FAYETTE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL  1885-1984+
2014 ALL CARDINAL

SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014
The 20th All Cardinal
Always the 3rd weekend in July.

Last updated:  2014Mar31

 
 

Please, please, please.....review Cardinal snailmail & email pages for changes and additions.

NOTE for 2014Victories, the restaurant adjacent to the coffee/logo shop Pavo Blue on Main.St, Fayette, has been closed for business for quite some time.  It is opening under a new name,  "Cabo Blue Sports Bar & Grill by April 2014, operated by Tim.Havenstrite a West.Union native that has moved back to the area.
https://www.facebook.com/tim.havenstrite?fref=ts 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cabo-Blue-Sports-Bar-Grill/250522558453499
The Cabo Blue
will be available for Cardinal Week-End; Bar hours 10am-closing2am, Kitchen 11am-11pm.


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.

"It's great to see everybody each year and not just for each class."  Larry.Wenthe'65

Cardinal reunions for 2014

Reunion information will be posted upon notification.

Years setting Cardinal reunions in 2014:
1984-30th: 
1979-35th: Will be gathering at the Opera House by 5:30pm, Sat, 2014Jul19.
1974-40th:
1969-45th:  
1964-50th:  

1959-55th:  Will be gathering Fri night at Bill's Farm & Sat evening at the Opera House.

1954-60th:
1949-65th:
Pre-1946: 

If your class is holding any type of Reunion, please send me info to post.  iowaz@swbell.net
(you can check the email and/or the database page for addresses of Cardinal contacts)

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   aklatt@iowatelecom.net   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 at the Opera House on Saturday evening between 5 to 7+ pm. 




Links to Fayette and FHS Cardinal pages:

Iowaz Index Page
Iowaz Photo Hosting Site

Cardinal Classes 1885-1985+
Cardinal Email Addresses
Cardinal Update Page 


First Fayette Iowa School to the 1916 HS
Fayette High School 1916 Construction & History

Fayette High School Student Alpha/Year List
FHS School Songs

Iowaz Photo Hosting Site:  http://public.fotki.com/iowaz
Many FHS Annuals, All Cardinal pics and other Fayette related photo albums..
To include:  1878 and 1910 History's, 1891 Biographies, old plat maps, cemeteries.
Anyone is welcome to send Fayette pics to upload into the photo site.
All pics on this site can be downloaded free (ask how if needed) so do not buy.
Send Email:  iowaz@swbell.net  (primary)  or iowaz@hotmail.com 

All-Cardinal Pics http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette_iowa_high-1/

Fayette Iowa High School Annuals & albums:  http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette_iowa_high/


Annuals uploaded to date:  84, 83, 80, 79, 78, 77, 76, 75, 73, 72, 71, 70,  69, 68, 67, 65, 64, 63, 62, 61, 60, 59, 58, 57, 56, 55, 54, 53, 51, 49, 48, 47, 46, 45, 22.  http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette_iowa_high/
Annuals not found in the library:  82, 81, 75, 74, 73, 52.  Anyone that can supply these annuals, I will photo and upload them. All other available annuals have been photographed. 
Class albums with other pics: 78, 74, 71, 64, 62, 61, 59, 58, 56, 54, 47, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40,  50, 40, 39, 38, 30, 17, 13, 07, 06, 05, 01, 00, 1899, 1898, 1896, 1895, 1889, 1865.


Main Iowaz Index Page
 

Fayette Information and Facilities:

Fayette Iowa City page with area links:   http://www.fayetteia.com/

 Boarders Inn & Suites in Fayette, at the 150/93 Intersection, 515 1/2 W. Water St.  Phone number,  563-425-0214. You can book online at  http://www.stayboulders.com/ , but Nancy prefers to talk to you. Boulders has a large group room available for gatherings.

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.

Breakfast/Coffee: 
Boike's (old Smith's Grocery) Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/Boikes?sk=info
Blimpies (NE corner of Hwy 150/93 intersection).
Pavo Blue Coffee & Logo Shop on Main.St.

