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Published: Friday, May 30, 2014 10:44 a.m. CST

Thayer Alumni

The annual Thayer Alumni Banquet will be June 14 at Lorimor Community Center. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served by Lorimor Boosters at 6:30 p.m.

Call Linda Huffman at 641-782-5517 or email huffman@iowatelecom.net for reservations.

Anyone with memories of Thayer School is invited.

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Cromwell High School Alumni Banquet

The 83rd Cromwell High School alumni banquet was held May 24 at Supertel Inn and Conference Center in Creston.

President Connie Kinkade welcomed the 95 alumni, spouses and guests in attendance. Other 2014 officers are Dave Rhine, vice president; Jan Rhine Dillinger, treasurer; and Mary Mullin Brunner, secretary. Volunteers assisting with the banquet include Jerrie Eivins Henderson with honor classes letters and alumni books and Gerald Sticken with table decorations from SIRWA and obtaining model tractors as door prizes. Thank you to everyone who helped with setting up the banquet room.

All veterans were asked to stand and everyone recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

The invocation was given by Franklin Kinkade, class of 1940.

Deaths reported since the 2013 banquet include Thelma Purviance Miller, class of 1935; Bernadine Burton Stalker, class of 1937; Darlene Franklin Foster and Delvian Cramer Paddellford, class of 1946; Lila Hutchinson Brown, class of 1947, Leota James Blazek and Ronald Neely, class of 1949, William “Bill” T Brownrigg, class of 1950; Dale Harrison, class of 1956; Lola Cottrell Sanson, class of 1962; and Doris Moore Hood, Reva Vicker Green and Jon Early, who attended Cromwell School but graduated elsewhere.

After the meal catered by The Windrow, Connie Kinkade conducted the program. Oldestgraduate in attendance was Franklin Kinkade. Honored classes were 1934, 1944, 1954 and 1964.

Mary McCafferty Looney is the only graduate remaining from the class of 1934. She was unable to attend.

The class of 1945 has two remaining classmates, Regina McManus Yount and John “Jack” Schobert, who didn’t attend.

The class of 1954 had five classmates in attendance. They were Gerald Dix, Ronald Eblen, Kenny Foster, Dean Johnson and Phyllis Keesey French. Those unable to attend were Carole Iiams McLaughlin, Larry McLaughlin and Roger Moore.

Ray Antisdel was the only one present for the class of 1964. Other classmates not attending were Steven Abell, Tom Fogle, James Kessler, Janice Kessler Phillips, David McKinney, Bernadine Reimers Hardisty and Alan White.

Connie Kinkade discussed changing the honored classes from 10 years to 5 years. A motion was made by Kenny Foster, seconded by Jerrie Henderson, to change honored classes from 10 years to five years. The alumni approved the change. Honored classes for the 2015 banquet will be 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955 and 1960. All graduates for the class of 1935 are deceased.

The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were read by Mary Brunner and Jan Dillinger respectively. Both reports were approved.

Donations to the alumni fund were received from Joe Worsley, class of 1941; Betty Foley Jackson, class of 1948; and Roger and Ann Moore, class of 1954.

Officers for the 2015 banquet will remain the same except for one. They are Connie Kinkade, president; Dave Rhine, vice president and treasurer; and Mary Brunner, secretary.

The program concluded with the drawing of door prizes. Two model tractors obtained by Gerald Sticken were awarded. A John Deere tractor donated by AgriVision in Creston was won by Leland Cottrell, class of 1955. A Farmall donated by Titan Machinery in Greenfield was won by Ellen McKinney McDonald, class of 1960.

Envelopes containing money were won by JoAnn Callison, daughter of Betty Foley Jackson, class of 1948; Jack McFarland, class of 1956; Jackie Bonus, wife of Francis Bonus, class of 1955; Leone Sammons Purdum, class of 1942; and Merrill Davenport, class of 1956.

The 2015 Cromwell High School alumni banquet will be May 23 at the Supertel Inn and Conference Center in Creston.

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