School: Greenwood H.S. Class of 1950 (20 Year Reunion – 1970)


Surnames: Petkovsek, Swieso, Horn, Sloniker, Sisson, Miller, Vollrath, Plunkett, Volovsek, Fraid, Vesel, Sowieja, Baird Larson, Quast, Jackson, Franz, Anderson, Dumke, Malnar, Zukowski, Carteron, Spangler, Noah, Karlen, Tieman, Washburn, Syth, Parks, Radke, Vandeberg, Smith, Kitzhaber, Suda, Schwarze, Panzenhagen, Barrett

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 16 Jul 1970

Standing - left to right: Arthur Petkovsek, Wilbert Swieso, Gerald Horn, Verlyn Sloniker, Glenn Sisson, Lloyd Hon, Harold Miller, Larry Vollrath, George Plunkett.

Seated – left to right: Betty (Volovsek) Fraid, Josie (Vesel) Sowieja, Donna (Baird) Larson, Beverly (Quast) Sisson, Eula (Jackson) Franz, Beverly (Anderson) Dumke, Dolores (Malnar) Zukowski, Beverly (Carteron) Spangler, Bernelda (Noah) Karlen,

Darrell Horn not present for picture.

The Class of 1950 of the Greenwood High School held its 20 year reunion at the American Legion Hall in Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) on July 4, 1970. There were 33 people attending. Nineteen class members were present out of a class of 47.

The American Legion Auxiliary prepared the banquet. A beautiful cake in the shape of a large 20 graced the banquet table. It was decorated with green and white icing, which were the class colors, and also with white roses, the class flower. On the cake was written, "Greenwood High School, Class of 1950 - 1970."

After the banquet the business meeting was opened by a welcome from Harold Miller. He then turned the meeting over to Wilbert Swieso, the master of ceremonies. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Panzenhagen of North Palm Beach, Fla., honored us with their presence. Mr. Panzenhagen, a former teacher, was presented with a metal plaque.

The classmates then introduced themselves and told what they had been doing for the past five years. Letters were read from the following who were unable to attend: Joyce (Tieman) Washburn, Pat (Syth) Parks, Viola (Radke) Vandeberg, Shirley Smith, JoAnn (Kitzhaber) Suda, and Donald Schwarze. A memorial service was then held for Duane Barrett, the deceased member of our class. Eula (Jackson) Franz read the class will and Bernelda (Noah) Karlen read the class prophecy.

Prizes were then awarded as follows: greatest distance went to Wilbert Swieso, who traveled 2,400 miles from Fresno, Calif.; most recently married and the newest baby both awarded to Donna (Baird) Larson; longest sideburns to Glenn Sisson. Art Petkovsek was awarded a prize for being the only class member to serve on all three reunion committees. He graciously consented to be chairman of the committee for 1975. Members of this year's reunion committee were Dolores (Malnar) Zukowski of Thorp, and Art Petkovsek of Greenwood.

It was voted upon to have the next reunion on Saturday of the first week in July 1975. This time a special effort will be made to have more class members attend by contacting them personally. A booklet and a photograph will be mailed to all class members who either replied by letter or attended in person.

The meeting was then adjourned and a social hour followed.



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