Look who's planning to attend our 50 Year Reunion

   Cynthia Albright (Youngquist)     Beth Allan (Andersen)      David Bass     Lena Beaver (Burger)     Shirley Behrens (Morrison)     Delmer Blankenhagen     Daniel Brown     Jeannie Cahill (Small)     Ron Calvert     Cindy Capellos (Nicholson)     Betty Cooper (Plooy)     George DeBakey     Linda Faith (George)     Edward Finch     Patty Fjetland (Schmitt)     Joseph Flaherty    John Flattery     Diann Frank (Grove)     Darwin Gaster     Dennis Geary     Pearl Gilbert (Brown)     Robert Hamlow     Brad Hanes     Marilyn Hanson (Yoder)     David Harp     Sam Hartman     Lois Henrichs (Allison)     Barbara Henrichsen (Davidson/Williamson)     Patricia Holstein (Park)     Michael Hoover     Barbara Hrabak (Long)     Bruce Jochims     Dale Johnson     Deanna Johnson (Nelson)     Larry Josephson     Cathy Klass (Halsrud)     Kathy Kolbe (Fish)     Barbara Lalor (Willison)     Adella Lara (Cleveland)     Duane Lindner     Gregory Lundgren     John Mace     JoLyn Magnusson (Cataldo)     Kent Magnusson     Danny Markley     Robert Marquis     Barbara Mason (Johnson)     Kim Mason (Dunne)     Ronald McDowell     Martha McFadden (Miller)     Karen McIntyre (Miller)     Mark Messerly     Leslie J. Meyer     Kirt Miller     Thelma Mitchell (McGough)     Bruce Morrison     Richard Nelson     Randy Peltz     Bruce Perkins     Randy Pieper     Randy Pingel     Wendell Pugh     Kathy Roark (Gehring)     Joseph Rosalez     Linda Ruge (Rossow)     Norene Rushton (Sorenson)     Jana Sandeline (Huebsch)     Robert Schmeling     Randy Schmidt     Ronald Schrader     Walter Schuh     Mark Scott     Peg Shoemaker (Mikulanec)     Sandra Skophammer (Altman)     Alice Smith Scharf     Michael Sollenbarger     Georgeann Svaleson (Morrison)     Sara Swan (Magnusson)     Scott Swinney     Carol Thompson (Lennon)     Julie Ulicki (Mabe)     Brion Wenhardt     Kathy Wickwire     Norma Wieser (Adson)     Linda Wilson (Heider)     Kathleen Wright (McIntosh)     Mike Zabel     Dennis Zeka




I have to admit that I have been very bad at keeping mementos and pictures throughout my life. And now, at this time in my life, I really regret it.


(SIDE NOTE: Tell your kids, grand-kids, EVERYBODY: DOCUMENT YOUR LIFE WITH PICTURES! It's so easy now and you will never regret it. "Kodak Moments" don't require Kodak any longer. Oh how I wish I had an iPhone when I was in school!)


You may have noticed (and you may have even participated) in a challenge we had on our Facebook Group page recently. Looking for something new for our Class Website, I remembered that some time ago, someone had sent me copies of three pictures of our classes at Cooper School. I searched and finally found them deep on one of my computer back-up drives. I pulled them up on my monitor and started looking at the faces. I can remember many of the faces but for the life of me I was unable to put names with quite a few of them. So I thought, lets use Facebook and play "Name That Face". We've had great success naming our Cooper Classmates and now we're on to the next phase.


(SIDE NOTE TWO: Speaking of "Name That Face", sometime ask Classmate Mark Messerly about his experience of being a contestant on "Name That Tune" with Kathy Lee.)


We have added a new set of pages here on our website titled "Our Grade Schools". Here, each grade school has its own page where we envision that we will have pictures of our classes with names. We are hoping that people from all the schools will be able to help us find more class pictures to put names on and display for all to see.


In looking at our Cooper Classmates, we noticed that quite a few had moved and didn't graduate with us. I started looking around with some of the search methods we use and I found several of these people. I visited with one on the phone and a couple by email. They all mentioned names of classmates they remembered, had fond memories of those years and were amazed that we would take the time to try to find them. My "spur of the moment" answer to them was "Once a Dodger - Always a Dodger"!


