The planning committee for the Warren G. Harding High School Class of 1960 is shown preparing for the 50th class reunion to be held Aug. 20 and 21 at the Trumbull Country Club, 600 Golf Drive N.E., Warren. A pre-reunion social will be held 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 20, with "the big 50" dinner Aug. 21. Music of the '50s and '60s will be played by DJ Ron Chick. Reservations ar $45 per person in advance and can be made by contacting Janet Hilb Vogt at 330-856-3477; firstname.lastname@example.org.
BADGER (KINSMAN) HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1970 has planned a 40th class reunion for July 24 at Denny Wildman's home in Gustavus. BYOB. Cost is $22 per person. Paid reservation deadline is July 9. Swimming and social hour will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m., with picnic buffet at 6. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the following classmates or has not been contacted is asked to call Kathy at 440-572-2670 or Barb at 330-759-1211.
Patricia Black Gantz
GRAND VALLEY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION will hold the 16th annual reunion/banquet at Grand Valley School, 111 Grand Valley Ave. W., Orwell, starting at 4 p.m. Aug. 7. Anyone who has attended the Grand Valley Schools is welcome to attend. For information and reservations, contact Antoinette Drabek McCarty at email@example.com.
LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1963 will meet for breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon July 10 at Panera Bread on Elm Road, Warren. For more information, call Ron Chalker at 330-856-6491
THE NEWTON FALLS CLASSMATES AND FRIENDS 91st REUNION was celebrated June 19 at DeVieste's Banquet Room in Warren, with 415 people in attendance.
Greeting the classmates were members of the Class of 1960 - Carol Rigby Carlton, Michaelle Kennedy Wilson, Ed Chopko Jr., Lynn Thomas, Marilyn Allen Grounds, Bernice Rubrake Powell, Terry Werschey Cross, Darlene Conner Lewis and Delores Lazzari Darak.
Retired teachers present were introduced and included: Richard Glass, Kathy Harvey Shonce, Elsie Whetzel, Gene Zorn, Dick Thompson, Margie Brown and retired school nurse Mary Margaret Gams Hildack.
Dennis Lewis and Marilyn Allen Grounds introduced and presented the honored Class of 1960.
During roll call of classes, special recognition was given to eight classmates present from the 1930 through 1939 classes - Dorothy Conner, Robert Elmore, Jean Wolcott Lewis, Anita Nims Tery, Albert Sipka, Herbertt Hewitt, Sal Johnson and Joseph Poptic Sr.
The annual drawing for the keeper of the town pump was awarded to Andrew Branik Jr.
Mel Smith traveled the farthest, from San Diego, Calif. The family with the most members present was the Whaley family, with eight members.
Officers for the 2011 reunion will be: Dennis Lewis, chairperson; Thomas Palmer, vice chairperson; Merial Hilty Price, secretary; Gerri Stanly Oreskovich, treasurer; Evelyn Smith Ballas, treasurer; and Velma Jones, historian.
Next year's reunion will be June 18, 2011. The class of 1961 will be honored for their 50th anniversary.
Shipmates that served aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-63) will hold their 37th annual reunion at the Hilton - Lisle / Naperville, Lisle, Ill., from Sept. 15 to 20. All veterans and interested parties along with their family and friends are invited.
For more information, call Bill Morton, vice president at 803-469-3579 or e-mail him at Mo63@aol.com.
WARREN G. HARDING HIGH SCHOOL JUNE CLASS OF 1943 received a letter in May from First Place Bank that the class account had been inactive for two years, and they plan to start charging the class $5 each month on the account of $942.89 in June. Kay Fisher, Dottie Sabey and Carlie Barnett met at the Buena Vista to discuss the problem in May.
Nick Frankos had hosted the class for meals the night before the class reunions. To honor him, members agreed to donate to Nick's Golf Scholarship Foundation. These scholarships were awarded at a special dinner meeting earlier this month.
AUSTINTOWN FITCH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1970 will hold its 40th reunion Sept. 4 at Bruno's Restaurant, 1984 Boardman-Poland Road, (state Route 224), Poland. The time is 6 p.m., and the cost is $35 per person. Casual dress. Anyone not yet contacted is asked to call Rolayne Smith Kasmer at 330-547-5350 or rolayne@zoominternet.
net or on facebook, or Jere Blaylock at 330-533-2306 or firstname.lastname@example.org or on facebook. Reservation deadline is Aug. 1.
Anyone with information on the following classmates is asked to contact Rolayne or Jere.
Nick George III