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1997

Name: Travis Barta
E-Mail: travis.barta @ gmail.com
Class of: 1997
Now Living In: Bellevue, Ne
Comments: Hello, Much has changed since High school. Married with 3, soon to be 4 children. I worked as a youth minister for 3 years and now am working on building up my business as a financial professional.
posted on June 5, 2010

Name: Steph (Biehl) Jasa
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Thornton, NE
Comments:
posted on June 25, 2007

Name: Janet (Borges) Faggett
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Sidney, NE
Comments: Just moved back from California. Did 4 years in the Navy where I met my husband. He just got done doing 11 1/2. Just hanging out right now with family. Not quite sure what I want to be when I grow up. No children just yet, got my hands full with two dogs and a nephew.
posted on May 8, 2005

Name: Tammy (Brock) Bojorquez
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Lexington
Comments: Hello everyone. I am still living in Lex. I am married now for 5 years to my husband Jose. We have 4 sons, my stepson Joseph 9, Samuel 4, Anthony 2, and Gabriel 1. I am working for Lexington Schools as an Interpreter for the Deaf. If you come to town look me up.
posted on October 7, 2006

Name: Gabriela Carranza
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Phoenix, AZ
Comments: I've been living it up in the Valley of the Sun since we graduated High School. I got my B.S. in Dietetics from ASU and recently graduated with my M. Ed. Counseling from University of Phoenix. Currently, I am working as an Adult Probation Officer, but who knows where I'll land in the future? Kids...no. Married...no. SINGLE and loving it! I am closing on my first home on the 23rd of this month!
posted on September 16, 2005

Name: Rena (Clark) Riley
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Lincoln, NE
Comments: I have lived in Lincoln for the past 5 years, and have been married to my wonderful husband, Nate, for 3 years this Summer. We bought our first house in Northeast Lincoln last Summer. I have worked as a Paralegal for an attorney in downtown Lincoln for the past 4 years. We have no kids yet, just a dog and cat. I still play as much tennis as I can and also some coed softball. Otherwise, we like to travel and have tons of new home improvement projects to keep us busy!
posted on June 21, 2005

Name: Shannon Duncan
E-Mail: shayduncan78 @ yahoo.com
Class of: 1997
Now Living In: Bellevue, NE
Comments: I am the proud mother of 4 beautiful children. I live in Bellevue, NE with my partner Nicole. I graduated from Kaplan University in 2010 with my BS in Criminal Justice. Life is amazing. E-mail me if you want to stay in touch.
posted on August 19, 2011

Name: Chad Fischer
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Grand Island Nebraska
Comments: I am not sure where to begin. I currently live in Grand Island with my wife of 4 years. Right out of High school I attended CCC in Grand Island then started working for Enterprise Rent A Car where I have been for 7 years. I have 10 month old Twin boys and no free time!! I hope to see everyone at the 10 year.
posted on June 17, 2007

Name: Angelia J. Garcia
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Golden, Colorado
Comments: I currently live in Golden, CO.  I moved out here in 2002 after graduating from UNL with a degree in Criminal Justice.  I moved to Colorado to attend Mortuary School. I work and manage two funeral homes in Lakewood, CO and Aurora, CO.  At this point in time I am not married but well on my way!! I have been in a relationship for well over 3 yrs. David is in Nursing School and when he graduates he will join the Air Force and we will move to Germany.  That is the plan anyways!! No Children!!!! I spend most of my time at work and my hobbies are working out, eating extremely healthy food and shopping. In the Fall its back to school for me. I am attending Metro to obtain my MBA. I look forward to seeing you all.
posted on January 24, 2007

Name: Jessica (Gieswein) Lee
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Ottawa, KS
Comments:
Comments: In October of 2004 my husband took a different job in Ottawa, KS (about an hour from KC) to be near our families.  We love living in a smaller town but still being close to the bigger city.  I am a stay at home mom of two. Our son, Payton is 5 and enjoys preschool. Our daughter, Madison is 3 next month and is our little princess. Hope to hear from you all. Take care.
posted on January 18, 2007

Name: Shawn Hartman
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Grand Island, NE
Comments: Not too much going on for me since I graduated (small understatement) Since Graduation I spent 5 years in the US Army as a communications tech. Moved to Grand Island after getting out and have lived here ever since. Spent some time going to CCC for a bit working towards a degree in criminal justice but found that it didn't suit me well. Have gotten back into communications now for the last couple years and been liking that well enough. Not married yet, no kids. But I have a cat that's enough for me now. Hope to see you all in June.
posted on May 13, 2007

