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During our high school years we shared so much together.  Though now we may have gone our separate ways, the special bond we shared still remains unchanged waiting patiently for us to rediscover it.

This site is dedicated to sharing memories of those good times when we were all young and the world was new and boundless, and to celebrate and rekindle the great friendships of those precious years.


Reunion News
July 28 & 29, 2006 - 25th Class Reunion!!


April 23, 2006


There has been a change in plans.  Our 25th class reunion is going to be the weekend of July 28th & 29th.  We had to change the dates from the original date because of a mix-up. 

Friday night is The Ice Breaker, spouses are optional.  It will be behind Paris Inn.  It will be a small get together.  The cost is $5.00 at the door.  Food & beer will be provided.

Saturday we will take a tour of the newly renovated high school IF we have enough interest.  This will be at 3:00 p.m.  The bus will depart at PROMPTLY 4:30 from the high school for the cruise/dinner/dancing.  We will go to Cleveland on The Goodtime III ship, board at 6:30 p.m., dinner & dancing 7-11:30 p.m.  The bus will then return us back to the school to get our cars.  We are leaving at 4:30 p.m. because there is an Indians home game that night & traffic may be quite heavy.  We don't want to miss our boat!

Everyone will have to make their own reservations by calling, this way you can put it on a credit card.  The sooner you make your reservation the better.  Deadline for this is May 19th. The cost of the boat ride & dinner is cheaper than originally thought, it is $45.95 per person.  You will send it directly to the cruise line. The phone number for the cruise line is 216-861-5110 - ask for Mary Ann. 

The cost of the bus ride will be $25.00 make check payable to Deidra Binegar by June 10th.  (Contact Joni Hastings Lance for Deidra's address and additional questions -

We still cannot find several classmates.  Maybe someone knows where to locate them.

Darla Bright, Terry Bruckelmyer, Anita Casto, Ienza Cervelli, Mary Chilson, Alisa (Fisher) Phile, Todd Godfrey, Andre Gouin, Melodie Greene, Deloris (Greer) Elmore, Christy (Hawkins) Kuntz, Brenda Humfleet, Veronica (Jones) Kingsley, Richard Minegar, Julie Odom, Sherri Painter, Kim (Payne) Barger, Jeffery Priest, Collin Roberts, Scott Ruble, Renee Rupert, Herman Siverd, Susan (Stiffler) Miller, Randy  Stout, Diana Summers, Cheryl Wanless, Amy Watson, Shari Watson, Jerry West, Brad Wimer, Beth (Wiseman) Spencer.

We can't wait to see everyone.  We are going to have a great time!

25 YEARS!!!  Can you believe it??

Joni (Hastings) Lance

See the message board if you would like to post questions about the reunion.


April 1, 2006

We have a new message again! YES, you can find it here.  Please use this one regularly.  If not, they may shut us down again.  ENJOY!! And NO, this is not an April Fool's joke!  HA!


Reunion News

September 1, 2001

Friday, Saturday and Sunday photos
for you to see!

Click here to visit our Reunion Photo Galleries!

We now have Friday's bonfire, Saturday's dinner and dancing event and Sunday's picnic pictures online!  As most of you know, some pictures came out a little too dark so I had to touch them up a bit.  Some of you might not remember the ocean behind you in a few shots.  :)  (I thought I would try and eliminate some of the cluttered backgrounds I found.)  I have tried my best to reach most of you who are in the pictures.  If you have any concerns whatsoever about any picture on this site, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you have reunion pictures that you would like to share, please email them to me in .jpg format or snail mail them to my P.O. Box 301, Galena, OH 43021 address.  I will scan them and quickly send them back.  There are many who were at the various reunion events that I would love to add to the site so I need more pictures!  HA!

Click on the above image to begin the photo gallery on Friday, August 3, 2001, the night of the bonfire.  You can then visit Saturday and Sunday's gallery from that point. 

I still need to add the group reunion shot and additional pictures from Saturday and Sunday.  There is more to come so please check back!

I should mention that I also changed this front page.  I have added links to popular sites that may help or entertain you and/or your children. We have our very own Yahtzee game and 18 solitaire variations for you to try when you need to take a break.   If you know of any helpful and fun sites that you frequent often, let me know!


20th Reunion Picture
 - Aug, 2001

August 25, 2001

Okay, I have something fun for all of us to try!  It is still in beta form, but should be fun to fool around with.  Let me know if you like it -- our new classmate map!  Mark where you are living now along with your email address so others can find you.  We will be able to visually see where everyone scattered to after 20 years.

Reunion News

August 7, 2001

by Angie Burns Sagan

Our 20th reunion has come and gone and I, for one, will never forget it!  First, let me thank all of you for the gift certificate.  It was very unexpected and much appreciated. 

