Alta Community High School - Cyclone Yearbook (Alta, IA)
- Class of 1961
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
IE1ementary Section 5
High School Section 19
Administration Section 25
Music Section 31
Athletic Section 41
Organization and Events 49
Senior Section 63
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SUMMER OF 1960
SCIENCE INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP
ST. OLAF COLLEGE
BEST ACTOR AND ACTRESS AWARDS
SUMMER OF 'I960
SCIENCE INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
SUMMER JOURNALISM WORKSHOP
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
H Linda Cone
Outstanding Homemuking Student
QUEEN OF THE FURROW CONTEST
Daphne Holmes, upper left
Sharen Huseman, upper right
Homemaker of Tomorrow
1961 SUMMER MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
QALTA BAND MOTHERS' CLUBJ
SOUTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY
Janet Smith Roger Anderson
BOYS' STATE REPRESENTATIVE
ALTA AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 498
Harry Melander, Jr.
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1961 JOHN PHILIP SOUSA BAND AWARD
OUTSTANDING GRADUATING BAND STUDENT
"Two Little Hands High in the Sk " '
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phrase often heard in the kindergarten room along
with many other finger and action plays
Our units throughout the year include the fol-
lowing: Family and Home Life, Nursery Rh mes
Transportation, Pets, Safety, Halloween, Thanks
giving, Christmas, Toys, Circus, Winter Activities
Winter Birds, Community Helpers, Valentines Day'
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F1010 Holidays, The Playhouse The Farm in
the Springtime, and the Garden. Our numbers, lit-
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re, music and art are correlated with these
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y roc , Cragon Caboth, Richard Greene, Dona Sievert, Mark Pe-
terson Jimmy Nelson
Second row Marlene Oatman Barbara Fuller, Gary Wrede, Rand P t , J Kuht Oi H '
Richard Weiland John Eaton Mrs Daven ort y e ers can r S re t
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The beginning enrollment of our kindergarten
class at Fairview was fourteen. Kim Frederickson
moved to Minnesota and our dear Lynette Clausen
passed on. Now we have twelve pupils.
We finished "We Read." Kindergarten Activity
book was used as needed throughout the year. It is
nearly completed. Our numeral book is almost fin-
ished too. The children can write up to 10 and can
count up to 10 in both English and German.
We have studied the weather, plants and ani-
mals in science, using the Concept Charts and find-
ing them very helpful.
Music has been a happy time for us - learn-
ing songs and singing games, hearing records and
enjoying a Rhythm Board. We participated in three
Community Meetings. The children put on their
own Halloween, Christmas, Valentine and Easter
parties. They are planning a coffee for their moth-
Several of the children celebrated their birth-
days, The year has been rnost pleasant for both
the children and their teacher.
Front row: Lynette Clausen, Mitchell Quirln, Timothy Mattson, Patrick O'Donnell,
Dennis Binder, Merrill Friedrich, Joe Meyer
Second row: Debbie Hehnstrom,
Rydstrcm, Julie Mattson, Mrs. George Reynolds
Front row: Pamela Hansen, Jerry Beckfield, Ricky Florke, Debbie Ah t R
Jorja Johnson, Mary Kjolhede. Retha Kruse, Linda
ar, usseii Camerer, Laurie Ander-
son, Charlene Johnson, Dale McColley
Second row: Julie Jahde, L h
ynn C ase, Ann Pedersen, Jeff Polzien, Carol Vanl-looser, Scotty Peterson,
Robert Magnuson, Roberta Heilmann, Nancy Bruns, Mrs. Davenport
Third row: Rebecca Heilmann, Bradley Walsh, Michael Diischer Jeff P
, rey eterson, Jane Buckendahl, Ann
Hill, Barbara Johannessen, Joan Gates
Front row Vicky All-cire, Bobbie Launderville, Alan Bruns, Elaine Becker, Dave Mortensen, Renee Berg-
quist Beth Farestad, Randy Sassman
Second row Sue Poulson, Jeff Kjolhede, Becky Ann Stough, Mary Helen Norlin, Marvin Nehring, Vanessa
Hammond, Mike Lessmeier, Howard Diischer, Janeen Martin
Third row Byron Johnson, Linda Carlson, Billy Siglin, Julie Christenson, Patty Saathoff, Joleen Swan-
son Mike Mahn, Nicky Stille
FIRST GRADE ACTIVITIES
In first grade, we learn many new things for
the "first" time.
We are re-'acquainted with Dick, Jane, and
Sally, and learn to read real stories about them.
Meeting some of their friends proves interesting
toward the end of the year. Everyone likes reading
class and by the end of the year, We are amazed
at the long list of words we can recognize.
Our phonics helps us to sound out words for
ourselves and We make large consonant charts.
In numbers we begin with concepts of many
and fewg next the groupings of addition are learn-
ed, measurement, money, and time telling are also
In the spring we grow our own garden, talk
about different phases of weather, and take a field
trip to highlight our unit on birds.
Vxfe especially enjoy Halloween, Christmas, and
Valentines Day as we have special parties on these
I"iont row Joni Witzke, Davey Nelson, Eldon Lichtenberg, Douglas Greene, Cheryl Brueggert, Bruce
Frediick, Roxanne Remillard, Kathy Sundberg, Julie Sandine, Thomas Laffin
Second row James Eaton. Charles Specketer, Nancy Stokes, Marlene Morrow, Steven Adams, Ruth Beard,
Donald Post, Patti Schuler, Pamela Hetrick, Miss Harris
Third row Barbara Marshall, Duane Cmerer, Thomas Huseman, Kathy Cox, Lila Krout, Thomas Bell.
Marvin Mortensen. Steven Voit
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FIRST AND SECOND GRADE
Front row: Greg Mottson, Marcia Coombs, Jeanie Christensen, Galen Friedrich, Duane Binder, Gary
Christenson, Mrs. Halverson
Second row: Marsha Bruns, Eldon Peterson, Penny Smith, Kenneth Friedrich, Eugene Fredrich, Billy
Mattson. Paul Peters
Third row: Ray Olson, Duane Clausen. Gayle Frederickson, David Rehnstrom, Sherri O'Donne1l, Mike
Larson, Greg Quirin, Vonda O'Donnel1
FAIRVIEW FIRST AND SECOND . .
Twelve first graders and ten second graders
began school this year. Gayle Frederickson left us
in December, and we welcomed Craig Rehnstrom
To be good readers is the goal for all in these
grades. It has been fun to 'dramatize stories, both
with live characters and puppets.
It has been surprising to discover how much
we learn about number facts, science all around
us, health rules, social studies, and writings.
October was out month to be on the program
for Community Meeting. Also, we sang in the choir
for the Christmas program.
Front row: Steven Quirk. Karen Goosrnann, Joan Becker, Donna Lee, Steven Christensen, Kathleen
Parker, Sharon Voit
Second row: Lynette Hansen. Lorna Bruns, Lee Chase, Barbara Peterson, Thomas Peterson, Susan Me-
lander, Barbara Anderson, Thomas Hallengren
Third rowi James Steffes, James Huseman, Dale Rohlk, Jeffrey Lessmeier, Janelle Harth, Susan Yaw,
Front row: Bruce Hill, Cheryl Hartmann, Ronnie Anderson, Randy Ericksen, Douglas Pedersen, Cheryl
Witzke, Gary Sassman
Second row: Brenda Diischer, Julie Grienke, Paul Huseman, Roger Bruns, Shelley Krenzien, Patty
Stieneke, Gregg Peterson, Jolene Olson, Miss Carlson
Third row: David Brinkman, Jimmy Good, Beverly Christensen, Jackie Adams, Sharon Magnuson, Jon-
nie Hansen, Vicky Peterson
SECOND GRADE ACTIVITIES
The second graders have enjoyed an interesting
and profitable year.
The children have ia genuine interest and de-
sire to read. They have completed three basic text-
books, they are accompanied by workbooks and in
addition have read several supplementary readers.
VVe strive to achieve in arithmetic further un-
derstanding of the meanings -and relationships of
numbers. They learn combinations up to eighteeng
number names and their meaning, value of money
up to fifty centsg and measures.
The class completed three phonics books and
a language readiness book.
In science we study about space, time change,
interrelationships variety, adaptations and balance,
Correlated, with this subject we had excursions
studied various items, and enjoyed filmstrips.
Social studies help the children to develop in-
dependence and in solving problems involved in
group living. "Hello David" and "Someday Soon"
are the two textbooks used in this course.
The spelling Workbook is introduced in this
grade. The first half of the year deals with only
the simplest words. The second half, the words are
met in context and studied in lists. They also
make the change from manuscript to cursive writ-
Front row: Alan Buckingham, Wayne Fredrickson, Timmy Sherwood, Raymond Nading, Tim-
my Alkire, Jackie Watt, Steven Launderville
Second row: Larry Grieme, Greg Johannesen, Nancy Peterson, Marlene Peterson, Richard
Adams, Delores Syndergaard, Collene Huscman, Burton Hill
Third row: Brenda Samuelson, Peggy Anderson, Steven Marshall, Dennis Dunne, Ramona
snue, Parry chriswpnerson, Kim Barr
Front row: Sandra Sundberg, Marcia Meyer, Danny Goosmann, Sharon Holtz, Lori Jimmerson, Steven
Steffes, Norma Beckfield, Barbara Schuler
Second row: Jimmy Oatman, Kevin Anderson, Melinda Peterson, Miss Priegnitz, Jeffrey Poulson, Brenda
Walsh, John Diischer
Third row: Karen Halverson. B
FAIRVIEW THIRD AND FOURTH
The third and fourth grades had two teachers.
Mrs. McMurray taught the first semester, and Mrs.
Gould the second semester.
Dari Holmes joined us in fourth grade in Decem-
ber. Douglas Mattson entered as a new pupil in
September. Steven Mallison and John Schuldt left
For our part in the Community Meeting, we
gave a Thanksgiving play in November. This was
especially interesting to us because of pioneer read-
ing units and our social studies of the colonies.
The third grade wrote and presented a puppet
show on a fire ranger's duty and dangers, during
Fire Prevention Week.
After Christmas the third graders worked on
an Indian unit for social studies.
