Lydia Blehm will celebrate her 90th on Aug. 29 with a family gathering and meal. Celebrating with her will be her children and grandchildren, Harold and Delores Schneidewind, Craig and Linda Schneidewind; and grandchildren Steven Schneidewind, and Alva, Kim, Tristan, Morgan, Shana and Weston McHenry.
Rebecca Koochel and Dallas Guinn were united in marriage on Dec. 11 at St. Francis of Assasi Catholic Church in Wichita in a ceremony officiated by Father Michael Linnebur. Parents of the couple are Michael and Lois Koochel of Great Bend and Rex and Lisa Guinn of Stilwell, Okla. Grandparents of the bride are Florine Meister of Great Bend and the late Joe and Minnie Beck, the late Elwyn Koochel and the late John Meister. Grandparents of the groom are Renie Guinn of Stilwell, Okla., the late Kenneth Guinn and the late Elizabeth Tinsley.
Katy Jilek and Matt Hertel were united in marriage on May 20, at the Saint Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic Church in Woodbury, Minn. with Father Tom Walker officiating. Parents of the couple are Michael and Kathleen Jilek of Wausau, Wis. and Gary and Diana Hertel of Great Bend. Grandparents of the groom are Clarence and Doris Tuzicka of Otis.
Craig and Cindy White of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Trina Marie White, to Chase Bauer, son of Bret and Terri Bauer of rural Pawnee Rock.
Lance and Linda Champlin announce the birth of their daughter, Bailey Jo Champlin, on June 14 in Concordia. She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and was 19 3/4 in. long. She has a big brother, Trae, who is 2 1/2 years old.
Linda Stairrett, former resident of Jetmore, and Trention Schlotthauer, longtime resident of the Bushton/Ellinwood area, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Andy Stairrett, of Jetmore. She is the granddaughter of Jack and Edna Stairrett of Jetmore. The prospective groom is the son of David and Kim Schlotthauer and Kristen and Brian Stout, all of Ellinwood. He is the grandson of the late Pete and Pat Bieberle, Ronald Schlotthauer of Ellinwood and the late Ramona, Keith and Connie Rohrman of Arizona and Ron and Donna Stout of Alaska.
Kevin and Tamra Romine announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Romine, to Damian Tudor, son of David and Mary Tudor.
Hulda Bitter of Hoisington will celebrate her 96 birthday on Aug. 30 with a family dinner at Montana Mikes Steakhouse.
Eudale Brack, of Otis, will celebrate his 85 birthday on Sept. 1 with a card shower.
August A. Christiansen and Pruella Hager were married May 4, 1890. The union produced nine off-springs. This reunion had some of the many descendants present. Marjorie Long 91 of Ellinwood is the last surviving off-spring was unable to attend due to illness.
Catrisa Burkes of Corpus Christi, Texas, Teana Lee, of Weatherford, Okla., and Ricky Poindexter of Sayer, Okla., announce the engagement of their children, Chelsea Spencer and Jordan Poindexter.
A special afternoon and evening of touring Land Pride, the Grassroots Art Center and the restoration efforts at the Garden of Eden in Lucas will be held on Sept. 1. Tours and Open House at the Land Pride (a division of Great Plains Manufacturing) will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m.; an open house at the Grassroots Art Center will be held from 4 to 5:45 p.m.; and a reception and award recognition will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Garden of Eden. A special evening is planned full of ...
Joyce Beadles and Larry Fry were united in marriage on May 21, at the First Southern Baptist Church in a ceremony officiated by Father Reginald Urban and Pastor Doyle Smith. The bride is the daughter of the late Leonard and Rose Huschka. The groom is the son of Alta Fry, formerly of Great Bend and the late Roy Fry.
Ann Asher of Great Bend celebrated her 80th birthday on Aug. 21. She was born on Aug. 21, 1931.
Earl and Judy Fox of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a cruise at a future date.
United Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas launched its public school partnership with an education caravan in July at three Kansas locations designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Three more are scheduled in Nebraska on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2. United Methodists in the new Great Plains Conference (Nebraska and Kansas) intend to increase collaborative efforts between United Methodist congregations, schools and community partners to support local schools.
CLAFLIN - The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin is having a Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night on Sunday, Sept. 21. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served from 5-7 p.m. at the Parish Center in Claflin.
First Baptist Church is having a movie night at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1600 19th St., Great Bend. Popcorn will be served.
A member of the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 hangs a POW/MIA flag in the courthouse square, Thursday evening.
During his Town Hall at Ellinwood Thursday, Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said he believes it's time to look at a new school funding formula. "Free lunch isn't the only indicator of at-risk," he said, noting poor students may excel and more affluent students may face other issues.
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The Barton County Road and Bridge Department will be doing asphalt work at the intersection of Washington Ave. and 30 Road on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23. The intersection will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, or until the project is completed.
The three-event celebration of Heartland Cancer Center's (HCC) 11thanniversary promises to have something for everyone, said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group.
Miraculously, President Obama has conjured a strategy to wipe the Islamic State from the face of the Earth!
One of the dumbest points of contention in modern politics is the Big Government vs. Small Government one. It's a fake debate, only meaningful to the privileged: investors, business executives and their cronies. To everyday Americans it's a lofty, largely academic concept. Yet we've been duped into caring about it.