Alumni Reunion News

Here's where you'll find all the latest news for the Goldfield Alumni Association and future alumni reunions. The next Alumni Reunion will be held June 25, 2022.

GHS Alumni Association

 News Update - 03/03/2017

Agenda for Alumni Weekend 2017

Friday, June 23rd

Oakridge Recreation will be open for social time, golfing and will have extra golf carts available for the weekend. They will be having Happy Hour specials from 5:30 – 8:30. They need to close at 8:30 to set up for a wedding.

Saturday, June 24th
Oakridge Recreation will have open golfing all day and sandwiches will be available at noon. The clubhouse will be closed in the evening for a private wedding reception.

Alumni Reunion Social Time 4:00 P.M. at the school followed by food served at 6:00 P.M. and the program at 7:30 P.M. Casual Dress.

There will be a party on Main Street following the Reunion, sponsored by The Well.

Sunday, June 25th
Oakridge Recreation will have open golfing all day, and they will be serving a pancake breakfast from 9:00-1:00, no reservations needed.

Church Services:
United Presbyterian 10:30 A.M.
United Methodist 10:30 A.M.
Park Church of Christ 10:15 A.M.
Lake Lutheran 9:00 A.M.

 News Update - 01/01/2017

We would like to thank our sponsors of the GHS website. The current sponsors are Eagle Grove Greenhouses , Foust Funeral Home, Goldfield Cheese Mart, Gold-Eagle Coop, Goldfield Access Network , Nelson Brothers Agency, and Security Savings Bank. Just click on any of these to go to their websites. They are also listed on the right-hand side of each page of our website for your convenience. Please remember to say thanks to all of our sponsors whenever you get the chance. They are very much appreciated! If you would like to become a sponsor of this website please let me know.
Alan

 News Update - 10/13/2015

Here are some pictures of the new shelter house and some of the benches and tables placed around the park. Thank you so much to all of the GHS alumni for your generous donations to this great project.

 News Update - 09/07/2015

Please remember in your thoughts and prayers the family of former GHS teacher, Roger Holtan, 83, formerly of Thor, who passed away September 7, 2015 at his home at Springvale Senior Living in Humboldt. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Ullensvang Lutheran Church in Thor with the Rev. Darryl Landsverk officiating. Interment will be in East Ullensvang Cemetery, Thor with full military honors by Adams American Legion Post 119 and Sathers-Odgaard VFW Post 5240. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.

Roger Gilman Holtan was born on May 6, 1932 on the Holtan family farm near Forest City, Iowa. In 1935, they moved to the Opheim Family farm at Thor. Roger attended grade school at Thor and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1950. Roger went onto college at Waldorf where he was involved in choir and football. It was at Waldorf where he met Lois Bakke and the couple was united in marriage on August 8, 1953. Roger served in the United States Army during the Korean War and following his honorable discharge, returned home where he went to work for Corn Belt. In March of 1956, Roger enrolled in Iowa State University, graduating in 1958 with his Bachelor of Science Degree. He returned to the farm and together with his father, established Holtan Shelling and Trucking. In 1966, he began teaching Industrial Arts and drove a school bus for the Goldfield School District until its merger with Clarion in 1980. Over the years, Roger has sold Archer Oil products, worked for New York Life, driven a charter bus, and served as a rural mail carrier. He was a long time active member of Ullensvang Lutheran Church and was active in his community serving as Mayor of Thor for over 30 years and on many town and church committees, and enjoyed sharing his gift of vocal music on many occasions. In 1976, he joined the cast of Comedia Musica of Fort Dodge and participated in many performances over 30 years including “Curly” in Oklahoma at the age of 48. He was also a charter member of Eagle Grove Paddle Wheel Players. He was also a member of the Badger Lions Club. Roger is survived by his children, Randy (Linda) Holtan of Las Vegas, NV, Scott (Anne) Holtan of Coal Valley, IL, Maria (Kurt) Olson of Humboldt; and so-in-law, A.J. Taylor of Forest City; grandchildren, Craig (Lolly) Olson of West Bend, Adam (Megan) Olson of Loveland, CO, Alissa (Mike) Williamson of Charlotte, NC, Brittany (Andy) Struecker of Whittemore, Conner and Cody Holtan of Las Vegas, NV, and Ryan and Tyler Holtan of Coal Valley, IL; great-grandchildren, Scarlett and Julia Olson as well as two more on their way; brothers, Mark (Shirley) Holtan of Thor and Tim (Dixie Long) Holtan of Gilmore City; brother-in-laws, John Omasich of Seattle, WA and Robert Foster of Iowa City; and sister-in-laws, Charlene Bakke of Muscatine and Bonnie Holtan of Holyoke, MA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilman and Edna Holtan; his wife of nearly 60 years, Lois; daughter, Julie; 3 stillborn children, Sara Louise, Angela Kaye, and Thomas Cory; sister, Kay Omasich; sister-in-laws, Cora Foster, Glenice Bakke; and brother-in-laws, Harold Milford and Erling Bakke.