Name: Melissa Hemmert
E-Mail: mdhemmert @ hotmail.com
Class of: 1997
Now Living In: LIncoln NE
Comments: Well as for me, after graduating high school I worked at Tyson (IBP) at the time. Was there for a total of 7 years. 4 of them I was a production supervisor. I finally moved to Lincoln in 2005 to attend college for Massage Therapy. Currently 2009 I am a self employed Massage Therapist working out of Bethany Renewal Center in Lincoln, and also I am attending SCC working on a degree in Physical Therapy Assisting. I have 2 boys Juan 9 and Rigoberto 5. I visit Lexington regularly, my mom is still there and I still own a house there. Hope everyone is doing well :)
posted on August 2, 2009

Name: Kevin Henry
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Atlanta, GA
Comments: Currently, I'm working as a corporate tax analyst for Roper Industries.  I should finish my Masters degree in Taxation this coming September.
posted on March 28, 2005

Name: Randy Kelley
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Lincoln, NE
Comments: I've been living in Lincoln for 8 years. I am an ASE Certified Nissan Technician. Currently taking some Advanced Nissan Technical Training classes in Chicago 3-7 days every month at the Nissan North Central Headquarters. Not married, no children.
posted on October 13, 2005

Name: Mitch Lauby
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Kearney
Comments: Hello everyone. Since we graduated high school I have lived all over the country from Texas to Minnesota. After every move back to Kearney I manage to complete a couple more semesters at UNK. I plan to graduate next December and will move with my fiancÚ to Bakersfield CA, where she is managing a Buckle store. See yall this summer.
posted on January 24, 2007

Name: Lori Linn
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Lexington
posted on March 29, 2005

Name: Sara (Long) Shively
Class Of: 1997
LHSorStAnns: LHS
faculty: no
faculty_when:
Now Living In: Lincoln,NE
Comments: Hello everyone. I've been pretty busy since graduation. I graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan with a B.S. in Business Administration and have lived in Lincoln ever since. I have worked at Nelnet in the consolidations department for 6 years. Tom and I have been married for almost 6 years, have a daughter Jaedynn who will be 4 in August and expecting a baby boy in late August/early September. We have owned our house for 5 years in North Lincoln and love living there. Our daughter keeps us busy. I look forward to hearing from everyone.
posted on June 25, 2007

Name: Chris Longly
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Lincoln, NE
Comments: Class of 1997! Please register with the alumni association.
Since leaving Lexington my life has been full of exciting twists and turns. After graduating UNL I began working politics. I managed and worked on political campaigns for several years. The past few years have been spent handling PR for companies which has been exciting. Most exciting of all is that I recently got engaged and we are the process of planning our wedding. (Not to mention our 10 year class reunion). So we don't forget anyone in the class, please e-mail me (click on my name) your contact information so I can make sure you know where all the fun activities will be June 15-16. I hope to see you all this summer!
posted on February 4, 2007

Name: Kirsten Maas
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Littleton, Colorado
Comments: I am a Math teacher in Highlands Ranch while going to graduate school. I love living so close to the mountains and try to take advantage of all they have to offer.
posted on March 28, 2005

Name: Kye Myers
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Garden City, Kansas
Comments: Hello everyone! I am working for an Architectural firm as Cad Specialist here in Garden City. Of all the beautiful states I have lived in I end up in SW Kansas. Crazy world! I have been engaged to Yolanda Chavez for over a year now. No date set just yet. Excited to see and hear from anyone!
posted on January 24, 2007

Name: Cody Popken
Class of: 1997
Now Living In: Lexington
Comments: Bartender at teps in lex. Come see me.
posted on March 1, 2008

Name: Mandy (Schilling) Zerr
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Sumner, NE
Comments: Currently I own a house in the small town of Sumner, NE (just north east of Lexington) and I work at The Buckle warehouse/headquarters in Kearney, NE. I have a degree in marketing from UNK. I am also a Family Support Group Leader for the Kearney Army Reserve Unit where my husband, Paul Zerr, is a soldier. No kids. We've been trying off and on for a few years with no luck. But we have 2 very spoiled dogs and a cat.
posted on February 22, 2007

Name: Kelly (Schukar) Mendez
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Genoa, NE
Comments: Update: Been married for three years to a deputy sheriff, and have a cute 1-year old boy named Blake. I am a part-time RN at a care home and a full-time mom. Hope everyone is well!!
updated on November 14, 2007

Name: Kristy (Skinner) Hurst
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Omaha, Nebraska
Comments: Hi everyone! Wow - I can't believe it has been almost 10 years. I certainly don't feel that old! I'm still in Nebraska, living with my wonderful husband of 5 years, Joel, and our crazy beagle, Buster. I work at Gordmans' corporate headquarters in Omaha as an Assistant Buyer in woman's apparel. No kids for us! We spend all our free time (and money!) traveling, shopping, doing home improvements, and trying new types of cuisine. I also spend a lot of time coordinating fundraisers for the Friends of Planned Parenthood guild I'm on. If you're ever in town, look me up, I'd love to catch up! Take care and hope to see you all soon!
posted on January 25, 2007

