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My son in New Zealand just gave me this computer,my cousin
who lives in Ohio just e-mailed me of this "HOBART" page
and what a pleasure to see the updated "HOBART".
Dolores "Dee" Kramer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fort Myers, Florida, USA - Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 22:16:57 (CDT)
Great site! I grew up around Lake George, and we used it all the time, year round. The area downtown is great now. I would not have picked any other place to grow up. I met my wife Sharon (Johnson) in junior high,and we will be having our 30 years anniversary next year. We have not lived in Hobart for years, but it is still our "HOMETOWN"
AL BREYFOGLE <ABREYFOG@PLYMOUTH.COM>
WINAMAC, INDIANA - Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 00:04:33 (CDT)
I loved growing up in the 70's in Hobart. I graduated 1978 and had the best fun hanging out with the older classes and their graduation parties. The school was great. I went back recently and Hobart has done a lot of renovation to the lake and park system. But, oh boy, did we become one with US 31? if I remember correctly. I ran around with Rhonda Kirk, Teri, Holly, DeeDee and so many others. I think you two did a great job with the web site. Ya Brickies.
lisa bennett <email@example.com>
Ozark, Alabama - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 18:00:04 (CDT)
I really enjoyed you web site. I would love to see pictures of 4th of July. I grew up in Hobart, IN and graduated from Hobart High in 1974. We moved to Cape Coral, FL. I miss it some time. Could you e-mail me some pictures. I really would love a picture of my old house, that is if you can. The old address was 814 W 39th Ave. We lived right next door to Cressmore Bowling Alley. I would really appreciate that. I will check back with you.Thank youMelanie Nowall
Melanie (Mandich) Nowall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cape Coral, Fl - Monday, June 14, 2004 at 19:40:50 (CDT)
Good site! Beautiful town. Your sister gave the page addy. We sure are going to miss them way down south here. I am already looking forward to visiting her and Hobart next summer.
Childersburg, AL, USA - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 14:29:30 (CDT)
I REALLY LIKED THE WEB SITE FOR ONE THING BECAUSE I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN HOBART, IN. AND I LIKE THE FACT THAT IT MENTIONS MY UNCLE AND AUNT HERBERT AND MARIE KULAGE.
CAROLYN F. SHEPARD <CtheShepard@aol.com>
Hardinsburg, Indiana - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 17:57:55 (CDT)
How about an update on Hobart activities.Main Street is looking fantastic as the Streetscape Project reached completion. You will be surprised.Enjoy fun time the summer of 2004 inn Hobart,Indiana.EVERY TUESDAY AT 7 PM "EVENTS UNDER THE CLOCK TOWER" Lake Front Park (3rd St. & the bridge) free concert.EVERY THURSDAY AT 7 PM "REVELLI BAND SHELL" Festival Park(Old Ridge Road and the Dam.) free concert. Bring lawn chairs, blanket, your favorite friends and enjoy an hour of listening pleasure. (Pop, water, popcorn and hot dogs are available at a reasonable price) June 19 & 20 Art Fair - artist, craft booths, games, foodJuly 4th The Parade begans at 2 pm and other activites will take place at Festival Park with the Program, music, Fireworks in the evening.August 19th thru 22nd. Lake Front Festival and the Dam Duck Race. Semore and Sadie Duck have a surprise for you this year! Music, Food, Games, Food, Crafts, Food and the famous Duck Race which will take place at 3pm Sunday August 22, 2004. If you are visiting Hobart, Welcome to all the Festivities or a stroll along the Lake Front and our new Main Street.Have a safe and enjoyable summer, perhaps we'll meet,Zeta Allen
Zeta Allen <C21zetaallen@realtor.com>
Hobart, In - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 11:01:23 (CDT)
I grew up in Hobart, Indiana. I graduated with the class of "63". I really enjoyed your site and will forward it to some of my friends that have left the area. I do get to Hobart at least once a year as I still have family and friends living there. Since getting married in 1970 I have lived in Canada, and yes I love it. Really enjoyed your site and all the old memories it has brought back. I am sure my friends will enjoy it too!! Formerly Dianne Wilson
Dianne Moore <email@example.com>
sault ste marie, Canada - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 07:47:57 (CDT)
I visit this site every now and then. I love the pics and small town feel. A friend of mine lives here. :) It's so nice to read the memories of others growing up here and some reconnecting. :) I still Love you, Daniel L...I always will :)
- Monday, May 31, 2004 at 01:10:55 (CDT)
I visit this site every now and then. I love the pics and small town feel. A friend of mine lives here. :) It's so nice to read the memories of others growing up here and some reconnecting. :) I still Love you, Daniel..I always will :)
CA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 01:09:32 (CDT)
I visit this site every now and then. I love the pics and small town feel. A friend of mine lives here. :) It's so nice to read the memories of others growing up here and some reconnecting. :) I still Love you, Daniel :)
