Let us know what is "Happening" in your life - your family,  job,  retirement,  travel, honors, awards and any other news.   Keep us informed!  We're all interested.

E-mail  your information and photos  to debbiegrundgeiger@tds.net and I will post them to this page.

Suggestions for Photos:  Children, Grandchildren, New House, New Spouse, Travel, Etc. (Best to send photos as attachments to e-mail or upload your photo directly to one of the photo albums).



The eagle cam is back in Decorah, Iowa
First Egg Laid February 21, 2018
Second Egg Laid February 24, 2018
Third Egg Laid February 28, 2018

Click  below to watch:

Nesting Eagles in Decorah, Iowa - 2018




August 3, 2015



Hey GBS Alumni,


Sat. September 19, 2015 is the next Wiemer GBS Alumni Golf Outing. Mark and I started this annual golf outing with 9 other GBS friends in 2003 as a great opportunity to catch up and share some laughs while playing some golf.


Our outing will be at Sportsman's Golf Club in Northbrook on Dundee Road between Landwehr and Sanders Road. Since our traditional Glenview Park District course just reopened after a year of renovations, we're giving it until next year to recover before returning there next summer.


After golf we'll go to Pinstripes where spouses and alumni who don't golf can meet us after 7 pm. Pinstripes in Northbrook is on the north side of Willow Rd just one light west of Waukegan Road. http://pinstripes.com/


Here's Sportsman's website - http://www.sportsmansgolf.com/course-layout/


If you can join us, reply asap if you don't see your name listed below. Your spouse, son or daughter can play in your foursome too. We announce foursomes and tee times a week or so in advance and after we receive $70 per golfer.


Our first group will tee off at 11:30 a.m. that Saturday.


28 golfers are planning to play so far.


Golfer & alumni class

Tom Willis '68

Bob Bovee '70

Jon Barth '70

Mark Wiemer '70

Steve Eich '70


Dick Horsting '71

Jim Overlock '71

Mac '71

Wayne Harer '71

Bill Theriault '72

Bud Loprest '72

Chris Olson '72

Craig Wiemer '72

Dennis Reitz '72

Duffy Swift '72

Letty Swanson Lebamoff '72

Maureen Burke O'Donnell '72

Melissa Riebe Woodworth '72

Mike Sollitt '72

Monica Santos '72

Steve Mast '72

Jan Heinlein Powers '73

Julie Hackett '73

Nancy Lang Parker '73

Nick Pauly '73

Pat Powers '73

Rusty Allen '73

Tim McNamara '73



Golf outing payment is due Sept. 1.


The $70 fee per golfer includes -

* greens fee and riding for 18 holes.

* sleeve of golf balls.

* warm up bucket at their driving range.

* a chance at fabulous prizes for Longest Drive, Longest Putt Made, Closest to the Pin tee shot, and Lowest Score.


** Checks payable to Cathy Tinen Mann in the class of '73. For our last 2 outings, Cathy graciously agreed to handle the payment process for us.


Send your check payable to -


Wiemer Golf

c/o Cathy Tinen Mann

414 Laurel Avenue

Wilmette, IL 60091



See you for golf or Pinstripes on Sept. 19!



Best regards,

Craig Wiemer Mark Wiemer

mobile ph: 847-309-9562 847-508-3159

wiemer.craig@gmail.com mwwiemer@gmail.com

April 23, 2015


To our Classmates:

A note from Craig Weimer:

 5K Run/Walk for Team Jay Loprest and Ron EicTeam

Team Name:  Ron and Jay All The Way

To donate on behalf of the 'Ron and Jay, all the way team', open thewebsite for Purple Stride below:

PurpleStride Chicago 2015

In the left margin, click on ways to donate or click on 'Team'.  Then look for the team name to donate.

Over $900 has already been donated to the Ron and Jay team!

Thank you for your support.


Craig Wiemer


Cooking with Cindy Davidson 

Easter Rainbow Cake



Cooking with Cindy Davidson

Firecracker Stuffed Dates


Cooking with Cindy Davidson

Rhubarb Pie & Peaches & Cream Pie

Cooking with Cindy Davidson

Video No Longer Available

See Recipe Below.  Absolutely Delicious!


Mark Your Calendar
Get Registered For:

12th Annual Wiemer

GBS Golf Outing

Saturday, July 12, 2014

If you are interested in playing, contact Mark Wiemer at mwwiemer@gmail.com 
before June 15, 2014.
Golf will be in Buffalo Grove since the Glenview Park District course on Shermer Road will be closed for renovations.

$70.00 per golfer is due in advance.  It covers greens fee, golf cart, and fabulous prizes.  First tee time is 11:30 a.m.

