Alden High School - Blackhawk Yearbook (Alden, MN)
- Class of 1956
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Text from Pages 1 - 104 of the 1956 volume:
The 17568161.61 Kha.wH
Af .a H
Another school year has passed. Although all
the memories of the year cannot be captured in the
pages of this book, we hope that as you look through
these pages in the years to come, they will help you
recall all those pleasant memories.
We wish to express our thanks to all the mer-
chants for their cooperation in making this annual
possible. .Our association with them has been a real
To Mrs. Olson we would like to say UThanks for
your patience with the staff and for your gracious
attitude toward making the nBlackhawk' a auccessu.
We, the senior class of 1956, proudly dedicate
our yearbook to Harvold Svenningson, our loyal and
competent custodian, who is always endeavoring to
keep our institution neat and clean. His main Job
is to stand on the southeast corner and keep that
portion of the building from falling down, while
he holds a bucket in the other hand to catch the
water leaking through the ceiling in the commercial
room. Meanwhile, he is checking the thermometers
in the class rooms to see whether freezing has any
effect on such an instrument.
In all seriousness we want to say, HThanks,
Hop, for a swell Job."
Row 1: lleft to rightj Charles Skjeveland, Roberta Schroeder, Yvonne
Teufert, Helen Truelson, Charlotte Smith, Janice Steele, Dorothy
Streyle, Nels Christenson, Row 2: Mrs. Olson, Barbara Edwards, Carol
Hunnicutt, Elaine Simonson, Barbara Butenhoff, Anne Jenson, Judy
Casebolt, Row 3: Virginia Conn, Catherine Troska, Marlene Gable,
Elnora Richter, Beverly Nash.
Advisor ------- --
Assoc, Editor ----
Bus. Manager -----
1"f x Cir. Manager -----
' 4 ' 9 Class Editor -----
, Art Editor -------
Ch1ldren's and ladies' apparel
Rollins Drug Store
A. G. Rollins
Pedersen Mobil Service
R. F. Pedersen
Dohmeier Radio and TV
Satisfaction in Sales
Honesty in Service
Russell Babbit and Son
Buyers of all kinds of livestock
Stiles Jewelry and Gifts
"The Diamond Center Since 1912"
Charles Skjeveland and Nels
Ness Studio and Camera Shop
Kenneth A. Ness, Prop.
Fulton Oil Co
Minnesota Fulton -
M. H. Schmidt, Proprietor
Goodrich, Firestone, Goodyear tires
Grant Batteries - General repairing
Phone 5 Conger, Minnesota
Corn Shelling - General Hauling
Ebert Hardware Company
Hardware and Plumbing
William Arthur Gessner
Winona State Teachers
College. B.A. Degree
St. Cloud State Teachers
College. Graduate work-
University of wiscohsin
and University of Minnesota
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Omer Helland, Director, Edwin I. Kleven, Treasurer, Daryl Smith,
Chairman, Roger Reindal, Richard Peterson, W. Birdell Hawker, Clerk
Mr. Kenneth W. Sandboe
of Iowa University
Of Minn- South Dakota
Mr. Earl T. Gramling
Mrs. Jeanne M. Olson
Albert Lea, Minnesota
St. Olaf College B. A.
Degree, English 10,
ll, 12, Girls Physical-
Mrs. Mary Guenther
Minnesota, B. S.
Degree, English 7,
8, 9, Library.
Mr. Harlan H. Sheely
Albert Lea, Minn.
B. S. Degree,
Shorthand I, II,
Mr. John Howard Ferrin
St. P l Mi t
Mankato B. Avngggrge Mantorville, Minnesota
Social Studies Mankato State Teachers
H1 t Ph Ed' College, HAH Squad
sBggg6a11 cgaCh," Basketball coach,
"B" Squad Basketball , Aiftgaazggzgailuft goach:
Mr. E. Curtis Stillwell
Miss Lois Borwege
St. Olaf College, B. S.
Degree. Home Economics 7,
8, 9, 10, ll, General
Science 7, 8.
Mr. Raymond Congdon
Winona State Teachers
College, Science 7,
8, Math., Chemistry,
Mr. John M. Watkins
B. S. Instrumental
Vocal Music 3-12.
Harvey Svenningsen Luis Amel
HH0ppyn Alden, Minnesota
Alden, Minnesota 0ffiCe SeCPeUaPY
Mrs. Janell Congdon Mrs. Esther Endell
Peterson, Minnesota Mankato State
Winona State Teachers Teachers College
College University of
First Grade Minnesota Pillsbury
Alden, Minnesota AcademyZMus1cJ
Mildred Janet Victor Mrs. Joan Watkins
Canby, Minnesota Minneapolis
Mankato State Minnesota '
Teachers College n University of
Fourth Grade as A Minnesota
Alden, Minnesota Mrs, Selma Hughes Third Grade
Mankato State Alden, Minnesota
Mrs. Agnes Hedensten Mrs Sue Robbins
Tmangato Etige Mankato State
egg ease od eee Teachers College
It ra e Minnesota Lake,
Freeborn, Minnesota Minnesota
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JUDITH CLEONE CASEBOLT
NAn innocent face but you never
Annual 43 Band l,2,3,43 Glee
Club l,2,3,43 Mixed Chorus 2,32
Library Club lg G.A.A. 23 Pep
Club 13 Class Play 3,nj Triple
Trio-43 Clarinet Trio 23 Clari-
net Duet 3,43 Pep Band 43
VIRGINIA LEE CONN
Ulf there isn't a way, she'll
Annual 43 Band l,2,3,43 Glee
Club l,2,3,43 Mixed Chorus 2,
33 Library Club l3 Hot Lunch
3,43 Pep Club 1: Class Play,
3,43 Pep Band 43Girls State
NORMAN LLOYD EMERSON
uI'm a shy guy3 just ask me N
Boys Chorus 2,33 Mixed Chorus
2,32 Projectors Club l,3, 43
Student Council 13 Football 2,
3,4QCo-cagtainl All Conference
Football 3 Basketball l,2,3,
43 Baseball l,2,3,43 Track 2,
3,uj Lettermens Club 3, 43
Carnival Royalty 23
MARLENE MARIE GABEL
nLike gravity, she has a power
Annual 1,2,3,43 Glee Club 2,3,
43 Mixed Chorus 2 33 Library
Club 13 Hot Lunch 43 Pep Club,
13 Class Play 3,43 Class
DOUGLAS DEAN GUENTHER
uThough men have died of over-
work, I think I shall live
Band 1 2,3,uj Projectors Club,
1,2,3,fs, FFA ug Basketball 2.
