1961 MHS graduates: Terry Adamson, Donna Ahrendsen, Carol Beck, Thomas Bennett, Kenneth Boell, Jackie Borkowski, Barbara Bruck, Marilyn Brus, Jerrold Callender, Anna Birgitta Carlsson, Lenny Carstens, Terry Doyel, Beth Eckholdt, Eleanor Ehlers (valedictorian), Johnny Ehrichs, Dorothy Fink, Warren Fischer, Dennis Frahm, Eileen Frahm, Dean Grimm, Frances Grimm (salutatorian), Linda Handlos, Roger Hansen, Lila Hargens, David Hass, Joan Heithoff, Lowell Jahn, Wayne "Butch" Jensen, Sandra Johnson, Patrick Kasperbauer, Patricia Knobbe, Karen Knueven, Dale Koester, Carol Kuhl, Alan Kusel, Valda Lamaack, Gordell Lamp, Patricia Mathisen, Gary McNutt, Steven Mock, Nancy Mohr, Sandra Mohr, Gary Mundt, Paul Mundt, Betsy Musfeldt, Fred Nulle, David Nelson, Mary Reinke, Gary Rowedder, Faith Sander, Paul Spieker, Lowell Stammer, David Swank, Marjorie Thielen, Jean Thomssen, Judy Thomssen, Richard Vaudt, Marilyn Vennink, Kenneth Venteicher, Allen Vinke, Anna Marie Wiese, Russell Witt, Joyce Sonksen Warnke

1961 former students: Judith Atkins, Leona Bosche, Gary Cooper, Dennis Domayer, Billy Donaghu, Jimmy Eich, Roger Eischeid, JoAnn Groppe, Kenny Hass, Judy Hemerson, Dale Hinz, Melvin Hoffman, Ronnie Hollander, Mary M. Johnson, Keith Justice, Patricia Killeen, Dickie McMahon, John Miller, Patricia Musfeldt, Kathleen Nelson, James O'Lear, Mary M. O'Lear, Pearl Peters, Alton Petersen, Irene Rowedder, Larry Ruhde, Earl Schiltz, James Schrock, Wilma Seals, Barbara Simcoke, Lawrence Spicer, LuVerne Steffes, Larry Stolz, Bob Synhorst, Larry Thetford, Ronnie Umland, Beverly Weinbrandt, Nancy Young

Junior High basketball team - Alan Kusel & Larry Ruhde below were third cousins

Back: Coach Raymond Bechen, Dennis Maasen, Lenny Carstens, Alan Kusel, Dean Grimm, Wayne Jensen, Dave Nelson
Front: Allen Vinke, Jerry Callender, Dave Swank, Dale Hinz, Larry Ruhde

December 16, 1954
Grade Pupils In Christmas Presentation

"Sing We Noel," will be presented by grade school students next Wednesday evening in the high school auditorium at 7:30 under direction of Kay McNamara, vocal instructor. Admission will be 15c, 35c and 60c.
Virginia Engelmann is narrator for the program. The part of Mary is played by Lynette Eich, Joseph by Ronnie Schroeder, Archangel by Dennis Maasen; first angel is Janice Drees; second angel, Patsy Popp; Shepherds, Joe Loucks, Tom Bennett and Gary Mundt; Wisemen, Steven Mock, Wayne Jensen, and David Hass; Children of other countries: Japan, Wayne Ross; Spain, Kenneth Keat; Ireland, Richard Poley, and Scotland, Carolyn Beese.
The program will feature a verse choir made up of sixth grade students, namely: Gary Cooper, Earl Schiltz, Roger Eischeid, Warren Fischer, Frances Grimm, Kenneth Hass, Melvin Hoffman, Alan Kusel, Gary Rowedder, Larry Ruhde, Judy Atkins, Leona Bosche, Beth Eckholdt, Karen Knueven, Mary Reinke, Wilma Seals, Merlyn Vennink, Jerry Callender, Lennie Carstens, Bill Donaghu, Dale Hinz, Gary McNutt, Fred Nulle, Larry Thetford, Kenny Venteicher, Russell Witt, Donna Ahrendsen, Carol Beck, Barbara Bruck, Dorothy Fink, Joan Heithoff, Sandra Johnson, Nancy Mohr, and Faith Sander.


