Man flown to Wichita after one-vehicle accident
Melissa Gaunt and Randall Loerke were united in marriage on July 17 at the Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Kansas City, Mo., in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father Pat Sullivan. Parents of the bride are Terry and Glenda Gaunt of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are Steve and Teri Monical, currently living in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Robert and Susan Loerke of Wichita. Grandparents of the bride are Cletus and Rose Younger of Great Bend. Grandparents of the groom are Terry and Emily Keas of Fort Myers, Fla., and Dr. Richard and Nevin Loerke of Tulsa, Okla.
Darren and Lori Vinsonhaler of Belle Plaine and Kim Oberle of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Shayna Lynn Vinsonhaler, to Aaron David Campbell, son of Bill and Pam Campbell of Great Bend.
Larry Rziha of Ponca City, Okla., and Deb Ficken of La Crosse announce the engagement of their daughter, Lorie A. Rziha of Olathe, to Vince W. Weston Jr. of Olathe, son of Vince and Dawn Weston of Leavenworth.
Daryl and Debra Dreiling of Gardner announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Patrick Dreiling, to Carly Jane Prenger, daughter of Bruce Prenger and Lisa and Thomas Imhoff, all of Jefferson City, Mo. Grandparents of the prospective groom are William and Dorothy Stoss and Fred Dreiling, all of Great Bend. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Robert and Jane Stumpe of Jefferson City, Mo.
Matthew and Katherine Mortimer announce the engagement of their daughter, Britni Mortimer, to Michael Zecha, son of Kelly and Rehna Zecha and Cathlyn Zecha.
Justin Langlois and Kasi Mead announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Scott and Johnnie Mead of Graham, Texas. Parents of the prospective groom are Jed and Sharon Langlois of Macksville. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bert and Sue Newhall and Lonna Mead, all of Great Bend, and Jack and Tricia Joiner of Weatherford, Okla. Great-grandparents of the bride-elect are Darrell and Mary Lou Willeford of Springfield, Mo. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Jim and Judy Langlois of Spearville, Carol Newton of Antlers, Okla., and the late Ray and Verne Ulmer.
Dr. and Mrs. Roger Marshall announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Rebecca Marshall, to Christopher Jordan Weems, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel O. Weems Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lichter and Ms. Pam Lichter, all of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Jo Lichter, to Brent Daniel Hynek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hynek of Barnes.
Mark and Jan Kelly of New Iberia, La., announce the engagement of their daughter, Dawn Nicole Kelly, to Stephen Kyle Ellis, son of Donald and Susan Ellis of Lafayette, La., formerly of Pawnee Rock.
Brian and Julie Carroll of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Kalyn Grace Carroll, on Aug. 15 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 22 in. long. She has two big sisters, 5-year-old Brecken Carroll and 3-year-old Lakyn Carroll.
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It's been a long time coming, but even though the Kansas Supreme Court has released its decision in the state's appeal of the Gannon vs. Kansas school finance lawsuit, the question of funding schools is still up in the air.
Approximately 125 calls for service and 82 officer initiated calls were received for the month of February. Officers responded to 17 medical/fire calls. Seven arrests were made and nine criminal summonses were served in the month of February.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held up his hand, clenched his fist and given "half a peace sign" to the Ukraine, Europe and especially to President Barack Obama. And so the debate has begun:
Has it really been 10 years since I wrote a heartfelt letter to my newborn son, Gideon Lewis Tyree? (See my blog at www.dannytyree.blogspot.com for a collection of Gideon columns.)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state's current public school funding levels are unconstitutional.
ELLINWOOD -There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
ELLINWOOD -Donors for the Ellinwood Community Mural were honored at the Cake and Cobbler Reception at the annual meeting of the Ellinwood Community Historical Society March 4 in Ellinwood. 117 donors contributed over $5,000 in amounts from $10 to $500 for the mural featuring the history of Ellinwood on the Old Santa Fe Road. They were shown the plaque to be affixed to the building at Main and Santa Fe Ave where the Ellinwood Emporium is now located. It has names of all who donated a "bucket of paint" contribution ($25) or more toward this community project sponsored by ...
The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) announced Thursday the recipients of the 2014 Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education Awards. Among the winners was Pam Martin of the Kansas Wetland Education Center, Great Bend.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Agriculture Friday announced the result of the elections held for the state's five grain commodity commissions – corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat in districts Four, Five and Six in the central region of the state.
MANHATTAN – Lee Borck, Chairman of Innovative Livestock Services Inc., was recognized March 6 as Kansas Stockman of the Year at a banquet in Manhattan. The award is presented annually by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council at Kansas State University.
LAWRENCE - Andrew Wiggins remembers sitting in the bleachers of Allen Fieldhouse long after the final whistle, watching as the crowd showered the departing Kansas players with love.