Randy and Susan Willis recently celebrated their 40th anniversary with a family dinner at the historic Old Mill in Oxford. Hosts were their daughters and families, Ben and Julie Ann Jacobs, Banks and Bennett, of Ellinwood and Jeremiah and Abby Shull, Cecily and Medrie, of Winfield.
Alvin and Vera Muth of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Aug. 10 with a family dinner and card shower. A vacation is scheduled for a later date.
Daniel and Stephanie Schneider announce the birth of their daughter Natalie Ilene Schneider on June 6, in Great Bend. She weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21 in. long.
Ronald and Peggy Soeken of Lorraine will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an Open House from 3 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 2 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Holyrood. Hosts for the event will be their children Kristin Webb of Wichita, Sandra Barton of Holyrood, and Joe and Cinda Lohmann of Farmington, Minn. The couple has 7 grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.
Daryl and Kathy Moore of Beloit announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Moore, to Derek Vonada, son of Damon and Janet Vonada of Great Bend.
Todd and Jane Buehler will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a family dinner on Aug. 9, in Bronaugh, Mo. The couple celebrate with a cruise to Alaska earlier in the year.
Stan and Judy Smith will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 7th. The couple was united in marriage on Aug. 7, 1964, in Larned.
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.
State Treasurer Ron Estes warns Kansans of suspicious postcards labeled as an "Unclaimed Property Notification."
Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed a competitive grant cycle and awarded $21,331.00 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. The July 2014 competitive grant recipients are:
Kansas State University researchers have completed a 20-year study that looks at the consequences of burning Flint Hills prairie at different times of the year. It finds that burning outside of the current late spring time frame has no measurable negative consequences for the prairie and, in fact, may have multiple benefits.
While summer isn't quite over, everyone is turning to a fall schedule. If they haven't already, producers are planning and getting ready for the 2015 winter wheat crop and summer crops producers are starting to think about harvest. And many are already thinking about planting decisions for next spring. But there is one more crop plan underway in Kansas – the next crop of persons preparing for careers in some aspect of the agriculture sector.
Green Bay's grab of the NFC North for the third straight season, giving the Packers seven of the 12 titles since the division formed, was predictable.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Jeremy Guthrie gave up a home run on his first pitch and not much else, pitching the Kansas City Royals past the Texas Rangers 6-3 Saturday night for their 24th win in 30 games.
There is more than one way to band a team together.
Panther Cards are still available in the activities office at the Great Bend High School.
The Panther Booster Club Ice Cream Social/Mixer will be held in the Great Bend High School Commons at 3 p.m. on Sunday for athletes planning to participate in sports during the 2014-15 school year and their parents.
Great Bend High School football season tickets are on sale in the activities office.
IOLA - The Barton Community College men's cross-country team began the 2014 season on Friday at the Kings Sandwich Classic in Iola.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Matt Cassel made a winning return to Arrowhead Stadium, even if it was just a preseason game.
LAWRENCE - Nick Harwell had to wait an entire season before getting on the field at Kansas.
NATIONALS 6, GIANTS 2
COUNCIL BLUFFS - The Barton Community College volleyball team found the trip to Iowa this past weekend to be rough going as the Lady Cougars dropped all four matches of the Reiver Classic hosted by Iowa Western in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The Barton Community College women's soccer team began the 2014 regular season on Friday, battling with Western Wyoming for 90-minutes before settling for a 1-1 tie.
CLEVELAND - Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again.
LARNED - Dr. Thomas Dale Ewing, 92, passed away Aug. 22, 2014 at the Rice County District Hospital, Lyons.