Honoring a Legend
Jim Johnson ‘54, of Minneapolis, wrote ‘Dummy’ Hanson - A Deaf Baseball Pitcher’s Life in the Hearing World,” about fellow Kerkhoven, Minn., native Esten “Dummy” Hanson. A second-generation Norwegian, Hanson was one of Minnesota’s premier amateur baseball pitchers in the early 1900s.
Cobbers Reunite in South Africa
Matshediso Kgamane ‘97 and Mpho Sebonego‘s July 26 wedding at the Tau Game Lodge on the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa reunited Cobber friends and family. (l-r) Jon ‘68 and Phyllis (Larson) ‘68 Evert, Charles Jensvold ‘69, Kgamane, Shamani Shikwambi ‘97, Christa Evert ‘03
Class of ‘65 Alumnae Turn 65
Treasuring the friendships that began at Concordia, these ladies have celebrated together every five years since their 50th birthday. From left: Nancy (Liane) Fields, Dawn (Maasjo) Struxness, Harriet (Ritter) Mauritsen, Bonita (Hanson) Johnson, Phyllis (Sorensen) Lindberg, Mary (Simle) Wendt, Michelle (McCarty) Jorgenson, Betty (Brusven) Torgerson, Judy (Estrem) Dorwart, Karen Nelson, Mary Jo (Groth) Rhodes, Jean (Sillers) Bardwell, Carolyn (Smith) Golberg
Kara Stolee-Kiefer ‘95 and her son, Lochlann, visited a castle near their home in Herschberg, Germany. Stolee-Kiefer teaches at Landstuhl Middle School for the Department of Defense School Systems. Lochlann, who has an undiagnosed degenerative metabolic disorder, has been accepted into a special metabolic genetic study involving more than five hospitals.
Grad With a Mission
After graduating from Concordia, Spanish education major Scott Broughton ‘02 answered a call to service with Youth With A Mission, a worldwide Christian mission organization. While teaching in Diriamba, Nicaragua, he met his wife, Elga, who was also teaching for Youth With A Mission. The Broughtons have now responded to a need to build a Christian school in Elga‘s hometown, Ahuas, Honduras.