Governor Dayton has appointed our classmate Marty Duncan to serve on the Minnesota State Academies Board of Directors at Faribault. Duncan brings 30+ years experience as a Superintendent and 10 years as a Board Member at St. Peter to his new role. 

Says Marty: (With his hand throwing over shoulder, which means 'long ago') "A long time ago, I promised Muriel and Senator Humphrey that I would continue to serve children in our schools. I am honored to be appointed to serve the two schools where I delivered newspapers in 1955, 56, and 57."

Dr. Duncan.  He holds a BA in English, an MAT in Education and an Ed.D. in Education Administration.

Congratulations to Marty Duncan. Here’s his email if you want to send him a note:


For summaries and pictures of previous Class Luncheons, Reunions, and other get together's, CLICK HERE


It is important to stay in touch, so as your contact information changes (what with retirements, "moving to the lake", etc.) be sure to contact either of the following with the latest information so that we can contact you with all the class news and updates, along with information regarding future class gatherings.

Jim Hanson at
Roy (Butch) Welsandt at


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Mark you calendars for August 17th, for that is the date of our next Class Luncheon. Once again we will gather at Winjum's Shady Acres.  As per usual, the festivities get under way at 11:30.  In order to get a count of how many will be attending, it is requested that you sign up.  Click on the link below to register and tell us how many will be in your party.

Register For August 17th Luncheon



CLASS LUNCHEON - April 20, 2017

A cool April day was no match for the warmth of yet another gathering of the Class of '61 as 33 classmates, spouses and others gathered at Winjum's Shady Acres for our Spring Luncheon.  CLICK HERE to view a slide show of the event.


RED SWEATER LUNCHEON - December 8, 2016

A cold, snowy, blustery day could not chill the spirits of 43 classmates and spouses as they gathered at the Faribault Country Club on December 8, 2016, for our Seventh Annual Red Sweater Luncheon.   As usual, lively conversation and excellent food made the gathering all the more festive.  View pictures of the gathering by Clicking Here.


CLASS LUNCHEON - October 20, 2016    

It was a beautiful but windy day when some 23 classmates and spouses gathered at Porter Creek in Burnsville for our Fall Luncheon.  As usual, the conversation was lively and the food excellent.  Unfortunately, a malfunction of the camera of your intrepid webmaster yielded no pictures of the event.  If anyone has pictures, please forward them to Butch Welsandt and I will see that they get added to the site.



Our 55th Class Reunion, held August 19-20, 2016, was a roaring success!  Some 80 classmates, spouses, and significant others attended the event of Friday evening, while 71 attended the gathering on Saturday.

 To view pictures of the gathering on Saturday, Click Here.