Golden Reunion for Former Warburg Students

Pipestone Flyer

Warburg School Classmates (1951-1963) celebrate their 50th Reunion: Front Row: Ivy (Kurley) Seely*, Bob MacDonald*, Selma Stobbe*, Caroline MacDonald*, Dwayne Skoye, Ervan Stobbe*, Lynda (McQuaker) Horvath. 

Second Row: Norma (Ladd) Durand, Elaine (Olson) Prenioslo, Shirley Blize, Howard Kelto, Fraser Hallan, Bob Lemermeyer.  

Third Row:  Sharon (Gee) Rechner, Gladys (Nemeth) Meinczinger, Patricia (Kolt) Worshek, Lydia (Sabo) Reves, Josie (Heidt) Cygan, Nancy (Goldthorpe) Gruninger, Rita (Smith) Krawiec, Anna (Korbely) Tomko, Harvey Bentley, Andy Sabo. 

Back Row: Jane (Eyre) Wold, Gladys (Saubak) Tough, Vince Lemke, Jeanne (Roth) Szepesi, Leslie Nemeth, Clifford Broadbent, Dale Bredin, Ken Walters (hidden), Wilfred Hartfelder.  Missing:  Margaret (Wagner) Stevenson. * indicates teacher.

On May 25, 2013, nearly 40 former students of the Warburg School Grade 1 Class of 1951 met for their 50th reunion. 

    Following the meet and greet, classmates, spouses, teachers, and guests boarded Reg Maltais’ bus for a tour of the current Warburg School. The tour was hosted by former student  (and former teacher)  Gladys Nemeth Meinczinger and Warburg School Principal Ian Drysdale. The classmates then went next door to explore their former grade 4 and grade 5 classroom in the building that is now the Warburg Museum. Those many memories were followed by a tour of the Village of Warburg before the alumni returned to the Warburg Cultural Centre where they were served a lovely dinner, catered by Pure Country Catering. 

    Organizing a 50th Class Reunion can be a daunting task, but Anna (Korberly) Tomko, Lynda (McQuaker) Horvath, and Gladys (Nemeth) Meinczinger rose to the occasion, providing an excellent get-together.     

    The classmates came from Warburg, Pigeon Lake, Drayton Valley, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Edmonton, Calgary, and British Columbia. Naturally, not all who started out together in that grade 1 class stayed together. Some students moved away after attending only one or two years, and new students moved in. When that high school graduation year finally arrived in 1963, Warburg School graduated seventeen students. 

    A total of 68 people attended the event including several teachers—Bob and Ellen MacDonald, Caroline MacDonald, Ivy Kurley Seeley, Ervan and Selma Stobbe—and a few bus drivers—Harold Gulde, Ruben Schmidt, and Leeson Ruff–and their spouses.      

    Special greetings were presented by Barb Brown, Assistant to Honourable Diana McQueen, MLA for Drayton Valley-Devon; Audrey Kelto, Council Member with Leduc County; and Dawson Kohl, Mayor of Warburg .

 

Just Posted

County of Wetaskiwin council moves ahead on efficiency audit

Intense debate Apr. 9 over how county’s efficiency should be reviewed

Alberta’s 47 legislature newbies meet under the dome for orientation day

Most new members are with the United Conservatives, who won a majority government

Albertans have spoken, and spoken clearly

UCP takes 63 electoral districts, NDP mostly an Edmonton party

AFSC crop insurance rates lower for some producers in 2019

Cow-calf producers can take advantage of premiums lower than at this time last year

New Sarepta students host political forum Apr. 10

Political Forum hosted by NSCHS Students

VIDEO: Police dog in Oregon struck by 200 porcupine quills during pursuit

The German shepherd had to be sedated and was in treatment for more than two hours

Provinces, Ottawa talk 50/50 split on abandoned bus-route service

B.C. has paid $2 million on a bus service for the northern part of the province

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Former federal justice minister speaks at First Nations Justice Council meeting in B.C.

Oil and gas company confirms death of one of its employees in Yoho avalanche

Dana Coffield died when he was skiing in the Rocky Mountains

Cenovus CEO estimates production curtailments will deliver billions to taxpayers

The curtailment program started Jan. 1 was designed to keep 325,000 barrels per day off the market

Singh says childhood abuse steeled him for scrutiny and stress of politics

He recounts the assaults for the first time in his book Love & Courage

Despite five extra weeks’ parental leave in Canada, dads still face stigma: survey

One reason people said dads don’t need leave is because they can just bond with their kids at weekend

Calgary’s public school board responds to Syrian child’s suicide after bullying

Amal Alshteiwi, a newcomer to Canada from Syria, took her own life several weeks ago

Child, 11, accidentally shot in the chest at Alberta religious colony

Child taken from Hutterite colony to nearby hospital

Most Read