Ball High School Reunion
 Most recent changes/updates Jul 16, 2014 -
Jan 2014-success in installing the software for publishing on my new "all-in-one" HP!

 This site was originally created in  2001, by Nita Bell, Class of '52
and included in a personal family site.
It was posted free with Nita's internet provider at that time and
was eventually made into the present site devoted to the
Ball Township High School once in existance in Sangamon County in Illinois.
Upon changing internet providers, it was necessary to find a free hosting provider-
Tripod was selected and thus far has served well.
Special Note : On September 9, 2009, Tripod was to migrate to a different site builder service.
Worst-case scenario would leave this site frozen with no ability to update.
Tripod found the migrating to the new builder inoperable at this time;
and though it may become necessary to remove some older photos
in order to keep within the limitation on file size,
the site will continue to be updated.

If you are a Facebook user, you may request that I be your friend
and then be able to view some of my family photos and occasions at

You may me or me with any items of interest .
     I would like to borrow any of the missing class photos, make a copy and include
them with those now displayed on this website.
Thank you to daughter of Paul Lanterman (Gail), for a photo file of the Ball High School Class of 1942 composite!
By using the arrows     on each page, you can venture through the entire website
 It is my intention to try and maintain, to the best of my ability,
 the two pages listed directly below:

Some School History,                 Deceased,

I am aware of the following deaths of alumni that I believe will be remembered at the 2014 reunion:
Warren Marc Moyer, Cl of '58-dod Dec 7, 2012; Miriam (Klein) Look, Cl of '52-dod Mar 2, 2013; Charlene (Bale) Rimkus, Cl of '53-dod Aug 25, 2013; Betty (Haines) Redpath, Cl of '44-dod Oct 19, 2013;
Rose Mary (Molohon) Dixon, Cl of '46-dod Oct 24, 2013; Elsie (Jacobs) Harmon, Cl of '38-dod Dec 29, 2013; Dorothy M Bumgardner, Cl of '34-dod Dec 13, 2013; Georgia (Popp) Hobbs, Cl of '37-dod May 29, 2014;
Glenn A Ford, Cl of '43-dod Jun 3, 2014; Jeanette Ridgeway, Cl of '56-dod Jun 9, 2014; Billy D Sexton, Cl of '47-dod Jun 19, 2014; Edgar "Jeff" Barnes Jr, Cl of '55-dod Jun 21,2014;
Hartman "Harp" Spengler-dod Jul 7, 2014 at age 97 -though any records I have do not show him to have attended Ball that was not unusual  in the 1930s for farm boys
Both Hartman and his twin brother Hardin "Hardy" attended the 2002 reunion as did several from their family, including twin sisters (one with husband), another sister with alumni husband and a sister-in-law with her son.
Robert Burtle, Cl of '48-dod Jul 9, 2014; Eloise J (Smith) Steele, Cl of '42-dod Jul 14, 2014

The school history and deceased pages can be viewed by clicking  the "links"  to the left or above.

Other pages for viewing are of classes and reunions as follows:

1925, 1928, 1929,
1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939,
1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949,
1950, 2000 Reunion,
1951, 2001 Reunion.
1952, 2002 Reunion,
1953, 2003 Reunion ,
1954, 2004 Reunion,
1955, 2005 Reunion,
1956, 2006 Reunion,
and the classes starting at Ball High and moving to the new high school,
Glenwood, from which they graduated  
2007 Reunion,
2008 Reunion,  
2009 Reunion,
2010 Reunion
Try the link below for 2011  pictures!
In the event you would like to order a print or prints of any of the photos,
the Snapfish link (directly below) will afford you that opportunity.  


It seems fitting to acknowledge a "first" grade teacher that
many of the long-time residents of our town and school district
knew and remember.  What a remarkable and memorable life!