Jerry Pierson, 75, died Nov. 20 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Nov. 23, 1935 in Bean Lake, Mo., he was the son of C.W. and Priscilla (Rupe) Pierson. On April 17, 1993 he married Lois (Smith) Becker in Great Bend. A resident of the Barton County area for 40 years, he was a long time employee of Murray Casing Crews. He was an avid hunter, who loved his family, guns, classic Mopars and gardening. He was also known to be an extreme "do-it-yourselfer".
HOISINGTON - Richard K. McGinnis, 84, died Nov. 20 at his residence in Hoisington. Born Sept. 10, 1927 in rural Barton County, he was the son of Edman E. and Lena Gray (Ruble) McGinnis. In October 1953, he married Shirley L. Trauer at Sylvia. A resident of Hoisington since 1953, he was a grader/maintenance operator for Eureka Township and a heavy equipment operator for the State of Kansas and Prosser Dirt Construction. He loved hunting, especially pheasants and quail.
A Great Bend man who sustained minor injuries after the semi-trailer he was driving went off a county road on Saturday was later arrested for alleged traffic violations.
Great Bend Police
The Great Bend High School Class of 1972 is seeking to contact classmates for their 40th Reunion. Classmates can contact Pam Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kansas Farmers Union would like to invite the public to their Annual Convention, "The 2012 Farm Bill: A Defining Moment in Agriculture," on Dec. 2-3 at the Ramada in downtown Topeka.
Irene Boxberger will celebrate her 95th birthday on Nov. 27 with a card shower.
Dale and Paula Knop of Ellinwood, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Knop, to Colt Oberle, son of Larry and Tamra Oberle of Chase.
Gladys Salmans, of Larned, celebrated her 80th birthday on Nov. 19 with a girls day out in Salina.
Vanessa Mendoza and Ty Cornwell were united in marriage on Oct. 28 in a ceremony held at Veracruz, Mexico. Parents of the couple are Rosa Elisa Mendoza Verde of Boca Del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico and Joe and Lisa Cornwell of St. John. The bride is the daughter of the late Juan Valenzuela Ramirez.
Ron and Betty Schremmer will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a card shower.
Shirley J. Link of Great Bend celebrated her 80th birthday on Nov. 17th.
Leona Slankard will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Nov. 26, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th, in Great Bend. The family also requests notes or cards.
Larry and Lorrie Ruble elebrated their 25th anniversary on Nov. 5 with a reception hosted by Jim and Millie Meroney and a trip on Nov. 14 to Las Vegas, Nev. with friends.
Mary Bieberle will be the featured speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse meeting, Saturday, Sept. 13 at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time begins at 9 a.m., with the program at 9:30.
The 1980 motion picture, "The Gods Must Be Crazy" will be shown on Friday, Sept. 19, as part of the Heartland Center for Spirituality's fall series of "Movies with a Message."
CTI 14:22 concert
The City of Great Bend will have its annual public auction at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, in front of the Great Bend Police Department, 1217 Williams St.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Airport Airplane/Classic Car display will be from 1:30-3:30 on Sunday. An original P-51B Mustang will perform a flyby, weather permitting, during the event.
They're going to have to get used to it.
Last week President Obama admitted that his administration has not worked out a strategy on how to deal with the emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a dominant force in the Middle East. However, as ISIS continues its march through Syria and Iraq, many in the US administration believe it is, in the words of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a threat "beyond anything we have ever seen."
TOPEKA – "Byways of Kansas" is the title of a new travel guide from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the Kansas Department of Transportation. Kansas boasts 11 scenic and historic byways – including two national scenic byways, including the area's own Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway – that offer travelers the opportunity to get away from the more heavily-traveled highways and experience Kansas landscapes, history, attractions, culture, entertainment, and hospitality.