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WELCOME to the Home Page of www.khs1967.org


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

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS

Dan Treadway  9/25
Chuck Wolf  9/28
Tay Tollefsen  10/2
Richard Oliver  10/6
Karl Melson  10/7
Kirk Melson  10/7
ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS are highlighted in yellow.

PLANS FOR KHS1967 55th CLASS REUNION AND KHS ALL-CLASS REUNION IN SEPTEMBER 2022
  

The Kearney Public Schools Foundation (KPSF) is planning an All-Class Reunion weekend in September 2022 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Kearney Senior High School.  Retired KHS Coach and KHS1967 classmate Les Livingston is a member of the All-Class Reunion Committee.

KPSF Executive Director Lisa Parish says the exact date of the All-Class Reunion won't be selected until late February or early March 2022 when the Nebraska School Activities Association will announce the dates and opponents for KHS football games in 2022.  But tentatively, the All-Class Reunion Committee is considering a Friday night "Tailgate Party" before a KHS Home football game.  Saturday would offer a tour of the First Baptist Church sanctuary (our KHS gym), a "Kearney Trolley" tour of Kearney, lunch at the new Youth Center, and a cocktail hour and dinner at the Younes Conference Center South.  The All-Class Reunion Committee will invite former KHS & KJHS teachers and administrators to attend the 2022 All-Class Reunion.  Parish is hoping that 300 alumni will attend!

KHS1967 classmates Scott Nelson and Tay Tollefsen have volunteered to plan a Friday night cocktail hour and dinner where our Class of 1967 will hold its own 55th Class Reunion that would piggy-back with the 2022 All-Class Reunion, once exact dates and activities are chosen.  

Formal plans and registration to follow via email when the Friday & Saturday dates in September 2022 are known.

IN MEMORY:  We fondly remember 41 of our KHS Classmates who have died since 1967, including Cinda House Bertrand, Jerry Jelken, Jim Lane, and John Ransom, each of whom died in 2020, and Sally Zikmund Husen, Jackie Pahl Lashley, Calvin Cady, Charlotte Wilken Webb, Dan Else and Fred Best, Jr. who have died in 2021.   (Sadly, four deaths in all of 2020 compares to six deaths so far in just the first 7 months of 2021.)  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 visit our "In Memory" page on the black vertical menu bar, then click the link under their name and yearbook photo.  If you know of any other KHS1967 Classmates who have passed away, please click the "Contact Us" link on the black horizontal menu bar to send us an e-mail.

DEATH OF FRED BEST, JR.    Our KHS1967 classmate Fred Best Jr. died on July 26, 2021, at the age of 72.  Memorial services were held on July 30, 2021, at Gretna United Methodist Church.  Survivors include Barbara Best, his loving wife of 43 years; son Jon (J.T.) Best and his wife Katelyn; grandchildren Declan and Ivy.  Fred was a KHS 1967 classmate until he joined the U.S. Army in 1966, earned promotions to the rank of Sergeant, and served until 1997.  While in the Army, Fred graduated from Doane College, then returned to Kearney in 1972 when he became a police officer for several years before returning to the Army.  Married in 1978, Fred and Barbara lived in Omaha to be closer to their son and grandchildren, but they spent summers in Arizona where Fred loved to play golf.  "As much as I loved the Army," Fred said in his Classmate Profile, he wished "I would stay and graduate with the class."  Fred attended our 45th class reunion where he "had the chance to talk with people that I never did talk with in school.  I had a great time and learned that I should have taken time to get to know them 45+ years ago.  I hope to see all of them again."  KHS1967 classmates can login to our www.khs1967.org website and post their memories of Fred on our "In Memory" page.

DEATH OF CALVIN CADY:  Our KHS1967 classmate Calvin Cady died at age 71 on April 4, 2021, at Longs Peak Hospital in Colorado with family at his side.  Cal had been diagnosed with head and neck cancer in early February, and died from complications of his cancer treatments.  Born in Merriman, Nebraska, he also lived in Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho before moving to Firestone, Colorado.  Cal worked at Idaho National Laboratory and AMWTP.   UPDATE:  Calvin's obituary has been published in the Kearney Hub and is posted on our "In Memory" page where KHS1967 classmates can share their memories of Calvin.

DEATH OF DAN ELSE: Our KHS1967 classmate Dan Else died on May 11 at Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha.  After graduation, Dan served his country in the U.S. Army as a Green Beret paratrooper during the Vietnam War, then married his high school sweetheart, Trudy Martin (KHS1967) in 1971.  Dan and Trudy would have celebrated 50 years together this past June 6.  A memorial service was held in Omaha on May 19 at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Omaha; a "Celebration of Life" service was held in Kearney on June 19 at First United Methodist Church.  Memorial donations can be made to the Dawson County 4-H Foundation, Dan Else Memorial, PO Box 422, Lexington, NE 68850.  KHS1967 classmates can share their memories of Dan on our "In Memory" page where you can also view Dan's obituary and family photos.  

ALL KHS1967 WEBSITE PAGES ARE NOW SECURE:  When you visit our KHS1967.org website, your web browser will now display a Padlock icon  or the word "Secure" next to each webpage's address in your browser.  Some browsers may also display https before the address (the "s" means "secure").  This means that every page on our website is now secure, protected by Secure Socket Layer or SSL technology.  Before now, our website hosting company (Class Creator) only protected the Sign-In page, Admin and Member Functions pages, all User data, and any page where credit card information was collected, using Class Creator's own SSL certificate.  But that resulted in some web browsers displaying a scary "Not Secure" label next to other pages on our website.  Now, all data, all information, and every webpage is protected under our own KHS1967.org SSL certificate.  If you have any questions, please sign-in and click "Contact Us" on the black horizontal menu bar to send your questions to our website administrator Chuck Wolf.  Thanks!

FACEBOOK GROUPS:  "You Know You're From Kearney When..." is a Facebook Group that posts memories about life in Kearney when we were kids.  The group is open to anyone who has lived in Kearney.  "Kearney Junior/Senior High Memorial Page" is a Facebook Group that posts obituaries and memories of former KJHS/KHS students who have died but who we may still remember.  The group is open to anyone who attended Kearney Junior or Senior High.  If you already have a Facebook account, you can login to Facebook and search for "You Know You're From Kearney When" or "Kearney Junior/Senior High Memorial Page", then request to join either or both Facebook groups.  They're free!

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION:  The Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and The White House are posting updates about the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. on this official government website:  https://www.coronavirus.gov      

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:  dianne.lamb@kearneypublic.org

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 www.khs1967.org 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!

FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD?  Click the blue "Sign In" button at the top right of the Home Page, then 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.       

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, then find and click on Your Name (as listed in our KHS 1967 LOG Yearbook).  Then fill out your own free "Classmate Profile" with only the information that you want to share with Classmates (not the Public).  Provide your work or home e-mail address, then select a password (which you can change at anytime).  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 a comment or birthday greeting to a Classmate using "What's New".  Send and receive private emails to other Classmates in the "Message Center".  And best of all, it's all FREE!

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