Updated 5-24-2018: Judy (Wright) Fisher has been sleuthing again and found lots of photos of BG from back in the day!
Many albums below have new photos added to them.
But we still need class photos from most of the elementary schools! So far, we only have photos from Crim and Kenwood.
Pat found 2 articles that South Main is supposedly haunted...really?
Click here to view Part 1.
Click here to view Part 2.
Judy found an article "Downtown Bowling Green Then & Now". Click here to view.
Judy also submitted a link to an article summarizing the CNN four-part miniseries "1968" that aired in May 2018. Click here to view the article.
SEEKING PHOTOS from our school years!
If you have some you are willing to share, please send them to Patricia Biesiot email@example.com and she'll set up the online photo albums.
Photo must be in .jpg, .gif, or .png format.
It would be really helpful if you could identify the people in the photos when you send them. Thanks!
If you have photos, but don't have access to a scanner, let Pat know and we'll figure out a way for you to mail them to her so she can scan and upload for you.
Types of photos we're looking for:
Scroll down to the Albums and choose either Click to View Slide Show or Click to View Page Layout.
Click on the small preview images at the bottom of the first page of each album to view different photos or use the arrows on the sides of each photo to view the other photos in each album.
A few folks are not identified, noted by ?? in the photo captions. If you know who they are, please tell Patricia Biesiot firstname.lastname@example.org so she can update.
Recent Photos of Old (=Former) Classmates!Send in recent photos of you, your familiy, classmates, etc.
This may help with face recogntion at the reunion 'cause many of us haven't seen each other in awhile! (Up to 5 decades!)
Ron & Beth (Noe) June with Kay (Francisco) and Steve Hoane at Marina Jacks in Sarasota, FL Feb 2018. Submitted by Ron 1 of 3Beth (Noe) & Ron June; Kathy (Cheek) Milby & Jim Milby. April 2017, Clearwater Beach, FL; submitted by Kathy 2 of 3Ron June & Kathy (Cheek) Milby. April 2017, Clearwater Beach, FL; submitted by Kathy 3 of 3
Former BGHS Class Reunions (20th)Our 20th Reunion! Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, who found the photo on the Wood County District Public Library website.
We need help with identifying classmates, noted with ?? or (?maybe) in photo caption.
20th Class Reunion. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from Wood County District Public Library website. Need some help with identifying classmates! Noted with ?? or (?maybe). Row 1 sitting/kneeling (L to R): Byron Lee (?maybe), Suzette Bordeaux (?maybe), Becky (Ricketts) Laabs, Barb (Baker) Fidel (dark strapless dress), J. Elliott (reclining), Luana Hess, Mary (Davis) Green, Judy (Adler) Weaver, ?? women in white, Donna (Pfouts) Hanneman, Kris Hanneman, Mark Fletcher (?maybe) Row 2 kneeling (L to R): Chris (Anders) Claflin (white sleeveless top, between Becky & Barb), Pat (Tricia) (Wilhelm) Reynolds, Ruth Wilhelm, Ruth (Leiendecker) Defuge, Kent Botte (?maybe), ??man in striped shirt, Larry Mills, Mike Schmitz, Greg Anderson Row 3 standing / all scrunched up! (names/heads zig-zag more or less L to R): ??man in suit w/ glasses, Paul Thayer (?maybe), ??hidden man, ??woman in print skirt, Judy (Wright) Fisher, Barry Martin, Bob Yeager (?maybe), ??woman in white, Robin (Panning) Nicholson (?maybe), ??smiling man, ??smiling man w/ glasses, Deb (Retterer) Chapman, Kathy (Cheek) Milby, ??hidden behind Kathy, Sally (Skinner) Pack (?maybe), ??dark hair w/ glasses, ??tall w/light hair, Carol Simon, Art Claflin (?maybe), Cathy (Cromley) Nelson, ??man w/ dark glasses behind Cathy, Malissa Burnette, Brent Johnson (?maybe), Sally (Wilson) Reynolds, ??man w/ beard), Pat (Smith) Sheeran, Tim Cross (glasses), Pam (Perry) Szmanski (striped shirt), ??hidden man, Tom Otley, ??tall man w/ mustache, Terry (Pendleton) Otley, Jeff Drake, Brett Jones, ??man w/ light hair, Bridget (Newman) Myles, Jan (Dimick) Carli, Chip Myles, Linda (Joseph) Bates, ??man w/ glasses, Sarah (Warren) Rahdert, Linda (Louys) Misak (?maybe), George Rahdert, Jennifer (Werner) Bateson, Tom Roether, ??man w/ white shirt & glasses, Randy Strausbaugh (?maybe) Row 4 back row / standing in one line (L to R): ??man w/ glasses & mustache, ??man w/ mustache, ??bearded man w/ glasses, ??bearded man, Tom Carpenter (?maybe), ??man w/ glasses, Steve Hoane, Kay (Francisco) Hoane, Jerry Ryland, Jane (Nelson) Swigart, Marsha (Cramer) Blake (?maybe), ??woman w/ curly hair 1 of 1
BG photosPhotos of BG, mostly from decades past. Remember when / remember then...?
