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05/18/12 04:15 PM #68    


Milan Jackson

I have found Jim Wilson. :)

06/16/12 09:50 PM #69    


Milan Jackson

I am sad to announce the death of Lucy Hardin Woosley. Her obituary is in the In Memory section. God bless her family.


I am also sad to announce the passing of the daughter of Karen Butzirus Zogg Logston. God bless their family too.

BLOOMINGTON — Diana L. Gaddis, 48, Louisville, Ky., formerly of Bloomington, died June 5, 2012, in Louisville, Ky.

Service: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Park, Bloomington. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Survivors: husband, Glenn Gaddis; son, Cody Gaddis; daughter, Bailey McBride; two granddaughters; mother, Karen Logston; brothers, Mike Zogg and James Zogg; and sister, Patricia Wert.

07/10/12 04:09 PM #70    


Milan Jackson

July 4, 1956

07/25/12 01:47 PM #71    


Milan Jackson

Welcome Helen

08/08/12 09:29 PM #72    


Larry Shoup

Just got back to Normal after a 14 month tour of the west coast in the motor home. Looking forward to seeing class members and reliving some good times.

08/09/12 02:44 PM #73    


Milan Jackson

14 months is one heck of a tour.  :)

08/09/12 02:54 PM #74    


Milan Jackson

This icon means the classmate is planning to attend the 50th reunion. You will find that in the profiles. At the top of the profiles, you can click on that icon and the entire list of classmates attending will come up. Spouses will not show and are not in the count.

08/10/12 02:59 PM #75    


Milan Jackson

Sadly we received word that Bob Singletary, Sandy's brother, died August 8 of cancer. He was living in Florida. Bob was a great artist. Google him. God bless Sandy and the Singletary family.

08/13/12 05:25 PM #76    


Milan Jackson

We have been told that Luana Rademaker is found. We are checking that out now.

08/13/12 05:37 PM #77    


Milan Jackson

47 have confirmed they are coming to the reunion. We know lots more are planning to but haven't confirmed yet. I think we will have near 150 by reunion time.

08/15/12 12:29 PM #78    


Barbara Kincaid (Menken)


I think you have done a wonderful job.  Really enjoyed the "trip down Memory Lane" with all the photos you have recently added.  I agree wit you when you said Casella's had the best Pizza in town.  I think my parents probably contributed to a couple of re-modeling jobs for them because my brothers and I ate so much pizza from there.  Keep up the good work.  I'm really enjoying all your efforts.

08/15/12 03:57 PM #79    


Richard Center

From Pages Past


These articles appeared in the Pantagraph:

5/27/1911:  The Bloomington High School Aegis has come out for a first time as a yearbook instead of a small literary periodical.  This first edition has attractive covers of purple and gold.  It is dedicated to school board president Horatio G. Bent.

3/2006:  The National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, OK, will honor four Pantagraph area men with its Lifetime Service Award.  They are Bloomington's Mike Manahan and Bill Marquardt, Normal's Robert Koehler and Lincoln's Floyd Bee.

6/1986:  Rusty and Jeff Wells walked away with the title in the 18-hole Father-Son portion of the Parent-Child Golf Tournament with a 68 at Lakeside Country Club and 73 at the ISU Golf Course for 141.  Phil and Karen Weber won the 18-hole Father-Daughter division.

3/1986:  Because he knew CPR, Bloomington fireman Jeff Carnahan saved a life.  The patient, Deb Curtis, had suffered heart failure after an accident.  Carnahan, off duty but at the right place at the right time, revived her.  Police officer Tom Sanders assisted.

8/1962:  Rusty Wells, a voluble red-head who spends his summer washing windows and playing golf, tied the Highland Park golf course record with a 63, seven under par.

4/1962:  Bloomington High School Graduates Marty Faggetti and Jack Secord were freshman standouts on the Northern Illinois University swimming team this past season.  Secord also won a junior varsity letter in football last fall.

1/1962:  Two Bloomington High School graduates, Bill Marquardt and Jim Rohler, are members of the Eastern Illinois University wrestling squad this year.

11/1961:  Illinois State named senior halfback Ron Schieber of Danvers as its most valuable football player.  Schieber and Bert Popejoy of Bloomington each averaged better than four yards per carry to lead the Redbirds in rushing.

11/1961:  Southern Illinois wrapped up another IIAC football title after getting a big assist from Western Illinois, which came from behind to defeat Illinois State 12-7 by scoring with 1:49 left to play.  Bert Popejoy ran 52 yards to set up his 5-yard TD run for Illinois State's lone TD.

