New York Mills Class of 1966 50th Class Reunion

Saturday, July 9, 2016

A successful, memorable, and celebratory 50th class reunion of the Class of 1966 and their classmates was held the weekend of July 8-9, 2016. Thanks are owed to the reunion planning committee consisting of Bruce Boyne, Kayleen (Mattfeld) Imsande, Kay Keskinen, Lorraine (Lepisto) Laamanen, Sharon Perna, and Sue (Tumberg) Wallace.
Starting with a Friday social at the home of Carol and Ron Windels, to the Mills Summer Festival parade Friday evening, then to a tour of the Mills school led by Superintendent Blaine Novak on Saturday afternoon, with socializing, dinner, and program at the VFW Club, 30 classmates and their spouses attended, for a total of 50.


First row: Sue (Tumberg) Wallace, Lorraine (Lepisto) Laamanen, Sharon Piekkola, Carolyn (Anderson) Hamdorf, Arleda (Teberg) Tisdell, Sharon Perna, Rosemary (Hammer) Lupien
Second row: Joyce Keskitalo, Karen (Maunumaki) Galarneau, SusAnn (Blake) Gulsvig, Jean Amberg, Kathy (Maijala) Erickson, Gail Rogers, Patsy (Windels) Finberg, Kayleen (Mattfeld) Imsande, Margie (Poser) Kawlewski
Back row: Fern (Koljonen) Christenson, Kathy (Pesola) Wellmann, Hank Imsande, Gary Muckala, Roland Wapola, Bruce Boyne, Eugene Falk, Lyle Brasel, Ron Windels, Ron Virnala, Dave Matson
Attending but missing in the photo are Alice (Tikkanen) Martin, Sandy (Roberts) Barthel, and Bob Brasel

If you are on Facebook, find our group "NYM Class of 1966" for more updates, information, and pictures.

Memory Book
The 1966-2016 "New Yorker" memory book is in four sections:
The deadline for material to be included in the "first editions" of the above sections of the "Memory Book" was July 3, 2016. An update will follow in late August that will include information and photos of the 50th reunion held on July 9, 2016. Plus, there will be later versions of the sections as lives of classmates change.

If you have information to add or update, e-mail Kay K at []. If you do not have e-mail access, phone Lorraine at 320-253-3372. For the Military Service section, contact Bruce; e-mail is [] or call his home phone 218-631-2234 or cell phone 218-639-1660.

Class Donation to Mills School
In recognition of our class's 50th year reunion and the quality education we received from the New York Mills School District 553, our class contributed $1,055 to the school to go towards a ceiling projector for the school auditorium. Thanks to the many classmates who donated; the projector was installed before the start of the 2016-17 school year.

Donations are still being accepted; any donation amount is appreciated. Checks may be made to "New York Mills Public School" and sent to this address:
New York Mills Public School
209 Hayes Ave, New York Mills, MN 56567

Put "Class of 1966 donation" in the memo line.

Slideshow of Class Photos:
Photos from Grades K-12

Slideshow of 50th Reunion Photos:
Photos from 50th Reunion