Mike Smith, the nation's leading weather expert, will speak at the American AgCredit Insurance Meeting on Wednesday at the Stone Ridge Country Club. Mike is the author of "WARNINGS: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather" (Greenleaf 2010), founder of WeatherData and is the Senior Vice President of AccuWeather. Mike holds the highest awards in meteorology from the American Meteorology Society along with earning 19 U.S. and foreign patents. Mike is a keynote speaker and has spoken all over the United States. His topic for the AgCredit Meeting will be the 2012 Spring and Summer Weather ...
The Parnassus Club met on Feb. 14 at Sharon Jones residence. Nancy Converse, presided. Roma Murphy was introduced as guest at the meeting.
Helen Jonas will celebrate her 80th birthday on Feb. 29 with a card shower.
Greg and Melinda Sinn of Manhattan announce the engagement of their daughter Crystal Kay Sinn, to Daniel Dean Siebert, son of Jim and Taunya Siebert of Wichita, formerly of Hoisington.
Leanna Jo Cummings and Ryan Bussman of Wichita announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Donald Cummings of Land O' Lakes, Fla., and Connie Holler of Wichita. Parents of the groom are Rick and Derinda Bussman of Great Bend.
Roger Hickey and Barbara and Ron Tournear, all of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marcia Hickey, to Mike Dietz, son of Delane and Lana Dietz of Great Bend.
Ray and Jacque Scheideman celebrated their 50th anniversary on Feb. 24.
Barton County Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the main museum library, just south of the Ark River Bridge on Highway 281. David Barnes, Director of Shafer Gallery at Barton Community College will provide the program, Native American Art and Culture.
The following meals will be served Feb. 27 through March 2. 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.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 7 at the home of Linda Jerke. Janice Walker was co-hostess. President Janis Link conducted the meeting.
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
Bridget Beran, a senior at Central Plains High School, was awarded Kansas State University's Leadership Scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 15 at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the award. During K-State's annual Scholarship Day, students and their parents were guests of the university at a banquet. Throughout the day, they attended meetings with academic deans and student life officials.
MANHATTAN (AP) - The coaches who picked Iowa State to finish eighth in the Big 12 probably did not see this one coming.
Tuesday, June 24 arrived like most mornings in Finney County. The only difference – humidity levels were high and the dew point skied off the chart.
Willa Mae Springfeldt, 93, died July 10, at Almost Home in Great Bend. Born July 11, 1920, in Springfield, Mo., she was the daughter of William and Ethel Mae (Renfro) Teem. On Nov. 23, 1940, she married Virgil L. Springfeldt in Cottonwood Falls. He died on June 7, 1992. A resident of Great Bend since 1972, coming from Bushton, she and her husband were owner and operator of IGA of Bushton and Kwik Shop in Great Bend. She enjoyed playing the piano and cello.
Dennis A. Munoz, 66, longtime resident of Great Bend, passed away at his Great Bend home on Wednesday afternoon, July 9. Born Dec. 10, 1947, in Great Bend, he was the son of Frank and Katherine (Pyles) Munoz. In 1965, he graduated from Great Bend High School.
HOLLYWOOD, FLA.- Esther Dunham, 89, died Dec. 2, 2013 at Golfcrest Health Care Center, Hollywood, Fla. Born July 16, 1924 at Scottsbluff, Neb., she was the daughter of Lee Selby and Alice Butler. She married Jack Dunham June 9, 1945 at Hays, Kan. A former resident of Great Bend before moving to Florida, she was employed at J. C. Penney and the Barton County Health Department until her retirement.
ELLINWOOD--Joyce Marie Fullbright, 83, passed away in Ellinwood on July 10. Born Oct. 1, 1930 in Georgetown, Ark., she was the daughter of Briles and Myrtle (Chambers) Andrews.
Connie Rosalie Peacock, 91, died July 11 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born Feb. 21, 1923 at WaKeeney, she was the daughter of Pete and Antonia (Solowski) Gregorcyk.
Larry Randall Miller, 55, died May 31, in San Diego, Calif. Born March 10, 1959 at Great Bend, he was the son of Harold S. and Dorothy J. Miller. He joined the Coast Guard in 1978, working as a corpsman and was awarded a letter from President Ronald Reagan for saving a life. He attended Wichita State University on the GI Bill and later worked as a respiratory therapist and cardiology technician. He married Bernadette Alison December 31, 1990 at San Diego.