Forreston High School - Cardinal Yearbook (Forreston, IL)

 - Class of 1956

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' L V v W' X ' I is L so S or S rn nf' V '65 1' v - Zu' :VL V I H ,rf . fff' if" ' f , fpfz ff 1 tl iv !NJ4.c'1f11f"' L or J f ff O O f Dedlcuhon A qmet brxck schoolbulldlng can be most artlculate ln brlnglng back meanlngful memorles The bu1ld lng may be empty and mute yet those who llved and learned there may enter and they wxll hear famxllar volces and see real people frlends classmates and teachers of bygone years they w1ll recall speclal affectlons that developed wlthm those four walls they may sadly reconstruct a bltter dxsappoxntment or re llve joyous trlumphs experlenced ln athletxcs muslc Judglng contests class plays and other act1v1t1es If present plans materlallze we w1llbe the flnal hlgh school graduatmg class from thls brlck buxldlng We are graduatlng class number 40 from thls blllldlllg Twenty three of the exerc1ses were held ln the old study hall w1th the past seventeen 1n the gymnaslum audxtorlum roll w1th 36 graduates A total of 746 youths have been mcluded 1n those forty graduatlng classes As we leave th1s old frlend we wxsh her well and we know she w1ll contlnue to be busy and useful as mcreasmg numbers of small chlldren enter her doors Some lnterlor changes may be made but she wlll remain as a solld anchor and frlend 1n the mldst of our communlty near a busy hlghway of traff1c and travel She has been heavlly overloaded for several years but she remalns strong Her sturdy stalrs have carrled thousands of feet up and down yet there are no cupped places so common 1n other staxrs Her walls are strong the roof IS tlght andher floors look even better than they dld twenty years ago when o1l appllcatlons were lxberal Boys and glrls w1ll come and go but our falthful frlend w1ll remam here for many years quletly and patlently performmg her servlce to our communlty In grateful acknowledgement of all thls brlck bu1ld1ng has meant to us 1n l1v1ng and learnmg we the semors of 1956 36 strong do hereby dedlcate thxs seventeenth volume of the Cardlnal to her and to all she symbollzes IH our makeup and memory May her years of usefulness long contmue and may our l1ves be as sturdy and as useful and as mfluentlal as has been hers O I 'The 1916 group--last inthe previous building-:had 12 members. The 1956 class has tripled that class nf' --....,.m- ., , ' fvv-54 W ,f History of F C H S The f1rst school bmldmg ln Forreston was a one story frame structure about 40x60 feet lo cated ln the center of the or1g1na1 town plat or to be exact on the lots occupled by the Stanley resldence Just west of the Lutheran church It was erected 1n 1856 and was ln those early days used for every pur pose of publlc gathermg 1nclud1ng lectures theatre etc On Sundays It was an unusually busy place as all denomlnatlons used lt for rel1g1ous servlces at varlous hours durmg the day so that rel1g1ous servlces were almost lf not contmuous through the day In lt the Un1on Sunday School was organlzed by C M Haller and others ln May 1859 and contxnued to hold 1tS sesslons there untxl the year 1863 when It was remov ed to the then new Lutheran Church the second new church to be btult 1n Forreston When the new school was bu1lt ID 1867 thxs old tabernacle was sold for a few hundred dollars to George W Hewltt who used lt several years for a hay barn When I f1rst attended th1s school It cons1sted of one large room wlth two front doors one for the boys and one for the gxrls The benches and desks were so arranged that the boys and glrls faced each other lookmg north and south There was a ralsed plat form at the west end where the teacher had h1s table and the "dunce block" As populatlon lncreased we needed two teachers A board part1t1on was run through the room east and west dlVld1Dg xt mto two long narrow rooms The males and females could no longer be segregated and toward the end It became very crowded so that the smaller ch1ldren were crowded out and were taught by a th1rd teacher 1n the basement of U B Church The above ment1oned 1867 bul1d1ng was erected near the Slte of our present bul1d1ng The present bu1ld1ng was bullt ln 1916 and 1n 1939 an addxtlon was bullt whlch prov1ded for a gym a commerclal room an ag room and a stage The school grounds have been enlarged and lmproved ln many ways the past few years We now have a very f1ne track and a splend1d softball d1amond In 1946 11 ts were added to xmprove the d1amond In November 1952 an asphalt tennls court was la1d east of the bul d1ng The class of 1947 planted two Jumper trees southwest of the bulldmg 1n memo of two F C l-I S men gave thelr llves for thexr country 1n World War II On the north slde of the school 1S a towermg gmgko tree planted ln memory of Charles Ruppert a World War I veteran A marker was placed by thxs tree ln 1949 by Amerlcan Leglon Post 308 In 1879 three students graduated from F C H S to make up the f1rst graduat1ng class There were no graduates from 1881 to 1885 but since that txme there has been a graduatxon class every year The largest classes of 34 members each graduated rn 1942 and 1945 unt1l the 1954 group set a new record w1th 38 graduates Just now we feel we are enterxng a new era On October 16 1954 the dlstrxct voted S590 000 1n bonds to purchase a slte and to erect a new school on that s1te The s1te contams 20 acres border1ng the vxllage l1m1ts on the east and lylng Just south of Route 72 The proposed buxldmg IS to face the north and wxll be accesslble from Route 72 and v1a a new street to be opened Just south of the Jack Freasman resldence Thls street lines up wlth the east west street by the Masonlc Temple Hopes had been held for a new street Jo1n1ng these separated segments but s1x sets of raxlroad tracks would be crossed The estl mated mxmmum cost for new street work the crossmgs and the flasher slgnals was S30 000 Then too a permxt must be secured from the Illinols Commerce Comm1ss1on The plan has been dropped for the present The dxrt began to fly Jlme 24 on the new Slte Progress has been steady and the bmldmg IS scheduled for occupancy by September 1 Costs are too great to purchase all new eqmpment Usable equipment from the present buildmg w1ll be taken to the new btuldlng The cafeterla k1tchen lxbrary physlcs and chemlstry equlpment and several other items must be purchased new The school wzll accommodate 250 students 165 are now enrolled There may be 200 from the combined Forreston Ger man Valley area w1th1n three years It IS posslble that the 250 mark could be reached ln fxfteen years If so our heatxng system IS deslgned to take care of SIX add1t1onal rooms whlch would take care of our hxgh problems for qnute a few more years It IS slgmfxcant that the flrst school ln Forreston was buxlt 1n 1856 Thus the one hundreth annlver sary of th1s flrst school can be approprlately celebrated by dedlcatmg one of the fmest h1gh school btuld mgs ln northern Illlnols I O O O H . . . . - graduates, Pvt: Herman Woolsey, class of 1938, and Ensign Carroll Coffman, class c:ly193.9. These tivo ' 1 'C ,, . . . . . History ofthe New School It has been no secret for several years that a new school bulldmg was needed at Forreston The hlgh school has never hadaseparate bu1ld1ng When the hlgh school dlstrxct was organlzed ln 1937 the board rented space from the grade school Two years later the hxgh school erected the gym ag class rooms and commerclal rooms adJo1n1ng the grade school bulldmg Smce the grade school owns the major part of the bu1ld1ng and smce there are 50'Z, more students than the bu1ld1ng can safely accomodate xt became apparent that the renter would have to vacate In fact the grade school board made such a formal request of the hlgh school 1n a letter dated Aprll 13 1953 Room mother groups and the adv1sory councll became acutely mterested durlng the 1953 54 school year The guldmg genlus for the advxsory council 1n its early precarious days was the chalrman George McDonald He was later succeeded by Kermit Mlller who also d1d a f1ne Job leadxng thls lmportant group Each portlon of the entlre dlstrlct was represented on the large commlttee and smaller commlttees were chosen to make pertlnent studles The most lmportant of these study commlttees were the currlculum chlld census s1te hot lunch wut d1str1ct bulldmg and flnance They all turned IH valuable reports On the questlon of new bu1ld1ng or un1t d1str1ct the entire councll debated the matter serxously for some tlme and voted 18 6 to recommend a new bu1ld1ng rather than a un1t d1str1ct The Ill1no1s Bond Servlce was employed June 17 1954 and four weeks later f7!15y Ray Orput Rock ford was employed as archltect Mr Posorske of Illmols Bond Servlce helped varlous commlttees organ xze to get necessary mformatlon to the people pr1or to the election The electlon was held October 17 1954 The vote was favorable for both the S590 000 bond ISSUE and the Weegens sxte at the east edge of town It was 633 375 for the bonds and 536 462 for the Slte A total of 1034 people voted The 20 acre slte was purchased from Slmon Weegens shortly after the electlon for S20 000 Blue prlnts for the bulldmg were completed early IH May and blds were opened June 3 1955 Con tracts were awarded to low bldders as follows General Contractor John Gustafson 8zSon S395 472 00 Plumbmg Rockford Plumblng and Heating 45 000 00 Heatlng Nelson Plplng Co 77 776 00 Electr1c Berg Electr1c Co 40 196 00 S558 444 00 Three weeks after the blds were opened Gustafson had the dlrt flylng June 24 1955 Progress has been satlsfactory slnce that tlme and lt now appears that the school w1ll be completed and ready to use by September 1 Another unportant development has taken place 1n that the German Valley area has been added to our hlgh school dlstrlct and the terrltory east and south of Florence Statlon IS petxtlonlng to enter Thus the d1S trxct w1ll be 4096 larger than It was when the bulldmg program began Many of these students were already attendm here The board of educatlon has planned well 1n preparing for 250 hlgh school students 1n the new bu1 d1ng 166 were enrolled thls year The heatlng plant IS ample to care for slx add1t1onal rooms lf such need to be added The school IS located at the east edge of Forreston on the south Slde of Route 72 It IS a one story structure with the mam part extendlng east and west parellel to the hlghway To the east IS the qulet or academlc sectlon llbrary English hlstory math science and commerclal To the west IS the vocatlonal wing Home econornlcs vocatlonal agriculture lndustrlal arts and draftlng The admmxstratlve sectlon IS between these two wmgs at the north entrance Extending due south beyond the front entrance IS the physlcal educatlon plant and audltorxum Flne fac1l1t1es w1ll be afforded for regular P E classes For basketball games the floor IS the same SIZC as any large hlgh school floor m Ill1no1s and there w1ll be seats for 1100 people Just west of the gym lS a f1ne cafeterla that w1ll handle 200 students at a t1me and a spaclous kltchen adjolns lt on the south Beyond the kltchen IS a dellghtful muslc room wxth rlsers for better practlce facllltxes practlcc rooms storage and lxbrary space The muslc room IS just 0pp0Slt8 the large stage that IS located at the south end of the gym There f1ne musxc programs and class pla s may be antlclpated In short a f1ne bulld 1ng IS about ready to serve the communlty and lt IS a buxldmg o whlch the communlty should well be proud O All Contractors were from Rockford except Berg Electric Co. of Rochelle. h fi! 15' ual- -Ygggz 4' fl 79:55 A-sgv fn. 1-N. as ft A-W L4 HAYFIELD Ham-fjen 'Fav-cmgvx 3 pdvlfe arch f Lrwxfyvy VQK -SCBY Vwf mere-F award. gcc f nm Renew ba 'S-of Ann 4. 