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•   Tom Ahlstrand  2/28
•   Ivan Streit  2/26
•   Louis Ainsworth  2/26
•   Keith Skromme  2/26
•   Judy Bledsoe (Cagle)  2/22
•   Richard Ryckeghem  2/20
•   Anne Harris (Davis)  2/18
•   Tim Lawless (Lawless)  2/18
•   Margie Johnson  2/18
•   Deanna Rohrbach (Rossow)  2/16
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3 live in Alabama
1 lives in Alaska
7 live in Arizona
5 live in Arkansas
21 live in California
8 live in Colorado
1 lives in Connecticut
28 live in Florida
9 live in Georgia
2 live in Idaho
253 live in Illinois
3 live in Indiana
39 live in Iowa
2 live in Kansas
1 lives in Kentucky
3 live in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
10 live in Michigan
10 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
8 live in Missouri
2 live in Montana
5 live in Nebraska
4 live in Nevada
1 lives in New Jersey
1 lives in New Mexico
2 live in New York
5 live in North Carolina
7 live in Ohio
8 live in Oklahoma
5 live in Oregon
3 live in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
1 lives in Tennessee
13 live in Texas
3 live in Utah
5 live in Virginia
8 live in Washington
1 lives in West Virginia
12 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in New Brunswick
1 lives in Ontario
1 lives in Egypt
2 live in Mexico
1 lives in Sweden
1 lives in United Kingdom
77 location unknown


•   Al Buchanan  3/2
•   Bob Groene  3/3
•   Suzee Carson (Branch)  3/5
•   John Sedlock  3/10
•   Karen Sandberg (Ege)  3/12
•   Ralph Cholewinski  3/14
•   Steve Acord  3/19
•   Lenore Reents (Monkus)  3/22
•   Linda Lind (Podolski)  3/25
•   Samuel L Grogg  3/29
•   Barbara Olson (Bloom)  4/1
•   Stephanie Sundine  4/1
•   Brian Merrit Gengler  4/2
•   Merikay Jones (Willer)  4/2


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

Welcome to the web site for the

Moline High School Class of 1965



The 50th reunion will be celebrated at the Moline Viking Club on Friday night, October 2, 2015, and at Stoney Creek on Saturday night, October 3, 2015. A small room block is available there, too. 

Please check your profile to be sure we have your correct mailing and email addresses AND check back here for the details.

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MHS '65 Scholarship $$ Available to MHS '15 ers

Think back exactly 50 years. What were you up to? Graduation from MHS was imminent...what was beyond? Just then the Mississippi River decided to rise up, show her muscle and many MHS students contributed to the effort to keep our town—especially the water treatment plant—safe and dry. Nonetheless, 50 years ago many MHS '65 ers were thinking-planning college.

Do you have a grandchild or know of someone who will be graduating from MHS in a few short months? Could he or she use a boost for their education? The MHS 65 Legacy Scholarship Committee voted to extend one $1,000 scholarship to a 2015 graduate.

Interested students should visit or call Linda Daily (309) 764-4193 for complete information.  Deadline for applications is March 15th.

The scholarship committee also agreed and set a fundraising goal of $65,000 to be reached by the end of 2015. Contributions can be mailed to: Moline Foundation, 817-11th Ave., Moline, IL 62165, earmarked for MHS '65.

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Establish A New Tradition!

Be part of a new MHS ‘65 Tradition—a monthly breakfast get- together!

When: 9a.m., the 1st Wednesday of every month, beginning March 4th 2015.

Where: Moline Hy- Vee- a block east of MHS (4218 Ave. of the Cities)

Why: Why not??? Come to catch-up, reminisce, and hang-out……

Hope you can come—OFTEN!  Everyone welcome -- locals and visitors alike!


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Still Learning

My apology for the confusion with the survey question; I'm still learning how to run online surveys. So let's try it again.

It has just one question  Select which answer best fits your preference.

Marie Flatley


You must be logged in to submit this survey. Please use the login box in the upper right corner.

1)   At previous reunions, you've received a book with classmate information. Since then, this website for classmates has been created to include information submitted and updated individually. So we're wondering if you still want a reunion book.

  Yes, I'd like a printed book.
  No, I'm happy with the website alone.

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Barry Curtis, Bob Groene, and Jon Chapman formalize our scholarship legacy with Moline Foundation's Joy Boruff


Smiles abound as Barry Curtis, Bob Groene, and Jon Chapman formalize our MHS 65 Scholarship agreement with the Moline Foundation and its Executive Director, Joy Boruff.

This scholarship is a meaningful piece of our class's legacy; its success is up to all of us, largely dependent on how much we can raise.
The Scholarship Group (Steve Acord, Louis Ainsworth, Cheryl Anderson LeHew, Jon Chapman, Barry Curtis, Marie Flatley, Bob Groene, Jeff Johnson, and Marg Rosborough Duer) asks for and appreciates your support of our class legacy!
You can make a tax-deductible contribution now with PayPal or by check to:
MHS 65 Scholarship
c/o Moline Foundation
817- 11 Avenue
Moline, 61265
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cap and diplomaOur Legacy
MHS 65 Scholarship Program

A group of your classmates feels fortunate for the quality education we received at MHS! We believe it's appropriate to establish a tangible expression of our appreciation. Therefore, in memory of departed classmates and in celebration of achievements of the Moline High School Class of 1965, we, as our Legacy, establish a Scholarship program for MHS graduates who seek to better themselves and to contribute to society. 

We feel so strongly about this program that we've all pledged to economically support our Legacy!

In the coming months, you'll hear more from us, including more "testimonials" on why we've chosen to participate, and, importantly, how you can support this worthy endeavor.


As we approach our 50th Class Reunion, it seems we’re at a point in our lives that much of the “heavy lifting” is behind us. If we’ve been blessed with kids, they’re mostly raised, although whatever their age, our needs to assist in some fashion still seem to arise-- perhaps by our choice?  Many of us are retired, save for doing things we choose/ enjoy.

Along the way, our education and life experiences have taught us important lessons. Increasingly, I find myself asking, “How can I pass along what I feel I’ve learned, to my heirs and to others?" Further, I sincerely believe we received a solid educational foundation at MHS. We’ve individually and collectively built on that foundation to become capable, strong contributors to many facets of society.

If you’re having similar thoughts, please consider joining us to fund this program, for the benefit of our MHS successors, from our Class of caring, contributing individuals! 

--Jon Chapman

As we’ve learned and earned, it seems like now is the time to return.  The solid foundation of a Moline education helped provide the knowledge, skills, and attitude we needed, so it seems right to support those, who like us once, are just starting to build on their Moline foundations.”

--Marie Flatley

While far from what I'd call a “Bible thumper” I do read a devotion or two most days.  A recent one (from the TV famous Duck Commander/Duck Dynasty Happy-Happy-Happy folks) referred to 1 Timothy 6:17-19.

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor put their hope in wealth... Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.” (I might add that we each can insert our own definition of rich.)

The MHS '65 Scholarship Legacy program could be considered either a 'pay it forward' or a “pay it backward' endeavor. Either way, it's a somewhat unique opportunity to reach out to others realistically providing a boost to the life journey of a someone we've never met. 

--Bob Groene


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