The Reader’s Viewpoint - 6/15/17

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No class reunion for Class of 1947

The Laurel High School graduating Class of 1947 numbered fifty-some students. We have had regular reunions every 10 years. This would have been our 70th. There are however, just eight of us and only five would be able to make an appearance. The living members are: Berv Kimberley, Joel Roth, Floyd Koch, Charlene Gass Brinkel, Pat Dantic, Helen Louise Bede Mace, Marilyn Ness Schiedecker and Shirley Wilson.

We were born during the beginning of the Great Depression. We attended North, East or South Side Elementary Schools. I believe that all three of these schools are long gone. I am sure I speak for the few of us when I say, “Laurel was a great place to grow up.”

We spent our teenage years in the grips of World War II, complete with the drafting of 18-year-olds, family losses, rationing and even a polio scare that shut down schools for a short time.

We were proud of our schools and to have been high school graduates in 1947. We were proud of  our athletic achievements. Locomotives was a fitting name for teams that grew up in a railroad town. We were also often referred to as the “Trainmen,” but never as the “Locos.”

Berv Kimberley

LHS Class of 1947


Molnar thanked by candidate for fair reporting 

 After seeing first hand how the media ignored my candidacy for Congress. I would like to thank Brad Molnar for his fair reporting. I am unable to keep track of every paper in the state, but as far as I know Brad was the only news reporter that reported the news fairly and accurately. That is no small thing accomplishment this election season. Too many of the major daily papers are being run with Pravda being their role model. It’s sad that we can’t trust the media to give us the facts without the news being colored to fit whatever agenda is being pushed at the moment. Good job Brad, you are the type of news reporter we need in America.

Mark L Wicks

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