From old website:

Name: James Anderson
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Grand Island
Comments: I have been with Case New Holland for 28 years, Went to Central Community College in Hastings, for Tool and Dye. Married Lisa Hinds "class of 85". We will celebrate 22 years this August. Our Son Ryan "Amanda" lives in Curtis, Nebraska. He went to school for Cattle Management there. We are expecting our first grandson "Wyatt James" this August. Daughter Jackie just turned 16, She keeps us very busy with softball, Cheerleading, Bella Voche this year in music and made 14 Karat Gold Show Choir for next year at Grand Island Northwest. Looking forward to retiring from New Holland in the next 6 years, and moving back around the Lexington/Elwood area.
posted on March 25, 2005

Name: Scott Anderson
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Lexington, Nebraska
Comments: Married to Corky. We have one daughter currently in High School. I farm with my father and brother and I enjoy computer and photography hobbies. My photography hobby has turned into a paying job as I have a contract with UNK to photograph a number of their sports events and also help out the Tri-City Trib newspaper for area high school sports activities and community events.
posted on January 30, 2006

Name: Nancy (Benjamin) Monter
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Johnson Lake, NE
Comments: I've been married to Neal for 29 years in June. I've been blessed to have met such a wonderful man to spend my life with. The oldest of our two children, Garret, 25, was married in March this year. He bought a house in Minden and works as a Machinist for Grayson Tool. Our youngest, Lindsay, 22, is back home with us for a while. She's working as a CNA at the Elwood Care Center. I work for the USDA in Elwood and completed 20 years in April this year - just ten years to retirement! We are getting old! Neal and I love living at Johnson Lake. The winters are very relaxing and the summers are great when friends and family stop by. We also enjoy vacationing in Mexico each year. Nothing better than a sandy beach, an ice cold margarita, and the one you love! Life is good.
posted on April 24, 2007

Name: Steve Blocher
Class Of: 1977:
Now Living In: West Point, NE
Comments: 30 years ago, everyone couldn't wait to get out of school, and now, everyone probably wishes they were back again.
During my senior year at KSC, I married Jackie Franzen of Gothenburg, and over the past 26 years, we had 3 children, Andrew age 24, Sean age 22, and Stephanie age 16. Andrew graduated from UNO in 2005, and now works for Wells Fargo in Omaha. He is getting married in August, 2007. Sean was a very successful athlete, getting a full ride basketball scholarship to Wayne State, until a knee injury cut has athletic career short. Sean transferred to UNO, and he will be a senior at UNO next fall. Stephanie is an avid volleyball and basketball athlete, and will be a Jr. at West Point-Beemer High School. Empty nesting is just around the corner.
I have been in the banking business since December 1980, starting at the Kearney State Bank while in college. I made stops in North Loup, Imperial, and have been in West Point for the past 15 years. Along the way, I graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado, and 14 years after graduating from KSC, I received my Master's Degree from Wayne State College. I am also on my 3rd term as a Board of Education member, serving 1 term on the Imperial board, and I am serving my second term on the West Point Board of Education.
Jackie and I are very active in the WP-BHS booster club, along with keeping the book or clock at football and basketball games, I'm also a timer at track meets, plus help out with other school activities. We are also active in our church, and I serve on the West Point Public School Foundation board, plus several other boards and civic groups.
Until having both knees replaced, I was a high school, college, and indoor football official for almost 20 years. Jackie and I love to play golf in our spare time and do so whenever possible.
posted on May 24, 2007

Name: Corrine (Brandenberg) Anderson
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Lexington, Nebraska
Comments: Married to Scott and we have one daughter, Lindsey, born in 1992. Scott continues to farm with his father and brother on the family farm. He also does event photography for area high schools and for UNK. I have a web design business and work from home. Hobbies include woodworking, crafts, gardening, sewing and reading.
posted on January 30, 2006

Name: Linda (Brummet) Robackouski
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Denton TX
Comments: Looking forward to coming to the reunion! My first! I hope to see as many of you as I can. It sure has been along time since I left Lexington (1978)!
posted on May 20, 2007

Name: Robert (Bob) Bullis
Class Of: 1977:
Now Living In: Lexington, NE
posted on December 18, 2005

Name: Craig Casper

Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Lexington
Comments: Wife: Terri Snyder (class of '78)
Kids: Curt ('88)
Eric ('90)
Blake ('97)
Career: Locator for ELM Locating Svc.
Hobbies: Playing cards and games with friends and family, kids' activities
Goals: I just purchased a '59 El Camino and am going to restore it!
posted on June 18, 2005
Craig died on April 4, 2007 as a result of a car/train accident. Read Obituary.

Name: Tammy J. (Clark) Bennett
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Lincoln, Nebraska
Comments: I am a Legal Assistant at a Lincoln firm with clients all over the world. Much of our work consists of representing clients in the business of equine transportation, specifically race horses. My daughter, Amanda, is married, living in Kansas and is Assistant Manager of a restaurant in Linwood. She has two children, Rebekah born April 19, 2003, and Elijah Jacob born December 10, 2004. (Yep, I am a grandma and a loving every minute of it!) Her husband, Kevin, is supervisor at a welding business. My son, Jacob (Jake), is a Junior at Lincoln Northeast High School and is one of the top bowlers in Nebraska (and a really fantastic kid!). He recently began working as a Parts Specialist at O'Reilly's Auto Parts and will be in college soon. Scott sold the exterminating business after 20 years and is a Territorial Manager for First Call and O'Reilly's. My hobbies include watching Jake bowl (I am considering writing a book highlighting all the best bowling alley food in Nebraska), spoiling my kids/grandkids, spending time with my best friend Dianna, gardening (flowers), home improvement and decorating, and KuJo the Cat, Daisy & Duke the Dogs! Life is good!
posted on March 22, 2005

