Past-E-Mail: U.P. Class Reunions: Calumet
Use this area to stay in touch with former classmates
For more info on Calumet Class Reunions, see the school web site

Ray on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 05:14 pm:

The Calumet High School class of'53 will have a get together at the Loading Zone 11 in Lake Linden at 6:PM on Aug 6th. If you plan on coming please call 337 3733 so we can have a head count.

By June D. Phillips Burich on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 10:18 pm:

1946 graduates of Calumet High School. Need you to call 1-906-337-0765 for reservations for get- together at Slim's on Wednesday, July 27th, 2005 at 5:30 p.m.Ask for JUNE

By June Phillips Burich Calumet , Michigan on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 - 09:04 pm:

1946 Graduates of Calumet High School are getting together for a meal at Slim's Restaurant in Mohawk, Keweenaw County on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. Need reservation.

By J on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 09:09 am:

remember snow the morning after graduation? I certinally don't remember much of that day!

By David, Arizona on Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 10:21 am:

Anyone out there from the class of '86? I didn't exactly graduate with you, but went to school with most of you until our Senior year. Just trying to get caught up on lost time.

By Bill ,MI on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 - 12:08 pm:

On June 6, 1960, the morning of our graduation from Calumet High School there were a few snowflakes in the air. Do you remember that Roy in TN?

By Don A. on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 09:09 pm:

To Janet in KY.If you were in the class of'55,Please e-mail me.Don A.

By Roy TN on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 05:40 pm:

On this day, June 6th, 45 years ago, our class graduated from Calumet High. Seems like yesterday, doesn't it?

By walt, calumet on Friday, June 3, 2005 - 04:00 pm:

Class of 1977 where are you?

By Yes, I really am that old! Janet, KY on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - 01:00 pm:

Congratulations Calumet H.S. Class of 1955:
our 50th Year Anniversary on June 9, 2005!
Are there any classmates out there?
When is the next All Class reunion?

By Mark Hanes, Marquette on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 02:08 pm:

Hey to all class of 1985. The reunion is coming up quick. Get those registration forms in. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

By Elizabeth Halt, California on Sunday, May 15, 2005 - 03:01 pm:

Class of 1995 reunion planned for July 2, '05, noon, at
McLains. If you haven't passed along your info
(address, e-mail, etc.) yet, you can send to and I
can fwd to the planners so
they can send an invite. I think there're still a few people
out there that they couldn't find ..

By Jeannie, California on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 02:29 am:

Does anyone from the class of 1980 know whether a 25th reunion is being planned for this summer? I hope so.

By Greg B. on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 10:07 pm:

Does anyone know of the Abfalter Family that resided in Calumet ?

My Dad used to have a boss at Detroit Edison named Ed Abfalter (down in Detroit, MI), and he was from Calumet.

Recently my Dad asked me if I knew anyone with the last name of Abfalter - so I am just curious (for him).

I believe he would have been and Electrical Engineer with D.E., at the time (like my Dad).

Greg B.

By Terri, Indiana on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 12:52 am:

Anyone out there from the class of '90 that may have any photos from the yearbook?? Would love to hear from someone. Thanks

By Carolyn Spoehr, AZ on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 09:34 am:

Does anyone know if the Class of "75 is having their 30 year reunion this year. It would be nice to know. Let me hear from someone!

By Lori Koski Mihelich on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 10:12 am:

Walt, class of 77, I think the class of 78 has vanished also. We had a ten year reunion and that was it.

By Tim-Michigan on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 12:23 pm:

Hey Walt, I wasn't quite in your class but anyway-"Science!!"

By Rick H. Oklahoma on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 09:38 am:

I am trying to find a long lost friend who graduated in 1973. His name is Anthony Johnson and used to live in Glen View mobile home park. He married a young lady named Sherry and I cannot remember Sherry's maiden name. I was to attend Calumet however my folks moved and i attended Morton High in Hammond. Should any one know of Tony or Sherry's where abouts contact me. My name is Rickey H. retired USAF and Denise (wife) and I live in OKC,OK. Contact me at thanks

By Walt, Michigan on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 12:14 pm:

The rest of my class are either computer illiterate or they have gone to another country.

By TOM O'CONNELL on Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 10:16 am:


By P in PA on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 02:38 pm:

Yo Matt. Remember it's just a number. You're only as old as you let yourself be. Hope you find yourself well. Love to chat sometime. P.

By Bill Martin,Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 03:10 pm:

Hey class of 1995 is the 10 year reunion in the works...

By Roy Beauchene TN on Saturday, February 19, 2005 - 02:53 pm:

The class of 1960 will be holding it"s 45 year reunion on July 23rd in Calumet.

By anita paskvan king, lp on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 08:16 am:

Hey, Sis, I'll join the party. Happy Birthday class of '67, we're turning 56 this year.

By Al, SoCal on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 04:25 pm:

The Class of '63, "Not Yet Over the Hill" group, is turning 60 this year.....Happy Birthday all.

By Matt Pavolich on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 07:09 am:

Pauline, you sure know how to depress someone!
LOL! I keep telling myself 'life begins at 40'

By Pauline Paskvan Vannicolo on Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 10:04 am:

Greetings and Happy New Year to the Class of 1983! Guess what classmates?! We're turning 40 years old this year. Happy Birthday Class of 1983!

By Tom Lindley, Mi on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 - 03:27 pm:

Class of '83. Still in the Copper Country.

By L. M. B. MI. on Sunday, December 26, 2004 - 02:10 am:

Hey everyone from the class of 85, Does anyone have any info. on a 20th reunion coming up this summer? If so email me and let me know. Thanks and you all have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Can't wait to see everybody again!!!! Class of 85 Lucy [Garrow] Brouillette

By Am I that old???? on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 08:40 pm:

Is there going to be a 50 year reunion of the class of 1955.50 yrs is 1/2 of 100 years!!!

By Yet another elf on Thursday, December 16, 2004 - 11:15 am:

Happy Holidays to the Class of 56, and to those from all the other classes as well.

By One of the elves who was there. on Sunday, December 12, 2004 - 02:27 pm:

Happy Holidays to the Class of '56.

By Kelly Patrick - Minnesota on Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 07:33 pm:

Happy Thanksgiving to All .....
Does anyone from the graduating class of 1983 ever pay a visit to this site? Drop me a line if you do! I wasn't able to attend our reunion last year and frequently wonder what y'all are up to!

By Mark Hughes, Duluth, MN on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 10:09 am:

Greetings class of 1988 and all other Copper King Alumni: Just a quick note wishing everyone a Happy Holidays. I look forward to catching up with a few of you over Christmas Break. I'm pretty sure that I have the green light to stay out until 1 or 2 am on these special occasions. I'll still have to check. Do any married people with children stay out that late anymore? I'd be curious to see the response to this one!!

By walt, calumet on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 - 12:17 pm:

Check out Put your name in your class, hint, hint class of 77.

By Carrie Hyrkas on Sunday, October 31, 2004 - 01:51 am:

Hello anyone from the class of 78! Drop me a line if you see this! Carrie Hyrkas (Torola)

By Barb and Don K, Arizona on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 04:56 pm:

Wehad a super time in Calumet this summer, visiting with relatives. WE also got to the Copper City lunches, and the Class of '56 luncheons. Made many new memories. Hope to see you all again next summer.

By charlsie on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 11:15 pm:

CHS Class of l965, we are planning our 40th reunion for next summer 2005. Hope to see you all there, we will be getting a mailing out soon.

By richard adams on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - 02:09 am:

Although I did not make it through high school, I really would like to hear from anyone that remembers me. I know I wasn't that populer, but I know there is some one out there.

I moved away in 89 to Arizona, now I'm back to help out my parents for awile. I have 2 kids in Arizona, one is 13 his name is Atrayou Sky, the other is 3 his name is Kougar Joseph. Anyway, I learned alot while I was gone, grew up fast and now I have a whole different outlook on life. Well, God bless everyone anyway and thank you for your time in reading my little note.

By Mike on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 07:25 pm:

Greetings fellow Calumet Alumni and in particular classmates of 1983. This is a neat message board and a good way to catch up with individuals from the region.

