Barton County Sheriff
CLAFLIN - The USD 112 Interim Board of Education met on Sept. 13. at the Quivira Heights Elementary/Junior High School Library for the September board meeting. Board members present were Bert Besthorn, Dawn Dolezal, Ron Etchison, Cherlyn Maier, Alan Siemer, Malcolm Shaw and Jim Vance.
CLAFLIN - The governing body of Claflin met in regular session on Sept. 13.
HAYS – The Great Bend High School debate team competed in its first debate tournament of the season Saturday by attending the Hays Arrowhead Invitational Debate Tournament.
The top prize in the upcoming Sunflower Diversified Services poker tournament will depend on the number of people who play. If more than 250 players sign up, first prize is $1,500.
Janelle Smith, Sunflower Early Education Center office manager, takes registration for the upcoming Fall Into Fun Early Childhood Conference.
One non-football highlight of Homecoming Weekend this year at Fort Hays State University will be the re-dedication of Picken Hall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Anne Marie Hagerman and Jason Philip Bledsoe were united in marriage on May 8 at the Larned United Methodist Church in a double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Bill Fitzgerrel. Parents of the bride are Ben and Elaine Appel and the late Robert Hagerman. Parents of the groom are James Bledsoe and Lea Harbour. Anne was given in marriage by her uncle, Alan Hagerman and stepfather, Ben Appel.
Mitchell and Julia Weber of Hays announce the engagement of daughter Rebecca Ann Weber, to Dace Andrew Winkelman, son of Terry and Nancy Winkelman and Michelle and Bob Edwards, all of Ellinwood.
Jeff and Lori Underwood of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Underwood, to Christopher Berger, son of Roger and Trish Berger of Ellinwood.
Sherry Suppes of LaCrosse and Patrick and Kathleen Suppes of Otis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Suppes, to John Hoverson, son of Dennis and Diane Myers of Wathena, and Raymond and Cindy Hoverson of Atchison. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Julius and Elsie Suppes of Otis, Ed and Velta Dreher of LaCrosse, and Merten and Mary Bevitt of Overland Park. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Elizabeth Hoverson of Troy, and the late Russell Hoverson, Adelaide Walters of Gravios Mills, Mo. and the late Fred Walters.
Dr. and Mrs. Roger Marshall of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Rebecca Marshall, to Christopher Jordan Weems, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel O. Weems Jr. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Mr. and Mrs. Victor Marshall of El Dorado and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Fogarty of Jacksonville, Fla. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barnard of Jackson, Miss.
Bob and Vicki Kaiser of Odin announce the engagement of their daughter Emilee Frances Kaiser to Victor Dominic De Martino, son of Victor A. De Martino of Park Ridge, Ill. The prospective groom is the son of the late Marie De Martino.
Shane and Amber DeWald of Olathe announce the birth of their daughter, Hailyn Kennedy DeWald on April 19 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 in. long.
Lorraine (Robl) Phelan will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower-reception from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Holyrood Fire Station, 100 S. County Road. She has six children, Pat and Barbara Phelan, Rita McCarthy, Tom Phelan, Dennis and Jacque Phelan, Mark and Gladys Phelan and John and Carolyn Phelan.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Jose Abreu hit his first home run as a Chicago White Sox split-squad and the Kansas City Royals tied 6-6 on Thursday.
When Orion Edwards first started attending the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center (EEC) in September last year, he wasn't using any words. He was just turning 2.
DeleteSt. Johns Episcopal Church will begin its Lenten Study at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, March 9, at the church, located at 17th and Adams St. in Great Bend.
Zeck coming to Aglow Lighthouse
The annual Presbyterian Irish Stew dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington in Great Bend.
WICHITA - The high school basketball season is officially over for the Great Bend boys after a 67-41 loss on the road against Bishop Carroll.
The work of Catholic Sisters is being recognized with Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14. The Dominican Sisters of Peace will celebrate with a special prayer service at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, in the chapel of the Motherhouse at 3600 Broadway in Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – If you are like me St. Patrick's Day might be about watching a parade, wearing green or for some, having a few drinks at the pub.
LARNED - Okay. I don't get it. Call me out of touch, racist, a bigot.
City Church Ministries, along with Great Bend Christians, will hold their second citywide Christian event at 6 p.m. March 22 at the Best Western Courtyard in Great Bend.
First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road will host the first in a series of Lenten Luncheons at noon Wednesday, March 12.
People choose from a variety of homemade soups and desserts during the third annual "Taste of Hoisington," March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center. The event was sponsored by the Hoisington Ministerial Association, and the proceeds will benefit people in need in the community.
February convictions and fines
Great Bend Fire/EMS