FAYETTE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015
2015 All Cardinal weekend ends
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Cardinal Reunions and News
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THE OLD OPERA HOUSE (the central All
Cardinal gathering location for Sat. evening)
"It's great to see
everybody each year and not just for each
Cardinal reunions for 2015
1975-40th: The 1975 Cardinals will hold their 4th Reunion on Saturday, July 18th. We have reserved a time to eat at Cabo's (dinner). It will be a buffet and will cost $15.00/person. Social gathering at 6:00pm (cash bar); eat at 6:30pm. Please RSVP with DeLois Vandersee Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Other contact people are Mike Wulfefuhle (email@example.com) and Debra Martin Feddersen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1955-60th: The 1955 Cardinals will be holding a gathering during 2015. The contact Jack.Mullens'55, Email email@example.com 1351.Summit.St, Box.396, Center.Point.IA, Hm#319.849.2198, Cell#319.651.3990. Jack has already been attempting to contact all living members of the class. Jack relates that for the 50th Reunion in 2005, 9 of 19 classmates attended. The 19 classmates of the Class of 1955 were Iva Mae Wilke (deceased), Rosemary Templeman, Terry Mullins (deceased), Tersa Kauten, Ronald Nading (deceased), Jack Mullins, James Shaffer, Beverly Johnson, Beverly Bass (deceased), Lawrence Smith (deceased), Douglas Everett, Marcella Swomley (deceased), Janet Alton, Sherley Warner, Lowell Skinner, Larry Langerman (deceased), Mabel Popenenhagen (deceased) Darrel Anfinson & Jo Ann Bright ( deceased). That is 9 of 19 are now deceased as of 2015. Others I (Jack) started school with that are deceased: Eula Weyant & Lanny Dahl.
If your class is
holding any type of Reunion or if you plan on being back
in Fayette, please send me
info to post.
Cardinals indicating they will be in Fayette during the All-Cardinal
We urge classes holding reunions to use the Opera House on Saturday evening for their group gathering. The Opera House contact person for information and to reserve a class table is Arlene Klatt firstname.lastname@example.org It has been obvious the Opera House gathering is an important few moments in time. It is the only opportunity to get to know or visit with Cardinals from other class years. Friday evening is a good time to plan an individual class gathering, but it is important with the small class numbers and membership to gather at the Opera House on Saturday evening between 5 to 7+ pm.
2015 Memorial Project for James Lee, killed in Vietnam: Donations have reached $1810 as of 2015Mar01.
2015Jan01, note from Larry Webb, FHS'66: I would like to encourage past Fayette Cardinals to help with this very important Memorial for PFC James Marvin Lee (member of the FHS class of 1967, in 6,7,8,9th grades) who died in Vietnam on March 16, 1969. He was the only kid from Fayette to have been killed during the Vietnam War. James paid the ultimate price for his country, and he deserves to be recognized with this Memorial Bench and a ceremony honoring him. This gives all of us who went to school in Fayette a chance to be a part of remembering him with a donation towards the Memorial. The City Clerk for Fayette and I are co-signers for the bank account. Donations can be mailed to: First State Bank, P.O. Box 40, Fayette, Iowa, 52142. If you have any questions, please email Larry.Webb'66 at: Lwbbq@hotmail.com Please help me accomplish this remembrance of Jim, (Larry.Webb'66).
City Admin/Clerk's note: A stone memorial bench will be placed on a concrete slab in the Open Air Market Park in Fayette with the name of James Lee engraved on it and when he died with an American Flag. The bench will be lighted at night. The fund raising goal is around $3,500 for everything.
Go to the top of the Cardinal Update Page for a larger picture and more text.
KCRG TV Station coverage 2015Apr01 http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/formal-memorial-planned-for-fayette-marine-killed-in-vietnam-20150401
Cardinal Reunions and News
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Fayette Information and Facilities:
City page with area links: http://www.fayetteia.com/
RV facilities for the All-Cardinal Weekend. The Volga River Recreational Area (Volga Lake) and Klock's Island in Fayette will be open for RV's. Both locations have restroom/shower/dumping facilities. Klock's Island has as of 2008 a new shower facility and about a dozen spots with hookups at ten dollars a day, first come, first serve, no reservations. A city employer will come around to collect each day.
establishments available on Main Street
Note: as of 2010, all public buildings in Iowa are smoke free.
