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Special Needs Calendar
Norbert Stegman of Wichita will celebrate his 80th birthday from 1-4 p.m. on April 3 at CPI, 1809 24th St. in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his wife, Erna Stegman and their five children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to the celebration.
Rick and Margo Larimore of Arkansas City announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Larimore, to Derek Plowman, son of Kevin and Mary Plowman of Lawrence.
Whitney Renee Stuart and Brandon David Thomas were united in marriage on Jan. 3, at the Grove Isle Hotel in Key Biscayne, Fla. in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Michael J. Calderin. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stuart of Overland Park and the granddaughter of the late Inez Friedley. The groom is the son of Windy Thomas of White Hall, Md., and David and Dawn Thomas of Great Bend, and the grandson of Eleanor Miller of Great Bend and the late Harold Thomas and the late Edwin and Nora Karst.
Maxine Rogers of Great Bend will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house, from 2 to 4 p.m on March 26 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend, hosted by her family, friends and the Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Friends and relatives are invited. She requests no gifts.
Hazel Scheuerman celebrated her 85th birthday on Feb. 20 with a family dinner and reception at Cedar Park Place. The birthday celebration was hosted by her children, Paul and Trella Berscheidt and Cliff and Lynne Scheuerman of Great Bend and Terry and Naomi Scheuerman of Tecumseh, Okla.
If you were in high school between 1953-1963, you no doubt experienced The Highlander Drive-in formerly located on the Northwest corner of Central and Edgemoor. The public is invited to participate in the 8th reunion to be held on May 14 at the Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive (just north on Webb Rd and Kellogg).
Shaun and Jessica Ebert of Sycamore, Ill. announce the birth of their son, Calvin Louis Ebert, on Feb. 17 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, Ill. He weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long.
Celeste Vonfeldt of Great Bend will celebrate her 87th birthday with a reception from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on March 20 at River Bend Assisted Living, 3820 Broadway. This will be a card party with cake and ice cream.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Link of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary on March 26 with a family dinner.
The Progress Club met on March 7. Hostess was Karen Becker. Seventeen members were present.
By Curtis Wolf
Jay Werth was inducted into the Phi Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Barton County Community College on Feb. 20th.
PAWNEE ROCK - Ladine Peterson, 95, passed away Oct. 29 at the Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born April 2, 1919, in Bison, she was the daughter of Everett and Frances Bitter Edwards. On April 3, 1941, she married Loraine Edwin Peterson in Bison. He passed away Jan. 20, 1995. A lifetime area resident of Rush and Pawnee County, she began her career as a teacher and retired from the ASCS office in Larned. She raised Persian cats and took them to many shows, and she also loved flowers.
Tena Westenhaver of Great Bend is kicking off her Soles4Souls Shoe Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at her home, 1801 VanBuren. This is just the first effort in her year-long campaign to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes the Soles for Souls organization can distribute to the needy and victims of disasters.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
SeaPort Airlines today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has approved an alternate service pattern for air service from Great Bend Municipal Airport. The new service will replace current scheduled service to Wichita Mid-Continent Airport with nonstop service to Kansas City International Airport.
Coaching basketball at a community college means a lot of new faces nearly every year. Barton Community College men's coach Craig Fletchall knows this. He had been at it for 13 years – eight at Barton where he is the all-time leader in coaching wins.
Remarkable new wonder drugs have caused a new confrontation over pricing wars between manufacturers and health plans, now reaching a fever pitch over hepatitis C treatments from Gilead. Unfortunately, rather than the industry players settling the issue through negotiation, health plans are turning to Congress to step in and arbitrarily limit prices, which could undermine the investment that is critical to developing new cures.
As the Giants and the Royals went at it, the bigger game for some fans took place in the hours before the first World Series pitch, playing baseball's season ticket-holder roulette.
Great Bend middle school wrestlers started their season with practice Tuesday. Thirty one athletes participated in the first practice in the new middle school wrestling room.
Five set matches have not been kind to the Barton Community College volleyball team this season. Tuesday night in Colby the Cougars played a 5-set match for the ninth time this season. For the seventh time, Barton lost that fifth and deciding set.
Carter Kruger is hoping a strong finish to last season carries over to this season. The third-year Barton Community College women's basketball coach guided his team the Region VI semifinals last season pulling off a pair of upsets after finishing sixth in the Jayhawk West.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the city's health insurance renewal, street closures for holiday activities, the Prairie Rose Drive paving project and an auto rental lease agreement for the Great Bend Municipal Airport.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an employee recognition award to Donna Shaffer of the Health Department, bridge engineering services, Special Alcohol Funding distribution, Barton County Community Development Advisory Board appointments and longevity pay.