DENNIS DEAN JACOBS
nThere are 22 in the class, 21
characters and me.n
Boys Chorus 2,33 Mixed Chorus
2,33 Projectors Club l,3,43
Football 1, 3, 43 Lettermens
Club 3,M3 FFA M3 Class Play 3.
ANNE MARIE JENSON
nHapp1ness is like a kissg you
must share it to enjoy it.H
Annual 1,43 Band 1,2,3,uj Glee
Club l,2,3,uj Mixed Chorus 2,
33 Sextet l,2,33 Triple Trio
M3 Soloist 2, 3, 43 Student
Council 3,43 Library Club 13
Pep Club 13 Class Play 3,M3
Pep Band 3,U.
DARYL WAYNE JOHNSON
nAll great men are dying, I
don't feel too well myself.H
Boys Chorus 2,33 Mixed Chorus
2,33 Projectqgp Club 1,2,3,H
Student Counci 2,33 Hot Lunch
43 Football 3,UfCo-captainlg
Basketball l,2,3,uj Baseball
2, 3, 43 Track l, 2, 3, M3
Lettermans Club 3, 43 Class
JOANNE JOICE KLEVEN
Hwhen I have nothing better to
do I come to school.H
Glee Club 43 Homecoming
SHARON LAVONNE KLEVEN
HOnce I thought nights were
made for study, but now I know
Band l,2,3,45 Trombone Soloist
33 Glee Club l,2,3,43 Mixed
Chorus 2,33 Sextet 35 Triple
Trio 43 Library Club lj Cheer-
leader l,2,43 G.A.A. 23 Class
Play 3,43 Homecoming Attendant
43 Class Officer 43 Brass
BEVERLY ANN NASH
HThere's a little bad in every
good little girl.H
Annual 1,45 Glee Club l,2,3,43
Mixed Chorus 2,33 Triple Trio
43 Newspaier 2, 3g Student
Council 3, 3 Pep Club 13 G.A.A.
23 Carnival Royalty 43 Class
Play 3,45 -
HARLAN ODELL OPDAHL
HI came, I bluffed, I graduated
Boys Chorus 2,35 Mixed Chorus
2,31 Projectors Club 1, 3,aj
F.F.A. 43 Football 2, 3, kj
Basketball 25 Track 1, 3, 4 3
Lettermens Club 3,43 Carnival
Royalty 43 Class Play 3,uj
ALAN GUY PETERSON
nHeaven sent me down: heaven
Boys Chorus 2s Mixed Chorus 23
Class Play 3,43
BARBARA IRENE RAMSDELL
HLate hours are bad for one
but all-right for twoln
Band l,2,3,43 Clarinet Trio 23
Glee Club l,2,3,43 Mixed Chorus
2,33 Triple Trio 43 Newspaper
1,21 Cheerleader 2,nj Pep Club
13 G.A.A. 23 Class Play 3,43
Homecoming Queen 43 Class
Officer 3,43 Clarinet Duet 3,43
JOHN WALTER RASMUSSEN
HOF all my family's relatives,
I like myself the best.n
Projectors Club l,2,3,43 Foot-
ball 1,2,3,uj Basketball l,2,
3,4: Baseball 1,2,3.4s Track
2,3,43 Lettermens Club 3,43
Class Play 3,uj
HARLYN RAYMOND SCHEWE
Boys Chorus 2,33 Mixed Chorus
2,33 Projectors Club l,3,4:
Hot Lunch 3,43 Football 43
Basketball 2,33 Baseball 43
Class Play 3,43
ORVILLE ANTON SIMONSON
nI'm not bashful--Just conser-
Band l,2,33 Boys Chorus 2,33
Mixed Chorus 2,35 Projectors
Club 2,3,43 Student Council 43
Football 2,3,43 Track 2,3,
Lettermens Club 3,43 F.F.A. 4,
Class Play 3,45 Class Officer
CHARLOTTE KAY SMITH
HMen irritate me, I love to be
Annual 2,3,4g Band l,2,4,
Baritone Soloist 25 Glee Club
l,2,3,4g Mixed Chorus 1,2,33
Sextet l,2,35 Triple Trio 43
Newspaper l,2,33 Cheerleader 23
Pep Club 13 G.A.A. 23 Class
Officer 33 Class Play 3,43 Home
coming Attendant 45
DOROTHY ERNA STREYLE
nShe's mild and gentle looking
but so is dynam1te!H
Annual 45 Glee Club 3,45 Mixed
Chorus 35 Hot Lunch 43 Class
Officer 45 Class Play 43
CATHERINE DOROTHY TROSKA
uMy one wish is to be alone
Annual l,2,3,43 Glee Club 2,3,45
Mixed Chorus 2,33 Newspaper 2,
3j Library Club lg Hot Lunch 3,
45 Pep Club lg Class Play 3,43
ANITA LOUISE TEUFEHT
HOne enemy is too much.U
Annual ls Glee Club 1,2,3,43
Mixed chorus 2,33 Newspaper 2,
3g Student Council 1,25 Pep
Club lg G.A.A. 23 Class Officer
33 Carnival 2,33 Homecoming
Attendant 43 Class Play 3, 3
RUSSELL GENE SORINSON
1VRus s V1
nEvery inch a manin
Basketball 4 Track 45 Pro-
J J .ctors Cm li,
ll mon 'CLASS
Row: 1 Cleft to right! JoAnne Kleven, Anita Teufert, Judy Casebolt,
Catherine Troska, Barbara Ramsdell, Beverly Nash, Row 2: Mr. W. A.
