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CHS Class of 1974 gathers, supports local Food Pantry (photo)

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Class of 1974 reunion: Pictured at front are Dean Inherst, Terry Higgins Post, Debbie Fonner Layton, Kathleen Dommer Miller, Amy Miller Hill, Kathleen Dawson Thomas, Maureen Koehane Lowery, Chris Ray Mecca, Jeaneen Dougherty, Donna Deuberry Rhoda, Jan Noel Hulse, Bonnie Beck Gifford, Margie Hood Judy, Lisa Read Schiro, Wendy Melchiori Marciniak, Lisa Penfold Yost, Sue Coen Sutton, Kevin Heater, Audrey Lazar Isbey. Middle: Jim Henkel, Rick Ketterman, Rhonda Wiesemann Lewis, Ann Raffin Schuster, Carol Trowbridge Walker, Carol Schuffert Nawatzke, Margie Rearick Chellberg, Bill Hanson, Vickie Anderson Crocket, Donna Crout Pawlak, Keith Lauerman, Patty Pratt Scott, Karen Vawter, Al Zosso, Deeann Graham Witek. Upper Middle: Mike Medley, Steve Coutouzis, Susan Jackson Fisher, Rick Soard, Kevin Finley, Dave Dixon, Dana Johnson, Tim Babcock, Dennis Babcock, Beth Sari, Paula Kelly Campbell-Taylor, Rudy Sutton, Norm Ruge, Scott Lowery, Debbie Cline Ita, Cathy Poston Walters, Kevin Hunter At Back: Cliff Smalley, Tim Fowler, Kim Klawson Bremner, Marijo Dekoker Novinger, Dan Swanson, Rollie Sanders, Mark Hoenke, Mary Paulson, TimCoslet, Bill Bennett, John Hoyo, Bob Volk, Joe Gifford, Doug Lukach, John Read, Reno Brunsvold, Bernice Coffield, Duane Duvall, Randy Schmidt. Present, but missed the picture: Jerry Tucker and Dan Troup. (Photo provided)


The Chesterton High School class of 1974 held their 40th reunion recently. Due to the response and generous donations, classmates were able to donate $500 to the Westchester Neighborhood Food Pantry.

The reunion was a weekend with three opportunities for classmates to catch up, kicked off by a gathering at Gelsosomo’s Pizza. Saturday evening was a dinner/dance catered by Ruge Meats, and hosted at the Chesterton Moose Lodge. Photographer was Laura Gertzen, and live music was provided by “Jampagne.” All three gatherings were a great success, celebrating 40 years of life after high school.

Classmates traveled from Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Texas, West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, Illinois and Minnesota for this event.

Sunday was a picnic at the old alma mater, complete with a tour of the school (currently Chesterton Middle School). A thank you to Mike Oakley for taking the time to conduct the tour. All who attended enjoyed it and are very appreciative.

Many thanks go out to the reunion committee who successfully put together a reason for so many to return: Jeaneen Dougherty, Amy Miller Hill, Mark Hoenke, Marijo Dekoker Novinger, Bernice Coffield, and Dan Swanson. Eleventh hour helpers were Kathleen Dommer Miller, Debbie Fonner Layton, and Patti Pratt Scott.



Posted 9/3/2014





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