Ian J. Watkins was recently commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force after completing officer training school at Montgomery Air Force Base, Alabama. He has been assigned as a Combat Systems Officer and is now stationed at Pensacola Naval Air Station where he is undergoing flight, weapons and aircraft system specific training. Ian is the son of Chief Master Sergeant, USAF, Kemper S. and Melissa Watkins of Denver, Colo., and the former Renalda J. Hoberecht of Yorktown, Va. He is the grandson of Gretchen and Julius Scheck of Great Bend. His brother Tyler is also in ...
The Barton County NAACP Branch 428 will celebrate their Freedom Fund Banquet and Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Street, in Great Bend. The public is invited.
Charles Wilbur Russell will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Larned Healthcare Center, 1114 W. 11th in Larned. Hosts for the event will be his children, Rosalie (Russell) Burns, Mark Russell, Jacquie (Russell) Haynes, Lynda (Russell) Wilson, and Wade Russell.
Jarrod and Jennifer Basgall of Basehor announce the birth of their daughter, Elin Lee, on Sept. 28 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City. She weighed 7 lb. 1 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long. She has a 21-month-old sister, Aven Elizabeth.
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.
Lloyd Earl Donham, 81, died Feb. 18 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
LARNED - Mary Beth Herrmann, 59, died on Feb. 18, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Feb. 23, 1955, in Kinsley, she was the daughter of Quentin J. and Lucy W. Tholen Herrmann. She graduated from Barton County Community College with an A.A. in Nursing and from Barclay College with a B.S. in Business Administration. A lifetime area resident, she was a Registered Nurse and Administrator at the Pawnee County Health Department.
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Lloyd Earl Donham
Larned's Scholar's Bowl competed at regionals at Ulysses. Team members are from left, Lauren Zerr, Josh East, Reed Russom, Kwinter Hartshorn, Wyatt Davis and Kate Schoeder. Andale, Rose Hill and Pratt qualified for state.
Larned High's Ally Aldrich won the 3-point contest at the Pratt Tournament.
Larned's Brittany Butler qualified for State Piano Festival Feb. 21 at Wichita State University.
"Boy, here's something we could use more of today: unity among the American people. Americans are so divided."
What would it look like if politics stopped at the water's edge? It wouldn't look like the mess that John Boehner created by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a session of Congress on March 3. By allowing Netanyahu to stage what is effectively a campaign event in the U.S. Capitol, congressional Republicans have not only damaged our relations with Israel but threatened our diplomatic negotiations with Iran.
They are coming out of the final turn in high school and college basketball. The stretch run is on for Sub-State and NCAA seedings. With Kansas losing at West Virginia, there might be a race once again in the Big 12 though one has to like the Jayhawks' chances.
Two local siblings wanted to donate their dad's memorial fund to a place that would do the most good for families trying to do the best for their terminally ill loved ones. They found such a place at Almost Home Inc., 1919 Van Buren.