Jeff and Rhonda Schroeder, of Manhattan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian Crystal Schroeder to Randy Lee Tinkel, son of Darrell and Carma Tinkel of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Bob and Ramona Brewer, Robert Ray and Paul and Milda Trimble. The prospective groom is the grandson of Alvera Tinkel of Great Bend the late Frank Tinkel and the late Emil and Alverta Juergensen.
Eric and Lisa Tolan announce the birth of their son, Awesome James Tolan, on Aug. 21, in Bentonville, Ark. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long. He has a big brother, Alexander Roberts of Bentonville, Ark., who is 15 years old.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Brening will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept. 4. The couple celebrated their anniversary recently with their children in Kansas City for a weekend and an anniversary dinner. Attending were Kim Solomon and fiancée Ken Wilson, of Kansas City, Kevin and Pat Brening, of Hutchinson, Kelli and Brent Hirneisen, of Goodyear, Ariz.; and six of their nine grandchildren.
Chad and Kendra Kaiser, of Great Bend, announce the birth of their daughter, Mya Michele, on July 22 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz., and was 20 1/2 in. long. She was welcomed home by her 3 1/2 year old sister, Ava Lyn, and 21 month old brother, Landon Andrew.
Roy and Kay Savage, of Great Bend, recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. Primary celebration of the event will be during the Thanksgiving holidays when they will join their children and grandchildrenfor a time of family fun in Estes Park, Colo.
The following meals will be served Aug. 17 through Aug. 19 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.
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.
Attic Treasures Roadshow returns to Great Bend next week, Sept. 13 thru 17 at the Highland Convention Center. At last year's event local residents brought in rare collectibles from World War I, World War II, the civil war, rare guitars from the 50's and 60's, rare coins, and much more.
The 2011 Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes was held Saturday, Aug. 20, on Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. Barton County 4-H members competing were Kyle Blakeslee, Katie and Mattie Shafer and Cody Wondra from the Ellinwood Energizers 4-H club and Payton Mauler from the Busy Buzzers 4-H Club. The teams were coached by Rena Berrett, Barton County Extension summer intern.