Lyle and Tina Thomas of Washington, Iowa and Robert and Tammy Holt of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their children, Leslie Ryan Thomas and Brett Robert Holt.
Brady and Sandy Gros and Brad and Kristy Rouse announce the engagement of their daughter Tiffany Lea Rouse to Robert James Trapp Jr., son of Robert and Carol Trapp Sr.
Louis (Louie) Herren celebrated his 90th birthday and 66th anniversary with his wife Julia Herren at 1 p.m. on Nov. 18 with a family celebration luncheon at the Front Door. Host for the event was his daughter Carol A. Selle.
Shawn and Jennifer Nemnich of Ellsworth announce the birth of their son Ryker Lee Nemnich on Sept. 25 at Salina Regional Health Center. He weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 21" long.
Abbie Schuster, a Great Bend native and a fourth-year medical student at the KU School of Medicine–Wichita, is receiving hands-on, clinical training in Great Bend from Teri Turkle-Huslig, M.D. at Central Kansas Family Practice.
Eric Bortz and Rachel Ridgeway announce the birth of their daughter Kindyl Paige Bortz on Oct. 26 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.
Eric Adams of Seward and Jennifer Adams of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Nataleigh Jane Bjork, to Jose Luis Varela, son of the late Gloria Varela Cardenas.
Erin and Cindy Beck of Great Bend announce the birth of their son Lawson Dean Beck on Oct. 10 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 in. long. He has a 2-year-old big brother, Lukas Beck.
Chris and Vanessa Calcara of Katy, Texas announce the birth of the daughter Arden Quinn Calcara on Aug. 23. She weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19" long.
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.
If the dry conditions we experienced in Ellis County on the opening weekend of pheasant season are any indication of what's to come, we're in for a lot of trouble. We walked several miles on Nov. 10 and 11 and drove across much of the county and into northern Ness County.
The following meals will be served Nov. 26 through Nov. 30. 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.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Tuesday at the Great Bend Middle School. Items on the agenda include details of the installation of bleachers at the Great Bend High School gynmnasium. Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at GBMS.
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) game wardens and Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) troopers will conduct a joint checkpoint in south central Kansas in early December. The firearms deer season will open Dec. 3, pheasant and quail seasons opened Nov. 8, the greater prairie chicken regular season started Nov. 15, and duck and goose seasons are also underway. The checkpoint is intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws, as well as the state's driver's licensing laws.
A Whole Hog Feed Cancer Benefit will be held for Valarie Smith-Dellrocco at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Central Baptist Church, Lakin and Harrison in Great Bend. Valarie, a resident of Great Bend, was diagnosed with cancer in June 2014. She is now in remission. Funds from the feed will help pay hospital bills.
Danceography will hold their first recital since opening on Sept. 2. "Our First Christmas" recital will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Great Bend High School Auditorium. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $5. Dancers will be from Great Bend, Hoisington, Claflin, Ellinwood, Lyons, St. John and surrounding areas, instructed by Miss Laura Klima.
Southwest Baptist University head softball coach Jim Flora has announced the signing of three athlete's for the 2016 season, including Hunter Middleton, a senior at Great Bend High School. She is the daughter of Shari and Brett Middleton.
Unlike Barack Obama, I am not a father to teenage girls, but it must be something like being President with this obstructionist congress. No good deed for Obama goes unpunished by Republicans in Washington, and the recent climate agreement with China is a good example.
It seems nobody wants to be Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration. The president's first two Defense Secretaries, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, both complained bitterly this month about their time in the administration. The president's National Security Council staff micro-managed the Pentagon, they said at a forum last week.
Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 13.