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April 2, 2018

Hi Everyone~~

I guess Mother nature had the best April Fools joke this year as the temps for Easter and April Fools Day were so cold. Not only were real eggs hidden outside hardboiled but frozen I am sure. Hope you had a Blessed Easter and remembered the real reason for the season. Saw photos on facebook that I really enjoyed of family get togethers and fun times. Cole and I braved the crowds and went to Applewood Grill with some friends for their Easter Buffet coming back to our house for a couple of exciting games of WaHool. Erin had never played before but Lafe had so it was fun teaching her how to play. We did the women against the men thingy and came up with a tie each team winning one game. Guys won first tho so Erin and I had to defend our game honor.  lol

After the 2018 Alumni Newsletters went out we had about the usual 95 returns, some with forwarding addresses and some without. While my Granddaughter Tia was on spring break she and I met with sister Paula at Scrambled Sams in Lyons  to resend the ones with forwarding addresses. Scrambled Sams is so accommodating to let us stake out a booth and do our business and of course we had yummy food after. If you have never eaten there you need to try it out. In my opinion the pancakes and bacon are to die for. Paula mailed the returns in Chase on her way back home. Then via email mostly and a phone call this year we were informed of several alumni deaths which is always sad. Please I cannot beg enough that you inform us of a move made by you. I know there is enough to think about during a move but please try to remember us and bring all these returns to a stop. With postage being 50 cents an envelope it is hard on your alumni treasury to resend these Newsletters that come back. We could definitely spend that money other ways. If you did not get one it could be that yours was one that came back without a forwarding address or we don't have your address. Just email me and I would be glad to send you one.

In the last month I have reconnected with two of my classmates, both I have not seen since Chase days,  and it is so exciting to catch up on what they have been doing. Sadly I lost track of one I need to find again. Many of you might remember the Ibach and Honeyman families as they had siblings that might have been in your class. Pam McClure is who I lost if you might know where she is, please let me know.

We also sold two yearbooks and it pleases me that we can connect you with your yearbooks in case you lost yours or never got one. One I dropped off in Chase when I was there and the other needed theirs mailed. Let your kids know that someday if they don't know what to do with your yearbooks, we take them. On another note I mentioned last month that Kats Korner was up for sale, I felt I needed to go get our Chase and Felix items that they so graciously had there for sale for us until I can talk with the new owner or potential owner. I heard there might be one. So if you need any of our hats, hoodies, tees, sweatshirts or other items listed on our website page, it is all here at my house in Hutchinson, KS. Just contact me with what you might need and we can work out details.

Hard to believe the 2018 graduation is next month. Howard Link, Class of 1968 and I will be handing out the gifts to the seniors this year compliments of the Alumni Association. Always a fun time to see these eager but some sad future alumni members walk the same stage that we walked many years ago.

Until next time--

Sherry Bliss Cole, Class of 1964












October 13, 2018  @ 10:30am
DVS Senior Center
Hutchinson, KS





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, 1971, 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.


March 3, 2018

Hi Everyone~~

OK, here we are into March and the winds are terrible here in Kansas. Guess it is to be expected of March but sure does get tiresome holding onto your hair and anything else that is not anchored down. Love the temps tho so that is good. We need moisture in these parts so hope we get some good days of drizzle soon. Got to get some soakers for the trees, grass and future garden with the fresh tomatoes, onion, cukes and whatever else you may plant. Yum!

Week ago today those of your committee that could make it met in Chase in the High School for a brief alumni meeting, Cole putting current bars on the Honor Plaques in the trophy case and the stuffing of the envelopes of our Alumni Newsletter. You might wonder why we do that in Chase and the main reason is that the post office gets credit for every piece of mail that comes through there so we buy the stamps there and mail them from there. We stuffed 1067 envelopes that day and Paula Bliss Bieberle came back and mailed them on the following Monday. We try to support Chase whenever we can. So if you don't get one you know we either don't have your address or it is incorrect because you moved and it will probably come back to us. If you do not get one and would like one plz contact me and I will see that one is mailed out to you. Those that could make it that day were Allen and Vickie Neal Wilkerson, Marilyn Dupont, Gene Haas, Roberta Halfast Allen, Joyce Dellinger Burress and her daughter Treva who brought Joyce over and was kind enough to lend a hand, Gerald and Sherry Bliss Cole and Paula Bliss Bieberle. Afterward Gene, Roberta, Paula, Marilyn and myself were able to stay for lunch at the Longshot. While there I was told that the Longshot had been broken into the previous Monday during the night. They stole a lot of food and drinks besides tearing up a couple of things getting in. They also threw on the floor some of the food that they didn't want making a mess. I sure hated to hear that had happened, hard enough keeping a business going in Chase. If you know anything about that break in, plz let the police know. The Longshot is up for sale and so is Kats Korner so hope they get sold soon and can stay open.

Hope you were able to outrun the terrible flu that was going around. Cole and I were lucky enough not to get the flu but did battle upper respiratory for him and sinus infection for me. Everyone I have talked to is so ready for spring.

Until next time--

Sherry Bliss Cole, Class of 1964


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