Hulda Bitter of Hoisington will celebrate her 100th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 30, at the Emanuel Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 11th and Vine in Hoisington. No gifts are requested.
Mary Garrigues will celebrate her 85th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 30, at The Front Door. Hosts for the event will be her family, daughters Sharon Lagasse Anglemyer of Great Bend and Nancy Lagasse Foos of Wichita; and grandchildren, Heath (Jamie) Balderston, of Andover, and Mallory Foos and Angie Foos, of Wichita. She has four great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to attend.
Elmer Maier of Russell will celebrate his 90th birthday with a Come and Go reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 22, at Meridy's Restaurant in Russell. Hosts for the event will be his daughters, Twila Allen of Greensburg, Pauletta Scheck of Ellinwood and his son, Dana Maier of Greensburg, along with their families. Family and friends are invited celebrate the occasion with them.
Dr. Bill King will celebrate his 80th birthday and 20 years of retirement from his OB-Gyn Practice with a come and go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2, at StoneRidge Country Club, 24th and Frey. Friends, colleagues, and former patients are invited. No gifts are requested.
Phyllis Maneth of Great Bend will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 26, with a card shower and a family gathering hosted by her children. Born in Ellinwood on July 26, 1925, the daughter of Ben and Dorothy Krampe, she has been a long-time resident of Great Bend. She was married for 50 years to Fred C. Maneth who died in 1998. Her children are, Cheryl Yunk (Dan) of Manhattan, Ron Maneth of Great Bend, Carla Wynn Griffin (Kenneth) of The Woodlands, Texas, Kent (Debbie) Maneth of Gilbert, Ariz., and the late Richard Maneth. She has six grandchildren and nine ...
Elma Laughlin Lepej will celebrate her 99th birthday on June 30, with a card shower. Elma and her twin brother, Elmer Laughlin, were born on June 30, 1916, on a farm near Alexander. They attended school in LaCrosse. On April 17, 1943, she married Joe Lepej. Elma has been a resident of Great Bend since 1965. She has two daughters, Patti Smith and husband George of Great Bend and Jo Kay Lepej of Topeka;