Kara Lynn Melchert of Benkelman, Neb. and Reilly Duncan of Hudson, announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Rick Melchert of Trenton, and Linda Melchert of Benkelman, Neb. Parents of the prospective groom are Stewart and Gayla Duncan of Hudson. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Al and Burdean Melchert of Stratton and the late Omar and Delores Robb. Grandparents of prospective groom are Vaugh Duncan of Great Bend and the late Ruthe Duncan and Richard Fischer of Hudson and the late Irene Fischer.
Clarence and Doris Tuzicka will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Jan. 10 with a card shower.
Rodney and Julie Knoblich announce the engagement of their daughter, Caryn Aileen Mong, to Travis Jon Kaiser, son of Jon and Ruth Kaiser of Ellinwood.
Tim and Shari Karst announce the birth of their son, Luke David, on Sept. 8. He weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20 in. long. He has a big brother, Cody, who is 3 1/2 years old.
Lores and Delores Appel celebrated their 50th anniversary on Jan. 7.
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.
Researchers at University of Manchester have devised a mathematical formula for the perfect handshake.
The next 9.12 committee meeting has been set for 7 p.m., Thursday at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Travis Ford believed it would take Oklahoma State's best basketball yet this season to take down No. 17 Kansas State.
No. 4 Syracuse 61, Seton Hall 56
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - One lonely national title. That's all Auburn has, a good dozen fewer than hated rival Alabama claims a few hours away, to the Tigers' enduring chagrin.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Gene Chizik won five games in two seasons at Iowa State before becoming Auburn's head coach in 2009.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - For three years, Matt Cassel studied at the side of the master while waiting to play. Now, Tom Brady's lessons are paying off.
SEATTLE (AP) - For a team that was the joke of the NFL playoffs, look who's laughing now.
Great Bend Police
Owen Ahmu, battery domestic violence, dismissed
HOISINGTON - The Great Bend High School baseball team got swept by Hoisington on the road on Thursday evening.
HOISINGTON - A steady stream of runs and solid pitching performances locked up a high school softball sweep for Great Bend on Thursday afternoon.
WHITE SOX 7, INDIANS 3
LARNED - I'm still hanging on to the basketball season though the collegiate finale Monday evening signaled that, indeed, baseball season is here.
NEW YORK - Michael Pineda won while pitching with some noticeable substance on his hand, and Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single off old roommate Clay Buchholz in his first game against the Red Sox as the New York Yankees beat Boston 4-1 Thursday night.
DALLAS - Patty Mills scored 26 points starting in place of Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs moved to the brink of the top seed in the Western Conference with a 109-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.
MIAMI - Three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there, though no one has been charged with a crime, authorities said Thursday.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Classes for the day are as follows:
Dominican Sisters of Peace, 3600 Broadway Ave., announce the following special services:
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the movie "Babette's Feast" to conclude its spring Movies with a Message series. It will be shown at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, April 25, at the Dominican Sister Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave.
MILBERGER - United Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Milberger, will celebrate its German heritage with a worship service conducted entirely in German at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27.
Central Baptist Church, 3301 Lakin Ave., will host the final Lenten Luncheon of 2014 at noon Wednesday, April 16. Host pastor is Dr. Joan Harrington, and the speaker will be LeRoy Keith, pastor of First Baptist Church. Serving is at noon (not earlier) and all are welcome at the ecumenical gathering for fellowship, personal reflection and spiritual growth. A freewill offering will be taken to defray the expenses of the host congregation.
The "Defensive Driving" course will be taught from 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.