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WELCOME to the Home Page of

This is the official website for the 
Class Of 1967 who attended 
Kearney Senior High School
in Kearney, Nebraska -- 
home of the Bearcats! 


Sandy Harms (Blank)  2/27
Jon Cole  3/1
Donn Fravel  3/1
Tim Anderson  3/9
Pat Schmidt (Koch)  3/10
Gary Larsen  3/11
Rod Murrish  3/15
Roger Ahrens  3/18
Steve Gray  3/22

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS are highlighted in yellow.

DEATH OF JERRY JELKEN:  Our KHS 1967 classmate Jurden "Jerry" John Jelken passed peacefully on January 6, 2020, after a valiant battle with cancer.  Born on February 15, 1949, Jerry grew up on his family's farm in Campbell, Nebraska, attended a one-room country school, then transferred to Kearney Public Schools, graduating KHS in 1967.  After two years of college at U.N.K., Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Navy, attending submarine school at Treasure Island in San Francisco.  Under the Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program (NESEP), Jerry earned his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas, then graduated from Naval Flight Training.  Jerry transferred to the U.S. Marine Corps, serving honorably as a 1st Lieutenant and pilot onboard the USS Midway aircraft carrier, flying jets for 10 years.  After serving his country, Jerry worked in various sales and marketing positions for high tech companies.  Jerry married his wife Carol Sue in 1985.  Their son Todd was born in 1989.  Jerry moved his family from New York to Boston, Detroit and the Chicago area, then to the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.  Jerry is survived by his wife, Carol Sue; their son, Todd; and Jerry's brother, Norman.  We send our thoughts and prayers to the Jelken Family.  You can share your memories of Jerry by clicking the "In Memory" link in the lefthand vertical menu, clicking on Jerry's name, then clicking "Post Comment" below his Obituary.

DEATH OF DAVE KOVANDA:  We have updated obituary information about our KHS 1967 Classmate David Keith Kovanda who died on October 31, 2019, at his home in Meiden, Connecticut, four days after his 70th birthday on October 27, 2019.  Dave played trombone in the KHS Band, frequently winning First Chair.  After graduation in 1967, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, then graduated with an Associate's Degree from Southeast Community College in Milford, Nebraska.  Dave worked as an Electronic Technician at Notifier in Lincoln, then Honeywell in Hartford, Connecticut, until he retired.  Dave enjoyed music and computers, and he loved vacationing at his family cabin in Nisswa, Minnesota.  He is survived by his mother, Shirley Scheer; sister, Sara Kovanda and son, Tyler Waller, all of Lincoln.  Dave was preceded in death by his father, Judge Keith Kovanda; by his step-mother, Pam; and his brothers, Kim and Tom Kovanda.  You can read Dave's obituary from the Lincoln Journal-Star newspaper by clicking on Dave's name listed on our "In Memory" page.  You can share your memories of Dave by clicking the "Post Comment" link below his Obituary.  Our sincere condolences to Dave's family and friends!

DEATH OF RUTH LOEFFELHOLZ KREUTZER:  We are sad to report that our KHS 1967 Classmate Ruth Loeffelholz Kreutzer died on August 17, 2019, at age 70 in the Kearney Regional Medical Center.  She married Roland "Sonny" Kreutzer on December 10, 1971.  Ruth and Sonny were foster parents to 30 children and adopted three children of their own.  Ruth worked for a variety of companies around Kearney including the Center for Psychology, B&B Answering Service, Fidelke Heating and Air Conditioning, and Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral Home.  A member of St. James Catholic Church in Kearney, Ruth excelled at sewing, quilting, and knitting hats and scarves for family and friends.  You can read Ruth's obituary from the Kearney Hub newspaper by clicking on Ruth's name listed in our "In Memory" page.  You can share your memories of Ruth by clicking the "Post Comment" link below her Obituary.  Our sincere condolences to Ruth's children, family, and friends.