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BETH D AMSRUD cPha1l School of Musxcl hwestern W MM Ban lee b N D' ll Q- ,1 MARY ESTERLY NorthCentra1 VERA MAE ZIEGLER Man BS Home Ec I II FHA Ad chesterBS Enghshl 11 III IV VISGI' evsp' BARBARA LENNARTZ North ern Ill State Teachers College BS Glrls Physlcal Educatlon GAA Senlor Class Advxser Pep rx! Club ALMA z GER LNoru1 Central BA Frn W X ,fx J f lr' NN' 1 U1 INEZ BRINKMEIER Browns Buslness College Offlce Secre tary A , u .UJAJIIA ' IX. - XX ".giA - , Y, Tw' ' .gnu I, , A f .N . ,Jigga u. - ' f - Q , ONNE A. DGWALL WARREN KANEY Howard Scott Board Of Education all to. EARL LINK HERMAN FREY "' ' 88.1 The Forreston Community High School, District. No. 219. was organized in the spring of 1937. The five board members elected at that time were: Onne A. DeWall, Earl J. Link, Herman Frey, Walter Kaney. and Clarence Rademaker. J. E, Fisher was employed to serve as clerk of the board. Three of the original five are still members: DeWall, Link. and Frey. Oscar Vietmeier has been a member since August, 1940. when he was appointed to succeed Clarence Rademaker, who moved to Polo. Warren Kaney was elected in April, 1948, to succeed his father, Walter. who retired. J. E, Fisher served as clerk until April, 19-14, when he retired. Mr. Fisher had served on Forreston School Boards for 44 years, from April, 1900. through April 194-1. During the last seven years of that rc- markable period he served as secretary to both local school boards. B, H, Unangst then served a ten year period as secretary. In 1954, Mr. Unangst was succeeded by Gerald R. Duitsman, the present secretary. In 1954 a state law became effective whereby two members were added to make a seven man board. At that April election Warren Kaney was re-elected to a three year term and two new members were elected: Paul Moring and Howard Scott. These seven men. with the help of the Citizens' Committee and a number of auxiliary committees successsfully guided the work toward a successful election in October, 1954, and the new high school now nearing completion. Paul Moring C .l ,gf . l 56 Q5 3 GL r? Alt C, I A . , F A 'P 'SN t... ,f X 1 if Il 1 1" f A? g OSCAR VIETMEIER Gerald R. Duitsman 5 VEQ H K sw 4,1 fm X X TmuGHTWg,D MH E IT ' xl v"":' TRQM, s -- fix-51 ll , , ff CS? ' ' O x , go Sw l 2 4 in 0 X GERALDINE RATMEYER "Her ways are ways of pleasantness. " GAA 1,2,3,4g Class Play 35 Choir l,2,3,4g Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,4g Pep Club 3,4g Class Officer, Vice- President, 4g Annual Staff 41 Student Council 4, Mixed Ensemble 3,45 District Mu- sic Contest 3,4. BARBARA LENNARTZ Senior Class Adviser. NEAL BUSKER "Every moment of my life is a step upward." Boys' Chorus 1,2,3,4g Mix- ed Chorus 1,2,3,4g Softball l,2,3,4, Baseball 4, Bas- ketball 1,2g Track 1,2, Boys' State Representative 31 Class Officer, President 4, Rt. 72 Speech Contest 3,4g Freeport Practice Speech Contest 3, District Speech Contest 3,41 Sec- tional Speech Contest 3, Student Council 4g Annual Staff 4, Class Play 4, ei lfxft lv HARLAN SMITH "The vanity of all things forms a pleasure." Class Officer, President 1, Co-treasurer 4, Student Council lg Annual Staff 4, Basketball 1,2,3,4g Foot- ball 3,4, Softball 1,2,3,4g Track 1,2,3,4Q Baseball 2, 3, 45 Boys Chorus 1,2,3,4g Choir 1,2,3,4g District Mu- sic contest 2,3g Class Play 4, FFA 1,2,3,4g FFA Offi- cer 4g Greenhand Degree lg Chapter Degree 25 FFA Poultry Judging 2, FFA Grain Judging 3, FHA - FFA King 4, FHA -FFA King Attendant 1, FFA State Convention 3, FFA Chapter Award 33 Boys' State Rep- resentative 3, Boys' Oc- tette 3, Quartet 4g ilu-X if-Q ff, t Qtwlt 3 it G, JANICE COOLEY "Honor lies in honest toil." GAA l,2,3,4g Sauerkraut Queen Attendant 4, Girls' Chorus l,2,3,4g Choir 1, 2,3,4, Class Officer, Sec- retary 4g Student Council 4, Annual Staff 45 District Music Contest 3,4, Pep Club 3,4g Reporter 43 Pon- Pom Girl 4, Mixed Ensem- ble 3,4. jglbl of 1 I 1 fd -ali? .1 RUTH SNIDER "Patience and gentleness is power." Cardinal Co-editor, 4g An- nual Staff, 39 Girls'Chorus 1,2,3,49 Choir 1,2,3,49 Pep Club 3,49 Pon Pom Girl 49 Mixed Ensemble 39 Quartet 49 District Music Contest 3,49 Class Play 39 Class Officer,Secretary LEOLA DEWALL "I have a heart with lots of room for joy and happi- ness." Band, trombone, 1,2,3,49 Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,49 Choir 1,2,3,49 GAA 1,2,3,4Q Pep Club 3,49 Librarian 3,49 Reporter 39 Student Council 39 GAA Leader- ship Camp 29 Annual Staff 49 Band Officer 3,49 Class Officer Vice President 3, Co-treasurer 49 Pep Club Officer 3,49 Cheerleader 2, 3,49 Sauerkraut Queen At- tendant 49 Trombone Trio 49 District Music Contest 4. ANN BEEBE "Kindness is wisdom." GAA 1,2,3,4Q GAA Sport's Manager 29 FHA 1,2,3,49 FHA Degrees 1,29 Band, flute, 1,2,3,49 Band Officer 2g Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,49 Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,49Glee Club Officer 4g District Music Contest 1,2,39 FTA 1,2Q Class Play 3,4Q Pep Club 3,49 Librarian 1,3,4Q Annual Staff 3,41 Co-Edi- tor of Junior Journal 49 Reporter 2,39 Rt. 72 Speech Contest 39 Flute Trio 192,39 School Homemaker of To- morrow Award 4g DAR Award 4. JUANITA KORF "A pleasant lass with wit and mirth." Annual Co-Editor 49 Band, French horn, 1,2,3,49 Band Officer 2,4g Brass Sextet 3,49 Horn Trio 39 District Music Contest 3,49 State Music Contest 39 Freeport Practice Speech Contest 3g Girls' Chorus 1,2.3,4: Girls' Trio 49 Mixed Chor- us 1,2,3,49 Camera Club 2,39 Librarian 2,3,49 FTA 2g GAA 1,2,3,4Q Reporter 2,3Q Class Play 3,4Q Pep Club 3,4. JAMES DAWS "Variety is the spice of life." Boys' Chorus 1,2,3,4g Mix- ed Chorus 1,2,3,4g Band. cornet, 1,2,3,4g FFA 1,2,3. 4g FFA Officer 4g FFA De- grees 1,2g Chapter Farm Mechanics 3g Track 2,3,4g Basketball 1,25 Football 3. 4. KATHERINE BROOKS "Kindness is the fountain of gladnessf' FHA 1,2,3,4g FHA Degrees 1,2g FTA 1,2gClassOfficer, vice president 2g Student Council 2g Pep Club 35 Re- porter 3,4g Librarian 3,4g Freeport Practice speech contest 3g Rt. 72 Speech Contest 3,4g District Speech Contest 3g Annual Staff 4g Class Play 3,-1. BARBARA DEVRIES Life is full of Joy and gladness Reporter 3 Librarian 3 District Music Contest 3 4 Band clarinet 1 2 3 4 Band Cllmc Delegate 3 Cheerleader 4 GAA 1 2 3 4- GAA Officer 4- BandOf- ficer 4- Annual Staff 43 Pep Club 3 4 Pep Club Officer 3 4 FHA 1,2,3,4g FHA Of- ficer 4, Sauerkraut Queen JOHN DAWS "Swift to hear and slow to speak." Softball 1g Basketball 1,2g Track 2,3,4g FFA 1,2,3,4g Greenhand Degree lg Chap- ter Degree 2g FFA Judging 2g Boys' Chorus 1,2,3,4g Annual Staff4g Football 3,4. ROBERT FAIST '4Patience is a necessary ingredient." FFA 1,2,3,45 Softball 3,45 Baseball 3,45 Basketball 2, 35 Track 25 Class Play 45 Annual Staff 4. ROSALIE DEWALL "The only way to have a friend is to be one." FHA 1,2,3,45 FHA Oficer 3,45 FHA Degrees 1,25GAA 1,2,3,45 GAA Sports Man- ager 45 Band, marimba, 1, 2,3,45 Girls' Chorus 152,35 45 Mixed Chorus Officer 45 FTA 1,25 Librarian 45 Re- porter 45 Pep Club 3,45An- nual Staff 45 Class Play 3,4- District Music Contest. 1 CAROLYN HARRENSTEIN GAA 1,2,3,45 Choir 1,2,3,45 Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,45 Girls' Trio 45 Reporter 35 Librairan 2,3,45 District Music Contest 45 Amiual Staff 45 DAVIS FOLKERTS "Knowledge is power." Band, flute, oboe, 1,2,3,45 Boys' Chorus 1,2,3,45 Mix- ed Chorus 1,2,3,45 Girls' Chorus Accompanist 2,3,45 Track 1,25 Camera Club 3,45 Class Play 45 Class Officer, Co-treasurer 3, Secretary 15 Mixed Chorus Officer 45 Librairan 45 Freeport Practice Speech Contest 35 Rt. 72 Speech Contest 35 Flute Trio 1,25 35 Boys' Quartet 3,45 Dis- trict Music Contest 1,2,3,45 Annual Staff 4. TREVA KEUNING "Her smiles have warmed many a heart. " Class Officer, Vice Presi- dent 1, Secretary 25GAA 1, 2,3,45 GAA Oficer 2,35 GAA Camp 35 GAA Work- shop 25 Girls' Chorus 1, 2,3,45 Mixed Chorus 1,2,3, 45 Boys' Chorus Accom- panist 2,3545 Band, clari- net, l,2,3,45 Band Officer 35 Pep Band 45 District Music Contest 3,45 Clari- net Quartet 35 Clarinet Trio 45 Girls' Trio 45 Girls State Representative 35 Band Clinic 45 Class Play 3,45 Sauerkraut Queen Attend- ant 45 Rt. 72 Speech Con- test 3,45 District Speech Contest 3,45 State Music Contest 35 Annual Staff 45 Librarian 35 FTA 25Voice- of Democracy 3. RICHARD JOHNSON "The joy of living is life." Band, trombone, clarinet, 1,2,3,45 FFA 1,2,3,45 Greenhand Degree 15 Chap- ter Degree 25 Boys' Chorus 1,2,3,45 Choir 1,2,3,45 An- nual Staff 45 FFA Judging 25 Basketball 1,2,3,45 Trombone Trio 45 District Music Contest 4. DAVID LOHR "Learn to live and live to learn." FFA 1,2,3,45 Band, bass horn, 1,2,3,45Chorus1,2,3, 45 Track 25 Manager 45 Green Hand Degree 15 Chapter Farmer 25 State Farmer 35Reporter35Dis- trict Music Contest 2,3,45 State Music Contest 3,45 Brass Sextette 3,45 Ki- wanis Sheep Plaque 1,2,3. 'VEH- NAOMI KORF A 'Pleasure and fun make the world go 'roundf' Band, french horn, l,2,3,45 Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,45 Choir 1,2,3,45 FrenchHorn Trio 3,45 District Music Contest 1,2,3,45 Pep Band 1,2,3,45 Camera Club 152, 3,45 FTA 1,25 FHA 3,45 FHA Officer 45 GAA 1,2,3, 45 Rt. 72 Speech Contest 3,45 District Speech Con- test 3,45 Sectional Speech Contest 35 Reporter 2,35 Annual Staff 45 Class Play 3,45 Pep Club 3,45 Librar- ian 2,3,4. ROBERT PALMER "La h and the world laulgls with you." Basketball 1,25 Track 2, 3,45 FFA 1,2,3,45 FFA Off- icer 45 Green Hand Degree 25 FFA Poultry Judging 25 Chapter S.H.LA. 35 FHA- FFA King Attendant 45 Boys' Chorus 35 FFA State Convention Delegate 35 An- nual Staff 4. JAMES MCINTOSH "Wise to resolve and pa- tient to perform. " Football 45 Baseball 45 Class Play 45 Annual Staff 45 Lanark, Clinton 15 Peca- tonica 2,3. HARLAN RATMEYER "A few strong instincts and a few plain words. " Boys' Chorus 1,2,3,45 Mix- ed Chorus 1,2,3,45 FFA 15 Annual Staff 45 Class Play 45 Mixed Chorus Officer 43 Rt, 72 Speech Contest 3,45 Freeport Practice Speech Contest 35 District Speech Contest 3,45 Voice of Democracy Contest 3,4. Q2 ,,, Z.,,,, :2Qi,1's4,fi ' 371 WENDELL POPPEN "The mildest manners and kindest heart. " Basketball 45 Track 45 Baseball 45 German Valley 1,2,3. ROGER RUTER "Friendship is a shelter- ing tree." Boys' Chorus 1,2,3,4,Mix- ed Chorus 1,2,3,4g District Music Contest 3,45 Annual Staff 4g Band, bass drum 1,2,3,4g Class Play 4, Rt. 72 Speech Contest 35 Free- port Practice Speech Con- test 3. LUTHER RATMEYER "The man lives twice that lives the first one well." Class Officer, treasurer, 2, Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4g Boys' Chorus 1,2,3,4gBas- ketball l,2g Class Play3,4g Boys State Representative 3, Annual Staff 4, Reporter 3g District Music Contest 3,45 Mixed Ensemble 3,4g Rt. 72 Speech Contest 3,4g Freeport Practice Speech Contest 35 District Speech Contest 3,4g Sectional Speech Contest 3. 1? Iwi flin- BETTY SCUDDER "Love Hope, and Joy, fair pleasures' smiling train." Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,4g An- nual staff 4. 4'5" f"" or P -Q RUSSELL RUTER "Steady, sure and not so slow." Band, bass horn,1,2gBoysl Chorus 1,2,3,4g Annual Staff 45 Class Play 3,4. MARSDON STUKENBERG "One good turn deserves another." Band, drum, 1,2,35 Boys' Chorus 2,3,45 Annual Staff 45 FFA 1. THOMAS STONER "Great thoughts, great feelings, came to him." Band, snare drum, 1,2,3,45 Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,45 Dis- trict Music Contest 2,3,45 Freeport Practice Speech Contest 35 Rt. 72 Speech Contest 2,3,45 District Speech Contest 2,3,45 Cam- era Club 1,2,3,45 Camera Club Officer 2,35 FTA 25 Percussion Quartet 35 Mix- ed Vocal Ensemb1e35 Class Play 3,45 Track 15 Basket- ball 15 Athletic Manager 3, 45 Class Officer, Co-trea- surer 35 Reporter 25 Co- Editor of Junior Journal 3,45 Boys' State Represent- ative 35 Annual Staff 3,45 Midwest Band Clinic 4. JON SWIFT "The treasure of friend- ship he has found." Boys' Chorus 1,2,3,45 Ca- mera club 1.2.35 Track 1,2, 3,45 Baseball 1,2,3,45 Soft- ball 1,2,3,45 Basketball 1, 2,3,45 Football 3,45 Annual Staff 3,4. s..,,. X bn RICHARD STUKENBERG "Pleasure and action make the hours seem short." ?oys' Chorus 1,2,3,45 FFA six, ROBERT VIETMEIER "The word impossible is not in my dictionar ." Class Officer, Presidbent 25 Student Council25 Annual Staff 45 FFA 15 Baseball 1,2,3,45 Softball 1,2,3,45 Track 1,2,3,45 Basketball 1,2,3,45 Football 3,45 Boys' Chorus 1,2,3,45 Camera Club 2,35 Class Play 3,4. KATHLEEN VAN NESS "Sincerity and kindness mean good fortune. " FHA 1,2,3,45 FHA Officer 35 FHA Section 22 Officer 45 FHA Degrees 1,25 FHA State Degree 35 GAA 1,2,3, 45 GAA Officer 45 GAA Camp 45 GAA Sports Man- ager 25 Librarian 2,3,45 Reporter 1,2,35 Pep Club 3,45 Annual Staff45 Camera Club 15 FTA 25 Sauerkraut Queen 45 Class Play 3,45 Band, clarinet, 1,2,3,45 Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,45 Mix- ed Chorus 1,2,3,45 Mixed Chorus Officer 45 District Music Contest3,45 Clarinet Quartet 35 Clarinet Trio 45 Mixed Ensemble 3,4. HAROLD ZAGER "A man of hope and a for- ward looking mind. " Basketball 2,3,45 Baseball 2,3,45 Track 2,3,45 Man- aqer 15 Camera Club 2,35 C ass Officer, President 35 Band Officer 45 Softball 2,35 Football 45 Band, cor- net 1,2,3,45 Boys' Chorus 1,2,3,45 Mixed Chorus l,2, 3,45 Class Play 3,45 Dis- trict Music Contest 2,3,45 Quartet 3,4. LORENE WILKEN "Sincere, honest, and kind." Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,45 Mix- ed Chorus 1,2,3,45 Amxual Staff 45 Pep Club 3,4. Class Poem EXCELSIOR The shades of nlght were fall1ng fast As though an Alplne vlllage passed A youth who bore m1d snow and 1ce A banner w1th the strange devlce Excels1or' H1s brow was sad h1S eye beneath Flashed l1ke a falchlon fron 1tS sheath And 11ke a s1lver clarlon rung The accents of that unknown tongue Excels1or' In happy homes he saw the llght Of household flres gleam warm and brlght Above the spectral g1ac1ers shone And from h1S llps escaped a groan Excels1or' Try not the Pass' the old man saxd Dark lowers the tempest overhead The roar1ng torrent IS deep and Wldel And loud the clarlon vo1ce repl1ed EXCGISIOF' O stay ' the ma1den sald and rest Thy weary head upon th1s breast' But st11l he answered Wlth a s1gn Excels1or' Beware the pme tree s wlthered branch' Beware the awful avalanche' Th1s was the peasant's last Good nlght A vo1ce repl1ed far up the he1ght Excels1or' At break of day as heavenward The p1ous monks of Salnt Bernard Uttered the oft repeated prayer A vo1ce crled through the startled a1r Excels1or' A traveller by the fa1thfu1 hound Half burled 1n the snow was found St1l1 grasp1ng IH h1s hand of 1ce That banner w1th the strange devlce EXCGISIOF' There 1n the tw111ght cold and gray L1feless but beaut1ful he lay And from the sky serene and far A VOICS fell 11ke a fa111ng star Excels1or' Henry W Longfellow 7 , . . 7 . 7 . 7 7 7 7 7 7 . . 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Our pros 111111 ' HX' 4" ' 1' 1 1 1111 1113111131 'z 1 1 yI'l " .F ' 1 ' 1 - f1I1' 1111 ' H' 'T 11 '-1 1 g I A , Senior Class History In the fall of 1952 forty energetlc freshmen entered the halls of F C H S These greenhand students were Ann Beebe Kather1ne Brooks Neal Busker James Daws John Daws Barbara DeVr1es Leola DeWall Rosalle DeWall Dorothy Drews Robert F31St Dav1s Folkerts Carolyn Harrenste1n Margaret Harrenstem Carol Janssen Rlchard Johnson Treva Kelmlng Juan1taKorf Naoml Korf Russell Lestlkow Dav1d Lohr Leonard Montalbano Robert Palmer Geraldlne Ratmeyer Harlan Ratmeyer Luther Ratmeyer Roger Ruter Russell Ruter Betty Scudder Dav1d Scudder Harlan Smlth Ruth Snlder Tom Stoner Ralph Strlcker Marsdon Stukenberg Rlchard Stukenberg Jon Sw1ft Kathleen VanNess Robert V1etme1er Lorene Wllken and Har old Zager The class offlcers for the year were Presldent Harlan Smlth V1ce Presldent Treva Keun1ng Secretary Dav1s Folkerts Treasurer Leonard Montalbano Advlser MISS Cramer Jun1or Journal Reporters Kathleen VanN ess and Jon Swlft Our class took part 1n the annual magazme dr1ve and school carnlval SOPHOMORE In the fall of 1953 we started out Wlth forty one members gallllllg Homer Johnson and Janlce Cooley Whlle loslng Dorothy Drews Durlng the course of the year we lost Leonard Montalbano wh1ch agaln dropped our membershlp to forty The class offlcers for the second year were Presldent Robert V1etme1er Secretary Treva Keun1ng Treaurer Luther Ratmeyer Advxser MISS Cramer The reporters for the year were Ann Beebe Juan1taKorf Tom Stoner Jon Swlft and Kathleen VanNess We agaln took part IH the magazme campalgn and had a number of bake sales JUNIOR By September 1954 we lost four members These were Margaret Harren ste1n Russell Lestlkow Dav1d Scudder and Ralph Strlcker The class offlcers for the year were Presldent Harold Zager V1ce Presldent Leola DeWall Secretary Ruth Smder Tresurers Dav1s Folkerts and Tom Stoner Adv1ser MISS Lennartz The reporters for the year were Leola DeWall Neal Busker Luther Ratmeyer Carolyn Harrensteln Homer Johnson Barbara DeVr1es Kather1ne Brooks Ann Beebe Naom1 Korf Kathleen VanNess Juamta Korf Tom Stoner and Dav1s Folkerts Our class took over the food stand at the basketball games and agam partlclpated 1n the magazlne dr1ve to bulld up the treasury On Apr1l 22 and 23 we presented our class play Father Knows Best It was a great success When we recexved our class rmgs 1n November we were envled by every one Another project of our class was the Banquet and Prom for the Sen1ors Th1s was held May 13 at the Leg1on Home 1n Freeport and was very successful. 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' ' l H 7 1 , . , - SENIOR In the fall of 1955 we galned two new members Whlle loslng two The members we galned were Wendell Poppen and James McIntosh We lost Carol Jansen and Homer Johnson The class oflcers for our f1nal year were Presldent Neal Busker V1ce Presldent Gerry Ratmeyer Secretary Janlce Coole Treasurers Leola DeWall and Harlan Smlt Advlser M1ss Lennartz The Co Edxtors for the Junlor Journal were Ann Beebe and Tom Stoner The Annual Co Edltors for th1s year were Ruth Sn1der and Juan1ta Korf We took part 1n the magazme dr1ve and sold 1ce cream bars at the basket ball games d Our Town' the class play was a b1g success It was g1ven on November 11 an 12 As we are about to venture forth lnto the world as the leaders of tomorrow the realxzatlon of no need for a memorandum of Joys heartbreaks temptatlons and years of hard work at F C H S 1S necessary We shall remember these happy days always May our loyalty to our alma mater never be abated as the years come and grow w1th the steady march of txme Semor Class Prophecy How would you l1ke to read a very lnterestlng book? It can hardly be classed people just people that are content where they are and w1th what they are domg Well come to the llbrary w1th me andl ll show you the book Here we are Rhapsody on the Class of 1956 You see th1s book happens to be a muslcal score Would you l1ke to hear 1tS themes? For the f1rst theme we must move out to Callfornxa where 1f you l1sten closely you can hear the v1brant stralns of a chlldren s cho1r 1n the nearby Reformed Cathedral where DAVIS FOLKERTS IS orgamst and cholrmaster A few mlles north 1n another c1ty our S1ghtS rest on a large stone bu1ld1ng surrounded by evergreens In front sets an lllumlnated brass slgn that reads SWIFT S Funeral Chapel JON S perslstence and steady plugglng pa1d off The musxc changes to tempo allegro as we head for Chlcago and Wrlgley Fleld Here you can see BOB VIETMEIER one of the topnotch Natlonal League ump1res bemg booed 1n a close game Let's go down the street a couple of blocks In the huge lot on the corner we see R1ngl1ng Bros Barum and Balley Clrcus set up for the matmee On a blllboard 1n front of the bxg top one can see a Slgll saymg See Bozo the greatest clown ' Bozo IS known to us a RICK STUKENBERG Leavmg the muslc of the call1ope we move 1nto the last strams of the allegro theme by taklng the El down to the loop Up 20 storles 1n the Palmer House behlnd a desk Wlth a mountam of sketches on lt we f1nd RICHARD JOHNSON truck deslgner for Internat1onal K6 . 9 ' ' 9 5 ' - n I . a , . 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' ' ' Q a n ' 1 , n I 1 9 As we leave Chicago and head south the theme of our Rhapsody changes to a 11ght folk tempo We re now 1n them thar hills of Kentucky Two familiar faces are those of HAROLD ZAGER and ANNE BEEBE Harold teaches religion and recreatlon to the h111 folk and Ann directs elementary education A little farther east in Virginia we see a huge colonial style farm It IS a home for Juvenile dellnquents ans IS co supervised by KATHERINE BROOKS doctor of psychology and JUANITA KORF doctor of med1c1ne We move to New York City at the Remington Rand Company and f1nd RUTH SNIDER JANICE COOLEY GERRY RATMEYER and LORENE WILKENS demon strating various business machines BOB PALMER also works for Remington Rand 1n a special capaclty and he also glves special attention to an old classmate there As we pass the New York Tlmes bulldlng we are reminded that there IS where KATHLEEN VanNESS works She has taken over DorothyK1lga1len's Vo1ce of Broad way" column MOV1Dg over to Brooklyn we come to a fairly modern bu1ld1ng on which hangs a sign 'School for Acting" If you ll peer 1n the window you'l1 see the head mstruc tors HARLAN RATMEYER and NEAL BUSKER Heading west now for Forreston we stop IH at MARSDON STUKENBERG S to see his internationally famous collection of Mercurys at h1S atomic powered farm near Adeline Arriving 1n Forreston we stop at the home of REV LUTHER RATMEYER who l1kes to tinker w1th machinery in his spare time Luther has tried crossing an Oliver Wlth an Oldsmobile but much to his dismay the result looks much like a Ford As we drive north on 72 two Jet propelled trucks des1gned by Johnson pass us The drivers of the trucks are the dalmtless DAWS twins JACK and JIM They have the most modern fleet of trucks IH the midwest In Shannon we visit the grade school and see ROSALIE DeWALL the first grade teacher She IS very happy ln her work and IS dearly loved by her pupils Skimmmg along southbound we see two well kept farms that are owned by Entering the c1ty l1m1ts of Port Byron we pass the high school where HARLAN SMITH coaches basketball His players all have sharp eyes for the basket and one scored 84 pomts 1n a single game' Port Byron says If you cantbeat em hire em Back north to Freeport we see two nurses walking west on Stephenson Street They are CAROLYN HARRENSTEIN and BARBARA DeVRIES Both are 'big wheels at the enlarged Deaconess Hospital In an Off1C6 1n downtown Freeport we see two girls we know who appear to be very eff1c1ent They are LEOLA DeWALL and BETTY SCUDDER They are making good use of training gained at F C H S By now Carthage has been moved to Freeport On the campus we see TOM STONER assistant professor of music entering the music hall for classes same serious minded and industrious Tom Also in Freeport IS RUSSELL RUTER head mechanic for one of the local garages No car trouble has ever stumped hlm In a barber shop down the street we see one of northern Illinois' best barbers WENDE LL POPPEN He can t decide which hair cut he d rather g1ve a crew cut or the conventional parted style he 1S equally eff1c1ent at elther Now moving west to Pella Iowa we hear the Central College chapel cho1r warming up for heir Sunday mornlng service Dlrectlng them 1S TREVA KEUNING Movlng way out west to Las Vegas Nevada we see on one of the giant marquees that NAOMI KORF and Noel Coward are do1ng three one act plays Naomi became famous ln ' Fumed Oak Leaving the d1n of the c1ty and lights we take our final trip which 1S up north a.nd out of the USA We re 1n Canada now The quietness of the snow and pines IS broken by the exuberant shouts of DAVE LOHR and JIM MacINTOSH They're both trappers and they ve just had one of their best days 560 peltsl And so our Rhapsody closes with the cold wind wh1n1ng off 1nto a triple p1an1ss1 mo And then sheer quietness , n ' u , BOB FAIST and ROGER RUTER, - both prominent Shannon millionaires. . . . . . . 4 6 , , - . 7 !77 . . 6 - ,S , . . . , . --- , ' I ! 7 . Semor Class Wlll We the Senlor Class of Forreston Communlty H1gh School ln Ogle County State of Ill1no1s ln the Year 1956 bemg of sound m1nd do ordaln publlsh and declare thls to be our last Wlll and testament m manner and 1n form as follows ANN BEEBE bequeath my scholastlc abllxty to Levma Kroeker KATHERINE BROOKS bequeath my sklll 1n dr1v1ng the Drlver Ed car to Nancy Buskhol NEAL BUSKER bequeath my I like Ike pm to Roger Wlchrnan JANICE COOLEY bequeath my PomPom ab1l1ty to Al1ce Black We JACK and JIM DAWS bequeath our hopped up plck up to LaVern Buntjer We BARBARA DeVRIES and LEOLA DeWALL bequeath our mseparable frlendshlp to Nancy Capps and JoElla Masterson ROSALIE DeWALL bequeath my ab1l1ty to m1nd my own buslness to Katherme Wagens ROBERT FAIST bequeath my Harley Davldson' to Ivan Haljenga w1th a no acc1 dent guarantee on It DAVIS FOLKERTS bequeath my musxcal abxllty to Delmar Lohr CAROLYN HARRENSTEIN bequeath my ablllty to date underclassmen to Geneva Thompson RICHARD JOHNSON bequeath my clty farmlng abullt to Loran Greenfleld TREVA KEUNING bequeath my muslcal talent to Eve yn Ratmeyer JUANITA KORF bequeath my ab1l1ty to become a good nurse to Betty Bornemeler NAOMI KORF bequeath my u1et manner of speakmg to Carolyn Haack DAVID LOHR bequeath my a 1l1ty to play the bass horn to John Trel JAMES MCINTOSH bequeath my ab1l1ty to get acquamted fast 1n a new school to Glen Schnelderman ROBERT PALMER bequeath my excellent class room behavlor to Bllly Toepfer WENDELL POPPEN bequeath my well known glggle to Jlm Grlgsby not that he needs lt but that he may have more varlety ROGER RUTER bequeath my curly halr to Eldon Stukenberg RUSSELL RUTER bequeath my ab1l1ty to be the town Romeo to my brother Marv I GERRY RATMEYER bequeath my athletlc ab1l1ty to Shirley Glover HARLAN RATMEYER bequeath my golden VOICE to Walter Paul HARLAN SMITH bequeath my ablllty to be the basketball team s top scorer to Jerry Stemhagen BETTY SCUDDER bequeath my worn out roller skates to Carol Heckman RUTH SNIDER bequeath my typlng and shorthand ab1l1ty to Marlene Weegens TOMG STOINER bequeath my statesmanl1ke manner and news wrltmg ab1l1ty to Tom arn art MARSDON STUKENBERG bequeath my ab1l1t to stay away from glrls to Jolm Akms RICHARD STUKENBERG bequeath my safe r1v1ng record to Kelth Anderson JON SWIFT bequeath my handsome proflle to Roger DeVr1es KATHLEEN VAN NESS bequeath my Shannon boys to Dory Kaney handle w1th care ROBERT VIETMEIER bequeath my heavy beard to Darrell Wmdle HAROLD ZAGER bequeath my xnferlorlty complex to Marvm Hayenga LORENE ILKEN bequeath my ab1l1ty to be seen and not heard to Ethel Wubbena To D1Ck and Marv we leave about 1 333 samples of the gum we ve been chewlng for the last four years Mr Masterson we leave the fond memorles of our outstandmg Class Mr Brmkmexer we leave The Author's" answers to our Un1t Hlstory exams and cherlshed memorxes of basketball achlevements Mr Van Ness we leave the absentee sl1ps whlch we forgot to turn 1n Mr Flnch we leave an alarm clock to keep h1S sleepy 7th hour study hall students awake Mr Hendee we leave the red and white Dr1ver's Ed car that never materlallzed MISS Lennartz and M1ss Esterley we leave a speedway on whlch to test drlve their cars Mrs Amsrud we leave our ab1l1ty to do a band show practlce ln 45 mxnutes that could be done ln 15 mlnutes Mrs Brmkmeler we leave a 40 ft by 40 ft prlvate offlce Mr Bartelt we leave the vxsxons of some day havlng a qulet and attentlve class Mrs Zelgler we leave a very long poem to be memorlzed 1n one day our enthusxastlc Mrs Zager we leave our fond memorxes of French conjugatlons and vocabularles Slgned Sealed and Delxvered th1s 22nd day of May one thousand n1ne hundred f1fty slx Neal Busker Presldent Janlce Cooley Secretary Wxtnesses Eleanor Drake John Akms and Judy Tre1 underclass executxves G 9 O I, , . . . . 