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Below is a list of
items added to the site:
July 21, 2001
July 20, 2001
We're developing a page
about the Des Moines Township Schools as a follow-up to its all-class
reunion held last weekend. The first installment was the panoramic
photo at the top of this page. The next installment is an edited audio
with Karen Truelson Kerns who graduated from DMT in 1957 and was
co-chair of the 2001 all-class reunion. But we need to take a break
before we finish the project. So check out the interviews and check
back soon for a bit more, including a photo of Karen as a curly-headed
elementary school girl just as stunning in appearance as Shirley
Temple. We also hope to have a story and photos from the RHS class of
1951 reunion which was also held last weekend.
July 16, 2001
July 15, 2001
Coming soon — a report
on the Des Moines Township all-class reunion held July 14. Also, a
column by Deane Gunderson with the story of how DMT consolidated in
1916 by transporting their one-room schools to a central site. And
audio reflections by Karen Kerns who was one of the co-chairs of the
DMT reunion. The above photo of the DMT schools
was taken circa 1916 by N.A. Nelson (otherwise known as the "bee
man" around the Rolfe area). The photo is from Karen's collection.
Word has been received
that John Prehn (RHS class of 1955) died on Saturday, July 14th. We
hope to have more information about his life — perhaps an obituary
or reflection to put in the memorial section.
July 7, 2001
Information is posted
about Greater Rolfe Days to be held
We've revamped the section
of Deane Gunderson's columns
from the 1970s entitled Bubbles in the Wine and have posted
a third column from that series. The new piece is about the buzz of
activity of Rolfe's Main Street in the 1920s and 30s.
The section of
news stories from the Pocahontas Record-Democrat is
Obituaries for Anna
Applegate, Olive Carlton, and Frieda Thorson are posted in the
There will be
for Bob Shelgren (RHS class of 1938) on July 15.
June 24, 2001
For those of you who have
posted names to the web site alumni or faculty directories and need to
make corrections or other changes, simply post a second entry and
us with instructions to delete the first one. We may be able to do
the job immediately, or it may take us a few days to get around to the
task, so be patient.
June 22, 2001
We've begun posting some
of the columns that Deane Gunderson (RHS 1935) wrote for The Rolfe
Arrow between 1975 and 1977, titled "Bubbles
in the Wine."
We've heard news of the
recent deaths of Anna Applegate, Frieda Thorson, and Olive Carlton and
will post available obituaries soon.
June 20, 2001
Greater Rolfe Days will be
July 13, 14, and 15th. We'll try to get more info and post it. For
photos from last year's parade, go to the Y2K
photo gallery and scroll down the page.
Our recent technical
difficulties with the forum page, chat room, and alumni directories
have been resolved. That doesn't guarantee there won't be future
problems, especially with the chat room if our NBCi service provider
is down again. We encourage you to give these sections of the web site
June 17, 2001
There were technical
difficulties with the chat room last night (Saturday, June
16) and neither Jerry Farlow nor Helen Gunderson (the co-hosts) nor
several other people could get in. The problem seemed to be with NBCi
who provides the chat room service free of charge. We have written
them an e-mail and hope to find out a way to make the set up more
There are technical
difficulties with the forum page. We thought that it had
not been used for the past several months because people weren't
interested in it, but a couple contacted us today to say they had not
been able to post a message via the forum page. Soooooo ... technology
is great in many ways and allows many new things to be possible, but
technology can also be very frustrating. We will see if there is a way
to fix the forum page. Hopefully the job won't be too hard, but if it
is, we might drop the section since it has had very little traffic.
June 16, 2001
news section has been updated.
The names and obituaries
of Beryl B. Erickson, Laura Christensen McGuffin, William Blevins
Nelson, Marie Ryen, Edward G. Schonberger, Hazel Christensen Thomsen,
and Clifford Orville "Kip" Wilson are added to the
May 22, 2001
April 12, 2001
April 9, 2001
April 7, 2001
We've finally updated the
of articles about Rolfe published in the Pocahontas Record-Democrat.
Will be updating the memorial page within a few days.
Last month we set a
for the number of unique visitors to our Rolfe Alumni web site.
Helen Gunderson, the RHS
web site editor, announces a
site for her small business that includes a notecard gallery of
rural Iowa scenes and other images. She vows not to use the RHS pulpit
too often to make commercial announcements, but feels there should be
some perks for her volunteer work on this site.
March 31, 2001
board page is updated with the themes of "Proms" or
"Spring Time Sports."
Also, we know we
haven't updated the memorial page or the Rolfe news section, but
please be patient. It's not because we are lazy or don't care. In
fact, we do care a lot. The
issue has more to do with computer gremlins and strategies.
March 9, 2001
March 8, 2001
We know we haven't updated
the web site lately, but the editor has been upgrading her computer
and wrestling with gremlins in the process. We did modify the
board page and have posted a theme for March. It's "Basketball, Sports, Games, Play, and the Imagination."
What else during the month of basketball madness.
February 24, 2001
We're trying an experiment to put
video on the web site. Click
here to go to a clip from May of 1990 of the last graduation
exercises held at Rolfe High School.
We'll be updating the web site
soon with new articles from the Pocahontas Record-Democrat and other minor
changes or additions such as a couple of obituaries. If you have
material appropriate to add to the web site, please send it soon. If
you have questions or suggestions, please send an
message to the editor.
February 15, 2001
February 14, 2001
Happy Valentine's Day. Meet us at the
chat room at
9 pm Iowa time on Wednesday, February 14.
January 31, 2001
January 11, 2001
for Lyle Foster. Also a poem
about D.M.T. and a reflection
on growing up by Lyle who was an educator at D.M.T., Rolfe, and
several other area schools for 39 years. There will be a memorial
service for him June 16, 2001 in Pocahontas. See his obituary for
January 5, 2001