On Nov. 7, past employees of Lane-Wells Company, a Perforating and Logging Company, held a reunion in Great Bend at the American Legion. Lane-Wells left this area in the early 90’s after being located in Great Bend for about 45 years. The company employed approximately 5O people. In addition to Great Bend, Lane-Wells had stations in Russell, Stockton, Atwood, Eldorado, Pratt and Liberal. They employed over 150 people, including Great Bend.
Those attending with family members were, Jim Nolte, Hugh (Bud) Steadman and Joy Bierly, all of Great Bend; Leonard Margheim of Wichita; Charley Farr of Hays; Don Ruegsegger of Ankeney, Iowa; Frank Smith of Stockton; and Howard Reiser of Pryor, Okla.