Current and future Barton County children living with cancer will again be the beneficiaries of the 3rd Annual Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Radiothon from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 8th. The Eagle Radio Radiothon will be broadcast live on all three Great Bend Eagle stations including 100.7 Eagle Country KHOK, 1590 AM KVGB, B 104.3, KVGB FM, and Hull Radio Station 106.9 FM KBGL. Kans for Kids provides both emotional and financial support for families dealing with childhood cancer in Barton County.
Tom and Kay Burns of Great Bend, and Kelly and Shawn Conine of Scott City, announce the engagement of their children, Alli Burns and Zach Conine. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Lois Brichacek of Great Bend and Clarence Burns of Great Bend, and the late Elizabeth Burns. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Kenny and Jacque Snow of Scott City.
Johnny and Sherri Matlock of Hays announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Matlock, to Jay Petz, son of Jerome and Tammy Petz of Schoenchen. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Larry and Eileen Wineland of Hays and Johnny and Lula Belle Matlock of Harrison, Ark. Great-grandmother of the bride-elect is Marjorie Wineland of Hays. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Bob Jarmer and Jeannie Munsch of Great Bend and Lee and Pat Petz of Ellinwood.
Blake and Jenna Wornkey of Ellinwood announce the birth of their daughter, Paige McKenzie, on Jan. 15. She weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 in. long.
Mitch and Jennifer Webster announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Webster, to Chance Hartz, son of Don and Janet Hartz.
Wilma Fraser of Larned will celebrate her 100th birthday with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on March 9 at Glory Be, 7th and Broadway, in Larned. Hosts for the event will be her daughters, Janet Spomer and Judy Flamer. Friends, relatives, former students and community members are invited to attend.
Greg and Kim Schenk announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Ann Schenk, to Cody Dillon Kelly, son of Scott and Laura Brown.
Steve and Dorian Hickel of Claflin announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Hickel, to Stephen Burkhead, son of Bruce and Connie Burkhead of Neodesha.
Eric and Lisa Tolan announce the birth of their daughter, Alia Grace Tolan, on Jan. 4 in Bentonville, Ark. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has two big brothers, 16-year-old Alexander Roberts and 18-month-old Awesome Tolan.
Jim and Beth Dennis will celebrate her 60th anniversary on March 8 with a card shower.
Michael and Margaret Joern of Chesapeake, Va. announce the engagement of their daughter Julianna Joern to Brett Klepper, son of Daryl and Janice Klepper.
Great Bend High School senior, Nathan Brungardt, has attained Eagle Scout, the highest Boy Scout advancement. He joined Cub Scout Pack #157 in 2001 and in 2007 crossed over to Boy Scout Troop #157, led by Steve Divis. His Eagle Scout project consisted of converting an old mule barn at the Great Bend Zoo into an enclosed housing for the owls. All materials for his project were recycled or donated.
Lindsay Schartz, Vice-President of Farmers Bank and Trust, NA in Great Bend, recently completed the 2013 Bank Compliance School held on Feb. 3 - 8 in Topeka, Kansas. The Bank Compliance School is sponsored by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations and is endorsed by the West Virginia and Wyoming Bankers Associations.
I am announcing my candidacy for Mayor of Great Bend. I think most of you know I was born and raised in Great Bend and that I serve the interest of all of you and not just the chosen few.
Julie Demel, a senior at Central Plains High School, has received a First Scholars scholarship to attend Kansas State University. Scholars receive a $5,000 scholarship over four years for a total of $20,000.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $73 million to rehabilitate dams across the nation in an effort to protect public health and safety and evaluate the expansion of water supply in drought stricken areas. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is investing in approximately 150 projects and assessments in 23 states. "Millions of people depend on watersheds and dams for protection from floods and providing clean drinking water," Vilsack said. "By investing in this critical infrastructure, we are helping to ensure a safe, resilient environment for rural America."
Arnold Ochs of Otis will celebrate his 85th birthday on April 19, with a card shower.
Dick and Judy Dunn of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary on April 24, with a card shower.
Marvin and Marge Bieberle of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary on April 24, with a card shower.
Courtney Kuhns and Christopher Robl were united in marriage on Aug. 9, 2014, at Dunafon Castle in Idledale, Colo. in a double ring ceremony officiated by Fr. Martin Hunkler. Parents of the couple are David and Patti Kuhns of Denver, Colo., Craig and Paula Robl of Ellinwood and Larry and Waynette Stroda of Lawrence. Grandparents are Roy and Rosemary Robl of Ellinwood.
Shawna Robl and Matt Schafer were united in marriage on Oct. 11, 2014, at St. Joseph Church in Ellinwood, in a double ring ceremony officiated by Fr. Pascal Klein. Parents of the couple are Craig and Paula Robl of Ellinwood, Larry and Waynette Stroda of Lawrence, Todd and Suzanne Schafer of Belton, Mo., and Jim and Denise Klima of Claflin. Grandparents of the couple are Roy and Rosemary Robl of
Next week marks the 45th anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. The first Earth Day celebration occurred April 22, 1970.
The Russell County Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 spring grant recipients. The Foundation received 37 grant applications with requests totaling more than $200,000. A total of $99,620 in grants were awarded for charitable projects across the Russell County area.
Successful applicants to the February 2015 Kansas Bar Examination were sworn in as Kansas attorneys at a 10 a.m. on April 16, at the Supreme Court courtroom in the Kansas Judicial Center in Topeka.
Central Kansas Christian Academy students recently participated in Jump Rope for Heart. Jump Rope for Heart is a great organization that allows students to earn prizes while collecting money for the American Heart Association. The students raised a total of $1,910. 100% of the proceeds that the students collected will go to the American Heart Association.
Ellinwood School/Community Library is proud to host the 2015 EHS Art Show. Pieces on display include: Wheel thrown functional Pottery, Hand-Built decorative Ceramics, Mosaics, Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Metallic Scratchboard, Charcoal Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Colored Pencil, Collage, and Mixed Media.
At this time of year, many gardeners are starting vegetables indoors, or preparing to buy small plants to transplant into their garden when the soil temperature is warm enough. To help with this process, it is sometimes a good idea to give the small plants a little extra fertilizer to help them get a good start. I found a column from the K-State Research and Extension's horticulture department that gives some good advice on transplant solutions and sidedressing to help you give your garden the best start possible.