Kats Milestones




This page is where we will post Milestones such as births, birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.
Ones that we see in the newspaper or one that you submit.


Class of 1951 Left to right-Bob Long, Barbara Purkepyle Grob, Major Towns and Norma Hembree Keller.
Bob Long and Major Towns both celebrated their 90th birthdays recently!

Congratulations to Gerald & Sherry Bliss Cole
on the addition of their first great grandchild, Kairo Makai Moore.

Happy Milestone birthday Nov 15 to Fred Ford, Class of 2006
Big 30

Congratulations to
Dick Schremmer, Class of 1972
Kenny Link Family, Class of  1946

Wife of Myrt Shuttleworth

Happy retirement to Jay Laessig, Class of 1961

Duane & Jo Donnell (Class of 1957) Anderson are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Nov 27, 2018! If you would like to drop them a card you can send it to:

2800 Greenridge Ct, Mexico, Mo 65265

He has now celebrated his 81st.

Brandon Herold, Class of 1998
Mary Herold, Class of 1973

John, Class of 1960
Carla, Class of 1965

John and Carla Garman Hill, of Russell, Kansas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 13. John and Carla were married July 13, 1968 at Chase Christian Church in Chase, Kansas. They have two sons Brian of Miami, Fl and Brett of Atlanta, GA. They celebrated July 14th at the Elks Club in Russell with family and friends. Then in August will take a Alaska & Yukon Cruise.


Nedra Erskines 100th birthday. Mrs Erskine with family Linda and Ron Borders and Jean.
She gave a speech thanking everyone for coming. Her daughter Linda wants to thank everyone who sent birthday cards.
She says how nice of these special students and she is getting more everyday.

Angie Fish Taylor, Class of 2004
Kirk Fish, Class of 1978
Tammy Coldwater Fish, Class of 197

Anna Malone, Class of 2009
Pam Denney Light, Class of 1974
Mitch Light, Teacher

Mother of:
Jolene, Class of 1973
Larry, Class of 1975
Chuck, Class of 1976
Jane, Class of 1978
Charlotte, Class of 1984

Paula Bliss Bieberle, Class of 1961

John Dellinger, Class of 1983

Alvin Heine, Class of 1943 along with daughter
Brenda Heine Evans, Class of 1979 celebrating Alvin's 91st Birthday!

Jerome Steffan, Class of 1964

Laynee Link Kempke, Class of 2001
Glenn Link, Class of 1976

Tom Wasinger, Class of 1965 turning 70

Merlene Wasinger contacted me asking me to post about Toms upcoming 70th birthday, here you are Tom~~Happiest of Birthdays! And this was her message;
You all mean a great deal to Tom and he would love getting to hear from you. His birthday is March 5th.
His phone number is 785-623-7024 and his address is 1048 240th Ave, Hays, KS 67601. Let's make his birthday really happy.

Jerome Steffan, Class of 1964

Joe Linke, Class of 1987
Tammy Clarke Linke, Class of 1984
Joe A Linke, Class of 2011
Doug Pyburn, Class of 1981

Patty Link Lewis, Class of 1964

Blake Kizzar, Class of 2003
Jamee Meyeres Kizzar, Class of 2003
Jim Meyeres, Class of 1967
Doug Kizzar, Class of 1976
Nancy Eberhart Kizzar, Class of 1976
Kenny Link, Class of 1946
Babe Kizzar, Class of 1953

Janet Patton Mathews, Class of 1962

Carolyn Hathaway Kern, Class of  1968, Retiring Mathematics Teacher

Mr and Mrs Carl Helm, he is retiring from USD 401 Superintendent

Patricia Kelso Porter, Class of 1962
Melinda Ray Galliart White, Class of 1983

How many of you remember teacher Dorothy Blackburn?
Here is a letter she wrote after the 2016 March Newsletters had gone out.

Husband of Lillian Ricker, former Chase teacher
Father of Charlotte Ricker Gates, Class of 1977 (deceased)
Annette Ricker Cain, Class of 1983

Jimmie & Pat Werther Douglas Butler, Class of 1961

John Dellinger, Class of 1983

Amelia Aguilers Cedeno, Class of 1946

Jerome Steffan, Class of 1964

Sherry Bliss Cole, Class of 1964

Jim Steffan, Class of 1975
Cindy Steffan, Class of 1978

The Wilkersons, Allen, Class of 1962 and Vickie, Class of 1965

Jim Steffan, Class of 1975
Cindy Steffan, Class of 1978
Rhonda Flickinger, Class of 1983

Denise Wedel Klima, Class of 1983
David Wood, Class of 1977

Melissa Gillespie Bethea, Class of 1980
Cameron Gillespie, Class of 1982
Jimmy Gillespie, Class of 1989

Doug Keesling, Class of 1987

Donald Weaver Jr, Class of 2004

Mary Jane Hardwick Rickner, Class of 1942

Happy 90th Mary Jane!!
With her are Dana Schroeder & Cheryl Schroeder Runyan

Class of 1945

Earl Cooper, Class of 1947
Norma Miller Cooper, Class of 1949
Art Cooper, Class of 1969
Craig Cooper, Class of 1974

John W. and Carol Kay (Messick) Fore of Lyons will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary with an open house reception from 1:30 - 4:30 on Saturday, Mar. 15 at the Celebration Centre 1145 Hwy 56 East, Lyons. The celebration is being hosted by their children, Kimberly Fore Horsky of Raleigh, N.C. and John S. Fore of Wichita.

Mr. and Mrs. Fore were married Mar. 14, 1964 at the Raymond Baptist Church.


Stapletons to celebrate fiftieth wedding anniversary

Arden and Nadine (Roupp) Stapleton formally of Chase, now living in Russell, were married in Caldwell Kansas in 1964, and will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan.27.

Their children and spouses are Timothy and Dianne, of Grand Chute, Wis; Teresa and Chuck Cass, of Great Bend; Leann and Wade Olson, of Hays. Julia Ann, is deceased. They have 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Nadine retired from Chase High School District Office and is now employed at the Russell Hospital. Arden retired from Rice County Township and spends his time restoring old Army Jeeps and trucks. Nadine also spends her time making quilts and belongs to quilt clubs and has done many numerous quilts over the years.

Cards may be sent to 921 E Wisconsin, Russell, KS 67665

Received this nice note after sending out the CHS Alumni Newsletters
Dorothy Ames Hoover, Class of 1929

Nedra Erskine, our former English Teacher, on April 11th celebrated her 93rd birthday.
Shared here is a letter she wrote to Sherry Bliss Cole.


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