Lifestyle

Wed
13
Dec

Birthdays

Grothusens celebrate birthdays

December is birthday month for Dorothy Neuschafer Grothusen, 95, and Dale Grothusen, 99.

Both were born in rural Ellsworth county; Dorothy, Dec. 1, 1922, and Dale, Dec. 17, 1918.

They were married June, 30, 1945, in Seattle, Wash., after Dale returned from service in WWII. He had completed 51 combat missions in Europe on the crew of B-17 bombers with the US Army Air Force.

The Grothusens farmed near Ellsworth for 70 years, running a wheat farm-cattle stock operation. Dale especially enjoyed projects in his machine shop.

Wed
06
Dec

Births

Clara Ann Demel

Skye and Anthony Demel, Wilson, announce the birth Nov. 18, 2017, of their daughter, Clara Ann Demel, at Hays Medical Center.

She weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She is welcomed home by big brother, Erich.

Maternal grandparents are Dale and Carmen Homeier of Wilson.

Paternal grandparents are Dale Demel of Odin and Shelley Yahne of Great Bend.

Maternal great-grandparents are Zona Homeier, Wilson, and the late Fred Homeier.

Paternal great-grandparents are the late August and Katherine Demel, who lived at Odin.

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Wed
29
Nov

Anniversary

Boyers celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Dennis and Jean Thornsberry Boyer celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 2.

The Boyers were married in 1957. In 2005 they moved to Lorraine from Fayetteville, Ark, where Dennis, co-founder and charter president of the Arkansas Association of Masters in Psychology, had served a term as member and chairman of the Arkansas Psychology Board. He is a past Vice President General of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and manages the Society’s Patriot Index as a dual life member with Kansas Society SAR. He retired in 2004 after 33 years as a psychological examiner with Arkansas Rehabilitation Society. He is currently mayor of Lorraine.

Jean, a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, retired in 2004 from the Fayetteville Public Library Genealogy Collection, and continues her pursuit of genealogy and family history.

Wed
29
Nov

Births

Camden Peary Weinhold

Holly and PJ Weinhold, Ellsworth, announce the birth July 5 of their son, Camden Peary Weinhold, at Hays Medical Center.Camden weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches.

He is welcome home by big sister Ainsley.

Maternal grandparents are Kerry and Evelyn Woods of Ellsworth. Paternal grandparents are Peary and Laura Weinhold of Kanopolis and Ruth Staley of Salina, and the late Dwight Staley who lived at Salina.

Maternal great-grandparent are Bob and Kit Hill of Fort Worth, Texas and the late Adeline and Earl Woods. Paternal great-grandparents are the late Clyde and Dorothy Bear and the late Alvin and Mildred Sweeden.

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Wed
15
Nov

Marlin and Jeane Sittner to celebrate 60th anniversary

Marlin and Jeane Sittner, Bushton, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 24.

Their children and families would like to invite you to an Open House from 2-4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 24, at the Bushton Community Building (BDCI), 301 N. Main, Bushton.

If you are unable to attend, the family requests cards be sent to 570 E. 3rd Rd., Ellinwood, Kan. 67526.

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Wed
08
Nov

Club News

Ash Creek 4-H

The Ash Creek 4-H club had its monthly meeting Oct. 8 to participate in 48 Hours of 4-H.

The club started with the older members working on highway clean-up while the younger members picked up trash at Preisker Park in Ellsworth.

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Wed
08
Nov

Reunion

Frank Doubrava Sr. and J. J. Barta Family

The Frank (Frantisec) Doubrava Sr.and J. J. Barta family reunion gathered Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Ellsworth Senior Center.

A potluck dinner with some ethnic food was enjoyed by all with a business meeting following. Hosts for the event were Ralph Doubrava and the Hoch Family.

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Wed
01
Nov

Holiday food bloopers

By Jamie Rathbun
Extension Focus

Our family regularly checks out movies from the local library. We watch the movie and then comes everyone’s favorite part — the deleted scenes and bloopers. These are so popular in our culture that even animated films are creating blooper scenes. We are able to laugh at the mistakes of our favorite celebrities and Pixar characters. So what does this have to do with holiday food?

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Wed
25
Oct

County Commissioners

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray Marston Monday defended his office’s recent expenditures.

Citing his desire to be transparent, Marston presented a list of completed projects to Ellsworth County commissioners at their regular meeting.

“I didn’t have any choice,” Marston said.

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Wed
18
Oct

MAKING THE BEST BETTER

Ash Creek 4-H Club started off 4-H week by attending church at the First United Methodist Church and then decorated their 4-H promotion window, below. They finished off 4-H week by performing their highway clean-up community service project. 4-H week was Oct. 1-7.

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