Forget the robin. Ignore the tulips. Do not let the Easter Bunny, hummingbirds or awakening bears hoodwink you. The first baseball thrown in anger is the true harbinger of spring and calendar alarm for the lazy discard of the heavy encumbrances of winter. Ditch the parka and pull out the windbreaker. Stash the boots and burn the long underwear. Trust me. Burn the long underwear.
Helene Dixon celebrated her 80th birthday on April 5 at the Eagles. Married to Gerald Dixon for 49+ years, she has three children, Ruth Williams of Boise Idaho, Gerry Dixon of Franklin Lakes, N.J., and the late Albert Dixon; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Jeremy and Mandy Keil of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Aubree Madilyne Keil on Jan. 14 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 17 1/4 in. long. Welcoming her home is her big sister Tori.
Martin and Kelley Korb of Overland Park announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany Danielle Korb to Michael John Remmert, son of John Remmert and Lana and Kevin Lichter of Great Bend. The prospective groom is the grandson of Don and Doris Keeler of Great Bend and the late Bob and Irene Remmert.
Travis and Lisa Starr of Olmitz announce the birth of their son, Brett Anthony Starr, on March 29 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a 3-year-old big brother, Marcus Joseph Starr.
Rosalyn "Aunt Rosie" Borchers will celebrate her 70th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 13 at 108 W. 11th in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be her nieces and nephews, Kim Roseland, Alan Brauer, Christene Woodward, Megan Rome, Brandon Sessler and their families. No gifts are requested.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: congratulations to GBHS state wrestlers; special recognition of Teacher of the Year candidate, Marla Davidson, congratulations to re-elected BOE members, Joyce Carter, Dr. Larry Kutina and Kevin Mauler; approval of 2013-2014 handbooks; approval of health textbook adoption; first reading of 7-12 English Language Arts resource adoption; schedule for Curriculum Day on April 22; project updates on GBMS gym construction and HVAC at Riley Elementary School; review sample plaque for GBMS gymnasium; computer department ...
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday April 11th to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
How do you really know spring has arrived? Beyond the obvious signs like wheat greening up, daffodils blooming and springing forward, the Great Bend area has its own particular way. Next week from April 10-12 at the Expo Center the second annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo takes place and promises to put an exclamation point on the start of the spring farming season. Farmers and ranchers love looking at new technology, state of the art equipment, maybe snagging a bargain and catching up with people they may only see once a year. That's why the agricultural community ...