Jerome and DeeDee Elsen will celebrate their 50th anniversary on at 7 p.m. on Aug. 11 with a dance at Camp Aldrich hosted by their children. Friends and family are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts.
Kenny Koerner of Ness City announces the engagement of his daughter Chrissy Koerner, to Spencer Musgrove, son of Jim and Barbara Musgrove of Claflin. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Patty Koerner.
Rick and Cathy Mondt announce the engagement of their daughter Arika Mondt, to Jake Fanshier, son of Roger and Gayle Fanshier.
Jodi Christine Long and Bradley Michael Fullbright were united in marriage on March 24 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ellinwood in a double ring ceremony officiated by Rev. Jeffrey Frakes. Parents of the couple are Bob and Donna Long and Irlan and Virginia Fullbright all of Ellinwood.
Dorothy Polzin of Hoisington will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 4 with a open house at 172 S. Main in Hoisington.
Nicole Dolores Schneider and Erik Stephen Berger announce their engagement along with their parents, Larry Schneider and Collene Schneider and Larry and Gayla Berger.
NEW YORK (AP) - Boston had wasted a five-run lead by the time Pedro Ciriaco stepped to the plate in the ninth inning Saturday night and hit a hard fly ball toward center field. He thought Curtis Granderson would catch it.
LONDON (AP) - On the final arrow, the USA lost Olympic gold in men's team archery.
LONDON (AP) - France coach Vincent Collet says playing the United States at the start of the men's Olympic tournament feels like a "child facing a monster."
SEATTLE (AP) - Kevin Millwood is having an easy time ignoring trade speculation.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Slumping slugger Josh Hamilton was held out of the Texas Rangers' starting lineup Saturday night against the Chicago White Sox because manager Ron Washington wanted to give the outfielder a mental break.
LONDON (AP) - Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout, pulling away to win the Olympic 400-meter individual medley by more than 3 seconds Saturday night. Even more stunning: Phelps didn't win any medal at all.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas coach Bill Self made sure to remind his team at halftime Saturday night that Iowa State has a penchant for putting together dramatic comebacks.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has been nearly unstoppable since he charged to his first Sprint Cup championship last season.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace announced Wednesday the election of J. Basil Dannebohm and Karla Kirkman as co-chairs of the Heartland Farm Advisory Council. The advisory council works with the sisters toward the wellbeing of the farm.
BY ELTAF NAJAFIZADA AND
Central Plains Middle School recognizes seventh graders, Rebecca Stratmann and Jerred Bieberle, as the March Students of the Month.
WICHITA - Joseph F. Bunk, 67, passed away Feb. 28. He was born July 14, 1947, in Great Bend, to Maurice and Mary (Kaechele) Bunk of Hoisington. In 1965, Joe graduated from Hoisington High School. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War, he attended Kansas State University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
AUGUSTA - Victor L. Shumate, 64, died on March 12, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover. Born Jan. 4, 1951, in El Dorado, he was the son of Paul Bennett and Isa Lou (Gale) Shumate. He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and Butler County Community College. He was a retired truck driver and care giver. Mr. Shumate served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era.
Leona A. Reichuber, 92, died March 13 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. Born Aug. 28, 1922 at rural Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Antonia (Langer) Stoss.
BY RALPH VARTABEDIAN