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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 66.9%

A:   103   Joined
B:   51   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)

Marshalltown High School
Class of 1958

Remembering our growing up years

The girls had gym uniforms. Red shorts if I recall, with an inner elastic band.
It took three minutes for the TV to warm up.
Nobody owned a purebred dog.
A quarter was a decent allowance. And made with real Silver.
You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny made with real copper. Looking to see if it was a 1943 copper penny!
Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking.  And you didn't pay for air.Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box. 
It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents. Maybe that happened 1 to 3X a year.
A 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...
No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked.
Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, 'That cloud looks like a...
Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game.
Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger.
When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home.
There weren't drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, pandemics.
There were summers filled with bike rides, Hula hoops, visits to the pool, and drinking Kool-Aid.
Do you remember Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk. 
Candy cigarettes. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles. Restaurants and coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes.
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum. Bubble gum. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.
Newsreels before the movie.
4-digit phone numbers.
Hi-Fi's & 45 RPM records. 78 RPM records!
Green Stamps.
Mimeograph paper and purple all over your finger.
Catching The Fireflies Could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening?
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?
The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a team?

Fab 50s Reunion Pictures

Fabulous 50s Reunion pictures have been posted in the Fab 50s Picture Gallery - see left navigation link on this page and click on the top one (not the Reunions link). There are pictures on the main link but also click on the right pointing arrow, which will open up more categories of pictures: Mixer at Midnight Ballroom, Maid-Rites at the High School, Parade and City Tour, Dinner-Elmwood, Breakfast at Best Western.

You can right click  on a picture and save or copy it to your own computer.

If you have pictures to add, send as an attachment to

If you see corrections needed on names in pictures, or names that can be added to pictures, please let me know.

Thanks, Bev


Enjoy our complete 1958 Yearbook. The high school has digital copies of yearbooks from 1950, so if you want to see other years, go to: 

Check out the Marshalltown weather HERE!

It would be of great help to the class site administrators if you would occasionally go to and log in to your Edit Contact Info page. Check your contact information and verify the accuracy of your Email Address, Mailing Address and Phone Number. You can locate this page by going to the left hand naviagion under MEMBER FUNCTIONS and clicking on "Edit Profile."

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Take a stroll back to our teenage years: FEDEwZHZXu

Thanks to Jan Pagel (1970), Diana Spick (1970), and Tracy Makler (1978)
for this YouTube video of old town Marshalltown.
Click on the picture to play the video.



Listen to the Bobcat Band!

(Clicking on this link opens a new page!) 


 School Hymn

  Through the years at our MHS, 
  Red and blue will proudly fly;
  And the spirit of it lingers 
  As each year goes by.
  Many happy times together 
  Spent in perfect harmony
  All these memories we will cherish
  MHS of thee.

Lyrics by Marilyn Lawrence 
Music by Armon Adams 












Friends of the Class of 1958

If you're not from our class, but are a friend to the Class of '58 and would like to be added,
please select 'Contact Us' to send us your name, including maiden if applicable, along
with your senior class year and/or your class connection and we'll add you to the list. 
Guest members are listed separately at the end of the Classmates page.

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