Alumni and friends of the former Wyaconda C-1 High School gathered Saturday, May 12, for the 103rd annual alumni banquet at the Clark County Middle School gym. After the invocation given by Louis Ferguson, everyone enjoyed the delicious meal catered by Steve’s Family Dining.

President Chris Hull called the business meeting to order after the meal. Information and remembrances were shared about the honored classes of 1948, 1958, 1968, 1978, and 1993. A letter from Glenna Lipper of the class of 1948 was shared with the group. There were no representatives from the classes of 1958 and 1993. Junior Bertram spoke for the class of 1968, and the other members of the class present were Jack and Diane March and Isabella Stevenson. Mike Steeples spoke for the class of 1978.

The secretary’s report was presented by Cookie Howell, and it was approved. Mary Dieterich presented the treasurer’s report, and it was also approved. Cookie Howell read the necrology report, and a moment of silence was observed to honor those alumni who had passed away over the last year.

To switch up the attendance prizes this year, awards went to the next to the oldest graduates Louis Ferguson and Edna Schuster. The next to the longest married couple was Louis and June Ferguson, and the next to the newest married was Barb and Rick Hale. The alumni member traveling the farthest was Isabella Stevenson from Mississippi. Several door prizes were also given out in a random drawing.

The same officers were retained for 2019. They are Chris Hull, president; Mark St. Clair, vice president; Mary Dieterich, corresponding secretary/treasurer; and Cookie Howell, recording secretary.

Everyone was reminded to send in any address changes, and the meeting was adjourned. The alumni enjoyed visiting with old friends and bidding on silent auction items.

The Wyaconda C-1 Alumni Association expressed its appreciation to the Clark County Middle School for the use of the building and the help with set-up, and to Steve’s Family Dining for the great food as well as all the businesses and individuals who donated to the silent auction, and everyone who helped with this year’s banquet in any way.