GCSUUGP, Charlotte Smith, Dorothy Streyle, Anne Jenson, Sharon Kleven,
Virginia Conn, Marlene Gabel, Mr. E. Gramling. Row 3: Douglas
Guenther, Dennis Jacobs, Norman Emerson, Harlan Opdahl, Harlyn Schewe,
Orville Simonsen, Daryl Johnson, John Rasmussen, Alan Peterson.
Well, well, here we are all ready to start one of the biggest climbs of
our lives. That first day eight boys and eight girls were met at the first
grade door by Miss Gladys Jenson. Those sixteen pupils were: Martin Dylla,
Dennis Jacobs, Jerry Allen, Barbara Ramsdell, Judy Casebolt, LaJune Payne,
Orville Simonsen, Harlan Schewe, Charlotte Smith, Alan Peterson, Larry Young,
Janice Hanson, Sylvia Van Gortz, William Johannsen, Virginia Conn and Anita
Teufert. This year one of our biggest activities was playing in the Rhythm
Band. We all wore red capes and little round red caps and played wooden blocks
we are now standing on the second step. Jerry Allen, LaJune Payne,
Harlan Schewe, Larry Young, Sylvia Van Gortz left us and John Rasmussen,
Marilyn Wacholz and Sharon Kleven Joined us. Our most outstanding memory of
the second grade was our finger-painting. Miss Balch was our teacher.
we are climbing fast, we now are in the third grade. Miss Johnson
is now our teacher. Sne was usually making some of us stay in during noon-
hour for not getting one hundred in our spelling tests. This year Marilyn
Wacholz left us and Roger Jasperson Joined us.
In fourth grade we changed neither room nor teacher. This year we got
our spelling fine fwe didn't dare tofmissl but we couldn't get those
multiplication tables. We were all frightened into angelic behavior by
the misfortune of Jerry Gaffey when Miss Johnson broke a yardstick administer-
ing the lesson of the day. During the year everyone at one time or another
became very itchy and covered with little red spots and the doctor called it
In fifth grade Mrs. Viva Matyas was our teacher. Margaret Combs left
us and Sandra Hansen, Anne Jenson, and Marlene Gabel Joined us. As we think
back, we recall one very memorable Jobg filling Junior Red Cross boxes.
In sixth grade we still had Mrs. Matyas as our teacher. Janice Hansen
left and Roselyn Lembke Joined us. This year John had an uncanny way of
causing fights Cover him!! between the girls.
We finally reached the seventh grade, we thought we were grown up since
we went from room to room for our classes, but although we were older we
still became frightened when we had to write out passes and go in front of
the Senior High Assembly. This year Billy Anderson found long hair a
definite disadvantage when he misbehaved within reach of Mr. Morgan, our
beloved--history teacher and coach. Miss Hestad was our class advisor.
Jerry Gaffey and Sandra Hansen left us and Marilyn Wacholz and Beverly Nash
what little demons we were in eighth grade! The teachers all seemed
to be disgusted with us. This year all the girls had crushes on Mr. Darg
and Mr. Papke and they all took home their history and English books to sleep
with. Harlan Opdahl, Norman Emerson, Jerry Gaffey, and Richard Dohmeier
joined us and William Anderson and Marilyn Wacholz left us.
The freshman year was a very big one. The biggest event we remember
was getting initiated by the sophomores. We all were peculiar looking
characters, it's one day I'm sure none of us will forget. This year four
new members were added to our class roll. They were: Catherine Troska,
Douglas Guenther, Daryl Johnson and Harlyn Schewe. Roselyn Lembke left us
to go to school in Albert Lea. This spring Tom Connly was with us for three
memorable months this spring.
At last we were sophomores and now we were in Senior High. Finally,
we had our revenge on the poor freshman. We got our first taste of the Prom
when five girls-Beverly Nash, Anita Teufert, Catherine Troska, Virginia Conn,
and Judy Casebolt-and five boys-Alan Peterson, Daryl Johnson, Orville
Simonsen, John Rasmussen, and Harlan Opdahl-were waitresses and waiters.
By now the boys were playing on the "A' team in basketball, football, and
baseball. This year Richard Dohmeier left us.
In our junior year we showed our talents in acting and presenting the
class play "The Inner willy." This year we all received our "Bands of Gold"
fclass rings! and we still think that they are the best ever. Our biggest
event this year was putting on the Spring Banquet and Prom. We chose
nCarouseln as our theme and Bobby Thompson furnished appropriate music. It
was truly a grand evening. Roger Jasperson and Delores Jacobs left and
JoAnne Kleven and Dorothy Streyle Joined us.
