Lifestyle

Wed
28
Feb

Rosalie Ranker celebrating milestone 90th birthday

Birthdays

Rosalie Ranker will celebrate her 90th birthday March 3. She was born Rosalie Panzer on March 3, 1928 to Frank and Rosalie (Bohl) Panzer. She was one of 10 siblings born to the family, two babies did not survive the times. The siblings she grew up with were Adeline, Viola, Gilbert (Gibb), LaVern, Frank, Mae and Edith. She was the second youngest.

When Rosalie was two-years-old, her father passed away from a heart attack, while her mom was pregnant with the youngest sister, Edith. Edith and Rosalie would ask the older siblings why they didn’t have a dad, but no one would talk about it. The two would sit behind the barn and talk about why they didn’t have a dad and why no one would talk about it. At six-years-old, Edith passed away from polio, upon which, Rosalie says, caused her to go into a shell.

Wed
28
Feb

Nina Doubrava celebrating 90 years

Birthdays

Nina Doubrava, a life-long resident of Ellsworth and the surrounding communities, will celebrate her 90th birthday March 4.

Nina grew up in Kanopolis. She married Ernie Doubrava where they lived on a farm near Black Wolf. They retired to Ellsworth.

Her family has requested a card shower. Cards and well wishes may be sent to Nina at the Prairie West Assisted Living Facility, 300 Bickerdyke Blvd. Apt. 111, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.

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Wed
21
Feb

Seiwert-Kennedy

Engagement

Bernie and Lisa Seiwert of Great Bend are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Seiwert, also of Great Bend, to Mark Kennedy of Ellsworth. Mark is the son of Kevin and Barb Kennedy of Ellsworth.

Emily is a 2011 graduate of Great Bend High School and a 2014 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She is the owner/photographer at Images by Emily Photography in Great Bend.

Mark is a 2005 graduate of Ellsworth High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 2009, and a Bachelor of Science degree in business marketing in 2012 from the University of Kansas. He is a trust officer at Citizens State Bank and Trust in Ellsworth and serves on the Ellsworth City Council.

The couple will marry May 26, 2018 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Claflin.

Wed
21
Feb

Betty Katzenmeier celebrating 100th birthday

Birthday

An open house to celebrate Betty Katzenmeier's 100th birthday is from 2-4 p.m. Saturday March 3, at the Mankato Community Center, 214 N. High Street Mankato, Kan.

Cards and well wishes may be mailed to Betty at P.O. Box 327, Mankato, Kan. 66956.

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Wed
14
Feb

Look who’s turning 50!

Birthdays

A card shower is requested in celebration of Larry Soukup’s 50th birthday on February 20, 2018.

Cards can be sent to Larry at 818 22nd St., Wilson, KS 67490.

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Wed
07
Feb

Carson Dale Mikulecky

Births

Nicholette Whitmer and Caleb Mikulecky are proud to announce the birth Dec. 12, 2017, of their son, Carson Dale Mikulecky.

He weight 8 pounds and was 20.5 inches long.

Carson is welcomed home by siblings, Kaidence, 5, and Harper, 4.

Grandparents are Rebecca Whitmer, Wilson; Mark Whitmer, Dorrance; and Allison and Harvey Mikulecky, Kanopolis.

Great-grandparents are Vera Ehrlich, Wilson; Richard and Rosalee Whitmer, Wilson; and Donna Behrens, Ellsworth.

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Wed
07
Feb

Courtney Nicole Deneault

Births

Jennifer and Dustin Deneault of Ankeny, Iowa announce the birth Dec. 25, 2017 of their daughter, Courtney Nicole, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Courtney was welcomed home by big sister, Rebecca.

Maternal grandparents are Mike and Carolyn Kratzer of Geneseo.

Paternal grandparents are Don and Jeanette Deneault of Concordia

Paternal great-grandparent is Dolores Deneault of Concordia.

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Wed
31
Jan

Engagement

Behnke-Jezek

Steve and Becky Behnke, Lyons, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Behnke, also of Lyons, to Brent Jezek of Holyrood. Jezek is the son of Ernie and Lisa Jezek, Holyrood.

The bride-elect graduated from Central Plains High School in 2013 and Barton Community College with an Applied General Science degree with an emphasis in accounting. She is employed as a bookkeeper for her family’s trucking company.

The groom-to-be graduated from Quivira Heights High School in 2011 and Kansas State University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in agricultural economics. He farms with his father.

A May 5, 2018 wedding is planned at the Faith Bible Church in Lyons.

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Wed
31
Jan

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to One of the Best Moms EVER!

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Wed
31
Jan

Dorothy Thomas turning 90 years

Dorothy Thomas is celebrating her 90th birthday Feb. 9. She was born Feb. 9, 1928, in the now-abandoned Ellsworth Hospital, the daughter of August and Louise (Barkow) Bettenbrock.

She attended Yingst Country School, District 18 and walked 1 1/2 miles to school except when her Dad was going that way in the muledrawn lumber wagon. She grew up with three brothers, Jack, Robert, and Donald “Buck” Bettenbrock. All three are deceased.

Dorothy graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1946. She attended K-State University and graduated in 1950 with a degree in Dietetics and Institutional Management. She completed her dietetic internship at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and worked at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. for 15 1/2 years as Chief Dietitian.

On June 20, 1971, she married Robert C. Thomas of Brockton, Mass. at the Methodist Church in Brookville. The couple lived in Teaneck, N.J. until moving back to Ellsworth in 1976. Robert died in 1994.

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