-- Photos of the 2017
Mini-Reunion posted. See Reunion Photos
CLASS REUNION? As more
information becomes available, I will post it here.
Message from Carol Johnson, our class
I have a block of 12 rooms reserved at
the Dakota Sioux Casino for
Wednesday Sept 20 - 24th
Cost for Wednesday & Thursday $47.00 plus tax
Friday & Saturday $63.00 plus tax
September 5th is the last day to reserve the room.
Reservations call 605 927 9014
See you in September, 2017.
Contact Carol at
WHS Class of 1961
Sept 21 – Sept 25, 2016
Sept 21 - Check In & Socialize
Dakota Sioux Hotel & Casino 605-882-2051
Sept 22 - 1 PM - Build the float - Tom LaFramboise Garage 4709
North Highway 20
Thurs Sept 22 - 7:00 PM - -
Host/Hostess Larry and Lynn Schaefer
Kranz Barn 2137 29th St. - South of Walmart BYOB - $5
23 - 1 PM - Ki-Yi parade Parking lot
*After parade - A toast at Duffy’s Lounge on North Broadway - Its
Friday Sept 23 - 7 PM Football Game/Social night at the Prop
Sept 24 - 8:30 AM Golf outing - Municipal Golf Course
5:00 PM – Class picture on old library
steps 5:30 PM – Cocktails Ramkota
6:30 - Celebration Dinner : Ramkota Tanglewood Room
RSVP Judi Hase
The new address is
http://watertownclassof61.net -- our very own domain name!
Make sure you save the new address in your "favorites." Since
there may be updates periodically, try "refreshing" your pages
occasionally to see if something new has been added.
We are moving--to a new web server-- because I
lost the free web space we were using previously. I'm checking
out the possibility that we can buy our own domain name--something
like Watertownclassof61--so that the address will be easier to
remember. Get back to you on that. In the meantime, the
pictures accumulated in the past year are slowly but surely getting
processed and hopefully posted here before long. I'll have
more time for doing this when I retire in the May. : )
News about Up-Coming Reunions for 2009 and 2010 and 2011.
Mini Reunions are held in Watertown
every year during most high school homecoming events.
2009: Sept 17th 6:00 Chili Dogs at
Dairy Queen (Tradition)
Sept 18th 6:00 Prop (Parade and
Sept 19th 6:00 Cocktails 7:00 Dinner
Lunkers (Old Club 20)
Plans are in the works for the grand and
golden 50th reunion in 2011. It will be held during
September's homecoming also. Please be sure Judi Cutler Hase has
your correct email and/or street address.
the 45th Reunion, 2006 have been posted. Just follow
this link to see them. Enjoy!
The message board and
chat room pages have been deleted since, as far as I know, no one is
using them any more. If any classmates wish to continue using
them, contact one of the addresses at the bottom of the page, and we
will restore them immediately.
Lots of photos
posted--from our Fall 2003 60th Birthday/WHS Homecoming
Mini-reunion. CLICK HERE
to see them. A few minor changes in layout were also
made--such as a separate Reunion Photos
Index added to clarify where the photos for each individual
reunion are located, including recently discovered photos from the
Paine Kadlec dug through her photo archives and found more photos of
see them. There are also a couple new ones in the Stony Point
and golf tournament sections.
created to display photos of our Summer '02 Mini-Reunion
for the Class of '61 in Watertown on July 12-13.
CLICK HERE to check it out.
REFRESH/RELOAD button to see the new photos added to the
"Reunion Photos" section--including a whole new page of Ramkota
photos added to the "Reunion Photos" section. Remember to
click the "refresh/reload" button to see the new ones.
Way We Were" (another confirmation photo, plus missing information
added) and "Class Directory" (another "lost" classmate found--Gayle
'61 Message Board and a WHS '61 Live Chat Room have been added
to our website. For
more information on the message board,
CLICK HERE. For more information
on the chat room,
photos have been added to "The Way We
The 40th Reunion
The 40th Reunion
(July 20-21, 2001) was a blast. Over 100 classmates showed up,
and you never saw such a touchy-feely group. Everybody was
hugging everybody while exclaiming, "Oh, it's you!" We all looked
great, but definitely different than we used to. There was a
lot of squinting at those name tags sporting our high school
pictures (most helpfully supplied by Judi Cutler
Our Thursday evening pre-reunion
get-together at the Ramkota Lounge attracted about 30 early birds.
on Friday evening brought out a big crowd and awakened lots of
memories. (Thanks Conda Simons Williams
for hosting us at The Prop.)
golfers ran into some
weather problems, but they hung in there and, due to Dick
planning, had fun (and got sunburned). Other classmates toured the
amazing Terry Redlin Center.
If you haven't been back to Watertown recently, you must go see it
on your next visit.
The Saturday evening buffet
was the high point. Good food, tributes to departed
classmates, comedy routines, memories shared, and a lot of laughter.
was a great master-of-ceremonies. We even closed the evening with the
cheerleaders leading us in our high school song.
(I confess--I didn't remember the words.)
Reunion Chairman Doug
Zamow did a fantastic job
organizing the reunion. He was assisted by Dick Wright
who (among other things) made the "Remember When" PowerPoint
presentation and by Jane Miner
who put together the Terry Redlin Center tour and that wonderful
"Then and Now" class booklet we were all pouring over. And what
would we have done without Judi Cutler's e-mails--better
Our thanks also to the following for their able
assistance: Janice Brooks Jones, Doreen
Schull Feeney, Paul Sigelman, Ruth Burchatz Swenson, Carol Hemstock
Johnson, Shirley Deke Cates,