|Volume 12, Issue 1||May, 2001|
|Upcoming Reunions||Class of `68 Reunion Planned for 2003|
1946 Sept. 7-9, 2001
1951 Sept. 26-28, 2001
1956 June 22-24, 2001
1961 October 5-7, 2001
1966 June 30, 2001
1981 July 28-29, 2001
1991 Sept. 1-2, 2001
A 35th reunion is being planned for the Class of `68, to be held Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5, 2003. For more details call Susan (Bunce) Fraser at (515) 233-1814 or check out the 1968 Reunion web site at www.mcmillen-design.com/68reunion.html. You'll also find a directory of `68 alumni email addresses linked to the page.
Mike McMillen `68
12th Annual RALLY Will Be August 5
This year's RALLY (Rendezvous at Leech Lake Y'all) will be Sunday, August 5, 2001. All Ames High graduates and anyone else in the Walker area with Ames roots are invited to this year's function at the City Park in Walker, Minnesota.
As in recent years, we'll have a pot luck picnic starting at 11:30 am until a little after two. If you do not want to eat, stop by to visit.
The City Park in Walker is two blocks east of the downtown Dairy Queen on the shores of Leech Lake. Your hosts this year are Jack and Suzanne (Wymore) Rolfs, Jack and Barb (Teig) Adams, Carol Wells) Emery, Harry and Martha (Groth) Winter and Jack Smalling.
Jack Smalling `58
The members of AHS Class of `55 will be celebrating their 65th birthdays in Tucson, AZ, March 14-17, 2002. We trust all you 55ers got your invitation to the party. If not, contact Sharon. Your reservation and payment for the birthday weekend events are due to Sharon by October 1, 2001. Most everyone will be staying at the Voyager Resort at exit 270 (Kolb Rd.) off I-10. Remember to make your own reservations by August 1, 2001 for the Voyager.
Among the many events planned for that extended weekend is a Sunday noon BBQ at the Voyager. This BBQ is open to any Ames High grad/spouse who plans to be in the area at that time. Help us celebrate! The more the merrier!! All non-55ers BBQ reservations need to be made by January 1, 2002. Send a check for $15/person to Sharon Fiori Foley, 3006 Kiowa Dr., Loveland CO 80538.
|A bit of History, A bit of Fun|
The new director of the Plant Sciences Institute at Iowa State University is Steve Howell '59. Steve came to Iowa State from Boyce-Thompson Institute at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He is pictured here at a Latin Class toga party in the spring of 1957 with his Latin teacher, Rose Elliot. Mrs. Elliot's teaching career spanned over forty years at Ames High as she taught, at various times, Latin, German, French, Speech and Math. She retired in 1958 and was succeeded a year later, as Latin teacher, by a young new teacher from Nebraska, William C. Ripp.
|Oldest Known Alumna Dies|
Bernice D. (Nowlin) Elliott '13 died on December 31, 2000 at the age of 105. She was the oldest known living alumna of Ames High School. The oldest known living alumna now is Ruby (Wasser) Soper `17 who is 102 years old.