Blake and Jenna Wornkey of Ellinwood announce the birth of their daughter, Paige McKenzie, on Jan. 15. She weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 in. long.
Mitch and Jennifer Webster announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Webster, to Chance Hartz, son of Don and Janet Hartz.
Wilma Fraser of Larned will celebrate her 100th birthday with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on March 9 at Glory Be, 7th and Broadway, in Larned. Hosts for the event will be her daughters, Janet Spomer and Judy Flamer. Friends, relatives, former students and community members are invited to attend.
Greg and Kim Schenk announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Ann Schenk, to Cody Dillon Kelly, son of Scott and Laura Brown.
Steve and Dorian Hickel of Claflin announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Hickel, to Stephen Burkhead, son of Bruce and Connie Burkhead of Neodesha.
Eric and Lisa Tolan announce the birth of their daughter, Alia Grace Tolan, on Jan. 4 in Bentonville, Ark. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has two big brothers, 16-year-old Alexander Roberts and 18-month-old Awesome Tolan.
Jim and Beth Dennis will celebrate her 60th anniversary on March 8 with a card shower.
Michael and Margaret Joern of Chesapeake, Va. announce the engagement of their daughter Julianna Joern to Brett Klepper, son of Daryl and Janice Klepper.
Great Bend High School senior, Nathan Brungardt, has attained Eagle Scout, the highest Boy Scout advancement. He joined Cub Scout Pack #157 in 2001 and in 2007 crossed over to Boy Scout Troop #157, led by Steve Divis. His Eagle Scout project consisted of converting an old mule barn at the Great Bend Zoo into an enclosed housing for the owls. All materials for his project were recycled or donated.
Lindsay Schartz, Vice-President of Farmers Bank and Trust, NA in Great Bend, recently completed the 2013 Bank Compliance School held on Feb. 3 - 8 in Topeka, Kansas. The Bank Compliance School is sponsored by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations and is endorsed by the West Virginia and Wyoming Bankers Associations.
I am announcing my candidacy for Mayor of Great Bend. I think most of you know I was born and raised in Great Bend and that I serve the interest of all of you and not just the chosen few.
Army National Guard Pvt. Jonathon A. Turner has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Great Bend City Slicers 4-H Club met on Feb. 17 at the Pizza Hut. There were eight members, eight parents are four guests present. Members were reminded of 4-H Days on March 2. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on March 14 at the old 4-H building.
A Great Bend man was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita late Monday morning after a one-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, 2 miles south of Great Bend. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 11:57 a.m.