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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Mike Konda 1973 (1970)  10/15
•   William Temaat (1957)  1/21
•   Judy Burkhart (Stegman) (1962)  12/17
•   Jeanne Ackerman (Burkhart) (1970)  11/15
•   Jeannette Burghart (Lininger) (1968)  9/6
•   Linda Peintner (Sanko) (1967)  8/31
•   John Indiek (1950)  8/29
•   Dave Hornung (1968)  8/27
•   Joleen Wetzel (Stein) (1970)  7/21
•   Lawrence Wolf (1962)  7/5
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WHERE WE LIVE


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3 live in Arizona
1 lives in California
7 live in Colorado
55 live in Kansas
1 lives in Louisiana
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in Nebraska
2 live in Oklahoma
1 lives in Oregon
7 live in Texas
284 location unknown

MISSING ALUMNI


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JOINED ALUMNI


Percentage of Joined Alumni: 22.4%


A:   82   Joined
B:   284   Not Joined

Welcome to the Windthorst Heritage Inc. website. This site was created to preserve the history of Windthorst Kansas, its founders, its community and its school history. Please browse the site and enjoy the rich history of a small Southwest Kansas community from its founding in 1878.

 

 

 

        Our address is:
   Windthorst Heritage Inc.
   Post Office Box  823
   Dodge City, Kansas  67801

Physical Address:  10848 131 Spur Rd., Spearville, KS 67876

 

  The Windthorst Heritage Inc. Board of Directors would like to introduce to you this new website, celebrating the rich history of Windthorst Kansas. This site was started on January 21, 2010 and is still very much in its infancy. There will be many changes and additions applied to this site over the next few months. Please visit as often as you can.

The board extends a special invitation to all Windthorst graduates and to those that attended WHS, to please fill out your profile. Freshman, Sophmores and Juniors in 1970 are listed in the class of 1970 guest section. This site will post all new announcements pertaining to the "all School" reunion as they become available. Click on "Windthorst Graduates" at the top of the left hand menu bar to join. If your name is not on a class list, click the "Contact Us" link.

August 4, 2015 Dan Torline and Building Solutions LLC have teamed up to bring you a short video of pictures from Windthorst AND THE ARCHITECT'S PERCEPTION OF OUR PROPOSED MUSEUM. Please take a look at it on you tube.   www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2x_OddOzkg

The Windthorst All School 2010 reunion pictures are now posted for your viewing pleasure. Just "click on" the Reunion Photos link in the left menu bar.  The photos will automatically change every 7 seconds after your click on the first photo.  Their are two galleries. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

The three individuals above were dispatched to Southwest Kansas in 1877 on behalf of the German Catholic Aurora Homestead Association of Cincinnati, Ohio to inspect land for their new settlement. The association eventually bought ten sections of land for ten dollars per acre from the Sante Fe Railroad. The new settlement would be named after Ludvig Von Windthorst. 

 

 

 

Many of the pictures you can view were taken from the Centennial Edition and the Supplemental that covers the history of Windthorst from 1878 to 1997. A limited number of these books are still available for purchase. Please "click" the "Contact Us" button on the left to order your copies. The Centennial book (blue cover) is $25, The Rest of the Story $15, or both for $35.
Make checks payable to Windthorst Heritage Inc. and send to PO Box 823, Dodge City Ks. 67801

 

One of the many stained glass windows that adorn the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. These windows were handcrafted in Munich Germany and installed in 1916. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Margaret Klenke, 1930 graduate of WHS, kept a diary during her senior year until 1939.  In it she recorded her everyday observations of her life, hopes, and dreams.  It is a unique picture into the school, church, and community social activities in the Windthorst area in that decade, and is a daily reminder of the struggles and triumphs of those hardy people who lived in this area in the "dirty thirties."  Margaret's diaries were passed to her daughters, and a couple years ago Diane Tasset Dickerson and daughter-in-law Rosann Dockendorf Tasset (both 1964 graduates of WHS) transcribed the diary and Diane had it published in book form.  The book would be of interest to anyone with ties to the area and is available on Barnes & Noble or Amazon websites with a search by title: The Diaries of Margaret Klenke Tasset 1930-1939 of by author Diane Tasset Dickerson.  It's available in book form or e-book.  a limited number of copies are available through Diane Dickerson who can be reached at her email ladidi1646@gmail.com

Windthorst Heritage Inc. Board of Directors as of January 2010: Susan Rueb, Chairman; Richard Strecker, Vice Chairman; Rose Rueb, Secretary; Duane Tasset, Treasurer; Julie Ackerman, Carol Correll, Dennis Hornung, Phyllis Indiek, Phil Ochs, Dan Torline.


Arthur Stein
First Graduate
in 1926.

Graduates of Windthorst High School are welcome to log on to the site and complete their profile. By doing this you will be able to email, post photos, and stay in touch with your classmates. You will also receive website updates, important announcements, and other news from the Windthorst Heritage Inc. Board of Directors. For more information on joining the site please click on the FAQ tab in the left menu bar.

 

To all Windthorst graduates that attended  St. Mary of the Plains High School or College, please check out their alumni website. Click on:

www.stmaryoftheplainsalumniassociation.org