Thief River high school class sticks together
The class of 1940 of Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls will get together Friday for an unheard of 70-year class reunion. The class has an amazing record of staying together. But when the reunion ends this week, there will be no date for an...
The class of 1940 of Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls will get together Friday for an unheard of 70-year class reunion. The class has an amazing record of staying together. But when the reunion ends this week, there will be no date for another reunion. Instead it will be, "Till we meet again."
That doesn't mean the longtime friendships will end. Members of the class of 1940 still living close enough will continue to meet the last Tuesday of the month for lunch at the Lantern Cafe.
There are 39 classmates left from the class of 1940. Seventy-one have passed away. The records have been carefully kept through the years by Tillie Gebhart of Crookston. And she said she will continue writing the newsletter. It's the glue that has kept this class together.
The 70-year class reunion will begin with a dinner at noon in the Best Western Inn of Thief River Falls. The Thief River Falls Education Foundation has organized the historic occasion in honor of the class. Art Buringrud will be master of ceremonies. Clifford Vigness will give the invocation and benediction. Entertainment will be provided by the popular Cathy Erickson band. Friends are family members are invited to join in the celebration.
The group is looking forward to seeing both its valedictorian, Doris Hostvet Peterson from Grand Rapids, Minn., and salutatorian Dagny Tungseth Rolph from Seattle at the final class reunion.
The monthly gatherings for the class of 1940 go together like clockwork. Marion Holmen Wold calls the classmates to remind them of the luncheons. Dode Votava Wilson is the roving photographer.