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Class of 1996
Class Lists Reunion Notes School History Education Foundation
Class Colors: Kelly green & Black
Class Flowers: Red rose
Class Motto: "We climbed together; now it's time to climb the mountain alone."
Commencement Speaker: Linda Riedel, Speech & English Teacher, Ellis High School
Valedictorian: Adam North
Salutatorian: Lee Boos
Jr. Class Play: Funky Winkerbean

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Jenni Augustine Bongartz
200 E.12th St., Ellis, KS 67637
Married Mark Bongartz, EHS '94 (updated 10.28.03)
7550 S. Blackhawk St. #2208
Englewood, CO 80112
After graduating from FHSU three years ago, I moved to Denver where
I accepted a position as Case Coordinator/Training Coordinator for
CASA-Advocates for Children. Working with abused and neglected children has definitely been an eye opening experience and life changing, especially now that I have a son of my own (Trevion is a year and a half). I recently married my college sweetheart. The three of us and our dog, Zoey, enjoy living in Colorado, but greatly miss our friends and family back home. (Updated 5.25.03)
Marcy Baugher
Ellis, KS 67637

6705 NW Meyers Circle
Parkville, MO

(updated 11/11/16)
Seth Bittel
751 AR HWY 16 East #U6, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Powerlineman for Siloam Springs; Married Stefanie Sare, Abilene (updated 11.03.05)
13212 W. 109th
Lenexa KS 66210
913. 491-0020

I am a board certified Cytotechnologist employed by LabOne in Lenexa, KS.  I work with Pathologists each day to diagnose cancer.  The best news I have to share is that as of February 2006 I am in remission from Lymphoma for 3years and 6 months.  Feel free to email or call me.  
(updated 2.01.06)

James Brungardt
Ellis, KS 67637
Jeff Collins
1379 Oakmont #2
Employed with McPherson Co. Sheriff's Dept. Married Expecting a baby In Feb. of '03 (updated 11.5.02)
Scott Delo
Resides in California

5112 Latona Ave NE Apt2
Seattle,WA 98105

I'm the security manager at two downtown hotels, so if any of you want to come to seattle just give me a call and i'll hook you up. I'm divorced now enjoying the seattle scene-- later, ben (updated 4.14.05)
1731 SW Hidden Valley Dr.      
Topeka, Kansas 66615
Cammie and I are enjoying our time in Topeka. On January 17, 2007 we welcomed our daughter Kailey Ann into our lives. I am a 2000 graduate from FHSU with a degree in Computer Information Systems and a 2006 graduate from Washburn University with a Masters in Business Administration. I am a Programmer/Analyst for Payless ShoeSource Worldwide. Please email. I'd like to hear from you. (updated 1.25.07)
1201 Donald Dr., Hays, KS 67601
Employed by RVW Inc, Columbus, NE as a telecommunications technician/engineer. Cell #316.772.3917 (updated 2.19.03)
2728 Colonial Apt D.
Hays KS 67601
Married April 26, 2003 to Sharona Glessner(Ransom, KS).  Have one daughter, Faith(6/29/2004).  Employed by WESTCO Management, Inc. as CIO.
(updated 3.11.05)
Flor Grate

2058 Marc St.
Salina, KS


Hi everybody!  We moved to Salina in 2007 and will hopefully be here for good.  I am staying at home with my kiddos- Izaac (4-05-04) and Sydni (9-22-06) and expecting Leonard baby #3 in February.  Hope you are all doing well!  Email anytime! (Updated 8.29.08)

11809 Caenen St.
Overland Park,KS

It's 2005, and I am currently living in OP, KS. I have been married and divorced (Quentin Meyers - Plainville, KS 1994)...we have a great friendship and wonderful parenting relationship to our beautiful daughter, Hunter. She just turned 5 in Feb. I am working at Birch Telecom and a licensed real estate agent for the past 3 years. Hope everyone is doing well! Email me anytime!! :)
(updated 4.5.05)

Bill Howard

512 Madison
Ellis, KS 67637  


519 W. 16th St
Hays, KS 67601


My son Ethan Ray King was born on March 31, 2002.

