The first ever "Gathering of The Herd" Roundup of the family of James E. and Grace (Smith) Bell was held on July 2, 3 and 4, hosted by David and Karen (Bell) Birzer at their ranch near Cody, Wyo. Forty-one family members and ten guests were in attendance.
The Pawnee Rock All School reunion will be held on Aug. 6, at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard in Great Bend. Visiting will begin at 3 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. For reservations call Ed Crosby at 620-285-2365 or 620-285-5398.
The descendents of Henry Brack, John Peter Brack, Johannes Brack and Phillip Brack will hold their reunion on Aug. 7, at the Rush Center Community Center in Rush Center. A potluck dinner will be served at noon. Participants are asked to bring table service and a covered dish. Beverages will be furnished. There will be a short business meeting after the meal.
The Engel family reunion was held on May 29, at the Central Baptist Church in Great Bend. Guest of honor was Verlin "Butch" Engel's of California, who returned to Kansas for his Ellis County class reunion. Verlin is the last surviving son of Florian and Clara (Rohleder) Engel.
Rozel-Burdett-Pawnee Heights Alumni Banquet will be held on May 28, at the Pawnee Heights Gymnasium. Registrations starts at 6 p.m. with a covered dish meal at 6:30 p.m. Drinks and table service provided.
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.