CA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 01:08:29 (CDT)
I really enjoyed your site. I haven't been back to Hobart since I moved in 1965 when I was in the 5th grade.I went to Trinity Lutheran school, and lived at 218 N. Connecticut St. My father and grandfather built the house.I enjoyed ice skating on Lake George and at Kellan's Pond.My friends were Diana Stroud, Brenda Kellams, David & Diane Leets, Peggy O'Rourke, and Donna Luke.I showed the site to my 15 year old son, but he was too busy designing a web site to look at it very much.Lake George looks beautiful!Joann Anderson(Rogers)
Joann Anderson(Rogers) <JOANNANDERSON1@COMCAST.NET>
COSTA MESA, Ca - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 23:46:18 (CDT)
I AM LOOKING FOR A GIRL FROM GROVER TOWN REGDDARING A FRIEND. HIS NAME IS GARY. SHE WAS A HOME COMING OR PROM COMING QUEEN ABOUT 1982. IT IS URGENT SHE CONTACT ME AT PRORUNR1@AOL.COMTHANKYOU
SEARCHING FOR A FRIEND <PRORUNR1@AOL.COM>
GROVERTOWN IN , IN - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 22:55:15 (CDT)
Nice job on the web site. It would be nice if other towns would do the same thing and advertise themselves a little.This is a great country to see how other people live and play. you did a great job. I hope the people of Hobart appricate your effort.
Dwight Fisher <Dwighthuey123@Optonline.net>
Neptune, , New Jersey - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 21:04:06 (CDT)
Ran across this web site, thought it was great! I lived inHobart from K to 8th grade,'83 graduate. I went to ForemanElementary, and grew up on Washington street.My neighborswere Kris & Tracee Erbe and Sue Breyfogle. My best friendswere Kris Mackin and Frannie Austin.Any info on ways tocontact these people, or anyone else who may remember mewould be greatly appreciated!
Rhonna (Bennett) Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Austin, IN - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 19:02:06 (CDT)
Your site is very clever. We sure will miss Hobart after 4 years of residency and the birth of our 2 children. Many happy memories here but employment is taking us to another state. Currently we have our house up for sale in the Amber Creek subdivision and will be relocating to Ft Myers, FL once it sells. Great website, keep it updated so when I move I can look back!!
Victoria Collins <email@example.com>
Hobart, Indiana - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 16:51:04 (CDT)
Heard about this site from a friend, so I had to check it out. What memories it has brought back. I, like most of the people listed here, grew up in Hobart, and then moved after college. Lived in Illinois for a while before moving to Indianapolis. Even though I am only a few hours away from my hometown, I do not get up there very often. Still have family there though, and when I do get the chance to visit, there is always something new and different to see there. Work and family life here keeps me very busy here in Indy. Miss alot of my old friends........Hey Mark Disney....glad to hear from you!!! Remember Liberty School and the Wizard of Oz play that we did? My parents drove a school bus for Hobart for many years.....back when you had to pay a dime to ride. (Geez, how long ago was that?) When we were in Junior High (now called the Middle School) we used to "hang out" at Luigi's Pizza for lunch. They had the best pizza in town, at least I thought so.Its really cool to have this site available to help rekindle those memories that we had back when we were kids and to hear from all of our old friends that live soooo far away now.Hope everyone that I know is doing well and I hope to hear from some of you whenever you get the chance.
Brent Burris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Indianapolis, IN - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:52:32 (CDT)
thanks for all of the memories I am a former Hobart resident, would love to get back home Graduated in 1965.
Dennis H. Anderson <email@example.com>
Louisville, Kentucky - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:11:35 (CDT)
I really enjoyed reading the remarks and memories of Hobart old. It is still a great place to live and shop and enjoy the Lake George. I had the privilege of working with many great educators in Hobart and the list goes on:Tom Wuchner, Boyd Scarbrough, Russ Deal, "Dusty" Rhode, Don Howell, Harold Moody, Wayne Collins, Bob Hunt, "Red" Kurth, Moe Rhody, Stu Mattix, Dave Coombs, Rosalind Howell, Liz Christner, Ruth Halladay, Don Somers, Vidal Lopez and the list goes on and on. Great memories can't be bought!!!
Larry C. Shrader <LSHRA@msn.com>
Hobart, Indiana - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 14:09:55 (CDT)
great!.Im from gary originally. I am retired us navy down here in virginia. I really miss hobart as my aunt still lives there. Too bad how the city of Gary turned out, as I read the Post Tribune on the internet every day. How about those taxes in Gary. Ha Ha!. Dan.
dan burchuk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
virginia beach, virginia - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 14:56:00 (CDT)
Enjoyed your web page and enjoyed more reading the guestbook recognizing and rememberng so many names of the past. "It's a small world after all."