The use of maps and globes has brought the
world closer to us. The fourth graders experiences
with these have been fun.
rian Frederick, Paul Lietz, Dick Adolphson, Billy Anderson, Linda Cacek
THIRD GRADE ACTIVITIES
The third graders became more independent
readers and the stories read came to life as they
were dramatized. Along with the reading, the stu-
dents learn to divide words into syllables, tell
which syllable is accented in a word, and how to
use prefix and suffixes.
In English we studied writing good sentences,
friendly letters, and learned good telephone man-
Arithmetic found them progressing rapidly as
they learned to carry in addition, borrow in sub-
traction, multiply and divide. Telling time, counting
money, and working with measurements were also
Several field trips were taken throughout the
year to increase interest in social studies.
THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE
Front row: Tommy Meyer, Cherie Dyslin, Diane Rehnstrom, Lynn Peterson, Jimmy O'Donnell, Cindy An-
Second row: John Schuldt, Sherleen Clausen, Mrs, McMurray, Kathy Anderson, Douglas Mattson
Third row: Bruce Edwards, Randy Hill, Douglas Bruns, Darwin Clausen
Front row Tommy Parker, Jan Kjolhede, Linda Bruns, Kenny Ryherd, Milo Hustedt, Linda Good, Steven
Schuler Bruce Nelson
Second row Dari Holmes, Ronnie Mortensen, John Hallengren, Kathleen Fast, Vicki Alger, Charles Con-
ard Gayle Barr, Miss McMarigal
Third row Janet Sinns, Vicki Wolfe, Steven Strom, Mike Peterson, Teddy Mahn, Terry Binder, Ricky
Benson Kathy Peterson
Foulm-I GRADE Acrlvrrlss
The fourth graders have been enjoying visits
to the newspaper office in Alta, and 'also to the
'Cherokee Museum. They have composed a play
about Columbus and they have given a play for
the first grade pupils called Hansel and Gretel.
They have had two puppet shows, Traveling
Around America and Favorite T.V. Programs.
They have enjoyed Valentine, Halloween, and
Christmas parties. The fourth grades have enjoyed
trips of exploring the sea. They have had a trip
to the moon. They have been studying about New
Mexico and have been learning some of the Spanish
words that rare spoken there and also some other
facts abou-t Mexico. They have been trying to mas-
ter new tricks with arithmetic numbers and im-
proving their reading.
Front row Shirley Hallengren, Liza Sandine, Alyce Witzke, Russel Post, Diane Bauer, Ricky Meyer, Leon
Peterson Diane Sievert
Second row Donna Hoops, Linda Peters, Ardell Ericksen, Candice Norlin, Myron Murphy, Richard Carl-
son Dennis Langner
Third row Louis Anderson, Vicki Brueggert, Lawrence Ahart, Douglas Gates, Rebecka Stille, Jay Orcutt.
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FIFTH GRADE ACTIVITIES
We have completed many projects this year.
Our subjects have been arithmetic, English, phonics,
reading, spelling, health, science, and social studies.
A Map Skills booklet is also used as We study the
fifty states and neighboring countries.
1 Both of our rooms have had spelldowns and
some arithmetic games. In English we had Geog-
X-7 raphy Club meetings when we gave various re-
X ports in correlation with social studies. In health
we studied different things about our body. In
language, the parts of speech were hard for some
of us. In reading we have read two books, used a
phonics workbook, and enjoyed the Weekly Reader.
Front row: Janet Seivert, Ellen Grienke, Marsha Cox, Kathy Cacek, Bobby Hogancamp, Anthony Stille,
Second row: Paul Peterson, Betty Oatman, Steve Johannesen, Robert Anderson, Mark Johnston, Danny
Third row: Karen Farestad, Mickey Rohlk, Darlys Brechwald, Michael Binder, Gregg Howard, Marlyn
Wieland, Kandace McDanel, Miss Anderson
Front row: David Boettcher, Daniel Peterson, Roger Lundberg, Diane Florke, David Delbridge,
Claudina Grienke, Darla Van Pelt
Second row: Janice Molgaard, Anne Hansen D'
' , iane Jesse, Eugene Lichtenberg, James Cam-
erer, Dennis Bruns
Third row: Robert Becker, Daniel Steineke, Miss Grauberger, Linda Samuelson
FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE
Front row: Rodney Bruns, Marsha Friedrich, Lee Meyer, John Rydstrom,
, Tom Gustafson
FAIRVIEW FIFTH AND SIXTH
Many changes have been made in the fifth and
sixth grade this year: Mrs. Jensen substituted many
Weeks for Mrs. Gould, Linda Rath moved to Storm
Lakeg Rodney Frederickson moved to Wisconsing
and the third week of the second semester Mr.
Thieman took over the two grades. The enrollment
now consists of six fifth graders and eight sixth
Besides regular class work the fifth and sixth
graders entertained the mothers at a Valentine
For Community Meeting, the fifth and sixth
grades presented a Minstrel Show.
Carol Edwards, Mary Chris-
Second, row: Mrs. Gould, Alvern Friedrich, Bobby Jensen, Mike Ingram, Janis Peterson, Gary Bruns
Third row: Maren West, Rodney Frederickson, Bobby Peterson, David Kjolhede
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Front row: Jayne Buckingham, Bill Dahl, Trudy Greene, Keith Pierson, Gary Molgaard, Nelda Herzberg
Ricky Parker, Ida Sievert
Second row: Gail Huseman, Steven Jimmerson, Douglas Sherman, Nancy Sassman, Peter Nielsen, Brian
Walsh, Canclis Kjolhede, Mrs. Waldo
Third row: Jayne Launderville, Pamela Christopherson, Debra Hansen, Donna Erickson, Phyllis Swanson,
Front, row: Douglas Van Pelt, Bob Kristensen, Becky Sue
Roberts, Douglas Hansen, DeAnn Pedersen
Second row: Cindy Schuler, Sandra Banta, Jean Sievert,
Poller, Larry Steffes
Third row: Louise Friedrichsen, Barbara Grieme, Linda
Christensen, Dana Johnson, Janis Dorr, Gary
Douglas Mortensen, Kathy Magnuson, Ranae
Orcutt, Judy Huseman, Ordell Weiland, Mar-
garet, Nordstrom, Billy Eriksen, Christine Conard, Miss Schuelke
iron: row: Mary Sievert lViC6-PI'6Sld6lltl, Brian Peterson 1Presidentl, Ricky Wolfe fSecretary-
Second row: Kathy Bell. Patty Bell, Burdette Watts, Steve Sussman, Delane Bauer, Linda Delbridge,
Lanny Anderson, Micky Laffin, Jackie Castle, Tim Stille
Third row: Tom Waldo, Mike McDane1, Linda Falck, Marla Herzberg, Linda McGowan, Shari Christen-
sen, Linda Lee. Diane Gould, Karen Melander, Tyanne Fogleman, Dennis Carlson
Fourth row: Dwain Holmes, Jean Grienke, Don Ryherd, Douglas Svendsen, Muns Farestad, Joelle Sinns,
Robert Dunne, Nancy Larsen, Diane Sundberg, Mike Oatman
Fifth rowi Linda Meyer, Curt Hammond, Dennis Brisbois, Susan Schuelke, Robert Nordman, James Nolin,
Cathy Turpin, Ronald Steffes, Karen Peterson, Eddie Buckendahl
SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE
Front row: David Meyer, Raymond Friedrich, Kathy Fredrickson, Barbara Kraemer, Kurt
Second row: Mrs, Capps, Robert Wilt, David Hollenbeck, Mr. Thieman
Third row: Shirley Heschke, Patty Schuldt, David Coombs, Larry Jensen
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Second row: Daniel Hansen, John Woodall, Scott Schuler, Janis Mieras, Donna Castle, Shirlei
Hoops, Luke Kjolhede, Norma Buckingham
Third row: Donna Pederson, Orin Huseman, Dennis Gustafson, Louise Eriksen, Susan Holtz
David Strom, Robert Langner
Fourth row: Daniel Dorr, Douglas Krenzien. Janet Hutton, Dee Anne Gates, Addie Alderson
Laurine Peterson, Lorraine Swanson, Gary Sauter
Fifth row: Linda Siebels, Tom Alger, Douglas Lee, Jon Sherman, Ronald Anderson. Richard An.
derson, Patty Dunne
Junior High is the time of growing up. When
we become seventh and eighth grade students we
are making an important step in preparing for high
As junior high students. we are busy with
many extra curricular activities. The boys who are
interested in athletics may participate in football
and basketball. Many junior high students are in
the high school and junior bands. During the school
year we also have many parties including a Christ-
mas party and two skating parties. At the end of
the year we have a picnic.
Lorraine Swanson, Janis Mieras, Linda McGowan, Kathy Bell
Front row: Curt Hammond, Tim Stllle,
Second row: Mike McDanel. Mike Oatman
Third row: Don Ryherd, Robert Nordman,
Front row: James Sassman tVice-Presidentb, Doxglas Goosmann fPresident1, Craig Jorgensen
Alta 25 Aurelia 0
Alta 26 Holstein 14
Alta 33 Newell 21
Alta 26 Albert City 12
Front row: Timothy Stille, Steven Sassman, Dennis Carlson, Michael Oatman, Scott Schuler, Donald Ry-
herd, Ricky Wolfe, Delane Bauer
Second row: Brian Peterson, Dwane Holmes, Orin Huseman, Muns Farestad, Craig Jorgensen, Gary
Sadler, Douglas Krenzien, David Strom
Third rgwg Edward Buckendahl, Tom Alger, Richard Anderson, Ronald Anderson, John Sherman, Robert
Nordman, James Sassman, Douglas Lee, Curtis Hammond
Front row: Addie Alderson, Shirley Hoops, Dee Ann Gates, Linda Meyer, Linda Lee, Tyann Fogelman,
Ranae Poller, Linda Orcutt, Janis Dorr, Nancy Larsen, Shari Christensen, Janis Mieras
row: Linda McGowan, Dennis Carlson, Burdette Watts, Linda Falck, Louise Eriksen, Linda
Siebels, Dennis Gustafson, Norma Buckingham, Brian Peterson, Rickey Wolfe, Pamela Christoph-
erson, Becky Christensen, Janet Hutton, Doug Svendsen, Keith Pierson, Craig Jorgensen, Rich-
ard Anderson, David Strom
Third row: Louise Frederickson, David Hollenbeck, Carol Edwards, Kathy Magnuson, Ida Sievert, Jayne
Buckingham, Trudy Greene, Gail Huseman, Gary Molgaard, Tom Waldo, Mickey Laffin, Peter
Nielsen, Jim Sassman, David Meyer, Dana Johnson, Larry Jensen, Steve Jimmerson, Jim Nor-
lin, Danny Dorr, Doug Lee
Standing: Nancy Sassman, Margaret Nordstrom, Debbie Hansen, Billy Eriksen, Jayne Launderville, Linda
Delbridge, Jacalyn Castle, Mr. Schive qDirectory
Front row: Daniel Hansen, Lanny Anderson, John Woodall, Delane Bauer, Luke Kjolhede
Sassman, Mickey Laffin
Second row: Tom Waldo, Scott Schuler, Brian Peterson, Muns Farestad, Robert Dunne, Mike
Oatman, Rickey Wolfe, Dennis Carlson
Third row: Orin Huseman, David Strom, Curt Hammond, Eddie Buckendahl, Dennis Brisbois, Ron-
ald Steffes, Gary Sauter, Craig Jorgensen, Dennis Gustafson
Fourth row: Richard Anderson, Tim Sassman, Jon Sherman, Douglas Goosmann, Ronald Ander-
son, Douglas Lee, Tom Alger
30 S-torm Lake 39
33 Aurelia 34
22 Sac City 21
34 Holstein 30
29 Aurelia 23
37 Storm Lake 35
High School Section
Front row: Marlowe Poller fstudent Counclll, Roger Radke fVice-Presldentl, Tom Cone fPresldent7,
Lynn Fett Qsecretary-Treasurerj, Diane Nielson fStudent Councilj
Second row: Lynn Osborn, Cynthia Benna, Wanda, Dierenfeld, Versa Gentis, Judy Fast, Rita Saathoff.
Larry Hansen, Beverly Sassman, Sharon Bell
Third row: Phll Jahde, Stanley Kraemer, Judy Lundberg, Ruth Schmidt, Judy Anderson, Richard Groth,
Jim Turnquist, David Anderson, Bill Matzdorff, Colene Harms
Fourth row: Miss McCrary fAdviserb, Dwayne Friedrich, Loren Bengston, Wayne Halverson, Janelle
Goettsch, Clayton Conard, Colleen Samuelson, Richard Rydstrom, Bob Williams, David Koth,
Miss Knodel fAdviserr
Fifth row: Mr. Capps 4AdviserJ, Diane Hogrefe, Ronald Falck, David Smith, Don Holmes, Susan
Grieme, Miriam Peterson, Linda Schuelke, Tom Huseman, Allan Halverson, Denny Coombs, Mr.
The coming of age of the freshman - the
hatching of a new class of fledging preps - once
again emphasized for most of us the fresh stage of
action, the new look of our own approaching ma-
turity. Those who used to seem so much younger
were now arrived at the plateau which we so re-
cently left, and We were faced with the fact that
we age and are no longer quite the same as those
past forms in our reminiscences.
Now occupying a second-story room, the frosh
were never-the-less initiated into the pace of high
school life - being guests of the sophomores at a
mid-Gctober beatnik party. Dating, music, ath-
letics, organizations, and a participation in most
high school activities marked their metamorphosis.
"We'll Bulldog 'em," the freshman float this year,
was done with 'a splash of color, but the "Bulldog-
ing" Cyclone sagged, and the freshman received
a fourth place rating.
Basic courses this year were math, science, and
English. Girls were required to take home eco-
nomics, boys, industrial arts or agriculture. Class-
es were once again divided. Thus passed another
year and a new order, another layer of the ac-
cumulated experience upon which we all stand.
Clayton Conard Billy Matzdorff Stanley Kraemer, David Koth
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? INDUSTRIAL ARTS
Judy Lundberg, Stanley Kraemer, Wanda Dierenfeld, Duane Friedrich
Roger Wlnterhof, Keith Endreson, Loren Huseman, Janet Porter, Lani
U. S. HISTORY
Ray Hinkeldey, Jim Watts, Sherry Erickson. Jolene Huseman, Eleanor
Front row: Peggy Kindwall qStudent Councill, Bonita Johnson qVice-Presidentl, Judy Coombs fPresi-
dentr, Lani Siglin 4Secretary-Treasurerl, Candace Anderson fStudent Council!
Second row: Mr. Schive rAdviserl, Diane Radke, Helene Dahl, Beverly Lietz, Jerry Meyer, Bonnie
Fredericksen, Janet Porter, Vickey Hansen, Loreen Friedrichsen, Mr. McCoy fAdvisery
Third row: Louise Murray, Karna Bergmann, Karen Hinkeldey, Ruth Peterson, Linda Larsen, Marilyn
Murphy, Judy SB.l1lZel', Jlllie Grigg, Willard West
Fourth row: Keith Endreson, Sandra Dierenfeld, Mary Carter, John Nordstrom, Charles Kraemer,
Loren Huseman, Patricia Stokes, Tom Johnston
Fifth row: Paul Ruehmann, Ronald Peterson, Dean Brechwald, Nathan Peterson, John Nordman, Eldon
Poller, Roger Winterhof, Norma Lichtenberg, Mr. Carsten 1AdviserJ
Our sophomore year started with a "bang"
We worked hard on our homecoming float, "Alta
Will Reign," -and won a much deserved first place.
Peg Kindwall and John Nordman were chosen as
homecoming attendants from our class.
We find ourselves with much more homework
this year than in our freshman year. We blame it on
the teachers, of course, like most normal sopho-
mores do. Our studies include English and world
history, these courses are required, many of the
sophomores Wonder why. Driver's education, which
has been required in past years, became an elec-
tive course this year. Other courses include alge-
bra, homemaking, agriculture, and biology. Physi-
cal education is also required twice a week. In case
you don't have a free period for physical education,
you have to participate in a sport or, for the girls,
go out for GRA.
Extra-curricular activities include GRA, FHA,
and drill team for the girls. For the boys there are
FHA, football, basketball, and track. Musical ac-
tivities include Girls' Glee Club, Boys' Glee Club,
and Mixed Chorus. There are also small vocal
groups. Marching band and concert band are also
enjoyed by many.
For our Freshman-Sophomore party, the soph-
omores treated the freshmen to a beatnik party.
Everyone came dressed as a beatnik and it was
quite a sight. We received a party from the fresh-
men at the end of the year.
Our class had two spcial projects to raise
money, one was 'a car-wash and the other was a
DRIVERS EDUCATION 5,22
Kama, Bergmann Tom Johnston Nathan Peterson Karen Hmkelde
GIRLS' PHYSICAL EDUCATION
, V' k H e , Jolene Huseman Judy Sauter Pat Stokes
Louise lgll-ig-Sa.y Kr1gnZien,an5h2ron Williams, Sherry Erxckson
Stan Fredericks, Gary Faust, David Warren
Sheila Krenzlen, John Soderquist, Gary Faust Marva Dxerenfeld Marcia,
Front row: Laurel Lichtenberg mStudent Councill, Lizabeth Peters 1Vice-Presldentl, Judy Jones fPres
identi, Janet Smith 4Secretary-Treasurerj, Douglas Patten fStudent Councilp
Second row: Connie Langlet, Margaret Sandine, Linda Sandine, Margaret Turnquist, Beverly Hanson,
Sheila Krenzien, Sherry Erickson. Sally Carpenter, Eleanor Remlllard
Third row: Mr. Ehlers rAdviserb, Karen Meoowan, Marva Dierenfeld, Sharon Williams Kare B t
, n an a,
James Watts, Janet Peterson, Allan Pedersen, JoAnn Warren, Tyann Pierson, Jean Mangold,
Janet Peters, Mr. Ibach mdvisery
Fourth row: Miss Aegerter 1AdviserI, Marcia Hutton, Gary Faust, Randy Fredericksen, Maynard Mohn,
Don Meyers, Ray Hinkeldey, Dave Wolfe, Tom Wall, Roger Anderson, Jolene Huseman, Mr. Mall-
'ifth row: Mr, Fuller rAdviserb, David Warren, Stanley Fredericks Mike Johnston Milton Hustedt
Dave Johnson, Daniel Smith, Gary Peterson, Robert Radke,, Edward Mlller,YJohn Soderqulst:
Gary Sundberg, Mr. Elliott 1AdviserJ
As Juniors we are now nearing the first
plateau of higher education. Life has become a
more joyful, meaningful, and serious thing. Many
new privileges and responsibilities have come to us.
And school has become the center of our activ-
ities. Since our class is one of the largest to ever
come through the Alta Community School, We have
followed many different paths and have created
many impressions both good and bad, far and near.
But each and everyone still feels that he or she is
a part of the group.
In recent years the accent has been on educa-
tion and we have a great variety of choices: home-
making, agriculture, shop, a foreign language tGer-
mani, office work, law, geometry, or chemistry be-
sides the required English and United States his-
NATIONAL MERIT TEST
At the beginning of this year we had a good
time trying to throw together enough napkins and
chicken wire to make a float. The next major pro-
ject Was the Junior Class play, "Girl Shy" which
was on the average an entirely new experience for
us. And as juniors we inherited the junior stand
and the sole operation thereof. To this the over-
flow from music and sports is directed and these
breadwinners for the junior class may be found at
both football and basketball games. And last but
not least, is the Junior-Senior Prom which serves
as sort of a finale to the school year. It is a last
blast of cardboard, color, music, fancy clothes, and
mixed emotions, and to the struggling junior .1
sure sign that summer vacation is coming.
Business Education, Athletics
B.A., Buena Vista College
BA St Olaf College
Advanced work at the
University of Minnesota
B.S., Missouri State Teachers
Advanced work at Missouri
B.A., Valparaiso University
M.A., Colorado State College
Advanced work at the
State University of Iowa
BA Westrnar College
Advanced work at the
University of South Dakota
We're proud of our Alta High School
faculty because, forthe most part, they're
not only devoted instructors but they're inter-
ested in many and various other activities of
the community. Members ot the faculty at-
tend summer school, manage the swimming
pool, coach baseball, help the fire depart-
ment, paint, and do various other things.
Their job alone is time consuming with
all the unnoticed duties beyond school hours.