For everyone who attended it was great seeing you again. The last time I saw all of you was back in 1981.  I was shocked to have so many wonderful memories come rushing back. 

I would also like to thank everyone who helped me take pictures of the Saturday event.  A special 'thank you' goes out to Joe Besta, Susie Kruger's husband, for taking all those pictures for me.  I would like to put a few of the pictures up on the site so I will be contacting classmates who are in the pictures for their approval.

Special thanks goes out to Cindy Pahls Miller, Deidra Michael Binegar, Vicki Chew Barnhart, Bruce Leifheit, Joni Hastings Lance, John Fitzsimmons, Laurie Myers Maus, Eugene Muldowney and Dana Reagan for all of their extraordinary efforts in putting it all together so well.  A wonderful time was had by all!

Oh, one more thing ...  your vote for 'the most changed' raised some interesting questions from my husband on the drive home.  HA!  Thanks again for the laughs!  Let's all stay in touch!


provided by Angie Burns Sagan and Cindy Pahls Miller


by Cindy Pahls Miller

Friday, August 3, 2001  Bonfire at Kainrad's Pavilion

Despite earlier rain and a few showers throughout the evening, the get together at the pavilion was a BLAST!  It was attended by about 52 people (classmates, spouses and dates combined). 

Classmates that made it in from out of town were Jim Dingledine and his date, Elaine, who made it in from Maryland, Craig Heckman and his wife Marcie drove in from North Carolina, as did Tammy Bragg Manfredi.  Sally Tomlinson Fill flew in from Colorado, Sue Kruger Besta and her husband Joe came in from Kansas City, Mo., Laura Coplin Barber drove down from Michigan and Odell Strickland came up from Georgia.

Classmates from the area that joined us in reminiscing were: Terry Bruckelmyer, Leanne Cheuvront Tierney, Vicki Chew Barnhart, Chris Clonch Forepaugh, Jennifer Fike, John Fitzsimmons, Kim Griffith Scott, Joni Hastings Lance, Todd Henderson, Janet Imhoff Gaus, Greg King, Lisa Korpita Waselesky, Lori Lavigna Walden, Bruce Leifheit, Deidra Michael Binegar, Eugene Muldowney, Laurie Myers Maus, Cindy Pahls Miller, Lisa Passmore Noland, Harold Pitcher, Dana Reagan, Jeff Reagan, Paula Root Cribley, Steve Seymour, Loran Whittaker, Deanne Yaratch Lavigna and Shelly Cox.  Many of us brought our spouses and dates to add to the mix of people. 

All of us had a great time telling stories from our school days and catching up on the years since we last saw one another.  Many munchies were brought in to join the pizza served and beer was consumed at a steady rate to keep our parched throats from drying up from talking so much.  The bonfire was lit and used mainly as an extra light source as the temperature outside hovered at a balmy 88 degrees. All in all, I think everyone enjoyed themselves -- I know that I did!


by Angie Burns Sagan

Saturday, August 4, 2001  Dinner/Dancing, Lake Milton American Legion Hall

Talk about a blast from the past!  Saturday evening was just that for me and others who haven't seen their fellow classmates for such a long time!  There were quite a few of us first-timers!  The memories just came flooding back as classmates walked in and started spotting one another. 

The dinner was attended by 81 people (49 classmates and their spouses and dates).  Classmates that came to the event were:  Ron Bishop, Tammy Bragg Manfredi, Kathy Brewer Sebastiani, Angie Burns Sagan, Leanne Cheuvront Tierney, Vicki Chew Barnhart, Chris Clonch Forepaugh, Cheryl Comer Northup, Laura Coplin Barber, Rick DeRemer, John Fitzsimmons, Kim Griffith Scott, David Hastings, Joni Hastings Lance, Craig Heckman, Cathy Hunter Mayes and John Mayes, Rudy Jaros, Greg King, Sue Kline Shively, Lisa Korpita Waselesky, Sue Kruger Besta, Bruce Leifheit, Theresa Manges Janovick, Kim Martin Blake, Deidra Michael Binegar, Eugene Muldowney, Laurie Myers Maus, Tim Norquest, Cindy Pahls Miller, Lisa Passmore Noland, Harold Pitcher, Beverly Price Morgan, Dana Reagan, Jeff Reagan, Marianne Riggenbach Cowger, Paula Rusk Neff, David Scanlan, Steve Seymour, Linda Shambach Ruff, Tamara Simpkins, Carl Sondereker, Odell Strickland, Sally Tomlinson Fill, Brian Ulm, Shari Watson Wells, Loran Whittaker, Chris Psenicka and Shelly Cox.