Lou Glenn <email@example.com>
Santa Maria, CA - Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 13:03:08 (CDT)
WoW! Your pictures bring back so many memories! We lived in Hobart on Colorado St. and on Hwy. 51. I really miss the beauty of the seasons on Lake George. I also played music there in a band called Formula. Thank you for the sweet memories.
Steve C. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jonesboro, Arkansas - Sunday, April 04, 2004 at 15:04:39 (CDT)
Happy Birthday Bobbie Sue
- Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 19:45:00 (CST)
I really enjoyed your website. It has been years since I have been back to Hobart. I graduated from Hobart High School in 1969. I am currently the director of an Associate of Science Degree program in Radiography at a local community college. I have been teaching for over 30 years. I have many fond memories of Hobart and miss it. I can't beleive how much it has changed. Thanks for the Web Site.Bill May
Bill May <email@example.com>
Tupelo, Mississippi - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 12:52:49 (CST)
I am seeking information on AJ Wall born 4/13/1826 in Sweden, died in Hobart 2/16/1909. His wife was Elena Wall born 12/23/1822 in Sweden, died 7/5/1886 in Hobart. He was a cabinet maker. I woulld like to see if there is a record of their arrival from Sweden. It is wonderful to know so many people have a fond attachment to Hobart.
Stefanie Powell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New Braunfels, Texas - Monday, March 22, 2004 at 20:47:49 (CST)
Anyone from Hobart living in the Phoenix, AZ area that would like to get together sometime for a picnic or gathering .... send me a note. There are several from the class of 56 that get together once a month to shoot the bull and talk trash about the old days in old Hobbie....Jerry
Jerry Trzeciak <email@example.com>
Sun City , AZ - Sunday, March 21, 2004 at 18:47:51 (CST)
NICE LOOKING PICTURES LOOKS LIKE A NICE QUIET TOWN. PRETTY TOWN.REALY ENJOYED THE PAGE.
ROBERT BIRMINGHAM <firstname.lastname@example.org>
LUXORA, ARK. USA - Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 06:59:40 (CST)
This website is a huge credit to its owners and the Hobart community.I am looking for information about a Chicago area artist who went to Smith college, visited and painted Hobart & vicinity for years. The artist was Herbert J. Day, 1875-1950 or 1955. I would appreciate any info you might have; send me an email. Thanks for the tour and your help.
- Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 09:28:53 (CST)
I'm originally from Merrillville, but when I was a little girl I took ballet classes at a studio in downtown Hobart. When I was in high school we would ice skate on Lake George. Your site is fun. You two must love each other and the little town of Hobart.
Sharon Langley <email@example.com>
Chicago, IL - Monday, March 15, 2004 at 19:47:31 (CST)
I signed your guest book the first time a couple weeks ago and I've got to tell you that when I mentioned growing up on Memory Lane, my next door neighbor at that time read it and since then have gotten in touch with eachother. Our reminiscing was great and even brought back more wonderful memories. Have you considered a message board?I was also wondering if the Harmony House is still there by the Jewel food store?(if thats still there too?) I used to have to drag my accordion up there once a week for a lesson. It felt like walking eight miles in a snow storm or something like that. Thanks again, Kimberly
Kimberly Eldredge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Superior, AZ - Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 14:30:50 (CST)
Have sent this to my 3 sons, in NH, California and Maine; they have enjoyed it immensely too.