 News Update - 07/30/2015

Judy (Lyons '70) Morrison sent us this link to a Youtube video that shows the 1955 girls basketball team in the semi-finals and the finals against Holstein. Enjoy!

1955 Girls State Basketball

 News Update - 07/25/2015

The GHS Class of 1965 held their 50th year class reunion Saturday night, July 25, 2015. Pictured are front L-R, Russ (Dean) Oviatt, Steve Anderson, Judy Jorgenson Wilson, Duane Sampson, and Lowell Rasmussen.

 News Update - 07/25/2015

 

The GHS Class of 1966 held their 49th year class reunion Saturday night, July 25, 2015. Pictured are front L-R, Irene Saccento Adamson, Christine Nelson Hackney, Emogene Carlson, Christine Hanson Sampson, back L-R, Randy Bosworth, Roger McCutcheon, Karren Sheets Stephens, Ernie Lewis, Carol Olson Helmke, and Daryl Cunningham Jr.

 News Update - 07/25/2015

The GHS Class of 1970 held their 45th year class reunion Saturday night, July 25, 2015. Pictured are front L-R, Judy Lyons Morrison, Sharon Sheets Hanson, Elizabeth Hiveley Smith, Fae Hanson Lykke, back L-R, Scott Stevenson, Richard Sherman, Brian Brown.

 News Update - 08/02/2014

The GHS Class of 1964 held their 50th class reunion Saturday night, August 2, 2014. Pictured L-R are Dean Reichter, Gary Smith, Victor Knowles, Doug Darland, Holly Sorensen Upchurch, Scott Whyte, Nancy Jewell Willett, Larry Rasmussen, Ole Carlson, Nicky Stephens Kvale, Roger Bygness, Dean Kvale, and Wayne Clark.

To see photos from the reunion, CLICK HERE

News Update - 06/26/2014

 News Update - 09/22/2013

A project to improve the dam in the river park in Goldfield needs your help. Click the link below to find out more.

River Park Dam Project

 News Update - 09/25/2012

A photo gallery has been added for the 2012 Alumni Banquet. It contains photos submitted by some of the people who attended. Click on the Photo Gallery link on the right side of this page to take a look.

 News Update - 06/23/2012

The GHS Class of 1962 held their 50th class reunion Saturday night, June 23, 2012. To see photos from the reunion, CLICK HERE

 News Update - 03/08/2012

Thank you so much to Scott Stevenson of the class of 1970 and his wife Diane. Please chek out a couple of pictures of the lovely baby quilt that Diane has made below. They have donated it to be one of the items for the auction, which will be held at the 2012 GHS alumni reunion on June 23, 2012


 News Update - 12/25/2011


 News Update - 12/20/2011

2012 Reunion T-shirts and Polo Shirts available now.

T-shirt Back:



T-Shirt Front:



Polo Shirt embroidered on front only:



The 2012 Goldfield Alumni Reunion T-shirts are available to order. They will be available in royal blue with white lettering and also grey with black lettering. They will range in size from small to XXXXL. S-M-L-XL are $12.00 each and XXL-XXXL-XXXXL are $15.00 each. We are also offering a royal blue polo shirt for $20.00 each. All shirts must be ordered as we will not be carrying an inventory. We will send your T-shirts to you using priority mail for $5.50 each, or 2 or more for $6.50 if you would like them delivered. You may also wait and pick them up the day of the reunion as long as they are paid for in advance. To order your shirts click on the following link:

