LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met Oct. 17 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
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GREAT BEND - Thomas Allen Hermansen, 76, died Oct. 21 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson.
HOISINGTON - Edmund R. Billinger, 94, died Oct. 23, 2011 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington.
JETMORE - Jack B. Stairrett, 77, died Oct. 21, 2011 at the Hays Medical Center.
HOISINGTON - Kenneth I. Sellens, 94, died Oct. 23, 2011 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.
OTIS - Lee Ann Schneider, 58, died Oct. 21, 2011 at the Hays Medical Center.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Rhonda Gayle Simmons was born May 12, 1952 in Great Bend, to Dwayne and Janis Deckert. She was raised on the family farm northwest of Pawnee Rock, and attended Pawnee Rock Schools, graduating in 1970. Rhonda lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. for the past 15 years and was owner/operator of Vintage Vaults Wine Storage, a company she created and incorporated with her interior decorating talents. She also was an excellent cook and could entertain and feed any number of guests. She attended Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Rhonda had been in ...
GREAT BEND – Wanda L. Morse, 77, died Oct. 22, 2011 at North Care Hospice House, North Kansas City, Mo.
Barton Community College students of the Collegiate National Association for Music Education group will create "The Haunted Asylum," to raise money for the Brit Spaugh Zoo from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday throughout the Fine Arts Building.
Musicians from Great Bend High School and the Great Bend area will pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of the GBHS a cappella Choir in a concert set for 7:30 p.m. this evening in the high school auditorium.
Shaley White, Leoti, is not the typical college sophomore. Only 17 years old, White is in her second year of college and is a high school senior at the Kansas Academy of Mathematics at Science at Fort Hays State University.
Once again it is that time of year to recognize agriculture producers that have done an outstanding job of conserving our natural resource. Producers are recognized thru the Kansas Bankers Awards. This program is sponsored by the Kansas Bankers Association. This year there are six categories that awards will be considered: Energy Conservation; Water Quality; Water Conservation; Soil Conservation; Windbreaks and Wildlife Habitat
Reno County Jail Deputy Shawn Schellenger and his wife Danielle were riding motorcycles with family members when the freak accident that would claim their lives occurred, Saturday morning in Great Bend.
HHS football scrimmage scheduled Aug. 29
Healing Hearts Ranch, which provides equine therapy, will host its second annual Rodeo, Concert, and Auction fundraiser beginning at 3 p.m. on Oct. 4. The rodeo begins at 6 p.m.
HOISINGTON - USD 431 Foundation will sponsor its fifth annual benefit golf tournament from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30 at the Lake Barton Golf Club.
Envisage Information Systems, LLC (EIS) has announced that Jon L. Prescott has joined the senior leadership team as vice president of institutional business development. Prescott will work directly with retirement plan providers to introduce the Envisage cache of automated efficiency modules, enhanced feature capabilities for retirement plan sponsors and their participants along with outcome-based retirement plan solutions - solutions custom designed to the service provider's business model.
The Mathilda and Joseph Birzer 36th family reunion was held on Aug. 3 at the Kinsley 4-H building in Kinsley, KS with a pot luck dinner. Host family was Albert Birzer's daughters, Janey Clark, Betty Peterson, Becky Hornung, and Ella Haskell, and spouses and family members. Family from eight different states was represented.
Vaughn A. Duncan of Great Bend will celebrate his 90th birthday with a Come and Go Party from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Stoneridge Country Club, 1438 24th Street.
Roger Haberman will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 23, at the Welcome Inn, 113 West 4th, Larned. No gifts are requested.
Layne Smith and Laura Smith, both of Baker, La., announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Smith, to Trevor Sanders, son of John Sanders and Teresa Sanders, both of Great Bend.
David and Stacey Brenner announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Breanne Brenner, to Connor Paul Williams, son of John Williams and the late Brenda Williams.
Martin Arthur Morgenstern will celebrate his 100th birthday with a come and go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on September 6, at the Great Bend Senior Center. If unable to attend, he would enjoy receiving cards from friends and acquaintances.
Caitlyn Murray and Kyle Johnson were united in marriage on June 14, in a double ring ceremony at the Circle S Ranch in Lawrence. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Jana Murray. The groom is the son of Mike and Linda Johnson. Grandparents of the bride are Doyle and Gwen Cook and Mrs. Ruth Murray, all of Great Bend, and the late John Murray. Grandparents of the groom are Michael and Peggy Johnson and Mrs. Betty Zimmerman, all of Great Bend, and the late Donald Zimmerman.
Kenneth Rios and Leticia Rios announce the engagement of their daughter Sabrina Rios to Adam Keenan, son of Kent and Roxann Keenan.
Arleen Whittaker will celebrate her 80th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 24, at St. Mark Lutheran Church at 21st and Jackson in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her daughters and their families, Mike and Sheryl Butler, Kelsey and Ashley of Hays and Doug and Michelle Benoit, McKenzie, Sydney, Thayne and Colby of Esbon. A resident of Great Bend since 1956, Arleen was married to the late Robert (Bob) Whittaker for 56 years. Her parents were the late Fay and Gussie Smith.
Ryan and Megan Hammeke announce the birth of their son, Easton Andrew Hammeke, on May 23 in Lyons. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 19 and 3/4 in. long. He has a two-year-old big sister, Emma Hammeke.