ALL CARDINAL INFORMATION
THE ANNUAL ALL-CARDINAL IS ALWAYS THE THIRD WEEKEND IN JULY.
IS THE ALL-CARDINAL
.....Starting in 1994, members of several Cardinal Classes started meeting on the third weekend of July to enjoy the Fayette area and to socialize.
.....The first All-School Gathering was in 1999 when any Cardinal class or individual was invited to return to Fayette on the All Cardinal Weekend. An agenda developed that was flexible enough to meet everyone's needs. Future All-Cardinal's remained similar, encouraging classes to utilized the All Cardinal Weekend for their class reunions.
.....The All-Cardinal Agenda is intended to be simple and self-perpetuating and thus can be a base for classes that would like to schedule individual reunion activities.
.....The All Cardinal Weekend is not designed to be an organized event, but rather a set weekend for Cardinals and Fayette folks to make their own schedule of activities.
.....Pass the word and invite any Cardinal or Little Peacock you communicate with. The All-Cardinal will be an enjoyable weekend. If you cannot make it back this year perhaps another time, but stay in contact.
.....The All-Cardinal is a trip back to the Valley you grew up around, the area where you attended school, and for many Cardinals, the area of their ancestors. With Cardinal classes being relatively small there will generally be only limited numbers of schoolmates that you will know or recognize, plus the village has so drastically changed that one must adjust expectations.
.....The All-Cardinal is what you make of it as an individual. You will like the ALL-CARDINAL!
...Early arrivals play golf or socialize at Big Rock, or do some site-seeing/visiting.
...There is generally informal gatherings on Main Street or in area homes.
...Everyone is expected to plan their own day; sight seeing, visiting, golfing, fishing, loafing.
...Nancy.Wulfekuhle will be arranging a Golf 'Mixer" at Big Rock for Sat morning. A possibility will be for golfers to simply show up at a given time, draw names and play best ball. Information will be posted and emailed as the Golf outing developes.
An ALL-CARDINAL/LITTLE PEACOCK GATHERING will be going on anytime after 5pm on Main Street of Fayette at the Old Opera House, PrimeTime/Downtown Lounge and Shiners. The main time for socializing at the Opera House is generally between 5-7+ pm.
THE OLD OPERA HOUSE (the central All
Cardinal gathering location for Sat. evening)
...The Old Opera House (Masonic/Eastern Star Lodge) has been refurbished and is wheel chair accessible with a ramp into the side door and new steps in front. The outside, main floor and basement have been gorgeously restored. It is air-conditioned. An evening meal will be available at the Opera House for Cardinals and Fayette Citizens, Saturday, 5-7pm, the evening of the All-Cardinal. Cost is $10 for Pork Sandwich, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Fruit Salad, Brownie, with Lemonade (sugared), ice tea (unsweetened) or water. Plan to arrive close to 5pm so as not to miss any of the Cardinals in attendance. Please put on a name tag at the door with name, class year, present hometown. This is a 'walk-in' meal/social put on by the Opera House committee; no reservations are necessary. Dress is totally informal; whatever you are comfortable wearing. Anyone is welcome, not just former FHS students. We encourage town/area people to visit for the meal or just walk in to socialize awhile between 5-7+pm.
urge classes holding reunions to use the Opera House on
Saturday evening for their group gathering. The Opera
House contact person for information and to reserve a class
table is Arlene Klatt
email@example.com It has been obvious
this is an important few moments in time. It is the
only opportunity to get to know or visit with Cardinals from
other class years. Friday evening is a
good time to plan an individual class gathering, but it is
important with the small class numbers and membership to
gather and re-acquaint at the Opera House on Saturday
evening between 5 to 7+ pm.
