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You know you are an Aggie if.......

You know you're an Aggie  if...You can name everyone you graduated with. You have attended regular 4-H events  The county fair is the highlight of the year.You ever went to parties in a pasture, barn, or in the middle of a dirt road. School gets canceled for state events. You could never buy cigarettes because all the store clerks knew how old you and will tell      your folks.It was cool to date someone from another school. You had senior skip day.The whole school went to the same party after graduation. You don't give directions by highway numbers or road names.  You used  directions by references (turn by Nelson's house, go past the two fence posts then past the red barn with double silo's, and it's four houses left of the track field).You know where Moonshine Alley is.The school cooks knew you and gave your double when they served something you liked. You can't help but date a friend's ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend Your car stays filthy becaus…

Thank you all

Thank you from the Ondossagon All-School Reunion What started as a wish and a dream became a reality for  over 1400 Aggies and friends who attended our two day reunion. From the large tent and muddy fields in Benoit (someone said Benoit Woodstock less 399,000 people) to the Bay Area Civic Center, Aggies came from almost every state in the union and as far away as Brazil to celebrate Ondossagon, reconnect with classmates, and relive their high school memories. We ate Ondossagon cafeteria food, purchased items from Huff's Store, listened to music from Aggie bands and singers, and connected with over 30 of our past teachers and administrators.   The reunion was a huge success! The Steering Team, 14 subcommittees, and over 80 core volunteers began the reunion planning two years ago. We again thank all these volunteers.  By reunion time, we had enlisted the help of service organizations, local and regional businesses, and individuals who shared their talents and expertise …

Follow up of the event with links to the media coverage

Dear Aggies: If you link to these sites, you will get a very good idea of what the event was like on Friday night......this video of the tent was in the afternoon, the numbers doubled by night time.  Saturday night even more attended........We are all so very proud of the "Aggie magic" that took place over the weekend. We truly believe the right people, the right time, the right weather. We were all very lucky and very blessed to be part of this "Moment in Time."   Presently these are all the pictures we have available.  We will advise when Focus Photography posts all of their pictures for you to view and purchase.                                           The Steering Committee........... Media Coverage. Fox 21 Video http://www.fox21online.com/news/ondossagon-hs-grads-schools-back-sessionPublic Radio/Gitchegumeegamut/WIDO Duluthhttp://gitchegumeegamut.com/2010/08/06/aggies-are-back/Tent - Friday night video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB38WagCv8YYou c…

Photo Information from Focus Photography!

Hello Aggies!!!  Hopefully you have all recuperated from the weekend and ready to start a new week!!!  I  want to thank all of you for your cooperation and patience during the class photos.  This was the first time I had taken on this kind of project, and it turned out to be a WONDERFUL experience for me and my crew.   You were a lot of fun to work with!!! 
 I'm hoping to have the candid photos uploaded to my image hosting site by August 23rd.   I'll send an email and Facebook message letting you know when they're available for viewing and ordering.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone.  Thank you again!  Aggies really are Awesome!!!!!!!

Pam ~ Focus Photography
715-292-0570
pamsfocus@gmail.com
IMAGE HOSTING SITE:   focusphoto.zenfolio.com

The Countdown is over -

We, the Ondossagon All-School Reunion Steering Committee Proudly present to you   The  2010 All-School Reunion! "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez" Let the Good Times Roll!

One more day and counting

Annie says, "Here is a list of  people that have given many hours / days / months/ years of their time to make this reunion happen.  If you see them, thank them!  And boy, are they are ready to party!  Steering CommitteeJan Lumberg Kupczyk Co Chair Terry TorkkoCo-chair Ann GreenTreasurer Nancy PagacSecretary Nikki Panasuk Gregoire Paul Beeksma Bill Radosevich Linda Nelson Lindahl Cook Book:Fran Bizub Snippen Chair Edith Oreskovich Duetsch, Anne Krznarich Donahue, Mary Ann Bichanich Aina History Book CommitteeEd Augustine  Chair Carol Opatik Martin Co chair Mary Ann Augustine Anderson  Stan Augustine  Nuts and BoltsPat ColgroveChair Elmer Johnson Paul Beeksma Ted Kramolis Data Base MembersNancy Pagac Co Chair Marie ZurianCo-chair Bonnie Huff AndersonTom Brenholt Kerry Johnson Hill Kathy Stuber Pocernich Decoration/ Hospitality Members Linda Nelson LindahlChair Kathy Clevette Douglass Mary Ann Tolliver Koval Nancy Pagac Sandy Pajala Raspotnik Carolyn Zepczyk Claremboux Shirl…

One day and counting

Annie says, "Here is a list of those people that have given many hours / days / years of their time to make this reunion happen.  If you see them, thank them!  And boy are they are ready to party!  If we have missed your name, we apologize in advance. Steering CommitteeJan Lumberg Kupczyk Co Chair Terry TorkkoCo-chair Ann GreenTreasurer Nancy PagacSecretary Nikki Panasuk Gregoire Paul Beeksma Bill Radosevich Linda Nelson Lindahl Cook Book:Fran Bizub Snippen Chair Edith Oreskovich Duetsch, Anne Krznarich Donahue, Mary Ann Bichanich Aina History Book CommitteeEd Augustine  Chair Carol Opatik Martin Co chair Mary Ann Augustine Anderson  Stan Augustine  Nuts and BoltsPat ColgroveChair Elmer Johnson Paul Beeksma Ted Kramolis Data Base MembersNancy Pagac Co Chair Marie ZurianCo-chair Bonnie Huff AndersonTom Brenholt Kerry Johnson Hill Kathy Stuber Pocernich Decoration/ Hospitality Members Linda Nelson LindahlChair Kathy Clevette Douglass Mary Ann Tolliver Koval Nancy Pagac San…

Memories of Ondossagon

MEMORIES OF ONDOSSAGON

By: Julie Moravchik



When I close my eyes I still can see the hallways, the teachers and my
friends. The memories of OndossagonHigh School are still fresh in my mind.
They are such good memories. I wish there was a way to hop in a time
machine and take a trip back every once in a while. Just for a day. Or
maybe an hour or two. I was able to do that in a way just recently.
The reunion committee asked me to make a video for our upcoming
all-school reunion, and it gave me a chance to talk with people I haven't
seen in a long time. I also had a chance to tour the museum they are
setting up at the BenoitCommunity Center. I looked through old yearbooks
and stacks of memorabilia like team uniforms and band uniforms. They even
have that giant Aggie Bull that used to hang on the gym wall.
It felt good. It brought back feelings I haven't felt in a long time.
I miss that young girl sometimes - that girl who was used to knowing
everyone by name, who felt safe and co…

2 days and counting

Annie says- "We are expecting approximately 1200 or more!  If you can,  plan to bring a lawn chair with you on Friday!  By bringing your own chair - it will assure you of a seat  There will be many tables and chairs, and we'll also have bales of hay to sit on as well.  It will be just like the old days!"     "Are you wondering how you will find classmates?  We will have banners with years, to help direct you to your friends on both nights.  Staff will also have a special banner.   We will also have posted in various areas our Look Who's Coming list!  That will help you know if that 'Special Old Friend' will be there.  Keep in mind, people had to register by  August 1, to get on that list."   The weather forecast looks great! You may even need a sweater in the evening on Friday!   Are you excited?  We are.......and about ready to throw out the welcome mat for you!                              The Steering Committee

3 days and counting

Annie says, "The food at the reunion will be great!"  On Friday, The Village Inn from Cornucopia will be  cooking up a great "Fish Boil," and  The Breakwater will be serving Roast Beef on  hoagie bread, with juice to dip it in.  Along with salads and Aggie Fudge Bars.  And we will also have a bake sale Friday night.  The Johanik sisters will be making all the local favorites such as wine bread and Kolaches.  They will be sold as individual servings.  Saturday night get ready for...... you guessed it......Beanburgers!  Weiner roll ups, spaghetti, fresh bread, salad, and apple crisp. It will be a buffet right out of the Ondossagon kitchen.  And if you look around you will see some of the cooks that served you in years passed.   MMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm. See you there!

4 days and counting

Annie the Aggies says, "Don't forget your camera!" Come ride the bus once again, and have your picture taken with  family or friends!  We also will have "Focus on Photography", Pam Ollanketo there to take photos for the whole event.  Class pictures will be taken on Saturday at the Bay Area Civic Center from 4:00PM to 7:00 PM.  We will announce when each class needs to gather.    Or if you want a family picture taken, Pam would be happy to do that.  After the reunion she will have photos posted, that you can order online as well. You can contact Pam in advance to schedule a photo at pamfocus@gmail.com or 715-292-0570. Can you believe it, only 4 days!                                                                       The Steering Committee

Five more days until the reuion!

Annie the Aggie says, " We have lots of souvenir's, that will be for sale at the reunion.  We will have  t-shirts, cook books, history books, mugs, coasters, caps, and sweatshirts and more!   .  Anyone that ordered  after July 26, may not have their purchase available at the reunion, but we will are happy the ship it.   You also may order at the reunion for later shipping. See you all at the reunion...........and yes, Annie the Aggie will be there too!                                                                                                The Steering Committee