The Peter A.R. Unruh and Sarah Boese Unruh Family Reunion was held on Nov. 1, at Perkins Restaurant in Great Bend. Those in attendance were Don, Brenda, Julietha, and Sarah Jones, of Great Bend; Keith Mull and Leann Simmons, of Larned; Jeanine Haynes of Salina; and Vera Spencer and Leslie Peters of Wichita.
Wheatland School will be celebrating the 50th Reunion of the school's closing in 1966. An invitation goes to teachers, staff, and their parents who attended the southern Barton County country school. The reunion will be held in Ellinwood on July 16, 2016, in conjunction with the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival.
The Great Bend High School Class of 1975 will hold a memorial service for the deceased members of their class at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Barton County Historical Society church at 85 S Hwy 281, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on Highway 281. Family and friends are invited to attend this memorial beginning.
All nine children of Elsena Bender and the late Hubert Bender met in Great Bend, Aug. 1, for a Bender/Brack family reunion. In 1965, a plane crash took the lives of Marvin and Thelma Brack so the Benders took in their five nieces and nephews and raised them along with their own four daughters. The family was celebrating the last 50 years that they have been together as one family. The nine children, along with spouses, children and grandchildren brought together almost 50 people for the weekend.
GBHS Class of 1980 will be holding their 35th reunion on Friday and Saturday evenings on Sept. 4 and 5. Visit www.gbhsclassof1980.com for details. You can also contact Kathy Penka at email@example.com or 913.530.9113. Classes of 1979 and 1981 are also welcome to attend. Please rsvp.
The annual Christiansen Family reunion was held on Aug. 8, at the Larned Community Center. The attendees were descendants of August and Pruella Christiansen, the family farm was southeast of Great Bend, in Barton County.
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 50th annual reunion of family and friends of Conrad and Rosa Matal Scheuerman was held Aug. 1 and 2, at the Claflin Community Center. The family gathered Saturday for a barbecue. Sunday activities included a church service conducted by Paul Scheuerman, dinner and swimming. The reunion ended Monday with breakfast at Perkins Restaurant.
2015 Pawnee Rock All Class Reunion will be on August 8, at the Angus Inn in Great Bend. The reunion will begin at 3 p.m. with a meal being served at 6 p.m. For meal reservations or any questions contact Ed Crosby at 620-285-5398 cell or 620-285-2365.
The annual reunion of descendants of Conrad Scheuerman, Elizabeth Schwindt Scheuerman and Rosa Matal Scheuerman will begin at 3 p.m. on Aug. 1. with a BBQ and games at the Claflin Community Center, 409 A Street. Activities will continue at the Community Center on Sunday, Aug. 2, with a church service at 9:45 a.m., pot-luck dinner at 12 p.m., swimming and games. Contact Cliff Sheuerman, 620-793-9193 for more information.