...The old Opera House was the site of many early FHS graduations. In the late 1800's/early 1900's graduation was usually in late March before spring field work started. In the late 1800's up to 1920 and beyond the Opera House was used not only for stage and movie performances, but also for community activities, socials, etc.
Most people are on their way home.
NOTE: We only communicate Cardinal info by email and the internet. The email address book continues to become smaller all the time because changes are not sent to me. I need email address changes and I need email addresses of Cardinals not on the list. I do not 'hunt' down addresses, and only rely on information sent to me. Please continue to send updates and new emails for anyone in your family or anyone with a Fayette connection. Try to use a stable email address such as hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc.
Anyone working on Fayette related genealogy? I would like to look at any pioneer descendent trees available to see if I can plug them into my master file for the Fayette Co. area, which has grown to about 50k individuals thus more and more family interconnections being made. I would also like to take or be sent digitals of old Fayette Co. areas/people to eventually use on Fayette web pages or to upload to the photo site. I may have resources uploaded to the photo hosting site or saved on my harddrives which can by utilized by others.
NOTE: You will need to watch for area code changes on the phone numbers, i.e., The eastern side of Iowa was split and 563 is now being used for the towns of Decorah, Fayette, Manchester, Davenport Clinton, and others, while the 319 code is retained for much of the old region. I will not be making immediate/rapid changes in any of the area codes so most listed are from 2000. If your spouse or other data is incorrect, or you have additions of other other FHS Cardinals, please post to me. If you want any or all of your data eliminated, please post. We would like to add the demographic information for any former Fayette student to the database, so if you know of someone that was a class member and not listed please post me the information, firstname.lastname@example.org
Save and donate important books, manuscripts, notes, pictures, living historyr to the Fayette County Historical Society Museum at West Union.
FAYETTE, IOWA, RANDALIA, DUNHAM'S GROVE, WADENA, ARLINGTON,, MAYNARD, WEST UNION, ELGIN, THE VOLGA RIVER, BIG ROCK, DEAN'S ROCK, TURTLE BEND, HUNT'S HILL, LANGERMAN'S FORD, KLOCK'S ISLAND, THE DEPOT, STEAM ENGINES, THE CUT, TRAIN RIDES, THE VIA DUCT, EAGLES' POINT, SHAFFER'S HOLE, SUCKERS, SMALLMOUTH FISHING, SWIMMING, BLOODSUCKERS, ICE SKATING, GREEN APPLES, CHERRY BOMBS, SLEDDING, SNOW BALLS, STICKBALL, PLUM FIGHTS, BASEBALL FIELD, UIU PHYSICAL EDUCATION, DAVIS' DRUG STORE, BLACK COWS, CRUSHES, REAL CRUISING, U-TURNS, SPINNERS, OTT'S DRIVE INN, LOVERS' LANE, PEPSI COLA, UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE HILL, COLLEGE HALL, DOC DORMAN, UIU, GO PEACOCKS, STUDY HALL, THE AUDITORIUM, THE "NEW" GYM, CLASSES, SENIORS, GO CARDS, FAYETTE!
FORGOTTEN AND GONE
THE TOWN OF WESTFIELD, THE TOWNS OF LIMA, ALBANY, BRAINARD, LONG GROVE, CENTER GROVE, CENTER VALLEY, SPRING GROVE, MILL PONDS AT LIMA AND ALBANY, CENTERVILLE, TAYLORSVILLE, BRUSH CREEK, BRICK YARDS, COLE'S MILL AND INN, DEAD MAN'S GULCH, PARKER'S CAMP, OWEN'S SWITCH, THE DUGOUT HOME, OLD FARMS AND BUSINESSES, FLOUR MILLS, SAW MILLS, GOOSEBERRY ISLAND, HOBSON'S GROVE, PARSON'S GROVE, HARVEST HOME PICNIC, HOMES' PASTURE, , KLOCK'S WOOLEN MILL, LOG HOUSES, OLD NEWSPAPERS, STEAM TRAINS, FARMING WITH HORSES, THE FAYETTE HOUSE HOTEL, HOBO JUNGLE, CREAMERY BRIDGE, SCRAP METAL PILE AT THE SOUTH END OF MAIN STREET AND THE HOP'S VINES NEARBY, RATTLESNAKE DEN, OLD BREWERY, CREAMERY BRIDGE, OLD CREAMERIES, THE RIVER FORDS AT THE ENDS OF MECHANICS AND WASHINGTON STREETS, OLD HOMES, NOBLE'S FORD, HORSE RACING AND RACE TRACKS, ROAD RACING HORSES, ORR'S FORD, EARLY PIONEERS, BUTTMENTS (BUTTMAN'S, ABUTTMENTS) BRIDGE, HOBSON'S POTTERY, THE FIRST WATER TOWER, CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS, WILD FLOWERS, AND THE NATIVE AMERICANS OF THE VALLEY.