Each is a class sponsor and is expected to at-
tend class meetings and parties. They're also
to be present, it possible, at the numerous
athletic contests, and music and dramatic
presentations. These activities leave little
time for them to lead their own lives.
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Social Studies, English
B. A,, Buena Vista College
Girls' Physical Education
B.A., Westmor College
Social Studies, Library,
B.A., Sioux Falls College
B.S., Buena Vista College
Advanced work at Iowa Stale
Social Studies, Boys' Physical
B.S., Dana College
M.A., Wayne State Teachers
B.A., Iowa State Teachers
Business Education, Driver
Education, Director of
B.A., Iowa State Teachers Col-
lege. Advanced work at the
University of Minnesota, Iowa
State University, Drake Uni-
B.S., BA., Simpson College
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First row: Effie Hayes, Josephine Clark, Alice Jim-
Second row: Myrtle Whiting CLaundressJ, Mabel
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First row: Carl T. Delbridge, Melvin V. Samuelson fSuper-
intendentl, Arling Peterson, Clarence F. Sangston
fSecretaryl, Kenneth D. Meyer
Second row: Donald C. Anderson KPresidentJ, Burton L.
The Alta High School Instrumental Music Department has had
its most successful year under the direction of Mr. Schive.
The band not only produced ten division I ensembles and six
division I soloists, but also captured division I ratings in both
marching band and concert band. This marks the first time this
has happened in at least 15 years.
The band's first public appearance was the second day of
school for the annual flag raising ceremony. This was followed,
in rapid succession, by two months of hard work during which the
band appeared at four home football games, the high school home-
coming parade, state marching band contest held here at Alta,
and the western Iowa Band Festival at Carroll, Iowa.
As its first venture indoors, the band was cut to seventy mem-
bers and the first annual Pops concert was presented on Decem-
ber 6, The band also appeared on the annual Christmas program
in conjunction with the vocal music department.
The seventh annual tri-school festival was held by the com-
bined bands and choruses of Aurelia, Albert City-Truesdale and
Alta. The band was guest conducted by Mr, Raymond DeVilbiss
of the University of South Dakota at Vermillion.
The next big date on the bands calendar was the sixth annual
all Northwest Iowa High School Band Festival. Four Alta musi-
cians were chosen to participate. They were Alice Noble, flute:
Karen Lletz, bass clarinet: Carole Walton. baritone saxophone:
and Roger Anderson, trombone.
The festival band was under the direction of Clarence Saw-
hill, Director of Bands at UCLA.
Buena Vista College invited the band to present a concert at
one of their student convocatlons. This concert was fulfilled on
April 5, and was well attended and very well received.
Ensemble and solo contest was held at Newell on Saturday,
April 8. The following division I's were received: Sally Carpenter,
flute solo: Beverly Sassman. clarinet solo: Karen Lietz, bass clar-
inet solo: Beverly Lietz, tenor saxophone solo: Roger Anderson,
trombone solo: Paul Ruehmann, trombone solo: flute trio: flute
quartet: clarinet trio: clarinet quartet: woodwind trio A: wood-
wind quartet: miscellaneous group of woodwinds: woodwind choir:
trumpet quartet and trombone quartet.
The following soloists and groups were awarded division II's:
Alice Noble. flute solo: Ruth Ann Peterson, flute solo: Versa Gen-
tis, alto saxophone solo: Marilyn Murphy, tenor saxophone solo:
Richard Groth, tenor saxophone solo: Douglas Patten, trumpet
solo: Miriam Peterson, trumpet solo: woodwind trio B and brass
The band performed a most difficult number for large group
contest at Linn Grove. It was Gustav I-Iolst'5 Second Suite for
Military Band in F' Major. A division I rating was awarded the
band by each of the three judges.
The final home concert of the year was performed on May 8
with William "Billy" Redman, percussionist, as soloist.
The National Guard invited the band to play a concert at the
dedication ceremonies for the new National Guard Armory in
Storm Lake on Memorial Day,
As usual, the last official appearance of the band is the an-
nual Memorial Day Parade.
interspersed throughout the year are numerous solo and en-
semble perforrnances for many different clubs and organizations.
This, along with the schedule of nine summer band concerts
indeed indicate that work is never done for an Alta band member.
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Front row: Lizabeth Peters, Jean Mangold, Shari Christensen, Janis Mieras, Peggy Kindwall, Colleen
Samuelson, Ruth Peterson. Sally Carpenter, Alice Noble
Second row: Nathan Peterson, Diane Nielson, Janet Porter, Janelle Goettsch, Beverly Sassman,
Karen Hinkeldey, Janet Hutton, Tom Johnston, Janet Smith, Lynn Osborne, Miriam Peterson.
Allan Pederson, Craig Jorgensen, Wayne Halverson, Richard Anderson, David Strom, Douglas
Third row: Judy Jones, Karna Bergmann, Cynthia Benna, Addie Alderson, Shirley Hoops, Dee Ann Gates.
Dean Brechwald, Dean Radlce, Dennis Gustafson, Norma Buckingham, Versa Gentis, Brian Pe-
terson, Richard Groth, Beverly Lletz, Marilyn Murphy, Carole Walton, Karen Lietz, Sharon Bell,
Beverly Hanson, Marcia Hutton
Fourth row: Linda Meyer, Linda Lee, Diane Fogleman, Linda McGowan, Dennis Carlson, Linda Larsen,
Candace Anderson, David Anderson, Mary Huseman, Linda Cone. Nancy Kindwall, Bonita John-
son, Tom Wall, Mr. Schive mDirectorl, James Sassman, Jim Norlin. Danny Dorr, Douglas Lee,
Judy Anderson, Mary Carter, Paul Ruehmann, Janet Peterson, Eugene Peterson, Roger Anderson
AND FLAG SWINGERS
Connie Langlet Helene Dahl
Judy C00mb5 Linda Sandine
Beverly Hanson Norma Lichtenberg
BASS CLARINETS AND FLUTES
Front row: Sharon Bell, Karen Lietz
Second row: Janis Mieras, Ruth Peterson, Colleen Samuel-
son, Alice Noble, Peggy Kindwall, Shari Christensen
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Janet Peterson, Judy Anderson Roger An
derson, Paul Ruehxnann, Eugene Pe
terson, Mary Carter, Douglas Lee Jim
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Front row: Janet Peterson, Ruth Peterson, Versa Gentis, Lind L L ' ' -
Coombs, Eugene Peterson, Douglas Patten, Tom Grigg, ighgrggglgierqgfjten Fnednchsen' Dennis
Second row: Judy Jones, Candace Anderson, Cynthia Benna Conn' L lt h
man, David Smith, Roger Winterhof, John Nordmanf Ronniee Praexsgotnf Jirrie-smTLi'6gguiEt?m Husa-
Third row: Sharen Huseman, Carolyn Stille, Sheila Krenzien M t T ' '
Dierenfeld, Loren Winterhof, Dean Radke, David Wolfe, 125332 Rrdggulliggglaxfidgcsgg' Sandra
Fourth row: Norma Lichtenberg Patricia Stokes Miriam Peterson Bonf J h
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Ellen Herzberg, Sally Carpenter, Daniel Smith, Gary Peterson, Datliil Jghpiigili, Rgggllg Ritdelctgschy
Vocal music at Alta High School has been a steadily im-
G proving endeavor. The mixed chorus and glee clubs had an ex-
cellent year and the small groups and soloists did very com-
Activities for the vocal music department began with the
annual Christmas program, Triple A Festival, an annual event
held in conjunction with the Albert City and Aurelia schools,
was next for the vocal department. The quality of the music,
both contemporary and religious, made the program very en-
In preparation for small group contest, a pre-contest con-
cert was held. The purpose of this concert was two-fold: it
showed the local community what had been accomplished and
gave the musicians experience. Contest was a success for the
small groups. 'I'here were twenty-three division I ratings re-
ceived and twenty-two division II's.
The spring concert included most of the numbers practiced
throughout the year and the music to be sung at large group
At contest the hard work chorus members had put forth
paid off, for they received a division I rating. The girls' glee
club and boys' glee club received division II ratings.
