Word has been received that two of our classmates are experiencing challenging medical issues.  Both could use prayers of healing and perhaps a card of encouragement.

Recently, Jean (Plitzkow) Winkelman had a heart attack.  After two trips to the ER she was rushed to Rochester and an emergency procedure was performed to insert a stent in the back of her heart.  Her symptoms and recovery are complicated by severe pain in her neck and shoulders.  Some of this was relieved after the stent, but it is the next issue that has to be resolved. She has had one shoulder replaced with limited success.  This has been a very scary time for her, her family and her friends!  Jean's e-mail is out, so if you would like to send a card, her address is:

8988 Independence Court
Faribault, MN 55021

Another wounded classmate is Michele Caron.  She was walking Mary's dog and tripped on the sidewalk and splintered her wrist.  She has had surgery and is now trying to cope with everything left handed.  She has fired Mary as her hairdresser, but is grateful to use her as her Uber driver! Michele's new address is:

8292 Labont Way  #112
Eden Prairie, MN  55344


Dick Haugland has created very touching and moving slide show about his memories of his days at FSHS, some of our classmates, his recent health issues, and what the future has in store for him. to share with the class.  It wonderful story and display of courage for the inevitable destiny we all must face.

To view the slide show, click on the following link:

Once the link is opened, click on the word "Present" in the upper right-hand corner.  After the slide show starts, you can use the "Page Up" and "Page Down" keys on your keyboard to navigate through the show.  Be sure to click on the "Arrow" when the video pages come up to view them. 

If you haven't already sent greeting to Dick and would like to do so, or would like to send another message, you can do so through Dick's e-mail address, which is:

To read an additional message from Dick about his "adventure" and what comes next, CLICK HERE.



Our next Class Lunch Luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016, in the Twin Cities.  Watch this space for more details regarding the time and place.



Our 55th Class Reunion, held August 19-20, 2016, was a roaring success!  Some 80 classmates, spouses, and significant others attended the event of Friday evening, while 71 attended the gathering on Saturday.

 To view pictures of the gathering on Saturday, Click Here.



Winjum's Shady Acres welcomed 21 classmates and spouses as they gathered on a beautiful, sunny day for conversation, fellowship, and the ever popular good food.  As usual, everyone enjoyed themselves.  To view a slide show of the gathering,  Click Here



WOW!  A nice turnout of 29 classmates and spouses convened at Winjum's Shady Acres to celebrate the arrival of Spring.   A great time was had by all.  Click Here to see pictures of the gathering.



For summaries and pictures of previous Class Luncheons, reunions, and other get togethers, CLICK HERE


It is important to stay in touch, so as your contact information changes (what with retirements, "moving to the lake", etc.) be sure to contact either of the following with the latest information so that we can contact you with all the class news and updates, along with information regarding future class gatherings.

Jim Hanson at
Roy (Butch) Welsandt at


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