Name: Lucinda Cordes Glen
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Hastings, Nebraska
Comments: I am married to Roger Glen and we have three children, Sean (18), Julia (13), and Murphy (6). Sean is a freshman at UNL majoring in business. Julia is in eighth grade and Murphy is a first grader at Hastings Public Schools. I practice law in a local law firm and teach business law and public administration at Hastings College. Roger is director of pharmacy at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital and serves on the City Council.
posted on September 12, 2005

Name: Dianna (Debban) Wheeler
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Smithfield, NE
Comments: I regret that Tim and I won't be able to make the reunion this year. I feel very fortunate to still live in the area and am able to see quite a few of our classmates on a regular basis! I will be anxious to hear the stories and se the pictures of those who return for the reunion. Tim and I have been blessed with two beautiful children, and are expecting our first grandchild in July. Our son Chris lives in Lincoln and will have a teaching degree in May and a masters next year. Stephanie and her husband live in Omaha; Stephanie is an estitician at a Day Spa and loves every minute of it. Enjoy the reunion and will see you at the 40th!!!
posted on March 26, 2007

Name: Deb (DeLaet) Slocum
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Gretna, NE
Comments: After graduation I attended Kearney State College and worked at the Buffalo County Clerk office for about 8 years. In 1986 I moved to San Diego, California to be with my husband (fiance at the time), Brad. In 1987 we married while we were back for the 10 year class reunion. We returned to San Diego where my husband finished out a total of 22 years in the Navy. During that time, I was fortunate for the opportunity to travel over seas to meet Brad in a couple of ports while he was on sea duty. I traveled to Hong Kong in 1991 and to Australia in 2000, what a great experience. In 1990 we had a daughter, Melissa (now 16) and in 1997 we had a son, Brandon (now 9), which is why I was unable to attend the 20th reunion. While in San Diego I worked mainly for Architectural Firms doing Construction Administration, HR Administration and Management. In 2003, Brad retired from the Navy and we decided to move back closer to our families. A couple years ago we purchased around 6 acres Northwest of Gretna and have been in the process of building our new house for the past couple years. We finally were able to move in February of this year though there is still a great deal of finishing touches we need to complete. That alone has been quite the experience. I am currently employed by Complete Concrete in Elkhorn as their HR Administrator. Brad is with Grabow Hardware in Omaha and is also starting up a car restoration business (which is really his passion!). In our free time we enjoy attending auto shows and car cruises. Well, I think that pretty much sums it up. I look forward to the reunion and the chance to see all of you again.
posted on May 31, 2007

Name: Vickie Eigenberg Lien
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Omaha, NE
Comments: Hello All! What have I been doing in the last 30 years - that is very hard question to answer but I will try to do my best to summarize that length of time without boring all of you to death and not making this document look like a novel.
I graduated in 1982 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources Management. Since that time I have also been certified as a Professional in Human Recourses Management and all of my work experience has been in Human Resources.
I currently work for Omaha Public Power District where my title is Human Resources Solutions Lead. I provide Human Resource Generalist support to the Nuclear Engineering Division, Engineering Division and the Customer Service Operations Division. My work is very challenging and diverse, which I like, and keeps me very busy.
As far as my personal life, I have been married to my husband Brad (who is employed at Mutual of Omaha as a Systems Analyst) for 18 years. Both Brad & I love to camp and so do our dogs. I now have 1 chocolate lab and 1 black lab and they are the joy of Brad's and my life. We have recently bought a boat (which brought back many good memories of boating on Johnson Lake) and have been enjoying boating on the Missouri River Brad & I, of course, still enjoy movies and playing computer games.
Today I attended my nephew's High School Graduation Ceremony. I told him that I graduated from High School 30 years ago in 1977. My mom then let him know that she graduated from High School in 1937. I know that seems like a lot of trivia but when you think about it (which I did) that covers a lot of years. I felt my mom; Nicholas and I had our own class reunion.
Due to time constraints I will not be able to attend the High School Reunion this year; however, I do wish that each of you are healthy and happy. Life is good! Take care, Vickie Eigenberg Lien
posted on May 24, 2007

Name: Doug Evans
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Lexington
Comments: Well, I guess you're just a young as you feel! We are celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary as well as my 30th class reunion all in the same weekend! Just in case your memory has started to fade; I married Nancy (Eby) and we have 2 children Derek (23) and Alyssa (19). I am still working for UPS as a feeder driver. I work nights and travel to Omaha every night Monday-Friday. Nancy continues to work at TierOne Bank (known as Lexington State Bank in 1977); Derek is working in Ft. Lauderdale Florida at a church in the media department and Alyssa is a freshman at UNK studying Radiology and working at the Buckle part-time. I still enjoy hunting, fishing, camping (I can only get Nancy to campout about once a year) boating, tubing down the Niobrara, watching and attending NASCAR races, driving the Cobra and spending time with family and friends. We are planning another trip in May to see Derek and to enjoy the warm weather of Florida.
posted on April 24, 2007

Name: Mitch Folkers
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Omaha
Comments: Married - 16 years. 2 kids (Luke/23 and Stephanie/19) and 3 Stepkids (Gary/29, Sarah/26, Julie/23). Luke is in the army in San Antonio and he and his wife are expecting my first grandchild in July. Stephanie just completed her freshman year at Kearney. I've been at Marianna Industries in Omaha for 20 years serving as the Information Systems Manager.
posted on June 17, 2007

Name: Merle Glassmeyer
Class Of: 1977
Now LivingIn: Lexington, NE
posted on February 23, 2007

