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Sailor Mental health Big Island The Tonka Mental Health Group recently met to dis- cuss mental health concerns. The Big Island and Back 10K charity paddling race will be Saturday, Aug. 11. Page 8 Page 2 EXCELSIOR / SHOREWOOD Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 Minnetonka alumni celebrate all-school, all-class reunion M ore than 1,500 alumni showed up to the Min- netonka All-School, All-Class Reunion July 28, in the Excelsior Commons. Alumni from all classes at Deephaven, Excelsior and Minnetonka high schools turned out for the event. Earlier in the day, there were tours of Minnetonka High School and a memorial was unveiled honoring those who have been killed in ac- tion. More photos on page 10. (SUN SAILOR STAFF PHOTO BY PAIGE KIEFFER) Alumni view the Minnetonka High School Killed in Action Memorial July 28 that includes the names of nine alumni who died during the Vietnam War. (SUN SAILOR STAFF PHOTO BY PAIGE KIEFFER) Sisters Anne (1977), left, Mary (1969) and Karen Hoben (1974) pose with the (SUN SAILOR STAFF PHOTO BY PAIGE KIEFFER) Skipper. John Peterson gives former classmate Donna Leak a hug. Minnetonka honors alumni killed in action Plaque unveiled at high school By PAIGE KIEFFER (SUN SAILOR STAFF PHOTO BY PAIGE KIEFFER) Left, Cathy Campbell-Harju and Laurel Jorgenson-Palmer (1967) talk. (SUN SAILOR STAFF PHOTO BY PAIGE KIEFFER) Left, Geg Leach (1968), John Ferm (1967) and Tim Leach (1976). Before the Minnetonka all-school all-class reunion July 28, alumni gathered at the high school to honor their fellow classmates who have been killed in ac- tion by unveiling a plaque in the commons. Minnetonka alumni Doug Smith (Class of 1963) said the idea for a memorial started when  "  <   - : $ " É2Œn ˜AÝnÓÝ [ϨôeŽ·˜nAӏ£ƒ žæӏ[A˜ AÝ ÝŒn $˜e ¨ƒ 2ŒnAÝÏnÊ v 0ÝAÏ 2ϏQæ£n $ $ 22/ 2[—nÝÓ A£e £|¨a $˜e¨ƒ½[¨ž ¨Ï ¤~䎁ׁŽ~¤~¯ Volume 48, No. 32 Index Lake-Pages 2-3 Opinion-Pages 4-5 Calendar-Pages 6-7 Education-Pages 8-10 Public Safety-Page 11 Sports-Pages 14-17 Classifieds-Pages 19-22 Sun Newspapers | 10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 @MNSunSailor PUBLIC NOTICES: See page 18 Joseph, his classmate, was put into the Skippers Hall of Fame last year at the Minnetonka Alumni Awards for winning the 880-yard track meet at the state tournament. Mem- bers of his class though were confused about why Joseph wasn’t being recog- nized for dying while serv- ing in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. “That was indeed note- worthy, hence his induc- tion into the Skippers Hall of Fame, but giving his life for his country was on a whole different level,” Smith said. “Therefore the discussion for a Min- netonka ‘killed in action’ memorial got started.” The Minnetonka Class of 1963 sponsored the me- morial plaque that hangs under the American fl ag in the commons area of the high school. The plaque includes names, photos, See Memorial , Page 9