THE NILES TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1961

Bob Selby
Mitch Melamed
Ken Norgan
Stuart Goodman
Lynn Ravine Chestler
Dale Green Kane
Inez Tivin
Keith Anderson
Marsha Silverman Serlin
Joy Leon Gorodess
Howard Moldofsky
Marti Council Corcoran
Denny Crosby
Heloise Corman Nathan
Micki Brost
Bob Deck
Carol Whisler Morris
​Leslie Lerner Gallay
Pat Rice Foss
Jim Copeland
Steve Bookshester
Marcia Siegel Greenberg
Bill Fisher
Pam Meltzer Schemke
Bud Morten
Dick Peterson
Donna Wold Smith
Dave Recher
Ginny Thomas Schubert
Rev. Dick Selby
Jim Puccinelli
Pam Engstrom Harper
Zelda Rest Goodman
Deborah Van McConnell
Iris Daglas
Judy Viere Weisenberg
Louise Christensen Jacobson
Earl Pollack
Susan Slotten Palmer
Jeanne Ferdman Strauss
Carole Senger Pakulski
Yvonne Belue Manahan
Mary Ellen Des Enfants Gavin
Tod Wise
Steve Schada
Eileen Nechtman Sonenthal
Steve Elkins
Jim Nardi
Marshall Claassen
Carol Woods Houston
Karen Stryker Boyesen
Marilyn Lees Reinish
Lloyd Kuehn
Diane Zahn Boran
Ron Ficks
Marilyn Wegl 
Nancy Eaman Galyean
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The committee is excited about the next move heading toward our 60th reunion.We have decided on Pinstripes in Northbrook/Glenview. We put a deposit on the Ballroom and we will be getting a list of nearby hotels.  The main event will be on Saturday, August 7, 2021. 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 110  classmates indicating their interest in attending. With spouses or forever friends this number will be over 180. This will be our last organized gathering of this scope and I hope you won't miss it. As Ernie Banks would say "Let's have some fun in 2021". Keep sending in your current pictures for me to display on the website 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
Rochelle Freeman-Zuninga
Susan Seedorf Strong
Sharon Brei Chapman
Sandi Schoene Metzinger
Chuck Scharf
Jan Williams Eddleman
Paul Herrmann
Diane Reichert Hansen
Val Iversen Wiker
​Karen Vedder
Rennie Jaeger Walz
Larry Racana
Barb Mario Jozwiak
​Liz Stapelfeld Sisneros
Dennis Dahl
Bob Nieder
Earl Pollack
Stan Anderson
Ellen Winer
Margo Berkson Berg
Sandy Goldman Lerner
Barry Weinstein
Alice Thorsen Kassen
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
Bud Rifkin
Bill Barker
Jim Colitz
Mike Adler
Diane Zahn Boran
Bob Polster
Mike Rothholz
Rod Bartels
Marvin Feinberg
Bob Garro
Sandi Anderson Kasen
Sandy Weise O'Brien
Judy Meyers Cronin
Don Peterson
Freddie Strauss Lieberman
Ken Ehrensaft
Sue Alport Ludtke
Al Martin
Carol Virgilio Kruse
Ann Davis
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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 365 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
Another book by our classmate Mimi Rothman Pockross
 Talk about working from home. . . . Pulling Harvey Out of Her Hat chronicles the story of how Mary Chase—a housewife with three children from a working-class Irish community in Denver, Colorado—became a Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright for Harvey, a Broadway comedy about a gentle soul and his invisible six-foot-and-one-half-inch-tall rabbit friend. This entertaining and inspiring account traces how Chase achieved her dream of becoming a famous playwright while she remained in Denver—where she worked for the Rocky Mountain News, married an editor, and raised a family. 

Pulling Harvey Out of Her Hat includes many vignettes and unforgettable stories about the theater industry. It brings to life the history of Franklin Roosevelt’s Federal Theatre Project; provides readers with an insider’s view of the Broadway scene in the 1940s; and highlights the importance of theater personalities, including Brock Pemberton (Harvey’s producer), Antoinette Perry (Harvey’sdirector and namesake for the Tony Awards), and Frank Fay and Jimmy Stewart (actors who played Elwood Dowd, the amiable, slightly tipsy gentleman lead character). 

The author of fourteen plays, three screenplays, and two award-winning children’s books, Mary Chase created Harvey to counter the sadness in the world during the height of World War II. It would win the 1945 Pulitzer Prize (beating out Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie) and remain to this day one of the most beloved and underappreciated works of the twentieth century. 

Here are the links for ordering and for reading more about Pulling Harvey Out of Her Hat: The Amazing Story of Mary Coyle Chase

You can also pre-order from any local bookstore.

AMAZON 


I have been going to the birthday page and sending birthday wishes to our classmates. You can do the same. If you need their email addresses they are listed on the DIRECTORY page. To find what state they are in go to the CLASSLIST page.   
Ann Davis
This is an amazing artist who makes 2  dimension look like 3 dimension with beautiful chalk drawings on sidewalks. please click on Nickolaj
Stan Anderson and his wife Suzanne
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Videos from 50th reunion.Please Click on NileHi6
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Jan Williams and Mike
A beautiful and timely piece of artwork from our classmate Freddie Strauss. Lieberman   "New Day Rising (A Prayer For The Children)". It's 18"x18"x2", mixed media with 2 layers of resin.
If you would like to purchase the complete video call Raines Video at (503) 274-8170
Ken, Marsha and Mitch practicing social distancing by not breathing at Mitch's place in Glencoe.