A website dedicated to all WHS Blackshirt Alumni - following our Friday Breakfast
It is easy to navigate our BBG website.  Simply click on the tab of your choice at the top (Home-BBG Photos-Class Links/Mdse-Birth of BBG/BOF-Cardinal Star)

We also have a temporary tab called "Blackshirts 1964" for their 50th reunion.  If you would like to learn how to create your own reunion web page, contact Mike Galles or Dan Steffen.
Waukesha South High​ School
Blackshirt Breakfast Group
     For an ARCHIVE of the BBG Weekly Report, click on the links below...................

              August 22, 2014...................... August 8, 2014......................August 1,2014....................July 25,2014........................
August 22, 2014
 Blackshirts-
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Please join us and welcome Mary Dee Wenninger '62 and Jeff Paulson '69 to the BBG breakfast table. We hope they both can join us for breakfast sometime soon. Mary Dee will be with us on September 26 when her classmates join us to celebrate their 70th birthday party.
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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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We are happy to report that Coach/Teacher Dwight Shanks will be joining us for breakfast on Friday, September 19. His daughter, Connie Rehbaum '62, will be bringing Coach to our breakfast table so we can celebrate his 97th birthday with him.
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If you plan to join us that day, please RSVP to Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com or 262-442-4117. We need your help to be sure the restaurant has sufficient staffing that day.
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Blackshirts Who, What, When, Why, Where-
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The Class of 1964 is celebrating their 50th class reunion this weekend and they started by having breakfast with us. 187 Blackshirts joined in the celebration out at the Delafield Brewhaus. Mike Gray '64 planned the event that was enjoyed by all who participated. The entire group joined in by singing the "Shirts Fight Song", "On Wisconsin" and a school favorite, "The Loyalty Song" while the Bee Bee Gee Band of Judie (Herling) "Hey Jude" Ball '64, Jim "Strummer" Howitt '62 and Ralph "Sweet Lips" Yont '57 provided the music! Congratulations '64 grads, please join us again when you can and thank you for joining us today!
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Musician and vocalist, Bruce Kerr '65, shared a video of himself from 33 years ago. Here is his story, "a few facebook pals requested (yes, I take requests!) I reach back into the video archives for this old song of mine from 1973, and a video we shot on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands around Carnival time of 1981. It's "The Bald Truth," about losing anything yet still winning. Steve Hoeft '65 and I also performed it in our band, "Spud City", in the late 1970's but there's no video of that, unfortunately. Here it is, on a warm island night at "Sparky's On the Waterfront" in 1981. THE BALD TRUTH by Loose Bruce Kerr, USVI 1981
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Last week we shared with you the passing of Jeff Maxwell '69. Jeff was an outstanding lineman for our Blackshirt Football team. Classmate and fellow gridiron team member, Steve Wage '69 share these memories of Jeff, "I would like to include the fact that Jeff was the Co-Captain of our 1968 Championship Football Season and was an Iron Man in our Defensive Line"!
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Steve added, "Accolades to the BBG for updating former Blackshirts as to where their classmates are, weekly photos of them, what they are doing and where they are living winter and summer. I personally would like to see some recognition for Blackshirts like "Maxey" that left it all out there on the field as a Blackshirt athlete. 1968 was a season to remember for "Maxey" and all the rest of our team that season.
We were picked to finish at the bottom of the conference, but took that very personal and showed the sports writers and all doubters what we were made of! Worked out every night of the summer as a team and kicked butt every Friday night of the season that ended in a Championship! Could not have done it without "Maxey"!"

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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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A couple of weeks ago Bruce Kerr '65, told us about his Olympian brother Jim '58 participating in another Olympics. Bruce shared this recent interview, "Here's an update on brother Jim racing out in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a Canadian TV interview in Canada":
https://ca.screen.yahoo.com/sailing-renews-athletes-career-eyesight-224500440.html
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Class reunions are going on right now and they always bring back lots of memories of "the good times". We often hear conversations about "The Attic" and "The Custard Cup" and those "hot looking" cars of the '40s, '50s and '60s that would travel up and down the street on Broadway and Lincoln Avenue.
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Marx Rehder '59, will be visiting the BBG on September 12 when he and his classmates join us for their 55th Class Reunion celebration. Marx sent us this video of those decades old vintage vehicles, this will indeed bring back many memories, thanks Marx.
Over The Edge: Back to the Fifties
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Blackshirt Memorabilia & Local History-
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Book sales were very good at the breakfast celebration Friday morning. You can purchase the following books at our weekly breakfast meetings;
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Ken Reichert '58 has authored a book on the history of Blackshirt Basketball covering the period from 1920 to 1974. Ken's book will be available for you to purchase at all the breakfasts. The cost is $20.
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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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In 2014, John Schoenknecht wrote a series of articles for the WAUKESHA FREEMAN newspaper, about the history of the Waukesha Motor Company.
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“The Motor Works, A Waukesha Institution”
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The series received a large amount of comment and positive responses from the readers.
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The series of articles and over 100 photos (many were not printed in the original) have now been published in a 79 page high quality book. Thanks to the Freeman for allowing us to share these wonderful memories with everyone.
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The books are now available at Martha Merrill’s Book store and in the FREEMAN Lobby, downtown Waukesha and on line at;
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http://www.wschley.com/MotorWorks/index.htm
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If you have questions, please contact Bill Schley 262.361.4483 or send $9.95 plus $2.85 shipping and handling, Total $12.80. to;
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Bill Schley
P.O. Box 91
Hartland, WI 53029
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Copies of John Schoenknecht’s book, the history of the Cardinal Attic, “What’s Shakin’ at the Attic”, are available at;
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http://www.wschley.com/Attic/index.htm
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Blackshirt Reunion Celebrations-
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The Class of 1959-
September 12, we meet with classmates from the Class of '59. They will be celebrating their 55th class reunion with us at the Delafield Brewhaus. Once again seating is limited and reservations are required! To RSVP for the event, please email Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com and/or call 262-442-4117.
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Blackshirt History Class-
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On this date, August 15, 1846, the Hawks Inn in Delafield opened.

