THE NILES TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1961
Hannah Weiss Kaplan 
Mitch Melamed
Ken Norgan
Stuart Goodman
Lynn Ravine Chestler
Dale Green Kane
Inez Tivin +1
Keith Anderson +1
Marsha Silverman Serlin
Joy Leon Gorodess
Howard Moldofsky +1
Marti Council Corcoran
Heloise Corman Nathan
Micki Brost
Bob Deck
Leslie Learner Gallay
Pat Rice Foss
Jim Copeland
Marcia Siegel Greenberg +1
Bill Fisher
Pam Meltzer Schemke
Bud Morten
Dick Peterson +1
Donna Wold Smith
Dave Recher
Ginny Thomas Schubert
​Irene Karpman Lerner +1
Pam Engstrom Harper
Zelda Rest Goodman
Deborah Van McConnell
Iris Daglas
Judy Viere Weisenberger
Louise Christensen Jacobson
Susan Slotten Palmer
Carole Senger Pakulski
Yvonne Belue Manahan +1
Mary Ellen Des Enfants Gavin
Tod Wise +1
Steve Schada +1
Eileen Nechtman Sonenthal
Steve Elkins
Jim Nardi
Marshall Claassen
Carol Woods Houston-Maybe
Marilyn Lees Reinish +1
Lloyd Kuehn +1
Diane Zahn Boran
Ron Ficks
Marilyn Wegl Muenze 
Nancy Eaman Galyean
Bob Sarnoff +1
Ken Williams +1
Bruce Dilg +1
Jim Miresse
Gari-Sue Greene Chappell
Sue Braverman Falcon
Karen DeVeirman Doetsch
Bob Rhodes
Barb Trufant Rhodes
Steve Miller (Maybe)
Suzanne Warda Miller (Maybe)
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The committee is excited about the next move heading toward our 60th reunion. The reunion will be held at Pinstripes in Northbrook. We put a deposit on the Center Court Room which holds up to 400 people.  The main event will be on Saturday, August 7, 2021 (Less than 4 months away). Some of our costs will be absorbed by the balance in our account left over from the 50th. As you can see we have over 125  classmates indicating their interest in attending. There are also 31 +1's. (That number  for +1's seems low).  The 60th will be our last organized gathering of this scope and I hope you don't miss it. We have been fortunate to have had so many reunions since graduation allowing us to keep in touch with our old friends. Don't let this one slide by. Keep sending in your current pictures for me to display on the border so we can recognize each other again
This is the list of classmates showing interest in attending the 60th Reunion August 7, 2021 (to have your name added please email (keithanderson30@gmail.com)
Judy Kadish Simon
Steve Wray +1
RochelleFreeman-Zuninga +1
Susan Seedorf Strong
Sharon Brei Chapman +1
Jan Williams Eddleman +1
Paul Herrmann
Diane Reichert Hansen
Karen Vedder
Rennie Jaeger Walz
Larry Racana
Barb Mario Jozwiak
Dennis Dahl +1
Bob Nieder
Earl Pollack 
Stan Anderson
Ellen Winer
Margo Berkson Berg +1
Sandy Goldman Lerner
Barry Weinstein
Alice Thorsen Kassen +1
Mike Honig
Dianne Layden
Joel Openheim
Bruce Mau
Dave Howard
​Ron Hauser
​Bronson Davis
Sheila Cunningham Pientka
Nancy Reading Frank
Judy Verhunce Girard
Rosanne Schiff Ball
Bill Barker
Jim Colitz
Mike Adler
Bob Polster
Mike Rothholz
Rod Bartels
Marvin Feinberg
Bob Garro
Sandy Weise O'Brien
Judy Meyers Cronin
Don Peterson
Freddie Strauss Lieberman
Ken Ehrensaft
Sue Alport Ludtke +1
Al Martin
Carol Virgilio Kruse
​Joan Hoke Clowes +1
Jim Nelson +1
Greer Kosdon Braun +1
Sandi Hartman Leef +1
Howard Bernstein +1
Frank Friedman +1
Rennie Jaeger Walz +1
Melinda Kaufman Orzoff
Dick Masek +1
Denny Crosby
Nancy Hibbert Murray
Judy Iverson
Chuck Scharf
Sandra Schoene Metzinger
Val Iverson Wiker