The final appearance for the mixed chorus was at the
Commencement exercises where they sang "Climb Every Moun-
Front row: Jerry Meyer, Ronald Peterson, John Nordstrom. Donald Gustafson, Philip Lietz, Alan Harms,
Karen Hartman. Beverly Lietz, Beverly Sassman, Janet Smith
Second row: Philip Jahde, Donald Holmes, David Koth, Jerry Endreson, Paul Ruehmann, Marva Dieren-
feld, Jean Mangold, Judy Coombs, Mary Huseman
Third row: Linda Cone, Frances Dahl, Julie Grigg, Marcia Hutton. Daphne Holmes. Colleen Samuelson,
Carole Walton, Alice Noble, Lizabeth Peters
Fourth row: Tom Wall. Karen Hinkeldey, Dianne Radke, Bc-verly Hanson, Diane Nielson, Karen Lietz,
Peggy Kindwall, Nancy Kindwall, Judy Anderson, Mary Carter
Front row: Janet Smith lAccompanistI, James Turnquist. Pliilip Jahde, David Koth, Donald Holmes,
Dennis Coombs, Jerry Endreson, Ronald Peterson, John Nordstrom, Philip Lietz, Mr. Elliott
Second row: Tom Wall, Roger Anderson, Jerry Meyer, Roger Winterhof, Paul Ruehmann. John Nordman,
Alan Harms, Donald Gustafson
Third row: Dean Radke, David Smith, John Soderquist. Loren Winterhof, Tom Huseman, Tom Grigg,
Fourth row: David Johnson, Myron Radke, David Wolfe, Ronald Preston, Robert Radke, Gary Peterson,
Daniel Smith, Eugene Peterson
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Front row: Janet Peterson, Judy Fast, Janelle Goettsch, Lynn Fett, Loreen Friedrichsen, Cynthia Benna,
Janet Peters, Sheila Krenzien, Karen McGowan
Second row: Linda Larsen, Wanda Dierenfeld, Rita Saathoff, Judy Jones, Connie Langlet, Candace An-
derson, Margaret Turnquist, Sally Carpenter, Versa Gentis
Warren, Tyann Pierson, Sandra Dierenfeld, Helene Dahl, Judy Sauter, Diane Hogrefe,
Sharon Bell, Ruth Peterson, Eleanor Remillard
Fourth row: Diane Holtz, Sharen Huseman C l 'll
, aro yn Stl e, Ellen Herzberg, Norma Lichtenberg, Patricia
Stokes, Sandra Grieme, Miriam Peterson, Sharon Williams, Bonita Johnson
Front row: Beverly Lietz, Judy Coombs, Judy Lundberg, Diane Nielson, Beverly Sassman, Colleen Harms,
Vicky Hansen, Julie Grigg, Ruth Schmidt
Second row: Beverly Hanson, Colleen Samuelson, Mary Carter, Janet Smith, Jean Mangold. Lizabeth
Peters, Karen Hinkeldey, Peggy Kindwall, Margaret Sandine, Dianne Radke
Third row: Carole Walton, Marva Dierenfeld, Judy Anderson, Louise Murray, Sherry Erickson, Karen
Banta, Marcia Hutton, Karen Lietz, Nancy Kindwall, Mary Huseman
Fourth row: Alice Noble, Daphne Holmes, Karen Hartman, Janet Peterson, Linda Schuell-ze, Linda San-
dine, Lani Siglin, Marilyn Murphy, Frances Dahl, Linda Cone, Mr. Elliott lDirectorp
Front row: Gary Faust 1Managex'l, David Anderson, Roger Radke, Tom Cone, Allen Pederson, Jerry En-
dreson, Ronald Falck, Dennis Coombs, Robert Williams, Keith Endreson, Duane Fredricks, Dean
Second row: David Smith, Paul Ruehmann, Douglas Patten, David Wolfe, Don Gustafson, Don Meyers
fManagerj, Myron Radke, Laurel Lichtenberg, Steve Peterson, Maynard Mohn, Tom Huseman
Third row: Coach McCoy, Robert McDonald, John Soderquist, Mike Johnston, Dean Brechwald John
Nordman, Eldon Poller. Ronald Preston, Daniel Smith, Robert Radke, David Johnson, Tom,Grigg,
Bill Huseman, Coach Ibach
Front row: Don Gustafson, John Nordman, To G ' R b
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waid, Robert Radke C 0 a erry n reson' can Bfech
Second row: Douglas Patten, Myron Radke, Bill Huseman, David Wolfe
Front row: David Wolfe, Bill Huseman, Ronald Preston, Mike Johnston, Robert Radke
Second row: John Nordman, David Johnson, Tom Grigg, Robert McDonald, Douglas Patten, Myron
Most Valuable Player
DOUGLAS PATTEN BILL HUSEMAN
Honorable Mention Tri-captain
All Conference Second Team
ROBERT RADKE DAVID WQLFE
Hcnomble Mention Honorable Mention
All Confefence All Conference
ALTA 7 HOLSTEIN 27
Alta's inexperience and Holstein's weight ad-
vantage were the deciding factors in the first game
of the 1960 season. The high point of the game for
Alta was Myron Radke's return of a kickoff 80-
yards for a touchdown.
ALTA 32 SAN BORN 'I4
Fleet back Doug Patten scored three touch-
downs and Myron Radke ran for 75-yards and a
touchdown on a kickoff. Don Gustafson added the
final tally on a pass.
ALTA 7 SUTHERLAND 14
Sutherland outlasted Alta in the closest game
of the season. Doug Patten scored the only Alta
touchdown on an end sweep.
ALTA 6 AURELIA 34
The Aurelia Bulldogs put a damper on the
Homecoming activities for the Cyclones. Costly
mistakes were only partially overcome when Myron
Radke raced 75-yards on a kickoff return for Alta's
ALTA 0 HARTLEY 13
Mistakes within the ten yard line were the
determining factor as Alta came out on the bottom
end of the score in another hard fought game .
ALTA 0 MILFORD 'I9
Milford's inspired offense and determined de-
fense took the Cyclones by surprise, and they were
unable to recuperate in time to reach pay dirt.
ALTA 'I3 PAULLINA 46
Paullina's fleet offense was too much for Alta's
defense as the Panthers raced for seven touch-
downs. The Cyclones hit pay dirt only twice, once
on an 85-yard kick-off return by Doug Patten and
again on a 40-yard pass from Paul Ruehmann to
ALTA 7 PRIMGHAR 19
Although Alta drew first blood when alert de-
fense guard, Bill Huseman, picked up a fumble
and rambled 40-yards for the touchdown, they
were unable to keep pace with the inspired Prim-
After the final gun of the last game, the Alta
Cyclone football season was history.
Close observation reveals some interesting
facts. For instance: Doug Patten lead the scoring
for the Cyclones by rushing for 5 touchdowns, pass-
ing for another, and rushing for 3 extra points.
Myron Radke lead Alta's attack by gaining a
total of 343 yards in 180 attempts, averaging 2.9
yards per carry. Myron was also the leading pass-
er, completing 29 of 81 attempts for 309 yards, Hc
was the team's punter, averaging 31.3 yards per
Bill Huseman lead the Cyclones in averaging
4.2 yards per carry. Dave Wolfe was the leading
receiver, catching 14 passes for a total of 172 yards
with an average of 12.4 yards.
Alta's defensive unit was lead by Bob McDon-
ald. He averaged 13.75 tackles per game and was
the team's middle linebacker. Tom Grigg, tackle,
was second with 7.4 tackles per game. That closes
the history book for the 1960 Alta Cyclone's foot-
Ronald Preston, Gary Peterson, Dean Brechwald, John Nordman, Stanley Fredricks, Robert McDonald,
Don Gustafson, Laurel Lichtenberg, David Wolfe, Paul Ruehmann, Ronald Peterson, Jerry En-N
First Team Guard
Front row: Larry Hanson, David Anderson, Jim Turnquist, Keith Endreson, Tom Cone, Roger Radke,
Marlowe Puller, Jerry Meyer, Bill Matzdorff, Lynn Osborne
Second row: Richard Rydstrom, Alan Halverson, Don- Holmes, Jerry Endreson, Paul Ruehmann, David
Wolfe, Ronald Peterson, Tom Huseman, David Smith, Dennis Coombs
Third row: Dennis Gustafson, Robert McDonald, John Nordman, Gary Peterson, Ronald Preston, Dean
Brechwald, Stanley Fredricks, John Soderquist, Laurel Lichtenberg
Fourth row: Coach McCoy, Coach Ibach, Don Meyers 1ManagerJ, Gary Faust 1Managerl, Dean Radke
ALTAR5:ogA4l?LLINA JERRY ENDRESON
' All Conference
Second Team Guard
Five Wins: Twelve Losses
Alta 34 Sioux Rapids 54
Alta 33 Sanborn 34
Alta 27 Sutherland 20
Alta 28 Aurelia 32
, Alta 36 Hartley 44
Alta 28 Milford 24
Alta 21 Paullina 39
Alta 24 Primghar 38
Alta 32 Albert City 23
l Alta 47 Sanborn 17
, Alta 32 Sutherland 33
1 Alta 34 Aurelia 36
3 Alta 26 Hartley 27
l Alta 36 Milford 25
, Alta 39 HO1Steir1 44
Alta 25 Paullina 52
Alta 22 Primghar 35
Six Wins: Fourteen Losses
Alta 41 Sioux Rapids 56
Alta 55 Sanborn 38 H H
Alta 44 Sutherland 37 B SQUAD
Front roEimLgg,fOxi-flaenson, David Anderson, Jerry Meyers, Jim Turnquist, Bill Matzdorff
W Alta 63 PM11f1Qfd Second row: Marlowe Poller, Roger Radke, Tom Cone, David Koth, Keith Endreson
E6 Prillillglalgli gs Third rczivvghlgfgingsydtgoxxrgos, David Smith, Tom Huseman, Don Holmes, Alan Halverson
L Alta 29 Albert City 63
Alta 77 Sfanborn 44
Alta 29 Sutherland 60 A E1-BALL EA
Albeiil Cgty The defeat gf 1ExTCyclones by iuthggxs in the District
a re la tournament semifinals brought to a close another cage season
Alta- 52 Hartley 61 at Alta High School, Because of spotty playing and lack of
Alta 53 Milford 73 freight, the team wigs iijxiabli to capture a majority of victor-
Alta 51 Holstein 68 es. However, con era e us le caused superior foes some
Alta 60 Pal-Alina 75 anxighi tggrnrieggced fifth in the Sioux Valley Conference. The
Alta 63 Primghar 56 leading scorer was lfaul Ruehmann with 344 points. Dave
,H.A1ta 44 Anthon-Oto 43 Wolfe led the rebounding with 93 rebounds.
""'cAlta 57 Sutherland 68
3 "County Tournament
1 "F'iDistrict Tournament ANOTHER BUCKET
l TOURNAMENT ALTA VS. AURELIA
Honorable M ention
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1960-61 TRACK TEAM
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Roger Radke 1 w
1960-61 TRACK SCHEDULE
March 25 State Indoor
April 7 Holstein Relays
April 21 Alta Relays
April 26 Albert City fDua1 Meet?
April 28 Sac Relays
May 1 Milford Relays
May 5 Aurelia Relays
May 9 Conference Relays fAureliaD
May 12-13 District Meet CHolsteinl
May 20 State Meet
TWO MILE RELAY
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First row: John Soderquisz
Second row: David Wolfe, Gary Peterson. Danny Smith
HIGH JUMP, BROAD JUMP, POLE VAULT
First row: Dennis Coombs, James Turnquist
Second row: Laure1Lichtenberg, Gary Peterson, Dave Wolfe, Robert
'T-fs, P, A-5
Front row: Tom Cone, Keith Endreson, Dean Rad-
ke, Gary Faust, Jerry Endreson, Roger
Radke, James Turnquist
Second row: Maynard Mohn, Paul Ruehmann, My-
ron Radke, Dave Johnson, Don Meyer,
Dave Wolfe, Don Gustafson, Douglas Pat-
Third row: Coach Jerry Ibach, John Soderquist,
Daniel Smith, Bill Husernan, Loren Win-
terhof, Philip Lietz, Coach Delbert McCoy
Fourth row: Robert McDonald, John Nordman,
Laurel Lichtenberg, Gary Peterson, Ron-
ald Preston, Tom Grigg, Robert Radke,
David Warren Stanley Fredericks
Organizations and Events
Mary Huseman CSenior Editor!
Linda Sandine fAssistlantl
Allen J ahde
Dean Radke CAssistant Editor?
