Brandon and Abby Foster of Overland Park, announce the birth of their daughter, Anistyn Faith Foster on Sept. 9 at St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park. She weighed 9 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long.
Michael J. Keenan of Great Bend will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 9 at 1409 Main Street. Family and friends are invited. Hosts for the event will be his children, Evan and Nicki Keenan of Spring, Texas, Valerie and Mark Hardy of Sherman, Texas and Kent and Roxann Keenan of Great Bend.
Les and Mary Lou Stewart celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct. 2 with an extended family dinner. Les Steward and Mary Lou Schnewies were united in marriage on Oct. 1, 1960 in Beaver. The have lived their entire married life in Great Bend. Les is retired from Tretolite Chemical Company and is presently self-employed as Stew's Fluid Levels. Mary Lou retired in 2003 after 43 years in nursing. Their children and grandchildren are Lisa and Bill Richardson and Shalane; Mona Schaffer and Bill Crusan and Jaclyn and Alexandria Schaffer; Julie and Nino Lipari and Nicole; Mary and Jose; and ...
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Sept. 21 at the home of Brenda Black. Linda Jerke served as co-hostess. President of the chapter, Black led the chapter meeting.
Mark and Betty Hazlett announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachelle Dawn Hazlett, to Levi James Hapes, son of Jim and Kelly Hapes.
Amil and Berniece Hanson will celebrated their 60th anniversary on Oct. 1. The couple was united in marriage on Oct. 1, 1950. Amil was a farmer all of his life and Berneice was a farm wife. They have two children, Lynn and Tama Hanson and Rod and Mary Jane Lauer; and three grandchildren.
Students from 13 Kansas high schools will be honored Oct. 13, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
Lester "Buck" Lindsay celebrated his 80th birthday at his home in Olmitz with his family. He was born Sept. 28, 1930 at home on a farm at rural Olmitz to Charles and Caroline Lindsay. Buck grew up with three brothers and one sister. He served in the army in Korea and is a life long member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Buck married Dolores Brewer in 1961 and was married for 49 years raising three daughters, a son, and currently a grandson at home. He enjoys his three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with another on the way. He likes ...
Fort Hays State University's English Department, University Activities Board and office of Diversity Affairs will host the second annual Poetry Slam from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Cody Commons in the FHSU Memorial Union, lower level.
Activities Week Of Oct 3 - 9Th
The 55th reunion of the Great Bend High School Class of 1955 will be held on Oct. 15 and 16 and the Courtyard at the Angus Inn in Great Bend. Fur further details and registration, contact Franklin J. Appl at 405-321-4182.
The 78th Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) offered numerous learning opportunities and rewards for exhibitors. During the state's largest youth livestock show, held September 24-27 in Wichita, 626 4-H and FF A members from 84 counties competed for auction premiums and scholarships by exhibiting 1,216 head of livestock. Major sponsors of the show are the Kansas Livestock Association, Kansas State University and the AgriBusiness Council of Wichita.
Barton Community College's Sneak Preview Concert, set for 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the college's Fine Arts Auditorium, will be the opening act for Barton's observance of National Arts and Humanities Month.
"Mini Golf United" will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Walnut Bowling Center. In case of inclement weather, the teams will bowl. The team entry fee will be $30 for three-member teams with 100% of the proceeds going to United Way of Barton County. Cash prizes will be awarded to top golfers and an award will go to the business entering the most teams.
Lawrence Stanley Schneider, 89, died Sept. 2, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 28, 1925, in Barton County, he was the son of Louis John William and Agnes Pauline (Page) Schneider. On Aug. 11, 1945, he married Daisy Pauline McDonald in Couer d'Alene, Idaho. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a farmer and stockman.
RUSSELL - Norma Jean (Boxberger) Schwien, 81, of rural Russell, passed away Aug. 27, at her residence. Born Nov. 24, 1932, at the family home in northeast Ellis County, she was the daughter of Edward and Pauline (Mai) Boxberger. She grew up in the Ellis County area and attended the Pleasant Dale School District #99. She later obtained her G.E.D. On Jan. 7, 1951, she was united in marriage to Leonard Larry Schwien in Russell. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2007. She was a homemaker.
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Curtis E. Lohrding, 81, died Aug. 30, at his home following several months of illness. He was born Dec. 8, 1932, in Coldwater, to Raymond and Laura Lohrding. Curtis was a graduate of Coldwater High School and received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in Science at Kansas State University, with four years ROTC and entered the Air Force as 2nd Lieutenant in July 7, 1955, where he became a jet pilot for three years. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (ASCS) after 33 years administering offices in Coldwater and Great Bend ...
ROSE HILL - Juanita Maxine Crane-Grable, 86, died Aug. 31 in Rose Hill. She was the daughter of Lillian and Lee Page.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Leon E. Keil, 86, formerly of Great Bend, died Aug. 31.
Two residents of Sugar Land, Texas, were taken to Hays Medical Center with possible injuries Monday after their westbound sport utility vehicle was rear-ended by a car on Interstate 70 in Ellis County.
A metal building where fittings are produced at Little Giant Fitting Co. Inc., 11 NE 50 Ave., was damaged by fire Monday morning.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
After a 56-year career spanning two centuries, seven decades and two retirements, it seemed like a fitting sendoff for Rose Kelly to receive a R.O.S.E (Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education) Award and a bouquet of red roses.
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I recently published two stories about outspoken, committed socialists: one, an active member of the Industrial Workers of the World running for U.S. Senate and the other a self-described Marxist college professor leading a movement urging the federal government to regulate the Internet. While the facts I cited were undisputed, the left nonetheless reacted with attacks on me personally, on the organization I run, and on people they presume are our donors - which just proves how important it is to assure the privacy of our actual donors and protect them from such attacks.
HOISINGTON - The results of the 2014 USD 431 Foundation Golf Tournament have been announced. They are:
All things "butterfly" will be the focus of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 13.