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The Great Bend Zoo Boo drew 2,733 children and 1,532 adults to Brit Spaugh Zoo on Saturday, Zoo Director Scott Gregory reported.
Bryce Young, chief operating officer, and Bill Overbey, chief financial oficer, both of Hays Medical Center, told Pawnee County commissioners at their Oct. 18 meeting that Dr. David Sanger, M.D., would begin seeing patients on Monday, Nov. 1, at the Pawnee Valley Clinic near Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. They also gave commissioners an update about the mobile nuclear stress testing, the MRI, lab, patient and employee surveys and scheduled health fairs.
Kris's Diner, just south of the Kwik Shop, in the 1300 block of Broadway, will have a grand opening and ribbon cutting at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The diner has been open for a few weeks.
The Great Bend High School debate team competed at the Valley Center Halloween Tournament Saturday, Oct. 30. This is the team's fifth weekend of debate competition. They have continued to bring home awards from every tournament.
ELLSWORTH - Carmen R. Munguia, 89, died Oct. 31 at Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth. Service arrangements are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, and will be announced.
ELLSWORTH - Carmen R. Munguia, 89, died Oct. 31 at Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth. She was born Oct. 8, 1921, at El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Edurado and Refugio (Jimeniz) Rousett. She married Ramon Munguia on May 1, 1948, at El Paso, Texas. He died June 1, 2008. A homemaker, she was an Ellsworth resident for the past seven years, coming from Lorraine.
GREENWOOD, Ark. - Jerry L. Hedrick, 73, of Greenwood, Ark., went home to be with his Lord, Oct. 29 in a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital. He was born May 17, 1937, in Coffeyville, and was a businessman and truck driver. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and feeding local wildlife.
Dorothy Lou (Witcher) John, 87, died Oct. 30 at South Wind Hospice House, Pratt. Service arrangements are pending with Minnis Chapel, St. John. Cremation has taken place.
Mike and Christi Madden of Derby announce the birth of their daughter, Brenna Marie Madden on Aug. 4. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long. She is welcomed by her big brothers Devin, age 8, Carter, age 6, and Brexton, 18 months.
Matt and Jennifer Gilmore of Pittsburg announce the birth of their daughter Mariella Lucille Gilmore on Aug. 11 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Pittsburg. She weighed 5 lbs 15.9 oz and was 18 inches long.
Max and Debbie (Dolechek) Folk of Anchorage, Alaska announce the birth of their daughter, Kendall Marie Folk on Aug. 7, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. She weighed 8 lb. 4 oz. She is welcomed by her big sister, Lakin.
Bob and Roxana Hale of Edmond, Okla announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayci Anne Hale, to Steffan Alan Bynum, son of Bob and Gayla Bynum of Newcastle, Okla. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dick and Ramona Dunlap of Great Bend.
Lauren Sturn and Nathan Spare were united in marriage on Aug. 7 at Grace Community Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Matthew Lantz of Tyler, Texas. The bride is the daughter of John and Tammy Sturn of Ellinwood. The groom is the son of Marlyn and Kathie Spare of St. John.
Sara Beth Schlabach of Hanover, and Kevin Andrew Hoff of Great Bend, were united in marriage on June 26 at St. John Catholic Church with Father David Metz officiating. Parents of the couple are Darrell and Debra Schlabach of Hanover, and Terry and Mary Katherine Hoff of Great Bend. Grandparents are Wilhelmina Johnson of Hanover and the late Harold Johnson, the late Howard and Delores Schlabach, Alice Chaffee of Pharr, Texas and the late James Chaffee, and the late Harold and Helen Hoff.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon is eager for another marketing gimmick.
A dozen riders from Rosewood Services participated in their final in-state horse show of the season in late July. The riders competed in the South Central Stock Horse Association (SCSHA) Horse Show at the Hutchinson State Fair Grounds July 26 and 27. The riders will close out their horse show season this month at the National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship Show in Tulsa, Okla.
GBHS Class of 1964 is planning their 50th reunion. Help is needed finding the following members: Richard Dean Cryan, Ronald Wayne Ware, Vernon Stevens, Leo Henry Kimber, Eric Jon Weimaster, Benny Joe Davis, Michael Joe Quigg, Richard Dean Cryan, Barbara Jean Bartlett, Venita Betty (Hicks) Scott, Velma Jean (Wasson) Mull, Connie Aldean (Mauck) Davis, Michael Lynn Boyle, Josephine Marie Marshall, Thomas Kent Moore, Phillip Lee Myers, Sheryll Sue Rounkles, Don Wright, and Carol (Burke) Nossamaon. Anyone with information on these classmates or class members who have not received information, can call Patty at 620-792-3438.
Bill and Bonnie Schremmer of Hoisington announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Tara Marie Schremmer, daughter of Todd J. Schremmer, to Michael Matthew McDiffett, son of Jim and Kim McDiffett of Manhattan. Todd is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. 0.R. Morlong of Clay Center.
Katlyn Bryant and Justin Hlaus of Ellinwood announce their engagement. Katlyn is the daughter of Phillip Bryant of Chase and the late Teresa Bryant. Justin is the son of Frank and LeAnne Hlaus of Wilson.
Andrea Kristian Degenhardt and Nicholas Adam Farmer were united in marriage on April 26, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hoisington in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father Anselm Eke. Parents of the bride are Richard and Mary Lou Degenhardt of Hoisington. Parents of the groom are Deborah Farmer of Great Bend and the late Jerry Farmer. Grandparents of the bride are Margaret Ney of Hoisington and LeRoy and Marilyn Degenhardt of Great Bend. Grandparent of the groom is Louie Wintholz of Great Bend. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Kevin and Jamie Kreutzer announce the birth of their daughter, Kynslea Lane Kreutzer, on June 11, at Hutchinson Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. and was 19 in. long. She has a four-year-old big brother, Jace Kreutzer.
Harold Feldman will celebrate his 95th birthday on Aug. 13., with a card shower.
Doug and Susan Leiker of Sabetha, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Anne Leiker of Lawrence, to Adam Ryan Gerstner of Lawrence, son of Marsha Gerstner of Great Bend. Grandparents of the bride-elect are the late Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Skolaut, Jeannie Leiker of Hays and the late Marvin Leiker. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Loren and Arlene Schamaun of Great Bend and Al and Virginia Gerstner of Peculiar, Mo.
With summer winding down families are busy getting the pantry stocked and meals planned for those first days of school. While adults need to eat breakfast each day to perform their best, kids need it even more. Their growing bodies and developing brains need regular refueling often, from food. When kids skip breakfast, they do not get what they need to be at their best.
Dr. Roger Marshall, of Great Bend, has assumed the volunteer post of Rotary International district governor for 2014-15. As governor, Marshall coordinates the community and international service projects of the 32 clubs in district 5670 which encompasses the Central and Northwest Kansas area. He assumed office on July 1, and will serve through June 30, 2015.
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.
A Kansas State University biochemist is improving biofuels with a promising crop: Camelina sativa. The research may help boost rural economies and provide farmers with a value-added product.