IHS Class of 1966 celebrates reunion


August 20, 2021 - 1:41 PM

The Iola High School Class of 1966 celebrated their 55th reunion on July 2 and 3.

Classmates were hosted by Georgia and Craig Abbott on July 2 at the Allen County Country Club. The reunion continued July 3 at the country club with breakfast. Later on, some classmates took part in a tour by USD 257 Superintendent Stacey Fager and IHS Principal Scott Carson of the renovated stadium, press box and restrooms. They also learned of the new science and technology building and new elementary school.

A monetary donation was made to help with the football field sod, as well as for Project Shelf to help with library books for the new elementary school library.

Classmates attending were:

From Kansas: Stephen (Nicole) St Clair, Mary (Coltrane) John Reid, Craig (Georgia) Abbott, Vic Tomlinson, Vickie (Wilson) Larkins, Virginia (Potter) Nelson, Rex McCulley, Walter (Cindy) Kuekendall, Roy (Colleen) Riebel, Sharon (Shields) and John Rohlmeier, Kim Swearingen, Ken (Ann) Shetlar, LC and Mary (Yates) Lacy, Daniel Roush, Randy (Lela) Hurlock, Pat (Henry) Spencer, Dr. David Henderson, Richard Shafer, Tonie (Vest) Dix, Jeanne (Blohm) Ulrich, Don and Mickey (Strunk) Rutledge, David Cescon, Joanne Audley, Bruce (Judy) Cochran, Diana (Diebolt) and Buddie David, Penny (Gregg) and Phil Ebert, Davis Redfern, Jake (Peggy) Marple, Dean Head.

From Missouri: Clinton (Jackie) Hawk, George (Nancy) Freeman, Eugene Stroud, Judy (Lynch) Baker.

Other states: Phillip Fretz, Florida; Raymond Hagerman, Wisconsin, and brother Roger from Kansas; Fred (Trish) Patterson, Becky (Dailey) and Larry Burmeister, Colorado; Connie (Heard) Albrecht, Tennessee; and Jim Sinclair and Donna (Oklahoma).