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4475e61f0a48c The Class Composite of the Class of 1966 (Please click on picture to enlarge)
The Class Composite of the Class of 1966 (Please click on picture to enlarge)

Class of 1966

by Staff

May 23, 2006

19Hemingford High School 66

Student and Faculty Highlights of the Year

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This page features athletic records, officers, themes, important numbers, important happenings, and other educational information from the year in question. It provides a quick and ready resource for Bobcat Grads and families!

 Student Council Highlights Providing communication between the student body and faculty was the main goal of the Student Council at HHS. The group also raised funds to purchase gold cords for graduates that were members of the National Honor Society to wear at commencement. Members maintained the pop machine and were the schools courtesy committee, sending cards and candy to anyone that was hospitalized.

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4475e61f0a48cThe Class of 1966 walk under the raised swords of the Junior Class at commencement (Please click on picture to enlarge)
The Class of 1966 walk under the raised swords of the Junior Class at commencement (Please click on picture to enlarge)

Student Council Members  President, Greg Rosenberger, VP, Don Lawson, members, Kathy Golka, Albert Klemke, Carol Ramsey, Tom Messersmith, Karen Winten Roger Nagelschneider, Tom Nelson, and Sylvia Klemke.

National Honor Society Members Mr. Beck, the school superintendent, was the sponsor for NHS. Senior members were President, Boyd Krejci, VP Lelo Olson, Secretary Ken Messersmith, Treasurer Donna Fickel, and members Pricilla Burri, Bonnie Gowin, Gary Planansky, Greg Rosenberger, Diane Yardley, and Carol Zeller.

Music Department  Lincoln and the Nebraska State Fair was once again the destination for Mr. Quinonez and the Marching Bobcat Band. Band Officers included, Captain, Bonnie Gowin, Donna Fickel, Asst. Band Captain and secretary, and representatives Brent Kuhn and Dave Minich. The Band had over 60 members and also performed at District Music Contest as well as Christmas and Spring concerts. There were an amazing 78 members in the HHS Chorus, as well as the Girls Glee with 48 members. Nancy White accompanied the groups on piano.

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4475e61f0a48cThe Bobcat Boys Basketball Squad in 1966 (Please click on picture to enlarge)
The Bobcat Boys Basketball Squad in 1966 (Please click on picture to enlarge)

Drama and One Acts All Carrs to th3e Rescue was the one act, with Joyce Kiester honored as outstanding newcomer. Best actor was Steve Golka, and best actresses was Diane Gordon. A second One Act Play performed was Anything Can Happen,  with Best Actress given to Lelo Olson, and Best Actor Al Klemke. The students also performed three other plays ,Web of MurderLie, and Love is Contagious, the Junior Class Play. Kathy Golka and Don Lawson received special awards at the annual Elmer night, that honored students in drama.

Football  The Cats of Coaches Kuhn and Belina struggled through eight straight losses including being shut out four times before a pep talk from the coaches and a superior effort by the seniors helped to record a 29-13 victory over Hyannis in the final game of the season. Nineteen players competed for the 1965-66  Bobcats.

Volleyball  There were 14 girls that competed in volleyball, including Carol Dyer, Irene Wyland, Donna Fickel, Sylvia Klemke, Diane Gordon, Doris Wood, Linda Roes, Candis Stumpf, Lynette Sedlak, Linda Becker, Joyce Keister, Joyce Reynolds, Lynette Haas, and Karen Winten.

Boys Basketball  25 Boys made up Coach Patterson’s team that finished the season with a 2-14 won loss record. There three one point losses during the tough season.

Girls Track and Field  Coach Kuhn had 14 girls out for track, including Peggy Moller, Mary Darveau, Lynette Haas, Lynette Sedlak, Phyllis Roberts, Doris  Schramek, Sylvia Klemke, Donna Fickel, Ilene Wyland, Janet Prochazka, Doris Wood, Donna Delsing, Candis Stumpf, and Karen Winten.

Boys Track and Field  Brad Rosenberger led the way in Track and Field in the spring of 1966, qualifying for state in the Pole Vault. The mile relay team  of Al Klemke, Greg Rosenberger, Gary Zajic, and Brad Rosenberger was also a consistent placer, as well as Al Klemke in the mile, and Gary Riggs in the Shot Put.

