Stanhope class of 1963 holds 50-year reunion

Twenty Stanhope natives of various graduating classes of 1963 celebrated the 50th anniversary of their graduation with a gathering at the Briggs Wood Country Club July 19.

On Friday evening they were recognized at the Stanhope Alumni Banquet. Sixteen of the 20 who attended the gathering began their school years together in kindergarten in March of 1951 and attended Stanhope Community School through their 1962 junior year. Most of the group graduated from South Hamilton High School.

Those pictured are, from left, front row: Jean Olson, Story City; Ann (Sonerholm) Crosby, Webster City; Kaye (Evans) Klingborg, Cherokee; Virgie (Johnson) Lestina, Boone; Joyce (Hoefer) Davis, Ames. Second row: Marsha (Arnold) Roland, Alden; Mary (Hove) Kepler, Webster City; Bethene (Enderson) Clark, Stanhope; Madith (Peterson) Burnett, Des Moines; Karen (Bennett) Roney, Boone; Linda (Chicken) Thompson, Iowa Falls; Nancy (Erickson) Allen, Montezuma. Back row: Vern Peterson, Ames; Brian Davis, San Antonio, Texas; Robert Craven, Badger; Charlotte (Fosberg) Randall, Webster City; James Stark, Golden, Colo.; Stephen Peterson, Lowell, Ark; Don Carlson, Mound, Minn. and Rodney Johnson, Cedar Rapids.