Category: 1970s

Class of 1971 Alums travel again

Sherri Otto McCleod and Nina M. Ray (both of the class of 1971) reconnected thanks to their 50th reunion in September 2021 and decided to go on a Viking River Cruise together on the Duoro River in April 2022. They were old traveling buddies in high school, and after not really being in touch for 50 years, they immensely enjoyed the traveling experience together again. They visited wineries, old castles and buildings and just relaxed and watched the views. They even got lost a time or two (especially in Lisbon) but did make it on time for mass in a lovely very old local church, as the country was preparing for Easter.

Carl Henn, ’76, publishes book

After a career fighting infectious diseases in Africa, Carl Henn, BCHS Class of ’76, has just published a book, My Two Centuries in Africa : How a Funny-Looking Kid from Indiana Wound Up on an Endless African Adventure, available now as an eBook on Amazon Kindle, print version and audiobook to follow. Carl sends a tip of the hat to his BCHS high school teachers: Mlle. Kerestes, French class, and Miss Moss, junior year English.

View his book on Amazon

Gary Hessel, ’76, enjoyed the reunion!

Gary Hessel, BCHS Class of ’76 writes the following:

“My wife (Brenda) and I had a great time at this years’ 45 year reunion.

We split our time between our homes in Whitestown, IN and Santa Clara, Utah. We have 3 grandkids in Firestone, Colorado – 3 in St. George, Utah and 2 in Brownsburg, IN.”

David Dessauer, ’76, author

David Dessauer, BCHS Class of 1976, debuts with his first book, Harper Lee and Me, the result of 5 years of study into the ‘secrets’ found within Harper Lee’s book, To Kill A Mockingbird.

The screenplay of this book won best screenplay and best writer at the 2021 Christian Online Film Festival. Congratulations David.

Interested in reading his book? Find out more at Amazon.com

Carl Henn, ’76, returns from Africa

Carl Henn, BCHS Class of 1976, sends us these greetings, as he returns to the US from Africa:

“Greetings! I’m back in the US after working for many years in Africa. I’ve just been asked to manage Afghan refugee recruitment at Fort Bliss near El Paso TX on behalf of the US Catholic Conference (USCC). I leave on August 29, 2021, for a first month there.”

Pictured is Carl with schoolgirls in Africa.

Welcome back Carl, and thank you for your service to those in need.

Teresa (York) Fobes ’76 at work

Teresa (York) Fobes, BCHS Class of 1976, writes: “I have been at Johnson Memorial Hospital for 21 years. Before that, I worked at Methodist hospital for 20 years. I love working with patients and the community. I am involved with the JMH Hospital Foundation and I Love fundraisers: “The JOY of Giving Back is Priceless!”

Thank you, Teresa, for your years of work and service.

John Bosler, ’79, is active in his community

John sends us this update about what he is doing these days: “I have lived and worked in Charlotte, NC the last twelve years. I am a corporate accountant at Lowe’s Home Improvement headquarters. I live in a suburb, yet I do make it downtown every Saturday. There I volunteer at a children’s hospital facilitating games and activities for patients and families. I have been doing this since 1984, when I got trained at Riley Hospital. I keep the faith at a nice, old relic of a church in the heart of downtown.” Thank you, John, for your news!