Michael J. Keenan of Great Bend will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 9 at 1409 Main Street. Family and friends are invited. Hosts for the event will be his children, Evan and Nicki Keenan of Spring, Texas, Valerie and Mark Hardy of Sherman, Texas and Kent and Roxann Keenan of Great Bend.
Les and Mary Lou Stewart celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct. 2 with an extended family dinner. Les Steward and Mary Lou Schnewies 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 Shalane; Mona Schaffer and Bill Crusan and Jaclyn and Alexandria Schaffer; Julie and Nino Lipari and Nicole; Mary and Jose; and ...
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Sept. 21 at the home of Brenda Black. Linda Jerke served as co-hostess. President of the chapter, Black led the chapter meeting.
Mark and Betty Hazlett announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachelle Dawn Hazlett, to Levi James Hapes, son of Jim and Kelly Hapes.
Amil and Berniece Hanson will celebrated their 60th anniversary on Oct. 1. The couple was united in marriage on Oct. 1, 1950. Amil was a farmer all of his life and Berneice was a farm wife. They have two children, Lynn and Tama Hanson and Rod and Mary Jane Lauer; and three grandchildren.
Students from 13 Kansas high schools will be honored Oct. 13, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
Lester "Buck" Lindsay celebrated his 80th birthday at his home in Olmitz with his family. He was born Sept. 28, 1930 at home on a farm at rural Olmitz to Charles and Caroline Lindsay. Buck grew up with three brothers and one sister. He served in the army in Korea and is a life long member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Buck married Dolores Brewer in 1961 and was married for 49 years raising three daughters, a son, and currently a grandson at home. He enjoys his three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with another on the way. He likes ...
Fort Hays State University's English Department, University Activities Board and office of Diversity Affairs will host the second annual Poetry Slam from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Cody Commons in the FHSU Memorial Union, lower level.
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The 55th reunion of the Great Bend High School Class of 1955 will be held on Oct. 15 and 16 and the Courtyard at the Angus Inn in Great Bend. Fur further details and registration, contact Franklin J. Appl at 405-321-4182.
The 78th Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) offered numerous learning opportunities and rewards for exhibitors. During the state's largest youth livestock show, held September 24-27 in Wichita, 626 4-H and FF A members from 84 counties competed for auction premiums and scholarships by exhibiting 1,216 head of livestock. Major sponsors of the show are the Kansas Livestock Association, Kansas State University and the AgriBusiness Council of Wichita.
Barton Community College's Sneak Preview Concert, set for 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the college's Fine Arts Auditorium, will be the opening act for Barton's observance of National Arts and Humanities Month.
"Mini Golf United" will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Walnut Bowling Center. In case of inclement weather, the teams will bowl. The team entry fee will be $30 for three-member teams with 100% of the proceeds going to United Way of Barton County. Cash prizes will be awarded to top golfers and an award will go to the business entering the most teams.
Brian Meitler, Owner of World Pest Control and Sunflower Services and co-Owner of Toxeol Pest Management was one of almost 400 people attending the Bed Bug University North American Summit in Chicago, Ill. The event held Sept. 21 and 22 in Chicago was a huge success, having to turn away over 200 people due to being filled to capacity. The event hosted 14 of the nations leading bed bug experts speaking on a variety of topics related to bed bugs and approximately 50 venders. The participants were updated on the latest research, protocols and products available. Bed bugs have been ...
Thousands of bikers and motocross fans will converge at the Great Bend Expo Complex this weekend, for two motorcycle events: The 7th Annual Big Bend Bike Rally and the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout.
Dec. 7, 1941: An aide enters the Oval Office with grim news for President Barack Obama.
There are a lot of offensive ways to observe 9/11. A yoga studio near DC offered a 20 percent off sale ("9 + 11 = 20 PERCENT OFF!"), and a sex toy company soberly tweeted remembrance of "those lost, & honor those still fighting for freedom." But the most off-putting way to remember the terrorist attacks on 9/11 was by Rep. Louie Gohmert, who thinks of Sep. 11 as the anniversary of Benghazi, or as he says it, "BENGHAZI!!"
The Great Bend Police Department received more reports Monday of counterfeit bills passed at local businesses.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - By the time the Kansas City Chiefs failed to get into the end zone on fourth down, trailing by a touchdown in Denver, they weren't just on the brink of another loss.
TCU, West Virginia and Iowa State weren't expected to do much in the Big 12 this season.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team finished tied with Western Athletic Conference rival Hays on Monday.
STERLING, Colo. - Sometimes improvement can be obvious.
The Suicide Prevention Task Force of Central Kansas Partnership held the "Golden Belt Glow for Life" Walk and competitive 5K Run at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Veterans Memorial Park in Great Bend. Members of the task force said the event was well attended and thanked the community for its participation and support for suicide prevention.
TIMKEN - Ernest "Ernie" Bucl, 88, died Sept. 14 at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse. Born April 15, 1926 at La Crosse, he was the son of Lucian and Frances (Havelka) Bucl.
Jim S. Cain, 66, died Sept. 13 at his home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 27, 1947 at Great Bend, he was the son of Benjamin and Stephanie (Schenk) Cain.
Carolyn A. Sheets, 79, died Sept. 14 at her ho me in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
HUTCHINSON - Aubrey Linus Schartz, 82, died Sept. 14, at his home in Hutchinson. Born Aug. 20, 1932, in rural Ellinwood, he was the son of Edward and Frances Schartz. On Oct. 16, 1951, he married Bonnie Lou Harbaugh in Ellinwood. He retired from Marmie's Motors in Great Bend and moved to Hutchinson.