Lifestyle

Mon
14
Jan

Defining Leadership

BY Michelle Beran
4-H Focus

Wed
09
Jan

Doc Jarus celebrating 90 years with reception

Doc Jarus

Birthdays

The family of Eugene C. 'Doc' Jarus invite you to share in his 90th birthday celebration of a life well lived, at a come and go reception from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Eaglecrest Retirement Community, 1501 E. Magnolia, Salina, Kan.

Doc was born Jan. 16, 1929, in Wilson, Kan., to Emil and Mayme (Soukup) Jarus. He attended Fort Hays State University and the University of Kansas. After serving as a commanding officer in the U.S. Army, he attended dental school in Kansas City, Mo., during which time he married Lucille Marie Ney June 8, 1957, in Wilson. They settled in Ellsworth, where he practiced dentistry for 30 years, retiring in the early 90s. He and Lu were active members of the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and many other area clubs and organizations. They moved to Eaglecrest in 2015.

Sadly, Doc lost the love of his life April 7, 2016.

Wed
05
Dec

Dale Grothusen to celebrate 100th birthday

Dale Grothusen

Birthdays

Dale Grothusen, of Salina and formerly of Ellsworth, will celebrate his 100th birthday with a reception from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Brookdale Salina Fairdale, 2251 E. Crawford. Dale was born Dec. 17, 1918, in rural Ellsworth County.

On June 30, 1945, he married Dorothy Neuschafer, in Seattle, after he returned from service in World War II. He had completed 51 missions in Europe on the crew of B-17 bombers with the U.S. Army Air Force.

The Grothusens lived near Ellsworth for 70 years, operating a wheat and cattle business. Dale especially enjoyed projects in his machine shop. Dale served as an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. The Grothusens are long-time polka dancing and big band enthusiasts.

Their children are Marsha, of Dallas, Ruth, of Eugene, Ore., and Bill, of Phoenix.

Birthday cards and well wishes may be sent to Dale at 2251 E. Crawford, Apt. 123, Salina, Kan. 67401.

Wed
05
Dec

Card shower for Adaline Vlcek Root's 100th birthday

Birthdays

Adaline Vlcek Root is celebrating her 100th birthday on Christmas Day. Adaline is a former Ellsworth County resident. Please join in a card shower all month long to honor her for this special celebration. Cards may be sent to Adaline Vlcek Root, 4023 Avalon, Eugene, Ore. 97402.

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Wed
28
Nov

Alectra 'Ali' Taylor Rose Laymon

Alectra 'Ali' Taylor Rose Laymon

Nik and Alissa Laymon of Lyons would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Alectra "Ali" Taylor Rose,

Ali was born Oct. 21, 2018, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Daren and Ginger Webb of rural Kanopolis, and Amy Webb of Parker, Colo.

Maternal great-grandparents are Phil and Joyce Webb of Ellsworth, and Lucky and Kerry Martin of Parker, Colo.

Paternal grandparents are Ryan and Barbie Laymon of Lyons.

Paternal great-grandparents are Jody Laymon of Hutchinson and the late Don and Alpha Taylor, who lived at Hutchinson.

Wed
28
Nov

Abel Joseph Ranker

Abel Joseph Ranker

Births

Joe and Katie Ranker of Ellsworth are proud to announce the birth of their son, Abel Joseph Ranker.

Abel was born Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Salina. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Abel was welcomed home by siblings, Henri and John Ranker.

Maternal grandparents are Shamarie and Chris Farthing of Ellsworth and Chris Denney of Great Bend.

Paternal grandparent is Randy and Marie Ranker, Ellsworth.

Maternal great-grandparents are Delores Farthing, Hays, Ron and Karen Moos of Marquette, Sue Denney, Great Bend and Margaret Pierson of Kanopolis.

Paternal great-grandparent is Rosalie Ranker, Ellsworth.

Wed
28
Nov

Bill Weber celebrating 90th birthday

Birthday

Bill Weber, Holyrood, will celebrate his 90th birthday Dec. 5. He was born Dec. 5, 1928 in Springfield, Mo. and taught music at Ellsworth Elementary School for 23 years.

Bill married Lois Eggers May 28, 1952, in Holyrood. They have two sons, David and wife, Debbie, who lives on the family farm, and Tim and wife, Connie, Bushton. They have six grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.

Birthday greetings may be sent to PO Box 179, Holyrood, Kan. 67450.

Tue
20
Nov

H.E. 'Gene' Brownback to celebrate 90th birthday

Birthday

H.E. 'Gene' Brownback of Ellsworth will celebrate his 90th birthday Nov. 22. Gene was born Nov. 22, 1928 in Linn County, Kan. to J.L. and Sylvia Brownback. Gene retired as a conductor from the Union Pacific Railroad after a long and enjoyable career. He is a Navy veteran, member of the Baptist Church, the American Legion, Elks and the Masonic Lodges. He plans to celebrate with his wife, Ellen, of 67 years at a family dinner hosted by son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Cheryl Brownback. Others attending are son, Steve and Patti Brownback, Overland Park; grandsons, Jeff (Susie) Brownback, Wichita, Doug (Michelle) Brownback, Pierre, S.D., Thomas (Kate) Brownback, Washington D.C.; granddaughter, Sara (Neil) Wortman, Dallas; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Nathan Wortman, J.P. and Luke, Olivia and Everly and Owen Brownback; sister, Kathy Kinder, Kansas City, Mo.; Lynn, Darlene and Nick Wobker, Osawatomie.

Wed
14
Nov

Birthday

Surprise Please! Rene Pennington’s 80th Birthday

November 18th 2 - 4 pm

Come and go cake and punch at Ellsworth Golf Course

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Wed
14
Nov

Anniversary

Bob and Rose Small to celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

Bob and Rose Small will celebrate 65 years of marriage Nov. 15.

Bob and the former Rose Doubrava were united in marriage Nov. 15, 1953 in the Smoky Hill Air Force Base Chapel where Bob was stationed with the 40th Air Refueling Squadron in Salina, Kan.

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