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ALHS Honors 1963 Basketball Team during AL/TJ Game

This season marks the 55th anniversary of the 1963 team which finished 2nd in the state tournament.  To honor this achievement, the game with Thomas Jefferson was dedicated to the team.


Richard Lewis, TJHS Class of 1947 honored at wrestling event

Richard Harry Lewis was born on September 19, 1929 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Rich was a 1947 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School.  After high school Rich attended Iowa Teachers College (now University of Northern Iowa) where he wrestled until joining the Navy.  He is a retired Navy Chief with 22 years of service.


CB Alumni & Friends to participate in “The Promise of Iowa” campaign

May 29-June 4th – CB Alumni & Friends Network encourages all our Alumni to participate with us in the The Promise of Iowa Campaign during the week leading up to the AL and TJ Graduation Ceremonies.


Bruce Rasmussen

Born and raised in Council Bluffs, Bruce attended Rue Elementary, Wilson Junior High, and Thomas Jefferson High School. At TJ, Bruce was a standout baseball player and was a 1971 Iowa State Bowling Champion. Bruce graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Engineering Operations. While in Ames, he was a four-year letter winner in baseball and went from walk-on to an All-Big 8 Conference selection as a pitcher.


Larry Porter

arry Porter graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1959 and gained his first experience in journalism as a member of The Signal staff. He played football and was a member of the Letterman’s Club. He also was involved in basketball on the junior varsity level, ROTC, Jr. Red Cross and choir.


Trudy (Probst) Evans

Trudy (Probst) Evans graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1966. As a child, Trudy knew she wanted to be a teacher. She enjoyed “playing school” with children in the neighborhood and she always wanted to play the role of teacher. She focused on this goal, and after graduating as valedictorian of the Thomas Jefferson Class of 1966, she attended the University of Iowa and was the first member of her extended family to earn a college degree.


Mark Brandenburg

Mark grew up in Council Bluffs, attending Rue, Wilson and Thomas Jefferson High School. A week after graduating from high school in 1973, he began working for the Omaha Public Power District. Mark has always been involved in education. He was elected twice to serve on the Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education and taught for ten years as an Adjunct Instructor at IWCC.


Josephine Widtfeldt-Moore

Josephine Widtfeldt-Moore embodied providing love and care to individuals who needed it most, resulting in so many carrying Josephine in their hearts