I still make it up at least once a year. We had a really good turn out for our 20 year reunion last summer.

What is up with so many locals not making it? Come on you locals, I am sure the classmates that travel hundreds of miles to make it to Calumet would like to see you.

Best Regards to all, Mike

By Former Yooper on Thursday, July 8, 2004 - 07:48 am:

Hey! Anyone from class of 83' visit this website? I met most at the 20 year reunion but would love to keep in touch.

By Class of 1994 on Thursday, July 1, 2004 - 09:25 am:

Class of 1994 10 year reunion on August 13th and 14th. email for further info.

By Mike Joki, L'Anse, Mi on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 07:14 pm:

Hi to all of Lauriums Florida Street kids from the 50s and 60s. Sometimes I remember it like it was yesterday. Anyone remember playing "rocks" at Charles Briggs School? How bout "hitching bumpers " in the winter? Is there anyone out there who remembers the Halloween some out of uniform ROTC guys marched down Hecla Street, singing M-I-C- K- E-Y..M-O-U-S-E...put trash cans across 3rd Street? I would have been with CHS class of 67, but moved in 66. Anyone know where I can pick up a copy of a 66 or 67 CHS yearbook? Would be interested in hearing from some of the Florida Street bunch...or class of 66, 67.

By Julia on Saturday, June 5, 2004 - 10:37 am:

Hello Class of '47 Friends!

By Chris Cygan on Saturday, June 5, 2004 - 07:52 am:

Hey everyone from the class of "88" How is everyone? Drop me a note and say hi!

By sg Mi. on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 07:04 pm:

Lionel L. from the class of '59
Tried to e-mail you and didn't have any luck.
Do you have a new e-mail address? Susie

By Beverly Oja-Faraj , San jose, Ca. on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 07:04 pm:

Hellooooooooooooooooooooooo CLASS OF 56.
Just found this website, so a special Hi to Virginia Jurmo, James Anthony, Nadine Simonson, Jack LaBonte, Terry, and all the other classmates. I am Beverly Oja-Faraj. If you would like to e-mail me, you can reach mr at

By Michael Nelson TX on Saturday, May 8, 2004 - 10:42 pm:

When is the next reunion for class of 81

By Former Yooper on Saturday, May 8, 2004 - 10:07 am:

Does anyone know how to contact JoAnn Kmeciak? Guessing CHS class of 1960 give or take a year....

By Tom Green Bay WI on Saturday, May 1, 2004 - 03:04 pm:

Anyone from the CHS class of 1953?

By W. Torola on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 04:02 pm:

Hello class of 1977, what is new with you?

By Carolyn Hurlburt Spoehr, AZ on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 11:26 am:

Hey Cathy,
This is Carolyn Hurlburt Spoehr. I am wondering if the Class of 75 is having a 30 year reunion next summer. I would like to hear from you. My e-mail address is Please let me hear from you if you want to chat. Do you have MSN instant messenger?

By Cathy Koskiniemi Michaels on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 10:14 am:

Sandy Keranen,

I just noticed that you live in Green Bay. So do I. I have lived here for about 16 years now. I would love to hear from you. My e-mail address is
{} in case you want to chat.

By Cathy Koskiniemi Michaels on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 10:02 am:

Hi class of 75. I am Cathy (Koskiniemi) Michaels.
Would love to know if we are going to be having a reunion next year 2005. I saw some familiar names out on this web site. Hope this finds you all well!

By Harvey Wedge Mo on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 06:30 pm:

Want Information on next reunion 1974.Would like to know who is in controll of reunion. Where and when. Looking forward to it. Still live and kicking. Harvey Wedge Minus one Judy.

By Carolyn Spoehr, AZ on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 - 10:52 am:

Does anyone out there know if the Class of 75 is planning a 30 year class reunion for next year. It would be nice if they are. Please let me know if anyone knows.

By Ray E, GR. MI on Saturday, March 6, 2004 - 01:15 pm:

HI: Sure is fun going through all the messages.
Graduated from SHHS in 1936 so don't see too much activity for that year. Does anyone know of a picture of the Sacred Heart Schools in Laurium on the Pasty Net or have one that you could put on so I could get it. Would appreciate that.

By Jiggs Gallagher, California on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 03:11 pm:

Does anyone living in Calumet have access to the school library's archive of yearbooks? My grandmother graduated from Calumet H.S. in 1904; her name was Ida Maude Simons. I'd love to see photos and write-ups about her if they exist. Thanks!

By Karen K Buck in VA on Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 01:08 am:

I'm looking forward to the next Class of 67 reunion because I should actually be there. I'll be retired by then and I hope to be free to go where I want when I want. :-)

By Connie Rowe, Ft. Belvoir VA on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 08:45 am:

Class of 1987 we now have a group on yahoo where we can keep in touch, post pictures, etc... Contact me for further info.

By EDDIE JENICH on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 02:01 pm:


By 10 year reunion on Monday, January 19, 2004 - 03:11 pm:

10 years... 1994
We are starting to plan for a reunion. Please email us your address to

We are starting early before people make summer plans.

The dates are August 13th and 14th

By Al Silfven MI on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 10:15 pm:

Hey, anyone around from the class of '50?

By Julie, WI on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 10:54 pm:


I am looking for members of the class of 1988 from Calumet High. Please feel free to email me.


Julie Vasold-Siemers

By James Brooks on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 05:34 pm:

Barbara Bales King asked some time back about the recess bell at the Charles Briggs School. This bell now belongs to Charles Stetter of Laurium. Mr. Stetter was principal at CHS after "Buzz" Sheridan I believe.
Jim Brooks

By Patty White Utzman, Ish. MI on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 11:09 pm:

Hello - class of '67 and friends. Would be glad to hear from any of you. Was looking for some info. on this site and thought I'd leave my name and e-mail address.

By Jackie Ketola on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 03:28 pm:

The class of 1984 reunion committee is looking for a few of our classmates. If you have an address for any of the following please let us know or direct them to our website

Caroline Bushell, Bryon Carlson, Bruce Carroll, Sandy Dobbs, Dave Harri, Debbie (Hillstrom) Jacobson, Kelly (Kilpela) Lukima, Tammy Kuopus, Debbie (Olson) Wiitala, Steve & Kevin Rule, Karen Scott, Lynn (Sprietzer) Fiedor, Alan Tolkkinen & Glen Berg.

By Sherri Maninga Kallas on Sunday, November 2, 2003 - 08:44 pm:

I am glad to here that ther will be a class reunion for 1984. I hope to attend if I can get time off of work.

By Jackie Ketola on Sunday, November 2, 2003 - 05:21 pm:

class of 84 - we have a web site to keep everybody up to date on the reunion. The website address is Please look at the website and sign the guestbook. We are looking for email and street addresses for all classmates. Please send me yours. Thanks

By Jerald on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 04:05 pm:

I just got back home from spending the weekend in North Carolina - I attended the funeral of my best friend who was killed in Iraq last Monday. Staff Sergeant Paul Joseph Johnson - "PJ" or "Peej" - CHS Class of '91 was one of the best people I've ever met - a natural born leader and just a great person. Below are just some of the over 30 Medals and Citations he received during his time as a member of the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division:

2 Bronze Stars for bravery under hostile fire
2 NATO Medals
3 Humanitarian Service Medals
2 National Defense Service Medals
3 Good Conduct Medals
French Parachutist Badge
Russian Parachutist Badge
Combat Infantryman's Badge
Ranger tab
Airborne tab
Senior Jumpmaster Badge
Purple Heart

He served in many places, many conflicts:


....and more that he couldn't tell us about

Please take a few minutes to remember this great man and all of our armed forces, please thank them - they don't hear it enough. Tonight, when you say your prayers, say one for his wife and 4 year old boy who really miss "Daddy"

God, I miss him...


By Dan Schroder, Idaho on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 - 04:56 pm:

Hey Jackie, I'm not going to be able to attend the meeting on Nov 1, but am looking forward to the 20 year reunion next summer. Let me know if you need any assistance from out West.

