Alumni/Booster Club Committee
President: Stan Friesen (77)
Vice President: Ron Reddig (74)
Secretary-Treasurer: Jodi Reddig (92) Neufeld
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer: Julie Schmidt (72) Reddig
Here is a little update on what the LCHS Alumni/Booster Club has accomplished these past months. The Fall 2013 Links brought a great response in funding the project for bus graphics. We were pleasantly surprised with the prompt response and donations to make it happen! Thanks to VP Ron Reddig (74) and Chadd Reddig (90) for doing the work in applying the graphics. It looks great!
The Alumni/Booster Club had a banner made for the 2013-14 Lustre Lions Boys District Championship. A big thanks to Meredith Reddig for making the banner in time to be hung for Schmeckfest 2014!
Besides the money that the Alumni/Booster Club has set aside toward the LCHS building project, the committee would like to address the lighting in the gym. The lights are original to the gym, so it is a much needed update! We hope you will join us in making this project and other future projects possible!
Donations can be sent to:
LCHS Alumni/Booster Club
294 Lustre Road
Lustre, MT 59225
A son, Micah James, was born to Clayton (02) & Jennifer Zerbe on March 18, 2014. He weighed 7 lbs 11oz and 19 in long. They now reside in Lustre farming with Clayton’s father, Grant Zerbe (77).
A son, Zachary Paul, was born to Steve & Jennifer Funk (01) Theisen on April 26, 2014. He weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and 20.5 in long. They now live in Wyoming and he joins a brother, Michael.
A son, Oakley Preston, was born to Rome & Roni Reddig (06) Legg on June 20, 2014. He weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and 19.5 inches long. They currently reside in Ogden, UT.
A daughter, Janelle Morgan, was born on June 27, 2014 to Craig (05) & Lindsay Fast. She weighed 7 lbs 4 oz and 19 in. She joins sister Addilyn and brother Harrison.
A daughter, Bennett Marie, was born to Mark (89) & Ronee Baxter on July 5, 2014. She weighed 9.05 lbs and joins 2 sisters.
A daughter, Ciana Carolyn, was born to Stanley (94) & Joni Fast on August 19, 2014. She joins 4 siblings, Elena, Keyan, Isaac & Meara.
A son, Ian Alvin, was born to Brant (99) & Lynn Unrau on August 28, 2014. He weighed 8 lbs 5 oz and 22 inches long. They moved to Lustre after the first of the year to farm with Brant’s dad, Wilbur Unrau (68). Lynn coached track at LCHS in the spring.
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Beacon Bible Camp has seen many improvements to the facility in the past few years. Every June, many LCHS Alumni/Boosters are involved in the success of Junior, Junior High and Senior camps.
Lustre is seeing a growth in population! In August 2013, Sarah Brown and her 5 children moved back from Acton, MT. In early 2014, Brant (99) & Lynn Unrau moved from Kansas. In spring 2014, Clayton (02) & Jennifer Zerbe with their son moved from Billings and from North Dakota came Justyn & Kimberly Wall (99) Klatt and their 4 children.
Amy Joy Young (fs) graduated from Liberty University in December 2013 with a nursing degree. Her parents, Wes & Joy Young, attended her graduation ceremony. Her father is currently the principal at LCHS and her mother teaches 3rd & 4th grade at the Lustre Elementary School.
Kerry & Linette Traeholt (83) Uchtman have kept busy since February 2014 with granddaughter Harmonee! Linette is again the basketball coach for the Lustre 4th- 6th graders. Also coaching basketball is Brook Toews (00) Holzrichter for the Lustre Junior High.
The Brown family has established a scholarship fund in memory of Darin Brown, a 1992 LCHS graduate who committed to living a life with Christ as his Lord and Savior. This commitment had a dramatic effect on Darin as a son, brother, husband, father, and community member. The beneficiary of this scholarship is selected by the LCHS Scholarship Committee to a returning student who demonstrates the Christian leadership and service that Darin would encourage and support in the youth with whom he worked. This year’s recipient of the $2500 Scholarship given in memory and celebration of the life of Darin Brown was awarded to Evan Bartel in May 2014. Congratulations to Evan who is currently a junior at LCHS!
Brad Traeholt (86) presented the “Turn Around” scholarship to returning LCHS students, Allie Petschke of Massachusetts and Serena Weide of Nevada. Brad’s business Build Pro funded the scholarship with his brother- in-law, Kerry Uchtman, matching the amount. When presenting these scholarships, Brad told his story of how he himself has had a turnaround in his life and how he feels blessed to have had another chance.
John & Lorna Toavs (61) Jackson celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary July 10-15, 2014 at Sun River, Oregon with their children Terry and Lori Jackson & family of Slovenia and Rich and Brenda Darland & family of Vancouver, WA. They commemorated their day, July 11, with a small reception where the bride wore her wedding dress.
Lustre Alumni were well represented at the 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Dan & Joan Schmidt (63) Anderson hosted by their daughters, Chris and Cathy Anderson (fs) & families. Daryl (67) & Jean Schmidt (67) Toews; Jon, Laurie Toews (95) Klippenes & girls; Lisa Toews (00) Neufeld & kids; Marshall (04) & Luanne Toews (05) Mullet; Les (70) & Judy Schmidt (69) Toews; Dean (69) & Julie Schmidt (72) Reddig; Marty & Angie Reddig (93) Smith; Ron (74) & Jeri Schmidt (76) Reddig. All attended the event on October 11, 2014 in Minnesota. Warren Abbott (92) married Jessica Malmay on June 8, 2013. Warren is the chief pilot/co-owner at Full Throttle Aviation.
Kevin Dirks (78) married Kelli in an outdoor ceremony on May 31, 2014 in Savage, MT.
James (Ira) Robison (08) & Cassandra Dirks (07) were married in Billings, MT on June 20, 2014. They currently reside in Glendive.
Chad Forest (08) married Jackie Bahnmiller on July 12, 2014 in Big Sandy, MT. They currently live near Richland, MT where they farm with Chad’s parents.
Heidi Yost (ff) married Scott Morton of Harlem, MT on August 2, 2014 in Ekalaka. Heidi taught at LCHS from 2005-2014.
Annette Austin (83) Dirks married Joseph Culver on September 8, 2014 aboard The Queen Mary.
Cade Reddig (02) married Jane Hsu on September 13, 2014 at the Big Yellow Barn in Belgrade, MT. They live in San Antonio, TX.