Rick and Kristen Walker announce the birth of their son, Gunner Clark Walker, on Oct. 20 in Lawrence. He weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz. and was 21 in. long.
Bertha Mae Martin will celebrate her 80th birthday on Dec. 29 with a card shower.
Lincoln students and staff celebrated making 2009/2010 Building Standard of Excellence in both Math and Reading on Nov. 30th.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Boley will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary this Sunday. They were married on Dec. 26, 1955, in Wichita and moved to Great Bend in 1958 after living in Dorrance for three years. The two have been involved with music since their childhood and continue with numerous music activities in the Great Bend community. They have three daughters, Maggie McKain, Mary McMahan and JoAnn Ishmael; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Jim and Millie Meroney of Great Bend celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 13 with a cake reception with family and friends. The couple celebrated early since they plan to celebrate their actual anniversary in Las Vegas.
Members of the Delta Tau Soroity gathered on Dec. 14 for a time of Christmas celebration. They toured the festive homes of some of the club members and enjoyed appetizers and a dessert at the homes. The evening also involved the pledge ceremony of the new members of Delta Tau. In a candle lit ceremony, Stephanie Joiner of Great Bend and Rachel Sieker of Ellinwood officially became sisters of Delta Tau. It was a fun and joyous evening, and a warm welcome to the new members of Delta Tau.
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 McClain of Spring, Tx., and Neel and Karen Farris of Center, Tx.
Trash pickup for the City of Ellinwood for the week of December 26th will be Monday and Wednesday on the east side and Tuesday and Thursday on the west side due to the New Year's Day holiday.
Verizon Wireless announced today that it has donated $2,000 to Family Crisis Center, based in Great Bend, as part of the company's national HopeLine program, which is dedicated to assisting communities, local shelters and agencies in ending domestic violence. Family Crisis Center is one of 16 domestic violence prevention organizations in Kansas that will be receiving funds to support local education programs and shelter operations.
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.
Farmers, business owners and entrepreneurs interested in agritourism are invited to attend a five-part agritourism course in February and March at Pratt Community College in Pratt.
You've got to forgive me, but during this holiday season, seems like my thoughts turn to food and all of the wonderful homemade dishes of this season. I do enjoy the great fellowship with family and friends, but alas, what would this be without something good to eat.
MANHATTAN – Kansas State University joins four other land-grant universities in sharing a three year, $1.9 million grant to study pest control methods, treatments and best management practices in wheat. The USDA's Risk Avoidance and Mitigation Program (RAMP) awarded the grant, which provides resources that allow scientists from the five institutions to complete their work.
Leanda Ditus and Iola Titsworth, who share their Great Bend home and their friendship, are now sharing the recognition of the Focus on Abilities award. Both women's background includes institutionalization but now they are enjoying a place of their own.
LARNED - Anna Belle Owens, 73, died Dec. 23 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. She was born May 17, 1937, in Shattuck, Okla. A resident of Larned since 1970, formerly of Woodward, Okla., she was a retired Food Service Supervisor 1 at the Larned State Hospital.
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WAKEENEY - Gayle Myron Garrett died on March 9 at his home in WaKeeney. He was born on May 18, 1945 in Hays.
HOISINGTON - Robert C. Karst, 96, died Monday, March 10 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. He was born Nov. 6, 1917 at Galatia, the son of Jacob and Eva (Rein) Karst.
WASHINGTON – Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8.7 million pounds of various processed beef products, because they processed "diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection," the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced recently.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Lions Club will be selling tickets for the Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 21. The menu for the evening will include all you can eat servings of fish, shrimp, clam chowder, salad, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, coffee or tea.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hiss Sherman Wealth Management, 2001 Broadway (SW corner of Broadway & Main), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Allene Owen with greeters Sarah Panning and Aaron Andrews. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Cemetery Staff is asking the public to remove any and all winter decorations from Great Bend Cemetery and Great Bend North Cemetery, Wednesday March 12 through Friday March 21, for spring cleanup and spraying season.
"Court of Change,' will be aired at 8 p.m. Tuesday featuring Meadowlark Lemon on the CBS Sports Network. Lemon helps supervise team camps for sons and daughters of military personnel.
Is it really a surprise that the governors of all 50 states are pushing back against President Obama's push to cut their National Guard troops?
Janet Murguia, the National Council of La Raza's Chief Executive Officer, recently made an explosive charge against President Barack Obama. Murguia called the president the "Deporter- in-Chief," a reference to what many Hispanic lobbying organizations allege is Obama's record number of deportations.
Great Bend High School bands will present their concert "Music in Our Schools" at 7 p.m. today in the GBHS gym. The theme was set by the newly-named music organization National Association of Music Education.
With spring just around the corner, the third season for Cheyenne Bottoms FrogWatch Chapter is starting and volunteers are needed to help monitor our frogs and toads.
NEW YORK - Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points as the New York Knicks defeated Philadelphia 123-110 on Monday night, sending the 76ers to their 17th straight loss.
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, LeBron James led all scorers with 23 points and the Miami Heat clinched a playoff spot by beating the Washington Wizards 99-90 on Monday night.