PHOTO GALLERY       
   
REUNION (and Mini-Reunion) PHOTO GALLERY
  
THANK YOU to these classmates who have sent albums of photos to use on the web site. Some of them are from previous reunions, and some are from back when we were little. If you would like to add a photo album of your own, please email the pictures to me. THANK YOU!
  
See video of the 1968 UA Fourth of July parade - Denise Kontras and Libbie Pfefferle are on the Miss Arlington float!
See video of the 1969 UA Fourth of July parade
Jackie Cooper's album of pictures of the Hastings girls and guys
Pat Dynes' album including some surprises!
Pat Dynes' fifth grade class picture from Barrington - fully captioned.
Lynn Dee Gardner's album featuring Jones girls and guys!
Bob Graves' album of photos from Tremont, Windermere and Hastings
Dave Harding's movie of pictures from a State Champ football team reunion held in 2004
Steve Holloway's album with photos of band, theater, InterNation Simulation, and misc.
Ellen Isaly's album photos from 10th grade, FCC Bell Choir
Hastings 9th Grade Class Photo - 1966 provided by Linda Miller Chakeres
Jones 9th Grade Choir - 1966 provided by Mike Stoyak
Jones 9th Grade Class Photo - 1966 provided by Mike Stoyak
Gay Leeka's album of photos from previous reunions
See video of John Leshy playing guitar at a club in Cornwall, England, where he lives.
Cyndy McLane's album featuring an expose of fashion from the 60's!
Linda Miller's album of Windermere and Hastings class photos - great variety of people!
Tish Mintzer's school photos, including a fun slumber party and her 6th grade class
Induction of Marv Moorehead into the UA Wall of Fame featuring several UA69 football players in attendance! May 23, 2004
Denise Neubeck's album from the Barrington days!
Michael O'Rourke's album of Windermere and Hastings photos and memorabilia
Michael O'Rourke's photos of Windermere first and third grade
Libbie Pfefferle's album with pictures of little Girl Scouts!
Ginger Richards' album of girls in white Keds!!
Craig Robinson's album of class photos from Wickliffe and Tremont
Geoff Schmidt's album of photos from his May 23, 2009 gathering of UA69 friends.
Sherry Sopp Smith's album of photos from high school and beyond
Cindy Teachnor's album of photos from high school and beyond
Sally Whipple's album from 1968-69
John Williams' album of memories from Barrington, Jones and UAHS
   
SHERRY SOPP PETERSON'S PHOTO FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Above is a photo that Sherry Sopp Peterson sent in, from Miss Wirth's 4th grade class in 1960. Sherry supplied some of the names and I also came up with a few. Can you fill in any of the other blanks for us? If so, please email Ellen.

Row 1: Julie Hackenberg, Robby Beck, John Livingston, Cindy Carmell, Sherry Sopp, Jeff Khourie, Scott Williams, Lorna Lee Heydinger

Row 2: Harry Rinehart, ___, Jim Spittler, David Fisher, ___ John Straubel

Row 3: Preston Dill, Tom Crane, Sue Lisle, Lynn Johnston, Steve Polk, Ann Cameron, ___

Row 4: Cheri Bennett, ___, Linda Jennings, Jeff Arnold, Dave Eschliman, Dick Wood, Linda Steffens, Miss Wirth

   
CRAIG ROBINSON UNEARTHS RARE FIND!

Craig Robinson sent in a couple of pages from the 1969 school newspaper, The Arlingtonian. One page shows our traditional Senior Awards (congratulations again to the winners!!) and the other contains "Graduation Brings Memories," our Class Bequeaths to our Teachers, and "Seniors Speculate: What If ... "

Thank you, Craig, for bringing back a lot of fun memories from 45 years ago!

See the Arlingtonian articles. (Be sure to view both pages!)
 
WHAT A GREAT FIND! THANK YOU, SUSI WISEMAN THOMAS!

