Richard and Kristi Mason of Great Bend announce the birth of their son, Evan Michael Mason, on Feb. 2 at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend. He weighed 9 lbs. 6 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long. He has two big sisters, eight-year-old Sydney Kay Mason and five-year-old Teagan Elise Mason.
Helen Evans will celebrate her 90th birthday on June 29 with a card shower.
Elma Laughlin Lepej will celebrate her 95th birthday on June 30 with a card shower. Elma and her twin brother, Elmer Laughlin, were born on June 30, 1916 on a farm near Alexander. They attended school in LaCrosse. She married Joe Lepej on April 17, 1943. Elma has been a resident of Great Bend since 1965. She has two daughters, Patti Smith and husband George of Great Bend and Jo Kay Lepej of Topeka; three grandchildren, Tyler Mermis, currently serving in Djibouti, Africa, and wife Melissa of Marion, Taryn Mermis Baca and husband Johnny of San Diego, Calif, Tierney Mermis ...
Melissa Elizabeth Edwards and Bruce Alan Jamison were united in marriage on Dec. 12, 2010 at Canyon Gate Country Club in Las Vegas, Nev. in a ceremony officiated by Bob Burrows. Parents of the couple are Bob and Nancy Edwards of Bellevue, Wash. and Michael and Lynda Jamison of Great Bend.
Paul Wooster will celebrate his 80th birthday with a card shower. The come and go reception scheduled for today has been canceled.
Mike Corbett of Sioux Fall, S.D. and Kelly and Mary Evans of Elwood, Neb., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Jo Corbett, to Adam Wade Behrendt, son of Jeff and Stella Behrendt of Herman, Neb. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Ruth Corbett of Ellinwood and the late Edwin Corbett, Ralph and May Vohs of Lyons and Inez Vohs of Haysville.
Pat Boor and Lori Mertens announce their marriage on May 14 near Cripple Creek, Colo.
Gabe and Amy (Madden) Roberts of Overland Park, announce the birth of their daughter, Elynn Renee Roberts on April 14, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She was welcomed home by her big brother, Jude, age 3.
Bob and Hope Ney and Bob and Nina Ochs, announce the engagement of their children, Cassandra Ney and Zane Ochs. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ruth Axman and Margaret Ney and the late Francis Ney. The prospective groom is the grandson of Dorotha Boyce.
Tracey and Kelly Hoffman of Claflin announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Marie Hoffman, to Dereck Lynn Hollingshead, son of Richard and Carol Hollingshead of Wichita. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bob and Vera Henning of Great Bend, Leroy and Donna Hoffman of Mt. Vernon, Mo., and the late Nancy Hoffman. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Elmer and Barbara Schuette of Wright, Melva Hollingshead of Wichita and the late Orie and Evedna Hollingshead.
Jared and Kacie Liebl of Wichita announce the birth of their daughter, Brynlie Jo Liebl on May 29 at Wesley Birthcare Center in Wichita. She weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She has a big brother, Brady Lee Liebl, who is 2 years old.
Wyatt Smith of Great Bend, son of Craig Smith, graduated from Space 301 of Kansas Adventures in Outer Space (KAOS) June 11 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Wyatt will be entering grade 10 at Ellinwood High School this fall.
Brandon and Mindy Mauler of Normal, Ill., announce the birth of their son, Easton Eugene Mauler, on May 6. He weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 27, Great Bend will hold their annual "Forget-Me-Not" fundraiser, on July 4th at local businesses in Great Bend. Chapter members will be stationed at both Dillons stores, Wal-Mart, and Waters True Value Hardware. For more information contact Terry Young, 620-793-7169.
The annual Hathaway reunion (family of the late John William and Reno Hathaway) was held June 18, at the Hudson Community Center in Hudson, with 55 people attending.
Barton Community College offices will close for holiday break Monday, Dec. 22. All offices will reopen Monday, Jan. 5. Spring semester classes will begin Monday, Jan. 12.
A driver who was being pursued by the Russell Police Department last Friday afternoon was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce, 110 1/2 Main, invites the public to help residents at Woodhaven Care Center and veterans across the state during the holidays.
The public is invited to take part in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which started Sunday and continues through the first week of January.
Editor's note: In Sunday's Great Bend Tribune, we reported how the falling price of oil will result in a lower valuation for Barton County in 2015, which will result in less tax being collected on leases. We asked the Kansas Department of Revenue - Property Value Division (PVD) to explain the process for setting the value of oil each year. The following in a summary of the response.
PRATT - Jon Travis Hartman, 74, died Dec. 13, at his home in Pratt. Born Oct. 1, 1940, in Pratt, he was the son of Charles Dwight and Helen Louise (Stiles) Hartman. He earned his Master of Art from Fort Hays University and taught 35 years at Great Bend High School. He served on the Vernon Filley Art Museum Foundation Board of Directors for several years and remained as Emeritus Board Member.
Helen E. (Nickerson) Sharp, 81, died Dec. 13, at Diversicare of Larned. Born May 14, 1933, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Corbin and Elizabeth (Skirvin) Nickerson. On June 1, 1942, she married Bobby Dale Howard in Pratt. They were later divorced. She then married Robert Carl Sharp on June 21, 1975, in Great Bend. They were later divorced. A longtime resident of Great Bend, also residing in Las Vegas, Nev. and Larned, she served as a librarian and bus driver for the Radium School District and was a bookkeeper for Melvin Nuss. She enjoyed reading and sewing.
TOPEKA – A driver stopped in western Kansas with more than five pounds of methamphetamine was sentenced Monday to 18 years in federal prison.
MANHATTAN (AP) - With two weeks and change remaining before Big 12 play, Bruce Weber hopes his team understands the importance of the three games before the Jan. 3 date at Oklahoma State.
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Rich Felts, a Montgomery County farmer, was elected president of Kansas Farm Bureau this month, replacing Steve Baccus, who served in the position since 2002.
Mildred Siebert will celebrate her 85th birthday with a family dinner and card shower.
Record keeping for a 4-H livestock project might involve collecting receipts from the feed store in an envelope or making notes on a feed sack in the barn. But, a new venture for 4-H-a livestock project record app-is allowing members to use their smart devices to keep easier track of their records.
Brogan Kirmer, of Claflin, is a candidate to receive a bachelor of science in nursing degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 12 in Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center, on the Washburn campus.