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Attn: All Alumni who are planning a Class Reunion, our School Cafeteria can be used as a venue for your event and tours of the school can be requested. Contact Tim Nelson Development Director at or (815) 625-0500 ext. 102


           CLASS of 1969: 50 th Reunion Weekend; The Class of 1969, the largest to graduate with 144 members, held their 50 th reunion in July.  Sixty-three classmates, many spouses and a few friends of the class gathered Friday night at Champs. Russ Hall gave the benediction, remembering the 24 classmates who have passed away, including Jerry Celletti who was killed in Vietnam.  John Dawson said the Blessing before Meals and Mrs. Rita Heeren, former 2 nd grade teacher at St. Mary's, Sterling stopped by to say hello. Jim Olson emceed the Trivia Contest that included questions like Who has played golf in all 50 states? What four guys received varsity Ns their freshman year? Who has manatees and dolphins playing in her front yard?  Whose dad owed Blackhawk Lanes? Who has a thoroughbred racehorse? and Who has his own radio show? Saturday night Greg and Sue (Blackburn '70) Thome hosted a cook-out.  Greg Wahl and Dave Bieser provided the entertainment with their guitars.  John Dawson spoke about his Newman experiences as a student, parent and alum and challenged the class to raise $10,000 for a class scholarship.  That goal has been met! Mary Jo Dace Gilmore started a Facebook page: Class of 1969. Classmates can check that and the Newman website for updates about our scholarship and news about the birthday party planned for the summer of 2020. 

              CLASS of 1970;  Scheduled for September 5 th weekend in 2020. Contact Mary Papoccia at with ideas.

             CLASS of 1985;  Plans are developing for our 35 th Reunion in fall or summer of 2020. Please contact Tim Nelson at with ideas or dates.


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