41 golfers are playing so far that include:

GBS Class of -
1968:  Bill Bovee, Cliff Theriault, Tom Willis
1970:  Mark Wiemer, Bob Bovee, Paul Anderson, Jon Barth, Steve Eich, George Frake,
Jack Kausal
1971:  Bob Brewer, Rick Frake, Wayne Harer
1972:  John Boyles, Maureen Burke O'Donnell,   
Paul Engelhard, Deedee Hall Brannigan, Bud Loprest, Steve Mast, Scott Merrill, Dennis Reitz, Monica Santos, Judy Stanley Bland, Letty Swanson Lebamoff, Duffy Swift, Bill Theriault, Craig Wiemer
1973:   Rusty Allen, Jack Donovan, Julie Hackett, Jim Holloway, Jan Heinlein Powers, Nancy Lang Parker, Larry Montalto, Nick Pauly, Pat Powers, Cathy Tinen Mann, Glen Tracy.

After the golf outing, meet the golfers, spouses, and other GBS alumni for cash bar at 7:30 pm at Pinstripes on Willow Road, just west of Waukegan Road.


Dinner at Pinstripes
The golfers should arrive at Pinstripes by 7:30 p.m.  Some of us plan to get there about 6:00 p.m. for dinner.  If you care to join us before the golfers arrive, let me know or just come when you can.  Debbie Mason Grundgeiger (debbiegrundgeiger@tds.net).
Fun time, good eats at Hackney's, October 12, 2013. L-R Cathy Groff, Catherine Johns, Mary Barnes, Jon Barth, Debbie Ma
Fun time, good eats at Hackney's, October 12, 2013. L-R Cathy Groff, Catherine Johns, Mary Barnes, Jon Barth, Debbie Mason, Linda Colberg, Frank Tesinsky

August 14, 2013
Hi All,
I have been busy painting this summer, but am having trouble updating my web site, so if you check my on line galleries occasionally, I apologize for not have something new for you to look at.  Hope to have the issue rectified shortly. 

I have work out at several venues this fall and an opening reception coming up next week at Zapitista restaurant.  I will be exhibiting 8 works along with Sid, another Glenview Art League member, and it should be a good time.  Zapitista is an upscale Mexican restaurant and will be providing the appetizers and cocktails for the reception.  Yumm.  It is located in the mall at the corner of Willow Rd and Waukegan Rd near the Home Goods Store. 
Opening Reception Thursday August 22 6-8 PM
992 Willow Rd
Northbrook, IL
Hope to see you there,
Peace & Love to all,
224-223-9274 (cell)

