Custom Re-Bath of Great Bend won a national market penetration award from Re-Bath LLC, America's largest bathroom remodeling franchisor, during Re-Bath Reunion, Jan. 14 in Glendale, Ariz.
Community leaders across Kansas have joined in the fight against cancer. They are volunteer members of the newly formed Midwest Cancer Alliance Funding Partners, which will hold its first meeting on Feb. 11 in Hays. The council's goal is to generate awareness of the importance of the Midwest Cancer Alliance and to raise $5 million to further its mission.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Alicia Billinger and Josh Lamb were united marriage on Oct. 6 in a double ring ceremony at St. Matthew's Parish in Topeka. Parents of the couple are Pete Billinger and Sylvia Billinger and Kip Lamb and Tracy Lamb.
Mark and Darlene Johansen of Wichita and Angel Stahl of Olathe announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Johansen, to Michael Stueder, son of Bill and Patty Stueder of Claflin.
Many of the 1,450 members of the 67 Lions Clubs of Western Kansas will gather as The Pride at Magouirk Conference Center in Dodge City, on Saturday, Feb. 16, for their annual District Convention. Special guests of the Lions will be International Director Dave and Marie Hajny of Ennis, Mont., representing the International Association of Lions Clubs.
Irvin W. and Donna Robinson of Dodge City announce the engagement of their daughter, Maggie Jean Robinson, to Cody Alan Harris, son of Teresa Beaudry of Deerfield and the late Victor Beaudry.
Shaun and Jessica (Baldwin) Ebert announce the birth of their daughter, Corinne Louise Ebert, on Jan. 10 at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, Ill. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 in. long. She has a big brother, Calvin.
Craig and Kathy Janousek of LaCrosse announce the engagement of their daughter, Ginger Dawn Graf, to Chad Alstin Shook, son of Gary and Mariann Shook of Hoisington.
As many Americans continue to feel the economic squeeze, they may be eating out less and preparing more meals at home. So, it's more important than ever to grocery shop smart and buy healthy food that fits within a budget.
Connie Peacock will celebrate her 90th birthday with a party for friends and relatives from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 17 at River Bend Assisted Living Facility, 3820 Broadway, Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her children, Claudia of Carmel Valley, Calif., Robert of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Sheldon of Great Bend.
Harold Schenk of Great Bend will celebrate his 95th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Senior enter, 2005 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. Hosts for the even will be his wife, Jean Schenk and daughters Rhonda Schenk Pitts of Stockton and Roxanne Schenk Rich of Great Bend. No gifts are requested.
Wilbur Bell will celebrate his 90th birthday on Feb. 15 with his daughters, Connie Kerns and husband Kenneth L., of Great Bend and Jana Lilly and husband Henry of Wichita, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The following meals will be served February 11 through February 15. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
William Francis "Bill" Maneth, 81, died Jan. 16, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 13, 1933, at Great Bend, the son of William Leo and Mary Teresa (Mauler) Maneth. He married Kay Ellen Dorfshaffer Aug. 24, 1957, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Great Bend. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he worked for various retail firms around Great Bend as a counter parts man, retiring from Great Bend Farm Equipment in 1996.
Joan Charles, 84, died Jan. 5, 2015, at her home in Great Bend. She was born Dec. 2, 1930, at Oswego, the daughter of Clyde and Evelyn (Claxton) Morain. She was a butcher at Don's Food Mart, Great Bend. Ms. Charles was a long-time Great Bend resident, also residing in McKinney, Texas, and Hutchinson.
CABIN JOHN, Md. - Lora Belle Renz passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Holy Cross Hospital in Maryland. She was born April 19, 1935, at St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend, to Arthur and Bessie (Nordman) Tammen of Albert. She grew up on a farm south of Albert and attended District II Country School.
HOLYROOD - Keeping in mind the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Central Plains Elementary School students in Holyrood were asked to bring their loose change to donate to the Kansas Food Bank to help fund the Food 4 Kids backpack program.
Kansas-based Sunflower Financial Inc. and Colorado-based First Western Financial Inc. announced Friday the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.
At their January meeting, 15 members of Great Bend Garden Club received a wealth of information about the work of a small group of people working hard for the betterment of Great Bend. Garden Club member Toni Rice is also a member of the Great Bend Tree Board and during her recent program Toni enthusiastically told the history of the Tree Board and of Great Bend's status as a Tree City USA.
HAYS - "The Waters of Kansas - Cheyenne Bottoms," the first film in a series of short documentaries on water in Kansas by the Kansas Natural Resource Council, will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a soup sampler from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St. Several varieties of soup will be available to sample. Meal includes dessert and drink.
Two adult males under age 21 were arrested Thursday night after a police pursuit in the city of Great Bend.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
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