2010-05-16T00:00:00Z Reunions
May 16, 2010 12:00 am

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Horace Mann High School

Class of 1970 | Horace Mann High School Class of '70 and friends reunion begins at 1 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Gary RailCats at the Steel Yard. Reserve your spot now. Payment needed by July 15. See FaceBook event listing or call Barb Johnson Coon at (219) 973-9555.


Valparaiso High School

Class of 1985 | The Valparaiso High School class of 1985 will hold its reunion July 9 to 11. On July 9 meet at the Porter County Museum from 7 to 9 p.m. for a look back at 1985 and the way Valpo has changed. The party will continue at the Franklin House. On July 10 the party is at Pass Times at 6:30 p.m.The cost is $75 per person and $85 after June 21. For information, call (219) 462-72090 or (866) 806-7127.

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Classes OF 1930 to 1985 | Portage High School alumni Assocation annual dinner dance will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at Woodland Park in Portage. Anyone who attended, graduated or taught from 1930 to 1985 are welcome to attend. Cost is $35 per person. Letters will be sent to honored years during the summer. Anyone is welcome to attend even if you do not receive a letter. Music will be provided by the Musicmen for dinner and dancing. Any questions or more information, contact Sue at (219) 926-6658; Bob, (219) 762-9895 , Lois (219) 762-4218, Brenda, (219) 762-0263.

Class of 1968 | Portage class of 1968 has planned a 42nd year reunion June 12 at Woodland Park. For information, call (219) 762-2759, (219) 465-5273, (219) 362-2474 or (219) 763-0748.

Class of 1980 | Graduates from Portage High class of 1980 will hold a 30 year reunion July 31 at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City. Friday part at 7 p.m. at Stone Quarry in Portage. Tickets are $50 per person. Email with mailing and email address.

Class of 1981 | Portage High School Class of 1981 is planning its 30 year reunion on July 30, 2011 at Woodland Park. The committee is searching for classmates.  For more information and to update your information, contact one of the following:  Pam Burden Donovan at (269) 324-5266 or Joe Manna at (219) 763-1127 or email at  More information will be posted on facebook group page – Portage IN Class of 1981.

Class of 1990 | Portage High School class of 1990 is planning its 20th class reunion on July 24. The committee is seeking all alumni to send current contact information to

Class of 2000 | Portage High School class of 2000 will hold its 10-year reunion on July 31 at Woodland Park. For more information, contact Julie Lochmondy at  Classmates may RSVP by sending $35 per person to Julie Lochmondy Class of 2000, P.O. Box 2478, Evansville, IN 47728.  Make checks payable to Julie Lochmondy PHS 2000.

River Forest

Class of 1980 | River Forrest High School class of 1980 will hold its 30-year reunion Aug. 7 at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City. Cost is $70 per person and includes next-day family picnic. Send payments before July 1 to Nancy Mendez-Lopez c/o Centier Bank, 390 W. U.S. 6, Valparaiso. Still looking for classmates. For information, call Clare Duffy at (21) 840-3290; Nancy Mendez-Lopez at (219) 762-7603 or Lori (Kisner) Hart at (219) 762-2549.

St. Andrew the Apostle

Class of 1985 | St. Andrew the Apostle School class of 1985 in Calumet City is holding a 25-year class reunion over Labor Day weekend. classmates should send contact information to

St. Francis de Sales Grade School

Class of 1965 | St. Francis de Sales Grade School will hold a 45 year reunion June 12 at St. John Fisher Kane Hall, Chicago. Cost is $50 per person. Seeking all classmates for this special night. call or email Kathy Duggan Kottka @219-548-8851/ for detailed info and questionnaire. Not attending, contact Kathy to complete questionnaire.

St. John Bosco

Alumni | To join the St. John Bosco alumni mailing list, e-mail contact information to or mail to SJB Alumni, 7134 Knickerbocker Parkway, Hammond, IN 46323.

St. Michael the Archangel

Class of 1960 | St. Michael the Archangel class of 1960, 82nd South Shore Drive in Chicago, will hold a reunion in October. If interested, call Jackie at (219) 972-0608 or email Joanne at

St. Paul's

Alumni | St. Paul's Lutheran, formerly of Hammond and now in Munster, seeks all alumni for its Alumni Association. Visit the school's Web site at or call the school office at (219) 836-6270 with contact information.

St.Thomas More School

Alumni Reunion | St. Thomas More School is hosting a 60th Birthday Party/Alumni Reunion for the school from 6:3o t0 11 p.m. April 24 at St. Thomas More, 8435 Calumet Ave., Munster. All adult alumni, parents of alumni, former faculty/staff and current parents are invited to attend.  Tickets are $40 each and include an appetizer and dessert buffet, beer, wine & soft drinks, dancing, tours of the school and a great time! Tickets must be purchased by April 16 and are available in the school or parish office.For more information, call (219) 836-9151.