Susi Wiseman Thomas is sharing her Pen Points magazines from 1964, when we were in 7th grade, and from 1966, when we were in 9th grade at Jones Junior High School. Craig Robinson has submitted his 1965 Pen Points magazine for your reading pleasure!

Pen Points was a magazine that was (from the magazine's Foreword) "designed to represent the many students who have felt the desire to express themselves and who have been able to do so effectively through form and word. It is dedicated to every student reader, with the hope that he or she will also attempt to reproduce thoughts and emotions for the many persons who are searching for truths."

Some of the writing and artwork is really thoughtful and insightful! Even if you didn't attend Jones, you'll see the works of many of your UAHS friends in here!

Click on either image of the Pen Points covers to see the magazine in its entirety as a PDF. You'll see poems, stories and artwork from dozens of our classmates. Clearly they highlighted the work of the 9th graders, so the 1966 (yellow and orange) issue has more featured stories and illustrations by our UA69ers.

The teachers/editors included: Mrs. Marian Smith; Mrs. Betty Hennessey; Mrs. Joyce Guckert; Mrs. Frances Bretz; Miss Judy Hudnall; Mrs. Ruth Armstrong;Mrs. Martha Yutsey; Mrs. Gloria Bohen; Mrs. Mary Jane Spahr, and Mrs. Ellen Buesling. The Art Editors were Mrs. Anne Smith and Mr. Jerry Tollifson, and the Typist was Mrs. Ruth Griffith. The English Coordinator at the time was Mr. Stephen Nesha.

In 1964 and 1966, our superintendent was Mr. Walter Heischman. The Jones Principal was Mr.Samuel Henderson (1964) and then Mr. David Jones (1966), and the Assistants to the Principal were Mr. Bernie Cellar, Mr. Marvin Baker, and Mr. Walter Niceswanger.

 
STEVE MORLEY SINGS "SWEET CAROLINE"!
At the Kiki Street / Greg Kullman August, 2013 wedding, our own Steve Morley put Neil Diamond to shame with his rendition of "Sweet Caroline! Watch the YouTube video below!
  
VINTAGE CAMP AKITA PHOTOS
Clarke Johnson sent these Camp Akita photos dating back to the 1960's. Are you in them? Clarke said that these two had no dates on them, but it appears that might have been 1967- 1969. Click each picture to enlarge it.
     
   
GIRL SCOUT TROOP 104
Sue Patterson sent a photo of Girl Scout Troop 104, which you can see below. If you can identify any of the unidentified girls, please let me know.
GIRL SCOUT TROOP 104
Back Row, L-R: Cathy Busby, Leslie Beeson, Susie Jones, Valerie Lancia, Patty Lundstrom, Barbara Tice, Barb Calendine, girl. Front Row, L-R: Sandy Leindecker, Donna McCurdy, Johanna Leuchter
 
CRAIG ROBINSON'S PHOTOS

When Craig Robinson saw Jeff Stevenson's picture labeled as second grade at Tremont, he wrote to let me know that it's not the second grade; it's fifth grade.

Also, Craig reminded me that in 2004, he sent a collection of class photos from Wickliffe and Tremont Schools, and identified a lot of the students in each picture, including Jeff's photo which is actually the fifth grade (I have fixed that error).

See Craig Robinson's collection of class photos
 
LINDA KELSEY POSTED BARRINGTON PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK

Linda Kelsey Simonds posted some Barrington class photos on the UA69 Facebook page, and she has identified the teachers and students. Stop by and see if you remember these good old days! Thank you, Linda!

Visit the UA69 Facebook page

 
JEFF STEVENSON AND THE BOYS SCOUTS ON YOUTUBE!

From Jeff Stevenson:

I finally figured out a way to take my dad's old 8mm film home movies and put them on my computer. I have been working on it for over a year, but I spent most of that time trying to find and old 8mm film projector, and the rest of it was spent saving $ for a new computer and procrastinating. Anyway, one of the reels has a movie of a Boy Scout camping trip that must have happened around the same time frame as the pic you posted of Mark Bright.

