Janis Friedeman will celebrate her 80th birthday from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 10 at the Foundry Methodist Church, 5401 Broadway Ave., with an open house reception. Friends and family are invited. No gifts are requested.
Rhonda Knudson, an American Family Insurance agent in Great Bend, has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program. The Knudson Agency joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
Barry C. and Cathie S. McManaman announce the engagement of their daughter, Dena Alese McManaman, to Matthew Winslow Hiss, son of Robert K. and Patricia E. Hiss.
Central Prairie Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), Council and Honor Flights will hold an open house on July 14 in their new offices located at 1916 16th Street, in Great Bend. Refreshments will be serviced from 3 to 5 p.m. with a council meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Clay and Amy Delaney of Hutchinson announce the birth of their daughter, Adilynn Leigh Delaney, on April 26 at Promise Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 in. long.
Helen Lorenz of Great Bend will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on July 16 at the St. Mark Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson, in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her children, Anita Roberts and family of Fort Collins, Colo. and Ken and Donna Shaffer and family from Great Bend.
It's pretty hard not to notice that summer came hard and fast this year. After several years of what for Kansas were cool, wet summers, Mother Nature has reminded us of what our summers can involve. After a brief respite, we are back under drought conditions and as I write this on July 7, there is a slight chance of rain with 100° temps back by Sunday. So where are we cropwise as we enter July?
Jerry and Kaye Paden, of Macksville, will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m., July 16 with a come and go reception at the Macksville Christian Church.
Patient safety advocates say even more reforms are needed - stat!
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The federal magistrate judge who is mediating the labor dispute between NFL owners and players has scheduled another session for July 19 in Minneapolis.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Neil Dougherty, who coached the TCU basketball team for six seasons, has died. He was 50.
MCPHERSON - The Great Bend Braves, a Class A American Legion baseball team, swept a doubleheader in McPherson on Friday night, taking the first game 10-2 and winning the nightcap 12-3.
There will be a sign up for all players interested in playing in the Western Kansas Football League this season on Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the PAC at Great Bend High School.
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) - The U.S. is the No. 1 team in the world, a two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist.