A group representing Faribault High School has instituted a new award, beginning this year.  It is called:


It recognizes those who have made distinctive contributions to benefit others through service activities or extraordinary professional accomplishments.

The purpose of this award is:
           -  To recognize and honor outstanding alumni
           -  To motivate and inspire future graduates
           -  To acknowledge the quality of education students of District 656 have received
           -  To promote pride, honor, and respect through the education of our students

The name of our own classmate, Dr. Richard Haugland, will be among the eleven charter inductees of this newly established program!

A reception honoring the alumni Award winners and families will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the American Legion.  From 5:30 to 6:00 there will be a social time with hors d'oeuvres, desserts, coffee and a cash bar, followed by a program from 6:00 - 8:00.  Any and all are invited to this reception.

Tickets are $10 and may be reserved by APRIL 15 by emailing:
Follow up your reservation by sending payment of $10 for each ticket to:
               Faribault Alumni Award
               701 E Division St
               Faribault,  MN. 55021

It would be wonderful to have a large group of classmates attend in Dick's honor and in his memory.  It is hoped that this will encourage the nomination of others from the Great and Glorious Class of 1961 for next year's Faribault Falcon High Flyer Alumni Award!


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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In Memoriam


Come Celebrate Spring at our next Class Luncheon, April 20, 2017.  We will be meeting at Winjum's Shady Acres on Roberds Lake in Faribault.  As usual, the festivities commence at 11:30.  

The staff at Winjum's has requested a head count of those attending so that they can prepare proper space for us, so if you plan on coming please REGISTER HERE.  



RED SWEATER LUNCHEON - December 8, 2016

A cold, snowy, blustery day could not chill the spirits of 43 classmates and spouses as they gathered at the Faribault Country Club on December 8, 2016, for our Seventh Annual Red Sweater Luncheon.   As usual, lively conversation and excellent food made the gathering all the more festive.  View pictures of the gathering by Clicking Here.


CLASS LUNCHEON - October 20, 2016    

It was a beautiful but windy day when some 23 classmates and spouses gathered at Porter Creek in Burnsville for our Fall Luncheon.  As usual, the conversation was lively and the food excellent.  Unfortunately, a malfunction of the camera of your intrepid webmaster yielded no pictures of the event.  If anyone has pictures, please forward them to Butch Welsandt and I will see that they get added to the site.



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.