barbara macdonald <email@example.com>
Hobart, IN - Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 08:48:07 (CST)
My sister, Barb, who still lives in Hobart sent me this. I thought it was so great. I have been gone from Hobart since 1968, but my family is still there so I visit often. I must tell you, I feel slighted! I am an Ingot from River Forest who graduated in 1963. My family moved from New Chicago to Hobart Township, which at that time was on the other side of Hobart. I lived on East 10th street, not far from County Line road. Some of us Ingots felt really close to Hobart, too! There were many friends there who, although attended RF, felt a kinship with Hobart as we were closer to it than to New Chicago! I can remember getting off of my school bus in Hobart and going to "Pete's" restaurant on the corner, I believe, of 4th and Main. It was the last shop on Main after Abbott's. I'm not sure what it is now. It was such a neat place. I would meet my Hobart friends there after school at RF. I went to the dances at the civic center which was in the little triangle around Center and Main Streets. Can't remember exactly the location. But have many fond memories of the dances. It was around 1963 that I went there. Maybe 1962, also. I now live in East Tennessee, which is wonderful....God's country! But, the next time I go "home" to see my Dad and siblings, I am going to make it a point to go to the park and also the old mill on County Line Road. In all of my visits home, I have just been "too busy" to take in the local sites. But, I will certainly do so next time. I will also plan to attend one of the concerts in the park. Thanks so much for my almost two hours of a nostalgic trip home. By the way, I read the info about the clay pit...I remember it being called the "bottomless pit" Ha Ha, guess it wasn't that deep after all! Thanks again. Liz Knight Robertson
Elizabeth Knight Robertson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tennessee - Friday, March 12, 2004 at 19:35:25 (CST)
HOBART IS A NICE LITTLE TOWN. MOVED THERE IN 1946. WENT TOFOREMAN GRADE SCHOOL. GRADUATED OF HOBART HIGH IN 1953. I USED TO ICE SKATE ON LAKE GEORGE IN WINTER AND FISH IN THESUMMER. WAS MARRIED IN 1956. WORKED AT MIDWEST STEEL ON THEROLLING MILL UNTIL 1968. MOVED MY FAMILY TO ALBUQUERQUE, NMLIVED THERE FOR THIRTY YEARS. FINALLY RETIRED IN MESA, AZWAS BACK IN HOBART IN OCTOBER OF 2003 FOR MY 50th CLASS REUNION. WALKED AROUND THE LAKE FRONT AND OVER THE DAM. ITHAS CHANGED FOR THE BETTER. BROUGHT BACK SO MANY MEMORIES OFGOOD TIMES.
GLEN D. COX <GLENLUCIA@AOL.COM.>
MESA, AZ. USA - Friday, March 12, 2004 at 18:03:08 (CST)
moved to hobart in 9147 after my dad got out of the service in 1945, i think of the fun we had. i got out of school in 1953 and got hitched in 1957. lived in the aera till 1968, moved to south west. been in new mexico and az. ever sence. we go back often. last year we had our 50 class reunion, that was a blast
glen d. cox <www. glenlu.com.>
mesa, az. - Friday, March 12, 2004 at 17:39:35 (CST)
The pictures are great. I left the area in 1960. Hope to come back to visit someday. Mary Ann Vaughan
Mary Ann Vaughan <email@example.com>
Mayfield, Kentucky - Friday, March 12, 2004 at 14:44:15 (CST)
What memories I have of Hobart. I loved living there until we moved in 1979. Went to Roosevelt grade school and graduated in 1962 from Hobart High. My parents had several businesses in Hobart including restaurants and sewing shops. I grew up on Water St. (my dad also had a boat & bait shop). What fun we had as children. My best friend, Arlette (Thompson)Paulsen, lived down the street. We thought nothing of walking up to the Art Theatre on a Friday nite and home again. I remember the dance hall over the Hobart Hatchery on Main St. Ice skating on Lake George was a fun time, but you had to stay away from the dam. My family (sisters, Pat(Class of 1960) & Shirley (Class of 1956) also lived on Georgeanna & Lillian Streets. Thanks for the memories!!! Bonnie(Kittredge)Adams Husband John Adams also went to Hobart High in 1953-1955. Graduated from East Gary in 1957.
Bonnie (Kittredge) Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Grosse Ile, MI - Friday, March 12, 2004 at 09:36:24 (CST)
Loved your web site - saw the article in Sunday's paper, so I had to look. I've worked in Hobart for almost 20 years and really learned a lot from your site - will be posting the address at work for others to visit. Your Mail Lady
Julie Piasky <email@example.com>
Valparaiso, IN - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 18:17:09 (CST)
I really enjoyed your 'Tour of Hobart'. I have passed your website on to many of my former classmates and family. Thanks for a trip down Memory Lane. Chuck Butler Class of '62
Chuck Butler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kissimmee , Florida - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 16:25:07 (CST)
You did an excellent job. Even though Hobart is not a large place, taking the tour makes you want to ask what about this place or that and then realize you could ask to see countless places around town. We will be telling our former classmates about this site. Signed - Peter Winske (1960) and Elaine (Davis) Winske (1961)
Peter Winske <email@example.com>
Boca Raton, FL - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 13:33:55 (CST)
Great job! Loved seeing the "old" pictures and history since I left the area in 1971 for Colorado then here to Arizona in 2001. Thanks for the Memories!
Barbara (Williams) Clark <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Marana, AZ/USA - Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 21:36:52 (CST)
Had not visited the site since May, 2001. Glad to see it is still going. Keep up the good work.
Marlene(DeBoy) Cook <email@example.com>
Birmingham, , Alabama - Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 21:24:24 (CST)
Enjoyed your web site. Please contact our group about additional information and summer time events. Thanks, Marie Smythe, ChairpersonHobart Downtown Merchant Association
Marie Smythe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hobart, Indiana - Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 18:17:55 (CST)
Hi Frank. I'm going to link your site to my e-mail to classmates regarding this year's reunion. Rembember me? I met you when you used to work for Don. I had Woodruff's Typesetting & Advertising across the tracks on Center Street. Good job on website.
