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Comments from 2003 through 2006.

Hi, and a great big thanks to everyone who worked so very hard this week-end for the 150th celebration. Absolutely everything was wonderful, Everything!! As I have said before, Goldfield is the best little town anywhere, it always has been, and continues to be!! Thanks for a great celebration! Nancy(Jewell)Willett Class of 1964

Your web site is wonderful. It is nice to look back and see the class pictures. You are doing a great job.
Pamela Connelly

From the class of 1963
After living out west most of my adult life, I have finally come home. I retired in 1997 from working for the USDA Forest Service (Federal Government) after nearly 25 years. Interestingly enough, there are few trees in Iowa so all of those years I never had the opportunity to transfer back to Iowa. However, in 1995, I did transfer from Montana to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (that was as close as I could get at the time) and retired from there. I then moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin living 25 miles from my older sister Mary Jo. In 1999 I became reacquainted with my high school sweetheart, Ellis Macha of Renwick. We were married this last July 9th near Branson, MO. It was a beautiful time and all 7 of our children, and 6 out of 7 of our grandchildren were able to attend. Also attending was my sister Pat (class of 61), my sister Mary Jo (class of 59) and my brother Jim (class of 65). It was great fun for all of us. For those of you who may not remember us, we were the Templeton kids. We moved to Goldfield in 1955 (I was in the 5th grade)--my Dad Floyd managed the cheese factory, and my mother Margaret was a Registered Nurse who worked in Webster City. Both of my parents are gone now. Although I have no immediate family in the area, I have always, and always will, considered Goldfield and this area to be "home". So as I have said, I've come home and Ellis and I live north of Renwick on the farm. While I have seen and visited with some "Goldfieldites" since I've been back in the area I would welcome hearing from any of you who may remember me or my family. Barbara Templeton Macha - Renwick, Iowa

From the Class of 1986
If anyone from the class of 1986 looks at this website, please contact me. Our class has NEVER had a class reunion. Our 20th will be here before we know it. Let's get one planned. I, Amy Pardun Woodruff, live in Arkansas, but I could make some plans. Let me know if you are interested.

From a Humboldt Alumni Class of 1953

I am not a graduate of Goldfield, but I wanted to congratulate you on your web site. It is terrific!! I wish my high school had such a site. I graduated from Humboldt HIgh School in 1953 and worked at the skating rink while I was in high school, and met several girls from Goldfield. I remember Carol Rasmussen, Arlene Lester, Janice Anderson, and Arlene Gangsted. There were others too, but I can't remember their names. If any of them want to contact me by email, that would be great. I also remember going to Goldfield on some summer nights to watch merchant movies. That was a lot of fun. I also remember watching basketball games in the building on main street--the games were played in the upstairs of the building. Again, congratulations on your web site.

Don Helvick
414 N.E. Fifth Street
Ankeny, IA

Charlotte Harvey Linden From the Class of 1957: 
also received the message about Martha's death from her son, Paul.  I had just emailed Martha earlier this week.  You will probably receive alot of messages from her students.  Martha was a wonderful English teacher, but she was more than a teacher--she listened to her students without judging them and she became our friend.   She started teaching in Goldfield in 1955 when she was 39 years old. Her husband, Bob, was the Methodist pastor in Dows.  She didn't stay at Goldfield too many years, as Methodist pastors move every few years.  All students were special to her, but the class of 1957 had a special bond with her.  She kept track of each one of us and corresponded with us.  I have had a Christmas card from Martha every year since I graduated from high school in 1957. Martha was always helping others and often worked with students and adults needing to learn the English language, even after she moved to Oskaloosa.  During the early 1980s Martha and Bob lived in Tucson AZ .  When Eric & I visited them there, she was tutoring Indian children.   When she and Bob lived by the lake near Terrill, my husband Eric and I would sometimes stop and visit them.  I last saw Martha when she came to Mason City to a surprise retirement party the family had for me at the Holiday Inn.   I'm going to miss getting her emails.  

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