CLASS REPRESENTATIVE NETWORK
Class members with email and class reps need to keep their class list current. Class members with e-mail offer the most efficient way to keep reps and others linked and posted on current developments. Try to keep your Cardinal contacts informed.
CARDINAL ADDRESS DIRECTORY
Cardinal List from 1886-1986 We continue working very hard to collect addresses, phone numbers, spouses names, e-mail addresses, deceased information, etc., for a complete database. There are still address gaps, especially in the 70's & 80's. Living members in the classes from the 30's are also needing located. Faculty names, subjects, years, addresses, etc. are needed! We would like to add any Fayette resident that would like to be on the list, disregarding of whether they attended the Fayette schools or not.
A WINDOW INTO HISTORY
1849--The Indian's are run off for good. The 'White Tide' starts.
1850--Robert Alexander moved from the Wilcox cabin 2mi south & builds a 1st generation mill on the SE edge of 'Klock's Island.'
1851--Westfield village is beginning to form around the Alexander mill area. Fayette does not exist, yet.
1851-52---The first school in the Fayette valley was a log, 12"x18', structure, in the woods to the SW of the Clark/Mechanic St intersecton.
1857---The school was moved into the Seminary (College Hall, limestone main building) for a short period.
1859-67---The first brick grade school building constructed, on the SW corner of Clark and King Streets (the 'Grade School').
1881---The addition to the west side of the grade school was added (the 'platform' behind the Grade School).
1900---The first high school was occupied (and would be incorporated into the southern portion of the 1916 High School (addition).
1916---A new high school was built and moved into mid Feb 1917.
1917--The eighth grade moved to the High School building.
1920--Consolidation with area country schools.
1921--Sixth and seventh grades moved to the High School. The remainder of the H. S. land was acquired.
1922---Bob Pond, a high school student wrote the school song, "Crimson Always Stands for Courage."
1934---May 15, early morning. The west side of the old elementary school burned (the foundation/basement remained to form the 'platform'). It was said that Swede Wilson, living nearby, saved the rest of the building single handed,. Professor Morse (teacher & superintendent) was quite unhappy, as he wanted a new building, so the story goes. Loss set at $10k.
1946---The mascot was changed from "Little Peacocks" to "Cardinals", and the school song to "On Wisconsin."
1950-51---A 'new' gym was built to the south of the High School. The old gym in the H.S. basement was used until the early 1940's, when the college gym would be used for games. The old gym would become an auditorum. Fourth & fifth grade classes would be moved into the two 'new' gym classrooms.
1984---Fayette High School closes and consolidates with North High in West Union.
1986---The High School is demolished during the winter and following spring.
1994---The first All-Cardinal Reunion started with classes of the late '50's and early '60's.
1999---The sixth annual All-Cardinal Gathering became the first all-class weekend.
2000---The seventh All-Cardinal involving all classes was successful with perhaps 200+ people in town. The agenda was the same as last year and will be the same in the coming year, and every year thereafter assuming no change in accommodations.
