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AlWood Graduates 1970-1979

Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Terri`s Place, Woodhull, IL

Class of 1985

Casual gathering at the Homestead, Woodhull IL. Saturday evening July 31, 2010. 6:30p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Click here for more information.

AlWood Graduates 1980-1989

Not a typical reunion

Beach Party at Nice’s Lake
July 17, 2010 at 10:00 am - ?

Volleyball, Horseshoes, swimming or just relax with a drink with some old friends

Bring: Family, Chairs, Coolers
Side dish to pass will look to eat around 1:00 pm
Tent or Camper for those that don’t want the day to end

Will provide meat and bonfire

Hosted by:
Pebble - 563-340-5329
Tracy - 563-528-1344
Nettie 309-737-9484

Project Talent

The following email was received on April 29, 2010:

Dear Alwood High School Alum,

 My name is Corbrett Hodson and I work with the American Institutes for Research. I am contacting you from the email address found on the Alwood High School alumni webpage.

 The class of 1960 from Alwood High School participated in a study with us and now, 50 years later, we are trying to reconnect with these individuals to continue the study. I have attached a brief letter explaining the previous study and the hopes for the next one.

 With it being the 50 year reunion we thought it would be a good time to try and contact as many of the participants as possible. If permissible please forward the letter to members of the reunion organizing committee or other applicable individuals who were part of Alwood High School’s 1960 graduating class. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

 If you have any questions please let me know. I have listed my contact information below.

 Kind Regards,

 Corbrett Hodson
American Institutes for Research
1990 K Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 403-6143 

Project Talent Letter

Class of 1968 - 40 year Class Reunion

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Bud's Skyline, 2621 Airport Road, Moline, IL
6:30 PM Cocktails, 7:00 PM Dinner

Dinner will be a selection of 5 menu items plus baked potato or rice and the salad bar and can be paid that night. Choices include: Top sirloin-$14.95, Prime Rib-$19.95, Catfish-$12.95, Chicken Parmesan-$13.95, and Stuffed Chicken Breast-$12.95. (Tax and gratuity will be added.)

Reservations (and $5.00 deposit which will be returned to you that night) and information are due by October 4th to:
Donna Begley, P.O. Box 283, Orion, IL 61273

Even if you aren't attending, please return the bottom for the information booklet (which will be sent to you for $1.00 if you include the $1.00 with your information.). We'll do confirmations and updates through email if you have an address.

Questions or comments?
Donna (309-234-5551, or
Connie (309-334-2530,

City__________________ State _______ Zip Code __________
Phone: _________________ E-mail address: ________________
Occupation/Retirement plans:_____________________________
Comments (what you've been doing, message to classmates, plans
for the future, etc.)  Use the back of the page if needed:

Class of 1973 - 35 year Class Reunion

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Where:  Homestead Restaurant, Woodhull

Invites are in the mail to the class. We would like to invite anyone who would like to stop by and see everyone to feel free.

Thank you,
Tancy (Barton) Mitchell (
Tena (Mahalovich) Anseeuw
Cindy (Streeter) Cation

Class of 1977 - 30 year Class Reunion

Woodhull is celebrating its Sesquicentennial (150 years) between Wednesday, July 18th and Sunday, July 22nd. It seems like a good idea to gather around that. In fact, it sounds like many class reunions are returning during that period of time. With all the activities going on during that week it would be nice to define one moment in time where people might gather if they wish. With that in mind...

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Where:  Terri's Place, Woodhull
Time:  3:00 PM

There are lots of activities, no cost, and no reservations are needed. If you are in town, please stop by and visit!

Class of 1981 - 25 year Class Reunion

Saturday, August 5, 2006

Where:  The Homestead, Woodhull
Time:  5:30 cocktails / 6:30 dinner
Cost:  $20/person

R.S.V.P. by July 14 to Minday Poppy, 7214 E 600th St, Lynn Center, IL 61262
or email Carl Brahmstedt at with a personal update, photos, etc.

Class of 1966 - 40 year Class Reunion

Friday, June 30, 2006 - Mixer
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - Dinner

Click on the picture below to open a PDF file with the details.

Click on the picture below to open a PDF file with an information sheet.

1970's Millennium Reunion - Part II

Saturday, October 1, 2005

The Homestead Restaurant
Woodhull, Illinois

Social Hour - 6:00 PM
Program - 7:00 PM

Appetizers will be served.
$10.00 per person.

