Jeff and Lori Underwood of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Underwood, to Christopher Berger, son of Roger and Trish Berger of Ellinwood.
Sherry Suppes of LaCrosse and Patrick and Kathleen Suppes of Otis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Suppes, to John Hoverson, son of Dennis and Diane Myers of Wathena, and Raymond and Cindy Hoverson of Atchison. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Julius and Elsie Suppes of Otis, Ed and Velta Dreher of LaCrosse, and Merten and Mary Bevitt of Overland Park. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Elizabeth Hoverson of Troy, and the late Russell Hoverson, Adelaide Walters of Gravios Mills, Mo. and the late Fred Walters.
Dr. and Mrs. Roger Marshall of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Rebecca Marshall, to Christopher Jordan Weems, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel O. Weems Jr. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Mr. and Mrs. Victor Marshall of El Dorado and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Fogarty of Jacksonville, Fla. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barnard of Jackson, Miss.
Bob and Vicki Kaiser of Odin announce the engagement of their daughter Emilee Frances Kaiser to Victor Dominic De Martino, son of Victor A. De Martino of Park Ridge, Ill. The prospective groom is the son of the late Marie De Martino.
Shane and Amber DeWald of Olathe announce the birth of their daughter, Hailyn Kennedy DeWald on April 19 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 in. long.
Lorraine (Robl) Phelan will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower-reception from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Holyrood Fire Station, 100 S. County Road. She has six children, Pat and Barbara Phelan, Rita McCarthy, Tom Phelan, Dennis and Jacque Phelan, Mark and Gladys Phelan and John and Carolyn Phelan.
Norma (Parten) Bright of St. John will celebrate her 80th birthday on Sept. 30 with a card shower.
Martin Miller, manager of the Great Bend airport, was guest speaker for the September luncheon meeting of Golden Belt NARFE. He was introduced by Charles Waknitz, vice president of the group.
Kenneth and Joan Schreiber will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 10, at the Knights of Columbus in Olmitz. Hosts for the event will be their daughters, Gina (Schreiber) Lindholm and Carla Schreiber.
Berton Edward and Margaret Immenschuh celebrated their 50th anniversary with a party held on Aug. 28 at South Fork Lodge in Buffalo, Wyo.
Vincent and Alice Dolechek will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Odin Gymnasium. Hosts for the even will be Robin and Anne Beran of Peoria, Ill, Gerald Jr. and Lisa Beran, Terry (Tex) Beran, Kevin Beran, Craig and Michelle Beran, Eric and Kris Beran, all of Odin, and Joy and Tim Hertach and Jane and Rick Schreiber, all of Claflin.
Gerald and Elvita Beran of Odin will celebrate their 60th anniversary with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Odin Gymnasium. Hosts for the event will be their children and Jane and Rick Schreiber of Claflin. The couple has seven children, Robin and Anne Beran of Peoria, Ill, Gerald Jr. and Lisa Beran, Terry (Tex) Beran, Kevin Beran, Craig and Michelle Beran, Eric and Kris Beran, all of Odin, and Joy and Tim Hertach of Claflin; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Dorothy B. Essmiller, 89, died Sept. 19 at her home in Great Bend. Born June 1, 1921, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harry and Ruby (Travis) LeRoy. On Aug. 3, 1941, she married Ralph Essmiller in Great Bend. He died Aug. 9, 1974. A lifetime resident of Great Bend she was a farm wife and bookkeeper for McDonald Tank and Equipment Company, Inc.
Saturday Sept. 25
The following meals will be served Sept. 27 through Oct. 1. 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.
According to a recent analysis done by USA Today, the American Dream carries a price tag of $130,000 a year. The annual breakdown includes essentials like groceries at $12,659, a 4WD SUV and other associated vehicle costs at $11,039. Extras include things like vacations, entertainment, internet and cellphone for a combined total of $17,009. Based on the U.S. Census Bureau, as quoted in the USA Today article, only 16 million U.S. households - one in eight altogether - earned enough to qualify.
Reactions to visual depictions of Satan or of a Christian cross may be a product of education, but they also are conditioned deep in the brain, a new scientific study reveals.
Karen Kay Weber, 57, died Aug. 5 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 10, 1956, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Nicholas Mathias and Viola Dorothy (Lang) Weber. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was a client of Sunflower Diversified Services for 37 years.
The Great Bend High School Marching Band freshmen, section leaders and drum leaders practice on the field, Wednesday at Memorial Stadium. On Thursday all band members will have a morning drill.
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Promoting a growing sector of the state's agriculture economy, Governor Sam Brownback proclaimed August as Farmers Market Month in Kansas and the week of August 3-9, as Farmers Market Week.
CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions has hired Paul Swanson as vice president, Intermediary Sales and Institutional Relationship Management. Reporting to Senior Vice President Paul Chong, Swanson will lead the company's intermediary and institutional sales efforts.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
In a move less surprising than hot dogs at a ballgame, the House of Representatives voted to give Speaker John Boehner the authority to sue the President of the United States. This isn't like a divorce, or a civil suit for money, it's more of a restraining order. They want Obama to quit trying to resuscitate the government they've been working so hard to render unconscious.
Happy Wednesday, everybody, and God Bless America.
The Barton County township election results from Tuesday's primary. The numbers are unofficial pending the Barton County Commission's canvassing of the ballots at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the courthouse.
A truck driver was taken to the Rice County Hospital in Lyons on Tuesday after his rig hit several cows in the roadway on U.S. 56, 4 miles east of Little River.
The Tuesday's primary election is a wrap. The polls closed at 7 p.m. and the Barton County Clerk's office started continually updating posted results throughout the evening.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Golf stories about Rory McIlroy are a lot more flattering than those a year ago. And if he reads too much into them, they can be a lot more dangerous.