The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Richard and Nina Elson will celebrate their 35th anniversary with a celebration from noon to around 8 p.m. on August 9, at the main shelter in Veterans Memorial Park in Great Bend. Family and friends are invited.
Gary and Patricia Kirmer of Claflin announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Kirmer to Adam Niedens, son of Mike and Debbie Niedens of Great Bend. Grandparents of the couple are Ben Kirmer of Claflin and the late Shirla Kirmer, the late John Roy and Mace Evans, the late Lyle and Joyce French, Fern Niedens of Great Bend, and L.D. and Cheryl Niedens of Garden City.
Jerry and Kayleen Kern of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 8, at St. Patrick Parish Center in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Kevin and Kimberly Kern of Olathe, Loren and Donna Kern of Cave Springs, Ark. and Brian Kern of Lyons.
Christopher and Sarah Schwartz announce the birth of their daughter Linden Jane Schwartz on April 7, at Hutchinson Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 5 oz. and was 18 and 1/2 in. long. She has a big brother, Liam.
Wheat producers know that diseases and insects can considerably decrease yields and economic returns. K-State Research and Extension plant pathologist Erick De Wolf said 2015 was a big year for diseases-including widespread stripe rust, leaf rust and head scab-affecting the Kansas wheat crop.
There is a saying about wheat that it has to die at least twice before it can be harvested. That was very much the case with this year's crop. Wheat had to withstand many difficult factors including drought, freezes, rusts and diseases. Even with all of the stressors, the harvest was better than many thought it would be. One way to see how different varieties withstand the same stressors on a given year is to have a wheat plot where you plant them side by side in the same field. By comparing several varieties under the same conditions, you ...