Farmers Bank & Trust N.A. and First National Bank & Trust in Larned have merged, each bringing over 100 of years of history to the merger. The merger was completed on the close of business Friday, Sept. 10. The Farmers Bank & Trust of Larned will retain the same friendly employees serving Larned and Pawnee Counties. The community and all bank employees wish Kent Moffet the best with his retirement.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
It is common knowledge that American corporations avoid taxes by running U.S. profits through off shore "tax havens" like the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, but a recent Bloomberg Business Week investigation traced the specific steps that the pharmaceutical company Forest Labs takes to short the U.S. Treasury.
Man, oh man, I'm mad.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The ring of honor was new and exciting. Everything else about the Cleveland Browns' home opener had a familiar ring.
Dolphins 14, Vikings 10
Marion W. Sunley, 81, died Sept. 20 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. He was born Feb. 28, 1929, at Brownell, the son of Abraham Lincoln and Stella (Stull) Sunley. He married Joan Weber on Aug. 30, 1950, at Ness City. She died Sept. 1, 1987. He married Melba Helm on Oct. 15, 1988, at Great Bend, and she survives. He was a route salesman for Suburban Laundry, a carpenter for Marlette Homes and carrier for Star Route for U.S. Mail. He had been a Great Bend resident since 1954, coming from Brownell, and living 13 years in ...
Jeanine Carol Pettijohn, 49, died Sept. 16 in Great Bend. She was born Aug. 3, 1961, at Great Bend, the daughter of Morris Gray and Anna May (Smith) Ringo.
CANTON - Carl D. Morgan, 64, former Canton businessman, died Sept. 18 in rural Ulysses. He was born March 2, 1946, in Syracuse, the son of Fred E. and Valera (Graham) Morgan. He was an auto mechanic and retired from Excel Industries in Hesston. On May 8, 1971, he married Helen Bahr at Olmitz. She preceded him in death on March 3, 1994. He married Cathy Strobel on April 29, 1995, in Great Bend, and she survives.
CLAFLIN - Lions District Governor Rev. Kerry Hookstra will make an official club visitation to the Claflin Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, meeting at the Community Center in Claflin. All club members are encouraged to be present for this important meeting with the District Governor and other visiting Lions leaders.
Eric Himy is known as a brilliant classical pianist with the wit of a true entertainer. He will perform the second concert of the Golden Belt Community Concert Association's 2010-11 season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone. The concert is available to concert association members. Full-time students will be admitted to the concert for a $5 donation at the door. The auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m.
DENVER - It took the Denver Broncos three tries to put away the Kansas City Chiefs.
Olivia Pfannenstiel and Benjamin Grover announce their engagement along with their parents. The bride-elect is the daughter of Keith and Paulette Pfannenstiel of Lawrence. The prospective groom is the son of Karl and Cathy Grover, formerly of Great Bend.
Esther Koochel will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sept. 19, with a card shower.
Opal A. Weaver will celebrate her 101st birthday Sept. 21, with a card shower.
Tom and Rita Hickel of Hoisington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Reba Hickel to Kyle Kohn, son of Galen and Doris Kohn of Dodge City. Grandparents of the couple are Betty Mae Axman of Olmitz, Gloria Hickel of Claflin and Louise Downey of Dodge City.
Virgil Burhenn will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sept. 15, with a card shower.
Ms. Gwen Turnbull of Salina announces the engagement of her daughter Ashley Turnbull to Jeff Brack, son of Keith and Glenda Brack of Albert. Grandmothers are Mickey Turnbull, of Salina and Ann Siemers, of Great Bend.
Charlene Degenhardt and Michael Beaver were united in marriage on Aug. 30, at St. John Lutheran Church in Ellinwood with Pastor Jeffery Frakes officiating. Parents of the couple are Mary and Daniel of Great Bend, and Carol Beaver of Topeka.
The Walnut Valley Senior Center of Rush Center is again planning to serve a "Potato Bar" the third Sunday of each month from September thru May with the exception of March, due to the community St. Patrick celebration and in December.
The Rice County Council on Aging in Lyons is hosting a seminar on grant writing geared toward non-profit agencies, municipalities, schools, libraries, museums and faith-based organizations. "Researching and Writing Winning Grants - Level I" will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9th at the organization's facility, located at 117 West Avenue South in Lyons.
The Great Bend High School Class of 1964 will hold their 50th reunion on Sept. 18 and Sept. 19 at the Best Western Courtyard in Great Bend. Friends are welcome to come visit after 8 p.m. on both nights.
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 following meals will be served Sept. 15 through Sept. 19. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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.