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 Welcome to Fellow Classmates!!

The Co-administrators of the Horace Mann 1949 website would again like to wish all of you a Happy and Healthy New Year!  Our group is getting smaller every year and we would like to keep it up-to-date, but we need your participation to do so!  If you are in contact with any of our classmates who are not already Logged-in please ask them to join us on our website.  If you have any further information regarding any of our classmates that is not already noted here, please let us know.

If you haven't already done so, we invite all of our 1949 classmates to Log-in and share with us in your Profile, some of the important events of your life since our high school graduation.  Look at other classmates Profiles to see the kind of things that they have shared.  Scroll down to see Log-in instructions at the bottom of this page.  Profile information is  available to our classmates only, and includes our senior yearbook photos, when available, to help you recall each classmate. 

To navigate to other pages on our website just click on the word tabs located across the top and along the sides of this Homepage.  Be sure to check out the Photo Galleries for many great photos from our past!!  To see a short video taken at The Last Roundup, our last class reunion in 2011, classmates can click on Profiles and scroll down to Marjorie (Plummer) Huish. Click on her name, then scroll down to the video arrow and click again. You will see that we all had a wonderful time that weekend!!

We would like to get more of our classmates involved in the website, and encourage your input to help keep our website fresh and current!!  We welcome your comments or critiques on any of our posted information, and will appreciate any new suggestions about what you would like to see in the future! To contact us just click on Post Announcement, and your new information will be previewed, and then posted on the most relevant page.   Many thanks for your participation!! 

Your Website Co-administrators:

Bill McLaughlin, Dave Flynn, and Erma (Roach) Covault



Welcome to our Horace Mann '49 website!! We invite all classmates who haven't already done so to log-in, view, and participate in all of our web pages by clicking on any of the words located along the top and sidebars of the Homepage.  Please notice the addition of senior photos to all Profiles, to help you recall each classmate. See log-in instructions by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.

The Message Forum is an ongoing conversation that everyone can use to communicate and share thoughts and ideas with other classmates.  With the initiation of User Forums this year the position of the Message Forum tab has been moved to the left sidebar, but will be used the same as before. We urge you to check back on it frequently and keep us informed on the latest news and information about you and our fellow classmates.  

The new User Forums mentioned in our New Years greeting are now activated.  Please visit them by clicking on the User Forums tab at the top of the page, then visit each Forum. Watch for new book reviews, recipes, movie reports, and more as they are added periodically.  We also look forward to your comments on any of the Forums by clicking Reply, or clicking Post New Topic to add your suggestion for another book, recipe, or movie that you have enjoyed or recommend.

Your input is important in helping to keep our website interesting and current, and it will only be as good as we make it!!


Please click on the Profiles tab along the top of this page. Then scroll down to Karl Snepp's profile and click tor more details.  Scroll down to Comments and click. Then scroll down to read his obituary..

Welcome to the official website of the

Class of 1949

Horace Mann High School

Gary, Indiana

If you are a registered member of the site, you already know what to do next. Welcome back – enjoy your visit! If we can help you do that, please let us know by clicking the “Contact Us” tab and sending us a message.

The website is maintained for our Class of ‘49 classmates to enjoy corresponding and reminiscing with one another and for sharing information that might be of interest to our classmates. If you are a “Forty-niner” who has not yet joined the class website, please let us know via the “Contact Us” tab, and we’ll help you get logged in. Glad you found us!

If you are not a member of the Horace Mann Class of 1949, but you have a question for us or a message for a class member, please use the “Contact Us” tab for that purpose. We’ll help you the very best we can.


Karl Snepp, Erma Roach, Bill McLaughlin and Dave Flynn

Co-Administrators, Horace Mann Class of 1949 Website


Our dear alma mater,

her placid lagoon and its guardian swans: