Verlin Dreiling, Wichita, formerly of Hays, will celebrate his 90th birthday Jan. 1, 2018, with a card shower hosted by his family.

He was born in Victoria to Frank and Basilia (Billinger) Dreiling. He was a graduate of Hays High School. He married Jane Dreiling on July 12, 1948. She preceded him in death in 2010. He worked at The Hays Daily News for 42 years.

His children are Linda Lesovsky and husband, Don, Lakewood, Colo., Lois Smith and husband, Jerry, Marion, Judith Purdy and husband, Jim, Wichita, and Kevin Dreiling and wife, Jan, Hutchinson. He has eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family held an early celebration of his birthday Dec. 25.

Cards can be sent to him at 2217 S. Shefford, Wichita, KS 67209.