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FLASHBACK
Rev. Dick Selby
Carol Whisler Morris
MaryEllen DesEnfants Gavin
Pam Engstrom Johnson Harper
Liz Stapelfeld Sisneros
Sandi Schoene Metzinger
Sue Seedorf Strong
Larry Proft
Chuck Scharf
Larry Racana and Jim Nelson
Mitch Melamed
Sue Bennett Ruhnke
Bob Selby
Marti Council Corcoran
Dick Peterson
Keith Anderson
Bob Nieder
Yvonne Belue Manahan
Joel Openheim
Alice Thorsen Kassen and Frank
Just 84 days to go until our 60th Reunion
Sandi Schoene Metzinger and Chuck Scharf
Jim Nelson with Diane to the left
Larry (Rocco) Racana with Mary Lou
Ron Johnson, Rochelle (Rocky) Laskov Zuniga with Jorge
!/2 Val Iversen Wiker, Karen Vedder and Jim Nardi
Denny Crosby, Val Iversen Wiker and Karen Vedder
Dennis Dahl, his wife and Denny Crosby
Some interesting statistics about our birthdays This is based on the 304 birthdays.  If you go on the website and go to BIRTHDAYS to see if you are listed let me know if you don't find your name and I will enter it. If you don't know the password email me and I'll send it to you.
Classmates born in 1942---20
Classmates born in 1944---23
Classmates born in 1943---261
Biggest birth month---June---34 (September, October conception)
Lowest birth month---March---21.(May, June conception)
Most 1942 births---December---10
Fewest 1942 births---6 tied with 0
Most 1944 births---January---7
Fewest 1944 births---5 tied with 0
Rosanne Schiff Ball
Howard Bernstein
Micki Reich Brost
Judy Meyers Cronin
Freddie Straus Lieberman
Bobbi Goldstein Alter
Patricia Vollmer Aldworth
Ann Davis
Stan Anderson and his wife Suzanne
 Please click on NileHi1
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Videos from 50th reunion.Please Click on NileHi6
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Jan Williams and Mike
If you would like to purchase the complete video call Raines Video at (503) 274-8170
Ken Norgan, Marsha Silverman Serlin and Mitch Melamed
Frank Friedman and his wife Rachel
Why come to the reunion? It is certainly not to glory in the campus and
walk the halls of our beloved alma mater. There is no campus; there are no halls.
Niles Township High School is a grand memory. We were the last of the Mohegans.
(The Trojan mascot limped along until the successor school, Niles East, was also
closed.) Of the original 925 graduates, 756 survive, and of that number 60 are
lost to even the intrepid searching talents of Keith Anderson. That leaves 696
classmates who could potentially make the trek to Pinstripes in Northbrook to celebrate
the anniversary of our graduation in 1961. The reunion planners expect 200. But
why come? Chances are you haven’t seen most of these people for 60 years, and it
is likely you won’t see them again. These are not, however, just any people. Rather
they are people with whom you came of age. They are folks with whom you shared
dreams, disappointments, hopes and triumphs. It was a time of first loves, first
jobs, and first cars. It may have been a time when we were our most idealistic
selves-- some would say our most naïve selves--but that is all part of the warp and
woof of life. Niles launched us, and we return 60 years later to celebrate the glory
of our survival with the people who witnessed our first steps on the adult stage.
Life has had its way with us, we return a bit worn and dog-eared, but triumphant
nonetheless. We have made many fateful choices along the way, some good, some
not so good. When I was disappointed my mother often would try to comfort me
saying, “Things work out for the best.” And, I would eventually reply, “No, Mom,
things work out, and we make the best of them.” We have made the best of them,
and that’s something to be celebrated with people who knew us at the beginning.
A visit with Bronson Davis updated to the present.
Donna Wold Smith with Harley Bean
Joy Leon Gorodess
Marcia Siegel Greenberg
Bev Duffy Altes
Allen Usow and Sue
Bruce Dilg and Robin
More Bruce and Robin
Larry Subrin
Paul Herrmann
Jim Miresse and family
Carole Senger Pakulski
Ken Williams
George Chechopoulos and Helena
Louise Christensen Jacobson
Join the Border of pictures. Send me yours and be part of the Border. keithanderson30@gmail.com
Sue Alport Ludtke
Rod Bartels
Here is the link for reservations at the Northbrook Sheraton (owned by Marriott) which is next to Pinstripes. The block of rooms for both nights has been reserved for us until July 3, 2021. I booked a room for Thursday, August 5, Friday Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 7. The link is: MARIOTT 
On the reservation link change the dates to August 6-8 and hit check availability.
As of April 30 there were 12 rooms booked for both Friday and Saturday. To my best guess there will be 68 of us coming from out of town. Some will, I'm sure, stay with local friends and relatives. 
Micki Reich Brost
Joel and Judy Adelman
We are approaching our 60th reunion which is less than 3 months away. I try and keep up with my BFFs and some of you probably stay in touch with yours. Bronson's piece, to your left, was written for the 50th reunion and updated for this one. The idea of not remembering anyone at the reunion echoes what is happening to us today. I have to be introduced to someone here at least 3 times before remembering them. Then I forget their names in a week. I can't say that about your names. I see a NileHi name and my mind automatically shoots back to an incident in homeroom, at a ballgame, at a dance. I applaud you all in staying relatively healthy and showing an interest in going back to the past one more time. Most classes have given up. Don't wait until the reunion to reach out. Go to the Classlist or Directory by States and send an email to someone who you were friends with so long ago. 
Judy Garcia and Honey
Lynn Ravine Chestler
An amazing guitar solo. 
Please click on BEETHOVEN
Bob and Barb Rhodes
Joan Hoke Clowes
Bulletin Board
Gari-Sue Greene is coming in on Aug. 2 and wants to meet up before the reunion

Artemis Daglas needs a ride to and from the reunion. She is in Elmhurst


Carol Woods Houston
Barb Mario Jozwiak
Steve Miller and Suzanne Warda Miller
Inez Tivin