Adell Johnson will celebrate her 100 birthday on Jan 17 with a card shower.
Bud and Melva Pivonka of Timken, celebrated their 65th anniversary on Dec. 24.
Emily Rae Lanzer and Todd Christopher Sherman were united in marriage on April 16 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Wesley Covenant Chapel in Leawood in a double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Karen Lampe of Leawood and the Rev. Mike Toluba of Manhattan. Parents of the couple are Chris and Patti Lanzer of Overland Park and Dennis and Jann Sherman of Great Bend.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold its monthly meeting noon on Tuesday, in a new location. It will meet at Montana Mike's in the west end of the south room. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Doris Myers, and will be on the subject of immigration and naturalization. The luncheon is informal and time will be provided for discussion from the floor. The public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion.
The following meals will be served Jan. 9 through Jan. 13. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The Daughters of Isabella will sponsor a Soup Sampler Supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at St. Patrick's Parish Center. Members are asked to bring pies and/or cakes to the parish center after 1 p.m. today.
The Progress Club met on Jan. 2 at the home of Pat Halbower with Kathy Schugart as co-hostess. There were 17 members in attendance.
From South America, Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia and lots of places in between, Kansas State University students are expanding their horizons by studying abroad during the spring 2012 semester with the help of university and donor sponsored scholarships.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of the 2010-2011 business audit, updated information on the district's Shady Grove property, approval of roofing bids for Park School and Great Bend Middle School, report on 7th grade competitive sports, 2012-2013 program of studies, and an update on plans for replacement of the GBMS floor coverings.
Members of the Pilot Club of Great Bend recently became aware of the need for car booster seats for some young children. The club donated thirty of the seats to children at Head Start, Helping Hands Pre-School, the Applied Learning Center and Share and Care Pre-School. Shown clockwise in the photo above are Pilot members Judy Fox, Rhonda Knudson, and Betty Schneider, with Aimee Peschka, Center Supervisor of CDI Head Start in Great Bend, and Pilot member Sharon King. The mission of Pilot Club is to improve the quality of life in our community, which includes responding when a need ...
RSVP wants to thank all of Santa's helpers that made lap robes for residents of the Barton County assisted living and nursing facilities during the past year. RSVP delivered 84 lap robes to three nursing facilities and four assisted living facilities for residents in need during the holiday season. This is more than we have ever delivered and it is all because of generous gifts of time and talent by a group of dedicated volunteers. You know who you are. Thank you so much!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Every once in a while, Ned Yost will spin a story about his days on Bobby Cox's bench with the Atlanta Braves, back when the organization was winning NL pennants by the fistful.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis will be held at 9:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 4, at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park. The event is open to all area children pre-school through 6th grade. There will be Easter eggs and prizes given for special eggs.
These photos were taken Saturday at the 21st annual Central Kansas Spring Expo. With 194 exhibitors, there is something for everyone. The expo continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. Admission is free until noon. In the afternoon it is $1 for adults; children will be admitted for free. Many vendors have featured products.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has announced its schedule of concerts for the 2015-16 season and has launched its membership campaign, which will continue through April 18.
Editor's note: Great Bend's League of Women Voters asked local candidates for 100-word biographies prior to last week's forum. They are printed as submitted, following the LVW rules.
In recognition of the month of April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, the Golden Belt Parkinson's Disease Support Group will meet at Heartland Farm, west of Great Bend, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.
Dorothy Mae Dawson, 88, died March 25, 2015, at Almost Home Inc. in Great Bend. She was born June 25, 1926, at Great Bend, the daughter of Robert John and Mary Ethel (Davidson) Herren.
Delia "Dee" Farminer, 73, died March 26, 2015, at her home in North Newton. Born March 13, 1942, in Southampton, England, she was the daughter of Thomas and Gwendoline (Hooker) Eldridge. On Aug. 19, 1961, she married Eric Farminer in Southampton, England. He died on March 25, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, coming from Southampton, England, she recently lived in North Newton to be close to family. She was a caregiver for Elder Care.
Sister Connie Haug (Sister Omer), 80, died March 26, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Seneca, as Constance Lucille Haug, Sister Connie was the daughter of Omer and Lucille Noll Haug. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Aug. 28, 1952, and pronounced her first vows on June 13, 1955. She celebrated 50 years of religious profession in 2005.
BOULDER, Colo. - James Lane Williams, 91, of Boulder, Colo., died of natural causes on March 26, 2015, surrounded by his family. The son of Marie Steckel and J.O. Williams, he was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Ellinwood. His family lived in several towns in Oklahoma and Kansas before settling in Great Bend in 1937. He served in the United States Army during World War II and married Helen Thompson on March 25, 1944, while stationed in El Paso, Texas. He and Helen were married for 60 great years.