Name: Jeff Stauffer
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Kearney, NE
Comments: Not much of a talker or writer I guess you could say. But here goes, I went to UNK for a bit, worked various jobs, I was a manager at Perkins for 2 years and then transferred to Skeeter Barnes. I then got transferred to Council Bluffs to open the new store and stayed on as FOH Manager for a year and a half. I then came back to Lexington to help my family out with their small business as their accountant/bookkeeper. Once they were settled I returned to Skeeter Barnes management in Kearney. Am currently with them still. I'm single and like it. Never been married, never will be married. Can't wait for nieces and nephews but have no children of my own. I have made lifelong friendships along the way that are unbreakable. They are my lifeline and the reason I get up every morning. I am still real close my family and see them often.
posted on January 29, 2007

Name: Abby Thornburg
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Lexington
Comments: Currently living in Lexington with my soon-to-be husband, Bill. We moved back here about 4 years ago from Denver. We are getting married on March 17, 2007!! I currently work in the Dawson County Attorney's Office as a Child Support Enforcement Officer. Hope to see you all at the 10 year reunion!
posted on January 24, 2007

Name: Melissa (Thornburg) Schukar
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Minden
Comments: Hello, to all. I live in Minden with my wonderful husband Shawn. We have been married for 7 1/2 years. We also have three precious boys. Tyler 6 1/2 years, Christian 4 years and Riley 2 1/2 years.
  I was a Dental Assistant little over 3 three years. I am currently a student at UNK studying Elementary Education/Early Childhood Development.
posted on November 8, 2005

Name: Jason Towne
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Kapolei, Hawaii
Comments: Hello, everyone. Well, where do I begin? I joined the Army straight out of high school and have been in ever since. I just got promoted to Staff Sergeant this month (May 2007). I started working on FM radios (31U for those who know about MOS) for a field artillery unit at Fort Sill, OK, but after 3 years I decided I wanted to do something different, so I reclassified to an IT tech (74B). After going to school for the reclassification I moved to Fort Richardson, AK where I worked for the Directorate of Information Management (DOIM) there. Alaska is also where I met my wonderful wife, Angela. After a three year stay in Alaska we moved to Hawaii where I also worked at the DOIM. After nearly three years with them I switched jobs to work as the Information Management Officer for a personnel unit at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. We still live in Hawaii and love all the beauty the islands have to offer (hate how crowded it is). I plan on retiring from the Army and, after that, I want to get into the animation business and maybe eventually start my own production company and make Christian animated films. Angela and I have no children yet, but we'd love to have at least one. If any of you ever come to Hawaii (in the next couple of years anyway) look us up. We'd be happy to show you around the island (Oahu - where Honolulu, Waikiki, and Pearl Harbor are located). Ok, this is getting long. Sorry, but we won't be attending the banquet this year, but I'd love to hear from my fellow Minutemen. Take care everyone.
posted on May 27, 2007

Name: Jamie Walker
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Kansas City, MO
Comments: Hi! I'm currently living in KC, MO. I've been here for 4 years, working as a property facultative reinsurance underwriter (a real mouthful, I know) for a Berkshire Hathaway company since I've been here. I'm living with my boyfriend, Ben, and our pug Wheezie on the Plaza in KC, which is going great! Other than that and doing a ton of traveling, nothing too exciting. I'd love to hear from anyone if they are in the area!  :)
posted on November 29, 2005

Name: Beth (Wellmann) Klootwyk
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
Comments: As of June '06, I have been living in Dakota Dunes, SD with my husband Ryan and daughter Sydney. I am a School Psychologist employed with the Educational Service Unit #2 out of Fremont, NE. Email me, I'd love to hear from you!
updated on November 18, 2006 - (note new e-mail address)

Name: Kylee (White) Kuecker
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Lexington
Comments: I have been living in Lex for the last 5 years. I am the director of the after school program at Sandoz elementary. It is such a rewarding job and I love it. Josh and I also have been married 5 years and we have a 21 month old daughter name Reese. This year I am coaching the Liberty Belles. It is a lot of fun and it is always brings back great memories. Surprisingly, I really enjoy living in my hometown.
posted on January 24, 2007

Name: Amy (Wosleben) Holbein
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Lexington
Comments:
I am still living in Lex. I have been married to my husband Dahlas for 5 years now. We have a 5 month old baby boy, Carson. He has filled our lives with joy. I am still staying at home but hope to return to work soon. Hope to see you all in a couple of months!
updated on April 17, 2006

Name: Heidi (Yung) Kellerman
Class Of: 1997
Now Living In: Lincoln,  NE
Comments: Currently live in Lincoln with my husband, Todd, who've I've been married to since 2004, and work as a Direct Marketing Specialist. No children as of yet, not even any pets. You may see us at any Husker sporting event or playing softball and volleyball while it's warm outside. Enjoying life and keeping busy with the never-ending updates we want to do with our home.
posted on January 24, 2007

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