Our 50 Year Class Reunion.

Great Weekend of Memories by Cindy Sackles Wright

Wow – Can’t believe the NCHS Class of 1966 turned 50 and celebrated over the Memorial Day Weekend with a two day event in Nebraska City, May 27 and 28.

Fifty-Four (54) of our classmates joined together to recall the old memories and make new ones.

The Class of 1966 dinner was held at the Eagles on Friday evening with a special moment of silence while the names were read aloud of the classmates who have left us.

In addition, we were able to salute all of our current veterans.  Since 1966 was a time of the Viet Nam War we gave a big “Thank You for Your Service” to all of our veterans.

Lastly, group pictures and more pictures and more pictures make for many great current memories.

There was plenty of memorabilia to review and discuss.  The Otoeans and personal scrap books.  Shirley Krauter Solomon brought her pep club uniform.  More memories.

Saturday was filled with NCHS Alumni coffee and tour of the High School.  A quick golf game. The all high school alumni evening dinner and scholarship/awards program honoring our class.  Blair Benton, graduating senior, received a $1000 scholarship from our class.  Everyone  joined for a final nightcap at the Lied Center to finish off a great weekend.

We will place a stone for the “Class of 1966” at the former high school memorial adjacent to the library.

Keeping in touch is important.  You can join our closed class group on Facebook and/or follow us on our webpage at and our public Facebook page at

A big shout out “Thank You” to everyone who made the weekend event so successful. 

If you would like a copy of the group photo taken Friday night by Weisz Photography contact them at or 402-297-3401.

Classmates in attendance:

  1. Louis Adkins
  2. Faye Andrews
  3. Sue Ellen Badberg Farmer
  4. Janice Barrett Holman
  5. Judy Bebout Spires
  6. Merri Lynn Bennet Drzycimski
  7. Richard Bond
  8. John Brust
  9. Dwane Campbell
  10. Marla Chamberlain Van
  11. Jo Copenhaver Romjue
  12. Tim Crook
  13. John Davis
  14. Georgia Deras Harrah
  15. Terry Duerfeldt
  16. Dee Dee Farson Fenske
  17. Curtis Fetty
  18. Brad Ford
  19. Carol Frenzel Baumgartner
  20. Barbara Gawart Becker
  21. Margaret Gawart Brust
  22. Al Gibbs
  23. Fred Glover
  24. Judy Gress Braunschweig
  25. Jane Halm Stroh
  26. Mike Headley
  27. Gary Hoemann
  1. Dick Jensen
  2. Stanley Johnson
  3. Bill Knickman
  4. Carolyn Kropp
  5. Shirley Krauter Solomon
  6. Susan Larson Griepenstroh
  7. Bobette Masters Colgrove
  8. Phyllis McCreary Usher
  9. Idona Meredith Plybon
  10. David Neil
  11. Jim Palmer
  12. Sandra Pierce Borrego
  13. Walter Pohlman
  14. Beverly Rawlings Luna
  15. Helen Renken Worthan
  16. Kay Rogers Suiter
  17. Bill Roberts
  18. Cindy Sackles Wright
  19. Larry Schreiner
  20. Dennis Shrewsbury
  21. Suzanne Slemp Lee
  22. Les Snodgrass
  23. Steve Solomon
  24. Margie Straw Whitehead
  25. Don Varenhorst
  26. Dan Weber
  27. Steve Webering


Photos courtesy of Beth Doering.

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