Lincoln High School Class of ’53 Reunion

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Marlene Kouba

Back in the fall of 1949, there were 54 young freshmen eager to begin their high school years in Lincoln High School of Mott.

53 class reunion
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Back row, from left: Francis Mayer, Paul Helland and Merlyn Austin—all of Mott. Front: Beatrice Rosen Vadner of Bowman, Margie Wolf of Dickinson, Marlene Weinberger Kouba of Regent, Adeline Wolf Bogner of New England and Darlene Auch Kallis of Mott. Don Hagler of Hazen had been on the float but was unable to meet later. Gary Kelsch of Richardton met with the group after the parade.

Four years later in the spring of 1953, the number had dwindled and there were 43 graduates who headed their separate ways. Some of the group has spread to Florida, Nebraska, Minnesota, Montana, and Oregon plus parts of North Dakota and were in various walks of life.

Throughout the years the class has held reunions celebrating 10 years, 20-25 combined years, 40 years, 50 years and this year it was 60 years. That feat is amazing! Of that group, 31 are supposedly still around–12 have died, at least three are in nursing homes and the whereabouts of at least eight are unknown. Nineteen of that group were contacted to meet for this reunion in 2013 and 10 were present. Nine rode in the County Fair Parade in Mott on July 13 with the float being pulled by Kayla D. Kouba of Regent. Each one was given a sheet that listed where other classmates are located. They met for some reminiscing and lunch on the Fairgrounds. Later some toured the Gallery and the school. They agreed to meet again in five years.

Published August 9, 2013

The Herald

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