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Kelth Andy Anderson Dale Dale Buskohl Nancy Nancy Buskohl Nancy N1n Capps R1chard R1Ch Cornellus Larry 'Gook' DeVr1es R1chard Rlch DeVr1es Roger Rog DCVFIGS Dale Dale DeWall Ruth Ann Ruth1e" DeWall Eleanor Butch" Drake Donald Don Engelkens Barbara Barb Greve Carolyn Haack1e Haack Wayne Wayne Haugh Sharon' Horton Sh1rley Jullus Dave Kan y Vlna ' Kroeker Sharon Sh1rley Dav1d Lev1na 'J1m ' Laws n Gene L9St1kOW Jo ' Masterson Shlrley' M1ller ' Walt Paul Sally Plowman Gordy Poppen Marv ' Ruter Glenn Glenn ' Schnelderman Eldon Eldon ' Stukenberg Susan ' Sue Sw1ft Geneva Gen1e' Thompson Carol T1m' Tlmmer John Johnny Tre1 LOIS Lols Vogt Marlene Marlene Weegens M1ldred M1ldred W1chman Roger Rog W1chman Ethel 'Ethel Wubbena Stephen Steve ' Wubbena James Eugene J oE lla Sh1 rley Walter Sally Gordon Marvm Junior Interview Greater men than I may be l1v1ng but I haven t met them yet Not much talk a great sllence What other people say always fascmates me Llfe wlthout laughmg IS a dreary blank Just Walt I may do somethmg sensat1onal 'If 1n need of a ood man let me know ' Good for a ot more than playlng basketball wonder wh1ch g1rl w1ll look best Wlth my t1e 'I know a lot but I can't thlnk of It Full of pep and always ready to Smlle out lou She IS always 1n for fun and afr1end to everyone The turtle got there flrst the hare was second What I thmk IS what I do There are daggers IH men s eyes thats why Im such a cut up hlnoqften tell myself there IS more ln me than people t 1 She never troubles trouble t1ll trouble troubles her S1ncere hosp1table and k1nd Great th1ngs are poss1ble for one w1th 1dGaS She IS a talker and needs no quest1on1ng before she speaks ' h' 9 A M Can tth1nk of pleasure agaln untll 4 P M Tlus learnlng IS such a th1ng A true fr1end and ever loyal to her class and fr1ends Good nature and good sense must ever Jo1n The art of l1v1ng IS more l1ke wrestllng than danc1ng An am1able g1rl w1th fr1ends 1n excess ' No really great man ever thought of hnnself so Swoon glrls here IS one Wlth what It takes A man never knows what he can do t1ll he tr1es 'No one knew h1S thoughts not even he The reclpe for havxng fr1ends IS to be one " It ISD t what I d l1ke to do but what I do that counts A good heart IS better then all the heads 1n the world He speaks 11ttle but th1nks a great deal more Common sense IS the best sense I know of She does her work and makes no fuss about lt A malden fa1r and calm ' Qulet stud1ous and courteous ' A patlent worker and a smcere fr1end, Be SW1ft to hear but slow to speak I O ' as ss , I4 ' ' 7 77 . cc 77 , cc ' H . 7 ' ca sr , as ' H as ' 77 , cc ' ' ' ' 77 ' u ' 77 ' , cc ' - ' 77 . 9 ' 4 2 ' , G ' 7 0 7 ' ' cc ' 77 ' , cc ' H , . . , . . . . . ,, K6 77 CI . cc 77 , 4 ' ' 77 . . . , . ,, LK : c d' 46 , cc ' ' ' H , . ll 77 , cc ' . 77 u Q ' Cl 77 , K6 ' ' 77 . . cc ' 77 , ca ' 7 . 7 7 U 7 77 . 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Sophomore Class Presxdent John Akxns VICG Presldent Carol Schoonhoven Secretary Evelyn Ratmeyer Treasurer Kelth Prasse Advlser Mr Bartelt SEATED Mr Bartelt Evelyn Ratmeyer John Ak1ns Carol Schoonhoven Kelth Prasse ROW 1 Darrell Wmdle LaVonne Pattat Llnda Plerce Ione Lynch Betty Bornemeler Eugene Bonebrlght Sh1rley Glover Judy Taylor James Grlgsby Mary Hartle ROW 2 Wava Fager Verna Gerwlg Jerry Stelnhagen JoAnn Plerce Barbara Buntjer Luann Hoffman Joyce Buss June Khnger Kenneth Kroeker Carol Heckman Dorls Kaney ROW 3 Ph11l1p Brooks Donna Janssen Robert Horton Ben3am1nKorf Dorls DeVr1es Gary Fllckmger Frank Blnkley LaVerne Buntjer Mar1a.n Weegens Lavern Stamm L1ndaHoch ROW 4 Larry Slmmons R1chard Meyer Paul MSIHGPS Carroll Gllllngham Jerry Daws James Walker Donald Drake, Leslle Heeren, Ivan Ha1Jenga, Paul Dale, Donald Buttel ABSENTEES Judy M1ller . - ' ' . . ' 7 . ' . ' . - 9 y . 1 1 1 I s 1 Q I ' - 1 . Q r :I s ' . 1 y s l l 1 - ' . . ' -. , . . ' ' . , a I 1 ' y ' 1 I - s v ' ' . 9 y l . s y 2 . 1 John Johny Ak1ns Frank "Frank Blnkley Eugene ' Gene' Bonebrlght Betty Betty Bornemeler Ph1ll1p Ph1l Brooks Barbara Barb Brooks LaVerne LaVerne ' Buntjer Joyce Joyce Buss Donald Don' Buttel Paul Paul ' Dale Jerold Jerry" Daws Dor1s Dory DeVr1es Donald Butch" Drake Wava Wava' Fager Verna Verna Gerwlg James JIIII ' Grlgsby Shlrley Shlrley Glover Carroll G1lly Gllhngham Ivan 'Ivan Haljenga Mary Mary Hartle MHPVID Squeeky Hayenga Carol Carol Heckman Leslle 'Les Hereen L1nda L1nda ' Hoch Luann 'Loule Hoffman Robert Bob Horton Donna 'Donna Janssen Dorls Dory' Kaney June Kllnger Kllnger Ben Benny Korf Kenneth Ken Kroeker Ione Ione Lynch Paul Paul MGIHGTS Rlchard Rlch Meyer Jud1th "Judy M1ller LaVonne Pat Pattat JoAnn Jo Plerce L1nda L1nda' Plerce Kelth Kelth Prasse Evelyn Em Ratmeyer Carol Carol Schoonhoven Larry Larry Slmmons Laverne Laverne' Stamm Jerry Jerry Stelnhagen Judlth Judy Ta lor James J 1m Wa ker Mar1an Mar1an ' Weegens Darrell Darrell W1ndle Sophomore Intemew Why hurry today? There s always tomorrow Act1on speaks louder than words ' 'No one knows h1S thoughts not even he 'F r1end to everybody and everybody's fr1end Work and worry have kllled many a boy why should I take the chance? The world knows least of 1ts greatest women' It 1sn't what I d l1ke to do but what I do that counts As merry as the day IS long I d love to play but gee klds Ijust HAVE to study 'SIX weeks exam oh what a frlghtl Ican thave a da e 1mt1l Frlday nlght Hey you down there She greets every task Wlth a cheerful outlook I know a lot but I Just can t thmk of lt 'Has anyone got too many men? Don t bother me Wlth men I envy no one who knows more than I I p1ty any that know less There are daggers 1n men s eyes that s why I'm such a cut up Why study lt only harms your bra1n I could be good Iwould be good but geel' 'I'm a small package so handle Wlth care ' Tall dark and Owell one can thave everythlng Laughlng 1S the Joy of l1v1ng Why let the dev1l have all the flm? Is she talklng YET or AGAIN? She speaks behaves and acts as she ought Just walt I may do somethlng sensatlonal Why are men so bashful? My mama says I m a good g1I'1', If men are contaglous why can t I catch one ?' I'm ser1ous 1n everythlng I do ' St1ll water runs deep Old enough to know better too young to res1st ' If opportun1ty knocks boys watch out In need of a good man? Well here I am She th1nks before she speaks " I let you know I m around The reclpe for havxng frlends IS to be one ' 'Good natured busy and fr1end1y 1 If the good d1e young It s a wonder I've l1ved th1s ong Full of pep and fun she's a frlend to all She has a qu1et look but looks may be qulte de ce1v1ng Larry goes through school We hope a l1ttle school goes through Larry I m just a wolf at heart Why worry the f1rst 100 years are the hardest ' Thls g1rl can out talk any of us I love work lt fascxnates me Ican s1t and stare at It for hours It's n1ce to be natural when you re naturally n1ce Skllful 1n every deed of II1lSCh16f ' I H ,, . gg 9 99 . . 99 ' . U ' ' ' . 6 , . g ' I 77 : , .- 77 ll 99 ' : 4 . . . . ca ' . cc 77 I , 77 cc 99 , 4' ' 7' H , ' - ca ' 9 ' 71 I 9 ' cc 77 , 4' ' -77 66 9 l U 7 ' ' U 1 9 9 9 ' A 9 4 ' .. ' 7 4 Z , . t . . . ,, . U cc 73 I 9 - - H ,, 0 l cc ' 99 H u' cc ' 9 ' ' 77 1 1 ' as 9 , 4 7' gg 7, ' . 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Freshmen Class OFFICERS Pres1dent Judy Tfel VICE Presldent Gary Stamm Secretary Treasurer Delmar Lohr Advlser Mr Hendee SEATED Mr Hendee Judy Trel Delmar Lohr Gary Stamm ROW 1 Allce Black JudyK1tzm1l1er Neva Suess Bllly Toepfer Sandra Wlnters Janet Koch Reuben Bolen Ronald Dwyer Robert Derby LaVonne Wxchman Judy Pontnack ROW 2 Ralph Coffman Clarence Konlng Ted Jolmson Shxrley Bolen Marjorle Engel Uthel Weegens Kather1ne Wagens Larry Wubbena Helen Kochsmeler Edna Scudder Mary P1erce ROW 3 Leroy Terry Mxchael McDonald Dera1dDeVr1es Alan Ranz Tom Garnhart Elwyn Zlmmerman Delmar Long Dan Raymond Howard Mowrer Loran Greenfleld Verlo DeWa1l Gordon Ross Tlmothy Mathlot ' -. 1 1 ' 1 ' - 1 1 .1 1 1 1 l 1 1 . 1 . . 1 - I - 1 l 1 1 . 1 U 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 . - " 1 1 1' 1 1 . 1. 1 1 1 1 1 , . Al1ce "Em' Black "Rube Bolen "Bumby Bolen Ralph Coffman 'Bobby Derby Derald DeVr1es Reuben Sh1rley Ralph Robert Derald Verlo DeWall ROHHIG Dwyer Verlo Ronald Mar3or1e Marpe' Engel Thomas Tom Garnhart Loran Gertrude Greenfleld Theodore Ted Johnson Judy Judy K1tzm1ller Janet CO0k16 Koch Helen Helen' Kochsme1er Clarence Clarence Kon1ng Delmar Butch Lohr Delmar Del Long M1chael M1ke' McDonald Howard Howard Mowrer Mary Mary' P1e rce J ud1th Judy Pontnack Alan Alan' Ranz Dan1el Dan Raymond Gordon 'Go rdy Ross Edna Edna Scudder Gary Gary Stamm Neva Neva Suess Leroy Leroy Terry Judy Judy Tre1 Wllllam B1ll Toepfer Katherme Katy Wagens Ethel Ethyl Weegens LaVonne LaVonne W1chman Sandra Sandy W1nters Larry Larry Wubbena E lwyn E lwyn Z lmmerrnan Freshmen Interview Open hearted ma1den true and pure To get to the top we must start at the bottom If men are contag1ous I m sure to get one Now there's a hefty hunk of handsome human GIVE me t1me g1rls' If the good d1e young lt s a wonder Isurv1ved th1s long If study makes a man br1ng back my cradle days" I m just as b1g for me ' Sald he as you are b1g for you' She s qu1et But" W1th loads of learned lumber 1n h1S head and mus1c 1n h1S heart A hand full of fun IS better thana barrel of learn1ng 'He seems qu1et but we wonder ' Valuable 1tems are oft done up 1n small packages I W1Sh I had a man other g1rls wouldn t steal She s qu1et unllke most g1rls He loves to pester the g1rls ' The lad1es call h1m sweet Never let stud1es 1nterfere w1th your educat1on Nobody can keep a good man down ' 'One Wlth 1d9aS that there are great thlngs pOSS1b18 Has anyone got too many men? 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Calendar XUC USI' Z9 School opens SP PTEMBER No school Labor Day Legal llol1dax No School Saucrkraut D 1y St1llman Valley Football thu: 30 Maga71ne Campa1gn B V11.tme1er top salesn1a11 w1th S230 06 FHA Slumber Party 24 Pecatomca Football at Polo Roger De V1 ICS broke leg, 30 Monxoe Center Football thc rt OCTOBER Sch1ldbe1g St Photos at '10 Does l301Lll.y Sllllll th xt L 1rlx 7 Lurf lhver Football thus Byron Football there No School Dnton Inst1tutr Ashton Football 'lt Polo 4 WlI1DCl3'11,0 Football the re M 11t1n Luther f1ln1h5 Counc1l of C,hu1 ehcs INOVILMBER 10 Sch1ldberg here for play dress rehearsal 12 S1 Class Play Our Town P 1- 'X Hog Sale at Byron 18 Shannon BB there 1st game of the season' Jr Class xmgs arr1vcd 22 Pearl C1ty BB there 24 No School Thanksglvmg Day Vacat1on No School Thanksgwmg Day Vacat1on 27 Mt Morr1s BB here DECEMBER Pecatomca BB there St1llma11 Valley BB here Monroe Center BB here 9 Leaf R1ver BB there 12 GAA Chrlstrnas carol1ng and play mght 13 FHA Daddy Date n1ght Sr P1ctures arr1ved 16 Byron BB here 19 FHA 8: FFA carolmg 20 Ashton BB there F C H S Chr1stmas Cantata F C H S Chr1stmas Party and last day of school Ill 1955 30 Mt Carroll Hollday Tournament F C H S 1st place Yea Cards' F C H S broke 3 records JANUARY 3 School opens for 1956 Any reso1ut1ons'P 3 Polo B B here 6 Wmnebago BB here 12 13 Semester Tests 13 Pecatomca BB here 14 St1llman Valley BB there 16 21 Rt 72 Conference Tournament Two f1rst place troph1es' 24 Monroe Center BB there 27 Leaf R1ver BB here FE BRUARY 3 Byron BB there 10 Ashton BB here 10 No school Oregon Inst1tute 11 Shannon BB here 18 Wmnebago BB there 21 Lanark BB there MARCH 30 No school Good Frlday APRIL 2 Iwo school Easter Vacat1on MAY 12 Jr Sr Banquet 20 Baccalaureate 22 Class nxght 24 Commencement 25 Report cards gl plCI'llC Schoo1's Out' 5 1' ' - , ' ' A' 15 1' ' - ' 1 16 " g , I 19- ,' ' - . " , . . 