Ah! at last we have reached the top and one final name was added to
the class roll. we had a lot of fun preparing for homecoming, Barbara
Ramsdell was our queen. Sharon Kleven, Anita Teufert, Charlotte Smith,
and JoAnne Kleven were her attendents. The six men who escorted the royal
party were: Harlan Opdahl, Orville Simonsen, John Rasmussen, Harlyn Schewe
and Co-Captains Norman Emerson and Daryl Johnson. The biggest event of the
year was being the Border League Football Champions.
We have been rushed taking senior pictures, going on our trips and
presenting our class play in the spring under the direction of Mrs. Guenther.
We were honored by a beautiful banquet and prom sponsored by the Junior
class. It's almost over, and it seems wonderful, but I wonder how many of
us would like to go back and start over again.
Now only Baccalaureate and Graduation lay before us. It seems a little
strange when we think that this is the last time the Class of 56 will be
together as a class and a part of A.H.S. But we've finished our work in high
school and are now ready for the next step--to find our place in the world.
And now we've got to start our climb all over again--reaching for success!
We, the Senior Class of 1956, of the Alden High School, Alden, Minnesota,
do hereby proclaim this to be our last Will and Testament.
To the faculty, we leave the faces of a new senior class, who are striving
for the same goal we tried to attain.
To the Juniors, we leave our seats in Social class, in hopes that they'll
make better use of them.
To the Sophomores, we leave our ability to obey and abide by the rules of
this institution. '
To the Freshmen, we leave everything the Juniors and Sophomores do not want.
To each of the Juniors, each of us leave the following:
I, Judy Casebolt, leave my safe driving lin the ditchl to Larry Young.
I, Virginia Conn, leave my angelic character to Jean Brayland, in hopes
that she will keep out of mischief.
I, Norman Emerson, leave my ability of getting athletic awards to Robert
Eastvold, in hopes that he'll make good use of them.
I, Marlene Gabel, leave my ability to cast eyes at the boys to Reta
I, Douglas Guenther, leave my excellent posture to Barbara Jean Butenhoff.
I, Dennis Jacobs, leave my Saturday nights to Joyce Peterson.
I, Anne Jenson, leave my soprano position in Senior Sextet to Janice Steele.
I, Joanne Kleven, leave my marital status to Geraldine Pedersen.
I, Sharon Kleven, leave all of my giggles to Wayne Jahnke.
I, Daryl Johnson, leave my ability to sleep during classesfwithout getting
caughtl to Roger Dopplehammer.
I, Beverly Nash, leave Helen Truelson her pick of anything I have left.
I, Harlan Opdahl, leave my ability to grow a beard to Ronnie Jenson.
I, Alan Peterson, leave my witty remarks to Yvonne Teufert.
I, Barbara Ramsdell, leave my turtle-neck sweaters and neckscarves to Kay
I, John Rasmussen, leave my position of captain of the basketball team
to Wayne Jahnke.
I, Harlyn Schewe, leave my quietness Cin class, that isl to LeAnn Hensche.
I, Orville Simonsen, leave my choice of Chevrolet as a good car to Elnora
I, Charlotte Smith, leave my ability of going steady to Virginia Marsh.
I, Russell Sorenson, leave my ability to stay calm on the basketball
floor to Larry Young.
I, Dorothy Streyle, leave my pleasant personality to Roberta Schroeder.
I, Anita Teufert, leave my artistic ability to Larry Schneider.
I, Catherine Troska, leave my blind dates to Carole Van Deer.
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One cold morning in January 1966 we hopped aboard a rocket ship that
was destined for the thriving metropolis of Alden.
Upon landing, who should we see but Marlene Gabel riding in a u66n
Buick Convertible with her ermine flying behind. She tells us that she
is on her way to her horse ranch in Baroda.
For some reason there is an unusually large crowd in town, but we
soon learn the reason. It seems Grizzly Guenther of the Ozark Jubilee
and his partner Judy Casebolt, who is the star clarinetist for the Jubilee,
are performing in the town hall. We are anxious to see our two old friends
again, so we buy tickets for their performance. The ticket sellers are
Barbara Ramsdell and Sharon Kleven who attend the University of Bull Run
where they are cheerleaders.
Who is that distinguished looking gentleman? Oh, now I know! It is
Professor Johnson who teaches bacteriology at the University of Minnesota.
He has his M.D., D.A., P.O., B.C., and B.O. degrees. Why, there's Norman
Emerson! He is now business manager of the Rockefeller Estate. Three of
our old friends are acting as ushers. They are Anne Jensen, Dorothy Streyle
and Cathy Troska. As Anne leads us to our seats, she tells us that she ls
a soloist at nJoe'su in Blackhawk Junction. She also tells us that Dorothy
is the secretary of City Hall in Armstrong and Cathy is the nurse and
receptionist in Dr. Nelson's office.
Well, what do you know! There's little Beverly Nash, but she isn't
little anymore. She is now 6' 5U and is now star center on the Flying
Blackhawks Basketball Team. Are those two fellows that just sat down who
I think they are? Sure they areg none other than Orville Simonsen and
Russell Sorenson. Orville told us that he is a big game hunter and that
he has just come home from Africa. Russell is a uranium hunter. He just
returned from Tia Juana, Mexico, where he found about S10 worth of uranium.
That cowboy that just walked in looks quite familiar. Why it's
Hopalong Opdahl, the star of the new western movie produced by MGM, Indian
"' Anita Teufert and Charlotte Smith just came in and are walking this
way. Anita is a cartoonist at the Mansfield Gazette. Charlotte is a big
dress designer in her fashion shop in Conger.
What is Dennis Jacobs up to? He says he is a missionary to Walters,
Minnesota. He said that he had just seen John Rasmussen and that he is
now Captain of the Rawhide Ramblers Football Team.
