Website Update Log
Last Updated:  7/26/2017
This Log contains a chronological history of all changes/modifications made to the website.


7/26/2017 - Updated In_Memoriam, In_Memorial Classmate Listing and Email Directory to reflect our loss of classmate Fred Kanouse.  Fred served on all the Reunion Committees as collection agent for Reunion Reservations.    Included hyperlink to obit in both webpages on classmate name and now included in Welcome panel.

3/25/2017 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memorial Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmates Sharon (Hines) Landen, George Kedik, Sarah (Frederick) Pauley, Donald Weber and spouse of Classmate Lavonne (Eddy)'s Robert DiGirolamo.  Included hyperlinks to obit in both webpages on classmate name and now included in Welcome panel.

9/26/2016 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memorial Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmates Gary Danner, Patrick Ganser, Peter Rossi, Miriam (Lewis) Shearer, Nancy (Lott) Julius, & Wayne Flowers.  Included hyperlinks to obit in both webpages on classmate name and now included in Welcome panel and updated Email & Lost Contact List.    

5/11/2016 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memorial Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmate Henry E. (Skip) Norlin.  Included hyperlinks to obit in both webpages on classmate name and now included in Welcome panel.    

4/27/2016 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memorial Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmates Francis Rudduck & Emily (Kline) Zufelt.  Included hyperlinks to obit in both webpages on classmate name and now included in Welcome panel.    

9/18/2015 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memorial Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmate Robert Kendle.  Included hyperlinks to obit in both webpages on classmate name and now included in Welcome panel.   Also continued programming fixes for the new color background and alignment of text as required.    

9/16/2015 - Major Additions/Updates & Enhancements to the website as a result of the 60th Reunion activities.  Updated In_Memoriam, In_Memorial Classmate Listing, Email ID Directory, and Lost Contact List to reflect our loss of classmates ascertained as result of sending out Reunion Announcement / Questionnaire and follow-up.  Additions include the 60th Reunion itself with a page about the Reunion itself and the follow-on eBooklet containing the reporting of the Reunion and Responses received on the returned Questionnaires and finally feeder school pictures contained in the eBooklet. 
Enhancement included using a new background color that more nearly matches the official school color maroon.  Updated the Other Sites of Interest page to update linkages where required and updated the Secretary name to Deborah Brechtel who is also the Editor of the MHS Alumni Newsletter. 

3/14/2015 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memorial Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmates Betty Lou (DeMan) Hamilton & John Koblick.  Continued major change to include hyperlinks to obit in both webpages on classmate name and now included in Welcome panel.  Updated Email Directory to sync with Database however, I think there will be several rejections when sending.   

9/5/2014 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memorial Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmate Barbara Hakes.  Continued major change to include hyperlink to obit in both webpages on classmate name and now included in Welcome panel. 

8/19/2014 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memorial Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmates Thelma (Scherer) Bjork and Loren Seggerman and Ervin Gerschoffer,spouse of classmate Gladys (Cole) Gerschoffer.  Continued major change to include hyperlink to obit in both webpages on classmate name. 

6/19/2014 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memorial Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmate Sharon (Merrill) Maples.  Made major change to include hyperlink to obit in both webpages on classmate name.  Removed underline from all previous name entries to make distinction where link (with underline) is available.

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/2/2014 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memorial Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmate Andy Mast.

12/10/2013 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memorial Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmate Douglas Lindzy.

12/10/2013 - Updated Email Directory to reflect update sent by Betty Lou (DeMan) Hamilton.

8/21/2013 - Updated Email Directory to reflect update sent by Nancy (Davis) Lowey.

7/7/2013 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memorial Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmate Larry Kendle.

6/30/2013 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memorial Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmate Beverly Martin.

6/27/2013 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memorial Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmate Norman K. Albert. Also had two (2) Email IDs rejected that were resolved and resent but resulted in update to both Database & [55email.htm].

6/13/2013 - Updated Lost_Contact_List to remove classmate Nancy (Williams) DeWulf from our "Lost" list as reconnected with sadness.

6/12/2013 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memoriam Classmate Listing and Email ID Directory to reflect our loss of classmates Larry Barrett, Nancy (Williams) DeWulf, and Susan Motis.

12/03/2012 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memoriam Classmate Listing and Email ID Directory to reflect our loss of classmate Mary K. (Smith) Kase-Bissell.

11/26/2012 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memoriam Classmate Listing and Email ID Directory to reflect our loss of classmates Edna M. (Graves) Anspaugh, Robert Joliff, and Bruce Bowerman.

6/26/2012 - Removed the Guest Book links and the Page Counter.  Both of these app services are no longer available, so rather than search for replacement app, opted to just remove the function.   

6/26/2012 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memoriam Classmate Listing and Email ID Directory to reflect our loss of classmates Maxine (Beehler) Haines, Duane Ullery, Judy (Garrison) Deeb, and Donn Groh.

12/30/2011 - Michiana Free-Net email of Dec. 16 announced that they would stop hosting all websites after Dec.31st.  Moved the website elements over to 1 & 1.com and modified as required to run under the MHS55.org domain name.  Sent email to Free-Net on midnight 30th that they can take down community.michiana.org/mhs55/ website and thanked the team for their service to the community and to use volunteer (non-profit) groups.  DLB

7/5/2011 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memoriam Classmate Listing and Email ID Directory to reflect our loss of classmate  John R. Penn.

2/27/2011 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memoriam Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmate  Carolyn (Lema) Belcher & Donald Phillips.

6/1/2010 - 2/26/2011:  Big changes incoproated for the 55th Reunion, but posted indivicually.  Suffice to say, lots was done to incorporate all the activities, including the 55th eBooklet, and pictures.  We also lost three (3) other classmates after the Reunion which are posted in the website.

5/29/2010 - Updated Reunion web page to include the dinner menu details that had not been stated anywhere else in our announcements.  Updated Email directory w/latest responses.

5/22/2010 - Added Reunion stats to 55th Reunion webpage and additional other changes as needed.

3/19/2010 - Updated other_sites page to remove michiana.com and centurycenter.com linkl  Both sites are no longer active.  Also updated John Moore's home address.7/26/2009

3/16/2010 - Added new panel for Committee documentation for the 55th reunion project.  This panel will have links to each of the important documents.  Committee members are asked to review this documents and make comments as desired.  .7/26/2009

7/26/2009 - Updated Email directory,.7/26/2009

5/12/2009 - Updated index, linkage, Email directory, Email IDs for website support and linked in 50th Reunion Pictures (Gallery).

11/13/2006 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memoriam Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmate Geraldine (Van Curran) Englehart  on October 4, 2006.  Updated Email list for Tom & Jan Farkas new Email ID and move to West Lafayette, IN and for Mary K. (Smith) Bissell's recent marriage, move to Elkhart, IN and Email ID.11/13/2006

1/29/2006 - Updated Email list.

1/16/2006 - Updated Email list.

1/6/2006 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memoriam Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmate Doris (Wachs) Musary on January 1, 2006.  Modified for past tense.

1/4/2006 - Updated In_Memoriam and In_Memoriam Classmate Listing to reflect our loss of classmate Doris (Wachs) Musary on January 1, 2006.

12/11/2005 - Removed the link to the article in the South Bend Tribune from Nov, 2005, that contained a picture of the MHS '55 basketball team.  The page is no longer available as "free" retrieval.

12/4/2005 - Updated Attendees List due to omission of Linda (Searer) Cottrell for unknown explanation.  Was correct in DB/Booklet/Attendee List Report, but somehow omitted in Website version.  My error.

11/29/2005 - Added URL link to the special article in SB Tribune that contained a picture of the '55 basketball team.

9/29/2005 - Updated the Lost Classmates page to remove Phil Eckstein who was posted as lost but actually attended the 50th Reunion.

9/28/2005 - Made () corrections on 50th Message.Updated E-mail addresses.

9/20/2005 - Uploaded the 50th Reunion Talk that Rosemary Zirille Spalding gave at the Reunion.  She is so kind to provide this for the website.  Updated website to include new buttons for 50th Reunion and Reunion Memories on the left panel.

9/18/2005 - Updated E-mail addresses.

9/15/2005 - Uploaded the 50th Reunion Happenings, Attendance List & Statistics/Demographic data based on the Reunion.  Had previously uploaded In-Memoriam pages to reflect most current data.

9/11/2005 - Added E-mail address for Ginny (Selis) Cole that I had not added when Questionnaire was processed in May ... my error.

9/8/2005 - Updated 50th Attendees List and Demographics / Statistics to reflect final registrations.

8/29/2005 - Revised Welcome to show Sept. 1st as final day for registration.

8/25/2005 - Updated E-mail addresses.

8/24/2005 - Updated Lost Contact List - with reconnection with Jim Laffoon.  Also, the Guest Book is active again.  The service is no longer free; however, was able to upgrade at reasonable yearly rate.

8/21/2005 - Updated E-mail addresses and the Attendee List and Stats.

8/12/2005 - Updated links for MHS Alumni site and stats.

8/9/2005 - Email addresses noted due to rejected e-mail delivery from mass mailing.  Implemented new pages for the 50th Reunion as well as the current statistics and attendee list.

8/6/2005 - Email addresses removed for classmates who did not provide update on returned questionnaire or had been previously rejected (red).

8/2/2005 - More Email addresses added or updated.   The Lost Contact List has been reduced due to follow-up by classmates.  We've received some new addresses for some on this list, but we are awaiting some response to confirm that we have the right person and/or a positive response.

7/31/2005 - More Email addresses added or updated.  Also removed all hyperlinks from the E-mail Directory page to preclude spammer harvesting of E-mail IDs for purpose of sending spam.

7/15/2005 - Update of "Lost Contact List" to reflect reconnect with Philip Eckstein.

7/13/2005 - More Email addresses added or updated.

6/30/2005 - More Email addresses added or updated.

6/11/2005 - More Email addresses added or updated.

6/2/2005 - More Email addresses added.

5/25/2005 - More Email addresses added and others updated.

5/23/2005 - Updated Email addresses.

5/21/2005 - Updated Email addresses.

5/9/2005 - Updated Email addresses.

4/30/2005 - Updated Lost Contact List due to returned letter packets letter/questionnaire mailing in early April.

4/18/2005 - Updated Email Directory to reflect updated email addresses since 4/18/2005.

3/30/2005 - Updated Email Directory to reflect updated email addresses since 3/30/2005.

2/26/2005 - Updated Email Directory to reflect updated email addresses since 2/22/2005.

2/22/2005 - Updated Email Directory to reflect updated email addresses since last time.

1/24/2005 - Revised Welcome to incorporate announcement of 50th Year Reunion date & location.

2/17/2003 - Updated Email Directory to reflect new email address for Jimmie and Peggy (Sult) Gatlins received 2/16/2003, Patrick Ganser received on 1/18/2003 and the addition of William Whitfield (via Classmates.com contact).

12/22/2002 - Updated Email Directory to reflect new email address for Bob Maes received 12/12/2002.

10/24/2002 - "In Memoriam" revised  - Mary K. (Smith) Kase's husband, Dale Kase, passed away on Oct. 21, 2002.  Also updated Email Directory to reflect new email address for Carol (Lehman) Vendrick received today.

9/13/2002 - Email Directory was updated to reflect addition of Marvin Fox and email address change for Jim Mirda. 

8/27/2002 - Email Directory was updated to reflect email address change of Mary Kay (Smith) Kase.  Also update of existing email addresses (in red) for email returns due to address issues.

8/08/2002 - Email Directory was updated to reflect address change of Betty Lou (DeMan) Hamilton.  Betty advised that they are now permanent residents of Nokomis, FL. 

7/20/2002 - Email Directory was updated to reflect email address changes reported since last update.  Additionally, the Directory was updated to add additional classmate's email address (Dayne Rice) that was located via www.classmates.com.  All updated and added addresses are flagged as   records. 

6/12/2002 - "In Memoriam" revised - Jerry Virgil passed away Feb. 8, 2002 in Rochester, Minn.  Jerry's name had been  posted in our "Lost Contact" listing, which has also been updated.  Further, Email Directory was updated to reflect email address changes reported since last update.  Additionally, the Directory was updated to add additional classmates' addresses ( Ellen Rogers and Robert Shultz )that were located via www.classmates.com.

