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Run for the Brain 5K

Concord High School in Elkhart, IN
Our goal is to offer a fun way for the community to support student academic groups while also encouraging a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise.
Cost: $20. Includes a T-shirt (adult sizes only) and a goody bag
Register by August 8 to guarantee a T-shirt and goody bag at

Heather Bohn

William A. Wirt Class of 1974 40-Year Reunion

Trinity Hall, 640 N. Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN
Wirt Class of ’74 Sets Rockin’ Reunion July 25-27, 2014
MILLER BEACH, IN -- Organizers of Rockin’ Reunion - the 40th anniversary of William A. Wirt High School’s Class of 1974 graduation - announce a fun-filled weekend, July 25 - 27, 2014,to be held at venues in Lake and Porter Counties, Indiana.
“We are very excited to celebrate our 40th Rockin’ Reunion, a milestone worthy of a three-day party,” according to Committee Chairman Karen Larsen Loeffler. “However, we need help withlocating some of our classmates, so that all ‘Troopers’ may attend,” she added, “Trooper is the name of Wirt High School’s mascot. A list of missing classmates follows.”
Classmates may find details at: or contact Karen Loeffler by Email: or phone: 219.331.8609. Rockin’ Reunion welcomes classmates from coast to coast with these activities:
Friday - Meet & Greet at 6 p.m welcomes all with complementary hors d’oeuvres at The Beach Cafe, 903 N. Shelby Street, Miller, IN, home of world-famous Lake Michigan perch. Later that night, classmates kick off their sandals at a classic BYOB Bon Fire at Miller Beach.
Saturday - School Tour at 1 p.m. rekindles memories of Troopers’ old stompin’ grounds at 210 N. Grand Blvd. Wirt is now a high school for visual/performing arts.
Saturday - Dinner & Dance at 6 p.m. kicks into high gear during a Rockin’ Reunion party held at Trinity Banquet Hall, 640 N. Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN, an elegant setting for a multi-course meal with open bar catered by NW Indiana’s favorite restaurant, Popolano’s. Later, classmates pose for a class portrait by Fox Photography, then groove to dance hits from the70‘s to today by live band The Rockaholics.
Sunday - Beach Party & Picnic at 1 p.m. at a classmate’s Lake-front home in Miller Beach.Be sure to bring your sunscreen and beach toys for this event.
All inclusive cost for Rockin’ Reunion activities is $100 per person, by check payable to Wirt Class of ’74 to: William A. Wirt Class of 1974, P.O. Box 803, Chesterton, IN 46304-0803.
Missing Wirt Class of ’74 classmates include: A - William Adams, Greg Anderson, Claudette Anthony B - Janice Bailey Howard, Dwight Barnes, Blanca Barreto, Rita Basham, Christy Bates, Bradley Bayles, Scott Beard, Mary Blakemore, Cosme Blando, Julius Briggs, Patti Brothers Mulloy, Steve Brothers, Carlos Brown, Randy L. J. Brown, Robert Buck, C - Patrick Cahill, Eric Carroll, Richard Childers, Char Cody, David Cook, Harold Cooper, Bob Cross, Janet Crussnoe, Awilda Cruz, Jerry Curran, Tom Curran, Betty Czapko D - Dennis Dahlgren, Robert Dahlgren, Robert DeMoss, Anthony Depino, Michael Depus, Norma Diaz, Michael Dorsey, Worden Dorsey, Tom Dudley, Greg Dunivan E - Cathy Ehlen, Francis Ehres¬man, Alex Espinosa, Carmen Evans F - Jim Feldman, Joe Ferhat, Linda Fields, Craig Fisher, Jr. Flourny, Patricia Ann Forbes Elkins, Terry Forney, Scott Forsythe, SteveFoster, Tom Fountain, Judith Lynn Fox, Douglas Franklin, Vicki Fravel, Debbie Frech Barnett, Patricia Fuller G -Mary Gabriel (Mark Friedman), Juanita Garcia, Debbie Garfin, Bill Gates, Robert Gates, Darnetta Gee, Maria George, Cheryl Gibson Gomez, Terry Gillum, Jack Goldstein, Lytta Goodwin, Dan Gould, Chuck Green, Sharon Greer Sandoval, Karen Grogg, Gayle Gross, Jean Grupe, Debbie Gutowski H - Judith Ann Hannon Stephens, Elizabeth Hart, Debbie Haverstuhl, Jo Hawkins, Elizabeth Hedges, Mark Heist, Carolyn Helton, Sue Hennings, Merrybell Hernandes, Robert Hernandez, Jim Holzman, Joyce Honeycutt, Rosalind Hoskins, Chuck Humphrey, James Hutton J -Sue Jaffe, Kathy Jancovich, Allen