By Jackie Ketola Mattis on Thursday, October 16, 2003 - 08:49 am:

Class of '84 - We are going to have a meeting at Carol Basto (Meneguzzo) house on Nov 1st at noon. Anyone who wants to help with the 20 year reunion is welcome to come. You can also email me with questions or comments. Hope to see you there.

By Bobbie DeeDee Webb Midland Tx. on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 01:34 am:

Searching for old classmates of "72" from Midland High.

By nhm,wi on Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 02:00 pm:

Hi Susie Butkovich, I don't have an e-mail address. This is Nancy Holman. Have not seen you at any of the reunions. I was at the recent one held in July. They are great fun and I enjoy seeing people I have not seen in a while. Attendance from our class has dropped off significantly. Barb Nelson and Linda Weir who summer for a few weeks in the CC did not make it for the reunion. Hope to hear from you. I love this web site. Makes me so homesick tho.

By Sue...Allouez,Mi. on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 02:59 pm:

Hi, This is Sue(Butkovich) Timonen. I would like to hear from any of my classmates. Class of "66".
You can e-mail me

By Mary Girard Olszewski on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 04:50 pm:

Hi Sandy!

I was so glad to see your message on the board. I have been trying to find out where you settled. Some of the 1975 grads are going to try to get to the 2005 reunion. Send me an email so we can catch up.

By Carolyn Spoehr, Arizona on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 11:32 pm:

Hey Sandy,
This is Carolyn (Hurlburt) Spoehr, Class od 75. Good to see your name. Let me hear from you if you want to write. My e-mail is I live at the Grand Canyon. Hope to hear from you.


By Sandy Keranen, Green Bay WI on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 09:58 pm:

Just found this site. It's good to see some familiar names. Hello to those of you from the class of '75.

By Mary Girard Olszewski, GA on Sunday, July 27, 2003 - 12:29 pm:

I just found this site and it was nice to see some names from the past. The messages show where people are living but not what is going on in there lives. After graduating in '75 I got my accounting degree from MTU and moved to the South. My husband Rob and I live in the Atlanta area.

By JoAnne Liimatta-Wisconsin on Saturday, July 26, 2003 - 04:58 pm:

Had a great time at the reunion in Calumet. Very nicely done by all who put in so much time and effort. The Armory looked wonderful! Is there another one in 3 years? Hope so!

By Virginia Niemi, WI on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 07:16 pm:

Sorry we missed you and your wife Jim. We went to the picnic Friday night and saw many classmates. I agree the parade was great.

By Al Harjala, Ca on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 05:00 pm:

I totally concur with Bob & Carla. Had a GREAT time, Thank You,

By Bob and Carla 64 on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 08:48 am:

Fantastic reunion in Calumet!!!!! A job very well done by the hard working alumni, we all do appreciate your dedication to the schools and community even if we didn't individualy thank each and every one of you. THANKS for all the great effort and organization, we did in fact have a great time.

By Jim Anthony, Michigan on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 06:48 am:

My wife and I had a great time at the reunion dance Saturday night. It was great seeing my old classmates and meeting new people. The parade was well done, too.

By Linda, A2 Mich. on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 08:05 pm:

Hi to all class members of '67. Would love to hear from all of you.

By Jan Gasperich Jurmu on Monday, July 7, 2003 - 06:07 pm:

Hey Class of '73....LAST CALL FOR REGISTRATION! We need a final count by this Friday, July 11th. If you need more info, email me at

By Al, Ca. on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 11:32 am:

CHS Class of '63, Meet at Luigi's, Thu. 17th 6-9pm Contact Joe Galetto for head count.

By Virginia Niemi, WI on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 - 08:56 pm:

Hi Barbara Bayles,

This is Tuttie. Are you and Betty going to the all school reunion? If you are maybe we will see you there again. We are all fine and hope it's the same with you.

By Marion Rosemergy /Ohio on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 11:42 pm:

Hi Clara from Texas,

I am Danny's sister and cousin to Billy, Roger, and Marilyn. What was your maiden name so I can tell Marilyn you asked..I just finished talking to her..She lives in L'anse. This is so much fun talking to people from our to hear from you.

By Clara, TX on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 01:34 pm:

Marion, which Rosemergy family are you from? I went to school with Billy, Danny, Roger and Marilyn. We were all in the same grade. Clara

By Marion Rosemergy Zoellner on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 12:47 am:

To Barbara Bayles,
Thanks for the kind note. I am so glad that I was able to make you feel better at the dental office. I wish we could go back to those days..I loved working there and taking care of all our patients..(except for not having novacaine to fill teeth..things have really changed today in the dental field..thank goodness.) :o) What year did you graduate from school..I am trying to place you. Drop me a note sometime. I think of home often..I miss the U.P.and all the beautiful scenery.

By Barbara Bayles King Redmond ,Wa on Sunday, June 22, 2003 - 02:59 pm:

Hi Marion Rosemary,
I remember you as the very sweet dental assistant to Dr Anthony when I was a kid growing up in Laurium! I can still see and smell the office so vividly in my mind. And at "50 something" that is pretty good! I remember sqweezing your little hand so tight when he gave me a shot of "novocaine"(sp), which he only would give you when he extracted a tooth. And I had a few. That needle was enormous! I never had a tooth FILLED with anesthetic as his patient, he didn't believe in it for fillings. My Dentist today finds that hard to believe! You were a sweet comfort to many terrified little ones that sat in that chair. Dr Anthony didn't make me afraid of the "Dentist" though. Maybe I have a high pain tolerance! No really, I trusted him. He did a great job........ I still have all my teeth! Hope to see you at the all school reunion next month!

By Mary RaisanenGoddard on Thursday, June 19, 2003 - 10:48 pm:

So many memories from Charles Briggs School! Mrs. Rosemergy, 2nd grade, was my favorite teacher, I think it was about the late 40's. I remember how someone had to walk outside and ring the bell before school started. I feel so fortunate to have attended that little school!

By Marion Rosemergy Zoellner from Ohio on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 12:48 am:

Hi to Jim Anthony,

I am a voice from the past. Reading all of these notes from everyone has been so much fun and a great trip down memory lane. I remember the wonderful days of working as your dad's dental assistant..He was such a wonderful man and also the most courageous and "stubborn" man i have ever met. :o) I would love to hear from you and I hope you well and happy.

By bob, Kearsarge on Friday, June 13, 2003 - 10:24 am:

Nothing formal is being planned for class of 64 for this year, next year plans are in the works for the 40th.

By Patricia Landman on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - 09:49 am:

Is anything planned for the class of '64 during
the upcoming all-class reunion?

By Gary Olds, St Louis MO on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 - 10:58 pm:

Like Peggy, I remember Mrs Bovee as my Morrison school kindergarten teacher. She had the patience of a saint. I recall vividly the tables we sat at and the little chairs. Amazingly I even recall the layout of the room...and playing with those great wooden puzzles. Fun memories of nearly a half century ago. If now I could only remember where I put my car keys this afternoon.

By Peggy O'Neil, Florida on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 - 11:47 am:

Mrs. Bovee was my Kindergarten teacher at the Morrison School more years ago than I will admit.

By Virginia Niemi, WI on Monday, June 2, 2003 - 02:49 pm:

Can anyone tell me where I can get a T-shirt that says American Made with Finnish parts.

Thank you very much.
Virginia Jurmo Niemi

By Anita Paskvan King, Michigan on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 12:58 pm:

Will there be an all class reunion this year? Heard rumors it will be happening around July 18th? I plan to be in the U.P. around then. Hope to see a lot of classmates!!

By Tim R. on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 01:11 pm:

Mrs. Bovee was principal of Charles Briggs also. She used to start songs with her whistle to get the tune.

By Jim Anthony Negaunee,MI on Monday, May 26, 2003 - 02:00 pm:

Hello anybody. Is there a web site to find out who has registered for the all school reunion. I would like to see how many of my classmates of 1956 from CHS are registered. Thanks.

By Marion Hoganson Gilles Lake Linden, Mi on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 12:00 pm:

Hey class of 1963, looking forward to seeing all of you at the class reunion this summer. It will be 40 years for our class..where did that time go?
Anyone know the where abouts of Jackie Wuopio? We are still searching for several class mates, hopefully we can reach all of them either by e-mail or snailmail.

