Elsie Marie Reimer-Snowbarger-Stafford of Sylvia will celebrate her 90th birthday with a come-and-go Open House reception for friends and family from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 24, at the Pleasant Hill Church of the Nazarene, 406 South Shepherd, in Sylvia.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, water line improvements and the city's snow policy.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes Oil and Gas Depletion Fund transfers, the 2015 tax sale and Kansas immunization rates for the human papilloma virus.
HOLYROOD - Jared Paul Langston, 35, returned to his heavenly home Oct. 13, 2015, passing away in Weld County, Colorado. He was born Oct. 29, 1979, at Great Bend, the son of Roger and Joyce (Bauvso) Langston.
WICHITA - Robert Alan Jordan Sr., 85, died on Oct. 10, 2015, at Via Christi Villages in Wichita. Born near Claflin, he was the son of Elmer Charles and Georgia Martha (Houska) Jordan. He grew up in Gypsum and was a resident of Great Bend most of his life. On Sept. 3, 1949, he married Elda Jean (Clothier) Jordan in Wichita. He was employed by the Electric Company as storeroom keeper and then the director of purchasing.
LARNED - Leonard A. Finger, 93, passed away Oct. 15, 2015, at his home in Larned. Born Aug. 1, 1922, in Odin, he was the son of Francis J. and Clara C. Demel Finger. A lifetime area resident, he was an irrigation farmer and a ewe flock producer. On May 11, 1948, he married Agnes Ann Vondracek, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Timken, in a double wedding ceremony with his brother Marvin Finger and Agnes's cousin Helen Pechanec.