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16 days ago

I was so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful school. I loved the students, teachers, and staff. This newsletter “Chatter” is fantastic. I can see where so many people have made such great contributions–especially Denny Hirsch. I so enjoyed reviewing the past and the present. I enjoyed meeting your new principal the other day, and think she has Colerain’s best interest in mind. I look at the old days when I have Mr. Coombs, Mr. Sollman, Mr. Keith, Mr. Schiering, Mr. Kremer, and Mrs. Heintz–what a great time we had. I still recall funny happenings almost daily. I can’t forget the wonderful secretaries and administrative assistants. They all cared about the students and wanted the best for everyone. We were blessed with a great staff and students. We can’t forget Ken and Jerry Dirr and Margie Rennie as they were also instrumental in our success. Randy Seymour our District Treasurer helped all of us run our buildings efficiently,

I always look forward to seeing our students be successful! I am thankful for the wonderful programs in the Career Center — how badly we need skilled workers today..

Well, I will stop — I could go on forever about those terrific days.

Tammy Hite
16 days ago

My baby brother, David B. Wheeler (class of ’83) died November 5, 2021. He played football for Colerain.

Sandi Petrou
1 month ago

DID YOU KNOW….the Colerain Boosters support extra-curricular activities ranging from Drama, Band, Show Cards AND all athletic teams?

You had a GREAT experience at Colerain! Continue your legacy by joining the Boosters! Join The Boosters – Colerain High School Alumni Association (colerainalumni.com)

Thanks so much! Now go challenge your fellow alumni to do the same!

Denny Hirsch
1 month ago

As many of you know the University of Cincinnati Football Bearcats are the fourth seed in this years College Football Playoffs. They will play Alabama on New Years Eve. What you might not know is the Colerain football connection with UC. Darrian Beavers 2017 and Ja Von Hicks 2018 both start on defense. Eric Phillips 2019 and Deshawn Pace 2020, although not starting on defense, get significant playing time. Kyle Bolden 2017 serves as a graduate assistant. In addition Dontay Corleone 2021 was red shirted this year, and Ken Willis 2022 will sign to play football next year for the Bearcats. Go Bearcats and go Cardinals!!!!

Sandi Petrou
1 month ago
Reply to  Denny Hirsch

What a wonderful connection to CHS and the entire Colerain community! WOW!

Rhonda Patrick Toich, Class of 1968
1 month ago

I am sorry to report that my sister, Kimberly Ann Patrick, Class of 1974, passed away in May, 2020.

Bill Luken
1 month ago

ATTENTION CLASS of 1963!! I have reserved the Meritage Restaurant (Glendale) for a “Meet & Greet” on Saturday May 19th, 2023, and the following night for a dinner to celebrate our 60th Reunion! This the same restaurant that we held our 55th Reunion. Mark your calendars now (you can’t say that you haven’t been warned) and stay tuned for further details.

Mac
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill Luken

Thanks Luke for taking the lead to get his together.
Georgette and I look forward to coming up.
happy Holidays,
Mac

Patricia Rolfert
1 month ago

It is with great sadness I report the passing of my younger brother, Gary Keller. He graduated CHS in 1965. He was a veterinarian for 40 years. He made a huge impact on the people and animals in his life. He touched many on his path of life. He had Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. It is a protein, prion, that is in the brain and destroys all the brain cells. There is no treatment, cure and it is fatal. He will be missed by so many but leaves a memorable imprint on many hearts~!!

Jim Pearce
1 month ago

so sorry to hear!

Colerain Boosters
1 month ago

First Annual Cardinal Day of Giving
 
Every year, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, people take the time to kick off the holiday season by giving back to their community. Giving Tuesday has now become a global movement. Everyone has something to give, and every dollar counts. We are excited to start this tradition with the Colerain Boosters, as its mission is to make Colerain High School, along with Colerain and White Oak Middle Schools, better places for the students and community. 
 
DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIFT! To kick off the tradition, we are excited to announce a matching gift that is in place for total donations received up to $5,000 between Tuesday, November 30 and December 15, 2021. If you give $50, it will have the impact of a $100 contribution! To make your online gift, please visit the boosters/alumni website and click on the donate button. 
 
