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Registering on this website is free. Just click Classmate Profiles, find your name, and create your profile. If you don't find your name, you can send us an email, and we will add your name to the roster.

However, this site is sponsored by the Hobart High School Alumni Association. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to supporting Hobart High School and its alumni. If you would like to join the HHSAA, your donation of $10 or more entitles you to membership, and is tax-deductible. Lifetime memberships are now available for $100 per person.

You can find out more about us by clicking the HHS Alumni Association link at the left. You are under no obligation to become a member of the HHSAA.

Your donation to the HHS Alumni Association will help provide scholarships to HHS students, Hobart alumni going back to school, and professional development grants for HHS teachers. Memberships are on a calendar year basis, but new and renewed memberships on or after Homecoming weekend run until December 31 of the following year.

We encourage you to send a check, made out to Hobart High School Alumni Association, to us at: HHS Alumni Association, PO Box 68, Hobart, IN 46342. Your membership is $10 (or $100 for a lifetime membership).

If you don't send a check, you can use this Donate button below to pay with your PayPal account, or with your credit card. (We prefer the PayPal account; otherwise, we have to pay a fee.)

Your $10 donation entitles you to Full Membership with voting rights, and you will receive our newsletter, The Brick-and-Mortar Board, by email. You will also be emailed a colorful certificate of membership, suitable for framing. Thank you!


•   Dorothy Bonczek (Wheeler) (1971)  10/18
•   Taj Umrani (2015)  10/18
•   Luanne Summers (Miller) (1964)  10/16
•   Gail Schavey (Myatt) (1969)  10/15
•   Diane Schavey (Detterline) (1973)  10/14
•   Jake Pavletic (2006)  10/6
•   Bruce Burnett (1974)  10/6
•   Randy Kimsey (1978)  10/5
•   Ryne Hanz (Hanz) (2004)  10/2
•   Tim Swisher (1970)  10/2
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

20 live in Alabama
3 live in Alaska
66 live in Arizona
8 live in Arkansas
64 live in California
29 live in Colorado
3 live in Connecticut
2 live in Delaware
151 live in Florida
42 live in Georgia
5 live in Idaho
74 live in Illinois
1,161 live in Indiana
11 live in Kansas
23 live in Kentucky
5 live in Louisiana
9 live in Maryland
7 live in Massachusetts
36 live in Michigan
19 live in Minnesota
3 live in Mississippi
20 live in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
2 live in Nebraska
12 live in Nevada
1 lives in New Hampshire
4 live in New Jersey
5 live in New Mexico
9 live in New York
29 live in North Carolina
1 lives in North Dakota
30 live in Ohio
4 live in Oklahoma
15 live in Oregon
12 live in Pennsylvania
15 live in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
30 live in Tennessee
60 live in Texas
3 live in Utah
1 lives in Vermont
21 live in Virginia
23 live in Washington
2 live in West Virginia
18 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in Ontario
1 lives in Albania
1 lives in France
4 live in Germany
1 lives in Korea
1 lives in New Zealand
1 lives in Spain
1 lives in Thailand
1 lives in United Kingdom
15,117 location unknown

Brickie Alumni Meat, Greet and Eat
at the BrickieFest Homecoming Picnic

It was a stroke of good fortune that we held the all-class Homecoming Picnic known as "BrickieFest", on Saturday, October 12 at the Hobart Community Center. While it was chilly outside, it was just right inside!

Hot dogs, brats, burgers and bottled water were served free of charge by the Hobart High School Alumni Association. Several people from the classes of 1964 and 1974 were present, as they also had their own class reunions that weekend.

Here are some pictures from the picnic. Thanks to all who came!

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Does Anyone Have a 1961 Class Ring?


Please read this message from Sarah Jennings. If you know how she might be able to get an identical ring for her grandmother, please contact her at


Hello, my grandma would have graduated in 1961, through the course of her life she lost her class ring. It is my hope to be able to find out what this ring could have looked like. I would appreciate any help someone could be. She always regretted not graduating but turned out to be a wonderful wife mother grandmother and now great grandmother. Having this ring would thrill her. Her maiden name was Grace Roll. She quit school just before her senior year.