Diane Holtz 1EditorJ
Alice Noble CAssistant Editor?
Judy Jones CAYU
Francis Dahl KArt Editorl
Lani Siglin fPublicityJ
Judy Coombs iArtJ
Nancy Kindwall iArt Editorl
Douglas Patten fPublicityl
Loren Winterhof KPub1icity Editorl
Carolyn Stille lPublicity Editorj
Front row: Janet Smith CJunior Editor?
Second row: Beverly Lietz, Bonnie Fredrick-
son, Ruth Peterson, Judy Sauter
Third row: Marilyn Murphy, Peggy Kindwall,
Bonita Johnson, Mary Carter
Dave Wolfe CJunior Editorj
Jerry Meyer lAssistantJ
QUEEN DIANNE RADKE
KING BILL HUSEMAN
Laurel 'Lichtenberg fEditorD
Paul Ruehmann fAssistantJ
Diane Hogrefe i
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SALES STAFF lt -4
row: Cynthia Benna, Rita Saathoff, Di-
ane Nielsen, Marva Dierenfeld, David
Anderson, Beverly Sassman, Lynn Os-
Second row: Sharen Huseman, Marcia Hut-
ton, Allen Halverson, Susan Grieme,
Colleen Samuelson, Janelle Goettsch
This year, again, the Cyclone Staff, to-
gether with the editor, Diane Holtz, and the
co-editors, have worked hard to make the '6l
Cyclone a success.
The year's work is highlighted by the an-
nual Yearbook Dance to which all staff mem-
bers and alumni are invited. The evening is
centered around the crowning of a Staff King
The Cyclone is financed entirely by year-
book sales which means the statf's job is not I
an easy one, but very rewarding.
CANDIDATES FOR YEARBOOK KING AND QUEEN '
Lizabeth Peters Uunior Editor?
Connie Langlet fAssistantJ
cnowNiNG 'ri-is QUEEN
Janet Peterson QBusiness Manager?
Jerry Endreson tBusiness Managerl
Phil Lietz lSenior Editorl
Dave Johnson tAssistantJ
Front row: Harold Carstens fAdvisor?, Eugene Peterson 1Vlce-Presidentl, Allen Jahde 1Trea.surerJ, Mel-
vin Molgaard fPresidentb, Phillip Stokes qsecretaryp, Merlin Ryherd, John Nordstrom
Second row: Phillip Jahde, Willard West, Richard Rydstrom, Jim Watts, Loren Bengston, Richard Groth,
Third row: Allen Halverson, Ronald Falck, Ronald Peterson, Milton Hustedt, Eldon Poller, Edward Mil-
lard, Stanley Fredericks, Tom Huseman, Richard Hogrefe
FFA is a national organization made up of
rural youth who are interested in farming. Each
year it has a state and national convention taking
place in the spring and fall, where they elect offi-
cers for the coming year. Also each year, one week
is designated as FFA Week in which they have
many contests to publicize the FFA.
The members are required to have a super-
vised farming plan, either of crops or livestock
which they can use as a start in the farming pro-
PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE TEAM
Front row: Willard West, Richard Groth
Second row: Allan Halverson, John Nord-
strom, Tom Huseman
FFA JUDGING TEAM
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Front row: Miss Aegerter mdvisory, Linda. Sandine Nice-Presidentl, Sharen Huseman fPres-
identy, Lizabeth Peters 1Secreta.ry-Treasurerl, Sally Carpenter QDistrict Historian?
Second row: Dianne Radke, Janet Porter, Margaret Turnquist, Judy Fast, Judy Lundberg,
Sherry Erickson, Judy Jones
Third row: Karen Hartman, Judy Sauter, Janet Peters, Karen Banta, Sandra Dierenfeld,
Sharon Williams. Karen McGowan, Sheila. Krenzien
Fourth row: Tyann Pierson, Jo Ann Warren, Jolene Huseman,
berg, Janet Peterson, Diane Hogrefe
"Family Unit in Iowa" was selected as the dis-
trict project in FHA for the 1960-61 school year.
This was a means of working toward the national
objective of "Developing a better understanding
of our family members and to contribute to their
The annual Christmas Dance was one of the
activities of the girls. Points were given through-
out the year to girls who took an active part in
FHA and who helped with extra projects. Those
receiving the number of needed points went to
The FHA flower is the red rose. It is symbolic
of vibrant, glowing health which contributes to the
happiness and efficiency in home and group life.
OR KINDERGARTEN The motto "Toward new horizons" expresses the
purpose of the organization - learning to live
better today in order that our lives and those of
our families may be better tomorrow.
Susan Grieme, Norma Lichten-
THE SCARLET AND BLACK STAFF
Harry Melander Jr. and Alan Harms intro-
duced several new types of writing into the paper.
Editorials appeared weekly, and the surveys and
interviews were often on a more educational basis.
Front row: Daniel Smith :Vice-Presideml, Laurel
Lichtenberg lPresidenti, Karen Lietz :Sec-
retary-Treasurerl, Mr, McCoy :Advisors
Second rcw: Mary Huseman, Marcia Hutton. Gary
Faust, Tom Wall. Roger Anderson, Allen
Pedersen, Beverly Lietz
Third row: Alice Noble, Don Meyer, Ray Hiiikeldey,
John Soderquisr, David Wolfe, Maynard Mohn
Fourth row: Bill Huseinan, Gary Peterson, John
Nordman, Eldon Poller, Alan Harms
ff The Science Club is Alta High School's young-
est organization. It was founded last year by a
group of energetic science students under the guid-
ance of Mr. McCoy.
As seems obvious, the purpose of the club is to
allow members to pursue specific scientific inter-
ests. Meetings were held once a month. Special
meetings were also provided when the occasion
It was a project of the Science Club to put the
school's new science laboratory in order. Other
projects included movies, glass blowing, and de-
In November the Club held open house at the
PT.A, Back-to-School Night. Groups of members
conducted experiments to show the new equipment
and apparatus in the science department.
During the year the Science Club took field
trips to various places of interest. A highlight came
when several members attended the Hawkeye
Science Fair at Des Moines in April.
Front row: Alan Harms rCo-Editorl, Harry Melander fEditorr
Second row: Margaret Sandine, Frances Dahl, Karen McGowan, Linda Sandine, Janet Peters, Karen
Hartman, Sherry Erickson, Mr. Mallgren 1Advisorl
Third row: Dian
e Holtz, Mary Huseman, Sharen Huseznan, Diane Hogrefe, Karen Banta, Sharon Wil-
liams, Marilyn Murphy, Marva Dierenfeld
Fourth row: Janet Peterson, Daphne Holmes, Alice Noble, John Soderquist, David Wolfe, Carolyn Stille,
Junior Class Ploy
Front row: Sally Carpenter. Gary Peterson, Robert Radke
Second row: David Johnson, Connie Lan l t, R A
David Wolfe ge age' nderson'
Front row: Marva Dierenfeld, Beverly Hanson, Jean Mangold, Marcia Hutton. Connie
Langlet, Sally Carpenter
Second row: Laurel Lichtenberg, Robert Radke, Gary Peterson, Mr, Ehlers KDirec
torl, David Wolfe, Roger Anderson, David Johnson
The Junior Class Play was a delightful comedy
presented by twelve juniors, who were assisted by
the rest of the class. Torn 4David Wolfel, who has
his trouble with girls, Oke fDavid Johnsonl, who
feels he is irresistibleg fascinating Babs iBever1y
Hansonl, who changes Tom's outlookg cute Peaches
CConnie Langletl, Oke's girl for the rnomentg
Birdie IMarva Dierenfeldb, who changes places
with Babs and gets a screen test, Chuck CRobert
Radkel, Birdie's tough boy friend who is disgusted
by it allg Sylvia iJean Mangoldl, the girl from
homey Asma fSa1ly Carpenterl, a colored maidg
Tofm's stern father and gay aunt fLaurel Lichten-
berg and Marcia Huttonlg the dignified Dean
fRoger Andersonlg and Alfred fGary Petersonl, a
poet who writes blank verse, were brilliantly por-
trayed by the actors and actresses.
For the first time, an award was given to the
best actor and actress. The two receiving these
awards were Sally Carpenter in her role as Asma,
and David Johnson, for the part of Oke.
prong row: Jean Mangold Beverly Hanson Front row: David Johnson Front row: David Wolfe, Connie Langlet
Second 1-ow: M - g , Second row: Gary Peterson, Robert Radke, Second row: Sally Carpenter, Roger Anderson
few arcia Hutton, Maria Dieren- Laurel Llchtenberg
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Front row: Sally Carpenter Wice-Presidentj, Julie Grigg lSecretaryl, Linda Cone QPresldentl, Ruth
Second row: Dianne Radke, Candace Anderson, Sharon Bell, Helene Dahl, Beverly Sassman, Versa Gentis,
Beverly Lietz, Colene Harms, Rita Saathoff, Janet Porter, Lizabeth Peters, Judy Jones, Cynthia
Benna, Connie Langlet
Third row: Bonnie Fredrickson, Lani Siglin, Kama Bergmann, Margaret Turnquist, Judy Lundberg,
Karen Hartman, Beverly Hanson, Linda Sandine, Sheila Krenzien, Lynn Fett, Frances Dahl, Car-
ole Walton, Judy Coombs
Fourth row: Janet Peterson, Louise Murray Ruth Peterson, Diane Holtz, Mary Huseman, Marilyn Murphy,
Judy Anderson, Sandra Dierenfeld, Linda Larsen, Jean Mangold, Diane Nielsen, Karen Hinkeldey,
Judy Sauter, Janet Smith
Fifth row: Sharen Huseman, Coleen Samuelson, Karen Lietz, Ellen Herzberg, Marcia Hutton, Diane
Schuelke, Miriam Peterson, Norma Lichtenberg, Alice Noble, Nancy Kindwall, Bonita Johnson,
Daphne Holmes, Peggy Kindwall, Mary Carter, Miss Knodel qAclvisorJ
The hard work Miss Knodel has put into our
organization has given the participating members
many enjoyable activities. These activities consist-
ed of a 'bike hike, softball, volleyball tournaments,
and basketball tournaments.
As a special activity this year We ordered
sweatshirts with our own design on them.