By Yooper in Indiana on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 11:03 am:

wasn't flora sandlin followed by lucy geirson (sp)?

By Virginia Jurmo Niemi on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 11:19 pm:


By Sandy GreifLeFevre, Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, May 1, 2003 - 07:08 pm:

Hey Class of '73--hope you're all planning to go to the reunion and our class night at the Calumet Golf Course the 18th of July.Can you believe it-30 years! Will we be showing grand children photos this time around....hurry and send your RSVP and $$ to Jan Jurmu and Nancy Massoglia. It's just around the corner.

By Jim Anthony, Michigan on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 03:25 pm:

What is happening with the CHS-SHHS all class reunion. We haven't received any information or registration mail.

By Lori Koski-Mihelich, Kenosha, WI on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 12:06 pm:

Any reunions for class of 1978 - this year would be 25?

By Jan on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - 08:23 am:

Hello Class of '73!
It's not too late to register to attend our 30 year reunion on July 18th! We have extended the deadline to June 1st. We hope you can be there! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at
See you in July!

By Class of 93 on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 02:54 pm:

Class of 1993 we are having our reunion over the weekend of August 7th. Hope you plan to be there!
Leave a message on this site with your interests!

By Patricia Landman on Wednesday, April 9, 2003 - 08:19 am:

Does anyone have an e-mail address for
Jerry Fosness?

By Tim R. on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 - 12:41 pm:

I remember Bullet and the other janitor Mr. Lucchesi (sp?) at Charles Briggs. Mr. Lucchesi always seemed to smile, Bullet was more serious (intimidating) as I recall.

By lk, MI on Monday, April 7, 2003 - 12:41 pm:

The last year that Morrisson school held classes, was the 1996-1997 school year. The 1-5th grades then moved into the new elementary school, (which is connected to the high school) and the kindergarteners, now go to school in Mohawk. The old Mohawk Elementary school. I was in one of the last classes in Briggs school. I went there in '75 and '76. Then, "Bullets" was standing by the radiator everyday when we went in. He was the janitor.

By EM,MI on Saturday, April 5, 2003 - 09:06 am:

Morrison School has been turned over to Coppertown and will become the new home of the museum.

By J LABONTE on Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 08:40 pm:


By DC, MI on Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 04:11 pm:

Hi all of you Charles Briggs kids, Did any of you go to John Duncan just a block north of Charles Briggs? I started school there then Charles Briggs and then on to Washington School and finished in the class of '52' at the high school. DC Florida Location

By Yooper in Indiana on Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 11:19 am:

What was wrong with the teachers like Lucy,Flora,Hatti,Mrs Foster,Mrs Lobb,Lucy Lang,the Sullivan sisters, Ida Blum,,and others as well,,you must not have cared for the disciplin. It is too bad that there are not teachers that care today, like there were in the 40's and 50's,,,,maybe the kids of today would should more respect to others and to their country!

By Tammy, Oregon on Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 11:06 am:

Morrison school was still in operation when I was there as a 5th then 6th grader in '68/'69 & '69/'70. Does anyone on this discussion board know what year it actually stopped having classes?

By Patricia Landman on Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 09:04 am:

Morrison has not yet sunk! Can't believe they
were saying that back in the '40's. I went 1-6
grades there and that was in the late 50's. As
of this summer it's still standing!

By Clara, TX on Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 08:47 am:

I sure remember Miss Grierson. She used to line us up in two columns in the cloak room and walk down the middle sniffing to see if anyone was eating anything. I was terrified of her. I can't remember the principal's name. She lived next door to the school.

By tlm on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 - 07:59 pm:

I think the Morrison School was used for kindergarten thru maybe 6th grade all the way through the '50s. Then the kids all went to Washington School. Same with Charles Briggs. Beginning the seventh grade in Washington School, we had a bunch of "new" faces.

By Nadine/Vermont on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 - 05:14 pm:

Someone recently made reference to the Morrison
School. I attended kindergarten there during
1943-44. We were sent to the Washington School for 1st grade because the Morrison School was sinking, or at least that's what we were told.
To my knowledge it was never used for classes after that. Drove by last July and it's still there!

By GR on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 - 04:54 pm:

My memories of Charles Briggs are Lucy Gearson(sp)& Ethel Sullivan. Not Pleasant!

By Tim R. on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 - 12:50 pm:

The Charles Briggs fence is almost like a poured structure, seems like stampsand was used in the mixture the way the texture is. Did you play "rocks" where you sit on the fence where the steps go through at the school entrance and playground entrance and try to toss rocks into the pipes which come out of the ends? We used to play marbles in the alley by the fire escape. Not sure of the status of Morrison but it seems they are going to put something in there.

By tlm on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 - 11:38 am:

Tim R

Thanks for the info.

There was some talk of converting the old Morrison School in Calumet to apartments or condos. Anything more ever happen with that?

I also heard that there was a concern about the basic stability of the empty structure as it was reportedly sinking.

By Patricia Landman on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 - 08:26 am:

I attended Briggs only for kindergarten but I
have a vivid memory of it. especially the play-
ground and the brick fencing around. or was just
the building brick? then off the Morrison.

By Tim R. on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 - 06:58 am:

Charles Briggs still stands, lonely but proud. I believe it is currently owned by a local (Laurium) contractor, don't want to give his name as I am not positive. I walk past there quite often.

By tlm on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 10:35 pm:

Call me mixed-up but I'm pretty sure that the Charles Briggs School building was torn down some time ago. Maybe someone in Laurium can verify and post here?

By Barbara Bayles King Redmond, Wa on Sunday, March 30, 2003 - 02:28 am:

I still remember naps on little mats in Mrs Ronkinin's (not sure if I spelled her name correctly) kindergarten class. She was a sweet lady. Can we tour Charles Briggs during the reunion?

By Tim R. on Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 12:53 pm:

Charles Briggs still has the alphabet on the kindergarten room floor as far as I know. Last time I was in there was the summer of 1993.

By Terri - Lansing MI on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 07:28 pm:

Hi, Jack , Nadine and Virginia and the rest of Cal-Hi class of 56. Hope to see you all at the reunion in July. We will be at Laclabelle for the month of July at the old camp.

By JACK LABONTE MI on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 05:33 am:

JULY 17 18 19 03
web site
hope to see you in july

By Barbara Bayles King on Saturday, March 22, 2003 - 01:31 pm:

HI Virginia Jurmo Niemi,
This is that little pest who lived next door to you growing up in Laurium many moons ago!
How are you? Maybe I will run into you again at the reunion this summer.I am still out in the Seattle area. Our kiddos are out of the nest and we now have four grandkids. I tell them about attending Charles Briggs and the "Buggy Swings" your sister Vicky and I made on the swingset and enormous playground. Remember the recess bell? Wonder what ever happened to that thing?

By Nadine/Vermont on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 03:07 pm:

Hello to Jack Labonte, Class of '56.
Looking forward to seeing you and other class members this summer at the reunion!
Keep in touch!

By JACK LABONTE MI on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 08:35 pm:


By GeorgeMacDermott Mich on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 02:33 pm:

My name is George MacDermott I think I was in the class of 1945. I went in the servce and never got back to school.But I did ok I have a beautiful wife three good looking girls and four hansome grand sons.We are all alive and well. What more could man ask for.

By Jan Gasperich Jurmu on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 - 12:04 pm:

Hello Class of 73,
Just a brief message to let you know that plans are in the works for a 30 year reunion this summer. It is being planned around the All School Reunion which is July 17, 18 & 19th. We will have our separate evening of fun on Friday the 18th. We would love to hear from you with any suggestions or ideas. You can email me at Please look for future postings on and a letter to mailed soon.
Hope to see you in July!

By Connie, Virginia on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 08:51 am:

Hello Eric,
Nice to see someone from the class around.
After 5 years in the Air Force I got out. My husband is in the Army so I'm still moving all over. I'm currently and Exchange Detective for AAFES.
Did the class get together for the big 15 years?
I was in Puerto Rico for the 10 year and we will be overseas again for the 20 yr.

