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Volume 12, Issue 1May, 2001



We Get Letters...

Dear AHS Alumni Association,

My heartfelt thanks for being honored as an Honorary Alum. It was a BIG surprise and an honor I will forever cherish.

As with all of you, Ames High School is a special place and home for me. So much tradition, legacy and special people & memories.

My gratitude and appreciation to all who made that moment in time so very special for me and my family.

Bud Legg

AHSAA,

I have the 1994 directory and it will be nice to have the new one, also.

Apparently our 50th was enough for those locals who get stuck with preparation for a reunion. I haven't heard of any schedule for a 60th. We were a big class - 206 - and a good share of us are still alive.

Gene and I were happy to make it to 2000. Now we're shooting for our 80th birthdays. Three more years! Where have the years gone?

Mim Effler `41

Hello AHSAA,

About a month ago, Jennifer Chittenden (an Ames High graduate) came into the Montana State University office where I work and we discovered that we both attended Ames High.

Today she brought in her December 2000 newsletter and I recognized many names, especially Liz MacBride and Bud Legg. Liz was one of my classmates and a hurdle relay teammate. Bud was my basketball coach. He should remember me because he had to teach me how to play half-court/6-player basketball. The rules were foreign to me after playing 5-player ball in Winona, MN.

I am most likely one of your "lost" alumni. I only attended Ames High for the second half of my senior year, but I did make some great friends. My family is still in the midwest, and I get back there about once a year. The last time I was in Ames, I bumped into Rollie Knight at the Holiday station on Lincoln Way. Hello again Rollie, Bud and Liz! And thanks to Jennifer for sharing this newsletter with me. I'm subscribing today.

Nancy (Brown) Fostu `77

AHSAA,

Wow! Just finished reading the latest alumni news and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading the bit by Red Milliken on Ames in the 40s and 50s. Would love to read the whole manuscript or know how to contact him. My maiden name was Carol Garfield and I lived next door to Mr. Milliken until moving to the great North Woods of New Hampshire many, many years ago. However, I remember the Nibble Nook, but Good Golly, Miss Molly, where was it? I would pay through the nose for a good pork tenderloin sandwich, a malted milk, or a chicken-fried steak long about now!

Thanks for an enjoyable afternoon's read.

Carol (Garfield) Carson

Note: The Address for the Nibble Nook was 4010 Lincoln Way.

To: Ames H.S. Alumni Newsletter

Thanks for your newsletter. It's excellent and it's fun to read about classmates and others, plus the current news. My husband enjoys it, too, (even though he's a Clinton, Iowa grad). He's impressed with Ames, my class of `45 and the newsletter.

Ruth (Knuths) Paddock `45




Ames Museum Seeks Alternatives

The experimental historical museum operated for two years by the Ames Heritage Association (AHA) will close its doors on June 30th. AHA directors are seeking an alternative way to deliver interpretive exhibits to a wider audience and to build on the successes and experience gained through operation of this fledgling facility.

The Association will continue to operate its other two historic sites (a one-room school and log homestead) and to acquire and care for a collection of significant Ames artifacts. All activities are funded primarily by memberships and grants. For more information, write PO Box 821m Ames, Iowa 50010.

Kathy Svec `66




Edwards Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Edwards School is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a time capsule ceremony. We would love to hear from former Edwards students about any special memories of when they were students. Please send a letter to Time Capsule Committee at Edwards School, 3622 Woodland St., 50014-3494 or email a remembrance to chanway@ames.k12.ia.us.

Also, Gwen Mitzel, a 6th grade teacher at Edwards, is retiring this year. We are requesting letters or email from her students for a memory book.

Charli Hanway
Edwards Teacher




Ames breaks 50,000 goal

The City of Ames has grown into a metropolis. The U.S. Census Bureau reported March 12 that Ames had a population of 50,731 in 2000. This is an increase of 3,533 residents from the 1990 census.




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