From old website:

Name: Carrie Beth (Burhop) Hock
Class Of: 1970
Now Living In: Lexington, Nebraska
Comments: I am in Lexington still, 4 grown children (Gayle, Marc, Michele and Mitchell) and 6 grandchildren. Working at TierOne Bank.
posted on April 3, 2005

Name: Sharon Evans Salazar
E-Mail: gilkeynhannah @
Now Living In: Newport, Oregon
posted on March 22, 2011

Name: Jo (Goedert) Hoppe
Class Of: 1970
Now Living In: Oregon
Comments: I retired from teaching July 1, 2009 and surprisingly enough I haven't missed it at all. I began selling AVON in November and then have been a census crew leader since February.
My husband, Pierre, whom I met through the want ads makes maps (GIS) for the forest service.
His daughter and husband lived in Pasco, WA and are expecting their third baby. Our daughter, Joie, just finished 8th grade. We adopted her from China in 1997.
posted on June 10, 2010

Name: Trudy High (Perkins) Hines
Class Of: 1970
Now Living In: Lincoln, NE
Comments: I'm still teaching at Lincoln High School where I've been since 1983. I have 2 sons, Jay (22) and Guy (20) who are at the University of Nebraska. Jay got married last summer (2004) to Jennifer Knoll, his High School "Sweetheart". Jen attends the University at Lincoln as well.
I married Jeff Hines in 1995. My first husband was killed in a car accident in 1992. Jeff is a Pharmacist and Supervises Walgreens pharmacies in (mostly) Lincoln, Omaha and outstate Nebraska.
Both of my parents (Charles and Zelma High) have died, so I don't get back to Lexington very often. I do keep in contact with Carrie Hock -- my cousin!
posted on April 3, 2005

Name: Mary Ellen (Kleint) Balcom
E-Mail: SillyGrandma1006 @
Class of: 1970
Now Living In: Kearney, NE
Comments: My husband Mark Balcom (from Cozad) and I have been married 38 1/2 years. We have two children and 3 grandchildren. Our son Nate (30) is a 4th grade teacher in Grand Island and just completed his Master's in Administration in May. His wife Stefanie works as a Lab Technologist at the hospital. They have 3 children; Isaiah 6, Elliott 4 and Rachel 9 months. Our daughter, Mandy (27), graduated from UNK with a degree in Elementary Ed with an ELL endorsement. She spent 27 months in Japan as a missionary. She was married in May to Jason Schafer. They will be moving to St. Louis this summer. I have been the Psychology Secretary at YRTC for 12 1/2 years. My husband Mark retired after 33 years at the Workforce Development Office (after it closed). He now builds Children's Furniture. Check out I look forward to seeing those who can make it to the reunion.
posted on June 9, 2010

Name: Linda Landercasper
E-Mail: linda @
Class of: 1970
Now Living In: Phoenix, az
Comments: I've been a desert rat for approximately 30 years. I am working as a RN, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at several of the valley hospitals. I have one son Ty, who is 28, living in Seattle, who as a computer programer, has a program called for phones (the grandkids will understand). I divide my free time between travel, arts and crafts and family.
posted on June 15, 2010

Name: Christy (Mingus) Appleton
Email: jlakelover @
Comments: I married my Junior High Sweetheart, Jim, and have treasured thirty seven years of marriage. We have four high-achieving adult children, all born within four years of each other. I delivered our boy-girl set of twins when I was thirty-five years old. Three of our children live in Spokane, Washington and our youngest daughter recently moved to Lexington where she is the Director of the recently organized YMCA. Our oldest son is married and our two daughters are both planning weddings, both to take place in the next year. Our youngest son is exploring career opportunities and is not as settled. We sponsored four exchange students over the years, two of which are close members of our extended family. Both sets of parent passed away, within five years from each other, over ten years ago.
We have lived in California for over thirty years and still don't feel at home. We bought a cabin at Johnson Lake twenty three years ago, and have spent our time experiencing "The Good Life" every summer! We recently purchased a log home on Lake Spokane and plan to spend our winters there and yet still enjoy summers at our Johnson Lake cabin in Nebraska. Jim hopes to retire from veterinary medicine within the next two years. He recently sold his practice.
I received a degree from Kearney State in 1973 which took me into many realms of education. I have owned and directed preschools, taught at the community college level, co-authored a state approved curriculum guide, and served on various boards over the years. I did "volunteer my life away" as a very concerned parent while we were raising our children in California.
Jim and I hope to travel extensively and give back to our local community area after Jim's retirement. I have thought some about completing a master's degree in interior design. My creative side still dictates my passions.
Life has been interesting and rewarding. To quote our high school biology teacher, Mr. Tiederman, "There is nothing more certain than change itself!" He was "right on" with that comment!
posted on March 31, 2010

