Alumni get back to roots at annual banquet
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Alumni of Chase County High School were back in large numbers last weekend for the annual banquet and weekend of events.
Alumni Association President Marlon Kunnemann said 265 attended the Saturday night banquet after the honor classes ending in “3” had class pictures taken. An earlier afternoon tour of Imperial was also provided.
More than the 265 likely attended, however, as others gathered with their classes later in the evening after the formal festivities concluded.
Along with the honor classes, Kunnemann also gave special recognition at the banquet to military personnel and veterans who attended.
That’s always a special part of the banquet program, he said, since it’s always held Memorial Day Weekend.
“The military—that’s what the weekend is all about,” he said.
Earlier in the afternoon, alumni had the chance to take a community tour, hosted by the Imperial Community Foundation Fund.
Lori Pankonin, member of the Foundation’s advisory committee and a 1977 Chase County graduate, emceed the tour, which was taken by 26 alumni and guests.
She said the progress of the community was highlighted, “confirming that Imperial continues to be a growing community.”
After the banquet, the classes gathered at the Imperial Eagles Club for a dance.
Above at right is the list of alumni and former teachers read during the necrology.
May 2012-May 2013
Name Class Died
Agnes (Elder) Mather 1937 2012
Bonnie (Dettman) Jarrett-Potter 1939 2013
Kermit Belau 1943 2011
Phyllis (Dettman) Lipscomb 1943 2013
Jean (Lock) Brown 1943 2011
Willetta Shackelford 1943 2012
Betty (Caldwell) Einspahr 1946 2012
Gilbert Brandt 1947 2011
Arlene (Bremer) Kunnemann 1947 2012
Wolfgang Bogdanski 1953 2012
Edwin Harper 1954 2012
Kent Pribbeno 1954 2012
John “Jack” Cooper 1955 2013
Nancy (Hust) Tinkham 1956 2012
Loralie “Susie” (Mathews) Doetker 1961 2012
Gary Jaeger 1962 2013
Jane (Snyder) Crawford 1962 2012
David Oltman 1963 2012
Marvin Scott Athey, Jr. 1967 2012
Fred Dudden 1967 2012
Rhonda (Wright) Beard 1967 2013
Mary Loeffler 1971 2012
Dennis Way 1974 2012
Erling Scot German 1976 2012
Bruce Quint 1979 2012
Mindi (Lemburg) Goings 1991 2012
Angie Villarreal 1997 2013
James Quint (Counselor) 1970’s 2013
Muriel (Schafler) Reichardt (Teacher) 1930’s 2012
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