Johnson, Jack Johnson, Michael Joiner K - Mary Ann Kazonis, Wanda Keller Bencze, Brad Kellman, Carol Kelsey Wil¬liams, Tony Kettwig, Ray King, Pam Kinsler Gumm, Joanne Kleine, Kara Kling, William Knight, Ed Kolodziej L - Wendy Lawrence, Dan Lawson, Lori Lazerwitz, Edward Lazur, Steven Le¬hocky, Ann Lemster, Joey Letchworth, Tara Lewis Bishop, Ruth Lindsay, Bonnie Lindsey, Peter Locasto, Michael Lopez, James Lucas, Cindy Lund Bailey, Lorraine Lund, John Lyons M - Cleophus Mackel, Linda Malott, Donna Manning D’Azenna, Linda Manning, Vickie A. Manning, Limnia (Linda) Marakas Tsougranis, Randy Marlatt, Kennetha Martin, Melissa Matson, Rick Maynard, Raymona Gayle McClish Fox, Mary McConnell, Sandy McCullough, Vivian McGee, Sharon McGregor, Scott McKeny, Karen Melton, Hector Mendez, William Mendoza, Debby Miller, Sandy Miller, Vanessa Minyard, Marlene Mitchell, Shirley Moore, Reginald Moss, Caro-lyn Myers N - Polly Nickel O - Laura Ohlsen, Janice Oljace, Elyse Ornstein, Moises Otero P - Keith Parker, Paulette Parker, Warzella Parker, Rosella Parks, Harvey Parrish, Kim Partee, Dean Payne, Carl Peay, Hank Pence, David Percudani, Rudolfo (Rudy) Perez, Lynn Perkins Patten, Linda Perry, Pam Petrich, Kenneth Petty, Wilma Phillips, Scott Pollack, Debbie Ponda Heniz, Terry Powell, Bev Prascak, Jim Proft, Debbie Prohaska Wilson, Van Pudio R - Audrey Rabinowitz, Ramon Ramirez, Chester Rees, Jesus Reyes, Roberta Reyna, Donna Rimmer Rodriquez, Mark Robbins, Jorge Rocha, Maria Rosario, Jeff Roth, Guylene Rustin S - Jose Al-berto Saez, Jr., Loren Samplawski, Jim Samuelson, David Sander, Peggy Sander, Debbie Sandoval, Mike Sanetznik, Dennis Schest, Mary Schmitt, Sharon Scholebo, Paul Searle, Rochelle Sharpe, Pamela Shaw Lawson, Patricia Shebesh Kinnaird, Gerald Simon, William (Bill) Simons, Cindy Simons, David Sims, Terry Skingley, Gerald Slusher, Lissa Smith, Marie Smith, Marla Smith, Marlon Smith, Max Smith, Michael Smith, George Sprague, Phyllis Staf¬fen, Felice Stanford, Laura Stasch Stephens, Tom Stephan, Mary Stevenson, Brenda Stinnett Gray, Rick Sullenger, Charlotte Sullivan, Charles Swisher T - Terrence Tachik, V.Teske, Sandra Thomas, Judy Torres, Sally Trumble Williams V -Patricia Vale Johnson, Jim Vargas, Ed Vaza-Kaczynski, Kalopi Velissarious, Joann Vorgias, Elizabeth Voss W - Ray Ward, Karen Watts, Charles Randall Webb, Randolph Kent Weese, Donna Wells Smith, Stan Westmoreland, Joyce White, Karen Winter, Dirk Wyatt Y - Ralph Young Z - Joe Zacharias, Pamela Zajicek Stupar, Steve Zaragoza, and Rick Zemel.

Karen Larsen Loeffler, Committee Chairman,, 219.331.8609

Indiana Private College Week

All Indiana private colleges
Private College Week is a chance for you and your family to check out what Indiana Private Colleges have to offer. From Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25, Indiana’s 31 non-profit independent colleges and universities are inviting students and parents to come experience their campuses through free tours and informational sessions.
Visiting a campus can be an instrumental part of making your college decision. Campus visits can provide information and experiences that cannot be gotten through websites, brochures, or other sources. This is a great opportunity to see what each of our unique campuses has to offer!

View a complete list of participating campuses at, as well as information about the tour and event schedules at each. There is no need to register with ICI; simply contact individual admissions departments to set up visits. Now is a great time to start selecting the campuses you want to visit, put your tour schedule together, and find out how to let the campuses know you are coming. Links to driving directions, campus maps, event schedules, admissions officers and other helpful information can be found on member websites.

Mary Ellen Hamer, 317-684-4291

Voucher Information Night

Jul 23, 2012 6:30

Covenant Christian School 54790 Fir Road Mishawaka, IN
Answer questions regarding the new Indiana Voucher Program. There is still time to choose a Christian education for your children.

Barb Hesselink