Arcadia class of 1945 mini-reunion

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Arcadia High School class of 1945 had a very special mini-reunion on Oct. 1. This class had 19 graduates and nine are still alive. Amazingly, eight of the nine live in Southeast Kansas between Redfield and Pittsburg. The other one lives in Michigan.

For more than two hours, the group shared lunch in a conference room in Frontenac where they exchanged many memories and stories, some of which are no doubt true. Continuing to show the gracious spirit for which they have always been known, the classmates invited several guests, all of whom contributed to the laughter and fun.

Class members present were: Marie (Kunstel) Rodich, Betty (Thayer) Baima, both of Frontenac, Charles Corporon and Jessie (Eggen) Dunn of Pittsburg. Alice (Cronk) Townsend of Fort Scott and the guest of honor, Mary Elizabeth (Hamilton) Bach of Sebewaing, Mich.

The guests included Rose (Shular) Campbell, a native of Gross and formerly a home economics teacher at the high school. She now lives in Pittsburg.

Other guests were: Diane Ulmer, Saginaw, Mich., daughter of Elizabeth Bach, and Bill Hamilton, Garland, Elizabeth's brother, class of 1948. Others were Hardy Dunn, class of 1942, husband of Jessie, Glen and Wilma (Simons) Watt, class of 1944 and Bill Dobbins, Frontenac, class of 1948.