23 1 I 7 ' ' ' . 71. - 1 7 f. ' . , Vw 14 , 21 ' - 1' f ' - 22 1 2.3 ' 1 Y . , 2 30 1 -' A 1 A ' f- 11 No school - Vete1'an's Day 11, 1 -A .. , 11 nv 112 ' '1 21 . ' 1 ' 25 - 4 . . . 2 ' , 3 ' . , 6 v 15 . ' ' 21 .... ' ' f 22 .... ' 27- . ' 1 - , , IT EWEE ME X EMM FLEHEURE QQ' 5 A 84, N K awww Q25 T0 f et Y Uris .bk Baseball ROW 1 Larry Simmons Harold Zager James Lawson R1chardDeVr1es David Kaney Roger DeVr1es Robert Vietmeier Stephen Wubbena ROW 2 Mr Brlnkmeler Wendell Poppen Gordon Poppen James McIntosh Neal Busker Harlan Smith Jon Swift Keith Anderson Paul Dale ROW3 Clarence Koning Gary Flickinger Jerry Steinhagen Eugene Bonebrlght Donald Buttel John Akms Carroll Gillingham Laverne Stamm Loran Greenfield DeraldDeVr1es ROW4 Billy Toepfer Gordon Ross Alan Ranz Larry Wubbena Verlo DeWall Delmar Long Ted Johnson Ralph Coffman Ronald Dwyer T1mothyMath1ot HAROLD 7ager Harold was our left fielder He had the most bases with 13 and in addition to a good fielding Job he had the top batting average with 454 RICH DE VRIES Rich was our best centerfielder He also d1d a good Job at the plate with a batting average of 347 BOB VIETMEIER Bob played shortstop and he also was a fine pitcher with a 3 2 record He was third in batting with 291 ROG DE VRIES Rog was our tall first baseman and many times he rescued a bad throw with his long stretch He was also top man in the R B I department DAVE KANEY Dave didafxnejob covering second base He also was a good clutch hitter and handl ed throws well from the catcher to mp would be stealers HARLAN SMITH Toad played right field Being very fast on his feet he covered the out field well and also possessed a good throwing arm KEITH ANDERSON - Andy played third base. In addition to doing a good job at third he led the team in drawing walks and in scoring runs. JIM LEWIS -Jim was our regular shortstop when he wasn t pitching. He was a good fielder and saved many extra base hits. JON SWIFT - Jon was our steady catcher. He did an excellent job of handling the pitchers and threw many a runner out who tried to pilfer second base. STEVE WUBBENA - Steve did a fine job of relief pitching although a bit wild. We expect a fine performance from him this coming spring. Strike Pitchers Innings Runs Walks Hits Outs Vietmeier Lewis Wubbena Kaney Vietmeier Anderson DeVries, Rog Lewis Swift DeVries, Rich Zager Doubles Triples Homers Home Runs 1 1 2 0 0 1955 Baseball Scores Forreston Forreston Forreston Forreston Forreston Forreston Forreston Forreston Forreston Byron Dakota Stillman Monroe Center A shton Winnebago Chadwick Pecatonica Leaf River 1 0 0 0 1 Zager, Harold DeVries, Rich Vietmeier, Bob DeVries, Rog Smith, Harlan Kaney, David Swift , Jon Anderson , Keith Lewis, Jim Wubbena, Steve 1 0 0 0 1 Batti ng A 454 .347 .291 .285 .272 .260 .250 .222 .190 .453 E arned Run Ave. 2.27 4.55 7.30 vg. Walks Tot ases R 3 .B 13 10 11 10 3 11 7 7 5 2 .B. 6 4 5 9 0 8 4 4 3 0 I Baseball The 1955 baseball season was hlghly successful 1n splte of the loss of flve old pros D DeGraff G Markman H Greenfleld L Swalve and R Funk Vletmeler and Lewls turned 1n some very steady pxtchmg and Jon Swlft was the 1mportant cog behmd the plate The team opened w1th a surprlse wm over a hxghly rated Byron team and contlnued to saxl safely untxl they ran afoul w1th Ashton Pec lent a help mg hand by dumpmg Ashton so we wound up as conference co champs wlth the Ashton Aces We are grate ful to 'gentleman Jlm ' Mclntosh for h1s stellar role w1th Pec when Ashton was defeated Jlm IS our thlrd baseman th1s sprlng havmg moved here from Pecatonlca last summer For th1s 56 season V1etme1er IS the veteran pxtcher wlth Steve Wubbena and Jerry Stemhagen showing much promlse General Jon as the recelver leaves naught to be deslred Larry Slmmons IS a ready reserve when needed Rangy Rog DeVr1es cavorts around the 1n1t1al sack mmble as a gazelle wlth a reach extendmg well out to the pltcher s mound Dave Kaney and animated Andy Anderson look llke a good keystone comblnatlon and both are dangerous dons w1th the bat Andy has a lot of chatter to keep h1s mates pepped up Neal Busker IS able to step 1n at second when needed Jun McIntosh Pec s' glft to Forreston looks l1ke the rlght man at thlrd base He IS a dependable flelder and better than average at bat Harold Zager looked llke a potentlal Babe Ruth ln that openlng game wlth two lusty trlples probably good for homers 1n certaxn bxg league parks He also patrolled left fleld quxte capably In center fleld Rlch DeVr1es covers a lot of terrltory In a confldent and dependable manner He IS also a power at the plate Harlan Smlth IS h1S understudy and IS a capable pmch runner Wendell Poppen and Gary Fllcklnger are the capable rlght flelders Both fleet of foot and rel1able at the plate It appears that we should have another very good baseball season Softball A group ot boys not out for football last fall played SIX softball games We had home and home games wlth Chadwlck and Mllledgevllle losmg both to the Mllll6S but breaklng even w1th Chadwlck At the Shannon tourney we won over Mllledgevllle but lost to Shannon Bob FalSt was the startlng pltcher wxth Steve Wubbena and Neal Busker servmg as rellef men Gor don Poppen and Dave Lohr dxd the catchlng Dennls Wubbena and Dale Buskohl took care of flrst base w1th Neal Busker and Steve Wubbena at second and short respectlvely The regular outflelders were Schnelder man Buttel and Wendell Poppen . . . . H H. . . ' ' ' - 1 . 1 - a . - . . . . . U ,, - 1 ' 1 ' ' H H ' ' , . . , , . - ' 7 ' H H ' ' ' M 97 ' ' . H , , . . . . . n r .' ' , . , . Varsity Track ar an m1t o ert Vletmelef Glenn Schnelderma lglxfaldwgsgglxi Pglggggrd De Vrles Stephen Wubbena James Lawson Roger DeVr1es Dale Buskohl Joln Frosh Soph Track ROW 1 Mr Hendee Larry Wubbena Clarence Komng Ted Johnson Mlchael McDonald Delmar Long Derald DeVr1es Ralph Coffman Loran Greenfxeld Verlo DeWall Howard Mowrer Gary Stamm Ronald Dwyer Mr Br1nkme1er ROW 2 Tom Stoner Mgr Eugene Bonebr1ght Ph1ll1p Brooks Paul Melner h Ak Gar Fl1ck1n er Larry S1mmons Laverne Stamm Ke1th Prasse Donald Drake Jerry Daws Jo n ms y g MHFVIH Hayenga Paul Dale Jerry Stelnhagen Carroll G1llxngham Donald Buttel Gordon Ross Davld Lohr Mgr . , y . 1 . . . 1 ' 1 , 1 , . , - - . - . 1 y 1 3 1 . 1 , v 7 Y 1 . l Q - ' 7 Y 7 W 1 Y 1 1 1 1 1 1 Y ' ' - ' 3 3 7 Y 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Truck JIM LEWIS - Jim was our top point producer. His mam events were High Hurdles, 880, Broad Jump. Jim had 119 points for the '55 season. HARRY ZAGER - Harry was second in line with 94. He competed in the Discus, Shotput, High Hurdles, and 220 yard dash. HARLAN SMITH - Harlan was third with 74 points. His specialties were the pole vault, 110 Low Hurdles, High Jump, 100 yard dash. JACK DAWS - Jack was fourth with 42 points. Jack's events were 440, 100 yard dash, 880. JIM DAWS - Jim was fifth with 35 points. Jim scored well in the 880, and mile, and relays. BOB PALMER - Bob was sixth with 29 points. He was our best miler and was also on the relay team. 1955 Season Summary Forreston 66.9 Shannon 61.1 Forreston 53 Byron 65 Forreston Stillman Valley 53 112 Leaf River 5 Forreston Winnebago 23 Forreston 74 Freeport Sophs. 77 On May 4, 1955, Forreston thin-clads traveled to Polo to compete in the Route 72 Conference track meet. The Varsity placed second and the Fresh Soph. nipped Stillman by 1X2 point to win first. Varsity Summary Byron 85 1X2 Forreston 72 1X2 Stillman V. 34 1f4 L, River 13 Winnebago 1 3f4 Fresh-Soph Summary Forreston 52 Stillman Valley 51 1X2 Byron 36 Leaf River 24 1X2 In the Conference meet our individual Varsity point winners were: Lewis 16, H. Smith 13 1f4, Zager 13, Jim Daws 5, Swift 4 1f2, Palmer 4, Jack Daws 4, Weegens 3 314, Lawson 3 112, Engelkens 2 3f4, R, Smith 2, Jerry Daws 3f4. ich De Vries 20 Ro er De Vries 7 1X2 Buskohl 5 Lawson 5 FRESH-SOPH - R , g , , , Anderson 5, Kaney 3, Gillingham 1!1!2, Wubbena 1, Stamm1,Meiners 1, J. Daws 1f2, Akins 1f2, Steinhagen 1X2 Football It ,,, IX SEATED - Neal Busker fAsst. Mgr.J, Torn Stoner fMgr.j, ROWl Donald Engelkens, Keith Anderson Robert Vietmeier, James McIntosh Harold Za er James Daws H rl , g , , a an Smith, David Kaney. ROW 2 - Mr. Hendee, Ted Johnson, Jerry Steinhagen, Derald DeVries, James Lawson, Jon Swift, Roger DeVries Richard DeVries, John Daws, Clarence Koning, Ronald Dwyer, Michael McDonald, John Akins, Mr. Brink- meler. ROW 3 - Loran Greenfield, Robert Horton, Emanuel Scudder, Keith Prasse, Carroll Gillingham Jerry Daws, Donald Drake, Larry Simmons, Marvin Hayenga, Paul Dale, Ralph Coffman. .-Z Football F .. L A .ntl A..-.. . X Varslty football was lntroduced to Forreston Hlgh 1n 1955 for the flrst tlme ln our hlstory Forres ton s record for the year was 2 w1ns and 5 losses however It was consldered a good year because of the lack of experxence Next season Forreston IS expected to have a very good season w1th elght returnlng lettermen The 1955 record IS as follows DATE SCHOOL F C H S OPP Sept Stlllman Valley there Sept Pecatonxca here tPoloj Sept Monroe Center there Oct Leaf Rlver there Oct Byron there Oct Ashton here fPoloj Oct Wmnebago there INDIVIDUAL SPOT LIGHT HARLAN SMITH Harlan ledthe team ln scorlng wlth 42 pomts Although small he could outmaneuver the defense very well RICHARD DE VRIES Rlchard was next 1n llne for pomts wlth 25 Rlch played end and caught several touchdown passes DAVID KANEY Dave played center on the team He was a good blocker and tackler He was also a good pass catchlng center Dave had 12 pomts JAMES LAWSON Jxm played end for the flrst half of the season then was shifted to halfback be cause of team mjurles He scored 12 pomts ROBERT VIETMEIER Bob played quarterback on the team Although he scored only 6 pomts for the season he set up a number of touchdown passes KEITH ANDERSON Andy scored 6 pomts forthe season at halfback and was outstand1ng on defense ROGER DE VRIES Rog was startlng right end untll he broke h1s leg m the second game He caught the fxrst touchdovsm pass of the season but was myured on the next play HAROLD ZAGER Harry was starting left half untll he broke his collar bone ln the second game He later returned as the extra pomt klcker where he scored hns 2 pomts of the season JON SWIFT Jon played mamly on defense at the lxnebacker s t He was sllghtly mjured on the last play of the season at Wmnebago He was a good blocker and an excel ent tackler JAMES DAWS J 1m played defensxve left end on the team and very seldom could a runner get by h1m He and hxs twm brother formed a rugged outs1de l1ne on defense JAMES McINTOSH J1m was the defenslve safety man on the team and he stopped them when no body else could He was very accurate on hls tackllng and dlagnoslng plays DON ENGLEKENS Don played at center on the defensive team and could always be counted on to break up plays ln the mlddle of the llne JACK DAWS Jack was Injured ln the pre season practlce and dxd not play untll the last game of the season He was the other rugged end oppos1te h1s brother ln the forward wall PAUL DALE JERRY DAWS These two Sophomore reserves had to step mto starting posltlons when the team was plagued wxth mjurles HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON Roger De Vrles Caught fxrst T D pass from Bob Vxetmeler F C H S beat Pec for the flrst vlctory R1ch De Vrles Caught T D pass aamst Leaf Rlver wlth 1 second remalmn to brmg vlctory to the team . 16 ' - 0 26 . 24 ' - 12 6 . 30 - 12 28 . 7 ' - 37 33 . 14 - 26 40 . 22 - 6 40 . 29 ' - 1 18 46 Tournament Ten ROW 1 Mr Hendee Robert Veltmeler R1chardDeVr1es Jon Swlft Roger DeVr1es Harold Zager Harlan Smlth Mr Brlnkmeler ROW2 Kexth Anderson James Lawson Stephen Wubbena Dav1d Kaney Varslty Front llne and Cheerleaders ROW 1 JoE11a Masterson Leola Dewall Barbara DeVr1es Nancy Capps ROW 2 Roger DeVr1es Rxchard DeVr1es Jon Sw1ft Harold Zager Robert Vletmexer Harlan Sm1th - ' Y 1 7 ! 