Name: Roger Glen
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Hastings, NE
posted on March 22, 2006

Pam Gulden Abbott
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Ogallala, NE 69153
Sorry to miss everyone.
Married to Mike 1985, 3 children, moved from the ranch to Lincoln in 1990 so Mike could finish Master's in Econ. @ UN-L. Moved to central Illinois in 1998 because of internship in ag marketing (Mike). Moved back to Nebraska (Ogallala) to be closer to the ranch in 2000.
Mike (husband) is ranching with the family operation in the Sandhills. I am currently teaching at the elementary level: reading specialist, grades 1 and 2, in Ogallala. Our first child (Harrison – 18) will be attending UN-L this Fall – he is concentrating on international studies for the first year; our second (Maggie – 17), will be a Senior at Ogallala High. She keeps very busy: 3 sports, class officer, speech team. Our youngest (Emily – 14) will be a freshman this Fall. She also plays 3 sports, loves horses and shows market steers each summer.
Even though it can be difficult to catch us at home, we would love to see you on your way through western Nebraska. Wishing you and your families good health and happiness - Pam
posted on June 17, 2007

Name: Melinda (Hatfield) Erpelding
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Lincoln, NE
Comments: Hi Class of '77. I live in Lincoln and have been married 21 years to Ron, who wasn't related to Sandy!!! I have 3 children-Chase, who is 20 and going to Wyotech College in WY, Mallory's 18, hopefully going to SCC in the fall, and Max who is 11 and a 6th grader. My husband works for Northwest Electric Co. here and I am a sales rep. for a home accessories co. and cover the state, so who knows I may see you sometime!
posted on April 3, 2005

Name: Greg Henderson
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Kearney NE
Comments: Wow 30 years! Let's say it's been....... entertaining. 20+ years in California where I met my wife Cathy, and celebrated the birth of our daughter, Jessica.
After attending Colorado State University and playing football I was asked to play for a semi-pro team in CA. I participated for two years and my neck, however mentally willing was not physically capable and ultimately crapped out. But not before I had a chance to audition for the Chargers. Needless to say I did not retire from the NFL leaving me totally crushed.
I have spent most of the years gainfully employed in the Quality Assurance arena. Either checking those parts you see under the flaps of a 747, or any other aircraft, for that matter, or diecasting parts for the passenger side airbag in your car or managing those that do.
We moved back to Nebraska in July of 2005 (it was hot and humid, no kidding) and have been here since. We have endured the hail, high wind, sleet, snow and yes the ice storms, and must say the weather still remains a challenge.
At present I work at Powermate Corporation in Kearney and am responsible for the Quality and Product Service Departments. When the power went out during the 07 ice storm it was a major benefit as generated power was at my fingertips! I enjoy the daily challenges and the much reduced traffic and daily commute mileage.
We built our new home in Kearney on 10 acres. We enjoy the solitude after being so physically close to any/all neighbors in CA. The family consists of 4 birds, 4 dogs, 2 horses and 2 donkeys. I'm not agriculturally gifted but truly enjoy the few similarities I share with those that can call themselves a Nebraska Farmer. I commend each and everyone of you that have maintained that identity throughout the years.
Lastly and sad to say I am one of the few remaining Southsiders. I have had to say Goodbye to many of my childhood pals. Ronnie Newton, Dave Hunt, Craig Casper. We all knew each other's parents, siblings, covered for each other, and covered for each other, and sometimes we covered for each other. Enough said..... We always had fun together. Those guys were Great, they lived life to the fullest and had a good time doing it. They are truly missed. My prayers and thoughts will always be with my pals and their families.
I haven't rattled on this much since 1977. Guess I better call it good for now.
Greg Henderson
Class of 1977
posted on April 27, 2007

Name: Kim (Hennek) Hall
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Bellevue, NE
Comments: Hard to believe it has been 30 years since graduation, I feel really old thinking about it. :) I have been married to John, my best friend and soul mate for 14 years. Together we have twin 13 year old daughters, Katie and Abbie which will probably prove very enlightening over the next few years. They are active in any sport that uses a ball. We have two older sons, Phil and Christopher. We have three grandsons, which is so neat to be able to watch them grow. John is still working in the finance department of Gregg Young Chevy in Omaha, think he will retire from there (I can only hope). I am currently working as a school nurse in Plattsmouth, NE.
I took this job after working as a Director of Nursing in Syracuse, NE and also as an ICU nurse for the various hospitals in Omaha. Wow, do I work harder now than I did, hard to be a Mom to 550 elementary students.
John, the girls and I enjoy Husker football and just being together. We keep busy with all the sporting activities of the girls.
I am in graduate school and hope to become a Nurse Educator in the next year or so, hard to believe that I still love to learn. Thought I knew it all already, much to my surprise.
posted on July 15, 2007

Name: Jim Hibberd
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Longmont Colorado
Comments: I'm married and have a 20 year old son. We love living in Colorado, hiking, camping, fly fishing, cross country skiing & backpacking. We are a musical family, all playing instruments. I play guitar regularly in the worship bands at our church. I work as a project manager for a large electrical contractor.
posted on February 1, 2007

Name: Lori Hofferber Kitzing
E-Mail: lorikitz @
Class of: 1977
Now Living In: Gothenburg, NE
Comments: I married Kim Kitzing (1975) in October of 1980. We have lived in Aurora, NE and Gothenburg, NE. Kim manages Orscheln in Lex. and I teach preschool at a day care in Gothenburg. We have 3 children. The oldest, Andrew, lives in California. He is going to seminary in San Francisco. Hopefully in 2 years he will be a Lutheran minister. Our second, Amy, lives in Marysville, KS with her significant other. She goes to school in Beatrice at Southeast Community College majoring in Radiology. Our youngest, Adam, is attending the University at Lincoln (only because he could get football tickets!) This is his first year and seems to like it. He is majoring in Ag. Business. Yes, we have 3 in college at the same time! So we don't do anything or go any where because we are poor! I am looking forward to 5 more years of employment. Then everyone should be done with school and I will retire.
posted on October 14, 2008