Steven Ruhde MHS 1966

Steve Ruhde not in picture - 1965 football team

Back: 54 Mark Heinicke, 42 Terry Jensen, 58 Mark Spack, 61 John Croghan, 41 Bob Case, 46 Steve Heuton, 60 Larry Mohr, 66 John Dobler, 50 Dennis "Box" Rowedder, 47 John Hornberger, 51 David Schroeder (Harold's son), 74 Lyle Karsten, 43 Dale Moeller
Middle: 75 Stanley Schwiesow, 83 Ron Arp, 64 Gary Knueven, 49 David Schroeder, 37 Ricky Hargens, 57 Bruce "Stump" Rutz, 81 Darrell Weems, 73 Clinton Chandler, 82 Steve Musfeldt, 68 Allen Muhlbauer, 69 Jim Fink, 80 Dennis Vetter
Front: 68 Michael Blum, 84 Nicholas Dappen, 70 James Wegner, 72 Tom Jensen, 85 Douglas Kusel, 39 Dennis Ohde, 57 Chuck Moore, 71 Kelly Pratt, 45 David "Nubs" Dammann, 44 David Rauch, 65 Lloyd Nepple, 76 Mark Joens
Football team above

Terry Jensen would be a first cousin to Steve Ruhde

Back: Dave Kasperbauer, Bob Case, Larry Mohr, John Dobler, David Schroeder, Dale Moeller, Terry Jensen
Middle: Charlie Hill, Lloyd Nepple, James Fink, Darrell Weems, Nicholas Dappen, Dennis Ohde, Steve Ruhde, Steve Musfeldt
Front: Jim Dobler, David Dammann, Jake Kuker, Terry Irlmeier, Michael Blum, Kelly Pratt

Doug Kusel and Steve Ruhde are Third Cousins - 1964 football team

Standing: Kelly Pratt, Gary Knueven, Ron Arp, Rick Hargens, Michael Blum, Allen Muhlbauer
Middle: David "Nubs" Dammann, Dave Rauch, Mark Joens, Douglas Kusel, Steve Ruhde, Dennis Ohde, Steve Atkins, Nicholas Dappen, John Beckman, Bruce "Stump" Rutz, Tom Jensen, Charles Moore
Front: Nathan Dappen, Jeff Musfeldt, Phil Sextro, Dan Pratt, Craig Grau, Tom Schroeder, Mike Hoffman, Steve Rutz, Curt Grimm, John Doyel, Bill Saunders, Ray Dentlinger, Lonny Kasperbauer

From the wonderful slide collection of Orval Fink - scanned by Dave Kusel in 2008 - Sophomore float

The sophomore float entitled "Royal Visions of Victory" featured victory queen Vicki Wanniger.
The attendants are L-R: Jeanie Lamp, Sue Schrum, Linda Spack.
In car left to right - front: Doug Kusel, Steve Ruhde
Back seat: Mark Joens, ?student in shadows?
Car belonged to Harold Ruhde, Steve & Larry's father.

Back: Charles Brotherton - coach, Nate Dappen, Doug Kusel, Albert "Butch" Jansen, Tom Schroeder
Third: Don Kingsbury, Lonnie Kasperbauer, Gary Eischeid, Steve Ruhde, Craig Grau, John Doyel, Dan Pratt
Second: Hilbert "Huey" Hoffman - manager, Steve Rutz, Phil Sextro, Bill Ohde, Bill Saunders, Mike Hoffman, Jeff Musfeldt, Daru Ross - manager
Front: Mark Joens, John Beckman, Nick Dappen, Dave Hass, Steve Musfeldt, Steve Atkins, Dennis Vaudt
Junior high football (undefeated) 1960-61 seventh and eight grade.