Editor's note: These notes were submitted to Leslie Barrett of Great Bend Military Moms by soldiers who received care packages from the organization.
Richard and Joan Wagner of Topeka will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept. 7.
Monte and Jolene Albert announce the engagement of their daughter Kari Anne Albert, to Brant Neil Mellies, son of Dave and Lori Mellies.
Glenn and Thelma Brack of Hoisington celebrated their 55th anniversary on Aug. 19. The couple was united in marriage on Aug. 19, 1957 in Wichita Falls, Texas. They have two children, Burton and Breta, and six grandchildren.
Matt and Jennifer Gilmore of Pittsburg announce the birth of their daughter, Norah Grace on Aug. 1 at Via Christi in Pittsburg. She weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 inches long. She has a big sister, Mariella.
Alice Batt will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 7 with a card shower.
Brad and Christine Nemnich of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Lynnea Nemnich to Brandon James Fyler, son of Karen Lambert of Olivia, Minn. and Ron Fyler of Olmitz.
Greg and Sherry Rolo announce the engagement of their daughter Kali Rolo to Clinton Pangburn, son of Craig and Annette Pangburn.
Clark and Julia Mitchell of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Kelli Christine Mitchell to Luke Aaron Siebert, son of Chris and Sandy Siebert of Wamego.
Barton Community College honored 15 employees during an all-college forum August 24, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for 5, 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service.
Stanley Hatesohl, M.D., is not only excited about his new medical practice in Great Bend but he also is happy to be close to family and a local non-profit agency that will provide services for his son.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joe Mauer's first grand slam of the year helped the Minnesota Twins finish off a successful Saturday.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Whether it's the Orange Bowl or playing at home, No. 11 West Virginia is comfortable with scoring a point a minute.
MANHATTAN - All week, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder harped on his team about starting fast. He wanted the No. 22 Wildcats to put away Missouri State early in their season opener, and give the backups some valuable repetitions before next week's showdown with Miami.
"And They're Almost Off." Yes, the entrance to the 2016 Presidential Derby has officially been flung open wider than the gap between George Bernard Shaw and Pee Wee Herman. Backstage at the Bolshoi Ballet and the snack bar adjacent to the Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame gift shop. Horseshoes and mirrors.
Last week two prominent Ukrainian opposition figures were gunned down in broad daylight. They join as many as ten others who have been killed or committed suicide under suspicious circumstances just this year. These individuals have one important thing in common: they were either part of or friendly with the Yanukovych government, which a US-backed coup overthrew last year. They include members of the Ukrainian parliament and former chief editors of major opposition newspapers.
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides alert and warning information through official dissemination sources, including NOAA Weather Radio, NOAA Weather Wire Service, and Weather.gov to the public, and the iNWS service for core partners (emergency management community, government partners of an NWS office, or members fo the electronic media who need direct interaction with NWS). The National Weather Service does not provide direct email/SMS alerts to the general public.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - One thing that has become abundantly clear during David Beaty's first spring in charge of the Kansas football program is that he likes to get things done at lightning pace.
KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Mike Pelfrey threw seven shutout innings, while Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas each delivered RBI singles in a three-run first as the Twins cruised to a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.
ELLINWOOD- Ellinwood track standout McKenna Rugan will be taking her talents to Emporia State next season. Rugan has won seven state track medals her first three years with the Eagles. She has been a part of three school records in the 4x100, 4x400, and 4x800 meter relays. McKenna was also on three state runner up teams: two in cross country, one in track. Rugan is the fifth Ellinwood track athlete to sign in the last two years. She is the seventh to be offered a scholarship.
RUSSELL - Paul George Dietz, 96, passed away April 21, 2015 at the Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 3, 1918, on the family farm in Russell County just north of Bender Hill, he was the son of Ferdinand and Pauline (Karst) Dietz. He grew up in the Bender Hill area and graduated in the Class of 1938 from Russell High School. On June 22, 1947, he was united in marriage to Hilda Bender at the Trinity Bender Hill Lutheran Church. He worked in the grocery business during high school and later owned and operated Dietz Meat Processing Company in Russell ...
OTTAWA - Anthony J. "Tony" Birzer, 62, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Hospice House of Olathe.
Six Barton County Sheriff's Office employees attended tactical training this week in Dodge City. Pictured are, from left: Detention Officer Alex Badger, Deputy Alex Lomas, Deputy Gary Leiker, Deputy Doug Parks, Detention Officer Jonathan Strandberg and Detention Officer Taylor Reed.
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LAWRENCE - Ervin Francis Huslig, 67, and Mary Ann Huslig, 62, Lawrence, died April 20, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence is in charge of arrangements.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Scott Brooks did everything but win a championship.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ned Yost stuck by Mike Moustakas when just about everyone else had given up on him, dutifully penciling him into the Royals' starting lineup at third base despite all of his slumps.