“It was pure gold,” Bishop said. “It had initials LN and we could tell it was a Chickasha class ring.”
Bishop contacted the school.
Librarian Angela Widner and her staff pored over old yearbooks, scrapbooks, and graduation and commencement programs before they found Lodema Noland.
“It's not the first class ring that we have reunited, but it is the oldest,” Widner said.
“We find a lot of stuff, mostly junk,” Bishop said.
Other treasures recovered from the sewer lines include a half-ounce gold Chinese coin with a panda emblem, wedding rings and computer thumb drives.
“We try and track the owners down, but if we can't the finder gets to keep it,” Bishop said.
After all, that is really nasty stuff they are digging through, he said.