Name: Charlene (Pesha) Nott
Class Of: 1970
Now Living In: rural Gosper county
Comments: Married to Bill Nott. Have had Char's Hillside Salon on our farm since 1976. We farm and Bill is an Electrician. Have 2 sons. Zach is Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach at Idaho State U., just got there after 2 years coaching at Colgate U. in NY. Pat is a sophomore at UNK, Biology/Physical Therapy Major. We have lived here since 1975! We are attached to both Elwood and Arapahoe.
posted on June 19, 2005

Name: Katy (Prevost) Adam
E-Mail: ktadam @
Class of: 1970
Now Living In: Lakewood, CO
Comments: I married Doug Adam 38 years ago in Kearney. We moved to Lakewood, CO in 1986. I was fortunate to begin my career with my first job in banking and finance, which I loved, and have worked as a credit analyst and financial accountant ever since. Doug is an estimator and supervisor in commercial HVAC in the Denver area. We have two kids, Corey and Abby. Corey is a network engineer and Abby is a deputy sheriff. Four grandkids - Booger, Chewy, Jakie, & Arrugas (3 Shih Tzus and a Sharpei). We babysit a lot and they're always happy to come to grandma's house! No real grandkids yet :) My parents have passed away, so we don't make it to Lexington often. Doug's mom still lives on their farm south of Kearney. She would like us to build a home and retire there, but it is so hot in the summer! The retirement part sounds great! I think of all of our classmates often. It is always so nice to catch up on news and hear about everyone's adventures. I say special prayers and think of our good friend Marcia (Owens) Krohn every year about this time. Best wishes to all. Look forward to our 50th reunion!
posted on May 26, 2010

Name: Alfred (Al) Schwarz
E-Mail: alcanfish @
Class of: 1970
Now Living In: Elwood
Comments: Married Deb Morton. Going on 40 yrs. To this union came 2 boys Christopher and Scott. 4 grandkids, Claire 10, Seth 9, Noah 8, Mason 7, makes for a great Christmas. Retired in 2014 after 44 yrs of being a brick mason, now work for myself, part time, in masonry business, just not as hard. I also own a 1970 Camaro, orange with black stripes (original colors) same colors as 1970 Lexington Minutemen.
posted on October 29, 2015

Name: Timothy Taft
Now Living In: Lincoln, NE
Email: TPeebs583 @
Comments: After graduating I worked for a year on the Steve Neil farm South of Lex then Went to Tech School at Hastings Tech for Auto Mechanics. Moved to Lincoln in 73 and have been here ever since. Marred and had two boys. My wife of 35 years had a brain tumor and I was not able to attend the last gathering. The card you all sent me was a great pick-me-up though. She is in a care home now. Mom and Dad are both 81 years old and live at the lake. Mike lives in Kearney and Dale lives in Elwood. My two sons are ages 25 and 22. Wade is to go to Afghanistan first part of July this year, still single. Casey the youngest is married to Rene Pavlish. They are expecting my first grand child in June. I will tell you all more when we get together in June.
posted on March 31, 2010

Name: Linda Sieg Werner
E-Mail: lwerner51 @
Class of: 1970
Now Living In: Alaska/New Mexico
Comments: After 20 years in Salt Lake City, my husband, Mark and I opened up a fishing lodge on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. We now spend our summers working in Alaska and our winters in southern New Mexico, where he grew up. Quite a contrast, but we enjoy it. We have two children, Christopher, 27, who is an organic farmer in Hawaii and Viva, 23, who is a baker and pastry chef in Eugene, Oregon. No grandchildren yet. I haven't been back to Lexington in more than 15 years as all my family there is gone. My twin sister, Kathy, lives in Oregon, so we visit often on our way back and forth to Alaska.
posted on March 15, 2010

