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This web page created and maintained by Leonard Akers , July 30,2000 for the pleasure of my relatives and friends, that attended Dana High School.
1925  to  1961
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  Dana's first school was a 3-room building erected by the Township in 1875 at a cost of $2,200, and over the door bore the inscription "Keep Out of Debt." It burned in 1892 and the north end of the building was erected to form the first high school in Helt Township. The south side of the building was erected in 1925, and in 1961 the school was closed by consolidation.
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If You Love Chocolate, You'll Love This Place!!!!!
2011 Dana High School All-School Reunion Information


  Click on this link to view the     2011 DANA High School Reunion Pictures


                DHS Reunion Committee:
John Cheesewright "54"           Chairman
Andi Myers  "62"      Vice Chairman
Gary Randall "64"      Secretary  grandall@cell1net.net  2011 DHS Reunion Secretary
Charla Peery           Treasurer   charlapeery@yahoo.com 
Madelyn Bussing Hendrix "56"
Clarabell Mishler "39"
Dale Hess "53"
Jim Newsome "52"
Irma Balach "54"

Vermillion County Economic Development Council

Dana High School Reunion 2005 Photos  Dana Photos.
Read comments our alumni had to say about the 2005 Dana High School Reunion, Click Here!
Dana High School Alumni, Inducted into Indiana's Basketball Hall of Fame, click here to read the story.
Attention !!!!!  Three new pages added to this web site. Please check them out by clicking on the links below.

               Class of 1956 - 50th Reunion                                             Class of 1957 - 50th Reunion 

                                Pictures of the 2008 Dana High School Alumni Reunion click here
Newport Chemical Depot Reuse Authority
Special Announcement !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Dana High School Alumni committee is going to sponsor a project to have additional copies of a booklet commemorating Dana's Centennial (which was 1974) printed and sell for a revenue producing means.
   The Clintonian has made copies of some of the originals which are still in existence and has made us a quote.
   This is an Alumni project and if those who would like a copy of the booklet, can contact Clarabell Mishler or, Gary Randall.

Very Important Message!!!!

The state of Indiana has closed the Ernie Pyle Historic Site in Dana, Indiana. The state has threatened to auction the entire site off and move the artifacts to Indianapolis. A non-for profit 501 (3) c group the Friends of Ernie Pyle are actively trying to save the site and reopen it. Your help is needed!!! They are accepting donations by two means snail mail at this address.

Friends of Ernie Pyle
P.O. Box 345
Dana, IN 47847

or by electronic means via a PayPal account. To make your donation electronicaly click on the PayPal logo below.

The Friends of Ernie Thank You !
Click on link below to see a printable view of the events for DHS Reunion 2011 from our committee meeting.
DHS_Reunion_Program_2011.pdf
DHS_Reunion_Program_2011.pdf
Class of 1959, Reunion in 2009 pictures
Class of 1961  50th Reunion in 2011
  The reunion committee for 2014 is Andi Myers, Chairman; Gary Randall, Secretary; Charla Peery, Treasurer and Database; John Cheesewright, Irma Balach, Clarabell Adams,Betty Rickett and Dale Hess. Letters have been mailed and some returned. If you moved in the last 3 years, I need your address. Please email it to charlapeery@yahoo.com or mail it to DHS Alumni, PO Box 622, Dana IN 47847. You can find info on "Dana High School" on Facebook, if you use that. Hope to see you at the reunion Saturday, August 9, 2014

Charla Peery      charlapeery@yahoo.com