There are lots of Class of '69ers in the movie, some of whom are in the pic with Mark. Lots of hams! I thought our classmates might have fun watching it and seeing themselves and their friends when they were kids - being kids. There are also some dads in the movie who are a lot younger in the movie than we are now.

See Steve's video on YouTube.com: PART 1
See Steve's video on YouTube.com: PART 2
 
TREMONT FIFTH GRADE
Jeff Stevenson also sent this photo from Tremont Elementary School - fifth grade with Miss Masteller. Click the photo to enlarge it and see the names. If you can help out with identification, please email me. As you can see, we have a lot of blanks on this one.
Row 1: Alice McCain, Birti Hardie, Beverly D'Angelo, ---, Dave Pierce Laura Silbaugh
Row 2: Teacher, ---, Tim Owen, Jeff Stridsberg, John Flory, Lee Meckstroth, Kathy Wolfe, Amy Kinney
Row 3: ---, ---, ---, Jeff Stevenson, Craig Robinson Randy Bare, Steve Basford,
Row 4: John Lucas(?), John Neale, ---, Steve Burt, ---, Shirley Hewitt, Clarke Johnson
 
MORE VINTAGE PICTURES TO IDENTIFY!

Larry Wiley sent in two pictures from Wickliffe Elementary and thought it would be fun to try to identify these students. He also provided us with thecorresponding blank faces numbered, so that we can fill in the blanks. If you know who any of the kiddos are, please email me and I will post the namesin the right spots. Thanks to Larry for sending these along!

You can click each photo to enlarge it slightly.

MISS ZEHNER'S FIRST GRADE CLASS AT WICKLIFFE: 1957 - 1958
1 Miss Zehner 7 Christy Campbell 13 19 25 Alan Carlson
2 Larry Wiley 8 Scott Street 14 Chelle Close 20 Greg Swank 26 Frank Guglielmi
3 Lynda Bernays 9 Jeff Kettrey 15 Scott Tracy 21 27
4 Harry Hutchins 10 Debbie Dietz 16 Diane Borden 22 28 Phil Schroder
5 Bob Armbruster 11 17 Barb Tice 23Christine Wheeler 29
6 Yvonne Parsons 12 18 Leslie Beeson 24 Mike Parker 30 John Thierman
Can you name anyone? Email Ellen!
Thanks to Scott Street, Judith Roof, Chris Wheeler, Gordon Mitchell, Lynda Bernays, and Anita Evans for helping to supply these names.
FUN FACT: When both of Scott and Cyndy Street's daughters, Sally and Kiki, were students at Windermere in the 1980s, they also had Miss Zehner, whose married name was Mrs. Sonya (Sonnie) Lawrence. Scott remembers attending Miss Zehner's wedding at the end of the school year in 1958!
MRS. DUNN'S SECOND GRADE CLASS AT WICKLIFFE: 1958 - 1959
1 Mrs. Dunn 7 Dave Robenalt 13 Larry Wiley 19 25 Christy Campbell
2 8 14 Sandy Leindecker 20 Dave Hughes 26 Eric Miller
3 Sandy Duncan 9 Bob Moore 15 Pat Parfenchuk 21 Richard Jurevic 27 Jeff Kettrey
4 Karen Gilbert 10 Jim(my) Menaul 16 22 Chuck Anderson 28
5 11 Mike Radcliffe 17 Gene Heskett 23 29
6 Mike Allen 12 John Thierman 18 Debbie Meredith 24 Scott Tracy 30
Can you name anyone? Email Ellen!
Thanks to Larry Wiley, Mike Allen, and Vicki Downs for helping to supply these names.
  
PHOTOS FROM THE UA69 MINI-REUNION IN 2010

On Saturday, April 10, a bunch of UA69ers gathered at the Arlington Café to hang out for a Between-Reunions-Reunion (and to celebrate Jane Cunningham's birthday).

