Louise Hejny of Gardner, will celebrate her 88th birthday with a card shower. Louise was born on April 5, 1923 in Olmitz. She has lived most of her life on a farm near Olmitz. She has two children, Norma and Richard Kraisinger of Otis and Donna and Philip Feist of Gardner; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Lauren Rebecca Marshall and Christopher Jordan Weems were united in marriage on Nov. 13 at the historic estate of John and Mable Ringling in Sarasota, Fla. in a ceremony officiated by the Reverend William Johnson. Lauren is the daughter of Dr. Roger and Laina Marshall, of Great Bend. Christopher is the son of Mr. Samuel and Deborah Weems, of Jackson, Miss.
Chris and Patti Lanzer of Overland Park, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Lanzer, to Todd Sherman, son of Dennis and Jann Sherman of Great Bend.
The Progress Club met on March 7. Hostess was Karen Becker. Seventeen members were present.
Randy and Jeanie Garret of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby Garrett, to Tyler Stimatze, son of Joe and Laura Stimatze of Macksville.
Norman and Hilda Chakir will celebrate their 30th anniversary and Hilda's 95th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 10 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas, in Great Bend. Hosts for the celebration will be Hilda's children, Judy Burnett, Sandy and Taylor Smith, both of Great Bend and Ron and Pat Griffith of Smith Center.
Harue Matsumoto and Kevin W. Naylor were united in marriage on May 30, 2010 at the Ko Olina Chapel Place of Joy in Kapolei, Hawaii on the Island of Oahu. The bride is the daughter of Atsuko Matsumoto of Yokohama, Japan. The groom is the son of Terry and Karen Naylor of Great Bend.
Theresa Schmeidler will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 10 at the Best Western Angus Inn, poolside in Great Bend. Friends and family are invited to attend. Host for the afternoon will be her daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Jay Schneider and Laurie and Don Koci.
Velorris Boese will celebrate her 80th birthday on April 17 with a buffet luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Water's Edge in Hesston, hosted by her children, Stanley and Zeta Boese, Roberta and Jay Osborn, and Kevin and Becky Boese.
The BMI Relay for Life Dream Team will hold a Quarter Mania Fundraiser from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Best Western, 2920 10th Street. Tickets are $5. Over $1,000 in products will be auctioned for 25 cents to $1. To see a complete catalog visit www.celebratinghome.com. Get a free second paddle when you order $35 from the catalog. For more information call Michelle at 620-804-1777.
The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson, has announced that Scott and Kim Higgason with Agency One in Otis has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent for 2011. To qualify as an Advantage Agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five consecutive years. Advantage Agents are recognized by Farrners Alliance as the "best of the best". To reach this level of distiction is a reflection of this agency's commitment to their customers and their community. Congratulations to Agency One for this achievement.
Each year chapters of Epsilon Sigma Alpha honor members who go above and beyond in their efforts to provide support to those in need. This year Zeta Gamma is proud to announce that Karen Lindberg was selected as the Outstanding Sister for 2011. Karen has been a member of Zeta Gamma for 21 years. During that time she has held numerous offices and spent countless hours in service to others. She is an exemplary member who is quick to step in where ever she is needed. ESA supports valuable organizations such as St. Jude Children's Mercy Hospital, Heartspring, a ...
BTI (Bucklin Tractor & Implement Co.) headquartered in Bucklin, now has a brand new John Deere dealership open in Pratt.
An appearance at Fort Hays State University by Alina Fernandez, daughter of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus.
With the price of feed grains and quality hay, alfalfa producers have the opportunity to generate substantial income, especially in the spring when forage stockpiles are low, before warm-season pastures are ready for grazing, or summer annual forages are planted.
Parents are invited to bring their children to the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., to use the Imagination Playground. The playground will be set up from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday and again from 6:30-7:30 Wednesday evening.
HAYS - It often is no surprise to cancer patients when they hear radiation treatments will take nine weeks.
Holste & Bowers LLC, a locally owned accounting firm in Great Bend, announced the addition of Colleen Burton to the professional staff. Burton brings more than 26 years of experience in accounting and business administration.
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The Great Bend Cemetery staff is preparing for spring clean-up and is asking residents to remove fall flowers by Suday. On Monday staff will have them all collected and either trash them or donate what's usable to the church group that rebuilds them.
ELLINWOOD - Maggie Ann (Diebert) Brown, 82, died March 1, at her home in Ellinwood of pancreatic cancer. Born April 7, 1932, near Hoxie, she was the daughter of Julius Edwin and Fairy Fay (Barr) Deibert. On June 5, 1949, she married Earl Robert Brown. He died in 1997. She was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper and as a cook at the Alcove Club.
Wanda Jo Simmons, 62, died March 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1952 in Casper, Wyo., she was the daughter of Daisy P. Fortna. Wanda graduated high school in Lenwood, Wash., and then later joined the Army where she served six years followed by six more years in the Army Reserve. An Ellinwood resident since 1982, Wanda married husband Francis Simmons on June 21, 1983 in Ellinwood. Wanda worked at Sterling House in Hutchinson as a CMA and was an avid reader who enjoyed nature and being outdoors.
LEOTI - Frances Marie Thurston, 98, passed away on Feb. 21, at Wichita County Health Center LTCU in Leoti. Born Jan. 7, 1917, in Tribune, she was the daughter of Harold and Marjorie Hoopes Smith. On Jan. 4, 1940, she married Harry Thurston in Tribune. He passed away on Oct. 1, 1989, in Tribune, Kansas. A lifetime resident of Western Kansas, she was a homemaker and a retired Avon representative for over 32 years.
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The Barton Community College softball team tasted defeat for the first time this season. Its response? A 19-4 win.
On Friday both Panther bowling teams punched their ticket for a return trip to the 5A-1A State Bowling Tournament. The Lady Panthers started off the day by finishing as the regional runner up in the 12 team tournament which was held at the Walnut Bowl. The Lady Panthers were narrowly defeated by Salina South by seven pins. Sophomore McKenzy Black led the Panthers with a team series high of 518. Following close behind were senior Abby Rose and sophomore Allie Brodrick, who each rolled a series of 514, and senior Addie Soukup's series of 507. Black's series earned ...
The Hoisington High School Wrestling team ended their season this past weekend at the K.S.H.A.A. Class 1-3A State Wrestling tournament held in Hays. The team brought 10 kids to the meet with the expectation of bringing home hardware. Not too long ago when the senior class was freshmen they were able to bring home a second place trophy, but this time the expectations were one step higher. The ultimate goal for the team was to bring home the first place state trophy. When all the rounds were finished the team was able to almost achieve that ...