A reunion of the Mauler Family was held on Aug. 25, at the Best Western Courtyard in Great Bend. Co- hosts for the day were Paul Maneth, Ed and Sharon Mauler, and Larry and Karel Maneth.
Family members pose for a four-generation photo. They are, from left: Lori Baxter Underwood, Lawrence; Megan Underwood Berger and baby Landon, Great Bend; and Pat Baxter, Great Bend. Landon Jeffrey was born Aug. 6 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
The Great Bend High School class of 1958 will celebrate its 55th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Great Bend Knights of Columbus Hall, 723 Main. All class members can arrive at 6:30 p.m. for the gathering and all others visitors will be welcome at 8:30 p.m. For information, call Bob Elliott at 620-786-4696.
The 58th annual J. J. Michaelis family reunion was held on June 9, at the LaSada resort southwest of Russell. The event was attended by 49 individuals who enjoyed the pot luck dinner and visiting.
The 2013 Reichel Reunion was held on July 14 at the Township Hall in Rush Center. Hosts for the reunion were descendants of George Sr. and Mary (Krug) Reichel. Informal snacks and conversation on July 13 at The Front Door in Great Bend, kicked off the family gathering.
The annual Christiansen reunion will be held on Aug. 10 at the Larned Community Center, north of the National Guard Armory just off 56-156 highway. A pot luck dinner will start at noon.
On Aug. 30 and 31 the Great Bend High School Class of 1993 will hold their 20 year class reunion. For more information email email@example.com.
The 71st annual John Oetken family reunion was held on July 21 at the Great Bend Best Western Court Yard. The reunion was hosted by the Ida
The family of Joe and Mary Debes gathered on July 6 for visiting and fun at the Hoisington Activity Center.
The annual Tompkins family reunion was held on July 21 at the IOOF Hall in St. John. Twenty-seven members were in attendance. A carry-in dinner was held. Hosting the occasion were Mark and Doris Tompkins and Kevin and Laura Davis. During the business meeting, Don and Martha Tompkins were recognized for those who traveled the farthest. A picture session of the various families present was taken.
The annual reunion of descendants of Conrad and Rosa Matal Scheuerman will begin at 3 p.m. on Aug. 3 with a BBQ, swimming and games at Camp Aldrich. Activities will continue at Camp Aldrich on Sunday, Aug. 4 with a church service at 9:45 a.m., pot-luck dinner at 11:30 a.m., swimming and games.
USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association, will have its 20th Ships Reunion on Sept. 9-15, in Boise, Idaho at the Boise Hotel and Conference Center 3300 S. Yale Ave.
The annual Hathaway reunion (families of the 12 children of the late John William and Reno Hathaway) was held June 29, at the I.O.O.F. Lodge in St. John with 80 people attending.
The Otis-Bison Alumni Association is busy planning for the next All-School Reunion scheduled for May 23-25, 2014, Memorial Day Weekend, in Otis. Any former student, faculty, employee or anyone with other connections to Otis-Bison is invited. This includes those who attended the old Otis or Bison high schools before unification.
On Nov. 7, past employees of Lane-Wells Company, a Perforating and Logging Company, held a reunion in Great Bend at the American Legion. Lane-Wells left this area in the early 90's after being located in Great Bend for about 45 years. The company employed approximately 5O people. In addition to Great Bend, Lane-Wells had stations in Russell, Stockton, Atwood, Eldorado, Pratt and Liberal. They employed over 150 people, including Great Bend.
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