Jane Woodruff <email@example.com>
Hobart, IN - Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 16:27:34 (CST)
brought back some bueatiful memories. And was very
informative and great pictures. thanks for the memories and
keep up the good work
Ron Carns firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lake Station , IN - Monday, March 08, 2004 at 03:56:09 (CST)
What a great website. I, too, relish my memories of
growing up in Hobart, Indiana. Though I live in North
Carolina now, I still have a brother (one of four) who
lives in the area. All six of us (I had a sister too)
attended St. Bridget's and then went on to Hobart High
School. What I remember of the claypits are the occasional
stories in the local paper of teenagers drowning in the
deep water with the strong currents. One Saturday my best
friend and I and her sister were sliding down the dam when
her sister slipped and broke her tooth. Although modern
parents would go into cardiac arrest at the personal
freedom we enjoyed as children and the subsequent dangers,
I treasure the memories. Thanks again for the wonderful
Eileen (Gallagher) Thompson <EileenT07@aol.com>
Statesville, , NC - Thursday, March 04, 2004 at 22:21:13 (CST)
Hi, Thanks for reminding me of some great times
growing up in Hobart, I attended St. Bridgets from 1972
until I graduated from eighth grade in 1976. I then
attended Andrean in Merrillville where I graduated in
1980. I lived on memory lane and you may remember a
mens clothing store called Edwards store for men? My
father owned that store until it was no more. My family
moved to Arizona in the summer of 1980 and I've never
been back due to financial reasons, but I will forever
relish the memories. Thanks again and the
improvements to Lake George are beautiful. Sincerely ,
Kimberly Eldredge <email@example.com>
Superior, AZ - Wednesday, March 03, 2004 at 04:14:44 (CST)
I graduated from Hobart Senior High in 1965. I worked at "Abbots" for awhile. Even mowed their yard. I remember "Al's" and the "Swamp". I got my first kiss at the "Art" theater. I remember walking down past the old kilns, thinking a lot of men must have put a lot into this. I used to walk home home from school to down near the golf course. I remember Marilyn Green, Susie Hawke and many others in school. I walked down by the old dam with shoes and socks in hand. And the lake was a great place to have an ice hockey game. Strange it seems to feel so far away and yet so close. I have published a book, finally, of wrirtings I started when Richard Hammersmith, Ron Day and I were in the military together. I remember Kathy Trump, my first true love. I remember playing basketball for St. Bridget's CYO team. I remember the old depot. I think of this town as my second hometown. Was such an easy town to grow up in.
Robert Gibson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Austin, Texas - Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 09:32:28 (CST)
I' m looking for Cindy Lewin that lived in Brazil in
In 1987 she lived at 912 westplace 38 Hobart ,and her phone
number was 9427108. She was a good friend and I remmeber
her ,and her family all the time.
I f you can help please send me e mail.
Thanks a lot
luis eustaquio coelho
luis eustaquio coelho email@example.com>
Volta Redonda , Rio de Janeiro - Brazil- - Monday, February 23, 2004 at 19:18:08 (CST)
The Hobart's Annual Famous Mama Mia Spaghetti Dinner is
February 19, 2004 at St.Bridget's Gym. The proceeds to go
toward the 3rd phase of the Lake Front Project. If you
have not been back to Hobart in the past 15 years, Lake
George has taken on a new look. Your can see that by
touring this fantastic web site that Frank and Jackie have
Thanks again to you both, Zeta Allen
Zeta Allen C21zetaallen@realtor.com>
Hobart, In - Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 18:25:28 (CST)
hey! i was looking for some info on The Art theater and
your site came up! it is a fun little site, a little chezzy
but hey! it serves its porpuse... thanks for the info!
Benjamin Rosenberger firstname.lastname@example.org>
Portage, IN - Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 15:53:03 (CST)
My Real Estate Agent, Zeta Allen, told me to check out the
site. We are moving and wanted to know more about Hobart.
Park Ridge, IL - Friday, January 30, 2004 at 15:05:01 (CST)
just browsing through
I was trying to find a chat room specifically for residents
yvette vitoux email@example.com>
hobart, in - Friday, January 30, 2004 at 00:29:09 (CST)
I grew up in Hobart. I graduated in 1996, but joined the
Army and left in 1999. I just want to say thanks! Your
website is a great piece of home for those of us far away!
I now live in Orlando and look forward to moving back and
raising my son in Hobart. Thanks Again!
Melissa Wildes firstname.lastname@example.org>
Orlando, FL - Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 02:56:19 (CST)
What is it that makes Hobart so special and all of us
BRICKIES the rest of our lives. No matter where we move.