Name: Wendie (Hollibaugh) Clark
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Lincoln, NE
Comments: Married Jim Clark in Lexington in 2001. Moved to Lincoln in Feb. 2006 to be closer to family. My husband is the sporting goods dept. mgr at N. Walmart and am working for Perotsystems as a customer rep. Andy made me a grandma for the 1st time March 2nd. His name is Brendan and he is a grandma's boy. Andy is with the Natl. Guard and might be deployed soon. Kaley is the visual person at Gordmans. My mom is here in Lincoln and my dad passed away last July. Both brothers live near here too. Hope to make it back for reunion, but would still like to hear from everyone! Thanks Corky and Scott for all you do.
updated on April 23, 2007

Name: Doug Holtmeier
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Kearney NE 68845
Comments: Well things have changed since we were altogether 10 years ago. After nineteen years in management for two truck lines I accepted the challenge to become a financial advisor and survived all the tests. I accpeted a position with Piper Jaffray in Topeka KS and two years later had the wonderful opportunity to move back to Kearney NE. I am a Registered Representative with AIG Financail Advisors located in the Five Points Bank in Kearney.
Kearney is one of the greatest places to raise a family. My greatest passion is coaching our two boys many sports teams. As we stated in our Christmas card a few years back there is no "off-season" in our household. I have caught myself a few times repeating phrases that our high school and college coaches used from time to time. One phrase I do not say is, "good crap all-mighty" made famous by a certain LHS basketball coach.
Brady is eight years old and onto third grade. He enjoys baseball, golf, football and basketball. He actually has told Brigitte that he wants to gain weight and get big so he can play on the line in football!
Blake is eleven and moving onto middle school next year. What happen to old fashion junior high? Blake enjoys baseball, golf, football, basketball and soccer. He actually enjoys practicing in all these sports and is extremely competitive.
Brigitte continues to work for Johnson and Johnson in pharmaceutical sales. She travels central and eastern Nebraska. She truly runs a very successful household.
Liza turns 29 later this month and works as the publicist for The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. In October of 2006 she was married in Omaha to a gentlemen from Omaha that she had met when she was attending UNL.
I look forward to renewing old friendships and with our move back to Nebraska look forward so seeing many of you more often.
posted on June 17, 2007

Name: Jo Jacobson Sandelin
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Lodi, CA
I am very happily married to Wally and have two children, Whitney(18) and Tyler(15). We are very busy right now getting ready for Whitney's graduation. She is off to UCBerkeley in August, where she will study environmental science. My husband is the City Engineer in Lodi and we are very involved in our community. I am retired, I got tired of the long commute and now I am a professional volunteer. Right now I am the Treasurer for our High School Sober Grad Night--we have already raised over $20,000. The week later is our American Cancer Society Relay for Life in which I am very involved in. This last year I was on the Lodi Centennial task force, organizing events for our year long celebration. I also keep very busy keeping up with my kids and all their activities. My hobbies are gardening, entertaining, walking my dog, and wine tasting--which I do a lot, as we now have over 60 wineries in Lodi. I also work for wine!! Last weekend I poured wine for a winery at Zinfest at Lodi Lake. A couple different wineries ask me to help them out--it is always lots of fun--and I like the fringe benefits!
posted on May 27, 2007

Name: Bob Jones
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Houston Texas
Comments: I am Married with 1 son Alex 15. Tammy is my wife. I am the Head Football Coach / Athletic Coordinator @ Aldine HS. It is a 5A HS in Texas with approx. 3500 students in 9-12th grades. I was selected the Houston Texans "Coach of the Week" as well as just being selected to coach in the US ARMY ALL-AMERICAN Game. The game will be carried live Jan 6th on NBC @ 12p.m. The game will be played in San Antonio at the Alamodome.
posted on December 27, 2006

Name: Gayle (Juntenun) Hillmer
Now Living In: Omaha, NE
Comments: We will not be able to make it to the class reunion. Wish we could, maybe next time. It's hard to believe it's been 30 years since our high school graduation! I went to Grace College of the Bible in Omaha, and graduated from there in 1983. The next year I married Steve, whom I met at Grace College. We have 4 wonderful children:
Christa, 19, just finished her first year at UNO as a drama major. In high school, she was active in drama, choir, swim team, Followship of Christian Athletes, Academic Decathlon, and scored high in academics. She has been in 3 plays at area community theaters. She has also enjoyed working at church camp in the summers.
Andy, 16, has 2 years left in high school. He has also been active in drama, most recently he did very will as the villain in a melodrama. He is also in band, choir, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, rocket team (national competition last year), Mayor's youth commission, and scores high in academics. Several weeks of his summer are usually spent working at church camp.
Bethany, 13, has enjoyed 7th grade in middle school this year. She has been busy with swim team, jazz band, piano, track, drama, writing club, and scores high in academics.
Katie, 11, has one year left of grade school. She is busy with piano lessons, cello, summer swim team, Awana, and getting good grades. Most of my time is spent keeping up with all my family's activities.
For the last couple years I have worked parttime during the school year for Deli International. Steve is in his 17th year at Bemis Company as a graphic artist. Our vegetable garden always keeps us busy in the summer, picking and canning. We are very active in our church with the music, and children's ministries.
This summer Christa and Andy have the opportunity to visit the Philippines for 6 weeks with my sister, who works there as a missionary. In fact, that is why we can't come to the class reunion, because we are sending them off at the same time.
posted on May 16, 2007