7 7 7 ' ' - v w 5 - Y U K 7 4. C9 ' 8 X ' x , P ' v T 1 , 5 is O O - 3 Y 7 ' - i :Aka 'L 'lv-avi ,sl I7-I AAR ww HZ Q ' is '- .. . Q 4 if E11 ROW 1 - Keith Anderson, David Kaney, Larry DeVries, Gordon Poppen, Harlan Smith. ROW 2 - Mr. Hen- dee, Tom Stoner, Robert Vietmeier, Wendell Poppen, Harold Zager, Dale Buskohl, David Lohr, Mr. Brink- meier. ROW 3 - Jon Swift, Richard DeVries, Stephen Wubbena, Roger DeVries, James Lawson, Richard Johnson. Basketball s-I Basketball Summary The 1955 56 basketball season goes into the records as the fmcst ln the hlstory of Forreston Hlgh School Not only was this the f1rst year a Forreston team won a reglonal and entered the sectlonal but the F C H S boys also won the respect of the fans opponents and referees for thelr brand of clean hard play Thelr record runs a close parellelto the great 52 53 qulntct fRuthc Montalbano DeGraff Markman and Hoffman J In 53 we lost the second game to Mt Morrxs and took 27 ln a row before losmg the reglonal fmals to Rochelle at Rochelle Thls year we lost the thlrd game to Mt MOFFIS and then ran a str1ng of 27 wlns before losxng 1n the Harlem Sectlonal to West Rockford Nme days later our conqueror West won the 1956 state title' Both teams won the 16 team Mt Carroll Hollday Tourney the Rt 72 Tourney and went through thelr regular conference season undefeated Hlghllghts of the past season lnclude the rare double w1n over two undefeated teams Wll,hII1 a seven hour span Chadwick and Orangevllle 1n the seml fmals of the Carroll Tourney Both Chadwxck and Orange Vllle had perfect records untll that flnal fatal Friday m December Both teams went on to w1n their re spectlve county tltles 1n Carroll and Stephenson counties The other hlgh spots were IH the Mt Morrls a.nd Harlem tourneys Followmg a Sll1gg1Sh debut agalnst Klrkland the Cards went 1nto over drlve agalnst Oregon Jon s one handed swlsher from the sldellne at mxd court knotted the count 49 49 at the end of the thlrd quarter We then fell behind and tralled by seven w1th one and one half mlnutes to go Toad got a basket and Harry contrlbuted four cool free throws and that flnal basket to w1n both the game and the ad mxratlon of the whole crowd The Frxday nlght vlctory over Rochelle was another hlgh spot Perhaps the hlghwater mark of thls great season was the 12 8 score 1n our favor agalnst West Rock ford rnldway through the first quarter ofthatgame Even the 24 20 quarter score 1n West s favor was hlghly respectable for our mldgets' agamst West s Giant Warrlors The sophomores w1th very llttle experlence dld remarkably well wlth a 24 2 mark They lost to Byron and Polo and won two tourneys Route 72 and our Invltatlon Tourney Well done Cardmal Clan of 1956' Indlvldual Spotlight HARLAN SMITH Smitty jump shot artxst supreme broke the old season scorlng record of 471 by scormg a grand total of 652 polnts He also set a smgle game record of 48 polnts 1n the Port Byron game at Mt Carroll Tourney JON SWIFT Jon fleld general Napoleon was the Cards outstandlng defenslve player He always drew the opponent's best offenslve player and usually stopped h1m cold HAROLD ZAGER Harry was our sllckest ball handler and leadlng offenslve rebounder He was flrst 1n assists and second 1n scorlng BOB VIETMEIER Bob was the team s most versatlle man fxllmg 1n at forward or guard as the occaslon demanded He possessed one of the flnest fade away Jump shots 1n the area RICH DeVRIES Rlch S speed and aggresslve play earned hlm the startlng spot wlth the above named senlors He shot more free throws than any other team member ROG DeVRIES Due to a broken leg lncurred 1n the Pecatonlca football game Rog started slowly but by the end of the season he was playlng very good ball Belng the only man on the startmg SIX ox er SIX feet he strenghtened our reboundmg RICH JOHNSON The tallest man on the squad Rlch was short on experlence but could be counted on for rebounds when needed STEVE WUBBENA Steve had the d1st1nct1on of leadlng the team xn held goal shootlng percentages w1th a mark of 51'Zq DAVE KANEY Always dependable Dave was the toast of the town the nlght of the flnals at Mt Carroll due to h1s game wmnmg drlve 1n basket Wlth two seconds remalnlng 1n the Orangevllle game JIM LAWSON Jlm was rugged and aggresslve under the boards and could always be counted upon to grab off hxs share of rebounds KEITH ANDERSON and WENDELL POPPEN Although not on the reglonal and sectlonal squads both Kelth and Wendy were varslty letter wmners Total Quarters Poxnts Played H Smlth H Zager R Vletmeler Rog DeVr1es Rlch DeVr1es Swlft Kaney Wubbena Lawson Anderson Johnson Drake Poppen Poppen DeVr1es I Buskohl r-mscwwewoe 4 445 2 4 6 4 A Made Pct Att Made 45 7 8 2 6 6 0 4 30 2 2 6 2 48 6 4 500 4 5 15 0 0 0 0 3 2 20 4 2 Three new records Total points by one player 652 Sm th fold record 471 by Hoffman 1954 Q Best re cord 29 2 1Old record 28 2 ln 1953 y Most Pomts for season 2455 fold record 2013 1n 1954 y O O O F.G F.T. tt. . . Pct. Att. Made Pct . ' 530 262 .494 192 1 9 . 67 652 124 . 3 3 1 9 . 3 183 101 .55 99 12 . ' ' 169 .38 92 44 . 7 382 1 0 ' 2 86 .3 4 111 56 .545 65 72 ' ' 154 65 .42 13 120 .5 3 5 121 . ' 22 82 .3 3 108 59 .5 6 223 120 . 78 34 .43 20 10 . 78 80 . 49 25 .51 46 19 .413 69 77 . 63 22 .3 9 42 18 . 29 62 50 I . 20 6 . 0 23 13 .565 25 29 . 19 9 ,473 4 1 .2 0 19 26 . 9 5 .555 13 3 .6 18 14 . 9 3 .375 6 3 .50 9 21 . 3 1 .333 - - .0 0 2 13 . ' 5 1 .200 - - .0 0 2 11 . 3 0 .000 2 0 .00 0 12 AN.f Lib-.. Frosll Soph Basketball ROW 1 Mr Hendee B1llyToepfer L'1rryVNubbena Ted Johnson Ralph Coffman Clarence Konlng Glry Stamm Ronald Dwyer Mr Br1nkme1erROW2 Gordon Ross Mlehael McDonald Derald DeVr1es Howtrd Mowrer Delmar Long Alan Rani Loran Greenfleld VerloDeW 111 Tlmothy M8thlOl ROW 3 John Akms Laverne Stamm Donald Buttel larry blmmons Gary Fl1ck1ng.,er Jerry Stemhagen Eugene Bonebrlght ROW 4 Tom Stoner fMgrj Keith Prasse Marvm llayenga Donald Drake James Walker Jerry Daws Carroll Glllmgham Paul Dale DdVld Lohr fMg,r Q Troplues In the aboxe photo are the trophles won slnce the 1955 yearbook was published From left to rlffht thev are 1955 Fresh Soph Invltatxon Tourney 1955 Rt 79 Baseball Co Champxonshlp qtltle was shared mth Xshtonj 1956 Rt 72 Frosh Soph Basketball Tourney 1955 Mt Carroll Tourney 1956 Rt 79 Vqrsny Tourney 1955 Rt 72 Frosh Soph Track SIDCL this photo was talken the Mt MOFF1b reglonal trophy has been won and the se Cond str ug,ht Frosh Soph Invltatlon trophy was won 1n a flnal thrlller w1th Polo X af ' x Xr'4," , Q J 1 J ,J ,,, 1 . . . . 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FROSH SOPH Forr O11 JD I 7 1 'Home Gamte 1955 56 F C H S Basketball Record 1900 M11 CllS Bx5h111zxLL11ELou1J Q24 2, vAR517Y Q29 P1 Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan J'1n 'ln Feb Fab Feb Feb Feb Shflnnon Pearl Clty 'fVlt M01 rls Pee'1ton1ea 'St1llm IU Valley 'Monroe Center Leaf Rner 'Byron Ashton Polo 'Wmnebago 'Pecatonwa Stlllman Valles 'f Leaf RIVL r Byron 'AQhton "Shannon Wlnncbago L mal k 'Vlt Invltatlonal Tournament Dec 28 Z9 Forr Port Byron 1 0 Stockton Chadwlck Orangevxlle ODD 20 1 Rt 72 Tournament Jan lb 17 1 QAt Leaf Rnery FROSH SOPH Forr 'VIonroe Center Wxnnebago Stxllman Valley VARSITY Forr Wmnebago St1l1man Valley Byron Opp OPP Forr Opp 2 FILSh Soph Invltatlonal Tournament March 5 9 iAt Forrestonj Forx Opp Mt Cflrroll Stlllman Valley Polo Reg,1onal Tournament Feb 27 28 29 Marc fAt Mt Morr1sj Forr Opp Kll kland Oregon Rochelle Sectional Tournament March 8 fAt Harlemp Forr Opp West Rockford r' ' . 18 - . 56 ' 47' 47 31 . 22 - 1 ' ' S5 66 G2 51 . 26 - 1 . 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ROW 3 Ruth Ann DeWall, Carol Schoonhoven, Mervin Roskam, John Roe, Nancy Capps, Larr Simmons, Wayne Hayenga, Loran Greenfield. ROW 4 - Carol Asche, Ronald Ludwig, Denise DeGraff?: Sandra Gravenstein, Faye Smith, Elaine Michael, Jerry Lang, Aljean Frisbie, Luann Moriug, Richard Mas- terson, David Lohr. STANDING - James Grigsby, Roger Timmer, Judy Taylor, Wava Fager, Tom Stoner, Richard DeVries, Roger Ruter. Band The 1955-1956 band organization consists of 80 members. The officers are: President, Harold Zagerg Secretary, Barbara DeVriesg Treasurer, Leola DeWallg Uniform Treasurer,JoElla Mastersong and Librar- ians, Treva Keuning and Juanita Korf. The band has been bus again this year earning money for new music, new horns, and a possible trip. The band pla ed at basketball games again this year to add color to our regular activities. We played at Allis Chalmers gig appreciation party and at Sauerkraut Day. The band received another very nice gift from Mr. Morris Amsrud. 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N, ' 55 ,xx , A 1 'ww Mlxed Chorus ROW 1 Mrs Amsrud Janlce Cooley Treva Keunlng LoreneW1lken Barbara Greve Darrell Wmdle James Grlgsby RonaldDwyer Har1anRatmeyer Neal Busker Roger Wlchman Levlna Kroeker Ione Lynch Judy Taylor Gerry Ratmeyer ROW 2 Sandra Wmters Evelyn Ratmeyer Dorls Kaney Sue Swlft Del mar Lohr John Akxns Kenneth Kroeker Ted Johnson John Tren Tom Garnhart Dav1dKaney Nancy Capps JoElla Masterson Judy Tre1 Verna Gerwlg ROW 3 Ruth Snlder Luann Hoffman Kathleen Van Ness Rosalle DeWall Frank Bmkley Mxchael McDonald Loran Greenfleld Roger Ruter Dav1dLohr Elwyn Zlmmerman James Daws Paul Dale Juan1ta Korf Naoml Korf Ann Beebe Leola DeWall Wava Fager ROW 4 Marjorle Engel Carol Tlmmer Ruth Ann DeWall Carolyn Haack Carol Schoonhoven Davxs Folkerts Ke1thPrasse Harlan Smlth Tom Stoner Rlchard Johnson Luther Ratmeyer James Law son Walter Paul Donald Drake Harold Zager Geneva Thompson Eleanor Drake Dorls DeVrxes Carolyn Harrenstem OFFICERS Presxdent Davls Folkerts Secretary Ann Beebe Treasurer Harlan Ratmeyer Llbrarxans ROSKIIC DeWa1l and Kathleen Van Ness Advlser Mrs Amsrud w . ' - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - ' 1 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . . - . 1 - 1 1 1 - 1 1 . . . . x . 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ' 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ' 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ROW 1 James Grlgsby Judy Taylor Nancy Capps JoElla Masterson Judy Tre1 Naoml Korf Ruth Snlder Kathleen VanNess Barbara DGVTICS Leola DeWall Dor1s Kaney Evelyn Ratmeyer Treva Keun 1ng Gerry Ratmeyer Jan1ce Cooley JohnAk1ns ROW2 Darrell Wxndle Rosalle DeWall Larry Slmrnons Carolyn Haack Paul Dale Davld Kaney Loran Greenf1eld Harlan Ratmeyer John Trel Roger Ruter Frank Blnkley Luann Hoffman Carolyn Harrenstem Juan1taKorf Barbara Greve Delmar Lohr ROW3 Carol Tlmmer Ruth Ann DeWall Geneva Thompson Kelth Prasse Dav1dLohr Tom Garnhart Dav1s Folkerts Harold Zager Tom Stoner R1chardJohnson LutherRatmeyer R1chardDeVr1es Elwyn Zlmmer man Walter Paul Carol Schoonhoven Harlan Smlth Eleanor Drake Dor1s DeVr1es Solo and Ensemble Contestants The followmg students partlclpated 1n the lnstrumental d1v1s1on of the dxstrlct solo ensemble contest at South Beloxt on March 24 The flrst ten named below Qflrst place wmnersj go to the state con test at Macomb May 4 5 The followlng recelved flrst Brass Sextet Juanlta Korf Carol Tlmmer Harold Zager Darrell Wxndle Davld Lohr Delmar Lohr Trombone Tr1o Leola DeWall Rlchard Johnson Darrell Wlndel Plano Dav1s Folkerts The followxng recexved second Barltone Delmar Lohr Cornet Paul Dale Barltone Sax Dorls Kaney P1300 Tom Stoner Baton Jlm Grlgsby B Flat Clarlnet Tom Garnhart B Flat Clarxnet Marv1n Hayenga Brass Sextet Eleanor Drake JoElla Masterson John Trel James Kaney Daved Kaney Paul Dale Saxo phone Quartet Nancy Capps Evelyn Ratmeyer Dorxs Kaney Loran Greenfleld Horn TPIO Naom1Korf JoElla Masterson Carolyn Haack B Flat C1ar1net Trxo Barbara DeVr1es Kathleen Van Ness Marvm Hayenga B Flat Clarlnet Trxo Tom Garnhart Treva Keunmg Judy Trel soon Dav1s Folkerts French Horn Naoml Korf Cornet Trlo Eleanor Drake Carol Tlrnmer Walter Paul The follow1ng recelved fourth French Horn Juanlta Korf B Flat Tenor Sax Evelyn Ratmeyer The students lxsted below entered the vocal dxvlsxon of the d1str1ct contest at South B9l01t More than 1000 students were ln the entlre contest and Judglng was necessarlly close The followmg recelved second Boys Hlgh Volce Dav1s Folkerts Boys Hlgh VOICC Roger Ruter Glrls Hlgh Volce Dorls Kaney Boys Med1umVo1ce David Lohr Glrls Double Ensemble Dorls Kaney Lu Ann Hoffman Carol Schoonhoven Evelyn Ratmeyer Judy Taylor Dorls DeVr1es Boys Double Ensemble M1ke McDonald John Aklns Loran Greenfield Davxd Lohr Donald Drake Paul Dale Darrell Wlndle Jun Grxgsby Boys Slngle Ensemble Harold Zager Walter Paul Dav1s Folkerts Roger Ruter Boys Smgle Ensemble Delmar Lohr Tom Garnhart Frank Bmkley Elwyn Zlmmerman Glrls Smgle Ensemble Treva Keumg Juanlta Korf Carolyn Harrensteln G1rlsS1ngle Ensemble Carol Tlmmer Geneva Thompson Elea nor Drake M1xed Slngle Ensemble Evelyn Ratmeyer JoElla Masterson Delmar Lohr Elwyn Zlmmerman The followmg recelved th1rd Glrls Hlgh Volce Carol Tlmmer M1xedS1ngle Ensemble NROIIII Korf Ruth Snlder Harlan Smlth Harold Zager Girls Medlum Volce Treva Keunmg Glrls Medium Voxce Rosalle DeWall Boys Unchanged Volce Darrell Wlndle Boys Unchanged Volce Jlm Grlgsby The followmg M1.xed Double Ensemble recelved fourth Janlce Cooley Kathleen Van Ness Gerry Ratmeyer Lorene W1lk1n Luther Ratmeyer Harlan Ratmeyer Frank Blnkley Harlan Smlth l , - Y 1. 