Arnold and Joyce Essmiller of Great Bend will celebrate their 70th anniversary with a Come and Go reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 19, at the First Presbyterian Church parlor, 24th and Washington Street in Great Bend. The couple request no gifts. Hosts for the reception will be their children, Jan Bolick of Carmel, Ind,, ArNell Briel (Jon) of Great Bend, and Jadean Takao (Eric), Kailua, Hawaii. The couple has four grandchildren, Brent Bolick (Amy) of Jacksonville, Fla., Wendy Sundahl (Shane) of Chapman, Robin Murphy (Matt) of Fishers, Ind. and Hayley Dicks (Shane) of Great ...
George and Mary Lee Winter of Great Bend celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 21, with a family lunch at Perkins Restaurant in Great Bend and a reception at their home. Hosts for the event were their son Brad Winter and their daughter Lisa Vance along with husband Judd and granddaughters Sara and Erin. The couple was united in marriage on Dec. 21, 1963 in Hays.
Donald and Lilly Penka will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a Come and Go Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Best Western Angus Inn. Hosts for the event will be their children and families, Michele, Delbert, Sarah and Samantha Smith; Matt, Christi, Lauren, Blake, and Dru Penka; and Melissa, Ashley, and Braden Sides.
Red and Jean Peevyhouse will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Nov. 30 with a Come and Go Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, Lakin and Harrison, in Great Bend. The public is invited to attend.
Paul and Nancy Jones, of Hays, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 27, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. with their children, Paul Weston and Elodie Jones, Matthew and Shelley Jones, and Jarrod and Stacey Jones and grandchildren. The couple was united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1963 at The Evangelical United Brethren Church in LaCrosse.
Mike and Dixie Watkins will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an Open House from 4 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the home of Donna and Clark Rusco, 5121 Timber Creek Road in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their sons and families, Jeff and Heather Watkins of Lafayette, La. and Craig and Krystal Watkins of Topeka; sisters, Donna and Clark Rusco and Debbie Risley. The couple has six grandchildren, Evan, Lane, Jack and Emory of Louisiana and Devin and Cooper of Topeka.