Name: D. Scott Latter
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Holdrege, NE
Comments: Hello to everyone from the class of 1977!! It is great to read the updates that have been posted to the site. It is unbelievable that so much time has past us by, but is wonderful to hear how you are all doing. I am married to Tricia (Hernandez), and we have a son Joel who will be 10 in June, and who is spoiled rotten. He plays piano, soccer, baseball, and he wrestles, and this year will start Jr. league football. I enjoy both of them so much, and can't believe I waited this long to start a family. We have lived in Holdrege for over 9 years now, and I am president of a bank in town, and Tricia works with disabled kids at the Loomis Schools. I still work with the NSAA and several school systems as an announcer, and still do the Lexington Invitational wrestling and track meets. I also do Holdrege football games and announce at the State wrestling tournament and work at the State track meet. I am looking forward to seeing you all at the reunion in 2007!! Thank you Corky for all the work you do to keep the class in touch.
posted on May 3, 2005

Name: Barbara Luckett Heller
Class Of: 1977 LHS
Now Living In: Cheyenne, WY 82007
Comments: Hi All, My how the time has flown. I have 2 daughters Amber, 28, who lives in Kearney and Raine, 23, who lives in Fort Collins, CO. I am also blessed with a stepson Ryan, 18, who lives in Florida. As yet I'm not blessed with grandchildren but love to spoil my great niece and nephew. I moved to Cheyenne in 1997 with my husband, Brian Heller, who is from Smithfield - part of the large Hagan clan. I graduated as an LPN in 1985 and am currently working as the OR Scheduling and Informatics Supervisor at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. It is a very hectic and rewarding job. I continue to love reading, sewing, camping, gardening, crafts and spoiling my husband, family and friends as well as my dog and my horse. I'm not sure I will be able to make it to the reunion but will try to clear the time as I would enjoy seeing you.
posted on April 16, 2007

Name: Robert L. Meyer Jr.
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Sioux City, Iowa
Comments: For the last 30 years I have mostly been busy raising my kids. I have 2 awesome kids. My son Trevor, age 22 from my first marriage to Kristie France, lives in Phoenix AZ and is a "Plans Coordinator" for a company called Engle homes. I also have a 15 year old daughter, Shannon from my second marriage to Sheri Carr. She currently is living in and will be starting high school next year in Queen Creek AZ (a suburb of Phoenix). She gets to stay with me during school breaks and during the summer so I still get to be with her quite a bit. I recently moved to Sioux City IA to be closer to the woman I've been seeing for over a year now. Her name is Lori Belding. Lori works for an agency called Allied Insurance as a Lender Administrator.
I am working for a company called Spee Dee Delivery as a route driver. It's a smaller, regional package delivery company based out of St. Cloud MN. We enjoy our pastimes of boating on the Missouri and following our friends' slow pitch softball team. I would still love to play softball but in 2005 I was told I needed to have my knee replaced. And since I had it done so young, I really want to make it last and not go through it again. But it's doing fine and it finally feels great not having the chronic pain I've been struggling with since high school. That pretty much sums up my last 30 years. I won't be attending the festivities next month but I hope everyone has a great time. Have fun everyone! - Bobby Meyer
posted on May 15, 2007

Name: Carolyn Miller Wize
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Willow Island
Comments: Hello Class of '77! 30 years, can you believe that? First of all a huge Thank You to Scott and Corky for a great job on this cool web site.
Gayle and I were in Lexington until 1996 when we uprooted and moved to the farm at Willow Island, to do the farming. We have also provided premier Foster Care for the last 9 years. In May, we celebrated our 26th Anniversary. We are so fortunate to have 2 great children, Nathan and Kyla. In addition, Nathan and Alynne have Blessed us with the gift of two Grandchildren, Emy, 9, Alex, 6, 2 Granddogs, Chuck and Abby, and the cat, Tim. Number 1 son, Nathan 33, teaches at Wilson Alternative School in Omaha and Alynne is Assistant Director, Division of eLearning for the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University. These guys are doing a great job!!!! Kyla Graduates (walks) in August with a Bachelors Degree in Ag Journalism from UNL. No wedding plans as of now, however, she does have a special friend, Mat. Number 1 daughter, Kyla, 23 works as an Advertising Coordinator for Digital Media Communications in Lincoln. Kyla and Mat have provided us with a Grandkitten, Roxy. Very proud of Kyla and Mat, too. Life has been good, I have been Blessed. Blessings to you all!!! Would Love to hear from you!!
posted on May 20, 2007

Name: Pam Naprstek Cochran
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Lexington
Comments: I can't wait to see everyone at the reunion! We have had so much fun getting ready for it I can't believe it is here! To let you know what has been going on with me for the past 30 (gulp) yrs. I have been married to Steve for the past 27 yrs. (give or take a few).
We have two great kids. Jessica is married to a wonderful young man from Iowa. She and Nick are going to make us grandparents for the first time in the fall. We are so excited! The best part is she moved to Omaha after graduating from collage and they moved back to our area last year. Just in time for me to spoil my grand baby!
Kasey is in Omaha and loves his life working for a small up and coming company. I thought he was set on being a bachelor but he came home for Mother's Day and told us he was engaged. Samantha seems like a great girl and we look forward to having her in our family.
In 1997 I lost my sister Jan to asthma. She left two kids that I think of as my own. They are both married and live in Omaha. Justin has 2 boys and Melissa has 1 boy and a baby on the way. So we are looking forward to TWO babies at Christmas this year.
My mom past away in 1999 after a long struggle with cancer. My dad is still alive and lives in the house I grew up in. Steve and I live about three blocks away and I see him often. I have a lady that takes care of him during the week, but weekends are our time.
Well I seem to have rambled on so I will stop now. I can't wait for June 15th and 16th!
posted on May 22, 2007