11/1961:  Bloomington High School graduate Bert Popejoy has been Illinois State's No. 1 left halfback all fall and has performed brilliantly at times, as has Ron Schieber of Danvers, who had not even played football before entering college.

10/1961:  Bloomington's devastating ground game, with fullback Bryan Olofson "runnin' over 'em" and halfbacks Ron Bess, Ron Peterson and Mike Neal "runnin' around 'em" controlled the ball as the Purple Raiders clubbed Decatur, 27-0.

10/1961:  Bloomington rolled to a 38-0 intercity football victory over University High.  Ron Bess, who must be the most outstanding sophomore back in this area, scored Bloomington's first two touchdowns and had another 48-yard scoring run called back because of a penalty.

9/1961:  Normal Community expects to have a record attendance for its opening football game with Bloomington after renting extra bleachers from Illinois State to increase seating capacity to more than 5,000 at Truman Keys Field.

9/1961:  Bert Popejoy, who in July signed a grant in aid at Memphis State, is now a member of the Illinois State football squad.  Great legs, a great heart, there is no limit to the potential of this lad if he gets down to business and brass tacks.

8/1961:  Bloomington High School will get its first foreign exchange student this fall.  Masahide Matsuoka is from Sasaguro, Japan.  He will live with Dr. R.A. Chrisman and family at 1414 E. Grove St.  "Mat" has already studied English for five years.

7/1961:  Bert Popejoy allowed one hit, one walk and one run in a stellar pitching performance as Bloomington's Louis E. Davis Post beat Mattoon 4-1 on opening day of the Fourth Division American Legion Baseball Tournament.

7/1961:  One in five students at BHS quits school before graduation, according to an ISNU graduate student's survey.  Home environment seems to be a greater cause than lack of ability.  The survey covered the school years 1958-1961.

6/1961:  A screaming triple by Bert Popejoy in the sixth inning with the bases loaded broke up a tight baseball game and eventually netted the Intercity High School All-Stars a 6-2 decision over their friends from the Pantagraph Area.

5/1961:  Chicago White Sox pitcher Russ Kemmerer, a Bloomington resident, gave BHS hurler Bert Popejoy lessons on how to throw a slider and Popejoy used the tips to good advantage with a two-hit, 14-strikeout performance and a 6-1 win over Armington for the Bloomington Regional title.

4/1961:  Bert Popejoy, who has already won all-intercity honors in football and basketball since transferring from Lexington to Bloomington High School, made a big hit as a BHS baseball player by clubbing two home runs and a double to drive in eight runs in a 14-2 win over University High.

5/1961:  The Bloomington School Board expelled a BHS student for wearing a Mitzi emblem on her sweater at a school baseball game.  The Mitzis are a secret society, banned by state law.  They were founded during World War I to knit afghans for soldiers.

5/1961:  Bloomington golfers posted a 311, five strokes better than runnerup Decatur MacArthur, to win the Decatur District championship.  MacArthur's Charles Kohr was medalist with a one-under par 70 and Rusty Wells of BHS won a playoff for second place.

4/22/1961:  A 16 year-old BHS student admitted to tossing a lighted cherry bomb into a boys' room toilet bowl.  The explosion shattered the toilet and blew it off the wall.  Police say the boy's parents will pay for the damage.  School officials say he was suspended.

3/1961:  Jack Barton of Normal Community, Bob Spahn of Bloomington and Jim Wochner of Trinity were unanimous choices for the Intercity all-star basketball team.  Bert Popejoy of BHS and Bill Sweeney of Trinity rounded out the first team.

2/1961:  The Merwin Cup is awarded to BHS junior R. Clay Haney for the best short story in this year's competition.  Other young authors winning recognition were Virginia Jo Schneider and Marilyn Epple.  All are members of the BHS Short Story Club.

2/1961:  Bloomington swimmers set five records en route to their third straight Big 12 Conference title at Huff Pool in Champaign.  Fred Prillaman, Roger Gielow, Jack Secord, Tom Chambers and the 200-yard freestyle relay team were the record busters.

2/1961:  Bert Popejoy's free throw with five seconds remaining lifted Bloomington High School to a 57-56 Big 12 Conference victory over Mattoon at the BHS Gymnasium.

2/1961:  Bloomington's Tom Chambers was first in two events as BHS won the first-ever IHSA district swim meet.  Dick Kikendall of Normal Community (133 pounds), Dan Ferguson of Bloomington (138) and Warren Howard of Tremont (145) won sectional wrestling titles.

2/1961:  Bloomington parlayed the rebounding and shooting of Bert Popejoy into a 74-63 victory over Normal Community.  Popejoy, a transfer from Lexington, had 23 points in the first half, finished with 31 and garnered 12 rebounds.

