Lifestyle

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.

Wed
24
Jan

Ona Wright celebrating 85th birthday with open house

In celebration of Ona Lou (Bender) Wright’s 85th birthday, her children and their families would like to invite friends and family to an open house from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 4 honoring her on her birthday at the Ellsworth golf course meeting room. No gifts for the honoree, please. Your presence is gift enough.

Friends who cannot attend the open house but would like to send birthday cards may do so by mailing them to Ona at 1096 Ave. M, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.

Ona is the mother of 10 children: Jennifer Bates, Lucas; Jodi Chase, Ellsworth; Jason Wright, Lebanon, Mo.; Leslie Perkins, Great Bend; Jana Arensman, Kanopolis; Judi Reilly, Overland Park; Joe Wright, Brookville; Jon Wright, Lincoln; Jeanette Kratzer, Geneseo; and Julie Wright, Ellsworth.

Wed
10
Jan

Births

Jase Jay Paden

Justin and Misty Paden, Danberry, Texas, are pleased to announce the birth Nov. 20, 2017 of their son, Jase Jay Paden.

He weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces.

Maternal grandparents are JoAnn Follis, Pearland, Texas and David Horton of League City, Texas.

Paternal grandparents are Karen Paden, Ellsworth, and the late Jerry Paden.

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Wed
03
Jan

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 Leroy and Glennys Bruning, Ellsworth, Zona Homeier, Wilson, and the late Fred Homeier.

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

Wed
27
Dec

Birthdays

Betty Rolfs celebrating 90 years

In celebration of Betty Rolfs' 90th birthday Jan. 8, 2018, her children would like to honor her with a card shower. Cards may be sent to 1311 Aylward, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439

Louis and Betty (Melchert) have spent their 68 years together farming in the Lorraine community.

Louis and Betty are the parents of 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, 12 great-grandchildren, with two more due in January.

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