1 1 .1 .1 1 I 1 .1 . 1 1 . 1 , ' 1 1 ' 1 ' ' . A 1 U 1 I 1 , 1 1 1 ' ' 1 1 .1 1 , ' 9 1 . 1 D 1 1 ' 1 1 . 1 , I , - O, U ' l 9 1 1 1 ' 1 1 1 - 1 7 , . ' . . h ' ' ' 1 - Z ' 1 . ' 1 b 1 - H 1 1 1 : 1 1 1 1 . ' ' I . : ' 1 9 1 Q ' l 1 U A 1 1 5 1 L ' 1 g 1 1 3 : 1 1 I 1 1 . 1 . 5. ' : 1 1 . . 1 ' Q 1 .1 1 l . Q I: O 1 1 The following received third: E Flat Alto Sax, Nancy Cappsg E Flat Alto Sax, Larry Simmonsg Bas- , ' 1 1 ' 1 ' : 1 ' 1 ' 1 ' 1 ' 1 1 U n : 1 - . 1 1 I '1 1 1 1 U 1 . 1 I V 1 7 Y I Y H Y. Q z 1 1 . D 1 ' 1 - Z 1 , ,. . 1 ' . Q 2 1 . l 1 1 2 1 i 1 - 9 . . .1 . . ' . . ' . . ' : 1 1 : 1 , - . 9 1 . . 1 . 1 . 1 1 . 1 . 1 I G I ' 1 3 I . 1 . 5 U 1 - . 1 : 1 7 1 , 1 Y 7 I 5 ' SEATED Barbara DeVr1es Evelyn Ratmeyer Kathleen VanNess Mlss Lennartz JoElla Masterson Nancy Capps ROW 1 LaVonne Wlchman Allce Black LaVonne Pattat Janlce Cooley Mary Hartle Mary Plerce ROW 2 Gerry Ratmeyer Llnda Plerce lone Lynch Sandr'1W1nters Wava Fager Dorls Kaney Janet Koch Treva Keunlng Verna Gerwlg Levlna Kroeker Betty Bornemexer Judy Taylor ROW 3 JoAnn Pierce Sue Sw1ft Naoml Korf Leola DeWall Llnda Hoch Luann Hoffman Joyce Buss Judy Tre1 Donna Janssen Shlrley Mlller Katherlne Wagens Ann Beebe ROW4 Carol Tlmmer Ruth Ann DeWall Dorls DeVr1es Marjorxe Engel Carolyn Haack Eleanor Drake Carol Schoonhoven Geneva Thompson Carolyn Harrensteln Rosalle DeWall Juan1taKorf Sh1rleyJul1us Sally Plowman Lols Vogt GAA The officers of the GAA for the year 1955 56 were Presldent Kathleen VanN ess Vice President Nancy Capps Secretary Evelyn Ratmeyer Treasurer Barbara DeVr1es l promlse to uphold the ldeals of the Girls Athletlc Assoclatlon by promoting interest ln athletlcs a.nd the out of doors by 11v1ng so that I may be healthy and strong and by makmg good sportsmanshxp a constant factor ln my conduct ' Thls year the GAA had 50 members Our meetlngs were held on Monday mornmgs Every year the Presldent and Point System Secretary have the prxvllege of attendmg GAA leader shxp at Lake Geneva Wxs Thls year Kathleen Van Ness and JoElla Masterson had the honor of gom The members have had play nights and have partlclpated ln various sports such as bowllng basket ball volleyball softball roller skatlng tumblmg and hlkes to earn polnts for thelr awards The sports managers for th1s year were Sh1rleyM1ller and Sandra Wmters Basketball Mary Hartle and Marlorle Engel Volleyball Rosalle DeWall and Judy Trex Softball The goal of the GAA members IS to earn four awards They are the class numerals and the letter F local awards the letter I and an emblem the shape of lllmols state awards These awards are awarded on the basls of pomts the members earn To earn money we had a candy stand on Sauerkraut Day bake sales sold 500 basketball schedule penclls and raffled cakes at basketball games On September 28 ten of our glrls attended a play day at D1xon We held our Mother Daughter Banquet on March 16 when formal 1n1t1at1on and lnstallatlon of officers was held A number of the athletlc boys capably served the meal We would l1ke to thank our advlser Mlss Lermartz for the help she has gwqm us durlng the past year - . Y . 3 1 . . 5 D ' - i! . D I I 7 .1 . - . 7 I 1 I 7 I Y ' 1 , ., . ' . , . , , I -' ! . 1 . I I ' 9 1 1. ! 9 . l y l . x 1 ' - 9 , , . . , . , . . , ,. Y 7 Q l l 9 ' I I O Point System Secretary . . . JoElla Masterson U . . . , . . . I . . . . . . , . . - ' 2 2 ' 7 ' l ' - ' . . . . . - . ' g- . . . Q . , - . . . : . y Q , 3 . , - GK ,Y . K6 I! D ' '- 7 .I . A U ' ' . ' 1 . - , ' , . 1 A fx X-x ax .fgjvfgx RE HUMEMAK S .14 I FHA JoElla Masterson Carol Schoonhoven ROW 1 Katherme Wagens LaVonne W1chman Mary Plerce Ahce Black Neva Suess Judy Taylor LaVonne Pattat Mary Hartle Janet Koch ROW 2 Judy Trex L1nda Plerce Na.ncy Capps Evelyn Ratmeyer Dorxs Kaney Helen Kochsmeler JoAnn Plerce Verna Gerwlg Sandra Wlnters Ann Beebe ROW 3 Sue Swlft Naoml Korf Kathleen Van Ness M1ldredW1chman Ethel Weegens Marjorle Engel Carolyn Haack Geneva Thompson L1ndaHoch Nancy Buskohl Sh1rleyBolen Katherlne Brooks whom Degrees Cornnfuttee Handbook COlI1II11tte9 Program Commxttee rf 1 A I I 'aa 4 . ' . w e 1 .4 x Q X n '-i""' ' M, 1 agzrgzggf 1 , NW FR K ' fs v ef SEATED - Rosalie DeWall, Lua.nn Hoffman, Doris DeVries, Miss Esterly, Eleanor Drake, Barbara DeVries, . , , if ,TN A V I V, ,X -kj ,4, 1 fr , x JY . 'zu 1 As the eleventh year of the FHA orgamzatlon comes to a close we look back on our many honors and act1v1t1es The offlcers fo Pres1dent Vlce Presldent Secretary Treasurer Parllamentarlan Hlstorlan Publlc Relatlons Proyects Chalrman Chapter Mother r the 1955 56 year who d1d much to make our organlzatlon a Eleanor Drake Dorls DeVr1es Barbara DeVr1es LuAnn Hoffman Judy Mlller JoElla Masterson Rosalle DeWall Carol Schoonhoven bl1CC6SS WCFE. Mrs Clarence Ratmeyer Chapter M1ss Mary Este rly Grandmother Mrs John I Masterson have two sectlon offlcers Vlce Presldent Kathleen Van Ness Sect1on Mother Mrs Johnl Masterson We also Mrs Donald Stengel our former FHA advlser was selected by the FHA members as Honorary member Out Sectlon 22 Leadershlp Tra1n1ng Meetmg was held at Sterhng where we recelved specxal Sectxonal honors We were chosen as Outstandlng Sectlon Chapter and were wlnners of two awards In ternatlonal Good W1l1 and Publ1c Relatlons Thls year four glrls of our FHA were honored ln recelvmg State Homemaker Degrees These g1rls were Colleen DeWa1l JoAnn Hellman Patrlcla Kaney and Kathleen VanNess Romame Schoon hoven was the only wlnner 1n our Sect1on to FLCCIVG a state scholarshlp Eleanor Drake was the delegate sent by our Chapter to attend camp at Lake Bloommgton The theme of our 1955 56 year was In Our FHA Flower Garden Followmg IS the flower and 3Ct1 v1ty that was assoclated w1th each month September October November December January February March Aprll May Gladlolus Slumber Party Aster FHA Week Chrysanthemum Daddy Date Nlght Poxnsetta FHA FFA Carolmg Party Narcxssus Family Nlght Bleedmg Heart FHA FFA Klng Kr Queen Party Jonqull Nelghbormg Chapter Banquet L1ly Mother Daughter Banquet Carnatlon Elghth Grade Tea In addltlon to these actlvltes we decorated a float for Sauerkraut Day had outslde speakers come to speclal meetlngs contrlbuted to U N E S C O and CARE had Secret Slster presented roses to the faculty durmg FHA week sent a Chr1stmas basket to a needy famlly gave a radxo program equlpped a medlclne -cablnet 1n the off1cc gave a TV program had a fxeld tr1p had a llttle chxldren s party and sent a bus full of glrls to the sprlng rally for Sectlon 22 at Rochelle March 3 x x ' ' ' Advlser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . , Z ' : . , , - - - tc xx ' ' '- I x - - . I , . , ...... - , , 1 Y Y ' ' ' ' ' 14 ' ' v va A Our FFA membershm th1s year was 48 The 55 56 offlcers were as follows Presldent Bob Palmer Vlce Presldent Steve Wubbena Secretary Harlan Smxth Treasurer Rlchard DeVr1es Reporter James Daws Sentlnel Jerry Daws We had numerous 3Ct1Vlt16S Shortly after off1cers were elected last sprung the Fat Stock Team of Roland Ratmeyer W1ll1s Weegens and Arnold Engelkens Judged ln the state contest at Champaxgn This tr1o won a blue rlbbon as a team and as mdlvlduals Arnold scored 774 pomts out of a possible 800 for the hxghest mark ever achleved by a Forreston boy m the state meet The Dalry Team of Steve and Dennls Wubbena and Allen Krum also won blue ribbons as a team and as 1nd1v1duals These three lads were sophomores Our chapter was represented at the State FFA Conventlon U1 Sprmgfleld by Bob Palmer Steve Wub bena Bob Smlth and Dale Heeren Roland Ratmeyer Dave Lohr and Bob Smlth were awarded the State Farmer Degree on the flnal evenlng of the conventlon We sold some lambs ln the Lamb Pool at Mt Carroll and showed fat lambs IH the show at Oregon Bob Palmer J1m Walker Harlan Smlth Jerry Stemhagen Dave Lohr and Dale Buskohl represented us at these two events Durmg the County Falr season we had good exhlblts at f1V6 dxfferent countles Ogle Wxnnebago Stephenson Carroll and LaSalle In the Sectlon Fan' at Freeport our members won champ1onsh1ps trophles plaques and S393 ln premxum money Second hlgh 111 prem1ums was Pearl C1ty w1th S287 At FFA night at the Freeport Falr JoElla Masterson our Chapter sweetheart was honored at a banquet along In September we earned money wlth the Sauerkraut parkmg lot a.nd we attended the Leadershlp Tralnmg School at Elzabeth Later we entered the Sectlonal Gra1n and Fat Stock Judging Contest Our gram team all freshmen won 16th place among 20 schools They were Ralph Coffman Bob Derby Verlo DeWall Tom Garnhart and Gary Stamm The Fat Stock Team f1ve sophomore boys won tenth place and recelved a plaque These lads were Marvm Hayenga Ivan Haljenga Lavern Stamm Jerry Daws and Kexth Prasse Our corn growers d1d well John Trel recelved the Grand Champlon award on ten ears and Marvm Hayenga s ten ear sample was selected for the Internatlonal Show Dale Heeren had the hlgh y1eld m the area and recelved a wrlst watch from the Lazxer Seed Co Rochelle Les11e h1s brother was second Dale had 162 bushels per acre wlth Leslxe onl one bushel behmd Jxm Lawson and Leslxe were one two ln the Ploneer Contest Rxchard DeVr1es had the lghest y1eld ln the DeKalb Contest The Klwanxs plaque for a school sheep exh1b1t was won by Dale Buskohl Steve Wubbena Allen Krum and John Tren We have now won thls plaque three years m a row Harlan Smith was chalrman ofthe Garden Seed Sales Rlch DeVr1es was hlgh salesman Commisslons from the sales fxnanced our annual Father Son Banquet Rlchard Johnson was chalrman of the commmttee 111 charge of sellmg Fxre Extmqulshers Rog DeVr1es was awarded a watch as hlgh salesman We also sold step savers for mall boxes somethmg new ln the communlty Delmar Lohr Dale Buskohl Steve Wubbena and John Trel are working on a Sheep Breeders Organlzatlon to axd m sellmg sheep and to promote thelr use The plans are sxmxlar to those for the Annual Boar Sale whlch ylelded an average of S49 for each hog we sold last fall 18 of our Jnmlors a.nd senlors were mtervxewed by statlon WFRL for appearances on a local radlo broadcast honorlng the FFA The DeKalb Award for the outstandmg senlor ag student went to Dave Lohr Last year's wmner was Bob Smnth ROBERT RUTHE MEMORIAL FUND A loan flmd was establlshed last fall to asslst worth FFA boys who lack capltal to purchase an anlmal or equxpment for a project It IS to be known as the Robert Ruthe Memorlal Loan Fund 111 honor of Robert Ruthe an active charter member who lost his llfe Ill a farm accldent 111 October 1954 He was chapter presldent durmg h1S semor year 1949 50 The or1g1nal contrlbutxons were made by his classmates Smce then the Forreston Feed M111 a.nd C W Jolmson Implement Co have made llberal contrlbutlons Sev eral small amolmts have been added by our chapter with all the other chapter sweethearts. 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ROW 1 Nancy Capps JoElla Masterson Dorls Kaney Carol Schoonhoven Judy Taylor Leola DeWall Barbara DeVr1es ROW 2 JBIIICB Cooley Shlrley Glover lone Lynch Barbara Greve Mlss Lennartz Betty Bornerneler LoreneW1lken Gerry Ratmeyer Mary Hartle ROW3 Janet Koch JuneKl1nger Ann Beebe Ruth Snlder Noam1Korf Shlrley Jullus Shlrley Miller Katherlne Wagens Kathleen VanNess Sue Swlft Wava Fager ROW 4 Joyce Buss Rosalle DeWall Carol Tlmmer MarJor1e Engel Dorls DeVr1es Carolyn Haack Eleanor Drake Geneva Thompson Marlan Weegens Ruth Ann DeWall Luann Hoffman L1nda Hoch Jlllllta Korf Pep Club Pep Club was orgamzed to promote the lnterest of students xn sports and to get together and cheer for the Cards at the games Thls IS the second year thxs actlve club has been organlzed and conslsts of boys and glrls whereas last year It was only glrls The members make their own rules whlch are to be followed throughout the football and basketball seasons Awards are gxven to each member at the end of the year Pep Club 1sn t all work though for we have also had some partles There have been several standlng commlttees for the year and they have really worked together To ask for a bus and flnd out what tlme xt leaves for each away game Gerry Ratmeyer Shlrley Glover Ways and means to make money Juanlta Korf JoElla Masterson Ann Beebe lone Lynch Carol Schoonhoven Make posters to announce com1ng events Naornl Korf Sue Swift James Grlgsby Judy Taylor Offlcers for 1955 1956 are as follows Presxdent Barbara DeVr1es Vlce Presldent Leola DeWall Secretary Treasurer Geneva Thompson Advxser M1ss Lennartz " ' v l 1 1 n x l y ' ' -' s 1 v y l Q . y - , . . ., . . . - , , . 