Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schoenborn of Keller, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Schoenborn, to Nicholas Urban, son of Mrs. Murine Prosser, of Claflin.
Shirley Marie Blanchard of Hoisington, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower.
Bob and Carol Stiles celebrated their 50th anniversary with a cruise to Alaska with family.
Lawrence N. Liebl, of Claflin, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Oct. 15 with a family gathering. He has five children, Ken and Mary Liebl of Wichita, Carol and Rich Steiner of Great Bend, Larry and Marcie Liebl, Kevin and Nancy Liebl and Todd and Carla Liebl, all of Claflin; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Barton County Clerk, Donna Zimmerman, about the new voting regulations that have come into effect.
The 30th Annual Central Kansas Toy Run will be held on Oct. 15., sponsored by The Men MC/American Legion Riders Post 180. A Poker Run, with registration from 9 to 10 a.m., will begin at All Things Chopped, 2400 Main. A parade line up will begin at 2 p.m. at Brit Spaugh Park, starting at 3 p.m., ending at the American Legion #180, 1011 Kansas. For information on the parade contact Johnny at 620-282-0027. An Appreciation Party will follow the parade at the American Legion Post #180 with food, entertainment and door prizes. Bring a donation ...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Sept. 27 at the Post Home.
Women involved in agriculture are invited to the fall 2011 Women in Ag educational session on Nov. 3, in Salina. Topic for the session will be Crops, Cows and Cash Flows - What Does It all Mean?
Charter Funerals is pleased to announce the addition of a new Managing Funeral Director at their Great Bend location. Terry Lewis has recently moved to Great Bend from Nebraska and has assumed the duties of managing the day-to-day operations of their facility here.
Preceptor Pi Chapter members of Beta Sigma Phi learned what it takes to be a romance writer when they met Oct. 4 at the 10th Street Pizza Hut with Jeri Brozek as hostess.
Leaders of Lions Clubs from all parts of Kansas will be 'roaring' at the Best Western Motel Complex in McPherson, Oct. 28-30, for the Fall meeting of the Kansas Lions State Council of Governors.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A few minutes past midnight, the Texas Rangers had one more victory over Justin Verlander - and the Detroit Tigers lost yet another wet playoff opener started by their ace.
Activities Oct. 9-15
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
CLAFLIN - Laura A. Tinkel, 94, died April 22, 2014 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Donna Leatrice Herren, 83, died April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Flora J. Grace, 90, formerly of Great Bend, died April 15, at her home in Prescott, Ariz.
Barton Community College music student and opera specialist Jessica Perez will present a special recital at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel in the Fine Arts Building.
Late registration is still available for the second annual Wild Goose Chase 5K/3K Fun Run, 9 a.m. Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Registration and check in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, northeast of Great Bend.
High school artists from around the state will have a chance to experience the life of a professional artist when their work is featured and judged in the Shafer Art Gallery's "Vortex High School Art Exhibit."
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Smoke from a large grass fire burning north of Interstate 70 on Monday caused a chain reaction accident involving five vehicles, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Kansas historian Leo Oliva will present the program, "What Did They Eat on the Santa Fe Trail?" when the Barton County Historical Society hosts a joint meeting with the Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association next week. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Ray Schulz Research Library at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281 (Main Street) in Great Bend.
Monday, April 21
Plans for holding Earth Day 2014 switched to high gear following Mayor Mike Allison's proclamation encouraging residents from Great Bend and nearby communities to celebrate Earth Day 2014 on Sunday at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. This event is from noon to 4 p.m. and free to all. Food will be sold during the afternoon.
A dinner and raffle fundraiser for Kadin White medical expenses will be held at 6 p.m. on May 17 at the Ellinwood American Legion. Free will donations will be taken for the dinner. Raffle tickets are $10 or five for $40. To donate for raffle tickets message Roch Miller II at 620-786-0405; Ryan Wirtz at 620-617-1355; Shannon Peterson at 620-639-5919; Joe Vinduska at 785-393-4882; or call Toyia Roblyer at 620-796-2133.
You'd think Americans have enough stuff to worry about. Severe drought desiccating a third of the country. A political system whose major talent is demonstrating stasis in action. The rich using the poor as fleshy paving stones for the road to mansions on the hill. Ben Affleck as Batman.
Have you heard we live in an oligarchy? Perhaps you've been told America is a plutocracy? Is that because of widespread demagogy?