CLAFLIN -Rachael Stueder of Claflin has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Rachael will be honored during an Induction Convocation this fall on the campus of Kansas State University.
During Fire Prevention Week, Claflin Elementary School pre-schoolers through second grade toured the Claflin Fire Department. Fire Prevention Week reaffirms the the importance of fire safety and awareness, and to pay tribute to firefighters, volunteers and first responders.
The American Legion Auxiliary is inviting the women in the area to their annual Membership Drive to be held Monday, October 11 at 1011 Kansas. The pre-dinner reception is from 6 until 6:30 p.m. At this time we urge you to get your membership updated as well as welcome new inquiries about joining the American Legion Auxiliary. Dinner will be buffet style starting at 6:30 p.m. with Chaplain Jeannie Munsch leading us in prayer. Dinner provided by your A.L. A. Officers and Committee Chairwomen.
September Marriage Licenses
Daughters of Isabella members Bertha Kuhn and Jean Moeder pose with Regent Jeanie Hapes after receiving their 50 year pinsmat the September meeting.
Elmer and Mary Ellen Stueder will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner.
Garth and JoAnn Frydendall will celebrate their 55th anniversary today.
Christopher and Tonya Swonger announce the birth of their daughter Krislynn Diane Swonger on Sept. 22. She weighed 6 lbs. 14 1/2 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has two big sisters, Emilie Swonger of Hutchinson and Corisa Swonger of Medicine Lodge.
Mark and Sheila Helm and Chris Linenberger, all of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann Linenberger, to Jordan Philip Shorter, son of Marvin Shorter of Holyrood and Tamra Nelson of Chapman.
Bill and Shelly Bullard announce the birth of their son, Keldon Nile Bullard on Aug. 25 in Hays. He weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 20 1/4 in. long. He has a big brother, Peyton Bullard, who is 15 years old, and two big sisters, Alyx Bullard who is 20 years old and Reese Bullard who is 2 years old.
Dannielle Dawn Bullard and Joshua James Hunter, along with their parents, announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Alan Bullard of Hoisington, Tammy and Todd Alsup of Salina, Deb and Bob Sisson-Rome and Curt Hunter, all of Hoisington.
Les and Mary Lou Stewart celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct. 2 with an extended family dinner. Les Stewart and Mary Lou Schneweis were united in marriage on Oct. 1, 1960 in Beaver. The have lived their entire married life in Great Bend. Les is retired from Tretolite Chemical Company and is presently self-employed as Stew's Fluid Levels. Mary Lou retired in 2003 after 43 years in nursing. Their children and grandchildren are Lisa and Bill Richardson and daughter, Shalane; Mona Schaffer and Bill Crusan and daughters Alexandria and Jaclyn Schaffer; Julie and Nino Lipari and daughters Nicole, Mary ...
Amanda Sue Wilson and Christopher David Wyatt were united in marriage on July 31 at Grace Community Church in a double ring ceremony officiated by Pastor Bruce Boehmer. Parents of the bride are Jeff and Lisa Davis of Great Bend, the late Michael Wilson, and the late Jimmy Jenkins. Parents of the groom are Tim and Claudia Wyatt of Albert. The bride was given in marriage by her stepfather, Jeff.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend AAA American Legion baseball team struck first in the Zone Tournament-opening game on Monday against Dodge City.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - One year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were coming off a two-win season that led to the ouster of the general manager and coach, and the turnover of roughly half the roster.
INDIANAPOLIS - Last week, the Indiana Pacers lost Lance Stephenson.
DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers have gotten a good return on their short-term investment in right-hander Joba Chamberlain.
LOS ANGELES - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.
Hoisington Winner Plans to Pay off Home with Lottery Prize
LA CROSSE - Mary A. Engel, 73, died July 20 at her home. Born Jan. 6, 1941 at Hays, she was the daughter of Joseph H. and Albina (Billinger) Orth.
Christopher James Thomas, 48, died July 20, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born June 8, 1966, in Junction City, he was the son of Timothy and Carol (Breault) Thomas. A lifetime resident of Great Bend and Hoisington, he was a self-employed computer repairman.
Gwen G. Schroeder, 72, died July 20, in Great Bend. Born Oct. 15, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of H. Martin and Bernice Lucille (Davis) Glenn. She was a graduate of Ellinwood Rural High School and Adela Hale School of Business. A resident of Great Bend since 2005, moving from Overland Park, she was retired. On Aug. 6, 1966, she married Arlen C. Schroeder in Kansas City.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information that could help stop the number of vehicular burglaries in Barton County.
Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports vandals opened the valves on three oil lease stock tanks in rural Barton County, causing the release of approximately 188 barrels of oil. The crime occurred sometime between 1 p.m. on Friday, July 18, and 8:25 a.m. on Saturday in the 800 block of SW 10 Road. Bellendir called the vandalism a "senseless act" and said loss is expected to exceed $12,000.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Heritage Senior Center will feature guest speaker Linda McCaffrey during a July 28 noon pot luck lunch.
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