Eric and Janet Dowson and Rob and Jenifer VanSkike announce the engagement of their children Amanda Dawn Dowson and Todd Preston VanSkike, all of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Eleanor Rindt of Salina and Dean Dowson of Sutherland, Neb. The prospective groom is the grandson of Dale and Joann George of Albert and William and Grace VanSkike of Great Bend and the great-grandson of William George of Erie.
Jason and Dara Prescott of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Anna May Prescott, on July 20. She weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.
Leona Karst will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 at River Bend Assisted Living. The family invites friends and family. They request no gifts.
William and Theresa (Basgall) Stanley of Great Bend celebrated their 50th anniversary at Clark Lake in Oklahoma with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jerry and Sheila Becker will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Oct. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel Courtyard with a Come and Go reception and from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the American Legion with a dance.
The colorful glower gardens planned by Claude Monet of France later painted by him were shown in pictures by Nancy Swafford at the Sept. 20 meeting of Great Bend Garden Club.
The cattle business is no place to be below average. In 2009, there was a $357 per cow difference in net return between top-third Kansas producers and those in the bottom third. Higher costs were the 800-lb. gorilla in the pasture for the least profitable operations and, among those, feed expense took a King Kong-size bite out of profits.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Oct. 5 at the 10th Street Pizza Hut. Jeri Brozek served as hostess and co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Dr. Tom Greene, is honored as being a 40 year Great Bend Optimist Club Member
Shane Dicks, 7 year club member, is honored as being the Great Bend Optimist Club Optimist of the Year
The Hoisington Jets 4-H Club met Sept. 27th. The club had a potluck dinner before the meeting. The meeting was called to order by Vice-president Drew Reisner. Roni and Kayleigh led us in the song "A Bear Went Over the Mountain". Roll call was taken by secretary, Tiffany Schneider, answering to the question "What was your favorite food?" There were 15 members, two leaders, six parents and one guest in attendance. Desmond Noah gave the treasurer report. He reported that two deposits had been made. A bill was submitted for float and club supplies. It was paid. Kayleigh reported the ...
Leaders of the 315 Kansas Lions and Leo Clubs from all parts of the state will be meeting in McPherson Nov. 5-7 for the Fall Assembly of the Kansas Lions Council of Governors. A major order of business will be the assembly of the State Council of Governors for the second of their required meetings during the year to establish and evaluate policy that will guide Kansas Lions in community service to their hometown communities.
Dr. Naomi Oreskes, science historian, author and professor of history and science studies at University of California San Diego, will visit Fort Hays State University and give a presentation about climate change on Wednesday as part of her state tour.
Poets, writers, singers, dancers, mimes, musicians, rockers and artists of all shapes and sizes will converge on the Memorial Union's Cody Commons from 7 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 4 on the Fort Hays State University campus.
"Something about running on a runway almost makes you feel faster," said Daniel Klewel. "It's hard to explain."
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim Harbaugh walked out of an elevator at Levi's Stadium with his parents late Sunday evening, smiling and cracking jokes with reporters after a day that began with more fuss about his future.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Heading to the Chile Pepper Festival over the weekend, the Barton Community College cross-country runners knew it would be the most competitive meet of the season by far.
BRONCOS 41, CARDINALS 20
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals stole their way to a 12-inning victory over the Oakland A's in the AL wild-card game. They powered their way past the mighty Los Angeles Angels with an emphatic three-game sweep in the divisional round.
The Barton County Historical Society will host its annual car show from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. Rolling Sculpture 2014 will be held on the grounds of the historical village, located south of Great Bend's Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281.
ELLSWORTH - Verlin A. Wiles, 73, died Oct. 5 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born July 3, 1941, in Beloit, he was the son of Arthur and Lorene Wiles.
WAKITA, OKLA. - Marvin O. Conrady, 85, passed away Oct. 4, at Enid, Okla. Born Jan. 19, 1929 on the homestead in Grant County, Oklahoma, he was the son of Otto Anthony and Jenny (Kletcka) Conrady.
SUN CITY, Calif. - Arnold F. Davis, 91, passed away Oct. 2, 2014 at Sunny Rose Glen Senior Care at Menifee, Calif.
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HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School debate team started its season by bringing home five medals from Hays recently.
HOISINGTON -As part of the capital campaign to fund the Therapy Services and Laundry Facility expansion project, Teddy Williamson's family chose to make a pledge to the campaign, in her honor, choosing to rename the Nurse's Station, where Teddy put in many long hours as former chief of Nursing at Clara Barton.