Rick and Kristen Walker announce the birth of their son, Gunner Clark Walker, on Oct. 20 in Lawrence. He weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz. and was 21 in. long.
Bertha Mae Martin will celebrate her 80th birthday on Dec. 29 with a card shower. Bertha Mae Martin was born on Dec. 29, 1930 in Broken Arrow, Okla. She married Leon L. Martin. He died on June, 3, 2010. Cards may be sent to her at 1164 W. 2nd, Hoisington, Ks. 67544.
Lincoln students and staff celebrated making 2009/2010 Building Standard of Excellence in both Math and Reading on Nov. 30th.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Boley will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary this Sunday. They were married on Dec. 26, 1955, in Wichita and moved to Great Bend in 1958 after living in Dorrance for three years. The two have been involved with music since their childhood and continue with numerous music activities in the Great Bend community. They have three daughters, Maggie McKain, Mary McMahan and JoAnn Ishmael; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Jim and Millie Meroney of Great Bend celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 13 with a cake reception with family and friends. The couple celebrated early since they plan to celebrate their actual anniversary in Las Vegas.
Members of the Delta Tau Soroity gathered on Dec. 14 for a time of Christmas celebration. They toured the festive homes of some of the club members and enjoyed appetizers and a dessert at the homes. The evening also involved the pledge ceremony of the new members of Delta Tau. In a candle lit ceremony, Stephanie Joiner of Great Bend and Rachel Sieker of Ellinwood officially became sisters of Delta Tau. It was a fun and joyous evening, and a warm welcome to the new members of Delta Tau.
Lacey Jo Moore and Hunter Ryan Farris were united in marriage on June 19 at the First Christian Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. William Johnson. Parents of the couple are Lane and LaDonna Moore of Great Bend, Debbie McClain of Spring, Tx., and Neel and Karen Farris of Center, Tx.
Trash pickup for the City of Ellinwood for the week of December 26th will be Monday and Wednesday on the east side and Tuesday and Thursday on the west side due to the New Year's Day holiday.
Verizon Wireless announced today that it has donated $2,000 to Family Crisis Center, based in Great Bend, as part of the company's national HopeLine program, which is dedicated to assisting communities, local shelters and agencies in ending domestic violence. Family Crisis Center is one of 16 domestic violence prevention organizations in Kansas that will be receiving funds to support local education programs and shelter operations.
Students of vocal instructor Glenna Gaunt performed a program of Christmas music at a recent Pilot Club meeting. Shown left to right are soloists Brooke Smith, Chantelle McReynolds, Sarah Keller and Gabe Zorn, along with Glenna Gaunt who accompanied them on piano.
Farmers, business owners and entrepreneurs interested in agritourism are invited to attend a five-part agritourism course in February and March at Pratt Community College in Pratt.
You've got to forgive me, but during this holiday season, seems like my thoughts turn to food and all of the wonderful homemade dishes of this season. I do enjoy the great fellowship with family and friends, but alas, what would this be without something good to eat.
MANHATTAN – Kansas State University joins four other land-grant universities in sharing a three year, $1.9 million grant to study pest control methods, treatments and best management practices in wheat. The USDA's Risk Avoidance and Mitigation Program (RAMP) awarded the grant, which provides resources that allow scientists from the five institutions to complete their work.
Leanda Ditus and Iola Titsworth, who share their Great Bend home and their friendship, are now sharing the recognition of the Focus on Abilities award. Both women's background includes institutionalization but now they are enjoying a place of their own.
LARNED - Anna Belle Owens, 73, died Dec. 23 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. She was born May 17, 1937, in Shattuck, Okla. A resident of Larned since 1970, formerly of Woodward, Okla., she was a retired Food Service Supervisor 1 at the Larned State Hospital.
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles usually like to slug their way to victory.
NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony hung from the rim, the helpless defender who tried to stop his dunk lying on the court below after falling down.
Great Bend High School freshman forward Alondra Garcia kept her team from getting shut down completely on Tuesday afternoon against McPherson at Cavanaugh Soccer Fields.
Completely Kids announced the store will be combining efforts with The Gallery in downtown Great Bend, starting June 1. The new shop-within-a-shop will still carry all their customer favorites. "We want to thank our customers for 10 years of support," owner Dana Long said. "We hope that they'll enjoy the new combined shopping experience inside The Gallery."
Fitness should not be a chore. In fact, it can and should be fun, says Charise Oelger, Great Bend Jazzercise instructor. Kids can learn this valuable life lesson and channel their inner Bieber during the Junior Jazzercise "Kids Get Fit" program at the Jazzercise Great Bend Fitness Center, Saturday, May 11 from 9:30-10 a.m.
From left: Chandra Gray, Holly Foster and Kole Stiner team up at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center for the community-wide clean-up day May 1. The Great Bend High School Student Council helped organize the event as a community-service project.
Wichita - Ninety-three volunteers across 80 counties were honored by Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland recently at the 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast and Annual Meeting.
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People looking for full- or part-time work will have an opportunity to meet employers during Job Fest 2013, taking place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th St.
According to the Barton County Engineers Office, L&M Contractors of Great Bend will begin bridge repair work on NE 10 Ave. (or North Frey Street), north of the Club at StoneRidge on Friday. Barricades will be placed at the intersection North and South of the structure, allowing access to local traffic only for about three weeks.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington High School forensics team brought back eight medals from 3A State Forensics in Wichita on Saturday (May 4). Every Cardinal earned at least one medal and Olivia Lowry earned two.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team competed at the KSHSAA 2A State Forensics Championships held at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita on Saturday, May 4.
LAWRENCE - Surrounded by her four children at her home, Norma Lea Curry Shafer-Yancey, 84, peacefully passed away on May 4th. Born on Christmas Day in 1928, to Leslie and Glenda Curry in Burlington, Wash., Norma Lea Curry and her family moved to Great Bend, before her second birthday. Shortly after her graduation from high school, Norma met Ted Shafer at a picnic dance. They were married in 1948, and had four children. Shafer's position ...
LAWRENCE - Sylvia M. Wagner, 86, died on May 2, at Brandon Woods in Lawrence. Born Feb. 24, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Marie (Wollert) Schmidt. On Nov. 17, 1946, she married Duane Wagner in Ellinwood. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1991. She was a housewife and bank teller. She was an avid reader and enjoyed needlepoint.