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Our thanks to Jim "Toby" Tobiason '54 for sharing this bit of local history.
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Blackshirt Memoriam-
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We regret to inform you that Blackshirt Jeff Maxwell '69 passed away on August 13.
http://www.gmtoday.com/obits/freeman/obits/2014/August/14/03.htm
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Blackshirt Weekly Planner-
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Friday, August 29, 8:30am please join us at the Sunset Family Restaurant and bring someone with you please!
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Friday, September 5, 8:30am please join us for breakfast and bring a guest.
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Friday, September 12, 2014, 8am the Class of 1959 will join us for breakfast at the Delafield Brewhaus to celebrate their 55th reunion. Seating is limited so reservations are required so please RSVP to Mike Galles migal6161@yahoo.com.
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Friday, September 19, 8:30am join us to celebrate the 97th birthday of Coach/Teacher Dwight Shanks. He will join us for breakfast and birthday cake! RSVP to Mike Galles migal6161@yahoo.com please!
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Friday, September 26, 2014 8:30am, the Class of 1962 joins us for breakfast to celebrate their 70th birthdays! Reservations are required so please RSVP to Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com or 262-442-4117.
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Friday, July 17, 2015 8am, the Class of 1965 joins us for breakfast to celebrate their 50th reunion. Contact Cathy (Melster) Bellovary at cbellovary@hotmail.com for more details.
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Friday, September 11, 2015 8am, the Class of 1960 joins us for breakfast to celebrate their 55th reunion. Plan to join us and let's celebrate with them. More details to follow.
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Blackshirt Trivia-
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Our winners; George Pichotta '55, George Winkler '55, David Lyons '73, Chuck Merten '57,
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Last Weeks Commentary;
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This from George;
1. Badge "714".
2. Baseball card in the spokes of a bike held in place with a clothespin. Only used duplicate
cards or duplicate cards. Sometimes used stiff playing cards. Prior to that, it was a
treasure to find an old wash machine that operated with a kick start gasoline engine. It
could be mounted below the seat, inside the frame. Hold on!
3. "Speedy"
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This from David;
1.As the TV show "Dragnet begins, a sergeant's badge is shown. What is/was the badge number? Badge number is 714
2. Decades ago, what was the cheapest way to convert a bicycle into a motorcycle? Just a guess but I used to attach a base ball card near the rear tire
3. Name the Alka Seltzer Boy in the old TV commercials. well his hat says Speedy
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This from Chuck;
1. Dragnet Badge 714
2. Use clothes pins, the kind with the springs. Clip a playing card onto the front fork so it hits the spokes. To increase the volume, do the same on the other side of the front fork. The rear fork can also be used.
3. Speedy
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Last Weeks Trivia-
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1. As the TV show "Dragnet begins, a sergeant's badge is shown. What is/was the badge number? 714
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2. Decades ago, what was the cheapest way to convert a bicycle into a motorcycle? Playing card in spokes
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3. Name the Alka Selzer Boy in the old TV commercials. Speedy
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This Weeks Trivia-
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Thanks to, Ralph Clark '58 and Sue (Ashley) Braunschweig '60, , for contributing the trivia.
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1. What year was the current pledge of allegiance to the flag put into effect?
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2. There was a song that came out in the 60's that was "a grave yard smash"?
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3. Where was Waukesha's first McDonald's located?
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Blackshirt Weekly Thought-
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"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts"
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Thanks to George Pichotta '55 for sharing this Albert Einstein wisdom.
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Why the BBG Exists-
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"The heart and soul of a high school that many years ago brought us all together, and many decades later, brings us together again"!
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Blackshirt Reminder-
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Thanks for joining us and don't forget to click on the various sites at the top of the BBG Weekly Report Home Page and enjoy our weekly photos, the Class of 1964 webpage, the Blackshirt uniform items, the Birth of the BBG and special articles from our school newspaper "The Cardinal Star" of 50 years ago.
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Also, you may have to copy and paste any links that appear in ""The Weekly Report" into your browser in order to open and enjoy them. If you have any questions/problems, please email Mike Galles, migal6161@yahoo.com
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Blackshirt Motto-
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"Blackshirt Pride" is Everyday...........Being a Blackshirt is a Life Long Honor"!!
Coach Dick Luther '62