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Robert
Bike

Licensed Massage Therapy #5473
Eugene, Oregon

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OMTA & ABMP
President of the Oregon Massage Therapists Association
2008-2010
& 2012-2013

I graduated from Freeport (Illinois) High School.
I'm a Pretzel!

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Copyright 2002 - present

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July 15, 2015

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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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Publicity!

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 listed and uncopyrighted material in the public domain.

The Class of 1965

 

The 1965 Polaris

Anna Adams, Mary Adams, Kay Adams, Douglas Alberts, Constance Alden, John Almdale, Jeffery Anderson, Judith Anderson, Karl Arola, Dennis Asche, Nancy Aurand, Kenneth Aurand,

Sandra Babcock, David Babb, William Bair, Diane Barthel, Cathie Bates, Carol Bauch, Richard Baumgartner, Diane Bawinkel, Cindy Becker, Donna Beidler, Joseph Best, Robert Boekholder, Barbara Bicker, Kathy Giggin, Elizabeth Bingham, Rae Jean Bokemeier, Dennis Biederman, Virginia Boll, Bichael Bollman, Pamela Bradford, Nancy Bonebright, Leon Breo, Sandra Bookman, Michael Brose, Jane Bottoms, Charles Born, Thomas Bowen, Jo Anne Brown, Marilyn Brinkmann, Kurt Brokhausen, John Bruesch, Shirley Brown, Martin Brubaker, Mark Burckhardt, Jane Burck, Sandra Burckhardt,

James Cary, William Carroll, James Castle, Robert Christensen, Beverly Clark, Calvin Clayton, Elaine Colberg, Donald Cooper, Linda Craig, Sharon Cox, Mary Cruzan, Duane Curran, Lynne Czervionke,

David Daughanbaugh, Gaylene Davis, David Deemer, Roger DeFrane, Karen Delong, Carolyn Dittmar, Sheila Dietrich, Barbara Dixon, David Dimke, Roy Downing, Sharon Donmeyer, Marvin Dominick, Richard Dommel, William Downing, James Downs, William Dreibelbis, Kevin Downs, Michael Durham, Daniel Dubs,

Julia Eilders, Beverly Earlenbaugh, David Eggemeier, Wayne Eisenbise, Lance Elbeck, Irene Elliot, Linda Engels, Richard Engels, George Enstrom, Charlotte Euler, Kathy Evans, James Evers, Lalonii Ewing,

Paul Fambro, David Fargher, Charlene Fair, Anita Fieldstad, David Farrar, Thomas Ferguson, Evelyn Flickinger, Douglas Fogel, Patrick Foley, William Frakes, Rita Fox, James Frazier, Grace Fransen, Rebecca Fritz, Barbara Freidag, Jo Anne Frank, Cheryl Frye, James Fusco, Adele Fyock, Ronda Fosler,

Karen Gahm, James Ganz, Patricia Greer, Cecilia Gallagher, David Gassman, Mary Gassman, Cindy Genant, Ronald Gassman, Carol Geiseman, Lila Gingrich, Sherry Gorham, John Goethe, Bonny Gramley, Deborah Graves, Stephen Grob, Kenneth Gorski, Jack Griffin, Lynda Grove, Randall Groves, Deborah Gruenau, David Guentherman, William Guinther,

Clark Halstead, Peggy Haight, Ronald Halzel, James Hanson, Ronald Harbers, Dan Heine, Marna Hart, Roger Hayes, Sherilyn Held, Sandra Helms, Drew Hendrickson, Cynthia Hendren, Roger Hess, Marsha Herbig, Melinda Hoelscher, Estelle Hilton, Harlen Hildebrandt, Cheryl Holdeman, Patricia Hornbogen, Thomas Holmes, Linda Horner, Bill Horton, Mark Horstmeyer, Don Hower, Lucy Howard, Todd Horstmeyer, Judith Hunt, Diann Hurst, Martha Huss, Mary Jo Hutchison,

David Ifert, George Isham, David Irwin,

Elaine Janicki, Terry Dale Janssen, Joann Jeffrey, Joyce Jensen, Sarah Jepsen, Jerry Johnson, Nancy Johnson, Otha Johnson, Pauline Johnson, Susan Johnson, Terry Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Donna Jones, Shelley Jones, Louise Jordan,

Richard Kane, Joanne Kaiser, Donna Kasch, Gail Keppen, David Keister, Karen Keith, Robert Keith, Patricia Ketelhut, Paulette Ketelhut, Maridy Kintzel, Barry Kleckler, James Kline, Larry Knipschield, David Krueger, Dale Koertner, Stephen Kryder, Joseph Krupke, Carol Kruse, Vicky Kubly, Diane Kuhlemeyer, Dennis Kyler,