2001---The eighth All-Cardinal weekend attracted about the same number of former students as last year. The undefeated football team of the Fall of 1955, where only 19 Cardinal "Ironmen" won the conference under the leadership of Coach George Richards, had a very nice gathering in the Primetime. Don'63 and Dayna'62 Dummermuth Timmerman produced a very professional eight minute tape, "The Miracle of the 1955 Cardinal Football Team." As of July 2001, a copy of that tape is still available for $15, which includes shipping. I would strongly suggest anyone with connections to that season immediately contact Don and Dayna Timmerman, Box 210, Denver, Iowa, 50622. The Class of 81 had a hog roast picnic at Klock's Island and invited the classes of '79-83. The '61 Cardinals had 10 of their remaining 26 members present. The Class of '56 met at the Trailside Inn. The Downtown Lounge was full of FHS folks both Friday and Saturday evenings.
2002---The ninth All-Cardinal saw many Cardinal's socializing around the area during the weekend, playing golf, visiting, site-seeing, etc. On Saturday evening activities then clustered around socializing at the Downtown Lounge on Main Street. Three classes grouped up early in the evening for their five year reunions at Big Rock, while one class met in the Prime Time. The Arlington Day's Car Cruise came through town. Cardinals encouraged about 25 of the old muscle cars to do some entertaining burn-outs directly in front of the Downtown. The Downtown had a pizza, chicken, salad buffet available. Many former Cardinal's stayed in town at the new AmericInn. A group of Fayette area residents are working very hard to totally restore the "old Opera House," which will become a Community Center, available for activities. Make plans to visit Fayette for the 2003 All-Cardinal.
---The Classes of 52, 57, 62 met together Sat evening at Big Rock. The Class of 82 held a reunion in the PrimeTime. The Class of 72 gathered at the West Union County Club.
---Jack Wenthe posted: Class of 67 held our 35th class reunion on Saturday night of the All Cardinal. We had 18 of the 33 in our graduating class present for the diner at the Sportsman south of Oelwein. Some of us gathered in Fayette on Friday night and after the diner on Saturday night. We had a great time and are planning a 40th in five years, Cathy (Alshouse ) Wilson will be in charge, with Cindy(Alderson)Hansmeier and me as helpers. I am in the process of writing an article and a picture for the Fayette paper.
---Paul Adams posted: The Class of '77 had an informal camp out at Rick & Becky Denburger's place north of West Union on July
20th. Three families, (ten people) camped out and others joined us for fellowship. We made a trip into Fayette that evening to talk to others at the Downtown Lounge. A good time was had by all. I will keep you posted about the plans for next summer; we anticipate another camp out & picnic for the Class of '77.
2003---The tenth All-Cardinal was not only hosted by the PrimeTime/Downtown Lounge on Main Street but the old Opera House held a community fundraising meal to assist in the restoration of the Opera House. The project is well under way and will be a major asset to the community, not only for historic purposes on Main Street but also as a community site for gatherings to include family reunion, weddings, town activities, etc. The building was constantly full of Cardinals and Fayette residents all evening. The class of '58 held their Reunion during the meal. Many Cardinals continue to gather at the PrimeTime/Downtown during the evening, socializing and telling old stories, some of which are now highly stretched along with much of our anatomy. Big Rock is now an 18 hole course and as usual saw a number of Cardinal looking for another kind of birdies but generally finding 'no-see'um's and weeds. We again experienced another good Cardinal gathering and will be back if not next year, soon.
2004---The eleventh All-Cardinal was hosted at the Opera House on Main Street Fayette. The restoration of the main floor of the Opera House was completed with work continuing on the basement and other area. Several classes met Saturday evening on the Main Floor of the Opera House in class groups to hold their reunions. The Opera house committee again arrange the evening meal for the All Cardinal, with the seating being pleasantly full but not crowded. A couple of other classes utilized the All-Cardinal Weekend to hold their reunions in the Fayette area. Big Rock Golf Course had the back nine holes open, thus becoming the only 18 hole gold course in the immediate area. Golf and other area activities were utilized by visiting Cardinals, with both Friday and Saturday evenings finding Cardinals at the Primetime/Downtown and visiting on Main Street Fayette.
