Christopher and Tonya Swonger announce the birth of their daughter Krislynn Diane Swonger on Sept. 22. She weighed 6 lbs. 14 1/2 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has two big sisters, Emilie Swonger of Hutchinson and Corisa Swonger of Medicine Lodge.
Mark and Sheila Helm and Chris Linenberger, all of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann Linenberger, to Jordan Philip Shorter, son of Marvin Shorter of Holyrood and Tamra Nelson of Chapman.
Bill and Shelly Bullard announce the birth of their son, Keldon Nile Bullard on Aug. 25 in Hays. He weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 20 1/4 in. long. He has a big brother, Peyton Bullard, who is 15 years old, and two big sisters, Alyx Bullard who is 20 years old and Reese Bullard who is 2 years old.
Dannielle Dawn Bullard and Joshua James Hunter, along with their parents, announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Alan Bullard of Hoisington, Tammy and Todd Alsup of Salina, Deb and Bob Sisson-Rome and Curt Hunter, all of Hoisington.
Les and Mary Lou Stewart celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct. 2 with an extended family dinner. Les Stewart and Mary Lou Schneweis were united in marriage on Oct. 1, 1960 in Beaver. The have lived their entire married life in Great Bend. Les is retired from Tretolite Chemical Company and is presently self-employed as Stew's Fluid Levels. Mary Lou retired in 2003 after 43 years in nursing. Their children and grandchildren are Lisa and ...
Amanda Sue Wilson and Christopher David Wyatt were united in marriage on July 31 at Grace Community Church in a double ring ceremony officiated by Pastor Bruce Boehmer. Parents of the bride are Jeff and Lisa Davis of Great Bend, the late Michael Wilson, and the late Jimmy Jenkins. Parents of the groom are Tim and Claudia Wyatt of Albert. The bride was given in marriage by her stepfather, Jeff.
Laura Koster and Jeff Smith were united in marriage at a Nuptual Mass on June 12 at St. Rose Church in Great Bend in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father Reginald Urban, parish priest, Father Donald McCarthy, friend of the family, and Reverend Michael Dean, uncle of the groom. Parents of the couple are Larry and Jane Koster of Great Bend and Bryan and Judy Smith of Fort Worth, Texas.
Patricia Schmidt will celebrate her 87th birthday with a card shower. She was born on Oct. 11, 1923 in Syracuse. She graduated from Emporia Teachers College in 1945. In 1946, she married Eugene Schmidt. He died in 1986. An organist at the Presbyterian Church in Syracuse for 56 years, she taught piano lessons and was a librarian. In 1992, she moved to Great Bend where she has been active in the Presbyterian Church, P.E.O., Athenian ...
Wyatt Urban and Kimberly Sprecher of Hillsboro, Ore. announce the birth of their son, Wayde James Urban, on April 19 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore. He weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long.
Jim and Connie Rube will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Oct. 8 with a card shower. Jim Rube and Connie Gilmore were united in marriage on Oct. 8th, 1960 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Hoisington. They have lived their entire life in Great Bend. Jim and Connie were the owners of Rube's Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration for 40 years. Jim still works part-time at the company as general manager. Jim and Connie have two daughters, ...
Breakfast Monday Honey buns, fruit, milk Tuesday Breakfast pizza, juice, milk Wednesday Waffle sticks, syrup, fruit, milk Thursday Early riser, fruit, milk Friday Funnel cake, yogurt, fruit, milk Lunch Monday Chicken strips, french fries, gravy, veggie, salad bar, milk Tuesday Frito pie, corn chips, corn bread, veggie, salad bar, milk Wednesday Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, veggie, salad bar, milk Thursday Hamburger on bun, tater tots, veggies, salad bar, milk Friday Pepperoni pizza, veggie, cookie, ...
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.
Monday Potluck - 5:30 p.m., Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Pinochle - 1 p.m., Senior Center Candy Corn Guy - 1:30 p.m., High Rise Wednesday Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m. at the Senior Center Friday Bridge - 1 p.m. Recreation Center Haiti - 1 p.m., Senior Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
Monday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Drawing - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Wednesday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Easy Cooking - 7:30 p.m., Kitchen Thursday Pickleball - 7 p.m., City Auditorium
USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools The following meals will be served Oct. 11 through Oct. 15. 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. Lunch ...
The Indian River citrus fruit will be available from 8 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton. Extra navel oranges, pink grapefruit and Georgia pecans will be available. For more information call 620-791-7314.
Back in elementary school when I was hand-writing my newspaper The Lewisburg Snoopy Nose, I never dreamed what sort of tools journalists would be using today.
Clearly, it MUST have been a video produced by America's enemies, a vicious piece of propaganda that was so outlandish it would have brought laughs 10 years ago. No one except indoctrinated citizens of communist countries would ever believe it.
Winter is officially here! The weather has cooled down, and some of the best little hunters have appeared on the scene. The short-eared owls are here! I saw the first one of this year yesterday evening at dusk on the Redwing Road. It is the time of the aerial hunters. Hawks, eagles, falcons and owls can be seen with a little patience.
MANHATTAN - Jerry and Lou Ann Morgenstern, Barton County, were honored as Kansas Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year for Farm Bureau's 7th geographic district. The Morgensterns received their award during Kansas Farm Bureau's 95th Annual Meeting in Manhattan, Dec. 3.
Kansas Farm Bureau recognized members and friends at its 95th Annual Meeting, Dec. 2-4 in Manhattan.
• Larned Christmas Parade - Larned's Christmas Parade begins at 11 a.m. in downtown Larned Saturday and features a theme of "It's a Candyland Christmas." Cars, bicycles and walkers are invited. After the parade, Santa's Workshop will be open. At 2 p.m. a free movie at the Larned State Theater for the children of Pawnee County.
CLAY CENTER – One of my highlights each Christmas is putting up the tree and trimming it out with lights and decorations. We start at the bottom and wind our way upwards finishing it off with the angel at the top. Then the drum rolls for the big test – plugging it in. When it all works and the tree lights up, it is a beautiful sight. Often I will sit in the living room with just the tree lights on gazing at their beauty.
Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Branden Albert is hurt, so is Jon Asamoah, and the No. 1 overall pick in last April's draft has gone through a painful series of growing pains this season.
STILLWATER, Okla. - For long stretches, it was more of a mismatch than a heated rivalry when perennial powerhouse Oklahoma faced its cross-state foes at Oklahoma State.
HAYS - It's always nice to start things off with a win.
HAYS - Great Bend High School's girls' basketball team led throughout the first half against Colby on Thursday afternoon during the Hays City Shoot-out.