Front row: Norma Buckingham, Connie Langlet, Helene Dahl, Judy Fast, Eleanor
Remillard, Janis Mieras
Second row: Lynn Fett, Janet Smith, Marva Dierenfeld, Sharen I-luseman, Beverly
Hanson, Linda Sandine, Judy Coombs
Third row: Janet Hutton, Janet Peters, Norma Lichtenberg, Dee Ann Gates, Marilyn
Nlufphy, Addie Alde1'S0fl
A pep club was organized at the beginning of
the football season this year. Our purpose is to
promote good sportsmanship and school spirit.
A new feature of the pep club this year was to
include the boys. In past years only girls have been
members of the organization.
Activities include makings pompons, pep signs,
Officers for the 1960-61 season were: Janet
Peterson, president, Jerry Meyer, vice-presidentg
Alice Noble, secretary-treasurer.
This is the fourth year for the Cyclonettes,
who perform at the halftime of basketball games.
Our advisors for this year were Miss Knodel
and Miss Aegerter, Our president, Sharen Huse-
man, has led the group for two years. Janet Smith,
vice-president, Connie Langlet, secretaryg Marva
Dierenfeld, reporter. Council members are Beverly
Hanson, Connie Langlet, Linda Sandine, Norma
Lichtenberg, Judy Coombs, and Helene Dahl.
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and Hager Anrliefson
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mu. Linda Idavsswn, Beverly Lietz. Lam Sizlm
Haan Bvechwald, Keith Endreson, Charles
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The 1961 Junior-Senior Banquet will linger in
the minds of the juniors and seniors as a cherished
moment, never to be forgotten.
The theme "Under Paris Skies" was carried
out by a park scene which was highlighted by a
very impressive fountain. Another main feature
was the Eiffel Tower set against a majestic sky.
The sidewalk cafe played a major part in creating
the atmosphere of Gay Paree. For the banquet the
decorations consisted of silhouette scenes of Paris
and blue and white streamers, creating an air of
Entertainment at the banquet was provided by
members of the Junior Class. The vocal numbers
presented carried out the theme of Paris.
The mothers of the Junior Class prepared the
delicious dinner. It was served by waiters and
waitresses from the Sophomore Class.
The intermission program at the Prom was en-
joyed by all and very well presented by the Fresh-
man and Sophomore Classes. Dancing music was
provided by Schartman's Sextet from Sioux Falls,
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WAITERS AND WAITRESSES
THE ROYAL COUPLE
Homecoming was the first highlight of the l96O-6l school year. Sep-
tember 30 was the date.
The preparation of the floats began at the beginning of the week,
The four classes were each doing their best to finish first in the ranking. But
all knew there was only one first place and everyone received pleasure from
working with his classmates.
Besides the building of floats during the week there was also choosing
of king, queen, and their attendants. The attendants and escorts were in-
troduced at the traditional pep rally and bonfire held Thursday evening.
Pep talks were given by Coach McCoy, Queen Janet Peterson, and King
On Friday afternoon the Homecoming Parade took place. Also the
pep meeting on Main street was held. Friday night the band presented a
half-time show at the game, during which the King and Queen were crownd.
The Homecoming game was played against Aurelia. Although we
were defeated by Aurelia, our spirits were still high and an enjoyable Home-
coming Dance was held after the game. Queen Janet and King Jerry reigned
over the dance.
FOR A QUEEN
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SOPHOMORE ATTENDANT FRESHMAN ATTENDANT
PEGGY KINDWALL DIANE NIELSEN
som-fomone :scour FRESHMAN ESCORT
JOHN NORDMAN DAVID ANDERSEN
"BY BY BULLDOGS BY BY"
S ECON D PLACE
"WE'LL GIVE 'EM THE WORKS"
"ALTA WILL REIGNH
GRA 1, 2, 3 iVice-President, 4 CPresidentl, FHA 1, 2, Pep Club 2,
3, 4, Cyclone Staff 1, 2, 3, 4, Concert Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Marching Band
1, 2, 3, 4, Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 4, Girls'
Sextet 1, 2, Girls' Quartet 3, 4, Class Play 3, 4, Cheerleader 1, 2, 3,
4, Attendant 4
GRA 1, 2, 3, 4, FHA 1, Pep Club 2 iSecretary-Treasurerl, 3, 4,
Scarlet and Black Staff 3, 4, Cyclone Staff 2, 3, 4 fArt Editorl,
Concert Band 1, 2, Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3,
4, Girls' Glee Club 1, 4, Class Officer 1, 4 CStudent Councill, Class
Play 3, 4
FFA 2, Lettermen's Club 2, 3, 4 CPresident3, Cyclone Staff 2, 3
Uunior Business Managerb, 4 lSenior Business Managerl, Football
2, 3, 4, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Track 2, 3, 4, Baseball 1, Mixed Chorus
1, 2, 3, 4, Boys' Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Class Officer 3 fVice-Presidentj,
Class Play 3, 4, Escort 3, King 4
FFA 2, Lettermen's Club 3, 4, Cyclone Staff 3, 4, Football 3, 4,
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Track 2, 3, 4, Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Boys'
Glee Club 3, 4, Class Officer 1 KVice-Presidentl, 2 fStudent Coun-
cill, Baseball 1
Lettermen's Club 2, 3, 4, Football 2, 3, 4, Basketball 1, 2, 3, Track
1, 2, 3, Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 4, Boys' Glee Club 3, 4
Pep Club 4, Science Club 4, Scarlet and Black Staff 4 fEditorJ,
Cyclone Staff 2, 3 fJunior Business Mianagerl, 4, Football 2, Bas-
ketball 1, 2, Track 1, 2, Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Boys' Glee Club
1, 3, 4, Double Mixed Quartet 1, 2, Boys' Quartet 1, 2, Class Offi-
cer 2 iPresidentJ, 4 lSecretary-Treasurerlg Class Play 3, 4
GRA 3, 4, Pep Club 3, 4, Cyclone Staff 2, 3, 4, Mixed Chorus 3, 4
Gir1s',Glee Club 3, 4, Girls' Trio 3: Vocal Solo 3, 4
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FFA 1, 2, 3, 4, Track 1, 2, Mixed 'iili' -,-' l, 6 ,iii
chorus 1, 2 if 1
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GRA 2, 3, FHA 1, 2, Mixed Cho- '
rus 1, 2, Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3 ' ',,,.f
GRA 1 fTreasurerl, 2. 3, 45 FHA 1, 2, 3 tState Conventionl, 4 fPres-
identi5 Pep Club 25 Cyclonette 1 tStudent Councill, 2 tTreasurerl,
3 tPresidentJ, 4 fPresidentJ5 Scarlet and Black Staff 45 Cyclone
Staff 45 Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Flag Twirler 1, 25 Majorette 3,
45 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45 Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Girls' Sextet
1, 25 Class Play 35 School Treasurer 45 Attendant 1
FFA 2, 3, 4 Vfreasureri
GRA 2, 3, 45 FHA 1, 2, 3 tVice-Presidentl5 Pep Club 25 Scarlet and
Black Staff 45 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45 Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45
Madrigal 3, 45 Girls' Quartet 3, 45 Girls' Sextet 1, 25 Vocal Solo 3, 45
Northwest Iowa Chorus 4: Class Officer 4 KVice-PresidentJ5 Class
Play 3 tPrompterJ, 45 School Secretary 4
GRA 1, 2 lSecretaryl, 3 iPoint Secretaryi, 45 FHA 1, 2 fTreasurerl5
Pep Club 2, 3, 45 Scarlet 81 Black Staff 35 Cyclone Staff 2, 3, 4
tArt EditorJ5 Concert Band 2 4Students Councill, 3. 45 Marching
Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Pep Band 2, 3, 45 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45 Girls' Glee
Club 1, 45 Class Play 3, 4
GRA 1, 2, 3, 45 FHA 1, 2, 35 Pep Club 2, 3, 45 Scarlet and Black
Staff 2, 3, 45 Cyclone Staff 2, 3 hlunior Editorl, 4 lEditorJ5 Mixed
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45 Girls' Glee Club 2, 3, 4
FFA 1, 2 fSentinell fState and National Conventioni, 3 lPresidentJ
fState Conventioni5 Science Club 45 Letten'nen's Club 2, 3, 45 Cy-
clone Staff 45 Football 1, 2, 3, 4 tCaptainJ5 Basketball 1, 25 Track
1, 2, 3
GRA 1, 2, 3, 45 FHA 1, 25 Pep Club 2, 3, 45 Science Club 45 Scarlet
and Black Staff 45 Cyclone Staff 2, 3, 4 tSenior EditorJ5 Concert
Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45
Girls' Glee Club 1, 45 Accompanist 1, 2, 3, 45 Girls' Sextet 1, 25 Dou-
ble Mixed Quartet 25 Class Officer 3 fStudent Councill5 Class Play
3 tPrompterl, 45 Cheerleader 1, 2, 3, 45 Attendant 2, 3
GRA 1 2 3 4 fPoint Secretaryl FHA 1 2
, u ici y airmanlg Pep Club 2, Science Club
4 iSecretarylg Scarlet and Black Staff 1, 2, 4, Cyclone Staff 2, 3,
Concert Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Pep Band 1, 2,
3, 45 Instrumental Solo 1, 2, 3, 4, Woodwind Trio 2, 3, 4, Woodwind
Quartet 3, 4, Woodwind Quintet 1, 2, Chamber Group of Woodwinds
1, 2, Clarinet Quartet 1, 2, 3, 43 Clarinet Trio 1, 2, 3, 4, Northwest
Iowa Band 1, 2, 4, Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 43
Girls' Sextet 1, 2, Girls' Trio 3, Madrigal 3, 4, Class Officer 1 iPres-
identlg Class Play 3, 4
Pep Club 4, Lettermen's Club 3, 4, Cyclone Staff 3, 4 fSenior Ed-
itorlg Basketball 1, 2, Track, 1, 2, 3, 4, Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4,
Boys' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Class Play 3, 4
LetteI'men's Club 2, 3, 45 Cyclone Staff 1, 2, 3, 4, Football 1, 2, 3, 41
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Track 1, 2, 3, Mixed Chorus 3, 4, Class Offi-
cer 4 CSecretary-Treasurerlg Class Play 3, Escort 4
GRA 1, 2, 3, 45 FHA 1, 2 !SecretaryJg Pep Club 2 fPresidentJ, 3, 4
KSecretary-Treasurerlg Science Club 3, 45 Soarlet and Black Staff
3, 4, Cyclone Staff 2 3 1Junior Editor! 4 fSenior Ed't J C
, , ior 3 oncert
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Pep Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Flute
Solo 1, 2, 3, 4, Flute Trio 2, 3, 4, Flute Quartet 3, 4: Woodwind Trio
3, 4, Wood ' d ' ' '
' w1n Quartet 2, 3, 4, Woodwind Quintet 2, 3, Woodwind
Cho' 3' N - '
ir , orthwest Iowa Band 3, 4, Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 4 fSecretary-
Treasurerlg Girls' Glee Club 1, 4
HARRY MELANDER, JR.
