Bernard A. Schneweis will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on June 6, at the Cedar Park Place Community Room, 3910 Cedar Park Place, in Great Bend, just off McKinley Street. Hosts for the event will be his sons Richard Schneweis and Alan Schneweis.
Mr. and Mrs. Randall Smith of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception and dance at 7 p.m. on June 5, at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas Avenue in Great Bend. Friends and family are invited to attend. They request no gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murphy of Larned will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 6, with an Open House from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Glory Be in Larned. Hosts for the event will be their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No gifts are requested.
Ron and Christina Smith of Hoisington will celebrate their 40th anniversary on June 7, with a card shower. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate with the couple and their daughter following Saturday evening church on June 6, at their home.
Jarrod and Jennifer Basgall of Basehor announce the birth of their son, Axil Lee on March 9, at Olathe Medical Center. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 1/2 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long. He has two sisters, 4 year old Aven and 2 year old Elin.
Once you learn to ride a bike, you never forget. But everyone can use an occasional refresher on safety and rules of the road. The annual Youth Bike Safety Rodeo held Friday at Brit Spaugh Park provided tips for both beginners and seasoned riders.
SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Daniel Ray Vsetecka, 50, died May 27, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Nov. 29, 1964, in Colorado Springs, Colo., he was the son of Emil Frank and Wand Jean (Berry) Vsetecka. A longtime resident of Larned, he was a self-employed mechanic.
WICHITA- It came down to a classic case of brother against brother at this weekend's state track and field championships. Twelve inches made the difference as Hoisington's Brandon Ball took top honors in the boys pole vault at 15 ft. Brother Jonathan came in second at 14 ft. while Christopher Ball placed sixth with a vault of 12-06.00.
HAYS - Michael Dean Graf, 59, died May 28, 2015, at his home in Hays. He was born June 13, 1955, in Great Bend, to Edwin and Armella "Millie" (Stegman) Graf. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1973 and attended Fort Hays State University. He married Robbie (Weatherbee) Dreiling on Aug. 31, 1991.