Name: Gary Smith
E-mail: fritobandit @
Comments: I've been in Gothenburg for the last 12 years now worked for Frito-Lay for 10 and half years and now retired from there for 2 years now. And I am sure enjoying retirement kind of skimpy but am looking for part time work somewhere. My daughter Michelle has remarried for the second marriage and living in Broken bow as a teacher in Merna but she will be moving to McCook this summer for another teaching job. I have four wonderful grandkids by her 3 are boys the girl is her husband's daughter. For myself I have 3 1/2 years to get my drivers license back it has been hectic walking for over 12 years but I manage it is almost thru but am planning on being in Lexington in June.
posted on May 26, 2010

Name: Timothy A Taft
E-Mail: TPeebs583 @
Class of: 1970
Now Living In: LEXINGTON
Comments: HI CLASS OF 1970
posted on March 15, 2010

Name: Richard Veed
E-Mail: theveeds @
Class of: 1970
Now Living In: Hinsdale, IL
Comments: After graduating from University of Nebraska in 1974 with a degree in Accounting I went to work for Arthur Andersen for 18 years in Omaha, The Netherlands, Bermuda & Chicago. Subsequently, I ran a private equity firm that invested in the insurance industry and I have started and sold various insurance service companies. Currently, I am the President of Realtime Services. I have been married to Mary Cannon Veed since 1974 and we have three children. Glen has a Doctor in Psychology and is practicing in Naperville, Il. Glen is married to his high school sweetheart. Tom is graduating with his Masters in Architecture this June and is the reason I am missing the 40th reunion. Jennifer is studying to be a vet tech. Mary graduated from UNL and Creighton law school and is a partner in a law firm in Chicago. She is originally from Omaha. We try to spend as many weekends as possible at our lake cottage in Wisconsin (trying to carry on a Johnson Lake tradition). I hope everyone has a grand time at the 40th reunion.
posted on June 5, 2010

Name: Bonnie (Warren) Osenton
Now Living In: Kansas City, MO
Comments: Mike and I have been married 35 years and have two sons; Chad, 32 and Jacob, 26. Chad is soon to be married and works for the city of Raytown. Jacob lives in Denver and is a certified audio installer. We have no grandchildren unless you count their furry creatures. Mike owns an exterior maintenance company and I am an office coordinator for a mutual insurance company. Our house isn't completely empty - we are avid animal lovers and have five dogs (ranging from miniature schnauzers to mastiffs). We try to get away on the Harley whenever we can. I visit my sister in Holdrege, but haven't been to Lex in years since Mom and Dad are gone.
posted on March 31, 2010

Name: Cathy Jo (Woehrle) Carpenter
E-Mail: cathyjcarpenter @
Class Of: 1970
Now Living In: La Vista, Nebraska
Comments: Have lived in La Vista for almost twenty years. Prior to that, we lived in Japan (Misawa & Okinawa) Greg is now out of the Air Force. All of our kids live here in Omaha. Diana, our oldest, is married and has two children, Xander and Bryanna. Meagan works for the Nebraska Medical Systems in customer billing. Phillip is married to Keri and works at Marianna's. Greg and I are both victims of the economy and are actively searching for new positions. We remain positive. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our 40th reunion.
updated June 9, 2010

Name: Alice Workman Hinkle
Class of: 1970
Now Living In: Beaver City, NE
Comments: My husband and I married now for almost 38 years. We have twin sons (32), Brian and Scott, who both live and work in Chicago. Brian is a Pilates instructor and Scott is a mediator for Cook County, although he's leaving for Grad School in England in the Fall. Neither is married; no grandchildren. Leo and I have been teaching at Southern Valley High School for 15 years. We both love camping and traveling. We hope to retire in a few short years and see the U.S. in our RV. Who knows what else retirement will offer us.
posted on June 16, 2010