1/1961:  Bloomington remained unbeaten on its home court with a 49-47 upset of Champaign.  Bert Popejoy, whose 13 points were high for BHS, was magnificent under the boards and on defense.

1/1961:  Roger Schultz and Rosie Turpin, bowling without handicaps, won the annual Junior-Adult Doubles Tournament at Savidge Brothers.  Schultz, under age 18, had a 538 series and Turpin 519 for a total of 1,057.

12/1960:  Junior fullback Byran Olofson was named most valuable player for Bloomington High School's football team.  Senior guard Jim Chestney was cited as the lineman showing the most progress.

11/1960:  Amateur actors and directors at BHS are rehearsing for The Matchmaker this coming weekend.  Yvonne Johannes and Amy Snodgrass are the student directors.  Mary Lou Dollins plays the title role.

11/1960:  Bloomington drove 88 yards in the final five minutes to gain a 6-0 football victory over Lincoln and produce the school's finest Big 12 Conference record (4-1) since 1944.  Tom Jackson scored the winning touchdown from the 3-yard line with 50 seconds remaining.

10/1960:  Bloomington displayed an explosive attack in a 20-13 homecoming victory over Danville.  Jack Secord scored the first BHS touchdown on an 82-yard punt return, his second return of over 80 yards this season.

10/1960:  Bert Popejoy's seven-yard touchdown run lifted Bloomington over Urbana, 6-0, in a Big 12 Conference football game.  A 35-yard pass play from Ed Lukes to Mike Evans set up the game's only score.

9/1960:  Bloomington High School's injury-riddled football team received another severe jolt when tackle Fred Prillaman underwent season-ending knee surgery.  The Raiders already had lost end Ken Epple, who suffered a broken collar bone in a 19-0 victory over University High.

 From Richard Dennis Center research


08/15/12 04:09 PM #80    


Richard Center


Very interesting from prior classmates..... we remember them too.



Richard D Center

08/15/12 06:35 PM #81    


Milan Jackson

Thanks for that, Richard.

08/15/12 09:52 PM #82    


Richard Center


08/16/12 10:18 AM #83    


Milan Jackson

Thanks Barbara. Denny, it's great to see activity on the message board.

08/30/12 05:16 PM #84    


Milan Jackson

We now have 75 reservations for the 50th Reunion. Keep them coming folks.

09/05/12 06:35 AM #85    


Milan Jackson


Our George King:

09/05/12 08:03 PM #86    


Dan Shickle

Those of you from Irving School can see the pictures of the seventh grade class at my profile.  While I can identify many there are a few that I can't remember.   Aren't you suppose to remember things from the past and  forget the recent things?  Here are a few of the names I can ID:  Barbara Kincaid, Dick Hopper, Dan Shickle, Jay Hilton, Harry Harsha, Lois Hill, Sandra Colaw, Diana Moore, David Leben, Sherry Farmer, Jay Jaspers, Delores Buttry, Amy Snodgrass, Judy Van Winkle, Janet Apps?, Denny Center, Larry Dennison?,Roberta?, Is that Sherrif Steve?  And that is the best I can do for now.   


I did a little better on the basketball team, only one guy I can't remember.  

09/05/12 09:59 PM #87    


Barbara Kincaid (Menken)


The guy you couldn't identify on the basketball team I believe was Victor Young.  Also I don't believe you named Shirley Mardis and Richard Guiteriz (sp.).

09/06/12 08:59 PM #88    


Milan Jackson

We are now up to 84 attending the Reunion. Lots more are coming.

09/07/12 03:13 PM #89    


Dan Shickle

Now I am wondering if this was seventh grade or sixth grade?   I see the crossing guard belt on a few peope in the class and my memory has faded but it seems like the crossing guards were sixth grade and not junior high.  Secondly, I do not see any of the friends from Lincoln Grade School.  If it is sixth grade then everyones favorite Cora Merchant was the teacher or not.everyones favorite.   Mary Rose Windle should be in there too, I think please help identify.   .  

09/07/12 03:31 PM #90    


Barbara Kincaid (Menken)

If I remember correctly we were in a split classroom - half fifth grade and half sixth grade.  I know when I was in second grade it was second and third grade because of space availability. Miss Gray was the other fifth grade teacher and Miss Merchant taught sixth.  We both had Miss Merchant for sixth.

09/09/12 05:47 AM #91    


Milan Jackson

Anne Gibson sent this request.  She is Dale Jaspers' daughter.


Dale was my father just trying to find out any stories or pictures that my be out there. Thank you

09/11/12 05:11 PM #92    


Dan Shickle

Milan,  I posted a couple of pictures from Irving School from 1956 and I believe Dale Jaspers is included in them.   

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