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By Mark Hebert
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Saco All-Class Reunion sees nearly 200 at Fun Days Celebration

 

September 5, 2018

Mark Hebert

Justinn Lahaye plays catcher while Connie Mogan bats, Lorri Palm pitches and Sue Marshall plays the outfield during the Saco All Class Reunion softball game on Sunday morning.

A total of 178 people signed in at the Saco School All Class Reunion as of 10 a.m. on Sunday, the final day of the combined 55 Annual Saco Fun Days, 100th Saco Centennial and All Class Reunion held this past Thursday through Sunday. The 9 a.m. Sunday Alumni Coffee and Cookies meet-up was held at the Saco Town Shop on the final day of the celebration.

Of the 178 to sign their names to the roll, Saco alum and their spouses racked-up an estimated 53,820 miles of travel to attend the celebration (double that if everyone actually went home), coming from as close at the town of Saco itself -54 in total Saco residents logged their names - and as far away as Louisville, Ky., some 2,400 miles away, which was the trek Rita (Dramstead) Bradford, Class of 1957, made to attend the events.

Included in the final day's events were an Alumni Softball Tournament hosted by Lacey Beil which included participation by Saco Mayor Clint Simpson who showed up to bring gloves for fielding before being recruited to take the field. The weather for the three days of events went from a little breezy to downright beautiful.

The Saco graduating class of 1969 had the most attendees, according to the sign-in book, as Bill Bryson, Judy Knudson Rock, Fred Nelson, Phil Nelson, Glenn Fisher, Fred Hammond, all currently residing in Saco; Jim Bowman, of Hinsdale, Mont., Sharon Ratterath, Glasgow, Mont., Debbie Southwick Young, Glasgow, Mont., Connie Knudson Schug, Fort Peck, Mont., Connie (Erickson) Wasson, Whitewater, Mont., and Sally Strain of San Antonio, Texas (1,624 south) were all in attendance (the PCN would like to apologize for the misspelling of any name above or to come in this story. Some handwriting is harder to read than others.)

Norman Mavencamp - the newest subscriber to this newspaper, thanks, Norman! - was the lone member of the Class of 1942 which was the class from longest ago recognized in the rolls (Norman made the trip from T or C, New Mexico, some 1,450 miles away.) Edna (Martin) Nybo, Saco, and Lillian (Knuth) Olson of Malta, both from the Class of 1945, were also in attendance; as were Class of 1947's George (Bud) Knudson (Saco), Charlotte Kolman Burr (Havre, Mont.), Emma Spielhaim Berdan (San Diego, Calif.), and rounding out the 1940's Saco classes was Ann Whitaker Napier who currently resides in Cypress, Calif. (A total of 7 graduates from the 1940s.)

As for the rest of the decades, the 1950s had a total of 30 classmates attend; 1960s had 46; 1970s had 43; 1980's had 14; 1990s 13; 2000s had two and the 2010s had four (again, these numbers are not official, just who signed in at the City Shop as of Sunday morning.) Also, 20 people who signed in put down no class of graduation. A complete list of those who signed in as of Sunday morning can be foud at the Phillips County News website online at http://www.phillipscountynews.com and, when room allows, the complete roster (which includes names, year of graduation, residence, and how far traveled) will be posted in the pages of this newspaper.