Joe Clemmons: "All My Life, I Wanna Be a Brickie"

Joe Clemmons

Joe Clemmons, Brickie football player, co-captain and coach, spoke at the 8th Annual Dinner Meeting of the Hobart High School Alumni Association, about what it means to be a Brickie. Through the encouragement of many coaches and teachers (including Tom Kerr, Don Howell and Kathy Throne Cox), and lots of hard work, Joe became the kind of person he saw in those coaches and teachers. He is a 17-year member of the Hobart Police Department (following in his father's footsteps), and was recently elected to the Board of Hobart Township.

Beth Scott Barney (Class of 1970) was elected to join the HHSAA board. Current board members, in the middle of two-year terms, are Paul Addison (President), Lynn Sheets Kostbade (Vice-President), Tracy Estabrook (Secretary), Debra Broker Opolski (Treasurer), Craig Osika (Dean of Students), Holli Smith Kostbade (at large), and student members Lily Kolross, Audree Vann, and James Corgan.

Seniors Lily Kolross and Max Salazar were awarded $500 scholarships and read their paragraphs from their scholarship applications on "What it Means to Be a Brickie".

Thanks to all who attended!

Order Your Brickie Window Clings!

HHSAA Window ClingLooking for a gift for your newly-graduated Brickie?

You can get Hobart High School window clings for $3 each, or two for $5, by sending your check, made payable to the HHS Alumni Association, to Lynn Kostbade, 410 N. Joliet Street, Hobart, IN 46342.

Another great idea is a lifetime membership to the HHS Alumni Association, for $100. Send your check, made payable to the HHS Alumni Association, to HHSAA, PO Box 68, Hobart, IN 46342. Please include the name, addresss, email address and graduating class of your lucky lifetime Brickie!

Ethan Smith, HHS Alumnus and Indy
Police Officer, Featured for Helping
Man with a Broken Wheelchair

Hobart High School alumnus Ethan Smith (Class of 2009) was featured in Indianapolis news media for helping an elderly man by pushing him several blocks in his wheelchair after it had broken down. Shortly thereafter, the Bally Foundation provided the man with a new power wheelchair.

Officer Ethan Smith
Indianapolis Police Officer Ethan Smith (HHS Class of
2009) pushes a man whose wheelchair broke down.
(Photo obtained from the IndyChannel website.)

You can read the whole story at:

Rest in Peace, Karen Anders. She and Husband Joe
Worked at the Art Theatre for Over 50 Years

 [Posted with permission from the Hobart Art Theatre Facebook page]

by Debby Anders Evans

With great sadness we announce the passing of Karen Anders. Although those who knew Karen and worked with her over the years we realize that this day is a happy day for Karen because she gets to be reunited with the love of her life Joe who passed away in 2011. This was a very long and loving reunion in the making. In 2001 I had the pleasure of being under the management of Joe and Karen when Mr. Prusiecki was not taking tickets. Joe would work upstairs as a projectionist and Karen would be downstairs greeting customers with a very friendly smile. Prior to my time at the theatre Joe and Karen had already spent over 50 years at the Art. The Art was a special place for the two of them. Not only was it where they worked. It was where they fell in love, made memories, and shaped the lives of the employees who had the honor working under them. In 2003 Joe and Karen retired. Even though they were retired that would not stop them from parking their green car in the back parking lot of the theater to watch the Ducks on the lake almost nightly during the summer. They would always ask for updates on how the theatre was doing and plans for the future of the Art. Joe and Karen completed their goals in life. True Love, Companionship, and Friendship. That is more than some can ever hope for.

Art Theatre Marquee

Joe Anders' memorial page is at: Karen Anders' memorial page is at:

Florida Brickies Attend All-Class
Reunion in Lakeland, Florida

Reunion Crowd

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Ric Mitchell and his wife

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Brickies of all ages, but mostly retired, attended the All-Class Hobart High School Reunion at the Huntington Hills Country Club in Lakeland Florida on Saturday, February 9. John Mattix was the emcee and gave out special prizes. Paul Addison talked about the Hobart High School Alumni Association, and Tom Kerr gave a moving tribute to Bob Kuechenberg, who passed away last month. Ric Mitchell and his wife led the group in DJ Bingo, where the cards had the names of songs that were played.

