|More than 250 back for alumni banquet|
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By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
It was a night of reminiscing and fond memories as the Chase County Alumni Association hosted its annual alumni banquet and other events Saturday.
While 256 attended the banquet at the school Saturday night, those numbers likely grew larger as former classmates at Chase County High School met later for individual gatherings.
Earlier in the day, about 35 alumni and others interested took a bus tour of the community, where those who haven’t been back to Imperial for awhile got the chance to see what’s new in town.
The annual tour is coordinated by the Imperial Community Foundation, and Chase County Schools provides its Longhorn/Shorthorn activity bus for the event.
Prior to the banquet, classes which ended in “9” gathered for photos in the gymnasium or auditorium.
Of note was the Class of 1939, which had 10 members back for the reunion as they celebrated 70 years since graduating from Chase County High School.
The Class of 1979, celebrating their 30-year reunion, can boast of the largest number present for the class photo with 29 alumni.
However, the Class of ‘59, noting their 50th reunion, had 27 classmates back, while the Class of ‘99 at their first reunion had 26 present for their photo.
The Classes of ‘84 and ‘94 also had alumni back for individual reunions.
Alumni Association President Jeanette Munger welcomed the alumni at the banquet.
The necrology was read, noting the following alumni who died during the past year.
Necrology—Leola (Smith) Moody, Class of 1934, year died 2008; Roland Goddard, 1936, 2009; Stan Smith, 1936, 2009; Irvin Weiss, 1937, 2008, Willa (Norman) Houser, 1937, 2008; Goldie (McCurry) Smith, 1937, 2009; Dola (Chandler) Wood, 1939, 2007; Bonnie (Dettman) Jarrett, 1939, n/a; Lyle Hancock DSC, 1939, n/a; Wayne Jones, 1939, n/a/; Viona (Majors-Ahrens) Piva, 1939, 2009; James Weiss, 1939, n/a; Dorothy (Davison) Cranwell, 1943, 2008; Naomi (Fuehrer) Allen, 1943, 2008; Byron Bremer, 1946, 2009; Gordon Luhrs, 1946, 2008; Don Peterson, 1946, 2009; Ila Pearl (Hiatt) Walcott, 1947, 2009; Walter Cory, 1949, n/a; JR Fitzpatrick, 1949, n/a; Laura (Ogden) Juhl, 1949, n/a; Ron Milner, 1951, 2009; Ben McAllister, Jr., 1958, 2008; Donald Flood, 1959, n/a; Barry Goddard, 1960, 2009; Jack Carman, 1966, 2008; Phillip Mullanix, 1974, 2008; Carla (Pflum) Pajerski, 1975, 2008; Mark Cahow, 1981, 2008; Corrie Wood, 1998, 2008; Dustin Dizmang, 2005, 2009.