Winners of the door prizes
were Bobbie Lesher (1946); Wanda Hickman (1955); and Scott Hamilton
Door prizes donated by the Thedford Art Gallery
were given to Kermit Paxton, the oldest graduate, and to Neil and Shannon
Bunner, the graduates who traveled the greatest distance.
Personal note from the
I want to thank everyone who
has given money for the class restoration project. Committee members were hoping the pictures
would be done in time for the banquet.
We will look forward to seeing the restored pictures at the banquet next
year. I want to thank the picture
restoration committee members, none of whom are graduates of Thedford High School. They are
Melanie Daly, Roxanne Eatinger, Roselea Gift, and Jane Haake.
Diane McLeod (Class of
1972) President-- I graduated from TCHS in
1972 and then attended the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln where I majored in psychology.
The following year I attended Kearney State College where I received an
MS in Counseling and then a Specialist's degree in School Psychology.
My husband and I have five
children who range in age from 13-27. We
live on the family ranch west of Brownlee.
I work for Educational Service Unit #16 and serve six counties as a
school psychologist. I am looking
forward to my 40th reunion next year!
Marian Eicher (Class of
1973) Vice President -- After graduating
from Thedford High
School, I attended Evangel
College in Springfield,
in Ellendale, North Dakota,
and completed my degree at North Central Bible
College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
I returned to Nebraska to work in Grand
Island in 1979 and met my husband Doug Eicher. After surviving the 1980 tornado, we were
married on July 19, 1980. We lived in Grand Island for fifteen
years. Doug was a public school
administrator in the area of Special Education.
We had our two children, Amanda and Zach, while we lived in Grand Island. Doug's career took us to Lawrence,
KS, for seven years and then back to Doug's
hometown of Milford
in 2002. He is currently a tenured
professor at Missouri Western University
in St. Joseph and I work in Student Services at
ESU #6 in Milford.
Our daughter Amanda and
family live in Lincoln
where she words for Lincoln Public Schools as a speech pathologist. She has given us three wonderful
grandchildren. Our son Zach is employed
by Union Bank in Lincoln,
specializing in retirement. He and his
fiancee are planning a wedding some time in the next year.
Over the years, we have
enjoyed owning and showing dogs as one of our hobbies. I also love to sing and have been very
involved with church worship planning as well as wedding coordinating in each
of the places we have lived. We also
love to travel and have been able to visit Japan
on a Sister City
trip with a group of nineteen teenagers as well as a missions trip to Russia. Of course, visiting places in the good ole USA is still my
favorite no matter where we go. THERE IS
LIKE NEBRASKA! We are always glad to be home.