|Industrial arts teacher retires|
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
For 34 years students at Chase County Schools, formerly Chase County High School, have learned industrial arts from Ed Fisher. As of next fall, his classes will be taken over by fellow teacher Lynn Rinehart.
Fisher is retiring this spring. He plans to do some woodwork and construction. One of his projects is to help a friend work on a cabin in Alaska this summer.
There are no roads to the area, so Fisher and all supplies will be flown in.
Fisher earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts from Kearney State College in 1974. He taught a year at Anselmo-Merna High School, then moved to Imperial to teach Industrial Arts in 1975.
He has most enjoyed teaching drafting. That has changed over the years, as part of the art is now computerized. The use of computers is the biggest change Fisher has seen in his 35 years of teaching.
Keeping up with the times, as far as “materials, equipment and processes” has been the most challenging aspect of Fisher’s job.
Family consists of wife Becky, children Nate, Mitch, Katie and their spouses, and four grandchildren.