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July 10, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that your alumni committee has unanimously voted to postpone the 2020 All School Reunion until next year. With this Covid 19 craziness we decided it was the best decision we could make at this time for the welfare of our alumni . Rest assured we are already planning for next year. If you have sent in your registration already for this year you can just roll it over for next year or get a refund. Whichever works out for you, just let us know. Representatives, we are asking you to contact your class and let them know about this development. If you have any questions contact any of the alumni committee.
Thank you for your support.

August 4, 2020

Hi Everyone~~

Here we are into August and in Hutchinson we are wearing our masks and still using hand sanitizer and being careful.

Your Alumni Committee is still working on the new 2021 All School Reunion. With CHS already having homecoming in the books for October of  2021 we are going with that week end. We have contacted the hotel, American Legion and the DJ and all are on board with the move. Will add more details at a later date.

Graduation was done on July 19 at 2 PM. Pat Werther Butler and I did not attend because of this Covid 19 thing but I had left the Seniors gifts with Tammy Kizzar and she saw that they did get those and from the photos I did get to see and a couple videos it looks like they did it up right. Congratulations to our new Alumni members and we wish you the best.

You might check into the Fund Raiser in the Park put on by Chase Fest, Taylor Munoz and several others that was posted on facebook. It will be August 29, 2020 from 12 to 8PM. Come out and support the Chase Fire Department. There will be fire trucks, water activities for the kids, along with a hamburger and hot dog feed. The Chase Fest committee will be putting on a corn-hole tournament as well as allowing space for vendors to set up near these events.

Until next time--

Sherry Bliss Cole, Class of 1964











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Thank you for the donation of the 1971 yearbook!

We would like to thank Gerald Fiedler and Kay Kopfman Thrall for donating yearbooks at the 2017 All School Reunion. We would like to thank Betty Browning Fulton, Class of  1944 for donating a 1941 yearbook to the alumni.

We thank Rhonda Clayton David for donating her yearbooks to the Association. The ones that were needed will be put in the cabinet at the High School for all to enjoy.

 Thank you, Betty Browning Fulton - 1944 for letting us know there were no yearbooks in the years 1942, 1943 & 1944 due to the war.

We are in need of some yearbooks to fill in some empty spaces in our cabinets at the school. These are on display for all to see so if you have an extra one or just want to donate yours to the Alumni we would be grateful. If you want to donate any of the following years, contact Sherry Cole.

1945, 1946, 1951, 1953, 1969, 1970,  1983, 1984,

Just a note to that, if you have any of your yearbooks of any year, please don't throw them away, we take them as well. We also have yearbooks on hand to sell if you are needing one. The list of what we have is on the  Kats Kraft Shoppe page. Thank you.


June 01, 2020

Hi Everyone~~

Here we are in June and still dealing with the Covid 19 craziness. Things in Kansas are loosening up some but still they are being cautious. I have had to cancel two reunions, one trip, and two trips to Vegas for Cole so far plus Smallville Comicon here in Hutchinson was canceled. SO i am still holding out hope for our 2020 All School Reunion will go on as planned. I will get serious about what will happen later in July after what restrictions are announced by then and after checking with the hotel, American Legion, DJ and the High School about our BBQ before homecoming to see if they are still a go. If heaven forbid we do have to cancel, any registrations that have been turned in will be refunded.

The projected 2020 graduation date for our Seniors has been set for July 19 at 2 PM. The details I have not heard yet so will update when I find out.

Thank you again to  Norma Rockenback, the daughter of Mary Jane Hardwick Rickner, Class of 1942 for giving David Peebler a box of Mary Jane's CHS mementos. He has passed some of it on to me including a photo album. I have been going though what was given to me and dividing photos, programs and what not according to relatives that are left to this Class of 1942 and what is left that I do not know what to do with will put on display at the 2020 All School Reunion registration room for everyone to go through and can take whatever they would like to keep.  It has been an interesting journey into the past for sure. This is a good time to tell your children that if something happens to you and your mementos don't mean anything to them, we will gladly take them.

I have been updating the 2020 Reunion Bulletin Board as something new comes up so check it often.

Until next time--

Sherry Bliss Cole, Class of 1964


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