2005---The Twelfth All-Cardinal for the third year was hosted at the Opera House. The restoration of the Opera House is progressing nicely with the upstairs completed and a showpiece. Work continues on the basement/kitchen area. The All-Cardinal agenda is basically set and following the same schedule as in the past several years. We are holding stead fast to that time/schedule so that a tradition is set which everyone can count on in the coming years. The numbers attending in 2005 were down slightly. Generally between 100-130 meals are being served the past three years at the Opera House, with 2-5 classes also setting their five year gatherings at the Opera House meal time.
2006---The Thirteen All-Cardinal was again hosted at the Opera House. Restoration continues, with the basement kitchen area being the last major project. The numbers attending for 2006 were up, with about 145 being served Sat. evening at the Opera House. The hard work of Sharrol'56 and her brother Doug'61 Fay setting up their reunions brought back a good turn out for those two classes. we still are not seeing very many people in the 'younger' classes of the 1970's to mid 1980's, but continue to welcome them to use the weekend for their gatherings. Merle Thompson'39 Sternberg, a distant cousin, accompanied me, and may have been the oldest FHS grad in attendance. Faculty included George Richards, accompanied by his son Marshall'71 and George Capell, who is always in attendance. Friday evening saw quite a crowd at the Downtown Lounge, to include some of the 'younger' classes. There was not as many at the Downtown on Sat evening but still a nice gathering. UIU's Sat. noon picnic at Klock's Island was very well organized with great food and nicely attended. UIU plans to host a similar picnic for 2007. There are numerous village upgrades around Fayette, ram-rodded by Christie Dennis and the City Council, including new Main St. sidewalks and light poles which look just like those of the 1920+ to 1940 era. Klock's Island is getting a modern restroom facility. Several other projects are in the works. Numerous Cardinals played golf all weekend at Big Rock with was in fantastic condition. Again, we invite any class and/or anyone who attended Fayette schools, has lived or lives in Fayette, or just has interest in Fayette, to utilize the All Cardinal Weekend to revisit the village and enjoy their own activities and schedule, to include the Sat. evening meal t the Opera House and gatherings at the Downtown Lounge.
2007---The Fourteen All-Cardinal saw an increase in attendance with an estimated 180+ being around the Opera House on Saturday evening. Four classes, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, held their Reunions at the Opera House, which along with a consistent group of other Cardinals that return every year, produced one of the higher attended All Cardinals. Once again, Merle Thompson'39 Sternberg, a distant cousin, accompanied me, and may have been the oldest FHS grad in attendance. Faculty members in attendance were George Capell, Dominic Grasso and Jim Redel. Florence Lease, who is 101 years old and still lives in Sumner during the summers, was planning on attending but did not make it over. There was also good attendance at the DownTown Lounge on both Friday and Saturday evenings. The Opera House basement kitchen and group room is nearly finished. Theater lighting has been installed on the main floor for drama and other presentations. The restoration has produced a gorgeous representation of the original building and can be used for a large variety of community social events. The new shower/restroom and hookup facilities have been completed at Klock's Island, bringing increase use of the park. The recreational trail from Klock's Island to Main Street Fayette and beyond has been started. The ball fields and outdoor basketball court on the north side of the Volga are in use. We continue to encourage the use of the All Cardinal Weekend as a gathering time for FHS classes or other village events.
2008---The Fifteenth All-Cardinal numbers at the Opera House were down to about 85 meals, but still remained a successful Cardinal weekend. The numbers at the Opera House depend on the Cardinal Classes gathering for their five year reunion. We would recommend using Friday evening for a class reunion but attending the Opera House gathering by reserving a seating area with Cindy Carpenter. Pictures from the Opera House and from a walk down the new hiking/biking trail from the Main St area to Klock's Island, have been uploaded to the photo hosting site. Several more annuals were photographed and are also uploaded.
2009---The Sixteenth All Cardinal was a mirror of past years with four classes holding gatherings in Fayette during the All Cardinal Weekend. The Opera House served just under 150 meals. Fewer pics were taken at the Opera House this year. Photos from the weekend are uploaded into the 2009 folder on the photo hosting site and can be downloaded free, to a harddrive.