A few are from the Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune weekly "Throw Back Thursday" photos posted on their Facebook page.
Others were submitted by classmates: most from Judy (Wright) Fisher. Attributions noted as "WCDPL" are from the website of the Wood County District Public Library.
Welcome to BG! From BG Sentinel-Tribune Throw Back Thursday 1 of 23Main St: 1950s. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 2 of 23Main St: Uhlmann's on one of the "Four Corners" downtown. From BG Sentinel-Tribune Throw Back Thursday 3 of 23Main St: Lasalles. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 4 of 23Main St: Klever's Jewelry. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 5 of 23Main St: Clazel Theater and Roger's Drug Store. From BG Sentinel-Tribune Throw Back Thursday 6 of 23Main St: Lords and J.C. Penney. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from Down Town Bowling Green Then and Now article. 7 of 23Main St: Montgomery Ward. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 8 of 23Main St: Dill's, Church's, Bakery. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 9 of 23Former Post Office (closed in 1970s). Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from Wikipedia. 10 of 23The Wood County Courthouse (left) and Bowling Green Police Department are seen, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune) 11 of 23Firestation. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from Historic Photos/Bowling Green, Ohio website. 12 of 23Old Methodist Church on corner of W. Wooster and Prospect. Submitted by Ron June. 13 of 23Old Wood County Public Library. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 14 of 23Old Wood County Public Library: kid's room. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 15 of 23Old Wood County Public Library: checkout. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 16 of 23Old Wood County Public Library: bookmobile. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 17 of 23City Park: entrance. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 18 of 23City Park: Bath House. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 19 of 23City Park: Needlework Hall. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 20 of 23The old windmill. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 21 of 23Cain's Potato Chips. From BG Sentinel-Tribune Throw Back Thursday 22 of 23Heinz Plant. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 23 of 23
Crim Elementary PhotosSubmitted by: Jeffrey Dean Burkett, retired teacher BG City Schools who is collecting memorabila for Crim Elementary 60th anniversary which is during 2018-19 school year.
6th grade, 1962, Mrs. Decker's class; 1958-59 Opening Year faculty and staff
Crim Elementary School. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 1 of 3Front row L-R: Mrs Decker (or her sub?), Linda Hermes, Brenda Bowen, Marsha Tyrell, Bruce Ott, Mike Schmitz, ??, ??, Ken Yates, Richie Landwehr, Greg Anderson; Second row L-R: Cheryl Krassow, Barb Orway, Debbie Lowe, Shirley Parker, John Arnold, Bridget Newman, Dennis Frank, Lyle Avery, Tom Carpenter, Marv Avery; Back row L-R: Charlie Williamson, Bob Yeager, Reed Spenser, Gordon Rhoades, Dallas Hammersmith, Linda Block, Chris Anders, Margaret Johnson, Cheryl Higley, Robin Panning 2 of 3L-R: Jane Hallberg (K), Georgia Cross (1st), Jeannette Smith (3rd), Grace Bell (1st), Lois Reichert Hiltner (2nd), Maroe Decker (2nd), Marie Smith (office), Elsie Lorenz (4th), Bernice Sima (5th); Not pictured: Elizabeth Dewyer (Sp. Ed.), Norman Jacobs (6th) 3 of 3
Kenwood Elementary PhotosSubmitted by: Hal Brown (4th grade, Mrs Day; 5th, Mrs Benham; 6th, Mrs Rowe); Ron June (PM Kindergarten, Mrs Torrey; 4th, Ms Mawer; 5th, Mrs Shaddix; 6th, Mrs Laukhuf)
Kenwood Elementary School. Submitted by July (Wright) Fisher), from website of Wood County District Public Library. 1 of 8Kenwood Afternoon Kindergarten 1955, Mrs. Torrey: Front Row L-R: Ed Delph, Frank Helberg, Terry Busdecker, Mark Hirth, Barry Sprague, Bill Bressler, Dean Bressler, Jeff Baron, Don Baron; Second Row L-R: Sharon ??, Loretta Hollowell, Valerie Hockenberger, Shirley Feller, Cheryl Johnson, Suzanne Glover, Judy Lee, Deb Cook, Sally Wilson; Back Row L-R: Bill Espen, John Dunipace, Larry Place, Mike McBride, John Stage, Ron June, Rick Charchol, Phil Wohler, Rick Faulk, Bruce Moore, Terry Sloan 2 of 8Kenwood 4th Grade 1960, Mrs. Day: Front Row L-R: Mike Finkenbiner, Leo Bechstein, Brett Jones, Mike McBride, Ann Imbrie, Barbara Johnson, Becky Clark, Sue Shank; Second row L-R: Linn Adams, Robert Bressler, Jim Shanks, Bill Espen, Pam Armbruster, Dean Bressler, Glenn Longworth, Todd Tucker, Kay Francisco, Ed (Bruce) Moore, Terry Busdecker, John Dunipace; Back row L-R: Tony Rayner, Robert Harms, Tim Otte, Barb Baker, Tim Miller, Phil Wohler, Randy Schmeltz, Becky Clark, Brian Freeburne, Tom Beaverson, Marcia Leady, Harold Brown, Brent Johnson; Back: Mrs. Day 3 of 8Kenwood 4th grade 1960, Ms. Mawer: Front Row L-R: Jeff Baron, Charles Ginter, Frank Hellberg, Gary Stratmann, Bob Jackson, Don Baron; Second Row: Karry Mills, Dennis McCoy, Scott Brewster, Amy Gamble, Ruth Ann Strange, Judy Lee, Shirley Feller, Judy Wright, Dorothy Clark, Paul Thayer, Terry Sloan, Jim Hellberg; Third Row: Les Adkins, Steve Hoane, Ron June, Dick Nielson, Mark Alexander, Randa Prowant, Kathy Cheek, Dan Baker, Bonnie Vosler, Valerie Hockenberger, Sally Wilson, Rich Ellsworth, David Dickey; Back: Mrs Mawer 4 of 8Kenwood 5th Grade 1961, Mrs. Benham: Front Row L-R: Bobby Jackson, Glenn Longworth, Mike Finkenbiner, Larry Mills, David Marsh, Jeff Baron Ed (Bruce) Moore, Linn Adams; Second Row L-R: Mark Hirth, Kathy Cheek, Barbara Johnson, Ann Imbrie, Barbara Baker, Sally Wilson, Amy Gamble, Marsha Cramer, Jennifer Werner, Dorothy Clark, Shirley Feller, Terry Busdecker; Back Row L-R: Jim Shanks, Les Atkins, Brian Freeburne, Tom Beaverson, Jim Helberg, Jim Jackson, Phil Wohler, Mrs. Benham, Brent Johnson, Dennis McCoy, Walt Harmon, Rob Harms, Rich Ellsworth, Art Claflin, Scott Brewster 5 of 8Kenwood 5th grade 1961, Mrs. Shaddix: Front Row L-R: Bill Espen, Frank Hellberg, Leo Bechsein, Paul Thayer, Gary Stratman, Bill Bressler, Mike McBride, Brett Jones; Middle Row L-R: Dan Raynor, Sue Shanks, Lynn Gibbon, Ruth Ann Strange, Valerie Hockenberger, Pam Armbruster, Marcia Leady, Judy Lee, Judy Wright, Becky Clark, Randa Prowant, John Dunipace; Standing L-R: Tom Otley, Tim Otte, Steve Hoane, George Strine, Mark Alexander, Tim Cross, Mrs. Shaddix, Ron June, Randy Schmeltz, Todd Tucker, David Dickey, Dick Nielson, Dan Baker 6 of 8Kenwood 6th Grade 1962, Mrs. Rowe: Front Row L-R: Leo Bechstein, David Marsh, Gary Stratmann, Bob Jackson, Brett Jones, Linn Adams; Second Row L-R: Don Baron, Judy Lee, Pam Perry, Becky Clark, Shirley Feller, George Strine, Barbara Baker, Cindy Mohr, Sally Wilson, Marcia Leady, Marsha Cramer, Frank Helberg; Back Row L-R: Rob Harms, Mike Finkenbiner, Mike McBride, Dave Dickey, Rich Ellsworth, Tom Beaverson, Dan Baker, Ron Moyer, Rich Neilsen, Harold Brown, Ed (Bruce) Moore, Mrs. Rowe, Les Atklins, Jim Shanks 7 of 8Kenwood 6th Grade 1962, Mrs. Betty Laukhuf: Front Row L-R: Brent Johnson, Terry Sloan, Paul Thayer, Jeff Baron, Jim Helburg, Dennis McCoy, Art Claflin, Steve Schooner; Seated Middle Row: Tom Otley, Tim Otte, Pam Armbruster, Sue Shanks, Ann Imbre, Valerie Hockenberger, Amy Gamble, Kathy Cheek, Judy Wright, Barbara Johnson, Bill Bressler, Todd Tucker; Standing Back Row: Phil Wholer, Walter Harmon, Jim Jackson, Tim Cross, Reed Spencer, John Dunipace, Brian Freeburne, Fred Grubb, George Rahdert, Bill Espen, Ron June, Steve Hoane, Mrs. Laukhuf 8 of 8
Ridge Elementary PhotosPhoto of Ridge School submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from Wood County Public Library website.
