Glen Ehrlich will celebrate his 85th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 23 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2101 Jackson Street. The event will be hosted by his children, Steve and Aleta Ehrlich, Sheryl and Emerson MacDonald, Sheila Ehrlich, Susan and Richard Bates and Scott and Caitie Ehrlich. He has eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
James F. Schneweis will celebrate his 80th birthday on Oct. 16 with a card shower. He was born in Claflin and lived in LaCrosse and Quinter before moving to Hoisington in 1967.
Shirley Marie Blanchard of Hoisington, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower.
Lawrence N. Liebl, of Claflin, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Oct. 15 with a family gathering. He has five children, Ken and Mary Liebl of Wichita, Carol and Rich Steiner of Great Bend, Larry and Marcie Liebl, Kevin and Nancy Liebl and Todd and Carla Liebl, all of Claflin; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Mildred Meitner of Great Bend will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Angus Inn Courtyard. Hosts for the event will be her son and his wife, Gary and Penny Meitner of Great Bend; her grandsons, Troy and Wes Meitner, both of Great Bend; and her granddaughters, Paula Meitner of Great Bend and Christina Andrews of Dorrance.
Duane C. Rouser will celebrate his 80th birthday October 9 with a card shower.
Clara Bahr will celebrate her 100th birthday on Oct. 4 with a family picnic hosted by her children and families. She was born Oct. 4, 1911 in Barton County. She married Leonard Bahr. He died April 12, 1993. A resident of rural Olmitz, she is a homemaker. Her children are Patricia and Ervin McConnell of Hoisington, Luella and Tom Call of Rolla, Mo., Jenelda and Leo Moore of Valdez Ala., Rita Bahr of Jones, Okla., Frances Dietz of Russell, and the late Donald Bahr.
Violet Morton will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 25 with a card shower.
Opal A. (Butler) Weaver will celebrate her 98th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 17 with an open house. Friends and family are invited to share in the celebration at the Cedar Park Place gathering room. Opal, formerly of Holyrood, moved to Cedar Park Place in Great Bend in January of 2000. Hosts for the event will be her children, Max and JaNelda Manor of Wamego, Gene and Karen Weaver of Wichita, Donna Campbell of Larned, Keith and Oleta Beckwith of Great Bend, Terry and Carolyn Holland of Baton Rouge, La., and Gary and Vicki
Lydia Blehm will celebrate her 90th on Aug. 29 with a family gathering and meal. Celebrating with her will be her children and grandchildren, Harold and Delores Schneidewind, Craig and Linda Schneidewind; and grandchildren Steven Schneidewind, and Alva, Kim, Tristan, Morgan, Shana and Weston McHenry.
Hulda Bitter of Hoisington will celebrate her 96 birthday on Aug. 30 with a family dinner at Montana Mikes Steakhouse.
Eudale Brack, of Otis, will celebrate his 85 birthday on Sept. 1 with a card shower.
Ann Asher of Great Bend celebrated her 80th birthday on Aug. 21. She was born on Aug. 21, 1931.
Donna Bryant will celebrate her 80th birthday with a surprise party from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 27 at UCC Church, 701 N. Fritz Ave. in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be Michele Bryant and Lynnae Partridge. Friends and family are invited.
Juanita (Paden) Alpers will celebrate her 80th birthday on July 28 with a card shower. Juanita married Marion Alpers on Feb. 10, 1952. They live in Hudson where she served as a school secretary and still is a homemaker and farmer's wife. She has two children, Kevin Alpers and wife Barbara, and Janell Foote and husband Reuel, all of Hudson; five grandchildren, Josh Foote (Angie), Tyler Alpers (Leah), Tabra Ward (Shawn), Derek Foote (Emilee), and Taci Alpers; and six great-grandchildren, Elijah and Kaden Foote, Braxton and Easton Alpers,
Clayton Karst celebrated his 90th birthday on March 9, with a dinner held in his honor at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. Attending were his sisters, Isabella Dumler of Hoisington and Pauline Ray of Junction City; daughters, Jan Spencer of Overland Park and Sue LaFaver and husband John of Greeley, Colo.; granddaughter, Angela Walts of Odessa, Texas; sister-in-law, Janet Smith of Hoisington; nieces, Barb Nolte and husband Roy of Hoisington, Jolene Hindman, and Patty Stueder and husband Bill, all of Claflin, and Donna Potter of Junction City. A granddaughter Amy LaFaver of Atlanta, Ga. was unable to attend.
Carlos Miller recently celebrated his 95th birthday. His family commemorated this milestone with a small family dinner in his honor. Carlos has been a lifelong resident of the Great Bend area and would love hearing from relatives and friends.
Dr. Edward L. "Dusty" Jones will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 21, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, in the Fellowship Hall. Friends, family and associates are invited to attend.
Dixie Hejny of Great Bend will celebrate her 80th birthday with a surprise party from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 21, at Pizza Hut on Main Street in Great Bend. Host for the party will be her husband Blackie Hejny.
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