By Eric Harju, WI on Monday, January 6, 2003 - 01:39 pm:

Hey Connie, Whatcha been up to? I've bounced around from Laurium, to Chicago for quite a few years, and am now in the Milwaukke area. Long live CHS class of '87!

By Nadine Simonson Hoffman, Vermont on Friday, January 3, 2003 - 10:48 am:

Happy New Year!
We are planning to attend the reunion this year. Would someone please let me know what the dates are? (Class of '56)
Also looking for a cottage to rent for that week on the Calumet lakeshore. Any properties or rental agencies to reccommend?

By Patricia Martinmaki Landman Midland, Mi. on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 02:25 pm:

Chris Kitti,
If you log on here would you e-mail me, please.

By COLLEEN MI on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 06:49 am:


By Yooper in Indiana on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 08:04 am:

Good times at C Briggs school,,,,then Washington for 2 years and then out of CHS in '60. Really looked forward to snow days,,,am looking forward to the next reunion, as I missed the last one. Anyway will spend New Years Eve in the Keweenaw at Eagle Harbor. Tis always nice to get home!

By Bill Mikko, Illinois on Wednesday, December 25, 2002 - 07:42 pm:

Bill Mikko says hi to all his old classmates from the Class of '37. My Dad, Uno, was a rural mail carrier out of Calumet for many years until his retirement and had many friends. Tevesia from Bill.

By scott johnson, colorado on Wednesday, December 25, 2002 - 06:39 am:

I hope to see alot of you from the class of "83" at our reunion this summer.

By Donna in Ky. on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 09:12 pm:

Hi again, Patricia... my e-mail is

By P. Keckonen Miller, Nashville, TN on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 07:30 pm:

Trying to find my way around the web site and read some of the old notes. Class of 60 CHS. Of course went to Charles Briggs, and then to Washington for 7th & 8th grades. Skated every winter at the outdoor rink by the old airport in Laurium when Mr. Harvey was there.

By Patricia Landman on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 10:45 am:

Donna W. in Kentucky

would love to chat. what is your e-mail?

By Donna W. in Ky on Friday, December 13, 2002 - 08:34 pm:

Hi Patricia,glad to here from somebody who went to those schools too. Did you go in the early 50's Do you remember a Mrs Sullivan at Charles Briggs?

By Patricia Martinmaki Landman Midland, Mi. on Monday, December 9, 2002 - 02:41 pm:

donna w. in kentucky, what is your e-mail?
i went to both those schools.

By Donna W. in Kentucky on Sunday, December 8, 2002 - 07:18 pm:

I remember Charles Briggs.. went there in the early fifties for 1st through 3rd grade. Went to Morrison in Calumet for the 4th grade too, anybody remember that school?

By Marian CA on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 - 04:16 pm:

Does anyone know where Sandra (maiden last name is Raisanen) is?

By Tammy Kangas Hilman, Portland, OR on Thursday, November 28, 2002 - 09:24 am:

Happy Thanksgiving to all CHS alumni!
Anyone out there have fond memories of marching band with John Lehto? Check out Local news for Nov 27th. Those of you still in the Copper Country why don't you stop in and wish him well. It would be nice for those of us that live far away to drop him a line. I'm sure The Country Squire, Sheldon Ave, Houghton, MI 49931 would be enough to get there.
You all have a wonderful Holiday Season.

By Ron Martinmaki La Crosse, Wi on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 12:00 am:

Hi. I should have graduated with the class of '53 but didn't. Went to a night school here in La Crosse and finished and got my diploma in '80. Would like to hear from anyone I knew then. Thanks, Ron

By Virginia Niemi, WI on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 09:06 pm:

Jim A. from the class of "56. I tried to answer you email and it won't go through for some reason. It states you aren't receiving mail from my account. Virginia

By Jim Anthony Michigan on Sunday, November 17, 2002 - 12:18 pm:

Hi Class of 1956 CHS. I would love to hear from former classmates.

By Abba on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 - 04:33 pm:

O.K., CHS class of '63, it's gonna be 40 yrs.!! (6/3/63) What are we doin' to celebrate? Did you sign up with alumni site, do we have a web site? Al Harjala

By Tammy Kangas Hilman, Portland, Oregon on Thursday, October 24, 2002 - 07:48 pm:

Hi Roxanne,
We live just north of Lloyd Center Mall. Close to where Interstate 84 meets I-5. Haven't we had a nice Fall?

By Roxanne, Oregon on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 - 10:49 am:

Hi Tammy....
Isn't beautiful here? I live just west of the gorge in Gresham.....are you in Portland?

By Virginia Jurmo Niemi on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 01:14 pm:

I went to Charles Briggs 59 years ago from Kindergarten through 7th grade. I take our grandkids by there whenever we are up there telling them that's where their parents went to Kindergarten before going to the Washington grade school.

By Carolyn Spoehr,AZ on Thursday, October 3, 2002 - 11:32 am:

Tim, I remember Charles Briggs. I went there in 1st grade. I graduated with the class of 75'

By Tim Ruonavaara on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 12:59 pm:

Jack Wilks, remember old Charles Briggs?

By Tammy Kangas Hilman, Portlan, OR on Saturday, September 28, 2002 - 04:34 am:

Roxanne...Where do you live in Oregon? I have heard there are a few of us from the class of '76 out here . I've been in Portland for 23 years. Not quite long enough to be an official Oregonian. You'll never get me to be anything but a Michigander. I don't like the new Michiganian. So much for being P.C.

By Roxanne, Oregon on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 08:33 pm:

Hello to all CHS alumni, particularly the Spirit of 76. Thanks to the creators of for enabling me to visit home anytime I'd like.

By Virginia Jurmo Niemi, WI on Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 05:14 pm:

Hi to all 1956 Class members. Virginia Jurmo Niemi

By Carl Lassila on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 11:20 pm:

Any news on a class of 63 reunion in 2003??

By Susie,Mi on Sunday, September 1, 2002 - 05:00 pm:

Hi! to Lionel L. from the class of '59. Send me your address so I can get the list to you. Susie

By Dawn Julio Stromer, Michigan on Saturday, August 31, 2002 - 05:27 pm:

Calumet Class of 1983 - A reunion committee meeting is being held on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 7 PM at the Michigan House. Everyone is welcome. If you can't attend but have some ideas, names and/or addresses that you would like to pass along e-mail me or call. Hope to see you!

By Renee Rauch Robinson on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 - 12:12 am:

hi lori koski.this is renee rauch robinson from the class 78. i made it to the 10 year, but not the 20 either. i live in the hot las vegas desert.i don't know if there is going to be a 25 year reunion or not. if anyone sees this and knows , please post it. i would love to have any reason to come home again!

By Patricia Martinmaki Landman Midland, Mi. on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 - 02:09 pm:

Hi Phyllis,

E-mail me sometime!

By Phyllis Wickstrom Gorski, Troy, MI on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 05:49 pm:

Hi to anyone from the class of '64.

By Peggy O'Neil, Florida on Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 12:59 pm:

Hello from sunny Florida. Anyone out there from the class of 69?

By paul johnson, Sarajevo, Bosnia on Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 05:14 am:

Hey anyone from the class of 91'. sorry I missed the reunion last year, I was on the other side of the planet at the time. I heard abbout a book that was put together for the class, did anyone else? How can I get one if there is one?

By Bill Cornish MI on Saturday, May 25, 2002 - 07:54 pm:

For Susan Hocking Hart. A great surprise to see your message of 25 March 02. Your Dad, Bud Hocking, was best man at out wedding in 1950. Bud was a good friend and a great guy. Best wishes,
Bill Cornish

By daniel d. crocker MI on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 11:43 am:

Carl & Dorothy Koski, Thank you for the kind words. My dad will be missed. He is in a better place and we are thankful that we had him for such a long time. I'll pass on your thoughtfullness to the rest. Thanks again. Dan & Marie

By Carl & Dorothy Koski-MI on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 09:03 pm:

Dan & Marie Crocker:
I just logged on the Mining Gazette and noticed that your Dad passed away, Dan. We both offer our deepest sympathy to you & the rest of the family. Your family was lucky to have him for 91 years. May he rest in peace. Take care.
Dorothy & Carl Koski

By Lori Koski Mihelich on Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 11:48 am:

Is the class of 1978 having a 25 year reunion next year?

