Brent and Marilyn Rensch of Great Bend will celebrate their 40th anniversary on May 22. A surprise party was held on May 10, in Wichita, hosted by their daughters, Amber Brokar and husband Jeremy of Bel Aire and Megan Appelhans and husband Jarod, of Wichita. They have three grandchildren, Madison and Caden Brokar and Emma Appelhans. A trip to Hawaii with family is planned for a later date.
Gene and Mary Ann Mazouch, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 11 at the CPI Annex building, 1809 24th Street in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Julie, Michael and Lindsay, Greg, Stephen and Teresa, and Matthew, and their eight grandchildren, all of Great Bend. Friends and family are invited to attend.
Clinton and Leona Kuhn will celebrate their 60th anniversary with their family. Leona Weigel and Clinton Kuhn were united in marriage on May 3, 1954, at St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria. They have four children, Jed and Paula Kuhn, Brad and Janet Kuhn and Doug Kuhn, all of Great Bend and Craig Kuhn of Kansas City, Mo.
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.
Robert and Paula Biles will celebrate their 50th anniversary on May 9, with a Surprise Open House at the Great Bend Recreation Center, Burnside Room, 1214 Stone. Hosts for the event will be their children, Colleen Miller, Loretta McIntosh and Kevin Biles.