The class of U56N is really having a reunion today.
Here come two more celebrities! Allan Petersen and Harlyn Schewe
are tap and toe dance actors in their latest movie Soft Toes and Hard Heels.
Last but not least we see Virginia Conn come in with her shorthand
pad. She is secretary of the Radio and TV Repair Shop in Alden when she
isn't campaigning for Stevenson.
Well, what do you know! We have been so interested in talking to
all our old friends that we talked clear through the performance. I
guess we'd better get back to our rocket ship.
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Row l: Cleft to rightl Janice Steele, Barbara Jean Butenhoff, Helen
Truelson, Roberta Schroeder, Yvonne Teufert, LeAnn Hensche, Elnora
Richter. Row 2: Mrs. Olson, Virginia Marsh, Kay Ramsdell, Carole
Van Deer, Reta Hemmingsen, Jean Brayland, Joyce Petersen, Geraldine
Pedersen, Miss Borwege. Row 3: Mr. Stlllwell, Daryl Edmundson,
Robert Eastvold, Wayne Jahnke, Larry Young, Ronald Jensen, Roger
Doppelhammer, Larry Schneider.
President --------- ----- Jean Brayland
V1ce-pres1dent- -------- ---- Ronald Jensen
Secretary .------ --------------- Virginia Marsh
Treasurer .------ --------------- Carole Van Deer
Student Council Representatives-Joyce Petersen
Wayne Wright, Prop.
Van Deer Shopping Center
Wells Farmers' Elevator Co.
Jim's Plumbing and Heating
Schutte nOur Own Hardwaren
and Furniture Store
Myron H. Schutte, Prop.
Conger Co-operative Elevator Co
Waterbury, Luxaire and Junger Furnaces Phone 35
wells Lumber Co.
' A In 41
Qfjfl ff if f
4 49 W V
Row 1: fleft to rightl Jerry Johannson, Donald Sorenson, Robert
Troska, Allan Abbe, Florence Allen, Beverly Korn, Thomas Hinkley,
James Korman, Jerry Zeller, Charles Skjeveland, Kenneth Doyle. Row 2
Carol Hunnicutt, Barbara Edwards, Cecelia Eastvold, Janice Swehla,
Delphine Kuethe, Alice Hughes, Elaine Simonsen, Helen Hintz, Eleanor
Duncan, Judith Petersen, Verona Streyle, Mavis Engebretson, Gladys
Buendorf. Row 3: Mr. Ferrin, Robert Drews, Daryl Schroeder, Robert
Stencil, Garlan Nelson, Paul Thisted, Nels Christensen, Marlyn
Doppelhammer, Norman Svenningsen, Erling Duus, Larry Nelson, Robert
Jackson, Mr. Sheely. Absent: Ronald Jahnke
President ------- ---Paul Thisted
Vice-Pres1dent--- ---Verona Streyle
Seeretary ---------------------- ---Beverly Korn
Treasurer ----------------------- ---Larry Nelson
Student Council Representative ---- -
Hazle's Cash Store
S. A. Svenningsen
W. E. Thompson and
Watches, diamonds, and
Wayne Motor Co.
R. T. Guenther
--Gladys Buendorf '
R. F. Schmidt, M.D.
T. J. Christensen, Prop
Hanson Drug Store
R. C. Hanson, Prop.
Morin Mills Co.
Young's Shoe Store
Row 1: Cleft to rightl Robert Jacobs, James Paulson, Vernon Rasmussen, Sharon
Thorson, Gail wacholz, Gloria Schmidt, Patty Hrubetz, Bonnie Nelson, Judy Conn,
Richard Bangs, Jerry Tlede, Mr. Sandboe. Row 2: Joe Haddy, Jay Dunbar, Gary
Seedorf, Ronald Christensen, Constance Mathiason, Bertha Schultz, Joan Steele,
Elmire Hehr, Ruth Emerson, Richard Steele, Clifton Toenges, Florence Schultz,
Kay Yost. Row 3: Chester
Jay Nelsen, Dennis Klukow,
Dorothy Ohm, Roger Jahnke,
Schmidt, Karen Sorenson.
McGill, Lorrain Burton, Judy Tiede, Delmar Boyken,
Harlan wacholz, Larry Glaeske, Barbara Lindeman,
James Fulton. Absent: Connstance Weltzel, Anita
sident ........ .... James Paulson
d President... .... Jerry Tiede
retary .... . .............. Robert Jacobs
asure .................... Judy Tiede
Student Council Representatives.
Ruth Emerson Q
Row l: fleft to rightl Glorian Engebretson, Myrna Steele, Sandra
Dunbar, Eva Brummer, Jeannine Johannsen, LaVonne Allen, Suzanne Abbe,
Sharon Svenningsen, Nyla Burton, Mildred Boyken, Ruth Hinkley, Maxine
wacholz. Row 2: Mr. Congdon, Charles Nelson, Donald Schmidt,
Lawrence Peterson, Larry Lillibridge, Mavis Teufert, Karen Larson,
Hulda Ohm, Judy Seipp, Judy Kleven, Mavis Solland, Mary Rasmussen,
Dale Svendsen, Daryl Toenges, Rodney Riem. Row 3: Daryl Newman,
Dean Sorenson, Richard woitas, LuVerne Rasmussen, David Brummer,
Emily Fethke, Catherine Gabel, William Hawker, Allan Bjorklund,
Lowell Millhouse, Ross Hansen, Richard McGill.
Vice President ....
