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Progress. Sometimes it’s sad.

Here are some photos of the dismantling of the oldest building at my high school (Dee-Mack High School in Mackinaw, Illinois). Most of the other buildings have long been town down and replaced and this one was the last to be torn down and replaced.  These photos are over a year old now.

It’s been over 20 years since I hung out in this portion of the building with all of my high school friends. Some of my fondest memories from this particular building include working and goofing off in the computer lab, ditto in the yearbook staff office, ditto in geometry class, and ditto the library and in study hall.  Oh, and I almost forgot all about the cafeteria in the basement.  Well, it was a lunch room anyways.  Calling it a cafeteria implies that they actually cooked food in there.  And who could forget the big Shuttle mural.  Thanks to my high school art teacher, Mrs Schultz, for forwarding these great photos to me.  Click on a photo to see a full sized version.

Please add your comments below to tell me (and the 3 people who read this blog regularly) what your favorite memories of old Dee Mack are!





It says “Mackinaw High School 1914” on the front of the building.


Dee-Mack Class of 1988 — 20 Year Reunion

Pretty soon it will be 2008, which means that those of us who graduated high school in 1988 will be having our big 20 year reunions next year. The Deer Creek-Mackinaw (a.k.a. Dee-Mack) High School class of 1988 is starting to lay down plans for our 20 year reunion.

.Dee-Mack Class of 1988 20 year reunion

The current plan is to have our reunion around the Homecoming time frame, which is September 19th, 2008. If you are a member of the Dee-Mack class of 1988, email me (Kurt only) your contact information (at least email address, if not phone and street address too) by using the web based email form on my website. I will forward your contact information to the folks who are planning and organizing the reunion. It’s gonna be a great party!