Scarlet and Black Staff 4 1EditorJg Cyclone Staff 3, 4, Basketball 1,
2, 3, Track 2, Class Play 4
FFA 1, 4 fVice-Presidentl: Pep Club 4, clone Staff 2-
Band 1, 2, 33 Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4, lggp Band 1, 2, 3gCg:1cr?gg
Band 1, 2, Trombone Quartet 1, 2, 35 Brass Choir 2, 3, Trombone
Soloist 25 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Boys' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Boys'
Quartet 3, 4, Double Mixed Quartet 25 Madrigal 3, 4: Vocal Soloist
ghginuii 4V0ca1 Duet 3. 4, Boys' Double Quartet 35 Northwest Iowa
FFA 1, 2 fSecretaryl fState Convention? 3 tSentinelJ fState and
National Conventionl, 4 CPresidentJg Cyclone Staff 45 Mixed Cho-
rus 1, 2, 3
FFA 2, 3 fSecretaryl 4, Cyclone
Staff 3, 4, Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Bas-
ketball 1g Track 1, 2, 3, Mixed
Chorus 1, Boys' Glee Club 1
FFA 2: Lettermen's Club 1, Q1-
clone Staff 3, 4, Basketball 2, 4,
Track 23 Baseball 1, Mixed Cho-
rus 1, 3, 4, Boys' Glee Club 1, 3, 4
, , , I , fLocal Program Chair-
man? 3 fDistrict P bl' 't Ch '
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CHARLES RYHERD w .f
FFA 1, 2, 3, 4: Scarlet and Black Staff 4: Mixed Chorus 3: Boys'
Glee Club 3 3
GRA 1, 3, 4: FHA 1, 2, 3: Pep Club 2, 3: Cyclone Staff 1, 2, 3, 4
tPublicity Directorl: Concert Band 1, 2, 3: Marching Band 1. 2, 3
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4: Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Pep Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Dance Band 3, 4:
Trombone Quartet 2, 3, 4: Brass Ensemble 2, 3: Mixed Chorus 1,
2, 3, 4: Girls' Glee Club 1, 3, 4: Madrigal 4: Girls' Sextet 1, 2: Girls'
Quartet 2, 3, 4: Vocal Solo 3, 4: Northwest Iowa Chorus 4: Class Of-
ficer 3 tSecretary-Treasurerl, 4 fPresidentJ: Class Play 4 KStudent
Directorl: School Treasurer 4: Queen 4
FFA 1, 2, 3, 4 fSecretaryJ: Concert Band 1, 2, 3: Marching Band 1,
2, 3: Pep Band 2, 3: Dance Band 3: Brass Choir 3: Trumpet Quar-
Lettermen's Club 3, 4: Cyclone Staff 2, 3, 4: Football 1, 2, 3, 4:
Basketball 1, 2: Track 1, 2, 3: Concert Band 1, 2, 3: Marching Band
1, 2, 3: Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Boys' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4
GRA 1, 2, 3, 4: FHA 1, 2: Pep Club 2, 3, 4: Scarlet and Black Staff
1, 2, 3, 4: Concert Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Pep
Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Dance Band 2, 3, 4: Sax Quartet 1, 2, 3, 4: Instru-
mental Solo 1, 2, 3: Woodwind Choir 3, 4: Northwest Iowa Band 4:
Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Madrigal 3, 4:
Girls'.Quartet 4: Girls' Troi 3: Vocal Solo 2, 3, 4
Pep Club 4: Lettermen's Club 3, 4 iVice-Presidentl: Cyclone Staff
2, 3. 4 fAssistant Editorl: Concert Band 2, 3, 4: Marching Band 2,
3 iVice-Presidentl, 4 fPresidentl: Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3 fStu:lent
Councill, 4: Boys' Glee Club 2, 3, 4: Madrigal 3, 4: Quartet 3: Dou-
ble Quartet 3: Solo 3: Class Play 3, 4: Manager 2, 3, 4
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5 Pep Club 4: Lettermen's Club 2,
3. 4 lPresidentl: Cyclone Staff 2,
3, 4: Football 1, 2, 3, 4 fCaptainJ:
Basketball 1, 2, 3: Track 1, 2, 3,
4: Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 tPres-
identl: Madrigal 3, 4: Vocal Solo
3: Boys' Quartet 3: Class Officer
1, 4 fStudent Councill: Class Play
4: Escort 1, 2
FFA 1: Pep Club 4: Lettermen's
Club 3. 4: Cyclone Staff 3, 4 1Co-
Publicity Editorl: Basketball 1,
2: Track 1, 2. 3: Mixed Chorus 1,
2, 3, 4: Boys' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4:
Class Play 3
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BOYS' PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Building a pyramid
Front row: Bob McDonald, Ronald Preston, Tom
Gri Loren Winterhof
Second row: Richard Krenzien, Don Gustafson,
Third row: Harry Melander, Richard Hogrefe
Fgurrh row: Steve Peterson
ROSS HUTTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW
SENIOR CLASS ACTIVITIES
Walking in the same Indian summer sun past
the apple trees we 'had once climbed, the swings We
had swung in, we entered the familiar schoolhouse
as seniors. This was no sudden culmination of our
efforts and prestige, we had merely changed.
Again we built a homecoming float, "Give 'em
the Works," the senior jinx going for naught as
we lost our cyclone, and slipped to third. We held
our quota of parties, fthese differentiated from
those of yore by slightly later hours and perhaps
some added sophistication!
Typing, office courses, English, social studies,
agriculture, chemistry, industrial arts, and trig-
onometry comprised the available curricula. Cer-
tainly there was no deficiency of extracurricular
activities. The music department shaped up well,
but lamentably the athletic and academic records
were not outstanding.
In a small school classes vary, and we held
our individuality. If previous classes Fhave been
famous for ambition and aggressiveness, we are
probably the most amiable collection of people ever
to graduate, which in these warlike 'times may,
after all, be, a conspicuous virtue. We have gather-
ed some experience and are not very much awed
by the change from preps to wage-earners or col-
legians. Now, gauging past and anticipated exper-
iences, we will impassively wipe the tears from our
eyes and find new things to do.
Fail!! 5 "f T
Now look at this Experiment
Mr, Ehlers Harry Melander
Carolyn Stxlle Karen Lietz
Philip Stokes Robert Huseman
Study! Study! Study!
Front row: Myron Radke, Ronald Peterson
Second rcw: Tom Grigg, Ellen Herzberg
Third row: Merlin Ryherd, Carole Walton
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SOCIAL STUDIES b M'
Cast your vote
Dean Radke . 1
Janet Peterson '
Alice Noble T
Front row: Frances Dahl, Carole Walton, Mary Huseman, Sharen Huseman, Daphne Holmes, Nancy
Kindwall, Karen Lietz, Ellen Herzberg, Linda. Cone, Diane Holtz, Janet, Peterson
Second row: Myron Radke, Loren Winterhof, Alan Harms, Bob McDonald, Philip Stokes, Ronald Preston,
Eugene Peterson, Tom Grigg, Robert Huseman, Allen Jahde, Steve Peterson, Don Gustafson
Third row: Dean Radke, Carolyn Stille, Ronald Peterson. Alice Noble, Richard Hogrefe, Merlin Ryherd,
Richard Krenzien, Melvin Moigaard, Philip Lietz, Harry Melander, Jerry Endreson
Karen Lietz 44.003
Daphne Holmes 13.973
AMERICAN LEGION AWARD
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN
GOOD CITIZEN AWARD
Karen Lietz CIowa State University?
Alan Harms iIowa State Teachers Collegeb
Daphne Holmes CWestmar College-J
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We're the class of sixty-one,
And proud of all that we have
For purple and orchid, we will
Leadership is our demand.
We are tops and nothing less
And one more thing we have to
Class of '61, HOORAY!
IOWA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
. AMERICAN LEGION
"Climb Every Mountain"
Purple and Orchid
AMEmcAN cmzENsHlP AWARD COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Dr. Wendell Q. Halverson
Shafefl H'-lseman President of Buena Vista College
Senior Closs Ploy
Down to Earth, a three-act comedy by Betty
Knapp, was presentefd by the senior class on April
The rambunctious plot of this play was center-
ed around 'the efforts of two straight-laced angels
to claim tlhe souls of two elderly people. Pilone, a
cupid-playing half-angel, endeavored to thwart the
efforts of his betters and stirred the cauldron ef-
fectively. Cast in the lead part of rich and can-
tankerous Augusta Applegate was Linda Cone.
Dean Radke as Herman Howell, the other "old
soul," is abetted by Alan Harms as Pilone in his
effort to enrapture Augusta.
Augusta W-as plagued with ta conglomeration
of soft-soaping, money-seeking relatives. Orpha
Teel, played by Alice Noble, hoped to live with her
aunt, Augusta, and to provide her daughter, Ruthie
lFrances Dalhll, with the proper husband-hunting
background. Baxter Bromsley fHarry Melander,
Jr.J was aided by his wife, Millie CNancy Kind-
walll, in his attempt to appropriate funds from
"Aunt Gus" to advance his madcap inventions.
Bax'ter's daughter, June CMary Husemanl, is en-
gaged to Richard W'hite CJerry Endresonl. Orpha
was hopeful that Ruthie would attract rich and ec-
centric, fMyron Radkel, Pilone misbehaved, and
the result was a romantic plot and counter-plot.
Diana the love-lorn maid, played by Daphne
Holmes, provided a twist to the aims of angels,
Wilfred CPhil Lietzl and Agnes fKaren Lietzl.
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Second row: Harry Melander, Myron Radke, Dean Radke, Nancy Kmdwall, JETTY I
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