Man flown to Wichita after one-vehicle accident
Melissa Gaunt and Randall Loerke were united in marriage on July 17 at the Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Kansas City, Mo., in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father Pat Sullivan. Parents of the bride are Terry and Glenda Gaunt of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are Steve and Teri Monical, currently living in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Robert and Susan Loerke of Wichita. Grandparents of the bride are Cletus and Rose Younger of Great Bend. Grandparents of the groom are Terry and Emily Keas of Fort Myers, Fla., and Dr. Richard and Nevin Loerke of Tulsa, Okla.
Darren and Lori Vinsonhaler of Belle Plaine and Kim Oberle of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Shayna Lynn Vinsonhaler, to Aaron David Campbell, son of Bill and Pam Campbell of Great Bend.
Larry Rziha of Ponca City, Okla., and Deb Ficken of La Crosse announce the engagement of their daughter, Lorie A. Rziha of Olathe, to Vince W. Weston Jr. of Olathe, son of Vince and Dawn Weston of Leavenworth.
Daryl and Debra Dreiling of Gardner announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Patrick Dreiling, to Carly Jane Prenger, daughter of Bruce Prenger and Lisa and Thomas Imhoff, all of Jefferson City, Mo. Grandparents of the prospective groom are William and Dorothy Stoss and Fred Dreiling, all of Great Bend. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Robert and Jane Stumpe of Jefferson City, Mo.
Matthew and Katherine Mortimer announce the engagement of their daughter, Britni Mortimer, to Michael Zecha, son of Kelly and Rehna Zecha and Cathlyn Zecha.
Justin Langlois and Kasi Mead announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Scott and Johnnie Mead of Graham, Texas. Parents of the prospective groom are Jed and Sharon Langlois of Macksville. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bert and Sue Newhall and Lonna Mead, all of Great Bend, and Jack and Tricia Joiner of Weatherford, Okla. Great-grandparents of the bride-elect are Darrell and Mary Lou Willeford of Springfield, Mo. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Jim and Judy Langlois of Spearville, Carol Newton of Antlers, Okla., and the late Ray and Verne Ulmer.
Dr. and Mrs. Roger Marshall announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Rebecca Marshall, to Christopher Jordan Weems, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel O. Weems Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lichter and Ms. Pam Lichter, all of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Jo Lichter, to Brent Daniel Hynek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hynek of Barnes.
Mark and Jan Kelly of New Iberia, La., announce the engagement of their daughter, Dawn Nicole Kelly, to Stephen Kyle Ellis, son of Donald and Susan Ellis of Lafayette, La., formerly of Pawnee Rock.
Brian and Julie Carroll of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Kalyn Grace Carroll, on Aug. 15 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 22 in. long. She has two big sisters, 5-year-old Brecken Carroll and 3-year-old Lakyn Carroll.
Is the United States inevitably on the path to Hillaryland?
Farmers and ranchers have always adhered to sound principles of animal care for their livestock.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Great Bend Middle School, 1919 Harrison. Items on the agenda include Riley Elementary School HVAC project bids; calendar development; and approval of licensed personnel retirements and licensed personnel resignations. Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Riley.
February may be the shortest month of the year but it is an especially good time to recognize the importance of making lifestyle changes related to heart health. Is it true that you are what you eat? When it comes to heart health, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Eating the right way is not about dieting, which is really a temporary change in your eating habits to lose a few pounds; it is about making better choices every day so that they become second nature.
Sterling College named Rebecca E. Oberle of Claflin, to the Dean's Honor Roll for the fall 2013 semester. To earn this honor, students must have a gpa of 3.50 or better in at least 12 credits of residential work or 10 credits for Sterling College Online students. Oberle was one of 207 who earned this honor.
A key concept taught in any economics class is the difference between an economic and a noneconomic good. The difference involves scarcity. In fact a concise definition of economics is "The study of the allocation of scarce resources between competing ends." Scarcity is simply defined as the amount of something that is available compared to the demand for that something. Any scarce good has economic value and the scarcer the good the greater that value is. And shortages of a good or resource increases its value. Many of us have seen this reflected in the prices paid when purchasing food ...
TOPEKA - The Great Bend High School boys' swim team only brought six swimmers competing in seven events.
WICHITA - The magic number for the Great Bend High School wrestling team is 10.
INDIANAPOLIS - The NFL competition committee may attempt to clean up the language on the field next season.
HUTCHINSON - The Barton Community College men's basketball team overcame Hutchinson's home-court advantage.
WICHITA - Wichita State went to the Final Four last year, yet there was something missing for that team: a Missouri Valley Conference championship.
SOCHI, Russia - The Norwegian women revived their cross country skiing dominance at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday and the Dutch added two more speedskating gold medals to their record haul.
NORMAN, Okla. - With six days to prepare for a team that has struggled all season on the road, Oklahoma turned Saturday's home game against Kansas State into a confidence booster heading into the final four games of the Big 12 season.
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