Christopher and Tonya Swonger announce the birth of their daughter Krislynn Diane Swonger on Sept. 22. She weighed 6 lbs. 14 1/2 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has two big sisters, Emilie Swonger of Hutchinson and Corisa Swonger of Medicine Lodge.
Mark and Sheila Helm and Chris Linenberger, all of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann Linenberger, to Jordan Philip Shorter, son of Marvin Shorter of Holyrood and Tamra Nelson of Chapman.
Bill and Shelly Bullard announce the birth of their son, Keldon Nile Bullard on Aug. 25 in Hays. He weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 20 1/4 in. long. He has a big brother, Peyton Bullard, who is 15 years old, and two big sisters, Alyx Bullard who is 20 years old and Reese Bullard who is 2 years old.
Dannielle Dawn Bullard and Joshua James Hunter, along with their parents, announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Alan Bullard of Hoisington, Tammy and Todd Alsup of Salina, Deb and Bob Sisson-Rome and Curt Hunter, all of Hoisington.
Les and Mary Lou Stewart celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct. 2 with an extended family dinner. Les Stewart and Mary Lou Schneweis were united in marriage on Oct. 1, 1960 in Beaver. The have lived their entire married life in Great Bend. Les is retired from Tretolite Chemical Company and is presently self-employed as Stew's Fluid Levels. Mary Lou retired in 2003 after 43 years in nursing. Their children and grandchildren are Lisa and ...
Amanda Sue Wilson and Christopher David Wyatt were united in marriage on July 31 at Grace Community Church in a double ring ceremony officiated by Pastor Bruce Boehmer. Parents of the bride are Jeff and Lisa Davis of Great Bend, the late Michael Wilson, and the late Jimmy Jenkins. Parents of the groom are Tim and Claudia Wyatt of Albert. The bride was given in marriage by her stepfather, Jeff.
Laura Koster and Jeff Smith were united in marriage at a Nuptual Mass on June 12 at St. Rose Church in Great Bend in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father Reginald Urban, parish priest, Father Donald McCarthy, friend of the family, and Reverend Michael Dean, uncle of the groom. Parents of the couple are Larry and Jane Koster of Great Bend and Bryan and Judy Smith of Fort Worth, Texas.
Patricia Schmidt will celebrate her 87th birthday with a card shower. She was born on Oct. 11, 1923 in Syracuse. She graduated from Emporia Teachers College in 1945. In 1946, she married Eugene Schmidt. He died in 1986. An organist at the Presbyterian Church in Syracuse for 56 years, she taught piano lessons and was a librarian. In 1992, she moved to Great Bend where she has been active in the Presbyterian Church, P.E.O., Athenian ...
Wyatt Urban and Kimberly Sprecher of Hillsboro, Ore. announce the birth of their son, Wayde James Urban, on April 19 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore. He weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long.
Jim and Connie Rube will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Oct. 8 with a card shower. Jim Rube and Connie Gilmore were united in marriage on Oct. 8th, 1960 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Hoisington. They have lived their entire life in Great Bend. Jim and Connie were the owners of Rube's Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration for 40 years. Jim still works part-time at the company as general manager. Jim and Connie have two daughters, ...
Breakfast Monday Honey buns, fruit, milk Tuesday Breakfast pizza, juice, milk Wednesday Waffle sticks, syrup, fruit, milk Thursday Early riser, fruit, milk Friday Funnel cake, yogurt, fruit, milk Lunch Monday Chicken strips, french fries, gravy, veggie, salad bar, milk Tuesday Frito pie, corn chips, corn bread, veggie, salad bar, milk Wednesday Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, veggie, salad bar, milk Thursday Hamburger on bun, tater tots, veggies, salad bar, milk Friday Pepperoni pizza, veggie, cookie, ...
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 Potluck - 5:30 p.m., Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Pinochle - 1 p.m., Senior Center Candy Corn Guy - 1:30 p.m., High Rise Wednesday Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m. at the Senior Center Friday Bridge - 1 p.m. Recreation Center Haiti - 1 p.m., Senior Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
Monday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Drawing - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Wednesday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Easy Cooking - 7:30 p.m., Kitchen Thursday Pickleball - 7 p.m., City Auditorium
USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools The following meals will be served Oct. 11 through Oct. 15. 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. Lunch ...
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HOISINGTON - What does family mean? What does a member do if one of them is hurting or needs help? That is what the Hoisington High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America were faced with when they heard the news that high school staff member, Amanda Brack's son, Austin has a rare disease called Stevens – Johnson Syndrome. With all of today's technology, it didn't take them long to determine a plan had ...
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School cross country coach Lyles Lashley has been named to the 2013 2A boys Kansas Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association's "Coach of the Year."
JETMORE – The Jetmore United Methodist Church will present its annual live Nativity "Journey to Bethlehem" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 14, with a special needs presentation from 5 p.m. Each tour guide-led tour takes approximately 30 minutes.
Student artists from Bickerdyke and Simpson Elementary Schools in Russell will host Holiday Art Open House, an exhibition of holiday inspired artworks, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Deines Cultural Center, 802 N Main Street in Russell.
Dance by Design presents Winter Wonderland, a winter dance recital with a whimsical twist. This 8th Annual Winter Show has tap, jazz, and lyrical dance routines performed by local youth from Great Bend, Hoisington and Larned. Owner/Instructor Lee Ann Bashor says, "This adventure will take you down the rabbit hole and off to a curious land. I'm so proud of all my dancers. They have worked hard and we want to share our joy of dance."
In the week following Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel's stunt involving kids and their candy climbed to over 20 million views on YouTube. But public fascination with the gag doesn't change the fact that it is cruel and sadistic. It underscores the worst elements of mass media and social media, and the incendiary possibilities of combining the two.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County deputy county clerk Stacey Smith.
LARNED - "It's a Candyland Christmas," is the theme for the 93rd Larned Christmas Parade scheduled Saturday in downtown.
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