Staci Bownes attended the annual InfoExpo User Conference in At1anta, Ga., on Sept. 18-21. While there she learned new ideas, heard from innovative speakers, met with ASA executives, product managers, technology partners, industry experts and others. ASA Tire Systems develops comprehensive systems of software tools geared to helping tire dealers and retreaders manage all facets of their business.
Sarah Reif and Tony Schmieg announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Melvin and Sammie Reif of Ellinwood. The prospective groom is the son of Donald and Judy Schmieg of Chanhassen, Minn.
James F. Schneweis will celebrate his 80th birthday on Oct. 16 with a card shower. He was born in Claflin and lived in LaCrosse and Quinter before moving to Hoisington in 1967.
Herman (Junior) and Waneta Irene Mausolf will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a Come and Go celebration from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Jordaan Room, 502 Broadway, in Larned. Friends and relatives are invited. The couple requests no gifts.
Mike and Myrla Keenan, of Great Bend, celebrated their 60th anniversary at the Woodlands Resort in The Woodlands, Texas. The couple was accompanied on their trip by Mryla's sister and brother-in-law, Delora and Marvin Baldwin of Great Bend, their three children and spouses, Evan and Nicki Keenan of Spring, Texas, Mark and Valerie Hardy of Sherman, Texas, and Kent and Roxanne Keenan of Great Bend. Many of their grandchildren were also in attendance.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schoenborn of Keller, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Schoenborn, to Nicholas Urban, son of Mrs. Murine Prosser, of Claflin.
Shirley Marie Blanchard of Hoisington, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower.
Bob and Carol Stiles celebrated their 50th anniversary with a cruise to Alaska with family.
Lawrence N. Liebl, of Claflin, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Oct. 15 with a family gathering. He has five children, Ken and Mary Liebl of Wichita, Carol and Rich Steiner of Great Bend, Larry and Marcie Liebl, Kevin and Nancy Liebl and Todd and Carla Liebl, all of Claflin; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Barton County Clerk, Donna Zimmerman, about the new voting regulations that have come into effect.
The 30th Annual Central Kansas Toy Run will be held on Oct. 15., sponsored by The Men MC/American Legion Riders Post 180. A Poker Run, with registration from 9 to 10 a.m., will begin at All Things Chopped, 2400 Main. A parade line up will begin at 2 p.m. at Brit Spaugh Park, starting at 3 p.m., ending at the American Legion #180, 1011 Kansas. For information on the parade contact Johnny at 620-282-0027. An Appreciation Party will follow the parade at the American Legion Post #180 with food, entertainment and door prizes. Bring a donation ...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Sept. 27 at the Post Home.
Women involved in agriculture are invited to the fall 2011 Women in Ag educational session on Nov. 3, in Salina. Topic for the session will be Crops, Cows and Cash Flows - What Does It all Mean?
Charter Funerals is pleased to announce the addition of a new Managing Funeral Director at their Great Bend location. Terry Lewis has recently moved to Great Bend from Nebraska and has assumed the duties of managing the day-to-day operations of their facility here.
The Kansas Department of Commerce announced this week that 25 nonprofit organizations, including the Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation, will share $4.13 million in tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program. Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for various projects.
An attempted fraud was reported to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Someone called a Barton County resident saying her grandson was in trouble in New Mexico and needed help. The woman hung up before finding out what kind of "help" was wanted, and instead called her grandson, who said he was fine.
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MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.
Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.
TOPEKA - Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that over the last fiscal year they gave more than $8.7 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Kansas. Globally, the company and its Foundation donated more than $1.3 billion to non-profit groups, surpassing the previous year's total by more than $244 million.
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ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Farmers Market will begin Tuesday, July 22 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion parking lot. Fresh vegetables (in season) available. All bakers, craftsmen, artisans and more are invited to come to sell and showcase.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Food Bank volunteers and board have been named as the 118th Annual Labor Day Parade Grand Marshals, the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce announced earlier this week.
ELLINWOOD - Sentinel Gallery will present an Art Opening for the exhibition Who Knew? Art Exhibition Showcasing Art with Ellinwood Roots, taking place at 201 South Main on from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 18.
ELLINWOOD -Ellinwood School/Community Library will be closed for cleaning July 22- 25. It will reopen on July 28.
Star of Hope is proud to announce the dedication of the new church building in Hesse, Haiti. The original church building was rendered useless and unsafe by the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti. On June 28, more than 250 people gathered in the new mountain church to dedicate it to the use of the people in the area. The church is located next to the new Hesse School also rebuilt since the 2010 earthquake. In addition to being used for church services it will also be used by the school for assemblies.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Leonard Loraine Mullenix, 94, died July 13 at his home in Las Cruces, N.M. He was born Dec. 9, 1919 at Chase, the son of George and Lola (Fuson) Mullenix.