Reunion Weekend

'Some people say "you can't go home again", and maybe you can't really. Nevertheless, this coming Saturday morning at 10:15 a.m., we'll get you awfully close to being there, The Historical Society's historic photos, from the 1940's thru the 1960's, will transport you back in time, enabling you to recall your fondest memories of growing up in Worthington. You'll revisit the neighborhood grocery stores where you bought yout Lik-m-aids, string licorice or baseball cards. Then you'll stop by several of the town's hot spots that you may have frequented as you got older. For a soda or a malt, it might have been Ahlf's Drugs, the Shangrila, Bill's Confectionary, Lou Millers's A & W or Fred's Cafe. If you were especially hungry, or on a date, it could have been Ehlers', Mike's or the Gobbler Cafe. For a night on the town, you may have seen a flick at the Grand, the State Theater, or the Gay Drive-In. Relive these and other treasured growing-up experiences this Saturday when you take our tour down memory lane!

The Nobles County Historical Society in located in the library basement at 407 12th Street.

Class of '59

Fellow classmates! The reunion invitation was sent out today (July 1) from Jim Dunning. You will receive it via email/snail mail depending on the info we have for you.

If you can return the info/$$ to me sooner rather than later, it will really help the planning committee as we move forward.

We are so excited about the possibility of our 60th reunion being the 'best ever', and hope to see all of you there!

Friday night, 9/13, will be the initial gathering, and the banquet and short program will be on Saturday.

Members from the classes of '58 and '60 are invited to join us on Friday, September 13th! This will be posted in the Worthington Globe and on We are also trying to track down teachers from '59 to invite them to join us!

Per Dwayne Junker's suggestion, the Worthington Daily Globe will be featuring an article on the Class of '59 reunion! The reporter covering the story is Julie Buntjer, sister of Del Buntjer, one of our classmates who recently passed away. Serendipity...

We have set up a Shutterfly Share site for the Class of '59. See link below...

If you get a reply that you have to have permission, please let me know right away.

Myron Meyer is getting his tractor and flatbed ready for the big parade. Thanks to his efforts through the years to get us in the parade!

So many committee members have been hard at work on the reunion: Jim Dunning, chair and keeper of the many details; Connie Schmidt, venue locator; Bonny Johnson Doyle and Joyce Selberg Wilson, decorations/booklets/memory displays etal; Dwayne Junker, super sleuth in finding 'lost' classmates; Joel Lieske, music coordinator for the parade/reunion site; Gary Kallsen has developed posters highlighting life in '59 and changes; Sandy Clark Noerenberg had many good suggestions, especially the one about recognizing those in our class who served in the military; Myron--parade... Unfortunately Melvin Leistico, long-time committee member is unable to join us this year. Other planning committee members include Kathy Fiola Sherwood and Bill Wolterstorff. It is amazing that this committee of 13 people--spread across the country from CA to OH--has put this reunion together without ever meeting as a group!

One note: if you are going to the high school tour on Saturday, please arrive by 9:00 or earlier--there will not be a bus so transportation is on your own. Check with your friends to carpool.

On Saturday evening, Kathy Breeze Marticorena will read the list of classmates no longer with us. Sadly, that number has grown to 51... They will be missed.

Look forward to seeing you!

Adrienne Osterfeld Hurlbert, Treasurer

 Be sure to check out our Shutterfly link to see the follow-up message from Jim Dunning as well as reunion pics from 5 years ago. 

WHS Class of 59 Pictures

We've created a Shutterfly Share site.  The link address is: