Robert Bike


Licensed Massage Therapy #5473
Eugene, Oregon


Teaching Reiki Master

Life Coach


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Private classes.
Biblical Aromatherapy
Therapeutic Essential
Oil Massages
President of the Oregon Massage Therapists Association
& 2012-2013

I graduated from Freeport (Illinois) High School.
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Copyright 2002 - present

Latest Copyright
July 31, 2013


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Remarkable Stories,
Volume 1

by Robert Bike

Remarkable 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 no means complete, these are overviews of lives and events which shaped our country and our world. From events in the lives of Tutty Baker, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Guiteau, Leonard Colby, Jane Addams and Bob Wienand come stories that will amaze you. Welcome to Volume 1 of our living history.

The author lives in Eugene, Oregon, and works as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Life Coach. An amateur historian, parts of these stories and many more appear on this website.

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Biblical Aromatherapy

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.

The healing power of plants is the basis for modern medicines.

Biblical Aromatherapy
discusses how the plants were used in biblical days and how you can use the essential oils from biblical plants.

Originally published in manuscript form in 1999, I completely revised the book and added illustrations.

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Olga Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard, featured this website in her column on January 19, 2007.
Here is a jpg scan.

Harriet Gustason, another columnist for the Freeport Journal Standard, has featured this website twice. Click to see pdf of articles:
June 29, 2012
November 3, 2012


"My Life Purpose is to inspire my friends
and clients to achieve
success, health,
wealth and happiness
by empowering them
to reach their potential,
while living in harmony
with each other, animals
and our planet."
Robert Bike

Robert Bike, LMT, LLC

The Polaris is the high school annual from Freeport High School, Freeport, Illinois.

All text and photos Copyright 2002 - present Robert L. Bike, except for photos and direct quotes from the Polaris, and other uncopyrighted material in the public domain.

The Class of 1942

1942 cover

Doris Adams, Mariann Adamson, Harold Albert, Maxine Ament, Dan Anderson, Jean Anderson, Sulo Anderson, Bill Artman,

Hazel Baebler, Lucille Baker, Esther Bamberg, Athan Banos, Grace Baxter, Betty Becker, Robert Beddow, Merlin Belle, Dorothy Berg, Alvin Bergemann, Vernon Best, Deloris Bingner, Jack Bloyer, Jim Bode, Don Boekholder, Phyllis Bolender, Marvin Bonn, Belva Bordner, Norma Bordner, James Bose, Richard Boyer, Edwin Bremer, Mary Jean Brillhart, Harold Brinkmeier, Betty Brown, George Brown, Robert Brown, Betty Buss,

Robert Cain, Gene Cannon, Marilyn Chapman, Jean Collier, Wagner Collins, Carol Crockett,

Robert Davis, Shirley Dawson, Gladys Denton, Dorothy Dickman, Gerry Dirksen, Robert Ditzler, Shirley Dodson, Catherine Donker, Everette Donstad, Mary Dupee,

Barbara Eberle, Keith Eder, Ralph Eichenberger, Arthur Eilders, Paul Eilders, Deloris Emford,

Vernon Fairbairn, Bud Faist, Eloise Ferguson, Phyllis Finley, Carriebelle Fischer, Kenneth Fleischer, Elizabeth Ford, Peggy Forsythe, Betty Jane Fricke, Dick Frink, Robert Frink, Carolyn Fuller,

Evelyn Gann, Don Garns, Clarence Geiger, Bill Geiser, Jean Geiser, Audrey George, Billy Gerloff, Lloyd Gitchel, Robert Glaman, Loretta Graf, Eileen Grant, Paula Grattelo, Joyce Gray, Robert Gray, Shirley Gray, Nancy Groves,

Margery Haas, Joan Hageforn, Betty Hannah, Patricia Harnan, Nathan Hartzell, Robert Heilman, Bill Hermsmeier, DeLaine Hillman, Patricia Hoag, Claribel Hornberger, Dick Howe, Kenneth Huber, John Hull, Bob Hyslop,