2012 T-shirt Order Form

 News Update - 12/11/2011

We would like to thank our sponsors of the GHS website. The current sponsors are Eagle Grove Greenhouses , Foust Funeral Home, Goldfield Cheese Mart, Gold-Eagle Coop, Goldfield Access Network and Nelson Brothers Agency. Just click on any of these to go to their websites. They are also listed on the right hand side of each page of our website for your convenience. Please remember to say thanks to all of our sponsors whenever you get the chance. They are very much appreciated! If you would like to become a sponsor of this website please let me know.

If any of you need a Christmas idea, remember you can find ideas at both, Eagle Grove Greenhouses and Goldfield Cheese Mart just by clicking on their web links here.

Wishing you a very happy holiday season.

Alan

 News Update - 08/16/2011

The Goldfield Class of 1961 celebrated their 50th class reunion the first weekend in August. On August 6th, we participated with a float at the Fountain City Day Parade.

1st row: Patricia Kvale Hawkins, Donna Smith Howard, Kay Nelson, Joyce Sherman Gragg, Rebecca Knowles Tanberg, Patricia Templeton Waller.
2nd row:  David Reichter, Donald Smith Jr., Maryann Bjorklund Johnson, Sandra Knight Stevenson, Joan Graves Axon, Donna Carlson Flumerfelt, Caren Edwards Apprich and Joy Anne Hill Frank,
3rd row:  William Rutledge, Harley Friesleben, Roger Harvey, Dan Nesheim, Dean Nelson, Harvey Friesleben and Don Ray Stephens.

float

More pictures of the weekend can be found on their Class of 1961 page.

 News Update - 12/28/2010

On August 6th, Goldfield Class of 1960 celebrated their 50th class reunion.  On August 7th, we participated with a celebration float at the Fountain City Parade.

Back row:  Dick Dungan, Karen (Kvale) Lund, Paulette (Peterson) Peterson, Corrine (Steffenson) Peterson, Lana (Larson) Eagan, Caralyn (Hanson) Awtry, Merlin (Steffenson) Tjelle, Lowell Guddall

Front row: Gary Axon, Melvin Bosworth, Marlin Edwards, Marvin Rasmussen, John Peterson, Clarence Ganzeveld, Arnold Bjorklund

 News Update - 07/24/2010

The GHS Class of 65 had a very successful reunion at the Goldfield American Legion on July 24.  We shared pictures and stories, ate burgers, and had a lot of laughs.  We hope to do it again - maybe in 2012?


Back row:
Steve Whyte, Mary Jo Jones, Jerry Jones, Lowell Rasmussen, Bonnie Green, Steve Anderson, Duane Sampson, Mike Nelson, Jacquie Nelson, Diana Stumpf, Judy Wilson, Arlo Reichter
Front row:
Jim Templeton, Mary Jo Anaya, Diane Axtell, Jena Bjorklund, Linda Ganzesveld, Jackie Tharp

 News Update - 06/02/2010

We held our first organizational meeting for the 2012 GHS Alumni Reunion tonight which will be held the weekend of June 23rd & 24th, 2012. We will be asking others to help out with various committees. Those present were Sonna Axon Johnson, Glenda Christensen Knight, Dennis Knight, Cindy Hanson Sampson, Duane Sampson, Scott Stevenson, and Alan McCollough.

 News Update - 11/20/2009

We would like to thank our sponsors of the GHS website. The current sponsors are Eagle Grove Greenhouses , Foust Funeral Home, Goldfield Cheese Mart, Gold-Eagle Coop, Nelson Ruhl Agency and Goldfield Access Network. Just click on any of these to go to their web links. They are also listed here on the right hand side of each page for your convenience. Please remember to say thanks to all of our sponsors whenever you get the chance. They are very much appreciated! If you would like to become a sponsor of this website please let me know.

Alan

 



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