June E. Buczinski Billinger of Great Bend will celebrate her 88th birthday with a reception at 7 p.m. on June 25 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation, 1650 K-96. Hosts for the event will be her children, Larry Buczinski and wife Marilyn, of Great Bend, Christina Gonzalez and husband Sam of Houston, Texas, Dan Buczinski and wife Diana, of Goddard, and Diana Rightmire and husband Warren of Kansas City, Mo.
Pauline Schartz (Strobel) will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house and card party from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 29 at the Elk's Lodge (south door), 1120 Kansas in Great bend. Friends and family are invited to attend.
Betty Schneider will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 23 at the Masonic Lodge, 351 W. 2nd in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be her children, Wally and LeAnn Nuss and Pat and Jim Aylward.
Jessica Ann Schenk and Cody Dillon Kelly were united in marriage on April 27 at the St. Rose of Lima Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Father Reginald Urban. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Riley, Park, Eisenhower and Lincoln schools. The program will run from June 3 through June 27 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3.50 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.
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.
The Board of Directors of Farmers Bank & Trust elected Roger Marshall to the role of Vice Chairman in January of 2013. Roger has served on the board for thirteen years, in various capacities and leadership positions of committees associated with Farmers Bank & Trust.
Nebraska's legislature recently made headlines when it ended the state's death penalty. Many found it odd that a conservatives-dominated legislature would support ending capital punishment, since conservative politicians have traditionally supported the death penalty. However, an increasing number of conservatives are realizing that the death penalty is inconsistent with both fiscal and social conservatism. These conservatives are joining with libertarians and liberals in a growing anti-death penalty coalition.