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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • 1930 first grade classmates get together again

  • In September of 1930 the first grade class of District 54 in Mandt Township (12 miles north of Montevideo) gathered for the first day of school. The entire first grade class roster consisted of Verdie Gilbertson, Verdie Ellingson and Mary Ann Goulson.
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  • In September of 1930 the first grade class of District 54 in Mandt Township (12 miles north of Montevideo) gathered for the first day of school. The entire first grade class roster consisted of Verdie Gilbertson, Verdie Ellingson and Mary Ann Goulson. For the next 12 years they attended school together graduating from Milan High School in 1942. On a July afternoon in 2012 they gathered together again at Valentino's in Montevideo for the 82nd reunion of their first grade class. Once again 100 % of the class was in attendance. Along with this reunion was their 70th reunion of the Milan 1942 graduation class. There were six classmates attending from a graduating class of 29. For the past several years the classmates have be meeting on the second Saturday in July in Montevideo. Verdie Gilbertson lives in Montevideo, Verdie Ellingson lives in Moorhead and Mary Ann Goulson Larson lives in Benson. Milan classmates at the reunion were Audrey Olsen of Montevideo, Arvin Dalen of St. James and Phil Aamot of Montevideo.
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