Betty Wondra will celebrate her 80th birthday on April 29 with a card shower. A long-time resident of rural Great Bend, she was born on April 29, 1931 to Henry and Lena Maneth. On May 15, 1950 she married Robert J. Wondra. He died on Dec. 19, 2009. She has seven children; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
James and Barbara Musgrove of Claflin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Bobbi Sue Musgrove, to John Thomas Cuffe Jr., son of John and Cynthia Cuffe of Burlington.
Kenneth and Rhonda Penka announce the engagement of their daughter, Gina Penka, to Kirk Calhoon, son of Brian and Terri Calhoon and Mike and Shelly Wilkison.
Loren and Arlene Schamaun will celebrate their 60th anniversary on April 29 with a family dinner. The couple was married on April 29, 1951 at the Bazine Methodist Church. They have two children, Marsha Gerstner and Steve Schamaun and wife Sheryl; five grandchildren, Emily, Matthew and Adam Gerstner and Zac and Nic Schamaun.
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.
USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools
The Great Bend High School Promenade held at last Saturdays prom at the high school was a success. There had not been a promenade for several years and the After-prom committee initiated the reinstatement as an extra festivity to the prom. Participation was great, as many students as well as parents were present for the event. The committee thanks the community for their generosity in donating cash as well as prizes for the party held at the Walnut Bowl.
PRATT - Pratt Community College Electrical Power Technology Program will host a mini boot camp for high school juniors and seniors with Westar Energy, June 11-12 on the college's main campus at the EPT Center's training field.
When Melissa Ledesma called Barb Krier she was just seeking some professional advice. Little did she know she would get an invitation.
It all started when Cathy Estes and Cheryl Couch put their heads together. It has ended with a rare opportunity for students who want a career in early education to have more access to academics and hands-on work experience.
Petr Grigorev, who came to Barton Community College as an international student almost four years ago, is exhibiting five of his works in the display cases in the college's Fine Arts Building.
September Convictions and Fines
Book lovers, it's Used Book Sale time at the Great Bend Public Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Bend Public Library, the sale will be open to the public for four days: Sunday, Oct. 19 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 20 from noon to 8:30 p.m.; and Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
HOISINGTON - Lila Jean Haberman, 80, died Oct. 11 at her daughter's home in Olmitz. She was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Galatia, the daughter of Henry and Martha (Steinert) Wagner. She married Jim Stoss on July 30, 1952. He died Dec. 25, 1979. She then married Larry Haberman on March 30, 1991. He died Dec. 8, 2006. Lila Jean was a resident of Hoisington, coming from Olmitz. Lila, along with her husband Jim, owned and operated Jim's Place and the Olmitz Grocery till the early '70s. She later worked as a bartender for the Eagles Lodge in Great ...
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Paul E. Dyer, 84, died Oct. 8 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 20, 1930, in Great Bend, he was the son of Homer and Katherine (Jones) Dyer. On Jan. 4, 1954, he married Julitta M. Elsen, in Great Bend. She died on March 12, 1995. He was a lifetime resident of Great Bend.
John D. Trimmer, 65, of Great Bend and formerly of Pawnee Rock and Dundee, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 8, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. He was born on Feb. 11, 1949, at Belleville, to George Franklin and Edna Alene (Larr) Trimmer. He graduated from Republic County Schools in 1965 and was united in marriage to Diana Levingston on June 10, 1976, at Pawnee Rock. She died on July 22, 2013. John worked as a chain hand in the oilfield prior to his retirement. He enjoyed rock collecting, watching wrestling and spending time with family.