Shane and Mindy Gorney of Gardner announce the birth of their son, Samuel David Gorney, on July 25 in Overland Park. He weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 1/2 in. long.
Jack and LaDean Bailey celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct. 25 with a card shower. Jack Bailey and LaDean Cooley were united in marriage on Oct. 25, 1961 at the Christian Church in Cunningham. The couple celebrated in July with a family trip to Kansas City. They have three children, Ron and Nancy Bailey of Franklin, Ind., Aleisha and Tom Bragg of Gordon, Neb., and Wendy and Mike Howe of Castle Rock, Colo.; and eight grandchildren.
Bernice P. Widener of Hudson, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower. Bernice was born on Nov. 8, 1921, to Henry and Della DeYoung in Prairie View. The family moved to Palco when she was a young girl. On May 11, 1943, she married Austin C. Widener, who was serving in the United States Army during World War II. He was discharged in 1944 after his father's death. The couple moved to the ...
The 2011 South Central Regional Conference was held in Great Bend, Oct. 21-23. Presidents for the Region are Bill Nelson of Norton, and Ellen White of California, Mo. Grand Representatives present were: Grand Madam President Gwen Stallkamp from Albert Lea, Minn., Grand Aerie Inside Guard James Burnham of St. Marys, Ga., and Grand Auxiliary Trustee Judy Johnson of Lawrence, Auxiliary.
The campus at Barton Community College exhibits a certain unassuming demeanor. Though, there's more to BCC than meets the eye.
Margaret (Marge) Vigna Prosser celebrated her 90th birthday on Oct. 22 with a family dinner and party in Great Bend. Margaret and her great-grandson, Gunner Clark Walker, were the guests of honor. Gunner's first birthday was Oct. 20. On Oct. 29, her children and some of her grandchildren will spend the weekend in Pueblo, Colo. Her children are hosting a reception and dinner in her honor for her nieces, nephews and their families.
John Stang, 2009 GBHS graduate, was named one of 24 George C. Marshall Undergraduate Scholars for 2011-2012. The competition for the post included an essay and review of his undergraduate work to date. John will be conducting historical research under the program. A junior at Roanoke College in Salem, Va., he has been on the Dean's honor roll during his entire tenure at the college.
Keith and Marie Marcum will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 4 with a card shower. The couple was married at Antioch Church of the Nazarene in Overland Park. Together they have found a friendship and built a beautiful marriage.
Mildred Reif will celebrate her 80th birthday Nov. 7 with a card shower. She was born Nov. 7, 1931 to John and Judith Schneider of Olmitz. Mildred graduated from Great Bend High School in 1949. On Aug. 30, 1950, she married Steve Reif. Residents of rural Odin, Mildred and Steve are retired from farming. Mildred has four children, Melvin and Sammie Reif of Ellinwood, Raymond and Anne Reif of Great Bend, Janet and Gary Rapp ...
The origin, growth and decay of living things is the theme for this semester's After School Science Program, created to provide science field experience for elementary teacher candidates at Fort Hays State University.
Norman and Pauline Herrmann of Kinsley, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 5. Pauline Debes and Norman Herrmann were married Nov. 4, 1961 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Larned. The couple has one daughter, Traci Poer, and husband Mark of Ingalls; and two grandsons, Wyatt and Ty Poer of Ingalls. Cards and well wishes may be sent to them at 728 N. 70th Ave., Kinsley, KS 67547.
Glynn and Nancy Mortimer will celebrate their 60th anniversary later this year with a family gathering in Kansas City planned by their daughters.
The following meals will be served Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 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.
At their annual sales meeting in Sioux Falls, S.D., Raven Industries recognized Simpson Farm Enterprises, Ransom, Great Bend, Hays, and Beloit, as a Top Volume Dealer and Distributor with an Outstanding Sales Award. Simpson Farm Enterprise also received a 2010-2011 award for Outstanding Overall Sales.
It's time to dust off that recipe from last winter and make a big pot of chili for entry in the Second Annual Charity Chili Cook-off. If you are not a chili chef join us in public tasting and vote for the People's Choice at the Charity Chili Cook-Off. All proceeds will go to the Food Bank as part of a Sunflower Diversified Services outreach to the community.
Roger Fry, author of "The Chronicles of John Grant," will visit the Great Bend Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 18, to launch his new book. The event will begin with a book reading at 6 p.m. This will be followed by a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale. For more information visit the library's website, greatbendpl.info, or call the library, 792-2409.
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HOISINGTON - Helen M. Woydziak, 94, died Dec. 10, 2013 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born Sept. 17, 1919 at Dubuque, Kan., the daughter of Venzel and Mary (Kvapil) Blazek. She married Wilfred Woydziak Sept. 3, 1940 at Dubuque. He died Dec. 12, 1994. She was a homemaker and a nursing assistant at Central Kansas Medical Center, until retirement. Mrs. Woydziak was a lifetime Dubuque and Hoisington resident, living at ...
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Holy Family School's annual Christmas program starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway Ave. The school's Christmas tradition continues with songs by children in grades K-4, followed by a musical by fifth and six graders.
GREAT BEND – Carl Marvin Wells, 76, died Dec. 9, 2013 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was born Dec. 4, 1937 at Mahaska, Kan., the son of Clarence and Rose (Hauschel) Wells. He married Phyllis Westhoff Nov. 9, 1957 at Morrowville, Kan. He owned and operated the Standard Station, Washington. He was also the bookkeeper for his wife's hair salon for 56 years, and later for Doonan's of Great ...
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year". Along with Station of the Year, KSNC also won awards for News, Commercial Production and Promotions. These awards included 1st Place in the "Single Topic Event News Coverage" Category (Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place in the "In-Depth News Reporting" Category(Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place and Honorable Mention in the ...
A new study has come out that finds men and women really do think differently.
After losing the Virginia governor's race because single women voted for the Democrat by a margin of 42 points, Republicans have found the solution. They will teach their candidates how to, in Speaker John Boehner's words, "be a little more sensitive" to the ladies. But Republicans painting over policy differences with pretty words piles insult on top of offense and will do little to close the gender gap.
TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday announced Jackie McClaskey as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, succeeding Dale Rodman, who stepped down from the position Dec. 10.
For 50 years, Larry Schugart served the Great Bend area both as a banker and a community leader. In banking, assets are normally defined in dollars and cents. Now retired from banking, Schugart is proof that tireless volunteerism, community involvement and leadership are all critical assets to the community.