Name: Allan Newcomb
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Sacramento, Ca.
Comments: Hi everyone, it's hard to believe 30 years has passed already! I haven't been back to Lex very often since high school, but I was in Lex for a family event a few years ago. Some things in town have changed a lot, yet so many things have stayed the same. I've been living in Sacramento, Ca. for the last 11 years, it's so green and peaceful here, I love it. There are tons of places to go camping, hiking, biking, etc in the mountains, and the ocean is only an hour away too. I have been working at a local community college as a Biology lab tech since moving here. I haven't been married for a long time, and no kids.
posted on April 8, 2007

Name: Cheryl Darlene Parks Eakins
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Comments: I have been married since 1980 to David Eakins. We have 4 children: Melissa (24), Matt (22), Chris (21), and Joe (8). Our daughter has been married for 3 years but no grandchildren yet. I received my BSN from the University of Nebraska in 1993 and have since worked in various areas of nursing. The culmination of experience has led to my latest job as a case manager for a managed care organization.
posted on May 24, 2007

Name: Michael B. Peck
Now Living In: Kearney, NE
Class Of: 1977
Comments: I can't believe it has already been 30 years since our high school graduation. The time just seems to fly by when you're having fun. I don't know about the rest of you but I haven't changed a bit since 1977! (ha-ha-ha) Funny though -I seem to get a little more grey hair every year and have gained a few more pounds.
I married Danette Cerny (Columbus Scotus '75) in 1990 and we have two sons, Danny (age 15) and Matt (age 12). I met Danette when her brother, Dean, married my sister Traci. I know it may sound confusing but it is legal in Nebraska.
I have been in the banking/finance industry for almost 25 years now and I have been employed the last 1 1/2 years by Platte Valley State Bank & Trust Company as an Ag Lender. Before that we lived in Kansas City, MO for 12 yrs and enjoyed being Chiefs fans and suffered through the baseball seasons being Royals fans. Oh well, we were still able to root for the Huskers and attend a few games each year.
It is great living in Kearney and being back in Nebraska. We are closer to both my parents and Danette's mom so they are able to see the boys in some school activities and sporting events. Kearney is a wonderful town to raise your children and has much to offer. UNK has sure changed since I attended classes there, progress and growth took a toll on the trailer park I lived in years ago. If you are ever in Kearney give me a call or look me up, I always enjoy seeing old friends.
posted on June 7, 2007

Name: Denise Griffith (Phillips)
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Kopperl, Texas
Comments: My husband and I live on 11 acres on the Brazos river in Central Texas. It is so beautiful and peaceful. We have 4 children (he has 2 daughters and I have a daughter and a son). We just welcomed our 9th grandchild into the world in August. Our oldest grandchild is 12 and we almost have one for every age counting down. They are all just adorable and brilliant! Grandparenting is soooo much fun. Our daughters all live fairly close so we get to see all of them frequently. My son was in the USAF for 10 years and now is in the Guards and living in Tucson, AZ. We only get to see him, his wife and son once or twice a year. My husband retired after 36 years as a production scheduler and opened his own property management company. I am the President/IT Director for a multi-bank Service Bureau. As for hobbies I really do more volunteer work than anything. I work with the Children's Advocacy Services, Dyslexia educators and I am very active in the Operation Gratitude campaign drives for our troops. In the last 2 years my company has collected and sent over 600 lbs of "wish list" items to our soldiers. I pray for all of our soldiers and am so grateful the Lord was with my son each time he was in the desert and came home safely. May God bless each and everyone of our service men and women and give them and their families strength and hope. Wendie and Deb you are in my prayers so often.
posted on September 26, 2007

Name: Kevin Richardson
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Broken Bow
Comments: Our Reunion is just around the corner and I have a hard time believing it's been 30 years. Where does time go? I've been working for Staab Mgt Company since 1980 and I'm currently an Area Coach looking after 6 Pizza Hut Restaurants. Ainsworth, Broken Bow, Cozad, Ord, Valentine and McCook which is a 3 N 1 (Pizza Hut, KFC and Tacobell). My Wife Joyce is on the Broken Bow School Board and takes care of our Property rentals that we have. Our Daughter Mishayla is a Senior this year and stays busy selling Tropical Sno Shaved Ice in the summers. This tends to keep all of us extremely busy in the summer but we do really like the business.
Take Care and I Hope to see everyone at the Reunion.
posted January 21, 2007

Name: Teresa L. Black (Rimpley)
Class of: 1977
Now Living In: Santa Rosa, California
Comments: Well here it is 30 years later, back in high school I would have never dreamed I would be where I am today. Since our 20 year reunion I have graduated from Nursing, I have been divorced now for 9 years, I sold my house over 2 years ago put everything I own in storage and of coarse I rent a place from my parents since I rarely stay in one place. I am currently traveling the United States moving every 13 weeks while visiting all the attraction where I am staying. But I do take time off between each contract to regain my sanity from work. I couldn't ask for a better job that pays me to move from place to place, sets me up with furnished apartment, and pays me excellent wage. I specialize in Emergency /Trauma Nursing working for travel companies that set me up where ever I want to go, what hours I choose to work, request any time off I want during my contract then after completing the contract I take off as much or as little time off as I wish. The only draw back with this job is all the money I make I spend having fun in the area I am working, but that doesn't really bother me because I am not getting any younger! I have worked in Nebraska, Connecticut, Florida, Colorado, Arizona, and many times at different locations in California. I am currently in California wine country, where I will travel next I am not sure. My children have all graduated from High School and moved on with their lives. Macy lives in Lincoln with her husband and two sons Tyson and Cooper. I try to spoil the grandkids when I am back as much as possible. Kyla lives in Lincoln working all the time and having a much fun as possible. Brady now lives in Tempe Arizona enjoying life in the big city and putting off college until he decides what he wants to be when he grows up.
posted on June 4, 2007

