Andrew and Johnna Freund announced the birth of their son August Xavier Freund on Feb. 15 at Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Jim and Kathy Hayes announce the engagement of their daughter Jenna Hayes to Jason Corbett, son of Jim and Jeanie Corbett and Randy and Ronda Miller.
Robert and Sharon Wissman of Albert announce the engagement of their daughter Lauren Wissman to Jeff Kuhlman, son of Gerry and Ann Kuhlman of Ness City.
Kirk and Kim O'Donnell of Manhattan announce the engagement of their daughter Marie O'Donnell of Derby to Brandon Perkins of Salina, son of Eugene and Myrna Perkins of Great Bend.
Bob and Nancy Beck will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 5 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Claflin. Hosts for the event will be their children, Andy and Paula Beck of Hays and Carmen and Howard Johnson of Claflin. Their grandchildren are Brad Johnson of Claflin, Jeremy Johnson, Laura and Treighton of Hays and Brandon Beck of Lawrence.
Dr. Robert J. Weaver celebrated his 90th birthday with a family and friends dinner hosted by Derinda Bussman, Teresa Bachand and Mary Sue Schneider.
The following meals will be served April 29 through May 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD
RUSSELL -Larned High School was swept in a baseball doubleheader against Russell on Friday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 25 points and hit the game-winning jumper from the foul line with 1.5 seconds left to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 99-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose crumbled to the floor, clutching his left knee. His season is over and the Bulls' title hopes just might be finished, too.
LAWRENCE - Tony Pierson took the handoff from Dayne Crist deep in the backfield, started off toward his right and then made a subtle move back to his left.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nick Toon and Lamar Miller know all about tough tasks. Their challenges won't get any easier as they head to the NFL.
HUTCHINSON - Great Bend High School's Matt Moyd outdid himself in the long jump at the Hutchinson varsity meet on Friday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Devon Wylie has gotten Wes Welker comparisons "every day of my life."
Barbara Beth Adms, 91, died March 4, 2015. Born April 22, 1923, in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Wilbur Floyd and Hilda Leola (Christiansen) Bryant. On Oct. 11, 1946, she married Harry Hugh Adams in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1946, coming from Ellinwood, she was an office clerk for the State of Kansas Agriculture Office and was a homemaker. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.
ELLINWOOD - Lorraine Mary (Matza) Rickert, 78, died March 4, 2015, at her home in Ellinwood. Born on April 8, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Brungardt) Matza. She graduated high school from St. Mary's school in Garden City, attended the Immaculate Conception Convent in Great Bend, and also graduated from the Wilcox Beauty Academy. She later married Larry Rickert on May 9th, 1963, in Holly, Colo. She was a 52-year resident of Ellinwood, where she worked as a beautician.
WICHITA - Daniela Sanz continues to impress and so do the Barton Community College women's tennis team.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas forward Perry Ellis will skip Saturday's game against No. 15 Oklahoma after spraining his right knee in the ninth-ranked Jayhawks' victory over West Virginia.
After a month-long layoff to open the tennis season the Barton Community College men were back on the court Wednesday. Barton traveled to Wichita to battle with Friends Unversity, coming up on the losing end of a 7-2 score.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - If the Denver Broncos' 2015 season goes the way he hopes, Peyton Manning will earn back every penny of the $4 million pay cut he took Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran linebacker Joe Mays on Thursday as they attempt to free up much-needed salary cap space before the start of free agency next week.
Great Bend Police Detective Scott Bieberle, 44, was recovering at Hays Medical Center, after collapsing Wednesday, city officials announced in a news release Thursday afternoon.
ST. JOHN - Ella Mae McCandless, age 84, passed away March 4, 2015 at Leisure Homestead, St. John.
GREAT BEND – John R. Keenan, 74, died March 5, 2015 at Autumn Hills Retirement Home, Riley, Kansas.
A special meeting of the Great Bend Cemetery Board will be held at noon today at the cemetery office.
Late Friday night, Congress passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for one week. This vote followed weeks of debate over efforts to attach a prohibition on funding President Obama's executive order granting amnesty to certain illegal immigrants to the Homeland Security funding bill.