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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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Polaris scans by Jim Bittner, Class of 1963
thanks to Dave Weier for providing this list of his classmates!
Ruth Abels, Carl Adams, Karen Adams, Veneta Agney, Ruth Albritton, Gary Amodeo, Charles Anderson, Jerry Andres
James Baker, Jonathon Baker, Sharon Baker, Doug Balz, Paul Bauch, Leonard Baumann, William F. (Yogi) Bear Jr, George Beard, Ted W. Behinger, Betty Bennett, Keith Bicker, Jane Bittner, Gerald Boekholder, Marie Bokemeier, Gerald Borgman, Jean Bowden, Darla R. Brenman, Judy Brenner, Charlotte Brinkmeier, Thomas Brinkmeier, Carolyn L (Patty) Broadfield, Thomas Brobst, Robbie Brooks, Jerry Brown, Shere Brown, D. Truman Bryant, Jerry Burmeister, William Burmeister, Frank (Buzz) Burt, Lowery Bushanan
Carolyn "Tait" Calkins, Robert Capion, Ronald Capion, Richard Caudle, Wade Eugene Collier, Art Conder, Sandy Criddle, Linda Crummer, Deanna Cuplin
Robert Dagel, Richard Davies, Dixie L. Deuth, Judy Devries, Monty Dietmeier, David W. Dietz, James Ditsworth, Deborah Doelker, Cheryl Dollarhide, Kay Dommel, Bruce Dunwell
Claudia Eberle, Thomas Eder, Judy Edler, Terry Edler, Rosemary Ellis, Barb Engles, Virgil Engels, Janice Euler, Richard W. Evans
Robert Fagot, Joyce Fambro, Kathy Fauser, Sandra Finkbeinder, Pam Finley, Roger Flack, Theodore Frank, Clyde Franklin, Nancy Fransen, David Franz, Nancy Freidag, Judith Frey, Delores Fuls
Donna Gaar, Claudia Gagnon, Michael Gallagher, Loyal Gassman, Bonnie Geikens, Ardis Andre Geiseman, Barb Geiser, Gertrude Geiser, Rodney Genant, Rachel Gingrich, Adelle Goodrich, Sandra Graff, C. Gerard Grammont, George Green, Susan Griffo, John Groshans, James Gross, Joan Grover, Patricia Grow, Gail Guentherman, Frank Guiffre
James Haight, Judith Halzel, Linda Hamon, Judy Hansen, Allan Harris, Sandra Hartog, Janice Harvey, James Hauger, Jo Ann Hawes, Robert Hayes, Gloria Haynie, Michael Nina Heath, Donna Heilman, Gale Helms, Kaye Hendren, Linda Hendricks, Pam Herbert, Lester Herbig, Theresa Herron, Wayne Hesselbacher, Robert C. Hillebrecht, Charles Hilton, Gary T. Holland, Dee Ann Holsinger, Cathy Hoot
James Jackson, Pamela Jacobs, Roseann Janicke, Julie Janssen, William Jenner, Steve Jennings, Donna Johnson, Edna Johnson, Geraldine Johnson, Lois Johnson, Virginia Johnson, Jack E. Julius
Bob Kadarauch, Rodney Kaiser, Ron Kaiser, James Kammer, Richard Kammer, Paul Karleen, Gerald Keith, Gary Keller, Sue Kempthorne, Willie Keys, Carol Kielsmeier, Gail Kirkman, Lucinda Kiser, John Klever, Grace Klinger, Pat Koch, Gary Koehn, Nancy Krueger, Gary Kubly, Nancy Kuhlemeyer, Larry Kuntz
Jane Laible, Jerry Lang, Vincent Lang, Helen Larson, Walter Larson, Nancy LaShelle, Larry Lawson, Sue LeBaron, Sandy Lee, Gene Leid, Gladys Lentz, John Lentz, Ross Libby, Carl Little, Rita Lobdell, David Loescher, Gerald Lorenz, Martha Ludewig
Eugene Mackert, Linda Mann, Charles Martin, Stuart J. Matts, John Maurer, Dennis Maves, Roger Maynard, Agatha McKenzie, Judy Mellen, Curtis Miller, Kenneth Mitchell, Malcolm Mitchell, Mairiam Mitchell, Sharon Modica, Sandra Monigold, Jim Mordick, Robert "Butch" Mordick, Bill Moren, Natalie Moshonas, Michael Mulligan
Nancy Nath, David Nehrling, Karen Nelson, Amelda Nesbitt, Karl Neuman, Karl Nichols, Carol Nieman, Robert Nienhuis, Daniel Nye
Cheryl Oefelein, Jamie O'Neill, Margery E. Otte, Richard L Otte, Bill Overton, George Overton
Ray Palmer, Reed Pash, Michael Passauer, James Paul, Barbara Penson, John Phillips, Adrian Pinnow, Thomas Pinnow, Dale Plapp, David Polhill, Margaret Polhill, Linda Powers, Martha Putman
Anne Raftree, Calvin Reed, Daylon Reed, Leslie Reel, Norman Regez, Gary Rehfeld, Karen Reints, Susan Reunter, David Richter, Pat Robinson, Larry Roemer, Mary Rogers, Carol Rood, Lyle Rudy, Larry Runte
Earl Sager, James Sager, Kay Sauer, Terry Schasker, Gregory Schirmer, Phyllis Schleich, Carolyn Schmidt, Joyce L. Schmidt, Gerald R. Schoonhoven, Charmaine Schroeder, Richard Schwartz, John Schwendiman, Vernon Scudder, Randall Sherman, Jerre Shores, Betty Shuff, Janice Sisler, Sandy Sisson, Kaybette Slocum, William Small, Reva Smith, Ann Smoyer, Linda Snyder, Don Sorn, Ronald Sorn, Jeanene Southwick, Judith Staas, Grace Stearns, Lawrence Steffen, Penny Stimpert, Marj Stingley, Mary Stockton, Sandy Stricker, Ed Stukenberg, Carolyn Swank, Kathleen Swartz
Bruce Thompson, David Thompson, Frank Thruman, Dwayne Timm, Barbara Toelle, Mary Toelle, Arlo Trickel, Ruth Tricker, Sharon Troxell, Betty Tucker
Dan Vallarta, Mark VanDeWater, William Van Gorder, Judith Veer, Mary Vittorio, Diane Vohlken, Sylvia Volkers, Ed Voss
Joe Wallock,Tom Walz, Larry Warren, Edward Wegner, David Weier, Durwood Weier, Candace Weik, Wendel (Bruce) Weir, William Weisendanger, Mary Welty, Mary Whiton, Doug Wieck, Lyle Wilhelms, Linda Williams, Mary Williams, Neil Williams, Virginia Williams, Paul Willis, Brian Wing, Barb Winter, John Wirsing, Karl Witte, Michael Woodruff, Cathie Woods, Craig Wright, Sherry Wright
Tom Yahnke, Mary Yeager
Also, Doug Ledford and Jeffrey Otto went through school with the Class of 1961, but graduated from St. John's Military Academy.
The 1961 Polaris Staff
The 1961 Pretz News Staff
My father's 1961 license plate.
My sister's and my 1960-1961 bicycle license plates.
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.