Name: Joanne (Jody Robinson) Reyes
Class of: 1977
Now Living In: Sterling, Colorado
Comments: I can't wait to see everyone at the reunion. I'm married with 2 kids. Paul and I have been married 18 yrs. in August. Must say it's been a pretty good 18 yrs. We have two kids Jacob is 16 and will be a junior next year. He works at Taco John's and plays football. Elizabeth is 14 and will be a freshman next year. She plays softball. Paul is an HVAC worker at the prison here in Sterling. He's a good husband and father, he was certainly worth waiting for. I have worked for the school district going on 9 years, first 5 years with preschoolers and the next 4 years with middle school kids with disabilities. I love it and have found my calling. I'm excited to see all of you at the reunion.
Updated on May 17, 2007

Name: Lisa (Sacco) Whitley
Now Living In: Waxahachie, TX
I wish I could make the reunion but we start our vacation the very next week, and unfortunately, my husband drives for UPS and he has to pick his vacations in October and there is no changing. If there is anything that changes I will be there, but so far we have had no luck. I am a dental assistant since 1978, I got married in 1980. I was married 20 years and he died of a massive heart attack. I have two kids; April is 24, and just got married in November. She is my miracle child, she had a brain tumor at age 5 and it caused a lot of motor skills and learning disabilities, she will never be able to drive because she can't react fast enough, but she has conquered a lot. Casey is 23, is an aircrewman in the Navy, he just finished his first term in Japan, and is now in Norfolk VA. I remarried the LOVE of my life in 2001, I had a miserable marriage the first time, and now I married my best friend, his kids are Tiffany 24, and Bubba 23, we have a 5 year old granddaughter. So that is my life, please tell everyone hi for me and I would love to hear from them.
Lisa Sacco Whitley
posted on May 31, 2007

Name: Shane Sage
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Lexington NE 68850
Comments: I married DeeAnn Booth Sept of 1983 we have two children Katie and Ty. Katie has completed her first year of college at Hastings CCC she was accepted to the Dental Hygiene program for the Fall 2007 year. Ty will be a Sophmore this coming year in High School he is involved in Bullriding. I have enjoyed officiating High School Basketball for 16 years and helping at an occasional track meet. I will have 30 years in at the Dawson County Road Dept in August of this year.
posted on May 15, 2007

Name: Scott Sarnes
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Lexington, Ne.
Comments: I married Cathy Trautman in 1981. Four kids: Becky, Amy, Daniel, Elizabeth. Work at Mead Lumber, design kitchens, run the computer operations, and manage the hardware store. Love playing guitar and leading worship at church. Write some songs, working on putting a band together, read a bit. Play a little golf sometimes. Life has been good and God is great!
posted on June 25, 2005

Name: Lisa (Schmidt) Wolfe
Class of: 1977
Now Living In: Lincoln, NE
Comments: Still working at Dept. of Motor Vehicles (starting my 28th Year). Decided at 40 to finally get married. Have 2 step-sons (19 and 22) and a hairy, 4-legged daughter. Ready to build new home, just need to decide where and when and how to sell old home!
posted on June 4, 2007

Name: Mark Seberger
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Larkspur, Colorado
Comments: Hey everyone,
It is great to hear/read about how everyone is doing. This year was my 10th anniversary with my wife Betty. We celebrated by taking a trip to Maui in November-December. We love to travel (since we don't have children to worry about). Since our last reunion we have visited Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, St. John, Puerto Rico, and Maui.
Four years ago we built a house in Larkspur, Colorado. It is about half-way between Denver and Colorado Springs. We have a little over 2 acres away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We get to see quite a bit of wildlife in our backyard, including deer, coyote, and an occasional bear. We are down to just two cats now. My oldest cat died shortly after we moved to Larkspur. I still work with computers.
I don't get back to Lexington too often. My mother lives in St. Paul and my sister Chris is in Grand Island. So I pass through occasionally.
Take care and see you in '07.
posted on December 30, 2005

Name: Tim Soundy
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Sioux Falls South Dakota
Comments: It was interesting to read about so many of your lives. We've lived in Sioux Falls since 1992 when I left Mayo Clinic to join the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. My wife Lisa (Hansen) and I will be married twenty years in December. We have four children Jared, Alex, Laura, and Matthew. I was appointed chairman of the Department of Psychiatry in 2004 and continue to enjoy teaching and the academic environment. My parents are still alive and living in Minden. Hope to see many of you at our 30th reunion.
God Bless - TJS
posted on July 8, 2006