Making the trip all the way from out of state were David Bruck and Jane Cunningham, Patrick Dynes and Bruce Reinwald.

Local area classmates who attended the party included: Beth Lawless, Bob Bauer, Gordon Mitchell, Kathy McLimore, Sherry Sopp, Bill Clark, Ellen Isaly, Scott Street, Cyndy McLane, Taryl Mason, Pat Stone, Cindy Shealy, Anne Taylor, Denise Kontras, Julie May, Jan Millay, and Julie DeVennish.

Spouses, brothers, sisters and friends who joined the fun included: Everett Jones (Julie May's husband); Mike Peterson (Sherry Sopp's husband); Lisa Mason (Taryl Mason's sister); and Rita Krueger (Bruce Reinwald's girlfriend).

See the photos here!

  
CAMPFIRE GIRLS REUNITE
The Hicanah Camp Fire Girls celebrated 100 years of Camp Fire at the “Building More than Camp Fires Centennial Luncheon” at Villa Milano in Westerville. Pictured below are members of Mrs. Spretnak's Group, now and in 1964. Click photos to enlarge.

2010

1964
L-R: Anne Taylor, Anne Moore Cox (Grandview), Renee Allen Morgenstern, Sherry Sopp Peterson, Nikki Spretnak, Diane Detwiler Elzey. Back: Beth Lawless and Janet Kiplinger Ciccone. L to R: Connie Argus (Marble Cliff), unknown, Lynn Johnston, Roberta McEldowney (Marble Cliff), Sherry Sopp, Nikki Spretnak (looking like James Dean), Renee Allen, unknown, Janet Kiplinger, and Beverly Parrish
    
PHOTOS OF DEN 10, PACK 295, COURTESY OF GORDON MITCHELL
Gordon Mitchell recently came across these photos of Cub Scout Den 10 of Pack 295, and was kind enough to share them with the rest of us. The pictures were taken on the stage at Tremont Elementary School on November 16, 1961, when the Scouts, all students at Fishinger Elementary School, were in fifth grade. In the second photo, you can see the boys inspecting their new Lion badges, which they had just earned. Thank you, Gordon, for this historic treasure!
  
NEW TREMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PICTURES!
Thank you to Bill Riesenberger, who sent in three photos of our classmates from their Tremont School days. If anyone would like to try to identify the children in these pictures, please send me your suggestions! Just let me know which photo you're referring to; they are labeled by grade and teacher. Thank you!
3RD GRADE: MISS WATSON
Row 1: Miss Watson, Steve Burt, Craig Heckman, Bob Bowen, Steve Pickett, Karin Shafer, ___, Diane Frick, Sue Bice
Row 2: ___, Bill Reisenberger, ___, Pam Sohl, ___, Gretchen Bass, Karyn Hantak,Patty Keitz, Kristen Davies, Kathy Wolfe.
Row 3: ___, ___, ___, Ken Groezinger, Bruce Johnson, ___, ___, ___, George Frecker, ___, Mark Bright, Bill Ellis
5TH GRADE: MRS. RICKETTS
Row 1: ---, Jenny Agostin (sp?), Diane Frick, Lynn Johnson, Mike Stoyak, Bob Bowen, Mrs. Ricketts.
Row 2: ---, Karin Shaifer, Gretchen Baas, ----, ---, Brent Hawley, ---.
Row 3: ---, ---, Lynn Dee Gardner, George Frecker, Fred Shearer, Mark Bright, Bill Riesenberger.
Row 4: Paul Gonser, ---.
6TH GRADE: MR. MORELAND
Row 1: Mr. Moreland, ---, ---, Sally Whipple, ---.
Row 2: ---, ---, Sue Pritchard, Brent Hawley, Fred Shearer, Ritchie Knowlton.
Row 3, John Lucas, ---,---, Doug Sheffield, Dave Michael, ---, Debbie Leggett.
Row 4: Dave Perry, Bill Riesenberger, Steve Burt, Steve Minor, ----.
   
