Unfortunately, this edition of Breaking News contains only sad tidings.

Word has been received that we have lost another one of our classmates.  Loreen (Cross) Schultz passed away on October 5, 2017.

Also, Jim Rech, husband to our classmate Diane (Jandro) Rech, and brother to classmate Kenneth Rech, passed away on November 5, 20117.

Many of you will remember our teacher Clint Knutson who taught 7th and 8th grade science at the old high school.  Word has come through that he has also passed away.  The actual date is not known.  Some of you may remember, like your webmaster, sitting in Clint's classroom in the southwest corner on the third floor of the old high school listening to the strange "beeping" of the first artificial satellite, "Sputnik", as is passed over the US in October of 1957.


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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In Memoriam


Seems the older we get, the faster time flies by.  Yes, that's right, it's time for our Eighth Annual Red Sweater Luncheon.  We will pnce again be gathering at the Faribault Country Club. The date is December 14, 2017.  As usual, festivities begin at 11:30.  Like last year, a limited menu is being planned.  To get a count of those planning to attend, registration is requested.  You can register by clicking on the link below.

REGISTER HERE for the Red Sweater Luncheon

We had 43 attendees last year.
Let's see if we can break that record and make this the biggest turnout yet for this gathering!


CLASS LUNCHEON - October 5, 2017

It proved to be a windy day as 17 classmates and significant other blew into Porter Creek Restaurant for yet another class luncheon.  To see pictures of the gathering, CLICK HERE.


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.