Joe Knoll
7503 Anderson St.
Shawnee KS 66227

Graduated from KSU, employed by Sprint, Inc., Overland Park.
(updated 1.14.04)

Martin LaBarge
1105 Downing Ave., Hays, KS
(updated 4.27.04)
Nathan Luea
Ellis, KS 67637
*Melissa Martin
Melissa Martin passed away 08/21/2008 at her home in Ellis. She had been in a persistant vegetative state for the last 14 years following a car accident during her sophomore year at Ellis High School.  She will be greatly missed.
Blake Matzke
507 East 13th St., Ellis, KS 67637
Married Amanda Dvorak 09-08-07. My wife is currently working on her master's degree in speech pathology and I currently employed at hmc as a Network Analyst. We have one dog. Her name is Alisyn but i call her Pookie! (updated 10.30.08)
1105 Chadwick Dr
Columbia, MO 65203

Marsha and I are still loving it here in Columbia, and we both work at the University of Missouri. Marsha works in the college of Business, and I am a Marketing Specialist for the School of Information Science and Learning Technology (SISLT). We keep busy (too busy sometimes!) with a variety of volunteer activities and church events.(updated 7.25.06)

Adam North
603 S. Spruce, Stockton, KS 67669
(updated 4.27.04)
721 Ellis Ave., Ellis KS 67637
109 W 13th
Ellis, Ks 67637
785 726-1029
Still live in Ellis. I have 2 children, my son Zakarie 6, daughter Tiana 2. Work for DSNWK. Hope everyone is doing well!
(updated 5.08.06)
833 N. Jefferson, Iola, KS 66749
Married to Brian Wood; Iola High School girls head basketball coach, teacher of world history. I will be substitute teaching in the fall. Daughter, Adrienne, 2yrs. old. (updated 05.18.00)
215 West 36th
Hays, Ks

I am living in Hays, working part time as a Certified Physical Therapist. I married Bryan Church on April 14, 2007. We have two children Alyssa Lynn born April 4, 2008 and Aydan Matthew born September 23, 2009. (updated 3.04.10)

2238 Breckenridge
Lawrence, KS 66047
Engaged (1-15-06) to Jamey Garner! Living in Lawrence, KS, beginning doctoral study at KU in speech physiology/neuroscience. Two basset hounds - Hank and Nigel. (updated 1.31.06)
1507 Lakeview,
Ellis KS 67637
Married Brad Frickey 1998. I work in accounting for my husbands medical companies. I have three children. Bernadette,11, Allie 6, and Brady 3.(updated 3.13.06)
108 W. 37th.,Hays KS 67601
Comments: I hope this finds everyone doing well! Living in Hays. . .keeping busy with work! I am an Educational Consultant for the Smoky Hill Education Service Center, Hays office. Busy working in schools across western Kansas!
Wade is still teaching at Plainville High School - business education.
Coaching high school football, junior high basketball and track!
(updated 5.05.05)
Jessie Wade Price
204 E. 13th, Ellis, KS 67601
Employed by Good Samaritan, Ellis, KS.
932 N. Fieldstone Dr
Lawrence, KS
Hey all!  I was married to Jesse Williams in July of 2001.  We have two children, Andrew (Drew), 4 years, and Avery, 3 months.  I recieved a masters in Speech Language Pathology from FHSU.  Right now I am taking time off work to stay home with the baby, but I am looking to go back to work in January.  I hope all is well with everyone!  Keep in touch!  I would love you hear from you all!
(updated 11.30.05)

12108 W 50th Ct
Shawnee, Ks

Work Part-time at local hospital as an occupational therapist. Have two kids Katelyn 2yrs and Pierce 1 yr.
updated 7.9.08
149 Coers Circle, Apt.2, San Marcos TX 78666
8th grade math teacher. I am coaching 7th grade football and basketball. Working in Lockhart; planning on going to grad school in Austin. (updated 10.01.01)
403 West 6th, Hays KS 67637
Student at FHSU; Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
Chris Wilkinson
* deceased