Pancake benefit Thursday to aid Sieperda family’s medical costs
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
The Imperial Education Association of teachers at Chase County Schools is coordinating a benefit pancake feed tonight (Thursday) for the Sieperda family to help with medical-related costs.
The feed will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the school’s commons area for free will donations.
The Longhorn basketball teams will be hosting Dundy County/Stratton for games that night in the adjoining gym starting at 4 p.m.
John Sieperda, whose wife Annie works at Chase County Schools as a high school resource aide, has been battling cancer. In mid-November, he had a lung removed in surgery performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Annie said they spent three weeks in Omaha after the surgery, and just returned home last week, but he continues to deal with complications. He is now going through physical therapy at Chase County Community Hospital.
The family owns and operates JohNnie’s Laundromat at the corner of 4th and Court Sts., and they operated a mowing and yard business through the 2011 season, but had to quit that enterprise this year, Annie said.
Thursday’s pancake feed benefit is also being supported by Hill’s Family Foods, Imperial Super Foods and local Pioneer dealers.