The dates of the HHSAA Annual Dinner Meeting (Friday, May 3), and the BrickieFest Homecoming Picnic (Saturday, October 12) were announced. Whether you are in Florida or near Hobart, there are events for Brickie Alumni!

Bob Kuechenberg, Hobart Brickie and Miami
Dolphin Standout, Passes Away at Age 71

Bob Kuechenberg, Hobart High School Class of 1965 alumnus and former Miami Dolphins offensive linemanBob Kuechenberg, Class of 1965 (during their undefeated 1972 season) passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Here are some articles about Bob Kuechenberg:

USA Today

Northwest Indiana Times

New York Times

Classmate Obituary Information Welcome

We do our best to keep up with listing obituaries for HHS alumni. We are able to find most obituaries that have the words "Hobart High School" in them, but many do not. If you come across any online obituary notice that is not posted in the "Recent Obituaries" page on this website by the time of the funeral, please send the link to me at, along with the classmate's year of graduation, if you know it, and I will post it right away.

Thanks to Gorjean Quick, who just sent me several obituaries from the Class of 1963.

 Do You Have Class Reunion News to Share?

If your class is having a reunion later this year, or in 2020it's not too early to start letting people know about it. Please email us at, or email me (Paul Addison) personally at Let us know the class year, the date, time and place of your reunion (however much you know at this time), and the name of the person to contact for more information. Thanks!

Click "Class Reunions" at the left to see all upcoming class reunion information, including future years.

Listen to What Was Playing When
YOU Were in High School

Do you remember the songs that were on the radio when you were in high school? Click on the "What Was Playing" link at the left, and you'll find YouTube links to five songs for every year going back to 1900! You may have heard them on the radio, at your class dances or prom, on the jukebox at Abbott's or Pete's, in your own room at home, or on YouTube or MTV!

Thanks to Jennifer Eastwood Davis, Class of 1962, for compiling this extraordinary list! Because they are links to YouTube, Vimeo and the like, they often go out of date. We are doing our best to keep the list up to date with working links. If you find a link that doesn't work, please email us at, tell us what year and what song link isn't working, and we will try to fix it right away.

Music can bring back lots of memories. What was playing when you were in high school?

Yearbooks Available Online from the
Lake County Public Library

The Lake County Public Library has been digitizing Hobart High School yearbooks. Most of them from 1908 to the present are online. Click "HHS Yearbooks Online" at the left to access the collection. You don't need to register or log in, and you can save the yearbooks as PDF files.

The HHS yearbook was called Aurora until 1946, when its name was changed to Memories.

Survey Results for Redesigning the HHSAA
Website to Include Smartphones

Thanks to all of you who responded to our survey about redesigning this website so that it will look good on smartphones and other mobile devices, and still look good on traditional desktops and laptops. The results show strong support for such a redesign. However, as webmaster, I have been reading comments from other sites who use Class Creator (who provides the programming services for this site), and there are still a few bugs to be worked out. Not all features of the site work correctly yet on all phones.

So, we will wait a little while, as Class Creator fixes the few remaining problems, and then we will go ahead with the redesign. For those of you using desktops and laptops, there will be a minimum of changes to the way it looks for you.

Here are the summary results to our survey questions:

1) Do you have a smartphone that you use to access the Internet?
Yes (83.3%), No (16.7%)

2) If "Yes" to #1, have you ever tried to access the HHSAA website on a smartphone?
Yes (30.0%), No (57.5%), N/A (12.5%)

3) If "Yes" to #1, would you be likely to use a smartphone to access the HHSAA website if it were redesigned to look good on a smartphone?
Yes (65.0%), No (17.5%), N/A (17.5%)

4) Would you mind a few changes to the HHSAA website to make it look for everybody, if it meant that it would look good on a smartphone as well as a desktop, laptop or tablet?
Yes, I would mind (9.5%), No, I wouldn't mind (90.5%)

Yes, We Have a Facebook Page!