Representative ..Lawrence Peterson
General Merchandise Locker Service
HTO Please You, Pleases Usu
Donald Olson Alden, Minnesota
Best Wishes to the 1956 Class
M. A. Nelson D. V. M.
Speltz Grain and Coal Co.
Curt Nelson Hardware and Imp.
Marpe's Garage and Implements
Case Tractors and complete Imp.
Ford Cars and Truck Sales
Freeborn, Minnesota Phone 2311
Alden Shoe Store
L. V. Carlson, Owner
Bud Sweet Recreation Parlor
Row l: Cleft to rightl Clifford Engebretsen, Gary Johnson, Carl Ohm,
Russell Skov, Robert Sullivan, Joyce Fisher, Karen Young, Juanice Helm,
Dennis Brayland, Duane Tiede, Glenn Bjorklund, Tommy Hughes, Row 2:
Mrs. Guenther, Billy Van Deer, Robert Rasmussen, Karen Eastvold,
Hildegarde Streyle, Eben Howe, Harlan Schultz, Lloyd Kraushaar, Roger
Fisher, Trudy Jahnke, Judy Stoneback, Dean Behr, Jeffrey Duncan, Allen
Swehla, Row 3: Bonnie Ramsdell, Diane Yost, Mary Hawker, Jan Howe,
Richard Fischer, Orlyn Hintz, Ronald Theobald, Lorin McCol1ey, Constance
Allen, Kathryn Paulson, Barbara Hawker, Kay Stencel.
President ........ ....
Secretary.... ................. ...
Student Council Representative .....
Row l: Cleft to rightj Mrs. Robbins, Betty Ramsdell, Carol Buendorf,
Jane Fulton, Deanna Skov, Carolyn Christensen, Sue Hoeg, Dorothy
Sorensen, Erma Ohm, Clarice Reim. Row 2: Jack Korman, Wayne Heidemann,
Dale McGill, Albert Allen, Verner Duus, Dean Schroeder, Roy Johnson,
Robert Solum, Orrin Mlllhouse, James Amel. Row 3: Jerry Jahnke,
Mark Newman, Judy Ahnemann, Kathleen Sauer, Rita Reindal, Nancy Schmidt,
James Helland, Howard Jacobs, Richard Thorson.
Row 1: Left to rightl Mrs. Hedensten, Janell Eastvold, Dennis Morgan,
Larry Hensche, Dennis Richter, Duane Larson, David Bangs, Bonnie Anderson,
Donna Folven. Row E: Diane Tiede, Cheryl Schmidt, Rita Yost, Del Ayer
Derby, Paul Rasmussen, Donald Johnson, Victor Savick, Cheryl Jahnke, Olga
Ohm, Diane Engebretson. Row 3: Cheryl Frantum, Karen Kelly, Dennis Hunnicutt,
Dale Bjorklund, Clair Thostenson, Judy Svendsen, Mary Solum. Absent: Roger
Sorenson, and Richard Sorenson.
Row 1: Cleft to rightl Miss Victor, Gordon Schmidt, whitney Reim,
Alan Baer, Steven Stoneback, Paul Truelson, Ross Schmidt, Karen Korma
Virginia Ferrin, Loleen Johnson. Row 2: Helen Petersen, Jeanne
Kleven, Susan Nelson, James Schmidt, Dale Jahnke, Jerry Johnson,
Marian Boyken, Dianne Miller, Paulette Nelson. Row 3: Gary Tolzman,
Arlen Steele, Warren Johannsen, Mary Schmidt, Karen McGill, Kathleen
Sullivan, Maxine Rasmussen, Vicki Sorensen, Dennis Hensche, Bruce
Fisher. Absent: Judy Rasmussen, Gary
Ray's uFairwayH, Inc.
Foods, complete locker service, hardware
Alden Barber Shop
First National Bank
Dr. Kenneth Kersting
Conger State Bank
Member of F. D. I. C.
Always First Quality
Jacobson Implement Co.
Nolander O11 Co.
Wholesale Distributors of
Petroleum Products, Tires
Emmons Mercantile Co.
Groceries, Shoes, Furnishings
Holway Lumber Co.
Dr. Peterson, Dentist
First National Bank
Members of F. D. I. C.
Chas. Sprenger and Sons
Lumber, tile, cement and paint
Stencil Meat Market
Arms trong Creamery
Woodwork and Machine Shop
Welding and General Repair
Row l: Cleft to rightl Joel Duncan, Gary Fischer, Donald Bangs, Keith
Bakken, Gregory Hitchcock, David Boeck, Mrs. Hughes. Row 2: Jerry
Johnson, Ernest Ohm, Kathleen Helland, Linda Conn, Janet Helland, Duane
Newman, Paul Hensche. Row 3: Helen Ferrin, Betty Jo Hinkley, Karen
Olson, Julie Ann Eurkhow, Robert Hoeg, Lowell McCo1ley, Steven Newman.
Absent: William Hensche, Ronald Folven.
Row l: Kleft to rightb Mrs. Joan Watkins, David Solum, Eugene Schmidt,
Janice Rasmussen, Brenda Reindal, Vee Ann Wacholz, Charles Reim, Bradley
Sweet. Row 2: George Purdy, David Sorensen, Terry Lynn Wright,
Georgia Reindal, Kathleen Svendsen, Philip Splett, Bruce Reindal.
Row 3: Paulette Schmidt, Roxanne Sauer, Janet Tiede, Virginia
Svenningsen, Jane Richter, Diane Solum, Paul Wittmer, Craig Williams,
Absent: Jane Sorensen.
