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Vikings meet: Class of 1969

KINGSBURG – An estimated 25 members of the Kingsburg High Class of 1969 and their spouses gathered for their 50th reunion at Margie's Pub 'n Subson April 20. Here is a picture of the Vikings who met at Pub-N-Sub Pizza for the gathering.

"Interestingly, the conversations did not revolve much around our years at dear old Kingsburg High, but more about how everyone was doing and what their families, kids and grandkids were up to," Scott Troescher said. "There were lots of hugs, a few tears for the classmates no longer with us and vows to gather again soon. All agreed it was wonderful to see each other again."

Pictured from left to right, in front, are Don McCarthy, Forence Inouye, Sandy Rouch, Carolyn Kataoka, Larry Yamada, Bobbi  Kakiuchi, Pat Sorenson, Diane Okumoto and Rick Reynolds.

In the back row are Mark Bennett, Scott Troescher, Linda Nehring, Bill Creighton, George Roehlk, Gary Klassen, Keith Haire, John Stone, Oliver Crandell, Doug Burris, Eddie Monks, Forrest Carder, Larry Esau, Gary Zethaeus and Elliot Nahigian.

Special guests included teacher/coaches Frank Warren and Larry Delong. 

Special thanks to those who traveled from out of state including Diane Okomoto (Maryland), Eddie Monks (Utah) and Mark Bennett and Rick Reynolds (Texas).

Also, special thanks go to Peggy McCarthy and Johnie Thomsen for taking pictures and to Larry and Shirley Esau who supplied name tags, cake and special details to the decorations supplied by Doug Davis at KHS.   

“Thanks to all of you for making this event special for me,” Don McCarthy said. “Our class yell is ‘We are bitchin’, we are fine, we are the Class of 69.’”

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