Eric and Janet Dowson and Rob and Jenifer VanSkike announce the engagement of their children Amanda Dawn Dowson and Todd Preston VanSkike, all of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Eleanor Rindt of Salina and Dean Dowson of Sutherland, Neb. The prospective groom is the grandson of Dale and Joann George of Albert and William and Grace VanSkike of Great Bend and the great-grandson of William George of Erie.
Jason and Dara Prescott of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Anna May Prescott, on July 20. She weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.
Leona Karst will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 at River Bend Assisted Living. The family invites friends and family. They request no gifts.
William and Theresa (Basgall) Stanley of Great Bend celebrated their 50th anniversary at Clark Lake in Oklahoma with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jerry and Sheila Becker will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Oct. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel Courtyard with a Come and Go reception and from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the American Legion with a dance.
The colorful glower gardens planned by Claude Monet of France later painted by him were shown in pictures by Nancy Swafford at the Sept. 20 meeting of Great Bend Garden Club.
The cattle business is no place to be below average. In 2009, there was a $357 per cow difference in net return between top-third Kansas producers and those in the bottom third. Higher costs were the 800-lb. gorilla in the pasture for the least profitable operations and, among those, feed expense took a King Kong-size bite out of profits.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Oct. 5 at the 10th Street Pizza Hut. Jeri Brozek served as hostess and co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Dr. Tom Greene, is honored as being a 40 year Great Bend Optimist Club Member
Shane Dicks, 7 year club member, is honored as being the Great Bend Optimist Club Optimist of the Year
The Hoisington Jets 4-H Club met Sept. 27th. The club had a potluck dinner before the meeting. The meeting was called to order by Vice-president Drew Reisner. Roni and Kayleigh led us in the song "A Bear Went Over the Mountain". Roll call was taken by secretary, Tiffany Schneider, answering to the question "What was your favorite food?" There were 15 members, two leaders, six parents and one guest in attendance. Desmond Noah gave the treasurer report. He reported that two deposits had been made. A bill was submitted for float and club supplies. It was paid. Kayleigh reported the ...
Leaders of the 315 Kansas Lions and Leo Clubs from all parts of the state will be meeting in McPherson Nov. 5-7 for the Fall Assembly of the Kansas Lions Council of Governors. A major order of business will be the assembly of the State Council of Governors for the second of their required meetings during the year to establish and evaluate policy that will guide Kansas Lions in community service to their hometown communities.
Dr. Naomi Oreskes, science historian, author and professor of history and science studies at University of California San Diego, will visit Fort Hays State University and give a presentation about climate change on Wednesday as part of her state tour.
Poets, writers, singers, dancers, mimes, musicians, rockers and artists of all shapes and sizes will converge on the Memorial Union's Cody Commons from 7 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 4 on the Fort Hays State University campus.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs.
TONGANOXIE - Heading in, they knew it would be tough, and the Tonganoxie tournament did not disappoint.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago.
LAWRENCE - Kansas is turning to a native son to usher the Jayhawks through the rest of the season.
Central Plains 58,
It was definitely a game that would play into the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference standings later in the season - as well as Region VI seeding.
HOISINGTON - Wanda Lee Deer,93, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Wichita. Born on Feb. 28, 1921 in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Frank Edward and Nellie (Coats) Sypolt.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Patricia Joan Brandt, 73, died Sept. 26 at Cheyenne Mountain Care Center, Colorado Springs, Colo. Born March 4, 1941 at Russell, she was the daughter of Paul and Virginia (Henshaw) Kanitz.
LINDSBORG - Henrietta Hilda Dirks, 95, of Lindsborg, formerly Scott City, passed away Sept. 26. Born March 15, 1919 at Lodge Pole, Neb., she was the daughter of Louis R. and Caroline (Wagner) Misegadis.
LARNED - Glenn Scott Presley, 66, died Sept. 21, at Mayo's St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Min. Born Feb. 8, 1948, in Wichita, he was the son of Glenn and Ruby Elzey Presley. On Dec. 31, 1967, he married Linda Walker in Marquette. She survives. After graduating from McPherson College, he moved to Larned to begin teaching high school industrial arts classes. He managed the Larned Swimming Pool for 25 years. He was a loving husband, a caring father, and a very proud grandpa.
By CONNIE HELM
On Sunday, Oct. 5, the Central Christian College Concert Choir and Chanter Tigres, a select vocal ensemble, will perform at 10 a.m. Community Christian Church, located east of Barton Community College at 253 NE 30 Road.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Great Bend police officers and Barton County deputies were involved in a pursuit that began at 6:25 a.m. Saturday on West U.S. 56 and Railroad Ave.
A candle started a fire reported at 6:48 p.m. Friday at Will Power Fitness and Athletic Training, 2015 10th St., Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.