Edward LaBorde, Frederick Lamm, Robert Landgraf, Becky Lafferty, Rolland Lang, Spencer Lafferty, Gail Larson, Susan Larson, Thomas Laughlin, Sandra Lawson, Linda Lease, Kathryn Leech, Marjorie Leemhuis, Rebecca Libby, Robert Little, Karen Lizer, Nancy Leonard, Stephen Loescher, Richard Loring, Johnny London, William Long, James Lownik, James Luedeke, Sheran Ludolph, David Lyon, Alvin Lyte,

Randal MacAdam, David Mackert, David Mandrgoc, Mickael Manske, Robert Mantzke, Pamela Manus, Jo Anne Markwardt, Edward Martin, Stephen Martin, Gary Mathews, Judith Maurer, Jeri Maves, Mark Mayberry, Charles Mazique, Victoria McCarthy, Carolyn McMurray, Douglas McPherson, Douglas McWilliams, Peter Medrano, Craig Meier, Ida Meier, Gala Meinders, Thomas Meinders, Dee Mergen, Diane Meyers, Fred Meyers, Linda Meyers, Diana Migliore, David Miller, Brent Clyde Mizell, Vivian Moore, Donald Mordick, Becky Moritz, Richard Morrow, Marsha Mosher, Connie Moyer, Robert Murray, Roger Murray, Joseph Mers, Roger Myers,

Stephen Osran, Karen OttoShirley Neumann, Vincent Neisemeier, Terri Nelson, Paula Noormann, Patricia Nevenhoven, Merle Norman, Ronald Norman Jr., Steve Nye,

Deborah Ocker, Daisy Oliver, Melvin O'Neal, Penny Ortgiesen, William Ortgiesen, Mary Ortmeier, Stephen Osran, Karen Otto,

Michael Palmer, Frances Parker, Gregory Pash, Vivian Patten, Edward Pearson, George Pearson, Jeffrey Peck, Thomas Peck, Jeannine Peight, Arthur Penticoff, Richard Penticoff, John Petticrew, Sharon Place, Michael Plambeck, David Plata, Dennis Polhill, Peggy Pommerening, Patricia Powers, Andrew Pritikin, Charles Pulfrey, John Pyfer,

Sierra Quiggle,

Carol Raftree, David Reel, Ronald Rehm, Louis Reemtsma, Ronald Rehm, Cheryl Reizer, Gail Rieden, Gayle Rodenbostel, Roy Roddewig, Craig Roads, Douglas Richter, Elise Rimington, Beverly Roberts, Robert Roesler, Charlotte Roodhouse, Terrance Rolinger, Richard Rosenstiel, Alice Ross, Mary Jo Ross, Sandra Roth, John Rude, Larry Roush, Sandy Rubin, Mary Lee Rush, Sharon Runkle, Todd Rutter,

Jean Schimelpfenig, Barry Schlamp, Randall Samuelson, Kathe Schneider, Lynn Schlamp, Gary Schleich, Patty Schmidt, Dennis Schoonhoven, Jack Schoonhoven, Jerene Schroeder, Thomas Schoop, Karl Schroeder, Benjamin Schubert, Gary Schult, Patricia Schult, Patricia Schultz, Elizabeth Seefeldt, James Selph, Colleen Shain, Patricia Sherwood, Howard Shirley, Dennis Shockey, Alice Sisler, Larry Slaght, Laraine Smith, Sylvia Sieferman, Mary Ann Small, Linda Smith, Sandy Smith, John Smithe, William Smull, Robert Smull, Duane Sneek, Alla Solowjow, Tamara Solowjow, John Staben, Loretta Starkey, Diane Stake, Duane Staver, John Stebbins, Marilyn Stephenson, Karen Stevens, Karl Stocker, Frederick Stewart, David Stone, David Stocks, Marcia Streiker, Sandra Strohacker, Dianne Strobbe, John Stubben, David Suess, Gary Swalve,

Ginny Therrien, Michael Thompson, Richard Toelle, Catherine Thruman, Carolyn Toelle, Lucia Truckenmiller, Jean Tucker, Joan Tucker, James Twigg,

John Uthlaut,

Dean Van Matre, Dennis Van Matre, Jan Vehmeier, Rosalyn Vickers, Mary Vogelei,

Karen Wagner, Barbara Walker, Kent Waller, Penelope Ward, Stephen Warlick, Richard Washburn, Renate Watter, Sylvia Watz, Carol Weaver, David Weaver, Linda Wehrenberg, Lee Weir, Kay Wesson, Judy Wichman, Glenn Wichmann, Gregory Wienand, Gale Wilhelms, Ingrid Wilhelms, Jean Wilhelms, Dianna Williams, Art Williamson, Pamela Williamson, David Winter, David Wiskochil, Barbara Wise, Jewel Wise, Thomas Wittbecker, Richard Woessner, Gregory Wohlford, William Woitynek, Anne Woodhouse, Mary Wright,

Karen Yoder, Jacqueline Young, James Young, Stephen Young.


