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Carter Wagner is 11 months
and is Bryan and Abby's
Mike Callanan
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Page Established
4 January, 2009
Last Updated
4 January, 2009
Address: 215 North Shore Drive
Clear Lake, IA 50428
E-mail Address: mcec@netins.net
Home Phone : 641-357-5911
Marital Status / Partner's Name / Children: Married to Cathy (Johnson) Callanan also Class of 1967. Married 8-16-69. Our children include Adam, age 36, a chemistry teacher at Mason City high School, married to Dr. Susan Callanan a North Iowa Area Community College professor in Physical therapy. Their children are Eddie 6 and Chloe 4. Our daughter Abby Wagner age 33 is a Kindergarten teacher in Ralston an Omaha suburb,she is married to Bryan an account manager with Coca Cola and they have a son Carter 11 months old. Our youngest son Casey Callanan 28 is an insurance agent and partial owner with First Insurance in Mason City is married to Hunter the marketing manager at Clear Lake Telephone.
Working / Retired? Activities you enjoy: I taught school for 36 years; One at Woden-Crystal Lake, seven at Buffalo Center, and twenty at Clear Lake High School. I taught all the Social Studies subjects, but mainly United States History and Economics (The dismal science) especially today. I also had the pleasure to coach three sports almost every year of my career. This included 36 years of football, 32 years of track, 20 years of basketball, 6 years of baseball, and 4 years of tennis. Many great kids, co-coaches, and thrills were included in this experience.
I retired from classroom teaching in 2007 but have retained the Energy Manager position with the school district as well as many coaching responsibilities.
In November of 2007 I was elected to an At Large seat to the Clear Lake City Council which has been interesting.
Cathy and I have enjoyed some travel including an Alaska Cruise and an impending trip to Hawaii since my retirement.
I enjoy bicycling, reading, woodworking with my 90 year old father, and model railroading.
I had a great experience during my days as a student growing up in Clear Lake and felt very fortunate I was able to return to teach and raise my children in this great community. Other than the winter weather I think the Field of Dreams statement "Is this heaven? No-it is Clear Lake Iowa !" applies.
Favorite song from the 60's for background music : Gimme Some Lovin' -Spence Davis Group, Walk Right In - The Rooftop Siingers, For What It's Worth -Buffalo Springfield.
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Eddie and Chloe Callanan are Adam and Susan's kids and they are 6 and 4.
Background Sound- 'Gimme Some Lovin'
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Mike - being sworn in
as a Clear Lake Councilman
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Classmates on MS Zaandam cruising to Alaska:
L to R:
Randy & Linda Miles,
Merlea & Terry Schultz,
Sandy & Jerry Zirbel,
Cathy & Mike Callanan
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Classmates in
Denali Park
reading the Clear Lake Mirror Reporter:
L to R:
Jerry Zirbel,
Merlea Schultz, Terry Schultz,
Sandy Zirbel,
Cathy & Mike Callanan,
Randy & Linda Miles