Click Link Below for More Details
Mary Barnes-Gingrich
The Horn Consort will be playing at the International Horn Symposium in a couple of weeks.  This concert in Winnetka is in preparation for the IHS conference.  We have worked for years for this performance. 
Click on Photo for Details
July 23 at 7:30pm
Winnetka Covenant Church, 1200 Hibbard Road, Wilmette, IL
  •                                                            Mary Barnes-Gingrich
12th Annual Wiemer GBS Friends Golf Outing
Clear your schedules for Saturday, July 13th to join Mark and Craig Wiemer for their 12th Annual Wiemer GBS Friends Golf Outing.
Glenview Golf Course (The Weed)
800 Shermer Rd
Glenview, Illinois
Reply as soon as possible that you are joining us and we'll lock a spot for you.  And if you have confirmed to play with another GBSer, let us know who you have for your foursome.  If not, we'll gladly build your foursome with at least one classmate.  Tee times start at 10:30 and most people will get there at 10:30 and mingle until their tee time.
$70.00 to cover 18 holes, golf cart, green fees and prizes.
Payment check to be received by Craig Wiemer no later than
June 15, 2013.
Check Payable to:  
Glenview Park District
Send Check to:    
Craig Wiemer
752 N. Walden Dr.
Palatine, IL  60067
Email or call to lock in your spot:
Craig Wiemer
Mark Wiemer
Any questions?  Contact Craig or Mark.
After the funfilled day of golfing, meet at Pinstripes for dinner and drinks.  Everyone pays for themselves at Pinstripes.  Can't make it to golf?  Join everyone at Pinstripes for dinner and drinks afterwards.
1150 Willow Rd.
Northbrook, Illinois
Some of our classmates have already signed up for golf:
Bob Bovee
George Frake
Jack Kausal
Jay Loprest
Jon Barth
Ken Krueger
Steve Eich
Tom McNamara
Bob Spaulding
There are additional GBS classes represented.
43 players signed up so far!
Wives/spouses/girlfriends are also invited to play.  Got a son or daughter?  They are welcome too.  Have any friends?  Also welcome.
Springtime Class of '70 Re-Union Event
April 21, 2013
Hi -
You are invited to our Springtime Class of '70 two-act re-union event next Saturday April 27th.
First, cheer on our Class of '70 - 200 Yard Freestyle relay at GBS - 2:30 PM and/or join us for dinner and drinks at Hackneys - 5:00!!!
Representing the GBS Class of '70 is Jon Barth, Rusty Cobb, John Neff and Bob Spaulding with Bill Cherf as alternate at this "Wild and Crazy Big Dance": the Illinois Masters State Swimming Championship.  This will be held at none other than the Glenbrook South H.S. Natatorium on Saturday April 27th.  The relay team is attempting to set a GBS Class of '70 - 200 Free Relay World Record in the 55-64 age group category, maybe even win a coveted State Championship Swimming Gold Medal to boot.
Brief swim bios on this Motley Swim Crew:
Jon Barth: Willing to sacrifice his body for the good of the team. He recently showed off his swimming prowess and almost drowned. Jon is a consummate business man always looking to protect his most prized assets as he asked: Should I wear a Jock Strap? (NO!), what about swim goggles? (YES!)
John Neff: Pulled out of a comfortable swimming retirement of over 40 years. He was a remarkably good GBS Breaststroker, he swims the same as he did when he last hung-up his GBS H.S. swimsuit (hopefully he'll have purchased a new swimsuit by then.)
Rusty Cobb: The perennial athlete who claims to swim 1 KM / day!
Bob Spaulding: Watch him in his annual chase for that proverbial carrot of winning an Illinois Masters Swim Championship.  What will happen if he actually wins and eats his coveted carrot?  Will he hang-up his swimsuit and goggles for good? Nobody knows...
Bill Cherf: Flying in from Denver for this wild and crazy event.  Bill will be at poolside wildly cheering the relay team on, ready to jump in and save the life of any drowning relay member, putting his own life at risk.  Wow, what a guy!
The swim event will be around 3:00 PM, so get there by 2:30 under the GBS Class of '70 banner (you can't miss it).  After the swim event, all of you are invited to Hackney's at 5:00 for dinner, spirits, and more fun.  $20 for dinner at the door, run your own tab for spirits.
RSVP debbiegrundgeiger@tds.net for Hackney's reservations. The first 35 will have inside seating, the rest of us will dine under the stars on this warm (relatively speaking) evening.  Looking forward to seeing you once again!!!
Bob Spaulding
Hearee - Hearee
(to the ringing of a Town Cryer's Bell
WANTED: Swimmers!!!
JOB DESCRIPTION: Be part of the GBS Class of '70' World Record relay attempt for the 200 Freestyle Relay and 200 Individual Medley Relay in the 60 - 64 age group at the Illinois Masters State Championship Swim Meet held at none other than Glenbrook South High School, April 27th-28th, 2013!
QUALIFICATIONS: GBS Alumni - Class of '70, male or female (other gender types welcome).  Must be able to swim 50 yards without drowning.
SALARY: Are you kidding?
BENEFITS: Lots of fun!!!
ADDITIONAL INFO: If you will not be swimming, come root your fellow alumni on at Glenbrook South in their World Record Relay attempt, and for your fellow alumni as they chase for the umpteenth time that coveted carrot of being an Illinois State Swim Champion.  This is guaranteed to be more excitement and thrills than you've had since you were a kid "bobbing for apples".
CONTACT: Bob Spaulding and he will set you up with everything you need (except swimsuit!) to be part of this World Record setting relay attempt!  This is for REAL, no joke; let's field a relay team!  RSVP ASAP as available relay slots are filling up quickly, registration closes  Monday April 8th.  Call NOW!!!
An Invitation from Jude Kitts
Hello All,
Just a quick note to share the news that next week will be the beginning of the
first ever solo showing of my artwork.  Pretty exciting stuff.
I've attached a flyer with all the information and hope that those of you who
live in the vicinity will be able to attend the opening.
Other than getting everything framed and ready for the show, I have been busy
walking dogs (my source of steady income these days) and just had cataract surgery
yesterday.  Things are still a bit blurry, but I'm told that when it clears up, my vision
will be better than ever.  I also recently redesigned my web site if anyone wants to take
a peek.  Of course, it already needs updating but  here it is;
Hope everyone is doing well - staying happy and healthy.
Looking forward to seeing some of you at the opening,

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Contributed by 
Pam Brockman
Nonviolence:  No Higher Calling!
It's a new movement to commit 100 acts of nonviolence for every act of violence -- to make 1 Billion acts of nonviolence by the end of March.  The FBi says that 10 Million acts of violence are committed each year in the US.  Everyone can be part of the solution!!!  March 28, internationally renown spiritual leader, global humanitarian and ambassador for peace, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will come to the Donald E. Stephen Convention Center in Rosemont, IL (near O'Hare) to share practical solutions to violence in the USA.  He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2x.
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Gordon I. Herz

I dabble in web sites for a hobby and have my personal site at www.GordonsPlace.us, and a Twitter feed for friends (that's you, 1970 classmates!)


Special Offer from Pam Brockman

Local (Chicago Area)

Yoga Class for Any Classmate's Favorite Nonprofit or Company Fundraiser

Collect Bids at Your Event

The Organization/Nonprofit/Company Gets the Money, The Winner/Purchaser Contacts me Afterwards and We Coordinate Schedules for the Class!

Contact Me at pam.brockman@att.net
November 20, 2012
Hi Classmates:
I recently received a letter from Connie Ford-Pacheco about the Glenview Naval Air Station Museum and Challenger Learning Center that is being talked about.
We all have many memories, good and bad, about the Naval Base while growing up in Glenview. It was a part of our lives and the memories will always be with us.
Below is a link to the petition that is being circulated to help get this project off the ground.
Please take the time to sign the petition and be a part of what will be a great center of memories that we grew up with.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season.
Debbie Mason Grundgeiger