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events have happened in Freeport and Stephenson County, Illinois,
and remarkable people have lived there. These are stories gathered
about people and events from 1835 through World War II.
by Robert Bike
The Bible mentions about 232 plants by name, or closely enough to figure out what plant is meant. Of these, 24 are aromatic plants; that is, parts of the plants can be pressed or distilled to get an essential oil. Essential oils are the lifeblood of plants and have tremendous healing capabilities.
healing power of plants is the basis for modern medicines.
Originally published in manuscript form in 1999, I completely revised the book and added illustrations.
Biblical Aromatherapy in paperback,
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To order the pdf version and download to your computer or phone,
The electronic version is only $2.99!
Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard,
featured this website in her column on January 19, 2007.
Life Purpose is to inspire my friends
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Is your class reunion coming up soon? Contact me at and I will add your class to my reunion page. This is a free service to all classes of Freeport High School, Aquin High School or Highland Community College. If you already have a page, let me know and I will link to your site. Please include your reunion committee's contact info.
The Freeport Community Public School Fund was created in 1983 by concerned parents and businesses who saw a need in the schools for materials and equipment that the school district was not able to fund. One of the major fields of concern then was the science department, and retired teacher Doug Firebaugh said that he didn't know what he would have done without the new equipment that the fund provided for him.
Each year, in October, teachers can submit a request for durable equipment or materials that they need to use in their classrooms. The Board reviews the requests and decides which items to fund, according to how much money is raised through the annual fund-raiser, also held in October. Basically, this is mainly through a mailing of the annual brochure, which lists prior donors and memorials and honorariums.
generously to help the school system that got you where you are today!
Read more about the School Fund and donate online at www.fcpsf.org.
was held Friday, August 26, 2011, at Ebert's Cocktail Lounge (above Four Seasons) 1100 W. Galena Avenue Freeport, Illinois.
27, 2011 at Freeport Country Club
1614 S. Park Blvd. Freeport, Illinois
Want to come to
our 50th? Please contact:
Diane Dixon Sorn, 815-275-2766 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Sarles Standley, 815-233-5803 or email@example.com
Jeanne Jeffrey Mordick firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Jaeger Fraser email@example.com
If emailing, put "Class of '66 Reunion" in subject line.
Photos from the reunion.
Send your info to Cathy Collins Edler firstname.lastname@example.org.
23 Aug 2013 - informal gathering at the Freeport Country Club at 6pm
Sat 24 Aug 2013 - 10am tour of FHS
Sat 24 Aug 2013 - afternoon golf at the country club
Sat 24 Aug 3013 - at the country club: cocktails at 6pm; dinner at 7pm; program to follow
more information, contact:
907 Kellogg Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
Sept. 28-30, 2012
Brown, James J.
Coleberg, Robert (?)
Cramer, Jon F.
Martin, Karen L.
Zuck, Robert A.
was held Wed. Oct 5, 2011 5:00, for participation in the Homecoming parade
Fri. Oct 7 3-5 pm Reception at the Freeport Arts Center to view and greet classmate Athena Mosxana, who showed her world famous religious icons.
Fri Oct 7 5:30 Homecoming Football game
Fri Oct 7 8-12 pm Casual get together at OMaddys down town Freeport
Fri and Sat Oct 7 & 8 Golf at the Freeport Country Club.
Sat Oct 8 Cocktails and pictures with dinner, music and fellowship
Sun Oct 9 Continental breakfast available compliments of Dee Holsinger Mease at the Park Hills Golf Club.
Freeport High School
Class of 1944
The Class of 1944's 70th reunion was held in August 2014. Out of a graduating class of 208, 26 attended. An estimated 63 class members are still living!
Classmates who attended are: Art Armagost, Georgia Chiames Balsamo, Betty Behrend Mergen, Gene Bennett, Joyce Cooper Pierce, Rosali Locher Cosgrove, Barbara Atherton Donahue, Dan Ferguson, Helen Fluechting Alt, Della Longamore Kirkpatrick, Carol Richards Klock, Donna Dahm Kortemeier, Martan Rees Kiburz, Dorothy Kuhlemeier Johnson, Dorothy Kuhn Bloyer, Mary Lindgren Bauch, Mark McLeroy, Wayne Meck, Jack Packard, Marcella Spahr Popp, John A. Reining, John Rush, Ralph Stearns, Paul Tucker, Laverne Voss and Alfred Washburn.
The class expects this will be their last reunion, but I hope they meet again for their 75th!
I saw on classmates.com a few years ago that 19 people from my class, 1966, had joined. While they do a fine job of keeping track of thousands of people, I didn't think they should have a monopoly on our class. So I created this page, which links to a Yahoo group where we can keep track of each other for free!
can access our group using the link below or from the Yahoo! Groups "My
Group name: 66pretzels.
Group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/66pretzels.
Group email: email@example.com.
To join, you must have a Yahoo account, which automatically gives you an email account of unlimited size!