Row lzfleft to rightj Mrs. Congdon, Carolyn Coleman, Linda Strnad, Carla
Sauer, Joan Reindal, Barbara Paulson, Steven Sorenson, Marlin Voight, Alan
Savick, Bryan Fisher, Sydney Williams, James Conn. Row 2: Carolyn Richter
Albert Purdy, Garry McGill, Mark Rasmussen, Allen Schmidt, Maxine Nelson,
Suzanne Austin, Adel Gunderson, Sharon Theobald, Charles Sailor, JoAnn
Indrelie. Row 32James Johnson. Marlene Allen, Sandra Jackson, Elizabeth
Streyle, Nancy Jacobs, Dennis Swehla, Michael Nelson, Joyce Reindal, Mary
Ellen Johnson, Susan Hensche, Duane Sauke. Absent: Peggy Schmitz, Gary
ROW 12 fleft to rightl Susan Wayne, Karen Fischer, Linda Pederson, Mavis
Greenfield, Bonnie Swehla, Gayle Kuethe, Lonnie Harig, Lloyd Coleman,
Connie Engebretsen, Michael Dunbar, Bradford Hitchcock. Row 2: David Ohm,
Dennis Rebeleln, Craig Hemmingsen, Barbara Peterson, Paula Peterson, Daniel
Sailor, Bruce Breamer. Row 3: Mark Rice, Gregory Smith, Charles Niebuhr,
Steven Williams, Janet Beiber, Mary Paulson, Linda Jackson, Mark Stoneback,
Wayne Hensche, Lloyd Engebretsen, Larry Boettcher, David Brandt. Absent:
James Richter, Jerry Fisher, and Mrs, Endell.
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GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
Row l: Cleft to rightj Mr. Watkins, Barbara Edwards, Judith Peterson,
Roberta Schroeder Anne Jenson, Judith Casebolt. Catherine Troska, Virg
Conn, LeAnn Hensche, Carol Hunnicutt. Row 2: Gladys Buendorf, Eleano
Duncan, Marlene Gabel, Anita Teufert, Janice Swehla, Cecelia Eastvold,
Bonnie Nelson, Verona Streyle, Elaine Simonsen, Alice Hughes, Beverly
Nash, Row 3: Beverly Korn, Delphine Kuethe, Geraldine Pederson, Janie
Steele, Yvonne Teufert, Helen Truelson, Barbara Lindeman, Lorraine Bur
Barbara Ramsdell, Joanne Kleven, Row M: Judith Conn, Patricia Hrubetz
Dorothy Ohm, Sharon Thorson, Gail Wacholz, Helen Hintz, Barbara Butenh
Sharon Kleven, Charlotte Smith, Dorothy Streyle, Constance Mathiason.
Left to right: Barbara Ramsdell, Joyce Petersen, Janice Steele, Helen
Truelson, Sharon Kleven, Anne Jenson, Charlotte Smith, Judy Casebolt,
Row l: fleft to rightl Sharon Kleven, Reta Hemm1ngsen, Virginia Conn, Judy
Seipp, Cecelia Eastvold, Bonnie Ramsdell, Judith Conn, Virginia Marsh, Kathryn
Paulson, Karen Eastvold, Constance Mathiason, Lorraine Burton, Anne Jensen,
Emily Fethke. Row 2: Catherine Gabel, Douglas Guenther. Alice Hughes, Kay
Yost, Gloria Schmidt, Dale Svendsen, Helen Truelson, Carole Van Deer, Larry
Schneider, Jerry Tiede, Charlotte Smith, Mary Rasmussen, Joyce Petersen.
Row 3: Mary Hawker, Ruth Hinkley, Kay Ramsdell, Barbara Ramsdell, Elaine
Slmonsen, Sharon Thorson, Barbara Hawker, Lawrence Peterson, Judith Petersen,
Gladys Buendorf , Eleanor Duncan, Judith Casebolt, Judy Kleven, Jean Brayland,
Row 1: fleft to rightj James Helland, Orrin Millhouse, Mark Newman,
Richard Thorson, Robert Solum, James Amel, Rita Reindel, Carolyn
Christensen, Carol Buendorf, Dianna Skov, Jane Fulton, Clarice Reim,
Diane Tiede. ROW 22 MP- Watkins, Karen Eastvold, Kathryn Paulson, Mary
Hawker, Vicky Sorensen, Maxine Rasmussen, Paul Truelson, Paul Rasmussen,
David Bangs, Janet Eastvold, Bonnie Anderson, Cheryl Frantum. Row 3:
Bonnie Ramsdell, Judy Stoneback, Hildegarde Streyle, Trudy Jahnke,
Juanice Reim, Barbara Lindeman, Barbara Hawker, Robert Sullivan, Thomas
Hughes, Bill Van Deer, Russell Skov.
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STUDENT COUN CI L
Row l: Cleft to rightl LeAnn Hensche, Helen Truelson, Lawerence Peterson,
Charles Skjeveland, Joyce Peterson, Orville Simonsen, Anne Jensen, Robert
Rasmussen, Ruth Emerson, Mr. Sandboe, Vernon Rasmussen, Gladys Buendorf,
Row l: LeAnn Hensche, Mr. Sheely, Jean Brayland, Viriginia Marsh,
Joyce Peterson, Donald Sorenson. Row 2: Dean Sorenson, Larry
Schneider, Judy Peterson, Gladys Buendorf, Eleanor Duncan.
Edmund Conn Home Town Cafe
Compliments to the class of '56 John N. Hartgrave
Alden, Minnesota Alden, Minnesota
Cleft to rightl Ruth Emerson, Kay Stencel, JudyStoneback,Kay Ramsdell, Beverly
Korn, Mrs. Guenther, Suzanne Abbe, Judy Kleven, Mavis Solland, Larry Lillibridge,
Mavis Teufert, Dale Swenson, Karen Eastvold, Gloria Schmidt, Connie Allen,
Mildred Boyken, Trudy Jahnke, Dianne Yost, Delphine Kuethe, Mavis Engebretson.
