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Published: Friday, July 21, 2017 10:30 a.m. CDT

Class of 1957 holds 60th reunion

Creston High School class of 1957 held its 60th class reunion from June 30 through July 2.

Activities started with an informal get together and supper the evening of June 30 at the Elks Lodge. 

The morning of July 1 started off with a tour of Creston Community High School with special attention to the members of the Hall of Fame. The class has two members in the Hall of Fame, as well as several very special teachers. In the evening, class members met at the Elks Lodge for a social hour, class picture and banquet with 31 classmates in attendance. 

Betty (Smith) Clayton Wallace introduced the members of the planning committee: James Francis, Butch Miller, Bud Harper, Marisue Lewis, Barbara (Wilmeth) Jennings, Roberta (Cunningham) Henry and Sandy Oswald. Assisting the committee were Marilyn Francis and Dean Wallace. 

Sunday morning brought many classmates back together to share breakfast at the Windrow before leaving for home. 

Attending from out of state were Gary Bengtson and son William of Hermosa Beach, California; Bob Blair and Dorothy Detlor of Spokane, Washington; Al and Linda (Abbott) Brown of Surprise, Arizona; Susan Cornick of St. Augustine, Florida; Larry and Phyllis (Hetland) Hauptmeier of Overton, Nebraska; Merrill and Martie Newman of Aurora, Colorado; Kay (Lang) Sanson of Aurora, Colorado; Roger and Joan (Hayes) Schraufek of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, and Ralph Roland and Ana Wang of San Jose, California. 

Attending from Iowa were Duane and Phyllis Abbott of Story City; Terry and Carol Beaumont of Sioux City; Linda (Van Syoc) Bourne and Mary Jane (Alloway) Kralik, both of Norwalk; Bill and Trudy Claypool and Bob and Mary Kidd, all of Cedar Rapids; Marjorie (Western) Pettinger of Chariton; Curt and Shelby (Holmes) Wiethorn of Cedar Falls; Fred and Kathy Weisshaar of Indianola; George and Jane Wood of West Des Moines; Gary and Pat Dwyer of Waukee; Jerome and Phyllis Ransom of Newton; Jacque (Churchill) Phillips and Russ Tack of Monroe and James and Marilyn Francis, Roberta (Cunningham) Henry, Barb (Wilmeth Willets) Jennings, David James, Richard (Butch) Miller, Marisue Lewis and Gordon Houk, Bud and Diane Harper, Sandy Oswald, Dean and Betty (Smith Clayton) Wallace, all of Creston. 

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Kent annual picnic

The Kent annual picnic was held July 15 with 14 in attendance. They had a good time visiting and catching up on old times.

The next annual picnic will be July 2018. Anyone wishing more information, call Donna at 641-782-8848.

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