6/11/2002 - Redesign of the website has been completed and is based upon knowledge acquired from a course in Web Design that I completed in Dec., 2001 at Ivy Tech State College (via Internet).  Pictures from the 45th reunion and their web content have been removed from Homestead.com (cost avoidance of $9.95/month to me - since Homestead.com opted to start charging for their services since fall, 2001).   Pictures and page content are now implemented on the Michiana Free-Net server that has hosted the primary MHS'55 website since its creation.  Thanks again to Michiana Free-Net for their fine community service to facilitate this alumni website at no cost. 

12/20/01 - Good News - Joe Holland has reported to us that all reports of his demise are untrue.  Joe made an entry in our Guest Book on 12/14/01 and via emails between Joe and myself, we've established communication.  Joe has quite a story to tell about the various stories of his demise occurred.  Nice changes to the website  include "Email / Web Site Directory", "In Memoriam" and "Deceased Classmates".  So classmates, check our email directory and send Joe some email.  It's great to hear from Joe.  He also tells me that he's added a bio in www.Classmates.com, so check it out also.   

12/08/01 - "Email / Web Site Directory" updated.  Received email from RB Miller advising of his new email ID. So classmates, check you address books and send him some email. 

11/23/01 - "Email / Web Site Directory" updated.  Via www.Classmates.com  we've made email contact with Sherrie (Meyers) Barkley.  Her Email address has been added.    So classmates, send her some email. 

10/05/01 - "In Memoriam" revised - Juliann (Gersey) Cichos passed away on October 4, 2001.    Revised "Lost Contact" listing as Sue (Ankney) Schlarb has been located.   Corrected our database for an error we've had for sometime ... Ellen (Rogers) Minichino had been mistakenly reported as Ellen (Rodgers) Thorp in our "Lost Contact" listing.  This error was pointed out by Tom Farkas (thank you) and resolved via the MHS Alumni Directory 2000.  Reduces our Lost Contact Listing to thirteen (13) classmates.

8/24/01 - "In Memoriam" revised - Sharon (Stoddard) Johnson passed away on August 21, 2001.   Also revised "Lost Contact" listing as Sharon had been one classmate that we'd lost contact with over the past years.  

6/10/01 - "In Memoriam" revised - John Michael Friedman passed away on June 3, 2001.  

4/02/01 - "Email / Web Site Directory" updated.  Via www.Classmates.com  we've made email contact with Karin (Warner) Harris.  Her Email address has been added.    So classmates, send her some email.     
Also, the Guest Book has been replaced.  Effective March 31, 2001, MyComputer.com  no longer provided "free" Guest Book services.  However, TheGuestBook.com does provide "free" services, so we are taking advantage of their services.  I have taken the liberty to transfer the entries from the previous Guest Book into the new Guest Book, but unfortunately, all the older messages will have April 2, 2001 dates as that is the day I loaded the new book.  Any new messages will contain the date the message is entered.    
Please feel free to make new entries.

3/16/01 - "Email / Web Site Directory" updated.  Upon sending Website Update Emails to classmates in this directory have been returned because either the address is no longer valid or a full mailbox situation has occurred.  For the convenience of others, I've highlighted these Email IDs in RED.  If anyone has current valid Email IDs - please forward such addresses to me so that I can update the Directory.  

3/05/01 - "In Memoriam" revised - Nancy (Sheffield) Hahn sent an email on March 2, 2001 with obituary of our classmate Lee Hahn.  Lee passed away very unexpectedly on January 17, 1998.  Further this section was expanded to include the complete listing of all our deceased classmates (similar) to the In Memoriam page in our 45th Reunion booklet.  This listing is current.   Also the website was reorganized to move some sections from the main page to separate pages.  Finally, a new link was added to the "Other MHS Class Sites" to include MHS '61 that just went online, check it out.

 3/01/01 - "In Memoriam" revised - Charlotte (Stratton) Kocsis passed away Feb. 25, 2001.

 2/02/01 - "Email addresses for other classes "  Directory updated to add link to the new MHS Class Of 50 Email Directory.  