 

Evening establishments  available on Main Street
Downtown Lounge (old theater) and Primetime Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=49759304995
Shiners Bar and Grill Facebook page:    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shiners-Bar-Grill-Fayette-Iowa/119649008100277
Cabo Blue Sports Bar & Grill: (Old Victories) Next to Pavo Blue on Main.St.

Fayette Iowa Facebook page: 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fayette/137310411603
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fayette-Iowa/104079602961895
Big Rock Country Club webpage &  Facebook page:  http://www.bigrockcountryclubgolf.com/
  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Rock-Country-Club/141931379209096

UIU Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/upperiowauniversity?sk=notes
Fayette Cardinals Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112314972126201
 

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.
 

WHAT 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!

THE ALL-CARDINAL AGENDA
FRIDAY AFTERNOON
...
Early arrivals play golf or socialize at Big Rock, or do some site-seeing/visiting.
FRIDAY EVENING
...There is generally informal gatherings on Main Street or in area homes.
Saturday
...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.

 

"THE MAIN EVENT"
SATURDAY EVENING

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.

..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   aklatt@iowatelecom.net   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. 

SUNDAY
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,  iowaz@swbell.net 



....The Fayette Community Library has a "Cardinal Corner" area with class annuals and other memorabilia.  Please invite your classmates to visit that area when they come to Fayette.  The Library Director is Linda Adams 
faylib@iowatelecom.net   The annuals cannot be checked out of the library so they will remain in place for many years to come so that others may enjoy looking through them.
....The Cardinal Corner is also a Fayette History corner and will accept document donations of historical and genealogy importance.  The living history the Fayette area is nearly gone with the passing of the local residence that lived during the "boom" era of the small businesses and farms of Fayette County that rapidly accelerated to near extinction in the past four decades.  Anyone with living history memories needs to save some along with family stories of the past generations.  A way of life from 1850 to 1960+ has disappeared and those with living memories can capture some of the history that courthouse records can never duplicate.
....Save and donate important books, manuscripts, notes, pictures, living history to the Cardinal and Fayette History Corner, or to the Fayette County Historical Society Museum at West Union.

 


IS THIS HEAVEN?
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!

AND PLACES AND THINGS 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+ at the Opera House 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.

 

Some past Class arrangements for the All-Cardinal Weekend for their five year and other reunions:

In 2001:  
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.

In 2002: 
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.

In 2003: 

1958
met at the Opera House.
1953
met in August at Garbee Hall.
Other
classes also met.

             
In 2004:
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.

In 2005:
1941-1945, the 'Little Peacocks' will hold their gathering June 3-5.  Ted Johnson'42, who was a major force behind the initial organization of the Little Peacock Reunion many years ago, passed away Feb 21, 2005.
Geri Jarchow'45 Roberts gerirob@iowatelecom.net can answer specific questions on Little Peacock Reunions.
1955 met for their 50th.  Contact was Jack Mullens  JVMullins2@aol.com
1960
met for  their 45th.
1975 met for their 30th. The 1975 Cards held their 30th Reunion at the farm of Duane and Karen Martin.  The contact person being DeLois Martin ( email  delois@iowatelecom.net  ).
1980 met for their 25th.  Contact was Kathy Kimball Thomas (email  thomas@uiu.edu  ) and/or Kyle Pattison. 

In 2006:
1956
met for their 50th, with a table reserved at the Opera House.  Contact srichards@hbci.com  Sharroll Fay'56 Richards (Paul'56 Richards), 114 Dakota St., Minnesota City, MN  55959, 507-689-2495.
1961
held their 45th, with a table reserved at the Opera House and a Friday evening gathering at the normal location.  Contact dougfay@cox.net  Doug Fay'91, 1016 N. Omaha Circle, Mesa, AZ  85205  602-832-0048.
1976  attended their 30th, with a Sat evening meal at a location to be determined.  Contact jensen.marti@mchsi.com  Marti Lingi'76 Jensen, 2929 Old Orchard Rd, NE, Cedar Rapids, IA  52402.