Elizabeth Isely

Kenneth Jacobs, Mary Johnson, Phyllis Johnson, Clara Jones,

Ross Kailey, Walter Kevern, Ruth Kincannon, Shirlee Knobel, Dexter Knowlton, Marian Kratzer, Bob Kuntz, Eleanor Kuntz, Jacob Kurth, Donald Kurtz,

Jean Landgraf, Robert Lang, Catherine Law, Dale LeBaron, Bill Lee, Merlyn Leopold, Lois Lieber, Ralph Lloyd, Gwendolyn Loewe, Morris Ludolph, Mary Lyon,

Glenn Maines, Jean Malott, Kenneth Marsh, Ada McLeRoy, Francis Meier, Ruth Mellott, Jeanne Meyer, Mary Meyer, Raymond Meyers, Letha Michel, Margaret Miller, Norbert Molter, John Morton, Eleanor Mueller,

Roy Neberman, Harold Neuberger, Wilma Newell,

Wanda Olson, Joe Ousley,

May Pappas, Viola paugel, Bob Pearson, Bob Peck, Jack Peight, Levon Phillips, John Pinnow, Robert Pittsley, William Porth,

Mildred Rayhorn, Lyle Reedy, Marjorie Rees, Ernest Regez, Ervin Regez, Margaret Riordan, Ruth Robieson, Shirley Rosenstiel, Laurell Roth, Doris Rucker, Lois Rumelhagen, Betty Rutter,

Robert Sabin, Margery Salsbury, Maxine Salsbury, Glen Sandstrom, Dorothy Sauer, Jeanne Schimpf, Ethel Schlegel, Cleo Schleich, Dolores Schleich, Ethel Schoeffler, June Schreiner, Donna Schroeder, Nancy Seachrist, LaVaughn Shade, William Siegmeier, Warren Simpson, Dale Smith, George Smith, Marilyn Smith, Willard Smith, Alice Snap, Carol Snyder, Lavina Sorn, Hans Spauschus, Robert Steinmetz, Patricia Stone, Alta Stukenberg, Leona Stukenberg, Lois Swartz,

Delmar Thoman,

Harold Vaughan, Kenneth Vohlken, Alberta Vore, Gordon Vore,

Clifton Wagner, Virginia Waldecker, Beatrice Wales, Eleanor Wienand, Robert Wienand, Claude, Wilson, Harry Winchell, June Winter, Rita Winterland, Doris Wittbecker, Willard Wohlford, Geraldine, Wolfe, Robert Wolfe, Violet Woods, Alice Wurtzell,

Delores Yahnke, William Young,

Mary Zanis.


The Freeport basketball team finished third in the state in 1942.

First Round Scores
Paris 64, Urbana 40
Streator 45, Normal 34
Decatur 53, Dixon 37
Berwyn-Cicero Morton 47, Springfield Cathedral 32
Centralia 42, West Frankfort 28
East Alton Wood River 35, Chicago Lindblom 19
Freeport 42, Moline 24
Olney 47, Quincy 40

Quarterfinals Scores
Paris 43, Streator 32
Berwyn-Cicero Morton 49, Decatur 45
Centralia 31, East Alton Wood River 29
Freeport 29, Olney 24

Semifinals Scores
Paris 28, Berwyn-Cicero Morton 21
Centralia 45, Freeport 42

Third Place
Freeport 31, Berwyn-Cicero Morton 30

Centralia 35, Paris 33

Summary of State Finalists

Freeport, coached by Merritt Allen, finished with a record of 16-9.

Gerry Dirksen was Freeport's top scorer with 59 points in the four games. Dirksen, a 6-2 Senior, made the All-Tournament Team.

The total enrollment for the 1941-42 school year was 1057.

Polaris Home

Freeport High School

Click on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.

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