Jim and Keela Jackson will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a Come and Go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road.
Donald "Van" Van Koelliker Jr. and Viola "Vi" Marie Hawthorne/Weller "Vi" announce their engagement.
Lavern Sovereign will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 23 with a card shower. On Nov. 25 she will be honored with a dinner for the immediate family.
Donna Funk announces the engagement of her daughter, Jamie Jacobsen, to Heath Buehler, son of Jere and Bonnie Buehler. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Jim Funk.
Ruth Axman will celebrate her 80th birthday on Nov. 20 with a family dinner. Ruth grew up in Rush County, graduated from Bison High School and attended Barton County College. She was employed by Walmart, Eldercare and DCCA. She has seven daughters, Kathy and Verlyn Rossman of Albert, Karen and Bill Norris of St. John, Melanie and John Zeller of McCracken, Amy and Tim Frieb of Olmitz, Shelly and Curtis Robinson of Great Bend, Lisa Gander of Valley Center, and Hope and Bob Ney of Hoisington; 16 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Harold "Bud" and Lois Wolfe will celebrate their 45th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 20 with an open house at the Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be Tom and Tina Curran.
Jay and Kathy Mai of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacqueline Mai, to Shane Becker, son of Elmer and Marvella Becker of Great Bend.
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Mark and Janell Reichuber of Olathe, announce the birth of their daughter, Adelyn Marie Reichuber on Sept. 30. She weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz.
Bank of the West will host an open house for the retirement of Joyce Stukey from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday at its 1222 Kansas Avenue location. Customers and the general the public are invited to attend and enjoy free refreshments.
Vice District Governor Ralph Rodgers will conduct an Official Club Visitation to the Otis Lions Club at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Senior Center in Otis. All club members are encouraged to be present for this important meeting with the VDG and other District Lion Leaders.
Tuesday evening, members of the Delta Tau Sorority gathered for their annual decorating of the Historical Society Museum for Christmas. The selected theme this year is: "Every time a bell rings, and angel gets his wings." The museum is adorned with gold and greenery, and features a variety of festive angels and bells. Christmas is alive at the museum, and all are encouraged to visit this Holiday season and experience it's beauty.
Holiday Home Tour 2010, "Dressed for the Season", will be sponsored by the Barton County Fair Friends from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 5. The afternoon tour will include five Great Bend houses. Tickets are available for $10 each and are available from the Barton County Fair Friends, Barton County Fair Board members, Community Bank, Credit Union, the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and online at bartoncountyfair.com. Proceeds will benefit the Barton County Fair.
"Castles and feasting meet dinner theatre" is one way to describe a madrigal feaste. During the Middle Ages and continuing into the Renaissance, the Christmas season was a time of great celebration.
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The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a minor injury accident at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 281 at West Lakeview Dr. in Barton Hills.
CONCORDIA - Sister Jeanette Wasinger, 76, died Oct. 22, at Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia. She was a Sister of St. Joseph for 56 years. Born in Hays on June 3, 1938, she was the daughter of Nick and Catherine (Stecklein) Wasinger, the younger of two children, and was baptized Jeanette Mae. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Concordia, on Sept. 8, 1957. On March 18, 1958, Jeanette received the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was given the name Sister Joseph Andre. Changes in religious life gave her the opportunity to return to her baptismal name Jeanette. She ...
CLAFLIN - Stephen Frank Demel, 86, died Oct. 22, 2014 at Clara Barton Hospital. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.
GODDARD - Karen Kay (Miller) Marcotte, 66, died Oct. 21, 2014 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Goddard.
Rosewood Services celebrated a decade of showcasing the abilities of horse riders with disabilities during the 10th-annual Rosewood Rodeo on Oct. 11. The milestone event took place at Great Bend Expo III Arena and it was an overall success, said Rosewood Services executive director Tammy Hammond.
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This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Karmi Green and Amanda Hackerott. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
How much would you borrow to buy something that you would never use and might kill you and everyone around you? If we're talking about Uncle Sam's outdated and useless nuclear arsenal, the price tag is $1.1 trillion. A better-and cheaper-idea might be doing what Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and a host of others wanted to do in the first place: Get rid of nuclear weapons.
Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either "serving" in the military or performing some other type of government-directed "community service." Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich's proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener.
EMPORIA - The Hoisington High School girls' golf team placed fourth at the Class 3-1A State Golf Tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
A much needed win.
Tryouts for the Great Bend Blitz Volleyball Club is set to start on Sunday.