Name: Kristine Stewart
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Danville, CA
Comments: Well, I left Lexington long ago, but my heart is still in Nebraska (and Lex, of course). As a few of you may remember, I went to Tucson, Arizona to play basketball. As with many of us that leave Nebraska, that's just that first step that gets you out the door, but the beginning of a much longer journey.
After Tucson, I lived for quite a while in Boulder Colorado and then a job moved me to southern California and I lived there for many years working in the high tech industry.
In 1999 I moved to the SF Bay Area to work for Cisco Systems and, amazingly, I'm still here. I have been blessed to work with great folks and have many opportunities that I would have never dreamed of as I was growing up (and I had some pretty big ideas :-).
My current job is Director of Sales for our Emerging Markets Theater - this includes Latin America, Russia, the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. The team who works for me lives all over the world and I get to experience many different cultures on, literally, a daily basis. In fact, my travel schedule is a bit out of control at times but I have no room to complain. And, with all this travel, I have always been grounded in my family and Nebraska heritage.
My parents (Lee and LuAnn), sister and her family (Kami, Monte, Nathan, Stewart and Kaylan) all live in Omaha now and I have been home every Christmas (but one) since I left Lexington. I come home frequently for Nebraska games and have spent many a wonderful summer out at Plum Creek Canyon. I even started a Nebraska-Florida golf tourney with a friend from Cisco and we have had some wonderful times swapping stories and bragging about games gone by.
I remember my years in Lexington fondly and, in particular, all the many friends that I had there. I have never lost my "midwestern values" and am quite proud of the fact. Bless you all!!!
Updated on April 21, 2007 

Name: Lisa Stewart Small
Class Of: 1977

Name: Scott Tool

Class of: 1977
Now Living In: Lincoln, NE
Comments: Graduated Mary Lanning School of Nursing in 1980. Married to Ladonna Griess (Sutton, NE) in 1983. Two boys Alan (1986) and Andrew (1988).
Have worked in Operating Rooms in Omaha, Dallas, and Lincoln. Now working for Perot Systems out of Dallas implementing Operating Room Software. I am either at the client site or working from home, but on my orientation day I did see Ross in the cafeteria.
Ladonna works in the Intensive Care Nursery at St Elizabeth's here in Lincoln. She is celebrating 21 years of service this year.
My mom had a severe stroke in May '06, and is now in the nursing home in Minden. So we don't get to Lexington very much anymore. Both the boys wrestled in school, and always look forward to the John Higgins Invite, and I always seem to run into a few familiar faces.
As a family we like to travel, Alan is currently living and working at DisneyWorld. He is in their College Internship program, it is a six month program and he will be done in August '07.
Looking forward to the reunion, just hard to believe how long it has been. Where has the time gone??
Always anxious to hear from any of the class or surrounding classes.
updated on February 27, 2007

Name: Bobbi Bihlmaier
E-Mail: bobbibihlmaier @
Class of: 1977
Now Living In: McPerson, KS
posted on Dec. 6, 2012

Name: Tammy (Weismann) McMichael
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Gothenburg
Comments: Even though I left Lexington High School my senior year and graduated from Loomis Public Schools, I have always felt that Lexington was my graduating school. I have a lot of great friends from Lexington, and still keep in contact with many of them.
After High School, I attended Kearney State College and took prerequisite courses for my nursing career. After that first year, I attended Saint Francis School of Nursing in Grand Island Nebraska. I truly loved my college years. I have worked at 3 wonderful hospitals since I graduated from nursing school. I worked at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege, and Good Samaritan Health System in Kearney. For the last 25 years I have worked at Cozad Community Hospital. I have had a lot of interesting experiences at this little hospital...ER, delivered a few babies (doctor didn't quite make it on time), ICU, and ambulance runs. My title now is Director of Nursing, and I manage 34 nurses, Cardiac Rehab, Respiratory Rehab, Specialty Clinics and ER. A lot of different challenges.
My husband's name is Ken. We have 3 daughters. Emily will be a senior, and is pursuing a Pharmacy career. Amanda is a freshman and just loves to hang out with her friends. Blayr is in 4th grade and is getting into volleyball and basketball. She pretty much lives at the swimming pool in the summer.
Looking forward to the class reunion. It will be nice to see everyone. Take Care. - Tammy
posted on June 5, 2007

Name: Janie (Wentling) Skelton
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Colorado
Comments: Hey y'all! good to be able to catch-up. Thought I'd check in since it's fast approaching our 30th! OMG! After our 20th reunion I moved down to Texas. Been married to a Texan for the past 8+ years. We moved up here to Colorado a couple years ago. We are doing the ranch thing and living the dream on 4000 acres along the front range. We have horses, cattle, and assorted dogs and cats. Never a dull moment. Elizabeth is 27 and lives in Omaha. Ryan is 21 and here in Colorado. Neither one are married, so NO grandchildren! Feel free to e-mail and I look forward to seeing y'all this summer.
posted on January 31, 2007

Name: Karen (Young) Leming
Class Of: 1977
Now Living In: Tacoma, WA
Comments: Many of you may remember me even though I did not graduate from Lexington High School. I lived in Lex and attended school when my father was in Vietnam (elementary) and also when he did a tour in Korea (JR high and high school). As an Air Force brat I ended up attending 12 different schools until finally ending up in beautiful Washington State where I still reside. My father's side of the family are from Lexington, so it made sense when my father had to serve his Country in Vietnam and Korea, that he leave his wife and two daughters in a small, safe town where he grew up and where his family lives. Those were hard times, but also fun times. I loved living there and truly enjoyed the friends and experiences that I had.
So what am I doing today? I am married to a wonderful man and have four great sons. The oldest son Aaron (24), is deployed to IRAQ with the U. S. Army. Keep him in your prayers please. Adam (22), Austin (21) and Alex (17) are doing well and keeping very busy!
I have the greatest career that I can imagine as a firefighter with Tacoma Fire Department. I was hired in Feb. 1991 and work at fire station #10 on E-10. I am Commander of The Tacoma Fire Department Honor guard and Pipers and also am an Ambassador for the HeroToHero program (police and fire supporting our troops.)
I guess I had better leave some space for other folks. Perhaps I will take a trip to Nebraska next year for the reunion?!
posted on July 5, 2006