Sunnybrook Jr. High School

Class of 1975 | Sunnybrook Jr. High School will hold a 1975 class reunion July 31 at Lansing CountryClub in Lansing. For information email or Sunnybrook Junior High on Facebook.

Thornton Fractional High School

Class of 1955 | TF High School Class of 1955 will hold its 55th year class reunion from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Teibel's Restaurant, Schererville. Cost is $30 per person. For information call Nancy at (219) 924-8639 or Barb at (219) 365-2999.

 Thornton Fractional North

Class of 1964 | Class of 1964 will hold a class reunion Aug. 14 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. The cost is $65 per person. Contact Elaine Czyszczon Kwasniewski at or sent a $20 per person deposit to Elaine, c/o St. James Academy, 623 S. Nardo, Solana Beach, CA 92075.

Class of 1965 | TFN Class of 1965 will reunite after 45 years during the summer.  The exact date and location will be dependent on alumni interest.  Additional information available on and  We need your help contacting alumni.  Please respond ASAP by contacting

L. Monnett @ B. Montgomery,  

Thornton Fractional South High School

Class of 1960 | The Class of 1960 is holding its 50th class reunion on Oct. 8 and 9. The group will meet on Oct. 9 at Teibels restauraunt. A football game, tour of school and pizza party will be held Oct. 8. Any questions contact or

Class of 1980 | TF South Class of 80 will hold its 30th reunion Oct. 30. A dinner/dance begins at 6 p.m.m at Wicker Park. There will be an informal get together for appetizers and drinks at JJ Kelly's in Lansing on Oct. 29. For information, call Karen Kijewski at (708) 895-4098 or Deanne Berglund Cahill at (773) 646-5887 or go to Facebook TFS Class Reunon 1980 or

U.S.S. Intrepid

The U.S.S. Intrepid CV11 (CV Eleven)will hold a reunion June 9-13 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For information, call Chuck Coppess at (219) 762-8714 or email


Former shipmates | The USS Maddox Destroyer Association is looking for former shipmates. Units DD731, DD622 and DD168 are planning a reunion from Aug. 26 through Aug. 29 in Philadelphia, Penn. Contact Dennis Stokhaug, 571 W. 14562, Muskego, WI, 53150 or phone him at (262) 679-9409 or e-mail


Class of 1955 | Valparaiso High School  Class of 1955 is holding its 55th reunion the weekend of Sept. 24 to 26.  For information, contact Duane Hamacher (219) 462-6136

Classes of 1964, 1965 and 1966 | Valparaiso High School classes of 1964, 1965 and 1966 are holding a reunion on Aug. 6 and 7. The warm up begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Casa Del Roma and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Old town Banquet Center. The cost is $35 per person and reservations are a must. For informaiton, call Nancy Nieolsen Carlin at (219) 462-3923 or Bill and Penni Smurdon Rouch at (219) 462-8387.

Class of 1975 | The Valparaiso Class of 1975 is planning a 35th year class reunion on July 31 at Casa Del Roma. A web site has been set up and people can find out all the information on it at For more information contact Dawn Naillieux Franko at (219) 531-1190 or e-mail

Class of 1980 | the Valparaiso High School class of 1980 will hold its 30-year class reunion from 7:30 p.m. to midnight July 24 at the Valparaiso Country Club Tickets are $20 per person. Make payment to the order of VHS Class of 1980 and mail to Joanna Smith at 3903 Sleighbell Lane, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

To update your current contact information, e-mail Tacy or Joanna at 

Class of 1990 | Valparaiso High School class of 1990 will celebrate its 20th reunion July 24 at Old Town Banquet Center. Please e-mail current contact information to or or call Connie at 531-2280.


Class of 1950 | The Whiting High School class of 1950 is planning its 60-year reunion. Any classmates interested in helping are asked to call Agnes Demkovich Wentczak at (219) 659-1918 or Helen Sparinsky Furto at (219) 659-4038.

Wm. A. Wirt

Class of 1970 | Wirt Class of 1970 will hold its 40th class reunion. The class will hold a meet and greet Aug. 20 at TJ Maloney's in Merrillville; dinner and dancing Aug. 21 at the Radisson. Call (219) 779-9311 for reservations and cost.

Classes of 1976 to 1983 | Wirt High School classes of 1976 to 1983 will hold a reunion July 10 at the Marquette Park Pavilion in the Miler section of Gary, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per person and includes cash bar, snack buffet and music by a DJ. Dress for the reunion is casual; Tickets can be purchased by mailing a cashier's check or money order to William A Wirt Multi-class reunion, PO Box 1492, Crown Point, 46308. Only 350 tickets are available; no tickets sold at door. For information, email Annie Ramos at WHS.76_83@ or mail written inquiries to the PO Box. The reunion team can also be found on Facebook and

Boone Grove High School

Class of 1990 | Boone Grove High School Class of 1990 will hold a reunion July 24 at the Legacy Banquet Hall in Valparaiso. visit the website and register at