The steak dinner was exceptional and Dana Reagan, our bartender for the evening, provided us with unlimited spirits and many laughs throughout the evening.  Chris Clonch Forepaugh did an outstanding job making our lovely table arrangements for the evening.  Joni Hastings was everywhere; a camera in one hand and a camcorder in the other.  I doubt if she ever had a chance to sit down! 

Cindy Pahls Miller (who I know never sat down!) and the rest of the hard-working Class Reunion Committee kept the ball rolling with a Reverse Raffle after dinner.  The Grand Prize winners for the Reverse Raffle were:

Kathy Brewer Sebastiani - $100
Angie Burns Sagan - $100
Chris Clonch Forepaugh - $100
Eugene Muldowney - $100
Tim Norquest - $100

Joni Hastings Lance picked the winning number of 16 on each of the sideboards, winning $125 and $75 for a tidy sum of $200.

Once the reverse raffle was complete, Cindy Pahls Miller and the Class Reunion Committee presented a special gift to me for the work I do on this site.  It was such a surprise and I thank you for it.  It has been a real pleasure getting back in touch with all of you.

The votes for the classmate 'most changed' and 'least changed' were tallied up and the winners were:

Classmate Most Changed:  Angie Burns Sagan
Classmate Least Changed:  Cathy Hunter Mayes

This was quite a surprise on my part and my husband for that matter! HA!  The winners were given the choice between a Southeast sweatshirt or a large Southeast polar fleece blanket.

As the evening turned to night many were dancing to old tunes on the dance floor and others catching up on all the years that have gone by.  Laura Coplin Barber was spotted pushing the shot cart offering free shots to anyone who remembered her.  :)

I believe everyone had a great time tonight.  For me, one word says it all: "WOW!"


by Cindy Pahls Miller:

Sunday, August 5, 2001  Picnic at Kool Lakes

The picnic at Kool Lakes was a nice way to relax after such an eventful weekend.  Hot dogs and hamburgers were served to a group of about 54 people, that included 15 classmates, their spouses and children.  The kids swam and played while we sat and vegged out in the shade keeping a watchful eye on them. 

In attendance were Ron Bishop and his family, Tammy Bragg Manfredi and her family, David Alan Brokaw, Leanne Cheuvront and her five children, Vicki Chew Barnhart and her three children, Chris Clonch Forepaugh and her family, Joni Hastings Lance and her two girls, Cathy and John Mayes and their two children, Bruce Leifheit and his family, Deidra Michael Binegar and her two children, Laurie Myers Maus and her family, Cindy Pahls Miller and her daughter, Lisa Passmore Noland and her family and Dana Reagan and his two children.  It was a great day for a picnic and everyone enjoyed the fine weather we had that day.


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May 10, 2003

Dolores May Neiss, 77

Dolores May Neiss, 77, of Newton Falls, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at St. Joseph Eastland in Warren.

Born July 31, 1925, in Morgan County, she was the daughter of Fred A. Guintert and Mabel A. Marlatt.

Mrs. Neiss worked as a secretary for the Newton Falls school district for six years, and then for Southeast school district for 29 years until retiring in 1991.

She enjoyed crafts, garage sales and watching the Cleveland Indians, especially Omar Vizquel.

Survivors include her husband, Robert E. of Newton Falls, whom she married Dec. 19, 1946; son, James R. (Sharon) of Newton Falls; daughter, Nancy (Larry A.) Williams of Paris Township; and seven grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. funeral services Thursday at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery in Paris Township.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, 43218-2039.

James Funeral Home Inc. of Newton Falls is handling the arrangements.


David Jeffrey Graham, 48

David Jeffrey Graham, 48, of Frances Drive, Kent, who taught at Southeast High School for 26 years, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at his home.

Born Dec. 22, 1952, in Akron, he was the son of Robert C. and Anne E. (Peck) Graham. He was a graduate of Springfield High School and Hiram College.

Mr. Graham taught art, sociology and current events at Southeast High School. He also was the head boys track coach and was formerly an assistant varsity football coach for many years.

He was a member of Southeast Local District Teachers Association, the Ohio Education Association and the National Education Association.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley J. (Kuzio), whom he married July 19, 1980; father and stepmother, Robert C. and Velda Graham of Akron; and brother, Robert M. of Portland, Oregon. His mother, Anne E.; and brother, William C., died previously.

Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kent, with the Rev. Elizabeth M. Hazelton officiating. Private burial will be held in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1900 W. Main St., Akron, 44313 or Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation-Visiting Nurse and Hospice, P.O. Box 1204, Ravenna, 44266-1204.

Sadly missed by all.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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