Saco All Class Reunion

NAME Class City Distance

Norman Mavencamp 1942 T or C, N. M., 1,450

Edna Nybo (Martin) 1945 Saco, Mont., 0

Lillian Kauth Olson 1945 Malta, Mont., 28

George (Bud) Knudson 1947 Saco, Mont., 0

Charlotte Kolman Burr 1947 Havre, Mont., 100

Emma Spielhaim Berdan 1947 San Diego, Calif., 1,480

Ann Whitaker Napier 1949 Cypress, Calif., 1,360

Pam Linn 1951 Saco, Mont., 0

Mary Ann Rolleri 1952 Saco, Mont., 0

Jo Ann Munson 1952 Saco, Mont., 0

Gayle Hammond 1952 Havre, Mont. 100

Hazle Hammond Stryker 1952 Havre, Mont., 100

Frank Valez 1952 Helena, Mont., 327

Agnes Fisher Rineault 1952 Polson, Mont., 415

Gayle Conlon 1953 Grand Jct., Colo., 825

Darrell Menge 1955 Saco, Mont., 0

Janice Pippin Alexander 1955 Miles City, Mont., 200

Marline Hammond Larzie 1955 Everett, Wash., 889

Charles Romo 1956 Glasgow, Mont., 42

Jay Hanson 1956 Manhattan, Mont., 350

Ray McDonald 1956 Grand Coulee, Wash., 720

Howard Pippin 1957 Saco 0

Loretta Menge 1957 Saco, Mont., 0

Leroy Coston 1957 Saco, Mont., 0

Barbara Whitaker 1957 Saco, Mont., 0

Norma Kelly 1957 Malta, Mont., 28

Pat Wekrly (White) 1957 Havre 100

Jerry Bergan 1957 Oak Harbor, Wash. 954

Rita Bradford (Dramstead) 1957 Lousville, Ky., 2,400

Lynnie Arnott 1958 Lopez Island, Wash., 963

Gordon Taylor 1958 Sierra Vista, Ariz., 1,200

Duree Squires 1959 Saco, Mont., 0

Shelby Romo 1959 Glasgow, mont 42

Sandra White Turner 1959 Helena, Mont., 300

Bev Whitaker Allison 1959 Helena, Mont., 327

Wilma Fisher Swalie 1959 Sandy, Utah 700

Laura Swalie 1959 Sandy, Utah 700

Edith Slaymaker Scott 1960 Billings, Mont., 236

Ella Dramstnd 1960 Helena, Mont., 320

Duane Berrifield 1961 Hinsdale, Mont., 15

Stella Educlt 1961 Ft. Collins, Colo., 825

Dale Dramstad 1961 Bloomington, Minn., 900

Dick Whitaker 1962 Saco, Mont., 0

Jean Beadle Martin 1962 Deep Creek, Ore., 1,350

Pat Denoma 1963 Great Falls, Mont. 229

Beverly Pippin 1964 Saco 0

Georgeie Hanson 1964 Saco, Mont. 0

Donna Korman 1964 Saco, Mont., 0

Andy Bealle 1964 Saco, Mont., 0

Bonnie Retterath 1965 Everett, Wash., 889

Cheryl Ardry 1966 Saco, Mont., 0

Gregg Menge 1966 Lewistown, Mont., 156

Arlynn Irish 1966 Miles City, Mont., 225

Gwayne Kramer (Hanson) 1966 Billings, Mont., 237

John Rock 1967 Saco, Mont., 3

Jane Arnott Loga 1967 NA 0

Gayle White Hammond 1968 Saco, Mont., 0

Wanda Bursford 1968 Hinsdale, Mont., 15

Nancy Bowman 1968 Hinsdale, Mont., 15

Margie Slaymaker Clausen 1968 Malta, Mont., 30

Allan Hartman 1968 Billings, Mont., 230

Berna Jo Allen (Menge) 1968 Billings, Mont., 235

Kirk Menge 1968 Billings, Mont., 235

Sue Lamb McQuillan 1968 Joliet, Mont., 240

Jim Denoma 1968 Great Falls, Mont., 250

Judy Thompson Chadwick 1968 Whitehall, Mont., 395

Bonnie Nutter 1968 Cushing, Wis., 860

Bill Bryson 1969 Saco 0

Judy Knudson Rock 1969 Saco, Mont., 0

Fred Nelson 1969 Saco, Mont., 0

Phil Nelson 1969 Saco, Mont., 0

Glenn Fisher 1969 Saco, Mont., 0

Fred Hammond 1969 Saco, Mont., 0

Jim Bowman 1969 Hinsdale, Mont., 15

Sharon Ratterath 1969 Glasgow, Mont., 42

Debbie Southwick Young 1969 Glasgow, Mont., 42

Connie Knudson Schug 1969 Fort Peck, Mont., 60

Connie (Erickson) Wasson 1969 Whitewater, Mont., 60

Sally Strain 1969 San Antonio, Texas, 1,624

Gary McNamara 1970 Saco, Mont., 0

Dale Hanson 1970 Billings, Mont., 236

Judy Seoles Nielsen 1970 Helena, Mont., 300

Vicke Caves Schend 1970 Missoula, Mont., 350

John Sunford 1971 Saco, Mont., 0

Janet Scoles Clark 1971 NA 0

Brian DePuydt 1971 Saco, Mont., 0

