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East Chicago Roosevelt High

East Chicago Roosevelt High School students wait outside the school's famous auditorium, where the school's 1970 state champion basketball team played. Part of the auditorium has been preserved in the foyer of East Chicago Central High School.

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East Chicago Roosevelt Class of 1968

The East Chicago Roosevelt Class of 1968 will hold its 50-year reunion July 6 and 7. Events include a get-together on Friday at Cheers Food & Drink from 7 to 11 p.m. in Munster. Cost is $15 per person. On Saturday, there will be a dinner dance from 6 to 11:30 p.m. at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster. Cost is $70. Email,, go to the Facebook page, EC Roosevelt High, or call 219-730-5845.

Horace Mann Class of 1968

Horace Mann Class of 1968 50-year reunion. Aug. 10 and 11. For more information, contact Jo Ann (Orlich) Lotz at 219-696-2538.

Emerson High School Class of 1968

EHS Class of 1968 will hold a meet-and-greet from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 17 at Buddy and Pals Sports Bar, 1206 E. Summit St., Crown Point. Cost is $10 per person and cash bar. This is for all EHS grads, teachers, staff and friends. A dinner will be Aug. 18 beginning with cocktails at 6 p.m. at Gamba Ristorante, 455 E. 84th Drive, Merrillville. Cost is $50 per person with a cash bar. Tickets must be pre-purchased; deadline is July 1. Send your check to “Emerson Class of 1968 Reunion” for $50 per person to Mike Festa, 972 Seneca Drive, Crown Point; email

Lew Wallace High School Class of 1968

The class of 1968 will hold its 50th class reunion in September. We will be meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Buddy&Pals in Crown Point . On Sept. 15 there is a golf outing at 10 a.m. at Youche Country Club in Crown Point. The cost is $60 per person. To RSVP for the Golf Outing, contact Tom Andreoli at 630-292-3896. Following the Golf Outing at the Clubhouse, there will be a cash bar from 6-7 p.m. and dinner at 7. Cost is $68 per person and the check should be payable to: Della Hutton, 107 Calhoun Ct., Valparaiso, IN 46383. The deadline is Aug. 1. Contact Nicolette Gordon Lindinger @ nickielindinger or 219-365-8615. Find us on Facebook @ “1968 Lew Wallace Classmates 50th Reunion."

Merrillville Class of 1978

The Merrillville class of 1978 is hosting its 40-year reunion on Aug. 11 at the Miller Beach Aquatorium. The official time for the event is 2-8 pm, but we have building access all day. Come early, take a hike, and enjoy the beach. Very casual attire. Free, attended parking next door to the building. The cost is $60 per person which includes all food and beverage. It will be a picnic style cookout, you can eat whenever you want. Music by Chris & Lou. Tickets can be purchased through The event is Merrillville1978reunion (spelled all together, no spaces), location: Gary. There is a small handling fee for this service, or contact: Jane Noel-Kucik @

River Forest High School Class of 1968

The River Forest High School Class of 1968 will hold a 50-year class reunion Aug. 24 and 25. A tour of the remodeled high school will take place at 5 p.m. Aug. 24. Festivities will include tour, pizza party and a Friday night football game. Admission to game will be $1. A dinner/dance will be at the Ambassador Banquet Hall, 1967 E. 37th Ave., Hobart on Aug. 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per person, cash bar; business casual attire. Call 219-940-1055.

Gavit Class of 1973

Gavit High School Class of 1973 will hold a 45-year reunion Aug. 25 at the St. John Township Community Center, 1515 U.S. 30. The event is from 6 to 11:30 p.m. with an open bar, DJ, dancing, silent auction and raffle. RSVP with payment by July 25; cost is $55 per person. Email Dan Cosgrove at or Diana Zaja Gilbert at

Bishop Noll Class of 1958

Bishop Noll Class of 1958 will have its 60th class reunion at 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Patrician Banquets in Schererville. Reservations and more information to come. Contact Carol Janz Barker at or 219-365-4579 or JoAnn Hajduko Noce at or 219-923-3095.

Bishop Noll Class of 1998

The Bishop Noll Class of 1998 will have a 20th reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight Sept. 15 at Whiting Knights of Columbus, 1120 119th St., Whiting. A family style meal will be served at 7 p.m., with open bar from 6 to 7 p.m. and 8 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets cost $65 per person. RSVP to Scot Kokandy via email at by Aug. 15.

Griffith High School Class of 1958

Griffith High School Class of 1958 will hold its 60-year reunion Sept. 21 and 22. Events include get-together at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Langel's in Highland. Cost is $15 per person. A dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Wicker Park Golf Club in Highland, $40 a person. Make check payable to "Griffith Class of 1958 Reunion." Checks can be mailed to Bob & Nancy Hedges 204 N. Elgin St., Griffith, call 219-924-1188 or Dwight Rench, 304 Lakeland, Lowell, 219-696-0470.

Hammond Morton Class of 1968

Hammond Morton High School Class of 1968 will celebrate its 50-year anniversary with a reunion on Sept. 22 at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster. Call 219-670-3627 for ticket information.

George Rogers Class of 1958

George Rogers Clark Class of 1958 will have a reunion luncheon from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at Briar Ridge Country Club, 123 Country Club Drive, Schererville. Call Karen (Rix) Vine at 219-365-1447.

Bishop Noll Class of 1968

Bishop Noll Class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th reunion in September. A casual get-together will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 28 at the House of Pizza, and a reunion dinner will follow at Briar Ridge Country Club starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 29. Hotel arrangements will be available at the Hampton Inn in Schererville. For more information, contact Dennis Fech at Members of the Class of '68 are also encouraged to join the group "BNI Class of 1968" on Facebook.

Bishop Noll Class of 1978

The Class of 1978 is in the early stages of planning its 40th reunion. Classmates are asked to fill out information on the Google poll found at


Community Coordinator

Annette is Community Coordinator for The Times. She has been with the paper for two decades. A resident of Hobart, she graduated from Purdue University with degrees in English and German.