By Edwin............Va Beach, VA on Sunday, May 12, 2002 - 01:45 am:

Well isn't wonderful how life is away from the U.P., not really, I miss the place, I didn't think I would but I do.

By Dorothy & Carl Koski on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 05:24 pm:

Dan & Marie Crocker:
We won't be in Calumet until August when the family on Carl's mother side (Karvola) is having a reunion at Fort Wilkins. Of course, that is always subject to change - other things might come up! Take care.

By ROSIE CARLSON TEDDY on Saturday, May 4, 2002 - 09:07 am:

Hey, all you '72' classmates, the time is getting near..let's hear from you all. Jon in Southern California, we are waiting..We have quite a few responses, but we sure would like to hear more.

By Dan Crocker MI on Thursday, May 2, 2002 - 12:37 pm:

Hi Dorothy, I don't know if Bob is online or not. I haven't seen him since last year. Maybe I'll run into him next time we go up to see my dad. We will be up there in June (15th) Dan and Marie

By Dorothy Koski - MI on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 10:22 pm:

Hi Dan & Marie Crocker:
Good to hear from you. I imagine that the 53 Class will have a reunion next year. I'm sure you'll have a good time at the 52 doings. Do you know if Bob Bellaire is on line? If so, please send me his sign on. Thanks. Talk to you again.
Dorothy & Carl

By Dan Crocker , MI on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 09:25 pm:

Hi Dorothy and Carl Koski: I hope that the class of '53' has a reunion next year. Marie and I will be attending the class of '52' reunion this July. Keep in touch.

By Dorothy Koski - MI on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 04:57 pm:

Hi to anyone from Class of 56 & 53 for Carl & me.I just discovered this web site - it's great to see all the messages from so many folks who are scattered around the U.S. Dorothy Murvich Koski

By lisa rauvala, kearsarge MI on Sunday, April 28, 2002 - 11:03 am:

Just wanted to say hello to all.. Anyone out there from the class of 94? Feel free to e-mail me anyone..

By Nadine Simonson Hoffman on Saturday, April 27, 2002 - 07:24 pm:

Hi to any of the Class of '56!
I would enjoy hearing from you....

Nadine Simonson Hoffman
Essex Center, Vermont

By MARY K. KENT on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 09:58 pm:

Does anyone know whether the Class of 62 is having a reunion in 2002 or when the next all school reunion is. Thank you.

By Joey Tarvis Ypsilanti Mi on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 03:07 pm:

Hi to all the CHS Alums & Class of 1983. Hope someone will step forward & start on our 20th reunion!

By dan crocker michigan on Monday, April 1, 2002 - 10:54 pm:

hi class of 52. looking forward to seeing everyone on the 20th of july. please have nice weather for us. thanks.

By dan crocker michigan on Monday, April 1, 2002 - 10:50 pm:

hi class of 52. looking forward to seeing everyone on the 20th of july. please have nice weather for us.

By Susan Hocking Hart, Twin A on Monday, March 25, 2002 - 10:58 pm:

This is a blast from the past! My husband, Phil Hart (Rev. Charles Hart's nephew)-(the Troll)is the one who keeps tabs on Pasty.Com and he was telling me about this site. Ron Mixon, what a treat to read your name. I am so sorry to hear about your wife. I don't even know when you lost your folks or how your sister Patty is doing, but my sister Jan said she checked this out and hoped to hear from you. We just, Feb 28th, lost our mom (Martha Hillstrom Hocking Bryan) in Fort Myers, FL. We miss her very much, but we know her suffering is over and she is with the Lord (it has been almost 32 years since we lost our dad, Simon (Bud) Hocking). We had some great family time. All four of the sisters (we lost our brother John in 76) were able to be together to celebrate mom with some of the grandchildren. For all of the class of 68 out there, my mailing address is 311 Rimrock Court, Grand Junction, CO 81503. I am assuming that Don Poshak is planning or at least part of the group planning the next reunion. Be in touch.

By Bob Forsberg on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 11:45 am:

Hey Ray--------

Happy to see some one else from the class of 55 is still 'above ground'. Only three more years 'till our 50th reunion. Were not that old, are we???

Just received mail from Don and Fay (Cook) Garon this morning. They are doing well. The next time I'm in God's country, I'll give you a holler.

Scroll down this list and you will find Ron Mixon.

Bob \mail

By Ray Garrow, Michigan on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 11:56 am:

Hi everyone from the class of "55"! Does any one remember the "Five Cool Cats" and the wonderful years in the great Calumet HIgh School?
You never realize what you had ,until you are older and wish you could call back those years!
If any one would like to chat with a ol class mate, E-Mail me ! {} I would love to reminisce with you.
Ray Garrow

By James Brooks, Colorado on Saturday, March 9, 2002 - 12:38 pm:

For Pete Woon: I knew both your father Delbert and your grandfather Norman.

By Richard Impola, New York on Thursday, February 28, 2002 - 08:21 pm:


I will be in Hancock at the Heritage Center on Tue. April 9 at 1:00 o'clock for a talk on Finnish literature and the translating work I've been doing for several years now. And for an autographing session at the North Wind Bookstore afterwards. Can any of you make the long trek from Calumet -- if the topic interests you?

By andy florida on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 05:07 pm:

anyone still around from the class of 48,49 or 50? i have not seen any comments from them.

By andy florida on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 05:05 pm:

anyone still around from the class of 48,49 or 50? i have not seen any comments from then.

By Abba on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 04:13 pm:

Does everyone know about C-L-K's web site, and the alumni sign-up page there? It doesn't require a fee to access classmates that are signed-up. Al Harjala,
Class of '63

By Paul Kangas, Hartland, MI on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 12:30 pm:

Class of 1973. Graphic designer for an ad
agency. Married a troll, have 4 kids. Hobbies:
private pilot, golf, woodworking. Just
discovered Pasty Central. Pretty cool.

By Don Poshak, Calumet on Monday, February 4, 2002 - 09:46 pm:

ATTENTION CLASS OF 1968. Plans for the 35th reunion will begin soon. The reunion committee would appreciate your input.We need to decide on which weekend is the best for everyone and to "update our mailing address listings." It is also my understanding that there will be an all-school reunion that summer as well. July 18-19-20, 2003. What weekend would be the best? Please mail your thoughts ASAP.

Please forward your present mailing address and/or your email address to Don Poshak 27456 Branch St. Kearsarge, MI. 49913 OR to

Please look for a separate "class of 68" web page to soon be developed on C-L-K's web site,

Thanks for your input.

By ROSIE TEDDY on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 07:04 pm:


By Geo. Thurner MI on Thursday, January 24, 2002 - 09:54 am:

The Class of 1952 is having a reunion on July 20, 2002 in Calumet. For more details please write to me. (I'm George Thurner) E-Mail to}
We are still looking for these classmates, please write if you know of where they can be reached:

John Paul Ryan
Arlene (Torikka) Griffith
La Verne (Rautio) Pullen

Best regards,

George R. Thurner
225 Kearsarge street
Laurium, MI 49913-2109
(906) 337-2542

By Kelly Patrick, Minneapolis, MN on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 - 04:21 pm:

If anyone from the class of '83 is out there, drop me a line - - - what have you been doing for the past 19 years?

By CHERYL UTZMAN REMALI on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 09:30 pm:


By lisa rauvala on Saturday, January 19, 2002 - 11:12 pm:

Hello everyone!! Does anyone else own a Great Dane in the U.P.???? Our puppy is 70 lbs and 23 weeks old!!!

By Dave Smith, Newark-By-the-Bay, California on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 01:16 am:

Just thought I'd be the very first "Pasty Poster" for 2002! Happy New Year! Especially to the CHS Class of '63!

By JACK, FARMINGTON HILLS on Tuesday, December 4, 2001 - 03:47 pm:


By Gary Olds, St Louis MO, '71 on Monday, December 3, 2001 - 05:44 pm:

Just now stumbled on the Pasty Central website and saw the reunion page. Nice idea! Interesting to see where everyone is living...the country is well covered with CHS alumni. Best to all.

