Wakonda High School’s class of 1957 celebrates reunion

Wakonda High School's class of 1957 celebrates reunion
The class of 1957 from Wakonda High School celebrated their 50-year class reunion with a trip to Branson, MO, in early September.

Eleven of the original 24 were in attendance, along with spouses and friends. The three-day event was observed with a riverboat cruise, attending shows, shopping and reminiscing.

A highlight of the trip was


Dick Clark's '57 Heaven showroom, which contained numerous classic cars from 1957, lots of 1957 memorabilia and a full kitchen from the '50s.

Plans are already underway for the next reunion, which will be held in conjunction with Wakonda's 125th anniversary in 2010.

Members of the class of '57 who were unable to attend were Janice Hansen Anderson, Marlene Denzin Coffman, Wendell Grangaard, Leta Hall Hansen, Marilyn Erickson Hobbe, Leon Johnson, Deanna Anderson Leikvold and Gaylord White. Five members of the class are deceased: Ailene Steffen Carpenter, Leland Nelsen, Ronald Peterka, Reta Hall Polley and Marilyn Jensen Swensen.

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