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These yearbooks from 1944, 1963-64, 1966 and 1969 represent a diverse collection from classmates at East Chicago’s Washington, Hammond’s Donald E. Gavit and Munster’s high schools. Are you planning or preparing for a class reunion this year in Northwest Indiana? Whether 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 or even 70 years, make it even more special by contributing photos of your time in school in the Region for a gallery on our bustling Indiana bicentennial site, nwi.com/history. We’d like to highlight your bicentennial year reunion on the site and on our NWI History Facebook page, and we’ll be sure to run a few photos in print. Gather high school photos on clubs, activities, sports and life in the Region to share with everyone. Contact history and politics editor Doug Ross at doug.ross@nwi.com or (219) 933-3357, or research assistant Pat Kincaid at patricia.kincaid@nwi.com or (219) 933-3383.

To submit a class reunion, email annette.arnold@nwi.com.

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 & Pals, 1206 E. Summit St., Crown Point. Cost is $10 per person and cash bar. This is for all EHS grads, teachers, staff and friends. For information contact Mike Festa at festamichael@sbcglobal.net.

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 to 7 p.m. and dinner at 7. Cost is $68 per person and the check should be payable to: Della Hutton, 107 Calhoun Court, Valparaiso, IN 46383. The deadline is Aug. 1. Contact Nicolette Gordon Lindinger @ nickielindinger @comcast.net 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 to 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 www.eventbrite.com. 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 @ jkucik7802@comcast.net

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 dan975975@yahoo.com or Diana Zaja Gilbert at dgil6351@yahoo.com.

Gavit Class of 1968

Gavit High School Class of 1968 will hold its 50-year class reunion 6 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Briar Ridge Country Club, 123 Country Club Drive, Schererville. Attire is business casual. Cost is $68 per person. On Sept. 7 there will be a "Get Together" at Houlihan's Restaurant, 1550 U.S. 41, Schererville beginning at 7 p.m. On Sept. 8 tour Gavit High School from 10 a.m. to noon. There also will be a golf outing. Email gavitclassof68@gmail.com You may also join our Facebook Page Gavit High School Class of 1968 50th Reunion.

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 barker63@att.net or 219-365-4579 or JoAnn Hajduko Noce at domanjo@comcast.net 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 skokandy@gmail.com by Aug. 15.

Thornton Fractional South Class of 1968

The Thornton Fractional South Class of 1968 will hold its 50-year reunion Sept. 14, 15 and 16. On Friday there will be a school tour and a fan bus ride to the South-North game in Calumet City. On Saturday there will be golf at Briar Ridge and the main event will be in the evening at Teibel’s with dinner and dancing. On Sunday enjoy a brunch at Skillets Bistro and then head over to Lan Oak Lanes for bowling. Confirmation form and payment due Aug. 1. Email tfs50threunion@gmail.com or check out the information at www.tfd215.org/south/ and click on the “About Us” tab and then “Alumni."

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.

Dyer High School Plus Grand Reunion

The Dyer High School 50 Plus Grand Reunion will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St., Schererville. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Classmates are welcome from the class of 1940 (or before) through 1967. Anyone who attended Dyer High or Dyer Central High from any one of these years are welcome to attend, whether you graduated or not. If you have not been contacted and would like to attend, call Cheryl Duncanson Photenhauer at 219-440-7730 for more information. The cost of the event is $30 per person and a spouse/guest are welcome.

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 dgf1950@gmail.com. Members of the Class of '68 are also encouraged to join the group "BNI Class of 1968" on Facebook.

Bishop Noll Class of 1988

Bishop Noll Institute Class of 1988 will hold its 30-year reunion Sept. 15 on an Odyssey Riverfront Cruise in Chicago. The cruise departs the Chicago Riverwalk at noon. Cost is $135 per person. Hotel rooms at the Sheraton Grand Chicago and Palmer House at Hilton have blocked for out of town classmates. For details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bishop-noll-class-of-1988-30th-class-reunion-tickets-45123640022. Members of the Class of 1988 are encouraged to join the group “Bishop Noll Class of 1988 Photos & Misc” on Facebook. Email questions to bniclassof88reunion@gmail.com or call 219-301-2830.

Thornton Township Class of 1968

The class of Thornton Township High School from Harvey, Illinois, will celebrate its 50-year class reunion on Oct. 27 at the Idlewild Country Club in Flossmoor. To register visit www.classcreator.com/Harvey-Illinois-Thornton-Township-1968/.

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 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWQri4Y0ddVkkoqgRNQTmM4kZvTdd5p9y8EFHz9UVhkXLZOQ/viewform


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.