UA69 MINI-REUNION HELD AT JIM FERGUS' HOME: SUMMER, 2012

FROM JIM FERGUS:

During the summer of 2012, we held a "Mini Reunion" for members of the class of '69 who hung out a lot at my parent's house dubbed "Fergus' Bar & Grill." We had a pool table and a ping pong table. I invited Gary Baird, Chuck Anderson, Jeff Hilleary and Gary Utt and their spouses to our summer place on Mullett Lake in northern lower Michigan for six days.

Gary Baird's wife is Kathy Kauffman Baird, class of 1972. Chuck's wife, whom he married after meeting her at a class reunion is Nancy Nutter Anderson also '69. Jeff Hilleary is married to Monika, who did not graduate from UA. Gary Utt is married to Marci Koenig Utt, class of 1971
I am married to Cheryl Lee Cotterman Fergus who is from Wauseon, Ohio and did not graduate from UA, but her cousin, Bob Cotterman, was in our class.

We had a great time boating, swimming, kayaking, playing water volleyball, eating and just talking to name a few things we did. Each couple took a night to be responsible for dinner either making it or taking us to a restaurant, one of which we arrived at by boat.

Below are some pictures that Kathy Baird took.
  

Marci Utt, Cheryl Fergus, Gary Utt, Gary Baird, Jeff Hilleary, Monika Hilleary,
Chuck Anderson, Nancy Anderson and Jim Fergus
 
Back row: Jeff & Monika Hilleary, Kathy Baird
Front row: Jim & Cheryl Fergus and Chuck & Nancy Anderson
 
VINTAGE PHOTO SENT BY JEFF PUTNAM
From left to right:: Harry Reinhart, Doug Roberts, Scott Roberts, Jeff Putnam, and Dick Van Schoyck.

From Jeff Putnam:

Above is a photo that appeared, mysteriously, in our local paper, The Mount Vernon (Ohio) News, this summer. They run a “From our Files” feature where they publish a photo from their morgue and ask people to identify it. I look at them.

When I saw this one, I was more shocked than I’ve ever been in my life. I have no idea how this ended up in the photo morgue of the paper here, and the editor couldn’t enlighten me. I think the likeliest explanation is that somehow the News’ photos got all mixed up at some point with other papers’, or other photographers’, photos.

None of the guys could remember when or where the photo was taken, but I’d say it was 11th grade (1968 or so).

  
PAT DYNES UNEARTHS 10 YEAR REUNION PHOTO!
Pat Dynes came across this fabulous picture from the Class of 1969 10-year reunion in 1979 ... are you in it?
  
VINTAGE PHOTO FROM GARY BASSETT

Gary Bassett sent in the photo above that his sister gave him while he was in town recently. The newspaper photo shows eleven UA graduates who were part of the 1974 OSU marching band. In addition to Gary, the group included UA69ers Craig Heselton and Dean Grinch, as well as Karen Gilbert's brother John Gilbert.

Gary left the ads to the left of the picture and we found the "Food Crisis" ad to be interesting!

  
HASTINGS CLASS PICTURE
HASTINGS 9TH GRADE CLASS - 1966
Please click to enlarge - thank you to Linda Miller Chakeres!
  
JONES CLASS PICTURES
JONES 9TH GRADE CLASS- 1966
Please click to enlarge - Thank you, Mike Stoyak, for scanning your photo and sending it to us!
  
JONES 9TH GRADE CHOIR - 1966
Please click to enlarge - Thank you to Mike Stoyak
  

Do you ever stop to think about how great the Sixties were, and how lucky we were to be able to grow up during that time and be a part of the great changes that took place during that decade? It was turbulent in many respects, but it also had a flavor of its own that now brings back memories of an exciting, absolutely fabulous time in our history!

Please enjoy this Web site that will take you back for a few moments ... and maybe even make you miss the Sixties. I learned a lot, watching this presentation!
  

 
  

 

 

 

  

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