Doris Kisner will celebrate her 95th birthday on Jan. 30 with a card shower.
Les Stewart will celebrate his 80th birthday on Jan. 31 with his family, wife Mary Lou; daughters, Lisa Richardson, Mona Schaffer, Julie Lipari and Cindy Damm and their families, seven granddaughters and one grandson.
Frances Urban will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 30 with family.
Michael and Cheryl Schmeidler of Hays announce the engagement of their daughter Stephanie Louise Schmeidler to Daniel Jerome Schneider, son of Robert and Kathy Schneider of Olmitz.
John E. Stoss of Hoisington and Carla Klein of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter Shelli Marie Stoss to Travis Michael Schmidt, son of David and Patricia Schmidt of Claflin. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Edward and Darlene Stoss of Hoisington, Jim Burnette of Larned and Judy Burnette of Great Bend and great-granddaughter of Hilda Chakir of Great Bend. The prospective groom is the grandson of Victor and Mary Rose Oberle of Claflin.
Tina Weber will celebrate her 80th birthday on Feb. 2 with a card shower.
At the recent TLC 4-H Club meeting members decided to participate in Get Fit for 4-H for the 4-H days. Karly Brungardt did a demonstration on "How to make Origami"; Morgan Kaiser demonstrated "Polish your Nails"; Kaitlin Adams demonstrated hoe to make t-shirt bags; Jacenda Gilbert demonstrated how to make GAK, a gel like substance; and Bonny Boultinghouse presented a talk on scarves and demonstrated "How to make Kettle Corn."
The following meals will be served January 28 through February 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.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Kennedy and Coe, LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, announces the addition of Megan Kirmer to our Salina office.
Kenny Alefs, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has been honored as a member of the company's International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership was awarded to the TOP 12 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates in 51 countries worldwide that make up the Coldwell Banker® system.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is looking ahead to spring when the frogs and toads begin calling and the second season of the Cheyenne Bottoms FrogWatch Chapter starts once again.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - For decades, the Kansas City Royals headed to spring training full of uncertainty.
The March meeting of the Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Recently launched, Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists provides monthly opportunities for adults and interested teens to learn more about the natural world, participate in research opportunities and enjoy hands-on activities. Programs are free and open to the public.
Parents are invited to bring their children to the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., to use the Imagination Playground. The playground will be set up from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday and again from 6:30-7:30 Wednesday evening.
HAYS - It often is no surprise to cancer patients when they hear radiation treatments will take nine weeks.
Holste & Bowers LLC, a locally owned accounting firm in Great Bend, announced the addition of Colleen Burton to the professional staff. Burton brings more than 26 years of experience in accounting and business administration.
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The Great Bend Cemetery staff is preparing for spring clean-up and is asking residents to remove fall flowers by Suday. On Monday staff will have them all collected and either trash them or donate what's usable to the church group that rebuilds them.
ELLINWOOD - Maggie Ann (Diebert) Brown, 82, died March 1, at her home in Ellinwood of pancreatic cancer. Born April 7, 1932, near Hoxie, she was the daughter of Julius Edwin and Fairy Fay (Barr) Deibert. On June 5, 1949, she married Earl Robert Brown. He died in 1997. She was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper and as a cook at the Alcove Club.
Wanda Jo Simmons, 62, died March 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1952 in Casper, Wyo., she was the daughter of Daisy P. Fortna. Wanda graduated high school in Lenwood, Wash., and then later joined the Army where she served six years followed by six more years in the Army Reserve. An Ellinwood resident since 1982, Wanda married husband Francis Simmons on June 21, 1983 in Ellinwood. Wanda worked at Sterling House in Hutchinson as a CMA and was an avid reader who enjoyed nature and being outdoors.
LEOTI - Frances Marie Thurston, 98, passed away on Feb. 21, at Wichita County Health Center LTCU in Leoti. Born Jan. 7, 1917, in Tribune, she was the daughter of Harold and Marjorie Hoopes Smith. On Jan. 4, 1940, she married Harry Thurston in Tribune. He passed away on Oct. 1, 1989, in Tribune, Kansas. A lifetime resident of Western Kansas, she was a homemaker and a retired Avon representative for over 32 years.
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The Barton Community College softball team tasted defeat for the first time this season. Its response? A 19-4 win.