Bernard A. Schneweis will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on June 6, at the Cedar Park Place Community Room, 3910 Cedar Park Place, in Great Bend, just off McKinley Street. Hosts for the event will be his sons Richard Schneweis and Alan Schneweis.
Mr. and Mrs. Randall Smith of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception and dance at 7 p.m. on June 5, at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas Avenue in Great Bend. Friends and family are invited to attend. They request no gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murphy of Larned will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 6, with an Open House from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Glory Be in Larned. Hosts for the event will be their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No gifts are requested.
Ron and Christina Smith of Hoisington will celebrate their 40th anniversary on June 7, with a card shower. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate with the couple and their daughter following Saturday evening church on June 6, at their home.
Jarrod and Jennifer Basgall of Basehor announce the birth of their son, Axil Lee on March 9, at Olathe Medical Center. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 1/2 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long. He has two sisters, 4 year old Aven and 2 year old Elin.
SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Daniel Ray Vsetecka, 50, died May 27, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Nov. 29, 1964, in Colorado Springs, Colo., he was the son of Emil Frank and Wand Jean (Berry) Vsetecka. A longtime resident of Larned, he was a self-employed mechanic.
HAYS - Michael Dean Graf, 59, died May 28, 2015, at his home in Hays. He was born June 13, 1955, in Great Bend, to Edwin and Armella "Millie" (Stegman) Graf. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1973 and attended Fort Hays State University. He married Robbie (Weatherbee) Dreiling on Aug. 31, 1991.
Pittsburg Colgan delivered a quick punch taking advantage of six errors in a 15-0 state championship victory over Medicine Lodge Friday at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The game was called after three innings by virtue of the mercy rule.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), along with the Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) in Hutchinson, will host a Wild Horse Adoption and Open House on June 5-6. The public is invited to observe training demos all weekend by inmates in a rehabilitation program at the facility. Free screenings of the documentary film "Unbranded" – the dramatic story of four riders and 16 mustangs making a 3,000-mile trek across country – will be shown throughout the weekend.
KANSAS CITY- The Interleague series shifted from Miller Park to Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, but the result remained the same. The Royals scored at least seven runs against Brewers pitching for the third straight night in a 10-2 win, helping Joe Blanton emerge from his first Major League start in nearly two years with a victory, while Ned Yost tied Whitey Herzog for the most managerial wins in franchise history.
The sports world is not unique to it but they are, perhaps, the best practitioners of it. I'm talking about recycling. The practice of recycling old coaches, old administrators, athletes too. Fire a coach here and he pops up as the head man somewhere else. Kick a general manager out and he becomes the brains somewhere else. The sports world is a very small fraternity. The latest example of this is the naming of Lew Perkins to the Board of Directors of USA Boxing, the governing body that oversees amateur boxing, including Gold Gloves and USA Olympic boxing.
Nebraska's legislature recently made headlines when it ended the state's death penalty. Many found it odd that a conservatives-dominated legislature would support ending capital punishment, since conservative politicians have traditionally supported the death penalty. However, an increasing number of conservatives are realizing that the death penalty is inconsistent with both fiscal and social conservatism. These conservatives are joining with libertarians and liberals in a growing anti-death penalty coalition.