This site was so well done and brought back a lot of
memories. I graduated HHS in 1957. I Remember the old
mill. My First dates at the Art Theatre. Seems like
yesterday! Good Job. Thanks
Bette (Edwards) Moore Mymaize@cox.net>
Phoenix, Az - Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 01:17:12 (CST)
Neat site, Lived in Hobart over 50 yrs, former small
business owner retired, wife raised in hobart dec.
now.Still live near suprv club. Keep up good site fun
norbert m mattingly email@example.com>
hobart, ind - Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 13:32:54 (CST)
Just happened to come across your site while looking up
some info on the net. Great job! I've lived in Hobart for
most of my 57 years.
Bruce Granzow firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hobart, Indiana - Monday, January 19, 2004 at 23:00:28 (CST)
I hope someone will contact me.As a native Florida boy,due
to some unforseen problems as a teenager I found my self
attending Hobart High School as a junior in 1952-53 for
that one year only.I met alot of great "yankees' and had
avery good time.Things were settled and I returned to
Florida in August 1953.I graduated here in 1954.I worked in
Leon Gardener's Walgreen Agency drug store for
awhile.Rode "shotgun" with Grizz's Model "A" Ford.Can't say
enough about how nice all the people were to that young
I had a chance to visit in October 2003.Boy,has it
changed,but some places were the same so I did not get lost.
I am very interested in attending the 50th class reunion
this year.Can you give me a contact,so I can get some
Joseph Oates email@example.com>
Seffner, Florida - Monday, January 19, 2004 at 12:36:16 (CST)
For those interested the annual Hobart Reunion in Florida will be held at the Walden Lake Country Club in Plant City Fl. Jan. 24th at 11:30am. For details contact Carol Julian 1-800-780-1980. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
patrick beattie email@example.com>
leesburg, fl. - Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 09:40:06 (CST)
Great site!! I am SOO homesick!! I moved from Hobart in
1992 (my class graduated in 1994), after living there all
of my life. We moved to a town of less than 4,500 people
(you thought Hobart was small) and I have missed
EVERYTHING about Hobart ever since!! I would love to hear
from anyone that I knew growing up. It looks as if we
will be moving back summer 2004. I CAN'T WAIT!!! Jen
Jennifer Suprenant Jennifers39@aol.com>
Childersburg, Alabama - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 13:38:53 (CST)
What a great site once a Brickie always a Brickie. I
graduated from Hobart in 1989. And was on the 1987 State
Champion Team. Hobarts 1st state Title. God Bless Coach
Howell anyone hear how coach Kerr and Coach Hicks are doing
Stan Flick firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kansas City, Mo - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 11:52:52 (CST)
I haven't been back home in a long time. It was nice being
able to see all of those pictures. The web site is just
beautiful. Thank you
Catherine Archambeault <email@example.com>
San Diego, California - Sunday, November 16, 2003 at 11:27:33 (CST)
Thanks again. Still a wonderful site with very interesting
comments from new and former Hobartites!
virginia curtis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
hobart, indiana - Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 21:59:43 (CST)
I lived in Merrillville In for thirty three years.My wife moved me to Hobart after retireing love that small town feeling.
Larry D Gee <email@example.com>
Hobart, In - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 18:22:48 (CST)
What, if any, kind of game fish are there in Lake George?
Waukegan, Illinois - Sunday, November 02, 2003 at 12:16:34 (CST)
It has been 39 years since I graduated from Hobart High School. It is said "you can't go home again" but thanks to you, I can now "pop in" for a little visit. When I left Hobart to go to Indiana University, and then off to "see the world" I never thought I would miss small town America but I certainly do miss it. Thanks for your web page....it brings back a lot of very pleasant memories.All the best,Jim Garretty
Jim Garretty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Redondo Beach, California - Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 12:02:46 (CST)
Nice site! Thanks!
John Sutton <Huesca1968@aol.com>
Deal, New Jersey / USA - Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:26:23 (CST)
I lived in Hobart from 1983 to 1985 (when I was 7-9 years old). I haven't been back in more than ten years. I'm glad to see that some places don't change much. I love the website - keep up the good work.
West Bend, WI - Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 03:28:37 (CST)
Thank you for the pictures of home. It is nice to show
people in New York City that the small town is a fantastic
place. I grew up in Hobart and graduated in 1994 before
heading out East. Take care and keep up the great work.
Daniel Butler <email@example.com>
New York, NY - Friday, October 17, 2003 at 14:39:53 (CDT)
I discovered your lovely site while looking for an
I was looking for an address for the Hobart Historical
Society. Through a high school student in Hobart I found
the address and mailed a letter and picture to 706 East 4th
St., Hobart,IN. 46342. It was returned by the Hobart Post
Office saying, "No Mail Recptacle".