We are including these Classmates, as we find them, as Guest Members on our website and including them in our email mailings. If they sign onto our website, they will be moved in as a "Regular Classmate". After all, they began their journey toward graduation with us and were a part of our lives then.


Wouldn't it be great to have some of these Classmates DODGERS return for our BIG 50? After all - ONCE A DODGER - ALWAYS A DODGER!



Remember always: Stay Safe - Stay Healthy - and Have a Great 2017!

Site Administrators:
Sam Hartman sam@fdsh68.com
Bruce Jochims bruce@fdsh68.com
Norma Wieser (Adson)

Home Page Visitor Count: 27,327

Good Morning Dodgers! Here are your Morning Home Room Announcements for the day.


These are our classmates that we are searching for:

Mary E. Everhard (Moore)           Alice (Pat) Logan           Mary Marquesen (Davis).

Any information that you could provide would be appreciated.

You must be logged in to submit this survey. Please use the login box in the upper right corner.

1)   Who can you help us with?

2)   Where can we find him / her?



Anne Reed Hare 6/4
Sherry Moen Garrett 6/8
Ronald Schrader 6/8

(*) Kevin Bowers 6/9
Larry Maas 6/11
Patricia Baker Cramer 6/12
Bruce Perkins 6/13
Kirt Miller 6/14
Karen Person 6/14
Larry Josephson 6/15
(*) Bob Tague 6/15
Marnie Butterworth Hansch 6/16
Mike Zabel 6/16
Chuck Malmberg 6/17
Ed Stiles 6/17
Deborah Nielsen Cher 6/18
Doug Dahlke 6/19
Charlie Geer 6/20
Anne Reese Schalinske 6/21
Norma Harvey Lee 6/23
Irlene Badger Larson 6/23
(*) Connie Delanoit Bratkiewicz 6/23
Karen McIntyre Miller 6/23
(*) Carol Silver Fellers 6/25
Bruce Hathaway 6/26
Dennis Geary 6/27
Kent Magnusson 6/27
Patricia DeFoe Ford 6/29
Linda Pohlad Covarrubias 6/30


(*) Hasn't joined us here yet but "Birthday Greetings"
can be sent to our classmate on Facebook along with encouragement to join us.

Reunion Memories


While researching on the internet to see what other schools around the country were doing for their reunions, I noticed that some classes were assisting their schools in establishing permanent Memorials and Memorial Gardens. I thought that this would be a great project for FDSH.


I began thinking, wouldn't it be nice to have a little garden to the west of the entrance to FDSH, midway between the street and the drive in front of the school? I envisioned a garden with numerous benches, brick walks, possibly a short brick memorial wall, flowers, plants and bushes. It would be a great place to visit for those attending a reunion. I thought, people could purchase engraved bricks or benches to help fund this project. I also thought that this would be a great project for one of the Senior High classes to maintain and plant the garden each year.


I contacted the Fort Dodge Community School Foundation and discovered that they have been thinking of establishing a permanent donor recognition area at the Senior High or near the Middle School. The foundation doesn't meet again until September, but my idea will be presented to the board then. In the meantime, the person that I contacted asked me to guage interest in a project like this.

You must be logged in to submit this survey. Please use the login box in the upper right corner.

1)   Would you be in favor of the Fort Dodge Community Schools and it's Foundation establishing a FDSH Memorial Garden?

2)   In your opinion, where should this Memorial Garden be located?

3)   Would you be willing to make a donation to a project like this?

4)   Additional ideas?



•   Sam Hartman


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 53.2%

A:   224   Joined
B:   197   Not Joined


•   Steven Gumm  6/20
•   Cathy Klass (Halsrud)  6/17
•   Diana Bishey  6/15
•   Alice Smith (Scharf)  6/14
•   Colleen Blobaum (Berman)  6/14
•   Kerry McClurg  6/13
•   Hadley Jenner  6/12
•   Loretta Gathman (Rowan)  6/12
•   Amelia (Mollie) Churchill (Spain)  6/12
•   Walter Schuh  6/12
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