League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Oct. 9 at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Layton and Christy Landis of Pratt and Michele Clair-McFarren of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Landis, to Ian Marsh, son of Richard (Dick) and Lela Marsh of Pratt.
Clarke and Linda Williams of Topeka will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 13 with an Open House at the First Christian Church, 1880 SW Gage in Topeka. Hosts for the event will be their son Wade and his wife Elishua Williams and grandchildren, Conner Allyson and Alex, all of Olathe. No gifts are requested.
Brogan Don Unruh of Great Bend announces the engagement of his Mom and Dad, Nicole Schwager and Shawn (Odie) Unruh. Parents of the couple are Rick and Kathy Schwager of Great Bend, LeAnna Unruh and Jack Johnson of Pawnee Rock and George and Kim Unruh of St. John. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Larry and Carol Horton of Great Bend and the late George and Luella Schwager. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Don and Carol Ellis of Belgrade, Mont. and the late Dean and Nancy Unruh.
William "Bill" Robbins of Great Bend will celebrate his 90th birthday on Oct. 15 with a card shower.
Jerry and Marcy Sieker of Ellinwood and Phil and Lynda Weaver of Topeka, announce the engagement of their children Kyle Dean Sieker and Kalyn Marie Weaver. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Norman and Doris Weaver of Hugoton and Charlene Swanson of Topeka and the late Duane Swanson. Grandparents of the prospective groom are the late William and Benita Doherty and Wanda Sieker of Ellinwood and the late Harry Sieker.
Humanity, are you grieving, over global ice retreating?
Mary Wondra will celebrate her 90th birthday on Oct. 12 with a card shower.
Alan Moran and Amye and Jon Schneider announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Moran, to Kory Jones, son of the late Kelly Beakey.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of GBHS class scheduling; update on Dance Line trip fund-raising; GBHS vocal music information regarding proposed trip of A Capella Choir to Washington, DC; approval of copier agreements; project updates on GBMS gymnasium construction and GBHS gym bleachers; 2012-2013 student enrollment; and update on Pioneer League membership request.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Oct. 2 at the home of Janis Link. President Jeri Brozek led the meeting attended by 10 chapter members.
The following meals will be served Oct. 8 through Oct. 12. 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.
Eighteen area students were awarded scholarships totaling $3,800 at the Kansas State University alumni/student event Sept. 18 in Great Bend.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
How much would you borrow to buy something that you would never use and might kill you and everyone around you? If we're talking about Uncle Sam's outdated and useless nuclear arsenal, the price tag is $1.1 trillion. A better-and cheaper-idea might be doing what Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and a host of others wanted to do in the first place: Get rid of nuclear weapons.
Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either "serving" in the military or performing some other type of government-directed "community service." Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich's proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener.
EMPORIA - The Hoisington High School girls' golf team placed fourth at the Class 3-1A State Golf Tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
A much needed win.
Tryouts for the Great Bend Blitz Volleyball Club is set to start on Sunday.
The Great Bend Middle School eighth-grade football team capped off their season by dominating the Hays Falcons for a 44-6 victory.
DODGE CITY - Carol Jeanie (Kennedy) Blazek, 64, died Monday, October 20, 2014 at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City. She was born June 4, 1950 at Russell, the daughter of Gerald L. and Catherine (Nault) Kennedy. A Dodge City resident for the past 40 years, moving from Hoisington, she worked at Sonic Drive In and Wardrobe Cleaners, both in Dodge City, retiring in 2012. She enjoyed crocheting and making poppies for the Veterans.
HOISINGTON - On Sunday Oct. 26, the annual Homecoming at Hoisington Masonic Lodge 331 will be held at 2 p.m. at the Lodge Hall at 2nd and Vine St. in Hoisington.
HAYS - HaysMed was recently recognized with two Excellence through Insight awards for patient experience by HealthStream Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM). One award recognized the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit (CPCU) in the hospital and the other honored Dr. Michelle Pope in the Pediatric Clinic.
Barton County Young Professionals recently surpassed 600 members, according to Kristy Straub, a founding member of the steering committee.