If you ware interested in purchasing a booklet with all the 70's Graduates, make sure you get your order in by September 1st. If you will be picking the booklet up the night of the reunion the cost will be $2.00. If you prefer to have it mailed it will be $3.00.

If you have any questions feel free to contact any of the following:

Michelle (Anderson) Blaine - (309) 334-2683
Tena (Mahalovich) Anseeuw - (309) 629-2011
Kathy (Kearney) Nelson - (309) 629-9281  PO Box 62, Alpha, IL 61413  Email: mabel74 at hotmail dot com
Julie (Anderson) Bell - (309) 334-2488
Diane (Johnson) Nesbitt - (309) 334-2992
Lori (Lutrell) Nimrick - (309) 334-2534

Help finding Alumni

This is a list of classmates that we do not have an address for. If you know someone from this list would you forward the information to Kathy Nelson at

Class Maiden Name Name
1970 Bjorndahl Kathy Cannon
1970 Cain Loren Cain
1970 Engholm Cathy Kitchen
1970 Heflin Kathy Crawford
1970 Patterson Kay Birdge
1971 Bowman Doug Bowman
1971 Gordon Fred Gordon
1971 Holdsworth Kathy Marsala
1971 Youngren Julie Love
1972 Bowen Joyce Bowen
1972 Connelly Melinda Connelly
1972 Hall Nancy Simmons
1972 Medley Peggy Blakley
1972 Miller Dean Miller
1972 Myers Mike Myers
1972 Schmidt Alice Hedges
1972 Smith Linda Smith
1972 Steffen Beverly Blake
1973 Meyers Jim Meyers
1973 Swanson Bryon Swanson
1974 Green Barb Norton
1974 McBee Audrey McBee
1974 Schmidt Sherry Dominique
1974 Stringer Steve Stringer
1974 Swanson Lynette Funnell
1974 Thompson Randy Thompson
1974 Worrall Cathy Sonnenberg
1975 Anderson Rick Anderson
1975 Boughton Loretta Boughton
1975 Howard Nancy Thompson
1975 Hurstrom Pam Hurstrom
1975 Johnson Julie Johnson
1975 Jordan Craig Jordan
1975 Morgan Connie Haynes
1975 Smith Debbie Davis
1975 Sotelo Mary Vanover
1975 Wheeler Debbie Simpson
1976 Cain Barb Cain
1976 Engels Penny Moline
1976 Larson Dick Larson
1976 Lease Michael Lease
1976 Mitchell Kyle Mitchell
1976 Petrovich Craig Petrovich
1976 Streeter Jeff Streeter
1976 Swanson Brenda Blank
1977 Anderson Jeff Anderson
1977 Anderson Becky Anderson
1977 Bernarbo Terry Bernardo
1977 Grams Phil Grams
1977 Hargis Kevin Hargis
1977 Johnston Rose Johnston
1977 Kennedy Sandy Kennedy
1977 Montgomery Tina Tidwell
1977 Nichols Damon Nichols
1977 Scoggins Robbie Nicaise
1977 Shores Becky Shores
1978 Crawford Jim Crawford
1978 Hargis Darin Hargis
1978 Harwood Rick Harwood
1978 Howard Tony Howard
1978 Johnson Dwayne Johnson
1978 Spring Mickey Spring
1978 Waugh Terry Waugh
1978 Wessels Sandy Flynn
1979 Dorman Steve Dorman
1979 Franks Barry Franks
1979 Herring Donna Perry
1979 Hougland Julie Brandt
1979 Sparks Crystal Sparks


Class of 1980 - 25 year Class Reunion

Saturday, July 16, 2005

The Celebration Belle Riverboat
Moline, IL

bulletTime of boarding is 6:00 PM.
bulletThe cruise starts at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM.
bulletThe price per person is $35.00.
bulletIncludes prime rib, hot buffet (Italian food) and drinks.
bulletThere will be live entertainment.

Please contact Steve Root at (309) 269-2602 or email to let him know if you plan on attending.

Class of 1999 - 5 year Class Reunion

Saturday, August 14, 2004
6:00 PM

The Cellar Restaurant
137 S State St
Geneseo, IL 61254
Tel: (309) 944-2177

bulletPlease RSVP by July 15th by emailing either Rachel Phelps (Duncalf) or Cari Goff:  or
bulletPlease submit a brief bio by email to either Cari or Rachel by August 7th, whether or not you can come.
bulletIf you have any questions or need directions, you can email them also.

