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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
Dale Burroughs of Ellinwood will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 27, at the upstairs room of The Lone Wolf Restaurant, 108 East 1st Street, in Ellinwood. The event will be hosted by his children and their spouses David and Pam Burroughs of Wichita and Dana and Jerry Pfanenstiel of Scott City. He has five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.