluck, Mr./Mrs. Leo (Clara Poppe) Hemp; Mr./Mrs. Jacob Hoesly, and Mrs. Olivia (Morse) Ruchaber.

Joining them were Prof. and Mrs. William Hansen and their daughter, Helen, of Stevens Point.

Letters were read from Ethel (Reineke) Barnes, Fairchild; Elizabeth (Carl) Borde, Edgerton; Mrs. Ernest Reichert, West Allis; Doris (Davis) Schwanebeck, Pittsville; Vivian (Linster) Schierholz, Portland, Or.; Mr./Mrs. Francis Schweinler, Sun Prairie; Ernest J. Skroch, Sacramento, Ca.; Aline Tompkins, Winona, Mn.; Loretta (Wetzel) Weaver, Edwardsville, Il., and Carl May, Sun City West, Az.

Listed among those who have died since the last reunion, held in 1975, were Harold Dean, Edward Horswill, Ernie Reichert, Orley Riplinger, Robert Rush, Angeline (Miller) Smale, Russel Topdahl and Hazel (Helwig) Wagner. Other deceased members of the class are Helen (Wegner) Elmhorst, George Farning, Helen (Farning) Gehrke, Erna Glasow, George Pflughoeft, Elmer Robinson, William Tragsdorf, Gladys Wagner and Victor Waterman.



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