Jeannie Viegra and Jason Devine were united in marriage on Nov. 26 at their home in a ceremony officiated by Bishop Greg Perez. The bride is the daughter of Jan and Jean Kolb of Las Vegas, Nev. and the late Judy Smith. The groom is the son of Richard and Laura Devine of Seward and Kathy Morgan of Wichita. Grandparents of the groom are Norman and Marie Roberson of Larned.
Larry and Betty Green of Mesa, Ariz. celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 19 with a luncheon and reception at Down Under in Beloit. Hosts for the event were Darren Demel and Michelle Mueller of Wichita and Richard and LaVonne Reiser of San Antonio, Texas.
Arther and Shirley Hunt of Great Bend, formerly of Chase, celebrated their 59th anniversary on Dec. 24.
Tabor College has announced that 180 students have been named to the Dean's List for their accomplishments for the Fall '10 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List a student must fit into one of three categories based on his or her GPA: Highest Honors, 4.00-3.85; High Honors, 3.849-3.70; and Honors, 3.699-3.50.
Western Kansas Manufacturers Association, sponsor of the 3i SHOW, is proud to continue their support of students from Western Kansas continuing their education at area community colleges, technical schools and universities through the annual scholarship program. Congratulations to the following 2010-2011 scholarship recipients:
Special Needs Calendar Monday REACH - 7 p.m., St. Pats Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl
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.
Monday Birthdays and Anniversaries - noon, Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Potluck - 5:30 p.m., Senior Center Wednesday Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Legal Aid - 1 p.m., Senior Center Friday Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel North Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary Club - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 - 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington Progress Club - 1:15 p.m.Barton Community College Leatrning Resource Center. Program: Evelyn Essmiller, "Working with the Food Bank" Tuesday Noon Lions Club - noon at the Highland Hotel Pilot Club - noon at ...
A LEGEND IN MANY WAYS - REMEMBERING BILL I have been fortunate and blessed over the years to have known many fine people. One of those is Bill Vanskike. I say "is" because I am sure he is still around, I just can't see his physical form anymore. Bill was a legend! I don't mean he was made up; oh no, with Bill what you saw was what you got. No, Bill was a legend ...
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 10 at the Club at StoneRidge. President Rose Kelly opened the meeting with the flag salute and Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. Thirty-nine members and one guest, Edith Treece, were present.
Dear Editor, To Great Bend Military Moms and all contributors: I really wanted to take a moment to thank you for the box that I received today. It was the highlight of our day to know that there are folks at home that still supports our efforts . The holiday overseas is especially hard for the soldiers who are missing their family this time of year. But we believe there is still a job here ...
Dear Editor, To the Military Moms of Great Bend: Thank you so much the packages, from me, 1st Lt. James Keisler, and Chief Samuela Pulu. It was a great surprise to get packages from back home. My wife, Audrea (probably known as Alan's daughter) told me she gave our names but I never told the guys, so they came to me and was like did you give my name to someone from Kansas? I told ...
Dear Editor, To the Military Moms: I got the boxes that you sent to me. I would like to thank you for them. My daughter told me she helped with them. It means a lot to me to know that people like you and every one in Great Bend think that much about people that are serving. Would you please tell everyone that helped with the Military Moms thanks for everything? Thanks again. Leroy Acker
Dear Editor, To the Military Moms: I've been in Afghanistan for about three weeks and I have received four boxes from your organization. You people are incredible. The patriotism that exists in small-town America is simply astonishing. I looked at your eight pages of donors and sponsors and I am in awe at how well the entire community has come togetherfor this. By way of clarification, I am currently in Kabul, Afghanistan and work on ...
Brent and Jamie Taylor announce the birth of their son, Connor James Taylor, on April 10 at St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 19 1/4 in. long.
Earl Burroughs of Aurora, Colo. will celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise Open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the Front Door in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his daughter, Anita Burroughs, granddaughter, Erica St. James and grandson Andrew St. James, all of Aurora, Colo. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Lonnie Kuhn and Stephen Keller were united in marriage on May 3, 1948 at St. Mary's Church in Ellis in a ceremony officiated by Father Virgil Kuhn. Stephen is retired from the Barton County Highway Department. Lonnie is a retired teacher. They have four daughters, Yvonne and Darel Hoffman of Crowley, Texas, Debbie and Dean Allen of Tonganoxie, Stephanie and Kirk Thompson of Topeka and the late Rebecca Ann Keller; five grandchildren, Kristen and Ricky ...
Vera Burfield will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 24 with a card shower.
Jon and Marilyn Reifschneider of Arlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Reifschneider, to Andrew Francis Heimann, son of William and Teresa Heimann of Hays.
Violet Kasselman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the American Legion, 117 E Santa Fe Blvd in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be her children, grandchildren and their families.
A joint luncheon recognition was recently held for the Great Bend Optimist and Rotary Clubs. Brigadier General Vic Braden, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, for the United States Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth was the speaker.
Great Bend Middle School announces the April and May Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
Wrapping up the 12th year of the annual ABC Program, Sunflower Bank contributed $6,910 to schools and students in the Great Bend and Ellinwood area. Since the inception of the ABC Program in 2001, Sunflower has contributed $52,038 to schools and students in the Great Bend and Ellinwood area.
Commencement ceremonies for NCK Tech were held in Beloit on May 10th. Students achieving a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA earned Dean's Honor Roll academic honors during the ceremony. Area students recognized are: Carpentry-Cabinetmaking: John Kubick, Ellsworth and Richard Tice, Great Bend; Advanced Computer Information Technology: Nicholas Syx – Russell; Electrical Technology: Toby J Hubka– Wilson.
Drought, flooding, extreme heat, subzero temperatures: All of these climatic events and more in Kansas can threaten the supply and affordability of the nation's beef supply. It's hard to do much about the weather, but a team of Kansas State University scientists will be trying to find solutions so cattlemen can better adapt to any future climate extremes in their grazing operations.
Remember the 1996 movie, "A Time to Kill"?
Looking at wheat throughout the central region of Kansas during the first couple days of May, members of the Wheat Quality Council (WQC) labeled the crop in fairly average to slightly above average condition.