Golf There were three golfers out for Coach Beck, including Gordon Glass, Roger Beck, and Dick Zeller.

Clubs and Activities FFA Officers were President, Ron Soloman, VP Bruce Sample, Treasurer, Gary Hennings, Reporter, Ken Jordon, Sentinel, Steve Hennings,  Secretary, George Bremer, and Sponsor, Mr. Vetter. The FFA attended District Contests and the Western Stock Show in Denver. FHA officers were, Linda Roes, Song Leader, Barb Roes, Secretary, Historian, Barb Becker, VP, Sylvia Klemke, President, Linda Becker, Treasurer, Dixie Frost, and Sponsor, Miss Ambrosek. Four members attended Districts and two were selected for the state contest. Hemingford had an annual staff and also published a school newspaper, The Feline. Diane Yardley, Linda Wanamaker, Arlin Sample, Barb Roes, Don Lawson, Susan Hennings, Carol Zeller, Bonnie Gowin, and Kathy Golka all helped to publish the annual, and Tom Messersmith, Carol Johnson, Edd Davies, Janet Prochazka, George Bremer, Cheryl Benda, Bill Walker, Laura Yardley, Greg Rosenberger, Steve Golka, and Diane Gordon were all Feline Staff members. There was also Cheerleading, Pep Club, and H- Club at HHS.

Homecoming Royalty  King Albert Klemke and Queen Donna Fickel were Fall Royalty, while King Gary Planansky and Queen Kathy Golka were Winter Royalty. Diane Yardley, Kathy Golka, Greg Rosenberger. Gary Planansky, Donna Fickel, and Albert Klemke were the attendants for one of the two occasions. A bonfire was held after a snake dance to boost the spirits of the Bobcat faithful.

Prom Royalty  Greg Rosenberger was crowed King, and Donna Fickel was Queen for the 1966 Prom.Attendants were Diane Wanamaker, Sylvia Klemke, Brad Rosenberger, Doris Wood, Brent Kuhn, and Jo Ann Reynolds.

Prom Theme   The Theme was A Rose, as The Chaperones played music to an overflow crowd that saw a flower garden and wishing well, along with winding roses. A huge red rose was the centerpiece, and was suspended from the ceiling

Senior Class Motto With the Light of Today, we will Explore the Path of Tomorrow.

Senior Class Officers  President, Gary Planansky, VP, Boyd Krejci, Secretary, Ken Messersmitht, and Treasurer,  Rick Enyeart.

Junior Class Officers President, Steve Golka, VP, Cheryl Benda, Secretary, Diane Gordon, and Treasurer, Janet Prochazka.

Sophomore Class Officers  President, Linda Becker, VP, Candis Stumpf, Secretary, Margie Wax, and Treasurer, Brad Rosenberger. The sophomores also sponsored the Sadie Hawkins Day dance

Freshmen Class Officers  President,  Rick Benda, VP, Duane Wanamaker, Secretary, Jerry Keister, and Treasurer, Ron Soloman. The Frosh also sponsored the Christmas dance.

Valedictorian Greg Rosenberger

Salutatorian  Kathy Golka

State Competitions

Special or Unique Happenings  Senior girls had a bowling team, Juniors had a Powder Puff Football game and the Sugar Shack Football Concession stand.

Senior Class Enrollment  29

Kindergarten Class Enrollment  15

Superintendent  Mr. Beck

Principals  Mr. Johnston, HS, and Mrs. Fentress, Elementary

Elementary Teachers  Mrs. Lliteras, Mrs. Hebbert, Mrs. Gauvain, Mrs. Bruns, Mrs, Ball,  and Mrs. Chinnock

Secondary Teachers  Mr. Fodnes, Mr. Kuhn, Mrs. Johnston, Mr. Patterson, Mrs. Headden, Mr. Belina, Mr. Quinonez,  Miss Ambrosek, Mrs. Fentress, and  Mr. Vetter

Other Staff Members  Bill Herbaugh, Irene Dyer, custodians  and Edna Reindl, secretary. Student teachers were Mrs. Jeraldine Davis in History and Mr. Ed Thomas in Science.




Class of 1966

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06/03/2011 I'm looking for Diane Yardley. Does anyone know how to find her? John M Cox hemingfordschools@jomatco.com Dallas, TX

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