Donald Van Koelliker, Jr., "Van", and Viola Marie Hawthorne/Weller, "Vi", were married on May 29, at Zion United Methodist Church of rural Robinson. The Rev. Paul Waters officiated at the ceremony.
Kelly and Cheryl Ralston of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Cortnea Ralston, to Kip Wilson, son of Dave and Becky Wilson of Strong City. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of JoAnne Petracich of Goodland and Vern "Sonny" Ralston of St. John.
Bruce and Michele Bryant will celebrate their 25th anniversary on July 9 with a small family gathering.
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
Jackie (Mai) Becker has joined Renue Salon and Spa as a massage therapist. A lifetime resident of the Great Bend area, she received her massage training through U.S. Career Institute and Body and Soul Therapeutic Massage School in Wichita. She offers full-body Swedish massage, deep tissue techniques, La Stone hot stone massage, Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage and Reike, and has a flexible schedule to meet your needs.
The Chase All School Reunion will take place from Sept. 22 to Sept. 24. Early registration will be at 3 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Ramada (formerly the Plaza Hotel) in Hutchinson. Registration, open house at the high school, a pig roast meal and the Chase High School Homecoming football game will be held on Sept. 23. A banquet and dance will be held on Sept. 24 in the evening. Farewells will be on Sept. 25. For more information contact the CHS Alumni Association c/o Alvin and Francis Heine, P.O. Box 72, Chase, Ks. 67524; 620-938-2289 ...
DENVER (AP) - Mark Ellis collected three more hits in his second game with the Colorado Rockies, who also got a home run from Troy Tulowitzki in a 9-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
A co-ed softball tournament in memory of Maxton Foster Burkey will be held on Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31, at the Hoisington softball field.
The Hoisington Cardinals volleyball camps will be on July 11-14 at the Hoisington Activity Center.
SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) - Anyone can sign autographs or pose for photos. The U.S. women found a better way to say "thank you" to the American military members who turned their World Cup match into a home game.
NEW YORK (AP) - No free agency now, maybe no games later.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL commissioner and the boss of the league's locked-out players stood together this week and addressed the league's rookies, a picture of cooperation that raised hopes pro football would soon be back in business.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - American twins Bob and Mike Bryan won a record-tying 11th Grand Slam men's doubles title Saturday, defeating Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the Wimbledon final.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - One might reasonably have expected Petra Kvitova, not Maria Sharapova, to be betrayed by nerves in the Wimbledon final.
A 29-year-old Oregon woman who said she would end her life Nov. 1 due to terminal and incurable brain cancer now says she may not do so that day.
In today's tech-savvy world, many babies learn how to operate an iPad around the same time they figure out how to crawl. While technology certainly makes parenting easier in many ways, are we hurting our young children by exposing them to electronic devices at such young ages?
There are a lot of questions in parents' minds about the holidays, and about how much good (or bad) they are doing for their kids and families. We will focus on the interplay between holidays and families over the next few weeks of this 2014 holiday season.
Parents planning on a night in with the latest R-rated film after the kids go to bed might want to put down the remote and read Dr. Dan Romer's latest research first.
Jayne Hitchcock experienced online harassment before Facebook, SnapChat, texting or the Cloud ever existed.
The average American family's financial picture may be flat or even flailing, set against a backdrop of little lucrative work for men who didn't go to college and an income gap between the richest and everyone else that is widening. But for all the headlines and hand wringing, not much has been said about how marriage could stabilize families.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction.
Is there any doubt that, in the Midlands, more people have watched more games in this World Series than all summer combined? The World Series brings out even the most casual of fans. I hope they don't get spit on!
ALBERT - Members of Peace Lutheran Church in Albert are celebrating 125 years of Christian faith ministry in rural Kansas - from 1889 to 2014.
Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Potato and Chicken Noodle Soup Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Fellowship Hall of the church, located at 24th and Adams in Great Bend. The hall is handicap accessible and an elevator is available. Freewill offerings will benefit the Family Crisis Center and other missions.
RUSH CENTER - The women of the Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center, also known as WELCA (Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) have set the date of their annual bazaar for Friday, Nov. 7, in the church basement. A meal will be served from 5-7 p.m., with selections such as sloppy joes, sandwiches, pie and sweet rolls. An auction at 7 p.m. will feature handcrafted items including hand-quilted quilts of all sizes, plants and baked goods.
Barton Community College's music department will begin selling tickets to its production of "A Christmas Carol," on Nov. 1. Tickets are $10. All seats are reserved and are available online at scrooge.bartonccc.edu. Any patron needing ticket assistance can call the box office, 620-786-1150.
The Learning Resource Center at Barton Community College will give away ice scrapers on Monday Nov. 3. Deedra Gibbons said people can stop by and pick up a free Barton Library ice scraper for as long as supplies last. They are available to students, BCC employees and community members.
The First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington, Great Bend, will offer "Treat in Trunk" from 5 to 6 p.m. on Halloween.
David Michael "Mike" Johnson, 72, died Oct. 30 at Almost Home Inc., Great Bend. He was born Nov. 25, 1941, at Denison, Texas, the son of Doug and Woodie (Pritchard) Johnson. He married Peggy Temple April 28, 1962, at Borger, Texas. He founded M and M Equipment in 1975, retiring in December 2012.