Mike and Myrla Keenan, of Great Bend, celebrated their 60th anniversary at the Woodlands Resort in The Woodlands, Texas. The couple was accompanied on their trip by Mryla's sister and brother-in-law, Delora and Marvin Baldwin of Great Bend, their three children and spouses, Evan and Nicki Keenan of Spring, Texas, Mark and Valerie Hardy of Sherman, Texas, and Kent and Roxanne Keenan of Great Bend. Many of their grandchildren were also in attendance.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schoenborn of Keller, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Schoenborn, to Nicholas Urban, son of Mrs. Murine Prosser, of Claflin.
Shirley Marie Blanchard of Hoisington, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower.
Bob and Carol Stiles celebrated their 50th anniversary with a cruise to Alaska with family.
Lawrence N. Liebl, of Claflin, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Oct. 15 with a family gathering. He has five children, Ken and Mary Liebl of Wichita, Carol and Rich Steiner of Great Bend, Larry and Marcie Liebl, Kevin and Nancy Liebl and Todd and Carla Liebl, all of Claflin; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Barton County Clerk, Donna Zimmerman, about the new voting regulations that have come into effect.
The 30th Annual Central Kansas Toy Run will be held on Oct. 15., sponsored by The Men MC/American Legion Riders Post 180. A Poker Run, with registration from 9 to 10 a.m., will begin at All Things Chopped, 2400 Main. A parade line up will begin at 2 p.m. at Brit Spaugh Park, starting at 3 p.m., ending at the American Legion #180, 1011 Kansas. For information on the parade contact Johnny at 620-282-0027. An Appreciation Party will follow the parade at the American Legion Post #180 with food, entertainment and door prizes. Bring a donation ...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Sept. 27 at the Post Home.
Women involved in agriculture are invited to the fall 2011 Women in Ag educational session on Nov. 3, in Salina. Topic for the session will be Crops, Cows and Cash Flows - What Does It all Mean?
Charter Funerals is pleased to announce the addition of a new Managing Funeral Director at their Great Bend location. Terry Lewis has recently moved to Great Bend from Nebraska and has assumed the duties of managing the day-to-day operations of their facility here.
Preceptor Pi Chapter members of Beta Sigma Phi learned what it takes to be a romance writer when they met Oct. 4 at the 10th Street Pizza Hut with Jeri Brozek as hostess.
Leaders of Lions Clubs from all parts of Kansas will be 'roaring' at the Best Western Motel Complex in McPherson, Oct. 28-30, for the Fall meeting of the Kansas Lions State Council of Governors.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A few minutes past midnight, the Texas Rangers had one more victory over Justin Verlander - and the Detroit Tigers lost yet another wet playoff opener started by their ace.
Activities Oct. 9-15
Monday, Sept. 1
Kimberly Becker, director of the Central Kansas Dream Center, will be the featured speaker at the next NAMI meeting, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the basement of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway.
Since new guidelines for treating high blood pressure announced earlier this year haven't received much public attention, David Gile, M.D., wanted to share the information – if for no other reason than to stress the importance of blood pressure checks.
William J. Burke, 84, died July 31 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He was born Oct. 18, 1929 at Spearville, the son of William Chauncey and Julia M. (Hayden) Burke.
Floyd E. Ward, 69, died Aug. 25 at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was born Feb. 14, 1945 at Pueblo, Colo., the son of Ila Ward.
Lawrence Stanley Schneider, 89, died Sept. 2, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 28, 1925, in Barton County, he was the son of Louis John William and Agnes Pauline (Page) Schneider. On Aug. 11, 1945, he married Daisy Pauline McDonald in Couer d'Alene, Idaho. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a farmer and stockman.
RUSSELL - Norma Jean (Boxberger) Schwien, 81, of rural Russell, passed away Aug. 27, at her residence. Born Nov. 24, 1932, at the family home in northeast Ellis County, she was the daughter of Edward and Pauline (Mai) Boxberger. She grew up in the Ellis County area and attended the Pleasant Dale School District #99. She later obtained her G.E.D. On Jan. 7, 1951, she was united in marriage to Leonard Larry Schwien in Russell. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2007. She was a homemaker.
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Curtis E. Lohrding, 81, died Aug. 30, at his home following several months of illness. He was born Dec. 8, 1932, in Coldwater, to Raymond and Laura Lohrding. Curtis was a graduate of Coldwater High School and received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in Science at Kansas State University, with four years ROTC and entered the Air Force as 2nd Lieutenant in July 7, 1955, where he became a jet pilot for three years. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (ASCS) after 33 years administering offices in Coldwater and Great Bend ...
ROSE HILL - Juanita Maxine Crane-Grable, 86, died Aug. 31 in Rose Hill. She was the daughter of Lillian and Lee Page.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Leon E. Keil, 86, formerly of Great Bend, died Aug. 31.
Two residents of Sugar Land, Texas, were taken to Hays Medical Center with possible injuries Monday after their westbound sport utility vehicle was rear-ended by a car on Interstate 70 in Ellis County.
A metal building where fittings are produced at Little Giant Fitting Co. Inc., 11 NE 50 Ave., was damaged by fire Monday morning.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
After a 56-year career spanning two centuries, seven decades and two retirements, it seemed like a fitting sendoff for Rose Kelly to receive a R.O.S.E (Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education) Award and a bouquet of red roses.
Are you ready for long waits, bare store shelves and higher prices?