I would like to give the Society a family photograph
taken by "Showman's Gallery" of Hobart, IN in the late
1800's or early 1900's. That studio is undoubtedly gone.
In any event, while wanting to compliment you for a
truly outstanding web site (just read the many visitor
messages) I will hope somebody might suggest how I can
reach the Historical Society. I am 81 years old, in fragile
health but I think they might like to have the photo
You have obviously given much pleasure to a lot of
folks...many who still love their home town.
R.G. Alden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Vashon Island, , Washington - Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 19:46:39 (CDT)
Left Hobart after college in 1976. Family left in 1981 (for
Hebron, IN). Still come back for visits and was pleased to
find this site. I'm sending the link to the rest of the
Hey, how about some band history, too. Did you know that we
have (or had) a national trophy won back in the 1930's?
Thanks for the site!
Richard Bonczek <email@example.com>
Oak Ridge, TN USA - Friday, October 03, 2003 at 11:52:37 (CDT)
A serindipitous experience. Thought I was in Tasmania,
Australia but a refreshing trip in the U S, Nice to know
americana still exists in some places. Thank you for such
a nice diversion to the real world
R A Shearer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Egg Harbor Township, N J - Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 17:45:30 (CDT)
It is good to see that HHS Class of 1956 has found this
site, We have been spreading the word that this is the
greatest site. Lots of memories for all Brickies here and
everywhere. Thanks again for creating the Hobart site.
Zeta Allen <email@example.com>
Hobart , Indiana USA - Monday, September 22, 2003 at 20:00:54 (CDT)
You have an absolutly beautiful web site!! We enjoyed it
very much!! Once a brckie...Always a brickie!!!
Kim and Taylor
Hobart, - Monday, September 15, 2003 at 09:43:40 (CDT)
We are doing a school project on Hobart and your website was
the best help!!! Thank you so much for sharing your
beautiful pictures, info. , etc. with us. It was a wonderful
site!!! (proud to be a brickie!!)
Kim and Taylor
Hobart, Indianna, USA - Monday, September 15, 2003 at 09:12:57 (CDT)
Hobart! County Line Orchard is open for the apple season and they
have a new/old barn that has been moved and restored. It is quite
a story, if you can not visit the orchard, check it out on the
its website www.countylineorchard.com. Have a safe and happy autumn.
Zeta Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hobart, , Indiana USA - Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 19:22:38
Enjoyed the web page. Been out in the Phoenix area for 24 years.
Enjoy going back to Hobie every 5 years for the 56 class reunions.
Have several class mates in the Phoenix area, L. Van Loon, and R.
Wignall. We get together at least once a month for lunch or dinner
and talk about old times. The next reunion will be our 50th, who'd
of thunk we would have lasted that long. A good thing we married
young gals to keep us young huh, (well they were young when we married
them)? Keep up the guest book, it is a good way to find out what
happening back there. Jerry
J. Trzeciak <email@example.com>
Sun City, AZ - Friday, September 12, 2003 at 18:25:57 (CDT)
My husband was Walter George Earle. My niece & nephew recently
visited Falmouth, England & Hobart. My nephew is researching the
Earle family. Hobart looks like a beautiful little city.
Dolores Earle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Riverside, Illinois - Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 18:37:00 (CDT)
Great, wonderful job, went to hobart sight for an address on
a picture of my great uncles dairy delivery horse and cart. Found
your sight and some info about the area where the dairy was, 3517
Grapevine St, Alexander and McKimpson dairy.
Michigan - Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 13:53:37 (CDT)
i've lived in hobart all my life. many things have changed over
the years. the town gets better every year. i've heard, and i'm
saddened by this, that abbotts and o'dell smith's will have to remove
their signs as part of the new look down town. i hope this is not
bruce e. dekema <email@example.com>
hobart, in. - Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 23:58:10 (CDT)
Keep up the good works. I really like to go and see Hobart. My
husband and I go to the Lake George all the time.
Merrillville, Indiana, Lake - Friday, August 22, 2003 at 21:42:46
My fiance and I are planning a move to Hobart within the next
year and it was great looking at your website to get to know the
area a little better. I absolutely love what Hobart has to offer.
The picture of the gazebo may change my plans of what I want to
do about a wedding. Thanks, Tina Gonzales
Tina Gonzales <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chicago, IL - Monday, August 18, 2003 at 10:35:08 (CDT)
Hello indiana how is every one if you dont know yet my father
passed away on mothers day of 2002 here in florida alot of people
knew himby the name of dave or bud or buddy well take care glad
to see so many people on line
JOANN FASEL <email@example.com>
TAMPA, FLORIDA, U.S.A - Sunday, August 17, 2003 at 23:46:29 (CDT)
Received an email from a chap who graduated from HHS in 1966
and who had worked in the F'Burg, VA area. Enjoyed his message.