Roger Hayes is author of On Point, A Rifleman's Year in the Boonies, 1967-1968.

I read it; it's excellent.

And that's not just my opinion--it is used as a textbook at the U.S. Army War College.

Roger sang & played guitar in several bands in Freeport.

He includes photos from this website on a YouTube video.

An article in the June 15, 1969, issue of the Rockford Morning Star about Roger's tour in Vietnam is here.


Class of 1965's Patty Schmidt was remembered in the 2011 Polaris.

Patty Schmidt


Following is the 1965 instructors database, as transcribed by Roger Hayes.

Principal: Reuben Baumgartner
Assistant Principal, Dean of Boys: Lyle Reedy
Dean of Girls: Ruth Ann Grunau
Head of Counseling: Karl McWilliams
Librarian: Mary Ellen McPherson

Speech, Drama: Jeanette Lloyd
Speech: Ralph Enstrom
Debate: James Davis

Head of English Department: Dagmar Hansen
English: Arlene Egan
English, Journalism: Gerald McElroy
English: Dorothy Barrett
English: Alex McNight
English: Mary Lou Zook
English, Counseling: Francs Crouter
English: Gina Jordan
English: Mary Margaret Luebbing
English: Mary Johnson
English: Edith Groom
English: Camille Baumgartner

Latin: Paul Schmidt
Spanish: Dorothea Schmidt
German: Wilhelm Eck
French: Mary Collins
Spanish, French: Mardelle Voigt

Head of Mathematics Department: Bernard Bartholomew
Mathematics: Raymond Robbins
Mathematics: Irene Sullivan
Mathematics: Willard Rubendall
Mathematics: Lois Pash
Mathematics: Ada Meyers
Mathematics: Ernest Boltie

Head of Science Department, Physics: Edsel Landon
Biology, Chemistry: David Youker
Chemistry: John Hull
Chemistry: Douglas Firebaugh
Biology: Charles Evans
Biology: Minor Ocker

Head of Social Studies, Economics, Government: Richard Lumby
World History: Joyce Baltzer
US History, World History, Drivers Ed: Doctor Evans
Sociology: William Chance
US History: George Martin
US History: Helen Hamil
US History, Geography: John Egan

Art: Rosalee Rockman
Art: Lucille Madden

Band: Dean Sayles
Orchestra: Ernest Seeman
Vocal Music: Dorothy Nelson
Vocal Music: Sheila Doden

Head of Business Department, Business: Russel Shoenig
Business: Frances Ritzinger
Business: Delbert Eilders
Business: Eugene Cyphers

Home Economics: Eleanor Iske
Home Economics: Lillian Matthiesen

Agri, Business, Biology: Vernon Bokemeier

Head of Industrial Arts, Technical Drawing: Eugene Marks
Metals: DeWayne Burck
Power Mechanics: Allan Walter
Woodshop: Winfred Baker
Electronics, Metals: Wade Collier

Director of Athletics, PE: Merritt Allen
PE: Elizabeth Heiland
PE: Health and Safety Counselor: Ronald Norman
PE: Ann Salmela
PE: Drivers Ed: Nate Johnson
PE: Farrell Benefiel
PE: Donna Reed


Lance ElbeckLance Elbeck played violin in high school. Actually, he started playing at age 10. From 1978 to 2011 he played with the Hamilton, Ontario Symphony Orchestra as concertmaster.

Lance graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Ivan Galamian. From 1972 to 1976 he was a section violinist in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as a member of the Philadelphia Chamber Players.

When the Houston Grand Opera brought its revival of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess to Philadelphia in the summer of 1976, Elbeck was the orchestra’s concertmaster. Nancy, an oboist and English horn player for them, became his wife a year later.

Before his 2011 retirement, he played with Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, and Leonard Bernstein. He was also concertmaster for the Toronto Philharmonia, the Toronto Concert Orchestra, and the Grand Salon. He has also taught at McMaster University and the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts. He also played with pianist Charles Cozens with Fiddle on Fire.



The Pretz News
November 5, 1965



It's amazing how many of these songs are still well-known.



Season ticket to the Stephenson County Fair.


 

1965 license plate

My father's 1965 license plate.

Bicycle Plate

Who rode their bicycle to high school?


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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