Bernard A. Schneweis will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on June 6, at the Cedar Park Place Community Room, 3910 Cedar Park Place, in Great Bend, just off McKinley Street. Hosts for the event will be his sons Richard Schneweis and Alan Schneweis.
Mr. and Mrs. Randall Smith of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception and dance at 7 p.m. on June 5, at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas Avenue in Great Bend. Friends and family are invited to attend. They request no gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murphy of Larned will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 6, with an Open House from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Glory Be in Larned. Hosts for the event will be their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No gifts are requested.
Ron and Christina Smith of Hoisington will celebrate their 40th anniversary on June 7, with a card shower. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate with the couple and their daughter following Saturday evening church on June 6, at their home.
Jarrod and Jennifer Basgall of Basehor announce the birth of their son, Axil Lee on March 9, at Olathe Medical Center. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 1/2 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long. He has two sisters, 4 year old Aven and 2 year old Elin.
SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Daniel Ray Vsetecka, 50, died May 27, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Nov. 29, 1964, in Colorado Springs, Colo., he was the son of Emil Frank and Wand Jean (Berry) Vsetecka. A longtime resident of Larned, he was a self-employed mechanic.
HAYS - Michael Dean Graf, 59, died May 28, 2015, at his home in Hays. He was born June 13, 1955, in Great Bend, to Edwin and Armella "Millie" (Stegman) Graf. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1973 and attended Fort Hays State University. He married Robbie (Weatherbee) Dreiling on Aug. 31, 1991.
Pittsburg Colgan delivered a quick punch taking advantage of six errors in a 15-0 state championship victory over Medicine Lodge Friday at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The game was called after three innings by virtue of the mercy rule.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), along with the Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) in Hutchinson, will host a Wild Horse Adoption and Open House on June 5-6. The public is invited to observe training demos all weekend by inmates in a rehabilitation program at the facility. Free screenings of the documentary film "Unbranded" – the dramatic story of four riders and 16 mustangs making a 3,000-mile trek across country – will be shown throughout the weekend.
Craig Ranch North Community Pool in McKinney, Texas was not a "whites only" pool, but it might as well have been. Before Eric Casebolt shoved a black girl's face into the ground and pulled a gun on her two unarmed friends, white neighborhood residents at the pool assumed that all those black teenagers were in the wrong place. They didn't see the invited guests of a black neighbor getting a little rowdy at an end-of-school pool party. They saw black people who didn't belong in the mostly white neighborhood.
Rich people with too much time and money on their hands often seem to get bored with the hum and drum of their gold-filigreed existences. In response they turn to egalitarian enterprises, such as feudal kings commissioning alchemists to turn base metals into gold, because a lot of stuff back then needed to be filigreed.
Wilson State Park will hold its annual O.K. Kids Event on Saturday. O.K. Kids is a program sponsored by Kansas Wi1dscape. Outdoor Kansas for Kids (O.K.Kids) offers kids and their families an alternative to sedentary lifestyles. It gives children the opportunity to learn about nature and wildlife, and try new outdoor recreation adventures. This year's activities will qualify for Wildlifer Challenge which is another Kansas Wildscape opportunity geared toward promoting the outdoors. Parents should bring cameras and take photos of their children participating in the events. They can download photos to the Wildlifer Challenge website ...