In 2007:
1957 50th-- The Class of '57 gathered at a reserved table at the Opera House on Sat evening. Contact person will be Judy Dahl Dumermuth  djmuth@yahoo.com   
1962 45th --
The Class of '62 held their reunion at the Opera House on Sat evening. Contact person was Danya Dumermuth Timmerman.
1967 40th -- The Class of '67 started planning for their 40th during the 35th reunion in 2002. In June of 2006, a tentative agenda was sent out by email for class review and consideration.  Cathy Alshouse67 Wilson zuma@netins.net  will be in charge, with Cindy Alderson67 Hansmeier aldercin@luther.edu  and Jack Wenthe67 jack.wenthe@eds.com helping. 
1972 35th -- Contact person will be Cathy Cushion'72 Heldt  rcheldt@mchsi.com  , 301 NW rock Ck Circle, Ankeny, IA  50021, 515-964-4858. 

In 2008:
1948 60th--
All-Cardinal Weekend, Sat. night, July 19, 2008, 5pm class gathering at Boike's Cafe.  Info. contact Gary & Barbara Fauser Daughty.

1958 50th--All -Cardinal Weekend,  Fri. night, July 18, 2008, 6pm class gathering at the Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah, contact Max Gross.
1978 30th--
All-Cardinal Weekend, Sat. night, July 19, 2008, gathering and dinner  at the DownTown Lounge, contact Tim Wulfekuhl.

In 2009:
1939 Reunion: Merle Thompson'39 Sternberg consistently attends the All Cardinal.  The 70th Reunion of one!
1941-1945 Reunion:  will be held in June 2009 at Fayette, Iowa.
1947 Reunion:  Sunday, August 2, 2009, at Boike's Restaurant.  Social Hour at 5:00 pm and Dinner at 7:00 pm
1949
1954 Reunion:  The Class of 1954 will be holding it's 55th year reunion on Sat, July 18 , 2009.  Tentative plans call for a picnic "Pot luck" at Klocks Island park at noon and supper at the Old Opera House in the evening. More to follow later.  Contact Monte Fay'54 at   montecfay@yahoo.com  or at  304 N Day Rd, St. Croix Falls, WI. 54024  OR   715-483-9172  if you have any ideas  or suggestions about entertainment..    Tell all your "Old" classmates and friends. See you there.   Monte C. Fay'54
1959 50th Reunion:  Friday evening, July 17, 2009, time as yet to be determined, the '59 Cardinals will gather at Bill and JoAnn Kauten's farm.  Go 4 miles south of Fayette and turn East on 110th St.  Go 1 and 1/2 miles to address number 9573.  Please contact Bill Kauten'59 at bjkauten@netins.net  or phone 563-425-3676 for more information and to advise of your intentions of attending.  Saturday evening, July 18, 2009, the '59 Cardinals will have a reserved area at the Fayette Opera House.  No reservations or payment for meals in advance are required.  David Dennis'59 dcdennis@mchsi.com  or phone 563-425-4346 will be posting more information via snail mail and email for everyone as the time draws near so plans can be made to attend.
1964 45th Reunion:  The Class of 1964 is holding their 45th year Cardinal Reunion during the All-Cardinal weekend of Sat, July 18, 2009.  Further information will be posted here when available.  Contact person is Dick Olson'64 to confirm attendance and  Saturday night dinner at the Opera House  Email:  dickolson@hotmail.com