What’s the plan for donations received?
 
Our goal is to raise at least $10,000. All funds will be used for new campus signage, press box refurbishments, and new weight room equipment. Your donation will make a difference!
 
Thanks for your generosity and have a great holiday season!

Denny Hirsch
1 month ago

Sorry to report the passing of two CHS graduates. John Froelich ’64 and Tom (Les) Burdett ’65

Colerain Alumni Association
2 months ago

Paul B. Geisen, age 90, of Fishers, Indiana, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. He was born on November 17, 1930, in Elmwood Place, Ohio to the late Martin and Carrie Geisen. Paul leaves behind his wife, Justine Alexander Geisen of 69 years; children, Chris (Irene Myers) Geisen and Susan Diaz; daughter-in-law, Sheila (Tim) Reese; grandchildren, Alexandra (Phillip) Kennedy, Lauren (Nicholas) Duffy, Michael (Rhonda) Toth, Pablo, Monique and Tiara; great-grandchild, Corey Toth and many more. Paul is preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Kevin Toth, brother, Howard Geisen and sister, Marian Plum.

Paul graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1948.  While there he played football, basketball, and ran track.  After graduation, Paul received a track scholarship to the University of Cincinnati.  He was captain of the track team his senior year and was ranked in the top twenty nationally in the 220-yard dash.  

Paul served in the U.S. Army and Ohio National Guard for 38 years where he rose to the rank of Captain.

He taught and coached at St. Bernard High School from 1954-1960.  Paul joined the faculty at Colerain in 1960 and coached many of the Colerain Junior High teams.  He taught History, Geography, and OWE throughout his career.  Paul was Varsity Cross-Country coach from 1965 – 67 and Varsity Track coach from 1980 – 83.  The 1983 Track team was the champion of the Hamilton County Suburban League.  Paul was an Assistant Varsity Track and Football coach from 1968 – 1992.  He served as the Varsity Golf coach in 1968 and Sophomore Boys Basketball coach in 1970.  He retired from teaching in 1986 but remained on staff as an assistant coach in both football and girls track until 1992.  

He was inducted into the St. Bernard High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the Colerain High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002. He served as a lector for St. Ann in Groesbeck, and St. Susanna in Mason.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at St Susanna Catholic Church, 616 Reading Road, Mason, Ohio 45040 at 12pm.  Interment to follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, www.garysinisefoundation.org.

Jan Wilson Corico
2 months ago

The class of 1968 has donated a plaque to the school thar honors Veterans.The presentation will be nov.11.2021 on Verterans Day at the high school 8am-9am.Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony.

Colerain Alumni
3 months ago

A new Colerain Chatter has been posted to the Alumni site. It can be found under the Alumni tab at the top of the Home Page. Updates are provided by the Principal Erin Davis, Athletic Director Matt Stoinoff and Booster President Dave Morrow. The Chatter highlights activities at the school thru the first two months of the year including the induction of the 2020 and 2021 Athletic Hall of Fame members.

Patricia and Bill Rolfert
3 months ago

The CHS Combined Reunion for the classes of 1960-1961 has been cancelled. We hope to plan a get together for the spring of 2022.

Colerain Boosters
3 months ago

The Colerain Boosters will be holding its annual Craft Show on Saturday, November 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m and on Sunday, November 7 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.

Timothy Robson
4 months ago

Does anybody remember Donna Lay from the class of 78?

Bonnie Castleberry Bockstanz
4 months ago

Very sad to learn that Joe Campbell,
Class of 69, has passed away.

4 months ago

I am sad to report that Richard Owens, David Bradley, and Larry Bullis have passed away. They were in the Class of 1966.

James T Pearce
4 months ago

Benny Froehlich has experienced a miracle!!! He got up and started walking unassisted!!!!!! Cleveland Clinic has no explaination of how this ocurred!!! GO BEN.

James T Pearce
4 months ago
Reply to  James T Pearce

Class of 1960

C. Jean Agha
5 months ago

Looking for Jeff Bailey, Class of 1978, football team. Would very much like to get in touch with him. jeanaghakhan@yahoo.com. Thank you!

