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  Sign coming in from Lyons to Chase

New sign coming in from Ellinwood and on the corner where you turn north

 Sign coming in from Ellinwood to Chase

    

    The water tower

Coming into Chase city limits looking north

Coming in from the north looking south

Admit it, how many of you climbed this once?

One angle of the new grain shed

Another angle of the new grain shed

The Smoker, which was a hang out for many and ran by Virgil & Betty Wood

What The Smoker looks like now  :(

Taken coming in from the South, looking North-East

Taken looking South-West

Looking towards the Cafe and the Co-op

Looking North

This is the Park, taken during one of the June Parades

This is the park taken March 2015. Trees aren't the same since that ice storm.

Community Building southeast corner of the park

USD 401 Office Building

Chase High School Old and Newer Part

The High School with the newer part on the other end

The older part of the High school with the new sign, old sign in photo above.

The new sign.

Newer Part of Chase High School

These pics were taken August 2009--looking towards front entrance

The Office ( we have redone that red background in the trophy case since then)

Looking down the hall outside the gym to down
where the Algebra and typing class rooms were.

 Display case for Paul Coffman

 Looking down the hall going north

 Some of the lockers

The old gym, lots of dances held here.

 Entrance to the old part of the school.

Junior High School

   

Grade School taken from the North

 

Grade School taken from the South

This used to be the Kindergarten, don't know if it still is or not.

 

David Peebler made a trip to Great Bend and on the way back cruised through Chase and
went down memory lane. He has shared the following 17 photos he took that day--enjoy.

Office staff had a hard time believing Dave  when he told them when he was in Jr High he would go by
Mr. Palmers house on weekends and get a key to the school and play in this gym on weekends.  

Hard to believe this was principals office.  
Principals office is now at the end of the hall which Dave believes was an English room
when he was in school in the 50s. It is now elementary building rather than Jr. High.  
It has been moved to High School.  Jr High through 12 in the same building.

Looking down hall by the music room.

This was used as a shower room for athletes in the 50s.

Dave thinks this looks like a mean bunch.

Old gym.

Dave says all of us that played football and BB remember this dressing room in the HS.
 Benches run in a different direction now. 

Thanks Dave for sharing.

Sorry, this was the only picture I could find of this building. I think it  housed the 5th & 6th grades. This is Class of 1964.
UPDATE--Frances got a nice email from Jack Schroeder, Class of 1948 on June 1st. He added some history to this building
saying that it also housed the 3rd & 4th grades and he attended all four grades there. Leo Rogers was principal at the time.

Springdale Cemetery out north and little east of town.

The view of Chase coming back from the cemetery going west.

St Mary's Cross

Front of St. Mary's Cemetery

St Mary's Cemetery

St Mary's Cemetery

Oil well by St Mary's Cemetery

Same oil well on the up stroke

View of the Elevators from St Mary's Cemetery drive way.

Anyone remember going out on the highway towards Lyons and
making a turn around here. I think it was called Rollies?

 

St Mary's Catholic School--now home of Chase Agri-Credit Systems, Inc.
Thanks, Frances for getting this.

How many of you remember the Nazarene Church?

Frances Heine took these shots of The Christian Church &  The Catholic Church which are both closed now

Our sincere thanks to Frances & Alvin Heine for taking these following pictures and to you businesses,
for allowing us to post them on the web site to show the world that Chase, Kansas is still alive and kicking!

Mike's Testing & Salvage--Mike Kelso & Sons are following in Grandpa Darrell's footsteps.
They are all Chase Alumni with Mike being Class of 1974

Co-op with Brenda Singleton Nightengale, Class of 1963. Following picture is of the Coop Fuel Station

Kizzar Well Servicing Inc. Doug Kizzar, Class of 1976

Chase Post Office, Postmaster-Robin Patterson Jessup, Class of 1976

Chase Police Officer Max Bryant, Class of 2000, I believe he is with the Lyons Police now.

                

  Police Department 

             

                                                                                                                                                                                       City Hall

Denise Schmidt Sledd is City Clerk, Class of 1975
 

Farley's Machine Wks. Co was established in 1929. Ed Ward, Class of 1981

Chase Fire Department

Tony's Buggy Supply. Chase's Mechanic Tony Oberle, Class of 1981

Anyone remember Tony's Welding shop?

LongShot Bar & Grill. Mary Casey Brady, Class of 1962 is Owner/Operator

Chase House of Prayer

In the above photo this plaque is little under and between those two window. Anyone remember this?

These are on the corner across from the Co-op

                 

    Revs Jesse & Arlene Patrick

              

                                                                                                                                                                Community Presbyterian Church

 

    

  First Baptist Church, Charles E Kirk, Pastor

Victory Church of Chase, Larry Weatherman, Pastor

Silica Grain LC, Nancy Eberhart Kizzar, Class of 1976.

Silica Grain Elevators

How many of you remember the Old Slaughter House, North of the Highway and South of Silica?
Now, who can remember the name of it? Please tell us if you know.

 

The above two photos are Chase Agri-Credit Systems, Inc.
It's the South side of the former St Mary's Catholic School

Kats Korner , owned by Mike Kelso, Class of 1974

Kats Korner

Front counter

Booths on the south side

Coffee, soft drinks and other things counter.

Items that Kats Korner stocks for purchase from the CHS Alumni.

Resource Operation Inc.

The Chase Senior Center

The Chase Senior Center the kitchen

The Chase Senior Center

The Chase Senior Center card playing

Jim  Lindsay is the owner.  This is just south of the old Smoker. It is for oil field supplies

Keesling Seed Farms Inc, Doug Keesling, Class of 1987

Jayhawk pipeline, LLC

Jayhawk pipeline, LLC

 The Custom Cutter Salon. Rhonda Gillespie is the Owner/Operator

Cal-Maine Egg Plant

Cal-Maine Egg Plant

Ralphs Ruts

Ralphs Ruts, Chase Elevators in background.

Chase Golf Course

Chase Golf Course

Chase Golf Course

Chase Golf Course

Chase Golf Course

Chase Golf Course, the 9th hole

Chase Golf Course, the 9th hole

 

Not pictured is KCD Enterprises, Kenny Aldridge

 If we have inadvertently missed your business, please let Sherry Bliss Cole  know and we will get you on here.
Thank you again for your co-operation and support.

 

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