Teddy and Carol Gingrich will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 19, at the Zook Community Building. Hosts for the event are their children, Shari and Jim Soukup, Tim and Serena Neidig, Lori and Brent Lamar; and their grandchildren Nathan and Katie Neidig, and Nick and Kara Neidig.
Ken and Diann Henderson of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Jo Henderson, to Kyle Lee Kirmer, son of Dennis and Jan Kirmer of Hays.
Larry and Dorothy Panning of Ellinwood will be celebrating their 60th anniversary with a family dinner at noon on Nov. 20 at the St. John's Lutheran Church Youth Center in Ellinwood. A public reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at 6th and Wilhelm in Ellinwood. No gifts are requested.
Joyce Lust will celebrate her 80th birthday on Nov. 19 with a family dinner in Great Bend, hosted by her children, daughters Gail Lust of Great Bend, and Kathy McAtee, of Yukon, Okla. and son, Keith Lust and wife Carol of Orlando, Fla. She has two grandsons, Jarad McAtee and wife Krystal of Yukon, Okla. and Neal McAtee of Mustang, Okla.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School is preparing for its holiday citrus fruit order. The navel oranges and pink grapefruit are from the Indian River area of Florida and are picked, packed, and shipped for rapid delivery. This allows for the freshest fruit. They are taking orders for the navel oranges and pink grapefruit through Dec. 2. The fruit will be available on Dec. 11-12 at the school, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton Road. These boxes of fruit are excellent for Christmas gifts and gift certificates
Elda Schroeder will celebrate her 95th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Papa's Cafe in Albert. Hosts for the event will be her children, Troy Schroeder of Albert and Jean Hanks of Great Bend.
Karla Taylor of Great Bend, and Dr. M. R. "Pete" Hayden, of Camdenton, Mo. were united in marriage on Oct. 11 in a private outdoor ceremony near Camdenton, Mo.
Roy and Carla VonFeldt of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 13 with a card shower.
The USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School Library. Items on the agenda include updated information on the district's Shady Grove property, Board of Education representatives for the Great Bend Recreation Board, and Kansas Assessments update.
Barton County 4-H members were honored for their accomplishments at the 77th annual 4-H Achievement Celebration. The theme was "Blue Jeans and Country Dreams". Gracie Brantley, 4-H Council President served as the emcee. Drew Reisner, 4-H Council Vice President led the members in the Flag Salute and 4-H Pledge.
Curiously on one of the Wichita TV stations after the most recent precipitation, the weatherman spent time regarding the drought and if the drought was over. Most of us while very grateful for the moisture know we are still in a severe drought, especially when you consider that even after the last event many areas are still five or more inches behind normal compared to the long-term yearly average as of this date. So what exactly did we gain with this moisture?
With help from Kansas State University's Advanced Manufacturing Institute, a Sterling company has been able to optimize its product designs, strengthening the quality of its product line.
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
5th grade: Robby Brining, Chase Harter, Matthew Phillips*, Malachi Williams, McKayla Williams*, Matthew Zorn
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the home of Janis Link, who also served as co-hostess. As president, she led the meeting.
Vampires are immortal, especially if you're judging that based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
Parents face a variety of choices when choosing how to rear their child, and for bilingual parents choosing a language can be a daunting but worthwhile task with myriad benefits.
When Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away on Saturday, he left his family with a gift they will always cherish - dozens of letters.
LARNED - Pop music fans will remember a hit song by The Police, "Every Breath You Take."
MANHATTAN - Kansas State is the only team still unbeaten in the round-robin meat-grinder of the Big 12, and the biggest reason why has been the impassioned play of quarterback Jake Waters.
SAN FRANCISCO - Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.
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GODDARD - Karen Kay (Miller) Marcotte, 66, died Oct. 21 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Goodard. Born Jan. 18, 1948, in Claflin, she was the daughter of Joseph Miller and Lucille (Habiger) Miller. She was employed by Koch Industries as a records administrator.
Thomas E. Harris, 67, died Oct. 22 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 29, 1947, at Neosho, Mo., the son of Lawrence Edwin and Eula (Stites) Harris. He married Shirley Schmitt May 1, 1965 at Great Bend. A Great Bend resident since 1965, coming from Granby, Mo., he was a long-time oilfield truck driver and later owned and operated Tom Harris Trucking.
CLAFLIN - Stephen F. Demel, 86, died Oct. 22 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Dec. 26, 1927, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Lamatsch) Demel. On April 23, 1957, he married Dolores A. Jenisch in Odin. A lifelong resident of Barton County, he was a farmer.
Mary Elizabeth Henkle, 80, died on Oct. 21 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 9, 1934, in Burlington she was the daughter of Charles William and Hazel Loretta (Doll) Reynolds. On Feb. 12, 1950, she married Carl W. Henkle in Holyrood. A resident of Great Bend since 1953, coming from Ellsworth County, she was employed by Sears in the customer service department, retiring after more than 30 years of service.
Superintendent's Honor Roll
KOC to host turkey dinner
TOPEKA - Wednesday was proclaimed as School Bus Drivers' Appreciation Day by Gov. Sam Brownback, thanking them for transporting more than 200,000 students in excess of 66 million miles. Kansas currently employs 4,272 school bus drivers.
Whooping cranes have begun leaving their breeding grounds to migrate south from Canada, and will soon be passing through Kansas on their way to Texas. One of the best places to look for them will be Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms in central Kansas.