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Sandy Grousnick (Krause)
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skrause@core.com Hubbard Lake MI Retired Married 3 3 1 Moved to Michigan shortly after being married. Both my husband and I were in education - he an administrator, I in elementary. I did my masters work at Saginaw Valley University. In 2002 I received the "Reading Teacher of the Year" award. Raised 3 wonderful children. We now live 6 months in Michigan on a beautiful inland lake and 6 months in Surprise, Arizona, which is right outside Phoenix. Both homes include church work, choir, golf, mahjong, bridge, boating (when in Michigan), and enjoying life. Have 4 terrific and beautiful grandchildren. Life is very good. Dave and I celebrated our 46th anniversary this summer.
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Kathy Hall (Johnson)
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BJKJGOLF@aol.com Naples FL Married 2 4 1 After graduation I attended William Woods College and then graduated from the University of Missouri. My husband Brian and I were married in 1965 and spent two years in Kansas City where I worked for TV Guide Magazine. We then moved to Wichita where we lived for the next twenty-five years, and where our daughter and son were born. I enjoyed many years as a stay-at-home mom and also many years as the manager of a travel agency. In 1991 we moved to Brentwood, TN where we lived for eleven years. We now spend our winters in Naples, FL, and summers in Carbondale, CO. I enjoy golf, bridge and hiking, as well as spending time with our children, their spouses and our four grandchildren. I think Southwest offered a very wonderful and unique high school experience, both academically and socially.
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Suzi Hansen (Allen)
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suzia@frontier.com Marysville WA retired Divorced 1 2 2 After finishing my college requirements, I started my training to be a Cyto-Technologist. I took my training at Kansas University Medical School and then my internship at Menorah Medical Center where I stayed until my divorce and moved to the Seattle, WA area. My daughter Christi and I moved in 1977. We love it here (sometimes a little too much rain, like this year), but we don't have big floods and tornados. My daughter gave me 2 wonderful granddaughters, Hannah and Madelyn. Love them to pieces. I have never remarried. Always tell everyone I don't want to share the remote!!!!! I retired in 2007 and love it. I have had 2 different kinds of cancers starting in 1993, but with many prayers I have successfully made it thru both. Would love to come to the reunion but not sure I can make it. That's all for now folks!!!!!



After stepping out of the medical profession for 12 years, I went to work as an Executive Secretary known today as Administrative Assistant and then worked for Physio Control in Redmond,WA. There we developed and manufactured defibrilators and other life saving equpment. Lots of fun was had in these two professions. Then I went back to Cytology where everything is very quiet and sedate. My favorite vacations have been several to Williamsburg, VA, Israel, and Egypt. Love ancient history. I have previously enjoyed camping, country dancing and horseback riding. Have given them up now to just enjoy my daughter and grand daughters. If I could go back to my high school years for a visit, I would and would do it just the same. I quite oftern think of Melanie Roth and Marvie McCarren. Had lots of fun with them.
My favorites times were meeting at the North door, going to Brookside with friends and winning the TV Teen Town dance contest with Dave Henderson, then a senior and I was a Sophmore.

Only real thing I didn't like was P.E. and swimming. It was always cold in the pool and pool area.

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David Hart
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dchart@q.com Littleton CO Retired 20 years Married 3 6 1 College - Masters in Clinical Psychology
US Army Psychologist
International Paper
PPG Industries
Hart Industries Inc
Became disabled in 1989 and sold business
Moved to Colorado and Montana
Have been keeping up with kids and grandkids & fishing & traveling
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Melvin Heillman
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melh23@melh23.com Shawnee KS Engineer Single Again 2 3 2 College - Graduate - Hired - Marry - Move - Hired -Baby - Fired - Hired - Fired - Consult - Divorce - Hired - Marry - Divorce - Fired - Consult - Hired - Granddaughter - Retired Senior Prom
Everything else.
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Kay Heims (Hicks)
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kayhicks8729@gmail.com KS Retired, Speech/Language Pathologist Married 6 8 and expecting numbers 9, 10 & 11 2 After graduating from Southwest, I attended Baker University for 1 year. I left there and graduated from the University of Kansas City with a major in Speech/Theater with an Emphasis in Speech Pathology. I earned a Masters degree from KU where, as Margie Bergendoff mentioned, we happily roomed together. My professional career includes the Bureau of Child Research at KU, Institute of Logopedics in Wichita, the Children's Spot at St Lukes Hospital in KC, private practice and many years at the Gillis Center, working with emotionally-disturbed boys. I retired 4 years ago in order to spend lots of time with my grandchildren.
I was married to my first husband for 18 years and had 3 children, who luckily all live in Kansas City (son a Rheumatologist at St. Lukes, a daughter who is a Public Defender in Johnson county; a daughter who is an attorney with the EPA).
I have been married for 22 years to my second husband and now have 3 step-daughters who all live in Colorado. My husband and I enjoy hiking in the mountains, traveling, attending KU football and basketball games, and above all, spending time with our children and grandchildren.

