School: Loyal H.S. Class of 1956 (60 Year Reunion – 2016)


Surnames: Seefeldt, Kaiser, Tapp, Brenner, Christenson, Hills, Witt, Knudsen, Haselow, Hazlewood, Spangler, Johnson, Mandel, McHone, Schmutzler, Miller, Smrecek, O'Brien, Pagelsdorf, Cook, Elsinger, Fisher, Davidson, O'Connor, Gunia, Matanik, Beaver, Steiner, Noeldner, Winter, Roehl, Cook, Goehring, Snedic, Neeb, Wetzel, Becker, Molle, Shefchik. Schuette, Langfeldt

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 05 Oct 2016

Loyal Class of 1956 holds reunion The 60-year class reunion for the Loyal Class of 1956 was held on Sept. 10, at the Loyal American Legion. Class members attending were (front from left) Janet (Seefeldt) Kaiser, Janis (Seefeldt) Tapp, George Brenner, Janet (Christenson) Hills, Shirley (Witt) Knudsen, Bertha (Haselow) Hazlewood, Irma (Spangler) Johnson, June (Mandel) McHone, (middle row) Woodrow (Woody) Schmutzler, Don Hills, Betty (Miller) Hills Smrecek, Jim O’Brien, Darlene (Pagelsdorf) Cook, Carole (Elsinger) Fisher, Karen (Davidson) O’Connor, Virginia (Gunia) Matanik, (back) Carlton Beaver, Tom Steiner, Nathan Noeldner, Wayne Winter, Ken Roehl, Jerome (Jerry) Cook, Ruthanne (Goehring) Snedic, Joyce (Neeb) Wetzel, Don Becker, and Diann (Molle) Shefchik. Unavailable for the picture but attending were LaVonne (Molle) Schuette, and Alan Langfeldt.

At the 60-year class reunion of the Loyal Class of 1956, the principal of Loyal High School, Christopher Lindner (left), accepted the presentation of a plaque by Clarence “Sparky” Rogstad with Diann Shefchik, chairman of the reunion committee. The plaque has the history of how L.H.S. Maroons became the L.H.S. Greyhounds. The class of ‘56 was instrumental in the change as Sparky Rogstad and the Letterman’s Club approached the coach, Dennis Helixon, and then Principal Warner Berry with the idea. This idea was voted on by an assembly of all the high school students. As a result of the vote the school became the Loyal Greyhounds in December 1954. Sparky and other members of the Letterman’s Club made the “Greyhound” that was hung in the gym along with the other 3-C conference school mascots.



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