Edward Hearn will celebrate his 80th birthday with a family dinner hosted by his family in Emporia. He was born on May 25, 1931 in Kingman. He graduated from Kingman High School in 1949 and served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954. In 1955, he married Wilhelmia Roedel in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was the owner and operator of Hearn's Tree Service. He has four children, John Hearn of El Dorado, Jeanette Bowen of Ridgeway S.C., Judy Schick of Lebo and James of LaCrosse; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren
Greg and Regina Stukey announce the birth of their daughter, Kinsly Jo Stukey, on Feb. 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has three big sisters, Jayden who is 8 1/2 years old, Jordyn who is 8 years old and Karley who is 6 years old.
The Great Bend High School Class of 1943 held a mini-reunion on May 5 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation, where two classmates are residents, Larry Bryant and Katherine Campbell.
Kent and Karen Frick, of rural Larned, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Dawn Frick of Topeka, to Matthew Ray Brossard of Topeka, son of Guy and Debbie Brossard of Corona, Calif. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Alma Frick and Mildred Fyler, both of Larned, the late Raymond Frick, and the late Carlton Fyler. Grandparents of the prospective groom are the late Raymond and Mildred Brossard of Riverside, Calif. and John Hermesch and the late Jackie Hermesch of Temecula, Calif.
O C McCrary will celebrate his 80th birthday on May 31. O C was born in a log cabin on Sugar Hill near Lincoln, Ark. to Doc and Zella McCrary. On Oct. 16, 1951, he married Wanza Lou Willis. The couple has six children, 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A career with Halliburton took them to McPherson and Great Bend, where they raised their family. Since retiring to the Ozarks, he is devoted to his passionate love of the great outdoors and the catch of his life, his wife.
Loretta Morgenstern will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 31 with a card shower. A long-time resident of Hoisington, she was married to LeRoy Morgenstern on Feb.14, 1942. He died on Oct. 3, 1993. She has six children, 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Glenn and Phyllis Schniepp will celebrate their 60th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 28 at the Golden Years Center in Bazine. Hosts for the event will be their children, Larry and Belinda Schniepp of Shenandoah, Iowa, Terry and Colleen Schniepp, Marlin and Billie Schniepp, all of Cottage Grove, Minn., and Charles and Kelli Schniepp of Bazine. The couple has eight grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Lenora Margaret Hutton (Budig), will celebrate her 80th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. today with a surprise "Come and Go" reception at 608 E. Lakeview Drive in Barton Hills.
At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Alby Harris, Dakota Ellis and MaKenzie Sauder of Great Gend High School were selected to attend the 28th Annual Governor's Scholars Awards Program on May 1, in Topeka.
The First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., Great Bend, announces the recipients of the HH and Jennie Kopke Memorial Scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year. The new recipients are: Rana Ahmadi, daughter of Hashmatullah and Tourpaki Ahmadi; Ryan Bretches, son of Mark and Sarah Bretches; Derek Moos, son of Mike and Stephanie Moos; Marcella McCluskey, daughter of Patrick and Tish McCluskey; Brittany Pflughoeft, daughter of Brian and Malissia Pflughoeft; and Lauren Thill, daughter of Mike and Ginger Thill.
Elmer and Diane Beck will celebrate their 45th anniversary on May 21 at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo.
Nelson H. and Donna R. Wharton will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a reception and dance at 6:30 p.m. on May 28 at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas in Great Bend. Friends and family are invited to attend. Hosts for the even will be their children, Spencer and Jill Wharton and Matthew and Laura Wharton, all of Great Bend. The couple has four grandsons, Jacob, Jaret, Brady and Grant Wharton.
Lyle "George" and Connie Wharton will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a reception and dance, at 6:30 p.m. on May 28, at the American Legion. Hosts for the event will be their children, Staci and Matthew Smith of Las Vegas, Nev., Stephanie and Todd Lagerman of Riley, and their grandchildren, Lily and Logan Lagerman of Riley.
Jeremy and Melanie Lewis announce the birth of their daughter, Delaney Piper Pace Lewis, on April 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 6 oz., and was 18 1/2 in. long. She has a big brother, Declan Thomas Tripp Lewis, who is 21 months old.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Heritage Senior Center will feature guest speaker Linda McCaffrey during a July 28 noon pot luck lunch.
Welcome Inn Notes
Barton County Jail
Great Bend Fire/EMS
NIMES, France - Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming - their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.
BOSTON - Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later.
Several Kansas State University researchers were essential in helping scientists assemble a draft of a genetic blueprint of bread wheat, also known as common wheat. The food plant is grown on more than 531 million acres around the world and produces nearly 700 million tons of food each year.
Ray and Linda Everhart of Gypsum, announce the engagement of their daughter Andrea C. Everhart, to Brad J. Birzer, son of Steve and Brenda Birzer of Ellinwood.
John and Edna Klema of Great Bend will celebrate their 65th anniversary on July 26, with a family dinner and a card shower.
Chris and Carla Emerson of Hays announce the birth of their daughter Megan Anne Emerson on Jan. 24 at Hays Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has a big sister, Elizabeth and two big brothers, Adam and Mason.
Keith and Carol Fieler of Schoenchen and Kevin Mauler and Sheryl Mauler of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their children, Chelsea Dawn Fieler and Trenton Scott Mauler. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Gene Karlin and Jim and Jean Fieler, all of Hays and the late Thelma Karlin. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Doyle and Gwen Cook and Gerald and Lois Mauler, all of Great Bend.
Kansas Department Wildlife, Parks and Tourism educator
Straub International in Great Bend has been selected as the 2014 "Best-in-Class Farm Equipment Dealership" by Farm Equipment magazine.