1969
1974 35th Reunion:  The Class of 1974 is holding their 35th year Cardinal Reunion during the All-Cardinal weekend of Sat, July 18, 2009.  The class will have a dinner at Boikie's, with happy hour at 5:30pm and supper at 6pm.  Contact person is Wendy Wenthe'74 Novak, 2727 Locust Rd Decorah IA 52101 , Email:  wendynovak@hotmail.com
1979 30th Reunion:  The Class of 1979 will be gathering for their 30th year Cardinal Reunion with an informal gathering at the Downtown Lounge on Main Street in Fayette, Friday 7pm to closing,  July 17, 2009.   On Saturday, starting at 5pm, July 18, 2008, space is reserved at the Opera House for dinner and socializing.  Please RSVP by contacting Ron Evans'79, 563-422-3099, 313 E Elm St, West Union, IA 52175, email  d_evans_313@q.com , Or Rhonda Bradley'79 (Weyant) skeeterrb@aol.com   More information to follow.
1984 25th Reunion:  The Class of 1984 will hold their 25th Reunion on Sat, July 18, 2009.  The reunion is being sponsored by Dan Jellings'84 and the contact person will be Joseph Tory'84  toryj@q.com   1306 North 7th St, Winterset, IA  50273.   Invitations will be sent out to class members and posted on the Cardinal site as more information becomes available.
1984 Update from Joseph Troy (June 25,2009):  TO: The class with CLASS; THE LAST CARDINAL CLASS.  The class of 1984 will be conducting its 25th reunion at the residence of Dan Jellings in Fayette, IA and will be a BYOB (Bring Your Own BODY, BABE, BOYFRIEND, BOOZE, and with weather permitting for those that are sun worshipers, BATHING SUIT). This event is family friendly, so do not be shy and bring the kids (for those that are not allergic to bug bites, sun rays, and the idea of seeing their parents acting out).  This event will be taking place on the 18th of July, 2009,  and coincides with the All Cardinal Reunion weekend and is scheduled to be informal. 
1984 TENATIVE SCHEDULE:  (any changes will be updated right here)
SATURDAY, July 18, 2008:  Gathering at 11am.; 1pm.  Lunch at 1pm– hot dogs, hamburgers, brats (sponsored by the Tory family).  Dinner: 6pm– roast hog (sponsored by the Jellings family).  Dusk  - Bonfire' Retirement – Whenever you want to leave.  If you are planning on attending and are able to help in furnishing the following, please sign-up for them:  NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS (i.e. cool-aide, etc.); CONDIMENTS, BUNS, SALAD, SIDE ITEMS, DESSERT.  If
you wish to bring something to cook on either the grill for lunch or at the bonfire, feel free to do so.
SUNDAY, July 19, 2008: One event that has been suggested is for golf on Sunday morning. If there are any other suggestions, please feel free to suggest away.  Golf (?) Depending upon available tee times.
Please RSVP either Dan Jellings at danjellings@gmail.com or Joseph Troy at toryj@q.com to let them know of either a yeah or nay by July 7th so that a head count can be taken so that there will be enough food for all.

