Lifestyle

Wed
11
Oct

FCE members collect items for Family Connections

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

In observance of Family and Community Education Week, Oct. 9-13, Ellsworth County members will collect items for Ellsworth Family Connections, 350 W. 15th St.

Family Connections provides economical lodging for families, in particular the wives and children of inmates at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

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Wed
04
Oct

Is the flu vaccine a good idea?

By Jamie Rathbun
Extension Focus

My oldest daughter was born in September, so at her annual well check each fall, I bring the entire family. I use this time, not just for her check-up, but to have each one of us receive our flu vaccine.

The flu vaccine is a good idea for all families. It does not cause the flu, it helps keep kids and parents from getting sick.

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Wed
27
Sep

Nolan Asher McWilliams

Nolan Asher McWilliams was born at 12:39 p.m. on Sept. 6, 2017, to Jason and Dr. Katie McWilliams. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches. Nolan was welcomed home by Emma, Alexis and Cole.

Grandparents are Lois and Rick Pflughoeft, Ellsworth, Jack McWilliams and Pat McWilliams of Canton, Texas.

Great-grandparents are Aris McWilliams of Canton, Texas, Art Howell of Brookville and Evelyn Pflughoeft of Ellsworth.

Wed
27
Sep

Local 4-H members present live demonstration at State Fair

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Trying Tommies 4-H club members, Drew and Drawson Kratzer, presented a live Facebook presentation at the Kansas State Fair.

Ellsworth County 4-H members Drew and Dawson Kratzer of the Trying Tommies Club presented a demonstration at the Kansas State Fair at Hutchinson on building a cheeseburger and its nutritional value.

 

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Wed
20
Sep

Opportunities to learn are everywhere

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” This quote, attributed to Mark Twain, speaks volumes about the many opportunities we have to learn.

Before you question why I, as an educator, would share such a quote, let me clarify. I come from a household of educators in the very traditional sense — both of my parents taught at the elementary and high school levels for many years; my sister is a teacher and my brother-in-law taught for many years before making the move to administration.

In the non-traditional sense, every outing with my parents was an opportunity for education — we helped clean fish and learned biology; we sat on the roof and learned about the solar system; we took camping trips where we learned about geography, geology, history and how to get along with one another (extremely important as there were six of us in the station wagon!).

Wed
20
Sep

Engagements

Karlie Steinle and Jacob Lunz

Todd and Lori Steinle of Wilson are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Karlie Steinle, Wilson, to Jacob Lunz, Wakefield, Neb. He is the son of Jim and Lisa Lunz of Wakefield.

The bride-elect is a 2013 graduate of Wilson High School and a 2017 graduate of Kansas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business management. She is employed at Hellman, Main, Coslor & Kathol, PC in Kearney, Neb.

The prospective groom is a 2013 graduate of Wakefield High School and a 2017 Kansas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. He is in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

A November 2017 wedding is planned at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wilson.

Wed
13
Sep

Ptacek-Patton engagement

Janell Ptacek, daughter of Ron and Virginia Ptacek, rural Russell, Kan., and Clay Patton, son of Pepper and LaRay Patton, Limon, Colo., are pleased to announce their engagement and wedding plans. The ceremony will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Colby, Kan. Nov. 11, with Fr. Richard Daise and Fr. Justin Palmer officiating.

Janell is a 2014 Graduate of Wilson High School in Wilson, Kan., and a 2016 graduate of Colby Community College with an Associates of Applied Science in veterinary technology and a certificate in artificial insemination. She is a veterinary technician at Swartz Veterinary Hospital in Colby.  

Wed
13
Sep

Bettis-Seitz engagement

Michael and Pamela Perry of Great Bend and Toby Bettis of Wilsonville, Ore. announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynelle Bettis to Austin Seitz, son of Luke and Kim Seitz of Ellsworth.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Sharon Fitzgerald, Kanopolis, the late Robert Fitzgerald and the late William D. and Margaret Seitz.

The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Great Bend High School. In 2012 she graduated from Eric Fisher Academy in Wichita as a Licensed Esthetician for the State of Kansas. She is currently working towards her Bachelors Degree in business finance. She is employed at The Stock Exchange Bank in Arkansas City.

The prospective groom is a 2007 graduate of Ellsworth High School. In 2013 he graduated from Pratt Community College as an electrical power technician. He is employed by Westar Energy in Arkansas City.

The wedding is planned for Oct. 28, at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend.

Wed
13
Sep

Walter C. Schwerdtfeger Jr. is turning 80.

 The family of Walter C. Schwerdtfeger Jr. is requesting a card shower in honor of his 80th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.
Cards can be sent to 124 N. Washington, Ellsworth, Ks., 67439.

Wed
06
Sep

Ron and Barb Davis reach milestone anniversary

PFC Ronald Le Roy and Barbara Jean (Andrews) Davis of Ellsworth, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 27.

The couple were married in 1967 at the United Methodist Church on Poyntz Avenue in Manhattan.

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