C. Jean Agha
4 months ago
Reply to  C. Jean Agha

I should add that my name was Carol Jean Pyle when I knew Jeff

Patricia and Bill Rolfert
5 months ago

CHS Class of 1960 and 1961 will be having a combined Reunion on November 3 (Wednesday) 2021. It will be 61 years for the Class of 1960 and 60 years for the Class of 1961. The Reunion will be at Pebble Creek from 11am till 3pm. Details to follow. I will be contacting people by email and am working on a list. You can contact me at pbrolfert@fuse.net or 513-385-6085. Hope to see a lot of people from the Class of 1960 and 1961. Patricia and Bill Rolfert

Cindy Dreyer
6 months ago

I don’t think anyone let you know that Doug Dwyer, class of ‘75 passed away 4 years ago

Cindy Dreyer
6 months ago

I really liked the old way this site looked. You could see all the names in your class and “who was missing “ or are no longer with us. I don’t know about everyone else, but I find the new site harder to use

James
5 months ago
Reply to  Cindy Dreyer

agree

Carla Meier
4 months ago
Reply to  Cindy Dreyer

Agree

M.Berling
6 months ago

1976 class reunion (45th) being planned for October 2021. No specific date yet set. Will post details as we have them.

Nancy C Costello
7 months ago

I am sorry to say but my beloved sister, Martha Herbert Ruhl class of 1967 passed away on April 25th 2021 from louey body dementia She will be missed by all that loved her

Ben Wickemeier ('63)
8 months ago

I’m passing along the sad news that my brother, Rick Wickemeier (’67), has passed. He died on April 25 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

James M Davis
3 months ago

Ben, so sorry for your loss. My belated condolences to you and your family.

Mac
1 month ago

Hi Ben,

Jack Mackenzie

Very sorry to hear about your brother’s passing.

Hope to see you in 2023 at the 63 reunion.

Bob Elsener
9 months ago

Class of ’71 will hold the 50th Class Reunion on October 9, 2021 at Pebble Creek Golf Club. Check out Colerain ’71 Facebook page or email to colerain50th@gmail.com

Robert White
9 months ago

The Class of ’71 will hold its 50th Reunion Oct. 9 and 10. A reunion dinner will be held Saturday Oct. 9 at Pebble Creek Golf Club. For more information please see the Colerain ’71 Facebook page or email colerain50th@gmail.com.

Jeff Rais
10 months ago

Dave Binzer, Class of 1986 passed away last year. Please update “In Remembrance” with this information.

John T. Ludwig
10 months ago

Traveled around the world 3 times 1961-65 with U.S.Air Force and then did 8 years at University of Cincinnati (G>I> bill) with 3 degrees. Spent 40 years working for Borden Chemical/Dairy and with Cities Service Company. Would love to hear from long lost friends from time in Colerain Township/Peach Grove 614-512-9515 p.s. I live in Westerville, Ohio 43081

Barbara c Wachter
10 months ago

I didn’t graduate we moved away I’ve lost my yearbook I was in the band and head majorette. I wanted to show my great daghter and counted find it there is a large photo of me standing on one foot andbending back with my baton. if you could help me I would apprecate it. Barbara Sells Wachter

Myra L Lautner
6 months ago

Barbara, what year?

David s h a f f e r n o c k e r
10 months ago

I wanted to know when the next 20 21 1976 reunions is going to be at I’m in Tennessee I wanted to go visit July August to September what time is it where is it going to be held thank you David Shafer knocker

David s h a f f e r n o c k e r
10 months ago

Connie Easton l Cincinnati Ohio we went to the junior 19 75 prom red 1976 prom I took somebody else I’m trying to get back with her and tell her I’m sorry so if anybody knows her email me to 14 Denton 08 540i. Com

Denise Bernhardt Davis
10 months ago

I was just wondering if the newsletter on this website will ever resume? I really enjoyed reading it but the last time it was on here was several years ago.

Cindy
4 months ago

Agree. Do moderators read this site for requests for changes???

