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Kaminski Leaves Long Legacy

The greater Manitowoc community and Lincoln High School suffered a major loss with the passing this month of Ronald Kaminski, 75, Lincoln alumnus, lawyer, actor, musician, businessman and all-around Manitowoc civic booster.

The statue of President Abraham Lincoln in front of LHS? Thank Ron and the Class of 1961 which Ron led as class president. The revival and restoration of the Capitol Civic Centre? Wouldn't have happened without Ron's help. The opening of the Little Sandwich Theater and The Sting bar and grill with its Jazz Arts Festival? Credit again to Ron's vision and hard work. 

Read more about Ron's legacy in this Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter story.

"Ron will be sorely missed," community volunteer Tom Drill told HTR. "No one, in this community that we love, has done as much as Ron did to raise the community up." 

A memorial service for Kaminski, who died July 9, was held at July 24 at the Capitol Civic Centre. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

Celebrate New Rubick Field Aug. 23

After more than a year of volunteer efforts and private fundraising, the renovation of our historic community Rubick Field will be "unveiled" at a Recognition Night event August 23.

Major donors who made the project possible - including new east side bleachers, new lights, a refurbished track and new turf field - will be honored at 5 p.m. in the south end zone. 

At 7 p.m. the Lincoln SHIPS varsity football team will take on Green Bay Preble at the home opener at Rubick Field. 

Join us to see the improvements and cheer on our players!! #ShipsPride!

It's Reunion Time!

Summer and fall are ripe for reunions!

Check out our reunions page for details on upcoming events.

Don't see your reunion listed? Please contact Sara at the Manitowoc Nation at 920-686-4786 or email Send Sara your reunion details and we will post it here. (We also can help connect you with alumni contact lists.)

Tours of Lincoln High also can be arranged. Rubick Field is being renovated and would be another great place to visit. This year's Homecoming is set for Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Rubick Field - the homecoming parade is the evening prior - at 5 p.m. Friday October 5, 2018.

Let us know if there is anything we can do to make your Lincoln reunion more memorable and enjoyable.


50th Anniversary of Ships State Basketball Championship

Do you remember the 1967-68 Lincoln Ships Boys Basketball run to State?

The Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter published a fantastic package of stories today commemorating this month's 50th anniversary of the Ships' historic 26-0 season and State Championship. 

HTR sports reporter @Tom_Dombeck interviewed all 12 players, Coach Ed Fleener, two sports editors who covered that epic season and more. That Ships team had just one returning starter!

Manty Lincoln's March 16, 1968 win at the UW Fieldhouse over favorite Beloit (Coach Fleener's alma mater) stoked pride among not just the team and school but the entire community. Some 5,000 strong packed a welcome-home rally in front of the old Mikadow Theater. Even competitors from neighboring communities like Valders waved signs congratulating the Ships; the nuns of the Franciscan Sisters of Holy Family College "were jumping up and down like cheerleaders," Dombeck wrote. 

Read the main story here; a sidebar about the previous summer's important camp in Beaver Dam at Wayland Academy and a where are they now catchup story with the team players and coach, plus video and archived game photos. OR better yet, just go buy today's paper for a keepsake!