Why?  To have fun!!!  You can find out what everybody is up to have have a chance to reconnect with old friends!

Hope to see everyone there!

Rachel and Cari

Class of 1984 - 20 year Class Reunion

Saturday, July 31, 2004

What: Dinner
When: 6:00 PM
Where: Homestead restaurant in Woodhull
Cost: $25 per person

Please RSVP to:

David Baysingar
2018 West Barry
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 327-5975

Class of 1993 - 11 year Class Reunion

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Terri's Place
249 N Division St
Woodhull, IL 61490
Tel: (309) 334-2665

bulletEat at 7:00 PM
bulletThe meal is being catered by Weber Meats
bullet$15 per person, RSVP's need to be back to Denise by May 31, 2004
bulletAny questions should be sent to Denise at

Denise Barman

Class of 1988

Saturday, July 19, 2003
Cocktails are at 6:00 PM
Dinner is at 7:00 PM

Four Points Sheraton
226 17th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 794-1212

Rooms are about $99 for 2 double beds or 1 king size bed. No rooms have been set aside, so call early!

For more information, contact Merideth Willett (mwillett at

Class of 1987 - Where are you now?

NOTE - Be sure to visit the 1987 Class Page for a Reunion Update

Saturday, September 14, 2002 for a Hawaiian Luau at

Finney's Bar & Grill
1210 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265

Click here for a map.

$20 per person

5:30 p.m. Cocktails
6:30 p.m. Dinner

or Dana Larson-McCoy
13697 Shelly Drive
Morrison, IL 61270

Click here for the PDF document with more information
or click on an image below:

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Class of 1977 - 25th Reunion

Saturday, July 13, 2002 at the

Lighthouse Restaurant
106 Main
Keithsburg, Illinois  61442
(309) 374-2722

Click here for a map.

Dinner and Dancing:  $10.00 per person

Keithsburg has a motel and a campground for anyone interested in overnight accommodations. For more information call:

Clint Miller - (309) 334-2855
Craig Willett - (309) 529-5703
Julie Bell (Anderson) - (309) 334-2488
Karen Hambleton (Zuidema) - (309) 629-4500

Send your money along with your name and number of guests by June 15th to:

Karen Hambleton
113 West "A" Street
Alpha, IL  61413

Class of 1981 - 20th Reunion

Friday July 13th, 2001    6 - 9 PM
Classmate Mixer (spouses optional) to be hosted at Jody (Herndon) Herr's Oak Run House (Oneida/Victoria Area)

Take 74 East to exit #54 (Lewiston), turn right onto 150 East, go about 5 miles.  Turn left at the Oak Run sign, then right at the golf club entrance.  Take the 1st left onto Oak Run Drive and follow it around till you come to Pin Oak.

Saturday July 14th, 2001    11 AM - 2 PM
Family Picnic to be held at Lincoln Park
, Galesburg IL

Saturday (evening)    7 PM - 12 AM
Reunion Main Event to be held at the Cherry Street Brewing Company in Galesburg, IL

A block of rooms will be reserved at a Galesburg hotel - more details as plans are finalized will be sent out in a reunion newsletter. 

                        For more information check with:

Jeanette (Swanson) Kay                        Jody (Herndon) Herr
Email:                        Email:
Phone: (630) 515-8213

Millennium Reunion - September 30, 2000

This was held at the Homestead Restaurant (formerly Maxwell’s) in Woodhull at 7:00 P.M.  Let me know if someone wants to describe the event and/or send pictures.

Class of 1985 - September 23, 2000

The class of '85 is having their 15th reunion at Jack's in Woodhull on Saturday, September 23. There is a Hog Roast at 6:30. Cost is $24 per couple. There will also be a keg and DJ!
Rebekah Metzner-McCaw


The reunion went well. We had a 50/50 draw and Lisa from Galesburg took home $75.
I made a book of our classmates that is available for a $10 donation.
Rebekah Metzner-McCaw



Alumni Basketball Game

Jamie Willis '93 would like to pull together an Alumni Basketball Game this year.

bulletAll classes up to class of 2002.
bulletPeople who played basketball at AlWood.

Jamie would like to get an idea of how many people would be interested in doing this. Date/time/format and so on are are still to be determined. It may be possible to have an after party at one of the local bars (obviously 21 and older).

If you are interested, email Jamie Willis at



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