Chuck Heber
10 months ago

Sadly, Ed Lyon, class of 68, passed away on Oct 24 2020. An unabashedly friendly and outgoing individual – a great guy and friend. Condolences to his wife Bonnie and their family.

Antoinette Alessandro Williams
10 months ago

I am looking for a photo of my classmates and photos from inside the yearbook of 1977. Is it possible to retrieve them online? I have tried to sign up to become a member of the class of 1977 and had no luck with any response. My nickname was Tonette Alessandro, maiden name is Antoinette Alessandro

Linda Bohman LeVally
10 months ago

Our Class of ‘66’ 55th Reunion will take place the weekend of September 10-11, 2021. Home FB game on Friday, Sept. 10. Picnic (rain or shine) at Roger and Judy Creasy’s house on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 2-???? Please send me your email address if you didn’t receive a “Save the Date” email from me. These emails were returned to me: Nancy Funk Stahl, David Komitor, Teresa Herndon Carpenter, Robert Schubert, Wes Adamson, John Wolterman, Pete Feddersen. I don’t have email addresses for all our classmates. Please send me yours if you haven’t received any reunion information from me. Thanks. Linda

Kristen Obrien
10 months ago

I am sad to report that Sarah Paulson (Korb) Class of 2001 passed away November 25th, 2020 after a long illness. Please update the in rememberance section to reflect her passing. Thank you.

Pat murray
10 months ago

Looking for a yearbook from 1979 or the 90’s? contact me.

Arthur Johnson
10 months ago

Hello friends My wife and I want to move back to Colerain Township. we are looking for low income apartments since we are both on social security. Can anyone help us find an apartment? Will be so grateful.Thank you.

Robert P. Hastings
10 months ago

I know from Facebook that Pauline Kemp Myers has died in 2020. Also Neal Sellers. How many of us are left? How about some kind of Reunion in 2021. Would love to hear from any classmates. Bob

Lil Humphrey class of 1956
5 months ago

Hello Bob,so happy to see you are still among the living. So many aren’t!

ed leonhardt
1 month ago

Hey Bob i’m still around living it up near the villages in florida don’t travel to far from home

Vickie Adams Drinnen
10 months ago

I’m just grasping at straws but I am looking for a school jacket or picture of one from Colerain diesel mechanic class of 1994. My son Brian lost his in a move and I am trying to duplicate it. If you have a picture please let me know. My email is vickiedrinnen@yahoo.com. Thanks

John T. Ludwig
10 months ago

Dave Kuyper, jim mcdowell class of 1961 – please contact me .. jack ludwig jtludwig36@gmail.com jim McDowell class of ’61 – please contact me

Wayne Klusman
10 months ago

Hello class of ’61. Would like to hear from any classmates. I have lived in Indiana since 1973.

Denny Hirsch
10 months ago

The following information was passed on to us by Julie Halterman Olden ’62. Sorrry to announce the passing of my brother Scott Halterman ’58

Dr. Marla K. BANKS
10 months ago

Our 1967 class has lost two more: William Ange and Doris Hesse Ellis.

Maura Powers- Blandford
10 months ago

I haven’t heard of any class reunions… Covid kind of put the 40th on hold. Is there a 40+1 reunion being put together?

Michael Smith
10 months ago

It has been WAY too long to here from anyone from the Class of 1975. Hope everyone is doing well. I have a facebook account for just former classmates and former students I have had. Yes, I know it’s hard to believe that I became a high school teacher. Look for “Michael Smith” Secondary Teacher at Hamilton City School District

Nancy C Costello
7 months ago
Reply to  Michael Smith

My niece Emma Ruhl teaches for the Hamilton City Schools She was in K+ but they are moving her to 2nd grade this year Kuddos to Emma

Jim Pearce
10 months ago

Benny Froehlich is being treated for bone marrow cancer. Currently things are quite difficult. I am sure it would be uplifting to hear from his CHS friends. 513-932-9310.

Denny Hirsch
10 months ago

Sorry to announce the passing of Jo Ellen Macke Nieman Class of 1964. She was a great help in planning all the reunions that the Class of 1964 have held.