Larry Rziha of Ponca City, Okla., and Deb Ficken of La Crosse announce the engagement of their daughter, Lorie A. Rziha of Olathe, to Vince W. Weston Jr. of Olathe, son of Vince and Dawn Weston of Leavenworth.
Daryl and Debra Dreiling of Gardner announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Patrick Dreiling, to Carly Jane Prenger, daughter of Bruce Prenger and Lisa and Thomas Imhoff, all of Jefferson City, Mo. Grandparents of the prospective groom are William and Dorothy Stoss and Fred Dreiling, all of Great Bend. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Robert and Jane Stumpe of Jefferson City, Mo.
Matthew and Katherine Mortimer announce the engagement of their daughter, Britni Mortimer, to Michael Zecha, son of Kelly and Rehna Zecha and Cathlyn Zecha.
Justin Langlois and Kasi Mead announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Scott and Johnnie Mead of Graham, Texas. Parents of the prospective groom are Jed and Sharon Langlois of Macksville. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bert and Sue Newhall and Lonna Mead, all of Great Bend, and Jack and Tricia Joiner of Weatherford, Okla. Great-grandparents of the bride-elect are Darrell and Mary Lou Willeford of Springfield, Mo. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Jim and Judy Langlois of Spearville, Carol Newton of Antlers, Okla., and the late Ray and Verne Ulmer.
Dr. and Mrs. Roger Marshall announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Rebecca Marshall, to Christopher Jordan Weems, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel O. Weems Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lichter and Ms. Pam Lichter, all of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Jo Lichter, to Brent Daniel Hynek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hynek of Barnes.
Mark and Jan Kelly of New Iberia, La., announce the engagement of their daughter, Dawn Nicole Kelly, to Stephen Kyle Ellis, son of Donald and Susan Ellis of Lafayette, La., formerly of Pawnee Rock.
Brian and Julie Carroll of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Kalyn Grace Carroll, on Aug. 15 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 22 in. long. She has two big sisters, 5-year-old Brecken Carroll and 3-year-old Lakyn Carroll.
Landon and Amanda Brack announce the birth of their son, Brody Steffan Brack, on June 23 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has two big brothers, Alek Larry Brack, who is 5 years old, and Austin Landon Brack, who is 3 years old.
Opal A. (Butler) Weaver of Great Bend will celebrate her 97th birthday on Sept. 21 with a card shower. She was born on Sept. 21, 1913, in Crosses, Ark., to Ernest and Maggie Butler. The family later moved to Claflin where Opal met and married Lilburn P. Weaver. They remained married for 51 years until his death in 1988. They lived the majority of their married life in Holyrood. She has six children, JaNelda and Max Manor, Gene and Karen Grounds Weaver, Donna and Marvin Campbell, Oleta and Keith Beckwith, Carolyn and Terry Holland and Vicki and Gary Pillard; 15 ...
Duane and Pat Carlson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a come and go celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the Elks Club in Great Bend.
Carlos Gonzales Hernandez vs Christal Marie Hernandez
Nicolas Alan Taylor, Great Bend and Leslie Lynn Lindberg, Great Bend
Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Coordinator Jeff Sutton, Marysville, leaves this week on an intensive three-week agricultural fellowship in Germany.
CONCORDIA - Phyllis A. Winter, 74, died March 5 at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia. Born on Nov. 20, 1939, in Concordia, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Cote) Breen. She graduated from Notre Dame Catholic High School. On Feb. 24, 1958, she married Willis "Willie" D. Winter. She was a secretary/bookkeeper for Palmquist Drug Store, Associate Financial and various other businesses.
PAWNEE ROCK - Norma Pauline Kasselman, 96, passed away March 5 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born July 17, 1917, in Columbus, she was the daughter of Emma (LeCleff) and James Argyle. She was a lifetime resident of Pawnee Rock. On June 5, 1937, she married Emmett "Johnny" Kasselman in Ellinwood. He preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2001.
ELLINWOOD - Bernice Ida Koch, 99, died March 6 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. She was born March 16, 1914, at Alden, the daughter of Claud E. and Emma Louise (Reiser) Parker. She graduated from Alden High School in 1932. On March 10, 1935, she married Harry Koch at Alden, he preceded her in death. A life-long resident of Barton and Rice counties, she was a retired secretary and agent with Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. as well as a homemaker.
The USD 112 Food Services is celebrating National School Breakfast Week, March 3-7.
Pawnee District Court
Boy oh boy, the President of the United States is such a wimp!
In the state where high-stakes testing began, a few hundred teachers, academics and activists came together last weekend to hasten what one leader called an "Education Spring." The Network for Public Education gathered in Austin to plan the resistance to the status quo of high-stakes testing and an encroaching corporate privatization movement. This first-of-its-kind convention might finally provide an effective opposition to the corporate reform movement that wants to run education like a business.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas City ace James Shields allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the Royals' 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
OMAHA, Neb. - It's been a season of no regrets for Creighton's Doug McDermott.
LAWRENCE - Tarik Black pulled a Big 12 championship T-shirt over his broad shoulders, slipped a title hat on his head, and then gave Andrew Wiggins and the rest of his teammates a hug.
March Madness is ramping up with the conference tournaments starting this week and the NCAA tournament just around the corner.
WICHITA - The Barton Community College women's basketball team took an early lead and road it to a 61-56 victory over Seward County on Wednesday afternoon at Charles Koch Arena.