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Holding up a copy of the “new teacher” article in The Imperial Republican in 1971, Randy Hayes and wife Margene were applauded by a full school auditorium. (Johnson Publications photo)

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An estimated 90 current and former show choir singers who Hayes has directed over the years returned for the May 10 finale. Hayes directed them in the evening’s final number, “The Way Old Friends Do.” (Johnson Publications photo)

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“Proud Mary” has been a popular staple in the repertoire of the 9th St. Singers over the years. This year’s show choir version was no different. (Johnson Publications photo)

Randy Hayes given musical farewell

    An emotional night hardly describes the 9th St. Singers’ Grand Finale May 10 held at Chase County Schools.

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They’re done! Graduates Braden Space, left, and Jim Sims were the first to exit the high school building following commencement exercises Saturday afternoon. (Johnson Publications photo)

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After receiving her diploma, Katelyn Leibhart is congratulated by classmates, from left, Joan Frias, Alex Gomez, Elmer Jaquez (hidden), Karsen Klooz and Austin Laird. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Macy Coleman is serious about taking in the video presentation. (Johnson Publications photo)

Graduation sends Class of ‘19 out into world

    Before he presented the Class of 2019 for receiving their diplomas, Chase County Schools 7-12 Principal Jon Lechtenberg wanted the 38 graduates to remember something.


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