By lisa rauvala, from michigan on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 09:57 pm:

hello anyone from class of 94. looking to hear from you all. any old friends hello.

By Jon, Michigan on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 04:16 pm:

I am trying to get in touch with Michele (Bausano)Nornstrom (class of 1982). I have seen her name on and would like to say 'HI'.

If anyone knows her email (or if she reads this) please drop me a note.

Jon Maninga

By Carolyn, AZ on Saturday, October 20, 2001 - 05:25 pm:

Hi Karen! Good to hear from another memeber from the Class of 1975. Hope to hear from some more.

By Karen Antilla Brown on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 - 04:54 pm:

Hi Jack, Carolyn and Scott. Another class of 75 alumni checking in from Madison, WI. Maybe we'll hear from others.

By Nancy Stefanac Kelly, Alaska on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 - 01:25 am:

Greetings from the far north!

I am looking to hear from anyone from the great class of 1972!

I am anxious to hear about the 30 reunion plans so if anyone knows please contact me!

Thanks so much!

By Scot in Desert Hills AZ on Friday, September 28, 2001 - 12:01 am:

Hi Jack and Carolyn. Scot Turnquist class of 75 checking in from Arizona.

By Carolyn Spoehr,AZ on Friday, September 21, 2001 - 10:06 am:

Yes Jack there is someone from the Class of 1975
alive out here.This is Carolyn (Hurlburt) Spoehr.
It is nice to hear from someone from 1975.
Please e-mail me at
I live at Grand Canyon,AZ now. Have lived here for about 7 months. Before that was in Copper City,MI.

By Jack Wilks, Farmington Hills on Sunday, September 16, 2001 - 12:25 am:

Is anybody alive out there from the Class of 1975?
Jack Wilks,Farmington Hills, Mi.

By Lee Hannula, OH on Friday, September 7, 2001 - 09:33 pm:

Hey!! Had fun last month at the Class o' '91 reunion. Glad to see all of you there who showed up. I was also pleased that nobody's appendages were replaced by penguins and none of you flung shoes of used macaroni at the walls. Walls don't need that kind of abuse. Neither does the macaroni for that matter. Perhaps I'll catch some of you around the holidays. Have fun!

By ROSIE CARLSON TEDDY on Monday, September 3, 2001 - 11:20 am:


By Naomi,East Lansing,MI on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 10:05 pm:

Hey fellow CHS alumni!!
I would love to hear from classmates of mine...Class of 1996~I have a homepage now and I have tons of pics from home up on it thanks to for the great pics they always have!!

By Norma Salata Roberts,CT. on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 02:17 pm:

Hi Classmates,
If you were in the Class of 1952 Calumet High,
I would love to hear from anyone who might remember me.Norma Salata Roberts,I worked at the
Staffords Beauty Salon untill 1955,got married in
April of 55 and moved to Ct.My brother John Salata
lives in LAC LA BELLE.Its been a long time since
I have been in the UP!

By June on Monday, August 6, 2001 - 08:38 am:

Calumet High School Class of 1946 Class of 1946, 55 yr Reunion Dinner Now Looking - Calumet June (Phillips) Burich P.O. Box 735 Laurium, MI 49913 0735 -

For more information contact/call June Burich 337 0765

By Jon Cadwell - sunny southern California on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 - 07:21 pm:

Hello... For those of us from CHS, class of '72, it will be 30 years already next summer! I haven't managed to make it back for a single reunion yet, and I want to change that. If anybody hears about plans for a 30th next summer, please let me know and I'll be there!



By Marge Wiese, Maryland on Friday, July 27, 2001 - 02:47 pm:

By: Marge Sanders Wiese - Sorry we couldn't make this weekend's class reunion. If you see this message, Marion or Nancy, pass on our best regards to all. If you have any list of e-mail addresses I would like very much to hear from you. Hope the weather cooperates and you have a wonderful time.

By Candy Meier Goulette on Friday, June 29, 2001 - 11:35 am:

Greetings, Class of '71. Sorry I can't be there in person this weekend for our 30th anniversary reunion, but I'm there in spirit. I hope you all have a great time. It's just too far to come back from California this time, but I'll be there for the next one! I'd love to hear from anyone who wants to drop me a note, email at

By Brenda Rowe Hendrickson, Still in Calumet on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 - 07:49 pm:

Hope to see you in August, Class of 1991!

By Dale Plante, Calumet, MI on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 11:28 am:


Friday, July 13th... 7:30 p.m. Registration and Social at SHAWN's in Laurium

Saturday, July 14th...6:15 p.m. Class picture, Keweenaw Star Excursion Dock, Houghton
7:00 p.m. KEWEENAW STAR DINNER CRUISE, (class of 1961 and guests), music during dinner and for dancing by ROB FRITZ

By Joseph A. Bond on Friday, May 11, 2001 - 09:23 pm:

Joseph Bond SHHS class of 1942. Living in San Diego, Ca. Would like to hear from any of my old classmates. I'll be back in Calumet June 19th until June 28th 2001. Were going to take our pasties home with us.

By Jon Maninga, on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 - 04:10 pm:


How are you?

I was surprised to see your name here, I have not been on this page much.

Email me if you like.


By John E Saari TN on Monday, April 30, 2001 - 03:57 pm:

Are there any "hams" in Calumet, Laurium, Keweenaw who would like to set up a sked with me. I am from Mohawk originally and started out as K8SXS, graduate of CHS class of '51.

I am now in Jackson, TN, my wife's hometown. My age is 67 and I am a retired CPO, USN, 1951-55; 56-72 (20 + years). My son John Jr is now a retired CPO living in Grand Bay, AL with his family. He retired in December '99 at age42.

I belong a net which meets at 12noon-1PM EST on 14.283Mhz on Tues and Thurs following the Pearl Harbor Survivor's net. If any ham from up there (especially Mohawk) would check in, I would gladly move off frequency and have a ragchew.

Thanks, John E Saari
Jackson TN. N4SXJ

By Liisa Newman Black Lake Linden, MI on Friday, April 27, 2001 - 07:16 pm:

Hi Martha, I was surfing and saw your message. I'm not on the committee for this reunion but I did receive some info in the mail. The 1981 class reunion will be held on July 7 and 8. Friday the 7th there is sign-up and get together at Shaun's Restaurant in Laurium. Saturday at 5 p.m. a class picture at the high school then to Shaun's for a 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner and 9 p.m. to midnight music and fun - (cash bar--pop and coffee free). Cost is $30.00 per person. Make checks payable to CHS class of 1981 and mail them to CHS Class of 1981 c/o 809 Elm Street Calumet, MI 49913. There is also a questionaire for you to fill out for a memory book. If you need any more info you can e-mail me at See you in July! Liisa (Newman)Black.

By Martha Bergh-Lantz, Mishawaka, Indiana on Monday, April 23, 2001 - 07:20 pm:

I'll ask the same question as Don LaVergne did on February 4. Does anyone know if a 20 year reunion is being planned this summer for the class of 1981?? I figured that since there was a 10 year reunion, that there would be a 20 year reunion, but I haven't heard a thing and thought that I would have by now if anything was in the works.

By Lori Koski Mihelich - Kenosha, WI on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 - 09:03 am:

Looking for class of '78 grads and future reunions - could'nt make the 20 year.

By Carolyn, Arizona on Monday, March 19, 2001 - 02:41 pm:

I was upset that not many of the kids from the class of 75 wanted a class reunion. Here they took all the time to plan it and then hardly anyone wanted to come. It would have been our 25th. I was living in Michigan then, but now I am in Arizona, and I don't know when I will be able to make it again. I hope the class of 75 will not forget each other.

By Naomi,East Lansing,Michigan on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 10:38 pm:

I would love to hear from anyone from my class 1996........Or anyone else I knew from Calumet High so e-mail me !
I would love to keep in touch~
Hope all is well with everyone!
Take Care

By BOB FORSBERG, GREEN BAY on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 04:51 pm:


By John E Saari on Monday, March 5, 2001 - 11:27 pm:

Does anyone up there have Paul Kezele's address in Detroit? If you have it, please send it to me. Paul is from Mohawk and he was a good friend during my high school days. Thanks. John (class of '51)CHS. Hometown - Mohawk, MI.

