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Class of 1997
Class Lists Reunion Notes School History Education Foundation
Class Colors: Royal Blue & Silver
Class Flower: Red Rose
Class Motto:"Though time changes people, it does not alter the image we have kept of them."
Commencement Speaker: Cinthia Hertel, English Teacher, Ellis High School
Valedictorian: Josh Timmons
Salutatorians: Jessica Augustine, B.J. Hill and Joe Shepherd

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Shane Anderson
Rt.1, Box 8, Brownell KS 67521-9705
Farming; Left for AirForce Dec. 16, 1997
2029 N. Woodlawn, Apt. 723, Wichita, KS 67208
Graduated from KSU in May 2002; teaching journalism/photography at
Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School in Wichita (updated 12/30/02)
P.O. Box 791
Hoxie, KS 67740
My wife and I moved to teach at Hoxie JH/HS. I am teaching Math, assistant football coach, and assistant basketball coach.
In addition to my previous update, my son Levi was born on October 4, 2006
(updated 10.16.06)
2713 Fenwick
Lawrence, KS 66046
Employed by GBA, an engineering firm in Lenexa, as a project manager/inspector. Married to Lynecia (Nech) since May of 2003. Expecting fraternal twins this month! One boy and one girl will be joining the family very soon.
(updated 8.24.11)

900 65th Street Apt. 72
Windsor Heights, Iowa

I'm glad that I can be a part of this great page that has been put together!!(updated 8.24.05)
1403 Arcade St
Goodland, KS 67735
I am employed by First National Bank as manager of the Electronic Banking department. My husband, Matt, and I also own our own custom body shop, so I keep busy trying to keep up with all the paper work. We have two children, Mason 4 and Madelynn 1. (updated 01.24.08)
1413 Bradshaw Dr.   Salina, KS 67401
I am currently attending Brown Mackie College to become a Registered Nurse.  I love staying at home to raise our 3 kids.  Kole is 5 yrs. old and our twins, Kayla & Kyler, are 3 yrs. old.  Where has the time gone!!! 
(updated 9.13.05)
2717 Augusta, Hays, KS
(updated at 10.17.02)
Kevin Flax
500 W. 20th St., Hays KS 67601
St. Paul, MN 55122

Food Scientist and Research Chef for Kemps/HP Hood. (updated 1.4.10)

2215 College Ave., Apt. 317E, Manhattan, KS 66502
Student KSU; Student Publications
502 W 30th Hays 67601
I am currently substitute teaching, as well as coaching, in USD 489. I was married on Dec. 30 to Jayna (Montoia).
I am looking forward to getting together with the class of '97 on May 26 for our ten year class reunion. If you want more details on the reunion, please contact me. (updated 4.20.07)
1701 Volga Sr., Apt.D, Hays KS 67601
Student at FHSU (updated 04.06.00)
Ellis KS 67637
Title I Reading teacher @ Washington Elementary, Ellis.
Kyle Kinderknecht
502 Walnut, Ellis KS 67637
Employed by Wal-Mart, Hays
Casey King
2004 Milner., Hays KS 67601
Employed by Sykes, Inc.
1716 230th Ave., Hays KS 67601
Student at FHSU

Heath Kohl
306 SW Courtland
Topeka ,
KS 66606


Still living in Hays, Still single and in my prime at the great age of 26. Graduated from NWKTS with a associates degree in applied science in 2001.  2002 I attend BIO Med school for the Army and then deployed 4 months after that. Now I  am attending FHSU with 3 semesters left until I have a degree in Political Science / Campaign management.  I hope all is well and may be see some of you more often.
(updated 9.27.05)

Jennifer Kohlrus
505 West 6th, Ellis KS 67637
Employed by Ellis School District as a ParaProfessional
206 West 10th, Ellis KS 67637
(Updated 9.13.11)
13818 S. Pflumm Rd
Olathe, Ks 66062
Graduate of FHSU--B.S. Medical Diagnostic Imaging 2002-- (updated 7.25.06)
400 Walters Drive
Manhattan, Ks 66502
(Updated 5.21.07)
840 150th Ave., Hays KS 67601
Student at FHSU
1500 W. 27th, Lot 34, Hays, KS 67601
Employed by Greek's Pizzeria, Hays; Working on an Associate Degree in Business. I hope to hear from some of you soon--Joe this means you!
Shawnee, KS 66218
Married Kristen Hazen and we are the proud parents of Jaysa Leigh Rorabaugh.  Director for the Turner Recreation Commission in Kansas City, KS and we make our home in Shawnee, KS
(updated 9.6.07)
Jason Rule
1341 E. 120th, Olathe, KS 66061
I am a stay at home mom working on a degree in Medical Transcription (updated 03.06.01)
1265 N Sweetzer Ave., Apt 2
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Been in LA now for 4.5 years. Lovin' it. It was great seeing
(almost) everyone in June! Call me! (updated 1.06.06)
9116 Riggs Ln. Apt. D
Overland Park, KS 66212
BS in INT - FHSU, 2002
Married Heidi Tucker (Salina, KS) - 2002 Systems Engineer for USD232 De Soto, KS (updated 8.20.04)
Matt Ward
Cleveland, OH
1709 W. McCormick, Wichita KS 67213
Graduate of Friends University, Wichita KS
8000 E. 12th Ave
Apt 16-B1
Denver, CO 80220
I create advertising ads for a Ford dealership here in Denver. Not to toot my own horn, but this dealership is the #1 Ford dealership in Denver!
(updated 9.08.05)

10315 Ash St
Overland Park, KS 66207


I live in Kansas City and work for Johnson County Govt.  I would love to hear from all of you! (updated 3.30.07)

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