My worst memory is of the 8th grade when I was terrified to correct my math teacher, who insisted on calling me 'Janet', rather than the middle name that everyone else called me by.

My best memory is of initially meeting several women who have become cherished, life-long friends. Even today, several of us meet regularly on Saturday mornings, for coffee and conversation - how very lucky is that?
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Carl Helmstetter
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chelmstetter@spencerfane.com Kansas City lawyer www.spencerfane.com Widowed 5 Two Two After Williams College and Yale Law School I returned to Kansas City and in 1968 joined the law firm of Spencer Fane Britt & Browne where I have been practicing law for over forty-three years. At the end of this year I will become a “Retired Partner.” Written in two sentences this sounds like an uneventful career path, but at Spencer Fane I changed careers three times, from corporate, tax and securities law (10 years) to civil litigation (7 years) to environmental law (26 years). Also, after mistakenly convincing myself that I was smarter than some of the successful businessmen I was advising, I twice ventured into entrepreneurship on the side - first as part owner of a bar-restaurant located at 507 Walnut in the River Quay (Larry Bodinson was our manager for awhile), and later as president, publisher and owner/author of the Missouri Lotto Letter, my effort to cash in on the excitement over the new Missouri lottery by charting lotto numbers in a weekly newsletter. Both businesses tanked.
My first marriage, to Jan Milligan, also failed, ending in 1993. Lauren and I were married from 1995 until she died of cancer in 2016. I have five grown children, four by my first marriage and one by my second, and two grandchildren.
We had good teachers at Southwest and I’m sure I learned a lot, but today I can’t remember much of it. My most vivid memories are of my friends, our escapades and antics; my adolescent embarrassments; and our neighborhood, which for me was literally centered around Southwest because I lived across the street on 66th Terrace directly opposite the south end of the alley. We played touch football and scrub baseball on Southwest's fields. Judd Scott lived at the other end of the alley on Wornall Terrace, and in eighth grade we'd go to his house after school and listen to the 45's we bought at Katz, like Gene Vincent and Sanford Clark. Bob Bretz lived a few doors up the street from me on 66th Terrace. We drove his Solex around the Southwest track, snuck into school after hours to play basketball in the gym. So many great memories of the time spent with classmates during the Southwest years--Vaughan, Melcher, Galley, Brous, Davis, Sneed, Lyons, and of course the beautiful, sexy and unattainable women.
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Jerry Henkel
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jerry.henkel@gmail.com Sarasota FL Publishing/Marketing www.direct-com.com Married 3 3 Graduated KU in Journalism. Drafted. Sent to Dept. of Defense Information School, San Francisco, then US Army HQ, Vietnam, arriving on day three of the Tet Offensive. I worked menial jobs for Stars & Stripes, edited the Generals’ Daily News Briefing, and wrote for and edited the Army’s Uptight magazine which gave me a chance to spend time in Saigon, and on swift boats on the Mekong and song Nha Be rivers. I was a beneficiary of most fortunate timing while there. In the civilian world, I went to work for LOOK magazine writing promotion and managing circulation programs. In ’71, I was recruited for the launch of Essence Magazine in New York which is where I met my wife to be, Margaret, then an art director at ABC TV. She freelanced on Essence projects and we moonlighted as a team for agencies and magazines including Saturday Review and LHJ. I started Direct Communications in ’73 as a magazine consultancy with the start-up of Texas Monthly as the first client project, and then worked on the startups of Outside magazine, Latina, New England Monthly, and others and with magazine publishers in Des Moines, Cincinnati, New York, New England, and Dublin, Ireland. We lived for years on a country place in North Shrewsbury, Vermont, a mountain town of about 350 near Killington and have two sons (a soccer coach and a computer programmer, both in Boulder) and a daughter (a foreign language instructor in Huntington, WV). We now are supposed to split time between Vermont and Florida, but Florida seems to always win the "surf or snow debate?." I still work remotely with Direct which now provides direct marketing and computer services principally for left-of-center political (The Nation, Harpers, The Progressive) and literary publications (Poets & Writers, Virginia Quarterly, Paris Review) and non-profits (Vietnam Vets of America). We enjoy x-c skiing, kayaking and traveling – Brazil, Australia, Ireland. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and hearing some old tales retold in perfect pitch
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Bob Hicks
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bob@promarkmidwest.com Leawood KS Promotional Product Sales www.promarkmidwest.com Married 2 2 1 After Southwest, KU - graduated in 1966. USAF - 1966-1975. Assistant Prof of Business, University of Montana and College of Great Falls 1975-76 teaching mostly economics. Small business owner in Great Falls, Mt. 1975-1980. Small business owner in Kansas City metro 1980 - present. Businesses included In-Tech Machine Tool Corp and Promark Midwest Inc (promotional products). Married 44 years to Barbara, 2 children, Julie in Kansas City and Brian in Charleston, SC. and 2 grandchildren 4 and 2 1/2 here in KC.

