Robert Bike

Robert Bike

Licensed Massage Therapy #5473
Eugene, Oregon


Teaching Reiki Master

Life Coach


Gift Certificates


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

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

FHS Reunions

Copyright 2002 - present

Latest Copyright
April 25, 2018


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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.

Buy now! Only 99 cents to download in .pdf format!

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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.

To order Biblical Aromatherapy in paperback,
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List price $24.99; introductory offer $19.99

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The electronic version is only $2.99!



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

Freeport High School
Freeport, Illinois
Class Reunions

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. If you already have a page, let me know and I will link to your site. Please include your reunion committee's contact info.

Freeport High School:


1972 (external link no longer valid)
(Facebook page)

The Freeport Community Public School Fund was created in 1983 by concerned parents and businesses who saw a need in the schools for materials and equipment that the school district was not able to fund. One of the major fields of concern then was the science department, and retired teacher Doug Firebaugh said that he didn't know what he would have done without the new equipment that the fund provided for him.

Each year, in October, teachers can submit a request for durable equipment or materials that they need to use in their classrooms. The Board reviews the requests and decides which items to fund, according to how much money is raised through the annual fund-raiser, also held in October. Basically, this is mainly through a mailing of the annual brochure, which lists prior donors and memorials and honorariums.

Give generously to help the school system that got you where you are today! Read more about the School Fund and donate online at www.fcpsf.org.

The Freeport High School
Class of 1963
55th Reunion

will be held September 14-16, 2018

Ginger Gramley is moderating an FHS 63 page at Facebook

The Freeport High School
Class of 1966
50th Reunion

will be held September 23-24, 2016

Want to come to our 50th? Please contact:
Diane Dixon Sorn, 815-275-2766 or countrygirl052370@yahoo.com
Jeanne Jeffrey Mordick jjmordick@aol.com
If emailing, put "Class of '66 Reunion" in subject line.

Photos from the 45th reunion.

The Freeport High School
Class of 1965
50th Reunion

will be held August 21-22, 2015

Contact Bill Frakes for more info.
5166 W. Lily Creek Road
Freeport, IL 61032

The Freeport High School
Class of 1963
50th Reunion


Fri 23 Aug 2013 - informal gathering at the Freeport Country Club at 6pm
Sat 24 Aug 2013 - 10am tour of FHS
Sat 24 Aug 2013 - afternoon golf at the country club
Sat 24 Aug 3013 - at the country club: cocktails at 6pm; dinner at 7pm; program to follow


The Freeport High School
Class of 1962
50th Reunion

Sept. 28-30, 2012

Missing classmates:
Abbott, Roger
Becker-Herbig, Judith
Brown, James J.
Cain, Al
Clark, John
Coleberg, Robert (?)
Cramer, Jon F.
Ferrell-McClymonds, Nancy
Hayes-Montgomery, Barbara
Johnson-Shianna, Loretta
Jordan, Alma
Karlesky, Judy,
Klosa, Sandy
Martin, Karen L.
McDermott-Christenson, Jennifer
McDonald-Daniels, Nellie
Morton-Blair, Christine
Retzlaff, Leon
Smith-Knichski, Susan
Starkey-Roberts, Theresa
Stroud, Nick
Thompson, David
Zuck, Robert A.

The Freeport High School
Class of 1961
50th Reunion

was held Wed. Oct 5, 2011 5:00, for participation in the Homecoming parade

Fri. Oct 7 3-5 pm Reception at the Freeport Arts Center to view and greet classmate Athena Mosxana, who showed her world famous religious icons.

Fri Oct 7 5:30 Homecoming Football game

Fri Oct 7 8-12 pm Casual get together at O’Maddy’s down town Freeport

Fri and Sat Oct 7 & 8 Golf at the Freeport Country Club.

Sat Oct 8 Cocktails and pictures with dinner, music and fellowship

Sun Oct 9 Continental breakfast available compliments of Dee Holsinger Mease at the Park Hills Golf Club.

Any questions can be directed to Marj Bogenrief mbogenrief@yahoo.com
or to Cindy Kleckner at cnckleckner@aol.com.

