Jeannie Viegra and Jason Devine were united in marriage on Nov. 26 at their home in a ceremony officiated by Bishop Greg Perez. The bride is the daughter of Jan and Jean Kolb of Las Vegas, Nev. and the late Judy Smith. The groom is the son of Richard and Laura Devine of Seward and Kathy Morgan of Wichita. Grandparents of the groom are Norman and Marie Roberson of Larned.
Larry and Betty Green of Mesa, Ariz. celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 19 with a luncheon and reception at Down Under in Beloit. Hosts for the event were Darren Demel and Michelle Mueller of Wichita and Richard and LaVonne Reiser of San Antonio, Texas.
Arther and Shirley Hunt of Great Bend, formerly of Chase, celebrated their 59th anniversary on Dec. 24.
Tabor College has announced that 180 students have been named to the Dean's List for their accomplishments for the Fall '10 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List a student must fit into one of three categories based on his or her GPA: Highest Honors, 4.00-3.85; High Honors, 3.849-3.70; and Honors, 3.699-3.50.
Western Kansas Manufacturers Association, sponsor of the 3i SHOW, is proud to continue their support of students from Western Kansas continuing their education at area community colleges, technical schools and universities through the annual scholarship program. Congratulations to the following 2010-2011 scholarship recipients:
Special Needs Calendar Monday REACH - 7 p.m., St. Pats Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl
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.
Monday Birthdays and Anniversaries - noon, Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Potluck - 5:30 p.m., Senior Center Wednesday Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Legal Aid - 1 p.m., Senior Center Friday Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel North Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary Club - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 - 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington Progress Club - 1:15 p.m.Barton Community College Leatrning Resource Center. Program: Evelyn Essmiller, "Working with the Food Bank" Tuesday Noon Lions Club - noon at the Highland Hotel Pilot Club - noon at ...
A LEGEND IN MANY WAYS - REMEMBERING BILL I have been fortunate and blessed over the years to have known many fine people. One of those is Bill Vanskike. I say "is" because I am sure he is still around, I just can't see his physical form anymore. Bill was a legend! I don't mean he was made up; oh no, with Bill what you saw was what you got. No, Bill was a legend ...
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 10 at the Club at StoneRidge. President Rose Kelly opened the meeting with the flag salute and Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. Thirty-nine members and one guest, Edith Treece, were present.
Dear Editor, To Great Bend Military Moms and all contributors: I really wanted to take a moment to thank you for the box that I received today. It was the highlight of our day to know that there are folks at home that still supports our efforts . The holiday overseas is especially hard for the soldiers who are missing their family this time of year. But we believe there is still a job here ...
Dear Editor, To the Military Moms of Great Bend: Thank you so much the packages, from me, 1st Lt. James Keisler, and Chief Samuela Pulu. It was a great surprise to get packages from back home. My wife, Audrea (probably known as Alan's daughter) told me she gave our names but I never told the guys, so they came to me and was like did you give my name to someone from Kansas? I told ...
Dear Editor, To the Military Moms: I got the boxes that you sent to me. I would like to thank you for them. My daughter told me she helped with them. It means a lot to me to know that people like you and every one in Great Bend think that much about people that are serving. Would you please tell everyone that helped with the Military Moms thanks for everything? Thanks again. Leroy Acker
Dear Editor, To the Military Moms: I've been in Afghanistan for about three weeks and I have received four boxes from your organization. You people are incredible. The patriotism that exists in small-town America is simply astonishing. I looked at your eight pages of donors and sponsors and I am in awe at how well the entire community has come togetherfor this. By way of clarification, I am currently in Kabul, Afghanistan and work on ...
EMPORIA - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team finished sixth overall at the Class 1A golf tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
HOUSTON - Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer and Jason Castro added a solo shot to give the Houston Astros a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
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The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve contracts for head coaches, management staff and administrative personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. There will also be an executive session for discussion of personnel.
KANOPOLIS - The public is invited to take part in a short nature hike and free fishing this Saturday at Kanopolis State Park. Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area west of the office at 9 a.m. and follow the park naturalist on the trail. Bring a fishing pole for fishing in the ponds after the hike.
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning died May 20 at her home in Ellinwood. Services and survivors are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
After a one-vehicle accident at 6:26 a.m. Sunday at U.S. 56, milepost 211, the driver was arrested by the Barton County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of driving under the influence. At the jail he requested medical assistance for shoulder pain. At 9:27 a.m., a Great Bend Police Officer responded to a disturbance at the Great Bend Regional Hospital Emergency Room, and the BCSO was called to assist. The suspect was served a notice to appear ...
Several people from Colorado Springs, Colo., were injured at 6:10 p.m. Sunday in Russell County, when a Suburban pulling a camper-trailer attempted to pass a semi-trailer on Interstate 70, 1 mile east of Bunker Hill. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the vehicle became unstable as it passed the semi, entering the median. The driver over-corrected and the vehicle entered the ditch, rolling several times. The trailer broke free and landed upright, while the Suburban landed on its roof.
A 2-year-old boy died Monday and others were injured in a one-vehicle accident in Pratt County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 10:18 a.m.. on K-61, 1.5 miles north of Preston.
ELLINWOOD - Dr. Catherine Strecker of Educational Strategies, 17 N. Main, will offer four continuing education workshops on May 31. Two CEU credits will be offered for each session.
HOISINGTON - Martin "Marty" C. Smith, 58, passed away Sunday May 19, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City. Born October 7, 1954 in Denver, Colo., he was the son of Robert E. and Evelyn (Collins) Smith. On Jan. 16, 1998 he married Karen King in Springfield, Mo. Marty moved to Hoisington in 2008 coming from Lovington, New Mexico. He served his country in the United States Army and worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator until he was disabled.
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U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) is accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies. The academies include the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. Those selected will enter the academies in June 2014.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on May 10, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 50 members and two guests present.