Recently promoted from Major to Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force, Lt. Col. Derrick R. Wheeldon is Chief, Strategy and Policy Branch, in the Plans Division of the Intelligence Directorate,
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On Monday, June 20, Flame Engineering succeeded in achieving 10 Years With No Loss Time Accidents. Management and staff take safety seriously and this accomplishment is a tribute to their success. A special celebration luncheon is planned for July 22 with local and state dignitaries invited to participate. In addition to their outstanding safety record, Flame Engineering is currently recognized by the Kansas Department of Safety and Health along with OSHA as a SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) company. This recognition was accomplished in October of 2000 and they have maintained this recognition to date.
More than 3,000 students earned semester honors from Kansas State University for their academic performance in the spring 2011 semester, while 337 students have received May 2011 graduation honors to recognize outstanding academic performance.
Hutchinson Community College announces the 2011 list of graduates. Two hundred and forty-eight individuals received an Associate of Applied Science degree at the graduation ceremonies held on May 13.
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.
Chris and Sharnelle Herrman announce the birth of their son, Brayden Carter Herrman, on March 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 19 in. long. He has a big brother, Hunter Herrman.
Donald Van Koelliker, Jr., "Van", and Viola Marie Hawthorne/Weller, "Vi", were married on May 29, at Zion United Methodist Church of rural Robinson. The Rev. Paul Waters officiated at the ceremony.
Kelly and Cheryl Ralston of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Cortnea Ralston, to Kip Wilson, son of Dave and Becky Wilson of Strong City. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of JoAnne Petracich of Goodland and Vern "Sonny" Ralston of St. John.
Bruce and Michele Bryant will celebrate their 25th anniversary on July 9 with a small family gathering.
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
Over in the sports section they greet each baseball season with rankings, predictions and detailed summaries of off-season roster moves. Here on the opinion page we usually prefer to wax about emerald green grass, the crack of the bat and the vernal reawakening of our Great American Pastime.