Loretta Cummings 1971 Billings, Mont., 230

Robert Plouffe 1972 Saco, Mont., 0

Joyce Erickson 1972 Saco, Mont., 0

Donna McNamara 1972 Round Up, Mont., 194

Anita Freeman 1972 Conrad, Mont., 245

Bob Thompson 1972 Green River, Wyo., 632

Marcy Drageland (Arnott) 1972 New York 785

Chuck Rinehair 1973 NA 0

Rose Teske 1973 Saco, Mont., 0

Frank White 1973 Glasgow, Mont., 42

Don Knapp 1973 Culbertson, Mont., 142

Laurinda Knudson 1973 Billings, Mont., 230

Cecil Sudbrack 1973 New Holland, Pa., 1,925

Sharon Sudbrack 1973 New Holland, Pa., 1,925

Andrew Sudbrack 1973 New Holland, Pa., 1,925

Leonard Rinehart 1973 Butte, Mont. 384

Dale Marshall 1974 Saco, Mont., 0

Donna Fisher Erje 1974 Conrad, Mont., 245

Marlene Hanson 1974 Kalispell, Mont., 377

Patti Thompson 1974 Green River, Wyo., 632

Linda Bryson Earls 1974 Dallas, NC 2,000

Corby Palm 1975 Saco, Mont., 0

Wendy (Erickson) Bedwell 1975 Malta, Mont., 28

Donna Plouffe Awik 1975 Sidney, Mont., 200

Brent Thompson 1975 Salt Lake City, Utah, 1,000

Sue Marshall 1976 Saco, Mont., 0

Judith Hanson 1976 NA 0

Russell Menge 1977 Saco, Mont., 0

Connie Morgan 1977 Hinsdale, Mont., 13

Kathy Korman 1977 Billings, Mont. 236

Clint Simpson 1978 Saco, Mont., 0

Cindy Rinehart Ellingson 1978 Havre 90

Wayne Woodall 1979 Saco, Mont., 0

Monte Broadbrooks 1979 Saco, Mont., 0

Joy E. Linn 1979 Saco, Mont., 0

Jacarla Jacobson 1979 Kalispell, Mont., 350

Teresa Romo 1980 Wolf Point, Mont., 91

Audie Simpson 1981 Saco, Mont., 0

Shawn Pippin 1981 Malta, Mont., 30

Tom Depuydt 1982 Saco, Mont., 0

Debbie Kindle 1982 Malta, Mont., 27

Gena Pippin 1982 Havre, Mont., 200

Darell Bergtoll 1983 Saco, Mont., 0

Stephne Erickson 1983 Malta 30

Bob Domes 1983 Dallas, Ore., 1,000

Dale Plouffe 1984 Saco, Mont., 0

Mark Pippin 1985 Saco, Mont., 0

Jolleen Pippin 1985 New Town, N.D., 258

Tim Romo 1986 Helena, Mont., 319

Suzanne (Hammond) DeCamp 1988 Columbia Falls, Mont., 361

Marty Jensen 1989 Malta, Mont., 24

Randy Taylor 1990 Saco, Mont., 0

Eugene Salveson 1991 Saco, Mont., 0

Rachael Haynes 1991 Red Lodge, Mont., 297

Jodell Bryson 1993 Shelby, Mont. 225

Brenda Delong 1993 Kalispell, Mont. 377

Kirsten Bryson 1997 Great Falls, Mont., 229

Scott Bryson 1997 Great Falls, Mont., 288

Kelly Downing 1998 Saco, Mont., 0

Jason Erickson 1998 Saco, Mont., 0

Kelley Erickson 1998 Saco, Mont., 0

Kirsten Albus 1998 Saco, Mont., 0

Yolanda Perkins 1999 Saco, Mont., 0

Carl Barnard 1999 Havre, Mont., 100

Nick Crotto 1999 Boise, Idaho, 860

Brianna Morales Barnard 2004 Bismarck, N.D., 412

Shaundel Moore 2005 Saco, Mont., 0

Jennifer Moore 2010 Hinsdale, Mont., 15

Justinn Lahaye 2010 Dillon, Mont., 350

Cyra Mears 2016 Malta 30

Jamison Schaaf 2017 Malta 30

Marie Pippin NA NA 0

Hugh capper NA Saco, Mont., 0

Nancy Jackson NA NA 0

Barb Sunford NA Saco, Mont., 0

Clarice Stahl NA Saco, Mont., 0

Art Arnold NA NA 0

Ted Kelley NA Malta, Mont., 28

Barb White NA Glasgow, Mont., 42

Terry Young NA Glasgow, Mont., 42

Sharron Berrisford NA Glasgow, Mont., 60

Wayne Morfold NA NA 200

Stephanie Irish NA Miles City, Mont., 225

Ullaineoe (Hanson) Hartman NA Billings, Mont., 230

Shelbi Lacock NA Billings, Mont., 236

Marc DeLong NA Kalispell 377

Ken Silver NA Polson, Mont., 415

Eloise Retterath Watson NA Windsor, Colo., 650

Linda Retterath NA Windsor, Colo., 650

Debbie Arnott NA Lopez Island, Wash., 963

Tom Whitaker NA Cyuess, Calif., 1,500

Georgia Bowman Arnold NA Saugerties, N.Y., 2,100

 

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