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They are as follows: SEATED Janlce Cooley Mr Masterson Juan1taKorf Ruth Sn1der MISS Lennartz Ann Beebe ROW 1 Gerry Ratmeyer Treva Kelllllng Leola DeWall Kathleen Van Ness Katherme Brooks Neal Busker Naom1 Korf Lorene Wllken Betty Scudder Barbara DeVr1es ROW 2 Ro er Ruter Rosalxe DeWall Carolyn Harrensteln Dav1d Lohr Marsdon Stukenberg James Daws Robert Pa mer Robert Falst Harlan Ratmeyer ROW 3 Dav1s Folkerts Harlan Smlth Harold Zager Tom Stoner Russell Ruter Rlchard Johnson Luther Ratmeyer Jon Swlft Robert V1etme1er R1chardStukenberg Wendell Poppen John Daws Co Edltors Ded1cat1on Hlstory of the New School Board of Educat1on Glft and Class History Prophecy Last Wlll and Testament Jumor Personalltxes Sophomore Personalltles Freshman Personalltxes Calendar Semor Quotatlons Lxbrarxans Muslc Contest Faculty Plays Muzzey and Study Hall Annual Stuff Ruth Sn1der Junlta Korf Neal Busker Harlan Ratmeyer Rxchard Johnson Luther Ratmeyer Tom Stoner Katherme Brooks Jamce Cooley Treva Keunmg Kathleen VanNess Davxs Folkerts Carolyn Harrensteln Jlm McIntosh Ann Beebe Carolyn Harrensteln Roger Ruter Russell Ruter Naom1 Korf Bob Fa1st Sauerkraut Queen Candldates Le01aDeWal1 FHA St FFA Kmg and Queen Party Jack Daws Sports Game Schedules Cheerleaders Musxc Camera Club GAA FHA FFA Pep Club Annual Staff Newspaper Staff Speech Contest J1m Daws Harlan Smxth Jon Swlft Bob V1etme1er Harold Zager Marsdon Stukenberg Rlcha rd Stukenberg Lorene Wllken Betty Scudder Davxs Folkerts Gerry Ratmeyer Rosalxe DeWa1l Bob Palmer Barbara DeVr1es Wendell Poppen Katherlne Brooks Jamce Cooley Naom1 Korf - v -. 1 v s v - ' . Y Q 1 1 . v a . u Y Y D y I y 7 I w 7 ' - . a . .x I 9 1 v '- , ' ' 1' ', , - ' .... ........ D avid Lohr SEATED Katherxne Brooks Tom Stoner Ann Beebe Mr Bartelt Janlce Cooley STANDING Barbara Greve Verna Gerwlg Delmar Lohr Ph1ll1p Brooks Darrel1W1ndle Torn Garnhart Rosal1eDeWa1l Larry Wubbena Lev1naKroeker .Iumor Journal WHO? Advlser Mr Bartelt Co Edltors Tom Stoner Ann Beebe Reporters Semors Katherme Brooks Janice Cooley Rosalle DeWall J1m1ors Barbara Greve Levlna Kroeker Sophomores Ph1l1p Brooks Verna Gerwlg Darrell Wlndle Freshmen Tom Garnhart Delmar Lohr Larry Wubbena WHAT? The staff reporters w1th the help of Mr Bartelt and Mr Masterson report whats new around Forreston Hlgh School to the students parents and frlends WHEN ? The reporters hold thelr regular meetlngs during 8th perlod on Mondays They present thelr artlcles proof read and sent to the Journal offlce by Wednesday noon for publlcatlon on Thursday WHERE? The Junior Journal IS publlshed as part of the Forreston Journal A well worn copy of thxs publlca t1on IS usually found IH the school llbrary HOW? The school news IS generally d1v1ded 1nto standard columns which conslst of the Edltorlal Senlor Intervlew Hall Prowler Questlon of the Week SchoolCalendar and Class Monltor Speclal feature artlcles are also sometlmes added WHY? The purpose of the Junlor Journal IS to keep parents and frlends as well as students mformed of the happenlngs around Forreston Communlty Hlgh School ln an lnterestmg and sometlmes humorous fashlon The Junlor Journal 1n addltlon to bemg beneflclal to the readers glves the Journal staff valuable experience ln responslblllty Journallsm and soclal relatlons - I Q , . Q, , l . , . . . - I . 1 9 7 1 ! Y , . I - - - I - . . Y . . - 1 1 ' x 1 l ' il 7 77 . , ' . A ' , for the present week's paper andplanthe next week's paper. These news articles are then corrected, typed, - y . Y - D Y 1 ' , , . . . . 1 .I Q I . . . Q . 4 - . , . - . , C5 N-9 2? wi W Student Council y Ratmeyer, Neal Busker, Janice Cooley, Carol Schoonhoven. STANDING - Judy Trei, John Akins, Mr. Masterson, Gary Stamm, Eleanor Drake. SEATED - Carol Timmer, Gerr Speech Contestants ww SEATED - Katherine Brooks, JoElla Masterson, Treva Keuning Shirley Bolen Levina Kroeker Naomi Korf. STANDING - Mr. Masterson, Harlan Ratmeyer, Walter Padl, Luther Ratmcyer, Tom Stoner, Davis Folkerts, Neal Busker, James Grigsby, F.C,H.S. speech contestants had their best year in history this season. They finished second to Byron meet: Byron 54, F,C,H.S, 33, Stillman Valley 21, Winnebago 3, and were a close second to in the Rt. 72 Freeport in the state district meet: Freeport 40, F.C.H.S. 35, Rockford East 23, Rockford West 22, Harlem and Winnebago, each 6, Savanna and Stockton, each 5, Leaf River and Dakota each 2 In the Rockford sectional 26 schools from the northern one sixth ofylllinoisn artici ated F C ' P P - . .H.S. was fifth: Freeport 30, Byron 23, West Rockford 16, Elgin 14 1!2, Forreston 13, Arlington Heights 12, Wilmette 11, DeKalb 10 1f2, Woodstock 10 1f2, Rock Falls 7 1f2, Waukegon 7, Sterling 6 1!2, Evanston 3, Mt. Morris 3, Milledgeville 2. Point winners at Freeport included the play fTom, Harlan, Luther, Nealy, Marvin Hayenga in extemporeg Harlan, original orationg Neal, serious reading, JoElla, comedy reading, Naomi, after dinner speaking, Treva, verse reading, Tom, original monologue and Luther, radio speaking. The above students also scored the Rt. 72 meet with two others also earning points there: Katherine Brooks and Levina Kroeker. Davis Folkerts, Jim Grigsby, and Naomi Korf gave great help in staging the play. Mr. Masterson coached the play. At the Rockford Sectional Tom and Neal earned four points by placing second and the four bo ' ys in the play earned one point each by winning fourth. Luther won fifth in radio speaking which gave him another point. Tom Stoner and Neal Busker have the honor of breaking the state contest barrier by being the first Forreston students ever to art' t ' h p 1Cpa e IH t e state speech contest. First and second place winners at Rockford go on to the state. Tom has an original monologue which is a rare satire on children's TV programs and Neal has Antony's Funeral Oration by Shakespeare. Good luck, to two gallant seniors. Jumor Class Play Slnce no dlrector was avallable for a three act play for the Jumors It has been deo1ded to present three one act plays Who Gets the Car Ton1ght'? by Journey by Thornton Wllder 24 cast members W111 be needed The plays are to be glven Aprll 27 28 Mr Masterson IS d1rect1ng the flrst one Mrs Z1eg1er the second and Tom Stoner and Davls Folkerts W111 d1rect the thlrd one Chris Sergelg "Murder 'is Fun" by Catherine Blgankenshipg and "The Happy FY Senior Play Our Town, by Thornton Wilder CAST OF CHARACTERS Stage Manager Harlan Ratmeyer Dr G1bbs James McIntosh Joe Crowell Roger Ruter Howxe Newsome Russell Ruter Mrs G1bbs Juamta Korf Mrs Webb Naoml Korf George G1bbs Neal Busker Rebecca G1bbs Ann Beebe Wally Webb Harlan Smlth Emlly Webb Treva Keumng Prof Wlllard Robert Vletmeler Mr Webb Luther Ratmeyer Woman 1n the Balcony Katherme Brooks Man ln the Aud1 torlum Harold Zager Lady 1n the Box Kathleen Van Ness Slmon Stlmson Tom Stoner Mrs Soames Rosahe DeWall Const Warren Wendell Poppen S1 Crowell James Daws Baseball Players Bob Vletmexer Robert Faxst MUSIC Productxon Davls Folkerts Sam Cralg Harold Zager Joe Stoddard Jon Swlft Asst Stage Managers R1chard and Marsdon Stukenberg Our Town dep1CtS the l1fe of a New Hampshlre Vlllage w1th ltS humor pxcturesqueness and pathos set agalnst a background of more than two centurles of t1me soclal hlstory and rellgxous xdeas The play beglns 1n 1901 1n Grovers Corners where the G1bbs and the Webbs are nexghbors Durmg the1r chlldhood George G1bbs and Emlly Webb are playmates and the1r lxves are woven together as nelgh bor s lxves are l1ke to be but as they grow older they pass from thxs perxod 1nto a state of romantlc yet embarrassed mterest ln one another One day George proposed to Emxly 1n the drug store over an ICG cream soda wh1ch he dlscovers he hasnt the money to pay for But their happlness IS short l1V6d for Emlly IS taken 1n death and placed ln the vlllage cemetery on a ra1ny dreary day In the death scene the peacefulness and quletness of death IS seen wh1ch can never be understood by the hvmg The story glves a v1v1d cross sect1on of every day affairs 1n a real l1ve s1tuat1on V1s1t1ng college students and many local resldents pald hlgh trlbute to the productxon -it I 'B-Q 'H-"' Q G 4A,,f4a wp,- J' ff ...ui J '---...J ji Study Hull 4 i 'N r oK5 'FDQWQH NW? 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Qx , N fx X Sauerkraut Day Each year f1ve g1r1s f om the Senlor class are chosen as candldates for Sauerkraut Day Queen Upon th1s annual event the Queen and the other four can d1dates who serve as attendants lead the parade on a float decorated by the Senlor class Th1s year s Queen was Kathleen Van Ness Inher Royal Court were Treva Keumng Barbara DeVr1es Leola DeWall and Janlce Cooley These f1ve glrls rexgned over the days feSt1Vlt1eS and 1n the even1ng alded 1n the g1v1ng away of var1ous prxzes These f1VG g1rls were selected by the Hlgh School student body and the Sauerkraut Packers Assoclatlon deslgnated the Queen A beaut1fully engraved compact was glven to each of the f1ve g1rls by the F F A and F H A Kmg and Queen The FFA Sz FHA K1ng 8a Queen Party was held on Valentlnes Day Feb ruary 14 1956 1n the H1gh School The attlre agreed on was school clothes The aCt1V1ty wh1ch consumed the major portlon of the evenmg was sardlnes Fol low1ng the crownmg of the King Harlan Smlth by Mlss Esterly and the crown 1ng of the Queen JoElla Masterson by Mr F1nch the Grand March was held The attendants were Robert Palmer Gary Fl1ck1nger Evelyn Ratmeyer and Geneva Thompson Lunch was served by the FHA g1r1s . . r . . . 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' 1 . 7 7 Queens and ' K' g 1955 56 Scholastic Honor Roll FIRST SDC WEEKS A HONOR ROLL Lev1naKroeker Carol T1mmer Harold Zager B HONOR ROLL Tom Garnhart Loran Greenfleld Delmar Lohr Gordon Ross Jud1th Trel Shlrley Glover Marvln Hayenga Kelth Prasse Evelyn Ratmeyer Carol Schoonhoven Barbara Greve JoElla Masterson Sally Plowman Geneva Thompson Marlene Weegens Ethel Wubbena Ann Beebe ROS3.1l8 DeWall Katherlne Brooks Jan1ce Cooley Dav1s Folkerts Juan1ta Korf James McIntosh Ruth Smder Tom Stoner Kathleen VanNess SECOND SIX WEEKS A HONOR ROLL Tom Garnhart Levma Kroeker Ann Beebe Harold Zager B ' HONOR ROLL Loran Greenfleld Ted Johnson Delmar Lohr GordonRoss Judy Tre1 Larry Wubbena Elwyn Zlmmerman Verna Gerwxg Marvm Hayenga Evelyn Ratmeyer Carol Schoonhoven Barbara Greve Sally Plowman Geneva Thompson Loxs Vogt Marlene Weegens Mlldred Wlchman Ethel Wubbena Katherme Brooks Jan1ce Cooley Dav1s Folkerts Juan1ta Korf James Mclntosh Gerry Ratmeyer Ruth Snlder Tom Stoner Kathleen VanNess THIRD SDC WEEKS A HONOR ROLL Delmar Lohr MBFVIH Hayenga Evelyn Ratmeyer Lev1naKroeker Ann Beebe Kath er1ne Brooks James McIntosh Harold Zager B HONOR ROLL Sh1rleyBolen Gordon Ross Judy Prasse Carol Schoohoven Jerry Stelnhagen James Walker Roger DeVr1es Barbara Greve Davld Kaney JoElla Masterson Geneva Thompson Carol T1mmer Marlene Weegens J3.I11C6 Cooley Dav1s Folkerts Juan1ta Korf Gerrv Ratmever Ruth Snlder Tom Stoner Kathleen VanNess FOURTH SIX WEEKS A HONOR ROLL Gordon Ross Judy Trel Levma Kroeker Ann Beebe James McIntosh Torn Stoner Harold Zager B HONOR ROLL Al1ce Black Shlrley Bolen Tom Garnhart Delmar Lohr Larry Wub bena Verna Gerwlg Marvm Hayen a Kelth Prasse Evelyn Ratmeyer Carol Schoonhoven James Walker Barbara Greve Dav1d Kaney JoE la Masterson Sally Plowman Glenn Schnelderrnan Geneva Thompson Carol T1mmer Lo1s Vogt Marlene Weegens Katherlne Brooks Jan1ce Cooley James Daws Dav1s Folkerts Treva Keunmg Juan1ta Korf Gerry Ratmeyer Ruth Smder Kathleen VanNess FIFTH SDC WEEKS A HONOR ROLL Elwyn Zlmmerman Ann Beebe Katherme Brooks Treva Keunmg Tom Stoner Har old Zager B HONOR ROLL Shlrley Bolen Tom Garnhart Delmar Lohr Gordon Ross Judy Trel Larry Wubbena Verna Gerwlg Shlrley Glover Marvln Hayenga Evelyn Ratmeyer Barbara Greve Levma Kroeker JoElla Masterson Carol T1mmer Marlene Weegens Dav1s Folkerts Juan1ta Korf James Mcln tosh Gerry Ratmeyer Ruth Snlder ll ll I In sll . cr as - . 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