That’s a wrap!

The 60th reunion took place last weekend… thank you to all who attended. If you have photos you’d like to have posted to this site’s gallery, we’d love to have them. A new contact form has been added to the About Us page. Fill out the form and be sure to include an email. The website admin will contact you to get the photos and any captions you’d like added.

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Important! 2021 Information

BHS & SMCHS Class of ’61 Reunion
Dates: Sept. 17 – 19, 2021

Friday, Sept. 17 @ 5:30 p.m.:  Mixer at the Bismarck/Mandan Elks Club
(located on the corner of Bismarck Expressway and South Washington St.)
Finger food provided, drinks on you.

Saturday, Sept. 18 @ 5:00 p.m.:  Happy hour and dinner at the Bismarck Municipal Country Club.  Happy Hour from 5-6:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 19: Attendees are free to schedule brunch with friends where ever they choose. Also, there is lower attendance this time so hotel/motel rooms are at your discretion.

Cost:  $45 Each.

Make checks payable to BHS/SMCHS Reunion and mail to:
John Sullivan, 61’  Reunion
925 N. Mandan St.
Bismarck ND 58501

We need an accurate count of people attending the dinner Saturday night so your early reply and check will be appreciated.

Finally, please pass this information and website on to any of your classmates that you have contact with!


SEPTEMBER 16 -18. 2016

Friday Evening, September 16, 2016 – Bismarck Mandan Elks Club
Doors open at 5:00 PM for drinks and hors d’oeuvres
Taco Bar and conversation 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Saturday Morning and Afternoon, September 17, 2016
Golf @ Prairie West Golf Course Mandan. Tee time – 9:30 AM – Pay your own green fees.  If     you plan to golf, please send us an email.

Suggested on your own events
Bismarck Downtowner’s Street Fair 9 AM-5PM
New North Dakota Heritage Center
Lewis and Clark Riverboat
Bismarck Marathon (

Saturday Evening, September 17, 2016
Social and Dinner @ Bismarck Municipal Country Club
Doors open at 5:00 PM for drinks and hors d’oeuvres
Dinner, Conversation, and Dancing (By Juke Box) 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Sunday, September 18
Brunch – Radisson Hotel – 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. The Sunday brunch is optional and is        $14.95 plus tax and gratuity and will be charged individually at the brunch.

Cost per person is $65.00 ($30.00 Friday night and $35.00 Saturday night).  Checks can be made out to BHS/SMCHS Class of 61 Reunion, PO Box 7146, Bismarck, ND 58507-7146.  Please let us know if you plan to attend the Sunday brunch and if you plan to golf on Saturday morning.  Also, if you are bringing your spouse or significant other please include his/her name and your current home address.

Email addresses are and


Radisson Hotel (one block from Bismarck Street Fair}: Call 701-255-6000 by 8/16/16
15 Run of the House rooms @ $139.00 (one & two beds on availability
15 Executive rooms @ $149.00 (one queen bed and one sofa bed)

Kelly Inn: Call 701-223-8001 by 8/26/16
10 single queen rooms @ $89.99
10 double queen rooms @ $89.99

Ramada (formerly Doublewood Inn):  Call 800-554-7077 by 9/2/16
20 double queen rooms @ $91.00

Be sure to reference the BHS/SMCHS Class of 61 Reunion.

There are also many new hotels in Bismarck that you can check out online.

For a Word doc version of the schedule, click here: BHS SMCHS Agenda

Last updated: 9/4/16

The 50th Class Reunion was a success!

Our 50th reunion was a fun time and very successful with over 166 classmates from BHS and SMCHS plus spouses registered and attending. This web site will stay up and we ask that you keep us informed through our e-mail addresses or the web site comments section of any changes to your status, addresses including e-mail addresses, and of course letting us know of any fellow classmates who pass away so we can add their names to our “In Memoriam” page.

Thank you all for attending and making the 50th Class Reunion a success!

The BHS-SMCHS reunion committee.

E-mail addresses:

Letter Sent Out to Classmates

It’s hard to believe but our 50th class reunion is upon us. We have sent out emails to those of you whose addresses we have and are sending letters so we can reach those of you who have not been contacted. The 50th reunion dates are July 29, 30, 31, 2011 at the Radisson Inn, 605 East Broadway, Bismarck ND.

Early payment will help with early reunion expenses and is very much appreciated. Rooms at the Radisson Inn are $93 per night. The phone number is (701) 255-6000. The fax is (701) 223-0400. If you would prefer to stay elsewhere please contact us for a list of hotels.

The schedule of events is as follows (Updated!):

Friday –
Registration and Social:  4pm-6pm
Magic Photo Art, 120 North 5th Street
View spectacular pictures of old Bismarck with wine and cheese.
Social: 6:30pm
Peacock Alley Bar & Grill (1 block from Radisson)
Bowling: 9pm
Midway Bowling Lanes (optional event)

Saturday –
Tours of BHS and SMCHS: 10am
Golf at Praire West Golf in Mandan w/ brats and beverages following
(registration required – tee-offs at 9:00 am)
Guided bus tour of Bismarck:1:30pm
By Mike McCormack, SMCHS Class of 1960 (Leaving from Radisson)
Social 6pm & Dinner 7pm
Conversation & program at Radisson Inn

Sunday –
Brunch 10am :
Radisson Inn (Optional $13 per person)

We encourage you to register on the website but you may also register by email at or or fax your registration to (701) 258-4840. Please inform other classmates of the reunion dates and our website.

The registration fee is $50.00 per person and checks may be sent to the address below:

BHS/SMCHS Class of 61
PO BOX 747
Bismarck, ND 58502-0747