Barbara Bushnell 1919-2011
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed one of its three competitive grant cycles and awarded $22,236 to charitable agencies and projects in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's Board of Directors will consider insurance proposals when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other action items on the agenda include the employee handbook, refund service charge and an executive session for discussion of personnel.
Barton Community College will host its fourth annual Sidewalk Art Contest April 19-21 on the sidewalk outside the College's Shafer Gallery.
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USD 428 Board of Education and Interest-Based Bargaining Teams of GB-NEA will meet at 8:30 a.m. on April 27 at the District Education Office.
BY SHARON STURGIS
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Board of Education District Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include Great Bend High School 5A State Wrestling Champs recognition, Teacher of the Year candidates, and State and Federal Programs updates.
The Hoisington Swinging Stars will host a square dance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 1409 Main Street in Great Bend. The caller will be Bob Tucker of Wichita. Call Garry Dassow, 620-653-4741, for more information.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington School Board met at its regular meeting on Monday, and adopted a resolution regarding a 'suitable' education and is seeking input from the community on what a suitable education is. The Kansas Constitution requires that students be provided a 'suitable' education.
April means that Tax Day is just around the corner. For those folks who are working – or scrambling – to meet the deadline, you should know that you have until April 18th this year. But even if you have already filed, you might be wondering how last the bipartisan tax cut compromise reached last December affects you and your family.
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 23. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley Street.
Great Bend Senior Center's monthly potluck dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This month's dinner will feature a baked potato bar. The fee is $1.50 for the baked potato and toppings. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and their own table services to the dinner.
Just because it seals, does not mean it is safe! There is a common misconception in home canning. That is, if the lid seals, it is a safe product. The question is, what procedures were done before the lid was put on the jar?
Descendants of William and Fern Schuster met on Aug. 9 and 10, at the Best Western Courtyard in Great Bend for a family reunion. Hosts were Nancy and Mark Thul, Stan and Diana Schuster, Diana Pekarek and Wilma Schuster.
Descendents of August A. and Pruella (Hager) Christiansen held the annual Christiansen on Aug. 9, at the Larned Community. A pot luck dinner was served at noon. Barbara Adams is the Patriarch of the family now.
Ron and Tammy Mason of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Whitney Mason of Neodesha, to Devin Tyler Johnson of Neodesha, son of Ralph Johnson of Neodesha and the late Connie Jo Johnson. Grandparents of the bride-elect are the late Earl T. and Peggy Daphne Mason and the late Emory C. and Irene Witt. Grandparents of the prospective groom are the late Leonard E. and Ruth E. Johnson and the late George and Evelyn P. Goodmon.
Dianna Burns and Devin Brew were united in marriage on Aug. 9, in Macksville in a ceremony officiated by Tonja Bisnette. Parents of the bride are David and Janie Burns of Macksville. Parents of the groom are Diana Brew, Chris Trent and step-mom Heidi Trent.
Joe and Helen Haberman of Larned will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 31, at the Knights of Columbus in Larned. No gifts are requested.
Lisa Christine Penka and Colby Max Shepherd were united in marriage on April 12, at the First United Methodist Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by Pastor Julie Shields. Parents of the bride are Kenneth and Rhonda Penka of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are Carla Shepherd of Wichita and the late Mark Shepherd. Grandparents of the bride are Darrell and Colleen Rexwinkle and Evelyn Penka, all of Great Bend and the late Edward Penka. Grandparents of the groom are Gene and Carol Schrock of Partridge and Donald and Odema Shepherd of Pharr, Texas.
Donald and Beverly Komarek will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Aug. 22. The couple will celebrate with their family at a later date this year.
Leida J. Messick celebrated her 85th birthday. Her husband is Jack Messick.
David and Marlene Panning announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Ann Panning to Nelson Dale Adams Jr., son of Greg and Stephanie Nuss and Nebon and Mabel Adams.
Lonnie D. Wright celebrated his 95th birthday on Aug. 30 with a card shower.
Jim and Ruth Steitz of Great Bend celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 21st. A family dinner is planned for this fall.
Lavern and Ruby Brown will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Aug. 25, with family.
Dolly, Vanya, Sonia, Masha, Spike and Figaro will be on hand to help Fort Hays State University celebrate Felten-Start Theatre's 50 years of performances.