The Great Bend Evening Lions Club presented the Melvin Jones Fellowship award to Elward (Eldy) Hiss for his 42 years of humanitarian service to the highest degree. Eldy has shown stalwart dedication in his quest to help others through his time spent with the Great Bend Evening Lions Club. He said that while Lions help people in need all around the world, it is his friendship with Club members and the many services they provide locally that means the most to him.
Eldy is a lifetime resident of Great Bend, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and the retired owner of Hiss, Inc. He and his wife JoAnn celebrate their 68th anniversary this year. They have three children, Rick Hiss and his wife Tina, Sandy Hiss, and Jim Hiss and his wife Melinda; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.