My first residence in Hobart was at 118 Main Street, just across
the street from St. Bridgets school. The house belonged to my grandfather
and was located between the Old Mill and the Lutheran Church and
fronted the lake. I have been told that the house is no longer there
(part was moved elsewhere in Hobart) and I'm not sure there are
any homes left in the 100 block of Main Street. As a youth, in winter
after a good freeze, I could ice skate from my back yard. Hobart
was a very unique place in the 40's and 50's and apparently it still
is very special.
Bill Haas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fredericksburg, Virginia - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 15:38:11 (CDT)
Moved to Hobart from East Gary in 1949. Attended Roosevelt Grade
School (Over the old Gymnasium). Graduated HHS in 1956. This web
site is terrific. It brings back many memories.
Bill Haas <email@example.com>
Fredericksburg, Virginia - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 16:01:19
My mother Marlynn Fleck/O'Keefe told me of the web site the birth
and early years of a person are always special and looked back to
with fond memories. My mother especially wanted to share with me
the special places in her life.
Gail Antonucci/O'Keefe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Amarillo, Texas, United States - Friday, August 01, 2003 at 06:28:56
My roots are deep in the Hobart area.I was born and raised there.
Left in 1944 to join Navy in WWII. My Great Grandfather was Peter
Fleck who knew George Earle. I have papers signed by Earle One item
on your site: the Hobart Theater. I remember, as a child of the
depression, that Mr.(believe his name was Sam) Routes owned the
theater. The Pruesickes bought it from him. I knew both Ed and his
brother.I went to St. Bridget's Catholic school with Mr. Routes
son John.Mr. Routes let my brother (Bill Fleck who still lives in
Hobart) go "to the show" once a week--free. Many thrilling evenings
were spent in that theatre.At age 16 I worked in Dyche's drug store
next door to the theatre. Ahhhhhh -my memories of Hobart are so
wonderful. Lived on Pennsylvania Street during depression. Walked
through the woods and to a bayou of Lake George. Would skate up
to the main part of the lake, meet with other kids from all over
town, skate all day--even in zero weather. We sould build a huge
bonfire on the shore to warm up. Friends could drive their cars
on lake in places. I graduated from Hobart High in 1941 so you can
guess how old I am! Your site is absolutely stunning! Marlynn O'Keefe
Marlynn (Fleck) O'Keefe <email@example.com>
Irvington, Virginia - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 08:03:00 (CDT)
Hello it feels good to visit the old town i miss it more now
then ever wish i could move back or at least go back in time i am
looking for diana drake or debbie ginter if any one sees them ask
them to email me thanks
J Fasel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tampa Bay, Florida - Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 20:07:00 (CDT)
I stumbled upon your website looking for information on Hobart.
My husband and I will be moving to the area in August. I look forward
to visiting these sites in person and getting acquainted with the
vicki vandebunte <email@example.com>
Kentwood, MI - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 18:34:39 (CDT)
It was cool to see the lake front I had not seen it yet. I graduated
HHS in 1968. Remember skating on lake george in the winter time.
Thanks alot keep up the work its great.
Mark Bodlovich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Phoenix, Arizona - Monday, July 21, 2003 at 11:52:55 (CDT)
What a wonderful site. Haven't been back to Hobart in many years.
It certainly looks like a lovely small town. I think it is wonderful
that so much has been done around the lake. I'm a '68 grad. We now
have a great group on yahoo. Come on in and take a peek.
Jan Sommers Cohen <email@example.com>
Weston, CT - Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 23:08:24 (CDT)
HELLO!!! I just got word of your web from my sister Jackie. I
am a 1977 graduate and a devoted BRICKIE. Although I've been gone
a long time now, HOBART IS HOME. This web site is a true wonder.
Thanks for your hard work. I loved reading the notes and looking
for Brickie's of yesteryear. I read from an old 78' Baco! LOL What
memories! I'll never forget Luigi's, Abbott's, Main Street and the
Football games. Hello to Carla & Steve Houck and my cousin's from
3H Printing, Love you Sheri & Deb! (Back home again....in Indiana...)
Such great memories and no better place to grow up. Thanks again
Frank & Jackie!
Peggy Rossell-Rosario <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Phoenix, Arizona, USA - Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 13:59:25 (CDT)
WOW! I love your website! It makes me homesick! I've been gone
a long time, but Hobart will always be home. I remember when you
could get a hamburger, fries and a coke at Abbott's for 55 cents!
Owensboro, KY - Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 20:46:46 (CDT)
Our class of 1968 just had our 35th reunion on July 5, 2003.
I moved from Hobart one week after graduation but I will always
call it home. Thank you for the wonderful walk!
Kathy Bortolini Brewer <email@example.com>
Clearwater, Fl. USA - Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 15:39:39 (CDT)
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