By Don LaVergne, Monroe,MI on Sunday, February 4, 2001 - 06:17 pm:

Does anyone know if there will be a 20 year class reunion for Class of '81 Calumet High School this year?

By Ken Lassila Mohawk Mi on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 - 02:39 pm:

How many ou there remember the class of 44? Didn't
graduate with the class ( some Navy time ) but did graduate, a couple of years later.. Just wondering !!

By Pete Woon, Indiana on Friday, December 22, 2000 - 10:22 am:

Anyone know my Dad, Delbert Woon? He would have graduated around '44. His father was Norman Woon, Pastor of the Congregational church around that time.

By Ronald Mixon Sr. on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 - 10:37 am:

Hawaii here we come. My wife Helen and I are going to see Hawaii for the first time on Dec. 9-16. We will travel by air and cruise the Islands on the ms Patriot United States Lines vacation. Helen continues her life in spite of cancer, taking each day at a time. The Lord sustains her. Thanks for your prayers.

By george and Rita Strand hawaii on Saturday, November 25, 2000 - 10:52 pm:

Hi to any members of SHHS class of 1937. Rita
(harter) and I are still enjoying our retirement
in the paradise of the Pacific (Hawaii). We had
plans to attend the reunion but our plane
reservations got fouled up. Also the Americcin
was not very accomodating. I check in on everyday. We always keep some in the
freezer torebake when the urge overcomes us. Hope
to hear from any of our classmates.

By Marge Therrian, WI on Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 03:38 pm:

Who is out there from the class of '66?

By lc on Wednesday, October 18, 2000 - 08:36 am:

does anyone know where judy wiitila is..

By Peggy O'Neil, Naples, FL on Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 04:15 pm:

Hey, is there anyone out there from the class of '69?

By Connie Powell Rowe on Friday, September 8, 2000 - 12:29 am:

I'd love to hear from anyone from the class '87 from Calumet

By Janice Hocking Grindall, Ft. Collins, Co. on Wednesday, September 6, 2000 - 10:57 am:

For Ronald Mixon Sr. Are your parents Gwen and John? Sister Patty? If so let me know and I will give you my email address, sure would like an update on your families.

By Lucy Walman Hermanson, Texas on Wednesday, August 30, 2000 - 12:52 am:

Wow, how neat to see a name I recognize - Gail Hooker! I only attended school in Calumet for 6th through 10th grades (class of '74), but still have many fond memories. I would love to get in touch with anyone who might remember those days! I've lived out of the area for most of the last 26 years, so have really been out of touch. I'm really hoping to visit the U.P. next summer - I'm just too homesick to wait any longer!!!

By Ronald J. Mixon Sr. on Saturday, August 19, 2000 - 09:08 pm:

Had a great time at my 45 year class reunion. I graduated in 1955. Missed my old buddies Bob Forsberg and Bill Sincock. Would like all to keep my wife Helen in your prayers as we learned 08/14/00 her breast cancer has moved to her liver. She is in stage four with the cancer in the bones since 1997. The good Lord continues to sustain her.

By Gail Hooker Mills-Connecticut on Wednesday, August 9, 2000 - 03:07 pm:

Sorry I couldn't make it to the Reunion! I really had hoped I could. Family and committments made it impossible. Iwould, however, like to be kept abreast of any future events. I miss Calumet and always welcome an opportunity to visit.
(Gail Hooker Mills - Class of '74)

By Al Harjala on Monday, August 7, 2000 - 07:15 pm:

Kudos to Reunion Committee. Had a GREAT time,
Class of '63 "rockin' after all these years".
Good to see friends of other classes too.

By Jeanne L Sanders on Friday, August 4, 2000 - 09:30 am:

I want to commend those that worked so hard on the all class reunion in Calumet. They did an outstanding job, and put in a lot of hours to make it special for all who attended. The music was awesome. Everyone seemed to have a blast. Thanks again CHS/SHH committe. If you didn't make it, you missed an fun filled, action packed event.
Jeanne Hoganson class of '57 CHS

By Audrey Erickson Kraft, Virginia on Tuesday, August 1, 2000 - 09:06 pm:

Does anyone know where Marge Chop, ne: Norman Frusti (husband) is located or have they heard from them? Also, Mary Geshel Murphy? Class of 1957.

By mary Thomas on Monday, July 31, 2000 - 08:42 pm:

I would love to keep in touch with anyone who graduated in the class of 1982.

Mary (Massoglia) Thomas

By Keith Eustice, Grand Ledge, Mi. on Monday, July 31, 2000 - 01:42 pm:

On behalf of my wife Judy(Berryman) and I, we would like to thank the entire "Reunion Committee" for a great experience and fun filled event. The amount of time and energy it takes to accomplish such a task is sincerely appreciated. Thanks again and hope to see you in 2003! (Class of 65 & 66)

By Audrey Erickson Kraft, Virginia Beach, Va. on Sunday, July 30, 2000 - 05:39 pm:

Had a great time visiting with the class of 1957, doesn't that Gene Arneson ever age?? And Jay Rowe, it was great to talk to you about the geneology thing - could not make it Saturday night to the last jam session but will the next time. Anyone in my class who wants to chat, let me know. I can't believe that everyone from our class still looks the same as they did back then but they do! We must be special!!!

By Jack, Hawaii on Sunday, July 30, 2000 - 04:01 pm:

Ok, Phylis Locatelli...... Congratulations, and a warm ALOHA to Tony. Does he still drive that old Packard in the parades?

By Dave Smith, California on Sunday, July 30, 2000 - 02:54 pm:

YOWZA!! What a fabulous reunion! Many thanks to all who worked so hard to make it possible! Playing in the Alumni Band was a slice! I would like to urge all of you who used to play in the band to dust off those old instruments and "Just Do It" for the 2003 Reunion. (I hadn't played for 37 years...but it does come back to you with some practice.) Only problem with visiting the Copper Country: I ate too many pasties...again!
Dave Smith CHS '63

By Lionel L. Lauren,Sr. Michigan on Sunday, July 30, 2000 - 02:10 pm:

Thanks for a job well done! It was nice seeing old friends and classmates again.
Lionel Lauren Class of '59

By Keith Polkinghorne Class of 70 on Sunday, July 30, 2000 - 10:39 am:

It was great seeing everyone again! I saw many friends/relatives from many classes.

Thanks goes out to the committees that put this all together.

We had a blast!

By Jacqueline Pellerin LaBelle on Sunday, July 30, 2000 - 10:09 am:

Hi All
I did not make it to the reunion, however, I would love to get in touch with anyone. Class of '58 SHHS.

By Myrtle Barrette on Thursday, July 27, 2000 - 04:46 pm:

I want to thank everyone for coming to Reunion 2000. It was a great time. The parade was the best I have seen in Calumet for a long, long time. Phyllis Locatelli needs to be congratulated for her efforts regarding this.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, July 23, 2000 - 07:40 pm:

What a parade, and what a great reunion in Calumet this weekend! We welcome any photos from your vacation which you would share with us, and with the thousands who cruise this site weekly. Whether of the reunion, or simply your time spent in the U.P., email us and we'll include it in our upcoming "U.P. Summer 2000" scrapbook, to be published on these pasty pages.

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Carmaleta Brusso Stoh, Vermont on Friday, July 21, 2000 - 01:22 pm:

Wish I could be there to catch up with old friends. I look forward to next time. Hope you are all well and have a wonderful time!
Carmaleta (Brusso) Stoh.

By Darin, Texas on Sunday, July 9, 2000 - 10:41 pm:

Who is showing up from the class of '90?

By Zion, Ill on Tuesday, July 4, 2000 - 10:04 pm:

what happened to the reunion for class of 75????

By Myrtle MattsonBarrette,Calumet, MI on Tuesday, June 13, 2000 - 10:17 pm:

Hi! If anyone from my class of '39 reads this, I hope to see you at the Reunion 2000 in July. Should be fun to go on a "cruise" with other classmates.

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