Category: 1960s

Fr. Chuck Tuttle,’ 66, celebrates 50 years as priest

Fr. Chuck Tuttle, BCHS Class of 1966, recently celebrated his 50th Jubilee as a Priest in the Diocese of Belleville, IL. In the fall 2024, he will begin his 47th year at Mater Dei Catholic High School. Thank you, Father, for all your years of service at your parishes and school.

Class of 1966 gets together

Quarterly, 12-20 BCHS 1966 alums gather at the White River Yacht Club for lunch and conversation.

Pictured (l to r) are (top row) Maureen Flynn Luedeman, Karen O’Brien Swickheimer, Sue Osterman, Becky Doades Phillipi, Kristie Krachenfels Gill, Marsha Bordenet Davis, Patty Flynn Hughes, Pam Bryant Shreve, (bottom) Karole Fagen Butz, Peggy Battista McIntosh.

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Class of 1968 50 Year Reunion

The Class of 1968 held their 50th Year reunion during Homecoming Week, October 4-5, 2018. They watched and participated in the first homecoming game at Bishop Chatard and then gathered at the shcool the next evening for a celebration! 1968 50 year reunion Download Full Size Photo here

Sheila (Carey) Bohon, ’66, weds

Congratulations to the newly-weds: Sheila (Carey) Bohon, BCHS Class of 1966, sends us the news that she recently married Ed Bohon, in a beautiful beach wedding on Florida’s Gulf Coast. We wish you the best of years ahead!

Margaret (Stiles) Gisler, ’65, author and innovator

Margaret writes to us about her work helping parents and students successfully learn to read: “Since graduation, I have written over 100 books. I write an education column Dear Teacher for King Feature Syndicate. I also have a website, to help parents get their children successfully through school from pre-school through college. Also I have just developed my second app to teach children to read. You can get my three apps from my website and you will be taken directly to the Apple App Store. One app Dear Teacher is a totally free app for parents and the second two apps Skinny Books help your children learn to read more than 200 rhyming words and 37 basic sight words. Skinny Books 2 will help them learn an additional 200 rhyming words and 18 new sight words. In addition they will have learned almost every consonant sound. They will have an excellent start in becoming both readers and spellers.” Thank you, Margaret, for sharing your passion for teaching with us!

Class of ’65 celebrates their ’70th Birthdays’

Save the date, June 3, 2017, (7:00pm) — for that is the date the Class of 1965 will celebrate our mutual (for the most part) 70th birthdays! The place is George’s Neighborhood Grill, 6935 Lake Plaza Drive, in the shopping center on the south east corner of 71st & Binford. If you’ve never been to George’s, visit their website to find out more. The food and service is always good; the location is convenient and parking is easy. We are looking for a rough idea of the number who would be interested/able/willing to attend. There will be a private room, size dependent on the number of people attending. There is no need for a committee or formal RSVP, but we will need to meet a minimum. Right now I’ve projected 40 people at $15/per person which will include some nice appetizers. Dinner and/or drinks will be your responsibility. Payment will be on the honor system. Wouldn’t you love to celebrate your birthday TWICE this year? Because it is at least twice as nice to be alive… Questions? Contact Carolyn McMahon at

Martha Carlson, ’66, writes about ‘5 things I love’

The IndyStar caught up with Martha Carlson, BCHS Class of 1966, in their food section, ‘5 Things I Love’. ‘Martha Carlson is a longtime artist with a studio at the Stutz Business and Arts Center. She’s not only busy expressing herself through paint, wood and photographs, but as president of the Stutz Artists Association, working with more than 80 artists who lease studio space in the Stutz to showcase their artist talents. She also is focusing her efforts on the Secret Doors Gallery Exhibition opening Oct. 7: a special exhibit designed to bring fine art to children by displaying art at their eye level. Carlson’s love of art is comparable to her love of food’. Curious what her 5 food favorites are? Read the article in the IndyStar.

Class of 1966 50-Year Reunion Photos

The Class of 1966 held their 50-year reunion on July 1, 2016. Click on any photo below to view as a slideshow. Thank you, alumni, for the photos!