Celeste Vonfeldt of Great Bend will celebrate her 87th birthday with a reception from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on March 20 at River Bend Assisted Living, 3820 Broadway. This will be a card party with cake and ice cream.
Mike and Andrea Doll announce the birth of their son, Sean Christopher Doll, on Feb. 12 in Lawrence. He weighed 6 lbs.12 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has a big brother, Collin Doll who is 8 years old.
Michael and Kathleen Jilek of Wausau, Wis. announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen Ann (Katy) to Matthew Allen Hertel, son of Gary and Diana Hertel of Great Bend.
William E. Small, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, Financial Consultant with AXA Advisors serving the Great Bend area has fully qualified for the 2011 Million Dollar Round Table. This is the 25th consecutive year he has achieved membership in this organization. Membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. It also reflects a commitment to continuing advanced education to better serve the financial security needs of families, individuals and businesses.
The USS Clinton Crewmen's Reunion Association is looking for crewmen and families for their 18th annual reunion on Oct. 10-14 in Orlando Fla. For membership and reunion information contact Duncan E. Atkinson, Reunion Coordinator, 1510 19th Ave. North, Texas City, Tx. 77590, phone 409-945-6148 or 409-739-1341, fax 409-945-5181, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alfred Hammeke will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 6 p.m. on March 20 at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Claflin. Host for the event will be his wife Linda Sue and daughters.
Kansas Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs
Claflin Lions Club members will be selling tickets for their Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 18th.
Sunflower Bank announces the following promotions and officer elections after the regional community bank's annual Board of Directors meeting in February.
Zeta Gamma Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha met on March 8 at the home of Karen Lindberg. Ten members were present with two members absent. Meeting included discussing the agenda for the upcoming months. We will be having a Wine Tasting/Birthday party this month. District H will be hosting a Tea Party/Installationat 1:30 p.m. on March 13 the at First Presbyterian Church with our chapter members hosting. It was decided that we would bring items for the Barton County Food Bank to our April 12. The programs for the evening were given by Shirley Blanchard who ...
The USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include recognition of Great Bend High School 5A State Wrestling champions, approval of the 2011-2012 school calendar, approval to purchase computer hardware and software, approval to sell used computers, a bullying workshop, and Teacher Evaluation Committee update.
Bob Cates, a life long resident of Claflin, is the owner/operator of Bob's Service Center in Claflin and owner of Cates CARQUEST in Hoisington. Bob has nearly 40 years of experience in automotive repair, with a long family history in the business. His father, V.E. Cates, owned and operated Cates Motor Service in Claflin beginning in 1958 and Cates Service & Supply after that. Bob attended Salina Area Vo-Tech from 1971-1973, where he passed the ASE test with the highest score in the state at the time. He then furthered his experience working in Pratt & Hays before returning ...
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 1 at the CPI Annex. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Every spring, this ritual continues. Viewed up close or at a distance, prairie fires are riveting. Across the vast, open grasslands we call the Flint Hills, fires can be seen for miles. The flames lick at the blue Kansas sky as the brown, dry grass crinkles, cracks and bursts into orange.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
HOLYROOD - Mark Lynn Folk, 56, passed away of an aneurism Sept. 11, at his residence in Holyrood. He was born March 10, 1958, in Ellsworth to Max and Beverly (Cron) Folk. A lifetime resident of Holyrood, he was a bookkeeper and office manager for Folk Well and Lease.
Carol Ann Cook, 71, died Sept. 11, at home in Great Bend. She was born March 1, 1943, at Kinsley, to Bernard and Daisy (Goad) Fahlsing. She married Charles Banks in 1961. She later married Phillip Ward in 1976. She then married Dennis Cook on Aug. 11, 2003, at Las Vegas, Nevada. She worked in retail for Revco and Dillons until retiring.
LAWRENCE - Nine students at the University of Kansas School of Law, including one from Great Bend, have been chosen as Dean's Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year.
The past week saw parts of the area receive several significant rains. Rains after this last Tuesday don't appear in the calculations of the weekly Drought Monitor Update. The last update indicates that except for sliver of southern Barton County, from Barton County north the area is rated as Abnormally Dry. Directly south conditions are considered in Moderate Drought. This is a big positive step compared too several weeks ago. As always this is a general rating and individual areas may be wetter or drier. And the recent rains not included in this report have left areas north of ...
Nine Rosewood Ranch horse riders competed in the National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship Show Aug. 14-15 at Ford Truck Arena in Tulsa, Okla. For the second time in three years, Rosewood Ranch brought home a World Championship Trophy from that event to central Kansas.
When the topic is "personal independence," children are not usually the first people that come to mind.
Each member of Linda Feist's family has favorite recollections of the event but two highlights were the Memory Box and the burning of a letter.
Jennifer Gilmore, executive director of the Feeding America San Diego food bank, recently drove through a neighborhood of three-bedroom homes with manicured lawns and clean sidewalks in a military housing development. When she arrived at her destination - the neighborhood school - she was stunned to see 300 people waiting for food.
Too often my life feels out of control. My 4 children are involved in several activities, and we are on the move a lot of the time. When I feel stress, I am frazzled and impatient with people around me. Stress makes life feel overwhelming. Since my life isn't going to slow down for at least the next decade, I have to learn how to reduce stress and remove stressors from my life. I'm trying to adhere to these 5 simple stress-reducing principles.
Debating who deserves the arbitrary title of "The Greatest Living Band in the World" is futile, principally because tying down such a subjective distinction on a group that all music fans agree with is impossible. There is, however, a canon of contenders. Whether judged by influence, record sales, concert revenue or critical acclaim, certain bands routinely appear atop examinations of "The Best Ever."
As more parents and grandparents embrace Facebook, teens seem to gravitate towards newer forms of social media. They are weary of mom posting old photos of them and telling family stories, no matter how cute and adorable their parents think they are.
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LAWRENCE - Kansas coach Charlie Weis may not know exactly how long it's been since the Jayhawks last won on the road, but he has a decent grasp of the drought.