Steve and Vickie Bayse will celebrate their 40th anniversary today. The couple was united in marriage on Oct. 6, 1973 at the Hoisington Bible Church. They have two daughters, Sheven and John Copp of Hoisington and Stacie and Shelby Stone of Great Bend; and nine grandchildren, Jacob Bayse, Jayme and Jaicie Bradley, Daphne Copp, Brayden Copp, Elliott Copp, all of Hoisington and Gentry Stone, Dylan Stone and Liam Stone, all of Great Bend.
George and Linda Plowman celebrated their 50th anniversary the weekend of Aug. 9 with family. They attended a surprise baseball game in Kansas City, Royals vs. Red-Sox, on Aug. 9, a family lunch and reception at Paisanos Restaurant in Lawrence, on Aug. 10 and Sunday picnic at Lone Star Lake, where George had proposed to Linda, on Aug. 11.
Lloyd and JoAnn Basgall celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family vacation hosted by their children at Table Rock Lake, Mo. Their children gave them the gift of a lakeside vacation rental home with all the family spending the week together. The family attended Mass and followed with many lakeside activities including boating, swimming, family memories and smores around a campfire every evening.
Russell (Speedy) and Wanda Hoberecht will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Sept. 20, with a family dinner and a card shower.
Lawrence and Kay Jenisch, of Claflin, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 17 with a card shower and a family dinner.
Hubert and Loretta Steiner will celebrate their 65th anniversary on Sept. 14 with a card shower and a visit from their children.
Melvin and Helen Urban, of Ellinwood, celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 31 with a weekend of fun with their children and grandchildren and concluded the weekend with a celebration of Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ellinwood. The couple also took an Alaskan cruise vacation in July with their children to celebrate.
Gerald and Helene Dixon of Great Bend, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception at 5 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Perkins Restaurant. Hosts for the event will be Gerry Dixon and Arlene Williams.
Don and Loretta Kuhlman will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 31 with a card shower. In addition, the couple celebrated with a family trip to Branson, Mo. in July.
Arthur and Sallie Hager will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a Come and Go reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 18, at the Courtyard at Best Western Angus Inn. Friends and family are invited to attend. Hosts for the event will be their children and grandchildren.
Allen and Doris Karst, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 40th anniversary today with a family meal.
Larry and Janet Skelton of Larned will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 10 with a family dinner.
Bob and Evelyn Wilson, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Aug. 9 with family at Lake Afton.
Andy and Joanie Wise of Ellinwood will celebrate their 35th anniversary on July 28th.
Ray and Pat Hanken of Holyrood will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 27, in the Fellowship Hall at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1109 N. Vine Street in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be their children Steve and Sonja Ritter of Hoisington, Troy and Tonya Chadwell of Flower Mound, Texas, and Terry and Jeni Hanken of McPherson. The couple has six grandchildren, Sarah Smith, Shelly Ritter, Taye Chadwell, and Cole, Trey and Drew Hanken.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Olivier of Great Bend celebrated their 70th anniversary on Nov. 18th.
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