Lifestyle

Wed
12
Jul

Ammon Ward Hanslovan

Jordan and Andrea (Shaw) Hanslovan, Cheyenne, Wyo., announce the birth Jan. 25, 2017 of their son, Ammon Ward Hanslovan. He was born at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Welcoming Ammon home is big brother Agustus.

Maternal grandparents are Mark and Doris Shaw.

Paternal grandparents are Jeff and Cheryl Hanslovan and Kelly and Todd Bond.

Maternal great-grandparents are Abraham and Pauline Holzmeister and Malcolm Shaw

Paternal great-grandparents are Ward and Norma Hanslovan and Verla Carr.

Wed
12
Jul

George Bezemek to celebrate 90th

George Bezemek is celebrating his 90th birthday. He was born July 23, 1927, in southwest Ellsworth County and resides on the family farm homesteaded by his grandfather.

After graduating from Lorraine High School, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the 2nd Armored Division.

He is known for his love of car racing. In the early 60s and 70s, he built and raced his own car — No. 68 — competing at racing meets around the state. He is retired after 40-plus years as a mechanic.

His family is requesting a card shower in his honor. Cards may be sent to 1585 11th Rd., Ellsworth, Ks. 67439.

Wed
05
Jul

Class of 1957

The Class of 1957 had its 60th class reunion May 26 and 27. Fifteen class members were present for a meal at Pretty Boy Floyd’s underground restaurant Friday night. Seven spouses and one former coach and teacher, Pep Shanelec, were also present.

A good time was had by all and many memories were shared. There was a lot of other catching up about family, retirement, work, and gladness for health. All were happy to still be alive and a few plan to make it to age 100.

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Wed
05
Jul

Class of 1947

Nine members of the Ellsworth High School Class of 1947 gathered May 27 to celebrate their 70th anniversary. A lot of good memories were shared and reminiscing about the good ole days made the afternoon a memorable one. Classmates attending were: Loren Paull, Kanopolis; Eleanor Bach, Manhattan; Don Bush, Emporia; Barbara Steiner, Great Bend; Ruth Hulse, Erna Haase, Lorene Barta, Ruth Burgenger and Pauline Zvolanek, all of Ellsworth.

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Wed
28
Jun

Louis and Betty Rolfs to observe birthdays

Louis and Betty Rolfs, Lorraine, will celebrate their 180th birthday (Louis will be 90 1/2 and Betty will be 89 1/2) with a 180th Birthday Celebration and informal buffet supper served from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at Fellowship Hall of the Lorraine First Baptist Church.

Louis Rolfs and Betty Melchert Rolfs have spent more than 68 years together in the Lorraine community.

Hosts for the event are their five children: Jan Miko, Vancouver, British Columbia; Jack Rolfs, Salina; Sue Boldrick, Louisville, Ky.; Scott Rolfs, Bushton; and Jean Rolfs, Little Rock, Ark.

They have 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.   

The family welcomes you to the birthday celebration.

No gifts, please.

Wed
28
Jun

Marian Small to mark 100th birthday

Marian Simpson Small will celebrate her 100th birthday July 8.

Mrs. Small resides in Salina where she's lived most of her life. She was married to cattleman Preston Simpson from 1935 until his death in 1965.
In 1971 she married Orison Small and moved to Holyrood, Kan. He died in 2001. She remained a resident of Holyrood until 2013 when she returned to Salina to be closer to family.

She will be honored with a surprise open house hosted by her family from 2-4 p.m. July 8 at 542 Crestwood Road., Salina, Kan.

No gifts are requested. Cards may be sent to 1311 Faith Dr., No. 27, Salina, Kan. 67401.

Wed
28
Jun

Neva Chastain to celebrate 90 years

Neva (Peck) Chastain and Nina (Peck) Poplinger will celebrate their 90th birthdays July 6. They were born July 6, 1927 near Greensburg, Kan., to Ellis and Nettie (Shuck) Peck.  
 

Neva lives in Ellsworth, Kan. and Nina lives in Texas.

Neva's family invites you to attend a birthday open house for her from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 9, in The Pines Apartments Common Room, 811 Elizabeth St., Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.

Wed
28
Jun

Justin Palmer Ordained a Catholic Priest

Story and Photos By Karen Bonar

Justin Palmer, from rural Lucas, was ordained a Catholic priest on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina, Kan. Bishop Edward Weisenburger ordained him along with Ryan McCandless from Wichita and Leo Blasi from Abilene.

This was the first time in the last 55 years, since 1962, that the Salina Diocese ordained as many as three priests. That year Fr. Justin Palmer’s great uncle, Fr. Maurice Ptacek, was ordained.

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Wed
21
Jun

Sentimental Journey

By Kurtis Gaston

It was a step of faith in a world wrecked by war and uncertainty.

He had completed 50 bombing missions over Europe as the waist gunner and later an upper turret gunner in a B-17. He was stationed at Boeing Field in Seattle, awaiting possible reassignment to the Pacific and B-29’s.

Living through one tour of duty in Europe meant you beat the odds. Another tour, with the possibility of bombing Japan itself, might be stretching his luck.

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Wed
14
Jun

Reunion

Peirano Family

The 16th biannual reunion of the Gus and Lena Peirano family was held at noon, Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Wilson Senior Center.

These attending were welcomed by Diane Crawford, who along with her husband, Charles, hosted the day.

A bounteous table of food was served after the blessing led by Stan Ptacek. A video of past reunions was shown. The photos were made by Robert Graf, who did a wonderful job of combing them. He also photographed this group.

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