Interests over the years include travel, tennis and bridge. Love the mountains and spend part of every summer in Lake Dillon, CO.
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Sondra Higgins (Fields)
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sunwindfields@earthlink.net Rollinsville CO Communicator, Writer www.cornmother.com Divorced 1 You’d think as a writer I’d be well past the crunch of last minute deadlines. I seem to have so much on my plate these days that like it or not, I am more often than not tapping keys at the eleventh hour.
Oh my, Southwest High School… cashmere sweaters, Spalding saddle shoes, and sororities. Ah yes --the hierarchy ..and those orange soled saddles better say Spalding, no imitations allowed. Memory lane continues with: Football games, cheerleading (B team), Winstead's and The Multitude (the name we gave to our group of friends…Hey out there…Squirrel and Camille, Kurtz, Joanie, Betty and Barbie…(sorry for those I’ve left out). Girls, did we have fun or what?
After high school I graduated from KU with a BS in Elementary Education, taught kindergarten, met Bob Fields at KU whom I eventually married and moved with him to his home state of New Jersey. We bought land in the “garden” part of the state, designed and built our house on the edge of the forest (turned out really great!), taught school, got my MA in Educational Psychology, left my husband and headed to Boulder, CO.
From Boulder I traveled… to Hawaii for a conference on Dolphins and Whales and Interspecies communication with John and Tony Lily, to the Sundance held at the end of the Native American’s longest walk in 1978, to the Basilica in Mexico City for the Celebration of La Virgin of Guadalupe’s Day, to….
Back in Boulder I needed to find work. I had taught young children and at 30-something considered myself middle aged, so old age was what I wanted to learn about next. I found a job with the first homecare agency in Boulder founded by Trungpa Rinpoche and based on the Buddhist principles of mindfulness, skillful means and attention to detail.
What I was learning about old age, especially old women, ignited a desire to return to school to combine literary knowledge with my experiential insights into the world of the old. This I did. I returned to school to get my doctorate in the combined fields of Gerontology and Women’s Studies with concentrations in Communications.
While doing what I called “my field study of the psychology of old age” at the home care agency, I also found a true love…radio producing. I became trained as a radio producer at our local Public Radio station KGNU, and for years I was a prolific producer. I then took my radio skills to a professional level and became a national radio producer for National Public Radio and other national non-commercial “public” news outlets.
It took me 10 years to get my doctorate because I spent 5 of those years living with (on and off) and learning from the Huichol Indians in Mexico. I was researching the inner knowing and spiritual power that can come to women with age and had been led to an elder Huichol grandmother.
Presently, I live with my little kitty Almalita in a cabin in the mountains above Boulder where I walk in the woods right outside my door, write a column I call “From Aging to Ageless,” for our local newspaper, am researching what is being documented on reversing Alzheimer’s Disease and am writing a couple of books and articles along the way. Oh, I almost forget…I coach women primarily on aging with health and vitality.
Thanks for the opportunity to chronicle my life. I don’t anticipate attending the reunion, so guys, here’s a shout out… “Hello” and “Que le vaya bien”…may things go well for you.
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