By Andreus Tucker
By Ethan Haas
By Halle Barker
Thursday, Jan. 7
Thursday, Jan. 7
Custom Re-Bath of Great Bend won a national market penetration award from Re-Bath LLC, America's largest bathroom remodeling franchisor, during Re-Bath Reunion, Jan. 14 in Glendale, Ariz.
Community leaders across Kansas have joined in the fight against cancer. They are volunteer members of the newly formed Midwest Cancer Alliance Funding Partners, which will hold its first meeting on Feb. 11 in Hays. The council's goal is to generate awareness of the importance of the Midwest Cancer Alliance and to raise $5 million to further its mission.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Alicia Billinger and Josh Lamb were united marriage on Oct. 6 in a double ring ceremony at St. Matthew's Parish in Topeka. Parents of the couple are Pete Billinger and Sylvia Billinger and Kip Lamb and Tracy Lamb.
Mark and Darlene Johansen of Wichita and Angel Stahl of Olathe announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Johansen, to Michael Stueder, son of Bill and Patty Stueder of Claflin.
Many of the 1,450 members of the 67 Lions Clubs of Western Kansas will gather as The Pride at Magouirk Conference Center in Dodge City, on Saturday, Feb. 16, for their annual District Convention. Special guests of the Lions will be International Director Dave and Marie Hajny of Ennis, Mont., representing the International Association of Lions Clubs.
Irvin W. and Donna Robinson of Dodge City announce the engagement of their daughter, Maggie Jean Robinson, to Cody Alan Harris, son of Teresa Beaudry of Deerfield and the late Victor Beaudry.
Shaun and Jessica (Baldwin) Ebert announce the birth of their daughter, Corinne Louise Ebert, on Jan. 10 at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, Ill. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 in. long. She has a big brother, Calvin.
At Park City
The Barton Community College Foundation will kick off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign, "Changing Lives – One Gift at a Time," on Sunday, March 1. Lifelong area residents and supporters of the college Gary and Anna Burke will serve as honorary co-chairs for the month-long fundraising drive.
WICHITA (AP) - Playing in front of a spirited crowd in one of the biggest home games in school history, Wichita State responded.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Rick Barnes was asked what made Kansas forward Perry Ellis so difficult to contain, and the Texas coach twice pointed out the way his senior instincts have developed.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Eric Hosmer hit a basketball, football and volleyball for a PlayStation commercial at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg wouldn't have wanted it any other way. The Cyclones had a one-point advantage and leading-scorer Georges Niang throwing the ball inbounds with less than 20 seconds left.
Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (Female Version), produced by Great Bend High School Theatre Department, opens March 1, and runs through March 3.
With spring approaching, Great Bend will participate in the statewide tornado drill on Tuesday. That will also be the date for the annual presentations of "Storm Fury on the Plains," a weather and storm safety program.
The Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club toured the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College on Feb. 13. Shafter Gallery Director Dave Barnes helped members identify pieces of artwork that they had been instructed to find at the gallery.
At the February Great Bend Garden Club meeting, member Alice Young introduced Rebecca Ford who gave a fascinating introduction to the art of soap making. Her inspiration and mentor was a sister at a convent in Wichita whose homemade soaps provided funds for a church mission project.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will not meet in March. The next scheduled meeting is set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St.
Barton Natural Gas student James Mayes, 29, is knee-deep in his coursework to become a member of the natural gas industry, but he has always had the desire to be on stage. He found a way to do both and is a cast-member for the upcoming Barton Community College Theatre Spring Musical "Godspell," which opens Thursday at the college's Fine Arts Auditorium. The musical is at 7:30 p.m. March 5, 6, 7 and at 2 p.m. March 8.
STAFFORD COUNTY - A Pratt woman was injured Friday when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving, 6 miles south and 2.5 miles west of Stafford.
DOWNS - Louis Joseph Brummer died Feb. 27, 2015. He was born March 18, 1924, south of Downs to Ignatz and Anna Redeker Brummer. He attended High Prairie School, south of Downs. On Aug. 8, 1950, he married Cleo Marie Boberg. He worked as an elevator manager and grain inspector with Midway Coop in Corinth and Downs.