Lacey Jo Moore and Hunter Ryan Farris were united in marriage on June 19 at the First Christian Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. William Johnson. Parents of the couple are Lane and LaDonna Moore of Great Bend, Debbie McLain of Spring, Tx., and Neel and Karen Farris of Center, Tx.
Matt Vainer and Magen Wynn were united in marriage on Sept. 25 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Andover in a double ring ceremony officiated by Father Mike Baldwin. Parents of the couple are Dave and Pam Vainer and Pryor and Sherry Wynn. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Irene Blackwell will celebrate her 100th birthday with a card shower.
Kara Lynn Melchert of Benkelman, Neb. and Reilly Duncan of Hudson, announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Rick Melchert of Trenton, and Linda Melchert of Benkelman, Neb. Parents of the prospective groom are Stewart and Gayla Duncan of Hudson. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Al and Burdean Melchert of Stratton and the late Omar and Delores Robb. Grandparents of prospective groom are Vaugh Duncan of Great Bend and the late Ruthe Duncan and Richard Fischer of Hudson and the late Irene Fischer.
Clarence and Doris Tuzicka will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Jan. 10 with a card shower.
Rodney and Julie Knoblich announce the engagement of their daughter, Caryn Aileen Mong, to Travis Jon Kaiser, son of Jon and Ruth Kaiser of Ellinwood.
Tim and Shari Karst announce the birth of their son, Luke David, on Sept. 8. He weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20 in. long. He has a big brother, Cody, who is 3 1/2 years old.
Lores and Delores Appel celebrated their 50th anniversary on Jan. 7.
Students of vocal instructor Glenna Gaunt performed a program of Christmas music at a recent Pilot Club meeting. Shown left to right are soloists Brooke Smith, Chantelle McReynolds, Sarah Keller and Gabe Zorn, along with Glenna Gaunt who accompanied them on piano.
Researchers at University of Manchester have devised a mathematical formula for the perfect handshake.
The next 9.12 committee meeting has been set for 7 p.m., Thursday at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Travis Ford believed it would take Oklahoma State's best basketball yet this season to take down No. 17 Kansas State.
No. 4 Syracuse 61, Seton Hall 56
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - One lonely national title. That's all Auburn has, a good dozen fewer than hated rival Alabama claims a few hours away, to the Tigers' enduring chagrin.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Gene Chizik won five games in two seasons at Iowa State before becoming Auburn's head coach in 2009.
KAKE TV was recently awarded a regional Emmy for outstanding newscast by the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy Awards. KAKE's "Good Morning Kansas" program was honored with the award for Best Morning Newscast – Medium Market. "Good Morning Kansas" is anchored by Jemelle Holopirek and meteorologist Frank Waugh, produced by Melisha Regier and directed by Russ Sturm. KAKE was the only Wichita television station to receive an Emmy award in this year's competition.
A U.S. patent was recently awarded for technology created by researchers at Kansas State University that improves the health and welfare of beef cattle and other ruminant animals suffering from lameness and following castration, dehorning and other painful but necessary management procedures.
Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 8, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2101 Jackson Street, Great Bend.
Watkins Calcara, Chartered, a law firm in Great Bend, announces Taylor Calcara has become a shareholder "partner" in the firm.
The Rev. Al Sharpton is getting the right kind of grief.
School is back in session and in Barton County that means it's time for the Annual Kid's Ag Day for area fourth graders. The event takes place this Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Brining Farm just west of Great Bend. This event has taken place now for over 20 years and works to improve the agricultural literacy of children in Barton County. Everyone from the Chamber of Commerce and area businesses to the Barton County Farm Bureau and area farmers help plan and lend a hand. FFA students from GBHS and Ellinwood bring their animals on their own ...
Visitors can now reserve a campsite at Sand Hills State Park, located just north of Hutchinson, two miles east of the K-61/56th Street intersection. The park is a 1,123 acre natural area of sand dunes, grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands. It features 64 utility sites – 44 sites have water, sewer, and electricity and 20 sites have only water and sewer. All sites have 50-amp service. Twenty sites have concrete pads and camping areas to assist campers with disabilities, and 14 of the sites have horse pens. Long-term camping is available, and modern cabins are planned for the future. A ...