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    Row 1: Dave Bowman, Cathy (Beal) Nevogt, Ruth Ann (Jones) Monaghan, Gayla (Johnson) Maddox, Beth (Granger) O’Connell, Julie (Klink) Ray, Nancy (Ford) Richardson, Dave Conn, Barb (Renner) Schmidt, Carol (Denton) Bennett and Don Archer.

    Row 2: Don Rogers, Ross Elwood, Cheryl (Clamme) Elwood, Marla (Drake) Schultz, Mike Schultz, Mindy (Hopkins) Wagner, Dave Gross, Dave Pierson, Bill Martin, Bill Curts, Christie (Reading) Overmyer, Teresa (Garrison) Jordan, Jodie Boxell, Dick Townsend, Tim Dunham, Steve Woolard and Mark Townsend.

    Row 3: Craig Roberts, Jeff Hart, Dave Bergdoll, Lou Ann (Vanderbur) Beckley, Dan Morrical, Gary Nottingham, Alva Bennett, Pam (Jackson) Weaver and Barney Walter.

    Blackford High School’s graduating class of 1973 held its 45th year reunion on Sept. 29, in Hartford City.

    In the evening, the group me at the Hartford City Elks Club, where they enjoyed 70’s music, catered food, and a slideshow of hundreds of photos of class members taken between 1969 and present day.

     Thirty-seven classmates attended the evening reunion, plus many spouses and friends.

    Three classmates were recognized for traveling the farthest to attend the reunion. They were Tim Dunham from Pittsburgh, Pa., Dan Morrical from Hampton, Iowa and Don Archer from Berkeley, Calif.

    A candlelit memorial dedicated to deceased classmates was on display during the evening, and their names were read aloud: Coreen Smith Ackerman, Terry Bell, Brian Bennett, Gina Bosworth Bragg, Janet Bonjour, Janelle Chaney, Connie Bubp Gaby, Gary Dickey, Ben Enochs, Jack Fry, Randy Glancy, Ken Johnson, Jon Kimmel, Ken Krebs, Susan Lord, Doug Milholland, Liz Monfort, Chuck Noble, Donn Pettit, Archie Reading, Wava Bridges Reeder, Tim Rozales, Jae Overmeyer Ruble, Joe Ruble, Gary Schultz, Rich Scott, Mike Sipe, Dave Sours, Joy Thornburg, John VanGordon, Alan Vincent, Bob Wells, and Bill Wine.

    Class members gathered in the afternoon at senior class president Mark Townsend’s home.