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Upcoming Alumni Events

1949 – Locals meet the first Monday of the month for breakfast at Picket Fence Cafe. All classmates welcome.  Contact: Rosella (Blaser) Norris for info. 402-564-7498.

1956 – Meets at 10 a.m. the first Wed. of every month at Stack & Steak for morning coffee. All classmates welcome.

1958 – Class lunch the first Wednesday of every month at noon at Maximus. All classmates and spouses welcome.

1959 – Meets the second Thursday quarterly (January, April, July and October) at Stack n’ Steak at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and conversation.  Classmates and spouses are welcome.

1960 – Meets the first Tuesday of each month at Maximus at 11:30 a.m.
61st Reunion!  The committee has made plans, and now looks forward to seeing you at our class reunion this summer.  Spouses or other guests are welcome.
Saturday, August 14, 2021
The Friedhof Oak Room, 1270 27th Ave (Old Schwesers building downtown).
2:00pm -10:00pm
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm (socializing)
5:00 - 6:30 pm (cocktails)
6:30 pm (dinner)

Other things going on this weekend:
Columbus Days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) website may show the schedule of events.  We will have brochures at the reunion.
Platte County Museum (old third ward school) 2916 16th Street, open 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday

NEW Columbus High School, 3434 Discoverer Drive, Tour at 1:30 pm on August 14th.
Old Nielsen Chevrolet building - now a display of antique fire engines.

1961 - 60-year Reunion will be held in September 26, 2021.
Friedhof Building Oakroom and Brick Patio Side (Newly renovated old 1918 Schwerers Building)
Open All Day 10:30am-12:00pm... come and go as you please.  Open beverage bar & open dessert bar! Memorabilia Display Table (You're responsible for your own items.)
Brunch 11:00-12pm (waffles, scrambled eggs, egg/bacon pizza, fruit, coffee & tea)
History of the friedhof building 1:00pm
CHS 1959 California Marching Band Trip & Rose Bowl Parade Video (will run continuously all afternoon)
Casual dress - comfortable shoes - afternoon nap if desired.
Social Hour 5pm
Dinner 6pm (roast turkey & roast beef with potatoes and gravy, salad, green beans with bacon, carrots, roll, coffee and tea.

Optional Daytime Tours:
New Columbus Middle School (our old CHS building) 2:00pm
New Columbus High School 3:00pm

For cost and reservation form contact Donna (Ewert) Dubsky at 402-615-2053

1962 – Meets the first Friday of every month at 9:00 a.m. at Picket Fence.  All classmates and spouses are welcome.

1965 & 1966 - Joint reunion, Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26, 2021.  Friday evening will be held at the Isaac Walton and Saturday night will be at the VFW.  Other activities during the days will be announced later.  For more information contact: Carol Loshbaugh Syslo (65) at 308-550-0451 or Janie Peterson Thomas (66) at 402-606-9844.  Or visit their facebook pages: Columbus Nebraska High School class of 1965 or CHS Class of 1966.

1970 & 1971- 50-year Reunion.  August 13, 14, & 15, 2021.  This event will be held in conjunction with Columbus Days Activities to include "class bonding" on Friday evening,; golf and school tours on Saturday with the CHS Class of 1971 followed by a joint banquet and dance featuring "Freedom Road"; and a Sunday farewell.  Details will be included with the invitation.  Contact Terri Drozd Hoesly, 402-563-8963 or; or Leta Oppliger Greene, 402-563-1640 or  

Class of 1980 - CHS 40+1 Reunion thanks to COVID
Will be reserving tables at the Columbus Days bands on Saturday, August 14, 2021 (night). 26th Avenue  (between 13th and 14th street) august 14th.  

Class of 1982 - CHS 40th Reunion coming 2022
Contact: JT Tarnick at or Cathy Lococo at  Please provide your updated contact information using the alumni association update online form .

Class of 1990 - 30(1+) Class Reunions... coming this summer!
Plans TBD - please contact or Facebook Group CHS Class of 1990 to be part of the planning process and/or to be updated on Event Dates/Times.

CPS School Activities and Events

Columbus High School activities and events may be found on the school website by clicking here.

Columbus Middle School activities and events may be found on the school website by clicking here.