1970-1979 Class Events

Class of 1970:

Friday, July 22, 4:00-9:00 p.m. we will meet at the Diamond Point Park Pavilion and eat Dave’s Pizza – BYOB.  Free will donation.   Please contact Marta Liapis Sjostrom, sjostrom@paulbunyan.netif planning to attend. 

Class of 1971: 

Will meet starting at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22 at the Eckles Town Hall for food & fellowship.  If able, please bring a dish or other item to share.   Class Contact:   Shelley Berry at 218-556-0320 or sberry@paulbunyan.net.   

Class of ‘72 – 50th Class Reunion

Thursday, July 21: 4:30 pm – ???:  Class of ’72 informal meet and greet at Corner Bar in Nymore

Friday, July 22:  Class of ‘72 celebrates 50th reunion at Bemidji Town and Country Club

  5:00 pm:  Registration; 6:30 pm:  Welcome and class photo; 7:00 pm:  Dinner and program; After dinner –  Midnight:  Music, dancing and fun!

Saturday, July 23:  Class of ’72 float for All School Parade!   Meet at County Admin parking lot to decorate float.  All classmates welcome to join in and ride the float.

Sunday, July 24:  Picnic Gathering at Irvingboro Marina – 11:30 am to ??  Bring your own lunch.  Picnic tables are under a covered roof in the event of rain or excessive heat.

Class Contact: Darlene Dorr (dardorr@yahoo.com)   Class of’ 72 Facebook page 

Class of 1973:

Will meet on Friday, July 22 at the Wilton Liquor Store (WLS) beginning at 6:00 pm.  WLS is known for burgers and other pub food as well as ribeye steak (food & beverages on your own). 

Class Contact: Tom Schwartz  (bjigolfr@paulbunyan.net

Class of 1974:

The Class of 1974 will get together on Friday, July 22 at Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the meeting room past the restaurant kitchen. There will be a full bar available as well as heavy appetizers.  The cost is $15 per person to cover the food and room charges.   Please RSVP Barb.Treat@yahoo.com or text 218-556-0393 with number and names of people attending (pay at the event).  Class photo on Friday, July 22 at 4:30 pm at BHS Auditorium—Arrive by 4:15 pm.  Our class will have a float in the Parade on Saturday!  Float decorating will take place at 4:00 pm in the Beltrami County Services Building parking lot on Irvine Avenue between 6th & 7th Street.  See you this summer!   


Class of 1975:

Our Class will have a reunion photo taken on Friday, at 4:00 pm at the BHS Auditorium.  Then head to Wilton Liquor Store (WLS) for our class get together; beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Wilton Liquor Store.  The backroom and outside deck have been reserved for our group.    Classmates are on their own for food and beverages.

Order your Class of 1975 t-shirt.   Prices:  S-XL $12, XXL $13 and XXXL $14.   Pay by check or cash  Friday night.  Checks can be sent to Thunderbird Center, 675 Mag Seven Ct SW, Bemidji c/o Susan Wynne (Email tbirdemb@gmail.com).  Deadline to order is July 1, 2022.   Plan to wear class t-shirt at the Saturday evening street dance! 

Class Contacts:  Kay Murphy (kay_m1957@outlook.com) or Jim Aakhus (gymaakhus@gmail.com)

Class of 1976:

Hey Classmates, join us at Bemidji State Park on Friday, July 22.  We have rented the lakefront cabin/lodge by the beach.  Bring your family and enjoy a day at the park.  A permit is required to enter the park – mention at the gate that you are part of this group and you will get a discounted permit–$5/vehicle.  Tentative plans include Dave’s Pizza to be served in the evening.  Bring your beverage of choice.  Signs will be posted!   

Class Contacts:  Kent Bahr at 218-766-9752 or Kim (Torgerson) Larson at 218-556-1471. 

Class of 1977:  

Open house gathering at the famous “Peanut Room!” (CK Dudleys/former Noel’s) on Friday, July 22; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Note:  Dudleys full kitchen is open until 10:00 pm.  

Class Contacts:  David Fisher/Shawn Dudley

Class of 1978:

Fellow Classmates are invited to join Dale Thompson & Sue Bruestle-Thompson at their home 4304 Cherry Lane NE the evening of Friday, July 22.  

Class of 1979:
Our class will meet on Friday, July 22 at Ruttgers Pirates Cove (Happy Hour 3-6 pm).  If you are interested in dinner, make your reservation in the dining room or patio by calling 218-444-3463.   We will be doing a White Elephant 70’s era gift exchange at on Friday evening at 9:00 pm.  Bring a wrapped 1970’s item. Saturday our class will be entering a float (details TBD). 

Class Contact: Betsy Dunbar Morris (betsy_morris@hotmail.com)

Facebook:  Bemidji High School Class of 1979


If you are a class rep and have details for your class get together, please email info@bemidjiallschoolreunion.org.