Boone Grove High School Class of 1990 class reunion July 24 at the Legacy Banquet Hall in Valparaiso Indiana. Visit the class website and register at For additional information, email

Chesterton High School

Class of 1960 | Chesterton High School 50 year class reunion is Aug. 7 at Sand Creek Country Club. Contact

East Gary Edison

Classes of 1960 through 1962 | East Gary Edison classes of 1960 through 1962 will celebrate its 50 – 48-year reunions Aug. 20 and 21.Pick as many of the following activities as your schedule permits: Aug. 20, tour the schools and attend the football game, meet at Jim Dandy’s in Hobart after the game to celebrate; Aug. 21, picnic, golf, dinner and dancing at the Valparaiso Country Club. For more information, contact Jim Spanopoulos at (219) 462-0072 or

Froebel High School

Class of 1965 | Froebel class of 1965 will reunite after 45 years during the summer, June 25 -27at Hilton Gardens Inn, 7775 Mississippi St. Merrillville. Cost is $75; $145 per couple. Seeking all alumni for the reunion. Send monies to:  Staying Alive, 45th Class Reunion,  PO Box 2806, Gary, IN 46403.  For information/contact, or call: Thelma Curtis-Reagins, (219) 949-3114; Zemmer Morris (219) 588-7160.

Gary Roosevelt High School

Class of 1963 is having a 65th birthday gala. All Gary and local classes of 1963 will have a party beginning at 6 p.m. June 25 at 1900 W. 41st Ave at the Calumet Tonwship Multi-Purpose Center. Tickets are $15 and dress is black and white casual. for information, call Judi Leek Mead at (219) 985-6156 or Fredra Walton Pulliam at (219) 617-9482 or email or

Class of 1990 | Gary Roosevelt High School class of 1990 will hold a 20-year class reunion June 18 to June 20. For tickets information, call Steve at (219) 741-2595 or email or Dianne Foster at (773) 885-9004 or email Deadline for ticket purchase is May 28.

Gary West Side

Class of 1995 | Gary West Side High School Class of 1995 will hold its 15-year class reunion July 3 through Aug. 1. Activites will include a Meet and Greet at Plaza Lanes in Hammond, a tailgate picnic at West Side High School, and Sunday worship service at New Mount Sinai. There is a $50 registration fee, and for info or details please submit your name, address and contact info to Shantel Douglas, Reunion Chair  via e-mail at

George Rogers Clark

Class of 1959 to 1965 | A multi-class reunion will be held Aug. 13-15 for George Rogers Clark classes of 1959 to 1965. the main event will be held Aug. 14 at Wicker Park Social Center in Munster beginning at 6:30 p.m. If you haven't yet received any information, please e-mail the reunion committee at, User name:; the Password is Pioneers and give us your contact information

Classes of 1967 through 1970 | George Rogers Clark High School classes of 1967 through 1970 are planning a cocktail party reunion for 7 p.m. July 10 at The Lost Marsh Clubhouse, 1001 E. 129th St., Hammond. We are currently seeking contact information for classmates. Contact Sally (Winner) Weiss at or Leslie (Weiner) May at  Visit:

Class of 1975 | George Rogers Clark class of 1975 will hold a reunion in September. Looking for classmates. Call Patti Metzger-Smigla at (219) 924-6353 or or Karen Morrison-Baranowski at

Class of 1985 | George Rogers Clark High School will hold its 25-year reunion during Pierogi Fest weekend, July 24, at the Lost Marsh Clubhouse, 1001 E. 129th St. in Hammond. For more information, email the reunion committee at, or visit the class web site at

George Washington High School

The GWHS graduation class of 1970 will hold its 40th reunion on Oct. 2 at the Villa Cesare in Schererville. Dinner, drinks, dancing a dj and fun for all; cost will be around $50 per person. Emaill with address, phone number or email address.

Hebron High School

All classes from the 1960s | The multi-year reunion of all the classes that graduated from Hebron High School during the 1960’s will be held once again at the farm of John C. Aylesworth, 324 W. County Road 750 South, Hebron, IN 46341. The event will be July 3, beginning with a carry-in picnic at 1 p.m. Each family will be responsible for their own food, drinks, place settings and chairs. The tent, tables, refuse collection and rest room facilities will be furnished. Call Cheryl Aylesworth-Gratz at (219) 462-9770 for more information. Other class years are welcome. 

Hobart High School

Class of 1975 | Hobart High School class of 1975 will hold its reunon on July 3 at the Hobart Elks Lodge, 3580 W. 61st Ave. If classmates are not currently receiving emails from us, please send an email containing your current name and address to Diane Badovinac Mills  at Details will be posted on our website

Horace Mann

Classes of 1970-71 | Horace Mann High School classes of 1970-71 are planning a reunion and looking for classmates. Contact Marti Griffiths at or Sandy Pero at

Kouts High School

class of 2000 | Kouts High School class of 2000 will hold its 10 year reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight July 30 at the old Fairgrounds Pavilion. For more information, visit the KHS class of 2000 Facebook page.


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