The Freeport High School
Class of 1944
70th Reunion

The Class of 1944's 70th reunion was held in August 2014. Out of a graduating class of 208, 26 attended. An estimated 63 class members are still living!

Classmates who attended are: Art Armagost, Georgia Chiames Balsamo, Betty Behrend Mergen, Gene Bennett, Joyce Cooper Pierce, Rosali Locher Cosgrove, Barbara Atherton Donahue, Dan Ferguson, Helen Fluechting Alt, Della Longamore Kirkpatrick, Carol Richards Klock, Donna Dahm Kortemeier, Martan Rees Kiburz, Dorothy Kuhlemeier Johnson, Dorothy Kuhn Bloyer, Mary Lindgren Bauch, Mark McLeroy, Wayne Meck, Jack Packard, Marcella Spahr Popp, John A. Reining, John Rush, Ralph Stearns, Paul Tucker, Laverne Voss and Alfred Washburn.

The class expects this will be their last reunion, but I hope they meet again for their 75th!


Local Hotels:

Super 8 Freeport
1551 Sleezer Home Road
Freeport, IL 61032
(Behind Cimino’s, off of South Street)

Country Inns & Suites ***. Discounted rates, tell reservation desk you are with our 1977 Class Reunion ***
1710 S Dirck Dr, Freeport, IL 61032
(815) 233-3300.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Freeport, IL
Baymont Inn & Suites
1060 Il Route 26 N, Freeport, IL 61032
(815) 599-8510
North of Freeport on west side of the road, close to where the Illinois Drivers License station is now.
1/2 mile south of the Rt 20 bypass)

Hampton Inn, Freeport
109 S Galena Ave, Freeport, IL 61032
(Located downtown Freeport)

West Motel
2084 W Galena Ave, Freeport, IL 61032
(815) 232-4188

Town House Motel
1156 W. Galena Ave, Freeport, IL
(815) 232-2191


Golfing, Aug 11, $30 for 18 holes and golf cart. 2 day reservation for Tee times needed prior needed to reserve spot.
The Freeport Club (previously the Country Club)
1614 S. Park Boulevard
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815.232.1165
Pro Shop: 815.232.2012

Night before Reunion, Informal get together at 8 pm
Logans Bar and Grill, Back room
325 W. South St.
Freeport, IL 61032

Aug 12, 2017, 9am informal Saturday Breakfast get-together, no reservations
Beltline Cafe
325 W. South St.
Freeport, IL 61032

Aug 12, 2017, Saturday morning Yoga class with Robin Dole at 9:00 am
Freeport country Inn and Suites
No reservations needed, but please bring your own mat

Aug 12, 2017, Saturday morning FHS school Tour,
with Dr. Summers at 10:00 am
At the Senior High School
Elevators available if needed

Aug 12, 2017, 1977 40th Reunion Dinner and Dancing at The Freeport Club
(Address noted above)
6:00 - 7:00 pm Meet and Greet
7:00 - 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00 - midnight Mingle and Dancing
Price of Dinner: $40 each person (website for payment will be announced soon)
At the door admittance, no dinner after 8:00 pm, $20 each to cover DJ and room

Pretzel class reunion committee members:
Sue Welch Schroeder, sue@ssrinc.org, 815-262-8969
David Bardell, dbardell@jcwifi.com, 815-291-6601 cell
Donna Wise, donnadelores@icloud.com, 815-275-8182 cell

Pretzel class email account: 1977fhspretzels@gmail.com

Website for information about our class: http://www.classcreator.com/Freeport-Illinois-1977/
Log in and create a profile for yourself if you are from this class. Announcements will be listed here and on our Freeport
Pretzels Class of 1977 Facebook Page.

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All Pretzels are welcome!
If you graduated from Freeport High School in any year,
join 66pretzels and get to know Pretzels of all ages.

Freeport High School
Freeport, Illinois

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!

You can access our group using the link below or from the Yahoo! Groups "My Groups" page.
Group name: 66pretzels.
Group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/66pretzels.
Group email: 66pretzels@yahoogroups.com.
To join, you must have a Yahoo account, which automatically gives you an email account of unlimited size

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The Polaris

Freeport in 1954

Freeport in 2002

Freeport in 2006