League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Oct. 9 at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Layton and Christy Landis of Pratt and Michele Clair-McFarren of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Landis, to Ian Marsh, son of Richard (Dick) and Lela Marsh of Pratt.
Clarke and Linda Williams of Topeka will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 13 with an Open House at the First Christian Church, 1880 SW Gage in Topeka. Hosts for the event will be their son Wade and his wife Elishua Williams and grandchildren, Conner Allyson and Alex, all of Olathe. No gifts are requested.
Brogan Don Unruh of Great Bend announces the engagement of his Mom and Dad, Nicole Schwager and Shawn (Odie) Unruh. Parents of the couple are Rick and Kathy Schwager of Great Bend, LeAnna Unruh and Jack Johnson of Pawnee Rock and George and Kim Unruh of St. John. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Larry and Carol Horton of Great Bend and the late George and Luella Schwager. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Don and Carol Ellis of Belgrade, Mont. and the late Dean and Nancy Unruh.
William "Bill" Robbins of Great Bend will celebrate his 90th birthday on Oct. 15 with a card shower.
Jerry and Marcy Sieker of Ellinwood and Phil and Lynda Weaver of Topeka, announce the engagement of their children Kyle Dean Sieker and Kalyn Marie Weaver. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Norman and Doris Weaver of Hugoton and Charlene Swanson of Topeka and the late Duane Swanson. Grandparents of the prospective groom are the late William and Benita Doherty and Wanda Sieker of Ellinwood and the late Harry Sieker.
Humanity, are you grieving, over global ice retreating?
Mary Wondra will celebrate her 90th birthday on Oct. 12 with a card shower.
Alan Moran and Amye and Jon Schneider announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Moran, to Kory Jones, son of the late Kelly Beakey.
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 approval of GBHS class scheduling; update on Dance Line trip fund-raising; GBHS vocal music information regarding proposed trip of A Capella Choir to Washington, DC; approval of copier agreements; project updates on GBMS gymnasium construction and GBHS gym bleachers; 2012-2013 student enrollment; and update on Pioneer League membership request.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Oct. 2 at the home of Janis Link. President Jeri Brozek led the meeting attended by 10 chapter members.
The following meals will be served Oct. 8 through Oct. 12. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Eighteen area students were awarded scholarships totaling $3,800 at the Kansas State University alumni/student event Sept. 18 in Great Bend.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
WICHITA (AP) - With six newcomers, five of them freshmen, coming off his bench, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall was prepared for some inconsistency in the season opener.
WICHITA - Janelda Marie "Jada" Butler, 75, florist and homemaker, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.
SALINA - Vernon Alvin Jantz, 91, died Nov. 14 at Windsor Estates, Salina. He was born Nov. 13, 1923, at Montezuma, the son of Marcus and Adina (Unruh) Jantz. He married Basil (Spires) Griffin on Nov. 28, 1987, at Hoisington. A Salina resident since 2000, coming from Hoisington, Vernon was a member of the Hoisington Bible Church and recently attended Salina Bible Church. Before retirement, he was a supervisor for Northern Natural Gas, Bushton.
HOISINGTON - Melba E. Maggard, 85 died Nov. 15 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 21, 1929, at Hoisington, the daughter of Henry Cordory and Maudie Elizabeth (Anglin) Spires.
CULLISON - A Hugoton man was taken to the Kiowa County Hospital with possible injuries on Friday after a semitrailer and a vehicle collided at 6:05 p.m.
Seemingly overnight, gasoline prices have plunged. Regular unleaded is approaching $3 per gallon at my local Wawa. That's the lowest price since just after the recession ended.
The holiday season is traditionally a time of joy but it also can bring heartache to those who have lost loved ones.
LA CROSSE - Marie D. Reifschneider, 86, La Crosse, died, Nov. 14 at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. She was born April 5, 1928, at rural Timken, the daughter of Ralph G. and Blanche J. (Smrcka) Holopirek. On Nov. 20, 1947, she married LeRoy Reifschneider at the United Methodist Church, La Crosse. A lifelong resident of Rush County, she was a homemaker.
Calista Marie Stuart, 88, died Nov. 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born June 15, 1926, at Barton County, the daughter of Edward and Catherine (Theisen) Seyfert. She married Herbert Stuart in 1943, and later divorced. A lifetime Barton County resident, Calista was a bookkeeper, working for Cheyenne Drug, Van-Jo Dairy, Kottwitz Motor Company, Bob Reiter Chevrolet, Ron Miller Accounting, and most recently M & F Plumbing Heating and Air.
Sister Patricia Martinez, 89, died Nov. 14 at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. Born May 13, 1925, in Little River, as Pasquala Martinez, Sister Patricia was the daughter of Gregorio and Placida Gomez Martinez. She entered the Dominican Sisters Community in Great Bend Oct. 10, 1943, and pronounced her first vows Aug. 13, 1946. She celebrated 65 years of religious profession in 2011.
WASHINGTON – Evidence is growing that fracking for oil and gas is causing earthquakes that shake the heartland.
SeaPort Airlines announced today that it will take delivery of two of three new Cessna Caravans being acquired for the company's fleet by the end of the year. SeaPort's Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney, will accept the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation factory in Wichita, Kansas and will pilot one of the new aircraft on a three-day tour of the carrier's Mid-South routes.
Many talk of living a lifestyle in communion with the earth, but few actually do that. One young couple, Liston and Calvin Marsh have made living close to their rural roots a choice.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association's annual report, the snow and ice removal policy and the Heartland Ag water main expansion project.
WASHINGTON – There are likely enough votes in the Senate to approve the Keystone XL pipeline after the sweeping Republican success in Tuesday's election, an outcome that could decide the fate of one the biggest debates in decades over jobs and the environment.