If you use Facebook, please visit our Facebook page. Just login to Facebook, and search for Hobart High School Alumni Association, or paste this into your browser address bar:

Facebook is frankly much better suited for classmates talking to each other than this website is. There is a Message Center on this website, but it requires notifying the other person by email, and they have to come back and login here to get the message. Facebook is just quicker.

Plus, you'll get news about special events on the Facebook page, as well as here.


Follow Us On Twitter!

If you have a Twitter account, we invite you to follow us @hobartalumni. We will not bombard you with announcements, but we will keep you up to date on upcoming class reunions and other events.

Once Again: Don't Confuse Us

Several people have joined the website at, and some have even paid $10 for it! That website is for selling merchandise (not that there's anything wrong with that), but that is not the Hobart High School Alumni Association site. This one is!

Our site costs nothing to register. In fact, you can see everything except classmate profile information (email addresses and regular addresses) without signing in at all.

You won't get news of HHS alumni activities on the other site. They have no affiliation with Hobart High School or the HHS Alumni Association. Be sure to stay tuned at!



Welcome to the HHSAA Website!

The HHS Alumni Association raises funds for scholarships! We awarded one scholarship at our first HHSAA annual meeting in April 2012, and have awarded two or more at every annual meeting since. Donations for scholarships are tax-deductible and can be mailed to: HHS Alumni Association, PO Box 68, Hobart, IN 46342-0068. Write "Scholarship Fund" in the memo line. Thanks!

Do You Share An Email Address? If you share an email address with another HHS alum, you can use the same email address as your login, as long as you have a separate password! Remember, your Primary Email Address is your username to login.

Do You Have a Profile on the Website? That's Not Our Site!
Many of you have a profile on a website called ( If you look at the bottom of their page, you will see this disclaimer: "This Site is independent of and has no association with any school, school district, or web site."

Linking from the HHS site: Recently, the Hobart High School website ( changed its Alumni link from the website to this one. If you created a profile on that website, it is still there, but please be reminded that is not the real Hobart High School Alumni Association. Our apologies for any confusion.

Are You Getting Annoying Emails?
If you are receiving email notifications from this site about people who have registered or changed their name, you may be subscribed to their profiles without meaning to. Just click on Notify Me at the left, then under Profile Subscriptions, check Unsubscribe From All Profiles In All Years. That should take care of it.



Welcome! Everyone who ever attended, taught at, or worked at Hobart (Indiana) High School is invited to join BrickieFest.

CLASS REUNION COORDINATORS, or anyone with your senior yearbook: Please contact me at or and send me the year of your class, and the names of all known classmates. Please note any classmates that you know are deceased, so that we can mark them for the In Memory page. The only way to register classmates on this site is for us to have their names and years first.

CLASSMATES: Click Classmate Profiles. If your year is listed, click on it and search for your name. Otherwise, click on Year Unknown. If your name has not been loaded yet, click Contact Us. Just send me your NAME and YEAR of graduation. I will add your name to the list, and you can set up your profile.

TEACHERS AND STAFF: If you have ever taught or worked at Hobart High School, but did not attend as a student, click on Classmate Profiles, Year Unknown, and send me your name, email, your position and years taught or worked. I will add your name to the list.

We want to get all HHS alumni, teachers and staff registered on this site!

Paul Addison (coordinator)

If you have a link to an obituary for a deceased classmate, please send it to me (, and I will post it on the In Memory page for that classmate. Same thing with pictures: I'll post them on the classmate's In Memory page. You can always go to a classmate's page and add comments or tributes.

My thanks to Jennifer Eastwood Davis (Class of 1962), for sending me links to obituaries for well over 100 classmates!

Privacy concerns: There is an option that you can select in your profile that says that only registered classmates can view your profile details. We recommend that you select that option. This site is exclusively for Hobart High School alumni.

Please keep your photos to a reasonable size, say 100 Kb or less. We expect thousands of people on this web site. Thanks!