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 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 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.
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.
The annual reunion of the descendents of Adam and Clara (Hanslick) Hejny was held on June 2 at the Great Bend Recreation Center. A pot luck lunch was served. Hosts for the occasion were Leonard and Luanne French with help from cousins.