The Newton Community High School Class of 1954 held their 65th reunion on August 17 at Parklanes in Newton and class members agreed to holding another gathering five years from now.

Following the 5:30 p.m. social, Paul Cummins offered the invocation, asking us to remember our deceased classmates. A delicious meal was served at 6:30.

Norbert Lustig was Master of Ceremonies with Agnes Hippler Bond conducting the business meeting. She reported since the 62-year reunion in 2016, six classmates have passed away, namely: Joann Hemrich Ginder, Patricia Bailey Miller, Marilyn Dhom Zumbahlen, Charles McComas, James Ward and Howard Tarr.

The present committee of Agnes Bond, Clara Short, Darlene Mammoser, Marilyn Vahling, Jim Bierman, Paul Cummins, Paul Schafer, Glenn Frichtl, Norbert Lustig and L.D. Pitcher will plan the next reunion. Various prizes were awarded during last month’s reunion including the beautiful table floral arrangements, donated by Clara Short. L.D. Pitcher won the door prize, the beautiful wooden American flag made by Norbert Lustig.

Since enrolling at NCHS in 1951, 61 classmates are known to be deceased plus our class sponsors.

Attending the reunion were Mr. And Mrs. Paul Schafer, Mr. and Mrs. Omer Beals, Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Evelyn Worman) Lohman, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Zuber, Mrs. Clara (Bunton) Short, Mrs. Lois (Tabb) Mackey and her sister, Mrs. Tom (Shirley Tabb) Jester, Mrs. Agnes (Hippler) Bond and her granddaughter, Mary Cochran (photographer), Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Lustig, Mr. and Mrs. James Bierman, Mr. and Mrs. Judson Cameron, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Kirts, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin (Darlene Woods) Mammoser, Mr. and Mrs. Dean (Carol Foltz) Slack, Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Frichtl, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cummins, Mr. and Mrs. Dannie Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fear, and Mrs. Clarence (Marilyn Burnell) Vahling.

This article was submitted by Marilyn Vahling