Man flown to Wichita after one-vehicle accident
Melissa Gaunt and Randall Loerke were united in marriage on July 17 at the Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Kansas City, Mo., in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father Pat Sullivan. Parents of the bride are Terry and Glenda Gaunt of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are Steve and Teri Monical, currently living in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Robert and Susan Loerke of Wichita. Grandparents of the bride are Cletus and Rose Younger of Great Bend. Grandparents of the groom are Terry and Emily Keas of Fort Myers, Fla., and Dr. Richard and Nevin Loerke of Tulsa, Okla.
Darren and Lori Vinsonhaler of Belle Plaine and Kim Oberle of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Shayna Lynn Vinsonhaler, to Aaron David Campbell, son of Bill and Pam Campbell of Great Bend.
Larry Rziha of Ponca City, Okla., and Deb Ficken of La Crosse announce the engagement of their daughter, Lorie A. Rziha of Olathe, to Vince W. Weston Jr. of Olathe, son of Vince and Dawn Weston of Leavenworth.
Daryl and Debra Dreiling of Gardner announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Patrick Dreiling, to Carly Jane Prenger, daughter of Bruce Prenger and Lisa and Thomas Imhoff, all of Jefferson City, Mo. Grandparents of the prospective groom are William and Dorothy Stoss and Fred Dreiling, all of Great Bend. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Robert and Jane Stumpe of Jefferson City, Mo.
Matthew and Katherine Mortimer announce the engagement of their daughter, Britni Mortimer, to Michael Zecha, son of Kelly and Rehna Zecha and Cathlyn Zecha.
Justin Langlois and Kasi Mead announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Scott and Johnnie Mead of Graham, Texas. Parents of the prospective groom are Jed and Sharon Langlois of Macksville. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bert and Sue Newhall and Lonna Mead, all of Great Bend, and Jack and Tricia Joiner of Weatherford, Okla. Great-grandparents of the bride-elect are Darrell and Mary Lou Willeford of Springfield, Mo. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Jim and Judy Langlois of Spearville, Carol Newton of Antlers, Okla., and the late Ray and Verne Ulmer.
Dr. and Mrs. Roger Marshall announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Rebecca Marshall, to Christopher Jordan Weems, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel O. Weems Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lichter and Ms. Pam Lichter, all of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Jo Lichter, to Brent Daniel Hynek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hynek of Barnes.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the moments after a disheartening loss to Tennessee to open the season, Chiefs coach Andy Reid seemed at a loss for why All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles went virtually unused.
DURHAM, N.C. - David Cutcliffe is getting ready to coach against a man he never really got the chance to work with - Charlie Weis.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator.
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Kiwanis and the Great Bend Public Library invite community members to help a youngster get a Halloween costume. New or gently used costumes can be dropped off at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.
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Jeanne Louise Schmitt, 70, died Sept. 6, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Aug. 31, 1944, in Winfield, she was the daughter of Raymond Chandler and Helen Ruth (Westin) Muret. On May 30, 1969, she married Terryl "Terry" Keith Schmitt in Manhattan. He died on Aug. 17, 2006. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Hoisington where she had lived since 1969, she was an Extension Agent in Belleville, then a dietician for the Clara Barton Hospital. She retired as a secretary for Central Baptist Church in Great Bend.
PAWNEE ROCK - Kimberly A. Hayward, 46, passed away Sept. 7, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Sept. 22, 1967, in El Cajon, Calif., she was the daughter of Howard M. and Dora Prince Hayward. A longtime area resident, she was a home health nurse.
Hoisington clean up week to be held
Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a national not-for-profit organization that offers residents a cost effective option to lose weight and become healthier, and it is looking at expanding its membership locally, said Beverly A. Bednasek, a Kansas TOPS coordinator from Valley Center.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation and Barton Community College Foundation are sponsoring a Continuing Education seminar from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sept. 16, at Barton Community College in the Fine Arts Building, Room F-30. The seminar is titled "How Charitable Plans Benefit Clients and Further Their Personal Planning Goals, Featuring Ethics" and will be presented by Pamela Davidson, J.D., of Davidson Gift Design, Bloomington, Ind.
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announces he is accepting applications for paid congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices for spring 2015.
Could it be that the "elephant in the room" is literally an elephant in the room?
Breitbart News is reporting federal border agents have been warned by their superiors of a serious threat by ISIS to cross into the United States. Five major banks recently suffered the theft of terabytes of customers' data by hackers. Every day, 2,000 Americans such as yourself have their identities hijacked by thieves stealing money from credit cards, medical cards and social security accounts.