Mounds View Class of 1978 Reunion, Alumni and Classmate News for graduates of the Mounds View, MN Senior High School Class of 1978

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Margie Johns, 84, of St. Paul, is on a ventilator and in an induced coma. Her son, 62-year-old Ken Gunter of Roseville, was sedated and also on a ventilator. And Johns’ daughter Joanne Mancha, 59, of West St. Paul, was hoping that she wouldn’t lose her legs after both knees, one ankle, and one femur bone were broken.

MAX WIDTH FOR PRINT: 3.75 INCHES -- Margie Johns of St. Paul, left, Joanne Mancha of West St. Paul, and Ken Gunter of Roseville were headed to Washington state Monday, May 7, 2018 when a tire on their car blew out near Butte, Montana. Johns is the mother of Mancha and Gunter. The car flipped over and each person sustained severe injuries. As of Friday afternoon, all three were still in critical condition. (Courtesy of Julia Mancha).
Margie Johns of St. Paul, left, Joanne Mancha of West St. Paul, and Ken Gunter of Roseville (Courtesy of Julia Mancha).

“It’s amazing they are here, considering what they went through,” Mancha’s daughter Julia Mancha said.

Johns, Gunter and Joanne Mancha were road-tripping from Minnesota to Washington to visit Johns’ ex-husband and Gunter and Mancha’s father. They regularly make the trip to check in on him since his health has declined and he receives in-home care.

Gunter was driving on Interstate 90 near Whitehall, Montana, around 10:45 a.m. Monday when the tire on their Ford Explorer SUV blew. They lost control, veered to the side of the road, and the vehicle flipped multiple times.

Mancha was thrown from the vehicle. In addition to several broken bones in her legs, she also sustained a large cut on the back of her head. Bruises covered her body.

After much exploration, discussion and site visits, we weighed the options, the pros and cons (of which there were many!), and came to a decision.
One place had the others beat out with price (keeping it manageable) accessibility (great parking), food & drink, and privacy, just to name a few. One place stood head & shoulders above the rest in meeting our needs.  And that place is the Stillwater Country Club, site of our previous reunion!  It's a very nice place, and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves immensely at our last reunion.

So, our 40 year reunion will be on September 29, 2018 at the Stillwater Country Club.  Mark your calendars and register now!  Once again, the price will be $19.78 (in case you didn't notice, that's the year we graduated) or $25 at the door.  The earlier you sign up the better we can plan this 40 year reunion!


We owe a big Thank You to Karla Peterson and her husband Eric for doing so much of the legwork on this!!

Thanks also to Randy Amos, Rick Wasiluk, Renee Kornberg and Keith Pederson for all their efforts!  Me? I just showed up, asked stupid questions and posted stuff.

Please let your fellow classmates know!!

- Steve Shumaker


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  • April 18, 2016 12:24 PM

Updated April 18, 2016 07:29 PM

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize on Monday for a portfolio of drawings exploring topics that included gun violence, marriage equality, terrorism and the state of the American political system.

Ohman, 55, won journalism’s highest honor for what the Pulitzer citation called “cartoons that convey wry, rueful perspectives through sophisticated style that combines bold line work with subtle colors and textures.”

Ohman watched the announcement on an Internet live stream in “The Hive,” a third-floor conference room in The Bee where he was surrounded by colleagues. As the announcement was made, Ohman’s co-workers broke into sustained applause and gave him a standing ovation. Minutes later, standing at a lectern amid a champagne celebration, Ohman said he “could not be prouder to work for The Sacramento Bee and the McClatchy Co.”

He recalled breaking into cartooning in 1978 and noted the giants of that era who had won Pulitzer Prizes for their work, including legendary cartoonists such as William “Bill” Mauldin and Herbert L. Block, or “Herblock,” as he was known.