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06/18/17 11:02 PM #48    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)

Patty Odean, Janis Olson Peterson, Greg Orloff, Debbie Orthel Paulson, Dale Ostlie, Mar ge Pippin Humbert, Dale Peak, Denise Peltier McNeal, MaryJo Peltier Reil, Barb Perron Vincent, Keith Peterson, Vic Pipars, Mickey Pitcher Preston, Tom Runestrand, Dave & Cindy Ryan, Patti Sali Pollack, Karen Sandvig, John Schauer, Barb Schelling Sittard, Pam & Dan Preisler, Julianne Schweitz, Stephen Scidmore, Lois Semph Beaudry, Doug Sheeley, Ross Sinclair, Heidi Scotnicki Caskey, Andrew Sorenson, George Stallings, Susan Stanga Sorenson, Gail Susmilch Kalli, John & Cheryl Moody, Janet Trunkey, Judy Robbins Gehler, Renae Roloffs, Maren Rolland Hayes, Anna Pizza Counihan, Jenny Plombon, Cathy Polley, Charlie Prokup, Kathy Quest Harper, Chris Ransom Belkowski, Linda Rinehart

Have you visited, liked & friended our new class Facebook page? Other classmates have & it's been fun to hear what's become of them, reminisce or make friends that you never had the chance to waaaay back in '73. Birthday wishes are posted there as well as info on classmates who are facing a challenge & would like encouragement from an unexpected source.

Of course it's been a long time & we were only all together for such a short time, but those were such IMPORTANT years, those last days of childhood.

We're waiting for you....      

Go to Facebook: White Bear Lake '73











06/22/17 12:54 PM #49    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)

Carrie Robinson's father has passed. Please go to our new Facebook page @:  white bear high 1973 for more info.

07/30/18 11:34 PM #50    

Jennifer Plombon

Of course I remember Fuad Bizri. He was so exotic for WBL! How is he, Char?

Jennie Plombon

09/22/18 01:03 PM #51    


Renae Roelofs

So, I attended our 45th H.S. reunion this past weekend and either you were there or you missed it and I talked to you or I didn’t.  Either way, I know I had a great time and in my extroverted way let everyone know exactly how I felt about my high school memories. It was all in good fun! I would like to thank the entire reunion team (you know who they are) for their continued efforts in making our reunion events happen. I am sincere in my offer to assist (long distance) in the planning of the 50th reunion. I would like to encourage everyone to fill out their profiles on the WBL Class of 73 website.  Please include a previous and present photo and a short synopsis of your life thus far. Also, if you know someone on the “missing classmates” list, please ask them to do the same. With the limited amount of time we have to talk to each other at an event, this information is very helpful. Thanks and see you in 5 years.

09/22/18 07:41 PM #52    

Jennifer Plombon

The Reunion was FABULOUS! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to plan it; I had a great time seeing everyone and catching up. Loved Karen Pew's "survey" and talk.

Jennie Plombon


10/06/18 06:26 PM #53    

Gregory Maynard

No pictures of the 2018 Reunion, what's up with that?

10/06/18 09:41 PM #54    


Renae Roelofs

I have photosof the reunion I would like to share but I have not received instructions on how to post them on the site. Eunice....can you help with this please?

03/01/19 03:20 PM #55    


Renae Roelofs

I am still trying to get help with posting the photos I took at the 45th reunion! It is not as simple as it seems.

03/02/19 02:08 PM #56    


Brenda Niemi (Alanen)

where are you trying to post them? 

03/02/19 05:06 PM #57    


Renae Roelofs

On this and or the facebook page.

08/02/19 06:49 PM #58    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)

A few of us are interested in having a mini reunion sometime in Sept. at the 617, owned by our friend, Mary Wigstrom. We had so much danged fun last year that we wanna do it again!
This will be a casual, drop-in thing, so no tickets to buy. We'd like to know if you'd come to this, 'tho so we can let Mary know if there's 5 or 50 of us,
Consider attending. We'll be sad if you don't show up!

08/03/19 12:05 PM #59    

Susan Lees

I'd be able to come if its before the 10th or after the 18th.  Sounds like fun!

08/05/19 03:06 PM #60    

Kathy LaRock (Johnson)

I'm in!

08/05/19 03:38 PM #61    


Renae Roelofs

I won't be able to make that but I remember how much fun it was there. Party on!

08/17/19 01:01 PM #62    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)


Ed Sheeren says it best "these people raised me & I can't wait to go home". Whether you liked it or not, we helped raise each other during the most important times of our lives; the last years of our childhoods. Even if we weren't friends then, we can be now!

We're meeting on Sept. 21st @ the 617. There will someone there by 7:00 to say howdy to you, but come anytime you'd like.

We're excited to see you!

Holler here if you think you'd like to come. No pressure 'tho. We just want to let Mary Wigstrom know what to expect - 5 or 50 (or more!)

08/20/19 11:58 AM #63    


Dayle E. Peak

I will try to attened and bring another classmate. Hope to see you.

08/21/19 09:57 AM #64    

Nancy Dionisopoulos (Chilson)

I have talked to Terri D., Carla H. and Cheryl and we all plan on being there.


See you then!!

08/22/19 02:59 AM #65    

Linda Bodlovick (Thomas)

I’m on my 3AM cat 🐱 cuddle time.