IN MEMORY:  We fondly remember 30 of our Classmates who have died since 1967.   Our sincere condolences and prayers are with them, their family, and friends.  If you have any memories about these Classmates that you'd like to share, please post a comment by clicking their name listed on our "In Memory" page on the black vertical menu bar.  If you know of any other Classmates who have passed away, please click the "Contact Us" link on the black horizontal menu bar to send us an e-mail.

KHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION:  The Alumni Association publishes an alumni newsletter, The Re-Echo, twice each year.  Dues are only $10 per year or $250 for a lifetime membership.  Send your check to: KHS Alumni Association, 310 West 24th Street, Kearney NE 68845.  Questions?  Call Alumni Coordinator Dianne Lamb at 308-698-8002 or email her at:

YOUR FIRST TIME TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE?  If you graduated from Kearney High School in 1967, click "JOIN HERE" below the blue "Sign In" button at the top right of the Home Page.  Or click "Classmate Profiles", then click on Your Name (as listed in "The 1967 Log yearbook") to fill out your own free Classmate Profile.  Provide your work or home e-mail address, select a password (which you can change at anytime), and other contact information.  Tell us about your life since KHS.  Add your married name and the first name you prefer to be called today!  You can add photos and videos to your Classmate Profile, post comments to our "Classmate Forums", and send private emails to other Classmates --- and best of all, it's all free!!

FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD?  Click the blue "Sign In" button at the top right of the Home Page.  Follow the instructions at the top of the "Log In" page to reset your password.  Or click the "Forgot Password?" link right above the blue "Log In" button.  Enter your e-mail address, and the system will automatically e-mail you a link to reset your password.  If you don't remember which e-mail address you used or if you no longer have access to an old e-mail address, then click "Contact us" on the "Log In" page or on the black horizontal menu bar at the top of the page to send your name and your new email address to our website administrator Chuck Wolf.  He'll email you a temporary password that you can change once you've logged in.       

SET YOUR PRINTER:  To print any pages on our website, please change your printer setting from "Portrait" to "Landscape" orientation, so your printer will print the entire width of each page.  Otherwise, the right side of the page may be cut off.

CLASS CONNECTION TO FACEBOOK:  If you use Facebook, you can now connect to our KHS 1967 website using Facebook's secure "Class Connection" application.  Everything you can read or do on our KHS 1967 website can now be done through Facebook!  All privacy and security settings on our website are honored by the app. Class Connection feeds no private data to Facebook whatsoever, and none of your Facebook messages get posted on our KHS 1967 website. Click on the "Try Class Connection" link on our Home Page or visit: then follow the instructions to connect with our "Kearney Sr" high school class.  Please take our Facebook poll below, then check back to see the survey results.

You must be logged in to submit this survey. Please use the login box in the upper right corner.

1)   Do you use Facebook to communicate with family and friends?

  No, I've never used Facebook
  No, not right now, but I used to use Facebook
  Yes, but not very often -- less than once a week
  Yes, I read or post Facebook messages frequently!

FACEBOOK GROUPS:  "You Know You're From Kearney When..." and "Senior High Memorial Page" are two Facebook Groups that post memories about life in Kearney.  If you already have a Facebook account, you can login and search for "You Know You're From Kearney When" or "Senior High Memorial Page", then request to join either or both groups.  They're free!

CARTOON CONTEST:   Do you remember watching cartoons on TV after-school or on Saturday morning?  Then click on the "Cartoon Contest" link in the vertical menu bar on our website.  Test your memory about the most popular cartoons in the 1950's and 1960's.  After each question, scroll down to see the answer.  Have fun!

TOP 10 SONGS FROM 1950 TO 1990:  Visit  See the database of the Top 10 Songs for each month of the year from 1950 to 1990.  Click on the speaker in the middle of the Record and it plays the entire song.  Not only can you hear the music, but you get to see the original label, in addition to getting a photo of the artist, biography and discography.

REWIND is a free 1-minute "audio history" for each day produced by Brandon Brooks, a deejay at the CBS radio station in Philadelphia.  Click the Rewind "play" button on the right side of our Home Page, turn up the speakers or headphones on your computer, and enjoy the news and music clips from this date in history.