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Row l: Cleft to rightl Mr. Congdon, Norman Emerson, Robert Stencel, Marlyn
Dopplehammer, Daryl Johnson, Row 2: Connie Mathiason, Kay Yost, Judy Tiede,
Barbara Butenhoff, Janice Steele, LeAnne Hensche, Yvonne Teufert, Roberta
Schroeder, Elnora Richtor, Row 2: Roger Dopplehammer, Douglas Guenther, Donald
Sorenson, Jean Brayland, Carole Van Deer, John Rasmussen, Dennis Jacobs, Charles
Skjeveland, Jerry Tiede, Row 4: Robert Jacobs, Orville Simonsen, Harlan Ophahl,
Larry Nelson, Nels Christenson, Jerry Zeller.
Row 1: Cleft to rightl Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Nelson, Virginia Conn,
Marlene Gabel, Dorothy Streyle, Catherine Troska, Mrs. Weber.
Row 2: Jerry Johannaen, Harlyn Schewe, Wayne Jahnke, Daryl
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
Row l: fleft to rightl Robert Jackson, Robert Drews, Jerry Johannsen, Charl
Skjeveland, Robert Jacobs, Richard Steele, James Paulson, Jerry Tiede, Chests
McGill, Richard Bangs, Jay Dunbar, Ronald Christensen, Row 2: Daryl Sohroed
Donald Sorenson, Roger Jahnke, James Korman, Harlan Wacholz, Larry Schneider,
Jay Nelson, Delmar Boyken, Harlan Opdahl, Allan Abbe, Gary Seedorf, Robert
Troska, Clifton Toenges, Row 3: Larry Young, Douglas Guenther, Dennis Jacob
Ronald Jahnke, Wayne Jahnke, Harlyn Schewe, Orville Simonsen, Ronald Jensen,
Larry Nelson, Tommy Hinkley, Jerry Zeller, Mr. Stillwell.
Row l: Cleft to rightl Robert Stencil, Harlyn Schewe, Dennis
Jacobs, James Fulton, Harlan Opdahl, Ronald Jenson, Orville
Simonsen, Marlyn Doppelhammer, Wayne Jahnke. Row 2: Roger
Jahnke, Ronald Jahnke, Larry Nelson, Tom Hinkley, Daryl
Johnson, Norman Emerson, John Rasmussen, Norman Svenningsen,
Jerry Zeller, Robert Drews. Row 3: Mr. Gramling, Luverne
Rasmussen, James Korman, Allen Abbe, Daryl Schroeder, Gary
Seedorf, Roger Doppelhammer, James Paulson, Nels Christensen
Jay Nelson, Clifton Toenges, Robert Jacobs, Erling Duus, Mr.
Ferrin, Chester McGill.
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Alden 25 Bricelyn 6
Alden 45 Frost 6
Alden M7 Elmore 7
Alden 13 Delaven 7
Alden 20 Kiester O
Alden 46 Emmons 7
Alden 18 Freeborn 7
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RE Robert Stencil, RT Dennis Jacobs, RG Harlyn Schewe, C Harlan
Opdahl, LG Ronnie Jensen, LT Orville Simonsen, LE Wayne Jahnke.
RH Tommy Hinkley, QH Norman Emerson, LH Daryl Johnson FB John
iors, line, Dennis Jacobs, Harlyn Schewe, Harlan Opdahl, Orville
Simonsen. Standing, Norman Emerson, John Rasmussen, Daryl Johnson.
Row 1: fleft to right, Daryl Johnson, Norman Emerson, John Rasmussen,
Wayne Jahnke, Robert Stencel, Vernon Rasmussen. Row 2: Allen Bjorklund,
Ronnie Jahnke, Norman Svenn1ngSer1,P8ul Thi-SCSU, TOM Hinkley, MP- FeI'1"i1'l-
Row 1: Cleft to rightl Vernon Rasmussen, Daryl Schroeder, Lawrence Peterson,
Chester McGill, B111 Hawker, Larry Schneider, Jim Paulson. Row 2: Mr.
Gramling, Robert Drews, Jim Fulton, Ronnie Jahnke, Paul Thisted, Norman
Svenn1ngsen,Tom Hinkley, Erling Duus, Larry Nelson, Allen Bjorklund.
Row 1: fleft to rightl Daryl Johnson, Ronnie Jahnke, Jim Fu1t0D, Robert
Stencel, Everett Nash i Row 2: Harlan Opdahl, Wayne Jahnke, John Rasmussen,
Norman Emerson, Paul Thisted, Larry Schneider, Norman Svenn1ngsen.Row 3:
Mr. Gramling, Tom Hinkley, Robert Drews, Vernon Rasmussen, Donald Sorenson,
Daryl Toenges, Chester McGill, Gary Seedorf, Erling Duus.
Row 1: Kleft to rightl Everett Nash 4 Norman Svenningsen,Wayne Jahnke,
Nathan Tenneson,' John Rasmussen, Norman Emerson, Ronnie Jahnke, Robert
Gooden? Daryl Johnson. Row 2: Chester McGill, Robert Drews, Dennis Jacobs,
Gary Seedorf, Roger Jahnke, Robert Jacobs, Jim Paulson. Row 3: Mr. Ferrin,
Tom Hinkley, Larry Young, Robert Stencel, Harlan Opdahl, David Fethke?
Orville Simonson, Larry Nelson, Jim Fulton, Daryl Schroeder.
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