The upcoming event of the Walt Vincent Iwo Jima Reunion and Dinner was founded by the late Walt Vincent, a Purple Heart recipient and an Iwo Jima veteran, in 1996. Several years ago the committee began inviting other World War II veterans to the reunion. Two years ago the invitation extended to all veterans. The reunion will be Saturday, May 7, at the Arden H. McKee American Legion Post #128, 108 East Garfield in Sterling. The door will open at 4 p.m. for conversation, refreshments, and viewing of war/military memorabilia. All veterans are invited and encouraged to bring ...
The 13th Highlander Reunion and Car Show will be held on April 23, in Wichita. The car show will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Marriott Hotel parking lot. Admission and entry to the car show are free. Dinner and a short program by Tim Devlin, auto restoration specialist, will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more information contact CC Wiley at 316-689-6959 or Ann Smith at 316-683-4597.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.