WE STILL NEED CLASS PHOTOS FROM ANYONE WHO ATTENDED RIDGE!
South Main Elementary PhotosPhoto of South Main School submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from Wood County District Public Library website.
WE STILL NEED CLASS PHOTOS FROM ANYONE WHO ATTENDED SOUTH MAIN!
BG Junior High School PhotosSubmission credits and sources are listed in the caption for each photo.
BG Junior High School. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 1 of 6BG Junior High School. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 2 of 6BG Junior High School: unloading students. Submitted by Judy (Wright) Fisher, from WCDPL website. 3 of 67th & 8th grade football team Sept 1962, submitted by Ron June; Front row kneeling L-R: Don Ballard, Dick Neilson, Brett Jones, Tom Foos, John Jackson, Greg Ghaster, Dave Lee Fasnaugh, Phil Davis, Mike Ward, Alan Weisman, Tom Otley, Jack Keiffer, Denny Weaver; Second row L-R: Coach Bob Dake, Dan Householder, Steve Kramp, Fred Koch, Bob Hoagland, Ray Gonyer, Brad Mansfield, ??, Brent Johnson, John Dunipace, John Herr, ??, John Helm, Jerry Ryland, Coach Van Fleet; Third Row L-R: Steve Hoane, Jeff Cross, Bob Spitler, Joe Scholler, Doug Nelson, Gary Monihan, Steve Harris, Dan Peterson, Ron Moyer, Dave Moore, Tim Cross, Steve Green, Dave Troxell, Gary Howe; Fourth Row L-R: Jim Grabelle, Dennis Rood, Gordon Rhoades, Jim Dunipace, Larry Kithkart, Dick Hemmerle, Mike Coffman, Arnie Bowles, Jim Halliwell, Mike Hock, Dave Fausnaugh, Nate Brockbrader, Chris Roper, Ron June Top Row L-R: Mark Main, Mark Kander, Larry Shanner, Steve Beattie, Tom Vogtsberger, Tom Holland, Steve Mason, Dennis Smith, Bill Harris, Tom Gibson 4 of 6Published in Sentinel-Tribune 12-17-1965. Submitted by Patricia Biesiot 5 of 6Wood County Fair, 1965. Submitted by Patricia Biesiot 6 of 6
The Scarlet ParrotA couple of parent editions (didn't remember/realize these were mailed to student families!) and a student edition.
November, 1967 - pg. 1 1 of 12November, 1967 - pg. 2 2 of 12February 19, 1968 - pg. 1 3 of 12February 19, 1968 - pg. 2 4 of 12June 3, 1968 - pg. 1 (top) 5 of 12June 3, 1968 - pg. 1 (bottom) 6 of 12June 3, 1968 - pg. 2 (top) 7 of 12June 3, 1968 - pg. 2 (bottom) 8 of 12June 3, 1968 - pg. 3 (top) 9 of 12June 3, 1968 - pg. 3 (bottom) 10 of 12June 3, 1968 - pg. 4 (top) 11 of 12June 3, 1968 - pg. 4 (bottom) 12 of 12
Oklahoma! playbill & photosClass musical presented during our senior year. Playbill submitted by Patricia Biesiot. Photos submitted by Ron June.
Playbill - pg. 1 1 of 8Playbill - pg. 2 2 of 8Playbill - pg. 3 3 of 8Playbill - pg. 4 4 of 8Luana Hess as Laurey and Mike Loomis ('69) as Curley. 5 of 8Jo Herbert ('70) and Dennis Weaver in Dream Scene. 6 of 8Ron June as Jud and Mike Loomis ('69) as Curley. 7 of 8Ron June as Jud and Mike Loomis ('69) as Curley in Jud's shed during dress rehearsal. 8 of 8