In 2010:
1985-25th
1980-30th: 
Being planned for the All Cardinal Weekend.  Contact person is Kathy Kimball'80 Thomas.  Further info will be posted here when available.
1975-35th:
1970-40th: 
A combined Reunion of the Cardinal Classes of  69',70',71'  will be held on the All Cardinal Week-End,  similar to that held in 1980.  Anyone is welcome to show up.   Festivities will include a social gathering at Jack Frey's house on Friday night.  And a catered meal at Jack Frey's around 6:00pm on Sat evening.   All other activities are on your own.  Jack Frey has space to park campers and there is always Klock's Island.  Contact persons are  Jim Anderson'70  sodie24@yahoo.com  ,
Mary Wedemeier'69, Lawless and Tom Petsche'71.   The class reps will be contacting members of their classes.
1965-45th:
1960-50th:
1955-55th:
1950-60th:
1945-65th:
1940-70th:

In 2011:
1981-30th: Friday evening at 5pm at Victories on Main.St.  Saturday picnic supper at 4pm at the home of Carol Langerman Aten. Contact person, Mona Weyant'81 Grasso  mgrasso81@hotmail.com
1976-35th: On the All Cardinal Weekend.  Dinner Sat. night at Rob/Sherryl Pennebaker's house, and going downtown after.  Contact person, Marti Linge Jensen  martijensen526@gmail.com
1971-40th:
1966-45th:
1961-50th: 
Contact person Doug Fay'61  dougfay@cox.net 
Graduates gone are:  Russell, Les, Steve, Ron, leaving 24, of which a very high percentage are attending.  Friday, early attendees are invited to my sister’s home (Paul & Sharroll Richards- FHS ’56) at 633 Union St. down by the UIU football field, anytime in the afternoon.  Likely some of their 1956 classmates will be there too.   Later in the evening, Downtown, Spinners & Victories on Main St.  Saturday evening at the Old Opera House.
1956-55th:  Friday afternoon/evening an informal social at the home of Paul & Sharroll Fay'56 Richards'56. Sat evening, 5-7 pm, at the Opera House, table area will be reserved.  Contact person(s)  Paul & Sharroll Fay'56 Richards'56  sdrjpr56@mchsi.com
1951-60th:  On the All Cardinal Weekend.  Sat evening, 5-7pm, reserved table at the Opera House.
1946-65th:

2012:
1982-30th: The Class of '82
will meet at 6pm, Saturday, July21, at 'Victories.'
1977-35th:
1972-40th:
The Class of '72 will meet on Saturday, July 21st at the home of Doug Kiel. For more information contact Marilyn Lehs Venz at rmvenz@myclearwave.net
1967-45th:
The Class of '67 will gather on the All Cardinal Week-end, with 25-30 making plans to attend. Contact person Dennis 'Jack' Wenthe jack@wenthe.us Phone: 301-824-3977.
1962-50th:
The Class of '62will be having their 50th reunion. In addition to the "all Cardinal" on Saturday, we're having a get-together at the Liberal Arts Building (Upper Iowa campus by Dorman Gym) from 6-8 on Friday evening. For more information contact Mary Sue Burrack (jerryburrack@iowatelecom.net) or Dayna Timmerman (daynat@cfu.net). Classmates wishing to golf, please contact Ron Maxson (ronmarymaxson@hotmail.com). If free on Saturday afternoon, join other Cardinals at Big Rock Country.
1957-55th:
1952-60th:
1947-65th:

2013:
1983-30th: 
1978-35th:
1973-40th: 
The Class of '73 will have a catered lunch in the basement of the Opera House at Noon, Sat., July 20, 2013.  Contact person:  Rick.Hofmeyer.
1968-45th: 
1963-50th: 
The
Class of '63 will meet Friday, 2013Jul19, 6pm:  The Class of '63 will meet on the 2nd floor of the Student.Center on the UIU campus (information & maps have been sent to class members).  The cost at the door will be $25 for the evening to cover rent, food, misc.
...Saturday, 2013Jul20:  Brunch at 10am, cost $9, at the Fayette Community Church (old Wesleyan Methodist) west of the Fayette Clinic.  There will be golfing offered with details given Friday evening at the Reunion.  Saturday evening we will be part of the All-School Gathering at the Opera House, with details discussed at the Friday evening Reunion at UIU.   Information has been mailed out by class contacts; please respond by Jun 30, 2013.  Contacts:  Helen.Kauten'63.Girard or Barb.Burget'63.Hackman or Renee.Jellings'63.Voshell.

1958-55th:  The Class of '58 has reserved the West Union County Club for their 55th Reunion to start at 6:00pm on Friday, July 19, 2013.  The All-Cardinal Gathering will take place at the Fayette Opera House on Saturday evening.  The West Union County Club needs to know the numbers attending so please make contact before June 15, 2013; the sooner the better.  Please contact other class members and get current snailmail and email updates posted.  Contact: Max.L.Gross'58.
1953-60th:
1948-65th:
  The Class of '48 Will meet at Noon on Friday, July 19th of the All Cardinal Weekend, at the 'Prime Time' on Main.St.  Invitations have been sent to 15 members by Gary'59&Barb59.Fauser.Doughty.

 


CONTACT CO-REP FOR THE ALL-CARDINAL PROJECT
David Dennis '59, Fayette, IA  52142, 563-425-4346

 

CONTACT PRESENT CARDINAL LIST AND WEB MASTER
Barry Zbornik '61, 625 N. Section, Hannibal, MO  63401, 573-221-1319



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