December Marriage License Filings
Adell Johnson will celebrate her 100 birthday on Jan 17 with a card shower.
Bud and Melva Pivonka of Timken, celebrated their 65th anniversary on Dec. 24.
Emily Rae Lanzer and Todd Christopher Sherman were united in marriage on April 16 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Wesley Covenant Chapel in Leawood in a double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Karen Lampe of Leawood and the Rev. Mike Toluba of Manhattan. Parents of the couple are Chris and Patti Lanzer of Overland Park and Dennis and Jann Sherman of Great Bend.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold its monthly meeting noon on Tuesday, in a new location. It will meet at Montana Mike's in the west end of the south room. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Doris Myers, and will be on the subject of immigration and naturalization. The luncheon is informal and time will be provided for discussion from the floor. The public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion.
The following meals will be served Jan. 9 through Jan. 13. 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.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The Daughters of Isabella will sponsor a Soup Sampler Supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at St. Patrick's Parish Center. Members are asked to bring pies and/or cakes to the parish center after 1 p.m. today.
The Progress Club met on Jan. 2 at the home of Pat Halbower with Kathy Schugart as co-hostess. There were 17 members in attendance.
From South America, Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia and lots of places in between, Kansas State University students are expanding their horizons by studying abroad during the spring 2012 semester with the help of university and donor sponsored scholarships.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of the 2010-2011 business audit, updated information on the district's Shady Grove property, approval of roofing bids for Park School and Great Bend Middle School, report on 7th grade competitive sports, 2012-2013 program of studies, and an update on plans for replacement of the GBMS floor coverings.
PRATT - Cuma M. Zeltner, 72, died Jan. 27, 2015 at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. Born on April 16, 1942, in Princeton, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles Max and Gypsy Genelle (White) Vinson. On March 18, 1962, she married James 'Jim' W. Zeltner in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2012. She worked as office manager at Adams Electric in Pratt for 24 years and most recently worked as bookkeeper for Westhoff Plumbing. The avid reader enjoyed making her world famous chocolate chip cookies.
GARDEN CITY - An Offerle man who was texting while driving went off U.S. 50 Tuesday evening in Finney County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 8:50 p.m. Jeffrey Humiston, was driving a 2013 Chrysler 200 that went in the ditch and traveled for 900 feet and struck an obstruction. The car went airborne, coming to rest in the westbound lane facing northwest.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Lodge No. 331, A.F.&A.M., will hold a pancake and sausage supper from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the lodge, located at Second and Vine St. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Take-out will be available. Advance tickets can be purchased from any lodge member.
Athletes from two eras and the first ever student trainer were inducted in the Barton Community College Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. Basketball legend Gene Butler, baseball great Jeff Christy and Ryan 'Pete' Manely were inducted during a ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Kirkman Activities Center on the Barton campus.
The Barton Community College men's tennis opener was kind of like a comet. A one day comet that won't be back for another month.
At first glance on the schedule it might look like a scrimmage. But it wasn't. It counted for real and was the opener chapter to the 2015 women's tennis season at Barton Community College.
Jamie M. Bahr, driving while suspended, fine $100, court costs $110
W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.
This last weekend the Great Bend Panther's JV squad competed at the Stafford JV wrestling tournament. The Panthers placed 8 of their 9 wrestlers with three 1st place finishers.
Raging Moderate by Will Durst
We complain about a two-party system that's stuck in ideological ditches, but somehow it never occurs to us to embrace pragmatism, the uniquely American philosophy that was created as a reaction to ideological stagnation. Unless Republicans and Democrats getting madder at each other suddenly starts working, maybe it's time to give pragmatism a chance.