Anyway this mini reunion is on my birthday,  too funny 

08/30/19 10:35 PM #66    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)

2018 Re-Union photos have been posted on the class Facebook pg. Look us up at: white bear high 1973. While you're there, like & follow us!

10/02/19 12:51 PM #67    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)

 Gathering at the Withrow Ballroom!

Oct. 25th, whatever time you like. They have a full bar nowadays ( not like it was in the 70's), you can reserve tables with 10-12 people, or pay at 

The Rockin' Hollywoods will be there!

RESERVE A TABLE: 651-439-5123


01/10/21 01:39 PM #68    


Arlene Erickson (Geisthardt)

I see we lost a classmate Sue Anderson. I do remember her. She signed my yearbook and I still have a bunch of classmates pictures when we were passing around our yearbooks to sign and exchanging are graduation pictures. Sorry of her passing. Take care all!

12/29/21 09:58 AM #69    

Pamela Perkins (Carlile. )

For people who might've known my mom she just passed Christmas Eve morning she passed peacefully in her sleep church service is going to be Monday, January 3, 2022 at Redeemer Lutheran church on Bel Air and white bear lake and visitation will be at 11 one hour prior to the service you know she was greeted by her family and got to spend Christmas with them. She will be missed deeply but we know one day we will be with her again

01/08/22 11:01 AM #70    


Charlotte Phillips (Downing)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of your mom. What a gift to have her for so long! Keep the memories of her close to your heart & let them comfort you in the days ahead.

06/01/22 07:32 PM #71    

Ruth Slavik (Erie)

AN EVENT FOR 1972 TRACK AND FIELD GIRLS FIRST EVER STATE TRACK MEET The girl Bears won/tied with International Falls, and 50th Anniversary! Special recognition for very first State girls track and field meet that was in 1972. Read below to rsvp. For athletes and coaches from 1972 thru 1979. Go bears! White Bear Lake girls team along with International Falls team tied for first place for the very first state event, held at Apollo High School in St. Cloud due to Title IX passing. Though I did not run in state event, sure had fun and hard workouts with team mates and all the schools we competed against. Spread the word, would be fun to have good size from WBL team in attendance. (The recognition is on June 11th Saturday-have a reserved area for those attending etc. go to this link for more info )If know someone please reach out to them to let them know and possibly attend. Tried to post a photo of the 1972 team and names but seems a bit tricky...if anyone can help out I'd appreciate. Here are names from 1972 team- Carol Sandbakken, Sue Mitchell, Betsy Juba, Shelley Watters, Nancy Ivarinen, Carla Hutchings, Ruth Meyer, Barb Kritta, Jean Langehough, Jamie Johnson, Debbie Pollman, Karen Munson, Jan McCurcy, Gretchen Van Reyper, Stacy Sass, Jody Sass, Keri Thorne, Gail Eidsmoe, Barb Puffer, Mary Randklev, Diane Zurn, Pat Roberts, Jane Wilson, Nikki Hilger, Jean Wilson, Grace Wojski, Laura Bracken, Marge Pippin, Sue Letourneau, Pam Palm, Joy Jaques, Ginger Keefe, Shannon Moore, Judy Pendergrass, Renee Montbriand, Betsy Nelson, Janice Olson, Kris Thorne, Kay Kline, Leslie Tankoff, Chris Ranstrom, Janie Olson, Jean Pope, Annohman, Linda Rinehart, Nancy Smith, Ceil Hennemann, Julie Johnson, Cathy Casmer, Laurie Collatz. I have heard the trophy will be at the ceremony.

06/03/22 07:45 PM #72    

Ruth Slavik (Erie)

Here is the email I rec'd about the 50th anniv. celebration of Title IX and first girls state track and field meet, that WBL shared with International Falls for the first win. Please share, links below to sign up. (go to this link to sign up, state t-shirt size, has notes for memories, when on team, if athlete or coach, etc.  )

Hello Trailblazers of MN Girls Track & Field!

We are excited about celebrating your contributions that have paved the way for MN Girls Track and Field! We want to make sure everyone has the information about our 50th Anniversary celebration at this year's state track and field championship meet, so please read below, ask questions, and pass on this information to anyone you know who were athletes, coaches, or officials from the 1970s! 


We are beyond grateful for the path you have paved for our MN coaches and athletes and we are excited to come together, share stories, and celebrate the impact you have all had on MN Girls Track and Field!


Below you will find information on our celebration!  


Main Celebration: 

Day: Saturday, June 11 (AA/AAA Finals day)

Where: St. Michael Albertville High School; Meet at the MN T&F Coaches Association Tent

Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Events for MN trailblazing honorees (athletes and coaches from the 1970's) include

  • Trailblazers will be honored at both the Class AA and Class AAA Finals meets.

  • A social between the Class AA and Class AAA Final meets will be held at the MN Track & Field Coaches Association tent with light refreshments

Other Details: Honorees will be given a bright colored t-shirt and a wristband that will provide free admissions to all three days of the state meet. The wristbands will be available at the gate. We also will have VIP sections of the bleachers for our trailblazers to watch the meet.


MSHSL State Meet Schedule: Here is the link to the preliminary State Meet schedule to help with planning:


Please RSVP to if you and others plan to attend! We are hoping to get a general idea of numbers as we near our celebration.


Additionally, if you happen to have any pictures, we would love to collect as many images from the 1970s as we can (send to .




50th Celebration Planning Committee

MN State Track & Field Coaches Association

Minnesota State High School League

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