2010---The Seventeen All Cardinal evening at the Opera House had a nice turn out. Plans for next year's weekend remain the same. Any significant changes will be posted and emailed. It is important to keep address and email information updates. Classes with plans for 2011 may send info for uploading as it becomes available.
2011---The Eighteenth All Cardinal evening at the Opera House was utilized for the Class Reunion of 1951, 1956, 1961. The Opera House committee served 150+. With three socializing establishments now available, Main St was line with cars on Friday and Saturday evenings. The village is planning new store fronts, sidewalks and completing a recreational trail from the end of the Big Rock trail through the Volga Lake area and eventually connecting to trails to the north. UIU continues to add state of the art construction.
2012---The Nineteenth All Cardinal evening at the Opera House was utilized for the Class Reunion of 1962, with twenty members attending. The Opera House committee hosted about 155. Other classes met at various locations. The three Sports' Bars hosted mid evening. A number of Main St businesses are utilizing grant money to improve the appearance of store fronts with some going back to a more original appearance. Main St will be resurfaced. Business on Main St appears to be holding its own or improving. UIU has completed numerous new buildings and working on more to include a major stadium upgrade. A trail from Fayette into the Volga Lake area is being planned.
2013---The Twentieth All Cardinal: The Opera House hosted 110+ on Sat. evening. Several classes were holding gatherings in the Fayette area during the weekend, which remains fairly consistent with the past few years. Pictures from around Fayette are on the photo hosting site. The 2014 All Cardinal weekend is scheduled for Sat, 2014Jul19, with the web page updated. Please send reunion info to post for 2014, plus any email/address updates.
2014---The Twenty-First All Cardinal: The Opera House hosted about 80 on Sat. evening. The weekend gathering around town was similar to the past few years. Pictures are on the photo hosting site, linked near the top of the page. The All-Cardinal will remain simply a weekend when former Fayette residents can return, to their own thing, and likely run into some past memories.
Some past Class
arrangements for the
All-Cardinal Weekend for their five year and other
1953 will hold their 48th reunion on August 18, 2001 at UIU, in the Fayette Room of Garbee Res. Hall at 6pm, contact person is Phil Langerman.
1955 Football Team had a super evening Friday at the Primtime, with most of the 19 squad Iron Men present under the leadership of Coach George Richards, honored guest. Don and Danya Dummermuth Timmerman'63,'62 produced a very professional tape reviewing the undefeated season and the conference championship.
1956 at the Trailside Inn
1961 met at Mike's Mothers Friday evening and the Downtown Lounge/Primetime after 5:30pm for informal socializing with 10 of the present 26 members attending.
1981 met at Klock's Island and held a Hog Roast Potluck Picnic for the classes of '79, '80, '81, '82, '83 on Saturday afternoon.
1957 met at Big Rock for their 45th Reunion.
1962 met at Big Rock for their 40th Reunion.
1967 held their 35th Reunion.
1972 held their 30th Reunion.
1982 met in the PrimeTime for their 20th Reunion.
1958 met at the Opera House.
1953 met in August at Garbee Hall.
Other classes also met.
1974 Cards met at the Opera House.
1964 Cards met at the Opera House.
1959 Cards met at the Opera House.
1954 Cards met at Big Rock C.C.
CO-REP FOR THE ALL-CARDINAL PROJECT
David Dennis '59, Fayette, IA 52142, 563-425-4346
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my direct surnames were very early pioneers into Fayette County
entering northeast Iowa in the 1850's. Growing up in Fayette and
trekking the hills, prairies, streams throughout the county when
the small villages and farms were so active and functional
before the 1960's, the now lost history and memories of the
pioneer generations and lifestyles from 1840-1960 continue to
hold my interests. The Cardinal pages are a part
of that history and genealogy work. If you are working
on Fayette Co, Iowa genealogy, I have many resources stored or
run onto the photo site, to include burial listings, old plat
maps, histories, pics, ideas, etc.
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