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.
The annual Hathaway reunion, families of the 12 children of the late John William and Reno Hathaway, was held on June 27, at the I.O.O.F. Lodge in St. John with 71 attending. Debbie Haddon was hostess.
Former students of Country School District 71, south of Great Bend, held a reunion on June 20, at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Marla Brocher served refreshments to the 20 students and spouses. Those attending were: Bill and Marie (Roach) Stanley, Patricia (Wright) Mauch, Mary Brocher Smith, Marla (Whorton) Brocher, Marvin and Marcia (Bliss) McNett, Cathy (McNett) Johnson, Gary and Jimmy Ellis, Rex and Virginia Ramey, Val and Arlene (Lundquist) Bakumenko, Terry and Susie Lundquist, David Gaunt, Patricia (Bliss) Julian, Robert Blake, and Arleen Whittaker.
The annual reunion of the family of William and Stella Miles, was held June 14, at the Iuka Community Hall with 23 family members attending.Hosts for the reunion were Teresa Bachand and Kenny and Fern Tompkins.
A reunion of people who attended Barton County Country School District 71, south of Great Bend, is planned for 7 p.m. on Saturday June 20, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 21st and Jackson in Great Bend. Contact Arleen Whittaker at 620-793-8544 if you can or can not attend as soon as possible.