A couple from Hampton, Va., was taken to Via Christi Medical Center in Wichita on Friday, after their motorcycle collided with a semi-trailer in Russell County.
The annual family reunion of the descendants of William and Rosa Baldwin, who settled in Pawnee County in the late 1800's, was held on July 20 at the Garfield Community Building. Family members attending were from the three Baldwin daughters (Ethel Deckert, Clara Irion, Bessie Holmes). In attendance were David and Pat Nulf, Larry and Delma Nulf, Burton; Delbert Deckert, Salina; Dolores Westfall, Great Bend; Edna, Bob, Cindy Webster, Euless Texas; Glenn and Carolyn Roach, Bella Vista, Ark.; Gary and Yvonne Deckert, Lucas, Texas; Ken and Carol Price and Clarabel Price-Rohr, Garfield; Shirley Brollier, Kinsley; Marvin and Eunice Proctor ...
Life experiences teach plenty to those willing to learn. From the time I was a small boy, I remember my dad, uncles and grandfather talking and debating the issues of the day whenever we visited one another.
On July 20, the John and Minnie Oetken family met at Great Bend Best Western Court Yard for their family reunion.
Randy and Susan Willis recently celebrated their 40th anniversary with a family dinner at the historic Old Mill in Oxford. Hosts were their daughters and families, Ben and Julie Ann Jacobs, Banks and Bennett, of Ellinwood and Jeremiah and Abby Shull, Cecily and Medrie, of Winfield.
Alvin and Vera Muth of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Aug. 10 with a family dinner and card shower. A vacation is scheduled for a later date.
Daniel and Stephanie Schneider announce the birth of their daughter Natalie Ilene Schneider on June 6, in Great Bend. She weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21 in. long.
Ronald and Peggy Soeken of Lorraine will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an Open House from 3 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 2 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Holyrood. Hosts for the event will be their children Kristin Webb of Wichita, Sandra Barton of Holyrood, and Joe and Cinda Lohmann of Farmington, Minn. The couple has 7 grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.
Daryl and Kathy Moore of Beloit announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Moore, to Derek Vonada, son of Damon and Janet Vonada of Great Bend.
Todd and Jane Buehler will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a family dinner on Aug. 9, in Bronaugh, Mo. The couple celebrate with a cruise to Alaska earlier in the year.
Stan and Judy Smith will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 7th. The couple was united in marriage on Aug. 7, 1964, in Larned.
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.
Barton and Pawnee county employers now have access to a new program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center designed to help their bottom line and encourage preventive health care for their employees.
Brandi Demel, R.N., has been setting the stage for the rollout of a new program that will help local and area residents find the resources they need for a healthier life.
First United Methodist Church will offer Paws-4-Praise this Sunday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be followed by a worship service and community picnic.
Author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson will be the featured speaker at "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teens. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Perkins Party Room, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – Almost weekly news stories appear promoting gay rights. Currently 19 states have legalized same sex marriage while 31 states have traditional marriage laws on the books. Additionally, President Obama has issued various executive orders furthering the equality of gays. All this has made the gay issue a topic for public discussion. It is not just a religious, political or social issue anymore. It is regularly in the news and impacting many Americans on some level.
On Saturday Aug. 23 Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend, will hold its first session in its spiritual formation classes, SpiritLife, for the fall semester. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend, or immediately following the canvassing the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary ballots. The agenda includes the 2013 audit report, the introduction of the new Health Director Shelly Shneider and the booking fee for the Barton County Detention Facility.
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Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read "The Dangerous Book for Boys."
Let's wave bye-bye to July with a thigh-slapping salute to Curt Clawson, the tea party's latest contribution to the U.S. Congress. Rarely has a Republican white guy evinced such cluelessness about Americans of a different race.