 1/16/01 - "Email / Web Site Directory" updated.  Added Email IDs for Millie (Grise) Gilliland (Millie states that she has become a member of present day society - she bought a PC since Reunion).  Changed Donn Groh's email address (as Don says - "It was just a matter of economics -(money - to some of you )!".   "In Memoriam" revised - Jackie (Campbell) Jackson emailed to advise that husband Fred passed away Nov. 24, 2000.

12/22/00 - "Lost Contact" listing reduced.  Thank you for the effort of Jimmie and Peggy (Sult) Gatlin; they researched the recently published "Mishawaka High School Alumni Directory 2000" and found the addresses for thirteen (13) classmates listed.    The following classmates' addresses are now  known: James Allison, William Davis, Robert Denny, Walter Dujardin, Mildred Gentry, Robert Graves, Barbara Koontz, Barbara (Kronwitter) Turley, Joyce (Martsolf) Hartz, Lovell Martz, Henry (Skip) Norlin, Sharon Stickler, and Sharon (White) Morgan.  "Email / Web Site Directory also updated to include Skip Norlin's Email ID. 

12/11/00 - "Email / Web Site Directory" updated.  Added Email IDs for Delores (Nifong) Cheh (bought a PC since Reunion) and Robert B. Miller (established contact) and updated Donn Groh's city reference (moved since the Reunion).   

11/07/00 - "Lost Contact" listing updated.  Via discussion @ the Reunion between  Tom Farkas and Linda (Searer) Cottrell, and subsequent follow-up - they've obtained the address for Robert B. Miller.    The MHS '55 database has been updated and his name has been removed from the "Unknown Whereabouts List". Thanks to Tom and Linda.

10/16/00 - Via www.Classmates.com  we've made contact with Patrick Larimer.  Patrick made an entry in our Guest Book (you older people should read it).  I've updated our Email Directory with his Email ID.  

 9/22/00 - "Lost Contact" listing updated & Email / Web Site Directory updated.  Made contact with Jackie (Campbell) via www.Classmates.com where I'm registered to receive notification of any MHS classmate registrations.  Check out this site for fun (and register - it's free).  

 9/19/00 - The 45th Reunion Speech, authored by Mary K. (Smith) Kase, that all  Reunion attendees heard and appreciated is provided for all classmates' reading  enjoyment. During the Reunion, several classmates asked that the speech be made available on the web site for classmates who could not attend and also for their kids to read and enjoy.  Thanks go to Mary K. for sharing her speech.    Check out  45th Reunion Speech

 9/17/00 - Two more MHS Class Web Pages are available.  Included MHS '32 and '52 links in "Other MHS Class Sites".  Alice Beard, MHS '68, has put up a web page with articles about the "Mishawaka Alumni Club" - Thanks to Alice - check this out at Mishawaka Alumni Club

 9/13/00 - "Lost Contact" listing updated - from an input given to Carole (Hook) Kovacevich, our Chairperson, at the Reunion.  We are sorry to learn that Joe Holland is deceased.  Also, we've received address information for Alice Carpenter.

 9/11/00 - Revised 55 Email Directory for John Friedman's current email ID and correction to Mary Ann (Grittani) Manion ID. Updated all four (4) reunion picture pages to include some caption names.  More updates for names will be forthcoming.  Incorporated my Email icon on each of the picture web pages per suggestion from John Manion (thanks John) so as the pictures are viewed, classmates can send an email to me with more names.  Finally - catch the new cursor!

 9/05/00 - Completed the addition of new web pages with pictures taken at the Reunion.  First page was loaded 9/3/00 and has had lots of hits in the first few days.  Suggestion has been made to include names.  That will require more work and help from classmates to complete this suggestion.  I have complied with this suggestion on Page 1.  Total of four (4) pages.                    See Reunion Pictures.  

 9/01/00 - Incorporate Guest Book for classmates to make suggestions, comments, or leave information for classmates.     Please make use of the Guest Book. 

 8/29/00 - Reunion overview report.  Expansion of the Email Directory to include shared Personal Web Site addresses.  Expecting this directory to grow as more classmates get into the Internet.


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