The Invest in Kids membership drive had a solid start recently at the Sunflower Diversified Services Charity Gala, Sunflower Executive Director Jim Johnson said. More than $4,500 in donations laid the groundwork for the $50,000 goal.
Vixey, the new white arctic fox at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, is ready to move to a display for public viewing. Members of the Great Bend Zoo Society can be among the first to see her at 6 p.m. Friday. This after-hours event is for members only, but new memberships will be accepted, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said. The cost for a family is $25 a year. Starting Saturday, everyone who comes to the zoo during regular hours will be able to see Vixey, who is named after the fox in Disney's animated film, "The Fox ...
Bernard A. Schneweis will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on June 6, at the Cedar Park Place Community Room, 3910 Cedar Park Place, in Great Bend, just off McKinley Street. Hosts for the event will be his sons Richard Schneweis and Alan Schneweis.
Mr. and Mrs. Randall Smith of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception and dance at 7 p.m. on June 5, at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas Avenue in Great Bend. Friends and family are invited to attend. They request no gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murphy of Larned will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 6, with an Open House from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Glory Be in Larned. Hosts for the event will be their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No gifts are requested.
Ron and Christina Smith of Hoisington will celebrate their 40th anniversary on June 7, with a card shower. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate with the couple and their daughter following Saturday evening church on June 6, at their home.
Jarrod and Jennifer Basgall of Basehor announce the birth of their son, Axil Lee on March 9, at Olathe Medical Center. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 1/2 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long. He has two sisters, 4 year old Aven and 2 year old Elin.
SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Daniel Ray Vsetecka, 50, died May 27, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Nov. 29, 1964, in Colorado Springs, Colo., he was the son of Emil Frank and Wand Jean (Berry) Vsetecka. A longtime resident of Larned, he was a self-employed mechanic.
HAYS - Michael Dean Graf, 59, died May 28, 2015, at his home in Hays. He was born June 13, 1955, in Great Bend, to Edwin and Armella "Millie" (Stegman) Graf. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1973 and attended Fort Hays State University. He married Robbie (Weatherbee) Dreiling on Aug. 31, 1991.
Pittsburg Colgan delivered a quick punch taking advantage of six errors in a 15-0 state championship victory over Medicine Lodge Friday at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The game was called after three innings by virtue of the mercy rule.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), along with the Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) in Hutchinson, will host a Wild Horse Adoption and Open House on June 5-6. The public is invited to observe training demos all weekend by inmates in a rehabilitation program at the facility. Free screenings of the documentary film "Unbranded" – the dramatic story of four riders and 16 mustangs making a 3,000-mile trek across country – will be shown throughout the weekend.