Amber Dawn Jeffrey and Oliver Eugene Snook were united in marriage on July 24, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by Father Jerry Beat. Parents of the couple are Tully and Bonnie Jeffrey of Claflin and Stephen Snook and Connie Ashley of Great Bend. Grandmother of the bride is Juanita Jeffrey of Salina. The groom's grandparents are Pearl White and Oliver and Carol Snook, all of Great Bend, and Louise Snook of Missouri.
Clara Feldman will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 26 at The Front Door, 1615 10th Street. Friends and family are invited. Hosts for the event will be her family. They request no gifts.
Ruby Phillips will celebrate her 90th birthday on Feb. 15 with a card shower.
Lyle and Bev Juergensen of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a weekend trip to Kansas City with their children and grandchildren.
On a beautifully calm winter day near the Sea of Galilee, Gov. Mike Huckabee shared with a group of Americans his concern for the future of Israel.
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Rodney McGruder sank a long 3-pointer with Alec Burks in his face, but the shot was still on his fingertips as the clock hit zeros and Colorado escaped with a 58-56 win over Kansas State on Saturday night.
NETTLETON (AP) - The old mansion still sits near the banks of the dry Arkansas River - one of the only remains of this town with a tragic tale.
Jordaan Memorial Library's Book Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 9 a.m. The theme is Develop a Love For Reading. Come prepared to talk about the books you have read recently or share an old favorite. Discover a new author. Books, both old and new, you may not have seen before will be available to check out. Come join the lively discussion.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Redskins kick returner Brandon Banks and a close friend were stabbed early Saturday during an altercation outside a downtown D.C. nightclub.
LAWRENCE (AP) - In a victory that might nudge Kansas from No. 2 to No. 1, twin brothers came within one basket of twin stats.
Following the success of "On Broadway" during the 2007-08 Community Concert season, Matt Davenport Productions has created a brand new production, "Back on Broadway," and it's coming to Great Bend as the Golden Belt Community Concert Association's fifth concert of the 2013-14 season.
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John E. Taylor, 85, died Feb. 27 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
Orval E. Weeks, 86, died Feb. 26 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Born May 16, 1927, in Russell County, he was the son of Marion B. and Edith I. (Ross) Weeks. On March 20, 1949 Orval married Virginia L. Campbell in Hoisington. She preceded him in death on June 25, 2005.
ELLIS - Eileen B. Wittman, 86, died Feb. 25 at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. Born June 27, 1927, in Ellis, she was the daughter of George and Bernice (Coleman) Matteson. She attended school in Ellis, graduating from Ellis High School in 1945. She also attended Colorado Women's College in Denver for one year. On Nov. 7, 1948, she married Lawrence Wittman. He died on March 26, 2009. A resident Great Bend from 1973 to 1977, residing in Ellis most of her life, she was employed in the Ellis drugstores, as a dental assistant for Dr. Davis, as librarian ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Vegan Cooking" from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
Julie Zeck will be the speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse, on Saturday, March 8 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time begin at 9 a.m., with the meeting at 9:30.
Guest speaker Melissa Harris will lead "Living on the Faith Side" services, March 8 and 9 at Faith Community Church in Great Bend. The Saturday morning women's meeting is at 10 a.m., Saturday evening service – open to all – is at 7 p.m. and Sunday morning worship is at 10:30 a.m.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for the spring shipment of Bithell Berries from Boring, Oregon. The 14 pound boxes of fresh fruit are flash frozen so to better divide them upon arrival. Available now are Marion blackberries, red raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries sliced with sugar, strawberries whole, loganberries, pie cherries, sweet cherries, peaches, apricots, apples and rhubarb. Also available are frozen jams of various flavors and puree.
HOISINGTON - The third annual "Taste of Hoisington" will offer a variety of homemade soups and cakes from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. For a suggested $6 donation, guests will get two servings of soups, crackers, cake and drink. There will be a drawing for prizes.
March 5 is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, April 20.
First Congregational United Church of Christ will hold its 13th annual Monterrey Dinner next week. Serving will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the church, 3400 21st St. in Great Bend. An accessible entrance is located on the Polk Street side.
MIAMI - LeBron James scored 31 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a huge third quarter to run away and eventually rout the New York Knicks 108-82 on Thursday night.
LAWRENCE - After two months spent mostly bludgeoning each other into submission, coaches in the Big 12 are starting to cast a wary eye toward the NCAA tournament.