Welcome to the Reunion Page for the FDSH Class of 1978
Check back regularly, as we'll have more information on the upcoming reunion scheduled for June 28th, 2008 at the Opera House, starting at 5 P.M. Friday night we would like to congregate at Amigo's (the old Gene's Place) along the river. Pass this along and hope to see everyone!
Here's a video clip from the 20 year reunion. Check back as we'll be adding more videos over the next few weeks.
Fort Dodge has gone Hollywood. The gymnasium at Fort Dodge Senior High is the backdrop for a recently released U.S. Cellular commercial. The high school was built in 1958 and remains in great shape, as you can see from the video.
First, the news that directly impacts our class. There will be no reunion this year for the Class of 1978. Word has come down that our next reunion will be in the summer of 2018, which will mark our 40th year of freedom from the halls of Fort Dodge Senior High.
That doesn't mean this summer is reunion-free. The Class of 1977, which missed its 35th, is holding one for its 36th. It's happening on Aug. 9-11, and the centerpiece of the festivities will take place on Saturday, the 10th, with a gathering at the Community Tap at 7 p.m.
I'm sure the good folks from 1977 wouldn't mind if a few hanger-ons from the 1978 class were to show up and reminisce about the good, old days.
For more details, click here to check the Class of 1977's Facebook page.
Could it be true? I'm hearing rumblings of a 35-year reunion for the Class of 1978, to be held in early August 2013. It would be combined reunion with the Class of 1977, which hasn't had a gathering in several years.
Drop an email if you know more: jayzuma (at) gmail.com
Willie McGowan, the girls' soccer coach at Fort Dodge Senior High and Iowa Central Community College, successfully converts a 40-yard field goal and wins $10,000 at halftime of the Ames-Fort Dodge game on Sept. 24, 2010.
McGowan was selected to participate in the "Kick for Cash" contest, sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank of Iowa and West Bend Mutual Insurance Company.
"I played rugby back home [in Scotland], but the ball is much bigger and wider and completely different," McGowan told the Fort Dodge Messenger.
"All I was really thinking about was kicking the skin off it, I didn't want it to be one of those that was on target and came up short."
McGowan, who is married with two kids, is also a Student Development Assistant in the Admissions Department at Iowa Central.
"I'm thinking about doing something with my kids — like a nice vacation," McGowan said of his plans for the money. "I'll probably donate some to charities as well."
Video best viewed full screen in order to see the ball.