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events have happened in Freeport and Stephenson County, Illinois,
and remarkable people have lived there. These are stories gathered
about people and events from 1835 through World War II.
by Robert Bike
The Bible mentions about 232 plants by name, or closely enough to figure out what plant is meant. Of these, 24 are aromatic plants; that is, parts of the plants can be pressed or distilled to get an essential oil. Essential oils are the lifeblood of plants and have tremendous healing capabilities.
healing power of plants is the basis for modern medicines.
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Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard,
featured this website in her column on January 19, 2007.
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6:00 pm Reminisce with Classmates
Hot and Cold Appetizers
Fresh Vegetables and Fresh Fruit
Mrs. Mikes and Cash Bar
Ebert's Cocktail Lounge
(above Four Seasons)
1100 W. Galena Avenue
6 pm to 7:30 pm Social Time - Cash Bar
7:30 Sit Down Dinner
Freeport Country Club
1614 S. Park Blvd.
Diane Dixon Sorn, 815-275-2766 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Sarles Standley, 815-233-5803 or email@example.com
Jeanne Jeffrey Mordick firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Jaeger Fraser email@example.com
If emailing, put "Class of '66 Reunion" in subject line.
Is your class reunion
coming up soon?
Contact me at
and I will add your class to my reunion page.
This is a free service to all classes of Freeport High School, Aquin High School or Highland Community College.
And here's some Freeport teachers on You Tube!
Two other athletes with Freeport connections competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials. Maggy Infeld ran the 1500 meters and her sister Emily Infeld ran the 5000 meters. Their father Michael is a 1976 Pretzel.
Here's a history of the Nomadds, a legendary Freeport band, written by Lee Garner.
I saw on classmates.com a few years ago that 19 people from my class, 1966, had joined. While they do a fine job of keeping track of thousands of people, I didn't think they should have a monopoly on our class. So I created this page, which links to a Yahoo group where we can keep track of each other for free!
can access our group using the link below or from the Yahoo! Groups "My
Group name: 66pretzels.
Group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/66pretzels.
Group email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To join, you must have a Yahoo account, which automatically gives you an email account of unlimited size!
In August of 2006, I went to my 40th high school reunion.
On this page and the four following pages are photos of Freeport High School and from that reunion.
Photos are of classmates, spouses, mothers, a teacher, and various others who happened by, including a former President of the United States (POTUS). I recognized very few of us. Whenever anyone new would walk in, the rest of us would say, "Who's that?", then when we'd find out who it was, we'd say, "Oh, wow!" I'll identify those I remember and as I have time.
There are some un-labeled photos. If you can let me know who is shown in the photos, I'll label all of them.
these links to see photos of the reunion.
Scroll down to see photos of our beautiful high school.
The Polaris (a history of Freeport Schools)
L. M. Hiatt, Composer
(Hiatt was the first FHS band director in 1911, & wrote On Freeport! in 1922)
Crash right thro' that line.
Take the ball a-round,
Roll it on the ground.
You are go-ing fine.
Go on Freeport!
Take our vic-t'ry through.
On, oh Freeport!
On, oh Freeport!
We are all with you.
Rah! - Rah! - Rah! Rah! Rah!
Freeport High School! Rah!
Somebody knew we were coming!
The front door on Moseley Street.
Freeport High School
Freeport High School viewed from the corner of Empire & West.
The "new" gym.
Intricate detail work on the brick & tile mosaic.
I've seen a lot of high schools in my travels, but none compare to the beauty and intricacy of the work at Freeport High School. Notice the spiral columns with intricate tops, the arched bricks, and the pretty tile work.
Did we pay any attention to this beautiful brick work when we attended high school?
magnificent tower atop Freeport High School.
Have any of you been up there?
Freeport High School viewed from the east. The football field used to be a deep bowl, with the track running around the outside. The "Pretzel Bowl" is gone, and the track is in front of the stands. The football team has continued our winning tradition in recent years.
Classrooms at Freeport High School.
The front entrance to Freeport High School.
Detail of the front entrance to Freeport High School.
High School can't be beat, in architecture, in sports, in education.