Jerry Pierson, 75, died Nov. 20 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Nov. 23, 1935 in Bean Lake, Mo., he was the son of C.W. and Priscilla (Rupe) Pierson. On April 17, 1993 he married Lois (Smith) Becker in Great Bend. A resident of the Barton County area for 40 years, he was a long time employee of Murray Casing Crews. He was an avid hunter, who loved his family, guns, classic Mopars and gardening. He was also known to be an extreme "do-it-yourselfer".
HOISINGTON - Richard K. McGinnis, 84, died Nov. 20 at his residence in Hoisington. Born Sept. 10, 1927 in rural Barton County, he was the son of Edman E. and Lena Gray (Ruble) McGinnis. In October 1953, he married Shirley L. Trauer at Sylvia. A resident of Hoisington since 1953, he was a grader/maintenance operator for Eureka Township and a heavy equipment operator for the State of Kansas and Prosser Dirt Construction. He loved hunting, especially pheasants and quail.
A Great Bend man who sustained minor injuries after the semi-trailer he was driving went off a county road on Saturday was later arrested for alleged traffic violations.
Great Bend Police
The Great Bend High School Class of 1972 is seeking to contact classmates for their 40th Reunion. Classmates can contact Pam Harris at email@example.com.
Kansas Farmers Union would like to invite the public to their Annual Convention, "The 2012 Farm Bill: A Defining Moment in Agriculture," on Dec. 2-3 at the Ramada in downtown Topeka.
Irene Boxberger will celebrate her 95th birthday on Nov. 27 with a card shower.
Dale and Paula Knop of Ellinwood, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Knop, to Colt Oberle, son of Larry and Tamra Oberle of Chase.
Gladys Salmans, of Larned, celebrated her 80th birthday on Nov. 19 with a girls day out in Salina.
Vanessa Mendoza and Ty Cornwell were united in marriage on Oct. 28 in a ceremony held at Veracruz, Mexico. Parents of the couple are Rosa Elisa Mendoza Verde of Boca Del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico and Joe and Lisa Cornwell of St. John. The bride is the daughter of the late Juan Valenzuela Ramirez.
Ron and Betty Schremmer will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a card shower.
Shirley J. Link of Great Bend celebrated her 80th birthday on Nov. 17th.
Leona Slankard will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Nov. 26, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th, in Great Bend. The family also requests notes or cards.
Larry and Lorrie Ruble elebrated their 25th anniversary on Nov. 5 with a reception hosted by Jim and Millie Meroney and a trip on Nov. 14 to Las Vegas, Nev. with friends.
• Sponsors of Royal Family Kids Camp, which provides summer fun for children in foster care, will hold a 5K run/walk at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Brit Spaugh Park. For more information contact Melissa Widiger, First Assembly of God, Great Bend, by calling 792-5211. On the web: greatbend.royalfamilykids.org.
Thursday, April 17
Christ's sacrifice will be presented by the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church choir at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at the church, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. Pastor Terry Ruebush will narrate using Mark, chapter 11-14.
Thursday, April 17
MACKSVILLE - The Fifth Annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Rally will be held May 3-4 at City Park in Macksville. The event starts at noon Saturday and continues until noon the following day. Food vendors will be available for lunch and supper, and camping in the park is free, according to Macksville residents Don and Rhea Overbey with Oberbey Ministries.
Several runners and walkers came out for the first Roger Berger Memorial 5K, April 12 at the Barton Lake Trails.
Members of Rosewood Miracle Workers, a Kiwanis Aktion Club at Rosewood Services, will be selling peanuts from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. They will be in front of the Walmart Supercenter at both entrances. The club is also selling trail mix. It is available at the Rosewood Gallery.
Sunflower Diversified Services will hold its first bowling tournament at 6:30 p.m. on May 13 at Walnut Bowl.
The Barton Community College Planetarium is getting a "re-boot," as the staff is calling it.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Are hard-line Republican conservatives about to implement their own version of political entitlement reform? Are we now witnessing the beginning of the fall of the House of Bush?
Red Cross Blood Drive to be held
There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
The Blood Moon on Monday night might have brought on the apocalypse, because a rash of stupidity in politics seems to have infected this great land of ours. When you have one major political party winning the argument against evolution, brainless is the new black. But if Republicans define dumb down any more, soon they'll have to apply for drilling rights.