OVERLAND PARK - Dorothy Neenan Mermis, 96, passed away peacefully Friday, July 12, 2013 at her home in Overland Park, Kansas. Born on January 17, 1917 in Cameron, Mo., she was the second of James and Mildred Neenan's five children. She married Joseph A. Mermis, Jr. in 1941 and together they had six children. Initially, they lived in New York City, but post war they made their home in Great Bend, Kansas where they raised their family and were active in the Great Bend community. Dorothy's faith and family were the center of her life.
LA CROSSE - Lorene E. Parker, 85, La Crosse, died Thursday, July 11, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, La Crosse. Born Oct. 4, 1927, in rural Albert, she was the daughter of Fred J. and Anna M. (Meier) Brack . She was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1945 graduate of La Crosse High School, she was a legal secretary before her retirement. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, American Legion Auxiliary, WELCA, and was a Girl Scout leader, all of La Crosse. She served as the Rush County Sheriff from 1958 to 1960.
New York City's politics has now gotten more titillating. First came news that Anthony Weiner, the Democrat whose crotch-shot sexting to a woman he never met led to his resignation from Congress, was running for mayor. Now comes the news that former New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer, who resigned due to his involvement in a prostitution scandal, is running for city Comptroller.
Many of you have likely heard of the discovery of Roundup Ready® wheat in the Pacific Northwest where no of Roundup Ready® wheat should have been. It created quite a stir and heated up the debate regarding GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) and their safety. The problem here was although this GMO wheat had been developed and deemed safe for consumption; it was shelved, never to be released for production. The primary reason not to release this wheat was purely economic. Much of our domestic wheat production is destined for export, especially in an area like the Pacific Northwest, and many ...