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2016 January/February



Lorna Brennan was in the KHS class of 1941.  Her sisters, Dorothy and Eileen, have donated many of Lorna’s school memories. The 1936 Junior Hi Lights has been scannedand is available to read right here.  It is text searchable…. use “ctrl” and “f” to find names.

Junior Hi Lights 1936, Issue I


Lee Caldwell Ragsdale


Lee graduated from Kirkland High School in 1941. It had always been reported that Lee died fighting Guerrillas in the Philippines. Earlier this year we learned that Lee had been taken prisoner in 1942, survived the Bataan Death March and died while a P.O.W. in 1943. Lee’s body was recovered in 1949 and returned home. Lee is buried in the Kirkland Cemetery. We owe thanks to Lee Ragsdale Bates and Stacey Ragsdale for providing a photo of Lee.

RussRuss McClintick wore Floyd Berkey’s Kirkland Fireman’s hat during the April 29, 2015 presentation given by Captain Bill Hamilton.  The hat is on display at Kirkland Heritage Society with other fire related items and photos.  The hat is in the Arnie Berkey Collection.


It was a wonderful 4th of July

Sid Ryseff in 2015



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Jerry Sampont at the 2013 Kirkland Summerfest

Officer Knafla, Jerry Sampont, Officer Zablan